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Editor’s Note Hello everyone, Hope you’re all keeping well. There is a lot of illness and virus’s around at the moment, (myself included) and after having four weeks off my feet, it’s so nice to feel well and back at work. I’m looking forward to Spring! In this month’s issue, we have 2 tickets to see Steve Harley Acoustic Band, and 2 tickets to see Fish (ex front line member of Marillion) and 2 tickets for the Windsor music FI Fest in the summer, (with a great line up ! see inside). Plus: Community information, new advertisers and more!

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Hemlock Garden Club Hemlock Garden Club meets monthly every third Thursday from September to June at Bramcote Memorial Hall, Church Street, Bramcote NG9 3HD at 7.30pm. Their next meeting is on 20 February with a talk ‘Hints and Tips on Garden Design’ by 2019 Chelsea Gold Medal winner Sue Hayward. They are a friendly club which has been running for well over 40 years; as well as guest speakers on gardening related topics, meetings include a raffle, some light-hearted competitions and occasional visits to gardens are organised. Visitors and new members are most welcome – just come along – £2.50 including refreshments. See more details of the 2020 programme on the website;



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Welcome to our new gardening feature! Hello Gardeners… It‛s Gardener Steve here! and I‛m bringing you gardening tips, news and events. Hello Gardeners… Welcome to the January & February feature and the winter hasn’t been to bad for us yet! I say that but are we going to pay the price later? We shall see. As I sit here and write this the temperature outside is in double figures and It has been nice to get out into our gardens even just for an hour, makes such a difference. The nights are slowly starting to draw out? And the gardens are starting to wake up as the spring bulbs make an appearance and in some places the early daffodils are in bloom.

In this months issue will have details of our next gardening day trip, read all about the Snowdrop and my plant of the month, but firstly here’s a few jobs you can be getting on with through out February. Happy gardening everybody! Jobs to do: Lift and divide snowdrops once they have flowered and ‘still in the green’ if you want to move them or create more plants. Continue to plant bare-root trees, shrubs and roses as long as the ground is not frozen or waterlogged. Mulch perennial vegetables such as asparagus and artichokes with well rotted manure or garden compost

Hellebores, which I absolutely love are showing plenty of colour at the moment and also February is the month for the snowdrop so enjoy what colour your have coming in your garden and remember, Spring is on the way!


Start chitting early potatoes - stand them on end in a module tray or egg box and place them in a bright, cool, frost-free place. Start sowing vegetable seeds such as leeks , onions and celeriac under cover.

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Join us in March for our garden trip as we head to three locations in the heart of Derbyshire our first port of call will be the Carsington Water Plant Hunter Fair. Carsington Water has to be one of the most scenic plant fair locations which can be found in front of the Carsington Water Visitor Centre over-looking the reservoir which is the ninth largest in England. Nurseries from across the midlands will be in attendance and have a wide range of plants on offer and something a little different and growers will be on hand to offer any advice. Next to the centre you will find the courtyard shops, café and restaurant to have a break and admire the views across the water. It’s then onto Matlock Bath for lunch and free time so why not pop for fish and chips, Take a walk along the river, or travel the Heights Of Abraham the choice is yours! For our final stop of the day we shall be visiting the Cascade Garden at Bonsall. Cascades Gardens, a garden for meditation and wellbeing, this beautiful and natural 4 acre public garden is listed by the Daily Mail as one of Britain’s most inspiring spring gardens it is designed around a spectacular landscape with a ruined corn mill, old quarry, canal, cliff and stream. Every season brings new surprises and for our trip in March, the hellebores will be at their best, along with unusual perennial flowers, trees, shrubs and conifers. Inspired by Japanese gardens and Buddhist philosophy the garden is a celebration of nature, a perfect place to find peace of mind, to relax and reflect. Refreshments are available. A wide range of plants are available in the nursery. With a full day ahead of you, your day starts off at a pick-up point either from The Navigation Inn, Risley Lane, Breaston or from the Seven Oaks Inn, Lows Lane, Stanton By Dale. Cost for this trip is £30.00 and includes a light breakfast and entrance at cascades. For more information or to book your place, You can call the booking line on 07413408751 or email infoblueskiesthelimit@gmail.com places are limited and very popular so early booking is advised.

