District clubs Derby and Kirkby in Ashfield, both produce interesting newsletters. Both reproduced here for your interest.
Keyworth and Ruddington Inner Wheel are hosting an Evening with Anne Boleyn at Widmerpool Church on Friday 20th May – doors open at 7pm with a ;prompt start at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at £12.50. each and this will include a light supper and a glass of wine.
Anne Boleyn is portrayed by Lesley Smith from Tutbury Castle. I am sure that many of you will have seen her in her roles as Elizabeth I, Mary Queen of Scots and Nell Gwynne.
Lesley portrays Anne just before her execution when she is in the Tower, looking back over her life from her young years at Hever Castle and eventually her relationship and marriage to Henry VIII and then her downfall. It will be a very powerful but wonderful performance in a beautiful Church in the lovely village of Widmerpool.
Music In The Gardens, started as a small idea organised by the Rotary Club of Sheffield which was to put on a small, live music concert in the Botanical Gardens to raise funds for local charities. Originally, Jazz in the Gardens was a one day, low key event. Since then, driven by customer demand (and certain economies of scale), Music in the Gardens has grown into an event recognised not only within Sheffield but now nationally as a special series of music concerts in the entertainments calendar.
So what is special about Music in the Gardens? It is four evenings of music featuring world recognised top artists at realistic prices. It is an evening picnic in beautiful surroundings. Bring a chair or blanket and sit in the lazy evening sunshine and soak up fabulous music whilst enjoying a picnic, a plate of something hot from our high quality food stalls, a good honest pint of real ale from Bradfield Brewery or a glass of something fruity in the company of people with whom you can unwind. It is a music festival for those people who do not fancy the idea of attending a music festival!
Music in the Gardens is now in it’s 12th year and is organised by the combined efforts of Rotary Clubs from South Yorkshire and North East Derbyshire. The event is designed to be a major event on the social calendar and be a major community event and fundraiser for various local Charities.
Each charity is also responsible for organising a bucket collection during the interval, to help boost its income. So please, bring lots of loose change – the folding type would be good! Each evening, in addition to having a great time, you will be making a major difference. Because of the help we receive in hosting the event, The Botanical Gardens Trust also gets a donation which goes towards the Gardens development.
To date, Music in the Gardens has raised more than £220,000 for local, national and international charities and projects.
The lineup for 2016
Please visit the Music in the gardens website for further information musicinthegardens.co.uk
An exciting new Rotary venture has been launched by the Rotary Club of Chesterfield to enable busy younger business people in the town to help others.
The new Rotary Satellite Club of Chesterfield Central, which will meet monthly, has been launched by a group of up to fifteen interested local men and women who, despite being time poor, aim to use their variety of skills to offer help and support to the local community.
This brand new concept in Rotary recognizes that busy professionals in today’s workplace want to do things differently, with less formality, and enjoy a fun social program as well. The new club, which is now set to choose its own projects and priorities, is also part of the worldwide organization of Rotary International. The Rotary Club of Chesterfield will provide any Rotary guidance as required by the new Rotarians.
The new officers of the new club appointed at the launch meeting are chairman Peter Blant (Cheetham Jackson – independent financial planners), secretary John Nettleship (BRM Solicitors), and treasurer Martin Swain (Stopfords – chartered accountants).
The club is due to meet early evening at the Calabria Italian Restaurant in Chesterfield once a month at 5.30pm, and the next full meeting is on Wednesday 20 April 2016 when future plans for projects, fund-raising and further recruitment will be on the agenda.
Potential members can obtain more details from email@example.com or ring 01246 555111.
This year’s event is rapidly approaching and is on Sunday April 24th and once again is at the Robert Ludlam Theatre Derby commencing at 19.00 :
Tickets are now on sale , however due to the expansion of the District and limited capacity of the theatre it’s no longer practical to distribute to clubs on ‘sale or return. For the first time they’re being sold to order on a ‘first come first served’ basis ,so to buy for your club, please contact John Hall ( Amber Valley) preferably by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 01773 540001
Performer Nominations : As the date rapidly approaches we need your nominations as quickly as possible which need to be on the nomination form you can find together with any other information you may need on the website at YOUNG MUSICIAN NOMINATION FORM . If though your club is still in the process of selection it will help in planning if you could advise Terry Clay (Melbourne) accordingly that a nomination is pending . Contact him at email@example.com or on 01509 672057
Stop Press! Performing on the evening as a guest will be Benammi Swift who enthralled last year’s audience with his stunning versatility on the melodeon . This year’s performance comes just 4 days before Benammi appears at the annual BBC Folk Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall on Wed April 27th . Benammi has been nominated as a finalist in the category ‘BBC Radio Young Folk Award’ .Broadcast live on the night on both BBC iPlayer and Red Button plus on Radio 2 , Benammi will perform live during the interval with the other three nominees in his category and we wish him all the luck that his talent deserves
The annual Rotary sponsored Young Chef Competition 2016 for local schools in Chesterfield brought another close finish from the students taking part. The winner this year was Hannah Parnaby (St Mary’s Catholic High School) for her starter of King Scallops on a bed of pea puree topped with asparagus marinated salad, and a main course of Sea Bass in a white white & cream sauce.
The three other competitors who were all adjudged second equal were:- Alex Stephenson (Whittington Green School), Cameron Mark (Parkside Community School), and Ty Bridges (Springwell Community School). For the fifth year the event was kindly hosted by Parkside Community School and organized for the Rotary Club of Chesterfield by Rotarian Ian Gordon.
A chance to enjoy the taste of some rare Scottish malt whiskies (minimum six different whiskies) in a convivial atmosphere of a private function room at the Olde House, Newbold, Chesterfield, S40 4RN, on Friday 4 March 2016 (7.00pm for 7.30pm).
The evening also includes a traditional Scottish supper of Haggis, Bashed Neeps, and Champit Tatties, the attendance of a Scottish Piper, and there are prizes to be won as well. Tickets for this Scottish treat of an evening are £22 a head.
This annual social event, organised by the Rotary Club of Chesterfield, is open to all Rotarians and their friends. Contact Chesterfield Rotary past-president Jim Haggarty on 01246 239411 to book a place.
Music in the City Hall is a weekend of events organised by Rotary clubs of South Yorkshire and North East Derbyshire. Profits from the events go to Rotary Charities.
Thursday 17th March is ’80s Invasion’, featuring Midge Ure, Big Country, Nick Heyward and Curiosity Killed the Cat
Friday 18th March is Courtney Pine plus support
Saturday 19th March is China Crisis plus support
The afternoon of Sunday 20th March is ‘Spring into Music’ featuring the Keith Peters Big Band, Unite the Nation Brass Band and the Abbeydale Singers.
Busy younger business people in Chesterfield who want to help others will soon get the chance to get-together with an exciting new Rotary venture. The Rotary Club of Chesterfield is looking to set up a satellite club, which is a brand new concept of Rotary where busy people who are time poor, with a variety of skills to offer, are invited to work with others to give something back to the local community.
Chesterfield Rotary member Rob Woodhead of BRM Solictors said: “Satellite members can meet when it suits them during business hours, or in a bar after work. They get to choose their own projects and priorities but still remain part of the worldwide organization of Rotary International.”
He added: “We recognize that busy professionals will want to do things their own way with less formality and this new satellite club gives them that chance in Chesterfield for the first time.”
A launch meeting for interested people is being held at Calabria Italian Restaurant, Glumangate, Chesterfield, on Wednesday 27 January 2016 from 5.30pm. Potential members can obtain more details from Rob Woodhead 01246 555111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo credit Ben Keating (cropped)
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