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More 2017 dates for your diary 28 January - 12 March: The Wheel of Nottingham returns to the Old Market Square 10 February: Robin Hood Energy Light Night is back for the TENTH Light Night 13 - 17 February: Nottingham half-term, with lots of great activities for everyone 17 March: St Patrick's Day celebration in Old Market Square 24 - 25 March: Nottingham in Fashion at Nottingham Council House 31 March: 17 April: Nottingham schools Easter holidays 23 April: St George's Day celebration in Old Market Square 1 May: 1940s Knees Up at Nottingham Castle 27 - 29 May: Great Food and Drink Festival at Nottingham Castle 28 May: Dot to Dot Festival 4 June: Autokarna at Wollaton Park 10 - 18 June: Aegon Open at Nottingham Tennis Centre 24 - 25 June: Cycle Live at the Victoria Embankment 29 July: Nottinghamshire Pride 1 - 9 July: Wollaton Arts Festival in Wollaton July - September: Outdoor Theatre at Nottingham Castle, Newstead Abbey and Wollaton Park Early July: Lord Mayor's Parade in Old Market Square/Nottingham Castle

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For An Evening with HOWARD JONES (The Songs, The Piano & The Stories) coming to NEWARK – Palace Theatre on Sunday 19th March 2017! It was in 1983 that Howard Jones first burst upon the contemporary music scene with his very English songwriting, pioneering synthesizers and thought provoking lyrics. He set out his manifesto in his very first single ‘ New Song’. The lyrics called on the listener to challenge their preconceived ideas, to see both sides and ‘throw off your mental chains’. New Song was recently used in a pivotal scene in ‘Breaking Bad’ where Aaron Paul’s character Jessie Pinkman questions if he wants to ‘play by the rules’. New Song peaked at number 3 in the UK singles charts. Along with ‘New Song’, The first two albums, ‘Humans Lib’ and ‘Dream into Action’, brought Howard a host of hits including ‘Things Can Only Get Better’, ‘What is Love?’, ‘Pearl In The Shell’, ‘Like to Get To know You Well’, ‘Hide And Seek’ (performed at Live Aid), ‘Look Mama’ and ‘No One Is To Blame’, which reached No.1 in the US. Howard has sold over 8 million albums across the globe and is one of a select group of British artists who have comprehensively ‘broken America’. Howard Jones solo shows are an intimate trip through Howard's 30 year music career. Many of his best known songs were composed on his favourite instrument; the piano. Howard shares behind the scenes stories and reveals the inspiration behind the songs in these rare acoustic shows. Howard is supported by Rachael Sage. 44

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HOWARD JONES MARCH 2017 (with special guest Rachael Sage) UK Tour Dates are:

Thursday 9th March PORTHCAWL – Grand Pavilion Box Office No: 01656 815995 Website – https://grandpavilion.ticketsolve. com/#/shows/938384 and http://www. eventim.co.uk/howard-jones-porthcawlTickets. Sunday 19th March NEWARK – Palace Theatre Box Office No: 01636 655755 Website - https://www.palacenewarktickets. com/en-GB/shows/howard%20jones/info Wednesday 22nd March SOUTHPORT – The Atkinson Box Office No: 01704 533333 Website – http://www.theatkinson.co.uk/ events/howard-jones/ Thursday 23rd March STOCKTON – Arc Box Office No: 01642 525199 Website – https://arconline.co.uk/whats-on/ music/howard-jones Friday 24th March WHITLEY BAY – Playhouse Box Office No: 0844 248 1588 Website – http://www.playhousewhitleybay. co.uk/events/howard-jones-an-intimateevening-of-songs-stories/

