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                         February  2019   


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Harby Harlequins present their pantomime Snow White at the village hall from Wednesday, 30 January until Saturday 2 February. Performances are at 7.30 pm each night and there's also a 2 pm Saturday matinee. Tickets are 8 for adults, 4 for children. Phone 01949 860713.
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Geoff Blackwell will present a talk entitled The History of Photography of Postage Stamps at a meeting of Keyworth and District Local History Society in the Centenary Lounge at Keyworth Village Hall on Friday, 1 February at 7.30 pm. Admission for non-members is 2. Refreshments will ne available and there's also a raffle.
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Rob Knight will give an illustrated talk on monochrome landscape photography at Melton Mowbray Photographic Society's meeting in the Samworth Centre on Friday, 1 February at 7.15 pm. New members are welcome. For details visit www.meltonphotographic.co.uk
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A quiz for teams of four people in aid of the RAINBOWS Children's Hospice is taking place at Melton Royal British Legion Club on Friday, 1 February at 7 for 7.30 pm. The quiz-master is Richard Angrave. Entry is 8 per person which includes a buffet supper. There will be a bar so do not bring your own drinks. To book your team, phone 01476 860266.
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Whissendine STARS present their pantomime Treasure Island at the village hall on Friday and Saturday, 1-2 February at 7.30 pm, plus a 2.30 pm Saturday matinee. Tickets are 7 for the evening performances and 6 for the matinee, and they're available from the village store in Main Street or phone Melton 474373.
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Melton Ramblers have an eight mile circular walk around Stoke Rochford on Saturday, 2 February. They're meeting at the Wilton Road Car Park in Melton, ready to drive out at 8.30 am. The walk will include both a picnic and a pub lunch. Newcomers are welcome. For details phone 07969 669230 or see ww.meltonramblers.org.uk
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A charity antiques and collectables valuation day is taking place at Melton Royal British Legion Club from 12 midday until 4 pm on Saturday, 2 February. Items will be evaluated by Hansons auctioneers and valuers. Admission is 2 per person which includes valuation of two items. Accompanied under 16s go in free, and there's also a raffle and merchandise stall. Proceeds to Pablo's Horse Sanctuary.
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Melton Diabetes Peer Support Group is meeting at the Samworth Centre in Melton on Saturday, 2 February at 2 pm. Newcomers are welcome. Phone 07853 215504.
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Dove Cottage Day Hospice is opening a new charity shop and coffee bar in Asfordby and there's an information session so people can find out about job and volunteer opportunities on Tuesday, 5 February at 10 am in Asfordby Parish Hall.  For more details phone 01949 860303.
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The Reverend David Key will give a talk about the work of the National Trust at a meeting of Sage Cross Methodist Ladies' Club who are meeting at the church on Wednesday, 6 February at 1.45 to 2 pm. Newcomers are welcome.
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Mr Dharminder Singh from Keyworth Pharmacy will give a talk about health and wellbeing at Keyworth 8 O'Clock Club's meeting in the Parish Church Hall on Wednesday, 6 February at 8 pm. Visitors are welcome. Admission is 2 including refreshments and a raffle ticket.
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Keyworth and District Footpaths Association have a seven mile circular guided walk around Staunton Harold Reservoir, Calke Abbey, Dimminsdale and Ticknall on Thursday, 7 February. They're meeting at Keyworth Square, ready to drive out at 9.30 am. To join, phone 07986 614438 or 07866 755615.
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Keyworth Camera Club's meeting on Thursday, 7 February consists of   demonstrations of various techniques by members so others can improve their skills. It's at the Parish Church Hall in Selby Lane at 7.30 for 7.45 pm and newcomers are welcome. Admission is 3.
