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What’s on this month...

Newark International Antique & Collectors Fair, Newark Showground 6 & 7 February 2014 In 2014, Newark Showground will host the annual International Antiques & Collectors Fair, Europe’s largest antiques fair. The two day event will take place in February, April, June, August, October and again in December. The internationally-renowned fair boasts as many as 2,500 stands across the 84 acre site and attracts thousands of dealers and buyers from around the globe. It is the place to go if you are hunting for furniture, vintage postcards, ornaments, artworks and more - there is quite possibly every item you could imagine. Only two hours from London by road, 90 minutes by rail and with East Midlands Airport less than an hour away, this is one of the most easily accessible UK antique fairs. Time: Thursday 9am – 6pm; Friday 8am – 4pm Cost: Early entry from 6.30am and valid for both days - £50. Day one entry from 9am £20 (also valid for both days). Day two entry from 8.30am - £5

Nottingham StrEAT, Lace Market Square 7 - 9 February 2014 www.tigerprojects.co.uk Nottingham StrEAT is a new street market in the heart of the Lace Market & Creative Quarter. The event will bring together local producers of art, crafts, food, drink and street food. Make sure to pay a visit and browse some unique gifts and enjoy some fabulous food and drink too. It takes place at Lace Market Square which is just a minute's walk through Adams Walk from the Lace Market Tram stop. Time: Friday 10am - 7pm; Saturday & Sunday 10am - 4pm

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Light Night 2014, Nottingham 28 February 2014 www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/nottingham atnight Explore the city from a new perspective as it is brought to life after dark. Expect to see FREE activities and entertainment across the city centre, with galleries, churches and the city's cultural venues running a special programme. A focus will be on Nottingham Castle which will host exciting new entertainment, music, installations and projections for all ages. The theme of the event will link in with commemorations taking place across the country for the centenary of World War I. Enjoy spectacular projections onto the Castle wall, and visit the caves for a WWI singsong. Time: From 6pm Entry to the Castle: £4 per adult if bought in advance / or £5 on the night; children under 16 are FREE. Tickets can be purchased at the Nottingham Tourism Centre, in Smithy Row, and from Nottingham Castle. Jake Bugg, Capital FM Arena 20 February 2014 www.capitalfmarena.com/ Jake Bugg is Nottingham’s biggest musical accolade. The 19-year-old music sensation, from Clifton in Nottingham, is currently on a major UK tour that includes dates in Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester and London. Tickets are still available to see him at Nottingham’s Capital FM Arena in February in what will be his first headline arena show in his home city.

Partners in Crime, Galleries of Justice 15 - 23 February 2014 www.galleriesofjustice.org.uk/ The Galleries of Justice museum is the only one of its kind in Europe and the only venue where you can discover Nottingham’s horrible history. During February half term explore original prison cells, caves and dungeons in the brand new actor led tour, suitable for all the family. Experience the fun re-enactment courtroom trial starring some of Britain’s most infamous ‘Partners in Crime’. The tour is also accompanied by FREE craft activities and exciting exhibitions and so the Museum provides the perfect mix of entertainment, discovery and educational fun. Time: Actor led tours will run every half an hour from 10:30am – 4:00pm Cost: £9.50 adults, £7.50 children & concessions, £25.50 family ticket (includes 2 adults & 2 children, or 1 adult and 3 children). All information and images courtesy of www.experiencenottinghamshire.com.


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Another great image from 1963... Recognise anyone in this old school photograph, or are you in it?... We love to publish old school photographs, so if you have any lurking in the attic or amongst the old family albums why not send them in for other readers to enjoy? Above features pupils from Bramcote Church of England. Why not send yours in?

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Send your entries to: Breeze Magazine / Memory Lane 156 HIGH ROAD, BEESTON, NOTTINGHAM NG9 2LN or email: info@breeze-magazine.co.uk DEADLINE FOR MARCH 14 ISSUE: 20th Feb 2014 Please supply a SAE for any photographs to be returned with a brief description. The editor reserves the right to shorten or modify any material submitted. Whilst every effort will be made to agree with copyright laws on the images provided it is the senders full responsibility to obtain permissions on such copyright images before supplying to Breeze Magazine.


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Riverside Drama Company invite you to join the night shift at Kale Moor Grocery Distribution Depot in Tim Firth’s hilarious play ‘The End Of The Food Chain’. If you thought working the night shift a tedious chore, think again! Amongst the pallets and cartons, clip-boards and overalls the “animal shift” is transformed by tournaments of ‘smartie and flan based tiddlywinks’, energetic games of ‘sprout tag’ as well as nail-biting rounds of ‘frozen fish sword fighting’. The all-male team use food-sports, juvenile humour and sarcasm to help keep fatigue and boredom at bay to get them through the night shift. However, when a new colleague- a female - is introduced to the mix, the team fear that their right to habitual high-jinx may be seriously under threat. From the writer of Calendar Girls and Neville’s Island, 'The End of the Food Chain' is a wildly funny and well-observed play which will have a humorous appeal for all. Riverside are set to put on yet another spectacular performance, this time under the skilful direction of Lizzie Norris. Performances are at the Duchess Theatre in Long Eaton from Thursday 20th to Saturday 22nd March, curtain up at 7.30pm. The Duchess Theatre offers excellent viewing comfort with 180 tiered seating, ample parking and refreshments. Riverside Drama Company are an amateur group with a reputation for high quality productions. They most recently brought Shakespeare to the Duchess Theatre in Long Eaton in an incredible production of Twelfth Night. As part of the RSC’s Open Stages National Showcase in 2012, they earned a standing ovation at the Swan Theatre, Stratford for an excellent performance of “The Pocket Dream”. The group rehearse every Thursday night at Bramcote Church of England Primary School (7.30pm) and new members are always made welcome. Tickets for The End Of The Food Chain are priced at £7 full and £6 concessions and are available via the website www.riversidedrama.com, from the Chatsworth Centre coffee mornings on Saturdays (10am-noon), or by calling 0115 875 6041

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breeze advertorial The legal formalities that surround making a will and planning for your future can often be intimidating, and it may seem like a daunting task; but it doesn’t have to be that way. With Derby-based J M Wills & Legal Services Ltd, the whole process can be carried out in the comfort of your own home. Owner Jan Woolley has over sixteen years’ experience in the field, and a background as a lawyer, so she has the expert knowledge to give reliable advice and assistance in this complex area – all without the jargon! “Writing a will is not necessarily straightforward” Jan explains, But that doesn’t mean it has to be difficult for the client! “There are a lot of aspects to consider, but we’ll talk these through and I’ll give honest, straightforward advice. Everybody’s circumstances are different and it’s my role to explain how a client’s family and loved ones could be affected in the event of their death. It’s a very sensitive area and people don’t like to talk about it, but we have to face reality. Death is inevitable, and if we plan for it we can avoid leaving loved ones in a mess.” Services provided by J M Wills & Legal Services include wills, financial planning for old age, funeral planning, trusts, power of attorney, and protection of assets. “People often have complex lives and situations, but if we talk about your wishes they can be achievable. It’s just a case of making your wishes known – then I can take care of the legal side!” Jan is friendly, down to earth and immediately puts you at ease. She’s clearly very knowledgeable and over the years she has encountered and made provisions for all kind of personal circumstances, so her clients can relax in the knowledge that their long-term care, finances, assets and loved ones are all catered for in the way that they wish, and that these personal decisions won’t end up in the hands of the courts. J M Wills & Legal Services are members of the ‘Trusted Trader Scheme’, and are regulated by the Ilex Professional Standards. For reliable, honest legal advice call Jan Woolley on 0115 752 2196, email enquiries@ jmwillsandlegalservice. co.uk, or visit www. jmwillsandlegalservices. co.uk.

