The British Horological Institute (Clocks and watches to you and me) has been based at Upton Hall since 1972, and in existence since 1858. It is probably not widely know what goes on behind the big white doors other than a museum which is just beginning to open a little more regularly. One of the most important reasons for its existence is to teach aspiring clock & watch repairers, of which there is a serious skills shortage. Numerous training courses are held on site, suitable for enthusiasts as well as professionals. From April the BHI will be offering Taster days, a beginner’s guide to both clocks and watches. These are open to all and membership of the BHI is NOT required, places are restricted due to the sizes of our workshops. Taking place on Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th April. The price for a day is £99.00 which will include lunch at the Clock House Café. For further details contact either Zanna Perry on 01636 817603 email@example.com or Brian Noble on 01636 817608 firstname.lastname@example.org
Luxury River Cruising with Riviera. A series of informative talks and events featuring some of the top holiday destinations supported by some of the best UK operators. All profits to Beaumond House Community Hospice.
Strait Jackets, Corsets and Cribs: The Life and Death of Princess Charlotte. Colin Oakes (speaker). Colin is a tour guide in London with sixty walking tour subjects. Since 1984, he has undertaken talking engagements for many social and academic groups for which he has 295 different subjects. In addition he does coach tours in London and the Home Counties, and has been a regular interviewee on local radio, has filmed tourist videos the British Tourism Board and in-flight entertainment for Virgin Atlantic. Colin has a BA (Hons) degree in Archaelogical Studies from Leicester University and an MA in London Studies from Birkbeck College, University of London. He is an author of "City Walks of London", published by Robson Books. Princess Charlotte died 200 years ago in childbirth. The country lost their great hope for the monarchy on that day. In her lifetime her grandfather had lost us America, had acted mad on numerous occasions and, after chasing the novelist Fanny Burney, had to be placed in a strait-jacket. Her grandfather George III died blind and mad, leaving an heir that even he felt would do nothing for the country, which proved to be true. After giving up his twenty-two mistresses, he married a woman whom he detested - and the feeling was mutual on her part. This is the Prince Regent who attempted to wrench power from his father and only succeeded in becoming so fat he had to wear a corset permanently. Amazingly, the Prince Regent and his loathed wife managed to have one child, Princess Charlotte, who was pretty, intelligent and loved by the public. Her marriage to Prince Leopold and subsequent pregnancy was just what the country needed to secure the Georgian succession. Sadly, it proved to be an empty crib, as on that fateful day in November 1819, Charlotte and her male child died. History records a fat George IV ascended to the throne in 1820, followed by a sailor king in 1830 (William IV). It could have been different if Charlotte had survived. Certainly Queen Victoria would not have been born if Charlotte had lived.
The aim of the "Bake Off" is to raise funds to continue delivering and developing services for older people who may be lonely and isolated in the local area. There will be three sections you can enter your cakes into: Under 15s; Sponge Section; and Show Stopper with a garden/springtime theme. Prizes will be awarded to the winner of each section and the runner up. Doors will open from 11.30am for the sale of refreshments & cake! Tables will also be available for hire (£10) for any locals to sell their craft items. For more information or to enter a cake or book a table please contact 01636 816565
Over 300 civil war re-enactors will descend on Newark during early May Bank Holiday as the clock is turned back to the turbulent mid-17th century. The 3rd Annual Pikes and Plunder Civil War Festival will take place on 30 April and 1 May 2017 with over a dozen regiments taking part alongside two artillery companies, a baggage train and scores of living history exponents making the 2017 Festival an even bigger spectacle than before. The historic Queen's Sconce fort – built in 1644 - will be the stunning venue for musket fire and fighting, whilst Newark Castle hosts major living history displays, recreating the dark days when the besieged citizens of Newark struggled to cope with food shortages. Here at the National Civil War Centre there will also be exciting demonstrations to bring the period vividly back to life. The National Civil War Centre is organising this incredible event in partnership with the English Civil War Society to ensure that this will be an unforgettable experience with musketeers, pikemen, cannons and colour across the town. It is certain to be a truly exciting and immersive way for all ages to spend the Bank Holiday weekend.
Thirty Minster staff and volunteers are pulling out all the stops to make the BBC Big Day Out at the Cathedral and Archbishop’s Palace a day to remember - there really will be something for everyone. Many museums and heritage tourist attractions across Nottinghamshire are offering free entry to their exhibits for their ‘Big Day Out’ on Sunday 30th April. The event is a celebration of the county's history and heritage and is organised by BBC Radio Nottingham. Minster Education Officer, Diana Ives says: “I'm delighted that the Minster Education Team will be offering plenty to occupy families and children - with crafts in the palace and the return (for one day only!) of our 'Fabulous Beasts' trail in the Minster.” The packed itinerary in Southwell comprises: 12.30 - 2.30pm Historic Library of Southwell Minster open (N.B. NO under 7 year olds allowed for health and safety purposes). 12.30 - 2.30pm Minster/Palace open for guided tours – Stewards will give a free brief tour of the Minster/Palace. 12 – 3pm Fabulous Beasts trail – hunt for the ‘Fabulous Beasts’ that are carved into the stone of the Minster – pick up a leaflet from the information desk. 12 – 3pm Children’s Craft activities in the State Chamber of the Archbishop’s Palace. 12 – 3pm Display of a selection of the amazing ‘Copes’ in the stunning setting of the Chapter House in the Minster. 12 – 4pm Self-Guided Walking Tour taking in the sites and history of the Minster grounds and properties including the Education Garden, Potwell Dyke Grasslands, Roman Villa site etc… 3.15 - 4pm Evensong – experience Evensong with the Minster Choir in the majestic setting of Southwell Minster. 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 4pm & 5pm Tower Tours (Chargeable). As part of the BBC Radio Nottingham’s Big Day Out there will also be the opportunity to take a Tower Tour – dependent on weather (and no under 7 year olds.) Refreshments will be available and the Minster Bells will be rung at various times on the day.