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There's a practical evening at Melton Mowbray Photographic Society's meeting in the Samworth Centre on Friday, 8 February at 7.15 pm. Members can practice and learn new skills from each other. Newcomers are welcome. For details visit www.meltonphotographic.co.uk
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Dr Ann Featherstone will explore the world of Victorian Melodrama when she is guest speaker at Melton Mowbray and District Historical Society's meeting at the Sage Cross Methodist Church on Friday, 8 February at 7.30 pm. Visitors are welcome. For details see www.meltonmowbrayhistorical.org.uk
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Melton Ramblers have a 10 mile circular walk around Waltham-on-the-Wolds on Saturday, 9 February. They're meeting at the Wilton Road Car Park in Melton, ready to drive out at 8.30 am. Newcomers are welcome. For details phone 07969 669230 or see ww.meltonramblers.org.uk
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The Vale of Belvoir Rotary Club is holding a giant fundraising sale in aid of The Friary Centre for Homeless People at Cotgrave Welfare on Saturday, 9 February from 10 am. Items for sale include bedding, shoes, clothing, toys, books, greeting cards, jewellery, handbags and lots more. There's free parking and refreshments will be available.
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A Musical Fantasia featuring songs from the shows and movies is being staged at Melton United Reformed Church on Saturday, 9 February 7 pm. It's performed by talented musicians and singers from the Melton area - Ally Smith, Harry Lee-Payton, Maddy Lygo, Thomas Corden, Ellen Clark, Rosie Weston and Evie Baines under the direction of Edgars Cuzinskis. Admission is free but donations are welcome to support Ally's trip to Sri Lanka this summer where she will be doing voluntary work in the community.
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Angela Tubb will give a talk entitled Colours of Bangladesh at Bingham WI's meeting in the WI Hall, Station Street, on Monday, 11 February at 2 pm. Visitors are welcome. Phone 01949 836584.
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In preparation for the forthcoming local elections, Melton Borough Council is running an event to raise awareness of the role played by parish and borough councillors and to encourage more people to get involved in local politics, helping to shape services and to represent their community. It's at the Council's Parkside Offices on Monday, 11 February at 6 pm. To book a place phone Melton 502441 or email democracy@melton.gov.uk

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Marie Bradley from Selston will give a floral demonstration entitled Love Is In The Air at South Notts Flower Club's meeting in the Burnside Hall, Plumtree, on Monday, 11 February at 7.30 pm. Visitors are welcome. Entry is 6.
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Natural history photographer Barbara Meyer will give an illustrated talk entitled The Badgers Of Sherwood Forest at a meeting of Melton Group of the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust. She's speaking at the United Reformed Church in Chapel Street on Monday, 11 February at 7.30 pm. Her talk covers her three-year monitoring project of the wildlife in the woodland. For more information phone Melton 852119.
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There's a lunchtime organ recital at St Mary's Church in Melton on Tuesday, 12 February at 1 pm. The organist is David Hill, a former Master Of Music at Winchester Cathedral and Westminster Cathedral, and former Director Of Music at St John's College, Cambridge. Everyone is welcome and admission is free but there will be a collection in aid of the church organ fund. Refreshments will be available.
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Mike Davey will give an illustrated talk entitled Wonderful Wisley at a meeting of Bingham Garden Club at the WI Hall, Station Street on Tuesday, 12 February at 7.30 pm. It's also the AGM. Visitors are welcome and entry for non-members is 3, including refreshments. For details phone 01949 838782 or see www.binghamgardenclub.com
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Pam Wakefield will give a talk entitled The Story Of One of the Queen's Wedding Cakes at a meeting of Cropwell Bishop WI in the Memorial Hall on Tuesday, 12 February at 7.30 pm. New members and visitors are welcome. Phone 0115 989 2740.
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Andy Jones and Jed Jaggard will give a talk about metal detecting, entitled The Real Dad's Army, at Melton Tractor Club's meeting in Melton Conservative Club on Tuesday, 12 February at 8 pm. For details phone 07979 416886.
