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Forthcoming Events

Featured events

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

Southwell Ploughing Match and Show - September 29, 8:30am - 6pm
Award winning traditional ploughing match and show. A great day out for everyone to enjoy.

Ravenshadow - Sherwood Forest Country Park - September 24, 12pm - 3:30pm
Meet some of the colourful costumed characters from the Ravenshadow Group as they demonstrate their medieval combat skills under the Major Oak. No need to book.

Beauty and the Beast - December 8 to January 3, Palace Theatre Newark
A Beauty of a Panto! The show will have all the ingredients of a perfect family panto so book your tickets now for a fun filled panto, and to discover if Beauty can see beyond appearances and learn to love a beast!

Yarn Bomb Art Installation - Southwell, September 16 - 30
Most of the bollards in Southwell Market Place will be topped with handmade hats as part of a Yarn Bomb project.

Palace Theatre Summer 2017

  • Milkshake! Live, September 16, 12pm and 4pm - Starring Milkshake! favourites Bob the Builder, Little Princess, Noddy, Fireman Sam, Shimmer and Shine and Pip from Pip Ahoy!
  • Think Floyd, October 8, 7:30pm - Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyds first release. Think Floyd's brand new production for 2017 features music from all 15 Pink Floyd's albums

Southwell Events 2017

The Southwell tourism team have been extra busy this year planning a programme of big community events for the town including Southwell Music Festival and fringe, Southwell Yarn bomb, the Bramley festival and the traditional Christmas lantern walk. Take a look at the Southwell events list to save some dates in your diary.

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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