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The Joy Of Snowdrops One of the first flowers to see as we go into the new year, the Snowdrop and when they are in flower we know that the brighter days of spring are on the way. It is an herbaceous plant that belongs to the family Amaryllidaceae. There are 20 different species of snowdrops that originate from Europe and Asia and some species are listed as vulnerable or even endangered. Snowdrops are most commonly seen in our parks and gardens, they always put a show on what ever the weather throws at them and can be seen in small clumps or in larger drifts. There are many uses for Snowdrops they are perfect for naturalising in grass, under planting of winter shrubs and trees, planted in patio pots, or small clumps in a rock garden and drifts in larger gardens and parks. So what ever size your garden is to always make a space for these little early gems and if not, there are many Snowdrop gardens and walks around the country during the next month to visit and our first garden trip of the year is dedicated to these winter favourites. Snowdrops prefer well-drained, fertile soil and habitats that provide full or partial sunlight Interesting Snowdrop Facts‌ Snowdrops are symbol of consolation and hope, purity and cleansing. Most types of snowdrops propagate via division of the underground bulb Snowdrop develops two to three narrow, dark green leaves from the bulb. Leaves are usually 6 inches long and have enforced tips which ensure successful growth through the snow Scientific name for the snowdrop is Galanthus nivalis. Name is coined from the Greek words "gala", which means milk, and "anthos" which means flower. Second part of the name, "nivalis", originates from Latin language and it means snow Group of passionate collectors of snowdrops are also known as galanthophiles Galanthamine is a substance isolated from snowdrops that can be used to improve sleep, It can also be used in treatment of Alzheimer's disease.


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Vegetarian Lentil Bolognese with Spaghetti A warming comfort food without meat. Serves approx 6. Ingredients 3 carrots, peeled and chopped 1 onion, peeled and chopped 1 red pepper and or 1 yellow, seeded and chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 courgette chopped (optional) 1 cup dried lentils ¼ cup olive oil 3 garlic cloves, minced finely ½ tsp dried thyme leaves or freshly chopped 1 tsp dried oregano salt and black pepper, to taste 2 tbsp tomato paste ½ cup red wine 28 oz whole peeled tomatoes 1 lb spaghetti Approx ¼ cup Parmesan cheese Chopped parsley for garnish (optional) Instructions In a medium saucepan, place the lentils with enough water to cover them. Season the water with salt. Bring to a boil and then simmer, cooking until lentils are tender, about 20-25 minutes. Drain and set aside. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan or pot, heat the olive oil over a medium heat. Stir in the onions, carrots, courgette, pepper, garlic, and the herbs (thyme, oregano), and add salt and black pepper to taste. Saute all together until vegetables are tender, about 6-8 minutes. Mix in the tomato paste for another 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly, until the tomato paste has dissolved. Add the red wine, making sure to scrape up any bits sticking to the bottom of the pot. Bring to a boil and then lower to a simmer, cooking for 3-4 minutes, until the liquid has reduced by half. Add the whole peeled tomatoes to the saucepan or pot, crushing the whole tomatoes as you add them in. Bring to a boil and then lower to a simmer, cooking for 10-15 minutes, or until the tomatoes start to break down. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Stir in the cooked lentils. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the spaghetti until tender, but still firm, (al la dente )stirring occasionally, about 8-10 minutes. Strain and toss with the sauce. Serve topped with parmesan cheese, & finely chopped parsley.