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Dr Oliver Harris ill give a talk entitled The Human Body Through History: What Archaeology Tells Us at a meeting of Melton Fieldworkers Group at Melton Carnegie Museum on Wednesday, 13 February at 7 for 7.30 pm. Admission is 5. To book, phone 0116 305 3860.
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Keyworth and District Footpaths Association have a seven mile circular guided walk at Southwell, alongside the River Greet and taking in Maythorne, Norwood Park and Brackenhurst College on Thursday, 14 February. They're meeting at Keyworth Square, ready to drive out at 9.30 am. To join, phone 07743 336282.
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Janet Merryweather will stage a craft evening at Plumtree WI's meeting in the Burnside Memorial Hall on Thursday, 14 February at 7.30 pm. New members and visitors are welcome. For details phone 0115 937 3336 or 07539 112 229.
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John and Katrina Mee from Rolls-Royce Photographic Society will show their award-winning photographs at Keyworth Camera Club's meeting on Thursday, 14 February at 7.30 for 7.45 pm at the Parish Church Hall in Selby Lane. Visitors are welcome. Admission is 3.
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Melton Ramblers have a 10 mile circular walk around the Harold Odell Country Park and Nature Reserve in Bedfordshire on Saturday, 16 February. They're meeting at the Wilton Road Car Park in Melton, ready to drive out at 8 am. Newcomers are welcome. For details phone 07969 669230 or see ww.meltonramblers.org.uk
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There's a jumble sale at Hickling Village Hall on Saturday, 16 February at 2 pm. There will be stalls with household goods, books, clothes, bric-a-brac and nearly-new items. Entry is 30p. Proceeds will go to St Luke's Church, Hickling.
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Bingham and District Choral Society is holding its annual open singing day in the State Chamber, Southwell Minster on Saturday, 16 February from 10 am until 3.30 pm. It will be led by professional soloist and choral conductor Ellie Martin. The day will cost 20 or 8 for under 18s. Further details on 0115 989 4836.
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A fun Valentine's Naughty But Nice quiz is being staged at Melton's Sage Cross Methodist Church On Saturday, 16 February at 7 pm. Teams of up to six people can take part. Entry, is 5 for adults, 2.50 for children and it includes a generous helping of delicious pudding. Proceeds for the charity Action For Children. To book phone Melton 854748.
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Melton Ramblers have a five mile circular walk around Old Dalby on Sunday, 17 February. They're starting out from the Belvoir Alehouse at 10 am and there will be a pub lunch afterwards. Newcomers are welcome. For details phone 07969 669230 or see ww.meltonramblers.org.uk
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Something Fishy is the theme of Time Together for families with young children at Bingham Parish Church on Sunday, 17 February at 4 pm. There will be activities, music, praise and refreshments.
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Melton Carnegie Museum is offering craft activities and a trail for children to follow during their half-term break. The theme is It's a Mystery and the museum will be open every day from Tuesday to Saturday, 19 to 23 February between 10 am and 4 pm. Some activities are free of charge, others incur a nominal cost and there's no need to book.
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Mike Davey and Malcolm Fisher are the panellists at a Gardeners Question Time evening being staged by Keyworth District Gardening Association in the Centenary Lounge at Keyworth Village Hall on Monday, 18 February at 7.30 pm. Admission for non-members is 3, including refreshments.
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Sally Henshaw will give a talk about Warwick The Kingmaker at a meeing of the Friends of Melton Carnegie Museum on Tuesday, 19 February at 2.30 pm.
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Kate Francis from East Leake will give a talk about house plants at a meeting of Frisby Flower And Garden Club at Frisby-on-the-Wreake Village Hall on Tuesday, 19 February at 7 for 7.30 pm.
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Gardening writer and broadcaster Geoff Hodge will give an illustrated talk entitled The 12 Month Garden - Colour All Year Round at a meeting of Bottesford and District Gardens Association at St Mary's Church in Bottesford on Tuesday, 19 February at 7.15 for 7.30 pm. Tickets are 3 from 01949 844234.
