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Welcome to the July/August issue Summer loving, having a blast? It’s that time of year again to make the most of those long days and the wealth of events and attractions on offer at every turn. Made has collated some of the most intriguing and exciting destinations throughout North Notts, and it’s all going to happen so fast.

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Made has embraced the opportunity to meet some amazing people in our region, including Ingrid Pears MBE, creator of exquisite and beautiful pieces of sculptural glass art, one of which adorns our front cover. We catch up with Erin McDaid who provides Made with the latest updates for the Notts Wildlife Trust in the Sherwood area. In our health section we find a little help relaxing with Peter Rixham, Retford Sports Massage, for some sunshine, sea and a stress free summer, along with Nicola Hunt, specialist neurological physiotherapist and coach, who tells us about the importance of a good night's sleep. Ronnie Harris, VJH Marketing, is on hand to help out your business marketing too. With the Robin Hood festival being a huge part of the event calendar for Sherwood, we catch up with the man himself. In our food section food demonstrator and home economist, Teresa Bovey, shows us what to throw on the BBQ this summer for perfect outdoor dining. We also meet Rachel Petheram, experienced grower, florist and tutor at The School of Artisan Food, who offers courses on the perfect petals to add to your dishes and the flowers that will make your appetite flourish. Sally Outram explores a circular route along the valleys, waterways and hills around Gringley On The Hill, Wiseton and Clayworth. For something a little further afield, Sharon and Kerrie Clayson from The Travel Diamond inspire us with some Great Escapes of their own. As the North Notts Food & Drink Awards draw ever nearer this October, we meet the judges and have a sneak preview of some of the entertainment for the evening; needless to say it is going to be an exciting evening all around. "Tell me more, tell me more…” I hear you say. Well, delve into the pages of our summer edition and find something that tickles your fancy, find your summer dreams.

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News & Events

Health

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The Local Roundup

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A Stress Free Summer

The latest news from across the

Can a massage really help you relax?

The Great Summer Escape

Massage.

region.

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The Land Of Nod...

and August.

Nicola Hunt, Specialist Neurological

about the importance of a good

Features Raising The Glass Made meets Ingrid Pears at her

studio in Thoresby where she creates

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fashion pages in this issue.

Visitors to Clumber have been given

Food & Drink

replica tank that gives a fascinating

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insight into the park’s past.

Home & Garden advises how we can make our

awards.

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flowers to add to your dishes!

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throw on the BBQ this summer for perfect outdoor dining!

Glorious Green

Bathrooms in Bawtry, inspires us with her colour of the moment, green.

Travel & Leisure 78

An Understanding Audience Ronnie Harris, VJH Marketing, tells

us how to keep it clear and simple to get your message across.

Valleys & Waterways Explore Gringley On The Hill,

Wiseton and Clayworth, on a

Business 56

BBQ Bliss Teresa Bovey, shows us what to

sustainable for wildlife.

of Meliora Kitchens, Bedrooms &

Floral & Flavoursome Rachel Petheram discusses perfect

gardens more enjoyable, diverse and

In this issue Kelly Roden, owner

North Notts Food & Drink Awards More about our regional food

Butterflies & Bees Sarah Murch, at Ellicar Gardens,

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Fashion Updates

Nellie Arrives At Clumber the chance to see a newly-built

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night's sleep.

Wild and floral prints influence our

sculptural glass art.

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Physiotherapist and Coach, tells us

Fashion & Beauty

exquisite and beautiful pieces of

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By Peter Rixham, Retford Sports

Inspiration for your summer days

out, including all the events for July

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circular route with travel writer and photojournalist Sally Outram.

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Notts People We meet Ade Andrews,

Nottinghamshire's very own Robin Hood.


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The local roundup

Notts County Show There was plenty on show to entertain visitors once more at this year’s Nottinghamshire County Show, Newark Showground. The best cattle, sheep, goats and pigs were showcased at the event, alongside equine events, including majestic ‘heavies’ and first-class showjumping. There were plenty of fascinating demonstrations of heritage crafts to see as well as plenty of characters mingling with the crowds to entertain.

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New Projects Funded

Community schemes set to benefit from more than £95,000 in County Council funding Nottinghamshire Council’s

Local

County

Improve-

ment Scheme will be sharing £350,000 of investment between 80 voluntary organi-

sations, community groups, parish councils and charities across the county, including 20

schemes in Bassetlaw worth £95,090.

County Councillors gave the

projects include:

• Two new gateway signs at

Scrooby - to help further celebrate its strong pilgrim links (£3,300) as well

as £1,000 towards display panels at St Wilfrid’s Church in the village

• St Peter & St Pauls Church, Sturton le Steeple, near Retford, to buy information

signs (£1,302)

go ahead to the funding for 80

• North Notts Artisan and

munities and Place Committee

Retford plan to create an in-

schemes at the latest Commeeting.

To help mark next year’s 400th anniversary of the sailing of

Tourist Information centre in teractive display, including commissioning a local artist

to help celebrate the Mayflower 400 story (£3,525)

ments to sports clubs are also

The

funding awards which seek to

and objectives which include

included in a mix of capital

make a difference in their local community. Committee

Vice-Chairman,

Councillor John Handley, said: “This funding scheme is a great example of how Nottinghamshire County Council is helping local communities to help

themselves. “Successful bids include 11 new village gateway

to showcase their history.”

a new Mayflower-inspired

that this latest round of funding

Scrooby, where the leaders of

the Pilgrims and many of their followers who set sail on that

voyage originated from. Other Mayflower

Pilgrims

themed

garden at Newark Museum (£1,300).

New gateway signs, building

refurbishments and improve-

great place to live, work, visit

and relax; helping people to help themselves through encouraging

volunteering

and

community involvement and encouraging

the

protection

and development of the local environment and heritage.

support for organisations to

include new gateway signs at

War Centre are set to create

to make Nottinghamshire a

sense of identity – and a chance

Council leader, Councillor Kay

projects

supporting local communities

The county council says it is

communities even more of a

• Friends of National Civil

successful

Improvement

signs which will help give these

the Mayflower to the United States,

Local

Scheme has a number of aims

Cutts added: “I’m delighted

will help celebrate Nottingham-

able to provide free help and

consider the implications of the funding decision – this support may include free advice on alternative sources of funding.

shire's little-known but incred-

To find out more about this ser-

tion of the modern day United

nities team:

ibly important role in the creaStates of America.

vice, please email the Commucvs.team@nottscc.gov.u

Mayflower Pilgrims Exhibition Grand Opening The new Mayflower Pilgrims

for two Thursdays each month,

United Reform Church’s May-

be open on the first and third

Exhibition at the Gainsborough flower Hub has been officially West Lindsey District Council's former Chairman Pat Mewi, officially opened the exhibition. National dance project, ‘The Imagination Museum’ performed.

opened following a special ceremony. Designed

and

created

by

graphic design company Createinn, Made’s parent company, the exhibition is an informative display of the local

history of the church’s Sepa-

ratist ancestors, who played an important role in the Mayflower

Pilgrim's voyage in 1620. The exhibition is open to the public

including July, when it will Thursdays.

Susan Bee, church secretary, said the exhibition was cre-

ated to give people information

on the area’s connection with the Mayflower Pilgrims. “A lot of people might not know we

have a strong connection with

the Mayflower Pilgrims in this

area of Lincolnshire, and the new exhibition provides people with the history of this connection and shows their journey.”

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North Notts Literary Festival Bassetlaw District Council has announced that the annual Short Story Competition will this year grow into three writing competitions and a three-day literary festival. This year marks an exciting

evidence of a North Notts con-

author Sally Outram, North

Cllr Jo White, Deputy Leader,

the Bassetlaw Short Story

criteria. All submissions must

Carney-Marsh, publisher An-

of the Short Story Competition

evolution in what was formerly Competition.

Renamed

the

‘North Notts Writing Competition’ (NNWC), it is bigger and better than ever, with more

nection as part of their scoring

be previously unpublished and

entries can be made until the closing date, 31 July.

categories and more prizes.

To complement the writing

story, poetry and a children’s

first North Notts Literary Fes-

The three categories (short category) afford an opportunity for genres of writers and

poets to be involved. The cash prizes range from £25 to £300 for first prize.

The 2019 theme is ‘Chesterfield Canal and North Notts In-

dustrial Heritage’ for the Short Story and Poetry categories. For the Children’s category, the theme is ‘Inventions’ and submissions are welcome from

anywhere in the UK provided entries have a link to this year’s

theme. Judges will look for

Notts Literary Ambassador Liz gela Meads and the fabulous

Talegate Theatre Productions, to name just a few of the people taking part.

said: “Following the success over the last three years, we really felt it was time to raise our

ambitions and put North Notts on the literary map.

competition, 2019 sees the

The festival not only show-

“I hope the theme of Chester-

tival presented by Bassetlaw

ary community, the council

Industrial Heritage will inspire

District Council, North Notts Business Improvement District and Barristers Book Chamber. From 13-14 Sept 2019, the festival will play host to Notting-

hamshire’s top writing talent including International best-

selling crime author Stephen Booth, BAFTA award wining

writer and TV producer Henry

Normal (The Royal Family, Gavin and Stacey, Red Dwarf), writer

and

historian

Emily

Brand, powerhouse poet Paul Cookson, photojournalist and

cases the talent of the liter-

is pleased to be working in partnership with some of Retford’s foremost literary related

businesses and organisations including

Inspire

Libraries,

Bookworm, The Time Machine, Kenny Roach Designs,

The Herbalist, The Hub and

field Canal and North Notts

the imagination of budding authors; from the romance of steering a canal boar and walking beautiful towpaths to capturing the raw history of mining,

or power stations, the theme offers such a broad spectrum.”

others. From performances,

For more information on the

guided literary walks, posh

go to www.nnlf.org.uk. or fol-

to workshops, book signings, picnics, fancy dress and more, this community literary festival

promises to have something for everyone.

competition and the festival

low on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @nnlitfest for the latest updates of festival appearances and events.

Results For Porsche The Porsche Classic Restoracing Championship 2019 – the race season so far. Porsche Centre Nottingham

2019 returned at Donington

Round Two – Brands Hatch Grand Prix

spite the difficult conditions,

ley White would be joining

Park. Porsche-trained Technician Ashley White got behind

the wheel of the Le Mans GTP

On 4 May, Porsche Centre

and finished both races in

924 Boxster 986 and placed

Nottingham’s

Team headed down to Brands

recently

announced

Ash-

Wayne Minogue in racing their restored 986 Boxster. The 2019 season is now well

underway with two races already taking place.

Race One – Donington Park On 20 April the Porsche Classic Restoracing Championship

10th in qualification. Due to technical difficulties with the

Boxster he was unable to finish. However in the second

race, Ashley started in 10th position and quickly made up

time and finished in 4th place. Left: Ashley White. This image: The Porsche at Brands Hatch Right: Wayne Minogue and Ashley White.

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Restoracing

Hatch for the second round of the Porsche Classic Restoracing Championship 2019. It was

Wayne had a fantastic day third position.

The 2019 season continues at Brands Hatch on 7 July.

their Porsche Gold Technician

To find out more about the

on the other teams for his first

races, please visit: www.por-

Wayne Minogue’s turn to take race of the 2019 season. De-

restoration process and future schenottingham.co.uk

Wayne commented "I’m a very happy man right now and can’t believe we achieved such a good result. I wouldn’t have been able to do it without the help of the whole team. This result has showed us what can happen when we put our all into the Championship, and we look forward to the rest of the season."


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A Wyse Choice Bassetlaw Museum is giving visitors the chance to see the collection of items that once belonged to a well-known Retford entrepreneur.

Hospice Fundraiser Bassetlaw Hospice held a successful fundraising event in May at Ye Olde Bell, Barnby Moor. The event included the guest speaker, Meridith Towne,

The Wyse Collection is made up of an array of wonderful precious por-

celain, delicate glassware, artworks and various oddities that once

belonged to Lewis George Wyse (1867-1955).

Mr Wyse was an unusual and dis-

Some interesting objects that are part of the exhibition include embroidered

falconry hoods, a beautiful yellow silk

Europe during the ‘porcelain fever’ and 17th century furniture.

racing enthusiast, skilful gardener,

item. For example, the 1824 halberd,

member of the Volunteer Cycle Corps in the 1880s. As well as be-

ing an entrepreneur and a cycling champion he was also an avid collector of antiques. He left his treasures, lovingly gathered over 60

where Mr Wyse kept each object and

handcuffs, 17th century breast plates

and a ‘flexible life preserver’ (a short, weighted club intended for self-de-

fense), were all originally kept in the entrance hall at his home on Bridgegate in Retford.

years, to the Corporation of East

The exhibition runs until mid-Sep-

a museum in Retford.

www.bassetlawmuseum.org.uk

Retford to create the foundation for

for the ladies who attended.

white Chinese porcelain imported to

Interestingly, the museum knows

Special Police Constable and a

er Peter Rixham was on hand for a little pampering

corset made aound 1790, blue and

tinctive character; a talented musician, keen ballroom dancer, horse

dressmaker and costume historian. Our guest writ-

tember, for details visit:

Museum of the Horse Visitors to the Museum of the Horse in Tuxford can currently see a special exhibition entitled ‘A Brief History of the Side Saddle’. The exhibition includes interesting and unusual sidesaddles, habits, bridles, safety stirrups, whips and other accoutrements from the 1840s to the present day. www.horsemuseum.co.uk

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Top: The L.G. Wyse Bridgegate, Retford, shop front taken in 1914. Above left: One of the L.G. Wyse advertisements. Above right: Part of the current exhibition. Imagery courtesy of Bassetlaw Museum.


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Building Up To The Mayflower 400 Anniversary By Dr Anna Scott, Heritage Consultant & Chair of the Pilgrim Roots partnership. For this edition, we have updates from ongoing activities related to Pilgrims’ heritage in our area.

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Bassetlaw

the first English Baptists with whom the

Gallery, due to formally open in September

associated at its start – and with whom

ork

is

ongoing

at

Museum with the new Pilgrims

2019, thanks to National Lottery Heritage

Funding. Sites across the Pilgrims Trail are

working with Bassetlaw District Council’s

project team to create new interpretation

they at first fled to the Netherlands, according to Adrian Gray from Bassetlaw Christian Heritage:

panels. The new-look Pilgrim Roots

“Nottinghamshire’s

more content added regularly.

of this new Church, supported by John

website has now been revealed, with

Performances from multi award-winning choreographer Katie Green come to

Retford in August. Dance performance The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 tells the story of passengers on the Mayflower

when it made its historic journey from England to America in 1620, many of whom

came from this area. Three tour guide characters lead you on a journey through history, using movement, text and music

to explore what it was really like for those passengers, their determination, and the extraordinary things it made them do.

Choreographer Katie Green says: “We’re really pleased to be returning to the Pilgrim

Roots area after successful performances in Gainsborough earlier in the year.

What people have enjoyed about the work

so far is the way it provides an introduction to the story of the Mayflower, and the stories of individuals on board and what

it must have been like for them, to leave

John

Smyth

and

Thomas Helwys were the first leaders Murton of Gainsborough. Their view that

all religious groups should be able to practice their beliefs free from government and no less important now – these men

can be seen as founders of liberty and influencing the American First Amendment.

This is increasingly attracting American academics and church leaders, keen to

find out about their own Baptist history roots. Recent visitors have included Dr

Larry Kreitzer, author of a book on Thomas Helwys and lecturer at Oxford University.” In other updates:

• A group of ‘Pilgrim Embroiderers’ are creating specially designed pieces Nottinghamshire.

• T he North Notts and Lincolnshire Community a

Pilgrims’

Rail

Partnership

promotional

held

event

at

London’s King’s Cross Station, with other events being planned in Lincoln, Sheffield, Leeds and York.

“People who have seen the work so far

• Plans are developing for 2019 and

this personal perspective on the story,

Hub in Retford, is developing a series of Pilgrim paintings.

2020’s November Pilgrims Festival.

and have shared with us their own stories

See The Imagination Museum: Mayflower

on significant journeys in their lives.”

Museum,

about what they have taken when travelling

With all the focus on 2020’s Mayflower

anniversary, local efforts are also being made to develop sites and trails linked to

Dr Larry Kreitzer on tour with Bassetlaw Christian Heritage.

depicting the Pilgrim Churches from

• Local artist John Harris, based at The

have described feeling very moved by

The North Notts and Lincolnshire promotional rail event at King's Cross.

persecution was revolutionary in its day

everything behind and embark on a dangerous journey.”

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‘Mayflower’ congregation was closely

400 on Saturday 31 August at Bassetlaw 40

Grove

Street,

Retford,

DN22 6LD – 40 minute performances

throughout the day, suitable for all ages, free (donations welcome).

www.imaginationmuseum.co.uk

The Imagination Museum. Image courtesy of Owen Benson.

Pilgrim Roots To find out more about Pilgrims Roots news and events visit: www.pilgrimroots.org www.mayflower400uk.org www.bassetlawchristianheritage.com


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Going 'Vert'

Celebrating Volounteers

Vert Zero Waste shop is now open in Retford, on

More than 120 volunteers attended a celebration event at Newark Castle as a special thank you in recognition of the work they do across the district.