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Deep Designs was born from a passion of creating professional and outstanding looks. Sandeep's philosophy for Deep Designs is to provide unique and innovative make-up and hairstyles to create looks that leave lasting impressions. Traditional or modern, she will create the perfect look for your perfect day. Sandeep provides a professional service to her clients and understands the requirements from brides of all cultures and tailors her packages to meet individual needs. Deep Designs also provide henna designs, these can be traditional/modern using henna, glitter and gems or a combination. She caters for bridal henna and henna parties for all occasions. For further information call Sandeep on 07813637968 www.deep-designs.co.uk Email: info@deep-designs.co.uk

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Wollaton Hall is a Grade One Listed building and one of the finest Elizabethan houses in England. The Hall stands on a hill in 500 acres of beautiful parkland in which red and fallow deer roam freely. When floodlit the hall looks spectacular, especially from the long drive way leading up to the entrance. The interior of the building is as magnificent as its exterior with the Great Hall, South State Suite and the Prospect Room with its breathtaking views out over the parkland, the Camellia House and to the city beyond. “We are delighted to be able to offer this unique and historic building for your special day. We will be working with Perfect Weddings in having a Vintage Wedding Fair at Wollaton Hall on the 23rd of March from 11am-4pm where you will be able to see the Hall in all its splendour, talk to our specially trained wedding team and meet suppliers, who will be able to make your wedding a truly magical experience”. Wollaton Hall & Park, Wollaton, Nottingham, NG8 2AE For more information call 0115 876 3100 Email: Wollaton.hall@nottinghamcity.gov.uk or visit www.wollatonhall.org.uk

‘VINTAGE SHABBY CHIC WEDDING FAYRE’ Perfect Weddings are pleased to welcome lots of quality and unique suppliers to this amazing Venue and Event. Vintage cars, venue styling, wedding stationery, caterers, entertainment, cakes, photographers, vintage booths, florists, wedding accessories, deserts and sweety trolleys. Shabby Chic furniture and vintage china. “Come and speak with the Superintendent Registrar. There will be Dove releases throughout the day, vintage props and accessories to hire for your special day. A caravan tea room, things to wear, things to eat, things to do and much much more!” With lots of inspirational ideas, offers, discounts and give-aways to make your wedding day Perfect! Make sure you go along and enjoy the day! Free Entry and goodie bags for brides to be. Wollaton Hall, Wollaton Park Nottingham Ng8 2AE Sunday 23rd March 2014. 11am - 4pm

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TAKE CARE BEFORE YOU SAY: “I WILL” Do you know that getting married normally revokes a Will? Those two tiny life-changing words - “I will” – may decide who gets what when you die. Now the last thing on your mind when planning a wedding is drawing up a Will. It’s morbid and unromantic. Particularly with all those other decisions about what to wear, who gets an invite, where to go on honeymoon. Not to mention the “Abba or Birdie Song” dilemma! English law assumes you’ll want to favour your new spouse over any blood relatives or people named in a Will. Since 1837 “Marriage Revokes Wills” resulting in an intestacy so your assets will pass to your new spouse or civil partner, with a little for the close blood relatives of the wellheeled. Step-children, lovers, friends, charities, distant cousins – all these get nothing. That can be OK, but definitely not for those with children from a previous relationship. But will they realise your big day operates to disinherit them? Asking your little girl to be your bridesmaid is a bit cheeky if her ability to inherit gets chopped at the same time. Does this mean you have to sign your new Wills straight after the ceremony? You won’t want your lawyer in the photos - it’s supposed to be a happy occasion. Wills “in contemplation of marriage” Fortunately it’s not every Will that gets revoked. English law allows you to make a Will “in contemplation of marriage” before the wedding day. With the correct wording, such a Will can survive the ceremony – good news for children or grandchildren from earlier relationships who might otherwise lose out. There’s more to it than that, so make sure you get proper legal advice a few weeks before the wedding to ensure the rules are followed and that your wishes rule OK. There’s enough to do on honeymoon without worrying about that plane trip home. For more information or advice on writing a Will contact Jayne Smith at Rothera Dowson solicitors on 0800 158 5316. Helen’s Sewing Services is a friendly local business, based in Beeston, specialising in alterations to bridesmaid dresses, prom dresses and occasion wear, general clothing repairs and custom soft furnishings. Beautiful dresses are widely available on the internet and in many shops but for that special occasion, the fit needs to be ‘just so’. Whether it’s a hem that needs taking up, a bodice that needs adjusting or straps that need shortening, Helen can offer a fast, efficient alteration service. For more information visit: www.helensewing.co.uk or contact Helen on 07762 251 250 / 0115 925 1473 or enquiries@helensewing.co.uk

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Dream Wedding Dress is a beautiful wedding boutique selling designer wedding gowns for the discerning bride. They are the exclusive Nottingham stockists of gowns by Blue by Enzoani, Lillian West, Kenneth Winston, Modeca and Donna Lee. They are also stockists of the internationally renowned Dessy bridesmaids’ collections. There is a wide range of beautiful veils and bespoke vintage style headdresses to ensure you achieve your dream wedding look. Why not contact Dream Wedding Dress to make an appointment to view what they have to offer? The dedicated staff pride themselves on a personal, friendly service. 142 Derby Road, Nottingham NG7 1LR. Telephone 0115 978 0113 email: dreamweddingdress142@gmail.com web: www.dreamweddingdress.co.uk

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breeze recipe It’s pancake time! How will you have yours! Courtesy of www.vegsoc.org

CARROT AND ONION PANCAKES Makes 6 pancakes Preparation time 5 minutes Cooking time 10 minutes PATRICIA’S BREAKFAST PANCAKES

Ingredients 120g wholemeal self-raising flour 2 tsp egg replacer (or 2 tsp gram flour mixed with 4 tsp water) 400ml soya milk 1 carrot, grated 1 onion, grated Salt and pepper to taste 2 tbsp oil for frying

Serves 2 Preparation time 5 minutes Cooking time 10 minutes Ingredients 1 mug plain flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 mug soya milk 1 ripe banana 1 tbsp vegetable oil Method 1 Mix the plain flour and baking powder in a large bowl. 2. Add the soya milk and a mashed ripe banana. Mix well with a wooden spoon 3. Heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan and pour in a quarter of the mixture. When golden on the bottom, turn and cook the other side.

