2023 Events

We are delighted to present to you our programme for 2023: Newark Creates events programme autumn 2023 (PDF File, 2,880kb)

The Cultural Consortium has been successful in securing funding from Arts Council England, Cultural Heart of Newark and UKSPF to create a fabulous series of arts installations, trails, workshops and performances celebrating our spaces for our final year working with Historic England as part of the HSHAZ programme.

Some of our highlights this year included working with The Neurodiversity Umbrella Foundation to bring a summer of colour to Newark, celebrating all the different minds we have here in the UK with the popular market place Umbrella installation, as well as working with Urban Canvas to bring 3D pavement art to the town centre.

We also celebrated the 3rd year of Newark's Fun Palace, bringing fun free activities to the town for all ages, from circus skills to Scottish Country Dancing, trying out graffiti and more.

We have two Artists in Residence who have been popping up at various cultural events throughout the year and working within communities as well – Nicky Rafferty, our storymaker and James Mayle, graffiti artist. 

To culminate the year on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 November, Inspire: Culture, Learning and Libraries Youth Arts team along with artists Urban Projections and CJ Mirra have been working with students from the Magnus Academy to create a stunning sound and light installation at St Mary Magdalene Church. Fallen From The Same Tree will be free to attend between the hours of 5.30pm and 9pm on the two days.

And the fun doesn’t stop there as we start planning for 2024, which includes working with Wild in Art to explore a Bookbench Sculpture trail. We may add some more in along the way too!

If you or your group are interested in taking part in any aspect of our programme please contact Sara Bullimore, Cultural Programme Co-ordinator on sara.bullimore@inspireculture.co.uk. To keep up to date with the times and locations for events please follow us on social media.