New Street. Emma Routen and Lou-Anne Austin, collaborated on the project, inspiring locals to go green in the first shop of its kind in the area. Items available are unpackaged and plastic free. The pair also plan to extend the food range to household and beauty products, which will be cruelty free. For details find Vert on Facebook @vertzerowaste Emma and Lou-Anne, owners of The Yew Tree Herbal Clinic and Boheme Salon, in their new zero waste shop, Vert.

The first week in June was National Vol-

should be recognised and the event is our

unteers’ Week, it provided an ideal op-

small way of saying thank you on behalf

portunity for the vice chairman of Newark

of all those that benefit from their efforts.”

and Sherwood District Council, Councillor Penny Rainbow, to express gratitude on

Those who attended included volunteers

behalf of the community for the fantastic

from the district council’s Severe Weather

contribution volunteers make across the

Emergency Shelter, Newark Food Bank,

district. An event, on 2 June was organ-

Beaumond House, Reach Learning Dis-

ised by Newark and Sherwood Commu-

ability, Age UK, Home Start, Citizens

nity Network, a partnership between the

Advice, Newark Live at Home, Friends of

district council, Newark and Sherwood

Sconce and Devon Park, Collingham’s

CVS and voluntary sector organisations.

Men in Sheds, Edwinstowe United and

Council vice chairman, Penny Rainbow,

Rainworth Village Hall.

said: “Volunteers Week reminds us of the fantastic contribution that volunteers

In addition, Newark and Sherwood Com-

make to our community so selflessly.

munity Network organised a volunteer

Their willingness to invest time and energy

recruitment fair on 1 June in Newark’s

to help others is greatly appreciated and

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Creation, Restoration & Conservation Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust's team is working hard in our region to create new habitats, restore sites and conserve the beautiful heaths, pastures and woodland that we can all enjoy. Erin McDaid, Head of Communications & Marketing, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, has the latest updates on the work in progress in and around Sherwood. Work to recreate habitats in Sherwood Forest pick up pace.

Speaking about the work, The Wildlife Trust's Head of

Efforts to create areas of wood pasture alongside major

this major habitat creation initiative is underway as it will further

heathland in Sherwood Forest have been boosted thanks to the latest phase of restoration at the former Rufford Colliery site.

In October (2018) non-native conifer plantations were cleared to allow oak and birch saplings to thrive as part of long-term

plans to create rare wood pasture habitat. The former colliery,

Conservation Janice Bradley MBE said: “We are delighted that increase the wildlife value of this exciting area of Sherwood habitats. We have already seen iconic Sherwood species, such

as woodlark, colonising the restored heathland thanks to our work with Harworth Group and we look forward to seeing the results of this next stage of habitat restoration.”

adjacent to Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s Rainworth Heath

Speaking on behalf of Harworth Group, Operations Manager

by regeneration company Harworth Group. It was closed in 1993

in restoring a large part of the former colliery for a number of

Nature Reserve, covers over 225 hectares of land and is owned

after eight decades of mining and colliery tipping ended for good in 2003.

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust has worked with successive landowners to gradually restore the site and restoration of the

southern part of the site, through the county’s largest ever

Richard Grey added: “We have worked closely with the Trust years and we’re pleased that the restoration of its Northern edge

has now begun. With our work here and at the former Thoresby Colliery near Edwinstowe, both organisations are making significant progress in maintaining the integrity of the Sherwood Forest for generations to come.”

heathland recreation programme, will be completed this year.

Nightjar watching advice

are making way so that wood pasture can develop. The aim is to

the rare and elusive nightjar each summer when the birds take up

Dense, dark plantations of immature Corsican pines and larch

Sherwood Forest offers some of the best opportunities to see

create a mosaic of heathland and woodland habitat to support

temporary residence to breed before returning to central Africa in

species such as lizards, nightjars and tiger beetles.

Existing wood pasture in Sherwood Forest is of international importance and the great iconic oaks within it all started as

August. Numbers of nightjar in Sherwood Forest are faring well this year so why not head into the Forest at dusk to experience a unique wildlife encounter?

small saplings, such as those that can be found today at Rufford.

Some of the best areas to see nightjars in Sherwood are areas of

develop into the giant spreading oaks of the future and become

high and there are still some areas of open ground. Nightjars are

By giving these saplings light and space we hope that they will homes to glow-worms, lesser spotted woodpeckers and bats.

young forestry plantation where the trees are no more than eight feet usually active during twilight, so it’s best to arrive at your chosen

The aim is to create a mosaic of heathland and woodland habitat to support species such as lizards, nightjars and tiger beetles.

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spot before dusk on a warm, dry evening in June or July. Keep

your ears open: you’ll usually hear their characteristic wing clapping and churring call before you see them! Sometimes you’ll be rewarded by the sight of woodcock flying overhead too. Don’t forget a torch as it's easy to get so engrossed in the magical

experience that it can be almost dark before you decide it's time to head back to the car.

Sherwood Forest aspirations set for massive boost thanks to support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund Many of the long-held aspirations of the Trust and partners to recreate and reconnect key areas of Sherwood Forest habitat are

now set to be delivered thanks to a £2.4 million injection of cash from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Matched by funds and resources from partners, including

Nottinghamshire County Council, RSPB, Newark & Sherwood

District Council and Inspire, the Miner2Major project will deliver just short of £4 million of investment in a number of initiatives

ranging from the creation of habitat for species such as Leisler’s bats, nightjar and glow worms, to programmes celebrating the

area’s rich industrial heritage. The project will run from 2019 to 2023.

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust will lead on the delivery of two programmes focussed on enhancing existing areas of habitat

such as heathland and woodland to the creation of new habitat for target species.

Speaking about the funding boost, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s Head of Communications Erin McDaid said: “This project

will help secure the future of the county’s most iconic natural asset and will protect and restore habitats and species. Just as importantly, it will connect local communities to the forest."

Much of the work will focus on former pit tips in the heart of Sherwood Forest and enhancement work will be carried out on

Trust reserves such as Rainworth Heath, adjacent to the former

Rufford Colliery. Efforts to improve habitats will be guided by a new programme of surveys and there will be a range of opportunities for local people to get involved in surveying, monitoring and habitat management.

Other partners will be delivering skills training programmes for

Chesterfield Canal Walking Festival Taking in three counties and 46 miles of tow paths over nine days, the Chesterfield Canal Walking Festival is billed as the biggest canal walking event in the country. Organised by the Chesterfield Canal Trust, the festival will run from 14 - 22 September, with a total of 53 guided walks - the majority of

which are free - ranging from a children’s walk of just two miles to the full 46-mile length of the canal in three days.

The Trust’s Walks Officer, David Blackburn, who has been researching and leading walks for over 20 years, said: “The canal is

an absolute delight at any time of year, but early autumn possibly sees it at its best. There are walks for all ages and abilities, including specialist interest walks and combined walks and boat trips for people who would like a more relaxing day out. We are very

grateful to everyone who has helped us to put this festival together and to our sponsors Bassetlaw District Council and the Canal & River Trust.”

There are special interest walks such as nature, history, architec-

ture, restoration, bird spotting, bat spotting and geocaching. Some walks will explore the attractive towns and villages in North Nottinghamshire. Dr Patrick Harding, one of the country’s leading experts in fungi, will be leading a ‘Tree, Mushroom and Toadstool’

walk. National Trust staff from Mr Straw’s House in Worksop will be leading a towpath trek.

There are opportunities to combine a walk from two miles up to

seven miles, with a cruise on one of the Trust’s trip boats. One walk gives the opportunity of a guided tour of Britain's last surviving working railway roundhouse at Barrow Hill, whilst another

includes a ‘Posh Picnic’. Several walks will investigate the section

of the Chesterfield Canal that has not yet been restored and will reveal plans on how this will take place.

Full details for all the walks, including booking information can be

found at www.chesterfield-canal-trust.org.uk. Bookings can also be made by calling: 01246 345777.

young people and there will be a range of initiatives designed to help people play a more active role in conserving heritage assets

linked to the area’s industrial past. For further details about

wildlife surveying opportunities this autumn and winter, contact Charleen Case, M2M Wildlife Projects Officer at ccase@nottswt. co.uk or on 07872 403827.

For further details about the Wildlife Trust’s wider work in Sherwood Forest visit: www.championsofsherwood.com

Photo courtesy of Chesterfield Canal Trust.

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Sir Winston Churchil visiting the original tank in Clumber. Photo courtesy of Clumber Park.

Nellie Arrives At Clumber Visitors to Clumber have been given the chance to see close up a newly-built replica tank that gives a fascinating insight into the park’s past. Nick-named

‘Nellie”,

the

launch of the tank is part of

'Classified: Operation

Equipment

tractor,

ened to ‘Nellie’.

short-

Clumber Park’, which tells

Five prototypes were built by

Clumber Park in Notting-

and tested at Clumber Park.

the many stories of wartime

hamshire, through interpretation,

recreation,

events

and activities throughout the summer.

Winston Churchill was a firm

believer in the importance of

science and technology in warfare and one of his brain-

waves, originally dreamed

Ruston Bucyrus in Lincoln

In late 1941, Churchill travelled up to Clumber to see

beginning of May. The team

the rear came the tank,

tions and built the tank almost

consisted of two parts. At weighing 100 tons, push-

ing the 30-ton front section, which was capable of dig-

ging a trench 1.5m deep and two metres wide.

Nellie in action. After a train

The

completed his journey by car

Clumber Park, particularly on

ride from London, Churchill and then, for nearly a mile,

on foot through the mud to the test site.

up during the First World

The huge machine, measur-

tank codenamed Naval Land

ping 75 feet), two metres

War, was a trench-digging

wide and 2.5 metres high,

ing 23 metres long (a whop-

trenches

shaped

the

Nellie

landscape

dug

worked to original specificacompletely in house. The tank

is situated near the main visitor facilities, and also features

a nearby obstacle course made

using

reconditioned

Clumber Park timber.

at

Visitors can enter the tank it-

South Lawns; effects that can

engines, smell the engine oil

still be seen today.

A team at Clumber Park has been working on the project

for a few months, and it has been built on site since the

self, hear the low growl of the and learn more about Nellie and the visit of Winston

Churchill as well as finding out

more

about

Clumber

Park’s role in World War Two.

This event was just the beginning of the war themed

events at Clumber as the weekend

following

Nellies

arrival was Clumber Park's Wartime Weekend where visi-

tors experienced glimpses of the roles of the property in

the Second World War. There

were living history displays, fun activities, great entertainment, food, drink and traders.

To find more events throught the year at Clumber Park visit: w w w.nationaltrust.org.uk /

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The team at Clumber Park responsible for the huge task of realising Nellie.

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In the picturesque Courtyard at Thoresby, sits a studio where you step into a world of heat and molten glass. Borne from this raging heat are the most exquisite and beautiful pieces of sculptural glass art. Organic in style, flowing curves and interconnecting pieces, all created by the mind and skilled hands of Ingrid Pears MBE. Made steps into the studio to discover more. 18


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he three red-hot furnaces that sit inside Ingrid Pears’ studio make a noise like a small jet engine. Burning at a constant 1315 degrees celcius, when opened, you can feel the fierce heat straight way. The fire generated is used to melt blocks of pure glass to a watery, malleable, syrup-type consistency, for them to be transformed into a myriad beautiful designs, such as vases and dishes and a whole manner of elaborate designs and shapes. Made joined Ingrid Pears MBE at her studio at Thoresby Courtyard, which has been her base for the last 17 years – she was based at Welbeck Estate before that. The blazing furnaces are constantly running, only being turned off about twice a year for maintenance. They were all built by Ingrid and her father, who just happens to be an aero engineer, handy when you need to design something that will need a blast of red, hot heat. Although her love for glassblowing spans 20 years, it wasn’t something she originally wanted to pursue. “I wanted to be a dentist originally. So I studied all the sciences and the arts, but then decided I wanted a year out at art college and during that year I had a go at glass blowing and that changed everything,” said Ingrid. Ingrid undertook an BA(Hons) Degree in 3D Design, specialising in glass at Middlesex University, London. and from there won a Scholarship from the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London, which allowed her to study postgraduate Glass Techniques and Technology at the International Glass Centre, West Midlands. “I did my post grad in furnace technology, so I could build my own equipment. My father’s an aero engineer, so we were able to adapt different ideas from jet engines into furnaces.” Ingrid starts the whole glassblowing process off by placing the blocks of glass into the raging furnace. The intense heat melts the glass, which then settles into a whirling mass, emitting enough heat to appear almost white hot, that hovers just above the furnace’s surface. The glass is then left to “fine out”, which allows the bubbles to rise out of the mass. “So the first thing I do is to gather the molten glass out of the furnace and dip it into the prepared coloured sand and then make the piece I’m working on. The colour melts into it and becomes part of it. It’s quite an exact science and if you get one per cent wrong in the mix then everything will just explode.” Ingrid uses a variety of different colours to produce the desired designs and effects. Using her artistic eye and skills, she is able to produce intricate and beautiful objects that go to clients around the world.

Ingrid in her studio in Thoresby Courtyard.

She produces pieces throughout the year. They include jewellery, vases, bowls and bespoke art pieces. She creates an array of sculptural glasswork for large overseas companies and has even produced specially commissioned pieces for award ceremonies. “The main ingredient in the glass is sand so that’s pure silica, but then you have lots of other ingredients to make it soft and workable. On these, all the colours have come from different oxide metals. So for instance if you drop copper in glass it will turn it green. Cobalt will give you blues, lots of silver will give you gold colours, while gold will give you reds, pinks and purple. Part of blowing glass is about learning the chemistry of glass so you can have recipes made up – so we’re always experimenting. The furnace temperature, at 1315 degrees celcius, has to be that precise to allow the glass to be the exact consistency to be worked properly. “It takes nearly a 12 hour cycle for the glass to melt, so the furnace is never switched off – it’s on twenty-four seven, all year round. We switch it off once or twice a year.”

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As well as her work at her Thoresby studio, Ingrid takes her glassblowing skills overseas, visiting places including the Himalayas, where she has been to a number of times over the last decade. A piece of Ingrid Pears's glass that was commissioned by the British Government as a commemorative gift presented to the Dalai Lama in July 2008 on his official visit to the UK. Later that year Ingrid went out to work in the Himalayas close to the Dalai lamas place of exile Dharamasala. Ingrid now travels frequently to this part of the world. “I go a number of times annually, I’ve been out there quite a number of times - probably about 26 times now – building furnaces, working with a British doctor.” You can catch Ingrid working at her studio at Thoresby Courtyard in the Ingrid Pears Hot Glass Studio. From Tues to Thurs and over the weekend. There are also one day workshops, courses, team building projects and glass experiences available to book. For more details visit: www.ingridpears.com

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Wet paper is used to hold the glass and shape it while it remains hot and still on the end of the rod.

There are three furnaces used in the glass blowing process, the first to heat the glass, the second ‘The Glory Hole’, used to reheat glass whilst it is being worked on, and the final furnace is used to slowly cool the glass from a few hours up to a few days (depending on the size of the piece) to keep it from cracking during the cooling process.


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Raising Awareness & Funds For JDRF As part of our awards evening we will be raising

money to support the type 1 diabetes charity, JDRF, which exists to find the cure for this

chronic, life-long condition. People with type 1 diabetes have to continuously monitor their

blood glucose levels because their bodies do not produce insulin. It is a constant challenge to keep

these levels within a healthy range, in order to Julie Byrne B.Ed. MBA MCMI Managing Director of The School of Artisan Food With over 35 years’ experience in education, Julie has worked in a number of colleges at a management and leadership level. In her previous role as Principal of Sheffield City College, she led the construction of the college’s iconic £60m building. Julie is currently managing director at The School of Artisan Food, and is also vice chair of the North Notts Business Improvement District (BID) Strategic Board.

Teresa Bovey Home Economist & Food Demonstrator Teresa has been a professional home economist for over 30 years. Her career began at East Midlands Gas and then for Philips Major Appliances (now Whirlpool) where she worked with multi-function and microwave ovens. Teresa became a Food Advisor for Sainsbury's and a Home Economist for Denby Potteries Visitor Centre. Teresa also works with local government and Principia NHS to promote healthy eating and encourage cookery skills in children.

avoid serious health complications.

We hope that you will be able to support this

amazing charity on the evening by entering our prize raffle and auction. There are some fantastic

prizes lined up from some of the wonderful businesses in North Notts - our own local heroes - that will help fund life-changing treatments to

allow those living with the condition to lead better, safer and healthier lives, as well as accelerate the path to the cure.

About Type 1 Diabetes • Type 1 diabetes is a chronic, life-threatening condition that has a life-long impact on those diagnosed with it and their families.

• Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition

which cannot be prevented, and is not linked to lifestyle.

• People with type 1 diabetes rely on multiple insulin injections or pump infusions every day just to stay alive.

• It stays with people for the rest of their lives.

