Tuesday, 17th July 2018

Kings Court Community Centre
2-4pm

Senior Citizens Club

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Tuesday, 17th July 2018

Visit to Norwell Nurseries
6pm

Southwell Gardening Club

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Wednesday, 18th July 2018

Meet at Rufford Golf Club
10am for a 10.30 start

Fancy a Walk?

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Wednesday, 18th July 2018

Lowdham Village Hall
8pm

Live Music in Lowdham

Hillfolk Noir


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Friday, 20th July 2018

Southwell Library

Heinz Frommann Exhibition

A collection of Heinz Frommann’s recent paintings are currently being exhibited at Southwell Library and will be on show until 30th July. Featured are six oils depicting an historical/spiritual link to our native trees as seen through the eyes of our ancestors.  Heinz explains: “They are a selection from sixteen paintings featuring in my book 'Aurora' to be published later this year.  It is a short novel describing a 'coming of age' journey and what we can learn from the trees' more esoteric legacy.  It starts with the birch (the shortest lived) and ends with the yew (the longest lived). “My art work tries to capture that aspect of experience which is hardest to express in words.  The boundary between order and chaos is what makes the workings of nature so fascinating!”


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Friday, 20th July 2018

Southwell Minster
6.30pm

Outdoor Theatre at the Minster

Southwell Minster and The Archbishop’s Palace will once again be hosting some wonderful outdoor theatre performances this summer. Handlebards present Romeo & Juliet, on Friday 20th July, and as usual with this superb touring company, you can expect riotous amounts of energy, plenty of chaos, and a great deal of laughter. Tickets from: http://www.handlebards.com/tickets/ For more information about the performances contact  marketing@southwellminster.org.uk


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Saturday, 21st July 2018

Farnsfield St Michael’s C of E Primary School
12 noon to midnight

Farnstock 2018

So if you haven’t been to Farnstock before, what can you expect? If you’re taking the kids, you might be surprised by the huge range of fun, free activities that are provided onsite. From the ever-popular ‘mini-beach’ giant sandpit to the creative workshops and field-based activities, there’s plenty for children of all ages to enjoy. You can also expect 12 hours of live music and DJs across two stages, from midday to midnight, with an impressive line-up of bands and performers and a diverse range of music genres. Keep an eye on Farnstock’s social media over the coming weeks for line-up announcements. New for 2018 is the Gin Bar, alongside the usual well-stocked bar. There will also be a range of delicious sweet and savoury food available to buy, but you are welcome to bring your own picnic if you like. The organisers ask you not to bring your own alcohol, or any glass onsite please as it is a school playing field. Farnstock is a charity event, run entirely by volunteers. All money raised goes to Farnsfield St Michael’s C of E Primary School. To buy tickets or to find out more, visit: farnstock.com or check out the facebook page.


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Saturday, 21st July 2018

Manners Sutton Primary School, Averham
1 to 4pm

Manners Sutton Summer Fair

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Saturday, 21st July 2018

Averham Manners Sutton Primary School
1pm to 4pm

Summer Fayre

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Saturday, 21st July 2018

St Mary's Church, Lowdham
2-4pm

Strawberry Teas

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Sunday, 22nd July 2018

The Walled Garden, Thoresby Park
10am to 4pm

Echium Garden & Plant Nursery

Open Sundays & Thursdays from 22nd July to 26th August & Bank Holiday Monday, 10-4pm. Adults £3, children free, dogs on lead. Parking and facilities at Thoresby Courtyard, short walk to the garden, uneven surfaces limit disabled access.


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Sunday, 22nd July 2018

Glebe Field, Bleasby
2pm to 5pm

Bleasby Bike Fest

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Tuesday, 24th July 2018

The Saracens Head, Southwell
10am to 1pm

FREE Antiques Valuations

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Friday, 27th July 2018

revealed on booking
7.30pm

Poetry, Pimms & Puddings

A Summer outdoor event with Southwell Theatre Club An evening of performed prose and poetry in commemoration and celebration of the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1, and the beginning of women’s voting rights. Bring a picnic if you wish and relax in the lovely grounds of a private garden in the centre of Southwell. Pimms and puddings available at our licensed bar. Tickets £5 from Southwell Library, King Street, 01636 812148 or email southwelltheatreclub@gmail.com Further Information: Venue address will be advised on booking; parking is in Church Street Car Park. Please let us know when booking if disabled access is required so that we can advise. Potential for cancellation: We’re hoping for glorious sunshine, but if the weather should turn on us we will notify all ticket holders in advance; please provide contact details when booking. If we do have to cancel due to weather, we would hope to hold the event in the library at a later date instead.


