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Forthcoming Events

Featured events

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

The Newark and Sherwood Big Draw!

Pot of PencilsYou are invited to join in free drawing workshops with artist Shaun Clark for all ages and families.

Make a portrait, draw a tree or even sketch the sky as you get inspired by your surroundings. You will be able to have a go at drawing using charcoals, pencils and pens - just let your imagination go wild.

Every picture tells a story and this year we are going to make a big picture from your drawings.

All ages and abilities welcome. 

Venues and Times

  • Sconce and Devon Park - Fri 30 October – 12.00pm to 5pm meet at Rumbles Café
  • Vicar Water Country Park - Wed 28 October – 12.00pm to 3pm meet at Rumbles Café
  • Newark Castle Grounds - Sat 31 October – 12.00pm to 3pm meet at the Bandstand

Palace Theatre

Clown JugglingPalace Pals

Circus Skills Workshop
Thursday 29th October

Presented by the Palace Pals in association with New Youth Theatre

A great opportunity for young performers aged 7-14. Come along in comfortable clothing for a fun filled
day learning lots of tricks and developing new skills.

Early booking advised to avoid disappointment.

£19, £15 Palace Pals and New Youth Theatre Members

Please contact the Box Office on 01636 655 755 for information.

Bonfire and firework displays

Exciting news for fans of the Archers!

Carole Boyd who plays Linda Snell is doing the 2015 Wolfit Lecture at the Robin Hood Theatre.

Sunday 8th November at 2.30pm

Tickets £12.00 including afternoon tea

Tickets available on line at: easy to book with no additional charges

or call 07970 951827 or 07816 080874


The Southwell Bramley Apple Festival

Bramley Apple festival leaflet thumbnailSaturday 24 October 2015

‌‌‌Find out what is happening in Southwell throughout the Bramley Apple Festival including events at Southwell Minster, the Workhouse, Southwell Library and the Archbishop's Palace.

Soft Edges Art Group Exhibition

Saturday 31st October and Sunday 1st November 2015
10.30am – 4.30pm

A displays work by members of the Soft Edges Art Group and a number of works by well-known guest artists in a variety of styles and mediums. Many of the paintings will be for sale at reasonable prices.

Come and enjoy the experience, have a cup of tea/coffee and perhaps a home-made cake.

Admission is free, car parking easy and disabled access.

Hoveringham Village Hall, Gonalston Lane, Hoveringham, NG14 7JX

The Great Gatsby - Newark Palace Theatre

The Great Gatsby posterFriday 27 and Saturday 28 November, 7.30pm

Immersing you in the decadence of America’s ‘Jazz Age’, The Great Gatsby is brought to life in this sizzling new stage adaptation from nationally acclaimed Blackeyed Theatre.

Recreating the sights, sounds and feel of America’s ‘Roaring Twenties’ as seen through the eyes of Nick Carraway, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece is a brilliant evocation of a society obsessed with wealth and status. Adapted by Stephen Sharkey, this exciting new production features fabulous live music alongside the timeless language of Fitzgerald’s ‘Great American Novel’ to create a truly fresh and inspiring theatrical experience.

£16, £15 concessions,
£13.50 Friends of the Palace,
£10 schools

The Pitmen Painters

Pitment PaintersBy Lee Hall the author of Billy Elliott!

In 1934, a group of Ashington miners hired a professor to teach an art appreciation evening class. Rapidly abandoning theory in favour of practice, the pitmen began to paint – prolifically. Within a few years avant-garde artists became their friends and their work was acquired by prestigious collectors; but every day they continued to work, as before, down the mine…

25 to 29 November at The Robin Hood Theatre


Cinderella posterThe Palace Theatre is delighted to announce that our 2015 Christmas production is Cinderella.

Starring Lynne McGranger Home and Away's Irene, as Cinderella's Fairy Godmother.

Cinderella dreams of escaping the life she has fallen into. With the arrival of invitations of Prince Charming's Grand Ball, it seems she may get her wish. However the Ugliest Sisters in Pantoland are determined to keep her as their servant, but with the help of Cinderella's Fairy Godmother and a generous helping of panto magic, perhaps her dreams will come true afterall?

The spectacular scenery, breathtaking costumes, fabulous songs and hilarious knock-about comedy make this one of the best traditional family pantomimes around.

Autumn Craft Sessions and Courses

The Dukeries Community Workshop, Ollerton

Telephone us on 01623 860545 ext 152


Pottery Taster Course (2 day course) 

Thurs 24 Sept and Thur 1 October 9.30am to 2.30pm

Cost £20 (includes materials)

Introduction to Pyrography (2 day course)

Exploring the art of burning original designs into wood.

Thurs 5 and 12 November 9.30am to 2.30pm

Cost £15 (inclusive of special equipment and materials)

Build a Bug House

Help nature over winter and build bug house for your garden.

Join us for 3 afternoons Thurs 8, 15 and 22 October 1pm to 3pm

Cost £20 (that’s £5 per afternoon + £5 basic materials per bug house)

Build a Bird Box

Get ready to help nature next Spring and build a bird box for your garden.

Thurs afternoons Nov 19 and  26 and 3 Dec 1pm to 3pm

Cost £20 (that’s £5 per afternoon plus £5 materials per bird box)

Book Sculpture Course

This course over two Wednesday mornings 9.30am to 12.30pm on 7 and 14 October

Cost £15 (that’s £5 per session plus £5 materials per item)

Festive Decorations

Make some unique Festive decorations with flowers and other materials

This course will run over 2 or 3 Wednesday mornings in December

Dates and costs to follow

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

  • 28 October - Children's Crafts Workshop

Fall Back Show at the British Horological Institute

The British Horological Institute will be holding a Fall Back Show on Sunday 25 October at Upton Hall to mark the day the clocks go back one hour to end British Summer Time. 

There will be activities for the whole family. For the first time you can also admire a rare 19th century Vulliamy wall clock from Somerset House. And the admission fee includes a free valuation of a clock, watch or other timepieceas well as exhibitions from local artists.

Admission £5 per person.

For more details visit

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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