• Type 1 diabetes affects about 400,000 people

Mel Christodoulou Head of Food & Nutrition, Worksop College After graduating from Sheffield Hallam University, Mel’s first job was with Lincoln Christ Hospital School in Lincoln. Teaching Food & Nutrition at GCSE and A level, Mel was promoted to Assistant Head of Year, with a responsibility for Health Education. After a relocation to Mansfield Mel became the inaugural Head of Food & Nutrition at Worksop College, responsible for opening the Food & Nutrition department, Mel’s partnership with Leith’s School of Food & Wine has seen the subject grow exponentially, with many students going on to study Nutrition at university, as well as join some of the finest kitchens in the country.

Michael Harfleet UK Chairman of Cerealto Siro Michael has an extensive track record in the food sector in the United Kingdom and Europe, having started his commercial career with international subsidiaries of both General Mills and Sara Lee. Michael established an import business supplying the top six UK Multiples with “farinaceous” products from manufacturers based in Europe. In 1997 this business was merged into Andutra one of the largest importers of fmcg products supplying the overall UK Market. The establishment of an advanced production facility for Cereal based products in the UK has been a major step for Cerealto Siro in Worksop. Michael has made a major contribution to the team and now with some pride represents the Company as corporate ambassador.

in the UK, 29,000 of them children.

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Emirates Adventures The Emirates has more to offer than Dubai… In this issue, holiday specialists, Sharon and Kerrie Clayson from The Travel Diamond inspire us with a first class destination, the Emirates. This destination has it all, luxury, relaxation, exploration and excitement!

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f you hear the Emirates, I pretty much guarantee everyone’s

first thought is Dubai. And while it remains the largest and

most popular of all the Emirates, this area has much more to offer than just the famed “City of Gold.”

The United Arab Emirates, or the UAE, is actually made up of seven Emirates, with Dubai taking the number one position. Offering direct flights from local airports, Dubai is the main entry point to the UAE and the market leader in tourism for good reason. It is undoubtedly the complete holiday destination: it’s big, it’s tall, it’s bold and has everything to offer the whole family. There’s an abundance of deluxe 5-star hotels, a la carte dining, wonderful shopping malls and with guaranteed sunshine for most of the year, certainly ticks most dream holiday boxes. But that’s just the start. Abu Dhabi has become a familiar destination – thanks in part to hosting a Formula One Grand Prix each year. As Emirates number two, it’s a great alternative to neighbouring Dubai, while offering the same level of luxury, including the recent addition of Ferrari World theme park. With record breaking rides (including the fastest roller coaster) and plenty action on four-wheels, it’s an experience not to be missed by petrol heads and thrill seekers alike. The smaller Emirates of Ajman, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah are still easily accessible from the UK and offer a good alternative to the larger Dubai and Abu Dhabi. I recently took the opportunity to visit Ras Al Khaimah, locally known as RAK. Located just 45 minutes from Dubai airport it’s definitely a destination to be considered.

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Offering a slower pace than its glitzy neighbour, RAK is an emerging resort, where we already see fabulous hotels including Hilton, Waldorf Astoria, and Ritz Carlton. A welcomed few

degrees cooler than Dubai in summer months, it’s described as the Dubai of 30 years ago. With beachfront hotels and prices on average a staggering 20% cheaper than Dubai, it’s a great alternative for families looking for a luxurious break that won’t break the bank. Travelling with an adrenaline junkie? RAK already offers the world's longest zip wire in the Jebel Jais Mountains. Standing 1600m above sea level, you soar like a falcon for 2.8km at 120150km per hour from mountain peak to a floating glass platform 2.8kms away. A once-in-a-lifetime experience not to be missed! The UAE is great as a stop over to destinations further afield. Being one of the largest hubs to the rest of the world, destinations such as the Far East, Australasia, the Indian Subcontinent and Southern Africa are easily accessible from here. Cruise ships are also becoming ever more popular in the UAE, giving you the opportunity to experience the luxuries of a cruise, and tick off several destinations in a single trip. The Travel Diamond are here to create bespoke holidays for you and your family. We will recommend destinations, hotels and excursions just for you. We will do the work for you. Book with us once, and you won’t look back. Sharon Clayson Personal Travel Agent/Director The Travel Diamond 01777 818185/ 0781 0091901 Sharon.clayson@thetraveldiamond.co.uk www.thetraveldiamond.co.uk www.facebook.com/TheTravelDiamond/


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Emirates Travel Flight time: Approx. 7 hours Time difference: + 4 Hours Currency: UAE Dirham Climate: Having a desert climate means Ras Al Khaimah is hot in summer and mild in winter. 18-25ºC in the winter and 29-43ºC in the summer.

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Events

Welcome to summer. It is time to escape! There are so many places to visit that are easily reached from our beautiful region, adventures to be had and thrills to seek, relaxation and retail to pass the time on these long summer days. Here we have a few ideas for you. Make every sunny day an outdoor day and every rainy day a chance to explore some of the hidden gems in our region and beyond. And don’t forget the amazing events that are on offer, we’re sure there’s something everyday for everyone… by the time this summer is over you’ll need a holiday!

E s c a pe i n

July Now-10 Aug Father and Son. Paintings By Kip and Richard Combes

Bassetlaw Museum, Retford Cecil ‘Kip’ Combes (1924-2013) was born in Great Yarmouth in 1923 and attended the Great Yarmouth College of Art in his youth. He was evacuated to Retford with his family during the early stages of World War II. Being originally from Norfolk his work is very much influenced by the Norwich School of Painters. This can be seen in the atmospheric moody watercolour and oil renderings of his much loved local landscape. Richard Combes is a highly respected New York based artist who has exhibited internationally and has work in major private collections worldwide. He explores the relationship between architectural space and the human form in a way that evokes the work of the American artist Edward Hopper. Everyday spaces and objects are transformed into extraordinary images that are both absorbing and haunting. www.bassetlawmuseum.org.uk

Fridays throughout Jul & Aug Pizza & Prosecco

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Ye Olde Bell Hotel, Barnby Moor Served on the terrace from our

pizza oven on sunny days or in the bistro on cloudy ones! Choice of pizza including a glass of prosecco. 5-7pm £35 per couple. www.yeoldebell-hotel.co.uk

1 Jul Dr Patrick Harding’s Day School-All About Britain’s Trees

Creswell Crags 10am-4pm Illustrated talks on the history of our trees and woodland since the last Ice Age and on how to identify our native species. The uses for tree products. There will be a display of books, lots of timber specimens and two trips out to identify trees and shrubs. £24pp. Call: 01909 720378 to book. www.creswell-crags.org.uk

3 Jul Tween Spa

Spa at Ye Olde Bell, Barnby Moor An exclusive event for the younger guest and their ‘responsible adult’ to spa together. £69 for one tween (age 11-16) and one adult. Call: 01777 705121 opt 2 for Spa. www.yeoldebell-hotel.co.uk

4 Jul Peace Day Celebrations In The Museum Garden

Bassetlaw Museum, Retford 12pm-2.30pm Join in the fun and games celebrating the centenary of the official end of World War I. Bring a picnic. Free. All welcome. Organised by the Royal British Legion, Retford and District Branch. www.bassetlawmuseum.org.uk

5 Jul Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously

Newark Palace Theatre, Newark 7.30pm Named by the Guinness World Records as 'the world's greatest living explorer', Sir Ranulph's many ambitious endeavours have pushed his endurance levels to the very limits, inspiring generations and making him a pioneer of exploration with an unparalleled story to tell. www.palacenewarktickets.com

6 Jul-22 Sep In My Shoes, Various artists Hayley Newman

The Harley Gallery, Welbeck Exploring approaches to self-portraiture by British Artists since the 1990’s, encompassing film, photography and sculpture. Including works by Tracey Emin, Sarah Lu-

cas, Gavin Turk, Rachel McLean and Bedwyr Williams. An Arts Council Collection touring exhibition. www.harleygallery.co.uk

10 Jul “Home Cooked Heritage”

Worksop Library 2pm James Wright is the heritage expert behind our recent project "Home Cooked Heritage" and has delved into Nottinghamshire Archives in search of interesting food-related stories. His background as a Buildings Archaeologist makes him ideally suited to reveal how food was prepared and served in earlier times. Suitable for adults. Free event. Booking advised. Call: 01623 677 200 or book online: www.inspireculture.org.uk. Home Cooked Heritage is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund. www.hlf.org.uk

12 Jul Speciality Dining

Ye Olde Bell Hotel, Barnby Moor Mixed grill of fresh fish and shellfish served with a chilled glass of Chablis Premiur Cru. £35pp. Call: 01777 705121. www.yeoldebell-hotel.co.uk


T he G rea t Summer E sc ap e

12 Jul Serene Twilight Spa

Spa at Ye Olde Bell, Barnby Moor Enjoy a chilled out evening with late night spa access from 5.30pm to 9pm. £65 per person including canapés. Call: 01777 705121 opt 2 for Spa. www.yeoldebell-hotel. co.uk

12-14 Jul FSA Weekender

Newark Showground, Newark One of the UK's biggest country music festivals featuring over 35 bands across three days. www.seetickets.com w w w. n e wa r k s h ow ground.com

13 Jul Friends On A Summer Evening

Bassetlaw Museum, Retford 6pm-9pm Bring a picnic, relax and enjoy games in the garden. Take the ‘make a peg doll challenge’. Discover more about the Wyse exhibition at one of the gallery talks. Organised by the Friends of Bassetlaw Museum. Free to the Members £2, non-members, or join on the night for the annual fee of £5. www.bassetlawmuseum.org.uk

13 Jul Pilgrim Pastimes

Bassetlaw Museum, Retford 10am-4pm How did people use their free time in the 15th and 16th century? Join the Festival of Archaeology and find out. Make a toy. Play games. Colour and collage a playing card. Suitable for all ages. Free. www.bassetlawmuseum.org.uk

14 Jul Alice In Wonderland

Clumber Park, Worksop 4pm-6.15pm

Immersion Theatre proudly bring their trademark energy to their most spectacularly bonkers show to date. Children and adults alike are invited to join in the hilarity. Have the opportunity to meet the characters after the show, come dressed up as your favourite. Perfect for the entire family. Suitable for children of all ages from two yrs. The Parsonage Lawn, near the café. Call: 01909 544908 www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Alton Towers

Alton, Stoke-on-Trent

Unleash the ‘Power of the Towers’ this year as you share joy, laughter and thrills with family and friends at Britain’s Greatest Escape!

13 Jul Putting On A Show With Natalie Rudd. Celebrating 25 Years Of The Harley Gallery

Harley Gallery, Welbeck Natalie Rudd, curator of the exhibition ‘In my Shoes’ takes a look at self-portraiture and how we now all see it as the norm. Looking to the reopening of The Portland Collection which contains one of the largest collections of oil painted portraits, an art form reserved then for the tiny wealthy elite. £7.50pp. Booking required via Eventbrite, call: 01909 501700 or e-mail: portlandcollection@harleygallery.co.uk www.harleygallery.co.uk

13-14 Jul Belvoir Flower & Garden Festival

Belvoir Castle, Grantham An expansion on the Flower Festival from 2018, a quintessential British day out with beautiful garden inspiration and ideas. Think picnic in the park meets Chelsea Flower Show, enjoy a picnic with Pimms, music, strawberries and cream! Tickets include entrance to the Belvoir Castle gardens too. For details and tickets visit: www.belvoircastle.com or email: halcyondays. ge@gmail.com.

Dare you visit the new Alton Towers Dungeon where you can laugh and scream as you journey through Staffordshire’s darkest history, plus enjoy an awesome choice of world-class rollercoasters including Wicker Man, Nemesis, Oblivion and The Smiler and a host of fantastic family attractions including the brand new ‘Peter RabbitTM Hippity Hop’ ride and, from April, the ‘Teletubbies Big Band Live Show’ in CBeebies Land! To enjoy the scary fun of the Alton Towers Dungeon again and again, as well as over 40 more breath taking rides and attractions including Wicker Man, buy an Alton Towers Premium Season Pass for just £70: pay for a day, and come back for free all season. (exclusion dates apply) The Season Pass at just £56 is another fantastic way to experience the Power of the Towers, allowing days and days of fun during 2019. As an added bonus, all Season Pass holders will always be the first to know about the very latest news, with special offers and updates straight to their inbox! For more information about Alton Towers Resort or to book your fantastic escape, please visit www.altontowers.com

WIN Two Premium Season Passes! We’re celebrating summer at Alton Towers Resort and the launch of the Alton Towers Dungeon! We’ve teamed up with Alton Towers Resort to give away x 2 Premium Season Passes, which include Theme Park entry throughout the 2019 season along with the brand new Alton Towers Dungeon! To win two Premium Season Passes simply email to: competitions@madeinn.co.uk with the subject: Made For Alton Towers State your name, address, email, contact number and your all time favourite ride! Double your chances by looking out for our post on social media too! Good Luck! Competition closes 26/07/2019 www.madeinn.co.uk/competitions Valid for entry until the end of the 2019 season Exclusion dates: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays in August, Fireworks special events. Not valid on Theme Park closed days, see calendar here: https://www. altontowers.com/useful-info/opening-times/ Each pass will have a photo & name on, so cannot be shared with someone else. T&Cs For all information regarding Alton Towers Premium Season Pass, please visit: https://www.altontowers. com/tickets/season-pass/

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T he G re at Summer E sc ap e 13 Jul Idle Valley Wildlife Watch Group: Hidden in Hedgerows

Idle Valley Nature Reserve, Retford 10.30am-12.30pm Childrens outdoor activity Outdoor fun for 8-12 yrs. Meet at the Rural Learning Centre. Suggested donation. £3, booking required. Email: idlewatch@nottswt.co.uk www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org

14 Jul 1940s Garden Party

Ye Olde Bell Hotel, Barnby Moor Traditional afternoon tea served on vintage china, sing along with the ladies of ‘Lah Di Dah’. 1940s dress optional but will add to the atmosphere! £25 per person. Call: 01777 705121 www.yeoldebell-hotel.co.uk

17 Jul, 7 Aug, 4 Sep An Afternoon At Worksop Priory

Worksop Priory, Worksop 2pm Spend an afternoon enjoying a guided tour of the church, its gatehouse and the site of the ancient Augustinian priory. An impressive restoration programme has just ended resulting in a breathtaking transformation of this 12th century Norman church. Discover all about the gruesome Elizabethan ‘Book of Martyrs’, a skull from the War of the Roses, a newly discovered ‘Face in the Wall’, A Pilgrim Bible, a Gateford girl’s part in the death of a Queen and The Lord of Worksop Manor’s part in coronation ceremonies. No need to book. Free event, donations will be requested if you enjoy the tour. Call: 01909 475934

17 Jul Tiny Spa

Spa at Ye Olde Bell, Barnby Moor 4.30pm-7.30pm We open exclusively once a month for an event designed to cater our youngest guests (5-10 yrs) and their ‘responsible adult’ to spa together.  £75 for 1 adult and 1 child between 5-10 yrs. Treatments are available, call for details: 01777 705121 opt 2 for Spa. www.yeoldebell-hotel.co.uk

Jul 19 Choral Extravaganza!

