Prime Minister Meets MEPs

Prime Minister Meets MEPs

“Very productive” is how East Midlands MEP Andrew Lewer MBE described his first meeting with newly appointed Prime Minister Theresa May earlier this week. Sixteen of the 19 Conservative MEPs attended the hour-long briefing to discuss the role of MEPs following the Brexit result in the recent referendum. “It was a very useful meeting and the Prime Minister made clear she is keen to make use of our experience and knowledge during the coming negotiations” said Andrew. “I used the opportunity to highlight the bigger role local authorities could play in helping identify and overseeing local infrastructure investment programmes after we have left the European...
Children’s Half  Term Activities  Monday 24th October 2016

Children’s Half Term Activities Monday 24th October 2016

Junior Creative Day – Paddle Boat 9.30am – 3.30pm For children in School Years 3 – 6 This workshop is perfect for girls and boys who love to try something new. Join our Design & Technology teacher and create your very own wooden paddle boat. We will be using an assortment of tools including Tenon & Coping Saws, a Mechanical Sander and a Pillar Drill. Children will learn a variety of woodworking skills and then we’ll decorate them using colourful plastic shapes. £20 per person includes all equipment (unaccompanied by an adult) Year 6 Activity Day – MasterChef 9.30am – 3.30pm Exclusively for Year 6 children Our MasterChef Activity Days run throughout the year giving children in Year 6 a unique opportunity to put their cooking skills to the test. In this workshop children will cook delicious 3 dishes to take home, will learn culinary skills and increase their confidence in the kitchen. Year 6 children will have the chance to make new friends and spend a day at Toot Hill School. Please book early as this workshop does sell out quickly! £25 per person includes all ingredients (unaccompanied by an adult) Family Art Day – Fantasy Castles With Amy Nicholson, Artist in Residence 10am – 3pm Adults & children aged 4 upwards to attend together. Get creative by designing and building your very own fantasy castle.Produce a castle fit for a King, Princess, Pirate, Ghost or Goblin – the choice is yours! Let your imagination soar as you learn new model making skills and techniques. We will be working with traditional art materials including paint, glue and textured...
Creative Workshop  for Adults  Monday 24th October 2016

Creative Workshop for Adults Monday 24th October 2016

Seasonal Floristry with Dan, Zinnia Flower Boutique, Bingham www.zinniaflorist.co.uk 10.30am – 3.30pm We have teamed up with local florist, Zinnia Flower Boutique to provide this wonderful new workshop. It’s light- hearted, fun and an opportunity to learn floristry skills, get creative and make some friends. With expert tuition and guidance you’ll create two beautiful and unique decorative arrangements. This workshop is designed for complete beginners and also for those more experienced in flower arranging. Whatever stage you’re at, all the techniques will be fully demonstrated and you’ll be encouraged to use your own style and creativity. Just bring a pair of sharp scissors, everything else is provided including flowers, vases/ceramics and sundries. £50 per person An Introduction to Digital Photography with Professional Photography Trainer, Bob Rowe ARPS, CPAGB www.robertroweimages.co.uk 9.30am – 3.30pm Would you like a fun and informative lesson on how to get the most from your camera and to improve your knowledge about photography? Then this workshop is perfect for you. We will begin to cover the essential principles you need to take great shots with your camera. The main focus of this workshop is beginning to understand some of the key elements of photography. You will receive hints, tips and practical advice to help you start discovering the world of digital photography. No experience is necessary. For all camera types, but owners of bridge and digital SLR cameras will find it particularly useful. £20 per person To book on our one-day workshops: 1. Telephone – 01949 863044 (school time, term time only). 2. Email – toothillextra@toothillschool.co.uk. 3. Post – Toot Hill Extra, Toot Hill School, The...
From London to Peru – 30 Years on the Road

From London to Peru – 30 Years on the Road

Fresh from the mountains of Peru, Richard Durrant’s celebration of 30 years on the road will take place on 20 July at his hometown venue – The Ropetackle in Shoreham-by-Sea. This will launch yet another whistle stop tour of the British Isles taking Richard from Nottingham villages to the Isle of Skye – complete with his enormous dog ‘Bollo’. Many people have already discovered that Richard is no ordinary musician through his mesmerising Guitar Whisperer tour. But on the eve of the summer holidays this barefoot, stand-up concert guitarist and composer will deal out a captivating evening of new exotic musical offerings from Spain, the Americas and the Sussex coast. With his trademark beautiful lighting and projections, Richard punctuates his incredible guitar playing with stories from a lifetime in music in a show that is joyfully virtuosic, at times deeply moving, and always hugely entertaining. Extraordinary virtuosity… A simply unmissable treat.’ Classic FM Magazine ‘Brimful of technically impressive guitar playing on the folk/classical cusp, with nimble runs, deft arpeggios and quicksilver fingering.’ The Independent ‘Flawless and mesmerising.’ Acoustic Magazine A highlight of the show will be the unveiling of a brand new ‘tenor’ guitar. This incredible instrument has been specially commissioned by Richard from Sussex luthier Ian Chisholm and has been inspired by Berkshire’s magnificent prehistoric White Horse at Uffington. Richard says of the instrument: “This amazing new instrument will have a magical, silvery sound bringing a new dimension to each concert. Exploring Bach on metal strings played with a plectrum will be a fascinating experience!” From Shoreham-by-Sea, Richard hits the road from a tour which includes Aslockton in...
Local Company scores a Hat Trick and Wins Prestigious International Children’s Award

Local Company scores a Hat Trick and Wins Prestigious International Children’s Award

For the 3rd year running the International Children’s Awards “What’s On 4 Juniors 2016”, have crowned Bingham in Nottinghamshire based La Jolie Ronde Languages for Children “Best National Activity for 5-12 year olds”. Earlier in the year, the Award Programme asked parents and children across the UK to nominate their favourite after-school and weekend activities. Every activity, in the UK, had the chance to be nominated and voted for, making the Awards a true representation of how parents & children feel towards what is on offer & a reflection of their eagerness to reward the very best. Marketing Manager for La Jolie Ronde, Mala Henry says, “We are absolutely thrilled to have won a hat-trick of awards!!! To win this award for the 3rd year running makes us so proud, it truly is a great accolade, perhaps the most prestigious for Children’s Activity Providers. “This category is always a tough one as there are so many fantastic and extremely popular activities, on offer, for our children today. Knowing that it’s the parents and children who have voted for us makes it even more special. We see this recognition as a great achievement and reflects the pride we take in our language programmes, products and classes”, she added At a champagne Finalists Award Ceremony, at the Chessington World of Adventure, La Jolie Ronde beat 5 other activity providers and once again came out tops! La Jolie Ronde has been successfully leading the way in early language learning offering both French and Spanish classes to nursery and primary aged children, throughout the UK and Ireland, for over 30 years. The La...