Your guide to events across Mansfield and Ashfield, 12th - 19th December

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A GUIDE to events happening across Mansfield and Ashfield during the next week.

A GUIDE to events happening across Mansfield and Ashfield during the next week.

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Pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarves continues at Mansfield’s Palace Theatre until 6th January. For more details or to book call the Box Office on Mansfield 633133 or visit

Pantomime Cinderella continues at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal until January. For details or to book call the Box Office on 0115 989 5555 or visit

Pantomime Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood continues at Nottingham Playhouse until January. For details call the Box Office on 0115 941 9419 or visit

Peter Andre will be performing his greatest hits as part of his Up Close and Personal show at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall. For details or to book call the Box Office on 0115 989 5555 or visit


The Magic of Christmas, an evening of festive music, carols and entertainment by young people from around Nottinghamshire, at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall. For details or to book call the Box Office on 0115 989 5555 or visit


Relive the sound of the 1960s with the Bootleg Beatles at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall. For details or to book call the Box Office on 0115 989 5555 or visit


Youngsters and their families are invited to the Beanbag Music Club at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal at 11am, 1.15pm and 3pm. For details or to book call the Box Office on 0115 989 5555 or visit

Children’s play Jack opens at Nottingham Playhouse and runs until 29th December. For details call the Box Office on 0115 941 9419 or visit

Comedian Jimmy Carr will be at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall. For details or to book call the Box Office on 0115 989 5555 or visit


The renowned Mansfield girls’ choir Cantamus will be performing their Cantamus at Christmas concert at Mansfield’s Palace Theatre. For more details or to book call the Box Office on Mansfield 633133 or visit

Status Quo will be performing with guests Bad Influence at QuoFestive at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall. For details or to book call the Box Office on 0115 989 5555 or visit


Vampires Rocks Christmas, which will include a host of rock songs, will be at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall. For details or to book call the Box Office on 0115 989 5555 or visit


The Hallé Christmas Concert will feature festive classical music at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall. For details or to book call the Box Office on 0115 989 5555 or visit



Winnebagos and Tastebuds at Sutton’s Diamond Club. Entry is £3 for members and £4 for non-members. Doors open at 7pm. For details call Mansfield 456617 or visit


Top tribute act Too Rex will be at Sutton’s Diamond Club. Entry is £6.50 for members and £8 for non-members. Doors open at 7pm. For details call Mansfield 456617 or visit

Just a Girl, a four piece, will be at Warsop’s Ex-servicemen’s Club. Members are £2 and guests £3. For details call

842 183.


The Bryan Adams Experience and Steeler will be at Sutton’s Diamond. Entry is £6 for members and £7.50 for non-members. Doors open at 7pm. For details call Mansfield 456617 or visit


Heroes will be performing at Warsop’s Ex-servicemen’s Club. Entry is £1 for members and £2 for guests. For details call Mansfield 842 183.

Rock Bottom, a UFO tribute, will be at Sutton’s Diamond. Entry is £3 for members and £4 for non-members. Doors open at 7pm. For details call Mansfield 456617 or visit



Knit and (K)natter at Ollerton Library, Forest Road, New Ollerton, 2.30pm -3.30pm. Bring your own knitting and enjoy a fun hour with like-minded friends. An extensive collection of knitting and crochet books is available. For details call Mansfield 860274.

Story Hullabalo Santa Special at Sutton Library. Listen to Santa telling his favourite stories, meet one of his reindeer. Carols from Priestsic School Choir. 10.30am – 11.30am.


Christmas crafts for children at Warsop Library, High Street, Warsop.

Drop in between 10.30am and midday. Christmas crafts for children (free). Make a craft item to take home. Call Mansfield 842322.

Crafty Craft Club for children at Edwinstowe Library: 10-11.30am. Make your own 3D Christmas card to give to your family or friends. Call Mansfield 822280.

Crafts for children at Mansfield Woodhouse Library, Church Street

from 10am to 11am. Free event, make a craft item to take home. Call Mansfield 621781.