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Southwell Minster, Southwell 7:30pm-9:00pm In celebration of 30 years of Southwell Minster Choir Association. The concert, which lasts 70 minutes, will be followed by drinks and nibbles in the Crossing, in-

cluding a toast to celebrate the work of the SMCA. Programme includes music by Britten, Parry, Vaughan Williams, Finzi, and some of the choirs’ recent commissions. Tickets £8 (under 18s free) available from The Cathedral Shop: 01636 812933 or on the door. southwellminster.org

tertainment! £10 per child up to 11 yrs inc. themed refreshments. Booking essential children must be accompanied by an adult. Call: 01777 705121 www.yeoldebell-hotel.co.uk

24 Jul No To Hate Conference

Idle Valley Nature Reserve, Retford 9.30-11.30am Join local bird enthusiasts for a walk around Idle Valley Nature Reserve. Please bring your binoculars and walking boots. Meeting point, Rural Learning Centre. Contact: 01777 858245 Email: idlevalley@nottswt.co.uk www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org

The National Holocaust Centre and Museum, Laxton, Newark 9am-4pm Calling all public sector professionals in Nottinghamshire. The free 'No to Hate' conference will be held at The National Holocaust Centre and Museum: “The training was one of the most moving and thought-provoking I have ever been on." Book now: http://bit.do/eUJi7 www.holocaust.org.uk

From 22 Jul Summer Of Sport

25 Jul North Notts Food festival

21 Jul Idle Valley Bird Walk

Clumber Park 11am-4pm Join us for a summer of fun and games and enjoy the great outdoors with free sporting activities every day. Why not challenge friends and family to a shoot out on the archery range, or bring everyone together for a big volleyball, football or rounders match? Tennis, hockey, table tennis, cricket, skipping, games and much more on offer. This event is free, normal admission charges apply. Email: sportclumber@nationaltrust.org. uk. Call: 01909 511015 www.nationaltrust.org.uk

23 Jul & 27 Aug Straw's Stroll

Clumber Park, Worksop 9.30am-11.30am Clumber Park the grand estate of the Dukes of Newcastle sits on the westerly edge of Worksop a short drive from the Straw family shop. Booking essential. Admission applies. The Straw’s Stroll guides you around the park introducing you to the history of this once grand estate and the Straw family’s connections, both personal and business. £5pp. To book call: 01909 482380 Meet at Hardwick Village car park. A moderately paced walk with frequent stops, on a mixture of metallised, shale and grass surfaces. Mainly flat but with a few slight inclines. www.nationaltrust.org.uk

24 Jul Wacky - ‘Out Of This World’

Ye Olde Bell Hotel, Barnby Moor School Holiday Fun! A wacky afternoon of fun, games and en-

Old Market Square, Worksop Fun filled day with live demonstrations from Brian Turner and Dean Edwards. Children's baking activities, street entertainment, local artisan food suppliers and find out who becomes The Great North Notts Baker! www.northnottsbid.co.uk

25 Jul Guided Tour Of Amcott House

Bassetlaw Museum, Retford 2pm Discover the story and secrets of Amcott House which is home

to Bassetlaw Museum. Find out about its previous owners and the transition from a private house to Museum. Pay as much as you like. Booking essential, Call: 01777 713749. Email: bassetlaw.museum@bassetlaw.gov.uk

25 Jul Poster Puzzle

Mr Straw's House, Worksop 10am-4pm During the wars it wasn’t just the Straw family who were ‘doing their bit’ by growing at home. Everyone was encouraged to contribute what they could to their own table and every piece of land available was turned over to growing. This behaviour was encouraged by a government campaign that covered radio, film, newspapers, and perhaps most memorably, posters. A few of those posters can be found in the orchard and garden but unfortunately several of the words have gone missing, can you find their letters hiding amongst the fruit and vegetables? Booking not needed. £2pp. Call: 01909 482380. Alternate dates available until the 21 Aug, see website for details: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

26 Jul Speciality Dining

Ye Olde Bell Hotel, Barnby Moor Seared Scallops, king prawns and a crisp glass of Provence Rose. £35pp. Call: 01777 705121. www.yeoldebell-hotel.co.uk

27 July - 08 Sep Summer Of Ceramics

Doddington Hall, Lincoln Summer of Ceramics celebrates 300 years of collecting ceramics at Doddington Hall. As the Hall has been in continuous family ownership it houses fascinating collections of ceramics which tell the history of the world, the country, the region and the family. The festival will bring insights into the collecting habits of the Hall’s owners including 20th Century Studio Ceramics (Collected by Claire Birch’s father), Political Ceramics (collected by James Birch whilst travelling in Asia and Eastern Eu-

rope) along with loans from private and nationally important collections to enhance the displays. The festival aims to inspire visitors to begin their own collections too by offering the work of contemporary artists educated at the best of British Institutions for sale – and there is also the opportunity to have a go at working clay and watching demonstrations with leading artists including BBC Great Pottery Throwdown winners. www.doddingtonhall.com

Ceramics by Tanya Gomez. Imagery courtesy of Doddington Hall.


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Belvoir Castle Belvoir Castle, Vale of Belvoir, between Nottingham and Grantham. Rising over the Vale of Belvoir stands Belvoir Castle, the ancestral home of the Duke of Rutland, where the family have lived in an unbroken line for almost a thousand years. With a history that dates back to the 11th century, that began when William the Conqueror gifted the land to his standard bearer Robert de Todeni, the first Baron of Belvoir, it today continues to thrive as a hugely popular attraction to visit, in a beautiful location that overlooks the counties of Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire. Now home to Their Graces, the 11th Duke and Duchess of Rutland, Belvoir Castle is said by experts to be one of the finest examples of Regency architecture in the country. The castle itself has been used in a variety of well known television and movie productions and you may be able to recognise parts of it featured in The Crown, The Young Victoria and Victoria and Abdul, featuring Dame Judy Dench, to name but a few. There are special tours available throughout the year including ‘what the butler saw’ and ‘above and below stairs’ – that give you a glimpse into the life of the Manners family and what really happens beyond the walls. The castle itself is a joy to wander around, with outstanding gardens to explore and with the addition of the newly renovated Engine Yard, you can easily spend a full day immersing yourself in history, culture and it's also perfect for those who cannot resist a little retail therapy too. The Engine Yard is home to a collection of unique artisan makers and shops, in the carefully restored Victorian buildings. Originally constructed in 1850, the Engine Yard once included a saw mill, wagon making shop and wheelwright’s shop. The buildings today include a host of retail options and experiences including a spa, coffee and tea seller, chocolatier, craft shops, artisan food, clothing shops, home accessories, victualller, and cafe. There is the Duchess’s Gallery, home to a collection of items and clothing curated by the Duchess herself, and the latest edition, the Balloon Gin Bar.

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The Engine Yard, home to: The Duchess Gallery, a collection curated by the Duchess of Rutland. Cherizena, an extensive range of single origin, blends and flavoured coffee and teas. Cocoa and More, local chocolatiers Cocoa Amore look forward to welcoming you to their second store. Crafts for kids, independent boutique for children’s toys.  Jorge Artisan Foods, the finest charcuterie, cheese and delicatessen products. Little Skiers, specialist ski wear for active kids. Little Surfers, surfing and bodyboarding equipment and clothing for kids. 

Margo & Plum, furnishings, décor and home accessories, all chosen to inspire and delight. Rowland Watson Gunmakers, an exclusive range of ornate, lovingly hand-crafted guns and rifles, alongside traditional outdoor country clothing. The Country Victualler, delicious hams, award-winning pies, pâtés and smoked meats, established in Nottinghamshire in 1973. The Fuel Tank, a new two storey café, conceived and designed by the Duchess of Rutland. The Idle Mole, an independent garden

centre where you’ll also find specially chosen gifts and homewares. Wellness Wagon, originally found in the dooms of the castle, the Wellness Wagon was once a dusty old cart. Today it’s been carefully restored by the Duchess of Rutland as a traditional Romany caravan with all the features you’d expect. The Balloon Bar, The latest addition to the Engine Yard, a unique bar where you can sample a huge range of gin, among other drinks and spend time in the sumptuous surroundings. For details visit: www. engineyardbelvoir.com

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T he G re at Summer E sc ap e 27 Jul The Tempest

Southwell Minster, Southwell 6.30pm (doors 5.45pm) The HandleBards once again return for what promises to be an evening full of hilarity. This time they bring us The Tempest, one of Shakespeare’s final plays. Bring a picnic, family and friends and get ready to laugh your socks off in the stunning gardens of Southwell Minster and The Archbishop’s Palace. Tickets via The Cathedral Shop on Church Street or on: 01636 812933. southwellminster.org

28 Jul Family Lunch with Prima Party ‘Holidays’

Ye Olde Bell Hotel, Barnby Moor Traditional four course lunch £30 Under 8’s eat for free! Children’s entertainer and more. Call: 01777 705121 www.yeoldebell-hotel.co.uk

From 29th Jul-24 Aug Life’s A Beach

Mansfield Town Centre 10am-4pm A very popular beach free for young children to enjoy. Open daily on the Market Place.

29 Jul Family Theatre “The Girl Of Ink And Stars”

Retford Library 3.30pm Also at Worksop Library on 2 Aug The Spark Arts for Children in association with Inspire: Culture, Learning and Libraries presents, A Girl of Ink and Stars: a new play by Satinder Chohan, based on the book by Kiran Millwood Hargrave. This magical tale of maps, myth and monsters will tour 20 Inspire libraries over summer. A full list of performances can be found on www.inspireculture.org. uk. The performance will be presented through headsets to give

a 360° immersive sound experience. Headsets will be provided, Running time 55 minutes. Suitable for children aged 7+. Booking advised-tickets are £3 for library members and £6 for non-library members. Please Call: 01623 677 200 or book online at: www.inspireculture.org.uk

30 Jul & 27 Aug Bushcraft For families

Sherwood Pines 10am to 3pm Join the rangers for a day of bushcraft activities. Learn shelter building and fire lighting techniques and have a go at a forest craft. £12.50pp. An event for families. Children must be aged 6+. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Email: karina.thornton@ forestryengland.uk. Call: 0300 0675463. www.forestryengland.uk

31 Jul Wacky -‘Movie Mayhem’

Ye Olde Bell Hotel, Barnby Moor School Holiday Fun! A wacky afternoon of fun, games and entertainment. £10 per child up to 11 years old inc. themed refreshments. Booking essential children must be accompanied by an adult. Call: 01777 705121. www.yeoldebell-hotel.co.uk

31 Jul Mansfield Summer Festival

King George V Park 10am to 3pm Come along and take part in all sorts of activities including BMX skills workshop, multi sports, balance workshops, animal handling and pony rides. Plus arts and crafts, information stalls as well arena attractions. www.mansfield.gov.uk/summerfestival

Newark Book Festival Visitors will be immersed in three days of summer fun when the historic town of Newark is transformed into a celebration of Home and Away for this year’s Newark Book Festival. 12-14 July. Visitors of all ages will enjoy a staycation filled with incredible live performances, activities and workshops from critically acclaimed authors, illustrators and poets who will explore international and local links as well as the magic of journeys and unique experiences at this year’s festival. Sara Bullimore, organiser at Newark Book Festival, said: “Home and Away is the perfect theme to get in the mood for a season of fun and sunshine, so this year’s festival is set to be a real celebration of summer reading and health and wellbeing.” The festival includes headline event, An Interview with Joanne Harris, internationally acclaimed author of Chocolat, which sets the

scene for the weekend as she sits down with author Rosalyn Palmer to explore themes of family, food and magic at Newark Palace Theatre from 7.30pm. An explosion of creativity and imagination will be taking place at Newark Library from 1pm on Saturday, as writer and illustrator Chis White hosts ‘Ridiculous Rhymes & Crazy Cartoons for youngsters. Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist nominee Diana Evans will be joined by Man Booker Prize shortlisted author Alison Moore on Saturday at Newark Town Hall from 1.30pm, in conversation with Tim Rideout about their latest books and fresh from his appearance at Glastonbury Festival, acclaimed

crime writer Mark Billingham will headline Saturday night’s festivities. Mark will discuss his new Thorne and Tanner thriller, Their Little Secret, at Newark Library from 7pm. Mahsuda Snaith, author of How to Find Home, and Gavin Extence, the internationally bestselling author of The Universe Versus Alex Woods, will be discussing the importance of finding a place to call home on Sunday at 11.45am at Newark Town Hall.

will discuss the era of Golden Crime Fiction. Newark’s Buttermarket will also feature a postcard wall, and festival organisers are encouraging visitors from near and far to send in a postcard from their travels to go on the wall. For the full festival line up, visit: newarkbookfestival.org.uk or the Newark Book Festival popup stall in The Buttermarket, Newark.

Also taking place in the Civil War Centre on Sunday from 6pm is ‘The Golden Age of Crime’, the festival’s finale event where multiaward winning author Martin Edwards and Rachel Rhys, member of The Killer Women Collective,

Image supplied by Newark Book Festival

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Trent Galleries Trent Galleries continues to inspire visitors through art every day and is thrilled to have world renowned artist, Doug Hyde, visiting the Newark gallery on the 9 August. Trent Galleries on Chain Lane in Newark is home to some of the finest artwork from around the world. Placing emphasis on individuality and quality, the gallery reflects the exhilarating character and infinite variety of the contemporary art scene. There are four galleries within the group. Trent Galleries in

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August 1 Aug Rusticus Adventure: Wildlife Warning!

Thoresby Park 10am & 1pm Energetic walk with silly activities for family groups of all ages! Rusticus Adventure: Wildlife Warning! Join our loopy lepidopterist (or barmy butterfly collector!) on a misguided quest to add to his insect collection… and meet marvellous mini-beasts who’d be delighted to show you life on the wild side! Energetic walk with silly activities for family groups of all ages. Lasts approx 45 minutes. Come dressed for the weather in comfortable footwear. All children must be accompanied. Booking is essential! Please contact the visitor centre on 01623 822009 to book your places. whatsonatthoresby.co.uk

2 Aug Ibiza Themed Twilight

Spa at Ye Olde Bell, Barnby Moor Summer twilight theme nights have themed music and food! Think Ocean Beach Club, Ibiza or Nikki Beach St Tropez with DJ on the decks playing chill out and old

skool Ibiza anthems. Lounge poolside inside or out and take advantage of the fully licensed bar. Spa access from 5.30-10pm. £79pp. Call: 01777 705121 option 2. www.yeoldebell-hotel.co.uk

2 Aug Flower Faffing

Flower pod, Bracken Hurst, Southwell £65 per couple Planning a country garden wedding or celebration? Workshop for two people planning a ‘bit of a do’! Whether you are the bride, mum, bridesmaid or groom, Flower Pod’s floristry staff and volunteers will help you to explore ideas for your floral table decorations with gorgeous English garden styling. From bohemian, romantic, Victorian or Edwardian, whatever your thoughts are. You will decorate jars, tins, vases and charity shop finds, and fill them with garden flowers-Flower Pod style. Everything will be provided to create a nostalgic English country garden themed table centrepiece. An area will be set up to allow you to photograph your ideas. For further details and booking, please phone

Robin Hood Festival Sherwood Forest, Edwinstowe 5-11 Aug Each year Sherwood Forest plays host to a week of fun and festivities in August, celebrating the life and legend of our most famous resident – Robin Hood. This year the jousting returns and the festival is promising to be even belter, with a brand-new live show featuring Robin Hood, his merry men, Marian and the Sheriff, as well as lots more to entertain the whole family. Visitors are invited to come along, dress-up if they want to, and enjoy seven days of live reenactments, song, dance, storytelling, swordfighting, archery and adventures with the outlaws. You might even meet the legend himself. There will be food and drink stalls, craft stands, demonstrations, medieval music, have-a-go archery and plenty of activities that will immerse you in the legends of Sherwood. There’s no need to book, entry is free – £6 parking fee for a full day. There’s a small charge for some activities, and a pre-bookable evening event. Just look out for updates here a little closer to the time, and don’t forget to buy an information-packed programme when you come to the festival. For details visit: www.visitsherwood.co.uk

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Flower Pod on: 01636 918271 or email Tina Aram: tina.aram@reachuk.org

3-11 Aug European Juggling Convention

Newark Showground, Newark The EJC is the world’s largest juggling event, attracting between 2000 and 6000 people each year. It is held annually in a different European country and this is the first time for many years that it will be held in the UK. As well as a whole host of jugglers there will also be enthusiasts from a variety of circus disciplines for e.g: aerialists, fire spinners, unicyclists, knife throwers, etc. There will be shows every day and night, music, competitions and workshops. For more information and tickets go to www.ejc2019. org, www.newarkshowground.com

4 Aug Evensong With Cantate Choir

Clumber Park, Worksop 3pm-4pm Sung afternoon church service in the stunning Chapel of St. Mary the Virgin. 'Cantate' are a choir based in Retford consisting of a mixture of singers from various denomina-

tions and villages around Retford whose common interest is the love of singing church music, hence the name of 'Cantate' which is latin for 'sing'. This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue. www.nationaltrust.org.uk

10 Aug A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Thoresby Park's Walled Garden. 3pm Multi-award nominated Immersion Theatre are thrilled to present, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The most magical and romantic comedy of them all. Set in Great Britain just before the start of the Great War, this hilarious and highly accessible adaptation sees Shakespeare’s fantastical characters transported to a time of unparalleled peace and prosperity. Four young lovers, a band of hapless actors, and a magical realm populated by enchanting spirits set on causing mischief and mayhem at every turn culminate in an unparalleled open-air experience of beauty and hilarity. Book: 01623 822009. whatsonatthoresby.co.uk


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Chatsworth Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire. Daredevil Motorbike Riders and Fierce Cossack Warriors Bring the Thrills to Chatsworth Country Fair on 30 Aug - 1 Sept 2019! Daredevil motorbike riders performing gravity defying stunts and fierce Cossack warriors on horseback lead the actionpacked entertainment this year! Extreme non-stop action is on the cards from the UK’s leading motorcycle display team, the Bolddog Lings, appearing at Chatsworth Country Fair for the very first time. Not only have the team appeared in some of the largest shows in the world, but they have even featured in the superhero film Captain America. Their performance will see the best of British freestyle riding talent performing death defying tricks using the world’s largest landing ramp. The riders also go head to head in a true test of nerve to see who will throw down the biggest tricks to win over the crowd. The Ukrainian Cossacks Stunt Team are true masters of speed and agility, somersaulting and spinning under their horses’ bellies whilst spurring each other on with shouts and yelps. First formed in 1990 to resurrect the traditions of horse drill and mounted exercise, the hardy Cossack warriors have achieved worldwide acclaim for their spectacular daredevil show and return to Chatsworth after thrilling the crowds in 2015. Fair organiser Sarah Green said: “It’s another stellar line up for the country fair this year that we’re confident will please our regular visitors as well as those coming along for the first time. At the end of the summer holidays, there really is no better way to spend a weekend with friends and family with fantastic entertainment and lots to discover around the showground.”

