Nailsworth News with Pam Browne
NAILSWORTH News with Pam Browne
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The copy deadline for the next fortnightly column will be September 12. If you would like your event listed, then please let me know.
I am planning to start a drawing club on a very informal basis. If you would like to meet with like minded folk for a couple of hours (at a time yet to be decided) just to draw in whatever medium you prefer, please give me a call - Pam Browne 01453 832907 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Nailsworth Arts festival is taking place at St George's Church on Friday, September 6 until Sunday, September 8. Featuring local artistic talent in a variety of media – all proceeds will go to the Cotswold Care Hospice. There will be a preview evening on the Friday. Preview tickets are £7.50 to include wine and canapés and are available from Shiny Goodness and Cotswold Care Hospice. The exhibition on September 7 and 8 is open from 10am until 5pm and is £2.50 on the door. Under 16s go free.
Hobbs Bakery is currently hosting an art exhibition by Amanda Bradbury until September 23.
The Weaving Shed at Gigg Mill, Nailsworth (GL6 0JF) will be open from 10am to noon on Saturday, September 7.
Visitors can try their hands at weaving a pattern as well as seeing demonstrations of the flying shuttle and a power loom.
Allow 45 minutes for the visit, £3 for adults.
The Mill Centre at Dunkirk Mill will be open 2pm to 4pm with demonstrations of Victorian textile machinery, some driven by a large water wheel.
See how the finish on a fine Stroud scarlet cloth was produced. Parking for the disabled at the mill otherwise please walk along the cycle track from Nailsworth (GL5 5HH), £3 for adults. Allow 30 minutes for the visit.
Dunkirk Mill Centre is also open on Sunday, September 8 from 2 to 4pm.
Jayne Morris will be demonstrating ‘Gardening Versus Floristry' for Nailsworth & District Flower Arrangement Society on Wednesday, September 4. There will be two competitions on the night: Class 1: ‘Nature’s Garden’; Class 2: ‘Spice of Life’.
Box Garden Club are holding their Village Produce Show on Sunday, September 8 from 3pm, and on Tuesday, September 17, John Crowther will be speaking to the club about the ‘Help a Hedgehog Hospital’ in Brimscombe.
This is a small, not for profit organisation specialising in the recue, rehabilitation and release of hedgehogs back to the wild.
Nailsworth Tennis Club is holding a fundraising barn dance at 7.30pm on Saturday, September 14 at the Nailsworth Sub Rooms.
Tickets are £10 each, to include a ploughman's supper. Licensed bar. To order tickets text Debbie Apew on 0753 208 9834 or Judith Haines on 0781 782 1818.
On Thursday, September 26 there will be a ramble for members of the Nailsworth Society.
Meet outside the library at 9.30am for a drive to The Royal William near Cranham.
The walk will be five miles, taking in parts of the Cotswold Way, Coopers Hill, Buckholt Wood and Cranham Common. Some steep sections, muddy in places and two optional stiles.
Lunch afterwards at The Royal William (walking boots not allowed inside). Further details on walk and membership from Angela on 01453 832911.
Autumn at the Arkell Centre
As the holidays draw to a close and nights begin to draw in, the Arkell Centre gears up to an exciting autumn of activities - with established favourites resuming, and new activities starting.
The Nailsworth Health Partnership continues with its quest to keep you fit and healthy, with weekly Gentle Exercise sessions for older residents every Monday between 10am and noon, re-starting Monday, September 2. Contact Marilyn Miles 01453 832974.
Forest Green Senior Citizens will resume their weekly social events on Thursday, September 5 (1.45pm-3.45pm). Contact David Boulton on 01453 833411
A Lunch Club for all is held on the second Monday of each month, 12pm to 2pm, advance booking is essential. Details from Margaret Marshall on 01453 834996.
Returning to the 'fit and healthy' theme, why not try pilates which resumes its weekly sessions on Wednesday evenings, re-starting Wedmesday, September 4. Contact Jo Daley on 01453 873229
Also on Wednesdays, there are after-school martial arts sessions for children – details from Phoenix Martial Arts on 0792 129 8445
And new for the autumn - Croc n Roll music sessions for babies and toddlers will be held at the Arkell at 9.45am-10.30am every Wednesday and Thursday morning, starting September 4 – contact Stephanie Urquhart on 0795 723 5413.
On Friday, September 6, parents and toddlers will resume their weekly Friday morning slot (9am - 11am).
Friday, September 6 sees the start of a new block of six art classes for over 50s of all abilities, 1.30pm-4pm, details from Charlotte Galling on 01453 754204.
The popular Nailsworth Film Club is moving to the Arkell Centre for its monthly screenings - the lights go down at 8pm for the first of this year's season's films on the evening of Friday, September 6. www.nailsworthfilmclub.co.uk
CAB drop-in advice sessions take place every Tuesday from 1pm to 3.30pm and the Stroud Valleys Credit Union meets on Wednesdays between 2.30pm and 4pm.
Children's Centre activities take place every Tuesday morning (call 01453 755373)
The Village Agent is available on the first Tuesday of the month between 10am and noon.
SDC Housing holds drop-in surgeries on the first Tuesday of the month between 9.30am and 11.30am (call 01453 754174)
The Neighbourhood Warden and the PCSO are available on the last Thursday of each month between 2pm and 3pm.
For more information on any or all of these activities see www.arkellcommunitycentre.org.uk/diary.html
or call Sue Nicholson on 01453 833467.
Walking for Health ticks all the boxes; physical, mental and social. These led walks take place in Nailsworth at 2pm each Tuesday departing from the library. Everyone is welcome; you may even like to consider training as a walk leader to help this ever growing group of folk expand their repertoire. Duration is for approx one hour and covers the myriad of footpaths (and a few roads) in and around the town. For info call 01453 832907 or visit www.strollinginstrouddistrict.org.uk to view other walks in the district. The Monday Pacerpole 1 - 11⁄2 hour walk for posture will change to 6pm from Monday, September 2 and it will change again to 2pm for the winter on Monday, September 30. Other walks can be arranged as and when required. Call the above number for details.
Nailsworth Recreation Centre in Nympsfield Road has a number of regular events as follows: Mondays: zumba class, 6pm to 7pm, £5, contact Ruth King on 0773 488 6275 or email Ruth.email@example.com; Thursdays: kung fu, 7.30pm to 9pm, £4.50, contact Andrew Cole on 0792 2873 934 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. A badminton club is being launched with two courts, following the remarking and varnishing of the gym and hall floors. If you are interested please contact Ian Crawley on 01453 834822 or Crawleyid@aol.com
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