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Saturday, 28th July 2018

Gonalston Farm Shop
10am to 1pm

Big Green Egg Demo

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Sunday, 29th July 2018

Southwell Library
10.30am

The Gingerbread Man

The Spark Arts for Children presents Hiccup Theatre’s The Gingerbread Man at Southwell Library on 29th July, 10.30am to 11.30am. Chase after our cheeky gingerbread hero as he sets off on the biggest adventure of his life!  Out of the kitchen, through the town, across the fields and all the way to the river….. Now if he could just avoid that sly old fox! Hiccup Theatre cook up a brand new version of this classic tale adding delicious original live music, tasty storytelling and dollops of fun. ? For children aged 4+. Booking advised. Running time: 55 minutes. Tickets Library members £3, non members £6 available from the Library on 01636 812148.


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Tuesday, 31st July 2018

Caunton Tennis Club
Flexible booking options

Summer Tennis Camps 2018

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Tuesday, 31st July 2018

Kelham Hall
12 noon

Hats On Afternoon Tea

Raising money for Southwell Live at Home scheme.


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Tuesday, 31st July 2018

Maplebeck Village Hall
7.30pm

Maplebeck Films

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Thursday, 2nd August 2018

Southwell Minster
6.30pm

Outdoor Theatre at the Minster

Southwell Minster and The Archbishop’s Palace’s magical summer of outdoor theatre continues with Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland on Thursday 2nd August, 6.30pm. Join the cast of This is My Theatre for a trip into this well-loved tale, based upon the original novel written by Lewis Carroll and specially adapted for the stage. Doors open at 5.45pm for picnics on the lawn. Tickets: £10, Concessions £8, Family of 4 £32 can be purchased from The Cathedral Shop, Church street, in person or on 01636 812933, or online at www.thisismytheatre.com/southwell-minster  


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Monday, 6th August 2018

Southwell Methodist Church
10am to 3pm

Phizz-Whizz!

Southwell Methodist Church's Holiday Club for children aged 7 to 11 years old. 6th to 10th August.


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Sunday, 12th August 2018

Archbishop's Palace, Southwell
11am to 4pm

Specialist Plant Fair

Plant fair entry: £1.00 donation to raise funds for their special projects Dogs on leads welcome. The top specialist nurseries of Plant Hunter’s Fairs return to the romantic location of the ruined Archbishop’s Palace at Southwell Minster. The plant fair attracts highly respected specialist nurseries from across the country, each with their own unique range of lovingly grown plants and the Education Garden, will be turned into a blaze of colour framed by the ruined gables of the palace. It’s just the right time to pick up some summer flowering plants to give your garden a boost and the nurseries will have just the right plant for your garden, specialising in plants of all sizes for a wide range of garden situations from hot sun to cool shade. If you need any help selecting the right plants for your garden the nursery folk are always happy to share their knowledge and experience. Refreshments will be available through the day. So, if your garden needs a late summer lift, or you’ve been inspired to dig a new border, then this is the place to find some different and exciting plants lovingly grown by passionate plantspeople. At the same time, you will be helping conserve this wonderfully evocative place for the future.


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Saturday, 18th August 2018

BHI, Upton Hall
2-5pm

Upton Village Fete

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Sunday, 19th August 2018

East Bridgford Rd, Newton
12 noon

Rachel's Harvest

In aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust


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Tuesday, 21st August 2018

Caunton Tennis Club
Flexible booking options

Summer Tennis Camps 2018

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Wednesday, 22nd August 2018

Southwell
Various

Southwell Music Festival

22nd to 27th August


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Saturday, 25th August 2018

The Minster School, Southwell
11am

Music Festival Family Concert

Craft workshop: 10am. Concert 11am - noon.


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Saturday, 25th August 2018

Newark Riverside Park
TBC

Grandslam 2018

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Sunday, 26th August 2018

Market Square, Southwell
10am to 4.30pm

Ceramics in Southwell

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Monday, 27th August 2018

Lowdham Village Hall
1pm

Lowdham Summer Show

On 27th August, Bank Holiday Monday, Lowdham Horticultural Society will be holding its annual Summer Show at the Village Hall in Lowdham. This is a lovely family event opening to the public at 1pm. At 8am the staging of exhibits starts in the marquee. If you think you have flowers or any vegetables that you have grown and you would like to enter them in our show we would be pleased. If you are good at cooking then why not obtain a schedule and find out the produce classes and enter them in the marquee. There is also a photographic section and a very well supported young persons category. We also have a floral art class so if you are fond of arranging flowers please enter. During the afternoon we will be entertained by the Nottingham Concert Band who will play twice for us and the well known Dako Flying Angels will perform their amazing acrobatic routine. There will be Punch and Judy and lots of side stalls. We also have a duck race along the Cocker Beck brook at 4pm. At 4.15pm our trophies will be presented by Robert Jenrick our MP. During all of this we shall serve our famous refreshments in the village hall. Tea, coffee and home made cakes will be available along with a variety of stalls to browse over. Entrance to the show ground is £2.50. Children under 16 free.