Drop in activities at Ladybrook Library between 10.30am and midday. Christmas crafts for children, free event. Make a craft item to take home. Call Warsop Library on Mansfield 842322.

Diary Dates

BILSTHORPE: Ladies Running Club every Monday. Outside Scout Headquarters regardless of weather, 7pm. All ladies of all abilities welcome.

BLIDWORTH: St Mary’s Church. Saturday 15th Dec 4pm Living Nativity. Monday 24th Dec 4pm Christingle; 11.30pm Holy Communion. There is no service on Christmas Day - a united service is offered at 10am St Simon & St Jude’s, Rainworth.

BLIDWORTH: Methodist Church. Sunday 16th December, 10.30am, Nativity service followed by faith lunch. Tuesday 18th December, 11.30am, Communion followed by a soup lunch. 24th December, 3pm Carols around the Christmas tree; 11.15pm, Communion to welcome Christmas.

BLIDWORTH: & District Historical & Heritage Society Meeting 8th Jan. speaker Mr W. Taylor with ‘Railways of the Midlands during 1950 -60s. £2 which includes refreshments. Methodist Chapel on Main Street.

BLIDWORTH: Methodist Church. Build a Breakfast, 45p an item, Saturday 12th January, 10.30 till 1pm.

BLIDWORTH: Library. Free one hour computer lessons; learn how to go on line, email friends and family and search for jobs. Call 793775.

BOUGHTON: Line Dancing for Beginners. Village Hall Thursdays 7 -8pm. Improvers 8-9pm. Call or text Sue on 0759 469 1999.

CLIPSTONE: Parish Council Christmas Fayre and Event, Saturday 15th December, new Village Hall, Church Road. Anyone interested in having a stall to raise funds for a community group or project is welcome to apply. No charge for community groups/charities. Ring  Coun Soar 01623 658703 or email’

CLIPSTONE: All Saints Church. December 14th Mansfield Male Voice Choir, & Shirebrook Brass Band .Tickets £6 at the door. 7pm. December 16th Christingle Service, 4pm. December 23rd Carols by Candle Light. 6pm. December 24th Crib Service, 4pm. December 24th Midnight Mass 11:30pm.

CLIPSTONE: Rumbles Cafe. Vicar Water Country Park, book sale, Wednesdays 11am to 2pm.

EDINGLEY: Methodist Church. Carol Service, Wednesday 19th December, 7pm. Seasonal refreshments.

EDWINSTOWE: Tenants’ And Residents’ Association. Christmas family disco to help one parent family’s next summer. Contact Gail on 824521 or Sue on 07800803728.

EDWINSTOWE:  Painting for Pleasure classes. Village Hall, on Mondays 2-4pm. All welcome, just go along. Contact tel 01777 870588.

EDWINSTOWE: Zumba. South Forest, Wednesday 6-7, £3.50.

EDWINSTOWE: Zumba. Thoresby Miners’ Welfare, Fourth Avenue, Thursday 6.30-7.15pm, £3, 07863987271.

FARNSFIELD: Methodist Church. Sunday 23rd December, Carol service. 6.15pm

FOREST TOWN: St Alban’s Church. Thur13th, no drop-in.Sun 16th 9.30am Parish communion and baptisms; 4pm St Alban’s Carol Service. Tues 18th Samworth carol service. Fri 21st 10.30 Forest Town school carol service, 1.30pm Holly School Christmas service.

HALAM: ST Michael’s Church. Carol service, Sunday December 16th, 7.30pm with both children’s and adult choirs.

MANSFIELD: Old Meeting House Unitarian Church. Friday 14th December, 7.30pm, Public Reading of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens in aid of Mansfield Age Concern (£4 entry). Friday 21st December 11.45 - 12.15pm, “Words, Music and Silence For Christmas”. Sunday 23nd December, 6.30pm Carols By Candlelight followed by refreshments. uesday 25th December 11am Christmas Morning Service.

MANSFIELD: Christmas Eve Candlelight Carol Service Monday, 24th December, Mansfield  Christian Community Centre, 1 Woodhouse Road.  Call 01263 622766 or email

MANSFIELD: Community carol service. Central Library, Sunday, 16th December, 6pm.

