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ISSUE 146 SEPTEMBER 2017

Serving Ibstock | Ravenstone | Heather | Coleorton | Swannington Hugglescote | Packington | Normanton le Heath and surrounding areas

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Autumn has always been my favourite season so whilst the final bank holiday weekend signifies the end of the summer along with the return to school and shorter days, darker nights I don’t feel gloomy. This month’s issue is packed with community news and upcoming local events – there’s so much to look forward to for the rest of the year.

This is a particularly exciting month for the Whats Around team as we embark on our first fundraising event; Charity Link’s Leicester 3 Peaks Challenge on Sunday 24th September. Find out more about what we’ve signed up for on page 18! Wish us luck (we may need it). Happy reading!

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IN THIS ISSUE

Contents Spotlight on Home Start

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The 1620’s House & Garden

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Heather Scarecrow Festival

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Our Leicestershire 3 Peaks Challenge 18

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Ashby Museum News

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In Your Garden

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What’s On at the Palace

A Walk in the Forest

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Puzzle Page

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Health & Fitness Advice

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Quiz

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Swannington Heritage Trust

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Puzzle Solutions

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Business Directory

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What’s On Community Board

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Ibstock & Barlestone Surgery News 38

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SPOTLIGHT ON...

Calling all local parents and grandparents…

Could you help other parents in need?

This month’s spotlight on a local charity takes a closer look at a charity many of you will have heard of and explains the unique service they provide for parents in our region. Home-Start North West Leicestershire offers support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children in local communities. They recruit and train volunteers who are usually parents themselves, to visit families at home who have at least one child under five and offer them informal, friendly and confidential support. To help give children the best possible start in life, Home-Start North West Leicestershire supports parents as they grow in confidence, strengthen their relationships with their children and widen their links with the local community. They are currently funded by The Big Lottery to support families in preparing their children for school, encouraging reading and playing while helping to put boundaries into place. So how can you help? Well right now they need volunteers who have parenting experience to help these local families and hence give children a better start in life. The role will include training and ongoing support when matched. It is asked that you can offer 2 hours per week but all expenses are paid. All applicants will be subject to a DBS check at an enhanced level. The next training course starts on Thursday 28th September. If you’re interested and would like to find out more then please call 01530 411 132 and speak with either Pam or Anita. Home-Start North West Leicestershire are also looking for volunteers to assist in their crèche. The crèche is available to Mums using their post natal depression group MIMs. This 8 week structured group gives Mums suffering from this debilitating illness the opportunity to explore how they are feeling, build friendships and improve their mental health. The crèche allows them to do this knowing their children

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are looked after in a safe place. Again, all applicants will be DBS checked at an enhanced level. Finally, they also need volunteers to help within their Charity Shop in Ashby. Shop floor or sorting/ steaming whichever suits you best. Lots of times/days are available so whatever you can spare would be a big help. For more details on all of these volunteering opportunities please call 01530 411 121 or email anita@homestartnwl.co.uk

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THE 1620’S HOUSE AND GARDEN Following our popular summer events, including our Teddy Bear’s Picnic and Pirate Day, we have more great events this September: Saturday 2nd 11am – 4pm The Friends Jacobean Craft Group will meet to work on current sewing and embroidery projects. Usual house entry applies. Saturday 2nd 7pm Costumed performers of The Leeds Waits tell the tragic story of Mary Queen of Scots and her second husband Lord Darnley, through music of the period, narration and incidental puppetry. Ticketed event. Sunday 3rd 1.30-3.30pm Join Nick Gravestock in the Great Chamber for an afternoon of late Elizabethan and Jacobean lute and guitar music played on replica period instruments. Usual house entry applies.

awareness groups in the garden. Admission Free. Sunday 17th 10.30am – 4.30pm Join us for our Autumn Countryside Fun Day and get up close to sheep, goats and pigs, have a go at willow weaving, get involved with stories and action rhymes, play with our parachute, join in a tour of the house and gardens, play games and much more. Ticketed event. Wednesday 27th 7.00pm Lee Timmins will take us on a costumed exploration of The English Highwayman from the 1550s through to 1839. This event will be in the barn. Ticketed event. Saturday 30th and Sunday 1st Join members of the Sealed Knot Society for our season finale, bringing the early 17th century to life in our furnished rooms and period gardens. Ticketed event.

