A blooming good day out!

flower podOn Saturday 14 June, The Flower Pod will be opening its gate to the public for the first time to show everyone what they’ve been up to in the past two years.

Pop down to Home Farm, Brackenhurst Lane in Southwell between 10.30am and 4.30pm to see for yourself how a rubble-strewn north facing site has been transformed into a south facing terraced landscape, ready and waiting to bloom for years to come.

Overlooked by a beautiful strawbale eco workshop with wide, welcoming verandas to shelter and nurture the volunteers and adults with learning disabilities, it gives everyone a chance to blosssom and contribute towards a sustainable income for Reach, the charity that supports over 150 adults with learning disabilities in Nottinghamshire.

Admission is £3 per person – and while you’re enjoying a stroll around the site, don’t miss the chance to sample scrummy scones and tray bakes in the pop up cafe provided by Lucy’s Vicarage Tea Rooms!

Carnival set to bring the sound of music to Newark’s streets

newark carnivalNewark’s biggest free event will be bringing the town alive with music on Sunday 22 June – it’s Carnival time again and this year’s theme looks set to attract more groups and spectators than ever to the party.

The call has gone out for participants to bring Bhangra to Bridge Street, pop to Portland Street and Latino to Lombard Street – whatever your musical style, the organisers want you to beat the drum and get ready to dance, sing and fill the air with the sound of music!

Free, family-friendly and lots of fun, the Carnival kicks off at 2pm in the Market Place – head on over to newarkcarnival.com for all the latest news, suggestions for musical themes for your float and details of how to register your group…

Can we smash it? Yes we can!

speed networkingThe current Guiness World Record for ‘The Most People Attending a Speed Networking Event – Single Venue’ was set in October 2013, when 475 participants gathered together in Queensland, Australia.

Now the call has gone out to businesses across the East Midlands to be part of something amazing and SMASH that record!

Hosted by Kelham Hall & Country Park in Newark, this landmark event takes place on Wednesday 9 April, from 9am to 12 noon. Supported by networking groups across the East Midlands – including Newark Business Club – it will bring together hundreds of people looking to meet and do business with each other.

Tickets for the event are £15 each, to include refreshments of tea/coffee and a bacon cob, together with the chance to take part in 20 speed networking meetings during the morning.

Visit the North Notts Business Connections website for more details and follow the link to book your place to be a world record breaker!