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Just Sing! Woodborough Ladies Community Choir Christmas Video 

In conjunction with Woodborough Video, we’ve produced a special “Song for Christmas” video to get you into the festive mood. It’s our Christmas card to you – just click the picture above to open the video.
Come and join us for one of our festive Christmas events! All the old favourites and some new ones as well! Some real ‘feel good’ festive singing!!!!!
Sat 1st December 4.30pm Arnold Park
Sun 2nd December 5.00pm Switching on of Lights at Governors’ Field, Woodborough.
Our main event: Tue 4th December 7.45pm -8.45pm St Swithun’s church in Woodborough for our Christmas Concert – mulled wine & mince pies served! It’ll be a brilliant night!
Mon 10th December 2.30pm Timmermans Garden Centre- ticketed event: afternoon tea
Sat 15th December 1.30pm Timmermans : carols for everyone
Sat 22nd December 10.30am: Carols Around the Tree at St Swithun’s Church- fun carols for all the family!!!

Please do join us for any of the events above!!
We’ll get you feeling Christmassy!!!

Why not come and join us – we are always welcoming new members.
We have experienced choir members and complete beginners – no experience necessary (you don’t need to read music).
Tuesday evenings 7.30pm – 9.00pm at St Swithun’s Church, Woodborough
£4 per week

For more info, email or ring our choir leader, Cate Cadman


The Making of
“A Song for Christmas”

If you’re one of those people who like to see behind the scenes, this is how the “Just Sing!” Christmas video was made…

The first hurdle was to get everyone on board with getting dressed up for Christmas seven weeks before the big day! Fortunately the ladies of “Just Sing!” completely entered into the spirit of the occasion, remembering to come in their Christmas jumpers and other festive paraphernalia – no mean feat considering filming was taking place on the 13th of November!

After a couple of rehearsals whilst lights and microphones were being set up (helped along by the odd glass of Prosecco) recording started by filming the main shot of the choir, and recording the main soundtrack. All went perfectly, including another camera covering Lorna at the keyboard.

The main camera was then moved to another position, and the recorded soundtrack was played back. The choir sang along to the original sound recording and the camera captured images of the choir appearing to follow the conductor, Cate, but actually following the pre-recorded soundtrack. This was repeated from another camera angle to give a total of four camera “takes” for later editing.

The next day (14th November) my house was transformed into a Christmas scene. A Christmas tree was set up, lit and decorated. Christmas cards were put out, and a number of empty boxes were wrapped in Christmas wrapping paper (thank goodness for Amazon boxes).

At around 5.00pm (so that it was dark outside and daylight wouldn’t show around the curtains) the grandchildren arrived to film their parts, including a shot against a blue background (chromakey) so that they could be made to magically appear in front of the choir for the final “Happy Christmas” shot. My wife, Kate, and I then dismantled Christmas and put it away for another few weeks!

After the shooting I was left with a number of shots, some of which (the four choir shots) had to be synchronised to within 1/25 of a second. I also had some part built opening / closing titles and snow effects which “I had prepared earlier” in true Blue Peter style.

To cut a long story short, the editing took quite a few hours but the final result seems to have gone down well. Thanks to all who contributed to it (many of whom didn’t really know what I was up to!) and we all hope that you enjoy it and have a happy Christmas.

Michael Dobbs – Woodborough Video

Woodborough Town Lands Charity

Charity number 241520

This Charity exists to provide financial assistance to residents of Woodborough who find themselves in financial difficulties. If you think that you need financial assistance, or you know somebody who needs help, please make an application to the Trustees.

Your application will be treated in the strictest confidence. Please contact any of the following:

Alan Bates of 1 Ash Grove Woodborough   0115 9653291

Laura Wardle of 119 Main Street Woodborough 0115 9653072

Geoffrey Parkinson of 1a Main Street Woodborough 0115 9654551

Rosemary Wood of 19 Sunningdale Drive Woodborough 0115 965 3103

Woodborough Carpet Bowls Club

Looking for some fun and light exercise on a Friday evening? Then look no further!

We meet every Friday (starting at 7.20pm) in Woodborough Village Hall to play carpet bowls. We don’t take it too seriously, so absolute beginners are welcome. Your first visit is free so you can give it a try at on us (if you decide to join, it’s £5 annual membership plus £2 per attendance).

We currently have members from Woodborough, Arnold and Calverton, but wherever you live, we’d love to see you.

Want to know more? Then give Kate a call on 0115 9652376.

Help make a difference to Gedling people

We need more Personal Assistants (PAs) in Gedling to provide care and support to adults who struggle with daily tasks such as:

  • personal care
  • domestic care
  • shopping
  • leisure activities
  • social activities.

PAs play an important role in supporting the people they work for by helping them to live independently and remain in their home and community. They may support older people, people with mental health needs or physical / learning disabilities.

Anyone who is interested in this flexible and rewarding career can join our ‘Support with Confidence’ scheme – an accredited list of PAs who have had free online training and background checks.

Find out more and apply to be a PA: 

or phone 0300 500 8080

or email

Men’s Darts
Players Wanted

We are looking for players to join the Nag’s Head team for the Wednesday evening team.

Please contact Steve Derry or Dave (manager) at the Nag’s Head.