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Woodborough Art Group

Report – January 2019/20

Woodborough Art Group would like to say a big ‘Thank You’ to all those who have supported the club this year. Many people of Woodborough and surrounding villages came along to our two exhibitions we held in the year. The first associated with the Woodborough Street Market in July 2019 and the second our Christmas exhibition a two day show of our art work and wide-ranging talents.

We would like to thank staff at The Nags Head and The Four Bells for putting on sale our popular Christmas cards to help with club funds and all those who showed their support by buying these handmade and unique cards. We are hopeful of producing a range of spring themed cards for sale coming up to Easter and Mothers Day, so please continue to show your support.

We were delighted, in April, to Welcome Michael Dobbs to our meeting and take part in the making of a YouTube film about the club.

The Art Group in Woodborough is almost 40 years old and has recently experienced a fall off in membership but with a concerted effort we are back on the up and going from strength to strength.

We were delighted at being successful in appealing for some financial help from The Samuel Eden Trust who made a generous donation to help sustain the club whilst we made some changes to ensure its survival.

We are always on the lookout for members and really would like to welcome beginners to the club, we can give individual support and even provide materials for getting started, so you just need to turn up.

Art is well proven to make you feel happier and healthier says Oilpixel and here is a quote – ‘Art in any form, whether while creating or observing, reduces the stress hormone cortisol. It also releases the feel-good hormones which helps you combat stress and pain. By letting you enjoy a sense of fulfilment, it transforms you into a more positive, well-rounded human being.’ Another good reason for giving it a go!

Last year we were pleased to welcome visitors to our workshop events at The Institute and will be doing so again this year. You don’t have to be a full member to enjoy some of our planned workshop events, just dip in when you want. We charge a fee and it varies according to the workshop – email for more information.

Some key events in our Calendar are:-

6th February, ‘It’s a Cubist Thing’ with Jenny McKenzie

20th February, ‘Needle felt Landscapes’ by Lincolnshire artist Viv Sharland

26th March ‘Getting to grips with Oils’ by Lincolnshire artist Stuart Caress (all day10.00am – 4.00pm)

28th May ‘Creating Botanical Plaques’ with Viv Sharland

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 get in touch for more information:-

Sue Ricketts 0796 7205554 or 01157 524951

Joyce Andrews 01159 653832


Click above 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

Our first event for 2020 was our annual Over 65’s Party with nearly 90 people enjoying a 3 course meal, quiz and raffle at the village hall on 12th January as well as a chance to catch up with old friends and make some new ones. This event is always well received by those attending and we are very grateful to a small army of volunteers who worked hard to put on the event and even dealt with the matter of a small power cut to the village whilst serving the coffee and mints this year. We also would like to offer our thanks to the Samuel Eden Trust who sponsor the evening.

Our next event will be the Pancake Races on Roe Lane taking place on Shrove Tuesday 25th February starting at 11.00. Please come along and support the children from Woodborough Woods as they race in this traditional, long standing event that has been taking place in our village for many decades.

Phone -0115 9654158

Website –  Facebook – WCA

Photos by Stewart Nicholas

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