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Radcliffe-on-Trent Drama Group presents Quartet - a comedy by Robert Harwood at the Grange Hall, Radcliffe, every night from Tuesday to Saturday, 19-23 February. Doors open at 7 and the performance starts at 7.30 pm. Tickets are 9 from the Pen2Paper shop in Radcliffe, or phone 0115 933 2906 or see www.radclife-on-trentdramagroup.co.uk
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Stories To Screen is the theme of half-term activities for children aged 4  to 12 years at Melton Library on Wednesday, 20 February from 11 am until 12 noon. Children can join the Jungle Book Trail, design a Mary Poppins umbrella, and have fun taking part in a Paddington Bear adventure. There will be stories, pictures, trails and crafts. Entry is 2 and booking is essential on 0116 305 3646.

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Andrew Tuckwell will give a talk about the work of the Keyworth and District Community Concern organisation at Keyworth 8 O'Clock Group's meeting in the Parish Church Hall on Wednesday, 20 February at 8 pm. Entry is 2 on the door, including refreshments.
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Keyworth and District Footpaths Association have an eight mile circular guided walk around Little Eaton and Horsley in Derbyshire on Thursday, 21 February. They're meeting at Keyworth Square, ready to drive out at 9.30 am. To join in, phone 0115 937 3464.
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Keyworth Business Group have a networking meeting for business owners at The Village Cafe and Bistro in Main Street on Friday, 22 February from 8 until 9 am. Buy a cup of coffee or tea and discuss local issues. Details on 07780 646142 or 07946 619961.
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The Thomas Cranmer Centre in Aslockton has a fundraising fashion show on Friday, 22 Febuary at 7 for 7.30 pm. It's being staged by the Fundraising Fashion Show Company and tickets are 5 from 01949 850003 / 850257 / 850034 / 850384.
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The Mayor of Melton's quiz for teams of four people is taking place at Melton Borough Council's Parkside Offices on Friday, 22 February at 7.30 pm. Entry is 10 per person which includes a fish and chip supper. Bring your own drinks. To book your team, phone Melton 569493. Proceeds will go to the Mayor's Appeal which is supporting the RAINBOWS Children's Hospice and the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance.
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The Macmillan Mammoth Quiz in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support is being held at Keyworth  Parish Church Hall in Selby Lane on Friday, 22 February at 7.30 pm. Teams can have up to six people and entry is 5 per person. Bring your own drink and nibbles. There will be prizes and a raffle. Tickets are available from Storeys Hardware Store in The Square or phone 07701 001576.
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The Rotary Club of Melton Mowbray Aurora presents Beyond The Boundary, an evening with Jonathan and Emma Agnew, chatting about life as The Voice Of English Cricket and news from the latest tours of Sri Lanka and the West Indies. It's at Melton Theatre on Friday, 22 February and proceeds will go to Rotary charities. For ticket details and bookings phone Melton 851111 or visit www.meltontheatre.co uk
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Melton Ramblers have an eight mile circular walk around Hartshorne in Derbyshire on Saturday, 23 February. They're meeting at the Wilton Road Car Park in Melton, ready to drive out at 8 am. The walk is followed by a pub lunch. Newcomers are welcome. For details phone 07969 669230 or see ww.meltonramblers.org.uk
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The Melton Matters environmental group is holding a patch walk in the area of Chapel Street, Beckmill Court and Kings Road in association with the Police and Melton Borough Councillors so residents and business owners in the area can discuss any matters of concern. It's  on Sunday, 24 February from 10 am starting at the Chapel Street car park. Future dates are: March 24 for  a litter pick in the Scalford Road area, and April 28 for a patch walk and mini litter pick on Egerton Ward, both at 10 am.
