The Nutcracker

Prepare to enter a magical world with Russian National Ballet’s performance of this timeless Christmas classic.

Promising to be a highlight on the whole family’s festive calendar, the Nutcracker is sure to leave you with a sense of warmth and memories that will last a lifetime.

Category: Drama and Theatre
Date: 19 October 2017 @ 19:30
Venue: Palace Theatre Newark
Cost:

John Illsley

John Illsley rose to fame as the bass guitarist of the critically acclaimed band Dire Straits, John has been the recipient of multiple BRIT and Grammy Awards. As one of the founding band members, with Mark Knopfler, his brother David and drummer Pick Withers, John played a major role in the development of the Dire Straits' sound.

John and Mark were the only founding members to remain in the line-up of Dire Straits right through from 1977 until they decided to call it a day in 1995.

John has also released eight solo albums, the latest - Long Shadows - being released in 2016.
John has put together a six-piece band to tour the UK in October. The show will feature all of the well-known songs from Dire Straits such as Sultans of Swing, Money for Nothing and Brothers in Arms as well as songs from Long Shadows.

Book online

Category: Music and Dance
Date: 20 October 2017 @ 20:00
Venue: Lowdham Village Hall
Cost: £24

The Froe

This dauntingly good string quartet intelligently weaves together folk roots and classical traditions, with sweet vocals soaring over shimmering strings, and floating melodies and rich textures contrasting with sparse harmonies and magically inventive soundscapes. Drawing together musicans from Ashley Hutching's Rainbow Chasers and The Old Dance School to spine-tingling effect, and with a diverse set of old songs and originals, this is an intimate and exceptional performance.

Age: 7+

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Category: Music and Dance
Date: 20 October 2017 @ 19:30
Venue: Flintham Village Hall, NG23 5LF
Cost:

T Rextasy

T Rextasy have now been performing around the world for more than 20 years, a career that, ironically, out lives Marc's very own T.Rex. They have become widely accepted as the world's only official tribute show dedicated to Marc Bolan and T.Rex, and the only band endorsed and approved by Marc's family, estate and catalogue management, not to mention original members of T.Rex. The band has been described by many as 'beyond the boundaries of tribute'.

This year T.Rextasy are celebrating Marc's life with a very special commemorative tour. Truly a rock'n'roll concert for all ages - If you would like to know exactly what a Marc Bolan concert was like in the 1970s, this show is for you.

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Category: Music and Dance
Date: 20 October 2017 @ 19:30
Venue: Palace Theatre, Newark
Cost: £22.50, members £21.50

The Bramley Festival

Every October, Southwell holds The Bramley Festival to celebrate the origins of the Bramley Apple in Southwell.

The Bramley is famous and much loved throughout the world for its unique flavour and excellent cooking qualities. It remains one of the most widely grown British culinary apples. This festival attracts hundreds of local, national and international visitors. A Food and Drink Festival is held in Southwell Minster and incorporates all manner of apple-related products, fruit specialists and craftsmen.

 

www.visitsouthwell.com/events/the-bramley-festival/

Category: Festivals and Fun Days
Date: 21 October 2017 @ 10:00
Venue: Southwell Minster and various locations around the Town, NG25 0HQ
Cost:

Monster Mash Up

Frightfully fun activities for all the family this half-term with Boye the devil dog!

Join eminent monsterologist Dr Edvard Von Goosechaser for a thrilling investigation into claims that Prince Rupert's favourite pet Boye was actually a devil dog! Parliamentarians believed he could fly and sniff out traitors so come and meet the haunting hound yourself and decide whether he's just a dog or something significantly spookier!

There is 20% discount for admission for Families with one paying child, for further details please contact  01636 655765

National Civil War Centre 

Category: History and Heritage
Date: 21 October 2017 @ 11:00
Venue: National Civil War Centre Appletongate Newark Notts NG24 1JY
Cost: Please ring for details

Sherlock Holmes and the Crimson Cobbles

Theatre Chipping Norton

Murder! Mystery! Mayhem!

A witty, laugh-a-minute pastiche of Conan Doyle's great detective, this fast-paced, quirky and deeply daft retelling of one of the darkest times in Victorian history sees Holmes stalking Jack the Ripper in the streets of London's East End.

But when the evidence points to only one possible conclusion - that the Ripper is actually Sherlock's trusted sidekick Dr Watson - is our super sleuth prepared to believe the unbelievable? A kinetic, boisterous, joke-fuelled treat... tirelessly superb.

Age: 12+

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Category: Drama and Theatre
Date: 21 October 2017 @ 19:30
Venue: North Muskham Rural Community Centre, NG23 6HD
Cost:

Steve Steinman's Meatloaf Story

Steve Steinman, the creative force behind the hugely successful Vampire Rock, returns with this epic musical concert delivering the best of the best from Meatloaf's Bat Out of Hell record breaking album.

Discarding the pretence of wigs and make up for this show, Steve lets voice and the performance do the talking.

Book online

Category: Music and Dance
Date: 22 October 2017 @ 19:30
Venue: Palace Theatre, Newark
Cost: £26.50

Swim Bike Run

Thoresby 10 is back for the 3rd annual autumnal trail run in the beautiful grounds of Thoresby Park.

Choose from a race over 10k or 10 miles, running along old military roads, cleared tracks through ancient woodland, and grassed paths around the country estate. The route includes a few hills to offer a small challenge around the course in some of the most scenic Nottinghamshire countryside as well as the forest & past the lake.

There’s also a 5km run/walk for all levels, different in course that takes you past the beautiful church at Perlethorpe, through woodlands groves and back onto the main field in front of Thoresby Hall. This event can be a gentle stroll with the family or a race to get your 5km PB.

http://www.sbrevents.co.uk/events/thoresby-10-2017

Category: Sports and Fitness
Date: 22 October 2017 @ 10:30
Venue: Thoresby Hall, Thoresby Park, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire NG22 9WH
Cost: See website

SBR Thoresby 10

Thoresby 10 is back for the 3rd annual autumnal trail run in the beautiful grounds of Thoresby Park.

