Bookworm in Retford has changed; books ordered by phone can now be collected from The Hub and The Hub is now stocking a larger selection of books too. In addition, you can buy Country Cards, which now sit alongside our wide range of locally made, handmade cards, providing a good selection for every occasion.
The Hub now also stocks Games Workshop products, and new workshops will be starting in September for 12 to 16-year olds and the over 18s, working with Retford Wargaming Club. If you are interested, please let The Hub know and see Facebook for the latest details.
Provision of information for summer visitors is the aim, with a constant stream of people from all over the world coming into the centre. This will only increase as the story of the Pilgrims gets better publicised. The Pilgrims Heritage Centre has now welcomed local groups and had school visits, including one with nearly 80 pupils.
Summer classes are underway with Amina Khan running children’s classes through the holidays. The monthly Saturday Child and Parent Craft Class offers parents (or grandparents) the opportunity to share activities with their children in the lovely surroundings of the art gallery.
The Tour de Britain comes back to Retford on the same day as Heritage Day, Saturday 8th September. There will be lots going on in The Hub, including Pilgrim talks, quizzes, craft class, a free tea-tasting, including Queen Victoria’s favourite blend, and Retford Mayflower WI is organising a Victorian High Tea in the Gallery. This starts the autumn programme of activities, from printing and photography to felt work.
Sean Bendell-Whittaker is an award-winning visual artist with the multi-disciplinary creative studio Acrylicize and is now in one of our artists’ studios on the top floor.