Sunday 26th March GLASGOW – Oran Mor Box Office No: 0141 357 6200 or call 08444 771000 Website – http://oran-mor.co.uk/whats-on/ howard-jones-intimate-evening-storiessongs/ or http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/ howard-jones-tickets/242343 Tuesday 28th March LONDON – Islington Union Chapel Box Office No: 0871 220 0260 (See Tickets) / 08444 999 999 (Ticketmaster) and 0844 244 1000 (Eventim) Website – http://store.unionchapel.org. uk/events/28-mar-17-howard-jones--anintimate-evening-of-songs--stories-unionchapel/

WIN TWO TICKETS TO SEE GARY NUMAN AT NEWARK – Palace Theatre Sunday 19th March 2017 Send in your name, address and telephone number on a postcard to HOWARD JONES Competition, Grapevine Magazine 50 Beech Avenue, Sandiacre Nottingham, NG10 5EH. or email: sales@beechpublications.co.uk Closing date: 14th March 2017. No cash alternative. Winners will be notified by telephone by 15th March 2017.

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Useful Numbers and Information Broxtowe Women’s Project Support For support & information about domestic violence phone: Broxtowe Women's Project 01773 719111 - Mon-Fri 10am-1pm (except bank holidays). Confidential answerphone when we are unavailable. Women's Aid Integrated Services- Freephone 24 hour Helpline 0808 800 0340 National Domestic Violence- Freephone 24 hour Helpline- 0808 2000 247 Run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge Men’s Adviceline - for support and confidential advice for men experiencing domestic abuse and violence 0808 801 0327. www.mensadviceline.org.uk Action on Elder Abuse 080 8808 8141 CALL for confidential help AND advice on all aspects elder abuse Safeguarding adults- Reporting abuse If you see or know of a worrying situation, please don’t ignore it.Call us on 0300 500 80 80 as soon as possible to discuss your concerns. You can report abuse anonymously. Abuse can happen anywhere - in a residential or nursing home, a hospital, in the workplace, at a day centre or educational establishment, in supported housing, in the street or in the person’s own home.In an emergency, please call 999 in the first instance. SOB -Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide -National Helpline 0300 111 5065. 9am to 9pm every day.Ilkeston (support group) Location: Ilkeston.Meeting day: 4th Thursday of every monthPhone: Eric on 0115 944 1117 (9am - 5pm) Canaan Trust - Homelessness- Long Eaton.Tell us about a rough sleeper. If you see and are concerned about someone who is rough sleeping, please tell us. Please help us by providing as much information as possible. 0115 946 4903. Email us if you wish to discuss a rough sleeper – office@canaan-trust.co.uk Citizens Advice- Debt & Money Problems, Housing , Law,& Rights , Discrimination.,Work, Health. etc.,www.citizensadvice.org.uk Internet Safety- Visit theUK Safer Internet Centre, where you can find e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet. www.saferinternet.org.uk- Tel: 0844 381 4772. Disability Nottinghamshire- need to talk to someone .Call us for independent, impartial and confidential advice on any aspect of disability or caring. Tel:01623625891. Nottingham Lesbian & Gay Switchboard. Tel: 0115 9348485 Mondays to Fridays from 7pm to 9.15pm. You can leave an answerphone message at other times. Or e-mail at nottinghamswitchboard@gmail.com

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Wollaton Natural History Society- Wednesday March 15th get Close to Nature with a talk for the Wollaton Natural History Society by Stephen Williams who will share his award-winning photographs taken on his visits to nature reserves around the UK.We meet at St Leonard’s Community Centre, Bramcote Lane, Wollaton (opposite the library) at 7.30pm. Special offer 30% off annual subscription this month; visitors are very welcome at £3.50 on the door.For more information on our 2017 programme visit our website at www.spanglefish.com/Wollaton Natural History Wollaton Historical and Conservation Wednesday 22nd March “The Motor Car and the Country House” by Pete Smith. Starts 7.30pm at St Leonard’s Community Centre. Free for members, £2 visitors. Free refreshments after the talk. Pete Smith will tell us the story of this important period in history, having been commissioned by English Heritage to undertake research to identify ways in which the ownership and development of the motor car affected life in the English country house in the early 20th century. His talk is accompanied by some amazing images. Contact: Angela Gilbert 0115 9283414 or visit website www.Spanglefish.com/ WollatonHistorical Wollaton Village Dovecote Museum The museum will open for the BBC Radio Nottingham Big Day Out on Sunday 30th April 2.00-4.30pm and the formal opening is on Sunday 14th May. The major display theme for 2017 will be “How Wollaton Evolved from Medieval Hamlet to 21st century City Suburb”. Contact: Angela Gilbert 0115 9283414 or visit website www.Spanglefish.com/ WollatonHistorical Bramcote Village - St Michael‛s Little Angels on a Thursday morning, the time was previously 9.45-11.45. We have now changed it to 9.30-11.30pm, and the price is £1.50 per family which includes free tea/coffee, toast and a drink/snack for the children. Dinosaurs of China - get tickets now!