Choose from a race over 10k or 10 miles, running along old military roads, cleared tracks through ancient woodland, and grassed paths around the country estate. The route includes a few hills to offer a small challenge around the course in some of the most scenic Nottinghamshire countryside as well as the forest and past the lake.

There's also a 5km run/walk for all levels, different in course that takes you past the beautiful church at Perlethorpe, through woodland groves and back onto the main field in front of Thoresby Hall. This event can be a gentle stroll with the family or a race to get your 5km PB.

www.sbrevents.co.uk 

Category: Sports and Fitness
Date: 22 October 2017 @ 10:30
Venue: North Woods, Thoresby
Cost:

Wedding Fair

Come and visit the magnificent Riding Hall which will make the perfect venue for your wedding!

Meet the Thoresby team and 20+ wedding suppliers who will be available to guide you through exciting options and help create your perfect wedding your way.

Whether you've just got engaged, have already booked your wedding or just fancy a nosey, the Thoresby team can't wait to see you!

Email: weddings@thoresbycourtyard.com

Phone: 01623 822 009

Category: Arts and Exhibitions
Date: 22 October 2017 @ 10:00
Venue: Thoresby Courtyard Riding Hall
Cost: Free

Shark in the Park

Timothy Pope is looking through his telescope - but wait, is that a Shark, in the Park?!

From the creative team behind 'The Hairy Maclary show' - see Nick Sharratt's beloved 'Shark in the Park' books brought to life on stage!

Featuring all 3 of the 'Shark in the Park' Series - Shark in the Park, Shark in the Dark and Shark in the Park on a Windy Day - this fin-tastic, family musical follows Timothy Pope (and his telescope!) on 3 exciting adventures...

Book online

Category: Children and Young People
Date: 23 October 2017 @ 14:00
Venue: Palace Theatre, Newark
Cost: £11.50, £10.50 concession, £42 family

Kids Crafts

Kid's Crafts are every Wednesday of the school holidays. 

Not all activities are available at every session and there is a small charge for each activity. 

There are a number of activities taking place

  • Painting
  • Sewing
  • Bath bomb making
  • Paper craft 
  • Jewellery making 

Category: Festivals and Fun Days
Date: 25 October 2017 @ 10:30
Venue: Sherwood Forest Arts and Crafts Centre
Cost: Small charge for each activity.

Film Fridays at Lowdham Village Hall

Viceroy's House

In 1947 British Statesman Lord Mountbatten serves as India's last Viceroy and is charged with handing India back to it's people.

12a, 1hr 26 mins

Bookcase Box Office 0115966 3219 Film Fridays

Category: Movie
Date: 27 October 2017 @ 19:30
Venue: Lowdham Village Hall, Main Street, Lowdham, Notts, NG14 7BD
Cost: Tickets £6 full, Concessions and Children £5

Halloween Story Walk

Expect Halloween tales of scary deeds on the ghostliest weekend of the year. Keep your eyes open for ghouls, witches and hags as you hear tales of the creatures that live in the shadows.


Join us for a lantern walk and storytelling performances as Lord George and Lady Esmerelda reveal the dark secrets of All Hallows Eve.

Sconce and Devon Park  07971 486301

Category: For All Ages
Date: 28 October 2017 @ 17:30
Venue: Starting at Rumbles Cafe Sconce and Devon Park, Boundary Road, Newark, NG24 4AU
Cost: Free Family Activity

Halloween Lantern Workshop

Free Lantern Making Workshop in the Tom Mann Pavilion 3-5pm.

Place are limited so please book ahead by calling Ranger George on 07971 486301

Story telling in Rumbles Cafe, hot food and snacks, Lantern Walk from 5.30pm please bring a torch.

Sconce and Devon Park   07971 486301 

Category: Arts and Exhibitions
Date: 28 October 2017 @ 15:00
Venue: Sconce and Devon Park, Boundary Road, Newark NG24 4UA
Cost: Free

Haunted Happenings

Newark Castle offers a ghost hunt like no other and this haunted Castle has regular reports of paranormal activity and ghostly sightings.

Join the Haunted Happenings team as we venture inside and attempt to make contact with the spirits and ghosts that still lurk within.

Category: History and Heritage
Date: 28 October 2017 @ 21:00
Venue: Newark Castle
Cost:

Monster Mash Up

Frightfully fun activities for all the family this half-term with Boye the devil dog!

Join eminent monsterologist Dr Edvard Von Goosechaser for a thrilling investigation into claims that Prince Rupert's favourite pet Boye was actually a devil dog! Parliamentarians believed he could fly and sniff out traitors so come and meet the haunting hound yourself and decide whether he's just a dog or something significantly spookier!

Normal admission prices -20 percent discount for Families with one paying child.

National Civil War Centre

Category: Arts and Exhibitions
Date: 23 October 2017 @ 10:00
Venue: National Civil War Centre, Appletongate, Newark, Notts, NG24 1JY
Cost: Please ring for details.

Team Viking

Tangram Theatre

Tender poignancy and comic touches of sheer brilliance abound in this hugely acclaimed comic ode to death and friendship.

Full of 'magnificently clever' (The Guardian) comedy-theatre and threaded through with exquisite live music, this outlandish story of how one man gave his terminally ill best friend the full Viking funeral he's always dreamed of, is remarkable.

Deeply personal, deeply felt and delighfully comic.

Age: 14+

Book online

Category: Drama and Theatre
Date: 28 October 2017 @ 19:30
Venue: Maplebeck Village Hall, NG22 0BS
Cost:

Halloween Story Walk

Expect Halloween tales of scary deeds on the ghostliest weekend of the year. Keep your eyes open for ghouls, witches and hags as you hear tales of the creatures that live in the shadows.

Join us for a lantern walk and storytelling performances as Lord George and Lady Esmerelda reveal the dark secrets of All Hallows Eve.

Vicar Water Country Park  07980 610308

Category: For All Ages
Date: 29 October 2017 @ 17:30
Venue: Vicar Water Country Park, Mansfield Road, Clipstone, NG21 9AA
Cost: Free Family Activity

Halloween Lantern Workshop

Free Lantern Making Workshop with Kerry in Rumbles Cafe 3pm to 5pm.

