Nottinghamshire's 'Not for Profit' Family Charity music festival Deerstock, taking place from 25th to 27th July 2014, will this year move to a new site near Newton.

Having raised £5,000 for the last two years, the aim of the event is primarily to raise funds for good causes but also to give families a chance to experience a 'proper' music festival in a field with camping and the chance to meet other families and festival goers in a small safe environment.

Charities to be supported will be Notts & Lincs Air Ambulance, The Lee Bonsall Memorial Fund and Teenage Cancer Trust.

The line up for the event includes: This Wicked Tongue, Stuck in 2nd, Leo and the Seraphim, Doggen 'All Star' Band, Rev Hammer, The Bar Steward Sons of Val Doonican, The Bedroom Hour, Ferocious Dog, Def Digby, Lauren Faith and many more!

There will be two stages and a 'Stage in the Glade' for casual buskers and singers.

Tickets cost: Early Bird £35 (Full price £40) Adult; Early Bird £25 (Full price £35) Under 18; Children Under 11 free with an accompanying adult. All tickets for the weekend include three nights camping. This event has sold out for the last two years, no tickets will be held back for sale on the day if it is a sell out.

To purchase tickets go to: www.eventbrite.co.uk

  

On Saturday 1st March Gosh Gallery will open its doors to the public, bringing with it a whole host of exciting events.

Located 20 minutes drive from Southwell in Tuxford and run by Rebekah Hunter, Gosh is a contemporary art gallery with a focus on 'Affordable Art for all'.

With gallery space to display work from local, regional and national artists current exhibitors include Al Heighton, Becky Pate, John Oldfield, Graham Laughton, Daniel Hardacre, Linda Boughton, Nick Deakin, Anthony Zinonos, Rebekah Hunter and Bea Kadlicsco.

There is also a Children's Art Corner to keep them occupied whilst you view the works on show.

Another feature of the gallery will be regular creative workshops run by established artists. Participants will be able to learn more about the work they do and pick up tips, techniques and knowledge.

First up is Graham Laughton on Saturday 8th March with a Drawing Workshop Taster Day – Come and enjoy a fabulous day of drawing, learning some new skills along the way. Taking place 10am-3pm (1 hour lunch break), priced £40 including materials.

An exciting range of print workshops starts on Saturday 15th March, which aim to include mono printing, open and paper stencil screenprinting and lino printing.

"Our printmaking tutor is a qualified lecturer and practising artist. We aim to give you plenty of inspiration, new ideas and a number of fabulous prints to take home at the end of the session, all you need to bring is your enthusiasm!" explained Rebekah.

For the more experienced printmakers bespoke and in depth print courses are also available.

Studio space is also available for small creative businesses to set up as their place of work, taking advantage of the creative environment that surrounds them. 

Please join Rebekah on Saturday 1st March 12noon - 6pm to find out about all that Gosh has to offer– there will be refreshments, a taster drawing session (2-3pm) and Cool NAIL Art where you can get your favourite art on your nails!

www.goshgallery.com

50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

The Palace Theatre, Newark, Thursday 20th February 2014. BOX OFFICE - 01636 650000

Has it really been 50 years since the most successful Folk/Rock Duo of all time recorded their first no1 hit single 'The Sound of Silence'?

'The Simon and Garfunkel Story' is currently the biggest and the most successful No 1 touring theatre show celebrating the lives and career of Folk/Rock sensation Simon and Garfunkel.

Featuring West End, award-winning leading man DEAN ELLIOTT (Buddy Holly in 'Buddy - The Musical') and a full cast of talented actor- musicians, 'The Simon and Garfunkel Story' takes you back through the 'Groovy' times of the 1960s. It tells the story of both Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel from their humble beginnings as Rock n Roll duo 'Tom and Jerry', right through their massive success, dramatic break-up and finishing with a stunning recreation of the 1981 Central Park reformation concert.

Using a huge projection screen, the show features both original photos and film footage whilst a full live band perform all their hits including 'Mrs Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', 'Homeward Bound', 'Sound of Silence' and many more!

If you're a fan of beautiful music then this is an evening not to be missed!

"FANTASTIC" - BBC Radio 2

"AN EXCEPTIONAL PIECE OF THEATRE" - Choice Radio

www.thesimonandgarfunkelstory.com