Serving suggestions: with mushrooms and baked beans or get creative and make a face pattern with cress hair, carrot sticks for the mouth and fried aubergine for the eyes and nose. Method Mix the flour, egg replacer and soya milk to make a smooth batter. Place the carrot and onion onto a clean tea towel. Squeeze out as much liquid as you can, then add to the batter mixture. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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Heat a little oil in a non-stick frying pan. Spoon in half a ladle of mixture and carefully spread it over the pan. Gently fry for five minutes on both sides, until golden. Cook’s tip: if you prefer a smoother pancake put the batter mixture through a blender before step 2. © The Vegetarian Society – (recipe created by the Cordon Vert cookery school) Visit www.vegsoc.org for more recipes and information.


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make a difference Got time on your hands? Want to do something to help in your community? Volunteering opportunities are available via the Volunteer Centre in Erewash – you can help with their direct services which includes befriending an older or disabled housebound person or sitting with someone to allow a carer to get out.

The Volunteer Centre also runs a Shopping Project across the borough and a Transport Scheme. A Tea Dance/Social is held at their Centre on Granville Avenue in Long Eaton on the 2nd Wednesday afternoon of each month too – dancing not compulsory! Just one hour a week can make a huge difference to someone’s life and for volunteers it can alleviate loneliness for them also, they make new friends and learn different skills. Training is provided and all out of pocket expenses reimbursed. “We also advertise volunteering vacancies for many other groups and organisations, large and small, on the national volunteering website: www.do-it.org.uk People can search via postcode and apply for opportunities of interest online”. If you are interested in being part of the team they are holding an information session and support meeting for volunteers on Tuesday 18 March from noon until 2pm at the Centre – please pop along or alternatively ring 0115 946 6740 for more details about volunteering or email linda@erewashcvs.org.uk. Go on, make a difference – you won’t regret it!

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on your bike! Children’s charity Action Medical Research is looking for cyclists to sign up now for its Peak District 100 bike ride this summer. If you’ve made a new year’s resolution to get fit then signing up and training for a challenge could help to keep you motivated and on the right track. Participants can register now to secure their places for the event, which takes place on Sunday, June 15th. There is a choice of a Cool (c40 miles) route, plus Classic (c72 miles) and Champion (c101 miles) ones setting out from the HSBC Sports Club in Dore, Sheffield. The route takes in stunning scenery and unparalleled cycling terrain along the way to present you with this tough ride. All three distances promise awe-inspiring views as riders tour this beautiful national park. Challenging climbs on the longer routes include up Mam Nick from Edale and then all three go up from Froggatt on the way back. All riders will take in part of the lovely Derbyshire Dales, with the longer routes also passing through the Hope and Goyt Valleys. Cyclists participating in the Peak District 100 will be raising money to help fund medical research into conditions affecting babies and children. Action Medical Research has been funding medical breakthroughs since it began in 1952. The charity is currently supporting work around Down syndrome, epilepsy, sickle cell disease, and diabetes, as well as some rare and distressing conditions that severely affect children. This event is part of the charity’s popular RIDE100 series of one-day bike rides that take place in fantastic cycling locations across the UK. All include chip timing, food and water stations, lunch, FREE massage, marshals and mechanics. Sign up today and get a 15% discount on the entry fee – simply use voucher code RIDE. For more information about the Peak District 100 and to register, visit the website action.org.uk/peakdistrict Or if cycling is not your thing but you would like to get involved with the charity locally please contact Val Hogg, Community Fundraising Manager at vhogg@action.org.uk, 01977 609212.

Action Medical Research is a UK-wide charity saving and changing children’s lives through medical research. They want to make a difference in: • Tackling premature birth and treating sick and vulnerable babies • Helping children affected by disability, disabling conditions and infections • Targeting rare diseases that together severely affect many forgotten children. Just one breakthrough, however small, can mean the world.

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breezebook review Welcome to our regular Book Review. This month Eat yourself Young!

From Elizabeth Peyton-Jones, food and health expert and author of Eat Yourself Young 2014 is going to be the year that people start to change their relationship with food and focus on what they are eating and the effect it is having on their health, says Elizabeth PeytonJones, food and health expert and author of Eat Yourself Young.  Reading labels, buying and cooking fresh food instead of ready-meals, taking control of our eating habits and educating ourselves about good food will be more important to most of us than trying the latest fad diets. Here Elizabeth explains further about the concept of “we are what we eat” and how understanding a few simple principles can change our bodies and lives for the better. 1. Know what you are putting into your body: 2014 is about making sense of confusing information regarding diet, food and labels. It’s about learning to create dishes that are less complicated, addictive, fatty and compulsive. It’s about finding an everyday diet that you can follow for most of the time without getting into a binge/deprivation cycle. 2. Indulging is ok: There is going to be more interest in finding a general healthy eating plan that doesn’t make you feel as if you are going back to ground zero whenever you break it, or that you’re a loser who will never be able to manage your weight or health properly. The new eating regime is about finding principles to follow for life, and building in indulgences that won’t ever send you off on a guilt trip. 3. Prevention is better than cure: This year is also about bringing health awareness to the table, taking control of our health and wellbeing and relying less on doctors, hospitals and medication.  Instead of treating the symptoms we will be trying to avoid getting ill in the first place with a balanced and nutrient-rich diet. 4. Good health is for everyone: Consumers are starting to realise that the tools to good health and optimum weight are in your kitchen and on your plate.  It is your choice – good health is not for a select few. Make good food a gift you give yourself every day because you want power, concentration, good self-esteem and a passion for life rather than exhaustion, illness, lack of focus and depression. 5. We are what we eat: This year, we start to understand that the food we eat has profound consequences on our bodies (physical), attitudes (mental), and impacts on both our short and long term

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health.  For example: if you have a headache, maybe your liver is congested and needs a light detox, or maybe you are dehydrated. Stomach pains normally occur because of a low grade inflammation or intolerance. Try and find the source and change your eating and drinking to help sort it out. 6. Ditch the sugar: We will start to cut down on sugar as we begin fully to understand its detrimental effect on our health and weight.  Not all sweet was created equal: sugar is complicated and made more so by scientists who have created synthesised sweet yet low calorie tastes, thus fooling us into believing there is no detrimental impact to the body… We’ll all be learning how wrong that viewpoint it! 7. Spice it up: Herbs and spices make a comeback having been downgraded over the years to a garnish or flavouring. Yet for thousands of years before they were used medicinally. As we come to understand the benefits of ginger, cinnamon, fennel, turmeric, basil, mint and parsley, we can learn to use the kitchen as a pharmacy to good health and a healthy weight. 8. Doesn’t have to cost the earth: Anything you make yourself from scratch is going to cost less than readymade food. So you will notice the difference in your pocket as well as your physique. Eat Yourself Young (Quadrille, £12.99) has been updated and reprinted and is available from good bookshops or online from www.epjhealth.com.