Places are limited so please book ahead by calling Ranger Matt to book a place on 07980 61030

Story telling in Rumbles Cafe before the Lantern Walk at 5.30pm, drinks and Halloween snacks available to purchase.

Vicar Water Country Park 07980 610308

Category: Arts and Exhibitions
Date: 29 October 2017 @ 15:00
Venue: Viacr Water Country Park, Mansfield Road, Old Clipstone, NG21 9AA
Cost: Free

Haunted Happenings

Newark Castle offers a ghost hunt like no other and this haunted Castle has regular reports of paranormal activity and ghostly sightings.

Join the Haunted Happenings team as we venture inside and attempt to make contact with the spirits and ghosts that still lurk within.

Category: History and Heritage
Date: 31 October 2017 @ 21:00
Venue: Newark Castle
Cost:

Witchfinder General screening

During the anarchy and chaos of the civil war, witch hunter Matthew Hopkins (horror icon Vincent Price at his malevolent best) conducts a vicious reign of terror in puritan East Anglia. But Hopkins persecution of an innocent village priest sets in motion a trail of revenge that leads to a bloody reckoning in a castle dungeon.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to watch the civil war cult horror classic in the sinister old world ambience of the National Civil War Centre's Tudor Hall on the spookiest night of the year.

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Category: Drama and Theatre
Date: 31 October 2017 @ 20:00
Venue: National Civil War Centre, Newark
Cost: £5

An Evening with Sir Michael Parkinson

An Evening with Sir Michael Parkinson celebrates the life and career of a man who has interviewed more than 2000 of the most important cultural figures of the 20th and 21st centuries. In conversation with his son Mike, and showing highlights from the Parkinson archive, An Evening with Michael Parkinson is a unique opportunity to get an intimate, entertaining and informative look at his remarkable journey from a pit village in Yorkshire to the top of the famous stairs whilst reliving the best moments from a show that for many, defined their Saturday Night.

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Category: Educational, Talks and Lectures
Date: 2 November 2017 @ 19:30
Venue: Palace Theatre, Newark
Cost: £29.50, members £28.50

Northanger Abbey

An Andrew Davies screenplay and a cast including Felicity Jones, Carey Mulligan and William Beck ensure that this adaptation of Jane Austen's novel is a triumph.

A young woman's penchant for sensational Gothic novels feeds her imagination and leads to misunderstandings in matters of the heart. 

Contact 01636 636 421 / 636 185 

Category: Movie
Date: 2 November 2017 @ 19:30
Venue: The Village Hall, Maplebeck
Cost: £5 on the door

The Silk Road

The Silk Road alludes to the ancient network of trade routes that connected the East and West from China to the Mediterranean Sea and were central to centuries of cultural interaction. 

Debussy was drawn to the Javanese Gamelan after first hearing it at the 1889 Paris Exposition and was greatly influenced by its non-Western aesthetic. The Beatles and guitarist John McLaughlin famously incorporated Indian modes and instruments into their own music.

Category: Music and Dance
Date: 2 November 2017 @ 19:30
Venue: Southwell Library, King Street, Southwell, NG25 0EH
Cost:

Cat Weatherill and Naomi Paul

A fabulous two-header delivered by wonderfully gifted performers, the compelling and masterful storyteller Cat Weatherill and the satirical and hilarious deadpan comic Naomi Paul. Irresistably blending humour and heart, this is a captivating and beautifully crafted show for adults, of stories, comedy songs and musings about being a grown up, and the little indulgencies that make life worth living (chocolate).

Age: 14+

Book tickets: 01636 816 370

Category: Comedy
Date: 3 November 2017 @ 19:30
Venue: Rolleston Village Hall, NG23 5SG
Cost:

The South

When great British pop institution The Beautiful South split in 2007 some members of the band didn't feel ready to hang up their microphones or instruments just yet... The South features members of The Beautiful South including singer Alison Wheeler and lifelong sax player Gaz Birtles. Since original singer Dave Hemingway left the group earlier this year, Gaz has now moved across the vocal duties. 

They play songs made famous by The Beautiful South and bring back the full flavour and excitement with the nine piece live band.

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Category: Music and Dance
Date: 3 November 2017 @ 19:30
Venue: Palace Theatre, Newark
Cost: £29, concession £26.50, members £25.50

Glorilla

Spitz & Co.

Recounting the life changing jungle adventures of the French artist-diva/explorer Gloria Delaneuf and her hapless and wonderfully long-suffering assistant Josephine as they follow in the tracks of Diane Fossey to communicate with gorillas.

Ingenious and hilariously funny this is fantastic comedy-theatre, with the award-winning and absolutely brilliant French/English performers holding the audience spellbound and in stitches with their slapstick physicality and pitch perfect wordplay.

Age: 8+

01636 636 523

Category: Drama and Theatre
Date: 4 November 2017 @ 19:30
Venue: Caunton Dean Hole Community Centre, Caunton, NG23 6AD
Cost:

Hot Club of Cowtown

Since its beginnings in the late 1990s, the Hot Club of Cowtown's star has continued to rise as its reputation for jaw-dropping virtuosity and unforgettable live shows has become the band's global brand. Lauded for its "down-home melodies and exuberant improvisation" the Hot Club has always woven a combination of seemingly disparate styles together to its own magical effect. 

The Hot Club has opened several shows for Willie Nelson, toured with Nelson and Bob Dylan during a summer-long stadium tour, and opened seven nights og Roxy Music's sold-out "For Your Pleasure" UK stadium tour.

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Category: Music and Dance
Date: 4 November 2017 @ 20:00
Venue: Lowdham Village Hall
Cost: £18.50

May the Fawkes Be With You!

Guess who’s back? Back again? Guy Fawkes, that’s who.

Some people never learn. Everyone’s favourite traitor returns for the third year running. Will he actually succeed this time and blow up Parliament? Or will he once again suffer the agonies of the scaffold? There’s only one way to find out. Join us for a little gunpowder, a dash of treason and a whole load of plot. FREE with standard admission. 

