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Woodborough Art Group

We meet on Thursdays in the Institute on Roe Lane Woodborough just up from the Four Bells. We start at 10.00am to 12.30pm. New members, from complete beginners to experienced artists are all welcome.
Please give one of our members a call for more information:-

Sue Ricketts 0796 7205554 or 01157 524951

Joyce Andrews 01159 653832

Click below to see our YouTube video
produced by Woodborough Video

One of the members featured in the video, Jenny McKenzie, has her own website featuring her work – visit

Community Association

Best Kept Village 2019

After successfully getting through the first round of judging in this competition organised by the Campaign to Protect Rural England the second round took place the week after the village was flooded and unfortunately we weren’t successful in winning our category this year. Our congratulations go to East Markham. We plan to enter and try again next year.

20th July Street Market

Our annual family event took place on the 20th July and we had a great turnout despite the inclement weather. The voices of the Village Choir ”Just Sing” rang out above the rain and chased all the clouds away. As ever, the Dog show was a huge hit and it was a treat to be supported by the local Fire Brigade this year.

Timmermans provided the star prize for the raffle and our thanks go out to all our local businesses that supported the event. Plans are afoot to make a much bigger village fete next year so watch this space and if you have ideas of what you’d like it to include or are interested in helping to organise an event like this please get in touch.  

Dates for your diary

Autumn coach trip – 18th September

The destination for the next Village coach trip is the beautiful Cathedral city of Worcester with a fascinating history of industry, a wealth of interesting architecture including the magnificent Guildhall dating back to 1721 and an unrivalled selection of high street names and independent boutiques. Explore The Commandery to learn about its important role in the English Civil War, see a contemporary exhibition at the City Art Gallery or admire the half-timbered buildings in Friar Street including the National Trust’s Greyfriars’ House & Garden a late medieval merchant’s house.

We are now opening this event to include people from outside the village and with no age restriction. It is hoped that by removing restrictions this will help us to ensure we fill the coach seats and that this fantastic value for money activity with current ticket price at just £ 12 remains sustainable into the future.

Autumn Cinema -19th October

Please come and join us for our showing of Fisherman’s Friends. Based on the true story of a group of Fishermen bound together by lifelong friendship and shared experience for more than 25 years the Fisherman’s Friends have met on the Platt (harbour) in their native Port Isaac to raise money for charity, singing the traditional songs of the sea handed down to them by their forefathers.

In 2010 they signed a major record deal and their album “Port Isaac’s Fisherman’s Friends” went Gold as they became the first traditional folk act to land a UK top ten album. Since then they’ve been the subject of an ITV documentary, played at Glastonbury, released three hit albums and played to hundreds of thousands of fans at home and abroad.

We will be showing the film on the big screen at the Village Hall on the 19th October. Look out for the posters on display nearer the time. A full bar and refreshment service will be available. Tickets will be on sale from both pubs and the Village Shop on a first come first served basis.

Monthly Bingo- Fancy a change on a Friday night?

This takes place at the Institute on the third Friday in the month –the next game will be on Friday 20th Sept at 7.30 pm.

Monthly committee meetings

These are scheduled for the first Tuesday each month and also take place at the Institute on Roe Lane at 7.30pm. New faces are always welcome as we are a charity and here to support the residents of Woodborough.

Phone -0115 9654158

Website –  Facebook – WCA

Woodborough  Flower Arranging Classes – Autumn 2019

Venue The Institute, Roe Hill, Woodborough
Wednesdays 10.00am – 12.00noon

Do you enjoy flower arranging and would like to return to this great hobby or have you always fancied learning and would like to have a go?? Do you want to support the church flowers rota but don’t quite have the confidence to commit?

For the last few years I have been running a class in Woodborough under the guidance of a superb national award winning tutor Jane Walden.  Jane demonstrates an arrangement to us and thereafter emails the work sheet with photos and everything you need. We do our own prep, buy or forage for all the necessary ingredients and then we make our own interpretations of it at the following class.  Jane is on hand throughout to give as much support and advice as required.

We have 5 sessions in the Autumn and then 5 in the Spring . (Normally £35 for all 5 sessions but totally dependent on numbers).  I only ask for commitment for 5 sessions at a time and if you cant make all of them I’m happy to charge on an ad hoc basis of £10 per session. Tea/coffee is included

The dates for this Autumn are Wed  Oct 2   Oct  16   Oct 30    and  Nov 13  and Nov 27    –  from 10.00am – 12.00noon.

We have room for  one or two more people to join us. If you are interested but don’t want to commit up front I am very happy for you to come along to any of the  dates and observe ( nominal charge of £5 which will include tea/coffee)

Please ring  or me if you’d like any further info. We are a very friendly bunch  and you will be assured of a very warm welcome.

Lynne Morgan

0115 965 4745

Nottingham Boys Choir

The boys continue to welcome invitations to sing at church services and weddings, and to join forces with other choral and instrumental groups in large scale performances.

We also sing for all kinds of occasions: private parties, receptions, awards ceremonies, conferences, conventions, festivals, christenings and funerals.

So if you would Nottingham Boys Choir to sing for you, please get in touch.

Click below to see our video