MANSFIELD: & Dukeries Irish Association. Boothys Lounge gig at Boothy’s Club, West Hill Drive, Friday 14th December, 8.30 pm. Music by traditional group Acushla and short readings of Irish poetry from Deidre O’Byrne. Entry free - a collection will be taken. Food provided.

MANSFIELD: 23rd December, six-a-side football tournament at John Fretwell Centre. In memory of Mansfield’s Hannah Lawler, an 18-year-old who died earlier this year from bone cancer. Auction and stalls, proceeds for young-person’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent. Entry for tournament £3 per player and teams can register by phoning Lucy on 07969 387158 or emailing Deadline for entries is 17th December.

MANSFIELD: Library. 16th December, 6-8pm carol concert, organised by Arena Church. Live band, Nativity play and refreshments.

MANSFIELD: Christmas Eve Candlelight Carol Service. Monday, 24th December, 7pm, Mansfield  Christian Community Centre, 1 Woodhouse Road.  All welcome.  For information call 622766 or email

MANSFIELD: Parach Drama School. Meeting at Brookside Hall, Ladybrook Lane. Children Saturday 10am till 12 noon Adults Monday 7 - 8pm. No charge for children. No experience necessary. For information phone 0438674 or 078912544124.

MANSFIELD: Coffee morning. Old Meeting House, Stockwell Gate, every Saturday 10am-12noon.

MANSFIELD: Yoga group. Old Meeting House, every Tuesday, 6.30pm.

MANSFIELD: ME and FMS group. St Peter’s Centre, Church Side. Meetings are first and third Wednesday mornings in the month.  

MANSFIELD: Age Concern Mansfield day centre, Selwyn Street. Open  Fridays 9.30am-1.30pm. Raffle, bingo, card game and hot lunch and outings, new members welcome, ring 01623 626869.

MANSFIELD: Redcliffe Over 50s Club. St Lawrence’s Church Hall, Sandy Lane. New members welcome to join friendly club, meet Monday 2-3.45pm (except bank holidays). Subscriptions £2, incl speakers, slide presentations, bingo, refreshments and free raffle. Contact chairman Don Hunt 469907 or 626807.

MANSFIELD: ZumbAtomic. Children’s Zumba, Saturdays. ‘Little stars’ ( 4-7), 9.30-10.30am and ‘big stars’ (8-11)  10.30-11.30am,  Ladybrook Community Centre (William Kaye Hall) call  624208.

MANSFIELD: Children’s dance lessons with Step up School of Dance. Thursdays at Ladybrook Community Centre. Baby boppers under 4s 4-4.30pm, street dance 4.30-5pm, disco 5-5.30pm call 624208.

MANSFIELD: Yoga for all levels. Ladybrook Community Centre, Thursdays 7-8pm.

MANSFIELD: Live Well Friendly Support Group. For people looking to lose weight, gain weight, maintain weight, manage medical conditions, get back into exercise and  more, all welcome Mondays 5-7pm and Fridays 10-12am, Ladybrook Community Centre (William Kaye Hall) call 01623 624 208 for information.

MANSFIELD: Zumba GOLD. For people new or returning to exercise or after a gentle morning workout , Ladybrook Community Centre Tuesdays 11am -12.

MANSFIELD: Lunch club for all  family. Wednesdays 11.30am–1pm, Ladybrook Community Centre, any two course  £3 or three for  £4 – everyone welcome, highchairs available.

MANSFIELD: Interfaith Network. Encourages people of different faiths in the district to get together and share ideas and experiences) meets last Wednesday of  month, Mansfield CVS, 36 Wood Street,  6pm-7.30pm. For information  contact Alan Lloyd on 01623 651177, or John Wood on 01623 672467.

MANSFIELD: Age Concern Friendship Centre. Old Meeting House, open Monday, Thursday and Friday,  10am-1pm, tea, coffee, soup and toast. No me membership needed, contact 626286.

MANSFIELD: MIND Men’s Group. St John’s Street,  every Thursday 1.30 – 4.30pm. Call 01623 658044 for information.

