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A charity organisation based in Nottingham city, supporting young people, is to celebrate its 21st birthday this year with a special exhibition.

Base 51, who has been providing support for 12-25 year olds in need of counselling, housing support, health help and more since 1993, when it opened its original centre on Glasshouse Street, will be hosting a special exhibition of its 21 year history at NGY myplace, Castlegate Nottingham. The exhibition will be open to the public over the weekend 13 – 14th December 12 noon – 4.30pm.

Over the last 21 years the organisation has expanded to respond to the changing needs of young people including working with health professionals to make their services young people friendly, providing specific support for young rough sleepers and outreach to young people running away and at risk in the city.

In 2008, Base 51 became part of a successful application for the Government Myplace programme with Nottingham City Council, Compass, Nottingham Forest in the Community, Futures and Notts YMCA and Nottingham  Clinical Commissioning Group. In 2012, this grant helped purchase a building for young people situated on Castlegate. Base 51 relocated to NGY and became the lead organisation for the new centre which provides a gym, recording studio, café and digital media for young people to use as well as counselling, health  and a youth club in the evenings.

Chief Executive of Base 51, Janet Lewis said;

“To reach our 21st birthday is a fantastic milestone for the organisation. IAs we have collated material for the exhibition it has highlighted the crucial role Base 51 has provided for young people. It has not always been plain sailing and we have the same struggles as many other charities but, the work that has been done here over the last twenty one years is amazing to see. We hope people will come along to the exhibition and see for themselves the great work produced over the last two decades.”

The charity is asking for anyone who may have used the centre or worked with Base 51 over the past 21 years to contribute any photos or stories they have for the exhibition. People can email them to [email protected] or post them to, Janet Lewis, Base 51, NGY myplace, 29 – 31 Castlegate, Nottingham, NG1 7AR.

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In Aid of the DEC (Disasters Emergency Committee – Philippines Typhoon Appeal)


Please help to sponsor people or even better come and take part in our 24 hour martial arts event whether that is joining in for a few hours or for the whole 24 hours.

For £10.00 only you can join in the training and the money will be donated to the DEC.

KickFit International Martial Arts Academy is to host this 24 hour charity event, which will run from 10.00am Saturday 30th November to 10.00am Sunday 1st December 2013.

All ages and abilities are welcome!


The event is to raise money for the DEC (Disasters Emergency Committee – Philippines Typhoon Appeal). For further details please check their website http://www.dec.org.uk/


Please contact Richard Hudson for further information and details about this forthcoming event through contact details below.


Chief Instructor-Master Richard Hudson.

6th Dan Doce Pares. – 16 x British and 3 x World Champion.

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KickFit International Martial Arts Academy 28-32 Carrington Street, Nottingham.

NG1 7FG, Tel: 0115 924 2240 Mobile: 07831 777 816 Email: [email protected]

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The Mayor of Gedling will be hosting a special charity remembrance concert on Saturday 23 November at Carlton Forum Leisure centre to raise money for homeless people and the Royal British Legion.

The Mayor of Gedling, Councillor Bob Collis, will be raising money for Framework, Emmanuel house and the Royal British Legion. As well as raising money, the Mayor also wants to raise awareness of the issue of homelessness in the borough and especially the issue of people who have served in the armed forces and are now homeless.

Entertainment will be provided by the Carlton Male Voice choir and the Newstead Brass band will be performing hymns at the event.

Mayor of Gedling, Councillor Bob Collis said;

“It’s very important that we remember those who gave their lives fighting for our freedom and we mustn’t forget those members of the armed forces who are now fighting their own battle with homelessness and we must do everything we can to help them.”

Tickets are priced at £6 and are available from the civic centre, Carlton forum leisure centre or people can contact the council on 0115 901 3844.



www.redbull.com/uk/en/music/events/1331597813190/red-bull-music-academy-carnival-nottingham-2013 A crowd of over 5,800 brought carnival spirit to the Forest Recreation Ground with a nine-hour celebration of Afro-Caribbean and bassline music, on the Red Bull Music Academy Sound System stage.

UK electronic music stalwart and one third of Magnetic Man, Artwork, put in a surprise appearance to blow the roof off the stage at Nottingham Carnival on Saturday 17th August.

The dubstep pioneer stepped in with a classic garage set taking him back to his roots, after headline act Breach was stranded in Amsterdam by a delayed flight.

