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First Friday Events

First Friday talks take place in Lowdham Methodist Chapel  2pm – 3.30pm.
Tickets available from The Bookcase, 50 Main Street, Lowdham
or on our box office line 0115 966 3219
£6 full, £5 concessions, £4 Festival Friends (including tea and cake)

A Celebration of Poetry with Voice Versa

Nottinghamshire group Voice Versa has given over 100 performances to numerous local organisations and groups over the past 7 years. It has been regularly involved in readings for the  Southwell Bramley Apple poetry Competitions and, as part of “The Nine” in performing Paul Mein’s Easter Cycle Voices in a Mystery.

Today the group will be performing its Top 20+, a compilation of some of its own favourites.

FRIDAY 7th December 2018

Christmas Quiz

Come and try our wonderfully festive Christmas quiz accompanied by seasonal refreshments.

Film screenings

Film screenings events take place in Lowdham Village Hall.
Tickets £6 full & £5 concessions and children from The Bookcase: Box Office 0115 966 3219.

There is a licensed bar plus ice cream, popcorn, hot drinks and a delicious selection of home made cakes.

SATURDAY 10th November 2018 7.30pm

Journey’s End  1 hr 47 mins (12A)

Starring Sam Clafin, Paul Bettany, Asa Butterfield, Stephen Graham and Toby Jones.

Based on RC Sherriff’s play and novel of the same name, this is set in March 1918 as C-Company, led by a war-weary Captain Stanhope (Sam Claflin), arrives in northern France to take its turn in the front-line trenches.

Sunday 9th December 2018 7.30pm

White Christmas 2 hrs (U)

Starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney

The 1954 classic featuring Irving Berlin’s songs and dances performed by two happy couples who discover that love, romance and a Christmas Eve snowfall make everyone’s dreams come true. 

Woodborough Bridge Club

Established in 1986 – Affiliated to the EBU

Celebrating 30 years of Bridge

Woodborough Village Hall   –   6.45pm for 7.00pm start.


If you are a potential bridge player and possibly interested in joining a club, why not come along and give us a try?

We meet in Woodborough Village Hall on Thursday evenings at 6.45pm.

For more information get in touch or see our website (details below).

Please contact Jane (0115 9652595)  or

Woodborough WI

Our next W.I. meeting is on Monday 19th November. Sue Burton is joining us with her evening entitled “Looking Good”.
The next committee meeting will be at 10.00am at Catherine’s house on Tuesday November 13th.
Our walk will be on Monday, 5th November, meeting at the Village Hall car park at 10.00am.
Some cars will be needed as the walk will be at Oxton.
The Friendship Group will be on Tuesday 6th November at the Institute.

How’s This For an Early News Item?

It may be half a year away but Early Bird tickets are on sale and the first wave of music stars has already been announced for next summer’s Gate To Southwell Festival. Running from Thursday June 6th to Sunday June 9th 2019, it’s one of the UK’s best-loved acoustic, roots and folk music events, featuring well-established acts and exciting new artists from across the music world.
With excellent children’s entertainment and camping facilities, in a beautiful Nottinghamshire location, there’ll also be dance sides from all over the UK, a beer and cider festival, a craft fair plus many other special family events.
2019 will be the 13th annual gathering and previous line-ups have included big names such as Eliza Carthy, Billy Bragg, Bellowhead, Jools Holland, Hayseed Dixie, Kate Rusby and Lindisfarne. As the Irish singer Cara Dillon said, the 2018 festival was “incredible, just the right size, you can feel the energy”.
Early Bird tickets are on sale via

St Swithun’s Church Bell Ringers

This month brings to an end our commitment to Remember the Great War and in particular the lives lost by the sixteen men whose names are inscribed on our village War Memorial on the centenary of their deaths.

We first rang our bells on 4th August 2014 to commemorate the declaration of war. It seems such a long time ago: just as it doubtless did during the four years of fighting. When the Armistice came in 1918, church bells throughout the land were rung in celebration and relief at the end of conflict. So, this November 11th, we shall ring half muffled before the Remembrance Service and the Silence. Then, at 7.05pm in the evening after the lighting of the village beacon we shall ring open to mark Battle’s Over.

Nationally, the Ringing Remembers campaign to mark the deaths of the 1400 church bell ringers who were lost in the war is co-ordinating ringing at 12.30pm aligning with the published agenda for processions and marches in celebration of peace, following the London Cenotaph service.

I am most grateful for the support the ringers have received from St Swithun’s church, the Revd. Anthony Giles and the Churchwardens and service leaders and its congregation for our Remembering the Great War project. I have found it fascinating to research the histories of our sixteen men who went to fight and lay down their lives for our country and to add more to the Woodborough Heritage record of the Great War. This was originally authored by Jean Powley, who had visited all of their graves and memorials in the course of her research some years ago. Nowadays there is so much more material available on the internet for genealogical research and I have been able to access information to augment Jean’s research.

The updated accounts of all sixteen men can now be read on the “Woodborough’s Heritage” website at, follow the menu link to World Wars 1 & 2 to pages 701-703.

I thank too all those ringers, some no longer active in the village, for their participation in and commitment to our project. Well done all of you.

If you are interested in bell ringing or want to know more about St Swithun’s Church Bell Ringers, please get in touch by phone or email.

Stephen Smith, Tower Captain
Tel 07817-979390

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Mapperley U3A

Why not come along and try one of our “taster” events? There are many group activities for you to enjoy – learn a new skill, take up a new interest, meet new friends and just have a good time!
Our activities include (but are not limited to) photography, wine tasting, walking, philosophy, art history, gardening, international dining, geology, book club, play going, architecture and much more!
To find out more come along to one of our monthly meetings – every 3rd Thursday in the month 10.00am at Mapperley Social Centre on Mapperley Plains or visit our website at HERE .