Category: Educational, Talks and Lectures
Date: 4 November 2017 @ 10:00
Venue: National Civil War Centre
Cost:

Money for Nothing

Money for Nothing is a tribute to the Dire Straits like no other before.

Money for Nothing is a show of the highest quality. Meticulous attention is paid to every detail, to faithfully recreate the distinct sound of the Dire Straits in this unforgettable sonic spectacular.

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Category: Music and Dance
Date: 4 November 2017 @ 19:30
Venue: Palace Theatre, Newark
Cost: £21.50, £20.50 concession

Gilmore Roberts

Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) met studying at Leeds College of Music and released their debut album in 2008.

Since then, the duo have toured Canada and mainland Europe, played some of the UK's biggest acoustic festivals, toured with folk rock legends Fairport Convention and won countless accolades for their genre-spanning work.

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Category: Music and Dance
Date: 8 November 2017 @ 20:00
Venue: Old Ship Inn, Lowdham
Cost: £11

Look

Look by Trisha Ferguson.

An informal series of meetings to talk about art, artists and ideas, by looking at some contemporary images. 

Contact 01636 636 421

Category: Arts and Exhibitions
Date: 9 November 2017 @ 19:30
Venue: The Village Hall, Maplebeck
Cost:

Colin Blunstone

Colin Blunstone went to school in St Albans where he was introduced to the other members of The Zombies. After attracting a large local following, the band were offered a recording contract by Decca Records which resulted in their first single, 'She's Not There' becoming a world-wide hit. Three years on the road culminated in The Zombies final album, the acclaimed 'Odessey and Oracle'.

In 2011, as lead singer with The Zombies, Colin recorded a new album called 'Breathe Out, Breathe In', the first Zombies studio album in 9 years. It got fantastic review in the UK and the US and the band toured extensively in both territories to promote it.

2012 saw a new Colin Blunstone solo album called 'On The Air Tonight' which again he toured to promote in the UK. 

Colin and his solo band took to the road again touring the UK in January 2016 and Holland in February, and in the UK again in April and October. There is talk of a new album in 2017 with further live dates in Holland as well as the UK.

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Category: Music and Dance
Date: 10 November 2017 @ 20:00
Venue: Lowdham Village Hall
Cost: £17.50

Insect Show - Brackenhurst

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Entomology Society

A celebration of insects

  • Fascinating displays
  • Live  Exhibits
  • Talks
  • Sales
  • Cafe

Something for everyone to explore and enjoy

Accessible to all

www.danes-insects.org.uk

Category: Wildlife and Nature
Date: 11 November 2017 @ 10:30
Venue: Brackenhurst Campas on the A612, Southwell, NG25 0QF
Cost: Free entry and parking

Newark's Vintage Tractor and Heritage Show

Hundreds of vintage tractors will be on display as the increasingly 15th year.

Also featuring over 200 trade stands, heritage displays, livestock, crafts and food. Adult (advance 1-day): £10. Adult (non-advance 1-day): £12. Children under 17: FREE.

Category: Festivals and Fun Days
Date: 11 November 2017 @ 10:00
Venue: Newark Showground
Cost:

Film Friday (on a Sunday) at Lowdham Village Hall

Their Finest

A romantic comedy drama starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy. Set during World War II with London coming under sustained attack during the Blitz, young Welsh copywriter Catrin Cole (Arterton) is employed by the British Ministry of Information to bring a female perspective to their latest propaganda film aimed at raising the morale of the British people. Assigned to co-write a project based around the Battle of Dunkirk, Catrin must overcome the sexist attitudes of fellow screenwriter Tom Buckley (Claflin) and pompous actor Ambrose Hilliard (Nighy) as she attempts to put the film together. The cast also includes Richard E. Grant, Paul Ritter and Jeremy Irons.

12a, 1hr 52mins

(Note, this is taking place on a Sunday).

Tickets The Book Case 0115  966 3219 Film Fridays

Category: Movie
Date: 12 November 2017 @ 14:30
Venue: Lowdham Village Hall, Main Street, Lowdham, NG14 7BD
Cost: Tickets £6 full, Concessions and Children £5

Lance Ellington Sings Broadway

Lance is one of the UK's most prominent male vocalists. His regular appearance of the BBC's globally successful Strictly Come Dancing have endeared him to millions of UK dance and music fans and his charismatic style and sultry tones have entertained more than 30 million people worldwide.

Book online

Category: Music and Dance
Date: 16 November 2017 @ 19:30
Venue: Palace Theatre, Newark
Cost: £23.50, concession £21.50, members £20.50

Winter Coffee Morning

A fundraising Coffee Morning to support Bilsthorpe Heritage Musum

Bilsthorpe Village Hall, Cross Street, Bilsthorpe NG22 8QY  

Category: Fund Raiser
Date: 18 November 2017 @ 10:00
Venue: Bilsthorpe NG22 8QY
Cost: Free

Winterfest

Thoresby’s Winterfest a unique and special location for local crafts makers and artists to display their quality hand made items including ceramics, prints, jewellery, wooden items and more.

Essential for your early Christmas shopping!

Please call - 01623 822301 

Category: Arts and Exhibitions
Date: 18 November 2017 @ 10:00
Venue: Thoresby Courtyard, Thoresby Park, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG22 9EP
Cost: Free

That'll Be The Day

Topped with lashings of Christmas spirit get ready to party as That'll Be The Day returns with its Brand New 2017 Christmas Show!

The UK's most popular Rock'N'Roll variety show celebrates the festive season with all your favourite Christmas classics from the 50s, 60s and 70s, plus plenty of hilarious comedy.

Book online

Category: Music and Dance
Date: 23 November 2017 @ 19:30
Venue: Newark Palace Theatre
Cost:

Jay Rayner - The Ten Food Commandments

The original Ten Commandments have very little to offer when it comes to the complex business of how we eat. Now the award-winning restaurant critic and Masterchef judge Jay Rayner has decided it's time to act.

So join our very own culinary Moses in this audio-visual romp as he attempts to lead us to the edible promised land.