Sunday 10th 10.30am– 4.30pm Free entry to the house and gardens for ‘Hello Heritage! Open Day’, including from 12.00 – 17.00pm hosting a Suicide Awareness and Prevention event, with acoustic musical acts and mental health

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SPOTLIGHT ON...

Our Leicestershire

3 Peaks Challenge!

Earlier this year we decided as a team that we would find a local fundraising event to tackle together. The intention was to show support for one of the many smaller local charities we showcase each month in the magazine by raising the maximum amount of money we can to help their cause but also to find the perfect event to test our strength, stamina and team skills. There were so many to choose from – this year alone we have covered Help for Heroes, Measham Community Library, Age UK, People Express, Alex’s Wish and many more invaluable local charities working tirelessly within our community. In May we told you all about a wonderful local organisation called Charity Link and the work they do impressed us so much we decided to tackle their upcoming event; the Leicestershire 3 Peaks Challenge. To recap, Charity Link works to improve the lives of people in poverty, hardship or crisis across Leicester, Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire. Funds raised are used to provide everyday items that can make a massive difference to people’s lives, items such as beds, clothing, cookers, mobility equipment and visual aids and also to provide food in emergencies. Charity Link offers this support to individuals in need across our entire community. This includes elderly and disabled people, the victims of domestic violence, those with a chronic illness or mental health issue and vulnerable families struggling to make ends meet.

The challenge itself takes place on Sunday 24th September and involves a 16.5mile trek across fields, woodlands and even quarries. The walk takes in the two highest peaks in Leicestershire – Beacon Hill (814ft) and Bardon Hill (912ft), along with the famous Old John Tower in Bradgate Park, plus a few other hills along the way (including Billa Barra). With a target completion time of 6 to 7 hours we will be pushing ourselves to the limit. Training has begun in earnest….. Our aim is to raise as much money as we can to support this amazing charity. If you would like to sponsor us then please visit our JustGiving page at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ashbylife. Every penny helps so no matter how small your donation it will be gratefully received. We will keep you posted on our training and our progress on the day via our Facebook page so if you’re not already, remember to follow us on www.facebook.com/whatsaround.

Wish us luck!!! If you’d like to learn more about Charity Link and all they do then visit www.charity-link.org If we’ve inspired you to tackle Leicester’s 3 Peaks yourself and you want to sign up to join us on the big day then contact Rachel Markham at rachel.markham@charitylink.org or download the registration form on the website.

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ASHBY MUSEUM NEWS Lieutenant-Colonel Philip Bent VC was a courageous soldier and leader of men whose valour during the Great War deserves greater recognition than it has received to date. He was born in Nova Scotia, Canada, yet was educated at Ashby-de-la-Zouch Grammar School. After enlisting as a Private at the outbreak of the Great War in August 1914, Bent showed such talent and leadership that by the time of his VC action on October 1st 1917 he was one of the youngest soldiers to hold the rank of (Temporary) Lt-Col in The Leicestershire Regiment, known affectionately as the “Royal Tigers”. Finally, LtCol Bent showed such outstanding gallantry in leading his men that he was awarded a posthumous VC. He was only 26 years old when he was killed leading a charge after shouting, “Come on The Tigers!” Ashby Museum is publishing a book on the centenary of his death on 1st October, to coincide with the laying of a VC Paving Stone behind the Town War Memorial that Sunday. A temporary exhibition at the Museum will run from mid September until mid November. The Museum will be holding its Annual General

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IN YOUR GARDEN

Your favourite colour

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My suggestion is to choose a single colour, your favourite colour probably, and make that the theme of your garden. This one colour concept was first made popular by garden designer and writer Vita Sackville West in the 1930s.

sometimes had white marbling or variegation. She used white blossoming Almond trees for structure at the centre of the garden, and also lots of white Roses, Delphiniums, Veronica, Artemissia and Gypsophilia.

Vita made a famous white garden at Sissinghurst, in Kent, which is now open to the public through the National Trust. She divided acres of gardens into rooms by planting hedges and having walls to create separate spaces. The flowers were only white, whilst the foliage was green or grey, and

Closer to home, the white garden created at Coughton Court in Warwickshire shows what might be achieved in an average sized garden with a single colour.