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Melbourne Operatic Society will be presenting Gilbert and Sullivan’s delightful operetta ‘Lolanthe’ at the Duchess Theatre, Long Eaton. From Wednesday 12th march to Saturday 15th March at 7.30pm. This will be the third production the Society has staged at this lovely theatre. Why not join them...

Tickets are £11 or £10 for concession and FREE for accompanied children 16 years and under. Tickets can be purchased through the website at www.melbourneoperaticsociety.com or by downloading a booking form or by contacting the Box Office on 01332-875350 or Society members. Tickets are also available at the Chatsworth Centre, Long Eaton “Saturday Coffee Mornings”. “Iolanthe”, or “The Peer and the Peri”, opened at the Savoy Theatre on November 25, 1882 and ran for nearly 400 performances. Both Gilbert and Sullivan were at the height of their creative powers in 1882, and many people feel that Iolanthe, their seventh work together, is the most perfect of their many collaborations. Gilbert had taken pot shots at the aristocracy before, but in this “fairy opera,” the House of Lords is lampooned as a bastion of ineffectiveness and privilege. Both author and composer managed to covey the criticism among such lively and affable absurdities that it is all received as good fun.

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Strephon, an Arcadian shepherd, wants to marry Phyllis, a Ward of Chancery. Phyllis does not know that Strephon is half fairy (his upper half —though his legs are mortal!) and when she sees Strephon kissing a seemingly young woman, she assumes the worst. But her “rival” turns out to be none other than Strephon’s own mother, Iolanthe, a fairy — fairies never grow old! But Phyllis’ guardian, the Lord Chancellor, and nearly all the peers in the House of Lords are sighing after her. Soon the peers and the fairies are virtually at war. However, all is happily sorted out in true Gilbertian fashion.


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get your skates on !

With the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics fast approaching, why not get on your skates and experience Nottingham on ice?

Nottingham has a long tradition of ice skating stretching back many years. Here is a Nottingham skating fact file which is bound to get you in the skating mood. Nottingham’s Torvill and Dean The county’s biggest skating accolade was achieved thirty years ago this year when Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean became world famous at the Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics. The pair was announced as gold medal winners for their perfect performance of the Bolero. They were the highest scoring figure skaters of all time by receiving 12 perfect 6.0s from every judge! Their triumphs have inspired a whole new generation of youngsters into taking up ice sports. To mark the anniversary of their celebrated victory, in February the ice legends will return to Sarajevo and perform their Bolero routine in the same stadium. After announcing in 2013 that the pair will hang up their skates and say goodbye to their ITV show, Dancing on Ice, they will skate for one last time on the Dancing on Ice UK Tour. They will glide into Nottingham on 8 – 10 April 2014 and will be joined by a host of skaters from the show. Nottingham’s Sport Stars The Great Britain Short Track Speed Skating team are based in Nottingham and are some of Britain’s brightest medal hopes for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. They have left their training base and began their journey to Russia. Among the squad is the British number one Short Track Speed Skater, Elise Christie, the former world record holding men’s relay team featuring two-time Olympian Jon Eley, World Cup medallists Paul Stanley and Richard Shoebridge, and Nottingham born European gold medallist, Jack Whelbourne. The city’s Hockey team, Nottingham Panthers, also train at the National Ice Centre and use the venue for their home games. They are the oldest ice hockey team in the country! The louder you roar the bigger the score!

Photo credit: Elise Christie skating image, credit David Tyrrell

All information and images courtesy of www.experiencenottinghamshire.com.

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England Netball are encouraging women aged 16+ to make ‘Back to Netball’ their resolution for 2014. Could you be one of the ones joining in?... Back to Netball sessions are running nationwide and are ideal for ladies who have not taken to the court for a few years, or since school, or anywhere in between.  Running across England since 2010, nearly 40,000 women have taken part in sessions and realised the benefits of getting involved in this fabulous sport. Kaylea McQuade, Nottingham Netball Development Community Coach said: “Back to Netball provides a gentle re-introduction to the sport for ladies of all ages and abilities. Sessions are coach-led and cover the basics from chest passes to shooting.” “Whether it is about rediscovering sporting abilities you forgot you had, losing a few pounds or making new friends, these sessions have something for everyone.  With sessions in Nottingham giggles are guaranteed!” Kaylea added: “Re-introducing the sport to ladies who perhaps haven’t played since school is very rewarding. Many have forgotten how much they loved playing, but I am happy to remind them! It’s great for getting fit, having fun and making friends. Perfect for helping to hit numerous resolutions this January.” Claire Collin from Nottingham started playing netball through her local Back to Netball session last January.  She said I probably last picked up a netball when I was 14yrs old. I’ve always wanted to get back into netball but worried if I was good enough. When a colleague mentioned ‘Back to Netball’ at work, I was keen to find out more! 18yrs after I last picked up a netball I went along to the first session, slightly nervous about my fitness level and not wanting to be split up from my friend!! Straight away I was put at ease, the group was made up of a real mixed ability and friendly chatty people! The coach was great, easing us back into the game emphasising on the fun but allowing my competitive streak to come out!! ‘Back to Netball’ gave me something to look forward to each week to get me through the weekly grind of work! I’ve made new friends through the session and got back together with some from the school netball team! Best of all is I’ve been able to introduce my 8 year old daughter to the game and comes along to watch me train. At weekends we find a local court and practise netball skills together!! Thanks for getting me ‘back to netball’ I love it!

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Hundreds of women from all over the country are getting ‘Back to Netball’ each week.  Log on to http://www.englandnetball.co.uk/Back-toNetball or email Kaylea McQuade on Kaylea.mcquade@englandnetball.co.uk or 07872407215 to find your nearest session.


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New players are wanted to join the Toton Tornados Football Club why not involve your boy or girl and enjoy watching them play... Toton Tornados Football Club Established in 2012 (FA Charter Standard Club) is an English Youth Football club based in Toton, Nottingham, with teams currently playing in the Young Elizabethan League and has affiliation to Nottinghamshire FA . They play their home games at Bispham Drive Junior School and their soccer school is played on the Manor Park in Toton.  The club was established by the parents and keen volunteers who's aim is to provide an enjoyable and safe environment for the local communities children, to achieve this within the club we have a range of qualifications from FA level 1,  Youth Module 1 & 2 and Futsal. “Our Managers & Coaches have an FA CRB clearance and the clubs safeguarding compliance is monitored by our qualified Welfare officer who is assisted by parent representatives from each team who's priority is not the football but to ensure the child's wellbeing.  In addition to playing football we also have an active social calendar including Halloween and Christmas parties, Curry nights for the adults and we have organised trips to watch England and Forest play. This year we are entering teams into The Filey Tournament at Easter We are looking for players for next season 2014/15 especially players in year 5 now.  We also have various other age groups and we also have sessions for girls football with the aim of having a girls football team entering the league next season. Volunteers are also welcome”.  Please contact us via our www.totontornadosfc.co.uk  or visit our Facebook www.facebook.com/pages/Toton-Tornados-FC 

