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Forthcoming Events

Featured events

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

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream, 8 February 2018 - Be transported to a fantastical world of dazzling dance, music and enchantment. 
  • Bird Feeders, 17 February 2018 - Come along for a one hour session; making a selection of bird feeders and ideas to take away to help the birds in your garden.
  • Romans Activity Day, 22 February 2018 - Come to the drop in at Archbishop's Palace, Southwell. Try your hand at Mosaics, Frescos and more.
  • Lowdham Spring Show, 8 April 2018 - This is a lovely collection of spring flowers and blossoms making a fabulous display.
  • Art in the Park, 19 & 20 February 2018 - Join local artist Kerry O'Brien in our parks over half term for some creative fun. Monday 19 February, Sconce and Devon Park, 1 - 3pm. Tuesday 20 February, Vicar Water, 1 - 3pm.

Lowdham Film Weekend

Saturday 3 March

Smurfs: The Lost Village - U (1hr, 36mins)
In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her friends Brainy, Clumsy, and Hefty on an exciting race through the Forbidden Forest, leading to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history.

Swallows and Amazons - PG (1hr, 36mins)
Based on the classic novel by Arthur Ransome, four children (the Swallows) on holiday in the Lake District sail on their own to an island and start a war with rival children (the Amazons). In the meantime, a mysterious man on a houseboat accuses them of a crime they did not commit.

The Snowman - 15 (1hr, 59mins)
Michael Fassbender plays Detective Harry Hole as he investigates the disappearance of a woman whose scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman. Based on the novel by Jo Nesbo.

Victoria and Abdul - PG (1hr, 51mins)
Meet the author, see the film!
Shrabani Basu looks at the unusual friendship between Queen Victoria and her Indian servant, Abdul Karim, which caused a storm in the Royal Court. Based on previously unseen private diaries and letters, her book, Victoria and Abdul, The True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant reveals a hidden story that the Establishment tried to erase.
Shrabani will talk about the book and writing experience before a showing of the film which will be followed by audience Q & A and book signing.

Tickets: £6 full, £5 concessions, £4 Festival Friends
NB - Victoria and Abdul author/film event £10 full, £9 concessions, £8 Festival Friends

Lowdham Film Weekend

Sunday 4 March

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul - PG (1hr, 31mins)
A Heffley family road trip to attend Meemaw's 90th birthday party goes hilariously off course thanks to Greg's newest scheme to get to a video gaming convention. Adapted from the hugely popular series by Jeff Kinney.

Goodbye Christopher Robin - PG (1hr, 47mins)
After leaving London for the English countryside, writer A.A. Milne starts to spin fanciful yarns about his son's growing collection of stuffed animals. He and his family soon become swept up in the instant success of the Winnie the Pooh books, while the enchanting tales brought hope and comfort to the rest of postwar England.

The Mountain Between Us - 12A (1hr, 52mins)
Stranded after a tragic plane crash, Idris Elba and Kate Winslet star as two strangers who must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow-covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness. Based on the novel by Charles Martin.

Hidden Figures - PG (2hrs, 7mins)
Adapted from the book by Margot Lee Shetterly, this film reveals the untold story of three brilliant female African-American mathematicians at NASA. who served as the brains behind the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit - a stunning achievement that turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.

Tickets: £6 full, £5 concessions, £4 Festival Friends

Newark Book Festival returns, bigger and better than ever for 2018

Newark Book Festival is returning to Newark in July 2018 with the town’s biggest ever celebration of books and literature.

Taking place across three days from the 13th to 15th July 2018, this year’s theme will be Landscapes in Literature with the festival celebrating local literary heritage, fictional worlds, and highlighting the importance of location in fiction and non-fiction writing.

Building on the success of the first revamped event in 2017, which drew almost 2,500 people to Newark, the 2018 festival will be taking place across 11 venues throughout the town, including for the first time, Newark Palace Theatre and Carriages cafe.

This year’s event is set to have an even more impressive line up, with a themed marketplace full of literary inspired stalls and performances for the whole family to enjoy.

You can stay up to date with the latest festival news by following Newark Book Festival on Facebook or Twitter

Tickets will be on sale in the coming months.

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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