• Toddlers enjoying a music and movement session on the Palace Theatre stage

    A music and movement session for toddlers at Fun Palace

  • A man and a woman stand smiling beneath an array of colourful umbrellas

    The market place Umbrella Installation with ADHD Foundation - The Neurodiversity Charity

  • Scottish country dancing at Fun Palace

    Enjoying circus skills at Fun Palace

  • Three young boys enjoy playing games with giant playing cards at Fun Palace

    Playing games at Fun Palace

Introducing Newark Creates

Newark Creates began in 2021 as a High Street Heritage Action Zone cultural programme led by Newark Cultural Consortium. Our aims are to celebrate Newark's heritage and arts organisations through a series of exciting events and activities for all ages. Find out more in our About Us page and discover upcoming activities in our Events section.

Book Bench Sculpture Trail: 11th July – 5th September

This summer, a brand new and exciting interactive sculpture trail will be heading to Newark, and it is not one to miss. Follow the trail across Newark town centre to discover all 11 benches!

Click here to access a digital version of our Book Bench trail map: Book Bench Trail Map (PDF File, 4,848kb)

Throughout the summer, take part in the fantastic free programme of workshops, activities, and Meet Me at the Benches events too. You can find more information about these on our social media channels, or look at the programme of events here: Meet Me at the Benches Programme PDF (PDF File, 48kb)

Book Benches graphic, with a cartoon of a colourful paint-splattered bench.


If you've completed the trail... congratulations! Click here to access your certificate: Book Bench Certificate (PDF File, 2,319kb)