Mansfield

‘The Toffee Hut brings poetry to town’

By Phoebe Cox / May 16, 2022
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On Sunday the 15th of May, history was made here in Mansfield as the year-old quirky cafe on Regent Street celebrated local creativity by hosting one of Nottingham Poetry Festival’s closing acts.  ‘An evening with Richard C. Bower & Guests’ saw the intimate venue sell out as residents came along to enjoy an evening of…

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Rhiannon’s — Ringing ‘like a bell’ through Warsop!

By Phoebe Cox / April 27, 2022
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Rhiannon’s has a whimsical and energetic feel, ringing ‘like a bell’ through Warsop – it certainly captures the eye as you venture down Clumber Street. The store sells vintage and preloved items, with an accompanying studio where mindful and uplifting sessions are facilitated. The adjoining space can also be hired by members of the community.…

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ALL ABOUT EBONY

By Phoebe Cox / August 17, 2021
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Ebony Broughton, who goes by ‘EBONY’ is a 15-year-old singer/songwriter from Mansfield. As well as pursuing music academically at her secondary school, due to receiving a music scholarship, Ebony is a member of the local band The Publics. The young singer also works on her solo material when she isn’t performing in her school’s choir.…

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JAMIE ‘JUDOKA’ JOHNSON

By Phoebe Cox / August 11, 2021
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Mansfield district-born Jamie Johnson is a Judo instructor who works for the British Judo Association. Johnson competed internationally before becoming a coach. Johnson celebrated a huge achievement in the Olympics towards the end of July, as one of the young women whom the Warsop resident coaches, Coventry’s Chelsie Giles, won Britain’s first medal of Tokyo…

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SANCTUARY: REVIEW

By Phoebe Cox / August 4, 2021
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Richard C. Bower is a writer from Mansfield who has recently published a poetry book dedicated to his Mum, called Sanctuary. The book is bitter-sweet, as it covers an anthology of poems written by the local writer, with the most amplified emotions being that of love and grief. Richard relates these very human feelings, emotions,…

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#UpTheLics

By Phoebe Cox / July 28, 2021
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What a night! On Saturday, July 24th, The Publics performed for the first time in two years, down at the Black Market Venue. The atmosphere was electric and so was the crowd. It was clear to see that the local 5-piece indie rock band has a lot of solid support as people danced the evening…

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WARSOP OLD HALL NEEDS US

By Phoebe Cox / June 19, 2021
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A recent update on Warsop Old Hall’s Facebook page provides a little insight into the local archaeological project happening right here in the Mansfield District and further coverage in Warsop Parish News shares more on its past and future plans… I wanted to tap into the present and have a little chat with Maddy Pritchard…

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Cakefield Cakes Tea Room: A Platter of Pleasley

By Phoebe Cox / June 8, 2021
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I was kindly invited down to Gemma’s lovely tea room, which resides within the heart of Pleasley and is located by a calming scenic view of the waterfront as passing ducks, swans, and geese swim by… Sitting outside felt like having a front-row seat to a nature reserve. It certainly enhances its location and adds…

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PUSHING BUTTONS: THE ALTERNATIVE SOUND OF RICKY

By Phoebe Cox / June 7, 2021
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Ricky Boot is a local producer, who is self-releasing an EP on June 11th and is kindly offering 5 free digital downloads to anyone who follows him on Instagram and messages him with #MansfieldOnTheMap. Ricky will drop 5 of you a code, so you can have a listen to Pushing Buttons before its official release,…

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My Imaginary Friend, Reece Fell Over

By Phoebe Cox / June 6, 2021
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I first connected with Reece over Instagram, upon a shoutout for local musicians for an upcoming creative feature. However, upon chatting and listening to Reece’s music, I felt like an interesting local character with such a unique sound, was a great solo feature that would bring creativity and community to life! It felt like a…

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