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Monday, 27th August 2018

Dairy Farm, 48 Main Street, Upton, NG23 5TE
2pm

Charity Race Afternoon

Come and enjoy a fun afternoon of horse racing (on screen) and delicious BBQ food! Fantastic prizes to be won at the raffle and auction! In aid of Beaumond House. Tickets are £20 per person or £150 for a table of 10. Tickets include a glass of Pimms on arrival and BBQ food


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Saturday, 1st September 2018

Marshall's Field, Sutton on Trent
1st & 2nd September

Sutton on Trent Festival 2018

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Saturday, 8th September 2018

Southwell
Various

Heritage Hop!

On Saturday 8th September come and do the Heritage Hop! Drop in to different venues around the town as part of the Heritage Open Day events for Southwell. At Higgons Mead (the old Minster School site on Church Street), learn all about the recent archaeological dig and finds at Vicars Court and take a guided walk around the Roman site. Join in with family activities such as mosaic making, face painting and the bouncy castle. See the model of the original House of Correction and then visit the new Bechers Court on The Burgage to see how it reflects the original 19th century buildings. When you reach The Burgage come and take a look round the Old Courthouse and view the original cells. Maps and timings will be available nearer the time. Visit Southwell Minster for guided tours and tower tours. Drop into the library to view a display of old Southwell photographs. On your way around the town, be sure to enjoy the independent shops and eateries in Southwell. On Saturday 15th September, The Workhouse has free entry. On Sunday 16th September Brackenhurst Hall and gardens are open from 10am – 3pm with guided tours and a pictorial display. The garden in Easthorpe containing the original Bramley Apple tree will be available to the public on this day. So join in with England’s largest festival of history and culture, Heritage Open Days – it’s your chance to find out more of the hidden heritage around our beautiful town and celebrate our heritage, community and history! #southwellheritage


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Saturday, 8th September 2018

Southwell & surrounding villages
12.30pm

Tour of Britain

Timings for Stage 7, that will pass right through Southwell and many of the surrounding villages are still approximate at this early stage. However, it is thought the cyclists will be passing through around the following times: Gunthorpe 11.45; Lowdham 11.50; Oxton 12.20; Southwell 12.30; Caunton 12.45; Bilsthorpe 2.00; Kirklington 2.05; Edingley 2.10 and Farnsfield 2.15.


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Saturday, 8th September 2018

Farnsfield Village Centre
9pm

Blues in Farnsfield

Lovers of authentic southern USA blues are in for a treat when Delta Moon visit Farnsfield Village Centre on Saturday 8th September as part of their latest European tour. The band originated in Inman Park, Atlanta, Georgia some twenty years ago when co founders Mark Johnson and Tom Gray started playing slide guitar together. They were then joined by Franher Joseph on bass and Vic Stafford on drums and Delta Moon was formed. The name Delta Moon came to Mark whilst on a pilgrimage to Muddy Waters' cabin near Clarksdale, Mississippi, when a gigantic full moon came over the highway. They have won many prestigious awards including the International Blues Challenge in Memphis and have since gone on to play regularly throughout the USA and have toured extensively across the globe. Their music is best described as having "great grooves, thought provoking lyrics, infectious hooks, sweet guitar work and mountains of superb tone..." Tickets are on sale now priced at £12 from Bruce on 01623 883096 or at banddmcdowall@btinternet.com


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Tuesday, 18th September 2018

Robin Hood Theatre, Averham
7.30pm

A Bunch of Amateurs

18th - 22nd September


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Thursday, 20th September 2018

Southwell Library
7pm

Stephen Booth

Join local crime novelist Stephen Booth in Southwell Library as he talks about his best-selling Cooper and Fry series. A great opportunity to hear Stephen discuss his characters Ben Cooper and Diane Fry, as well as the importance of the Peak District locations which inspire his books and draw thousands of readers into his fictional world. Stephen will also answer readers’ questions in a Q&A. Tickets £3 available from Southwell Library 01636 812148, Adults only. Booking recommended.


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Tuesday, 25th September 2018

Southwell Library
Various

Inspire Poetry Festival

This year's Inspire Poetry Festival will take place from Tuesday 25th to Saturday 29th September and will be taken to a wider audience than ever before, with poetry events being hosted at six Inspire venues.  Over five days in September, inspiring poetry will be brought to Southwell, West Bridgford, Beeston, Mansfield Central and Worksop Library, and The Old Library young people's arts and cultural centre in Mansfield. This year's line up promises a wealth and variety of poetry talent, with readings, performances, workshops, poetry surgeries, children's activities, poetry takeovers and more. The aim is to inspire audiences with wonderful words in a variety of ways - all in the wonderful setting of Inspire Libraries. Tickets for and the full festival programme are available at: inspireculture.org.uk/poetry-festival  


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Saturday, 20th October 2018

Southwell
10am to 4pm

Bramley Apple Festival 2018

2018 will see the 25th Bramley Apple Festival. Special activities are planned along with all the usual attractions of this famous Southwell event which include the food fair in the Minster, the crowning of the Bramley king and queen, pie-making and painting competitions and apple-themed shop windows throughout the town.


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