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Retford Big Market Days
 There was a constant stream of people, young and old, from 10am to 1pm, creating all sorts of shapes with the balloons – great free fun family entertainment!
Nottingham City Council

Praise for Nottingham City Council For Backing Campaign To Protect Rivers And Ocean

This makes the authority the biggest city in the UK to back the plan, and the furthest inland. Nottingham City Council has been applauded by campaigners for remaining committed to the move. Green Hustle - local Motion for the Ocean campaign leads - thanked City Councillors and branded it “a ray of light” showing “vision, hope and perseverance”.

The Unconventional Wedding Fair. Nottingham University, 25/02/24

The Unconventional Wedding Fair at Nottingham University, Sunday 25th February 2024

The UKs top alternative wedding fair is coming to Nottingham on Sunday 25th February 2024.

Little Posy Wedding Photography

Little Posy Wedding Photography

Every wedding tells a story. The perfect way to keep these stories alive is through photographs that you can cherish forever. Claire, from Little Posy Photography, is on hand to capture the real smiles, the real emotions and the laughter that tell the story of your day.
Weddings - Norwood Park

A Venue For All Seasons

Norwood Park is an exclusive private country estate nestled in the countryside in Southwell. The perfect venue to host year-round weddings, events and celebrations.
Dene Wood, Head Gardener at Clumber Park.

New Year Gardening

Dene's gardening tips for January & February.
Chris Collins - ICF ACC. Life Coach.

What Has 2024 Got In Store?

Are you the type of person who’s looking forward to what’s coming your way in 2024, whatever that may be!? Or are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and unsure about facing another challenging year ahead? By Chris Collins, Life Coach.
Teresa Bovey Recipes

Nice & Spicy

Lovely spicy dishes by food demonstrator & home economist, Teresa Bovey.

In The News

A showcase of leading lights from the arts to feature at ‘Expo’ - 23 Feb

Experts in the creative arts industries will be bringing their knowledge and expertise at a day of talks and seminars at West Nottinghamshire College’s Create Expo on 23rd February 2024.

Praise for Nottingham City Council For Backing Campaign To Protect Rivers And Ocean

Campaigners have praised Nottingham City Council as they voted unanimously to back the Motion for the Ocean aimed at improving the health of the ocean through better stewardship of waterways.

Students Take Their Cues With Entertainment Industry Specialists

The spotlight has been shining on a variety of professionals from the arts at West Nottinghamshire College’s Create Theatre, as trainee performers explored their future careers.

Programme Announced For Nottingham Light Night - 2 & 3 Feb

Nottingham Light Night returns for its 16th year on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 February 2024.
Nottingham City Council

Praise for Nottingham City Council For Backing Campaign To Protect Rivers And Ocean

Campaigners have praised Nottingham City Council as they voted unanimously to back the Motion for the Ocean aimed at improving the health of the ocean through better stewardship of waterways.
West Nottinghamshire College

Students Take Their Cues With Entertainment Industry Specialists

The spotlight has been shining on a variety of professionals from the arts at West Nottinghamshire College’s Create Theatre, as trainee performers explored their future careers.
Nottingham Light Night

Programme Announced For Nottingham Light Night - 2 & 3 Feb

Nottingham Light Night returns for its 16th year on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 February 2024.

New Year Gardening

The shortest day has passed, and spring is inbound. While this is soul-nourishing news, do try to savour the winter months. The long shadows and the breath-taking sunrises and sunsets that bookend our day are obvious highlights. Snowdrops, Iris and Daffodil provide most of the flower now, but it won’t be long before the Blackthorn lights up our hedgerows with its blossom.
Jon Rogers
Ripples Nottingham

The Ripples Effect

Ripples, one of the most respected names in bathroom industry has been inspiring passion for luxury bathrooms for the last 35 years. Now with a stunning new showroom in the heart of Nottingham, Made meets the owner, Mark Karimi, to explain the benefits of investing in a luxury bathroom, and how...
Ripples Nottingham

Designing A Shower Space

Sabeeha Ali, Designer from Ripples newest showroom in Nottingham, talks through the top things to consider when designing a shower space.

Dene Wood, Head Gardener at Clumber Park.

Autumn Gardening

Dene's gardening tips for the next few months ahead.
Fairfax & Porter Custom Designed Bathrooms & Kitchens.

Transforming Your Bathroom

Tips for a stunning renovation, by Jayne, Fairfax & Porter.
Sally Outram

Castle & Canal

A wonderful circular route exploring Thorpe Salvin, by travel writer and photojournalist Sally Outram.
healthy change

Changing Habits For Health

In our last issue we looked at taking a fresh approach to your perfume and how a little change can mean a lot. In this issue Clare Wildman, member of The Wellness Network looks at making new habits as part of a healther lifestyle and looking at how to approach making those changes and some key ti...
healthy change

Changing Habits For Health

In our last issue we looked at taking a fresh approach to your perfume and how a little change can mean a lot. In this issue Clare Wildman, member of The Wellness Network looks at making new habits as part of a healther lifestyle and looking at how to approach making those changes and some key tips to focus on.
lets get thriving

Thrive in 2022

Thrive Health Management's founder Pete Edwards is a strength coach and personal trainer.
words of wisdom

Wellness Experts Combine To Show You How To Have A Heart Led Business

Members of the Wellness Network offer gems from their individual expertise.
you are the change

Too Busy To Burnout

Sometimes the best thing you can do to revive your business, and you yourself, is to share the load. The question is how to find time to fit it in?
(In A Nutshell)

The Power of Loyalty

Marketing Insights by Jon Rogers, Managing Director of Createinn Ltd.


Health & Fitness

What Has 2024 Got In Store?