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Alternatively, the rhythmical repetition of flowering plants in shades of blues against the monotone green of the grass and smart hedges would be truly stunning. A lively red or orange scheme may be more your thing, however these colours are generally difficult to grow in a shady space. A compromise may be for such hot colours to be in a sunny south facing border. As with all colour options, you can extend the season of flowering by planting spring or autumn bulbs as part of your planting plan. Using a single colour emphasises the form, shape and textural quality of the plant. A restful and unfussy garden can be achieved by only using green and banishing any other colour, and even any flowers. Both traditional and modern spaces can be created with just green hedges. A limited pallet of colour and plant can be crafted in a way to give different styles and atmospheres. A little careful planning is all that is needed.

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A WALK IN THE FOREST

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A really pretty loop along th he edge of Staunton Harold Re eservoir, up past the deer parkk and back through the grounds of o Calke Abbey. You will pass by the tea rooms and main visitor c centre at Calke about half way through your walk - perfect if y you’d like to combine it with f h a stop ffor refreshments or a visit to the house and gardens. Please checkk the National Trust website at nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey for admission details. times and prices iff yyou wish to do this. The rutting season for Calke’s herd of deer runs from around the end of Septemberr tthrough October and during this time you are likely to be treated to the ru sounds and sights of the stags strutting their stuff don’t worry, there is a fence between you and them! The round car park is managed by Severn Trent Water on a pay and display basis, cost was £2.50 when I went. Leave the car park and turn immediately right to pass through a gap in a low path down w to reach stone wall (1). Follow the Staunton Harold Reservoir. At the bottom of the hill you will bear left - just stay on this path as you walk e a couple of around the edge of the water, going over small bridges (2) and a boardwalk to reach a weir.

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The path takes you across the top of th the weir, which e reservoir. After leads from the Calke ponds into the ly uphill. As you go this you start to climb quite steeply up the hill you start to walk alongside the high wire fencing of the deer park - look ou out for these lovely creatures within the enclosure on your left. At the top of the hill the path

turns sharply to the left to go across the top of the deer compound. When you reach a small wooden gate (3) go through it and d then en turn immediately left (just us before the b so that you Calke information board) drop back down the hill walking with the deerpark still on o your left. At the bottom of the hilll pass through a small th end of the second of gate and across the he three Calke p ponds. The path now bears th rig ght - keep following it with ou right. the pond on your

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Aftter a short while h you will com me to a forkk in i the path e the left hand path, lead take ding up th he hill. Climb the steps to com me out in the t main car park witthin the grounds gr of Calke. If you y wish tto visit the house orr tea rooms you will need to w straight g across to access these - otherwise s walk be ear diagonally right so that you leave the carr park via the ma main vehicle exit, going through the small gate next to the cattle grid (4).

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g the grass next to the main drive, keeping Walk along r left when yyou reach the junction so that you are g the sign marked ‘Exit all vehicles’. Continue o following w tthe route of the drive, you will have g to follow good ff to views of the house (5) and then the church off t When you come to another cattle grid, your left. a and shortly b before Home Farm, go through the gate o then follow the narrow hard path o on the right of the drive. This path will take you through o area of woodland a short before returning to meet the iv near its junction in Calke drive Vi V Village (6).

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TTurn left along the quiet, no through road that runs tthrough Calke Village and follow w it down tto the Round Car Park at the end. All walks are checked before publication but please be aware that paths may change over time and with the seasons.

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10 Minutes to Toned legs and glutes (bottom) THE BRIDGE Glutes and lower back Keep your knees in

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Keep your knees over your toes. SIDELYING LEG RAISE Glutes and lower back Repeat 10 times

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Keep your leg in line with your back as you raise it.

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WHAT’S ON

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September

Thursday 7th September Funhouse Comedy Club

The Lyric Rooms Ashby. An evening of comedy with The Noise Next Door, Jarred Christmas, Nick Dixon and Jo D’Arcy. Compere Spiky Mike, doors open at 7.30pm to 8pm for 8.15pm start. All shows £10 in advance unless otherwise stated. Food available from 7.30pm to 8pm. For more details see www. funhousecomedy.co.uk or call 0115 952 5050.

