White Horse “Quarantine” Quiz

When: 9th April 2020 @ 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Via Zoom, Ruddington

In our new “virtual” world – with Ruddington’s pubs closed and residents under COVID-19 Coronavirus lockdown until further notice – village quizmaster Howard Gees has gone online with his popular Thursday night White Horse Quiz! Howard (pictured above) says: “If you want to take part you just need to have a laptop and a smartphone. Join Zoom, make sure that the camera works and the speakers work, then at 8.30pm when you join our Zoom meeting, we’ll give you instructions on how to set up your ‘phone. You just need…

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Ruddington Baptist ‘Breakfast Church’ for Palm Sunday

When: 5th April 2020 @ 9:00 am
Where: YouTube, Ruddington

Join Children, Families & Youth Leader Mark Holden – and others from Ruddington Baptist Church – for this week’s online service for Palm Sunday. Today you’re invited to watch it at breakfast time – otherwise wherever in the day best suits you. Simply click the play arrow on the image below when you’re ready. Services have been moved online during the COVID-19 Coronovirus outbreak because the church has suspended its usual Sunday worship in St Peter’s Rooms (and its other services for Easter) in line with Government instructions to ‘stay…

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Ruddington Baptist Church Sunday Service

When: 29th March 2020 @ 10:30 am
Where: YouTube, Ruddington

You’re again invited to join Minister Sam Hackett and others from Ruddington Baptist Church for this week’s online Sunday service. Sam explains: “This can be watched at anytime. However, we are encouraging people to join all together in watching at 10:30am on Sunday morning.” Simply click the play arrow on the image below at this time – or whenever you’re ready to start. Services have been moved online during the COVID-19 Coronovirus outbreak because the church has suspended its usual Sunday worship in St Peter’s Rooms (and other weekday groups)…

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Ruddington Baptist Church Sunday Service

When: 22nd March 2020 @ 10:30 am
Where: YouTube, Ruddington

You’re invited to join Minister Sam Hackett and others from Ruddington Baptist Church for their first ever online Sunday service today. Sam explains: “This can be watched at anytime. However, we are encouraging people to join all together in watching at 10:30am on Sunday morning.” Simply click the play arrow on the image below at this time – or whenever you’re ready to start. Services have been moved online during the COVID-19 Coronovirus outbreak because the church has suspended its usual Sunday worship in St Peter’s Rooms (and other weekday…

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Henry Normal in Ruddington – CANCELLED

When: 11th May 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Ruddington Library, Church Street, Ruddington

UPDATE: 18th MARCH 2020 Very sadly his appearances here and elsewhere have now been cancelled due to the COVID-19 #Coronavirus pandemic. Ruddington Library will be closed until further notice after Saturday 21st March. Villagers can look forward to something extra-special this spring, as local poet, writer and award-winning TV and film producer Henry Normal brings his funny and accessible poetry to Ruddington Library. Co-writer of The Royle Family and producer of Gavin and Stacey, Nottingham’s own Henry Normal is coming here to present “a one-hour show packed with fun, poetry, jokes, stories and…

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Open House Weekend: Beer on Tap and Gin Tasting Event

When: 28th February 2020 all-day
Where: The Bottle Top, 2 High St, Ruddington, Nottinghamshire, NG11 6EH

It’s the Bottle Top’s first ‘Open House’ of 2020! Beer will be on taps on Friday 28th February 4pm-10pm and Saturday 29th February midday-10pm. The beers: Black Iris – “East Mids Pale Ale” Neon Raptor – “Night Drive Radio” Magic Rock – “Human Cannonball” Pilot – “Double Mochaccino Stout” There’ll also be a Gin Tasting and Chat event on Saturday 29th between 6.30pm and 8.30pm. The Bottle Top’s Anthony Preston says: “We are celebrating not just some great beers but the launch of Brentingby Gin will be joining us. The Brentingby Distillery…

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Rushcliffe 10k & Running Festival 2020 – NOW ONLINE

When: 5th April 2020 @ 9:30 am
Where: Rushcliffe Country Park, Mere Way, Nottingham NG11, UK

This is the annual running event at Rushcliffe Country Park, postponed from March 1st 2020 due to a waterlogged circuit, which can accommodate the whole family, you again have the option to run a 10k Race, 5k Race, Fun Run or Toddler Dash. IMPORTANT NOTICE: Event organisers have announced, as a result of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, the traditional Rushcliffe 10K will not be taking place this year – but it will continue virtually! See all the details >>HERE<<. Entries for the previous date will automatically be carried forward to today…

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Diesel Train Rides

When: 15th February 2020 @ 10:45 am – 2:45 pm
Where: Great Central Railway, Mere Way, Ruddington, Nottingham NG11, UK

Services operate from Ruddington to Loughborough Junction (via East Leake) and will be hauled by Heritage Diesel on the Blue Timetable with 10.45, 12.45 and 14.45 departures. 125 Group’s set of Mk3 coaches means all services will be fully heated and there will be hot and cold refreshments available on all trips. All other GCRN facilities will also be open including Miniature Railway, Model Railway, Heritage Transport section, Cafe, Visitor Centre, Children’s Play Area and the Gift Shop. Tickets are available online >>HERE<< or you can pay on the day. On Sundays and Bank…

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Talk: ‘The Northampton Cobbler’

When: 21st February 2020 @ 2:30 pm
Where: Chapel Art Gallery, Chapel St, Ruddington, Nottingham NG11 6HE, UK

‘The Northampton Cobbler – how the son of a framework knitter changed an empire’ by Francis Luckock. It’s a talk organised by The Friends of the Framework Knitters’ Museum being given on Friday 21st February 2020 at 2.30pm in the Old Chapel at Ruddington’s Framework Knitters Museum. Everyone’s welcome. Tickets cost £5 and are available from the museum’s office during normal opening times Wednesday to Friday from 10:30am to 4:30pm or by calling 0115 984 5375 or 0115 921 5253.

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Half Term Fun

When: 19th February 2020 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
Where: Framework Knitters' Museum, Chapel St, Ruddington, Nottingham NG11 6HE, UK

With the 75th Anniversary of VE Day approaching on May 8th, Ruddington’s famous Framework Knitters’ Museum is teaming up with other village organisations to prepare for a community celebration! Organisers say: “Come and help us knit a giant red, white and blue decoration for the event and take away your own knitted souvenir made on our antique machines. There will be mini-tours of our cottages so you can find out how life was like for our Victorian knitters.” They add: “Our popular mouse hunt will be re-launched so younger visitors…

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