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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. As well as our normal pub meets, we sometimes have…

New Starters’ Socials; the perfect way to get over that “walking into a room full of strangers” thing. Members of the committee will be on hand to tell you all you need to know to get started with the group. These are by no means essential, you are welcome to turn up at the start of any walk but many find them a really good ice-breaker. Existing members are always welcome to the New Starters’ Socials so use it as an excuse to pop out for a pint!

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!

Details of upcoming Socials:

See the Second Best Exotic Marigold  Hotel –  Friday 27th February at the Broadway Cinema, 14-18 Broad Street, NG1 3AL Nottingham

If you fancy a chilled night out at the cinema then come along for this light comedy/drama. We will be meeting in the Meze Bar (upstairs bar at Broadway cinema) at 19.30 for the 20.00 showing of The Second Best Exotic Hotel.

Storyline – Now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy, posing a predicament for fresh arrivals, Sonny has his eye on a promising property for expansion. But perhaps his expansionist dream is making more claims on his time that he has available considering his imminent marriage. Richard Gere and Tamsin Greig join Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel and Maggie Smith in this sequel to the 2011-hit.

If you would like to join us please contact me either on 07881 9937 58 or via Hope to see you all there Jacky Braunton

Nottingham City Centre – Ceildhh –  Saturday 14th March – 7.45pm – The Belgrave Rooms, 25 Goldsmith Street, NG1 5LB Nottingham

***Tickets now available*****

If you fancy a night of laughter and hopefully not too much falling over – come and join us for some Scottish dancing (You don’t need to wear a kilt)

You also don’t need to know what to do, as a caller will explain when to ‘burl’ and ‘scootch’.

There will be a live band and all dances will be called.

This is a great venue with a licensed bar and free parking if needed.

This is a very popular event so it’s advised to buy advance tickets early. Tickets are £8 in advance or £10 at the door (limited ticket availability on the day). For tickets contact Schuggie on 07875718702 or via email (Please buy your own tickets for the event).

If you would like to join us please contact me either on 07881 9937 58 or via ( so I can get an idea of numbers etc).

Hope to see you on the night

Thanks Jacky Braunton

Nottingham Group Meal –  Yamas – Friday 20th March 8pm – Yamas Restaurant 5 Thurland Street, NG1 3DR Nottingham

Nestled on Thurland Street you’ll find Yamas, a Mediterranean oasis in the centre of Nottingham!

Yamas, means cheers in Greek and they offer delicious Mediterranean Tapas and Meze whilst dining in rich, warm, cosy surroundings.

Roughly translated Meze means snack and much like Tapas, a selection of dishes are chosen and sampled to perfectly suit your appetite

The set menu at £17.50 p/person is excellent value for money and is available as either a meat or veggie version

As this is a limited number event, If you are interested in joining then please get in touch with me via email on or via tel on 07881 993758

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Jacky Braunton

Thu 26-Feb-15The Crafty Crow 8pmNottingham SocialJacky Braunton /
Carolynn Ryan
Fri 27-Feb-15Nottingham Broadway Cinema7:30pmSecond Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Film screeningJacky Braunton07881993758
Thu 12-Mar-15The Greyhound 8pmDerby SocialDerby Social Co-ordinator TBC
Sat 14-Mar-15The Belgrave Rooms, 25 Goldsmith Street, Nottingham 7:45pmCeildhhJacky Braunton07881993758
Fri 20-Mar-15Yamas 8pmNottingham Group MealJacky Braunton07881993758
Thu 26-Mar-15The Crafty Crow 8pmNottingham SocialJacky Braunton /
Carolynn Ryan
Thu 09-Apr-15The Greyhound 8pmDerby SocialDerby Social Co-ordinator TBC
Fri 17-Apr-15TBCDerby Group MealDerby Social Co-ordinator TBC
Thu 23-Apr-15The Crafty Crow 8pmNottingham SocialJacky Braunton /
Carolynn Ryan
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

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Outdoor Ice Skating in Nottingham’s Market Square

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