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April   2017  top

1st April 2017 [Saturday]
NQSC Jane Austen Evening
7.30pm to 11pm - Quorn Village Hall

The New Quorndon Shakespeare Company presents songs, music, country dancing, light-hearted readings and tributes to one of England's favourite authors. Come and join us. A buffet will be served and the audience can bring their own drinks. Tickets and more information will be available on our website (www.nqsc.co.uk) or you can arrange to reserve them by emailing nqsc@ymail.com or telephoning 01509 567176. Come in costume if you can! These evenings are always popular so please book early.


3rd April 2017 [Monday]
Emergency First Aid at Work
9.30 - 4.00 - Quorn Mills Bowls Club

A Health and Safety Executive (HSE) compliant course for someone taking on the role of an emergency first aider at work, while also providing a general introduction to first aid for anyone with a personal interest who would like to gain or update their skills in this area.

Cost - £50 per person


10th April 2017 [Monday]
Quorn Circle Dance
2.15-3.45pm - Quorn Village Hall

Discover the benefits of gentle exercise through dancing simple steps to music from around the world. We dance traditional village dances and more recent choreographies in a circle or spiral. Each dance is taught from scratch with plenty of repetition in a supportive environment. Everyone is equal in the circle. Wear loose comfortable clothing and flat shoes. Cost per session £5. Beginners welcome!


12th April 2017 [Wednesday]
Wednesday Film Show
Doors open at 1.45pm for 2pm showing - Quorn Village Hall

On Wednesday April 12th another new film "The Light Between The Oceans". A lighthouse keeper and his wife discover a rowing boat near to the shore. In it was a dead man and a baby girl. They decide not to report it and to raise the baby as their own child. The film stars Michael Fassbender and Rachel Weisz. Pay £4.00 at the door to include tea, biscuits and a free raffle ticket.


14th April 2017 [Friday]
Quorn Bunny Hunt
10 am till 3pm - Quorn Village Hall

Join us on Fluffy Friday the 14th April in Quorn for the first Quorn Bunny Hunt!

The Easter bunny has recently taken up residence in a warren in Quorn and has been busy bouncing about planning an Easter eggstravaganza.

Register at Quorn Village Hall from 10am for your free bunny ears (for the kids!) and clues…...

The hunt will take approx. 1 hour (depending on how fast you hop!) and is open to all ages! The walking trail will take you to different areas of Quorn as you learn more about the village with Easter themed surprises along the way.

Kids £3.50 each & the last registration will be 2pm.

Happy Egg Hunting!


20th April 2017 [Thursday]
Quorn Gardening Club
7.30pm - Quorn Church Rooms

A talk entitled "Capability Brown - Hero or Hooligan"to be given by Michael Brown. Visitors welcome, a charge of £3 includes a cup of tea or coffee.


20th April 2017 [Thursday]
Quorn Medical Centre Patients Participation Group GUIDED HEALTH WALK
10-30am - Meet at Village Car Park near doctor's surgery

Join us for a friendly walk. Our route today is by way of Barrow Slabs, River Soar and back via Fleshovel Lane. Approx. 80 mins

Please wear suitable footwear.

Everyone Welcome


23rd April 2017 [Sunday]
Graffiti Classics in Concert
7.30pm (doors 7pm) - Quorn Village Hall

16 strings,8 dancing feet and 4 voices with 1 aim: to make classical music wickedly funny and fantastically exhilarating.
Graffiti Classics bursts the elitist boundaries of the traditional String Quartet with its hilarious all-singing, all-dancing musical comedy cabaret show.
Graffiti Classics’ forte is comedy cabaret entertainment, with every show guaranteed to liven up any event large or small.
It’s a classical concert, a gypsy-folk romp, an opera, a stand-up comedy set and a brilliant dance show all rolled into one! From Beethoven to Bluegrass, Baroque to Pop, Mozart or Offenbach to Elvis, Strauss to Saturday Night Fever, there really is something for everyone and Graffiti Classics never fails to get audiences laughing, clapping and singing along. Kids and adults alike love the uplifting and virtuosic variety of musical styles, all tied together with cheeky audience interaction.
Their side-splitting, all singing, all-dancing entertainment with its range of musical styles really adds a touch of class to any event.
“A cabaret that will leave you wanting more”
- Daily Mail
“A simply wonderful show!” - The Times
“They had the audience falling off their seats with laughter” – Western Gazette
“Graffiti simply mesmerised the audience”
– Enfield Independent
“A terrific quartet…the fab four earned themselves a standing ovation with a scintillating repertoire”
– Nottingham Post

Tickets at £10 are available from Terry Stirling
t:01509-414287 e: terrystirling@ntlworld.com

Your biggest mistake will be to wait until somebody tells you that you missed a fantastic show the other night!


