Supporting the work of Southwell Minster Choir Association.

Chamber concerts in the historic Great Hall of Southwell Minster

Sundays at 7.30pm. Refreshments served from 7pm

Sunday 11 May
Stephen Cooper baritone, Paul Hale piano
The season opens with a recital by talented baritone Stephen Cooper, who will be performing Schumann's Dichterliebe and Songs of Travel by Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Sunday 15 June
Mark Hacking bass viol & Philip Robinson harpsichord
Local musicians Mark Hacking and Philip Robinson join forces to explore music from the Eighteenth Century. They will feature well-known figures J.S. Bach and Handel alongside lesser-known composers Marais, Forqueray and Abel.

Sunday 6 July
Andrew Ashwin - 'A night at the Opera'
A graduate of the Royal College of Music, Andrew Ashwin will entertain us with a varied programme of operatic favourites, accompanied by Simon Hogan. Mozart, Bernstein and Britten will be featured.

Sunday 14 September
The Minster Chorale
To kick off their 20th anniversary celebrations, The Minster Chorale will perform a varied and exciting programme of sacred and secular choral masterpieces, ranging from Finzi, Rheinberger, Byrd and Lobo through to light-hearted arrangements of popular classics.

Sunday 12 October
Oliver Lallemant
An evening of jazz piano from Oliver, a former organ scholar of Southwell Minster.

Sunday 9 November
Nottingham Youth Orchestra Showcase
Ensemble performances, quartets and soloists feature in what promises to be an evening packed with variety, brought to you by the talented members of Nottingham Youth Orchestra..

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Look-out for the BIG Easter Eggs dotted around the Town and surrounding area in various pubs. Have a go on our Easter Egg Stall on the Market Place Southwell on Easter Saturday (19th) - You never know your luck!

Celebrate all that's good about Nottinghamshire at the Nottinghamshire County Show this May.

A group of local volunteers under the control of the East Midlands Ambulance Service who attend local calls relating to heart and breathing difficulties is looking for new members.

The Potwell Dyke Grasslands Action group was set up in January 2004 when the agreement between Southwell Town Council and the Countryside Commission was coming up for renewal.

Nottinghamshire's county-wide Open Studios events are running again, this time between 3rd May and 15th June, with over 150 artists & makers taking part.

I am writing to thank you and your readers for the support you've shown so far for East Midlands British Heart Foundation (BHF) shops Spring Clear Out campaign.

A special all-inclusive celebration will affirm the 'Best of British' in Southwell Minster on St George's Day, to mark the 10th anniversary of the introduction of British Citizenship Ceremonies.

Readers may recall a mention of a homeless, blind cat called Angel last year who needed a home. 

A total of 14 new jobs are to be created at Nottingham's Malt Cross after the venue received more than £1.38 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

The 2014 Wonderland festival features THREE themes in ONE fantastic event : 45 Years of the Ford Capri ~ 50 years of the Ford Mustang ~ Lewis Collins 'Bodie' Tribute

Manor Farm is holding an Open Day on Saturday 12th April, 10am - 4pm for you to come and find out about all the exciting things they have to offer.

View the beautiful Gastro dining area and Function room, take a peek at the Shepherd's Hut accommodation or try the hands-on Baking Workshops. There will be tasting samples of the Gastro Dining food and other special offers to collect on the day.

Caroline, Andrew and their team look forward to welcoming you.

www.manorfarmteashoppe.co.uk

The 2014 Wonderland festival features THREE themes in ONE fantastic event : 45 Years of the Ford Capri ~ 50 years of the Ford Mustang ~ Lewis Collins 'Bodie' Tribute

Taking place on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th June, on the banks of the River Trent at Ferry Farm, Hoveringham. Traders, food outlets, children's entertainment, camping, plus a 20% discount entry for festival visitors to the neighbouring Farm Park, make this is a festival for enthusiasts & the family.

FREE entry to all exhibitors on Saturday (arrivals from 2pm) open to the public 4pm to 8pm with live local band 'Beggars belief' + Bar + Disco. Also on Saturday night there will be a 'Car of the night' prize package featuring a 'Frankie & Benny's' Hamper worth over £50. 

Tickets on Saturday (for non-exhibitors) cost £2.50/Adults U16s FREE and on Sunday £5/Adults U16s FREE. For further information see ad (right), call 01623 490605 or go to www.capriclub2000.co.uk

 

Staff from the Making it! Discovery Centre jumped at the chance to get involved in a project that saw Scouts from across the region making draught excluders to give to those in need this winter.