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Sarah celebrates her 40th Birthday Congratulations Sarah Love Lisa, Craig, Georgia and Owen xx

 





 

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It’s cold, it’s wet and stiff joints are at their worst. Churchcroft Vets want to help with FREE ARTHRITIS CHECKS for dogs and cats. Many, many cats and dogs have arthritis of which their owners are completely unaware. This means that as a consequence these pets are suffering pain that could be prevented Signs that your pet may have arthritis fall under 4 categories:

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1. Mobility issues - difficulty getting up from rest, slow or stiff walking, trouble jumping into the car or getting up the stairs. 2. Temperament issues - getting grumpy when touched on the legs or back, avoiding children or other pets, hiding away 3. Reduced activity levels - spending more time sleeping or resting in one place, not showing interest in exercise, lying down more frequently 4. Grooming changes - licking at joints, not grooming fur well especially over the back Head vet at Churchcroft George explains “A pet with arthritis may only have signs from one of these categories but still be in a lot of pain. It’s always very rewarding when we can relieve that pain and give these poorly pets a better quality of life”. If your dog or cat is showing any of these or similar signs, why not take advantage of Churchcroft Vets’ Arthritis Awareness offer? Until March 1st, the vets at Churchcroft will assess your dog or cat for evidence of arthritis with a free examination. In addition, dogs found to have some signs of arthritis will get a free trial of pain relieving medicine if appropriate. To book a free arthritis check or to discuss if this is appropriate for your pet, call Churchcroft Vets on 0115 922 4855

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THE RIVER - BY PAUL HOBSON 24th February 2014, 7.30PM - 9.30PM Trent Vale Infants School, Trent Road, Beeston Rylands £2 on the door, includes light refreshments About the talk The river is a photo essay exploring the stunning wildlife that lives in, on and around the many rivers in the UK. We will explore from the birth place high on the rain sodden moors, through to the high energy, fledgling river until it matures into the elegant, curvaceous river that meets its final end in one of the many vast, muddy estuaries around our coast. About the speaker Originally from Manchester, Paul came to Sheffield to study a degree in Environmental Science in the late 1970’s where he specialised in wildlife conservation. He trained as a teacher and worked as a lecturer of Environmental Science in Sheffield for 20 years before he became a full time wildlife photographer. Paul has always had a deep passion for wildlife since childhood, A chance conversation led to a session in a hide looking at a Redshank's nest and he was hooked! Paul has been highly commended in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year (2008)

Beeston Wildlife Group - Indoor meetings programme 2013- 2014 March 17th 2014, The Wildlife of Cornwall, Jack Perks March 31st 2014, Around the World in 25 Years, Martin Butler April 28th 2014, Now that's Scilly, Nigel Slater

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Guided Walks programme - venue Attenborough Nature Reserve (Everyone is welcome to attend all events and walks, just turn up!) Mar 1st 2014 Mar 22nd 2014 Apr 19th 2014

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Contact Bill Wheatley 0115 9250208, Nigel Slater 0115 9166518 Stuart Eggerton email beestonwildlifegroup@hotmail.co.uk or visit www.attenboroughnaturecentre.co.uk/activities/beeston-wildlife-group Facebook at: Beeston Wildlife Group Twitter: @BeestonWildlife


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breezegardening It is at last time to begin growing again as the winter starts to wane. Let us take a look at what we can do in the garden... We have covered the subject of growing your own potatos before so why not start some yourself? Children can get involved and this can be rewarding in showing them where those tasty baked potatos come from! Start off with seed potatos (these can be bought from a garden centre or seed supplier). Choose ‘earlies’ which are suitable for planting now. Then place them in old egg boxes or seed boxes with the end with most of the eyes on it (the ‘rose’ end) face up. You leave them like this in a cool but light place such as an unheated room or a porch area but out of direct sunlight if possible. Leave them until small purplish coloured shoots appear of about one inch long. Using either a compost filled bag or your garden soil (you can buy potato sacks which open at the bottom if you prefer) plant the sprouted (this is referred to as chitted) potatos as follows; • Potato bag planting: fill about one third with multipurpose compost then plant two of your seeded potatos, sprouts facing

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upwards, on top and cover with more multipurpose compost to about two thirds full. Then you can add two more seed potatos here and cover up to the top with your compost. Water in and give them a potato feed every other week. Maintain watering to keep the compost moist. You should locate the growing bag in a bright and frost free position. You should have potatos ready to harvest in about ten weeks. You can check in the soil to see how big they are and leave a little longer (around a week or so) if they look too small. • Soil planting: choose a full sun position and ensure the drainage is adequate. Slightly acid soil is preferable but if it isn’t then just add some sulphur to the top of the potato ridge after you have planted (this can be obtained from your garden centre). Dig a four inch deep trench and place your seed potatos in with the sprouts facing upwards. Cover with soil and build up a slight ridge above the trench. You can add some potato fertiliser to the top of the trench to aid growth if you wish. Ideally you

should have dug your soil over back in November or December and added compost then - always something to learn for next year! Planting time is around the end of February and harvesting is about ten weeks after you have planted. Remember: if you plant potatoes in soil it is important not to plant in the same place each year due to pests in the soil - so move your planting area (called rotating the crop) each year, returning to the original only every fourth or fifth year with the potato crop. Container grown potatoes don’t have this issue. Continued...


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breezegardening Quick and easy coldframe Soon it will be time for trying out your starter bedding plants ready for spring and to grow some food crops even - all with the help of a coldframe. We have covered this subject before and looked at construction using wood. However, if you are not feeling up to building anything then a quick, effective and instant cold frame can be had. Simply buy a large and deep clear plastic storage box with a lid. Turn it upside down and leave the lid on the floor as you remove the box, there you have an effective coldframe! Before you laugh just think - this will give both light and insulation to small plants and it does work. You could always try this and then build a better one for next season if you don’t have time right now. You can of course also buy a ready made one if you choose to. We shall be looking at planting bedding plants in forthcoming issues but now is the time to arrange for a shelter to grow seedlings in for early spring. Plant a container grown fruit tree We covered tree planting in our October issue last year and this may be a good time to look at planting out a container grown tree as it will not be so susceptible to frost. To get your tree started in a container then, half fill a large tub with your soil-based potting compost and place the tree on top. Fill the tub in with more soil to the base of the tree and water well. Feed regularly to keep it growing throughout the early spring, summer and beyond. You can try a variety of tree types including fig which can eventually deliver the fresh figs that are a real treat over the dried variety. Your tree can be purchased in either a container or as bare-rooted plants and you should look for well-developed fibrous roots. So, even though we still have some more cold weather to come, don’t think that we can’t start the growing process once again for the year ahead. Get your fingers in the compost and enjoy!