MANSFIELD:  Baptist Church Coffee Shop. 10am-2pm every Thursday. Includes table top sale raising funds for local charities. Table £0-£5, call Amy on 01623 633778 or Elaine 652635. All welcome.

MANSFIELD: The national organisation of the Widowed (NOW). Meets first Saturday of month, St John’s Centre, 10.30am-12.30pm.

MANSFIELD: Christian Community Centre, 1 Woodhouse Road. Multicultural church with activities for all ages. Sunday  services 11am. For  information  call 622766 or 645123.

MANSFIELD: Selwyn Street Centre, Over 60s Club. All welcome. Have a chat, play bingo, refreshments, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 1.30-3.30pm.

MANSFIELD: ZUMBA. St Peter’s Centre, Mondays 6-7, £3.

MANSFIELD: Family Life Centre. Luncheon club every Monday and Friday at 12.30pm. £4 for over-60s, £5 for under-60s. Further information from Nita on 422808.

MANSFIELD: St John’s Centre (Old School). Tea dance every Monday afternoon from 1.45-4pm.Admission £2 (inc tea & bisc) All popular sequence dances & some ballroom dances. Tel 609001 for details.

MANSFIELD: Healing Hands at CVS, 36 Wood St. Tuesdays, 2-4pm. Refreshments included. A suggested donation of £3 appreciated. Contact Margaret on 01623 623590

MANSFIELD: Self-help Cancer Group. Meet first and third Mondays of the month at The Patchills, off Eakring Road, at 7pm. Free complementary therapies.

MANSFIELD: Are you concerned about someone’s drinking. Friends’ Meeting House, Wednesdays, 7.30-9pm. Contact helpline 02074 070215.

MANSFIELD: Friends’ Meeting House (next to the Civic Centre), Chesterfield Road South, a voluntary group, Healing Pathways. Reiki, reflexology, Body Talk, Indian head massage and healing. Wednesdays, 10.30am to 1pm. Donations, guidance, £5.

MANSFIELD: Knit ‘n’ natter, every third Saturday in month. Mansfield library, 10 am-12noon. All welcome.

MANSFIELD: Churches Together. Bellamy Community Charity Shop. 11am-4pm Monday to Friday, 10am-1pm Sat Dawn’s Deal Day. Donations gratefully received.

MANSFIELD WOODHOUSE: Christadelphians. Sunday 16th December, 10am service led by Stephen Leng. Wednesday 19th December, Tots and Toys Christmas Party take at normal starting time. 23rd December 6pm Carol Service with the Christmas message by James Clark. Church on corner of Park Road and Slant Lane.

MANSFIELD WOODHOUSE: Christmas meeting, Thursday 13th. December, The Larches Community Centre, Chestnut Grove, 7pm start.

MANSFIELD WOODHOUSE: Social sequence tea dance. Mondays 1.30-4pm, Sherwood Welfare Centre. Refreshments.

MANSFIELD WOODHOUSE:  Zumba. Northfield Focus Point, Vale Road, Monday; 9.30-10.15am, Wednesday 10-10.45am; £3; 07863987271.

MANSFIELD WOODHOUSE: Legs, Bums & Tums. Northfield Focus Point, Vale Road; Friday; 11-11.45am, £3, 07863987271.

MANSFIELD WOODHOUSE: Turner Memorial Hall, flea market. Fridays, 8am to 12noon. Free admission, refreshments, proceeds for St Edmund’s Church, contact Andrew on 07786 958690.

OLLERTON: Coffee mornings. Library, 9.30am-11am every Tuesday.

PLEASLEY: Zumba class. Landmark Centre, Monday 5.45-6.30pm. Contact 0750 2131278.

PLEASLEY:  Pleasley Pit  guided tours of the winding engine house. Thursday and Sunday mornings, contact Tony on 01623 454816. Tearoom under the headstocks open daily for refreshments 10am-2pm.