Friday 8th September Derek Acorah: Whispers From Heaven Tour

One of the foremost names in the world of Psychic Phenomena, as well as a celebrity, author and performer like no other. Show starts at 7.30pm at The Century Theatre. Tickets cost £18.50. See www.centurytheatre.co.uk or call 01530 278 444 to book your tickets.

Friday 8th September Viceroy’s House (12A)

Drama film/Biography: In 1947, British statesman Lord Mountbatten serves as India’s last Viceroy and is charged with

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handing India back to its people. Packington Memorial Hall 7pm for 7.30pm start. Adults £4 and children £2. Tea and coffee served from 7pm for £1.

Friday 8th to Sunday 10th September Heritage Open Days

Take a walk through time and see displays of happenings in and around the 15th century, Grade I listed church. Meet the centuries old characters. Play old fashioned games. Sample superb refreshments and take a guided tour each day at 2pm. St Helen’s Church, Ashby. See www. sthelensheritage.co.uk

Saturday 9th September Fleetwood Bac

(A tribute to Fleetwood Mac)

The show focuses on the ‘Rumours’ era of the band (still the 5th biggest-selling album of all time). It also features several songs from the Peter Green days, plus some of Stevie’s biggest solo hits. Show starts at 7.30pm at The Century Theatre. Tickets cost £16 in advance, £18 on the door. See

www.centurytheatre.co.uk or call 01530 278 444 to book your tickets.

Saturday 9th September Richard Leach’s 7 Stars of Jazz

8.00pm start at The Venture Theatre, Ashby. Tickets £10 available from Ashby TIC. Call 01530 589 268 for details. A chance to see top class jazz in a superb warm environment.

Sunday 10th September Behind the Scenes Tour & Open Day

Explore “Britain’s oldest surviving travelling theatre”: Open Day Behind the scenes tours at 11.00 am, 1.00 pm & 2.00 pm Booking not required - refreshments will be available. Free entry. The Century Theatre, Coalville. Email century. theatre@leics.gov.uk or call 01530 278 444.

Monday 11th to Tuesday 12th September Line Dancing Classes

A brand new dance class aimed at absolute beginners starting with

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basics. No partner required just some sensible footwear. Great fun and exercise suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Park Hall Community Centre, Whitwick Park, off North Street, Whitwick. LE67 5HB. £4 per class. Contact Linda Davis on 07907 7112825 or email linda.davis36@gmail.com

Saturday 16th to Sunday 17th September Dry Stone Walling

A two day course for beginners in dry stone walling at Morley Quarry in Shepshed. You will be rebuilding a historic wall which has collapsed. Find out more at www.tcv.org. uk/volunteering or contact Kay Thompson on 01283 215 882.

Tuesday 19th September Farmhouse Cooking

Thringstone WI’s speaker in September is Brenda Featherstone who will be talking about life on a traditional farm whilst cooking. With tasting and free recipes. Thringstone WI meet on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7.30pm at the Methodist Church

Hall. Visitors are always welcome. A charge of £5.00 to include refreshments and a raffle ticket is made. For more information please email thringstonewi@gmail.com

Thursday 21st September Radio Leicester Presents: Down to Earth Radio Recording

Got a gardening question that you’re burning to ask? Go along to this recording on location of BBC Radio Leicester’s longest running programme “Down to Earth” Joining host Dave Andrews will include a panel of gardening and horticultural experts tackling all the questions put to them. Be part of the audience as the show is recorded in the main auditorium in the Century Theatre. 7.15 pm fora 7.30 pm recording. See www. centurytheatre.co.uk

Friday 22nd September The Little Owls of Leicestershire

Richard Peglar describes the little owls of Leicestershire. He illustrates

the lives, trials and tribulation of these delightful birds on a local site. Ashby Methodist Chapel, Burton Rd, Ashby at 7.30pm. £3 entry.