Dinosaurs of China is a one-time only world exclusive exhibition of dinosaurs coming to Europe for the first time.Wollaton Hall will host the main exhibition, with a complementary exhibition at Lakeside Arts, running from 1 July – 29 October 2017. Featuring fossils and specimens never before seen outside of Asia, Dinosaurs of China will bring to life the story of how dinosaurs evolved into the birds that live alongside us today. www.dinosaursofchina.co.uk/tickets/

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FASHION SHOW & SALE OFFERS HIGH STREET BARGAINS A FASHION SHOW & SALE will offer high street brands for less next month, with clothes from top brands including Next, River Island, Monsoon, Wallis and Topshop. As well as well-known high street brands, there will also be items from French and Italian designers on offer at the event, at The Temple Centre, Nuthall on Thursday 30th March at 7.00pm. Tickets are just ÂŁ5 and selling fast so secure yours by contacting 0115 913 3115. The event has been organised in conjunction with SOS Fashion who have been running fabulous fashion shows and sales for over 25 years and offer up-todate clothing at half the usual price, as well as offering a friendly and enjoyable evening out. Clothing on sale is carefully selected so there is something for everyone of all ages and sizes. Visit their website at www.sosfashion.co.uk All money raised from ticket sales and refreshments will be in aid of Prostate Cancer UK. For more information please visit www.broxtowe.gov.uk/civic

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Ben & Holly‛s Little Kingdom. Sat 1 - Sun 2 April- Theatre Royal, Nottingham. From the makers of Peppa Pig comes this BAFTA award-winning television animation live on stage! Holly is a young Fairy Princess, who is still learning how to fly and her magic doesn’t always go quite according to plan. Her best friend, Ben the Elf, doesn’t have wings and he doesn’t do magic, but he runs very fast and flies on the back of Gaston the Ladybird. They live in the Little Kingdom, a tiny land where flowers and grass rise high above them and every day is an adventure. Ben and Holly have fun and games helping Gaston the Ladybird clean up his messy cave, they go on a trip into The Big World with tooth-fairy Nanny Plum, even plan a surprise birthday party for King Thistle, and oops, let’s hope there’s not another jelly flood! Join Ben and Holly, and their friends on this exciting, enchanting and magical musical adventure packed full of games, songs and laughter. This beautiful story of elves, princesses and childhood innocence will delight all the family! Please call the Box Office on 0115 989 5555 for further information and to book. Fermanagh Leads the 2017 Parade - St Patricks Day Festival. Friday 17th March sees the 18th Festival and Parade for the celebration of St Patrick in Nottingham, the first having been in the Centenary year 2000. As always the main celebration will take place on St. Patrick’s Day itself but there will be events all week. This year we will be twinning with County Fermanagh. County Fermanagh is one of the thirty-two counties of Ireland and one of the six counties of Northern Ireland. Fermanagh is within the historic province of Ulster. Representing County Fermanagh here in Nottingham as joint Chief Marshalls in the 2017 18th Nottingham St Patricks Day Festival and Parade are Eileen Dowling from Derrygonnelly and Siobhan Begley from Ederney in County Fermanagh. We greet and welcome everyone who comes here today to celebrate St Patrick’s Day but especially the many who come to represent County Fermanagh .