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Get ready for spring! This is a good time to have your have your garden machinery serviced or your favourite old mower restored to its former glory. In winter garden machinery deteriorates considerably. Servicing now ensures efficient working and reliable starting in the Spring with the petrol stabilized to stop its degeneration. Cylinder sharpening is a speciality

CuttingEdgeMowers.com has sourced many now obsolete parts and so can get most machines working properly again. Older machines are robust, often better built and frequently more reliable once serviced as our customers have found. Use our free MOT offer to review its condition. Also DIY and garden tools you need for your next project - get these sharpened. Sharp tools make the jobs easier to achieve a professional result around the house and garden. So give Cutting Edge Mowers a call today to arrange your service

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When asked what she wanted for her Birthday local girl, Jessica from Totonwanted to hold her 11th Birthday Party in aid of Water Aid... This refreshing story shows that youngsters of today aren't all 'takers' but some prefer to give generously. Jessica had told her parents she had everything she really wanted and therefore didn't want Birthday gifts but instead wanted to do something for her nominated charity Water Aid. So Jessica with the help of her mum Claire and dad Barry organised her Charity Birthday Party. Water Aid volunteer of 25 years Jackie Willems was booked.  Raddison Blu Hotel East Midlands Airport kindly donated the use of one of their functions rooms, local Magician Duncan William reduced his fee and was booked, donations for raffle prizes came from Nestle, McDonalds, The Village Hotel to name but a few.

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Jessica invited her many friends from year 6 at Bispham Drive Junior School Toton. She provided them with a water bottle each, inviting them once they'd drank the water, to fill the bottle with loose change and bring it along to her party. At the party the children were given a talk about Water Aid's valuable work and were shown a film about how donations help people around the world gain access to safe drinking water and healthy sanitation. Interactive games were played with the children having to carry full buckets of water around the room to emulate what children of their age in Africa have to do when bringing water back to their village. This can sometimes take up to 5 hours a day! This was a fantastic idea from Jessica, highlighting the plight of people in poorer countries than ours. At the same time providing an educational and wonderfully enjoyable party for her friends who all agreed Jessica was the heroine of the day and her friends have raised lots of money for Water Aid. A total of £508.79 was raised - well done Jessica and her friends! www.wateraid.org/uk

ABOUT WATER AID WaterAid's history stretches back to 1981, when on 21 July they were officially established as a charitable trust. In the last thirty years, they have gone from strength to strength to become one of the most respected organisations dealing solely with water, sanitation and hygiene issues. Your money and support has also helped them to influence policy and practice to ensure that the vital role of water, hygiene and sanitation in reducing poverty is recognised globally. For more information visit http://www.wateraid.org


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Due to huge advances in materials and technology your denture can allow you to look and feel better without anyone knowing why. Sunshine Denture Denturist (Clinical Dental Technician), Roderick Patterson uses his experience and knowledge to select and arrange teeth in a manner that creates a warm and natural smile. Well fitting dentures can also help you lose the sunken look and wrinkles around your lower face and mouth – a reason to smile more often. Whilst not all dentures wearers can eat everything they like, well fitting dentures reduce restrictions to your diet and improves confidence. Chewing more thoroughly can help with improved digestion and encourage you to eat a more varied and balanced diet, which should improve your overall health. Speaking properly depends on interactions involving your tongue, teeth, lips, cheeks and roof of your mouth. This is why a well fitting denture is essential as it allows all of the five components to work together properly allowing you to speak with confidence. All dentures are made to fit the original shape of you oral anatomy. If your denture is loose, you suffer from slurred speech or you have ongoing pain or sore spots you may need a reline or a new denture. At Sunshine Denture we will ensure you are given the time to discuss in depth your concerns and wishes. Even if your denture fits perfectly you should still visit a dental professional for a regular oral check up. In addition to checking your denture we will look for any abnormal signs, examine your gum ridges and tongue. “At Sunshine Denture we are patient focused and will be happy to answer questions and address any problems you may have”. For a FREE CONSULTATION with our award winning Denturist please call 0115 973 3591

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Stylistic Upholstery have been resident now in Chilwell for nearly twenty five years. That’s a long time for a small upholstery business don't you think? What is the secret to their long lived success?...

tion breeze promo Maybe it's the family connection that keeps things on an even keel, maybe it's the attention to detail and pride in what they undertake. It certainly keeps customers coming back to get things done and sometimes looking upon them like ‘old family’. Covering all aspects of the trade with the emphasis on re-upholstery, their waiting list seems to be getting longer! The recently introduced fast cushion replacement service continues to gather pace and seems to have been an instant hit. The boys appreciate that not everyone wants a re-upholstery job doing but seat cushions can make an instant difference to slightly tired suite. All the work is done in-house and no compromises are made. Sourcing fabrics from proven suppliers, all the tailored work and pattern-matching is done by hand in the traditional manner. Adhering to these ideals at all times, they feel the end result justifies this approach. They offer this service to the discerning customer who seeks a truly professional finished product of which they can be proud for many years to come.

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ANNE is also a REGISTERED HYPNOTHERAPIST. HPD MNSHP. Member of the NATIONAL SOCIETY OF HYPNOSIS AND PSYCHOTHERAPY with many years of experience. For a free consultation in the strictest confidence Contact Anne on 01159731440 Mobile 07845405835

ARIES By fulfilling one ambition of yours you mark the beginning of a new chapter in your life. Remaining loyal to friends can be difficult especially when they distance themselves from you with you having no idea why. The reason comes to light and all turns out well in the end. With personal and financial gains on the way, a good month.

CANCER Setting standards for others to follow may prove difficult for those close. However, you manage to find a way of helping and making life easier all round. You enjoy catching up with family and friends as well as providing some support to one person. Watch the pennies. Catching up financially may be difficult end of the month.

LIBRA Teamwork goes a long way when needing some kind of support. With the energy and drive to go with it much travelling might well be done to bring in financial gain. Teaching and giving time for others gives satisfaction. Bringing two people closer together releases some emotion. Promises made to friends may well be kept.

TAURUS Taking advice from someone you love does the trick when family matters get in the way of success. Getting on with life in general makes others see you mean business. Catching up with important paperwork brings peace of mind bringing to an end a hectic few days. Following your heart you cant go wrong when confusion sets in.

LEO Discovering you cant please everybody takes its toll. Sorting out what is important to you and what can wait during this month helps in removing any pressure felt of late. Love and romance certainly has its moments with memories kept forever. Financial gain likely with hard work and a will to succeed pays off. Exciting moments.

SCORPIO Your making sure 2014 is going to be a good year in more ways than one. Finding that balance to keep you on form becomes a little difficult at times. It’s a case of not what you know but whom you know that gets you on the ladder of success. Younger members of the family occupy any spare time you have with treats on the way.

VIRGO Romance does get a look in at some stage, for this month proves to become one of the busiest yet. But first your happy to make sure all is well with someone dear. Standing your ground you prove to others your no pushover when it comes to protecting what is yours. Dividing your time drains you but not for long you soon put back energy loss.

SAGITTARIUS Romance blossoms, especially for those who are single. Insecurities vanish when in the company of charismatic people, who, give you the confidence to achieve your ambitions. Making certain arrangements makes life easier with no regrets when looking back. With a positive attitude you change what needs to be changed in life.

