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More details - All About Dogs
The All About Dogs show is a fun day out for the whole family to enjoy that you and your furry companion will not want to miss. The show consists of arena displays, demonstrations, activities and family entertainment as well as expert advice and unbeatable shopping opportunities.
Newark Showground
Sat 21 Apr and Sun 22 Apr

More details - Nottinghamshire County Show
Heavy horses, cattle, sheep and pigs are set to take centre stage at this year’s Nottinghamshire County Show on May 12 and 13, including a number of action horses that recently featured in popular period dramas Poldark, Victoria and Peaky Blinders.
The Showground, Lincoln Road, Winthorpe, Newark, Nottinghamshire
Sat 12 May and Sun 13 May

More details - Margaret Harrison. Subject tbc
Coddington History Group invite you to a welcome return visit by Margaret, she is always a popular amusing speaker - even if we don’t know the topic yet!
Coddington Village Hall, Main Street,
Thu 17 May

More details - Farndon Book fair
Small village hall book fair with 20 dealers in attendance offering a wide range of books for sale on various subject matters. Includes fiction, antiquarian, new and used books, maps, prints and ephemera. The venue has ample free parking for fair visitors. Light refreshments are served all day.
Village Hall, Farndon, Near Newark, Nottinghamshire
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Discover England's last hidden Victorian Gothic country mansion this weekend..!
This weekend visit one of England’s last hidden country houses still in private ownership - the astonishing Victorian Gothic Kelham Hall near Newark and enjoy the rare opportunity of having a guided tour which includes the astonishing upstairs rooms which can only be viewed on this exclusive guided tour!
Kelham Hall & Country Park, Kelham near Newark, Nottinghamshire
Sun 22 Apr

More details - Norwell Nurseries - Open Garden for NGS
Jewel box of over 2,500 different, beautiful and unusual plants sumptuously set out in a one acre plantsmans garden incl shady garden with orchids, woodland gems, cottage garden borders, alpine and scree areas. Pond with opulently planted margins. Extensive herbaceous borders and effervescent colour themed beds.
Norwell Nurseries, Norwell
Sun 13 May

More details - Chris, Denny and Emily @The HopBarn
Chris and Denny have been bringing their unique sound to audiences across Europe and the USA since the early 1990s, when a chance meeting at a music session created one of folk music’s most enduring partnerships.
The HopBarn Hopyard Farm Hockerwood lane Southwell
Sat 21 Apr

More details - The Workhouse, Southwell - International Women's Day
Join us at The Workhouse as we celebrate International Women’s Day with the launch of ’Suffragette and Suffragists: 1918-2018’ textile exhibition. Booking Not Needed.
The Workhouse, Southwell, Upton Road, Southwell,
Today to Sun 6 May

More details - The Workhouse, Southwell - Who Cares?
Nottingham Trent Theatre Design Students and The Workhouse are creating an exciting and intriguing performative costume event ’Who Cares'’. The students will be working with volunteers and young homeless people to create costumes that speak through time about care work. Booking Not Needed.
The Workhouse, Southwell, Upton Road, Southwell,
Sat 28 Apr

More details - The Workhouse, Southwell - Women in Power
The Workhouse is working in partnership with the National Trust Public Programme to present an exhibition of photographs and paintings from National Portrait Gallery entitled Women and Power.
The Workhouse, Southwell, Upton Road, Southwell,
Sat 28 Apr to Tue 26 Jun

More details - The Workhouse, Southwell - The National Portrait Gallery Faces of Change: Votes for Women
The Workhouse is working in partnership with the Women and Power National Trust public programme to present an exhibition of photographs and paintings from the National Portrait Gallery.
The Workhouse, Southwell, Upton Road, Southwell,
Sun 29 Apr to Wed 27 Jun

More details - The Workhouse, Southwell - International Women's Day
Join us at The Workhouse as we celebrate International Women’s Day with the launch of ’Suffragette and Suffragists: 1918-2018’ textile exhibition. Booking Not Needed.
The Workhouse, Southwell, Upton Road, Southwell,
Mon 7 May to Thu 5 Jul

More details - The Workhouse, Southwell - Working Workhouse Women 1918
South Essex College of Further & Higher Education Costume Construction Course Project: costume exhibition of traditional historical costume based on research from The Workhouse Southwell from Lady Laura Ridding to nurses and teacher to paupers. Booking Not Needed.
The Workhouse, Southwell, Upton Road, Southwell,
Wed 16 May to Sat 14 Jul

More details - Rattlejag Morris May Day Sunrise
Rattlejag Morris will be singing and dancing in the first sunrise of summer at dawn on the top of Laxton’s ancient castle hill, followed by breakfast butties and beer (for a small donation).
Laxton castle mound, off Hill Lane, opp church on Main Street, Laxton, Notts.
Tue 1 May

More details - Gunby Estate, Hall and Gardens - Vote for Emily! Days
Join us this May Bank Holiday weekend for re-enactments and fun as we launch our celebration of Gunby heiress and political campaigner Emily Massingberd.
Gunby Estate, Hall and Gardens
Sun 6 May and Mon 7 May

