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Fancy a Free Drink at The Nag’s Head, Woodborough?

One of the benefits of reading the Woodborough Web is that you keep up to date with what’s happening in and around the village.

Well, thanks to one of our advertisers, Clive at the Nag’s Head pub, you can sign up for a free drink voucher – so how’s that for good news!

This is all you need to do:

Send an email to

Make the heading of the email “Nag’s Head News” and in the message write:

“Please send put me on your email news list and send me a complementary drink voucher to celebrate on my birthday which is (enter your date of birth).”

Please sign the email with your proper name (no nicknames please)

Couldn’t be easier could it?

Gedling Artists Open Studios

On Saturday 25th May 2019 the Gedling Artists and friends will be holding their annual open studios event at St Jude’s Church, 405 Woodborough Road, Nottingham NG3 5HE.

This is a family friendly event where you can see artists and craftspeople showcase the techniques they use to create original and unique pieces of art. From free machine embroidery with Sarah Sewell, fine art by Faye Baines, seaglass by The Silver Forager, watercolours by Sasha Niamet, silk painting by Sue Crawford, silversmithing by Christine Oakley, glass by Jen McEwan, mosaic by Liz Greensmith, textiles by Oksana Holbrook, multi media art by Faye Maguire, Textiles by Martha Speed, mixed media by The Forgotten Library and contemporary Knitting by Woodborough’s own, Suzanne Hough.

The event will open at 11am until 4pm with, free entrance, free parking and delicious refreshments available to buy from Frabjous Events served with fabulous vintage style.

Look out for the open studios booklet which will soon be available in many libraries and venues across Nottingham.

Woodborough Ladies

Our speaker in March was Tim Sexton, who gave us a wonderful talk about the development and activities over the last seven years at Attenborough Nature Reserve. He spoke so enthusiastically about the return of birds that hadn’t been seen for years, and he had designed and organised the building of a “Sand Martin Hotel” where hundreds of birds have their own little hole/nest in a huge structure which can be viewed/cleaned from the rear. He was justifiably very proud of this achievement. As a result of all the improvements they now have hundreds of visitors.

He spoke with great knowledge about many birds, plants and the otters which are now also at the reserve and showed some beautiful photos. All perfect for a chilly winter evening. His great enthusiasm, affected us all and probably quite a few of us will be visiting there, when the weather improves.

Our meeting on April 1st is our Fashion Show by OBSESSIONS, who have shops in Radcliffe on Trent, Keyworth and Oakham ,in the Village Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £6 including a glass of wine on arrival available from committee members and the village shop.

A rainbow over Woodborough – Photo by Amy Green

The Crafty Chatters

A new craft group has been set up in Lowdham, meeting every Friday, 1.00pm till 4.30pm in the W.I. Hall, Lowdham.
Sessions cost £3 which includes tea/coffee and biscuits/cake. We would like crafters from all disciplines to come along and enjoy an afternoon chatting and crafting.
For those who sew we’ll have a sewing machine or two and an ironing board, knitters bring your needles and crocheters bring your hooks, colourers bring a pencil sharpener and ruggers bring your frames.
It will be a great opportunity to share knowledge and pick up tips, plus you might get inspiration to try a new craft! Open to all ages and all crafters. Phone Jane Waite 07985293351 or 01159 664907 if you have any questions.