25th April 2017 [Monday]
Valuation Day
2.00pm-4.00pm - Quorn Village Hall

Free specialist auction estimates of antiques, collectables, jewellery & medals. For further information please contact marie@mellorsandkirk.com 0115 979 0000
 
May   2017  top

1st May 2017 [Monday]
May Day Carnival
12 noon - Stafford Orchard

Come along to enjoy this popular annual event for all the family. Stalls, fairground, entertainment, refreshments and much much more.


6th May 2017 [Saturday]
LOROS Village Quiz
7.30 prompt - Quorn Village Hall

Teams of 4 or 6. Tickets £10pp Includes Supper (0116 237 6174 (daytime) 01509 413861 (eve).


8th May 2017 [Monday]
Quorn Circle Dance
2.15-3.45pm - Quorn Village Hall

Discover the benefits of gentle exercise through dancing simple steps to music from around the world. We dance traditional village dances and more recent choreographies in a circle or spiral. Each dance is taught from scratch with plenty of repetition in a supportive environment. Everyone is equal in the circle. Wear loose comfortable clothing and flat shoes. Cost per session £5. Beginners welcome!


13th May 2017 [Saturday]
Oxford Concert Party
7.30pm (doors 7pm) - Quorn Village Hall

and to end the current Centre Stage season -
the Oxford Concert Party
A lively and highly entertaining group of six first-rate musicians
Take three hundred years of music from around the world, turn it upside down, infuse it with humour, energy, passion and pathos - and you have the recipe with which the Oxford Concert Party, described as "one of the most entertaining, mould-breaking groups around" (Oxford Times) charms and delights its audiences wherever they go. Described as "a decidedly unstuffy bunch of superb musicians" (Daily Telegraph) they create a rich, colourful and expressive sound, and their vibrant virtuosity, and zany offbeat humour makes them an unforgettable performance.
They are a lively and highly entertaining group of six first-rate musicians with a unique repertoire which ranges from Vivaldi to Piazzolla, via Argentinian Tango, Jewish Klezmer, French café music, and music from Eastern Europe, Ireland and Scotland. Their main aim as performers is to connect with their audience, break down artificial performance barriers, and make sure that everyone has a good time!
Tickets are £10 and are available from Terry Stirling -
t:01509-414287 e: terrystirling@ntlworld.com


14th May 2017 [Sunday]
OPEN DAY
10am - Quorn Mills Park Bowling Club

FREE ENTRY
Join us for an open day at Quorn Mills Park Bowling Club (next to the Quorndon Fox)

Have a go at target bowls or traditional bowling (flat shoes required)

FREE PRIZE DRAW

Refreshments served throughout the day.

Enjoy lots of different events on the day.
Keep up to date at: www.quornbowling.co.uk


17th May 2017 [Wednesday]
Wednesday Film Show
Doors open at 1.45pm for 2pm showing - Quorn Village Hall

The film for May 17th is "United Kingdom" starring David Oyelowe and Rosamund Pike and is the true story of Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana who caused an international stir when he married a white woman from London in the late 1940's. Pay £4.00 at the door to include tea, biscuits and a free raffle ticket.


27th May 2017 [Saturday]
The NQSC 1940's Evening
7.30pm to 11pm - Quorn Village Hall

The NQSC has performed war time reviews at the Great Central Railway War Weekend for the last two years. This is your chance to see the entertainment they will be offering this year at a special cabaret style event that will include war time 'rations', 1940's atmosphere and music of the period. Come and join us at Quorn Village Hall, in costume if you can, to enjoy the entertainment and dancing. Bring your own drinks. Tickets will be available from our website (www.nqsc.co. uk) or reserve them by emailing nqsc@ymail.com or telephoning 01509 567176.
 