Book online

Category: Educational, Talks and Lectures
Date: 24 November 2017 @ 19:30
Venue: Palace Theatre, Newark
Cost: £19, members £17.50

Tom Russell

Singer songwriter, painter, essayist - Tom Russell has recorded thirty five highly acclaimed records, and published five books. Tom Russell songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Nanci Griffith, kd Lang, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Joe Ely, and a hundred others.

Tom graduated from The University of California with a Master's Degree in Criminology. He was recently awarded the 2015 ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for excellence in music journalism. In 2015 Russell released a 52 track 'folk opera' on the West, The Rose of Roscrae, which was hailed in top ten lists in two dozen publications.

His latest release is The Tom Russell Anthology 2 (Gunpowder Sunsets).

Book online

Category: Music and Dance
Date: 24 November 2017 @ 20:00
Venue: Lowdham Village Hall
Cost: £18.50

Jason Manford - Work in Progress

Jason Manford is back with a work in progress show ahead of his national tour in 2018, which promises to feature a wealth of comedy anecdotes, misunderstandings and audience banter delivered with Jason's likeable charm and teasingly intelligent wit.

Book online

Category: Comedy
Date: 25 November 2017 @ 19:30
Venue: Palace Theatre, Newark
Cost: £16.50

Nottingham's Lady Bay Vintage Midcentury Antiques Fair

50's, 60's & 70's FURNITURE & OBJECTS - For You & Your Home

 

Whether you’re a collector, a retro fan, or you just want something beautiful and unusual for your home, there'll be something for everyone. 1000's of things to see. Mid-century art, homeware, kitchenalia, furniture, shelving, sideboards, textiles, fabrics, lighting, art deco, 20th century ceramics, architectural salvage, industrial furniture, brocante, French antiques, books, posters , jewellery & more from specialist dealers hoping to inspire with ideas for Christmas gifts.

For further details or if you’re interesting in trading contact Paul at ladybayvintage@gmail.com

Category: Arts and Exhibitions
Date: 25 November 2017 @ 11:00
Venue: Nottingham Rugby Club, 1 Holme Rd, NG2 3HJ Rochester, Medway
Cost:

Stinxville

This wonderfullt enjoyable family-friendly antidote to Christmas pantos mixes energetic and irreverent storytelling with an offbeat quirkiness and uproarious live music, telling of the 'Stinxvillains' quest through their beloved Wicked City, for cake.

Divinely silly clowning, ramshackle music hall varieties, steampunkery, jokes, circus jazz, gypsy tango and mariachi music, the catchiest of songs, Can-Can dancing, slow-motion Kung-Fu fights, fun-filled capers, thrills and spills, riotous rebellion. Check, check, check - all are excellently here, present and correct. Fabulous steampunk fun for all.

Age: 10+

Book tickets: 01636 636 691

Category: Drama and Theatre
Date: 25 November 2017 @ 19:30
Venue: Norwell Village Hall, NG23 6LF
Cost:

Christmas Lights Switch On

A FREE celebration to kick off the festive season with fun, music, food and fireworks!

Enjoy a bustling craft and charity market in the Market Place and buttermarket alongside a fun fair and live music, all leading to the switch-on of the UK’s largest, free standing canopy of Christmas lights and a dazzling firework display. FREE parking in all council car parks

Category: For All Ages
Date: 26 November 2017 @ 10:00
Venue: Newark Market Place
Cost:

Winterfest

Winterfest Arts and Crafts fair takes place on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November from 10am until 4pm. To be held in the unique Victorian Riding Hall at Thoresby Courtyard, with local crafters and artists exhibiting their talent and creativity, giving Christmas shoppers the experience of buying original handcrafted art they cannot find on the High Street.

This year Winterfest will feature handmade goods such as ceramics, prints, jewellery, crafted wooden items and children's clothing. The weekend will also include free family entertainment.

Category: Markets and Fairs
Date: 25 November 2017 @ 10:00
Venue: Thoresby Courtyard Riding Hall and Gallery
Cost: Free

Christmas Late Night Shopping Evening

A special festive evening in Southwell, browse and shop in the unique independent shops plus much more!

Further details http://www.visitsouthwell.com/events/   or  01636 819038

Category: Markets and Fairs
Date: 30 November 2017 @ 17:00
Venue: Southwell Town Centre, NG25 0HQ
Cost: Free activity for all ages

The Battles of Brentford and Turnham Green Talk

Simon Marsh, Research and Battlefields Threats Coordinator for the Battlefields Trust and co-author of Battle for London, will discuss the culmination of King Charles’ post-Edgehill quest for
London

Examining the battles of Brentford and Turnham Green, explaining how close the royalists came to succeeding and why they failed. Talk length: 50 mins approx. FREE with standard admission.

Category: Educational, Talks and Lectures
Date: 18 November 2017 @ 14:30
Venue: National Civil War Centre
Cost:

Christmas Tree Festival

Christmas trees beautifully decorated by local schools, organisations and businesses displayed within the magnificent setting of Newark Parish Church.

Refreshments available, raffle, Christmas cards & gifts on sale. Opening times: Saturdays 9.30am to 5pm, Sundays 11am to 4.30pm and weekdays 10am to 4.30pm.

Category: For All Ages
Date: 2 December 2017 @ 10:00
Venue: Newark Parish Church
Cost:

Lantern Making Workshops

Lantern Making Workshops 10am-12.30pm and 1pm-3.30pm 

www.visitsouthwell.com

Category: Arts and Exhibitions
Date: 2 December 2017 @ 10:00
Venue: The Old Courthouse, The Burgage, Southwell, NG25 0EP
Cost: TBC

Newark Christmas Crackers

There will be seasonal entertainment and carol singing

Alongside a market of seasonal food, last minute gifts and Christmas decorations.

Category: Festivals and Fun Days
Date: 3 December 2017 @ 10:00
Venue: Newark Market Place
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The Wind in the Willows

This exuberant, award-winning puppet company (Box Tale Soup) works its magic on a beautiful new adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's evergreen classic riverbank story: gleeful larks, messing about in boats, incorrigible amphibians, 'poop-poop', the menacing Wild Wood, wicked weasels and an almighty dustup to finish with. Join jittery Ratty, amiable Mole, bluff Badger and swaggering Toad on their marvellous adventures. With fantastic homespun fabric puppetry and completely charming original music, the show generates non-stop energy and high good humour from its two-strong cast, wowing audiences.

