A Celebration of Creativity at Warsop Fun Palace

The Shed was awash with colour and noise on Sunday 7th October as the community came together for Warsop’s first ever Fun Palace!

More than 100 people of all ages joined in the fun and took the opportunity to learn some new skills as part of the nationwide FFun Palace 1un Palaces weekend.  These annual free events are run by local people for local people, and celebrate culture at the heart of our communities.

The Vibrant Warsop team coordinated the event as part of their Strengthening Communities work funded by Big Warsop.  Groups who offered their skills and expertise at the Fun Palace included Warsop Scouts, Ecologic, Warsop Footpaths Group and the Rotherham African Drummers.  Local volunteers also shared their skills in cake decorating, jewellery making, card making and apple pressing amongst other activities.

Fun Palace 3Event Coordinator, Mike Payne, said, “We set out to bring fun, creativity and colour to The Shed and reveal the creativity and skills which lie hidden within Warsop – well, we certainly did that! We had graffiti art on the walls, African and snare drumming, giant bubble and slime making, guitar and ukulele playing, arts and craft and heritage stalls, making cards and jewellery, a games area and model trains, apple press, lighting fires, decorating cakes and building bird boxes and eating lovely food and loads of people generally having a really Fab time. Looks like we’ll be having a Fun Palace next year!”

In addition to bringing the Fun Palace back to The Shed in 2019, Vibrant Warsop is planning to bring out the creativity in Warsop through new art and music groups and community activities.  If you would be interested in joining an art group (painting), a drumming group or a music/singing group – or if there is another creative activity you would like to be able to access in Warsop – Vibrant would like to hear from you.  Please email maddy@vibrantwarsop.org or call Maddy on 07984 367153.

Fun Palace to Celebrate Creativity in our Community

A very special event is coming to Warsop this autumn. For one day only, The Shed will be transformed into the Warsop Fun Palace!  

In celebration of the culture and creativity in our community, individuals and groups will come together on 7th October to share their skills and passion for art, crafts, music, dance, science, sports activities, nature and heritage – all under one roof!

Fun Palaces will take place nationwide during the first weekend of October.  These free events are run by local people for local people, and celebrate culture at the heart of our communities.  The Warsop Fun Palace is being coordinated by the team at Vibrant Warsop who are lining up an exciting and diverse programme of activities for the day.  A variety of artists, musicians, teachers and performers will be sharing their skills with others.  From mad science experiments to wall graffiti, from karate to knitting, from ukulele-playing to drumming – there will be something for everyone of all ages and abilities to try out and get involved in

Event Co-ordinator, Mike Payne says, “Bringing fun, creativity and colour to The Shed, this free event will reveal the creativity and skills which lie hidden within Warsop.  Everyone is an artist and everyone is a scientist at our first ever Fun Palace!”

All are welcome to join in the fun from 11am to 3pm on Sunday 7th October at The Shed just off Wood Street in Market Warsop.  Hot food and hot and cold drinks will be available at affordable prices.

Keep an eye out for more information on the Vibrant Warsop Facebook page.

Stalls Available at Community Christmas Fair

Stallholders are invited to book a stall at the annual Community Christmas Fair held at The Shed on 1st December.

Last year’s event was attended by over 800 people who enjoyed the chance to buy Christmas gifts and crafts, visit Santa’s Grotto and hear performances from local school choirs.  This year, visitors will enjoy the same festive atmosphere, with a fantastic range of market and craft stalls, fairground rides, school performances and, of course, a visit from Santa!

To reserve your stall please complete and return a booking form together with your payment to Vibrant Warsop or to reception at Warsop Town Hall.

For more information, please email: warsopxmasfair@gmail.com or telephone Maddy Pritchard on 07984 367153.


Helping to deliver the Christmas Fair for 2017

fair-300x200Vibrant Warsop helped to deliver another successful Christmas Fair at The Shed @ The Adam Eastwood Building on 2 December 2017. Around 750 people attended the event, which really brought the community together.

It was organised by Warsop Community Volunteers from across the Parish including Julie Jackson (WYC), Bill Power, Grant Simpson (Sport4kidz), Susan Barrass and Samantha Wilson (Surestart Parent Group), Geoff Snare and Arty Parkin (Warsop & Shirebrook District Rotary), Ruth Riches, Helen Tomlinson and Christine Parkin (Warsop Inner Wheel), Lee Butcher (sf4kids), Frances McLaughlin (Churches together), Andrew Melles and Cara Bostock (Warsop Scouts) and Maddy Pritchard (Vibrant). There were also extra supporters on the day including Jake Simpson, Nigel Jackson, Chris Wade, Kath Pritchard, Sharon Pritchard, Patricia Pritchard, Lisa Butcher and staff from Warsop Co-op.  Edwinstowe Lions provided their sleigh for the Rotary Santa Ted Smith.  Our thanks to everyone who was involved. (more…)