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The ‘March’ hare

5th March 2019
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Erin McDaid, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

Anyone with a passing interest in nature is likely to be looking out for signs that spring is around the corner and alongside the green shoots of spring flowers bursting through, a sure sign that spring has ‘sprung’ is the sight of “boxing hares”. read more

Lacemaker to speak at textiles group meeting

5th March 2019
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North Notts Creative Textiles Group

Jan Retford is a qualified local lacemaker specialising in Pillow Lace. She is the guest speaker at the next meeting of the North Notts Creative Textiles Group on Wednesday 6th March at 7.00pm at the Goodwin Hall, Retford.
She will give a short talk and demonstration of her craft and show examples of a range of hand-made lace. Visitors are very welcome. read more

The Arts Society Dukeries

5th March 2019
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The Arts Society Dukeries

The meeting on Wednesday 6th March, of The Arts Society Dukeries will be a lecture by Neil Faulkner on ‘Lawrence of Arabia: Excavating a Legend’. On the basis of sensational new evidence from archaeological fieldwork, Neil will contrast the legend of Lawrence of Arabia with the true story of what happened in the famous desert war of 1916 to 1918. Was Lawrence, as some claim, a liar and a charlatan? read more

Les Francophiles de Tickhill

4th March 2019
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Les Francophiles de Tickhill

On Wednesday 6th March Les Francophiles de Tickhill shall welcome Catherine Greensmith, who will talk in English about ‘The French Impressionists in London’. Many of them were forced to flee from Paris at the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian war in 1870: the group shall see how London benefited from their exile. Catherine, a French national and lecturer at Hull University, speaks for the Alliance Française in our area. read more

Bassetlaw Parkinson’s Branch

4th March 2019
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Parkinson’s UK Bassetlaw Branch

New members again joined the Bassetlaw branch of Parkinson’s UK and enjoyed a presentation by Sam Glasswell about The Pilgrim Fathers. It is always a pleasure to welcome Sam to the meetings. read more

Voglia d’Italia

1st March 2019
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Voglia d’Italia

Voglia d’Italia (the Italian Society for South Yorks and North Notts) presents a demonstration of Italian bread making at its next meeting. David Carter, Associate Baking Tutor, School of Artisan Food, Welbeck, demonstrates some of the key stages of mixing and shaping in Italian bread making. read more

Were you one of ‘The Gang’ in 1969?

1st March 2019
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Girlguiding Nottinghamshire

If you were one of the 29 pioneering girls who made local Gang Show history back in 1969, then Girlguiding Nottinghamshire would love to hear from you! Rehearsals are currently underway for the 2019 Nottingham Gang Show, which is due to run at the city’s Theatre Royal from 4th to 9th March. read more

Bassetlaw Cardiac Support Group

1st March 2019
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Bassetlaw Cardiac Support Group

At the meeting of Bassetlaw Cardiac Support Group on Friday 1st February at The Crossing, speaker Debbie Singh-Bhati talked to members about her ‘once in a lifetime’ holiday in India and meeting with her extensive family. She shared her experiences and wonderful photographs of places most of them have never seen. read more

World Day of Prayer

22nd February 2019
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Community Focus

Everything is ready and the invitation is for everyone — men, women and children of all ages to join this Day of Prayer. Women of Slovenia, one of the smallest and youngest countries in Europe, have prepared this year’s service and they encourage us to reflect on the barriers they have faced since the end of the Second World War when their country was a part of Yugoslavia, a Marxist socialist republic. read more

The Wednesday Group

22nd February 2019
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The Wednesday Group

One thing that becomes increasingly important to carers who are looking after a partner or relative with dementia, is to be able to have break from the stress of caring. Often when we think of respite care we think in terms of a week in a care home to allow the carer time to themselves, but this is not the only kind of respite and, indeed, it may not be the best. read more