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24th September 2018 [Monday]
Quorn Local History Group - My Unusual Relative
7pm - St Bartholomews Church

My Unusual Relative - this is an informal group evening - members and guests are encouraged to talk about that unusual or special person that lurks within their family tree or if you prefer you can just sit back and listen. Refreshments will be available and all are welcome - Members £2 Guests £4


25th September 2018 [Tuesday]
Quorn Neighbourhood Plan Advisory Committee Meeting
7pm - Quorn Village Hall - committee room

Reminder - The next meeting of the Neighbourhood Plan Advisory Committee will take place in the Village Hall Council Chamber Room (accessed through the left hand side door) starting at 7pm. Members of the public and press are welcome. The Neighbourhood Plan is a community project sponsored by the National Lottery and Locality. Facilitated by Quorn Parish Council.


25th September 2018 [Tuesday]
Lecture: On Englishness
7.30pm - The Old School

Talk on Hereward:Last of the Old English by Dr Ray Sutton MA Admission 3.00 All welcome


26th September 2018 [Wednesday]
Quorn Folk Dance Club
7.30 - 9.30pm - Quorn Village Hall

Caller Peter Meacock with recorded music.


26th September 2018 [Wednesday]
Singing for Fun
7:30pm - 9:30pm - Rawlins

Whether you are an experienced singer, or just fancy giving your vocal chords a workout, all are welcome to join this singing group. Visit www.singingforfunem.com to find out more.


26th September 2018 [Wednesday]
Singing for Fun
10am-12noon - Quorn Village Hall

Whether you are an experienced singer, or just fancy giving your vocal chords a workout, all are welcome to join this singing group. Visit www.singingforfunem.com to find out more.


27th September 2018 [Thursday]
Quorn Flower Club
Doors open 1.45 - 4.00pm - Quorn Church Room, Church Lane, Quorn

Annual General Meeting followed by members' design, title "From the Garden".


28th September 2018 [Friday]
Quorn Community MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING
10.00 - 2.00pm - Quorn Village Hall

JOIN US for coffee and cake FOR THIS SPECIAL CAUSE whether it’s with friends or during lunch break with colleagues - wander around the stalls - art - caricaturist (have your picture drawn in a matter of minutes), books, cakes, jewellery, gifts, local business info stalls etc. HELP US TO ‘SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’ WHO SUPPORT THE PEOPLE WHO NEED THE SUPPORT...


30th September 2018 [Sunday]
Quorn Local History Group - SPECIAL EVENT -WW2 Treasure Hunters (History Channel) - The making of the ‘82nd Airborne and German POWS’ episode in QUORN
7pm - Quorn Village Hall

We are pleased to welcome Stephen Taylor, a highly experienced TV presenter and chairman of the WW2 Relic Retrieval & Preservation Group (RRPG). A widely respected expert in the field of WW2 relic recovery and identification, he has an unparalleled knowledge of WW2 ordnance and kit. His most recent project ‘WW2 Treasure Hunters’, was extremely well received and had outstanding viewing figures. The series was shown on the History Channel last year and repeated regularly throughout 2018. Episode four featured in the ‘82nd Airborne and German POWS’, based at the WW2 Quorn military camp off Wood Lane in the grounds of Quorn House. Stephen will talk about the making of the film and and introduce the showing of the DVD programme followed by a show some of the artefacts found. Tickets = £5 (Members and under 16’s = £3) For Ticket Reservations Email: dennis.marchant@btinternet.com
 
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3rd October 2018 [Wednesday]
Singing for Fun
7:30pm - 9:30pm - Rawlins

Whether you are an experienced singer, or just fancy giving your vocal chords a workout, all are welcome to join this singing group. Visit www.singingforfunem.com to find out more.


3rd October 2018 [Wednesday]
Quorn Folk Dance Club
7.30 - 9.30pm - Quorn Village Hall

Caller Lynne Render with band "Platform 2".


3rd October 2018 [Wednesday]
Singing for Fun
10am-12noon - Quorn Village Hall

Whether you are an experienced singer, or just fancy giving your vocal chords a workout, all are welcome to join this singing group. Visit www.singingforfunem.com to find out more.


6th October 2018 [Saturday]
Quorn Community Library Official Opening
10.00am - Quorn Old School

Official opening of the Community Library in its new home in the Old School with Special Guest and family fun activities.


8th October 2018 [Monday]
Quorn Circle Dance Group
2.15-3.45pm - Quorn Village Hall

Discover the benefits of gentle exercise through dancing simple steps to wonderful 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!


