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Welcome to our Socials page where you’ll find all the info on upcoming socials. Full details are listed below. We aim to fill the calendar with varied and fun events so if you want an event adding or have any ideas, please email or

Regular pub meets are held once a month in both Derby and Nottingham. These are great fun whether you’re new or have been with the group for years. Share stories of walks, have a drink and catch up with friends.

Group meals are held regularly in Derby and Nottingham. We try to vary the choice (and cost) of cuisine on offer so keep checking back and see if there are any meals you fancy. If you’d like to see your favourite restaurant on there, tell us about it!

One off events are always welcomed. Fancy horse-riding? Ice skating? Go Ape? If you want it, just tell us and we’ll make it happen.

See you in the pub soon!

Upcoming Events

Riverside festival –  Saturday 1st August – 7.30pm

The Riverside Festival is Nottingham’s biggest free festival weekend offering three days of family entertainment. It is a unique and fun festival covering one mile along the banks of the River Trent, at Victoria Embankment, adjacent to Trent Bridge.•Both old and new attractions; from steam engines and organs to a large street fun fair and craft fair, plus a variety of food and drink stalls
•Four music stages offer a range of music styles throughout the weekend including jazz, folk, world music and a showcase of the best of local talent
•Street theatre and entertainment from a host of silly and entertaining characters
•River activities on the Sunday include Dragon Boat racing with around 20 teams taking part and a charity Duck Race
•On Saturday evening at around 10:30pm there is a spectacular firework display, which is the highlight of the weekend festivitiesIf you would like to join us please contact me via email or phoneWe will meet at the riverbank bar, West Bridgford at 7.30pm (hopefully in the outside seating area depending on weather and seat availability).

Hope to see you there

Jacky Braunton
07881 993758

For more information please see the Festival website here:

Oxjam Events

Here’s a quick update on a couple of Oxjam Beeston events coming up…

Oxjam Comedy Night – Thursday 30th July
Featuring some great national and local talent including Patrick Morris, Patrick Draper, Wayne Beese, Hannah Silvester and Francis Jenking. Takes place at Beeston Victory Club, Station Rd, Beeston. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are £5 available from

Oxjam Ceilidh Night – Friday 25th September
Its a brilliant night of live music and dancing and a popular NDWG evening. Change of venue to Beeston Victory Club. Tickets £10 available from –  it will sell out so buying tickets early is recommended.

Oxjam Music Festival – Saturday 17th October
Nearly 100 bands and artists, 14 stages, 12 hours of live music. 5th year!!! Tickets go on sale at end of August from

Let me know if you need further info – or 07711 615096


Looking for volunteers to lead social activities for NDWG

If you would like to get involved in organising a social event please get in touch and we will be happy to support.

Social events can include days out to local places of interest, go ape or other sporting activities, meals, trips to the cinema, gigs, ceilidhs, a night on the town, local festivals etc etc

We can help with useful tips on how to organise, suggestions of activities, checking dates for clashes with other events etc etc. We are also open to suggestions and new ideas for events which you may like to organise

Look forward to hearing from you soon


Jacky Braunton
Social coordinator
07881 993758

Sat 01-Aug-15Nottingham Riverside festival 7.30pmSocial Meetup at Nottingham's biggest free festivalJacky Braunton07881993758
Thu 13-Aug-15The Greyhound 8pmDerby SocialCheryl MartinTBC
Fri 21-Aug-15TBC 8pmDerby group mealTBCTBC
Thu 27-Aug-15The Crafty Crow 8pmNottingham Social Jacky Braunton / Carolynn Ryan07881993758 / 07955 342725
Thu 10-Sep-15The Greyhound 8pmDerby SocialCheryl MartinTBC
Fri 18-Sept-15TBC 8pmNottingham group mealTBCTBC
Thu 24-Sep-15The Crafty Crow 8pmNottingham Social Jacky Braunton / Carolynn Ryan07881993758 / 07955 342725
Thu 08-Oct-15The Greyhound 8pmDerby SocialCheryl MartinTBC
Fri 16-Oct-15TBC 8pmDerby group mealTBCTBC
Thu 22-Oct-15The Crafty Crow 8pmNottingham Social Jacky Braunton / Carolynn Ryan07881993758 / 07955 342725
Thu 12-Nov-15The Greyhound 8pmDerby SocialCheryl MartinTBC
Fri 20-Nov-15TBC 8pmNottingham group mealTBCTBC
Sat 12th to Sun 13th December 2015Youlgreave YHA Christmas Social WeekendDetails TBCStatus TBCJacky Braunton 07881 993758
Socials » Social Gallery

Social Gallery Archive

Photos from previous socials over the years.

Go Ape Buxton 2013

Pictures from a day out Go Ape Buxton

Nottingham Ice Skating

Outdoor Ice Skating in Nottingham's Market Square

NDWG Navigation Skills Course 8th August
NDWG Navigation Skills Course. Click the picture below for more details: