Southwell has a busy fun-packed events programme including events at the Workhouse, the Archbishop's Palace, in town and at the popular summer musical festivals. Highlights include Southwell Fun day (with Vikings!) on the Burgage Green, the Gate to Southwell dance procession through the town, the Lions Duck race, Field Dog Antiques Fair at the racecourse and new outdoor theatre.
Dates for your diary, events in the Market Place 2018
Wednesday 8 August - Science for everyone!
September - Fiver Fest Fortnight with Totally Locally Newark
Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September - Newark Palace Theatre Panto launch and auditions
Sunday 25 Nov - Christmas Lights Switch-On with musical acts and fireworks
Sunday 9 Dec - Newark Christmas Market and Winter Feast
Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 December - Newark Christmas Market Weekend
Dont miss Craft and Artisan Markets in the Market Square on the last Sunday in each month
The Bramley Apple Festival in Southwell
Save the date! Saturday 20 October 10am to 4pm
For the annual food and drink festival in the Minster, painting competitions and decorated shop windows, Morris dancing and live music, apple pies of course from Southwell WI and apple-themed children's activities at the Workhouse and Archbishop's Palace.
We are delighted to be supporting this year’s Open Art Exhibition at Thoresby Gallery.
The Thoresby Open Exhibition provides an opportunity for local artists to display their own original works in a public gallery. You will see a variety of exhibits from the hand of local artists. On display could be prints, pastels, watercolours, textiles….there are no rules, anything goes so long as it is original.
The pieces of art submitted will be judged with the winner receiving a fabulous prize and two runners up will receive a shared exhibition in the Gallery in 2018!
If you would like to take part in our Open Exhibition, please email email@example.com for an application form.
All artwork is for sale and you can be sure that it is truly original. Pop along, you may find something just to your taste.
Alongside this year’s exhibition we will run a budding artists competition. The gallery will host a ‘Budding Artist’ area where visitors of all ages can get involved and create their own artwork by decorating a postcard and displaying in the gallery.
The winning postcard will be printed and sold in Thoresby’s visitor information centre.
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.