HERE are a few of the events taking place in Nailsworth and beyond, for a more comprehensive list, please pick up a copy of the Nailsworth News from the town information centre in Old Market.

The Weaving Shed at Gigg Mill, Nailsworth, will be open from 10am to noon on Saturday, August 16. Visitors can try their hands at weaving a pattern as well as seeing demonstrations of the flying shuttle and a power loom. £3 for adults.

In addition, the Mill Centre at Dunkirk Mill will be open 2pm to 4pm on Saturday, August 16 and Sunday, August 17, 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. £3 for adults.

New to the area? The Nailsworth Society has regular weekly meetings on a Monday.

The arts, crafts and music group meets on the first Monday in the month, the local history group meets on the second Monday, the gardening group meets on the third Monday and local studies is on the fourth Monday. In addition, there is also a theatregoers group and a rambling group. Call Jane Butler for more information on 01453 836331 or visit

Summer dancing dates - come along and join Jim and Nicky in some fun and lively dance classes during the summer on a Thursday evening at the Comrades Club. Dances include Lindy Hop, Jive and Charleston and Jitterbug Stroll for which you don’t need a partner. Especially calling all you guys who have been too shy to strut your stuff. Call 07726 600056 or go to

Based on the popular Strictly Come Dancing show, Ruth King continues to run her Fitsteps programme on Mondays at 7pm at Nailsworth Primary School. Contact her at

Want to learn to dance like the professionals? Steve Holmes school of dancing is currently running ballroom classes at the Comrades Club. Steve has been teaching for over 30 years and the writer can speak from experience as to his commitment to his craft – beginners 7.15pm until 8.15pm. Improvers from 8.15pm until 9.15pm. Please call 01453 731749 for more details.

Nailsworth Mills Bowling Club continue their taster sessions on Fridays from 6pm until 9pm. Please call John Davies on 833966 or

Nailsworth Flower Arranging Club meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm in the Town Hall. They always have an area demonstrator followed by a raffle and coffee. Please contact Linda Foreman on 01453 758496 for further details.

Box Gardening Club would like to remind you that their programme for 2014 is available via their website. Talks are on the third Tuesday of the month in Box Village Hall - meet at 7.30pm for 8 pm start. Visitors welcome - £3 per talk. Further details see

The weekly Saturday family walk now starts at 6.30pm at the Comrades Club on Tuesday until further notice. It lasts approximately two hours. £3 each to include a drink and a cheese supper upon return. Call Mike Harvey on 01453 832739 – everyone welcome.

Every Wednesday Luke from Black8Bikes hosts a pre-planned ‘magical mystery tour’ for all ages and abilities. The ride goes off road as much as possible and is usually from 12 to 20 miles. There is a new route each week and they usually end up at the Britannia for a glass of something. Call Luke on 01453 298487 for more information.

The Rotary Club of Nailsworth would like to remind everyone that they meet every two weeks at Egypt Mill. For more information contact Joan Goldsmith on 01453 885373.

Nailsworth WI have an interesting and varied programme, if you would like to join, they meet in St. George’s Parish Rooms, Nailsworth, at 7.30pm on the second Monday of each month please phone 01453 833966 for more details.

Men’s Shed community workshop takes place every Tuesday at 1.30pm in the Subscription Rooms (formerly the Boys Club).

Nailsworth Silver Band hold their training evening on Mondays in the Band Room in Brewery Lane. Beginners meet at 5.30pm, the training band meet at 6pm and there is a full rehearsal at 7.15pm.

Walking for Health ticks all the boxes; physical, mental and social. The walks take place at 2pm each Tuesday departing from Nailsworth library. Everyone is welcome. Duration approx one hour and covers the myriad of footpaths in and around the town. For more information call 01453 832907 or visit There is also a shorter health walk at 2pm on the third Tuesday of the month. Call Ros on 01453 834485. The Monday Pacerpole for posture will remain at 2pm (not change to evenings).

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