Retford Art Society
Retford Art Society is open for business with an online drawing group. Improve your drawing skills on a professional model. More details are available by calling their secretary, Paul, on 07852 932137. read more
Because of the continuing situation, the North Notts Association of National Trust Members are unable to have face-to-face meetings or plan any outings for the foreseeable future. However, their regular talks via Zoom have been enjoyed by a good number of their members. Approximately 37 members tuned into the talk by Tim Mulroy on The British Schindler and the talk was of great interest.
Notifications of meetings are being sent out to the members who have expressed an interest and, of course, all members will be notified as and when things change. In normal circumstances, meetings would take place at The Crossing in Worksop, on the third Wednesday of the winter months from October to April and outings are planned during the summer months.
In the meantime, any member, or interested party may still find further details of the association online and can email NthNottsNTAssoc@gmail.com or follow them on Twitter, @NthNottNTAssoc. Help can be given if anyone is interested in looking into Zoom and needs some assistance.
Warmest wishes from the Bassetlaw branch of Parkinson’s UK to all their members and people with Parkinson’s disease. Whilst they are not yet able to resume their meetings and activities, hopefully it won’t be too long before they are able to start planning again. read more
It seems to have been a very long winter for all of us and our hopes that the vaccine would liberate us from lockdowns and loneliness have not yet been fulfilled. No wonder so many of us feel lethargic and dispirited. This is natural. We are social animals and it’s hard for us to adapt to isolation. read more
Tens of thousands of Nottinghamshire residents at risk of Type 2 Diabetes are being encouraged to access free prevention support through the Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme. Living Well Taking Control (LWTC), a new provider of the NHS programme, opened its doors in the area at the start of December 2020, offering the nine-month programme either immediately online through an app or through in-person group sessions once it’s safe to do so amidst the coronavirus pandemic. read more
Last year saw a huge surge in interest in garden wildlife and many people took great comfort from connecting with nature at a very challenging time. With the bird nesting season not yet upon us, now is an ideal time to think about ways to attract birds to our gardens and to give them a helping hand by installing a nest box or two. read more
Plans for a varied programme of live music continue for Tickhill Music Society’s next season, starting in September. Details will follow soon. Sadly, they have had to cancel their January and February concerts, but they still hope that those in March (mezzo soprano Laura Hocking) and April (Klezmer Quartet) will go ahead. They shall continue to keep their members informed. read more
Do you have an interest in the arts? Then join The Arts Society Dukeries, a local National Arts Society Association group. Usually, they have monthly lecture meetings at the Civic Centre, Carlton, two extra Special Interest Days, trips out to places of interest, newsletters, a national magazine and a holiday for members. read more
A group of Worksop runners are stepping up their training schedule to prepare for a 90 mile run across the length of Hadrian’s Wall for Bassetlaw cancer charity Aurora. The ‘Run The Wall’ runners, who have trained and fundraised locally for the past 18 months, were forced to postpone the original run date of 22nd to 26th May 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. read more
With lots of love in the air this month why not create a Tree of Love and Hope either for your front window or in your village or town? Retford Textile Group have developed this idea with special thoughts and love for all those suffering from any form of illness at present, be that COVID-related, mental health issues, cancer, etc. read more