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Forthcoming Events

Featured events

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

Gate to Southwell Festival

Thurs 8 to Sun 11 June

A brilliant music festival right on our doorstep - includes music, dance craft fair, workshops, stalls, and beer festival.

Teaser tickets for locals available for each day.

5K Chase the Rainbow

OVO Energy Tour of Britain

Nottinghamshire is hosting Stage Four of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain 2017.

This is the UK’s premier road cycling race that takes place in September.

Wednesday 6 September will see 120 of the world’s top cyclists racing a 175-kilometre stage from Mansfield to Newark.

The tour of our district includes Blidworth, Farnsfield, Edingley, Halam, Southwell, Kirklington, Bilsthorpe, Edwinstowe, Budby, North and South Clifton, Girton, Collingham, Coddington and Newark.

Newark Book Festival - 15 to 16 July 2017

Newark Book Festival is a two day literary festival that celebrates books, literacy and the word through an exciting programme that welcomes a range of guest authors, speakers, workshops and children's activities to venues across the historical town of Newark.

Fire your imaginations as you listen, shop and explore author panel events, interviews with inspiring authors, a ship of stories, the literature quarter, pop up storytelling, illustration, celebrate Nottinghamshire's culture, music, cake, coffee, wine and words.

If you would like to get involved in the festival, we are currently seeking new sponsors, partners, volunteers and Friends of the Festival, just visit our website or social media to get in touch.

Join the mailing list and keep an eye out as the information grows.

Visit our social media for behind the scenes news on twitter and facebook @newarkbf #newarkbf

Newark Half Marathon

It's time to get your running shoes on for the Newark Half Marathon.

Sunday 13 August 2017 at Scone and Devon Park

Raising money for Beaumond House Community Hospice

Newark Half Marathon 2017 Sunday 13 August

Summer in Southwell 2017

Find out what's happening this summer at Southwell Minster, The Workhouse, The Gate to Southwell Festival, The BHI Museum and Southwell Fun Day.

Palace Theatre Summer 2017 Brochure

The Tap Dancing Mermaid, May 31, 2:30pm

Join the moon as he tells us the magical mystical story of a young tap dancer called Marina Skippett, who becomes a mermaid. Book tickets now.

The first Hippo on the moon, June 10, 2pm and 4pm

From Number On bestselling Children's author David Walliams an explosively funny space adventure for children of 3 and up. Book tickets now.

Oddsocks' Macbeth, July 20, 7:30pm

Shakespeare's dramatic story of ambition turned bad is bought vividly to life on Oddsocks' hilarious Steampunk musical adaptation. Book tickets now.

Summer Camp 2017 - Wicked, July 31 - August 4, 10am - 4pm.

A great opportunity for young performers aged between 6 and 14 years to work towards a mini-production in 5 days. Performance at 3pm on the final day. Book now.

Village Ventures 2016

The new season Village Ventures have been announced!

Find a drama, comedy or enjoy first class music right on your doorstep! We are very lucky in Newark and Sherwood to have lots of local community venues taking part.

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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