Age: 5+

Book tickets: 01636 636 421

Category: Drama and Theatre
Date: 3 December 2017 @ 18:00
Venue: Maplebeck Village Hall, NG22 0BS
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The Wind in the Willows

This award-winning puppet company works its magic on a beautiful new adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's evergreen classic riverbank story.

Gleeful larks, messing about in boats, incorrigible Ratty, Mole, Badger and swaggering Toad.

Contact 01636 636 421 / 636 185

Category: Children and Young People
Date: 3 December 2017 @ 18:00
Venue: The Village Hall, Maplebeck
Cost: £6, £8 (over 16)

Ninebarrow in concert

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Horizon Award Nominees 2017

This multi-award-winning Dorsetshire folk duo combines exquisite, pitch-perfect vocal harmonies, captivating musicality, charismatic stage patter and genuine charm to deliver beautifully crafted traditional and original songs steeped in the darker side of English landscape, folklore and history. Amid ringing endorsements from luminaries like Seth Lakeman and Kate Rusby. Ninebarrow are a recognised force on the folk scene. The Everly Brothers of British folk.

Age: 7+

Book tickets: 01636 816 370

Category: Music and Dance
Date: 7 December 2017 @ 19:30
Venue: Rolleston Village Hall, NG23 5SG
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Aynsley Lister Band

When explosive natural ability collides with fiery, emotionally charged compositions the result is Aynsley Lister; an incredible guitarist whose brand of blues-based rock delivers contemporary song writing fuelled with the kind of heart and soul that's missing from so much modern music. Whether passionately writing and recording his own material or mesmerising audiences at his live shows one thing is abundantly clear: music is hard-wired to his DNA ad flows from his fingertips like sonic bolts of lightning. With over 100,000 albums sold, lashings of critical acclaim and years of high profile touring, Lister's resume speaks for itself and firmly secures his position as a leading light in the resurgence of British blues-infused music.

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Category: Music and Dance
Date: 8 December 2017 @ 20:00
Venue: Lowdham Village Hall
Cost: £15

Jez Lowe and the Bad Pennies

A rousing festive show from Geordieland with BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015 double-nominee Jez Lowe and his terrific band. A real winter-warmer of a folk/music-hall revue, packed with great songs, rousing tunes, excellent musicianship, entertaining chat and seasonal scrooge-tomfoolery.

Age: 10+

Book tickets: 01636 701 013

Category: Music and Dance
Date: 8 December 2017 @ 19:30
Venue: Coddington Village Hall, NG24 2PN
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The Lantern Walk

Lantern Walk starting from the grounds of Southwell Minster.

Visit the Southwell Minster website.

Category: For All Ages
Date: 9 December 2017 @ 17:00
Venue: Southwell Minster, Church Street, Southwell, NG25 0HD
Cost: Free activity for all ages

Newark Christmas Market and Winter Feast

Get into the festive mood with over 100 stalls offering Christmas crafts and gifts and hot seasonal food.

There will be brass bands and carol singing, festive Morris dancing displays and traditional Christmas folk plays, fairground rides, a Civil War re-enactment display, street musicians and bands as well as, of course, Santa and his sleigh, nicely covered with a sprinkling of snow from
the Town Hall balcony. All of this under a magnificent curtain of glistening Christmas lights, now regarded as the largest such display in the UK.

Category: Festivals and Fun Days
Date: 10 December 2017 @ 10:00
Venue: Newark Market Place
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Oddsocks - The Wizard of Oz

Will the scarecrow find a brain? The lion some courage? The tin man a heart? The audience some ice cream?

The "irresistibly anarchies" Oddsocks Productions are bringing another classic adventure to life with a hearty dollop of their trademark comedy: new songs, familiar faces and laughs aplenty! In a brand-new adaptation of L Frank Baum's 'The Wizard of Oz', the Oddsocks troupe invite you to meet Dorothy as you've never seen her before.

Join the Scarecrow, Lion and Tin Man as they travel through the weird and wonderful land of Oz, encountering Wet Witches, Flying Monkeys, Poisonous Poppies and a multitude of Munchkins along the way! What could possibly go wrong?

Friday 8 December - 7.30pm

Saturday 9 December - 2pm and 7.30pm

Sunday 10 December - 2pm

Category: Drama and Theatre
Date: 8 December 2017 @ 19:30
Venue: Thoresby Riding Hall Theatre
Cost: Adult £17, concession £15, under 16 £12, family £50

Kurling for fun - Maplebeck Village

Kurling for fun at the Village Hall, Maplebeck is a regular event every second Wednesday of the Month.

Join us for some fit fun!

  www.maplebeck.org.uk

For more information Tel: 01636 636421

Category: Sports and Fitness
Date: 11 October 2017 @ 19:30
Venue: The Village Hall, Main Street, Maplebeck
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A Celebration of Christmas

Join the Le Page Ensemble for the perfect start to Christmas.

A beautiful Midwinter celebration with festive music from across the world and through the centuries' from Medieval carols to new versions of traditional Christmas songs, beautiful baroque masterpieces to folk-influenced improvisations. The Ensemble will be joined by the highly-acclaimed harpist Eleanor Turner for this atmospheric concert. Refreshments will be available at the bar.

Category: Music and Dance
Date: 20 December 2017 @ 19:30
Venue: Southwell Library, King Street, Southwell, NG25 0EH
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The Le Page Ensemble-Southwell Library

Directed by violinist David Le Page, The Le Page Ensemble presents three nights of extraordinary live music. The finest professional musicians take you on a musical voyage, criss-crossing the boundaries of Classical, Jazz, Folk and World musics to bring you something new and refreshing. Innovative programmes and thrilling performances that surprise and intrigue. www.davidlepage.co.uk.