Do you struggle to bounce back from setbacks and find it challenging to cope with stress or change? Does it lead you to think less clearly and make poor decisions or perhaps no decisions, even avoiding things altogether? If this is you and you want to change things up for the better, then you’re by no means alone and I have something on the way that will help! If you have seen my early editorials in Made or on social media/LinkedIn, you will know that I’ve personally been through some truly life changing events. How do I and others like me successfully get through these challenges relativ...
Made
As we find ourselves at the most wonderful time of the year again, we can choose how we get through it. Easier said then done? If you need to hear some hints, tips and more importantly give yourself permission to be selfish, then read on.

Getting Through The Festive Season

Staying as well as possible, emotionally, physically and mentally is key to facing the challenges of the festive season. Members of the Wellness Business Network, all experts in their own chosen fields of wellbeing, have come together to offer you their tips for getting the most from the festive ...
Katie Hogg

lay the debate to rest.

The Truth About Carbs

For decades now nutritionists and other vested parties have argued about carbs. One camp says they’re guilty of being uniquely fattening and metabolically damaging.
Katie Hogg


Opinion

Girl About Town...Retford

Location Location Retford is located eight miles east of the town of Worksop, 16 miles south-east of Doncaster, 31 miles from Nottingham, 23 miles west of Lincoln and 129 miles north of London. It nestles peacefully in the valley of the River Idle and the heritage-rich Chesterfield Canal passes through it’s centre. 
Gemma-Louise King
In this edition it’s Worksop’s time to shine…

Girl About Town... Worksop

Our Girl About Town reporter, Gemma-Louise King, brings you neighbourhood know-how and a round up of places, people and things to look out for, with of course the 'Made' sparkle.
Gemma-Louise King

Exploring Bawtry

Girl About Bawtry...

Our Girl About Town reporter, Gemma-Louise King, brings you neighbourhood know-how and a round up of places, people and things to look out for, with of course the 'Made' sparkle. In this edition she visits the rather lovely Bawtry…
Gemma-Louise King

Girl About Nottingham...

Gemma-Louise King

Girl About Town

Gemma-Louise King

Little Posy Wedding Photography

Little Posy Wedding Photography

Every wedding tells a story. The perfect way to keep these stories alive is through photographs that you can cherish forever. Claire, from Little Posy Photography, is on hand to capture the real smiles, the real emotions and the laughter that tell the story of your day.
Weddings - Norwood Park

A Venue For All Seasons

Norwood Park is an exclusive private country estate nestled in the countryside in Southwell. The perfect venue to host year-round weddings, events and celebrations.
Norwood Park Weddings

Norwood Park Awaits…

Norwood Park is an exclusive private country estate in Southwell that has been lovingly restored to its original grandeur and plays host to year-round weddings, events and celebrations. Made caught up with some of the venue’s wedding and event's team members to find out more about its exquisite wedding offerings.
wedding fair fun

Wedding Fairs...

Join these multiple venues on a wedding extravaganza this October, November & December for some wedding inspo!

Video

Exploring The Wild Side...

He is the outdoor adventure video creator that’s been inspiring people of all ages and fitness levels to put on their hiking boots, pitch a tent, climb mountains, and even pack a steak! Made catches up with the man who grew up in Notts and is followed by thousands of budding and pro outdoor enthu...
Heights Of Abraham
The Heights of Abraham, Derbyshire’s oldest visitor attraction, has announced that 2024 will be “A year of Light and Colour”.
Jon Rogers

Jayne Day Williams

The Welsh Lady Doodles

Jayne Day Williams is a retired head teacher and precision artist. Originally from Wales, Jayne has embarked on an ambitious Draw My Town project with the aim of capturing the many heritage and architecturally rich properties that can be found across Retford. Her signature grid-work and line illu...
The Chesterfield Canal Trust

Winter On The Cut

The coming season can be a magical time on the Chesterfield Canal, but there is also a darker side, here Rod Auton tells us more.

Teresa Bovey Recipes

Nice & Spicy

Lovely spicy dishes by food demonstrator & home economist, Teresa Bovey.
Welbeck Abbey Brewery

Welbeck Abbey Brewery's new limited edition winter tipple – Duchess.

Welbeck Abbey Brewery Duchess 8.4% Belgian-Style Golden Beer

Winter Warmers

Stay festive with Christmassy colours and gorgeous fabrics available from Joe Browns. www.joebrowns.co.uk

Natural Style

Keep your Christmas break wardrobe casual with neutral and calm colours...

Revolver Menswear

For the full range of styles available visit: www.revolvermenswear.co.uk or call instore at Bawtry.
get your glad rags on

Merry & Bright

dressed to impress this festive season.

The Rollo Academy of Performing Arts

The Rollo Academy of Performing Arts Spectacular 50th Anniversary Show On 10 & 11 Feb 24.

Performing Arts School To Celebrate Incredible Legacy with Spectacular 50th Anniversary Show One of the most successful performing arts schools in the East Midlands is marking its 50th anniversary with a celebratory show weekend (Sat 10 Feb - Sun 11 Feb).
Through The Noise

See Plínio Fernandes and Braimah Kanneh-Mason At The Rescue Rooms, Nottingham. 2nd Feb 2024

Through the noise has ignited a new cultural movement in the realm of classical music events, see one of these stunning musical events in Nottingham this Friday!

The Heights of Abraham

Celebrate Lunar New Year With An Unforgettable Experience At The Heights of Abraham

The Heights of Abraham is delighted to welcome you to the start of our 2024 season, coinciding with the Lunar New Year on the 10th of February.
The Unconventional Wedding Fair. Nottingham University, 25/02/24

The Unconventional Wedding Fair at Nottingham University, Sunday 25th February 2024

The UKs top alternative wedding fair is coming to Nottingham on Sunday 25th February 2024.