Big Bingham Bookread to celebrate author talent across Nottinghamshire

Big Bingham Bookread to celebrate author talent across Nottinghamshire

Calling all bookworms! A thrilling book competition comes to Bingham and you can help decide the winner. Nottinghamshire County Council in partnership with New Writers UK are delighted to be launching ‘The Big Bingham Book Read’ at Bingham Library this weekend to take place over the next few months. If you enjoy reading and use Bingham Library, you now have the opportunity to read some interesting recently published books from authors you might not normally be familiar with, and at the same time help to choose the New Writers UK ‘Book of the Year 2015’. New Writers UK – is a Nottinghamshire based not-for-profit organisation that supports independent authors – will this year be holding its annual Book of the Year Competition in this area. Previous winners arrange the following year’s competition. The 2013 competition – ‘The Great Beeston Book Read’  – was won by Bingham author Stephen Taylor with his historical novel ‘Ripples and Shadows’ and as a local resident he has chosen the newly refurbished Bingham Library to host this year’s competition which will be launched on Saturday, 23 May at 11am at the Library. Councillor John Knight, Committee Chairman for Culture, at Nottinghamshire County Council said: “We are proud that the recently modernised Bingham Library will be launching the ‘Big Bingham Book Read’ which is a real celebration of local authors and a wonderful promotion for the value of reading. We wish all this year’s entrants the best of luck in the competition – there is a rich diversity of books to choose from.” Twelve books, all published by members since May 2013, have been entered,...
Developers begin to dismantle Bingham Methodist Church

Developers begin to dismantle Bingham Methodist Church

The rebuild of Bingham Methodist Church has entered an exciting phase as appointed developers A & S Enterprises of Burton on Trent have begun to demolish the old building. The old premises are set to be replaced by a new multi-purpose church and community centre due to open in early 2016. There will be an official opening of the new building on 10th April 2016. A & S Enterprises have previously worked locally with the project architects Allen Joyce, most notably on the Radcliffe-on-Trent Parish Church Hall and Sawley Medical Centre in Long Eaton. The demolition had been put back due to delayed removal of utility services from the site. Now, with the final service of mains gas being taken out at the end of April, work has begun in earnest. Initially work took place internally to prepare the site and reclaim building materials that could be salvaged for reuse. Now larger equipment has been brought in to tackle the task of bringing down the walls and clearing the rubble from the site. Samantha Mattos, spokesperson for the Church said ‘The slight delay to the start of works was disappointing as everyone was keen to get the project moving after being 14 years in the pipeline. The church community is very excited that the work is finally starting and many of us will be popping down over the next few days to watch the demolition. The church holds many personal memories for the congregation and although it will be sad to see it go, we are all looking forward to the future in a new building fit for modern worship and...
Bach on a Bicycle (Cycling Music Lap 2)

Bach on a Bicycle (Cycling Music Lap 2)

After last year’s successful, 1,500 mile, 36 concert, Cycling Music tour, the UK’s busiest, most entertaining, virtuoso guitarist is back in the saddle. This year the route is even more challenging as Durrant leaves Sussex and heads for the Isle of Skye playing concerts in theatres, arts centres, halls, churches, schools and bicycle workshops along the way. Richard Durrant will pedal up to 100 miles between gigs carrying his show equipment on his bicycle and trailer. And the extreme physical challenge of each day’s ride is just the beginning for Durrant. After each ride his work begins in earnest with a show featuring Bach’s Chaconne and his own Cycling Music for guitar, sequencers and pre-recorded bicycles, complete with spectacular projected animations. The fitter than usual guitarist will also be carrying his ukulele to perform more works by Bach. Richard produced The Secret of Life by The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. He is something of a uke specialist. This year Richard is proud to be riding an Aurelius Colombus Zoma road bike built especially for the tour by Marek Aurelius. A donation from each show will be made to the Cycling Defence Fund (CDF). CDF is a charity which protects cyclists by defending their rights. It provides information and advice about all aspects of cycling in the UK and helps cyclists access legal assistance. It supports legal challenges relating to cycling, whether they involve a poor police response to a cycling incident, bad cycling infrastructure decisions, or cyclists wrongly charged for a cycling offence. Here’s the full story: You can see a sample of his album here: Cycling Music Lap 2 – 2015...
David Dickinsons Real Deal antiques show, coming to Bingham

David Dickinsons Real Deal antiques show, coming to Bingham

Why let your antiques collect dust in the attic when you can sell them for cash? Take money on the spot from a dealer OR if you think your item is worth more….take a gamble at auction!  Dickinson’s Real Deal is currently one of the most popular daytime show on ITV and is regularly watched by over a million people. Back for a Twelfth series, David Dickinson and the dealers are traveling around the country looking for some more bobby dazzlers brought in by members of the public! If you want to sell your goods, but only for the right price, David and the dealers are going to be at: Bingham Leisure Centre, The Banks, Nottingham, NG13 8BL On SATURDAY 9th May 2015 You could be quids in like many of the people who have already taken part! Last time we were in the area, Wendy walked away with £435 for her Albert chain & watch, Walters gamble paid off with his specimen coins reaching £3500 at auction and Vikki left the dealers table with a cool £450 for her swords! This could be you! As usual David Dickinson will be keeping an eye on the deals and giving advice about whether to take the dealers’ cash OR gamble at auction. But the final decision lies with our contributors and it’s up to them to decide which option is the REAL DEAL! Members of the public should bring their antiques & collectables along – our team of independent valuers will be offering free advice on all items brought along on the day. Admission is free & you do not...