CEO Susan Walters of Making it!, a Mansfield based family attraction located on Littleworth, and Crafts Coordinator Linda Boult acted as the crafts experts at the E.ON led project to show the Scouts how to create a draught excluder using recycled materials, whilst offering creative inspiration and helpful advice to help develop the children's skills.

Part of the Making it Industrial Heritage Trust Ltd, Making it! is an independent charity that supports disadvantaged children by providing a fun, educational family attraction to help them understand how everyday products are invented, designed and made. Making it! also offers craft activities of their own in their Brewhouse Crafts workshop, providing a fun, safe environment for children and adults to learn and develop creative skills.

Walters commented "This was a great opportunity for us to show our support for such a worthy cause. The Scouts we worked with were an inspiration to others and should be congratulated for all the hard work they put into supporting their communities." Making it! are preparing for their upcoming craft workshops and events so they can provide a fun family day out during the School holidays.

See full details at www.makingitdiscoverycentre.co.uk

Our children's financial future is under strain. They need to save and invest whilst living their life in an environment where all the basic outgoings are increasing rapidly.

Whilst there is some fabulous information on the web, without knowing the right questions to ask most people will flounder and thus take no action.  My talk will focus on the options open to parents and grandparents, including the basics, tax breaks and Will planning.  It's a world away from 'Moneysupermarket 'etc. See ad above for details.

Martin Chapman


 

The National Homebuilding and Renovating Show at the NEC in Birmingham takes place from 27th - 30th March, featuring celebrity experts such as Piers Taylor, award-winning RIBA architect and co-presenter of BBC2 series 'The House that £100k Built', Michael Holmes, editor-in-chief of Homebuilding and Renovating magazine, and Charlie Luxton sustainable architectural designer and presenter of More4's 'Building the Dream'.  www.homebuildingshow.co.uk

Competition Time

The Bramley has three pairs of tickets to the show to give away absolutely free. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is 'like' our facebook page: www.facebook.com/BramleyNewspaper and then send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name and address.

If you are picked you will receive a FREE pair of tickets worth £34. Tickets allow entry into both The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show and The Home Improvement Show, taking place in the same hall at the NEC for the first time. Tickets are limited to one pair per winner.

So what are you waiting for? Send your entry today! Closing Date: Thursday 20th March.


 

What is the first sign that winter is over? For the staff at Upton Hall it is the sound of clocks striking! It may not be widely realised outside the walls of Upton Hall but during the winter months the clocks are stopped and a silence descends on the building.

From the end of February curator, Alan Midleton, begins checking each clock to make sure it is in working order and then starts the winding, a weekly task throughout the summer months; as each clock begins to chime it is as if the whole building is waking up. By the end of March, when the clocks change to British Summer Time, all is ready for the public to wonder at the fabulous collection of clocks and watches built up over 155 years.

Mothering Sunday the 30th March is the date this year when visitors will be welcome to see the original Speaking Clock, dating from 1936; timepieces dating from the mid 17th century to the innovative triple pendulum designed by members to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the British Horological Institute in 2008, and the beautiful and very intricate detail in the movements of pocket watches.

Also undergoing restoration during the winter have been the watercolour paintings by Thomas Wright, builder of Upton Hall. These were only acquired in October last year and being views of England, Wales, Switzerland, Austria and Italy represent Thomas' travels in Europe at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century.

Although on display for the October Open Day they were in need of some work to ensure there was no further deterioration. This has now been completed and the paintings, framed, will once again hang in the house Thomas built to display works of art.

Throughout the day knowledgeable experts will be on hand to answer any questions visitors have on horology, the BHI collection, Upton Hall, and membership of the British Horological Institute.

A special all-inclusive celebration will affirm the 'Best of British' in Southwell Minster on St George's Day, to mark the 10th anniversary of the introduction of British Citizenship Ceremonies.

The Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire is working with the Dean, the Very Revd John Guille to make this an occasion for all to celebrate the richness of our national life.

13,000 people from all over the world have already participated in these ceremonies in Nottinghamshire alone.

The Dean says: "It will not be a religious service but a 'Celebration of British Citizenship' and an opportunity to affirm the contribution of many thousands of people who have become British citizens in the last decade."

Entry to the event on 23rd April will be by ticket only, limited to 500 and obtainable from the Registry Offices in County Hall, the Council House in Nottingham, in Mansfield and Newark or by email from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Tickets are free and the ceremony will be open to anybody who wants to join the celebrations, which begin at 7.30pm.

The programme will include a welcome by the Lord Lieutenant of the County, Sir John Peace, and music, dance, poetry and prose of the British tradition. The ceremony will feature interviews with three individuals who have become British citizens and are making a significant contribution to our national life.

English apple juice and Scottish shortbread will be served in the Crossing after the ceremony.