As the Centenary of the First World War draws to a close we continue to reflect on our many War Memorials and of the stories each tell.

The Southwell Ploughing Match & Show will be held on Saturday 29th September at Little Carlton, NG23 6BX.

Southwell will be welcoming the Tour of Britain on Saturday 8th September. Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome will be joining the elite cyclists as they weave their way around Southwell's historic streets. As part of the event we hope that residents will decorate their homes with yellow bikes and bunting. Last year the town looked amazing and we are hoping that this year it will be even better!

Hockerton Housing Project is celebrating 20 years since the first residents moved into the project back in those cool days of 1998. Not only have the houses worked but we have gone on to help other people design their own energy efficient homes all over the country.

Once again Southwell Artists are delighted to open their houses and studios to show their work. This group of professional artists, resident in Southwell, have shown their work to the public biennially since 2004. This year visitors can see work by 16 artists, including five guest artists, on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October, 11am to 5pm daily.