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Covid-19 Restrictions

Due to current restrictions many local events have had to be cancelled or postponed. Before attending please check with organisers via their website or social media, for up to date opening arrangements. When attending any event, please continue to follow social distancing guidance and be considerate of others.

Saturday, 8th August 2020

The Allotments Field, Farnsfield

The Taming of the Shrew

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Sunday, 9th August 2020

Southwell Minster

Plant Hunters Fair


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Sunday, 16th August 2020

Admiral Rodney, Southwell

Funhouse Comedy Club

Funhouse Comedy Clubs is pleased to announce a second outdoor show at the The Admiral Rodney Southwell on Sunday 16th August. Headlining is funnyman Hal Cruttenden, supported by the incredible Scott Bennett and Chris Washington. Compere for the night will be the energetic and chatty Spiky Mike. £12 adv. Please book together with the people you wish to be sat with, as seating will be allocated and of course social distancing and covid19 protocols will be observed. Max 6 per table. 3.00pm doors, 4.00pm show, 7.00pm show ends. Sunday roasts available pre-show from noon. Contact venue direct to book a table for meals.

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Wednesday, 26th August 2020


Southwell Music Festival 2020

The Board of the Southwell Music Festival has cancelled this year’s Festival, in the light of the evolving situation caused by the Covid-19 virus. Festival Chairman, Geoffrey Bond said: “This is a decision taken with the greatest regret though in these extraordinary and gravely uncertain times we are sure it will come as no surprise and will be well understood. At the same time I am confident that when the Festival returns in 2021 it will do so renewed and reinvigorated. I’d like to record the Board’s immense appreciation of all the work done so far to prepare for this year’s Festival which will be carried forward to prepare for the Festival’s return next year. Inevitably some expenses have already been incurred in preparing for the Festival and we would be most grateful for the public’s support to ensure that we keep the Festival on an even financial keel. Visit southwellmusicfestival.com/Fund2020 to view a video message from our Artistic Director Marcus Farnsworth where you can also make a donation.”

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Saturday, 19th September 2020


Heritage Open Days

Welcome to England’s largest festival of history and culture! Every September some 46,000 volunteers across England organise 5,500 events to celebrate our fantastic history and culture. It's your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are FREE to explore. More information soon on what's happening in Southwell!

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Saturday, 17th October 2020

10am to 4pm

Bramley Apple Festival

Welcome to the annual celebration of the Bramley Apple, first cultivated here in Southwell over 200 years ago. Enjoy The Food and Drink Festival with its many stalls and cookery demonstrations. Discover our lovely shops with their special apple display windows and call into the library where you’ll find children’s activities, the Big Draw, Beaumond House stalls and refreshments, plus the Bramley Apple Painting and Poetry competition and prizegiving. Don’t miss the crowning of the Bramley Apple King, Queen, Prince and Princess! Watch the Morris Dancers around the town and look out for Bramley themed dishes and drinks in local pubs, restaurants and eateries.

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Sunday, 25th October 2020

BHI, Upton Hall

Fallback Show

The Museum of Timekeeping's annual Fallback show marks the occasion of the clocks going back for winter. More details to follow.

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Sunday, 8th November 2020


Remembrance Day

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