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Aurora Wellbeing Centre

11th January 2019
Aurora Wellbeing Centre

Aurora Wellbeing Centre, which is based in the Old Library Building in Worksop, has been involved in a project which was launched across Bassetlaw, South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire in April 2018 to help raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer and the signposting opportunities for screening. read more

Boots and Bolos

11th January 2019
Boots and Bolos

During the summer months the roadworks in Oldcotes seemed to go on forever! Boots and Bolos even had to cancel a couple of bookings — one was their monthly social night and one was a Thursday evening class. The Oldcotes Thursday class (from 7.30pm to 9.30pm) has just passed its fifth anniversary, which was celebrated with cake! This is now definitely an intermediate class. read more

Shireoaks WI

10th January 2019
Shireoaks WI

The last year has been pretty busy for Shireoaks WI with many outside events, good speakers and a lot of fundraising events for the restoration of the Village Hall, to which the group contributed over £2,500. The highlights were the annual duck race which was well supported and from which several local charities benefited, and the WI group meeting which Shireoaks WI hosted in the Masonic Hall when they were entertained by one of their favourite ladies, Lesley Smith, curator of Tutbury Castle, playing the part of Margaret Thatcher. read more

An afternoon tour of Worksop Priory

10th January 2019
Worksop Priory Church

Spend an afternoon enjoying a guided tour of the Worksop Priory Church, its gatehouse and the site of the ancient Augustinian priory. An impressive restoration programme has just ended, resulting in a breathtaking transformation of the town’s 12th century Norman church. read more

What’s on at Worksop Library

10th January 2019
Worksop Library


Exhibition: Bygone Bridge Street
To Wednesday 23rd January
Explore Worksop’s Bridge Street through time in this fascinating exhibition of old photographs and memorabilia. The exhibition has been organised by Bassetlaw District Council, as part of their Heritage Lottery funded ‘Townscape Heritage’ scheme to restore some of Bridges Street’s most historic buildings. Come along to see images from days gone by and re-awaken your own Bridge Street memories.

Worksop History Day
Wednesday 9th January, 10.00am to 2.00pm
Drop in to this free local history event, where Inspire’s local studies staff will be on hand to help with Worksop-related enquiries and show you old photos, maps and hidden gems from the library’s collection. Chat to Worksop Townscape Heritage Officer Jane Harrison about Bygone Bridge Street and share your own photographs, information and memories.

Talk: Bygone Bridge Street
Wednesday 16th January, 2.00pm
Join Bassetlaw Council Conservation Officer Michael Tagg for a brief historic tour of Bridge Street in Worksop. This includes the town’s medieval origins, post-medieval timber-framed buildings, the construction of sub-cellars and tunnels through the sandstone in the 17th and 18th centuries and later stone and brick buildings right up to the present day. This is an adult event. Tickets cost £3.00 and booking is essential.


Story Explorers: Polar Adventures
Friday 18th January, 10.30am
A magical storytelling journey for you and your little one (recommended for children aged two to five), in association with Nottingham Playhouse. Through puppetry, music and sensory play, Story Explorers will unleash your child’s imagination and take them on an exciting storytelling adventure. Join us as we set off to explore polar lands — make sure you wrap up warm! This is a free event and booking is advised.


Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company Presents: The Elves and The Shoemaker
Saturday 2nd February, 11.00am
Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company make a welcome return to Worksop Library with their newest production. Who is making the beautiful shoes for the kind shoemaker and his wife? And what might they want in return? The Elves and The Shoemaker is a magical retelling of the much-loved Brothers Grimm fairytale about kindness and the joy we get from helping each other. Expect a show filled with fun and warmth as well as music, singing and plenty of chances to join in. This is suitable for children aged three to eight. Tickets cost £3.00 for library members and £6.00 for non-library members. Booking is advised.


Saturday 2nd February to Sunday 17th March
A Zine is a self-published magazine, often used to simply and creatively reproduce images, ideas and writings. Members of the public and school pupils have turned their ideas into ink and published their own printed and bound Zines. Some are anthologies of poems developed in workshops with poet Andrew Graves. All participants experimented to great effect with image, layout, design and editing in Risograph printing workshops with Dizzy Ink. This is a free exhibition of their work.