RAINWORTH: SS Simon and Jude’s. Sunday 16th Dec 6pm, Carol Service. Tuesday 18th Dec 7.15pm Faith and Light Christmas. Monday 24th Dec 6pm Christingle service, 11.30pm Holy Communion. 25th 10am Holy Communion.

RAINWORTH: Simon & St Jude’s, Coffee Shop. Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10am-12noon. Everyone welcome. New feature- book sale, come along and choose a book.

RAINWORTH: Methodist Church, coffee morning. Most Saturdays at the church, 10am till noon, all welcome.

SHIREBROOK: Floral Art Club. Demonstration at Shirebrook library by Mrs P. Chapman, 7pm Thursday 13th December.

SHIREBROOK: Christian Centre. New Year’s Eve Celebration and buffet, 10pm onwards Monday, 31st December.

SHIREBROOK: Christian Centre. Christmas Carol Service 6pm Sunday 16th December.

SHIREBROOK: Salvation Army, Sunday 16th December. Corps Family Carol Service 4.30pm.

SHIREBROOK: Salvation Army.Tuesday 18th December, carols and mincepies at 2pm.

SHIREBROOK: Salvation Army. Friday 21st December coffee morning and carols by the Messengers group.

SHIREBROOK: Salvation Army. Carols by Candlelight, Sunday 23rd December at 6pm.

SHIREBROOK: Christmas Festival. Market Place, Saturday 15th December.

SHIREBROOK: Ashbourne Court, chair-based exercise class. Tuesdays 2-3pm.  50p. All welcome. Contact Maureen Greig 744952.

SHIREBROOK: Academy, Community Fun Nights for adults and children. Thursday evenings 6-7pm. All welcome.

SHIREBROOK: Tea Dance, Tuesdays 2-4pm Shirebrook Church Hall. Admission £2  inc refreshments. Contact K. Clarke 743577.

WARSOP: Spiritualist Centre meets every Thursday in the Function room of the Hare and Hounds. Different medium every week. 7.30pm £3 entrance on door. Ring 843018. 13th December Carl Parker from Skegness.

WARSOP: Psychic and Spiritual development classes. Mondays, Hare and Hounds, 8-10pm beginners to advanced level, £2 per class tel 843018.

WARSOP: Oaklands Centre, Oakfield Lane. Tuesday mornings, charity shop, 9am. Everyone welcome. Thursday afternoons, tea dance, 2pm, admission £1.50, includes refreshments. Telephone 844034.

WARSOP: Zumba. Meden School, Monday; 7.30-8.15pm; £3; 07863987271.

WHALEY THORNS: Community Hall, Sequence Dance. Wednesdays 2-4pm, £1.50. Contact Dorothy Charlesworth 744718.


ANNESLEY: Spiritual development workshops. Twice a month at Acacia Centre, Tuesdays 7-8.30pm, contact Michelle on 07974178423.

HUTHWAITE: Community Cafe. Open every Mon, Weds and Fri 9am-1.15pm term time only.  OAP & regular specials daily, contact the centre on 440993 to check what’s on and book your meal!  Healthy Options available.  Hot choc with marshmallows and cream only £1!. Baby & Toddler Group, every Thursday from 9.15-11am. £1 per family. Prayer lunch every Thursday from 11.30 am in the All Saints Cafe, all  welcome.

HUTHWAITE: All Saints Church services. Sunday 10am. More traditional services  held  Sunday evenings from 6pm.  All welcome; Church running 2 Alpha Course, all are welcome.  Both are on a Tuesday, one is at 7.30pm and another, women’s group (children welcome) is at 9am.

HUTHWAITE: Leisure Centre. Friday night bingo to raise money for  Amazon Breast Cancer charity, 8-10:30pm.

HUTHWAITE: Every Friday at 7pm prayer walk around Huthwaite. Meet in the All Saints car park.

KIRKBY: Light Operatic Society. Christmas Concert,The Hill Methodist Church, Friday 14th December, 7pm. Free, refreshments available.  Framework’ will be supported.

KIRKBY: Sutton and District Organ Society present Ian Griffin concert. Wednesday 12th Ded, 7pm, St Wilfrid’s Church Hall. Admission, members £5, non-members £7. Free refreshments. Membership available, phone 468182.

