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An artistic introduction to Gimp

3rd January 2019
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Clarborough and Welham IT Group

Gimp is the open source application (which also means it’s free) alternative to Adobe’s Photoshop. Gimp has much in common with Photoshop CC which makes it a true professional product, but it is also comparatively easy to gain a useful working knowledge of its key features with a bit of lively tuition; enter Clarborough and Welham IT Group! read more

Voglia d’Italia

3rd January 2019
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Voglia d’Italia

Voglia d’Italia (the Italian Society for South Yorks and North Notts) presents a ‘Members’ Evening’ on Friday 4th January. This will include the annual photograph competition, a book sale and the following presentations: read more

The Beehive Folk Club

3rd January 2019
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The Beehive Folk Club

Judy Dunlop and Jon Scaiffe, along with Nigel Corbett, will be the guests at The Beehive Folk Club Harthill on 4th January at 8.00pm. Judy Dunlop is an English folk singer. In 1987 she formed a partnership with folk artist Steve Marsh. In 1991 she made the album ‘Sway With Me’ with folk legend Ashley Hutchings. She will be joined by Jon Scaiffe, with his fine guitar and Cittern accompaniments, and Nigel Corbett on fiddle. read more

Parkinson’s UK

3rd January 2019
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Parkinson’s UK

The committee and members of the Bassetlaw branch of Parkinson’s UK wish all readers a very happy and healthy new year.  The branch’s year begins with a talk by Penny Wielgus (neurological dietician) about ‘Diet and Parkinson’s’ on Tuesday 8th January, at 2.00pm at Worksop Cricket Club. read more

A not so peaceful winter

30th December 2018
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Community Focus

In colder parts of the world, many species spend the winter in hibernation, lowering their body temperature and reducing their heart rate and breathing, so they use up less energy. Here in the UK our relatively mild climate means that very few species actually use this technique and most creatures will be active all winter. read more

Fracking in North Nottinghamshire

22nd December 2018
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Community Focus

The North Notts Local Group starts the New Year with a talk about fracking by Janice Bradley MBE, Head of Conservation, Policy and Planning at Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Janice Bradley is well placed to tell members about this controversial activity. She has been working in conservation and habitat restoration for many years and has spearheaded numerous campaigns to protect the environment for wildlife. In fact, her MBE was awarded for her services to Nottinghamshire’s wildlife. read more

Triathlon champion Emily

21st December 2018
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Community Focus

A lifeguard at Worksop Leisure Centre took home the top spot in her triathlon debut. Emily Naylor works as a lifeguard and receptionist at the leisure centre. She took on the gruelling challenge, organised by Bassetlaw Triathlon Club, back in August and took full advantage of her access to BPL’s facilities in both Worksop and her home town of Retford, to get ready for the ordeal. read more

Whitwell and District WI

20th December 2018
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Whitwell and District WI

The Whitwell and District WI speaker’s talk title in October was ‘Small Talk’. Chris and Janet Smith explained dwarfism and its many forms and how they were affected by it. They also gave members an insight into their background and life stories so they could better understand. read more

Three Counties Art Group

20th December 2018
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Three Counties Art Group

Three Counties Art Group is a friendly group who meet in the New Hall, Bawtry on a Wednesday morning between 9.30am and 12.30pm. Members paint in a variety of styles, including botanical, and use a variety of media. New members of any ability would be very welcome to join and established members are all willing to share their expertise.
If you would like to join, or for further information, please contact Sue on 01909 731020. read more

Welbeck Abbey Brewery releases limited edition festive favourite

19th December 2018
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Welbeck Abbey Brewery

The festive season is quickly closing in and local microbrewery Welbeck Abbey Brewery has brewed up a special treat in preparation. Housed in a listed barn on the picturesque Welbeck estate, the award-winning microbrewery, crafts over 15,000 pints of handcrafted ales each week, and whilst their core range is available in bottles year round, it’s a rare treat to find one of their seasonal specials available out of cask. read more