10th October 2018 [Wednesday]
Quorn Folk Dance Club
7.30 - 9.30pm - Quorn Village Hall

Caller Sue Ronald with recorded music.


11th October 2018 [Thursday]
Quorn Flower Club
Doors open 1.45 - 4.00pm - Quorn Church Room, Church Lane, Quorn

Workshop - details TBA.


17th October 2018 [Wednesday]
Quorn Folk Dance Club
7.30 - 9.30pm - Quorn Village Hall

Callers John & Pauline Osband with recorded music.


17th October 2018 [Wednesday]
Wednesday Film Show
Doors open at 1.45pm for 2pm screening - Quorn Village Hall

The film for October has been requested by some of our regular audience and is "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society". This is a 2018 drama, romance set in the aftermath of World War II. A correspondence begins between Juliet Ashton and members of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Societ, with them sharing their experiences of Nazi Occupied Guernsey. When an idea for a book catches Juliet she goes to visit the island, making lifelong friends and taking life changing steps along the way. Screening is at 2pm. Pay £4 at the door to include tea biscuits and a free raffle ticket.


18th October 2018 [Thursday]
Quorn Gardening Club
7.30 - Quorn Church Rooms

The talk is entitled Shakespeare's Plants and Gardens and will be given by Andrew Mikolajski. For this meeting only guests may attend free of charge.


22nd October 2018 [Monday]
QLHG - 'The Wise Woman: Spells and Witchcraft'
Time: 7pm (doors 6:30pm) - Quorn Village Hall

A Special Quorn Local History Group Halloween event ‘’The Wise Woman: Spells and Witchcraft’’ is presented by Chris Carr. Chris studied witchcraft as part of her University studies and she has taken that study further. Much of her research is incorporated into this talk which should not be missed! Although, it may not be appropriate for those of a ’nervous disposition’! Ticket prices for each event is £5 (Members and the under 16’s £3). Tickets can be purchased on the door or reserved by contacting dennis.marchant@btinternet.com


24th October 2018 [Wednesday]
Quorn Folk Dance Club
7.30 - 9.30pm - Quorn Village Hall

Club callers with recorded music.


25th October 2018 [Thursday]
Quorn Flower Club
Doors open 1.45 - 4.00pm - Quorn Church Room, Church Lane, Quorn

Autumnal Cone - members' own design in shape of a cone.


26th October 2018 [Wednesday]
Singing for Fun
7:30pm - 9:30pm - Rawlins

Whether you are an experienced singer, or just fancy giving your vocal chords a workout, all are welcome to join this singing group. Visit www.singingforfunem.com to find out more.


30th October 2018 [Tuesday]
Kids' Halloween Party
4.30pm to 6.00pm - QE Deli & Ktchen

We are hosting a Kids' Halloween Party! We are based in the heart of Quorn at the QE deli and kitchen. The event is for 10 years old and under, but parent/guardian must be present. - Fancy dress competition - Bring your own carved pumpkin - prize for the winner! - Guess how many sweets in the jar - Find the sweets - no hands! - Goody bags - Spooky music - Mini burgers, mini hot dogs and fries with a drink Tickets are £10 each, pop along to our deli to buy your tickets!


31st October 2018 [Wednesday]
Quorn Folk Dance Club
7.30 - 9.30pm - Quorn Village Hall

Caller Richard Spendlove with recorded music.
 
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7th November 2018 [Wednesday]
Quorn Folk Dance Club
7.30 - 9.30pm - Quorn Village Hall

Caller Ian Whitehead with music by Kevin Downham.


8th November 2018 [Thursday]
Quorn Flower Club
Doors open 1.45 - 4.00pm - Quorn Church Room, Church Lane, Quorn

Christmas Workshop with Jenny Boyce.


10th November 2018 [Saturday]
Quorn Remembers - The 100th Anniversary of The Armistice
10am to 4pm - Various venues including Quorn Village Hall