MIDWINTER
A Celebration of Christmas
7.30pm Wednesday 20 December 2017
Join the Le Page Ensemble for the perfect start to Christmas...A beautiful Midwinter celebration with festive music from across the world and through the centuries' from Medieval carols to new versions of traditional Christmas songs, beautiful baroque masterpieces to folk-influenced improvisations. The Ensemble will be joined by the highly-acclaimed harpist Eleanor Turner for this atmospheric concert. Refreshments will be available at the bar.

David Le Page & Catherine Leech (violins)
Rose Redgrave (viola), Karen Stephenson (cello)
Elena Hull (bass), Eleanor Turner (harp)

Tickets available in advance from Southwell library or at the door.

For further information email info@harboroughconcerts.co.uk  or text/call 07903 020101

Category: Music and Dance
Date: 20 December 2017 @ 19:30
Venue: Southwell Library, King Street, Southwell NG25 0EH
Cost: Tickets £15, Concessions £12, NUS cardholders & children under 18 £8

Covert Christmas Family Holiday Fun

Oliver Cromwell has cancelled Christmas but one man is determined to party on come what may.

His name is Walter. Can you catch him in the act? Join us this Christmas and play Walter Where Art Thou? There may be prizes (but don’t tell Cromwell). FREE with standard admission.

Category: Festivals and Fun Days
Date: 23 December 2017 @ 10:00
Venue: National Civil War Centre
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Michael Portillo - Life: A Game of Two Halves

Since leaving the Commons a decade ago Michael Portillo has endeared himself to many with his effervescent passion for the solid workmanship and creative energy of our great Victorian Railways. A historian at heart, he has used a Victorian railway guide to take millions of viewers on a historical voyage of discovery throughout the UK, Ireland, the USA and Europe. Listen to his extraordinary story, told with an almost "stand up" touch, and then feel free to question him about it.

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Category: History and Heritage
Date: 13 January 2018 @ 19:00
Venue: Palace Theatre, Newark
Cost: £19, members £17

Vampires Rock - Ghost Train

Steve Steiman has ramped up the vamp in the year's spectacular sequel to the phenomenally successful Vampires Rock. The Rock-tastic, hilarious musical concert lives up to its reputation. A tongue-in-cheek story, spellbinding cast, guitar gods and sexy vampettes take you on a ride through some of the greatest classic rock anthems ever!

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Category: Music and Dance
Date: 19 January 2018 @ 19:30
Venue: Palace Theatre, Newark
Cost: £26.50, members £25.50

Let's Hang On

This award-winning production is a musical journey through the prolific career of the most successful bands of all time - Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

Early bird offer (book before 30 November 2017) - £21

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Category: Music and Dance
Date: 20 January 2018 @ 19:30
Venue: Palace Theatre, Newark
Cost: £24, £23 concession, £22.50 member

Peacock Angell Trio

A superb set of wonderfully eclectic music coloured by country, blues, jazz and folk. The beautiful vocals and spirited fiddle of Ruth Angell - best-known as a member of Ashley Hutchings' Rainbow Chasers - are matched all the way by the dextrous guitar of Sid Peacock and Steve Tromans' thrilling piano.

Age: 12+

Book tickets: 01636 816 370

Category: Music and Dance
Date: 26 January 2018 @ 19:30
Venue: Rolleston Village Hall, NG23 5SG
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ELO Experience

The legacy left by Jeff Lynne and The Electric Light Orchestra barely needs any introduction - suffice to say that between 1972 and 1986 they achieved more combined UK and US hits than any other band on the planet!

In 2016 Jeff Lynne's ELO came back to prominence with the release of a brand new album - Alone in the Universe. The ELO Experience 2017 tour will include some new material from the album, but will also include many songs from Out of the Blue album to celebrate its 40th Birthday year.

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Category: Music and Dance
Date: 27 January 2018 @ 19:30
Venue: Palace Theatre, Newark
Cost: £23.50

Ninebarrow

Ninebarrow are a multi-award winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere combine breath-taking vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering original songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles. As well as crafting unique and engaging original material, Ninebarrow also take a wide-range of traditional folk songs and rework them in their own, distinctive way. Not only exceptional singers and musicians, Ninebarrow are also equally passionate about the stories behind their songs - combining music with history, folklore and storytelling. The duo was recently nominated for Best Duo in the Fatea Magazine Awards 2016.

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Category: Music and Dance
Date: 7 February 2018 @ 20:00
Venue: Old Ship Inn, Lowdham
Cost: £11

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Join Ballet Theatre UK as we enter the enchanting and magical realm of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Following on from the company's critically acclaimed production of Romeo and Juliet Ballet Theatre UK present a ballet set to charm the whole family.

Be transported to a fantastical world of dazzling dance, music and enchantment. Lovers, fairies, mischief and moonlight conspire in Shakespeare's classic tale.

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Category: Music and Dance
Date: 8 February 2018 @ 19:30
Venue: Palace Theatre, Newark
Cost: £21, £19.50 concession, £15 child

Jason Donovan and his Amazing Midlife Crisis

Jason is delighted to announce that he will be hitting the road once again in the autumn, only this time, it's a tour with a twist!!

He is headed to new locations across the country and these intimate gigs will be a unique opportunity to see him like you've never seen him before!

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Category: Music and Dance
Date: 16 February 2018 @ 19:30
Venue: Palace Theatre, Newark
Cost: £26.50

Jez Lowe and the Bad Pennies

In 2015 Jez Lowe completed a quarter of a century of albums, concerts and festivals in the company of his much-admired band The Bad Pennies. The current line-up of the group has proved to be the most stable and long-lasting, with Kate Bramley on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, Andy May on Northumbrian Pipes, piano and whistles, and David De La Haye on fretless bass, joining Jez himself on guitar, cittern and harmonica. Together this illustrious quartet have crossed the world many times over, and more often than not are still found on the highways and byways of the UK, as the seasons turn.

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Category: Music and Dance
Date: 16 February 2018 @ 20:00
Venue: Lowdham Village Hall
Cost: £12.50

The Lionel Richie Songbook

Endorsed by Lionel Richie, this brand-new production features a stellar line-up of world class musicians including Talon's own John Miller and the awesome Malcolm Pitt as the voice of Lionel Richie in this high octane show which includes all his greatest hits.

