Your guide to events across Mansfield and Ashfield, 5th - 12th December

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

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Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs, a panto, continues at Mansfield’s Palace Theatre. For details or to book call the Box Office on Mansfield 633133 or visit

Squeeze will perform at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall. For more details or to book call the Box Office on 0115 989 5555 or visit

Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood, a panto, continues at Nottingham Playhouse. For more details or to book call 0115 941 9419 or visit


Acoustic folk singer-songwriter Roger Davies is performing at Nottingham Playhouse. Call 0115 941 9419 or visit

Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra will be at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall. Call the Box Office on 0115 989 5555 or visit


Singer-songwriter Mellow Baku will perform at Nottingham Playhouse. Call 0115 941 9419 or visit

Sinfonia ViVA will perform at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall as part of its Nottingham Classics series. For more details or to book call the Box Office on 0115 989 5555 or visit


Cinderella opens at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal. For more details or to book call the Box Office on 0115 989 5555 or visit

Soul and RnB classics with Jake and Elwood’s Christmas Party at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall. For more details or to book call the Box Office on 0115 989 5555 or visit


Nottingham Trent University Chamber Choir will perform Live at Lunch from 12.15pm. Entry is free. For details or to book call the Box Office on 0115 989 5555 or visit


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



The Peckham Cowboys will be at Sutton’s Diamond Club (ex members of the Choir Boys and Dogs D’Amour). Entry £4 for members and £5 for non-members. Doors open at 7pm. Call Mansfield 456617 or visit

Savannah Jazz Band at Sutton’s Unwin Club on Unwin Road at 8.30pm. Tickets are £6 or £5 for members.

Jo Harmon & Co. supported by Wooden Horse at 8.30pm at Miller’s Snooker Club in Kirkby as part of its regular blues nights. For details visit


The Sensations will be bringing the sound of Motown to St Joseph’s Club on High Pavement in Sutton. Doors 7pm. Entry £5 or pay on the door. Call 552387.

Ultimate Thunder and Abandon will be at Sutton’s Diamond. Entry is £6 for members and £7.50 for non-members. Doors open at 7pm. Call Mansfield 456617 or visit

Priory Jones & The Mission play the Black Swan, Albert Street, Mansfield. Friday 7th December. Free entry, doors 8pm.


The Bon Jovi Experience will be at Sutton’s Diamond Club, along with Steeler. Entry is £6.50 for members and £8 for non-members. Doors 7pm. Call Mansfield 456617 or visit

James Dalby at The Black Swan, Albert Street, Mansfield. Saturday 8th December. Doors 8pm. Free entry.


Acoustic tribute to Iron Maiden, Maiden United at Sutton’s Diamond. Entry is £6 for members and £7 for non-members. Doors 7pm. Call Mansfield 456617 or visit


Anthony John Clarke and Elizabeth van de Waal will be at the Black Bull on Woodhouse Road in Mansfield as part of Mansfield Folk Club’s regular nights. For details call Tina on Mansfield 825382 or email .



There will be an InStep Health Walk around Cuckney meeting at the Carrs car park at 10am. Call 07563 702 547.


InStep Health Walk at Burnt Stump meeting at the Burnt Stump pub car park at 10am. Call 07951 968 366.

Sutton Rambling Club seven to eight-mile ramble in Hartington area of Derbyshire. Coach transport from Sutton and Mansfield. Call Mansfield 648879.


InStep Health Walk at Whaley Thorns meeting at the Heritage Centre, Langwith at 10am. Call 07951 945 407.



Basket making workshop at Sherwood Forest Country Park, Edwinstowe between 10am and 3pm. Bring a packed lunch or pre-book a seasonal sandwich lunch for £3.50. Pre-booking is essential on 823202. £25 per basket, £3 car park.

Traditional Hog Roasting and Festive Merriment at Sherwood Forest Country Park. Dinner 7.30pm. A warming drink on arrival at evening of festive hog roasting, music, ceilidh dancing. Medieval dress encouraged but optional. Call 821322. £25/£13 – pre payment essential.


BILSTHORPE: Hospice Support Group coffee morning. Saturday 8th December, Village Hall. 10am to 12noon.

BILSTHORPE: Crompton View Primary School. Christmas Fayre Tuesday 11th December, school hall.

BILSTHORPE: Lighting of Christmas lights and carol singing. Wednesday 5th December, 5pm Bilsthorpe Welfare.

BILSTHORPE: Ecumenical carol service and Nativity. Village Hall, Sunday 9th December, 5pm. People invited to come dressed as a character from the Nativity.

BILSTHORPE: Library. Dukeries College, 4-week course starting 28th Nov 10am-12noon, sugar crafting. £5 per session. Booking essential, 870216.

BLIDWORTH: St Mary’s Church. Sunday 9th Dec 4pm Tree of Memories service.

BLIDWORTH: St Mary’s Church. Saturday 15th Dec 4pm Living Nativity.

