Christmas 2017 at Southwell

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Southwell Festival Voices: A Christmas Celebration Concert
Friday 22 December, 7.30pm, Southwell Minster

Christmas is not complete without top quality choral singing and choirs don't come much better that the outstanding Southwell Festival Voices - the Festival's professional choir making their first Christmas appearance. The conductor is the Festival's Artistic Director Marcus Farnsworth.

The programme is a celebration of Christmas through the ages in words and music: the music ranges from the mediaeval Hildegard of Bingen to Irving Berlin and includes a range of traditional carols too. The seasonal readings in poetry and prose are by leading TV and film actor David Oakes.

£20, £15, £10 available from

Santa in Southwell
Saturday 23 December, 8.30am to 1pm approx. The Admiral Rodney, King Street.

Come and see Father Christmas in his sleigh. Organised by Southwell and District Lions Club.

Crib Services
Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 December, 2pm. Southwell Minster

Young children are welcome to dress in Nativity costumes (some are available on the day in the Minster). The Crib Services are very informal, great fun, and are for families and children. A Nativity play is acted out (with the lead actors being students and ex-students from the Minster school), and the children get involved too. The service ends with the blessing of the Christmas Crib and refreshments. Each lasts about 30 minutes.

Southwell Cathedral Carol Services
Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 December, 7pm

A service of music, readings and carols on both nights. You are advised to arrive in plenty of time in order to secure a seat at these popular services.

A Song for Southwell

Take a look at a Christmas carol from the community and businesses in Southwell in aid of local charity Reach.

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Newark and Sherwood
District Council,
Castle House
Great North Road
NG24 1BY


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