Wednesday, 25th April 2018

The Minster School, Southwell
7pm

Southwell Gardening Club Guest Lecture

The guest lecturer for 2018 will be Charles Dowding. Charles is an acclaimed innovator of no dig, organic growing since 1983 and his original weed free methods give superb results in both small and large areas. He sells produce from his bio-intensive, no dig, garden, has written nine books, writes for national and international magazines, runs a youtube channel, appears on TV and radio and teaches extensively at home and abroad. Charles will give an illustrated one hour talk on how to have healthy soil and enjoy easier harvests, followed by a question and answer session. He explains how he makes, buys and uses compost and mulches of different kinds to initially clear perennial weeds such as couch grass and bindweed, and then maintains the plot with an annual mulch. The lecture will be on Wednesday 25th April at 7pm at the Minster School in Southwell. Tickets cost £7.50 and include a glass of wine or soft drink on arrival. They are available from The Cathedral Shop, A J Beckett Electrical in Southwell, and www.eventbrite.co.uk. Charles will be bringing a selection of his books, signed and ready for sale.


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Wednesday, 25th April 2018

Old Theatre Deli
7.30pm

Around the World in 80 minutes

5* River Cruising. A series of informative talks and events featuring some of the top holiday destinations and travel experiences for 2018. Hosted by Hyde Barker Travel.


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Friday, 27th April 2018

Southwell Library
6pm

The Poetry Hour Tour

Welcome to the Poetry Hour! A chance for you to enjoy some wise and witty words from the wonderful Henry Normal and his special guest poet Pete Ramskill. Henry will be visiting ten Inspire libraries around the county, completely free, as part of Nottingham Poetry Festival running from 20th to 29th April. Nottingham-born Henry Normal began his career as a stand-up poet and went on to become a co-writer of award-winning TV and film hits including The Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show and Coogan’s Run, and producer of Gavin and Stacey, Alan Partridge and the Oscar-nominated film Philomena. He is co-founder of The Nottingham Poetry Festival and a Patron of the Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature. Stick around after the Southwell Library Poetry Hour for Writers’ Live – a regular, community organised open mic session for authors of poetry, prose, scripts etc. Bookings for Writers’ Live, including to book a five-minute slot, is available separately at the library (call 01636 812148). Writers' Live starts at 7.30pm.


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Friday, 27th April 2018

Bentinck Miners Welfare, Kirkby in Ashfield
Doors open 7.30pm

Blitz Ball

Tickets £6 available from band members & on the door. Dance floor & disabled access (stairlift).


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Saturday, 28th April 2018

Southwell Library
10am to 11.30am

Defibrillator Training

Have you ever wondered if you’d be able to use a public access defibrillator in an emergency? Come along to Southwell Library on Saturday 28th April, 10.00am to 11.30am where there will be someone on hand to give free demonstrations on how defibrillators work and how to use them.  


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Saturday, 28th April 2018

The Reindeer Inn, Southwell

Pie Night

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Saturday, 28th April 2018

The John Player Hall, Nottingham High School
7pm

Together in Harmony

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Saturday, 28th April 2018

Maplebeck Village Hall
7.30pm

New Orleans Jazz Night

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Saturday, 28th April 2018

Village Hall Farnsfield
7.45pm

The History of the Wedding Dress

This spectacular show features Wedding Dresses from the last 120 years. Tickets £6 of £10 for 2 from Farnsfield News and The Veg Shop, Main Street, Farnsfield. Organisers are looking for local young ladies who maybe interested in modelling one of the dress in the show. Please contact: john@knightassoc.co.uk


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Monday, 7th May 2018

Farnsfield
From 12.30pm

Farnsfield Scarecrow Festival and Fun Day

The 4th Annual Farnsfield Scarecrow Festival and Fun Day will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, 7th May 2018. There will be numerous scarecrows on show during the day throughout the village and from 12.30pm onwards there will be stalls and events taking place in the Old School Field, Chapel Lane. The Hog Roast will be served from 1 pm, with a children's entertainer during the afternoon. A troupe of Morris Dancers will be performing in the Plough Car Park from 3pm. Do come along and join in the fun.


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Tuesday, 8th May 2018

The Minster School, Southwell
Doors at 5.30pm recording 6.30pm

Gardeners Question Time Recording

Southwell Gardening Club presents BBC Radio 4's Gardeners Question Time with Matthew Wilson, Christine Walkden and Matt Biggs.