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Dragon Boat Challenge at Riverside Festival Entries are now being invited for the ninth Nottingham Riverside Festival Dragon Boat Challenge in aid of Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People. The 2017 Dragon Boat Challenge will take place on Sunday 6 August as part of the annual Riverside Festival and is one of the largest and most eagerly anticipated team events in the region. Up to 50 crews from all over the East Midlands are expected to battle it out over the 200m race course. No previous experience is required to take part in the dragon boat racing, just plenty of team spirit. The dragon boats, qualified helms and all racing equipment are provided and each crew is guaranteed a minimum of three races, so get your team together and sign up on this website: www.dragonboatfestivals.co.uk. To advertise call 07854990608 or visit our website www.beechpublications.co.uk GRAPEVINE-wollaton Feb 2017.indd 51

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Bramcote Hills Park Community Cafe CIC are a residents company raising funds to build a community cafe in Bramcote Park through crowd funding They're aiming to raise ÂŁ10,000 by 12th April 2017 Article from their crowdfunding page. Bramcote Park on the edge of Nottingham is a really popular Green Flag park. It attracts hundreds of visitors every week but has no catering or toilet facilities. The council has agreed to let a residents group build and run a cafe in the park, and we now need to raise the money. This first appeal is for money to fund the architects to design the project. The cafe will be built to the highest environmental standards, utilising the latest technology to minimise the carbon footprint of the build. It will be run as a community interest company and so all the profits we make will be ploughed back into the community. The community interest company that we have set up already has more than sixty members, all local residents. We want to make sure that the cafe and toilets are a real community asset. Our kitchen will be designed to enable teaching to take place there, so that people with disabilities or other challenges will be able to receive training and work experience. We hope to have a community room available for meetings or for groups to use, and the toilets will be available to all park users, not just customers. The team bringing the project forward include a number of dog walkers so their needs will also be addressed in the design and running of the building. Much more detail can be found on our website at www.bramcoteparkcafe.uk including a Powerpoint with the vision and details of the project which was given at our first members evening.

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Fundraiser for the Building of the New Bramcote Hills Park Community Cafe 3 Course Dinner on 22 April 2017. 7.00pm for 7.30pm £25.00 per person at St Michael’s Church Centre, Church Street, Bramcote For tickets, please contact 0787 060 0825

Please come along and support! Thank you Chilwell Road Ladies Circle

Meet at Chilwell Rd Methodist Church Beeston every Thursday at 7.30pm. 16th March - Card making with Elaine 23rd March - Laura Knight - Speaker Judith Powell 30th March - Lost Churches of Nottingham

Beeston and District Local History Society

We would like to invite you to our meeting every third Wednesday in the month, members free, visitors £2.50 at the Memorial Hall High Rd, Chilwellstart at 7.30pm. 15th March - Gladstone in Nottinghamshire- Speaker Richard Gaunt 19th April - The Malt Cross - Speaker Rebekah At our meetings we serve refreshments, and have a sales table, all procceds go towards keeping and preserving Beeston’s& districts local heritage & archives. The Society has photographic displays at Beeston Carnival & Heritage open days in September.

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DROP IN LEGAL SURGERY FOR DOMESTIC ABUSE FREE DROP IN LEGAL SURGERIES will be on offer for women who live in North Broxtowe and Stapleford, to access free legal information and advice in cases of domestic violence and abuse. Thanks to a partnership between Broxtowe Women’s Project and Nelsons Solicitors, family law specialist’s sessions will take place every other Wednesday starting on 4th May from 9.30am – 2.30pm. The sessions will offer: A private, safe space to talk through their concerns A chance to find out more about the legal options available to them An opportunity to obtain free legal advice in an emergency situation, in the time of a crisis Free impartial legal advice on a range of civil matters Many of the women who Broxtowe Women’s Project supports have a number of complex issues. This might mean they find it easier to remain in an abusive relationship. The sessions aim to make legal advice and support more accessible and to encourage them to move forward in their lives. The project is funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Priority Plus areas. For more information please contact Broxtowe Women’s Project on 01773 718 555 or visit www.broxtowewomensproject.org.uk Any women experiencing domestic abuse can call the Helpline Monday – Friday between 10.00am and 1.00pm on 01773 719111 or the 24 hour National Helpline on 0808 2000 247.

