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Heritage events at Worksop Library

7th November 2019
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Inspire Nottinghamshire Libraries

TALK: ‘SPIRIT OF MAYFLOWER’
Tuesday 12th November
Sculptor and artist Rachel Carter will be delivering a series of fascinating Mayflower- themed talks across Nottinghamshire, the first one being at Worksop Library on Tuesday 12th November. read more

What’s on at Worksop Library

6th November 2019
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Inspire Nottinghamshire Libraries

BOOKS AND READING EXHIBITION
Voices
Until Thursday 21st November
Voices presents a thought-provoking collection of poetry created by people whose voices, for health, social or age-related reasons, are rarely heard, combined with photographs of those involved. Award-winning poet Ben Norris worked with four very different groups across Nottinghamshire to develop a body of poems that express their emotions, experiences, and stories. For more details on this free exhibition visit www.inspireculture.org.uk/voices.

UNDER FIVES
Little Creatives
Saturday 9th and 16th November
Session 1 — 10.30am to 11.15am
Session 2 — 11.45am to 12.30pm
Calling all tiny artists! Join in the creative art sessions specifically designed by artists for very young children. The sessions will help your little one to develop new skills as they splodge, splat, scribble and squidge. Share in their active, playful and messy fun and see their confidence grow as they explore fascinating materials and stimulating creative activities each week. Booking is essential for session time that suits you — www.inspireculture.org.uk/littlecreatives. All children must be accompanied. These are free events for children aged two to five and their families.

HERITAGE
Talk — Spirit of Mayflower
Tuesday 12th November, 2.00pm
£3.00 — booking is essential
2020 marks 400 years since the Mayflower set sail for America with Pilgrims from Nottinghamshire on board. Inspire have worked with sculptor and artist Rachel Carter as she’s been tracing her Nottinghamshire ancestry and working on new art commissions inspired by the Mayflower story. Rachel has been tracing her local ancestry and framework knitting connections alongside a series of artist residencies on both sides of the Atlantic. All of this inspiration and her personal family history will be woven into a major piece of work to commemorate the anniversary.

LIVE MUSIC
Jazz Steps Live at the Libraries presents: Nadim Teimoori Quintet
Tuesday 19th November, 7.30pm
£10.00 — booking is strongly advised
Adults (under 18s to be accompanied by an adult)
Originally from Doncaster, award-winning tenor saxophonist Nadim Teimoori is a regular with some of the biggest names in jazz and can often be seen playing in London’s great clubs including Ronnie Scott’s and The Vortex. Jazz royalty such as Stan and Clark Tracey, Julian Joseph and Jamie Cullum are just a few luminaries to have showcased his fiery brand of hard bop. He brings a stellar quintet with an energetic sound, playing standards and tunes of the greats in the classic jazz tradition. For more information visit www.inspireculture.org.uk/jazz.

CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
Family Concert: The Deep Blue Sea
Saturday 30th November, 1.00pm
For children aged five to 11, booking is advised
Library members £3.00, non-library members £6.00
Set sail for a musical adventure into the deep blue sea with a fun family concert filled with music inspired by the sea. Inspire’s orchestral band, The Hubs, will perform music from Pirates of the Caribbean, The Little Mermaid and Jaws. Plus, watery themed hits including The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine, The Beach Boys’ Surfin’ USA and more. After the performance meet the musicians and try out some instruments for yourself. For more information visit www.inspireculture.org.uk/familyconcerts.

Railway exhibition

5th November 2019
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Bassetlaw Railway Society

Each November, the Bassetlaw Railway Society organises a model railway exhibition at Retford Town Hall with this year’s event taking place over the weekend of Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November. Somewhat usually, one of the exhibits features a North American themed layout complete with a real waterfall that cascades into a ravine below a wooden trestle bridge. read more

Whitwell Local History Group

5th November 2019
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Whitwell Local History Group

The Whitwell Local History Group meets every Tuesday at 7.00pm in Whitwell Community Centre and everyone is welcome. Upcoming meetings are: read more

The Arts Society Dukeries

5th November 2019
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The Arts Society Dukeries

If you have an interest in the arts and would like to learn more, then why not go along to one of the Arts Society Dukeries’ meetings. They have monthly lecture meetings (on the first Wednesday of the month, from 11.00am to 12.00pm, at the Civic Centre, Carlton in Lindrick, except for summer and winter breaks) and two extra, special interest days each year. They also have trips out to places of interest and a holiday for members. read more

What’s on at Aurora Wellbeing Centre

4th November 2019
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Aurora Wellbeing Centre

AURORA WORKSOP FASHION SHOW
Join the Aurora team at North Notts Arena, Worksop, on Wednesday 6th November for an evening of fashion, fun, shopping and socialising. The doors open at 6.30pm to give you time to look at over 20 stalls of fashion accessories, beauty products and homewares. The show starts at 7.00pm where high street, French and Italian designer wear will be modelled by Aurora volunteers and cancer survivors. read more

Worksop Life October 2019 competition winners!

4th November 2019
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Competitions

Congratulations to our competition winner from our October 2019 edition!

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Les Francophiles de Tickhill

4th November 2019
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Les Francophiles de Tickhill

On Wednesday 6th November, John Millin will be talking about ‘The Mad Piper of D-Day’ at the meeting of Les Francophiles de Tickhill. He will be telling the story of his grandfather, Bill Millin, who piped the troops ashore on D-Day. read more

Parkinson’s UK

4th November 2019
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Parkinson’s UK

The October meeting of the Bassetlaw branch of Parkinson’s UK was very well attended despite the heavy rain. The group welcomed Mike Storr, who gave an hilarious talk about ‘Masters of Mirth’ — the tales of the old comedians of stage and radio. The whole presentation was full of fun, leaving many in tears of laughter. The perfect way to dispel the gloom of the weather. Hopefully, Mike will join them again for more stories in the coming months. read more

WIN tickets to Cinderella with Worksop Life!

3rd November 2019
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Competitions

This Christmas there’s a festive treat in store at The Acorn Theatre as the curtain rises on Worksop’s biggest pantomime — Cinderella! We’ve teamed up with the organisers to give one lucky reader a pair of VIP tickets on the last night (Sunday 8th December) comprising top seats, two free drinks and a complimentary souvenir programme! read more