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‘Ducks Make a Huge Splash in 2020’ by Angela Barnes. The 29th. Annual Duck race took place on Wednesday 1st January 2020 at Manor Park Toton. The Mayor of Broxtowe councillor Michael Brown started the race by releasing 1500 plastic ducks into the River Erewash. They floated down the river and were caught at the bridge approximately 600 yards downstream. The owners of the first 10 ducks crossing the winning line received a prize. The 2020 Duck race was a resounding success and attracted a crowd of around 2000 people including lots of family pets. Mulled wine donated by The Nags Head at Borrowash and mince pies, donated by Tesco at Toton, were served along with tea and coffee. We had the usual doughnut stand and this year, for the first time, we had hot dogs on sale with the bread rolls also donated by Tesco at Toton. There were tombola and chocolate tombola stalls, courtesy of Thornton’s. There was a prize every time cuddly toy stall, loved by the little ones. In addition, we had a raffle for a giant Poo Bear and Tigger, again donated. An opportunity to ‘adopt’ a retired duck and festive music ensured that there was a great atmosphere. Prior to the main race we had our corporate race. Local businesses donated £25 to sponsor a duck or £35 for two. In the corporate race we had 43 ducks and the winner was UCIG at Long Eaton, who won a bottle of champagne and a box of chocolates.


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Leader of the Council, Councillor Milan Radulovic MBE said, "Being faced with homelessness is one of the most difficult situations that someone can find themselves in. The Council continues to be a leading authority in homelessness prevention, as well as supporting rough sleepers and I’m pleased we were able to help four vulnerable people this Christmas. I would urge anyone who is facing homelessness or who is already homeless to get in touch with us as soon as possible so we can support them.” If you are homeless now, or are threatened with being made homeless within the next 56 days please contact the Housing Options team for advice as soon as possible on 0115 917 7777 or visit www.broxtowe.gov.uk/homeless for more information.

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Hidden World of Sherwood Forest. Sunday 29 December - Sunday 1 March 2020. 11.30am to 1pm Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre £5.00 (concessionary: £5.00 per adult (£4 RSPB Members), £2.50 per child (£2.00 RSPB Members)) Join us for a guided walk in the heart of Sherwood Forest on a journey to discover the thousand year history. Exploring the Forest can have a positive effect on our health, mood and creativity. Around the Forest there will many opportunities to capture these moments through photography, together with time spent absorbing the hidden magic of an ancient woodland that fascinates our senses of sight, sound, smell and touch. So… if you are interested in Saproxylic and Sciryuda; the Xylem and the Phloem; a Petiole and Stomata; Galls, Masts and Carotenoids, or simply want to waldeinsamkeit – come along on one of our Sunday walks! Organised by: Member of the public Booking details - We advise you to book in advance. Booking for this walk is not compulsory, but advised to avoid disappointment. To book in advance - www.visitsherwood.co.uk/events Please note: there is an additional booking fee when booking via EventBrite. Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre, Forest Corner ,Edwinstowe Nottinghamshire NG21 9RN Telephone: 01623 824643 E-mail: enquiries@nottscc.gov.uk


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The Healing Power Of The Forest. The Japanese call it Shinrin-Yoku or “Forest Bathing.” It’s the practice of simply wandering through the woods to improve one’s health and wellbeing. Forest bathing involves slowly walking through a forest, taking in the atmosphere through all your senses, and enjoying the benefits that come from such an excursion. More and more studies are proving that spending time amongst the trees can reduce psychologial stress, depressive symptoms and hostility. Other benefits include improved sleep. A walk through the woods also involves a certain amount of exercise, which has been proven to combat fatigue, depression, anxiety and obesity. Trees have a natural stress relief scent. The smell of Conifers are not only pleasant but have amazing health benefits. Evergreen trees and Pines are loaded with compounds that have thought to reduce stress in the human body. The chemicals are called phytonsides and can really help you chill and relax by reducing anxiety and boost immune defence’s. So with all the stress and strains of everyday life, why not go out amongst the trees, relax and enjoy! Buggy Walks starts 29th April 2020

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Work Starts On New Business Hub In Stapleford Nine businesses will soon be able to benefit from office space in Stapleford’s new business hub, as Broxtowe Borough Council begins work to transform the old Police Station site. Cllr Milan Radulovic visited the site recently to see progress.