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 Dec, new Village Hall, Church Road. Anyone interested in having a stall to raise funds for a community group or project welcome to apply. No charge for community groups/charities. Ring  Coun Soar 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. Dec 23rd Carols by Candle Light. 6pm. December 24th Crib Service, 4pm. Dec 24th Midnight Mass 11:30pm.

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.

FARNSFIELD: Methodist Church, Sunday 9th December. Salvation Army gift service. 6.15pm.

FOREST TOWN: St Alban’s Church. Thursday 6th Dec drop-in 9am-12noon. Sunday 9th 8am Prayer book communion, 9.30am Parish communion. Wednesday 12th 9.30am Midweek communion.

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

MANSFIELD: St Peter’s Church. Wed 5th Pizza and Praise 5.15pm. Thurs 6th 10am Communion. Friday 7th 1.10pm Communion. Sun 9th Communion 8 and 9.30am; Evening Prayer 6.30pm.

MANSFIELD: Spiritualist Centre. Sunday Devine Service 9th December 6.30pm Medium Paul Brereton. Thur Healing Service 7.30pm. Wed 5th December 7.30pm A Candle Light. Mediums Rally Spirit Art, £3 pay at door. Wed 19th Evening of Mediumship & Christmas Prize Draw with Mark Brandist 7.30pm Admission £5.

MANSFIELD: & Dukeries Irish Association present 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.

MANSFIELD: Bridge Street Methodist Church. Toddler Group Thursday 6th and Monday 10th December, 9.30-11am.  Pop-in for cuppa and bacon cob, Friday 7th, 10.30am-12noon.  Wednesday 12th carol service for people who use Bridge Street car park – coffee and mince pies from 5.30pm, service 6pm.

MANSFIELD: Christmas Fair, Samworth Church Academy. Friday 7th Dec, 5- 7pm, stalls, Christmas cards, Santa’s Grotto, crafts, cakes and refreshments.

MANSFIELD: Christmas Eve Candlelight Carol Service, Monday, 24th December, 7pm.  Christian Community Centre, 1 Woodhouse Road.  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 Phone 0438674 or 078912544124.

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

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: 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:  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, beginners and experienced.

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

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

MANSFIELD WOODHOUSE: Saturday 8th December. 12noon, Turner Hall, Triangle Health and Social Group fundraising stall, in aid of MS, at the Mansfield Woodhouse Christmas Event.

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: Zumba Gold. Northfield Focus Point, Vale Road,  Thursday, 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: Ollerton & District Organ Society present John Bowdler in concert. Jubilee Hall, Wellow Road, Wednesday 5th December, 7.30pm. 

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

OLLERTON: Sherwood MP Mark Spencer, Advice Surgeries. Fourth Friday of the month,  5.30–7pm),  Dukeries Complex, Whinney Lane, (except for August and some Bank Holidays). Phone the Constituency Office on 0115 968 1186 for an appointment.

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 now open daily for refreshments 10am-2pm.

RAINWORTH: St George’s Church. Friday December 7th, 8pm present the Shirebrook Unison Miners Band in concert, Tickets £5 incl light refreshments and a drink. Tel 01623 792928.

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: SS Simon and Jude’s, informal art group. 1.45-3.30pm Fridays. Develop  artistic skills with drawing or painting in friendly group, with tea and biscuits; plus tips from the more experienced.

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

SHIREBROOK: Market Place. Christmas carols 10.30am, Saturday 8th December.

SHIREBROOK: Churches Together. Christmas carols in the Market Place, Saturday 8th December.

SHIREBROOK: Parish Church of the Holy Trinity. Christingle Service 3pm Sunday 9th December.

SHIREBROOK: Parish Church of the Holy Trinity. Tree of Light Service 6pm Sunday 9th December.

SHIREBROOK: Salvation Army. Christingle Service Sunday 9th December 6pm.

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

SHIREBROOK: Village Hall. Christmas Show by Lighthouse Theatre Drama Group, Monday 3rd December and Thursday 6th December 7pm – Adults £1.75, Concessions £1.25 and children £1.50.

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.

SHIREBROOK: Holy Trinity Parish Church. Family Advent service, 6pm Sunday 2nd December.

Warsop Spiritualist Centre meets every Thursday in the Function room of the Hare and Hounds,Warsop. Different medium every week. 7.30pm £3 entrance pay on door. Ring 843018. 6th December, medium Sharon Sinclair of Retford. 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: St Wilfrid’s Church. Advent Carols 6pm Sunday 2nd Dec. Carols with Newstead Brass Sunday 16th Dec 6pm.

KIRKBY: Spiritualist Church. Divine Service Sun 9th Dec. Demonstration evening Monday 10th Dec Awareness class Tue 11th Dec. All 7pm. For private readings ring S .Hardy on 01623 721905.

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: 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: St Katherine’s Church Christingle service Sunday, 9th December, 11am. Collection for The Children’s Society.