2023 Events

We are delighted to present to you our programme for 2023: Newark Creates Events Programme 2023 (PDF File, 1,393kb)

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.

Launched on 17th May, we are working with The Neurodiversity Umbrella Foundation to bring you a summer of colour to celebrate all the different minds we have here in the UK. Every Umbrella Project installation helps to raise awareness and understanding of neurodiversity.  The visual display in Newark Market place will run until September with  community performances, linked events and education programmes in schools. Post project we will be using the Umbrella’s to continue to create more art too!

We have two Artist in Residencies who will be popping up at various cultural events throughout the year and working within communities as well – Nicky Rafferty, our storymaker and James Mayle, graffiti artist. Look out as Newark Creates pops up at Newark Book Festival, at the Market Place Beach, Heritage Open Days, Steampunk Festival, Traditions Festival, Newark Festival, Big Draw and more.

Throughout the year we welcome Urban Canvas to Newark with their pavement art creations, from community building chalk art rainbow roads to interactive games and 3D heritage art works.

To culminate the year in November, Inspire: Culture, Learning and Libraries Youth Arts team will be working with a secondary school to create a sound and light installation at St Mary Magdalene Church for two free evening viewings.

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.

Fun Palace 2023

Find the full programme and booking links for our Fun Palace 2023 events here.