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Nottingham is the place where the English Civil War began and ended, and where the Mayflower Pilgrims started their journey to Provincetown in the USA in 1620.The pilgrims had taken the difficult two-month journey across the Atlantic seeking religious freedom. Before they went ashore, men on the ship signed the Mayflower Compact, a governing document that would later serve as a model for the Founding Fathers. Today Nottingham is a UNESCO City of Literature, recognising not only the astonishing impact these writers have made to the literary world, but also celebrating its appeal to visitors from across the globe. Lord Byron and D.H. Lawrence were probably the most rebellious creative writers of their time, (pushing boundaries and smashing taboos with literary works). Another famous Nottingham author Alan Stillitoe who wrote many novels, but Birthday (2001) is a sequel to his famous Saturday Night and Sunday Morning and A Man of His Time (2004) is the story of a womanising Nottinghamshire blacksmith! Alan died in April 2010.


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Bramcote Volunteers Mark 20 Years with Tree Planting. Volunteers from the Friends of Bramcote Ridge celebrated their 20th anniversary last week, doing what they do best by planting hazel trees and wildflower bulbs at the Green Flag award winning Bramcote Ridge Local Nature Reserve. Volunteers at the tree planting eventThe group was joined by the Practical Conservation Volunteers and the Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Michael Brown to plant the trees in an open area within the woodland. In the future, they will be managed as traditional hazel coppice, providing an important resource for local wildlife. The trees were provided by Broxtowe Borough Council as part of its Clean and Green initiative. Around each tree, a drift of wildflower bulbs, including snowdrop, bluebell and wild daffodil were also planted, which will further add to the attractiveness of the woodland for both wildlife and visitors.

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(EX MARILLION FRONTMAN) ON 25TH MARCH 2020 AT KK’S WOLVERHAMPTON FISH – MARCH 2020 – UK TOUR DATES INCLUDE: Fish returns to UK stages in March 2020 with his final album 'Weltschmerz' which is scheduled for release exactly 30 years after his first solo album, 'Vigil in a Wilderness of Mirrors' was released in January 1990. Fish will be performing songs from his new album including 'Man with a Stick', which was voted best single of 2018 on 'Planet Rock Radio', as well as other tracks from his much awaited 'Weltschmerz' project that has been over 2 years in the making. As well as the new material the 2020 UK shows will feature a full performance of the 'Vigil' album in what will be the start of the closing of the circle on Fish's long solo career.

13 March ABERDEEN – TheLemonTree 15 March HOLMFIRTH –Picturedrome 16 & 17 March LONDON – Islington Assembly 19 March CARDIFF – Y Plas 20 March FROME – Cheese & Grain 21 March NORTHAMPTON – The Roadmender 23 March BRIGHTON – Concorde 2 24 March BURY ST EDMUNDS – Apex Arts Centre 25 March WOLVERHAMPTON – KK’s Steel Mill 27 March MANCHESTER – Academy 28 March EDINBURGH – The Queens Hall Tickets for all the March 2020 shows above are available from: Box Office No: 08444 780 898 www.thegigcartel.com/Artists-profiles/ Fish.htm

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FI:FEST 2020 announces line-up coming to WINDSOR – FOREST GREEN ROAD SL6 2NS Saturday 11th July 2020! This year there are some huge bands from the ‘90s and ‘00s. The 2020 line up includes: The LIGHTNING SEEDS, THE SOUTH, TOPLOADER, CHICO as well as !Daft!, These Certain People, The Briefcase Blues Brothers and much more! Fi.Fest will be providing you with an amazing 10 hours of entertainment, a fantastic summer’s day and evening of great music for all the family to enjoy!


