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Forthcoming Events

Featured events

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

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

Sconcefest 2015

Sconce fest 2007 crowdSunday 5 July, 12pm-4pm

The day will include an indoor marquee, children's workshops, drumming, circus skills, party food, Hawks of Steel Birds of Prey display, fun fair, live music and much more!

New this year:

  • classic cars
  • birds of prey
  • ukulele band

Plus, local artist Kerrie will be making Sunshine on a Stick, take-away arts and crafts funded by Newark and Sherwood District Council.

Come along and enjoy our park for free!

Newark Circus School is coming to town!

Diablo Together with Positive Futures we are supporting a series of circus skills workshops at the Hawtonville Community Centre.

The workshops are with Karl and Bekki (qualified circus performers) and are running throughout July.

Thursday evenings 4.30pm to 5.30pm.

For children 8yrs +

For more information please call Scott at Positive Futures on 07972 669618.

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 18 July
  • Saturday 1 August

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

Free Adult Art Sessions - Southwell Library

Southwell Library is putting its new arts space to good use over the summer with free adult art classes with local artist Peter Millward.

Our arts development team have helped fund adult art sessions as follows:

  • Sat 25 July - Chinese Watercolour Landscapes

All courses are 10am to 1pm

Please call 01636 812148 to book a place.

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

Call 01636 647121 if you need further details.

Discover King John's Palace

Discover the archaeological project taking place at King John's Palace and have a go yourself on Saturday 11 and Saturday 18 July from 10am until 4pm. 

Sherwood Forest Trust are also organizing bus trips in a classic 1952 London Routemaster to take and return folks from Nottingham, Mansfield, Newark and Worksop. 

For more details visit

Beaumond House Cricket and Family Fun Day

Richard Lloyd from Collingham Men in Sheds - photo by courtesy of the Newark Advertiser GroupCollingham Cricket Ground from 10.00am

Sunday 5th July

Free entry

Collingham and District Men in Sheds will have a stand at the Beaumond House Fun Day  - with items for sale, examples of our work, opportunities to learn just what we do! And of course, to join the organisation too!

The MAIN EVENT, at approx. 3.0pm, will be the "restyling" of Richard Lloyds' hair - one of our younger members - with a view to attracting donations.

We have a Just Giving page for anyone who wishes to help us fundraise.

Photo by courtesy of the Newark Advertiser Group.

So, fingers crossed for good weather, and let's see how much we can raise for the Hospice, and the Shed! I extend our very sincere thanks to Sharron and Amanda, from the Hospice, who called at the Shed recently, to talk of their work, and highlight Men's Health Issues in general - they were most welcome!

‌A Midsummer Night's Dream

Handlebards poster thumbnailA bicycle-powered, fast-paced performance of Shakespeare's fairy-filled frolic. Performed by a troupe of cycling players on a 1500 mile tour of the UK.

Newark Castle Gardens, Wednesday 15 July

Tickets: £12 adult, £8 concessions, £35 family from Newark TIC, Palace Theatre or on the gate. For details call 01636 655765.

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Lego Links Club

Lego LogoCome 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.

See what you can construct in 2 hours, all Lego provided.

Sessions are supervised by 2 qualified DBS checked members of staff. Just turn up! 

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

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