MEET THE ARTIST  – MARGARET CLARKSON

Posted on October 5, 2017
MEET THE ARTIST  - MARGARET CLARKSON  -  Saturday 4th November 2017  -  11am - 4pm Artist Margaret Clarkson and Gallery owner John Bird prepare for another ‘MEET THE ARTIST’ day at the JOHN BIRD STUDIO, 3 Dower House Square, Bawtry, South Yorkshire, DN10 6LS. Come along and see MARGARET who will be happy to discuss her work with you. Margaret will also bring her ideas books and sketch books, giving a unique insight into the creation of her artwork. We always have a wide selection of Margaret’s Originals and Limited Edition Prints on show. Her pictures have featured in many national magazines and published books. Margaret was the finalist for four consecutive years in the Fine Art Trade Guilds Best Selling Artist, with her Originals and Limited Editions being displayed in over 200 galleries around Great Britain. [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id="1" gal_title="MEET THE ARTIST  - MARGARET CLARKSON"]  

THE WORLD’S Biggest Coffee Morning

Posted on September 27, 2017
This Friday, 29th September, some of our retailers in Bawtry will be taking part in THE WORLD's Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. If you aren't aware Macmillan throws an annual coffee morning to help raise funds for their cancer research. Last year, in 2016 alone, the UK raised £29.6 million from THE WORLD's Biggest Coffee Morning and this year they're aiming for even more. Coffee morning is all about helping each other and getting to know each other's story. Help support each other whilst eating some delicious cake and coffee all whilst raising some money for a great cause. If you'd like to help raise some money and awareness be sure to head on down to the following businesses:   Bawtry Phoenix Theatre- 10am whilst 12pm The Town House Bawtry Bar and Restaurant  Crown Hotel Bawtry Hunters Estate Agents Bawtry- 10am whilst 12pm Limited 2 Art  We hope to see you all at some of these fantastic venues. Be sure to have a wonderful morning and happy fund raising!  

CHARITY FASHION SHOW CELEBRATES 25 YEARS

Posted on September 15, 2017
Plans for the 25th Robinsons of Bawtry Annual Charity Fashion Show are well underway with the event set to be extra special to celebrate the events Silver anniversary. The team at the award winning designer fashion boutique will once again put on a fantastic evening at the China Rose, Bawtry on Sunday 1st October 2017 where guests will enjoy a taste of its Autumn/Winter collections, brought to life by models, with amazingly choreographed scenes, from Doncaster based company Strutz Models & Dance Academy. “We can’t quite believe that this is our 25th sell out fashion show that was created by the boutiques original owner Tony Robinson in memory of his first wife who he lost to cancer, and we have been delighted to continue with the event since we obtained ownership of the boutique 8 years ago” said Russell Jones Robinsons of Bawtry. Dr Kathryn Scott, Chief Executive at Yorkshire Cancer Research, said: “It’s wonderful to be chosen once again as the charity partner for Robinson of Bawtry’s brilliant fashion show. The fact that the event is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year is testament to all the hard work and commitment that has gone into making it such a
A SPARKLING SUMMER GIVES WAY TO AN AMAZING AUTUMN Well where did the summer go?! It seems like just a matter of weeks since we gave you 12 things to in Bawtry this summer and now, we will be looking towards autumn as the children return to school and the iconic St Leger Festival take place in Doncaster. The St Leger Festival always has a very positive impact in Bawtry too. In the lead up to the festival, there are ladies and gents making last minute preparations, collecting outfits and hats. The St Leger Preview Dinner, the only one of its kind, takes place at the Crown Hotel on Tuesday 12th September where racing pundits share their tips for the days ahead. And, as the racing gets underway racegoers flock each evening to Bawtry to celebrate or commiserate… it just depends! Business wise there have been a handful of new additions and changes over the summer. Our warmest wishes got to & She Knows as they made a move from the Courtyard to Swan Street. Katherine at Down Quilt House Interiors takes up residence in Dower House Square and Jo Pollard’s Aesthetics offers a number of non surgical skin treatments
Respect Drivers Pageant Bawtry
Respect Drivers Pageant visits Bawtry! For the previous four years, hundreds of classic, historic and super cars have gathered in the market town of Bawtry with the intention of raising money in aid of the Respect Carer’s Charity. Each year, the event has only increased in size, with an impressive 2500 visitors attending last year’s event. This year, the 5th annual Respect Drivers Pageant, curated by Gordon Tulley of Respect Funeral Services, will be making its return on 27th August. A great family day out for all motor enthusiasts, the Respect Drivers Pageant is expected to surpass the scale of all previous events, with various music performances and entertainment hosted by local bars and restaurants, a range of interesting promotional stalls and even a collection of awards to be handed out! Throughout the duration of the day, visitors can expect the opportunity to see an incredible display of motor vehicles. Some of which will be offering charity rides! You will be able to experience the speed of a Ferrari, the thrill of a rally car, or the nostalgia of a historic supercar. Head down to Market Hill to take a look at some of the vehicles you can choose to