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Feelgood Films presents a showing of Christopher Robin in the Centenary Lounge at Keyworth Village Hall on Monday, 25 February at 1.45 for 2 pm. Entry is by donation (minimum 3.50) on the door. Everyone is welcome and lifts can be arranged with prior notice. Phone 0115 937 3849 or 0115 937 3336.
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There's a lunchtime organ recital at St Mary's Church in Melton on Tuesday, 26 February at 1 pm. The organist is Iain Harvey, founder of Charles James Organs. Everyone is welcome and admission is free but there will be a collection in aid of the church organ fund. Refreshments will be available.
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Philip Braund will give a talk entitled Tales From The Files of An Investigative Journalist at a meeting of Keyworth U3A (the University of the Third Age) at on Tuesday, 26 February at 2 for 2.30 pm in Keyworth Methodist Church, Selby Lane. For information see www.keyworthu3a.org.uk
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Keyworth and District Footpaths Association have a seven mile circular guided walk on Thursday, 28 February setting out from Keyworth Square at 10 am and going to Plumtree, Normanton, Clipston, Lamin Gap and then back to Keyworth. TDetails on 07954 952233. The AGM will take place at Keyworth Methodist Church at 2 pm.
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Erika Sonnenvirth will present a talk and demonstration entitled Exercise For Everyone at a meeting of Keyworth WI in the Centenary Lounge at the Village Hall on Thursday, 28 February at 7.15 pm. Visitors are welcome. Admission is 4.50.
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The William Booth Memorial Halls (Nottingham) Salvation Army Band will be in concert at Melton's Sage Cross Methodist Church and Community Centre on Saturday, 9 March at 7 pm. Tickets are 8, including refreshments, and booking is essential. Phone Melton 854748. Proceeds will go to the church's Looking To The Future For All Fund.
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There's a lunchtime organ recital at St Mary's Church in Melton on Tuesday, 12 March at 1 pm. The organist is Brian Varley, organist at Andrew's Church, Bishop Auckland. Everyone is welcome and admission is free but there will be a collection in aid of the church organ fund. Refreshments will be available.
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Northern Soul Live is being staged on Friday, 15 March from 6 pm onwards at the Market Tavern in Melton, featuring Stefan Taylor and the Signatures, plus guest DJ Bernie Gackowski. Tickets are 12 in advance or 15 on the door and the event is in aid of the Roy Castle Lung Foundation.  See www.the signatures.co.uk
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The 20th anniversary Venture Mind Quiz for teams of 6-8 people is at Waltham-on-the-Wolds Village Hall on Friday, 15 March at 7 for 7.30 pm. Entry is 8.50 per person, which includes a hot supper and dessert. To book phone Melton 464426 or 07825 372156. Proceeds will go to the Waltham Dollywagon Explorer Unit.
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Chris Bannister will perform the music of John Denver at the Thomas Cranmer Centre, aslockton, on Saturday, 16 March at 7.30 for 8 pm. Tickets are 10 from 01949 850775 or 01949 850257.
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The Vale of Belvoir Lions Club are holding their annual music quiz for teams of up to six people at Bottesford VC Hall on Saturday, 23 March at 7.30 pm. Tickets are 7 per person which includes food and pre-booking is essential on 07540 935478. Proceeds will go to Lions charities.
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An Irish evening is being held at Old Dalby Village Hall on Saturday, 23 March at 7.30 pm, featuring the Ceilidh music band Govannen. Tickets are 15 and include an Irish stew supper. Details from 07774 619678.
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There's a lunchtime organ recital at St Mary's Church in Melton on Tuesday, 26 March at 1 pm. The organist is Michael Overbury, a former director of music at Worksop Priory. Everyone is welcome and admission is free but there will be a collection in aid of the church organ fund. Refreshments will be available.
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Hickling WI are holding a fashion show featuring styles for every occasion presented by clothing retailer Obsessions. It's a Kinoulton Village Hall on Monday, 8 April at 7 pm and tickets are 8 from Melton 822835.
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