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THE LIGHTNING SEEDS. Ian Broudie originally emerged from the post-punk Liverpool music scene of the late seventies playing in the band “Big in Japan” alongside fellow band members Bill Drummond (KLF) Holly Johnson (Frankie Goes To Hollywood) Budgie (The Slits/ Souxie And The Banshees) and Jayne Casey (Pink Military). Before the band ended in 1979 they created the independent record label Zoo Records which would later feature the bands Teardrop Explodes and Echo & The Bunnymen. In 1989, Broudie returned to his songwriting with a set of home recordings. Out of necessity, with no record contract and no band in place, Ian sang and played everything on the tapes himself recording in his “spare bedroom”. Eventually, there was the opportunity for extra production on the tracks and a few hundred copies of “Pure” were pressed up through Rough Trade on the small independent record label Ghetto. “Pure” was released under the name “Lightning Seeds”, the imaginary group he had envisioned to write his songs for in the hope it would become a reality. Gradually over a period of months, “Pure” started to gain some attention. Initially with radio play from the legendary DJ John Peel and then specialist night time plays on regional radio stations. Pure began to climb the independent record charts and before long it was featured on daytime radio and became a chart success. Imported copies of the single had somehow made their way to the USA and Pure was spontaneously being played on American college stations and championed by KROQ’s legendary DJ Rodney Biggenheimer. It soon became the most requested record in California topping the airplay charts although it was not yet released or even placed with a label in the USA. In 1990 with the release of the album Cloud cuckoo land, the Lightning Seeds

were truly off and running on both sides of the Atlantic although the first gig would come a lot later. In 1991 after producing The Wild Swans and Pink Industry Broudie started on the second Lightning Seeds album ‘Sense’. Inspired and fascinated by the way loops and sampling were being pioneered and used on a lot of hip-hop records (in particular De La Soul) Ian decided that by using this sample based technology and methodology combined with Lightning Seeds structured arrangements and melody led cadences so contrasting in style to the music inspiring him he could create an unusual blend and an exciting direction for the band’s sound.

To that end he began working on the album with co producer Simon Rogers who was adept at sampling and the perfect coconspirator. Joined by Cenzo Townsend on engineering duties, they recorded the Lightning Seeds’ second album Sense. Ian’s brother Rob had kindly donated his front room agreeing to let it be commandeered for a couple of months as a makeshift studio. The song ‘Sense’, which also became the album title, was the first of many song writing collaborations between Ian and his good friend Terry Hall. “Sense”, along with “The Life of Riley”, became the most effective and memorable recordings born out of this approach and pointed the way to the future sound of the band.

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Following the release of the Sense album, Ian rented a couple of rooms in an old laboratory in Liverpool city centre and set up his equipment in a more formal studio setting. This was particularly fruitful since it allowed him time and space to produce records. During this period, Broudie produced artists such as Dodgy, Alison Moyet, Terry Hall, Sleeper and The Frank and Walters. He also provided free time for some fledgling artists, including The Divine Comedy. In the meantime, The Lightning Seeds were once again without a label with the implosion of Rough Trade and Ghetto records. Nevertheless, writing and recording began on the next album ”Jollification”. There was a different atmosphere around these recordings – although it was the same recording team, improved technology helped Ian to find a more attainable sound and this encouraged him to focus more on Lightning Seeds; committing to becoming a live band, promoting the album and shelving all other distractions. For the first time, Ian gathered musician friends together to form a formidable band originally consisting of Chris Sharrock (future Oasis drummer) Bassist Martyn Campbell (of legendary Liverpool beat band Rain) and Ian’s neighbour Paul Hemmings (also a founder member of the La’s). This was the nucleus of the live band although keyboard players and others came and went and Chris was later replaced by The Who drummer Zak Starkey. Jollification was released in 1994 on Epic Records it was easily their most accomplished album so far selling in excess of 900,000 copies. THE THREE LIONS In 1996, Euro ‘96 was set to be the first major football tournament to be held in England since they had won the World Cup on home soil in 1966. The English Football Association asked Ian if he would write a song for the England team. He had the idea of collaborating with two comedians David Baddiel and Frank Skinner, the hosts of


