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Notices for Somercotes Salvation Army Corps

Somercotes Salvation Army, Sleetmoor Lane, Somercotes, DE55 1RB

Meetings led by Terence Carpenter, Territorial Envoy, unless otherwise stated. Enquiries phone: 01773 606945


-     Sunday 11.00 a.m – 12.00 noon – ‘The Jam Club’ (Sunday School).

-     Sunday Worship 3.00 p.m

-     Monday 2.00 p.m - Friends and Fellowship (except Bank Holiday weeks)

-     Tuesday 9.30 – 11.00 a.m Care and Share Coffee Morning (except Bank

      Holiday weeks). Sale of donated items on a weekly basis. Come and

      find a bargain.

Mass Choirs in ‘Summer Harmony’ Concert to Raise Funds for the John Eastwood Hospice

Mansfield & District & Pye Hill & District Male Voice Choirs
United Reformed Church, High Pavement, Sutton in Ashfield
Saturday 11 June at 7.00 p.m.

Mansfield & District Male Voice Choir and the Pye Hill and District Male Voice Choir are to hold a much awaited joint concert which will raise funds in support of the vital work of the John Eastwood Hospice at the United Reform Church, High Pavement, Sutton in Ashfield on Saturday 11 June.

Bakewell’s 14th International Day of Dance

For one day every year, the picturesque town of Bakewell hosts a stunning celebration of world music and dance, heralding the start of Bakewell Carnival Week. On Saturday 25th June up to 30 groups will be displaying dance styles from around the world at 8 outdoor venues from 11.00am to 4.30pm.

CQ Saturdays Street Theatre Brings Edwardian Style to Derby Cathedral Quarter

Visitors to Derby Cathedral Quarter will be taken back to the Edwardian era this summer as part of the popular CQ Saturdays entertainment programme.

Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (BID), which was voted national BID of the Year in the Association of Town and City Management 2016 awards, has again commissioned Derby-based Ashrow Theatre Company for CQ Saturdays Street Theatre.

Pirate Capers at Derby Market Hall

Visitors to Derby Market Hall in the Cathedral Quarter will be transported to the high seas over the next two weekends to mark the historic building’s 150th anniversary and celebrate the national Love Your Local Market fortnight.

Rag Week Success at JWC

Staff and students at Derby College’s Joseph Wright sixth form campus have raised £667 for charity during their annual Rag Week.

Activities included a fancy dress competition with a superheroes theme, cake sales, henna tattoos, music performances, games and quizzes. The money will be shared between Cancer Research, Children First and the Derby College Student Union (DCSU).

Spring In the Air At Broomfield Hall

Visitors to Derby College’s Broomfield Hall campus in Morley on Sunday May 29 will be in for a horticultural and animal treat with a wide range of advice and activities available for all the family.

Students Create Safe Haven For Broomfield Hall ‘Residents’

Level three Countryside Management students have created two important habitats for insects and amphibians at Broomfield Hall.

The students have constructed a hibernaculum and an insect log. Both habitats will provide food and shelter over the coming months and will help various species of cold blooded creatures survive harsh winters.