GEMINI Making changes in one area of your life brings harmony between loved ones. Much thought goes into parting with some cash, leaving you wondering if you have done the right thing. Making sure all is up to date your happy when given time out to unwind. Your surprised when invitations come your way, which you feel, you can’t refuse.

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CAPRICORN Pleased as punch you succeed in gaining some recognition you so rightly deserve. Not always in agreement with partners you find a way of solving a problem left by others with an understanding that the problem is not yours to solve. You gently give advice and pull away. Changing colour schemes and catching up on odd jobs very likely. AQUARIUS February brings a sigh of relief for many with ongoing problems and concerns being dealt with. Learning new skills and moving in an unknown area becomes not only challenging, but also, rewarding with good prospects. Being treated to something special has its moments. Make sure you take your door keys and not lock yourself out. PISCES Finding answers out to questions asked brings relief and long -term commitment. More contented and feeling positive ideas for the future take hold. Energized and raring to go you prove to someone just how special you are. Finishing the odd unfinished job around the home is sorted and probably the colour schemes too.


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tion breeze promo Meet Chess Hair and Beauty’s newest stylist... “Hi I am Claire, I am very excited to be joining the team at Chess Hair and Beauty. I have nine years experience within the hairdressing industry, with continuing colour training throughout my years in a salon. I like to experiment with both classic and modern hairstyles and continuously follow the latest fashion trends to stay current. I love to transform dull and lifeless hair into beautiful styles with lots of texture and shape to flatter facial features and skin tone. Hair up is a fabulous way to express your personality whether you prefer an elegant style for a wedding/prom or something funky for an evening out. We can discuss and personalise a style that will suit your individual taste and outfit!” Contact Claire at Chess Hair and Beauty to take advantage of Claire's introductory cut and finish offer. (£15 for wash cut and finish, saving £10) Chess Hair & Beauty 144 Wollaton Road, Beeston NG9 2PE Telephone 0115 925 7500

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The Eastwood Funeral Partnership is an Independent Family business which can trace its origins back to 1867. Over the years the business has changed and grown, and now comprises four funeral homes serving a wide area from premises in Eastwood, Kimberley, Stapleford and Heanor. Each funeral home is distinctive, and the funeral directors who work at them have between them almost 100 years of experience of serving their local communities. The business has retained its family roots –Barry and Elaine Hutsby and their daughters Joanne and Alison work together in the business, alongside Anthony Topley, who began his career in the funeral profession working with his father-in-law Jack Gillott at Gillotts Funeral Service in Heanor. When Jack retired the two businesses merged, and the Gillotts name has since been extended to the partnership’s Stapleford funeral home. The partners believe passionately in providing the best for the families they serve - probably best represented by their funeral vehicles - a fleet of gleaming black Jaguars purchased in 2013 which represent an investment of over £350,000. “ It doesn’t matter who you are” explains Anthony Topley “when you’re planning the funeral of someone you love, you want the best for them. That’s why we have invested in what we consider to be the best fleet available - dignified, modern, practical and reliable.” Gillotts Funeral Service 136 Derby Road, Stapleford NG9 7AY Tel: 0115 949 1534

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Each month we feature what’s on in your area and bring you up to date with the latest achievements and events of local people and groups. Why not send us your information - if you are a non-profit making organisation and you or your group have achieved something you’d like to share with our thousands of readers in our area or you’d like to let readers know about an event your group is holding, then send your information, IT’S FREE to:

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ARCADE PLAYERS OFFER A RAY OF WINTER SUNSHINE Following their completely sold out production of “Volunteers” in November, the well known drama group Arcade Players are busy rehearsing their next hilarious production. “Caught in the net” is a farce by Ray Cooney, and the sequel to “Run for your Wife.” For the taxi driving bigamist John, time has moved on, and now has a teenage boy by one wife and girl by the other. The kids having met on the internet are so surprised just how much they have in common, that they decide to meet in person. When it dawns on John what is about to happen, he creates havoc trying to keep them apart. Stanley, his friend and lodger, might just help, but he has problems of his own when his rather decrepit and bemused father turns up at the house, convinced he has just arrived at his seaside holiday hotel. The situation gets even more out of hand as John tries to juggle the truth, and it’s only the twist at the end that brings some sort of sanity to this convoluted story. A classic farce written by the master of comedy, combined with the skills of the Arcade Players, will leave you out of breath, aching with laughing, and wanting more. Most definitely not to be missed ! “Caught in the Net” will be performed at the Duchess Theatre, Long Eaton on February 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th at 7.30pm nightly. Tickets still priced at £6 (concession on Wed. and Thurs) are available by : E-mail arcadeplayers@hotmail.co.uk Call the ticket phone 07503 329277 or in person from the Duchess Theatre each Saturday. www. arcadeplayers.co.uk

VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY NEEDED Parents & Grandparents urgently needed to visit and befriend families with children who are going through a difficult time. Could you give 3 hours a week to befriend a family like ‘Anne’? If you want to make a difference, come and join our friendly course. ‘ANNE’ is a young single mum, she has 1 small child with a disability, little help from her family and feels overwhelmed, exhausted and lonely New Course Starts: Tuesday 25th February – Tuesday 1st April 2014 (6 Sessions) 9.30am – 2.30pm. Home-Start Erewash 6 Heanor Road, Ilkeston, Derbys. DE7 8DX Interviews will take place on 17th and 18th February at the above address. Please contact us for an application form. Volunteering for Home-Start is a positive and rewarding experience giving you the opportunity to gain friends, learn new skills, gain confidence, and most importantly make a difference. Travel arrangements can be discussed and all expenses are paid. We welcome applications from parents of all ages, backgrounds and cultures. Enhanced disclosure and barring checks are undertaken Contact: Tina on 0115 930 4640 Email: homestarterewash@supanet.com

CELEBRATING COMMUNITY BEESTON U3A MARCH OPEN MEETING Thursday 6 March 2014 at 10.00am at Chilwell Road Methodist Church, Beeston. Go along and hear Daryl Garton’s talk: Ice Age Journey. A community archaeology project. Find out about Beeston U3A and the Interest Group that are available to members. Free to members. £2 for prospective members. See www.beestonu3a.org.uk for full details. Email: beestonu3a@hotmail.co.uk if you have a specific question.

The Broxtowe Community Celebration Group was formed in 2004 to bring together people from the many different cultures and communities living in the Borough of Broxtowe. Carousel A free Community Celebration has been held in Beeston every July since 2005 and Singers Coffee has become an eagerly-awaited event in the local calendar, now attracting over Morning 1000 visitors of all ages for a day of music, arts and crafts, sports and food from around the world. Come and enjoy coffee and 2014 will be the 10th Community Celebration and plans are afoot to make this cake and browse the stalls at event even bigger and better. Two smaller Taste of Culture events will also our coffee morning! take place during the year to highlight the work of the Group and to It takes place on Saturday encourage new people to get involved to perform, provide activities, share February 22nd information and cultural experiences. from 10.00am At the end of the year, the Group will again host a Season of Lights Festival at Grangewood Methodist Church preceding the Switch-On of the Christmas Lights in Beeston. This popular event also attracts a large number of people to learn about winter festivals (Grangewood Road Wollaton) We are raising money for from around the world, through music, crafts and food. “We would like to encourage more people to be involved with the Group – to Cancer Research - it would be lovely to see you share experiences of different cultures, to help plan and run the event and to learn more about customs and festivals from around the world”. there If you would like to know more about the Group or to be involved in any of the forthcoming events, please contact Sajada Akbar – sajada.akbar@broxtowe.gov.uk or 0115 9173712.