Regular free events taking place in the library include:

For children under five

  • Rattle, Rhyme and Roll — enjoy free rhyme times with your babies and toddlers and have fun together on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10.30am to 11.00am and on Thursdays from 2.00pm to 2.30pm (term time only).
  • Stay and Play — Have fun, play and learn on Wednesdays from 10.00am to 11.30am (term time only).

For children and families

  • Code Club — for children aged eight to 10 years, learn the basics of coding on Mondays from 3.30pm to 4.30pm (term time only). Booking is essential.
  • Board Games Club — featuring old classics such as Monopoly, Ludo, Snakes and Ladders along with the opportunity to try out new games including Catan, Ticket to Ride and Carcassonne amongst others. This takes place on the second Saturday of the month from 10.00am to 2.00pm.

For adults

  • Knit and Natter — beginner and experienced knitters are welcome on the first Saturday of the month from 10.00am to 12.00pm.
  • Craft Café — meet with other crafters, share ideas and learn new skills on the second and third Tuesdays of the month from 2.00pm to 3.00pm.
  • Thrills and Spills Crime Café — chat with other readers at this friendly group on the last Friday of the month from 11.00am to 12.00pm.
  • Family History Group — get help with your family history research on the second and last Thursdays of the month from 4.00pm to 6.00pm.
  • Community Jigsaw — got a minute to spare? Call in and see if you can add a few pieces to our ongoing jigsaw.
  • Poetry Café — a welcoming atmosphere for everyone from beginners to published poets at our new poetry café, with a number of small activities based around writing, reading and performing verse, all served up with a cup of tea and a biscuit. Please ask at the library for details.

For more details or to book a place at any of these events please call Worksop Library on 0115 8044373 or email

Volunteering with the RSPCA

10th January 2019
RSPCA Doncaster and Rotherham

Volunteers are crucial to the operation of the RSPCA Doncaster, Rotherham and District Branch, helping in the shops, caring for animals rescued from cruelty, driving RSPCA vehicles, tending to the grounds or fundraising.
Catherine is a regular volunteer who has helped at the Animal Centre on the Great North Road, near Bawtry, for six years. It was her love of animals that encouraged her to volunteer for the RSPCA. read more

North Notts National Trust

8th January 2019
North Notts Association of National Trust Members

North Notts Association of National Trust Members extend a warm welcome to all National Trust members, volunteers and staff living in the North Notts area including Retford, Tuxford, Ollerton, Worksop, South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire to join the association and become eligible to attend their winter talks and summer trips. Annual membership costs Single £4.50; Joint £6.00. read more

Les Francophiles de Tickhill

7th January 2019
Les Francophiles de Tickhill

On Wednesday 9th January (a week later than normal), Les Francophiles de Tickhill shall welcome a well-known local member, Rosemary Chappell, who will speak in English about ‘Le rêve français du Panama’, explaining how the inspiration for the construction of the Panama Canal originated in France. read more

Zumbathon spins up cash for charity

5th January 2019
Worksop Leisure Centre

A zumbathon had people jumping with joy for a good cause. The annual event, held at Worksop Leisure Centre in the lead up to Christmas, is organised by fitness instructor Linda Civitillo. This year’s Zumbathon saw participants of all ages take on a two-hour Zumba workout session. The dance fitness class saw them get their groove on for the sixth year running, with all money raised from sponsorship and a raffle going directly to the Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice charity. read more

Frack Free Tinker Lane

4th January 2019
Frack Free Tinker Lane

After a fairly uneventful summer, you may have noticed the construction of the rather large Igas drill on the A634, between Barnby Moor and Blyth during November. Drilling has started at Tinker Lane and is expected to be continuous for 60 days, 24/7 — until a depth of 1,800 metres has been reached. From here the drill will be moved to the Springs Road, Misson fracking site in the New Year, where it will be used to drill 3,500 metres deep. read more