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Forthcoming Events

Featured events

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

‌Newark Blues Festival

Newark Blues Festival 2015‌‌Friday 11 to Sunday 13 September

Over 40 free gigs in venues around Newark.

Free blues workshops for musicians under 18. Top local bands and national touring artists.

For full details visit

What's on at Sherwood Forest Art and Craft Centre this Summer Group of leaves thumbnail image

  • ‌18-19 July - Vintage Weekend‌
  • 29 July - Children's Crafts Workshop
  • 1-2 August - Mansfield Woodcarvers exhibition
  • 5 August - Children's Crafts Workshop
  • 12 August - Children's Crafts Workshop (Circus skills with Lynn)
  • 15-16 August - Boughton Art Group exhibition
  • 19 August - Children's Crafts Workshop
  • 26 August - Children's Crafts Workshop
  • 2 September - Children's Crafts Workshop

Stage Lighting Workshop

Have you always fancied learning about theatre lighting but lacked confidence to have a go?  

Robin Hood Theatre Company are offering a Stage Lighting Workshop, its free and designed for beginners aged 16 and over.

Join them on Saturday 8 August from 10am to 3pm at the Robin Hood Theatre, Church Lane, Averham, Newark on Trent, NG23 5RB.

For details and to inform them you will be attending call 01636 701159 or email

Drama Workshops

Have you always fancied having a go at performing but lacked confidence? Did you enjoy Drama at School? Are you looking for a rewarding hobby? 

Join the Robin Hood Theatre Company for their free workshops, designed for beginners and returners, aged 16 and over.

Workshops held at the Robin Hood Theatre, Averham from 2pm until 5pm on:

  • Saturday 1 August

Please call 07970 951827 or email to let us know you will attend or for further details.

Play in the Park at Sconce and Devon

Newark and Sherwood Play Support are organising free sessions of supervised play for children aged 5-14yrs. (Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult)

  • Thursday 27 August at Sconce and Devon park from 1-3pm with drumming, inflatables and crafts.

Call 01636 647121 if you need further details.

Lego LogoLego Links Club

Sessions are supervised by 2 qualified DBS checked members of staff. Just turn up! See what you can construct in 2 hours, all Lego provided.‌

Come and play for free at your local library with Newark and Sherwood Play Support Group at their Lego Links club for children aged 5-18 yrs.

Sessions are held at:

Ollerton Library on the first Saturday of every month from 9.30am to 11.30am

Newark Library on the second Saturday of every month from 10am to 12pm.

Balderton Library on the second Saturday of every month from 10am to 12pm.

For more details call 01636 647121

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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  • 01636 650000

    Mon - Thurs 8:45am - 5:15pm
    Friday 8:45am - 4:45pm

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  • Get in touch:

    Newark and Sherwood District Council
    Kelham Hall
    NG23 5QX

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