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Forthcoming Events

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

Bank Holiday Weekend in Southwell

King Street Southwell thumbnailEnjoy the bank holiday in Southwell - there is lots happening!

Bank Holiday Monday Craft Fair

Southwell Market Place, 10.30am to 4pm

Enjoy a unique selection of arts and crafts at this special Bank Holiday market in the heart of Southwell.

Local crafters from in and around the district will be displaying their unique handmade items of all kinds including textiles, silverware, ceramics, glass, edible delicacies, jewellery, toys, greetings cards, woodcraft and much more.

Browse, admire and purchase at your leisure from over 20 stalls – perfect for unusual gifts or a treat for yourself!

Why not spend the whole day in Southwell?

 During the Bank Holiday weekend the town will be hosting the Southwell Music Festival

and a series of events being held by the Southwell Artists group

 There will also be the final few days of the Sculpture in the Sanctuary exhibition at Reg Taylor’s Garden Centre

as well as all the independent shops and eating places to enjoy

‌Newark Blues Festival

Newark Blues Festival 2015‌‌Friday 11 to Sunday 13 September

Over 40 free gigs in venues around Newark.

Free blues workshops for musicians under 18. Top local bands and national touring artists.

For full details visit

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

  • 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
  • 28 October - Children's Crafts Workshop

jams, chutney, preserves, nutsArt and Craft Fair

Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 October 2015 10am – 4 pm

The Community Centre, South Scarle Church, NG23 7JH

Includes a large variety of crafts for sale with homemade refreshments on offer including soup, lunches, tea, coffee and cakes.

(In aid of St Helena, South Scarle, Fabric Fund)


Lego LogoLego Links Club

Sessions are supervised by 2 qualified DBS checked members of staff. Just turn up! See what you can construct in 2 hours, all Lego provided.‌

Come 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.

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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  • 01636 650000

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

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    Newark and Sherwood District Council
    Kelham Hall
    NG23 5QX

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