Exhibition of Little Book Entries

Newark Library Beaumond Gardens, Balderton Gate, Newark

In 2020 we ran a ‘Little Book’ competition, seeking inspiration from the Little Books of Charlotte Brontë . We were overwhelmed by the quality of the entries so have put together a small exhibition. Pop along to have a look!

Free

Literature Village

Newark Market Place

We welcome back our wonderful stallholders, old and new. Please do make them feel welcome by popping along and chatting to them, perusing, and buying from their stalls and supporting this wonderful creative community. Our Festival stall is back again this year too so do come and say hello and find out about what is

Free

Storytelling with Rhubarb Theatre – Snail & Whale

St Mary Magdalene Church Gardens Church Walk, Newark

Join Kirsty from Rhubarb Theatre for a day of fabulously fun stories in the wonderful gardens of St Mary Magdalene Church, as she delights you with The Snail and the Whale – join the smallest of creatures on a voyage around the world. Perfect for 4-8 year olds. Watch out for the hungry croc -

Free

Becky Goddard-Hill: Create Your Own Kindness

Tudor Hall Nationnal Civil War Centre, Appleton Gate, Newark

Nottinghamshire author, Becky Goddard-Hill, talks about what the world would be like if everyone was kind to each other. Becky’s book is aimed at children from 7-12 years old. Create Your Own Kindness encourages children to be kind to themselves, other people and the outside world. The perfect companion to Create Your Own Happy and

£4

Storytelling with Rhubarb Theatre – Enormous Croc

St Mary Magdalene Church Gardens Church Walk, Newark

Join Kirsty from Rhubarb Theatre for a day of fabulously fun stories in the wonderful gardens of St Mary Magdalene Church, as she delights you with The Snail and the Whale – join the smallest of creatures on a voyage around the world. Perfect for 4-8 year olds. Watch out for the hungry croc -

Free

Mr Shaha’s Marvellous Machines

Join us online to meet children’s author, Alom Shaha, as he talks about his fabulous book – plus, everyone can join in and have a go! Follow the simple steps to build toys which fly, spin, whizz, and pop. To encourage recycling and re-use, everything in the book is made from household items you’ve probably got

£3

Storytelling with Rhubarb Theatre – Snail & Whale

St Mary Magdalene Church Gardens Church Walk, Newark

Join Kirsty from Rhubarb Theatre for a day of fabulously fun stories in the wonderful gardens of St Mary Magdalene Church, as she delights you with The Snail and the Whale – join the smallest of creatures on a voyage around the world. Perfect for 4-8 year olds. Watch out for the hungry croc -

Free

My Kind of Happy with Cathy Bramley

Tudor Hall Nationnal Civil War Centre, Appleton Gate, Newark

Nottinghamshire romantic fiction writer, Cathy Bramley, returns to Newark to discuss her latest novel My Kind of Happy. This feel-good, funny and inspiring tale about one woman’s search for happiness has been a hit with readers. Join Cathy as she tells us more about the book, her writing and what we can look forward to

£5

The Young Journalist Academy

Beanblock Cafe St Marks Place, Newark

The UK’s leading youth journalism programme, The Young Journalist Academy will be running 4 online masterclass sessions for schools which will support pupils to become Newark Book Festival’s Official Press Team. These sessions will provide training on article writing and interview techniques and participating pupils will have exclusive access to a range of special interview

Storytelling with Rhubarb Theatre – Enormous Croc

St Mary Magdalene Church Gardens Church Walk, Newark

Join Kirsty from Rhubarb Theatre for a day of fabulously fun stories in the wonderful gardens of St Mary Magdalene Church, as she delights you with The Snail and the Whale – join the smallest of creatures on a voyage around the world. Perfect for 4-8 year olds. Watch out for the hungry croc -

Free

Agatha, Poirot and Me – Sophie Hannah

Palace Theatre Appleton Gate, Newark

Books are available to purchase when you buy your event tickets. We are delighted to welcome international bestselling crime writer, Sophie Hannah. Sophie will be introducing and reading from her Poirot novel, The Killings at Kingfisher Hill, and also talking about the ten essential elements you need in order to be a happy and successful

£10