June   2017  top

3rd June 2017 [Saturday]
The NQSC at the GCR War Weekend
Performance times to be confirmed - Quorn GCR Station

The New Quorndon Shakespeare Company members become entertainers from the Entertainment National Service Association (ENSA) for the Great Central Railway War Weekend. With songs, comedy and sketches the group performs for the 'troops' in tents, on straw bales and under fire! This fabulous annual event draws people from far and wide and really evokes the atmosphere of war time England. Full details on how to get your tickets can be found on the GCR website but can also be purchased on the gate at Quorn Station.


4th June 2017 [Sunday]
The NQSC at the GCR War Weekend
Performance times to be confirmed - Quorn GCR Station

The New Quorndon Shakespeare Company members become entertainers from the Entertainment National Service Association (ENSA) for the Great Central Railway War Weekend. With songs, comedy and sketches the group performs for the 'troops' in tents, on straw bales and under fire! This fabulous annual event draws people from far and wide and really evokes the atmosphere of war time England. Full details on how to get your tickets can be found on the GCR website but can also be purchased on the gate at Quorn Station.


6th June 2017 [Tuesday]
Mini Bikers "Learn to Cycle" for Children
4:00 - 4:45pm - Quorn Village Hall

Mini Bikers Balanceability courses teach children from 2+ years how to learn to ride a bike. Balanceability is the Uk’s one and only accredited learn to cycle programme.

Our courses start at Level 1 and involves a 6 week programme based on learning to ride a balance bike. This course is aimed at increasing confidence, balance skills and safety awareness. We develop skills by starting off with the basics of walking through to progressing to gliding, braking, steering and controlling the bike with speed. Balance bikes and helmets are provided.

More info on our website www.minibikers.co.uk or Facebook: Minibikers.balanceability
Tel: 07584044027


12th June 2017 [Monday]
Quorn Circle Dance
2.15-3.45pm - Quorn Village Hall

Discover the benefits of gentle exercise through dancing simple steps to music from around the world. We dance traditional village dances and more recent choreographies in a circle or spiral. Each dance is taught from scratch with plenty of repetition in a supportive environment. Everyone is equal in the circle. Wear loose comfortable clothing and flat shoes. Cost per session £5. Beginners welcome! We break for the summer in July and August, and resume on Monday 11 September.


24th June 2017 [Saturday]
St Bartholomew's School Summer Fete
TBC - St Bartholomews Primary School


 
July   2017  top

1st July 2017 [Saturday]
Quorn Open Gardens
12.30pm to 6.00pm - Quorn Village

Spring is (almost) here!! ... and we've set the date for this year's Open Gardens. We are hoping there will be 15-20 gardens open to the public - most will be open on both days, but some for one or the other. As previous years, many garden owners will be selling plants and some will provide refreshments and cakes.

The gardens are scattered around the village - some in clusters and some out on their own. As Quorn is quite a large village, getting between gardens at opposite ends of the village can take time, especially if you're on foot. A bike is ideal, although you can drive as there are very few parking restrictions in the village and you can often park close to each garden. There will be larger areas for parking at Rawlins Academy and in the village centre car park on Station Road.

We are also hoping to have craft stalls at the Church Rooms on Church Lane.

The Passport will allow free access to the craft fair. These will be on sale a few weeks prior to the event at Bradley's on Station Road and the Co-op on Loughborough Road. Although you can buy on the day from any participating garden.

Proceeds of Quorn Open Gardens will go to LOROS.

If you wish to participate in this year's Open Gardens or would like further information, please contact Ann Clarricoates on 01509 414 105 or e-mail: clarric60@gmail.com.

Don't forget to put this event in your diary!


2nd July 2017 [Sunday]
Quorn Open Gardens
12.30pm to 6.00pm - Quorn Village

Spring is (almost) here!! ... and we've set the date for this year's Open Gardens. We are hoping there will be 15-20 gardens open to the public - most will be open on both days, but some for one or the other. As previous years, many garden owners will be selling plants and some will provide refreshments and cakes.