Saturday 23rd to Sunday 24th September The British GT and BRDC British F3 Championships

Featuring a line up of exotic machines from the likes of Ferrari, Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Porsche, McLaren and more. Donington deciders for previous seasons have thrown up plenty of drama, so expect more this time! Young F1 hopefuls will do battle in the BRDC British F3 Championship. This is Britain’s leading single seater racing championship. See www.donington-park.co.uk/ events Tickets cost £12 for adults with under 13’s going free with a paying adult. It’s FREE to put community information on this page or on our website. Please submit your full event details online at www.whatsaround.co.uk/submit-event.php Deadline for submissions for the Community Board or What’s On pages for the October issue is Thursday 14th September. Information is published subject to space being available. Whats Around cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions or endorse companies, products or services appearing in the magazine. For any queries please email admin@whatsaround.co.uk

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COMMUNITY BOARD

Sence Valley Supper Club S The club welcomes new members, old friends and acquaintances alike to its monthly culinary evenings at various venues around the local area. The aim of the club is to encourage new people to the area to make new friends and to give them the confidence to go out and enjoy themselves while experiencing different types of food in a friendly atmosphere. Events start at 7pm with the meal at 7.30pm and they use shared transport where possible. Thursday 21st September’s event will be held at The Coopers Arms in Weston on Trent, DE72 2BJ

Bubble Rush, Leicester This fabulous foaming 5K fun run is great for all the family whether you are a regular runner or have never run at all before, you can run, walk, skip or dance the 5K course! There’ll be a Bub ble Station where one of their high-pow ered foam cannons will be blowing out 30 cubic metres a minute of frothy colo urful bubbles making a 4ft bubble wall! Run on your own, as a family, with frien ds or colleagues as a way to support Rain bows Hospice. Adults: £25, Children: £7.5 0, Under 3s: Free. Saturday 23rd Septem ber at Abbey Park, Leicester. See www. rainbows.co.uk/bubble for details.

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Volunteers can become involved in a range of practical tasks, such as pond clearing, tree planting , woodland management, ecolog ical surveying, hedge laying, access im provement and wildflower meadow management. New Lount Nature Re serve, LE67 8JH and Coleorton Wood, LE67 8FS. Various dates throughout Septe mber. Email Jane Elson at coleorto n11@gmailc.om to find out more.

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It’s flu time again already. The dates of our Saturday morning flu clinics this year will be: Saturday 23rd September Saturday 30th September Please call and book to attend on either of these dates if you are eligible. As usual we’ll have several clinicians giving the vaccinations so you shouldn’t have to wait long.

Enhanced Summary Care Record Everyone has a basic Summary Care record with the following information: • the medicines you are taking • your allergies • bad reactions you may have to certain medicines

In brief these are the patients who’re eligible:

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WHAT’S ON AT THE PALACE...

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IBSTOCK COMMUNITY CHOIR SAT SEP 2ND

Presents ‘Voices Soft as Thunder’; with guest soloists: Freddie Woodyatt, Alexandra Gamble and Thomas Gamble. Choir Leader: Marion Simpson and accompanist/soloist: Alex Lamb. Concert starts at 7.30 pm. Tickets: £6.50. Tickets are available from usual ticket outlets or Alison on 01530 261003.

TABLE TOP SALE SAT SEP 16

Part of the Palace’s regular Community Mornings. Event runs from 10am to 12 noon. If you would like to book a stall please contact the Palace on (01530) 262400

The Leicestershire Co-op Brass Band presents CLASSICS OF STAGE AND SCREEN

FILM NIGHT - ‘Their Finest’ (R) FRIDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER Doors and licensed bar open at 7.00pm Film Starts at 7.30pm Tickets: £5.00/£4.00 1940, London, the Blitz; with the country’s morale at stake an untried screenwriter, and a makeshift cast and crew, work under fire to make a film to lift the nation’s flagging spirits and inspire America to join the war. Partnered alongside fellow screenwriter and eccentric actor Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy), the

trio set off to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation and capture the imagination of the American population. A witty, romantic and moving portrayal of a young woman finding her way, and her voice, in the mayhem of war… and the movies!

Enjoy a drink from the bar whilst watching a great film in this unique venue; one of the oldest surviving purpose-built cinemas in the country.

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SAT SEP 2ND

From 10 am until 1 pm there will be a large variety of stalls inside The Palace including locally grown fresh produce, home-made cakes and preserves, plus lots more. Refreshments will be available throughout. This will be followed by an auction in The Ram (next door) from 2.00 pm. The auction will be of local fresh produce and a wide variety of interesting miscellaneous items. All proceeds are to go towards the upkeep and running costs of The Palace Community Centre.