popular TV show Fantasy Football. They then wrote and recorded the song 3 Lions ’96, which became a number one single on two occasions, selling over a million copies in the UK. Another version of the song, 3 Lions ’98, also topped the chart two years later. The album Dizzy Heights was released in 1996 and contained many of the group’s most successful hit singles. Ian co-wrote with Nicky Wire (Manic Street Preachers), Stephen Jones (Babybird) and once more with Terry Hall (The Specials). A reworking of The Turtles’ song “You Showed Me” was also featured. Halfway through recording the album, Broudie’s studio was relocated to a barge on the river Thames, owned by Pete Townshend, and the recording was finished on board. Dizzy Heights went on to achieve platinum sales, also receiving a coveted 5 star review in Q magazine. TILTThe last Lightning Seeds album “Tilt” was released on epic in 1999 and was followed by a long hiatus. During this break from the Lightning Seeds, Ian returned to his hometown Liverpool and started helping to develop two unsigned bands The Coral and The Zutons. Subsequently this resulted in Broudie producing debut platinum selling albums for both bands –The Zutons – “Who Killed The Zutons”& The Coral – “Magic and Medicine”, “The Coral” and “Nightfreaks and The Sons of Becker”. This short stint back in the producer’s seat also saw Broudie produce debut albums for The Rifles (“No Love Lost”) and The Subways (“Young For Eternity”) as well as the recording and releasing the well-received solo album “Tales Told” on the Deltasonic label. THE PRESENT Ian’s Studio is now located in Liverpool on the roof of a warehouse, overlooking the river Mersey, in which he mixed the album “Don’t Forget Who You Are” which he had produced for Miles Kane in 2013. Broudie recently performed a solo concert, which included a collection of his songs and some of his favourite productions,

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with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Guest vocalists James Skelly, Terry Hall, Ian McCulloch and Miles Kane joined Broudie who was backed by guest musicians Sean Payne, Nick Power, Bill RyderJones, Martyn Campbell and Riley Broudie. He is currently writing and recording the first Lightning Seeds album for many years. TOPLOADER. Since forming in 1997, Toploader have over two million album sales to their name and a string of top 20 hits both home and abroad. Their debut album ‘Onka’s Big Moka,‘ sold over one million copies and remained in the Top 5 of the UK album chart for over six months earning them 4 Brit Award nominations.

In 2000 the single ‘Dancing in the Moonlight’ became a global hit spending over a year in European Airplay Charts transforming Toploader into a household name. In 2013 the same track re-entered the Top 40 for three weekends topped the 10,000,000 hits mark on Youtube, an incredible thirteen years after it was first released, cementing it as one of the biggest songs of recent times. Their second album ‘Magic Hotel’ reached number 3 in the UK Albums Chart and saw Joseph Washbourn (singer), Dan Hipgrave (guitar) AND Rob Green (drums) embark on the biggest tour of their careers playing to over 100,000 people in the UK alone. In 2013 Toploader released two singles ‘Turn It Around,‘ co-written with Eg White (Adele,James Morrison) and produced by

Andy Green (Keane, Scouting For Girls) and ‘This Is The Night,‘ produced by Tim Bran (London Grammar). Both tracks were excellently received by the press and gained strong support with BBC Radio 2 with placements on the ‘A’ Playlist. ‘This Is The Night’ gave them their first No.1 in the Radio 2 Airplay Charts. With a reputation as a genuine crowd pleasing live band ,Toploader have backed the likes of Paul Weller, Robbie Williams, Noel Gallagher, Tom Jones, Simple Minds and Bon Jovi, where they became the last British band to play the original Wembley Stadium. They have also appeared at a host of festivals including Glastonbury, V-Festival, T In The Park and Chris Evans’s CarFest. THE SOUTH. To celebrate their 10th year anniversary and 30 years since The Beautiful South released

‘Song For Whoever’, The South feature as part of the Fi:Fest 2020 completing the line-up. The South are an impressive 9 piece band who feature former members of The Beautiful South including singer Alison Wheeler and lifelong sax player Gaz Birtles. Since Dave Hemingway, the original singer, left the group at the end of 2016, Gaz has moved across to front the band with Alison and taken on vocal duties. They play the songs made famous by The Beautiful South and bring back the full flavour and arrangements with thisexciting live band. After a successful year of touring the theatre’s and festivals of the UK up and down the country, The South are keeping alive all

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those timeless songs - A Little Time (the number one single), Perfect 10, Rotterdam, Song For Whoever, Old Red Eyes Is Back, Good as Gold, Don’t Marry Her plus many more singles and album tracks as well as a few choice South originals. All performed again live, these songs span an impressive 20 year career starting way back in 1989! Come on! Let’s Carry On… Regardless! The South are: Alison Wheeler (Vocals), Gaz Birtles (Vocals), Phil Barton (Guitars), Steve Nutter (Bass), Dave Anderson (Drums), Karl Brown (Percussion), Gareth John (Trumpet), Su Robinson (Sax), Andy Price (Keys).

