March 2014

Saturday 1st March

Spinal Research Charity Dressage

Arena UK. This annual competition is now in its 14th year. Click here for more information. 

Live music in Lowdham 8pm

Los Pacaminos featuring Paul Young. Tickets £16. Call Mike or Jacky on 0115 9663596. Click here for more information.

Gosh! Gallery Opening

Gosh gallery, Tuxford. Click here for more information.

Shakespeare in the Library 7pm

Southwell Library. 'A Stroll Through Shakespeare', a commemorative programme, celebrating 450 years since the birth of William Shakespeare, in prose, poetry and music, with Southwell Theatre Club and guests. Tickets from Southwell Library, 01636 812148.

Create a Palace Garden 10am

Southwell Minster. Find out more about a vision for the garden at the Archibishop of York's Palace Restoration Project at a Public Open Day. 

Pub Walk for Parkinson's

Full Moon in Morton. Click here for more information.

Newark Music Club's 5th Concert 7pm

Barnby Gate Methodist church. Crispian Steele-Perkins (trumpet) and Ann Page (Organ). Tickets from RST Music, Cartergate, Newark and on the door before the talk. Cash only at both locations. 

Tuesday 4th March

Apprenticeships Open Afternoon 3pm

Newark Town Hall, Ballroom. Young people aged 16 to 24 years who are considering applying for an apprenticeship can come along and find out more about vacancies available. Contact 01636 655277.

Wednesday 5th March

Southwell Strollers

Southwell Methodist Church. Contact Stephen Dando 01636 815363.

Friday 7th March

First Friday Talks 

Lowdham Primitive Methodist Chapel. World Book Day: Owner of The Bookcase, Jane Streeter will talk about the World Book Day with the help of children from Lowdham School. Tickets £3-£5 from The Bookcase, Lowdham.

Saturday 8th March

Sherwood Observatory Open Evening 6.45pm

Sherwood Observatory, Sutton in Ashfield. View the treasures of the night sky. Tel: 01623 552276

St John Passion: Nottingham Bach Choir 7.30pm

St Mary's Church, Nottingham. Tickets from Windblowers, Nottingham on 0115 9410543 or via

Wednesday 12th March

Around the World in 80 minutes 7.30pm

Old Theatre Deli. New Zealand Close Up. An informative talk featuring some top holiday destinations and travel experiences. Contact Hyde Barker Travel, Southwell on 01636 816262.

Friday 14th March

Irish Film Night 7pm

Oxton Village Hall. Waking Ned Devine. Tickets £10 from Oxton Village shop or Ethel Cottee on 0115 9653477.

Saturday 15th March

Scouts Quiz Night 7.30pm

The Minster School, Southwell. Tickets £5. Contact Alison Sutherland 01636 831026 or 07814 549926.

Dads and Toddlers 10am to 12 noon

Holy Trinity Church, Southwell. A toddler group for Dads and young children. On the third Saturday of each month. For details contact Helen Lewis on 01636 815512.

Friday 21st March

Dave Berry Quiz 7.30pm

The Minster School Southwell. Raising money for Southwell Pink Ladies. £5 per head. Entry forms available from Marion on 01636 813518

Saturday 22nd March

Southwell and District Lions and Minster School Ceilidh 7.30pm

Minster School, Southwell. Join the Lions and the Minster School Ceilidh Band for an evening of dancing with caller Gerald Claridge. Tickets £7.50 adults, £3 children available from Michael Peak, tel. 812399 or members of the Lions Club.

BGS Family Fun Day 10am

The British Geological Survey, Keyworth. FREE event, lots of activities. Contact John Stevenson on 0115 9363100 or go to

Sunday 23rd March

Late Lunch 5pm

Piano Restaurant, Southwell. In aid of the Flood Fund. £22 per meal. Tel: 01636 819233.

Tuesday 25th March

Hearing Open Day 10am - 4pm

Pinders Opticians, Southwell. Hearing Specialist Robert Evans will be offering free hearing checks. Contact 01636 812286 or 0800 242 5299.

Saturday 29th March

Matinee Film & Tea Party 2pm

Southwell Methodist Church. QUARTET. Free transport & entry. Contact Stephen Dando 01636 815363.

Beggars Belief 7.30pm

Kirklington Village Hall. Live Music. Tickets £7.50 from Dave Walton 07792 299737 or Nicky Larke 07729 396529. 

Sunday 30th March (Mother's Day)

Southwell Care Project Fun Run 10am

Southwell Care Project's Flower Pod, Brackenhurst Lane, Southwell (start & finish). 3.5 miles. £5 per person/£15 per family. Dogs and walkers welcome. Call 01636 819066.

Mother's Day Sunday Lunch

Springwater Golf Club. Enjoy a Mother's Day celebrations. Three course Traditional Sunday Lunch served 12.30 - 3.30pm. Tel: 0115 9654946.

Spring Open Day 10am

Upton Hall, Upton NG23 5TE. Admission £5, BHI members £3. Accompanied children free. Refreshments at The Clock House Cafe. Tel: 01636 813795.