KIRKBY: WeightWatchers. Community Church Hall, 6.30pm Wednesdays. Tel Helen Allsop 01623 660797.

KIRKBY: St Wilfrid’s Parish Hall prayer group. Meets Wednesdays 2 to 3pm, all welcome.

KIRKBY: Trinity Methodist Church and Community CentrePoint, prayer space available,.Mondays 10 to 11.30am, for contemplation. All welcome.

KIRKBY WOODHOUSE: St John’s Church Hall, Forest Road, games morning. 10am-12noon every Monday. Come along and play board games with refreshments. Good for elderly, those living alone.

NEWSTEAD: Newstead Centre, Tilford Road, Newstead Village, tel 727140. Community cafe open 9am-2pm for breakfast & lunch & serves a variety of sandwiches, light snacks, hot meals and a daily special, as well as  locally baked cakes. Newstead Bowls -  New members welcome.  Contact Sam 01623 753541. Monday - Keep Fit 9-11am. All welcome. Dance classes with Melanie School of Dance. Freestyle, Latin & Zumba for all ages. 4.30-5.00 Freestyle, aged 3-5yrs - £2.50 5-5.45 Freestyle, aged 6+yrs - £3. 5.45-6.30 Latin American, Parent & Child - £3. 6.30-7.15 Zumba - £2.50. Tuesday, Young at Heart 9.30-11.30, gentle exercise for the over 50s. Wednesday -Woodcarvers with John, wood carving and  walking stick making for beginners through to experienced. 8-10pm. £3. All welcome. Sunday - Tai Chi with East Midlands Zhong Ding. 6-7pm Beginners class £3.50 Contact Ken on 07833 346505.

SKEGBY: Zumba class. St Andrew’s Parish Hall, Mansfield Road, Tuesdays 5.30pm.

SUTTON: Mansfield U3A “Singing For Fun Choir”. John Eastwood Hospice, singing carols, Dec 14th.

SUTTON: December 16th. U3A Singing for Fun Choir at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, carol service. Admission £5 including mulled wine and mince pies. Tickets available on door.

SUTTON: The Salvation Army, Bowne Street, coffee morning, Friday 14th December 10-12am, cakes refreshments, table top sale. 

SUTTON: Free Alpha breakfast every Saturday 10am followed by the Alpha course and a free dinner, Sutton Christian Fellowship, High Pavement. Just come along.

SUTTON: U3A meeting, second Thursday of every month. 10-12noon at Mansfield Hosiery Mills, Huthwaite Road.

SUTTON: Need advice? Ashfield CAB has a new helpline. Ring 0844 856 3411 10am-2pm Monday to Friday.

SUTTON:  Zumba Fitness Class.  Every Friday: 5.30-6.15pm,  £3 per session. Grosvenor Rooms. All abilities. No need to book. 

SUTTON:  Glee Club For Kids!  Every Friday: 4-5.15pm, £1.50 per session. New Cross Community Hall, Downing Street.  Ages 6 to 16 welcome. 

SUTTON: Sparkles Youth Club. 110a Hardwick Lane, open Wednesdays, 4.30 to 6.30pm and in the school holidays, Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm, for young people with disabilities and additional needs, aged from eight to 20 years old. Telephone Jennie Jennison on 01623 441900 for details. 

SUTTON: Social bowls club for the over 50s and the retired. Lammas Leisure Centre, on Wednesdays, 4.30 to 6.30pm. Beginners welcome.

SUTTON: Zumba Tone. Magdalene Centre, Church Avenue, Tuesday 6.30-7.15pm; £3, 07863987271.

SUTTON: Zumba. Magdalene Centre, Church Avenue, Tuesday; 7.30-8.15pm; £3, 07863987271.

SUTTON: Zumba. Grosvenor Rooms, Church Street; Friday, 5.30-6.15pm; £3, 07863987271.

TEVERSAL: Christmas concert by Farndale Music on Friday, 21st December, 7.30pm., St Katherine’s Church. Light refreshments. Donations for the church.