Haywood Road Green Park

Artist’s Image of Haywood Road Park

Gedling Borough Council have recently issued a press release with the news that WREN have agreed to provide £70,000 towards the new park on Haywood Road Green, and Gedling Borough Council will provide an additional £50,000.

Here is the link to the press release: http://www.gedling.gov.uk/resident/latestnews/articles/new-park-and-play-area-gets-the-green-light-after-securing-120000-funding.php

The new park is expected to be open by Easter 2019.

Art Exhibition

On Saturday September 1st, the centre hosted Mapperley Artists’ annual exhibition. Over 100 pictures from 15 artists were on display and the variety of subject matter and styles was impressive. We look forward to the exhibition returning next year and if you are a budding artist yourself, Mapperley Artists meet at Haywood Road Community Centre every Thursday afternoon 1.30 – 4pm and new members are welcome.

Sunset Cinema July 6th and 7th

Sunset Cinema Club returned to the Green for outdoor screenings of Romeo and Juliet (July 6th) and La La Land (July 7th). These evenings are always brilliant and the showing of Romeo and Juliet was preceded by a performance by local choir Sing it Bold. HRCA ran the bar as always and took over £150 across the weekend. Thanks to Nicky, Paul, Val and Julie for volunteering and to Louise and Paul from Sunset Cinema for their ongoing support of the Green. Next showings are The Goonies (August 10th) and The Greatest Showman (August 11th) and you can buy tickets at https://sunsetcinemaclub.co.uk/ 

Porchester Festival 2018

On July 1st, Haywood Road hosted the Health and Fitness Zone as part of the Porchester Festival. Activities were held on the Green and in the Community Centre and included Yoga, Tai-chi, Taekwondo and Pilates. There were also lots of stalls from local groups, a bouncy castle, a child-friendly mini-Silent Disco, some stylish Henna hand painting and a dance display from Studio 3. Well done to Val and her daughters for organising it all and thanks to everyone who helped out or came along to support it – including our local MP Vernon Coaker, pictured below with Val.

Silent Disco 2

On Saturday June 30th, we held our second Silent Disco on Haywood Road Green and it was a huge success. The event completely sold out and over a hundred young and old ravers strutted their stuff until midnight. Many thanks to all the DJs and volunteers who made it happen and it WILL be an annual event – next time, we are planning for an even bigger crowd! Photos below…

Peaceful Me

Healing Drum and Inspired Guided Meditation Evening

7:00 – 8:30pm

Haywood Road Community Centre


CONTACT: Detzi Simpson,

The Peaceful Soul Nottingham

07944 570551  7 – 8:30pm

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Magical Mirror Meditation

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Peaceful Soul Standalone Workshops

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Meditation and Relaxation

The Peaceful Me meditation and relaxation courses at Haywood Road Community Centre are extremely popular and have been running since September 2017.

The next set of groups starts on May 17th providing the perfect opportunity to unwind and relax after the stress and hecticness of daily life.

Times are 6.40pm-7.40pm and 8pm-9pm weekly on Thursdays from 17th May.


Art Exhibition

Haywood Road Community Centre hosted a very successful art exhibition over the weekend of September 9th and 10th, which featured over 120 paintings and drawings by 19 different artists.

All the art works on display were produced by members of the Mapperley Artists Group, which meets every week at the centre on Thursday afternoons between 1.30pm and 4pm. New members are always welcome.

We hope the exhibition will become an annual event. Scroll down for photos…

Local Artist Mick Thompson

Yoga at Haywood Road

Start something new this September.

If you’re curious about trying out yoga or simply keen to perfect your downward dog, then join me at my first class on Tuesday 5 September at Haywood Road Community Centre.

As a special offer, this launch class is just £5*

This class is suitable for everyone – whether you’re new or old to yoga. My aim is to create an inclusive environment where everyone can develop their personal practice of yoga and enjoy the benefits at their own speed.

Email me if you have any questions or want to know more about the class or indeed me: clare@makinyoga.com

You can expect a gentle and flowing practice to balance your body and mind. There will be lots of modifications and challenges for every level of yogi.

This is a great opportunity to spend an hour focusing on YOU! – relaxing and building your inner strength for a better approach to life.

No experience of yoga is required and regular yogis are also very welcome.

*Regular investment cost:

Drop in £7 per week or buy a 4 week class pass for £24 and save £4. (4 week class passes can be used over a 6 week period from the date of the first lesson attended).

What a Weekend!

On Friday 11th August Sunset Cinema returned to Haywood Road with Screen on the Green.

To coincide with the Perseid meteor shower they showed a special screening of Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

On top of this we had Nottingham Astronomical Society who set up three telescopes on the green (viewing Saturn was amazing – you could see the rings AND several of its moons!).



Saturday 12th August saw a screening of the 1987 classic Dirty Dancing, and prior to the film we also had a superb live dance display from Studio 3, Mapperley!

Both nights were a huge success and a great addition to the summer of activities and events we’ve had on the Old Bowling Green.

Not content with this, during the daytime of Saturday 12th August Haywood Road Community Centre hosted a national Scrabble tournament which attracted players from all over the country!

Outdoor Silent Disco

On Friday 15th September 6pm – 11pm Haywood Road Community Centre hosts its first Silent Disco under a marquee on Haywood Road Green.

If you’ve never been to one of these before you’re in for a real treat and a unique experience.

Everybody gets a set of wireless headphones and dances under the disco lights. However unlike a normal disco, there are at least two DJ sets being played at the same time, so if you fancy a change of tune, you flick a switch on your headphones and listen to an alternative set.

You can tell which set people are listening to by the way they are dancing. We’ve also got a licenced bar as well as hot food so should be a cracking evening with no moaning from the neighbours!

All proceeds go towards saving Haywood Road Green from being built on so we can save the last patch of green space in Porchester Gardens.

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Legendary Outdoor Silent Disco, under cover and under lights. Choose your tracks and dance the night away!

Choice of songs – Disco, Indie, Old Skool, Rave, Pop, Rock, Reggae – for all ages and tastes.

Under Marquee cover – Fun, Dancing & Laughter!

Licenced Bar, Hot Food & Snacks.