Quorn will be marking the centenary of the end of the Great War and paying tribute to its fallen with several village wide events over the remembrance weekend in November. As well as the annual Remembrance Services led by the Churches and the British Legion, The Quorn Local History Group have joined with numerous other local groups to create events across the village. The local historians have researched the lives of the 78 soldiers from Quorn who were lost in WW1 and have created a ‘trail’ in tribute to them. A free leaflet with a map is to be distributed prior to the weekend and Quorn residents and visitors will be invited to follow the trail which will take in the many events and will also lead participants to the surviving homes of the soldiers who did not return. The Great Central Railway in Quorn is holding an event called 'Great War, Great Central' that will tell the story of the railway’s involvement during the First World War and the stories of Great Central railwaymen who lost their lives. Quorn & Woodhouse Station will be taken back in time to when the station was run by the original GCR Co. at the time of the First World War. Other attractions will include: a collection of railway vehicles including the line’s resident centenarian locomotive 04 No. 63601 and a First World War tank, there will be displays, talks, music, WW1 re-enactors and a vintage shuttle bus into Quorn village to tie in with the village events. Entrance to the event at the station will be free with standard train travel prices applicable, tea and coffee will be available in ‘a Voluntary Aid Detachment Mess Room’. The New Quorndon Shakespeare Company will be recreating a Field Hospital in Quorn Village Hall on Saturday 10 November from 10am to 4pm, where VAD’s, nurses, wounded soldiers, orderlies and doctors will give visitors a taste of what it must have been like for those who volunteered to care for the wounded in France. But it is not all doom and gloom as the hospitals were visited by professional performers and the staff themselves often created their own entertainment. You might even be offered a cup of Camp Coffee and a Number 4 Standard Huntley and Palmer’s biscuit! Also, on Saturday from 10am to 4pm the Quorn W.I. will be paying tribute to the Suffragettes in Quorn Church Rooms, as well as marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Leicestershire Women’s Institute. In the village St. Bartholomew’s United Church will be open from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 10th September, with refreshments available, and will house an in-depth display detailing much about the lives of the Quorn Soldiers who gave their lives in the Great War. The Baptist Church will also be open from 11am to view their history display and to visit their war graves. On Sunday the main services in the morning at St. Bartholomew’s Church (10 am) and in the Memorial Gardens (11 am) will be followed by a ‘Thankfulness Lunch’ organised by the Village Events Group. This was an event that many villages across Britain held in 1918 and Quorn will be offering their own version at Rawlins Academy from 12.30 to 3.30pm, including singalong entertainment and a ukulele band! Tickets for this very special end to the Quorn Remembrance weekend will be on sale soon at £1.00 for adults, 50p for children. Many other local groups will be involved in the events over the weekend including the new Quorn Library in the Old School, The British Legion and the Scouts and Guides. We hope that residents and visitors to Quorn alike will join us as Quorn remembers and pays tribute to those who gave their all. Further details of all events can be found at; www.quorndon.com www.gcrailway.co.uk https://www.facebook.com/quorndonvillagehallandoldschool www.quornveg.co.uk


11th November 2018 [Sunday]
Quorn Remembers - The 100th Anniversary of The Armistice
10am to 4pm - Various venues including Quorn Village Hall

Quorn will be marking the centenary of the end of the Great War and paying tribute to its fallen with several village wide events over the remembrance weekend in November. As well as the annual Remembrance Services led by the Churches and the British Legion, The Quorn Local History Group have joined with numerous other local groups to create events across the village. The local historians have researched the lives of the 78 soldiers from Quorn who were lost in WW1 and have created a ‘trail’ in tribute to them. A free leaflet with a map is to be distributed prior to the weekend and Quorn residents and visitors will be invited to follow the trail which will take in the many events and will also lead participants to the surviving homes of the soldiers who did not return. The Great Central Railway in Quorn is holding an event called 'Great War, Great Central' that will tell the story of the railway’s involvement during the First World War and the stories of Great Central railwaymen who lost their lives. Quorn & Woodhouse Station will be taken back in time to when the station was run by the original GCR Co. at the time of the First World War. Other attractions will include: a collection of railway vehicles including the line’s resident centenarian locomotive 04 No. 63601 and a First World War tank, there will be displays, talks, music, WW1 re-enactors and a vintage shuttle bus into Quorn village to tie in with the village events. Entrance to the event at the station will be free with standard train travel prices applicable, tea and coffee will be available in ‘a Voluntary Aid Detachment Mess Room’. The New Quorndon Shakespeare Company will be recreating a Field Hospital in Quorn Village Hall on Saturday 10 November from 10am to 4pm, where VAD’s, nurses, wounded soldiers, orderlies and doctors will give visitors a taste of what it must have been like for those who volunteered to care for the wounded in France. But it is not all doom and gloom as the hospitals were visited by professional performers and the staff themselves often created their own entertainment. You might even be offered a cup of Camp Coffee and a Number 4 Standard Huntley and Palmer’s biscuit! Also, on Saturday from 10am to 4pm the Quorn W.I. will be paying tribute to the Suffragettes in Quorn Church Rooms, as well as marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Leicestershire Women’s Institute. In the village St. Bartholomew’s United Church will be open from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 10th September, with refreshments available, and will house an in-depth display detailing much about the lives of the Quorn Soldiers who gave their lives in the Great War. The Baptist Church will also be open from 11am to view their history display and to visit their war graves. On Sunday the main services in the morning at St. Bartholomew’s Church (10 am) and in the Memorial Gardens (11 am) will be followed by a ‘Thankfulness Lunch’ organised by the Village Events Group. This was an event that many villages across Britain held in 1918 and Quorn will be offering their own version at Rawlins Academy from 12.30 to 3.30pm, including singalong entertainment and a ukulele band! Tickets for this very special end to the Quorn Remembrance weekend will be on sale soon £1.00 for adults 50p for children. Many other local groups will be involved in the events over the weekend including the new Quorn Library in the Old School, The British Legion and the Scouts and Guides. We hope that residents and visitors to Quorn alike will join us as Quorn remembers and pays tribute to those who gave their all. Further details of all events can be found at; www.quorndon.com www.gcrailway.co.uk https://www.facebook.com/quorndonvillagehallandoldschool www.quornveg@btinternet.co.uk