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Useful Numbers and Information Broxtowe Women’s Project Support For support & information about domestic violence phone: Broxtowe Women's Project 01773 719111 - Mon-Fri 10am-1pm (except bank holidays). Confidential answerphone when we are unavailable. Women's Aid Integrated Services- Freephone 24 hour Helpline 0808 800 0340 National Domestic Violence- Freephone 24 hour Helpline- 0808 2000 247 Run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge Men’s Adviceline - for support and confidential advice for men experiencing domestic abuse and violence 0808 801 0327. www.mensadviceline.org.uk Action on Elder Abuse 080 8808 8141 CALL for confidential help AND advice on all aspects elder abuse Safeguarding adults- Reporting abuse If you see or know of a worrying situation, please don’t ignore it.Call us on 0300 500 80 80 as soon as possible to discuss your concerns. You can report abuse anonymously. Abuse can happen anywhere - in a residential or nursing home, a hospital, in the workplace, at a day centre or educational establishment, in supported housing, in the street or in the person’s own home.In an emergency, please call 999 in the first instance. SOB -Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide -National Helpline 0300 111 5065. 9am to 9pm every day.Ilkeston (support group) Location: Ilkeston.Meeting day: 4th Thursday of every monthPhone: Eric on 0115 944 1117 (9am - 5pm) Canaan Trust - Homelessness- Long Eaton.Tell us about a rough sleeper. If you see and are concerned about someone who is rough sleeping, please tell us. Please help us by providing as much information as possible. 0115 946 4903. Email us if you wish to discuss a rough sleeper – office@canaan-trust.co.uk Citizens Advice- Debt & Money Problems, Housing , Law,& Rights , Discrimination.,Work, Health. etc.,www.citizensadvice.org.uk Internet Safety- Visit theUK Safer Internet Centre, where you can find e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet. www.saferinternet.org.uk- Tel: 0844 381 4772. Disability Nottinghamshire- need to talk to someone .Call us for independent, impartial and confidential advice on any aspect of disability or caring. Tel:01623625891. Nottingham Lesbian & Gay Switchboard. Tel: 0115 9348485 Mondays to Fridays from 7pm to 9.15pm. You can leave an answerphone message at other times. Or e-mail at nottinghamswitchboard@gmail.com To advertise call 07854990608 or visit our website www.beechpublications.co.uk GRAPEVINE-wollaton Feb 2017.indd 55

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If you have a friend or family member that requires extra support to live in their home while still maintaining their independence then Broxtowe Borough Council can help through our Assistive Living Lifeline service. To find out more information, please visit www.broxtowe.gov.uk/15615 Stray dogs can you help? - http://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/straydogs Vale Community Association-We are a Charity that runs the Vale Community Centre, which is owned by Nottingham City Council at the top end of Wollaton Vale near the 30 bus Terminus. We need volunteers to help us run and manage the centre alongside two part time staff employed by us. Our long term Chair is standing down in April after many years’ service. We are therefore looking for local people to take on the Trustee roles of Chair, Secretary and Centre Manager. If anyone is interested in please contact us on 01159281603 or by email on thevalecommunitycentre@gmail.com. “Drop In for Coffee” and Information Day on Saturday 18th March at the Catholic Church Hall on Foster Avenue at Beeston from 10am until 12 noon. There is nowhere for people with Parkinson’s to meet and get support on this side of Nottingham at the moment, so we are hoping to attract those of working age to come along and find out more about their condition and how to manage it. We will be running the cafe every month throughout 2017. Information Day and Cafe , Catholic Church Hall, Foster Avenue, Beeston, NG9 1AE Informal gathering for people with Parkinson’s (There will be cake too!) Any age, any stage – all welcome For more information, contact 07851651988.