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SAT SEP 16

Doors/bar open at 7.00pm. Concert starts at 7.30pm. Advance tickets from usual outlets or telephone Leicestershire Co-op Band directly on 07935 263988. Tickets may be purchased on the door, subject to availability. Tickets: £8.00, and children free. Raffle and refreshments.

THE PALACE WINE CLUB TASTING EVENING WED SEP 20TH

Starts at 7.30 pm. Tickets: £8.00. Limited to a maximum of 30 places! Tel: Gary at The Palace on 01530 262400 or Corinne 01530 451725 to reserve your place.

CRAFT EVENT SAT SEP 23RD

Part of the Palace’s regular Community Mornings. Event runs from 10am to 1pm, with the Palace showcasing local crafters, including jewellery, cards, candles and fragrances, soft furnishings, garden ornaments, glassware etc. A selection of plants will also be available to purchase. Refreshments served through-out.

PALACE SOCIAL DANCE SAT SEP 23RD

A very popular evening of Ballroom, Latin, and Sequence. Doors/bar open at 7.00 pm. Dancing from 7.30 pm ‘til10.30 pm. Tickets: £5.00.

PALACE BINGO NIGHT FRI SEP 29TH

A great social night out! Doors at 7.30pm. Eyes Down at 8.00pm. Licensed bar & refreshments. Everyone welcome.

OCKBROOK BIG BAND SAT SEP 30TH

Presents a 1940’s Big Band night (in full uniform) with the music of GLENN MILLER. 1940’s dress optional, but encouraged! Doors/bar open at 7.00pm. Concert starts at 7.30pm. Tickets: £12.00.

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Regular Bookings Monday

Mosaic Disability Services - 9.30am-3.30pm. Contact Bridget Smith on (0116) 2318720 0r (07912) 480959

Fitness Pilates class – 7.45pm-8.45pm.

Palace Players – 7.30pm-9.45pm.

For anyone who is interested in getting involved with any aspect of amateur theatre. Contact the Palace on (01530) 262400 for more details.

Thursday

Focussing on core stability whilst improving tone and body alignment through controlled movement. Contact Michelle on (07887) 678367

Healthy Hearts low impact physical training 9.30am-10.20am.

Bubbles Playgroup – 10.30am-12 Noon.

Contact Michelle Scott-Worthington on (07887) 678367.

Tuesday

Richard Page on 01530 812201 or 07792 840948, e.mail: richard.page44@outlook.com for details

Seated Exercise – 1.30pm-2.30pm.

Suitable for GP refererral patients. Contact Michelle Scott-Worthington on (07887) 678367.

50+ Fitness Pilates – 10.30am-11.30am.

Outlook Group (a social group for senior citizens) 1.30pm – 3pm. Contact Elaine

Enhance your posture, increase strength and flexibility; improve mobility by developing greater range of movement whilst having fun!Contact Michelle on (07887) 678367

Hodgetts on (01530) 260672.

Young Pathfinders – 5pm – 6.30pm.

Friday

The adventure starts here! Aged 5-14 years. Call Craig on 0330 660 0637 or text on 0772 704735, e.mail: survival@youngpathfinders.com

Circuit Training – 6.45pm – 7.45pm.

Contact Curtis Smith on (07870) 498110 or (01455) 291656.

Tai Chi – 8pm – 9pm.

Contact Doug Gerrard on (07969) 480684.

Wednesday

50+ Fitness Pilates – 9.30am-10.30am.

A specially designed program to encourage maintenance and flexibility of muscles used in our everyday movements providing a sense of harmony and wellbeing. Contact Michelle on (07887) 678367

‘FITSTEPS’ – 6pm-7pm – that’s ‘Strictly’ Fun!

Book now by contacting Rose on 07562 331041 or e.mail: rosemarydebney@gmail.com

TICKET BOOKING - To book advanced tickets for any event please contact The Palace Tel: 01530 262400 or Halls Electrical Tel: 01530 260460. Tickets can be purchased ‘on the door’ (subject to availability). Please check with ticket outlets to avoid disappointment. The Palace Community Centre Ltd., High Street, Ibstock, Leicestershire, LE67 6LH. Email:enquiries@thepalaceibstock.co.uk Visit www.thepalaceibstock.co.uk

‘Weightwatchers’ class – 7pm-8pm. Contact Jo Wyld on 07877 281831 or e.mail jwyld@weight-watchers.co.uk

Tai Chi 10am – 11am.