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Wednesday, 9th May 2018

Old Ship Inn, Lowdham
8pm

Live Music in Lowdham

Woody Pines. For tickets, call Mike or Jacky on 0115 9663596


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Friday, 11th May 2018

Lowdham Village Hall
7pm

The Beautiful Game

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Friday, 11th May 2018

The Minster School, Southwell
7pm for 7.45pm

Lions Big Spring Quiz

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Saturday, 12th May 2018

Newark Showground

Nottinghamshire County Show

12th & 13th May 2018


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Saturday, 12th May 2018

The HopBarn, Upton Road, Southwell
10.30am to 3.30pm

Spring Craft Fair

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Sunday, 13th May 2018

Arthur Radford Ground, Morton
10am to 4pm

National Play Croquet Day

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Wednesday, 16th May 2018

Southwell Library
7.30pm to 9.30pm

Jazz Steps at the Libraries

Jazz Steps Live at the Libraries Presents: Jeanie Barton Quartet. Jeanie Barton is joined by Matt Ratcliffe on keys, Simon Paterson on double bass and Ian Beestin on drums, to perform her retro inspired, emotive original songs, steeped in swing and Latin grooves, alongside haunting ballads and some popular jazz standards. Under 18s to be accompanied by an adult. Tickets £10 / £8 (Booking essential). Please let us know if you require a wheelchair space when booking. Contact: 01636 812 148 or southwell.library@inspireculture.org.uk


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Saturday, 19th May 2018

Lowdham Village Hall Car Park
9am to 11am

Lowdham Horticultural Society Plant Sale

There will be a variety of plants and shrubs available and lots of summer bedding plants will be on sale. You will also be able to purchase some vegetable plants. We will be open from 9am to 11 am. For any more information about the above or our future programme please.contact Nicola Macdonald on 0115 9665201 or Janet Powell-Perry on 0115 9669467.


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Saturday, 19th May 2018

Southwell Racecourse
Registration from 9.30am

Chase the Royal Rainbow

In aid of Beaumond House Community Hospice


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Saturday, 19th May 2018

Memorial Ground, Southwell
11am to 4pm

SOUTHWELL CITY PRESENTATION DAY

Please come along and join us for the biggest Southwell City Presentation Day yet. We will be holding our Presentation Day at the Memorial Ground, Southwell with lots of fun for all. Hot & Cold refreshments available all day Licensed Bar Recruitment Stall for new players Burgers, sweet stall, cake stall and soft drinks Fun events including bouncy castle, penalty shoot out, stocks Everybody Welcome


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Saturday, 19th May 2018

Memorial Ground, Southwell
11am to 4pm

SCFC Presentation Day

Please come along and join us for the biggest Southwell City Presentation Day yet. We will be holding our Presentation Day at the Memorial Ground, Southwell with lots of fun for all. - Hot & Cold refreshments available all day. -Licensed Bar. - Recruitment Stall for new players. - Burgers, sweet stall, cake stall and soft drinks. - Fun events including bouncy castle, penalty shoot out, stocks. - Everybody Welcome.


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Saturday, 26th May 2018

Upton & Southwell
10am to 5pm

Open Studios Notts

Artists and makers across Nottinghamshire will again be opening their studios to the public throughout May and early June, supported by volunteer led, not-for-profit initiative Open Studios Notts for the seventh year running. This year, creatives from around Southwell will join their Upton colleagues in a trail of open studios and venues on the late May bank holiday weekend (26th to 28th May). Each year more artists choose to come on board and in 2018 over 250 artists will be participating at 80 venues across the county. From 27th April to 8th June photographic exhibitions at Retford, Arnold and Beeston libraries, courtesy of Inspire, will show a number of artists and makers at work in their studios. The Open Studios Notts brochure is available in libraries and other outlets around the county.


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Sunday, 27th May 2018

Hoveringham
12 noon

Hoveringham Vintage Vehicle Society Show

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Sunday, 3rd June 2018

St Michael’s Primary School, Farnsfield.
10am to 1pm

Pop-up Shop Event

Small Businesses Wanted for Pop-up Shop Event! Bringing the community together and raising the profile of local shops and businesses. In aid of Forget-Me-Notts Children’s Charity, a project of Operation Orphan, providing help to local underprivileged children. Stand Hire £20 For further details or to reserve a stand please contact rebecca.halestone@hotmail.com by Monday 9th April.


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Sunday, 3rd June 2018

Brackenhurst
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Reach Off Road

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Thursday, 7th June 2018

Southwell Racecourse
7th to 10th June 2018

Gate to Southwell Festival

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Sunday, 10th June 2018

Wellow House School

Food Festival at Wellow

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Friday, 15th June 2018

Riverside Park, Newark

Newark Festival

15th & 16th June


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Saturday, 16th June 2018

Southwell City Football Club
10am

World Cup Fever

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Sunday, 12th August 2018

Archbishop's Palace, Southwell
11am to 4pm

Plant Hunters 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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Wednesday, 22nd August 2018

Southwell
Various

Southwell Music Festival

22nd to 27th August


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Saturday, 25th August 2018

Newark Riverside Park
TBC

Grandslam 2018

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