In celebration of International Day of Older Persons (which officially takes place on Tuesday 1 October), Active4Today is running a series of free physical activity sessions during the week commencing 30 September that will showcase the many programmes we have on offer encouraging older people to keep active. We would also like to introduce two new members to the team.

Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for the celebration of the century as Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic!

It is almost that time of year again - for the Annual Southwell Ploughing Match and Show! This year the event will be taking place at Thoresby Park on Saturday 28th September, 8.30am to 6pm, and plans are well underway to deliver an amazing day out for all the family.

Special tour days with opportunities to climb the bell tower and learn about the rich history of the Minster and Archbishop's Palace are taking place on Thursday 19th, Saturday 21st and Saturday 28th September.

Featuring celebrated poetry stars, regional favourites and cutting-edge newcomers this year's Inspire Poetry festival promises a plethora of poetry delights at venues around the county.

You would think that after sustaining life changing injuries that you would want to focus on yourself and getting better, but one amazing patient at King's Mill Hospital wants to raise money for charities that are close to his heart.

On Friday 26th July, The National Civil War Centre opened its doors to a brand new exhibition titled 'Fake News.'

Come and join in the North Nottinghamshire Food Festival on Thursday 25th July from 10am to 5pm!

A whole menagerie of animals (including Josaphine the beautiful cow), six artists and lots of beautiful arts and crafts have squeezed into the newest, and what's believed to be the smallest, gallery in Nottinghamshire.

You are invited to join the spectacle of the circus when the European Juggling Convention (EJC) comes to Newark from 3rd to 11th August.

The Clock House Café and Tearoom in Upton has been invited to 'pop up' at a British Fair inside one of the most prestigious stores in Tokyo.

Southwell Minster is proud to be bringing back the popular 'BrickMinster' summer trail for children and families for the duration of the summer holidays.

The 2019 Southwell Music Festival has something for everyone - grand symphonies, intimate chamber music, celebratory choral classics, soulful late night folk music and so much more!

Newark Book Festival's letter writing competition has taken on a life of its own as "heartwarming" entries flood in.

IT'S a special year for Lowdham Book Festival as the event celebrates its 20th birthday. "Hard to believe we know!" says co-organiser, and The Bookcase owner, Jane Streeter. "Looking back at the past programmes it is really amazing to see how far we have come from those early days, whilst at the same time it is clear that the focus has always been about 'the story' in all its many forms.

Members of Southwell Heritage Trust, in association with Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham, are embarking on an exciting initiative to promote the heritage assets, culture and natural history of Southwell and its surroundings.

Firmly established as an annual event, the Southwell Gate Decorating competition at the end of May is set to wow residents and visitors alike with the creative energy and imagination that so many have put into displays in previous years.

Experience a great traditional family day out this spring at Nottinghamshire County Show.

Two Bleasby residents have started a community campaign to install Full Fibre Broadband around the village this year.

The War Memorials Maintenance Association (WMMA) was formed in 2018 by a group of Ashfield residents, whose aim is to raise money to help in the upkeep of existing memorials and to recover orphan memorials.

The doors of the wonderful Southwell Minster are always open but there are some special tour days coming up over the next three Bank Holiday Mondays: Easter Monday 22nd April, and the two May Bank Holiday Mondays 6th and 27th May.