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Forthcoming Events

Featured events

Quick guide to our 'not to be missed' events!

Pikes, plunder and surrender

125 re-enactors from across the UK will garrison Newark Castle, Friary Gardens and here at the National Civil War Centre on 1 and 2 May, firing cannons and parading to recall that tumultuous time. Highlights will include a massed musket salvo and soldiers' drill for children.

There will be living history, marching troops, military drill and plenty of musket and cannon firing.

Event runs on 1 and 2 May, 11am-4pm

Film Friday events in Lowdham

Friday 29th April
Spectre (12A - 2 hours, 28 mins)

In the latest James Bond film starring Daniel Craig, a cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE. A classic Bond...

Friday 27th May
Suffragette (12A - 1 hour, 46 mins)

Don't miss this amazing film starring Carey Mulligan, Helen Bonham-Carter and Meryl Streep as the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State.

Tickets: £5 full, £4 children/concessions

Film Fridays are a real treat! Watch the latest films and sample the lovely refreshments on sale including ice-cream, popcorn, wine, hot and cold drinks, and home-made cakes.

Summer in Southwell 2016

Summer in Southwell leaflet graphic showing the MinsterThere is a fun packed programme for both local residents and visitors this summer including Gate to Southwell, Southwell Fun Day, a Plant Hunter's Fair at Southwell Minster, events at the Workhouse, Southwell Poetry Festival in the library and Southwell Music Festival.

Sherwood Forest Art and Craft Centre

Children's craft days

During school holidays the centre comes alive with special craft events and activities for children. There is a small charge for each activity. Join us for some Wednesday fun 11am to 3pm.

  • Wednesday 1 June
  • Wednesday 27 July
  • Wednesdays 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 August
  • Wednesday 26 Oct

Forest Live 2016

Some great acts are lined up to perform at Sherwood Pines in 2016

Jake Bugg will perform on Thursday 23 June, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott play on Friday 24 June and Guy Garvey is on Saturday 25 June.

Tickets cost £38.50 and can be bought from Rufford Abbey Tourist Information Centre by calling 01623 824545.

All year round attractions

There is something for everyone in Newark and Sherwood:

Local towns

Newark and Southwell are both vibrant attractive towns with regular regular market days and special events.

Tourist Information Centres

For friendly specialist information on all local attractions and up and coming events visit one of our tourist information centres which are located in Newark, Rufford and Southwell.

Local weather

If you're unsure due to weather conditions or other circumstances, please check with the tourist information centre before attending an event that it has not been cancelled. We try and keep our events lists as up to date as possible but events can be cancelled at the last minute.

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