12 DAYS OF SUMMER IN BAWTRY

Posted on August 11, 2017
12 DAYS OF SUMMER IN BAWTRY   August is a great time to relax and get together with friends and family as holiday fever sweeps the nation and we thought we’d share some inspired ideas to enjoy in and around Bawtry. 1 – Start the month by celebrating Yorkshire Day on the 1st August and book a flight with Hummingbird Helicopters at Doncaster/Sheffield Airport and see Yorkshire from the air! 2 – Take a walk on the wild side and enjoy live music Safari Nights at the amazing Yorkshire Wildlife Park, just a few miles from Bawtry. They are taking place each Saturday during the month. 3 – Enjoy a leisurely lunch in the peace and quiet of Dower House Square. We’re thinking lunch time platters and afternoon tea, and perhaps a glass of fizz if the sun is shining! 4 – No time for lunch? Then dinner and drinks it will have to be. Gorgeous food  of whatever type you fancy and outside terraces and courtyards for pre or post dinner drinks. 5 – And then, when you’ve done your research you can nominate your favourite restaurant in this year’s Eastside Readers’ Choice Award. Everyone who casts a vote
Just one year ago, a popular Bawtry art gallery relocated to stunning 400 sq metre premises with over 50 loyal customers forming a human chain to move the works of art from the old gallery to the new one across a busy main road. Since then, Limited 2 Art, which has been established in the heart of the affluent market town of Bawtry near Doncaster for over 12 years, has had an amazing year attracting visitors from all over the UK and to celebrate the gallery is hosting its first anniversary party on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July. “What a year it has been and one which has surpassed my wildest expectations and it felt only appropriate to celebrate this success,” said gallery owner Ruth Worsman “One thing for sure is that the fizz will be flowing and everyone is welcome to come along to the gallery, view our collections as well as our now legendary ‘Stairs of Fame’”. Local caricaturist, Mick Hollinworth, will be attending each day between 12 noon and 3pm to do free caricatures whilst accepting donations for local cancer charity Firefly. Furthermore we are delighted to welcome Nottingham’s British Landscape artist Darren Stevenson, who will
A Doncaster business man is drumming up support for a local music festival as once again the marriage of caravans and music is set to achieve great things! Jon Goulden, Chairman of Yorkshire Caravans of Bawtry and drummer in the Yorkshire band NME (Nineties Music Experience) has pledged his support to T-Fest 2017 by sponsoring the Rock Stage and performing with his band as the support act for this year’s headline act, FIVE. “Duke Ellington enjoyed great success with ‘Caravan’ and The Housemartins with ‘Caravan of Love’ – now NME and Yorkshire Caravans hope to achieve great things at this year’s festival,” said Jon. “As a relatively new band we are still fine tuning our live performances but feel really excited and honoured to have been chosen to perform at this year’s local Festival.” As sponsors of the Rock Stage, Yorkshire Caravans will display one of its caravans at the festival for people to explore and see just how well equipped and comfortable 21st century caravans are. Fitted with lots of modern and convenient facilities families are able to take to the road whenever the mood takes them exploring the county and beyond in the comfort of their own caravan

Welcome to Visit Bawtry!

Posted on July 14, 2017
Welcome to Visit Bawtry! Our new website is the place to discover everything you need to know about Visit Bawtry and our retailers. Members of the Bawtry Retail Association each have an individual page on our website, where you can learn more about them and what they have to offer. You can view their opening hours, contact information and address location with directions too! Whether it’s a business you’ve never heard or seen of before. You may end up discovering a new business to love! You’ll find all you need to know about them on our website. You can also leave them a review too! So if you've enjoyed an experience with one of our retailers, be sure to show them some love. Eat, Drink, Stay and Shop with us in Bawtry. The taste of Bawtry. Tantalise those tastebuds and discover the “Taste of Bawtry” by day and evening with our superb range of fine restaurants and cafes. With such a diverse choice in cuisine from English to Italian, Cantonese and more, you can be assured that you will find a flavour to savour. Many of our restaurants have received outstanding reviews on TripAdvisor and very well deserved, providing exemplary

SUMMER EVENINGS IN BAWTRY

Posted on July 5, 2017
SUMMER EVENINGS IN BAWTRY For only a small town we are blessed with a huge selection of fabulous independently owned restaurants to suit all tastes that would be sure to rival any larger town and city! Many of the restaurants have been established for decades, yet still evolve to attract new clientele whilst holding true to their values of exemplary customer service and fantastic food. There is also an active and robust Pub Watch scheme in the town ensuring a pleasant and safe atmosphere is maintained at all times and many were credited during the 2016 Eastside Magazine Restaurant Awards. The longest established restaurant is the China Rose Cantonese Restaurant is also  regarded as one of the finest Cantonese restaurants in the region for its freshly cooked, innovative dishes it is now equally popular for its monthly ‘Showtime’ evenings featuring live music. Hot on its heels in terms of longevity is the 4* Crown Hotel where head chef Caz and her team create dishes which emulate current food trends as well as embracing traditional favourites. More recent favourites include Caviars Restaurant and Wine Bar which offers sophisticated fine dining in luxurious, intimate surrounding. Or, if it’s a great steak or