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Quick guide to our 'not to be missed' events!
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.
Wednesday 22 June
As part of the Lowdham Book Festival the Lady in the Van is being shown in the Village Hall.
LETS GO FLY - Play in the Park
Tues 31 May 1pm to 3pm at Sconce and Devon Park
Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult, dogs must be on a lead near birds of prey.
Friday 3 June at 7.30pm
A unique evening of original live music and film, featuring Maplebeck and other Thankful Villages.
A Thankful Village is a village in Britain where every soldier returned alive from World War I.
There are 54 thankful villages and Darren Hayman has visited each focussing on village life. Darren has made a piece of music and a short film for every one.
Some take the form of instrumentals inspired by the location, some are interviews with village residents set to music, others are new songs with lyrics or found local traditional songs.
Darren is coming to Mapleback - one of the Thankful Villages - to perform a very special one-off gig at Maplebeck Village Hall
Contact: 01636 636421 / 636185
Tickets also available at: www.wegottickets.com/event/35994
£10 and Free for Under 18s!
There 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.
Experience at first hand the horrors of a nation at war with itself, as well as providing a glimpse of everyday life in those days.
The Sealed Knot will be recreating a mini skirmish, firing cannons, muskets and pike drills. See and hear how people lived in the camp with stories from the soldiers and wives.
Southwell Traders Present
A Summer Shopping Celebrationto commemorate the Queen’s 90th birthday!
Join in this special occasion with businesses throughout the town
We look forward to seeing you!
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.
17 to 25 June
This is the 17th year of the festival and as usual there is a lovely mix of big names and local authors including Joanna Trollope, The Duchess of Rutland talking about the gardens of Belvoir Castle, Simon Armitage, Di Slaney from Bilsthorpe, Alastair Watson and many more.
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.
There is something for everyone in Newark and Sherwood:
Newark and Southwell are both vibrant attractive towns with regular regular market days and special events.
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.
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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Rufford Country Park
Southwell Tourist Information Centre
The Minster Centre