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North Notts Community Arena

26 - Jan - 2015

Community Activities


Sport, Leisure & Entertainment

Steve Davis

THE ARENA'S NEXT TWO EVENTS - Saturday 31st January - An Evening with World Snooker & Jungle Legend Steve Davis

This will be our 4th evening of entertainment with a sporting theme, we offer a relaxed, smart and casual dress code. An informal night of great stories, laughter, comedy, a few pints with family, friends, colleaguesand hopefully raise a little money for the Arena's Junior Snooker Academy.

Headlining the night is World Snooker legend Steve Davis, the man who missed the crucial black against Dennis Taylor in a snooker World Championship final. To be fair to Steve, he has won the odd match. Davis scored the first televised 147 maximum break; his exertions winning him the much coveted prize of a Lada Estate.

Steve won his first major trophy in 1980, starting a decade of unparalleled success. Six World Championships were the undoubted highlight of his reign at the top. His dominance was recognised with the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. Steve has won a total of 71 major titles, none more surprising than the 1997 Masters victory, coming at a time when he was written off as past his prime.

Off the table, Steve has carved out a successful media career, owing in no small part to his 'interesting' persona. Steve has used his reputation to become a multi-talented sports pundit, radio presenter, commercials star, quiz show guest and published author. After dinner, Steve uses his bone dry sense of humour to relive the highs and lows of a varied career.

Aside from some notable success as a pool player, Steve has a keen interest in poker and chess. Steve has featured at televised poker tournaments and has even joined the online community. However, Steve claims that if he was to make a career from it, then he would probably be selling the Big Issue.

Compere for the evening & providing the comedy is Barry York. As compere for the evening Barry is at home, his clear and easy to understand voice makes him an ideal host, yet his wit and charm lend his style to more laid back events. Barry is one of the most versatile comedy entertainers on the circuit who works predominantly in the after dinner market where his clean, yet "cheeky" act, combined with his sharp wit are a match for all audiences, whether mixed, or all male. I'm sure we can all remember Barry from the Paul Merson night!!

Raffles/auctions & any other monies raised on the night will go towards the Arena's Junior Snooker Academy. Doors open 7pm for 7.45pm start, table nibbles will be available.

Tickets for the evening are only £15 and includes table nibbles.

Saturday 14th February - Valentine's Party Night

The ever popular Valentine's Party Night is back and this year we have another top quality live band lined up, with The Simon Faulkner Bandentertaining all you lovers and playing classic hits from the 70s to current.

The Simon Faulkner Band are a collection of highly polished and professional musicians/entertainers, who for the past 16 years have been performing internationally and throughout the UK from Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Bahrain, to the Concorde Conference Centre at Manchester Airport.

Bandleader Simon Faulkner has also appeared on Chris Evans "TFI Friday, Top Of The Pops, BBC London - End Of The Week Show, Brazilian TV and German TV.
Simon's band has a very wide repertoire from Modern Day to Sinatra.

The Simon Faulkner Band is a four-piece band featuring some of the finest and hip musicians in the country who have worked with some of the biggest names in Pop.

As always the Phoenix Roadshow DJs will be creating that unique atmosphere that the Arena's party nights are famous for,

I'm sure the dance-floor will be busy all night and the room will be dressed to thrill. Tickets are only £10, includes hot supper and you can expect another great night of entertainment, doors open at 7pm through to 1pm.


Inspired to play Bowls at the Commonwealth Games?

FREE BOWLS COACHING SESSIONS at the North Notts Community Arena.
With Bowls taking place at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow we are welcoming new participants to try the sport at our venue.
Jamie Chestney (BDA Development Officer) who competed for England in the Commonwealth Games said 'it is great to see the TV and Media Coverage that Bowls has generated this summer and hopefully our team can bring back some medals, while also inspiring new participants to try Bowls in Nottinghamshire and across the Country.'
So if you have been inspired to try a new sport by The Games, then our FREE COACHING SESSIONS are a great opportunity. The sessions will welcome everyone from complete beginners to people returning to the game and all the equipment will be provided.
Indoor Bowls in Bassetlaw was established in 1982 and we always welcome new members and social members. Our friendly members will also be happy to support to progress and get involved in club activity.
Matt Bloor (Sports Development Officer - Nottinghamshire County Council) highlighted the good work taking place:
'Our Nottinghamshire Clubs have been hugely pro-active since the Hot Spot project started this year and lots of new Bowlers have joined clubs as a result. There has also been lots of interest in coaching courses, with our second BDA Level One Qualification taking place this month, meaning people can have a great experience at clubs and learn the sport in a friendly and relaxed environment.'
For further information on Indoor Bowls please contact Nigel Turner on 01909 480164 or email or, alternatively visit the Indoor Bowls page on this website



Every Saturday Junior Snooker Academy 1pm to 5pm

Steve Mallender and Darren Presgrave have been running the academy for over 6 years now. Each week the academy attracts between 30 and 40 youngsters all of varying degrees of skill and talent.

The aims and objectives of the academy are to keep local youngsters involved in sport both casually and competitively. Why not pop along and try it out, we have a great friendly welcoming atmosphere and over the past 6 years the academy has produced many promising players including Ashley Carty, Macauley Croft, Harri Spencer, Oliver Turner and Dan Appleby.

We would love to see some of these names appearing at the Crucible World Championships in future years, call 01909 480164 to book your space!!!


Celebrations, Events, Wedding Receptions and Occasions

Whatever the event, occasion, party or celebration we will bespoke (including internal marquee in the main hall) the event or occasion to suit both your budget and dreams. The Arena's Event Management Team has well over 50 years combined experience of hosting successful events from small birthday celebrations to 500+ party events.

Over the past 8 years we have successfully hosted over over 450 events with 65% of business coming from customer recommendations.

We offer a professional, personal service and will go the extra mile to make sure your event, occasion, party or celebration is a great success.

The Arena will provide catering, LED dance-floors, DJ's, table & room decorations, alternatively, clients can provide their own, subject to licenses & safety documentation.

You may be thinking of a wedding reception, corporate event, birthday celebration, a fayre, table top sale, anniversary celebration, boxing tournament, a party, a conference, a charity fundraiser, basically, whatever your event we will host it and fulfill your aspirations and expectations offering very competitive rates and a first class service.

Don't delay call 01909 480164 now and ask for Daz or Daryl, or email or, the Diary for 2014 is almost full, however, we do have a some spare dates available in 2015 & 2016, thank you.


Indoor Sports in North Nottinghamshire

North Notts Arena is Bassetlaw's home of sport, leisure and entertainment. A popular and well used local leisure & community facility, so pop down and take advantage of the Arena's great indoor sports facilities,including football, tennis, table tennis, badminton, boccia, bowls, snooker and the gym.

Opening times: Monday to Friday inclusive 10am through to 10pm

Saturday 10am through to 5pm, closed on Sunday's

Visit North Notts Community Arena

Where you will get a warm and friendly welcome from staff and visitors alike.

You can contact us by visiting reception, by calling us or by using the short enquiry form on our 'Contact Us' page.

Make the North Notts Community Arena your premier choice for sports, leisure and entertainment in North Nottinghamshire.

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