Due to the wonderful weather we're having at the moment the 2012 Gala moved to the Community Centre in a slightly slimmed down form, but that didn't dampen spirits (unlike the occasional shower). To us the new venue created amuch better atmosphere in the closer confines of the Community Centre and grounds.
The day also saw musical performances from Whitwell Brass Band in the morning, and local band After Hours later in the day with a great selection of rock classics and newer covers as well.
For the younger visitors the highlight was Savage Skills (as featured on ITV's Lets Get Gold) and their freestyle mountain bike stunt displays throughout the day.
Whitwell Forward and Bolsover District Council are bringing the Extreme Wheels Roadshow to Whitwell Primary School on Thursday 24th May between 6-8PM.
This is a free to attend event, although there are a few rules:
- Helmets must be worn at all times
- Minimum age is 7 years old, although under 9s must be accompanied by an adult
- A parental consent form must be returned on the day
- Consent forms can be found here: http://www.bolsover.gov.uk/extreme-wheels
Not only will this provide some much needed activity in the village for the younger members of our community but it is also a great opportunity for opinions and voices to be heard as the Extreme Wheels team will be doing video questionnaires to find out what our younger people want in the village, especially with regards to scate-parks etc. which the Parish Council is already looking in to.
Details of the 2011 Whitwell Festival of Music 2011 organised by Whitwell Forward have now been released. Building on the success of 2010 the festival will now be 3 days – starting on Friday 9th September and running through to Sunday 11th September.
Friday (Accoustic Night)
- Northern Monkey
- John Tansley
- Shanks Pony
- plus fireworks display
Saturday (Main Event, Indoor & Outdoor Stages)
- Monkeys Uncle
- Jack’s Rake
- The Offenders
- The Silver Darlings
- Pint of Mild
For up to date information on line-ups etc. then you should keep checking on the official Whitwell Festival of Music website.