Friday, August 22, 2014

LATEST NEWS FROM THE STEEL ROOMS IN BRIGG

Gallery
Our current exhibiting artist, Vincent Mancini, will be in our gallery this Saturday, 23 August from 12 lunch until 2pm, to talk about his art work. He'll have free wine and cheese on offer as well as his delicious home made fudge and Lemoncello.
 
Open Exhibition
This Autumn it's The Steel Rooms second Open Exhibition; Enter up to three pieces of art work between 1 and 5 September and if selected your work will be displayed for sale, in our top floor gallery throughout October and November. See the full terms and conditions here - http://www.thesteelrooms.com/steel-rooms-open-exhibition/ 
 
Alcohol Licence
We are now fully licenced and stocked up to sell alcohol. We're offering locally brewed ales and ciders, as well as lager,  bubbles and wine from further afield. 
 
Workshops / Events
We're opening our workshop to artists and crafters...
Open Art Studio Wednesday afternoons 1.30pm - 4.30pm. Our workshop room will be open for you to come and join like minded and budding artists for £3.00. Pop in for an informal afternoon each week, please bring along your own art materials.
Craft & Chat the 3rd Tuesday of each month 10am - 12 noon. Informal session with no tutor, space to craft and share tips with one another. £5 per person, includes one Tea or Coffee and either a scone / teacake / slice of cake. Please bring along your own materials.  The next session is Tuesday 16 September, keep an eye on our website for further dates - http://www.thesteelrooms.com/2014/08/craft-chat/
Check all our other scheduled workshops and events here - http://www.thesteelrooms.com/workshops/
 
Online Shop
We now sell our wares online, have a look at the latest items we have in stock and please spread the word - http://www.thesteelrooms.com/shop-unique-gifts-home-accessories/
 
Music 
Calling all musicians! Would you like to be included in our cafĂ© and gift shop music playlist? A chance to have your original music / songs aired in public (no covers or songs with expletives please). To be considered please drop in a CD...

NF ADDS: The Steel Rooms are at the corner of the Market Place and Spring's Parade.

BRIGG & DISTRICT EVENTS - SEPTEMBER TO CHRISTMAS 2014


SEPTEMBER
Tuesday 2 September
8pm – All in a Day’s Work - Illustrated talk about the Women’s Land Army by Josie Webb for BASH (Brigg Amateur Social Historians), Brigg and District Servicemen’s Club, Coney Court. Free. 01652 657053.

Friday 5 and Saturday 6 September
7 to 11pm Friday, 12noon to 11pm Saturday - Brigg Lions Cider Festival – John Reid Trucking Depot, Atherton Way, Brigg. Supporting Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Saturdays and Sundays  6 / 7 and 13 / 14 September
National Skydiving Championship – Hibaldstow Airfield. www.skydiving.co.uk/RAPS.htm


Sunday 7 September
11am to 5pm - MG Owners Car Meeting – Elsham Hall Gardens and Country Park. 01652 688698.
Doors 7pm, 7.45pm start – Andrew Combs, Matt McCloskey and Amanda Rheaume (country folk music) – Kirton  Town Hall. £11 advance, £13 on door. www.wegottickets.com 01652 649230.




Thursday 11 to Sunday 14 September - Lincolnshire Heritage Open Days
Free events throughout Lincolnshire. 01529 461499. www.lincsheritage.org

Thursday 11 to Saturday 13 September
Thursday and Friday 10am to 2pm, Saturday 10am to 3pm - Brigg Heritage Centre, The Angel, Market Place, DN20 8LD – Lest we forget – Discover the history behind our local war memorials. 01724 296771.


Friday 12 September
Doors 7pm for 7.30pm - Martin Daniels presents Now you See Me – Clean clever comedy with a touch of magicAngel Suite, Brigg. Tickets £10 from Brigg Tourist Information Centre. 01652 657053.

Saturday 13 September
5.30pm – Outdoor Magical Musical Evening – The Mount Tea Rooms, Castlethorpe, Brigg. Tickets £10 adults including pie and peas, £2.50 including hot dog and chips from The Mount, The Ivy, Brigg and Tudor Hair Salon, Scawby. Hot drinks, cakes on sale, bring your own drinks. The Mighty Burgage Band, Wold Singers, Polly Brown and Tom Glossop. 01652 654576.




Sunday 21 September
8am onwards - Keyo Sprint Triathlon 400m pool swim, 20k road cycle and 5k road run from Ancholme Leisure Centre, Brigg.  www.lincsquad.co.uk

Tuesday 23 September
7.15pm - Brigg and District Flower Society – The Angel Suite, Brigg. Demonstration by Caroline
Jackson from Broughton, “Afffinity”. Everyone welcome. 01469 569607.

Wednesday 24 September
7pm – The 1/5th Lincolnshire Battalion in WWI – Talk by Chris Bailey, The Buttercross, Market
Place, Brigg. £7 including glass of wine and nibbles, tickets from Brigg Heritage Centre. 01724
296771.