Contact Michael Cashmore on (07714) 215216.

Monthly Bingo

NOW MONTHLY ON A FRIDAY - September’s Palace bingo on Friday 29th September. A great social night out! Doors open at 7.30pm. Eyes Down at 8.00pm. Licensed bar & refreshments. Everyone welcome.

Saturday

Community Morning at the Palace

10am to 12 noon. Every Saturday (except the 1st Saturday each month) the Palace plays host to groups, organisations and associations from the village, including the Ibstock Historical Society. So if you would like to learn more about what is happening in your community, come along to the Palace. Also a variety of market stalls selling locally produced goods, including delicious home made cakes. Light refreshments available. The Palace Community Centre is available to hire for regular events and commercial hire, as well as private parties and celebrations. The Palace has a fully licensed bar, kitchen facilities, large free car park opposite venue, good disability access and facilities, full PA and lighting system, large screen and wi-fi, making it an ideal venue for numerous types of events.

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QUIZ

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The logo of the film studio Dreamworks features a boy sitting on a crescent moon doing what activityy? Best known for its sportswear, which Italian clothiing company has a logo that features the silhouettes of a man and woman sitting back to back against each other?

A new lion logo for what was unveiled in February 2016, with many people saying that it resembled Mufasa from The Lion King? What type of animal is used as the logo of Bacardi? The logo for the beer brand McEwan’s was based on which famous painting by Frans Hals? How many dots in total feature on the domino that is used for the logo of Domino’s Pizza?

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ott the 2012 In 2011, Iran threatened to boycott 2 London Olympics, saying the logo was racist as it spelt out a biblical name used to refer to the city of Jerusalem. What is this name? Which famous company has a logo featuring a twin-tailed siren, and caused controversy in 2006 when briefly reintroducing the original version of the logo where the siren’s breasts were visible?

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SWANNINGTON HERITAGE TRUST Hello Heritage 1st - 17th September

and canal boatmen, as you follow part of the 1794 coal route from Swannington’s Raper and Fenton coal mine towards its markets in Loughborough and Leicester. Return via the Bluebell Railway line and the Ivanhoe Way.

Putting the Artefacts to Bed Sunday 3rd

Explore the Califat Coal Mine Buildings 1854-1870 Sunday 10th

North West Leicestershire District Council are promoting Hello Heritage as a heritage festival for all of the heritage organisations within the district. The Trust’s events comprise: A 3 hour hands on activity helping Swannington Heritage Trust sort through the artefacts from the miners’ cottages - catalogue, measure and clean them before storing the artefacts in archive quality storage materials.

Walk Jessop’s Tramway and the Charnwood Forest Canal Friday 8th Walk in the footsteps of engineers, navvies, carters

Join our Dig Master on a tour of discovery of technological prowess, back breaking toil, tragic accidents, courageous rescuers and a miner’s home.

Walk The Swannington Incline and Potato Lane Bridge Saturday 16th

Walk in the footsteps of engineers, navvies and railwaymen as you descend the western end of Robert Stephenson’s 1832 Leicester and Swannington Railway - the first public railway in the English Midlands. Return via Potato Lane Bridge which gives the best views of this spectacular feat of engineering.

Hough Mill Open Sundays 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

Last 2-5pm open afternoons of the season apart from special events. More details and booking arrangements for all the events are on our Hough Mill Facebook page and our www.swannington-heritage.co.uk website.

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Sunday 17th September 2017

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COLOUR RUN Let’s All Colour In Coalville To register or find out more information, please go to www.giving-back.co.uk/coalville-colour-run.asp

Our 2nd year in Coalville!!

The fun run starts at 10.30am – distance approx. 5k Followed by entertainment in Coalville Park at 12.30pm Live Music! Stalls and Food! Prices to enter: Adult: £15.00 / 5 – 16: £7.50 Under 5’s: Free* Family of 4: £40.00 / Teams of 4: £55.00 Includes: Entry to run, bib & safety pins, a goody bag, a white t shirt and a medal for all finishers. (*T Shirts not available for under 5’s)

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