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Category: Music and Dance
Date: 17 February 2018 @ 19:30
Venue: Palace Theatre, Newark
Cost: £22.50, £20.50 concessions, members £18.50

Dance to the Music

Dance to the Music is a 'must see' dance show like to other!

Created by and starring Kristina Rihanoff - one of the most renowned dancers and choreographers from the popular BBC1 'Strictly Come Dancing' TV show.

Price band A: £33.50, £31.50 concession
Price band B: £27.50, £25.50 concession
VIP package, additional £20, available through the Box Office.

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Category: Music and Dance
Date: 18 February 2018 @ 19:30
Venue: Palace Theatre, Newark
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The Chicago Blues Brothers

Infectious, dazzling, riotous, exuberant and spirited, the legacy of Jake and Elwood has been jump-started for a new generation.

The Chicago Blues Brothers are on a mission.

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Early Bird Price (Before November 30): £20.50

Category: Music and Dance
Date: 23 February 2018 @ 19:30
Venue: Palace Theatre, Newark
Cost: £23.50, £22 concession, £12.50 members

Moon River and Me Featuring Jimmy Osmond

Direct from the USA, the only official Andy Williams tribute show starring Jimmy Osmond! This brand new show full of award-winning music, nostalgia footage and special memories of Andy Williams will touch your heart.

Jimmy will sing the songs that made Andy Williams so beloved including Music To Watch Girls By, Can't Take My Eyes Off You and, of course, Moon River.

The youngest of the world-famous Osmond family will be joined by The Moon River Band with special guest stars Charlie Green and Emily Penny and, naturally, a show with an Osmond would not be complete without some of the chart-topping hits that made Jimmy and his brothers famous.

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VIP tickets £75, please contact the Box Office for further details: 01636 655 755

Category: Music and Dance
Date: 4 March 2018 @ 19:30
Venue: Palace Theatre, Newark
Cost: £31.50, £29 concession.

Skerryvore

Skerryvore first formed on the tiny Isle of Tiree off Scotland's west coast in 2005. Back then, the band consisted of Tiree-born brothers Daniel Gillespie (accordion) and Martin Gillespie (bagpipes, whistles and accordion) who bonded with holidaymaker Fraser West (drums and vocals) and friend Alec Dalglish (lead vocals and guitar) over a shared love of music: everything from traditional to rock and jazz. It was this mix of musical styles and sounds that set the path for the band's 2005 debut album, 'West Coast Life.' The more the fledgling band experimented with fusing together this mix of musical styles, the most their signature sound evolved, aided by the arrival of Barry Cauldfield (bass and vocals) and Craig Espie (fiddle) in time for their second album, 'On The Road', in 2007.

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Category: Music and Dance
Date: 9 March 2018 @ 20:00
Venue: Lowdham Village Hall
Cost: £20

Sally - Kisses to Heaven Tour

World renowned psychic, television and theatre star and the UK's favourite award-winning medium Sally Morgan is back and better than ever with her phenomenal interactive stage show.

Early bird offer - £10 off a pair of ticket, before 30 November 2017

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Category: Drama and Theatre
Date: 15 March 2018 @ 19:30
Venue: Palace Theatre, Newark
Cost: £25.50

A Vision of Elvis

Taking you on a musical journey from Sun Studios, The Movie Years, '68 Comeback' and a breath taking Concert Years finale, an experience you will never forget.

Early bird offer (bought before 31 December 2017) - £20

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Category: Music and Dance
Date: 16 March 2018 @ 19:30
Venue: Palace Theatre, Newark
Cost: £23, £22 concession, £21.50 member

Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert

"I originally intended to call this show I'll Millennial You In A Minute but my promoter considered the title 'off-puttingly baffling'."

Most recently seen on Dara and Ed's Road to Mandalay and various Mock the Weeks, Ed has become a household name from his multiple BBC TB appearances. TV career aside, his live work has built up legions of fans. Ed remains the observational stand-up to see his live work is not to be missed!

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Category: Comedy
Date: 8 May 2018 @ 20:00
Venue: Palace Theatre, Newark
Cost: £25.50

The Searchers in Concert

The Searchers' remarkable career continues. With such classic hits as Sweets for my Sweet, Needles and Pins, Sugar and Spice and When You Walk in The Room, and with record sales in excess of 50 million, The Searchers still have great appeal to all ages. Their special 'solo' concert is a highly entertaining show and has been enthusiastically and warmly received throughout the world. Combined with anecdotes and reminiscences, this fully self-contained concert includes all their famous hits plus many album recordings, B-sides and a selection of other collector and well-known favourites. Don't miss The Searchers live in concert!

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Category: Music and Dance
Date: 8 June 2018 @ 19:30
Venue: Palace Theatre, Newark
Cost: £22.50

Thank Abba for the Music

Thank ABBA For The Music is a two-hour theatre spectacular that captures all the magic and excitement of one of pop history's most successful and iconic bands.

With stunning costumes, a 7-piece live band, interactive video projection and, of course, ABBA's spectacular trademark harmonies this is the ultimate feel-good party show!

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Category: Music and Dance
Date: 9 June 2018 @ 19:30
Venue: Palace Theatre, Newark
Cost: £23, £22 concession, £21.50 member

The Carpenters Story

The award-winning Carpenters Story celebrates the music for one of the most successful pop duos in music history, Richard and Karen Carpenter. Acclaimed international star Claire Furley remains unsurpassed in her uncanny representation of Karen Carpenter. Her stunning vocal harmonies, combined with state of the art video projection and lavish musical arrangements, will take you on an incredible journey through the uniqueness that truly was The Carpenters.

Featuring all the timeless hits including (They Long To Be) Close To You, We've Only Just Begun, Superstar, Yesterday Once More, Top pf the World, Please Mr Postman and many more!

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Category: Music and Dance
Date: 23 June 2018 @ 19:30
Venue: Palace Theatre, Newark
Cost: £24, £23 concession, £22.50 member

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