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The local ladies guild of the Royal National Lifeboat Institute held their highly successful annual dance in Oxton Village Hall on Saturday 14 October.

About 80 guests enjoyed a fun evening and “danced the night away” to the music of the highly acclaimed local band “REVIVAL”, who brought to life music of the 1960s. A light supper was provided by the ladies of the guild.

The next event is the very popular annual concert of carols and Christmas music by the superb local brass band – Carlton Brass – to be held in St Wilfrid’s Church, Calverton at 7.30pm  Friday 1 December.  Tickets are £7-50 (including refreshments in interval) from Geoff Nield  - 0115 966 4588 or 07973315291.

Autumn in Normandy

The sunshine on the golden leaves,
October sunshine, gentle breeze. 
The scent of leaves turned to decay
But how sweet they smell as they die away.
Time moves on, the seasons change and
How long we live we can't arrange.
But peaceful times in beautiful lands
We must remember, look and stand.
Absorb the feelings, sights and smells
Store them away do not expel.
Shadows dancing in the glade.
Don't just see life in light or shade!
Mistletoe in giant balls,
Drape the trees as more leaves fall.
Exchanges now are taking place
As last months growths fade from grace.

Jean K Cave

Welcome return by Gedling Artists to Lowdham Villlage Hall.

Following their successful Open Studios event earlier this year, The Gedling Artists' Group and Friends will be hosting their Festive Fair at Lowdham Village Hall on Sunday 26th of November.

This highly talented group of designer-makers and artists will be ready for visitors from 10 am. A popular family event, the fair gives everyone a chance to peruse and purchase examples of contemporary art and crafts. Frabjous Events will also be serving tea and cake from vintage china while visitors have a chance to browse, buy or just simply chat and eat cake.

Fiddle and squeezebox duo Sheepish Grin may even be there in the afternoon to play a few baas!

This is, of course, an ideal opportunity to buy hand crafted and unique Christmas gifts.  Do come along to what will be a most enjoyable and informative event.