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Completing the Grand Ring programme will be all the show favourites including CJ's Birds of Prey; the Poppy Parachute Team; Global Stars Aerobatics Display; British Scurry and Trials Driving; Allcomers' Dog Racing; Vintage Cars; Pipe Bands and Pony Mounted Games. Hot air balloon lifts at dawn and dusk will once again provide a majestic sight as they serenely glide across the Chatsworth Park.

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Without a doubt, the Chatsworth Country Fair offers a fantastic experience for all the family with plenty of fun and games around the showground situated along the banks of the river Derwent. Clay pigeon shooting, archery, crossbows and catapults are just some of the activities on offer, while K9 Aqua Sports sees dogs and water come together for lots of canine fun. Foodies can sample the delights on offer in the Fine Food Village or pick up tips from the professionals in the Stoves Cookery Demonstration Theatre. A traditional fairground, pony rides and exotic animal encounters add to the fun while gun dog tests, fly fishing, sheep dog trials and horse driving celebrate a host of country pursuits. The Grand Ring programme runs daily from 10.30am to 6.30pm with an opening ceremony at noon each day. Gates open at 9am. Tickets on the gate are £25 each day with children under 14 free. Two day and three day tickets are available online as well as discounts for advance booking before 30 June. For more information and to book tickets, go to www.chatsworth.org/countryfair Bolddog Lings images courtesy of Tracy Whittington.


T he G rea t Summer E sc ap e 7 Aug Wacky -‘Land Ahoy’

Ye Olde Bell Hotel, Barnby Moor School Holiday Fun! A wacky afternoon of fun, games & entertainment! £10 per child up to 11 years old inc themed refreshments Booking essential children must be accompanied by an adult Call: 01777 705121 www.yeoldebell-hotel.co.uk

7 Aug Tween Spa

Spa at Ye Olde Bell, Barnby Moor An exclusive event for the younger guest and their ‘responsible adult’ to spa together. £69 for one tween (age 11-16) and one adult. Call: 01777 705121 opt 2 for Spa www.yeoldebell-hotel.co.uk

10 Aug Firework Champions

Belvoir Castle, Grantham 4pm-11pm Now in its 6th year, right here at Belvoir Castle-4 great firework displays! Three of the UK’s best firework companies compete against each other with a 10 minute firework display choreographed to music followed by a finale display from organisers MLE Pyrotechnics.Picnic baskets available for the evening. For further details visit: www.belvoircastle.com Buy your tickets from Fireworks Champions on 01327 876 037 or http://bit.ly/BCFireworks2019

10 Aug Idle Valley Wildlife Watch Group: High Summer

ment! £10 per child up to 11 years old inc themed refreshments. Booking essential children must be accompanied by an adult. Call: 01777 705121. www.yeoldebell-hotel.co.uk

Enjoy a chilled out evening with late night spa access from 5.30 to 9pm. £65 per person including canapés Call: 01777 705121 opt 2 for Spa www.yeoldebell-hotel.co.uk

16 Aug The Secret GardenChapterhouse Theatre Company

13-14 & 20-21 Aug Over Night Bushcraft

Creswell Crags 5.30pm-8.45pm Join the Chapterhouse Theatre Company for their outdoor theatrical performance of The Secret Garden in our meadow! Relive this tale of secrecy and curiosity in what will be one of the highlights of the summer. Performance starts at 6.30pm. Please bring your own rugs or low backed seating. Picnics welcomed. Call: 01909 720378 to book, or book at Visitor Centre. www.seetickets. com/event /the-secret-garden/ creswell-crags-nottinghamshire/1298375

16 Aug Serene Twilight Spa

Spa at Ye Olde Bell, Barnby Moor

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11 Aug Plant Hunters’ Fair

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14 Aug Wacky -‘Wonka Wonderland’

Ye Olde Bell Hotel, Barnby Moor School holiday fun! A wacky afternoon of fun, games and entertain-

14 Aug Mansfield Summer Festival

16 Aug Bat Walk

Sherwood Forest 8pm-9.30pm Price: £7.50 (£6 for RSPB Members). Did you know that a pipistrelle bat can devour over 3,000 midges a night and baby bats cling to their mothers when mum flies in search of food? Join us on this evening walk to learn more about the bats of Sherwood Forest and their association with the world famous ancient oak trees here. This event will involve a gentle stroll of approximately 1.5 miles and finishes in the dark. Please bring a low powered torch and insect repellent is recommended.

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Rural Learning Centre, Idle Valley, Retford 10.30am-12.30pm Outdoor ActivityChildren's ActivitiesWildlife Watch Outdoor fun for 8-12 yrs. Email: idlewatch@nottswt.co.uk www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org

Southwell Minster, Southwell 11:00am-4pm A wide selection of plants for sale from nurseries throughout the country including many rare species. This popular fair is situated in the beautiful gardens of The Archbishop’s Palace next to Southwell Minster. southwellminster.org

Sherwood Pines 2pm-11am Could you survive a night in the woods? Join the bushcraft team at Sherwood Pines to find out. Build you own shelter to sleep in using forest materials and cook your dinner on the open fire. Learn fire lighting techniques, how to use a knife safely and how to purify water. £45 per person. An event for families. Children must be aged 8+. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Email: Karina.thornton@forestryengland.uk Call: 0300 067 5463 www.forestryengland.uk/forestevent/events-sherwood-pines/ overnight-bushcraft-families

Carr Lane Park, Warsop 10am-3pm Come along and take part in all sorts of activities including BMX skills workshop, multi sports, balance workshops, crazy golf, animal handling and pony rides. Plus arts and crafts, information stalls as well arena attractions. Suitable for all the family. Free entry. www.mansfield.gov.uk/summerfestival.

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T he G re at Summer E sc ap e Unfortunately this event is not suitable for wheelchair users. Due to the sensitivity of wildlife, we ask that you don’t bring along dogs. Not suitable for under 8s. Booking essential; please book via EventBrite or in the Visitor Centre. Booking fee applies via EventBrite. www.visitsherwood.co.uk

18 Aug Idle Valley Bird Walk

Rural Learning Centre, Idle Valley, Retford

9.30-11.30am

Join local bird enthusiasts for a walk around Idle Valley Nature Reserve. Please bring your binoculars and walking boots. Meet at Rural Learning Centre. Call: 01777 858 245. Email: idlevalley@nottswt.co.uk www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org

17-18 Aug Gloworm Festival 2019

Especially created for grown ups and their little (or not so little) people. We invite you to come and play in a warm, welcoming and creative environment, loose your inhibitions, let your hair down and have some fun. Come and play in a warm, welcoming and creative environment, loose your inhibitions, let your hair down and have some fun. With performances and meet and greets from some of the UK’s most loved TV stars, Live music, workshops and more, there really is something for everyone to enjoy at the Gloworm Festival. www.whatsonatthoresby.co.uk

18 Aug Newark Comic Con 3

Newark Showground, Newark Pay on the door only. Adults £4. Under 16s £2. Under 5s Free Great selection of refreshments and snacks available. www.newarkshowground.com

Inspirational day out!

20 Aug Pride & Predudice Theatre Production

Belvoir Castle, Grantham 6pm-11pm The first Open Air Theatre within the grounds, a performance of Pride & Prejudice by Chapterhouse Theatre Company. Imagination runs wild and logic is abandoned in this fantastical, larger-than-life musical brimming with nonsensical fun and excitement for the entire family. Gates open at 6pm, please bring your own rugs or lowbacked seating. Tickets are available from See Tickets on: 0871 220 0260 or http://bit.ly/BCOpenAirTheatre See p.28 for a competition to win tickets! www.belvoircastle.com

20-26 Aug Southwell Music Festival

Southwell Minster, Southwell Grand symphonies, intimate chamber music, celebratory choral classics and soulful folk music: Southwell Music Festival has something for everyone! And it’s all presented in the town’s beautiful historic locations including Southwell Minster itself, the mediaeval State Chamber next door and the 18th century stage at the Old Theatre Deli. For details visit: www.southwellmusicfestival.com

21 Aug Warren Wood School-Fashion Show

Ye Olde Bell Hotel, Barnby Moor Two-course lunch, gift stalls and fashion show in aid of Warren Wood School for Autism. £25. Call: 01427 787563. Email: sylvieannibal@tiscali.co.uk www.yeoldebell-hotel.co.uk

21 Aug Tiny Spa

Spa at Ye Olde Bell, Barnby Moor

Ye Olde Bell Hotel, Barnby Moor School Holiday Fun! A wacky afternoon of fun, games and entertainment. £10 per child up to 11 years old inc themed refreshments Booking essential children must be accompanied by an adult. Call: 01777 705121 www.yeoldebell-hotel.co.uk

24 Aug Stonedeaf Festival

Newark Showground, Newark This is what happens when you put a few old rockers on social media. Several veterans of the castle have got together to bring back those halcyon days with the atmosphere and experience of those legendary Monsters of Rock shows. For more information, visit: www.stonedeaffestival.co.uk www.newarkshowground.com

25 Aug Family Lunch With Prima Party ‘Wildlife Explorers’

Ye Olde Bell Hotel, Barnby Moor Traditional four course lunch £30 Under 8s eat for free. Children’s entertainer and more. Call: 01777 705121. www.yeoldebell-hotel.co.uk

28 Aug Mansfield Summer Festival

Titchfield Park, Mansfield 10am-3pm Come along and take part in all

28 Aug Wacky -‘All the fun of the fair’

Ye Olde Bell Hotel, Barnby Moor School Holiday Fun! A wacky afternoon of fun, games and entertainment! £10 per child up to 11 years old inc themed refreshments Booking essential children must be accompanied by an adult. Call: 01777 705121 www.yeoldebell-hotel.co.uk

30 Aug Ibiza Themed Twilight

Spa at Ye Olde Bell, Barnby Moor Summer twilight theme nights have themed music and food! Think Ocean Beach Club, Ibiza or Nikki Beach St Tropez with DJ on the decks playing chill out and old skool Ibiza anthems. Lounge poolside inside or out and take advantage of the fully licensed bar. Spa access from 5.30pm-10pm. £79 pp. Call: 01777 705121 option 2. www.yeoldebell-hotel.co.uk

30 Aug Vegan Camp Out

Newark Showground, Newark For more info, line up and tickets please visit: www.vegancampout.co.uk www.newarkshowground.com

30 Aug Bat Night

Creswell Crags, Creswell 7.30pm-10pm Join Derrick Eames, resident Bat Man at Creswell Crags, for a guided talk and walk of the gorge to see these incredible creatures

Discover a magical location that’s not just a museum, it’s a memorial, education centre and place of hope. The Journey exhibition is the only one of its kind in Europe designed for primary school children and popular with families. Take a look: journey.holocaust.org.uk

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21 Aug Wacky -‘Afternoon at the zoo’

sorts of activities including BMX skills workshop, multi sports, balance workshops, crazy golf, animal handling and pony rides. Plus arts and crafts, information stalls as well arena attractions. Suitable for all the family. Free entry. www.mansfield.gov.uk/summerfestival

The National Holocaust Centre and Museum, Laxton, Newark.

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“A must see” “Hidden gem” “Holiday visit” “Fantastic” “Educational” Trip Advisor reviews

We open exclusively once a month from 4.30-7.30pm for an event designed to cater our youngest guests (5-10 yrs) and their ‘responsible adult’ to spa together £75 for one adult and one child between 5-10 years old Treatments are available, please call for details.  Call: 01777 705121 opt 2 for Spa. www.yeoldebell-hotel.co.uk

The Holocaust Exhibition is for ages 12+ and documents the history of pre-war Jewish life, antisemitism, the rise of Hitler, Kristallnacht, ghettos, the final

solution and survival: www.holocaust.org.uk/holocaustexhibition Listen to inspirational Holocaust survivor speakers. Check times and dates: www.holocaust.org.uk/ speaker Opening out on to the picturesque memorial gardens, our coffee shop provides the perfect place to relax and reflect on your visit. We also

have a gift shop where you will find historical works and detailed testimonies from our team of survivors. Keep your ticket and you can visit free of charge all year round from the date issued. This includes listening to as many survivor talks as you would like. The National Holocaust Centre and Museum looks forward to welcoming you. www.holocaust.org.uk


feed at nightfall. This is a sell out event, so pre-booking is a must. £8pp. Sensible clothing required, as you will be outdoors for a lot of the event. Call: 01909 720378 to book your place!

31 Aug The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400

Bassetlaw Museum, Retford In The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400, three eccentric tour guides will lead you on a danced history tour, using movement, text and music to explore what it was

really like for many of the passengers who undertook a historic journey from England to America aboard the Mayflower in 1620. This free performance will be repeated throughout the day.. It will be accompanied by free workshops for children and their grown-ups. Playful, imaginative and moving, The Imagination Museum is a performance about determination and the extraordinary things that it makes ordinary people do. Free. Suitable for all ages. Call: 01777 713749, email: bassetlaw.museum@bassetlaw.gov.uk

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Notts Classic Car & Motorcycle Show 26 Aug. 10am-4pm

Thoresby Park, Ollerton An August Bank Holiday classic vehicle extravaganza! Classic Shows is delighted to return to Thoresby Park. This popular and family friendly event features over 700 vintage, classic and modern classic vehicles on display including a special VW and Mini theme. This year the event will feature a modern dealership zone with the opportunity to talk to experts, view the latest models and arrange a test drive. For details visit: www.classicshows.org

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500+ vintage, classic and modern classic vehicles set in the stunning grounds of Thoresby Park Thoresby Park, Ollerton, Notts, NG22 9EP Purchase tickets at classicshows.org or at the event: Adult: £9, Child £3 * Exhibit for £4.50: Must book by 5pm Friday 16 August. T&Cs apply.

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T he G re at Summer E sc ap e

Newark Air Museum

17-18 Aug, Copter-Fest. 31 Aug-1 Sept, Shackleton Boys 2 Book Launch Drove Lane, Newark This summer will see a number of major air-

to get them ready for new Copter-Fest event

ground crew personnel, who will be available

craft restoration programmes being under-

that the museum is hosting on Saturday 17-

to sign copies of this new aviation book

taken at Newark Air Museum. This time it will

18 Aug, 2019. The event will coincide with

be on the Avro Vulcan XM594.

the 2019 International Helicopter Day and will

For both the Copter-Fest and the Shackleton

provide visitors with an opportunity to get up

Boys 2 book launch, normal museum admis-

As with similar repainting work on the Avro

close and personal with the 11 helicopters

sion rates apply and the museum will be open

Shackleton, a scaffolding work platform will

and autogyros displayed at the museum.

10am to 5pm, for details visit: www.newarkairmuseum.org

be used and this will be installed around the tail of the Vulcan. Avro Vulcan XM594 was

A separate programme of work is also under-

flown to the former RAF Winthorpe airfield

way on some of the newer helicopters in the

from RAF Waddington on 7 February 1983. At

collection to return them to display condition

the time XM594 was the only Vulcan aircraft

and accessible to the public.

disposed of by the RAF that was flown into a non-licensed airfield.

On 31 Aug and 1 Sept, 2019 the museum is hosting the Shackleton Boys 2 book launch.

Additional work is being undertaken on the

The event will take the form the focus of a

various helicopters in the museum collection

mini-reunion of former Shackleton air and

The British Model Flying Association National Championships – 24-26 Aug Royal Air Force Barkston Heath, North East of Grantham The British Model Flying Association (BMFA) will once again be holding its annual National Championships and Model Aircraft Airshow on the August Bank Holiday weekend, 24-26 Aug 2019. The BMFA has 34,000 members and over 830 clubs throughout the UK. The event is the largest of its kind in Europe, it offers an interesting and fun day out for the whole family. Aircraft flown at the event include large jets, military fighters and bombers together with civil light aircraft. Experience the thrills and spills of air racing and precision aeroplane and helicopter aerobatics. There will be stalls selling a range of aeromodelling items along with craft stalls, refreshments and bar facilities. £10 for adults with under 18s free. Camping facilities available. For details call: 0116 2440028 or visit: www.bmfa.org or www.bmfa-nats.org

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T he G re at Summer E sc ap e

Mansfield's Finest Festival Mansfield's Garden & Craft Festival is back for a spectacular weekend on 31 August - 1 September

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ow in it’s seventh year this extremely popular and loved horticultural show will be inviting both professional and amateur growers to come along to show the best of their produce. Attracting all age groups from the local area and neighbouring counties, the show is proud to say we attract several record-breaking growers of the biggest vegetables in the UK. Local schools are also invited to take part, which makes this Mansfield's biggest two-day community event. The festival is held in Mansfield town centre, on the Market Place in large marquees. There will be vegetable, fruit, flower and plant showing on Saturday 31 Aug and a Best in Baking competition on Sunday 1 Sept. Gardening is a very popular hobby with many gardeners having their own allotments growing many fruit and vegetables for their own use as well as showing. The event is always very busy and attracts visitors to the town from all over Nottinghamshire and nearby counties.

Displays of the biggest cabbages and fruit entries.

