Local Company Beat 4 Others to Win Prestigious Children’s Award

Local Company Beat 4 Others to Win Prestigious Children’s Award

For the 4TH year in a row Nottingham based La Jolie Ronde Languages for Children has been voted Best National Licensed Activity for 5-12 year olds in the prestigious children’s awards “What’s On 4 kids Awards 2017”. 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 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 and a reflection of their eagerness to reward the very best. The Awards that are now into their 11th year were held at a Finalists Award Ceremony at NatWest, in the heart of the City of London, at the prestigious 280 Bishopsgate location. La Jolie Ronde, who are based at Bingham in Nottingham, beat 4 other children’s activities, 3 of which were language learning activities; Lingotot, Kidslingo, Spanish Amigos and singing & drama activity Little Voices. Marketing Manager for La Jolie Ronde, Mala Henry says, “We are absolutely delighted to win this award for the 4th year running, it truly is a great accolade, perhaps the most prestigious for Children’s Activity Providers. The 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 La Jolie Ronde has been successfully teaching early...
Vale Voices Community Choir – Monday at 7.30pm – 9pm

Vale Voices Community Choir – Monday at 7.30pm – 9pm

Vale Voices Community Choir Love to sing? Come and join our friendly choir. No auditions and all abilities welcome. We meet at Yeung Sing Cantonese Restaurant, Bingham each Monday at 7.30pm – 9pm (term time only). First session free and additional taster sessions £5. For more information please contact Rebecca on 07968 410993 or email...
Bingham Community Arts Committee (BCAC) – Mozart and Mendelssohn – Bingham Parish Church – Saturday 30 September

Bingham Community Arts Committee (BCAC) – Mozart and Mendelssohn – Bingham Parish Church – Saturday 30 September

Bingham Community Arts Committee (BCAC) continues its salute to the era of Mozart and Mendelssohn with an intriguing mix of music for strings in Bingham Parish Church (NG13 8DR) on Saturday 30 September. In a concert starting at 7.30pm, the string quintet of David Wood and Karen Eveson (violins), Anna Maguire and Juliet Ward (violas) and Steven Halls (cello) will be joined for the first time by classical guitarist Hugh Millington, who will be making his Bingham debut. The programme will include two masterworks for String Quintet: Mozart’s String Quintet No.4 in G minor and Mendelssohn’s String Quintet No. 2 in B flat. All six players will join forces for two works from contemporaries of Mozart and Mendelssohn – Introduction & Variations on a Favourite Waltz for terz guitar and strings by Mauro Giuliani and Concerto in E minor for guitar and strings by Ferdinando Carulli – with Hugh extending the soundscape with Poulenc’s Sarabande for solo guitar. Tickets are available now at £10 in advance (£12 on the door), with accompanied children free. Payments by cash, cheque or BACS are all welcome – call 01949 876147 or email stevenhalls@hotmail.com for details. Tickets can also be purchased at Bingham Library. The event is being staged by Bingham Community Arts Committee (BCAC): for more information, visit...
Latest plans for Newark and Sherwood Sports and Community Village released

Latest plans for Newark and Sherwood Sports and Community Village released

Nottinghamshire YMCA has unveiled updated plans for the multi-million pound sports and community village on Bowbridge Road, Newark, ahead of submitting a formal planning application. Newly released site plans and artist’s impressions demonstrate the ambitious and exciting proposal for the site which will provide sports, arts and music opportunities for communities and generations across the county. The Village will combine sports and community unlike anywhere else in the UK. Newly released site plans show a 750m closed road cycle circuit, an FA compliant 3G football pitch (FIFA quality concept for football turf one star), multiple 5-a-side pitches, a multi-use community sports pitch, tennis courts, an athletics track and a skate park. In addition to impressive sports facilities, there will be a dedicated internal strength and conditioning space, with the village building boasting a 12m high climbing wall covering 262m2, a nursery, creative arts studios and digital media suites. The large onsite cafe promises freshly prepared seasonal produce as well as brilliant views across the whole site. This will really be a space for all ages, abilities and interests. On Wednesday 09 August 2017, a public consultation was held at RHP. The YMCA team were encouraged by the ongoing local support for the proposed plans. Craig Berens is Director of Operations and Programmes at Nottinghamshire YMCA “After many rewarding months working collaboratively with local sports clubs and community groups, we now have plans which will deliver a multi-functional space for all residents of Newark and Sherwood. “We’re humbled by the support we have received both locally and nationally, for what we believe is a truly unique opportunity for Newark to...
Take part in the Big QMC Abseil for Nottingham Children’s Hospital Big Appeal

Take part in the Big QMC Abseil for Nottingham Children’s Hospital Big Appeal

This year marks the 40th birthday of the Queen’s Medical Centre and Nottingham Hospitals Charity is marking the occasion with an iconic Big Abseil. The Big Abseil, the first of its kind, will take place at the QMC on 16th and 17th September 2017. The event will see hospital staff, former patients and their families, and members of the public abseil 85 feet down the exterior of the QMC, which is one of the tallest hospitals in the UK. Nottingham Hospitals Charity has set its sights on raising a total of £40,000 from the event. Many participants are using the event to fundraise for the Big Appeal, which aims to raise £3 million by 2019 to provide better parent accommodation and new diagnostic equipment for the Children’s Hospital, fund ground-breaking research into childhood illnesses, and create a more child-friendly environment within the hospital. Nick Lawford, Fundraising Manager at Nottingham Hospitals Charity said: “We’re so excited to be launching the Big QMC abseil, and can’t wait to see all the brave fundraisers lowering themselves down the side of Queen’s Medical Centre to raise vital funds for Nottingham’s hospitals. It’s a really unique opportunity to do something hugely memorable, for an excellent cause.” To register for the Big Abseil, visit www.nottinghamhospitalscharity.org.uk/events/the-big-abseil/, email charity@nuh.nhs.uk, call 0115 962...