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Forthcoming Events

Featured events

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

Summer in Southwell 2016

Summer in Southwell leaflet graphic showing the MinsterThere 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.

Vicar Water Country Park Fun Days

Fun day - save the date!

Sunday 4 Sept

Southwell Burgage Through the Ages

Saturday 10 September, 12pm until 5pm

Southwell Community Archaeology Group invites you to experience the rich heritage of the life and times of the Burgage through the ages. Experience living history and combat on the Burgage greens as well as:

  • Sword fighting
  • Falconry displays
  • Medieval musicians
  • Hands on crafts
  • Witch trial and storytelling
  • Steam engine
  • Community and archaeology displays
  • Refreshments

Sherwood Forest Art and Craft Centre

Children's craft days

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.

  • Wednesdays 24 and 31 August
  • Wednesday 26 Oct

Ceramics in Southwell

Ceramic Teapot‌A ceramics fair with over 30 leading regional and national artists.

Sunday 28 August 10am to 4.30pm

Market Square, Southwell, NG25 0FS

The event will take place in the market square of the lovely minster town of Southwell and will include workshops and demonstrations in the nearby public library.

Ice Age Journeys

About 14,000 years ago, at the end of the Ice Age, people were using flint to make their stone tools at Farndon Fields.

How were these flint tools made? Come and find out!

FREE EVENTS with an expert flint-knapper - have a go at making your own ice age tools

Saturday 10 September at Newark Market Place 10.30am to 4pm
11.15am to 12.30pm demonstration, then ‘have-a-go’
1pm to 2.30pm demonstration, then ‘have-a-go*’

Sunday 11 September at Sconce and Devon Park 10.30am to 3.30pm
11.15am to 12.45pm demonstration, then ‘have-a-go’

*Gloves and safety glasses will be provided – or bring your own!
Maximum of 8 people at a time - adults and age 12+ (when accompanied by parent/guardian)

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 to Thurs 8.30am to 5.15pm
    Friday 8.30am to 4.45pm

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  • Get in touch:

    Newark and Sherwood District Council
    Kelham Hall
    NG23 5QX

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