Saturday 27 September
9am to 3pm - Brigg Farmers’ Market - Market Place. Visit this FARMA accredited award winning market and buy delicious local food from the people who produce it. Now with over 30 stalls selling everything from venison to smoked salmon and home-made cakes to sauces. 01652 657053.


OCTOBER
Thursday 2 October
7.30pm – Brigg and District Horticultural Society Meeting – Talk by Mick Graves, Methodist Church Hall, Barnard Avenue. Members free, non-members £2. 01469 588532.


Friday 3 October
8pm – China Crisis – Ropery Hall, Barton. £15 advance, £17 on door. 01652 660380.
8pm – Pacific Curls – Celtic Roots Pacific Soul for LiveLincs Rural Touring – Epworth Thurlow Pavilion. 01427 872491.


Tuesday 7 October
8pm – The Highest Excellent Princess, Lady Anne Mowbray - Illustrated talk by Marilyn Roberts for BASH (Brigg Amateur Social Historians), Brigg and District Servicemen’s Club, Coney Court. Free. 01652 657053.

Saturday 11 October
Static line Parachute Training course – Hibaldstow Airfield. www.skydiving.co.uk/RAPS.htm

Wednesday 15 October
7.15pm - Brigg and District Flower Society Open Meeting – Scawby Village Hall. “Let’s Dance” by
Lee Berrill, National Demonstrator. All welcome. 01469 569607.


Saturday 18 October
Static line Parachute Training course – Hibaldstow Airfield. www.skydiving.co.uk/RAPS.htm

Sunday 19 October
10am to 4pm - Annual Ploughing Tournament – Northwold Farm, Worlaby Top, near Brigg. Working demonstrations, horse ploughing, static displays, refreshments. 01469 530741.

Thursday 23 October
7pm – The Sloops and Keels of the Humber – Talk by Brian Peeps, The Buttercross, Market
Place, Brigg. £7 including glass of wine and nibbles, tickets from Brigg Heritage Centre. 01724
296771.

Saturday 25 October
9am to 3pm – Brigg Harvest Farmers’ Market and Home Event - Discover the fruits of the harvest at the award winning Farmers’ Market. Competitions, street entertainers and quality local produce. Homeware stalls in The  Angel and Market Place. 01652 657053.

Tuesday 28 until Saturday 1 November
7.30pm (plus Sat mat 2.30pm) - Fiddler on the Roof – Performed by Brigg Amateur Operatic Society, Westmoor Hall, Vale of Ancholme School, Brigg. £7 evenings, £6 matinee. 01724 330874.

Friday 31 October
7pm - Brigg Ghost Walk – Starting from Nelthorpe Arms, Bridge Street. Tickets £3 from Brigg Tourist Information Centre. 01652 657053.

NOVEMBER
Saturday 1 November
Static line Parachute Training Course – Hibaldstow Airfield. www.skydiving.co.uk/RAPS.htm

Tuesday 4 November
8pm – Mary Queen of Scots - Illustrated talk by David Templeman for BASH (Brigg Amateur Social Historians), Brigg and District Servicemen’s Club, Coney Court. Free. 01652 657053.

Thursday 6 November
7.30pm - Brigg and District Horticultural Society – Methodist Church Hall, Barnard Ave. Illustrated talk on apples and fruit by Shaun D’Arcy. Members free, non-members £2 including refreshments. 01652 653985.

Friday 7 to Sunday 9 November
7.30pm – Theft – Written by Eric Chappell, performed by Broughton Dramatic Society, Broughton Village Hall. Tickets £5 from Brigg Tourist Information Centre. 01652 657053.

Saturday 8 November
10.30am or 1.30pm – Adult’s Pottery Angel Workshop - Waters’ Edge Visitor Centre, Barton. £30, booking essential. 01652 631500.

Saturday 22 November
9am to 3pm - Brigg Farmers’ Market - Market Place. Visit this FARMA accredited award winning market and buy delicious local food from the people who produce it.  Now with over 30 stalls selling everything from venison to smoked salmon and home-made cakes to sauces. 01652 657053.

Tuesday 25 November
7.15pm - Brigg and District Flower Society Meeting - "Christmas Style" demonstration by Beverley Artis from Long Eaton, Angel Suite, Brigg. All welcome. 01469 681768.

Friday 28 November
From 5pm - Brigg Lions Christmas Fayre - Christmas lights switch-on by cast of Dick Whittington, craft and charity market, street entertainment, dancers, carol singers, Father Christmas in Brigg town centre, late-night shopping until 9pm. 01652 652979.

DECEMBER
Tuesday 2 December
8pm –Frodingham ironstone - Illustrated talk by Paul Hildreth for BASH (Brigg Amateur Social Historians), Brigg and District Servicemen’s Club, Coney Court. Free. 01652 657053.

Saturday  6 December
7.30pm – Christmas Concert by the Brigg Singers – Messingham Village Hall. In aid of Holy Trinity Church, Messingham. 01234 842485 or pay on the door.