14th November 2018 [Wednesday]
Quorn Folk Dance Club
7.30 - 9.30pm - Quorn Village Hall

Callers Brenda and Lynne with music by Kevin Downham, accordion.


14th November 2018 [Wednesday]
Wednesday Film Show
2.00pm [doors open 1.45pm] - Quorn Village Hall

To commemorate the 1918 Armistice, showing this month is ‘Journey’s End’, a WW1 drama. March 1918. C-Company arrives to take its turn in the front-line trenches in northern France led by the war-weary Captain Stanhope (Sam Claflin). A German offensive is imminent, and the officers (Paul Bettany, Stephen Graham, Tom Sturridge) and their cook (Toby Jones) distract themselves in their dugout with talk of food and their past lives. Stanhope, meanwhile, soaks his fear in whisky, unable to deal with his dread of the inevitable. A young new officer, Raleigh (Asa Butterfield), has just arrived, fresh out of training and abuzz with the excitement of his first real posting - not least because he is to serve under Stanhope, his former school house monitor and the object of his sister’s affections. Each man is trapped, the days ticking by, the tension rising and the attack drawing ever closer … Pay £4 at the door to include tea, biscuits and a raffle ticket. We hope to see you there. There will not be a film in December, so the next one will be on 9 January and it is ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’.


15th November 2018 [Thursday]
Quorn Gardening Club
7.30 - Quorn Church Rooms

A topical talk as they are very much the houseplants of the moment. Dr Gill Fearn will give us an Introduction to Cacti and other Succulents. There will be plants available for purchase.


21st November 2018 [Wednesday]
Quorn Folk Dance Club
7.30 - 9.30pm - Quorn Village Hall

Callers Pip & Lesley and music by band Platform 4.


22nd November 2018 [Thursday]
Quorn Flower Club
Doors open 1.45 - 4.00pm - Quorn Church Room, Church Lane, Quorn

Members' own design, entitled Yule Log.


28th November 2018 [Wednesday]
Quorn Folk Dance Club
7.30 - 9.30pm - Quorn Village Hall

Caller Ray Dawson with music by Fiddle Factor.
 
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5th December 2018 [Wednesday]
Quorn Folk Dance Club
7.30 - 9.30pm - Quorn Village Hall

Caller Trevor Brown with recorded music.


12th December 2018 [Wednesday]
Quorn Folk Dance Club
7.30 - 9.30pm - Quorn Village Hall

Club callers with recorded music.


13th December 2018 [Thursday]
Quorn Flower Club
Doors open 1.45 - 4.00pm - Quorn Church Room, Church Lane, Quorn

Christmas Demonstration by Sharon Badger. This is an open meeting, everyone welcome to come along and enjoy Sharon demonstrating some arrangements with Christmas in mind. Entry £5.00. This is a very popular event with all the arrangements being raffled at the end of the demonstration.


13th December 2018 [Thursday]
Quorn Flower Club
Doors open 1.45 - 4.00pm - Quorn Church Room, Church Lane, Quorn

Christmas Demonstration by Sharon Badger. This is an open meeting, everyone welcome to come along and enjoy Sharon demonstrating some arrangements with Christmas in mind. Entry £5.00. This is a very popular event with all the arrangements being raffled at the end of the demonstration.


19th December 2018 [Wednesday]
Quorn Folk Dance Club
7.30 - 9.30pm - Quorn Village Hall

Party Night - caller Roy Garrington with music by Belzebub.
 
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14th February 2019 [Thursday]
Quorn Flower Club
Doors open 1.45 - 4.00pm - Quorn Church Room, Church Lane, Quorn

Members' own interpretation of "Cup, Saucer & Cake". This will be a fun afternoon, including cake!

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