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All classes are free to enter and all winners are presented with awards and cash prizes at a ceremony on the Sunday at 2pm. In addition to the competitions there will be stalls, entertainment, food and drink, and arts and crafts, as well as something for the children to get involved in too. It is very much a family event and is one of the biggest held in the town centre. Entrance to the Garden & Craft Festival on both Saturday and Sunday is free to the general public and the first visitors to the event on both days are given a goody bag of vegetables kindly donated by Troops, a local fruit and vegetable business based in Rock Valley, Mansfield. Mansfield BID is hoping to encourage more people to enter every year and more children as there are several classes open only to young people up to the age of 15 years. Schedules and entry forms for the horticultural show and the Best in Baking are available from Mansfield BID, who organise events in the town centre. These can be obtained from: enquiries@mansfieldbid.co.uk or by calling: 01623 633939.

Miss Mansfield presenting the awards to one of the winners – Jean Goodall.


Home & Garden

Nottinghamshire Open Gardens Here in Nottinghamshire we are very fortunate to have a wealth of beautiful gardens and generous owners who are willing to open their spaces to visitors and raise money for the National Garden Scheme. It is a win win situation because visiting gardens and spending time in them is good for health and wellbeing, here is one of the quotes from one of our garden visitors: "It is lovely to see so many beautiful and

different gardens and they provide so much inspiration. A garden offers so much and is always a very relaxing experience. The most stressful thing is choosing between the different cakes!"

Image courtesy of The Open Garden Scheme.

For all the latest information on the Open Gardens in this area visit: www.ngs.org.uk

Here are the gardens for you to visit this summer: 3 Jul

• Norwell Gardens Newark, NG23 6XJ. 6.30pm-9pm

• Rhubarb Farm Hardwick Street, Langwith, Mansfield, NG20 9DR. 10.30am-4pm

7 Jul

• Lodge Mount Town Street, South Leverton, Retford, DN22 0BT. 1pm-5pm

• Wellow Village Group Opening Potter Lane, Wellow, NG22 0EB. 10am–5pm

13 Jul

• Clumber Park Walled Kitchen Garden Clumber Park, Worksop, S80 3BE. 10am-5pm

21 Jul

• The Coach House Fosse Road, Farndon, Newark, NG24 2SF. 1pm-5pm

• Cornerstones 15 Lamcote Gardens, Radcliffe on Trent, NG12 2BS. 1.30pm-5pm

28 Jul

1pm-5pm

4 Aug

18 Aug

• Piecemeal 123 Main Street, Sutton, Bonington, Loughborough, LE12 5PE. 12pm-5pm

• Nottinghamshire Hospice 384 Woodborough Road, Nottingham, NG3 4JF.

26 Aug

11 Aug

12.30pm-4.30pm

1pm-4pm

• 5a High Street Sutton on Trent, NG23 6QA. 1pm-5pm

• Norwood Carlton Lane, Sutton on Trent, Newark, NG23 6PH.

• 5 Burton Lane Whatton in the Vale, NG13 9EQ.

• The Old Vicarage Halam Hill, Halam, NG22 8AX. 1pm-5pm

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Butterflies & Bees Sarah Murch, at Ellicar Gardens, is a horticulturalist, garden designer and plant enthusiast. With experience from her own garden, which opens to the public in summer, she advises how we can make our gardens more enjoyable, diverse and sustainable for wildlife.

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t’s mid-summer, time for al-fresco dining, butterfly watching and relaxing outdoors to the soporific drone of bumblebees.

That’s if you are lucky enough to have bees and butterflies in your garden. With the global decline in bees well documented, UK wild bee species have fallen by 30% in recent years. Butterflies have fared even worse, with 72% of UK species declining over the last 10 years. Bumblebees visit flowers to gather pollen and nectar. In doing so they pollinate our ornamental plants and vegetables. Commercially entire crops and orchards rely heavily on them. So it’s reassuring to know we can help reverse these declining numbers by making our gardens a little more pollinator friendly. Here are a few suggestions:

Choose the right flowers Only single flowers produce nectar and pollen, those frilly doubles and most bedding plants are sterile so won’t bring in a single bee.

Little and large Bees come in all shapes and sizes, visiting flowers to suit the length of their tongues. Plant species with different sized flowers, preferably in drifts, as bees prefer to work groups of the same flower.

Look at flower shapes Plants are classified by their flower shape, and bees prefer certain flower families. They love the lipped flowers of catmint, salvias, agastache, rosemary, all good for early summer colour. Try growing creeping thyme along pathways or lavender in a pot.

Iris Sibirica is great for bumblebees.

Tubular flower shapes work well too, like foxgloves. I enjoy seeing giant bumblebees crawl up into these stately flowers. These seed out gently around our garden, keeping bumblebees happy. Borage is a top bee plant, its electric blue flowers look fabulous tossed into salads or frozen in ice cubes for summer drinks.

Flowering time Choose plants to extend the flowering season in your garden as bees are out and about from late winter to autumn. Our earliest bumblebees feast on hellebores, winter heathers then pulmonarias and grape hyacinths.

Architectural and elegant If you are looking for architectural interest, giant cardoon is a must. Its huge silver leaves a foil for those towering artichokelike flowers. Or Echinops ritro, with silver/blue ball shaped flowers is crawling with bumblebees in our garden. Elegant spires of veronicastrums, lovely woven in drifts through borders, are fantastic bee plants, but my favourite of all is aromatic bergamot, aptly known as Bee Balm. Choose from hot red through to silver pink, plant in sun or shade. It flowers and feeds bees all summer- what more could you ask from a plant? If it's butterflies you are after, choose later flowers with a landing plate. Scabious, achillieas, echinaceas, rudbeckias, asters and the huge dinner plate flowers of eupatoriums, are magnets for butterflies. In our gravel garden a sea of purple verbena bonariensis attracts clouds of tiny white butterflies every summer, simply magical.


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A butterfly enjoying the umbellifer flowers of the wild carrot, Daucus Carrota.

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Close up of the Iris Siribica.

But the one plant I would never be without is Aster frikartii monch. Flowering from June to November, great for butterflies and bees, I think its lilac flowers adorned with a single burnt orange tortoiseshell butterfly one of the loveliest sights in any garden.

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A Rural Oasis Of Contemporary Design If you are searching for an oasis of contemporary unique style, there is a showroom of wonderful home furniture and accessories for your home and garden hidden away near the Welbeck Estate...

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Pr Home, who have supplied retailers such as The Conran Shop, Bailey’s Home and Heal’s, as well as hotels such as Tresanton, Watergate Bay and Alexander House, have renovated their showrooms and gardens to showcase their product range. Pr Home began business in 1989 under the name Pavilion Rattan selling rattan furniture, handmade in the Philippines, to retail shops throughout the UK and Ireland. Production was moved to Indonesia in the early 90s where raw materials could be more readily sourced. Throughout the 1990s the company gradually started developing their own exclusive products designed in house by the founder Ray Poulston, utilising wood and synthetic rattan paired with aluminium for outdoor furniture. With the move away from natural rattan and the utilisation of other materials, the name change to Pr Home was a logical step reflecting the broader range of products now available for the house and garden. 90% of Pr Home’s furniture

and 50% of their lighting and home accessories are now designed in-house by Ray Poulston and Paul McMullan, who joined the company in 2002. Production is carried out in Indonesia, China, Vietnam, India, Poland, Spain and here in their own factory in Cuckney. The development of business with Indonesia has been a hugely satisfying experience for Ray, where long lasting partnerships have been nurtured utilising the tremendous skills of Indonesian craftsmen resulting in a great mutual respect. Products are designed and improved using sustainable wood from monitored plantations together with recyclable synthetic materials and aluminium. Problems are shared and solved together to create furniture and lighting that will stand the test of time both in their style and durability. The in-house upholstery workshop uses the best available materials assembled by a highly skilled workforce to produce long lasting furniture designed to be both stylish and comfortable. The naughties saw a change in Pr’s customer base with the closure of many retailers being replaced by interior designers, hotels, restaurants and pubs who demanded furniture robust enough

to stand up to the rigours of commercial use. As the company's philosophy has always been to produce products with lasting durability then the transition was pretty seamless. In 2004, Pr moved its warehouse from Pleasley Vale to within the Welbeck estate and its offices into the Ulvers Building, Cuckney, which had been its original warehouse since converted into its upholstery factory and trade showroom. At the same time the old showroom and gardens were renovated and new ones were incorporated with the offices. In 2009, Pr opened their showrooms to retail customers and also became a Farrow and Ball stockist. This was all done in a low key way as a sideline to the main trade business. So many people are astonished to find this oasis of contemporary design in such a rural and off the track location, so much so that the company has decided it is time to take its retail offer seriously. Many of the shops and establishments Pr now deals with are destination retailers where shopping has become a pleasurable alternative to internet sites and monochrome multiples and they intend to offer the same.

The showrooms and gardens, pictured here, have been spruced up ready for the relaunch on the 5 and 6 July, so customers can enjoy the beautiful views inside and out. Rebecca Berry has taken on the role of Showroom Manager to give the customers the attention they deserve, including a complete interior design service. The atmosphere throughout will be relaxed where customers are given time and space to consider their options. The showrooms reflect Pr’s passion for contemporary design with a tilt towards midcentury Scandi style. Visitors may recognise some of the products from holidays where Pr have supplied hotels such as Watergate Bay, restaurants like Rick Stein’s or National Trust cottages throughout England and Wales.

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Glorious Green In this issue Kelly Roden, owner of Meliora Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms in Bawtry, inspires us with her colour of the moment, green.

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’m ever so slightly obsessed with this beautifully calming colour at the moment. Our new showroom has a splash of it already with another coming soon. I’m adding accessories and furnishings where I can at home in it and even my wardrobe is becoming a victim of said obsession too. From pale minty hues, fresh aquamarine tones, murky olive shades to deep racing greens, there is a shade of this colour for everyone. It’s taken a while for greys to give way to blues and naturally this has led us to greens. Emotionally good for the soul, green has associations with nature, energy, healing and renewal. Think lush green fields and rich forests, rainforests dripping with life and a sense of escapism. Known for its calming quality, what better colour

to add to your home – how restorative is a long walk through the forest or how refreshed we feel after a day outdoors. The colour green has deep connections to our wellbeing – patients are shown to recover more quickly with a greener view over that of a brick wall or building. With our lives being increasingly overwhelmed by politics, technology and urbanisation - green takes to us back to basics, back to nature. We all know we should eat more greens as part of the elusive five a day (or is it eight now?), plants purify the air and we all sometimes feel the need to put the devices down and get outside more. It makes sense that we may want to bottle a little of that feeling and bring it into our homes. This is easily done with the addition of a few plants or a lick of paint on the walls.

Little Greene Paint Company alone has introduced 31 shades in collaboration with the National Trust. The collection was created as part of extensive paint research project and takes inspiration from historic homes such as Beatrix Potter’s Cumbrian Farmhouse and Nostell Priory. Each tone has a noteworthy origin and each an important place in contemporary interior design. So whether you want to embrace the trend by adding hints of it with plants and cushions or go bolder with a beautiful deep green velvet sofa or by decorating your walls, you really cannot go wrong with this glorious and emotionally rewarding colour in your home. Kelly Roden Meliora Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms Tel: 01302 711007 Email: info@meliora.uk www.meliora.uk

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From beautiful kitchen designs to stylish interior furniture and upholstery, Bramley & White can provide the inspiration to transform your home. Based in the beautiful village of Farnsfield, Bramley & White was founded in 2017 by Rebecca Sargison-Bowler who has over 15 years in the trade and has designs on providing the very best in home furnishings. Leading with a Scandinavian design theme with muted colours and simple functionality, Bramley & White offer items that sit comfortably in any home from urban interior to country retreat. Bramley & White specialise in customisable upholstery, re-upholstery, curtains, roman blinds and beautiful homewares, focusing on providing a simple choice to give you the best colour and design for every interior. Working with manufacturers that focus on skilled craftsmanship, quality and simplicity, Bramley & White carefully curate collections that are hand-sourced and designed by founder Rebecca. Limited time on your hands or in need of inspiration? Bramley & White can design kitchens, bathrooms and interiors throughout the home as well as deal with project management to help everything happen seamlessly. Sustainability is also key, with designs created from up-cycled furniture to give them a new lease of life.

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Get The Best From Your Lawn This Summer Ian Stephens from Lawn Master Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire shares his top tips for keeping your lawn in great condition during the summer.

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Does Your Audience Understand You? Ronnie Harris, VJH Marketing, tells us how to keep it clear and simple to get your message across.

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s it just me or do you find it annoying when you are asked an ambiguous question? Worse still is being met with a blank stare when you have made what you believe to be a perfectly simple request. Both scenarios are often the result of miscommunication. Are you communicating your message clearly enough? Clarity is the most important thing in all communication, whether that is written or verbal. When it comes to marketing, having a clear understanding of your services, especially the benefits for your customer, is vital. Make it easy for your audience to comprehend your message. If the benefits of your services or WIIFM (“What’s In It For Me?”) isn’t obvious to the reader, you will soon lose their interest. And don’t forget the call to action (CTA). Is it clear what you want the reader to do next, i.e., contact you?

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough” Albert Einstein

Business owners often make the mistake of going into the minutiae, believing that the reader is interested in every minor detail. In fact, the reality is that the intricacies of your business are of no interest to your potential client or customer. They want to know why they should use your service or product and they want to know quickly.

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This is more important now than ever before. Thanks to the advances in technology, the human attention span is at its lowest ever. According to a study by Microsoft, the average human being now has an attention span of eight seconds; less than that of a goldfish, which is apparently nine seconds! Think about the implications of this in your marketing campaign. Put simply: • People don’t have enough patience to read through your content • Even when people want to read your content, if it appears too comprehensive or ‘wordy’ they won’t bother reading it at all. • First impressions count. You don’t want your message to be saved to the “I’ll read later” folder, because often people don’t revisit that folder and you may have missed the opportunity of an enquiry or sale. • Be clear and get to the point. The purpose of your communication is to whet the appetite of the reader, so they are interested to find out more and buy your offering. If in doubt, remember the acronym K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple, Stupid). Possibly a tad harsh, but you get the point.

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Carry On Camping, It's Good For The Economy! Michele Coe-Baxter, Director At Duncan & Toplis

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nce upon a time, a holiday to the British coast or countryside was the main getaway for UK families. From Blackpool to Skegness, holiday makers would swarm for a stint in the sun and an ice cream in a deckchair. You might think that the golden era for holiday parks and campsites is over as overseas travel booms, and yet a groundbreaking report has revealed that UK-wide parks and sites generate an impressive £9.3bn in visitor spending and support over 170,000 jobs in the UK. The independent report ‘Pitching the Value’ found that England’s holiday park and campsite sector makes a substantial contribution to England’s tourism economy. £6.81bn is generated each year and over 126,000 jobs are supported across the sector which is great news for local areas. This report, from the UK Caravan and Camping Alliance, is the first time the economic value of holiday parks and campsites across the UK has been analysed, and it includes parks and sites of all sizes and types, including glamping sites, lodges and chalets and caravan holiday homes. In the East Midlands alone, there are a total of 39,000 pitches, which includes caravan sites, glamping spots and cottages. Interestingly, 96% of visitors come from within the UK, while 4% come

from outside the UK to enjoy a bit of British culture and heritage. Newark alone brings in thousands of visitors each year thanks to the wide range of activities that the town hosts. According to Newark and Sherwood District Council, the tourist economy is worth an incredible £260m per year to the local area, with each visitor spending on average £24. That’s money into the pockets of independent retailers and larger businesses that keep local people in employment and historical and heritage sites to sustain key parts of Newark’s past. Many operators have lots of activities for the whole family to enjoy during their holiday, such as swimming pools, tennis courts and cycling tracks. If last year was anything to go by, we’re set to have another scorcher this year - perfect for tourists and operators everywhere who have a solid business plan to support their operations year-round. After all, if campsites and holiday parks are to continue to strengthen the local economy, they need to thrive - not just survive. By their very nature, seasonal businesses have to work especially hard to take care of their finances. Unlike the majority of businesses that are able to draw in custom and make money throughout the year, seasonal operators only have a

window of time - usually between March and September - to make a year’s worth of revenue. Maintenance and upkeep, staff wages and building additional activities onsite are just a few financial considerations that operators have to take into account. The British summer is predictably unpredictable too, which can make it hard to forecast how well the high season will do. At Duncan & Toplis, we advise and support many caravan parks and campsite operators throughout Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire to help them futureproof their businesses and ensure they’re prepared for the entire year - not just during their peak season. For many operators, financial support and business advice is essential to their success and honing their ability to manage the irregularity of turnover, particularly over the winter months. With the right advice and a bit of preparation, caravan parks and campsites will continue to boost local economies like Newark, and provide exciting, affordable holiday options for families across the country… no matter what the weather is doing! If you’re a caravan park or campsite operator, find out how Duncan & Toplis can support your business by calling 0808 169 1196 or visiting www.duntop.co.uk.


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Sunshine, Sea & A Stress Free Summer Can a massage really help you relax? By Peter Rixham, Retford Sports Massage.

