Glossop Community Group: 


Inspire Festival:



The 'Bankswood Inspire Festival' is fast approaching, please take a looked at the links below to see what is on....


Stands & Stalls Page link

Workshops Page link

Live Acts & Guest Speakers Page link

Activities & Entertainment Page link

Bands & Musicians Page link






Tickets online



Appeal for raffle prizes

Could local shops and organisations please donate raffle prizes, to help us to raise funds for this years Bankswood Inspire Festival? The raffle will be drawn at the 'Live at the Globe' fundraiser




If you would like something promoting on the website of next newsletter (free of Charge) Please get in touch, Newsletter out at the end of each month, please email:



Hadfield Hall Art Groups 

Are you interested in art? Would you like to develop new and existing skill? 

Hadfield Hall have a variety of art groups that you may be interested in.

At Hadfield Hall we also have portraits on Tuesdays, 2-4pm £1 or 2. 
Hadfield Art Group Wednesdays 1-3,pm, £3, varied programme.

All the art groups here are run along the same lines, just turn up on the day, no need to pre book.



Inspire and Bankswood Merge 

I will still be running the Inspire Festival as usual, as will the organisers of Bankswood, we will just be running them together on the same day, in Bankswood Park, date and time coming soon...





Are a group of residents that have come together to protect George

Street Woods, they are campaigning to protect the land by

appealing for the land to become a 'Community Green Space' so it

can be used for local residents to enjoy. I also run regular events

and community picnics in the woods to help to bring people







Local Shops Get Together

I am looking to put on a Community Get Together to bring local shops together to discuss how we can all work together and support each other. Please can people spread the word and ask local shop owner and traders to contact me to express an interest.

Email: whatsonnorthwest@hotmail.co.uk  


Website: http://www.inspireglossop.org

Newsletters - Email: whatsonnorthwest@hotmail.co.uk

Glossop Community Group: https://www.facebook.com/GlossopCommunityGroup

Community Booklet:  http://www.inspireglossop.org/page21.htm



I'm looking to send one out at the end of the month if I have enough information from groups and organisations

Newsletter - Please join the mailing list and send me details if you would like something to appear in the next newsletter

Email: whatsonnorthwest@hotmail.co.uk



Exploring George Street Wood

A new generation of naturalists is following in the footsteps of the much admired David Attenborough. 

Clad in wellies and suitable clothing, a group of toddlers 2 to 4 years old regularly meets at The Soup Seller in Glossop to set off with their parents and explore George Street Wood opposite the Health Care Centre. 

The children hunt for treasure and search for minibeasts during their visits. They also collect twigs, leaves, moss and berries for craft activities - to make stick men, miniature trees, festive decorations and much more. 

The group is led by Helena Broadbent who runs similar groups in Delamere Forest, Cheshire. Helena, who lives in Glossop, said "The children love scrambling through George Street Wood." 

"It's a wonderful place for them to play together and learn about Nature in a fun way. We've enjoyed seeing the woodland change through the Autumn and are looking forward to the magic of Spring."

"Parents are delighted to encourage their children out of doors and we hope to develop a lifelong interest in the natural world." 

Michael Hirst of Friends of George Street Wood added "Hopefully it will be possible for Helena to set up an after-school group for older children." 

"Activities like this are precisely why the campaign to protect the Wood and preserve public access will continue despite the efforts of one individual who is determined to develop the site for his own financial gain." 

If you would like to join the George Street Wood Explorers, please book with The Soup Seller, 73 High Street West where the group meets for refreshments. Each session costs £4 which includes marshmallow toasting at the café as well as craft materials for the children. 

The next session is on Friday 10 January from 1.30pm to 3pm and then every fortnight at the same time. Birthday party bookings in the Wood can also be arranged. 


Note to the editor

Please contact Helena Broadbent for further information. She has obtained parents' consent to take photographs of the children and to use them in publicity about the group.

Email HYPERLINK "mailto:delamere@forest-explorers.co.uk" delamere@forest-explorers.co.uk

Website HYPERLINK "http://www.forest-explorers.co.uk/" \t "_blank" www.forest-explorers.co.uk

Mobile: 07808506308




Yoga In Glossop 



Feeling frazzled from the festivities? Want to feel more rejuvenated and energised? Why not try YOGA, a great way to unite the physical body, mind and emotional state. 

January is a good time to start, rekindle or of course to continue a yoga practice. Classes are already looking busy, so please contact me to book your place.

Classes start back from Monday 6th January. 
New daytime classes starting January 2014...
Yoga at the SOUP SELLER, High Street West, every Tuesday,10am until 11am. Please book through the The Soup Seller as spaces are limited:http://www.thesoupseller.co.uk/ 
Monthly Nurture and Nourish Workshop last Saturday of each month. A great opportunity to release any tiredness and restore your energy. Starting Saturday 25th January 2014, 11.30am until 1pm.
Postnatal Yoga (7 weeks course) will start from Friday 10th January, 10.30am until 12 noon, followed by refreshments and a good ole natter with other like-minded folk.
Pregnancy Yoga commences on 12th January, 10.30am until 12 noon, followed by refreshments, home baked goodies and natter.
Please note, instead of the usual Pregnancy Yoga class, there will be a Birth Preparation Workshop on Sunday 19th January from 10.30am until 1pm, costs £40 per couple. There is also the option to stay for refreshments and a talk given by Dr. Armstrong about pain relief at an extra cost of £5. This workshop is aimed at the pregnant yogini and her birth partner/s. If you are attending on your own, the cost will be less.
All classes and workshops are held at Partington Theatre, Henry Street, Sk13 8BW, unless stated otherwise.
For the latest newsletter, further queries and to book your place on a course or class please contact me at: janice@yogainglossop.com
Check out the website for further information on classes -www.yogainglossop.com 
All peacefulness for 2014...



 Local Business and Job Groups Glossop


 This group is for people to recommend and post local businesses and share job vacancies that are, in and around Glossopdale. If you are searching for a job please use the group indicate what you are looking for, so employers can spot you.

Please note: We cannot verify for the businesses on this group. Although word of mouth and recommendations should help you choose.



Please explore the website as there are many sections which are updated regularly  


Connect with others &

promote your group


I send out monthly Newsletters, if you would like something to be included in one of these Newsletters please send me details.


Glossop Community Group (Facebook)

The group is a community group for you to use, so please feel free to post on the group wall. If you would like me to promote something for you on the group please let me know. Please take a look around the group, the Events Tab, contains a variety of events including yours if you wish. There are also a range of discussions covering many diverse topics in the Notes section, this also includes local shops, if you send me a description I will add yours on there.

Website (Inspire Glossop)

The Inspire Glossop Website, contains community information about Glossop. Please take a look at the website through the link below and again send me details if you would like me to promote your shop on the website, there is a section just for local shops.

Community Get Togethers

Do a Speech about your group, or just bring along your leaflets for the Community Information Table 



 Glossop Chronicle Article




Volunteer for the Next Festival 2014?


Inspire Festival 2013






Programme 2013 Click here to download this file