Adam Frost, the multiple Chelsea award winning garden designer and BBC Gardener’s World presenter, will be sharing his knowledge and secrets with members of the public at the Minster School, Southwell on the evening of Thursday 4th May. Doors Open 7pm for 7.30pm. Mark the date in your diary! The event is being sponsored by the Southwell Gardening Club and tickets, priced at £12 .50 will be available from either the Cathedral Shop or A J Beckett Electrical as well as online at www.eventbrite.co.uk
Stunning music from the multi-award winning smash hit adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's 'War Horse' by the West End show's 'songman'. A northern folk music legend and one of the finest exponents of storytelling through song, this twice nominated BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Singer Of The Year couples a magnificent voice, virtuoso guitar and lovely melodeon work to gorgeous Class A songs. Since the early seventies Bob Fox has lovingly developed his skills in the performance of folk song in all its various forms. Hailing from County Durham, his music is deeply influenced by the working class culture and industrial folk song from that area. He has toured extensively solo to folk clubs and prestigious festivals throughout the land, as well as with celebrated fiddler Tom McConville, Stu Luckley, The Hush (BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards nomination 2003), Billy Mitchell (Lindisfarne) and Jez Lowe ('Pitmen Poets'). Bob played the role of 'songman' in 'War Horse' for the past three years, both in the West End and in the UK / Ireland and South Africa touring production. Here he performs songs from the multi award-winning smash hit play, with additional stories and songs from his forty year career in the music industry. Box Office: 07792970841
Winner of Strictly Come Dancing 2014, Pasha Kovalev, tours once again with his BRAND NEW show ‘Let’s Dance The Night Away’. At The Palace Theatre, Newark he’s dancing with the local dance school. Kids from the Wildcats Theatre School & ESPA Academy dance school will perform for 6 minutes in the first half and 6 minutes in the second half. An incredible opportunity for them to appear in this show with Pasha dancing with them, introducing them to the audience and chatting with them afterwards. He’s also offering some competition winners a chance to ‘meet and greet’ him after the show, and also Q&A sessions at the Theatres before the show for those who buy tickets before DECEMBER 31. Please contact the Theatre for more details, terms and conditions and availability. It’s a hugely interactive show and reaches out to the local dance communities as well as entertaining fans of Pasha, Dance and of Strictly Come Dancing.
Written by Roald Dahl, Adapted by David Wood, Directed by Carolyn Drury. This amateur production of The Witches is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd. 20th to 24th June 2017 @ 7.30 p.m. plus a matinee on Saturday 24th June at 2.00 pm. Tickets £10, Members £8 available on line at: www.robinhoodtheatre.co.uk or call 07733 179986 to reserve.
Friday 30 June and Saturday 1 July 2017. Are you a Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire small or medium enterprise, business start-up or entrepreneur in the food and drink industry? The Food and Drink Innovation Hub at Nottingham Trent University has funding from the European Regional Development Fund to support your business. The Hub is growing a network of small and medium sized businesses in the local area, giving you access to our academics, facilities and expertise free of charge. Join us on 30 June – 1 July 2017 for a free masterclass about Negotiation, Selling Skills and Exporting. Co-delivered by Nottingham Trent University and the Department for International Trade, this workshop will introduce you to exporting and help you decide if it could work for your business. Learn how to conduct market research and find out what it's like to export overseas. On day two, we will help you develop your selling and negotiating skills, ensuring you secure the best deal and your products get seen by your audience.
Friday 29th and Saturday 30 September. Take advantage of food trends and develop your product for market. Are you a Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire small or medium enterprise, business start-up or entrepreneur in the food and drink industry? The Food and Drink Innovation Hub at Nottingham Trent University has funding from the European Regional Development Fund to support your business. The Hub is growing a network of small and medium sized businesses in the local area, giving you access to our academics, facilities and expertise free of charge. We know how important your product is. Join experts in the food and drink industry on 29 and 30 September 2017 for our free introduction to creating new products and getting them made. We will introduce you to outsourcing, its benefits and implications. We will also share tips and tricks on developing a new product, along with innovative packaging, to take advantage of industry trends and grow your business.