Bingham girl has high hopes for her professional dance career

Bingham girl has high hopes for her professional dance career

Bingham-born and raised Alice Shepperson had a promising professional dance career ahead of her until last year, when she had to have invasive surgery to remove her appendix.  Alice was forced to put her future dance career on hold. Determined to continue dancing though, she fought back, picked up her dancing feet and after just a year, endured an intense two-day audition for Jasmin Vardimon’s Professional Development Certificate Course (JV2). Alice gained a place on the course that starts in October. It will allow her to work closely with one of the UK’s leading contemporary dance choreographers Jasmin Vardimon, who is also an associate artist at Sadler’s Wells, a world-renowned contemporary dance venue in London. JV2 involves learning the repertoire from Jasmin Vardimon Company, teaching classes and a national tour of two dance theatre works. Alice speaks about her success ‘I didn’t think that just a year after my operation I would be privileged enough to be chosen for JV2, I’m very honoured. I admire Jasmin Vardimon and her company, all the work created is such an inspiration to me.’ Although Alice is excited about gaining a place on the course and following her dreams, it comes with a hefty price – £5825.  Alice is looking at ways in which she can help raise some of the money towards the cost of the course. With a sincere request for help, Alice says ‘It is a lot of money, but a career in dance is my life-long goal and I know this course will bring me one step closer. And I will continue to work to raise money for the...
Cub Scout pending closure if another leader isn’t found soon

Cub Scout pending closure if another leader isn’t found soon

A total of 24 eight to ten-year-olds at 1st Bingham Gemini pack would be unable to meet if extra leaders are not recruited. In the last three months, the pack has been reduced to two adult leaders through ill-health and family commitments. The pack, based at Carnarvon School, needs at least one more leader so it can keep providing fun and enriching activities for young people on a weekly basis. Last week’s meeting was cancelled because one of the leaders was unavailable due to work commitments. Leader Mr Adrian Telford said: “We want to secure the long-term future of the group. “In 2016 we have the centenary of Cub Scouts in the UK and we want to make sure young people have the best experience throughout that period.” Mr Telford said anyone over the age of 18 could sign up to become a Cub Scout leader and no previous experience in Scouting or Guiding was necessary. “If we had to close it would leave 24 young people with nowhere to go,” he said. “There is another pack in Bingham which is full and the neighbouring packs are full as well.” Mr Telford said the closure would affect the whole group as Scouts and Explorers would lose potential new members and Beavers, who are younger than Cubs, would have no group to step up to. “The leader role would involve organising and planning activities and working with up to 24 children aged eight to ten,” he said. “They get accredited training, a sense of working in the community, volunteering, and helping young people to develop and grow.” The Cub pack...
Pregnancy & Toddler Yoga Classes

Pregnancy & Toddler Yoga Classes

Serenity Yoga are organising yoga classes for toddlers (6 months – 18 months old) and pregnant women. The classes will be held at Bingham Sure Start Centre. Prices for the toddler yoga classes are £40 for a block 6 and prices for the pregnancy yoga classes are £42 for a block of six. Please contact Hannah Edge on 07976 933541 or visit the Serenity...
New players are welcome to join Bingham RUFC

New players are welcome to join Bingham RUFC

Bingham Rugby Club are on the lookout for new players for the forthcoming season. Pre-season training starts on Tuesday 1 July 2014 at the club on Brendon Grove. This is a great time for any new players to joint the club and get fit prior to the start of the new season. Everyone’s welcome, including those new to the game, or those wishing to return to the game. Bingham RUFC currently have two teams: a 1st XV – competing in Midlands 4 East (North) a 2nd/development team which competes frequently on a more informal basis They have opportunities for players of any standard, so come down, make friends and play rugby at Bingham RUFC. If you’re interested sign up here: http://goo.gl/QYabD Don’t forget we also have touch rugby at the club starting on Tuesday 7 June at 7pm. All welcome (16+) including wives/girlfriends etc. please do come down, have some fun and get...
Bingham Swimming Club Wins Awards

Bingham Swimming Club Wins Awards

The Rushcliffe Sports Awards were held last night at The Becket School. The awards are a big event in the sporting calender and it is a great opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the Borough’s sports people. The Sports Awards mark the achievements, dedication and determination of athletes and invaluable contribution of voluntary coaches, officials and administrators. The Disabled Sports Person of the Year was won by Oliver Pratley, from the Nova disability squad of Bingham Penguins, a charity based swimming club that supports disability swimming. They meet every Sunday between 6.30pm and 8pm at Bingham Leisure Centre. The award was to recognised Oliver’s sporting achievements at the highest level of a disabled sport person. But not only did the Bingham swimming club receive this award, Andrew Zawadzki, a coach at the club, won Community Coach of the Year which recognised a qualified coach, coaching in the community who has made a major contribution to the lives of people through their coaching which includes a voluntary element and has also shown commitment to their own personal development as a coach. Other category winners were: Junior team of the Year – Nottingham Rowing Club Junior Double Sculls to recognise the success achieved by any junior team in their sport, including achievement under difficult circumstances or success at a local, county, regional or national level. Amateur Team of the Year – West Bridgford Hockey Club Mens XI to recognised the success achieved by any amateur team in their sport, including achievement under difficult circumstances or success at local, county, regional or national level. Secondary School/College Team of the Year – West...
Bingham Youth Club marked for closure

Bingham Youth Club marked for closure

A youth centre in Bingham that provides activities for young people, has been marked for closure as part of the county council cuts. The youth centre on The Banks is one of seven under threat through Labour controlled Nottinghamshire County Council’s plans to save £154million in its latest budget. The centre opens its doors every week and runs five sessions during the week for youngsters aged ten to 19. The centre caters for everyone, it has a pool table, table football, table tennis, a television and games consoles, and a kitchen area where young people can volunteer to help out. The county council is looking for volunteers to take over the running of the club but if that doesn’t happen, it will be closed. Bingham’s Conservative county councillor, Martin Suthers, said the cut to funding was a severe blow. “It is very disappointing because the Conservative administration was tasked with saving £180m and we were able to protect front-line services,” he said. “We managed to get Bingham Young People’s Centre up from four nights to five despite the fact we had to make more savings than they have to make.” It has come to a complete surprise after a study named Bingham as the best place in England and Wales to bring up a family. “The reason Bingham did so well is because of exam results, childcare provision and a low crime rate, and at this precise moment, one of the things that makes it a great place to live is under threat,” Mr Suthers said. “Because of the positive influence the youth service provides, it is a key...