Earlier in the day, proceedings kicked off with Nottingham urban music scene legends The Elementz, Rubberdub and Highness Sound System, as well as Warren XCLnce representing city record label Mimm.

The party continued with sets from Red Bull Music Academy alumni and producer Throwing Snow, who turned up the volume on his unique brand of subconscious club tracks. Also fresh from this year’s Academy edition in New York, T. Williams filled the Forest with the sound of heavy house influenced by hip-hop, grime and UK Funky.

Brothers Channel One unleashed the true sound of the Caribbean, showing everyone why they are celebrating over 30 years as one of the UK’s leading dub reggae sound systems. Rounding off their set with serious skanking in the crowd, Channel One pushed their positive message of unity and strength, roots and culture through Rastafari, which has made them legendary on the Carnival circuit.

Completing this year’s Red Bull Music Academy Nottingham Carnival line-up were duo Jus Now, who kept the party going well into the evening with their spirited fusion of Trinidadian Soca rhythms, and Congo Natty ft Congo Dubz, Nanci & Phoebe with their unique reggae-infused live show.

Alongside the music, the Red Bull Music Academy also provided a platform for leading young designers and artists from Nottingham and beyond, with a 70m live art installation from Notts Property and a designer showcase hosted by Mimm.

As the blare of horns fades into the distance over Nottingham, the Red Bull Music Academy Sound System moves on to the world famous Notting Hill Carnival, where the legendary Marley Brothers lead the line-up on Monday 26th August.

For more information head over to www.redbull.co.uk/carnival

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The Rushcliffe Play Forum is a Registered Charity, it’s aim is to support people within the borough of Rushcliffe and surrounding areas, to be imaginative, inspiring, stimulated and motivated to create better and stronger communities.

The heart of our communities are families, they provide the love, inspiration, encouragement, and motivation to make our communities better places to live in. Although many communities have out of school activities there is still the very special time at home that the families spend together.


Rushcliffe Play Forum would like to help you make this family time enjoyable, creative, emotional and cultural.


If you have ever taken a trip to the shops with your children you know that it doesn’t take long for you to spend your budget, it is with this in mind at we are now offering families membership to the Play Forum, you would get access to our fully stocked scrapstore, art and craft shop which is so much cheaper than some of the most popular arts, crafts and hobby shops. We hold regular drop in workshops and can help you if you would like to start you own local play event.


Membership is £15 per year,  which includes 4 baskets or 2 bin bags of scrap,  and unlimited visits to our shop, you will also have access to workshops and lots of ideas for you to take home with you.


Many of you would have seen us at Lark in the Park 7th August, we are the ones that provide the arts and crafts and costumes, and we hope to see you all there again this year. The theme this year is Once upon a time.



MUSIC IN THE PARK – Saturday 1st June 2013


This highly popular charity concert is held in the beautiful grounds of Wistow Hall, by kind permission of the Brooks family, and is a great night out for all ages.


Bring your own picnic and enjoy a wonderful evening listening to music by “Junction 21” (an 18 piece swing band), and the award winning all female brass band “Boobs & Brass”.

This is then followed by a fabulous Firework Display in front of Wistow Hall.


To see a 90-second video taken of the concert last year, go to www.wistow.com and click on the arrow in the middle of the big picture of Wistow Hall on the Home Page.


This year the concert is supporting “LOROS” (Hospice Care for Leicestershire & Rutland), the “Prince’s Trust” (helps change young lives), and the “Breast Cancer Campaign” (which funds research into breast cancer).


Wistow is situated 5 miles from Leicester, signed from the A6 at Great Glen and Kibworth and the A5199 at Kilby.


Gates open 5.30pm : Music starts 7.30pm :

Finale & Grand Fireworks Display 10.00pm.




TICKETS: Adult £12.50 : 12-16yrs £5 : Under 12’s Free : On the night £15.00

FREE Parking


Credit Card Hotline: 0116 231 8431

More information @ www.wistow.com or ring 0116 231 8431



ADOPTION OPEN EVENINGS are held by ‘Adopt Together’ at Faith in Families7 Colwick Road, WestBridgford, NG2 5FR on the first Thursday of every month to chat with our adoption team. Come along any time between 5.30pm and 7.30pm. There will be a short presentation at 6.30pm.  Next dates: Thursday 7th FebruaryThursday 7th March, Thursday 4th April 

Contact us: 0115 9558811, [email protected] or visit  www.faithinfamilies.org