Welcome to Wonderland – Newark Castle

Welcome to our Book Festival Wonderland. We are delighted to finally be back in the castle grounds and we cannot wait for you to delve into all of the wonderful activities and storytelling that awaits you in our Wonderland. Discover the joy of making, and develop your creativity and scientific thinking with Mr Shaha's Marvellous

Free

The Good Knights – Walkabout with Rhubarb Theatre

Newark Castle Castlegate, Newark

Hear ye, hear ye, hangeth out thy banners, filleth up thy tankards and with thy mightiest of voices shout hurrah! Our brave and dashing heroes-on-horseback, The Good Knights, are here to save the day, whether you liketh it or not. Armed with their trusty dusters, litter pickers and shaketh-&-vac, our courteous gents are ready to

Nick Quantrill in conversation with Philippa East

Tudor Hall Nationnal Civil War Centre, Appleton Gate, Newark

Join us for a Sunday morning treat as festival regular, Nick Quantrill, joins us to talk to Lincolnshire-based clinical psychologist and fiction author, Philippa East. Nick Quantrill’s Private Investigator novels featuring Joe Geraghty are published by Fahrenheit Press, including his latest, Sound of the Sinners. Nick is also the co-founder of the Hull Noir Crime

£6

The Time Machine – with Rhubarb Theatre

Newark Castle Castlegate, Newark

Irene the Inventor is lost in space and her time machine is ticking her off. Every second counts, so can you help her in her hour of need? But watch out, once she clocks you, she will whisk you off to a Victorian school room, a Roman invasion and even take you as far back

Newark Literary Walk with Felicity Whittle

Palace Theatre Appleton Gate, Newark

We are delighted to welcome back Felicity Whittle for another Newark Literary Walk. Local authors and libraries, poets, diarists and novelists… Newark has an abundant literary heritage waiting to be explored on this 75-minute walk around the town centre. There are theatrical connections, both amateur and professional; diaries about the English Civil War and a

£8

The Good Knights – Walkabout with Rhubarb Theatre

Newark Castle Castlegate, Newark

Hear ye, hear ye, hangeth out thy banners, filleth up thy tankards and with thy mightiest of voices shout hurrah! Our brave and dashing heroes-on-horseback, The Good Knights, are here to save the day, whether you liketh it or not. Armed with their trusty dusters, litter pickers and shaketh-&-vac, our courteous gents are ready to

The Time Machine – with Rhubarb Theatre

Newark Castle Castlegate, Newark

Irene the Inventor is lost in space and her time machine is ticking her off. Every second counts, so can you help her in her hour of need? But watch out, once she clocks you, she will whisk you off to a Victorian school room, a Roman invasion and even take you as far back

The Good Knights – Walkabout with Rhubarb Theatre

Newark Castle Castlegate, Newark

Hear ye, hear ye, hangeth out thy banners, filleth up thy tankards and with thy mightiest of voices shout hurrah! Our brave and dashing heroes-on-horseback, The Good Knights, are here to save the day, whether you liketh it or not. Armed with their trusty dusters, litter pickers and shaketh-&-vac, our courteous gents are ready to

The Time Machine – with Rhubarb Theatre

Newark Castle Castlegate, Newark

Irene the Inventor is lost in space and her time machine is ticking her off. Every second counts, so can you help her in her hour of need? But watch out, once she clocks you, she will whisk you off to a Victorian school room, a Roman invasion and even take you as far back

From Thrills to Fantastical Worlds – T.M Logan and Andrew Bannister

Tudor Hall Nationnal Civil War Centre, Appleton Gate, Newark

Did you read lots in lockdown and escape to other worlds? Where better than to a fantastical world of Sci-Fi and thrillers? We welcome back Newark-based Science Fiction and Fantasy author, Andrew Bannister, writer of According to Kovac, who is joined by Nottinghamshire’s T.M Logan, Tim’s latest psychological thriller, Trust Me, was published in March

£6

Stories Before Bedtime with Caryl Hart

Palace Theatre Appleton Gate, Newark

Books are available to purchase when you buy your event tickets. Pop on your pyjamas and grab your favourite teddy to join Caryl Hart for Stories Before Bedtime. We'll start with the chucklingly funny Big Box Little Box - let's see if we can ALL read this book OUT LOUD together! Then we'll dive into

£4

Mark Billingham Interviewed by Tim Rideout

Bestselling and award-winning author, Mark Billingham, joins us virtually for what promises to be an interesting and entertaining evening. Tim Rideout will chat to Mark about his 20th Tom Thorne Thriller, Cry Baby, as well as his new standalone novel Rabbit Hole - described as “shocking, original and completely unpredictable”. This is multi-million bestseller Mark

£3