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Doncaster Heritage Festival 2019

1st May 2019
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Doncaster Heritage Festival

Discover Doncaster’s heritage at this year’s Doncaster Heritage Festival, taking place from Saturday 4th to Sunday 19th May. The 2019 Doncaster Heritage Festival will be launched on Saturday with two fascinating talks — Helen Cox asking the question who was the rightful king, Edward IV or Richard III? And TV historian, Michael Wood, talks about Doncaster’s connection to the decisive Battle of Brunanburh in AD 937, which triggered the making of a united England. read more

Parkinson’s UK

1st May 2019
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Parkinson’s UK Bassetlaw Branch

The Bassetlaw branch of Parkinson’s UK continues to grow, with new members joining almost every month and receiving a warm welcome. The April meeting welcomed Meryl White who presented a splendid talk and demonstration of ‘Grandma Abson’s Traditional Baking’ which, together, with a plentiful supply of old fashioned cakes to try, rounded off a great afternoon. read more

WIN tickets to Newark Festival!

30th April 2019
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Competitions

Newark Festival takes place from Friday 14th June to Sunday 16th June at Riverside Park, Newark — promising yet another incredible line-up; from the ultimate dance and pop night on Friday, through to the absolute rock fest on Saturday, and of course the free family fun day on the Sunday. read more

North Notts College Community Courses

30th April 2019
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North Notts College Community Learning

Learn skills in subjects including cake decorating, photography, IT, crafts and jewellery making as a new set of courses start in Worksop and Retford in May. They are run by North Nottinghamshire College’s community learning team. Course fees vary but may be free if you are in receipt of a means tested benefit. read more

Voglia d’Italia

30th April 2019
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Voglia d’Italia

Voglia d’Italia (the Italian Society for South Yorks and North Notts) presents ‘From Aida to Zum Zum Zum: Italian Music and Identity’. Dr Rachel Haworth, from the University of Hull, explores the importance and meaning of popular music in Italian culture. read more

Bassetlaw Cardiac Support Group

29th April 2019
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Bassetlaw Cardiac Support Group

At the March meeting of Bassetlaw Cardiac Support Group, the speaker, Judy Colby gave an excellent, eloquent and fascinating talk about her interesting life as Wardrobe Mistress for The Midland Drama Group. Her talent for finding, borrowing and acquiring props for the drama group was imaginative and ingenious. read more

The Arts Society Dukeries

29th April 2019
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The Arts Society Dukeries

If you have an interest in the arts and would like to learn more, join The Arts Society Dukeries, who invite you to one of their meetings. They have monthly lecture meetings, special interest days and trips out to places of interest and a holiday for members. read more

WIN tickets to James live!

28th April 2019
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Competitions

James are one of British indie rock’s most celebrated and enduring bands. Formed in 1982 in Whalley Range, Manchester, their debut ‘Jimone’ EP was released in November the following year on Factory Records and made Morrissey and Johnny Marr into early fans. The band went on to produce a string of huge hits during the next three decades, including ‘Come Home’, ‘Sit Down’, ‘She’s a Star’ and ‘Laid’. read more

Retford Life April 2019 competition winners!

27th April 2019
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Competitions

Congratulations to our competition winners from our April 2019 edition! read more

Retford’s Photo of the Month – April 2019 winner!

26th April 2019
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#RetfordPOM

Congratulations to Joanne Warren on winning April’s #RetfordPOM competition! Joanne wins a £25 Gift Card and our winning voter is Rebecca McIntosh, who wins a £15 Gift Card! read more