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Woodborough Art Club

Woodborough Art group welcomes new Members

Are you a budding artist who has always wanted to give it a go, or an experienced artist who wants to enjoy the rich and enthusiastic company of other painters in a warm, friendly and sharing environment? Then join us at Woodborough art group.

We meet on Thursday mornings from 10.00am until 12.30pm at Woodborough Institute, Roe Lane, Woodborough. NG14 6BW (just up the lane from the Four Bells on Main Street).

We have an annual programme of workshops, demonstrations and open sessions. We have co-opted artist Viv Sharland as a regular workshop facilitator. We organise sessions with local artists and have an open day associated with Woodborough Street Market and a Christmas art show. You can dip in or out of the programme and join in projects or just get on with your own thing.

We enjoy supporting each other, sharing skills and exploring different techniques. We meet all year with a break over summer and Christmas.

Annual membership is £40.00

Please give one of our members a call for more information:-

Sue Ricketts 0796 7205554 or 01157 524951

Joyce Andrews 01159 653832

Here we are at a recent workshop creating some images of ‘Organic forms’ using watercolour washes and inks. Everyone loved creating some very beautiful images.

Community Association

Past Events

5th March  Pancake Day Races

Once again this lively event took place with children from Woodborough Woods School, expertly organised by their head teacher, racing up Roe Hill to win prizes. A big thank you goes out to the Bell captain for ringing the pancake bell to start the event. Chocolate crème eggs were also very kindly donated for the children by the village shop. It was good to see how well the refreshments for the adults were received too.


16Th March Village Cinema Event : Mamma Mia 2

This turned out to be the perfect antidote for an otherwise very wet afternoon. There was a good turnout to see this uplifting feel-good film, packed with lots of well-known Abba tunes. Cher, Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth starred in the exuberant sequel.


Forthcoming Events

15th May  Over 60s Spring Coach Trip

The destination of our Over 60s coach trip this spring is the large Saxon market town of Tamworth the medieval capital of the Anglo Saxon kingdom of Mercia. Step back through 900 years of history with a visit to Tamworth Castle. Uncover the secrets held within the chambers and hallways of this unique building and get a real sense of how the Saxons, Normans, Tudors and Victorians lived. Visitors can also explore the stunning surroundings of the Castle Grounds Park with its magnificent raised flower beds and iconic bandstand. There are plenty more activities to keep you busy for a great day out, from river walks and picnics to shopping and taking a spot of lunch. Places are still available. It is still very good value at just £12 for the trip. Please contact Carol Tansley on 01159 652721.


20th July Street Market

Our great annual family event with various craft stalls, refreshments, bouncy castle, skittles, entertainment and a Grand prize draw. Located on the Governors Field and Four Bells car park area from 1pm -4pm. Look out for further details to follow for this annual event. Please let us know if you are part of a local group that would like to get involved or perhaps provide some entertainment on the day. Check out the Community Association website for details and stall booking forms.


Monthly Bingo

This takes place at the Institute on the third Friday in the month -the next one is on Good Friday 19 th. April at 7.30 pm.


Monthly committee meetings

These are scheduled for the first Tuesday each month and take place at the Institute on Roe Lane at 7.30pm. New faces are always welcome.

Phone -0115 9654158

Website –  Facebook – WCA

Woodborough Players
On the Wireless!

Our next production is Vintage Hitchcock – a live radio play. This is a new type of venture for us where we will recreate the atmosphere of a 1940’s Radio theatre with the audience effectively being the audience of a live recording of three short Hitchcock based radio plays (The Lodger, Sabotage and the 39 Steps). Each play will be performed with actors and sound effects technicians weaving their spell live on stage in order to create what would have been broadcast live on the radio in its day. It comes complete with vintage “jingle” commercials, and recreates a daring escape involving a flock of sheep, a serial killer’s ominous presence, and a devastating explosion through the magic of sound effects and musical underscoring.

We believe our production may be the first in the UK and gives the readers of the Woodborough Web a great opportunity to see something a little different whilst having an enjoyable evening out on their doorsteps.