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NOTTINGHAM ORGAN SOCIETY present an evening of music to suit all tastes, played by some of the best professional organ and keyboard players in the Country. Why not go along to the newly re-furbished Bonington theatre, Arnold, Nottingham, on the first Monday in the month at 7.30.p.m. Tickets available from the box office £5.50. members, £6.50. non members. Free car park adjacent to the   theatre after 6.30.p.m.   Licensed Bar.   Phone:   0115 967 0114 to book your tickets.


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Towards the end of another busy year, Colin Pursglove, Chair of Bestwood MVC was delighted to hand over two cheques of £450 each to Macmillan Cancer Support Group and Treetops Hospice at a concert at Our Lady of Assumption Church in Beeston last November. Pictured in the photograph along with Colin from left to right are Janet Sanders, Charity Co-ordinator of Nightingale Macmillan Unit, John Griffiths, Patron of Treetops Hospice and Carol Rigley, Linda Gourley and Carol Harrison from the Imari Ladies Chorus. The funds had been raised at a joint concert with the Imari Ladies Chorus in September 2013 at The Chatsworth Theatre, Long Eaton.

CHILWELL WOMEN'S INSTITUTE Meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. Christ Church Hall, Limegrove Avenue, Chilwell. “We enjoy interesting speakers on a wide range of topics. We are a friendly group and welcome new members. Our next meeting is on Wednesday 12th February 2014, when our speaker will be John Whitfield, on the subject of Nottingham's Famous Edwardians. So join us, refreshments will be served Ring 0115 972 4107 for more information”

WEST HALLAM DRAMA GROUP Are appealing for new members – male or female – primarily in the 20 - 40 age bracket, to go and join the Group. “We are hoping to increase our numbers to between 12 & 15 as a minimum, which would give us a broad range of members to consider for acting roles; and subsequently provide a wider scope in terms of finding a play to suit our audience’s preference for comedy/farce/comedy-thrillers, to present later on this year. We need to recruit these new members in the next three or four months if we are to be in a position to mount a production by the end of the year. SO, WE URGE YOU, IF YOU ARE A BUDDING THESPIAN, HAVE ALWAYS FANCIED A BIT OF ACTING, OR WOULD LIKE TO BUILD THE STAGE SET TO END ALL STAGE SETS, THEN GIVE US A CALL! You can call 07817 432810 or 07968 387126 after 6.00pm any weekday evening – and a Group member will be delighted to hear from you. What are you waiting for? A happy, social atmosphere in the pursuit of entertainment awaits you.

NOTTINGHAM AND DISTRICT PRE-RETIREMENT COUNCIL The next Pre-Retirement Course takes place at Beeston Town Hall on 24th, 25h, 26th February and anyone who wishes to attend will need to book in advance by telephoning Phil on 0115 922 3824.  People should be within three years of retirement and as the course takes place during the day, they will need to get their employer to complete a Booking Form which can be found on our website. www.ndprc.org.uk There are many important changes in legislation which will affect retirement dates/ages and full details will be explained on the courses.  This will be particularly pertinent in relation to the Flat Rate State Pension which will start in April 2016.  Each delegate will have a 1:1 with the speakers during the course and resource material plus a 3 course buffet lunch will be provided.  The Nottingham PreRetirement is based on the High Road in Beeston and is a partner with the Pensions Service (Department for Work and Pensions) and any future new legislation will be explained in full during the course. Courses are held each month and a charge is made to cover the room hire, admin costs and refreshments.

THE KEL ELLIOTT BAND APPEARING LIVE & LOCAL IN LONG EATON! St John’s Church is delighted to bring acclaimed musician and singer Kel Elliott to play in Long Eaton. Smart and sassy Kel plays double bass and sings with a rich, velvet voice. She fronts an energetic band that performs a mix of selfpenned songs and covers, with bluesy melodies and infectious jazz grooves. The Musicians’ Union describes Kel as “a star in the making”.

INNER WHEEL CLUB OF BEESTON Members of the Inner Wheel Club of Beeston recently held their annual Inner Wheel Day to celebrate the foundation of the organisation in 1924. Fellowship together was enjoyed and work done to collate joy bags, cut stamps, knit squares for blankets and generally gather items to be sent overseas for people in need. “Our District Overseas Organiser Barbara Marshall of Chesterfield was present, along with friends of Inner Wheel who generously knit for the Club the whole year round. Lunch was enjoyed together - it was a most successful day. Recently to mark the 90 years of Inner Wheel, Club President Judith Birkby and members gathered in Beeston Square to give toys for the children at the Women’s Refuge”.

The band appear at St John’s Church Hall on Saturday 1st March at 7.30p.m. Tickets are available from the church office (0115 946 4641 or stjohnle@btconnect.com), Anderson’s Fine Foods (Long Eaton & Breaston) and Jas Heaps (Long Eaton).

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helping hands Most of us want to live independently in our own homes for as long as possible, but as we get older we may need some support and assistance. 80% of older people say a helping hand at home improves their quality of life.

A recent survey by Age UK Notts shows that people who have help at home with everyday tasks such as cleaning, shopping and laundry feel their quality of life has been improved. The charity found that by offering a helping hand they enabled people to spend more time with their loved ones and doing things that enjoy. Equally many older people find they are no longer able to complete these tasks to the best of their ability. With this in mind, the charity has launched a Home Help service to offer relief to older people who need a little help around the house. For an hourly charge a Home Help can assist with everyday tasks including cleaning, shopping, laundry, ironing, light meal preparation and carers’ sitting. Just like thousands of people throughout the country, Robert is the sole carer for his spouse. He and his wife, Mary, have been married for over seventy years, thirty years of which Robert has been caring for her full time. Robert’s caring responsibilities mean that he doesn’t have the capacity to do everyday jobs such as cleaning and shopping. His limited time to complete routine tasks started to have a negative impact on their quality of life. Following a recommendation from a friend, Robert decided to get in touch with the cleaning and shopping services of Age UK Notts. Robert and Mary are now visited a couple of times a week by a Home Help who assists them to clean their house and do their shopping. Robert is now able to spend more time caring for and being with Mary and less time worrying about everyday tasks. Robert and Mary not only personally benefited but their custom has also had a wider positive impact as any surplus from the Home Help service go towards helping vulnerable older people in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. For more information, please call our Home Support team on 0115 952 5331 or 01623 488 218.

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Breeze Magazine - February 2014