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!


Words in Windows

We are excited to announce our ‘Home and Heritage’ window project, where we invite you to send in your poems to form part of our window display in town. Celebrate what home and heritage means to you in the form of a poem or haiku. A selection of entries will be printed and displayed in

Heritage Poetry Trail

Newark Town Centre

We have been working with poet, Leanne Moden, who has taken inspiration from Newark’s rich history and heritage to create a poetry trail around the town. This event is part of Newark Creates – the High Street Heritage Action Zone Cultural Programme. During the festival, we invite you to take a walk around the town

The Tale of the Whale: Family Book Trail

Newark Town Centre

Our Festival bookseller, The Bookcase in Lowdham, is well known for their fantastic family story trails and we are delighted to welcome them to Newark. We hope you can come along and enjoy the beautiful story trail: The Tale of the Whale by Nottinghamshire author Karen Swann. Visit The Bookcase pop-up stall in the Town

A River Runs Through It: How the River Trent has Shaped Newark

Tudor Hall Nationnal Civil War Centre, Appleton Gate, Newark

Please note that this event has sold out. Kevin Winter, Assistant Curator at the National Civil War Centre - Newark Museum and Chair of Newark Heritage Forum, will talk about the central role of the River Trent in Newark's history. From Stone Age hunter gatherers, the Anglo Saxons, Vikings, and Civil Wars, through to the


Creative Writing Workshop with Mahsuda Snaith

Secret Garden Studios 6 Stodman Street (behind Gallery 6)

Whether you are completely new to writing or already have an idea brewing, this fun, two-hour creative writing workshop is the perfect way to get you scribbling. With tips and exercises, novelist and short story writer Mahsuda Snaith will guide you in choosing great story ideas, developing your characters and creating a quick and simple


Sharon Bennett Connolly – Discusses Her New Book

Tudor Hall Nationnal Civil War Centre, Appleton Gate, Newark

Join us for an afternoon in the perfect historical location with writer Sharon Bennett Connolly, bestselling author of three non-fiction history books. At this event she will be telling us more about her latest book, Defenders of the Norman Crown: Rise and Fall of the Warenne Earls of Surrey,  which was published in May 2021.


House of Music: Raising the Kanneh-Masons

Palace Theatre Appleton Gate, Newark

The book is available to purchase when you buy your event tickets. We are delighted to welcome on stage Kadiatu, Aminata and Konya Kanneh-Mason for our opening night. You will be treated to a fascinating interview and insight into this extremely multi-talented musical family from Nottingham. Konya and Aminata will also perform piano and violin


An Interview with David Baldacci

We are delighted to welcome David Baldacci to our living rooms. One of the world’s bestselling and favourite thriller writers, he has sold over 150 million books worldwide. Tim Rideout will interview David and gain insight into his latest two novels: The Gambling Man - the second novel featuring Aloysius Archer which evokes the golden age of crime,