Food & Drink We will have all your food and drink needs covered with multiple Bars and many food stalls covering a wide range of tastes available for you to try! Kids Zone The KidsZone is again an entire event in itself! Designed with fun and imagination in mind, the KidsZone keeps curious minds occupied with everything from a creation area and role-play fun, to theatre shows and a soft play area for the little ones. Experienced children’s groups, many from the local area, bring their talents and enthusiasm to the zone to give our Fi.Fest families a fun-packed day. Creation Station: an award-winning national brand with three fun crafts for children to make and take home as souvenirs! Pop Up Play Village: gives a whole new area for children to enjoy role-play fun. Let your children’s imaginations run wild!


A huge sandpit: well it’s summer so let’s build sandcastles! A Soft Play: a special undercover area for all those little ones to enjoy. Random & Rocks: a great kids disco to finish off the day! And more to be announced soon! A festival not to be missed! Save the date in your diary. Tickets for the festival are available now from: www.fifest.co.uk/tickets. For further information check out the following website. www.fifest.co.uk.

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WIN 2 TICKETS TO SEE STEVE HARLEY ACOUSTIC BAND! at Newark Palace Theatre Sunday 23rd February 2020 Widely considered one of the most charismatic performers on stage, Steve Harley continues to play to sold-out venues across the UK and Europe. For Steve, life on the road is more than just a job: it is almost his life’s blood. And with the February 2020 release of the all-acoustic CD, “UNCOVERED”, the original Cockney Rebel shows no sign of slowing down. The Acoustic Band for 2020 will find Steve supported by long-standing violinist/guitarist Barry Wickens, and Oli Heyhurst on double bass, with Dave Delarre on lead acoustic guitar. Steve has been playing live shows around the world for over 45 years and the thrill of another night in another place to another audience has not dimmed at all. “We have real adventures on tour, “says Steve. “I’ve seen the Northern Lights, the Midnight Sun and dozens of wonderful galleries, museums and great cities, all on my down-time. I have a great life as a Wandering Minstrel!” “UNCOVERED” includes a re-recording of Steve’s popular song “Love, Compared With You” with a newly composed third verse, plus eleven other songs he’s always wanted to perform. The album features Barry Wickens on viola and acoustic guitar, Oli Hayhurst on double bass, Tom Hooper on percussion and the Roots


Music Legend, Martin Simpson, on guitar. Steve also sings a duet with the amazing Scottish singer, Eddi Reader. The acoustic sets for 2020 will include songs from the new CD, plus a selection from the vast and eclectic Harley Songbook. Mr Soft, Judy Teen, Sebastian and the legendary Make Me Smile will all be re-produced in the unique acoustic style. Close-Up Culture stated: “It was an intimate night in the presence of a great musician. An individual whose passion for live performance and perfection (it shows in his face) remains undiminished.”. Rod Stewart, who covered Steve’s song “A Friend For Life”, describes him as “One of the finest lyricists Britain has produced.” MOJO said simply, “Harley creates rock songs that are proud, lyrical and full of yearning.” Steve has also been described as “A consummate performer at the top of his game,” and this show will bear that out. Steve received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Acoustic Music from the Acoustic Festival of Britain in 2018.

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Don’t know how to dispose of your domestic cooking oil?

