Nottingham Women’s Centre Open Day Invitation

Our open day takes place on Tuesday 12th September, between 10am1pm.

This is an opportunity to find out what’s happening at Nottingham Women’s Centre. Staff will be on hand providing information about our upcoming courses and activities – many are free! Take a tour of the facilities and our wonderful women’s library – the only one of its kind in the East Midlands. Have fun, join in with the free entertainment and activities and see what the venue can offer individuals and groups of women in the community.

Take a look at the latest open day activity schedule:

10-12pm: Bath Bomb Making with LUSH

10-1pm: Well Now Information Stall with Michelle

10-11am: Group Therapy Information Stall with Nikki

10.15am: Archery with Kay

11-11.30am: Irish Folk Storytelling with Deirdre

11.45-12.00pm: Performance Poetry with Ruth

12.30-1pm: Stand-up Comedy with Pat Robinson

TBC: Massage Therapy with Sue

There will also be a tombola, swap shop, badge making and more. And of course, there will be tea, coffee and cake hand baked by our own lovely Kerry.

All of the above activities are free to attend, no booking required. 

The event is open to women and girls of all ages, and boys age 12 and under. Please note some activities such as archery may have age restrictions.

As always, we want to hear your feedback, so please share your experiences and thoughts with us in person or on social media using the hashtag #nwcopenday  

You can RSVP to the event on Eventbrite. Join us, won’t you?


Are You a Knitter or Someone Who Would Like to Learn?

Joelle is one of our fantastic Peer Support volunteers here at Nottingham Women’s Centre. She currently facilitates the weekly newly re-launched Knit & Natter activity, which takes place on Thursdays, between 2-4pm. The Knit & Natter sessions give women the chance to enjoy working on their own personal knitting projects and have a good chat while they do. For those who have little experience, don’t let this put you off joining, as Joelle will be more than happy to show you the ropes (or the yarn!).

Nathalie, who promotes the activities here at the Centre, picked up the conversational thread with Joelle:

When did you learn to knit and who taught you?

I started knitting last summer as a small hobby, and have started to get back into it this year. I taught myself using YouTube and library books!

What have you made that you’re most proud of?

A small scarf that I gave to my friend’s young son.

What do you enjoy most about knitting?

I find it very relaxing and therapeutic! If I’m feeling stressed, getting out my needles and knitting is the best cure. Even though I’m not that experienced, I find a simple knit is enough to keep me busy.

Can anyone join Knit & Natter?

Definitely! As the name says, this is a welcome space for people to come along and have a “knit and natter.” You can work on your own knitting projects, or just simply have a chat with others and give knitting a try!

I’ve never even picked up a needle, will there be someone at Knit & Natter who can show beginners the basics?

As I’ve said I’m a beginner myself, so I can definitely show you the basics! And hopefully, we can learn together and pick up new skills as a group.