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assage stimulates a variety of chemical responses in the brain that can result in lasting feelings of relaxation, lowered stress, mental alertness and improved mood. During a massage, your body increases its production of endorphins, your body’s natural “be happy” chemicals. Serotonin and dopamine are released, and the resulting feeling of calm relaxation can make habitual stress, as well as short-term stress, much easier to deal with. Massage also decreases the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline, allowing your body to enter a relaxing ‘rest-and-recovery’ mode. This immediate stress relief can improve your wellbeing and state of mind, and massage also improves your overall health profile by keeping stress hormones at bay over the long-term. Managing your stress is a key factor in addressing a host of health issues.

digestive system and immune responses. Stress is important for survival. It's when stress is on-going that we need to take action, as long term stress leaves the body depleted and susceptible to other problems. It can trigger low mood, and physical symptoms like headaches, upset stomach, increased blood pressure, chest pain, and insomnia are just a few examples.

Stress is very much a part of everyday life. It’s been around since pre-historic times. It motivates us and gives us our get up and go. The much talked about ‘flight or fight’ response relies on the release of adrenaline and cortisol to increase your heart rate and blood sugar, whist diverting energy away from your

Anxiety and stress can produce constricted, and shallow breathing. Massage plays an important role in training the body how to relax and improve breathing. Improved posture through massage also indirectly improves deep breathing by allowing better lung and rib cage expansion.

Experts estimate that up to ‘ninety percent of diseases are stress related’. For example, the elevated levels of cortisol that occur when your body is stressed increases blood sugars, potentially contributing to the development of type 2 diabetes. And nothing ages us faster than high stress. While eliminating stress altogether is not going to happen, massage can help manage this common problem.

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Muscle tension We’ve all suffered from the soreness after a workout session. Whether your preparing for a 10k fun run or just finished your first exercise class, muscle pain and stiffness is common. Intense activity can cause micro-tears in muscle fibres, leading to inflammation, which is the body’s way of repairing the injured cells. Research has shown that massage reduces the production of compounds called cytokines, which play a critical role in inflammation. Massage also stimulates mitochondria, the tiny powerhouses inside cells that convert glucose into the energy essential for cell function and repair. This shows that massage can reduce proinflammatory cytokines, which may be involved in pain, and why massage has been proven to reduce the duration and intensity of delayed onset muscle soreness.

Be more active Muscle injuries are more common now than they were 50 years ago. That’s not because we’re exercising harder, it’s because we’re more sedentary. As we age our joints tend to tighten, making range of motion and flexibility even


more restricted. Massage therapy is a great way to maintain and improve flexibility and motion. ‘By working on muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments, and joints, regular massage can improve your flexibility and range of motion, keeping your joints more fluid and making them less injury prone.’ So while a relaxing massage might be on the top of your pamper list, it also has the potential to help you take charge of your health and wellbeing. Find out how you can benefit from adding massage therapy to your health regime by contacting your local massage therapist.

The Land Of Nod... Nicola Hunt, Specialist Neurological Physiotherapist & Coach, tells us about the importance of a good night's sleep.

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he best gift you can give yourself is sleep. Without sleep our brain is less efficient, so we get “brain fog” and have difficulty remembering those important things. Sleep helps keep our hormone levels in balance. A lack of sleep can lead to weight gain and food cravings. Sleep helps protect us from many illnesses, high blood pressure, anxiety and depression are just a few.

"The best gift you can give yourself is sleep." Ask a good sleeper what they do to get a good night’s sleep and they will likely shrug and say “go to bed”. Yet there are things we can do to help get a good night’s sleep. We can work with our natural sleep cycle and our ‘sleepy hormone’ melatonin to sleep well. Melatonin is produced and stored as light hits our eyes and released as the light dims. Making sure we get at least 30 minutes exposure to daylight, preferably in the morning, helps produce good levels of melatonin. Making sure we

aren’t exposed to blue light (television screens, tablets and phones) in the two hours before bedtime enables melatonin to be released, helping sleep. Our body temperature also needs to drop 1–2 degrees as we fall asleep, so making sure the bedroom isn’t too hot and not exercising or eating a large meal (which raises the body temperature as it is digested) in the two hours before bedtime lets our body temperature drop. A warm bath helps our temperature to drop afterwards, so can aid sleep. Alcohol might help you fall asleep, but it changes our sleep pattern, meaning sleep isn’t as restorative, so should be avoided right before bed. Caffeine stays in our body longer, so should be avoided for at least four hours, ideally no caffeine after midday. Following the tips above can help you get a good night sleep. But if sleep remains elusive, seek support to gain the many benefits of regular good sleep.

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Top: Monsoon, Jolene jersey scarf print maxi dress. £70. uk.monsoon.co.uk Above: M&Co, circle print maxi with burnt orange jumper £26, top £24, sliders £24, sunglasses £12 www.mandco.com Right: Monsoon, Nena twist neck maxi dress. £170. uk.monsoon.co.uk These images and the images opposite are courtesy of Joe Browns, Monsoon and M&Co.

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Dress To Impress With unique designer fashion and elegance in mind look no further than Anne Wilkinson, where you’ll find all you need under one roof. With showrooms in Retford and Lincoln, there is a stunning range of day and occasion wear and a selection of Ieading labels from names such as Pomodoro, Oui, Marble, Olsen, Gerry Weber, Betty Barclay and new daywear brands, Faber and Adini. Perfect choices can be found for mother of the bride, wedding guests, race day, cruises and holidays. There is a range of gorgoeus Joseph Ribkoff dresses and separates, and a choice of carefully selected new names including Michaela Louisa and Veni Infantino by Ronald Joyce.

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With experience of dressing ladies for Royal events and garden parties, the helpful and friendly staff will assist in choosing and accessorising any outfit. They will help to put together a wardrobe for the perfect holiday and the in-house alteration service will ensure a perfect fit.

Visit the Saltergate showroom in Lincoln or the Grove Street shop in Retford to discover fabulous clothing, pretty summer prints, shoes and accessories.

So why not visit, relax and browse in store and remember there is plenty of free parking for customers at our Retford shop.

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Floral & Flavoursome Flowers are a thing of beauty and can be admired in the garden or as a stunning addition to your home, but what about on your plate? Meet Rachel Petheram, experienced grower, florist and tutor at The School of Artisan Food, offering courses in the perfect petals to add to your dishes and the flowers that will make your appetite flourish.

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raditional herbs are making room on the plate for garden flowers as more and more people are discovering that they are not just beautiful to look at, but also great to eat.

Florist and grower Rachel Petheram knows exactly which flowers to pick and add to the plate to get the best tasting combinations to tempt the taste buds and she’s spreading the word through her courses at The School of Artisan Food and her work from her beautiful cottage garden at Doddington Hall. “We all know about growing herbs in the garden, it’s not too difficult for us to think about growing mint and coriander etc, but the courses are all about considering how you can use flowers in cooking and also in drinks – infusing gin and vodka with beautiful things that you can grow in the garden.” Rachel works from her rented space at Doddington Hall, in what she describes as the idyllic setting of her very own piece of English country garden. A florist for over 12 years, Rachel combines her love of flowers with her love for food, exploring which flavours work best. And while we’re all used to eating herbs and spices, Rachel is adamant we should all be as happy with popping a rose leaf into our mouths, as we would be of a sprig of mint. “I’m a florist and I grow lots of cut flowers and I spend a lot of time teaching people how to grow things. I’m very lucky in that I rent space in a kitchen garden in Doddington Hall in Lincolnshire, and I grow in their kitchen garden. So I’m in this lovely position where I have this beautiful space.” The garden allows her to literally pick and choose from a wide variety of flowers, each bringing their own unique flavours and stamp on a dish. And we’re not talking exotic or rare species, it’s about the flowers that can grow in any typical British garden. “We’re talking things like roses, really beautiful English roses, that are highly scented,” says Rachel. “Also things like lavender and scented pinks, they are all edible." Rachel explains how lavender is really versatile, because it can be used in sweet and savoury cooking. For savoury dishes it can be used anywhere you would usually use rosemary. Lavender can be ‘blitzed’ up with sugar to make a lavender sugar, a lovely addition in baking, and milk can be infused with lavender heads, this can be used to make a cake, added to hot chocolate or even gin and vodka. “You can get a really beautiful gin by infusing lavender into a bottle for about six hours, and that’s all it takes. It doesn't have to be an expensive brand. You infuse the petals, cut the flower heads off, put them into the gin, leave it and then fish them out and it’s amazing”.

Rachel Petheram in the gardens at The School Of Artisan Food, Welbeck.

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Rachel explains that one of the important elements of this process is to keep a very close eye on the period of time you leave the flowers to infuse for, as the flavours can often become overpowering and not pleasant, especially if left for a few days. Edible flowers can also be just sprinkled on to dishes. Rachel highlights the beautiful flavours of some of the flowers that she uses. “Things like nasturtium flowers for example and their leaves have a very strong flavour. It’s not just that they look beautiful they also have a very peppery flavour. And the other flower that has a really peppery flavour and enhances the flavour of salads is marigolds. “These flowers can be eaten straight off; you can pick off the petals and simply sprinkle them on a salad. But you would probably get even more out of them if you mixed them with sugar, or turned them into a jam or process them in some way – but it’s no so much cooking as more infusing so, one of the other things that is really beautiful is honeysuckle. You can use honeysuckle flowers infused in honey for example – it’s about using the beautiful fragrance of the flowers to enhance the flavours of other ingredients.” As well as enjoying the fruits of her labour, Rachel also shows others how to work with edible flowers in her courses, and her work is not just about their taste - it's about the whole growing process and its effect on the surroundings. “I spend a lot of time teaching people how to grow things. I want to encourage people to grow cut flowers because it’s so good for the wildlife, really fantastic for encouraging diversity in the garden. But I’m very aware not everyone has the luxury of this space. But I’m keen to say look, if you grow cut flowers, and herbs then you have a really multifunctional garden. You’ve got things you can use for flower arranging, flowers that will attract bees and butterflies, and also grow things you can eat as well.

“So it’s about encouraging people to grow things that they can of course use for flower arranging, which are beautiful, but also that help you do other things. It’s so you can have these lovely cut flowers and it will help bees and butterflies and you can make the best infused gin that you just can’t buy.” Somewhere else to look for edible flowers is on plants that we were already very familiar with, such as herbs. The flowers on herbs are not always used in everyday cooking and food preparation, something that Rachel says is a missed opportunity. “Obviously we know about eating herb foliage, but we should also use herb flowers like chive flowers and fennel flowers. We probably tend not to use the flowers as much because we don’t get so many – it’s easy for us to go and chop a big handful of thyme, but if you wanted to pick the flowers it’s a bit of a faff to pick them all off. But the flowers have a very beautiful flavour, and are different to the leaf flavour. They tend to be warmer and more subtle and perhaps a little bit sweeter. Generally they tend to be mellower than the flavour of the leaf, if that makes sense. With chives for instance, their stems are obviously lovely, I like them, but the flavour of the flowers to me is preferable to the flavour of the leaf.” According to Rachel, chive flowers can be infused into white wine vinegar, which can be put into dressings for salads. Although these edible flowers look beautiful and taste even better, Rachel is quick to point out that not all flowers can be eaten. “There are only a limited number of flowers that are edible – it’s worth making that point! If in doubt do not eat them, because there are so many flowers that smell delicious but are absolutely deadly poisonous! You have to be really certain that what you are eating is edible.” To find out more about Rachel Petheram's courses and the wonderful things you can do with edible flowers in cooking and more, visit: www.schoolofartisanfood.org

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£25 - 1 Evening

7 August, Botanical Cocktails

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A talk and demonstration devoted to discovering more about edible

A talk and demonstration on creating from garden to glass botanical

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cocktails. Perfect for gardeners, allotment growers, chefs and keen

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home cooks, this event will show you how to successfully grow, forage

and show you how to successfully grow your own. Rachel will share

for and use edible plants and flowers to make delicious natural drinks.

her insight into the many medicinal and culinary uses of edible flowers

Rachel will teach you about the best ingredients to use, share her

and take you for a walk around the School’s garden for a tasting.

favourite recipes, give you a potting demonstration and take you for

Learn how to propagate and cultivate a selection of flowers, as Rachel

a tour of the School’s grounds. You will also sample some creative

demonstrates skills including potting and taking a cutting to add to your

infusions and cocktails made by the expert team at The School of

own garden. This event includes refreshments and a light finger buffet

Artisan Food. This event includes refreshments and a light finger buffet

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BBQ Bliss It's summer. Time to step into the great outdoors, fire up the BBQ and enjoy! Food demonstrator & home economist, Teresa Bovey, shows us what to throw on the flames this summer for perfect outdoor dining.


Food & Drink

Teresa ‘s Caesar Salad Many countries have their own signature salad dishes. Caesar salad for example originated in Tijuana in Mexico. Below is my twist on an old favourite. Serve with barbequed or griddled chicken strips.

Mushroom & Bean Burgers This is a quick on trend recipe for vegans and vegetarians.

Ingredients

Ingredients

2 small romaine lettuce (or 1 large) 4 slices dry cured bacon, diced 50g parmesan shavings 2 slices, sourdough bread, crusts removed and cubed 2 tbsp olive oil. 2 avocado, peeled stoned and sliced Juice ½ lemon

1 red onion, very finely diced 1 tbsp rapeseed oil 1-2 cloves garlic ½ tsp each of ground cumin, coriander and turmeric 115g mixed mushrooms 400g can mixed beans, drained Salt and pepper Flour for shaping

Anchovy Dressing 4 anchovy fillets, 1 clove garlic, crushed 250mls good quality mayonnaise 2 tbsp lemon juice 1 tbsp Dijon mustard Dash Worcestershire sauce Pinch of sugar Salt and black pepper to taste Method 1. Tear or cut the romaine lettuce into bite size pieces and place into a serving bowl. 2. Fry the bacon and diced bread in the olive oil until golden and crisp. 3. Place all the anchovy dressing ingredients into a jug and blitz with a stick blender until smooth. 4. Peel the avocado, halve, remove the stone and toss in the lemon juice. 5. Arrange shaved parmesan and avocado overthe lettuce leaves, top with crispy bacon and bread cubes and serve with the dressing. Serves 4

Method 1. Fry the red onion in the oil. Once softened add the garlic, spices and mushrooms and cook until all the liquid has been cooked off. 2. Mash the beans with a fork and mix with the mushrooms alternatively place all the ingredients into a blender and whizz until mixed. Then using floured hands form into 4 burgers. 3. Brush with oil and barbeque or grill for 8-10 minutes. 4. Serve with pitta breads and a green salad. Serves 4

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Italian Sausage Salad With Beans Ingredients 800g sausages 2 whole roasted red peppers, sliced 2 x 400g cans cannellini or mixed beans, drained 225g Italian salad leaf mix Salad Dressing: 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar 7 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 ½ tsp grainy mustard 3 tbsp chopped basil salt and black pepper

Perfect Accompaniments

Mr & Mrs Fine Wine recommend the perfect wines to compliment your meal. Mushroom & Bean Burgers Red - Imperio Gran reserva Tempranillo, Valdepeñas - £11.99 If you like rioja this is the wine for you. With good fruit on the nose and palate this medium wine delivers some nice smokey oak and packs a punch for the value.

White – Adobe Organic Chardonnay - £8.99 Nice rich chardonnay from Chile with lots of ripe fruit and summer freshness to compliment the flavours of the burger. A beautiful blend of flavours and long finish.

Italian Sausages Red - Lucale Primitivo Apassimento - £11.99 Rich red wine packed full of fruit and soft oaky tannins with layers of flavours. A supple and well balanced wine, this is a perfect complement to herby Italian sausages.

Rose – Albia Tuscany Rose - £12.99 Dry rose in the style of Provence with fresh red fruits on the palate and bright refreshing finish. Who needs the sausages!

Caesar Salad With Anchovy Dressing White - Cave Chaintre Macon Chaintre - £13.99 A nice lightly oaked chardonnay this wine is crisp, clean and fresh. With its mineral undertones it is a great pairing to stand up to the big creamy flavours and saltiness in a Caesar salad.

Rose - Grand Pre Cuvee Minotaur cotes de Provence Rose - £15.99 Super example of a classic Rosé from Provence. Full of raspberry and white peach, lovely and dry with a long, lingering finish.

Lemon & Orange Tiramisu Limoncello Evangelista Made using sun-ripened Sicilian lemons and no artificial colours or flavours; Limoncello as it should be. Add a bit of extra lemony punch to your dessert.

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Method 1. Grill or bake or barbeque the sausages until browned and cooked through. Cut into 2 cm slices. 2. Place all the dressing ingredients into a small jug and whisk together with a fork. 3. Place all the ingredients into a salad bowl, toss in the salad dressing and serve. Serves 6

Quick Orange & Lemon Tiramisu A lighter, summery version of a tiramisu Ingredients Grated zest and juice 2 oranges Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon 4 tbsp Cointreau 225g mascarpone 300mls. whipping cream 3-4 tbsp caster sugar 18 Savoiardi or trifle sponge fingers To decorate: 50g grated chocolate and fresh orange and lemon slices Method 1. Mix together the orange and lemon juice and Cointreau. 2. Whisk the mascarpone with the orange and lemon zest, cream, and sugar. Be careful not to over mix this mixture.