The gardens are scattered around the village - some in clusters and some out on their own. As Quorn is quite a large village, getting between gardens at opposite ends of the village can take time, especially if you're on foot. A bike is ideal, although you can drive as there are very few parking restrictions in the village and you can often park close to each garden. There will be larger areas for parking at Rawlins Academy and in the village centre car park on Station Road.

We are also hoping to have craft stalls at the Church Rooms on Church Lane.

The Passport will allow free access to the craft fair. These will be on sale a few weeks prior to the event at Bradley's on Station Road and the Co-op on Loughborough Road. Although you can buy on the day from any participating garden.

Proceeds of Quorn Open Gardens will go to LOROS.

If you wish to participate in this year's Open Gardens or would like further information, please contact Ann Clarricoates on 01509 414 105 or e-mail: clarric60@gmail.com.

Don't forget to put this event in your diary!
 
August   2017  top

26th August 2017 [Saturday]
The NQSC presents Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors
2pm - Stafford Orchard, Quorn (open air production)

The New Quorndon Shakespeare Company presents its first ever open air Shakespeare. A Comedy of Errors will be performed in Stafford Orchard on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday of August Bank Holiday Weekend at 2pm each day. This very lively and very funny production will be set in the 1967 'Summer of Love' and promises a lot of surprises. The NQSC aims to make all of its productions fast moving and entertaining. Comedy of Errors is suitable for all ages. Tickets will be available on the NQSC website (www.nqsc.co.uk) or on request by emailing nqsc@ymail.com or telephoning 01509 567176. Bring a picnic and champagne!Come and join us for this very special Quorn community event.


27th August 2017 [Sunday]
The NQSC presents Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors
2pm - Stafford Orchard, Quorn (open air production)

The New Quorndon Shakespeare Company presents its first ever open air Shakespeare. A Comedy of Errors will be performed in Stafford Orchard on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday of August Bank Holiday Weekend at 2pm each day. This very lively and very funny production will be set in the 1967 'Summer of Love' and promises a lot of surprises. The NQSC aims to make all of its productions fast moving and entertaining. Comedy of Errors is suitable for all ages. Tickets will be available on the NQSC website (www.nqsc.co.uk) or on request by emailing nqsc@ymail.com or telephoning 01509 567176. Bring a picnic and champagne!Come and join us for this very special Quorn community event.


28th August 2017 [Monday]
The NQSC presents Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors
2pm - Stafford Orchard, Quorn (open air production)

The New Quorndon Shakespeare Company presents its first ever open air Shakespeare. A Comedy of Errors will be performed in Stafford Orchard on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday of August Bank Holiday Weekend at 2pm each day. This very lively and very funny production will be set in the 1967 'Summer of Love' and promises a lot of surprises. The NQSC aims to make all of its productions fast moving and entertaining. Comedy of Errors is suitable for all ages. Tickets will be available on the NQSC website (www.nqsc.co.uk) or on request by emailing nqsc@ymail.com or telephoning 01509 567176. Bring a picnic and champagne!Come and join us for this very special Quorn community event.
 
December   2017  top

7th December 2017 [Thursday]
The NQSC ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SHOW
7.30pm - Quorn Village Hall

The New Quorndon Shakespeare Company presents a traditional Victorian Christmas show with ancient carols, Dickens and candlelight so don't forget to book your tickets early. Further details can be found on the NQSC website (www.nqsc.co.uk) or by emailing nqsc@ymail.com


8th December 2017 [Friday]
The NQSC ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SHOW
7.30pm - Quorn Village Hall

The New Quorndon Shakespeare Company presents a traditional Victorian Christmas show with ancient carols, Dickens and candlelight so don't forget to book your tickets early. Further details can be found on the NQSC website (www.nqsc.co.uk) or by emailing nqsc@ymail.com


9th December 2017 [Saturday]
The NQSC ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SHOW
7.30pm - Quorn Village Hall

The New Quorndon Shakespeare Company presents a traditional Victorian Christmas show with ancient carols, Dickens and candlelight so don't forget to book your tickets early. Further details can be found on the NQSC website (www.nqsc.co.uk) or by emailing nqsc@ymail.com


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