Skateboarding, drama, photography and more added to list of activities at YMCA Camp Williams!

Skateboarding, drama, photography and more added to list of activities at YMCA Camp Williams!

At YMCA Camp Williams and YMCA day camps children and young people are provided with opportunities to form their own values, learning and identity through positive experiences. Nottinghamshire YMCA believes that children and young people with access to these developmental assets will make healthier choices as they grow into adults. Camp Williams is the latest addition to Nottinghamshire YMCA’s school holiday activity programme. It’s experience focused and adventure driven. All children will take part in camp rallys, sports, swimming, games and crafts. Plus, 8 – 15 year olds will take part in skills clinics. The full list of skills clinics for Summer 2016 has just been released and it is pretty impressive: Basketball – Drama & theatre – Film & photography – Skateboarding – Archery – Climbing – Craft works – Dance – Football – Game Design – Music – Paddle Sports – Science – Trampolining – Wildlife & wilderness “We’ve chosen these skills clinics so that kids can choose things that they really want to get involved with – there’s something for everyone. We get a lot of feedback from parents who appreciate that we don’t simply offer sports based activities like at a lot of other holiday clubs. We’re excited to offer something that’s actually really cool.” – Gavin Barker, Outdoor Education and Adventure Services Manager Programme Leaders are responsible for the design and delivery of the skills clinics which will see campers improving their chosen skills throughout the week. More about YMCA Camp Williams and YMCA day camps YMCA Camp Williams is based at The Nottingham Emmanuel School in West Bridgford. The site is transformed during...
BMRC’s South Notts Model Railway Show 16th/17th April

BMRC’s South Notts Model Railway Show 16th/17th April

Our Show is again held at Cotgrave Welfare, Woodview,Cotgrave, Notts NG12 3PJ. Show Manager Les Richardson has arranged extra space, so this will be our biggest EVER exhibition with 17 layouts and 10 Traders. One of the Layouts is Rise Park pictured here. It represents the Great Central main line to the North of Nottingham. By not using an actual location we have been able to make accurate models of buildings from different parts of Nottingham and the area around. As ever, you can extend your stay by purchasing food and drink at the venue, and they provide good parking facilities. Note that Trent-Barton’s Cotgrave Connection bus runs every 20 minutes calling at Nottingham Railway Station. Ask for Cotgrave Welfare.. Adults £5, Concessions £4, Children £2 and Family (2+ 2) £10 – not expensive for such a wonderful day out! Look out for our fliers, which give an extra £1 discount. If anyone wants more information, please contact Graham as below. Graham Dean, 01949 877 779...
Rushcliffe Carers get a Chance to Make a Music Oasis

Rushcliffe Carers get a Chance to Make a Music Oasis

According to Carers Trust, the definition of a carer is “anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.” There are 6.5 million Carers in the UK and the work taken on by Carers saves the UK Economy a staggering £119 billion on an annual basis but it is taking its toll. 61% of carers surveyed have suffered depression as a result of their caring role and 92% feel more stressed. So who is taking care of the Carers? Following on from a successful workshop in October 2015, NHS Rushcliffe Clinical Commissioning Group have commissioned three more workshops for Carers to learn about using the power of music to enhance their quality of life and providing them with a specially designed toolkit “My Music Oasis” from Nottinghamshire charity, musicworks. The workshops are FREE for Carers and are part of a series of workshops happening all over the county. The “My Music Oasis” workshop is designed for people caring for others, and aims to recognise and celebrate the vital role they play, often at a significant cost to themselves. The fun and interactive workshop, run by musicworks’ training partner, JoCo Learning and Development, looks at how the “My Music Oasis” toolkit is used to capture personalised music and make beneficial use of it in the daily life of a Carer. It will be an opportunity to meet other Carers and socialise whilst creating their own personalised playlists. Participants will receive the toolkit free of charge to keep and use. The “My Music Oasis” toolkit, designed by Nottinghamshire based charity, musicworks enables Carers to draw together pieces of music...
Deerstock Music Festival 22nd-24th July 2016

Deerstock Music Festival 22nd-24th July 2016

Tickets now available for Deerstock  2016 from Eventbrite. Dates Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th July. We can confirm the following acts for 2016 Dreadzone, Eddie & The Hot Rods, Funke and the Two Tone Baby, Dirty Vertebrae, Unknown Era, Whisky Stain, The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican, Headsticks, The Sweetchunks Band, Fahran, Great Imitation, DEF Digby,  Luna and the Moonhounds, These Skies, Catbone, NODISCO, The Mantells,  Joel Sarakula, The Fanzines, Jake Smallbones, Cats Charis, LornaUK, Alex Young (Motormouf), Adam Clarkson. These are just the confirmed acts, there are plenty more to come. All adult Early Bird have sold out some Under 18s left, Limited vehicle passes still available. We are very pleased to announce we have given £15,000 to our nominated charities from Deerstock 2015. Thank you for your...
Feel Great with Local Yoga Classes

Feel Great with Local Yoga Classes

Come to yoga classes with Karen and Kev to feel better, get fit, tone up and chill out! Yoga combines physical movements with breathing and meditation techniques. It stretches the muscles and connective tissues, allowing a better range of movement of the joints and spine. In fact, yoga is the only system that stretches and mobilises the spine completely through its full range, so is perfect if you suffer from aches and pains or little niggles. It also strengthens, lengthens and tones the muscles, massages the internal organs, improves balance and concentration and is a cardio-vascular workout to boot. All in all, you’ll feel great after coming to do yoga with us! Our friendly and welcoming classes offer something a little bit more as well as we’re both pain-relief therapists, treating a range of musculo-skeletal problems, such as bad backs, neck and hip pain. We understand what can go wrong with the body, and how yoga can help. Karen is also a remedial yoga therapist – using yoga to treat a range of illnesses and injuries – and offers one to one yoga session too. We offer three classes a week in Bingham (term-time only), and as we can suggest modifications to the yoga postures, our classes are suitable for all levels and abilities: Mondays, 6.30 to 7.40pm at Robert Miles Infant School Wednesdays, 9.30 to 10.30am at Church House Thursdays, 7.00 to 8.15pm at Robert Miles Infant School To come to one of our classes, please email us at info@mabconsultants.co.uk or call Karen on 07775 655 539 or Kev on 07817 547 558. We also run classes in...