Monday 8 December
7.30pm – Brigg Singers Christmas Concert – Brigg Methodist Church, Barnard Avenue. Tickets £5 including refreshments, from Brigg Tourist Information Centre or pay on door. 01652 657053.

Thursday 11 December
7.30pm – The Mellstock Band perform The Christmas Hearth: Travels and Homecoming for LiveLincs Rural Touring – Worlaby Village Hall 01652 618507.

Thursday 18 December
7pm – Christmas Nostalgia - Talk by Terry Richards – The Buttercross, Market Place, Brigg. Tickets £7 including mulled wine and mince pie from Brigg Heritage Centre. 01724 296771.

Saturday 20 December
9am to 3pm - Brigg Christmas Farmers’ Market - Market Place. Visit this FARMA accredited award winning market and buy delicious local food for Christmas from the people who produce it.  Now with over 30 stalls selling everything from ostrich to smoked salmon and home-made cakes to sauces.  01652 657053.


All of the information within this publication is believed to be correct at the time of going to press. North Lincolnshire Council cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies.
PUBLISHED BY BRIGG TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE, THE BUTTERCROSS, MARKET PLACE, BRIGG DN20 8ER. TEL/FAX  01652 657053 brigg.tic@northlincs.gov.uk                                                 www.visitnorthlincolnshire.com



HOW MANY BRIGG FAMILIES HAVE YET TO CLAIM THEIR FREE ENTITLEMENT?

North Lincolnshire Council has told Brigg Blog is fears parents are missing out on free nursery places for their two-year-olds.
The Government has widened the criteria to enable more parents to benefit. From September 2014, twice as many parents can claim the free child care for their two-year-old. The criteria includes:
  • Families receiving working tax credits and/or child tax credits with an annual income no more than £16,190
  • Receiving out-of-work benefits
The child has:
  • A current statement of special educational needs (SEN) or an education, health and care plan
  • Attracts Disability Living Allowance
  • Is looked after by their local council
  • Has left care through special guardianship or through an adoption or residence order
577 children currently have their free place secured for September 2014 but applications can continue to be submitted all year round.
The free places can be used with an Ofsted registered child minder, pre-school or nursery that has a good or better Ofsted judgement.
There are currently 80 providers in North Lincolnshire that are able to accept funded two-year-olds – that have a good or better Ofsted inspection judgement or are in an area where there is insufficient child care at this standard so they are the only provider available.
To apply:
  • Online at www.northlincs.gov.uk/eef
  • Call the family information service on 01724 296629
  • Visit your local children’s centre
There are two options for the free places:
  • Up to 15 hours each week, term-time only
  • Up to 570 hours a year, all year round

Coun Rob Waltham (Brigg & Wolds), Cabinet Member for People at North Lincolnshire Council, said: "Child care can be expensive and eat into the family budget. Thanks to the Government, we are giving parents and carers the chance to send their two-year-old to nursery – free of charge. This is a fantastic offer which has widened the criteria to ensure twice as many toddlers can benefit.
“We have had a good response so far with over 570 parents applying, but there are still many places waiting to be snapped up. If you have a two-year old and would like to take advantage of this fantastic offer, please get in touch.”









For media enquiries please contact:
Sarah Howe, Senior Media Relations Officer
Tel: 01724 296353, Mobile: 07717586353
Email: sarah.howe@northlincs.gov.uk 



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PICTURE BATCH 5: NIGEL & SANDRA'S AFTER-WEDDING SOCIAL AT THE BLACK BULL PUB IN BRIGG












Nige & Sandra - the happy couple















Thursday, August 21, 2014

PICTURE BATCH 4: NIGEL & SANDRA'S POST-WEDDING 'DO' AT THE BLACK BULL PUB IN BRIGG


Here's another "Nige" enjoying Nigel & Sandra's post-wedding evening "do" at the Black Bull pub in Brigg. This is our fourth batch of pictures from this event on Brigg Blog. Have you seen the others?





Bride Sandra and hubby Nigel (centre).

















£31K TO £34K BRIGG JOB ON OFFER AT COUNCIL

North Lincolnshire Council has a job vacancy for a Health Improvement and Wellbeing Officer, based at Hewson House, in Station Road, Brigg.
The salary is on a scale from £31,160 to £34,894 - and it's a 37 hours a week post.
VIEW FULL DETAILS HERE

BRIGG & GOOLE MP FITS THIS PICTURE INTO HIS BUSY TIMETABLE


Brigg and Goole MP Andrew Percy with an A3 poster showing the train times on the line that has served our town since the 1840s. 
Andrew is pictured outside his office in Bigby Street, Brigg. 
A big effort is being made to publicise the Saturdays-only service linking Brigg station with Sheffield, Retford, Gainsborough, Grimsby and Cleethorpes.
Brigg Blog's thanks go to Paul Johnson, of the Friends of the Line group, for supplying the picture.

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