3. Line a small loaf tin with cling film. 4. Dip the sponge fingers into the juice and arrange a layer in the bottom of the tin. 5. Top with a layer of mascarpone mixture. Repeat layers again with the dipped soaked sponge fingers and mascarpone mixture. Cover with cling film and refrigerate for 1 hour. 6. Turn the Tiramisu out onto a serving plate and sprinkle a layer of grated chocolate over the top. Cut into slices to serve. Serves 6 This recipe can also be made in small trifle dishes if preferred. Try using Limoncello instead of Cointreau as a nice alternative.


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• Allow approximately 30 minutes to light and preheat a coal barbeque and 10 minutes to preheat a gas one. • Your barbeque is ready to use when the coals are coated in grey ash. Carefully hold the palm of your hand about 5 inches away from the coals - you should only be able to keep it there for 3-4 seconds! • Prepare everything before you start cooking so that you do not have to wander off and leave it unattended, especially if there are small children or animals around. Grilled and barbequed food is at its best served immediately. • Do not overcrowd the grilling rack as this causes the food to steam rather than grill. • Lightly brush the grill bar with oil before use – this helps prevent the grill from sticking. • Use tongs to turn the food, using forks lets the juices escape. • Steeping meat or brushing meat in a marinade adds flavour and moisture. Choose a mild olive oil or rapeseed oil add lemon juice, balsamic or white wine vinegar, crushed garlic and crushed pepper. Try using mint leaves in a marinade with halloumi cheese • Use a few woody branches of rosemary or thyme to act as a brush for the meat or poultry and to add a delicate flavour. • Start with room temperature meat – this way you don’t waste time trying to bring up it’s temperature and drying the meat out further. • To flavour barbeque meats try making a garlic and parsley butter - soften 250g butter then add 1 handful chopped fresh parsley, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 4-5 crushed garlic cloves and 1 tsp black pepper- combine the ingredients and wrap in a piece of foil or clingfilm to form a thin sausage shape. Freeze until quite firm, remove wrapping and cut into slices. Refrigerate until needed. • For spicy lamb chops – coat 4 lamb chops with 4 tsp harissa paste and leave to marinate for 20 minutes. Grill or barbeque for 4 minutes each side and serve with a fruity rice or couscous salad. • Try topping barbequed beef burgers with a sliced tomato, mozzarella slices and 2 strips of canned anchovies which have been cut in half lengthways to form a pizza burger.

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Celebrate Summer At Ye Olde Bell Ye Olde Bell is set for a summer of fun with a whole host of activities planned from wacky family afternoons during the school break to alfresco garden parties. With so much on everyone is sure to be entertained.

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holidays but Ye Olde Bell hope it can offer a helping hand with

its new ‘Wacky Wednesday’ family sessions.

The weekly themed ‘Wacky Wednesdays’ will be held in Ye Olde Bell’s beautiful gardens to ensure children get to play outside in the fresh air. Each afternoon will feature a tailored programme of games and entertainment plus delicious refreshments, which will be based around the theme. The varied themes mean that children will never tire of the sessions and could visit every week if they wanted. Little ones can explore the galaxy with the Out of this World session, budding film buffs will enjoy the afternoon of Movie Mayhem, mini sailors will be onboard with the Land Ahoy party, chocolate lovers can sink their teeth into Wonka Wonderland, mini Attenborough’s can venture into the wild during the Afternoon at the Zoo and the final session of the holidays will be based around all the Fun of the fair. After the afternoon sessions families can enjoy dinner at Ye Olde Bell’s St Leger Bistro-by-the-Bar. The relaxed restaurant offers a wide and varied menu and kids menu. Families can also enjoy the monthly Sunday sessions. The delicious Sunday menu at Ye Olde Bell always includes a speciality local roast sirloin of Nottinghamshire beef and an extensive range of deliciously tempting sweet treats from the bespoke dessert trolley. Children under eight eat for free and the monthly Family Sunday sessions provide themed events for the little ones, at no extra cost, which include fun party games, mini disco and other activities.

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However it’s not just the little ones who can have fun in the sunshine. To celebrate the end of the working week Ye Olde Bell is offering Fizz Fridays throughout the summer.


Peaky Blinders Night Friday 20 Sep £55 per person

Sunday Lunch

inc. two course meal. Sunday Lunch: 12.30pm-4pm £30‘Charleston for 3 courses&with coffee Stay’ Under 8s eat free £105 per person inc. full English breakfast

Hosted on the stunning Mediterranean inspired terrace, or inside if the inclement British weather brings rain, guests can choose delicious gourmet pizzas such as smoked chicken, pancetta, chestnut mushrooms, red onion, truffle and rocket or mozzarella, plum vine tomatoes, basil and rosemary pesto. This is combined with delicious bubbly prosecco, which can be enjoyed by the glass or bottle. To get into the summer swing guests are invited to a 1940s Garden Party. The special event held in the traditional English country gardens on Sunday, 14 July, will feature alfresco afternoon tea and homemade cakes served on vintage china. Guests are encouraged to get into the spirit by dressing in 1940s attire, and to complete the mood, the ladies of retro band 'Lah Di Dah' will be singing songs from the period. The Wacky Wednesday sessions cost £10 per child, for children up to 11 years old. The sessions are held 2.30pm-5.30pm. Booking is essential and children must be accompanied by an adult. Themed sessions are as follows: 24 July - Out of this World; 31 Jul - Movie Mayhem; Aug 7 - Land Ahoy; Aug 14 Wonka Wonderland; 21 Aug - Afternoon at the Zoo and 28 Aug - All the Fun of the Fair. The themed monthly Family Sundays will be held on 28 July will be based around 'Holidays' and 25 Aug around 'Wildlife Explorers'. The afternoon includes 3-course Sunday Lunch, wide menu choice plus coffee. Children's Entertainer plus party games, colouring and much more for the little ones. £30 per person. Under 8s eat free. The 1940s Garden Party on 14 July costs £25pp and starts at 3pm. Fizz Friday will be held every week throughout the summer, until the end of August. Served 5pm to 7pm, £35 for two, which includes pizza and a glass of prosecco. Guests can pay an extra £10 to finish the bottle. For further information on Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa visit: www.yeoldebell-hotel.co.uk or call 01777 705121.

Put on your best 1920s attire & step back in time with the ‘Shelby family’ Here you will find delicious bootleg cocktails, sultry singers & a few gangsters keeping an eye out for the law! Tables of 10.

Themed Family Smaller groups will be Sunday Lunch seated on social tables. Each month we now offer complimentary entertainment by ‘Prima Party’ for the children in an adjoining area whilst the adults relax over coffee or another drink or two! Sun 19 May: ‘Wonka chocolate’ Sun 30 June: ‘Fairy Tales’

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Screenings 2 July Spider-Man: Far From Home Peter Parker's relaxing European vacation takes an unexpected turn when Nick Fury suddenly shows up in his hotel room. Parker soon finds himself donning the SpiderMan suit to help Fury stop the evil Mysterio from wreaking havoc across the continent.

11 July The Cure Anniversary 1978-2018 Live In Hyde Park The Cure, acknowledged as one of the world’s greatest live bands, take the stage on a perfect July evening in London’s Hyde Park 2018 to deliver a set of songs celebrating four decades of music making.

25 July/8 Aug The Lehman Trilogy The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening. Sam Mendes directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons.

27 & 28 July Andre Rieu 2019 Maastricht Concert: Shall we Dance? André’s summer cinema event is from his hometown of Maastricht in the Netherlands - it is without doubt the music concert cinema event of the summer! Performing live from the stunning medieval town square, André is accompanied by his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, who he has travelled the world with for over 30 years, as well as a cast of over 100 dancers.

31 July RSC’s Measure for Measure

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"To whom should I complain?" When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that no one would believe her. Shakespeare wrote this play in the early 1600s, yet it remains astonishingly resonant today. Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, directs this new production.

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Hills, Valleys & Waterways Explore Gringley On The Hill, Wiseton & Clayworth on a circular route with travel writer and photojournalist Sally Outram.

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oin me on this beautiful Summer walk, and enjoy stunning panoramic views, rolling hills, and the peaceful tranquillity of the Chesterfield canal, as it gracefully meanders through the picturesque North Nottinghamshire countryside.

We begin our walk in the delightful village of Gringley-onthe-Hill, an area steeped in history. With settlements dating back to the Bronze Age, it has been suggested that Beacon Hill is the site of a small hillfort, or motte fortification, the views from which are breath-taking, and on a clear day, can see York Minster also Lincoln Cathedral, and far across the Trent Valley. This pretty hilltop village has an eclectic mixture of architecture, with quaint cottages, dovecotes, and an array of ancient barns and buildings. In 1252, King Henry III granted permission for a weekly market and an annual fair, and the stone remains of the medieval market cross, can be seen in the village, along the High Street. The parish church of St. Peter and St. Paul, towers impressively in the heart of the village. Exact early documentation of the church is scant, however there was mention of a place of worship in the village recorded in the Doomsday Book, which is indicative of Anglo-Saxon origins. Whilst there are no visible remains from that era,

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the earliest surviving parts of the church are Norman, and a blocked arched doorway can clearly be seen. A visit to church is definitely worthwhile, as it’s open every day; look out for the four carved roof bosses (a decoration where the cross members of the roof or ceiling intersect); and the 13th century Pillar Piscina, which would have been used to cleanse ecclesiastical vessels after prayer. Next, we join the Chesterfield Canal, which runs by the village and is truly charming; the bank side is bursting with a variety of wildlife, flora and fauna, there’s a photo opportunity around every corner, so don’t forget to take a camera! As we follow this dreamy waterway, we approach Drakeholes Tunnel; the early tunnels were built without a towpath, and prior to the introduction of motorised vessels, the boats would have been ‘Legged’ through, men pushing the boat along with their feet. I imagine a very difficult and dangerous task! The area by the tunnel is also the perfect spot to picnic, chat to the boat dwellers. or just to stop and watch the world go by, before continuing along the pretty towpath to Wiseton, Clayworth and back to Gringley-on-the-Hill. Allow yourself plenty of extra time to really enjoy this beautiful part of North Nottinghamshire. Happy Ramblings!


The basics Distance:

9 Miles.

Severity: Moderate. Gradient:

Approx time: Stiles:

Maps:

Path info:

Mostly flat. 3 Hour 15 mins. None but there are gates. OS Explorer 280. Paths, tracks, field edge

paths, towpath, footpaths.

Fields can get muddy, so

appropriate footwear is

required. Start point:

St. Peters & St. Pauls

Church, High Street,

Gringley-on-the-Hill. Parking:

Roadside. DN10 4RF.

Gringley-on-the Hill, Sun

Inn, the Blacksmiths

Arms or The Yurt, Everton.

Refreshments: Blue Bell Inn, High Street,

Directions 1. We begin our walk at St. Peter & St. Pauls Church on the High Street. Keep-

ing the church to your left, proceed along the village High Street heading towards the stone monument. At the

ascending onto the road and follow the footpath into the village of Clayworth.

6. After a short distance, turn right onto

Mill Lane, then continue along onto

monument, turn right continuing along

Toft Dyke Lane, proceed along as the

for a short distance, then turning left

lane becomes a path/track, for ap-

onto Westwells Lane.

proximately ¾ of a mile, where you will

2. After approximately 100m, turn right

reach a gate. Go through the gate and turn right, passing through another gate

and proceed along the country lane,

and continuing between the hedgerows,

heading out of the village, towards the

for approximately 150m, where you

Chesterfield Canal. Upon reaching the

will meet a track. Cross over the track,

canal, walk down the steps, which you

and continue along the field edge path,

will see to the right, go under the bridge

passing through a small wooded area,

and continue to walk along the towpath,

eventually merging onto a track. Follow-

passing the lock cottage, proceed along

ing this across the field to the far side

for approximately 1.5 miles, where you

hedge, where you will see a waymarker

will come to a tunnel.

for the Trent Valley Way.

3. At this point, follow the path to the side,

7. At this point, turn left along the field

ing the farm buildings, and continuing

reach the corner. You will see a gap in

along the track until you reach a road in-

the hedge, pass through this and turn

tersection. The old pub building (White

right, following the path to a wood-

Swan) elevated to the right, cross over

land area, which is on your left, where

the road, bearing left opposite the pub,

you turn left, to follow the footpath as

and re-joining the towpath just beyond

it twists and turns through the woods,

the tunnel, on the right of the canal bank.

eventually emerging at a footbridge.

leading up to the top of the bank, pass-

edge path and continue along until you

4. Proceed along the towpath towards

8. Cross over the footbridge and turn left,

bridge, known as Lady’s Bridge, and

distance, until you reach the corner of

look out for Kingfisher too, as they are

the field. Turn right at the corner and fol-

known to habitat this vicinity. Continue

low the path as it veers left and around

beyond the bridge and passing the tiny

a corner, continuing on to grassy path/

village of Wiseton, the towpath follows a

track.

Wiseton, notice the beautiful ornate

road, continue to follow the path, bearing left along the bank.

5. Walk along the path for approximately

following the field edge path, for a short

9. Follow the track for approximately ½

mile, where it will eventually meet the main Misterton Road and junction.

2 miles, until you reach the moorings,

Cross over the road, this can be a busy

where you will see an array of colourful

road, so use caution. After a short dis-

Narrowboats, the boat club and bridge.

tance, turn left onto High Street, and

At the bridge, leave the canal towpath,

back to the starting point at the church.

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Notts People

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Living Through The Legend

With the Robin Hood festival being a huge part of the event calendar for Sherwood, we thought it was an opportunity not to be missed when we had the chance to meet the man himself. Ade Andrews, Nottinghamshire's very own Robin Hood, tells us a little more about the importance of the unique and wonderful character and his passion in bringing him to life for others to meet.

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de Andrews’ fascination with the world’s most famous outlaw, Robin Hood, began a quarter of a century ago.

Since then, taking on the role of Robin Hood has literally become a way of life. Whether it’s getting into character to become Robin Hood for the visiting tourists in and around the county, or going overseas to represent the county of Nottinghamshire, the character really has kept Ade both busy and enthralled. But far from being just a role, performing as Robin Hood has become an eye-opening journey for Ade that has seen him not only forge a successful career, but also given him a greater insight into the character and how he can be used in modern times to educate and inform.

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“Essentially I’m an historian and I’m an actor, so these two interests have come together – I’ve woven them together over 25 years,” explains Ade. Made caught up with him at the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre, a brand new building that opened 12 months ago. “I first came to Nottingham in 1994 to work on the medieval scene. So I’ve spent these years building the character, becoming Robin Hood, really crafting this character.” Today Ade is often called upon by groups, individuals and organisations to take on the character of the famous outlaw, to both entertain and educate. Something he is very passionate about. People can join Robin Hood on the regular Nottingham Robin Hood Town Tour and at various venues including Sherwood Forest Country Park and hear about the evolution of


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the legend and also hear original medieval ballads performed. Schools can also join Robin Hood as he teaches children about the history and folklore of the area. “Through such work, Robin is a medium for social, economical, and cultural regeneration,” says Ade. “It’s about entertaining, inspiring and educating people and also flying the flag for Nottingham on a global scale.” He enjoys his work, finding it very fulfilling, from people’s reactions to Robin Hood and the tales he tells. Robin Hood and the Monk is a new project for Ade, bringing the tale of Robin Hood to a family audience, introducing them to new characters and tales. “Robin Hood and the Monk is a real family show, an hour long performance. It’s Robin Hood as a storyteller bringing the story of ‘Robin Hood and the Monk’ to life, sparking the kids’

imagination. It’s about getting the kids to think, and if they’re thinking it means I’ve activated their imagination more." Through his work, Ade has brought Robin Hood to a few more places on the globe. In 2014 he travelled to Germany to the Frankfurt Tourism Exhibition with Visit Nottinghamshire. More recently he travelled to MIPIM in Cannes, the world's largest real estate exhibition that focuses on building the cities of the future. Ade was there with the Midlands contingent, attracting media attention to the Midlands stand, (including Nottingham BID, Marketing NG, Nottingham Forest FC, key big businesses, Universities) and their Midlands counterparts. He quite regularly visits London at various tourism events, being an iconic inspiration for this region wherever he travels.

For more information on Ade Andrews, his role as Robin Hood and Ade’s alter ego Ezekial Bone, visit: www.ezekialbone.com

Quickfire questions with Robin Hood Who is your favourite Robin Hood actor? Michael Pared in the 80s really captured my imagination but the Errol Flynn is the greatest realisation of the storybook hero. Who is your favourite member of the Merry Men band and why? Robin Hood ; ) The first superhero, immortal, malleable, an ideological hero. Which Robin Hood film is your favourite? The BBC TV series 'Robin of Sherwood' with Michael Praed and the Errrol Flynn movie. Who would you choose as your Maid Marian? In a movie? Tuppence Middleton. Dark, mysterious and dangerous.

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