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Services for domestic abuse victims gets £20m funding boost 76 projects across the country will get funding to support domestic violence victims including £100k for Nottingham. Projects across the country are to receive a share of £20m to support victims of domestic abuse, creating more than 2,200 new bed spaces in refuges. The funding will be shared by 76 projects that have committed to working across local authority boundaries and with other partners to improve domestic violence services. Communities secretary Sajid Javid said: ‘Domestic abuse is a devastating crime that all too often remains hidden. That’s why we’re determined that no victim will be turned away from the help they need, at the time they need it. ‘This significant investment shows our clear commitment to supporting and strengthening a resilient network of refuge services across the country, with further specialist support to help victims go on to rebuild their lives.’ As well as providing safe accommodation, the funding will also be used to provide further access to education, employment and life skills training.

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Grown Ups Choice The Stalker by K.N. Edwards I’m not a big fan of thrillers as I’m easily scared and currently only get to read in the wee hours when feeding the baby – which isn’t the best time to read a scary story… However, I like to try new things and move out of my comfort zone, and I’m glad I managed to read The Stalker. The book is well crafted and the characters build slowly and are very easy to imagine. A student journalist desperate to make it in her chosen profession meets an older man in the pub who offers his contacts and experience as a published journalist – how can she refuse? Despite his creepy appearance and unhealthy interest in her private life, she continues to be swayed by his proffered skills. You can shout at a book all you like, but the characters rarely do what you ask! This is the first book from Edwards, and naturally there is some polishing that could be done but the story is well paced and believable. The ending is a little sudden and unnerving – be prepared! This is a short story, and the next instalment is under construction.

Children’s Choice Stone Underpants by Rebecca Lisle Caution—this book is hilarious. We were all hysterical about the creative and spectacular ways that Pod tries to keep his bottom warm… of course anything that mentions pants and has a bare bottom picture is always a surefire hit, but this is beautifully illustrated and lovingly crafted with excellent variety and descriptive language. Lisle is better known for her brilliant books for older children, which are well worth a look at, there are many but maybe start with Brightling?

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Stapleford & District

Are you retired or work part-time? Do you want to share fun, friendship and informal learning in a vibrant, enjoyable and varied way? Then why not come along to find out what the U3A is about and join in our activities which include monthly meetings, speakers and a wide range of Interest Groups. Our monthly meeting is held on the1st Wednesday of each month, 2.00-4.00 pm at Stapleford Methodist Church, Eatons Road, NG9 7EA. It’s a great opportunity to make new friends - so come along to It’s a great opportunity to meet new friends - so come along our free Interest Groups Fair meeting on 2 March and give it a to our free Interest meeting on 5th July 2017 try andGroups see whatFair we have to offer! and give it a try and see what we have to offer!

SAY IT WITH BELLS Do you have an upcoming special occasion, anniversary, birthday, engagement, birth or christening? Let the bellringers of St Michaels & All Angels Church Bramcote mark your occasion by ringing for 45 mins especially for you. Donations to the bell tower are gratefully received. If you are interested in having a quarter peal rung for a special occasion, please contact Sarah Wharmby on 07790700053 or email sarahwharmby@hotmail.com

Ceilidh Friday 17th March 7pm-10.30pm Attenborough Village Hall Dancing to Fiddle Factor Tickets £5, under 16’s £3

Includes Pulled Pork Supper Bring your own drinks and glasses For tickets contact the Church Office

0115 9254385 Or Gill Linton-Smith on 07505111031

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Anyone wishing to know more about our Soccer School please contact:

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