Cooking oil from households can be recycled at each of Nottinghamshire's 12 Recycling Centres. Did you know that recycled cooking oil can be turned into green electricity, because when recycled, used cooking oil becomes a valuable resource? Not only does used cooking oil create power, it also helps to reduce the UK’s


reliance on fossil fuels. Disposal of used cooking oil harmful for the environment, it also costs you money.*Each litre of used cooking oil tipped down the drain costs you 14 pence through water utility bills. (*information from Veolia). Once the used cooking oil is collected from the Nottinghamshire sites, it is taken to Nottingham based eco-firm Living Fuels’ state-of-the-art recovery facility, where it is turned 100% naturally into a clean, green bioliquid, LF100. This bioliquid is then used in Living Fuels’ renewable energy facilities to provide carbon neutral electricity to the National Grid at times of unexpected power demand. Just one litre of used cooking oil can create enough ‘green’ energy to make 240 cups of tea whilst one full recycling centre tank provides enough to power a home for an entire year! No commercial or trade waste is accepted at the Recycling Centres, For further information about commercial recycling and waste disposal contact Veolia, Nottingham. Tel: 0203 567 4370 www.veolia.co.uk. Disposing of and donating paint Tins of paint should never be put in your bin at home, unless they are empty or contain only solid dried-up paint residue. When tins of paint from a wheelie bin are

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crushed in the back of a rubbish truck, the paint can spill onto the street and cause problems. When paint is buried in a landfill, the toxic chemicals it contains can contaminate the ground. Never pour paint down your sinks and drains as it may pollute our water courses. A much better idea is to donate unwanted paint to our Community Repaint scheme. Community groups may use the paint to refurbish rooms or buildings used by their members. Housing associations may redistribute the paint to their tenants. It may be used by other groups for craft activities, for training or may even be used for stage sets by community theatre groups.

Tins of paint that cannot be reused, will not be put into the reuse scheme but will be sent for specialist treatment. The metal or plastic containers will also be recycled where possible. Read more about the Community RePaint Scheme. www.communityrepaint.org.uk Types of Paint for Reuse The following types of paint are suitable for reuse: Matt and silk emulsion Gloss paint – interior and exterior Eggshell and satin paint Kitchen or bathroom paint Undercoat - water or oil based Primer Masonry paint Varnish - water or oil based Wood stain Tile paint Floor paint However, some paints cannot be reused in the scheme: Paint not in its original container Paint tins with a hazardous symbol Any paint containing lead

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Nottinghamshire County Council has unveiled its annual list of facts and top tens for 2019 to highlight the range of services it provides to residents and businesses across the county. Council services continue to support communities and touch the lives of residents as well as visitors to Nottinghamshire. Whether it’s the 8,493 births registered by our registrations team, the 61 new adoptive families approved or the 288 hours our gritting teams spent on the roads away from their families, it has been a busy year for the county council. Here are some of the highlights: 47,000 tonnes of dry mixed recycling received at our recycling centres 2,886 weddings conducted across Nottinghamshire 9,000 births registered in Nottinghamshire. The most popular names for boys were George, Oliver, Jack, Harry, Alfie, Charlie, Freddie, Henry, Arthur and Archie. The most popular names for girls were Olivia, Isla, Amelia, Ava, Grace, Charlotte, Evelyn, Emily, Ivy and Sophie.


169,599 meals delivered to older people across Nottinghamshire as part of our meals on wheels service 116 children adopted by 61 families 30,000 young people accessed Notts Outdoors education service 323,000 enquiries handled by our Customer Services Centre 1.8m journeys on council bus services 21,788 e-books accessed from libraries across the county 62 individuals nominated for a Nottinghamshire Community Hero Award. 55 gritting runs completed by our gritting teams with the longest duration being nine nights in a row between 16th and 24th January. 126 community projects benefitted from almost £950,000 worth of Local Improvement Scheme funding . Councillor Kay Cutts, Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “Our council services often play an invaluable role in supporting communities across the county and I am proud to say that the last 12 months have been no different.“2019 has seen HRH Duke of Kent unveil the Great War Memorial to Nottinghamshire’s fallen on Victoria embankment in June. It has been memorial year for Nottinghamshire on the sporting front too. Trent Bridge hosted the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup this summer which attracted thousands of overseas visitors to our great county. England of course went on to become world champions after a thrilling final. “2020 looks set to be another busy year for Nottinghamshire County Council with the construction of the Gedling Access Road starting early in

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Continued: the New Year and the results of our recent residents’ survey helping shape the way we deliver services. We plan to celebrate VE Day in style with events at Rufford Abbey which will honour our servicemen and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice in World War Two.

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