More details - The BIG Leadenham Comedy Night
A top comedy spot in Lincolnshire is hosting its 7th big comedy night with a fantastic line up of fabulous standup comedians. The Big Leadenham Comedy Night is back again and will be bringing some of the finest comedy around, to the George Hotel.
The George Hotel. High Street, Leadenham, Lincs.
Fri 4 May

More details - The Old Vicarage - Open Garden for NGS
Celebrating 21yrs since major planting transformation. Single handed labour of love has grown out of hillside pony paddocks into much admired landscape gardens. One-time playground for children, a source of shared pleasure from village openings incl 16 yrs for NGS.
The Old Vicarage, Halam
Sun 6 May

More details - Push the Boat Out/Try Sailing
An opportunity to try sailing for free. Come down to our friendly club - named the RYA/Yachts&Yachting Sailing Club of the year 2018 Come in clothes that you don’t mind getting wet in.
Notts County Sailing Club Hoveringham Lane
Sat 12 May

More details - East Markham Scarecrow Trail, Garage and Tabletop Sales
East Markham Scarecrow Trail, Tabletop and Garage Sales on Saturday 12th May. The first Scarecrow Trail in East Markham was last year and it proved one of the most successful and fun events of the year so we’re hoping to repeat or even improve on that this year.
East Markham Village Hall
Sat 12 May

More details - Reef
Reef. Artists performing: Reef.: Tickets avaiable.
The Engine Shed, Lincoln
Thu 26 Apr

More details - Capability Barn - Open Garden for NGS
Later dates this year for new selection of plants in imaginatively planted, large country garden. Tulips mingle with daffs/wisteria adorns barn front - erythroniums/primulas/pulmonaria in long borders together with Rhodo/azaleas/apple blossom star in May.
Capability Barn, Hoveringham
Sun 22 Apr, Sun 20 May

More details - Bottesford Library Summer Fair
Bottesford Library Annual Summer Fair. Pop along for Stalls, refreshments and book sales. All proceeds to Bottesford Community Library, a registered charity.
Bottesford Library, Grantham Road, Bottesford, Nottingham
Sun 6 May

More details - Lincoln Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival
Before we know it Spring will be upon us, and by popular demand, so will this festival...... Showcasing the quality of live music in the UK; with The Pretty Things headlining and five other very different, but striking bands, this will undoubtedly be another a great festival and an occasion not to miss!
Lincoln Drill Hall, Free School Lane, Lincoln
Sat 12 May

More details - Theatre of the Unsexy #1 - Jesenská & Beginnings
Theatre of the Unsexy, théâtre de l’obscur... Every two months, Art Isn’t Sexy will be curating an evening of brand new theatre.
The Blue Room The Lawn, Union Road, Lincoln
Wed 25 Apr to Fri 27 Apr

More details - RSPB Lincoln Local Group -Indoor Evening Lecture
Something closer to home. A presentation by staff member Chris Andrews on the RSPB Frampton Marsh reserve located on the Lincolnshire coast, south of Boston. It’s on the door step. Learn about the development of this wonderful site from farmland within the last 20 years.
Robert Hardy Building Bishop Grosseteste University. Longdales Road, LINCOLN
Thu 10 May

More details - Making Noise Lincoln
Making Noise is a series of weekend musical workshops for parents and carers and their children and young people with disabilities or sensory impairment in Grantham, Sleaford and Lincoln! Parents and carers are encouraged to participate in the workshops.
St Francis School Wickenby Cres Lincoln
Sat 21 Apr

More details - 38 Main Street - Open Garden for NGS
Varied acre. Bamboo fenced Asian species area with traditional outdoor wood fired Ofuro bath, herbaceous border, raised rhododendron bed, vegetables, greenhouse, pond area and art studio and terrace.
38 Main Street, Nottingham
Sun 13 May

More details - Belton House - Spring Bulb Planting
Help Belton’s garden team add some colour to the spring gardens. Each April head gardener Jon holds a ’have a go’ bulb planting event which gives you the chance to add to Belton’s annual spring flower display. Booking Not Needed.
Belton House, Grantham,
Sun 22 Apr

More details - Belton House - Belton Park Cricket Club Home Game
Founded in 1947 by Lord Brownlow, Belton Park Cricket Club can be seen playing a game on Belton’s Oval lawn, most weekends from early spring all the way through to early autumn. Come and watch a bit of cricket on Belton’s Oval lawn.
Belton House, Grantham,
Sat 28 Apr, Sat 12 May, Sat 19 May, Sun 20 May

More details - Belton House - Button Bucks Club
Bring your toddler along to enjoy stories, rhymes and crafts in the Discovery Centre on the first and third Thursday of each month. All activities are designed for children aged 18 months to 4 years old and will involve some exploration of the Gardens and House.
Belton House, Grantham,
Thu 3 May, Thu 17 May

More details - Belton House - Sophia's Views
Join local artist Jan for a watercolour challenge as you recreate one of Lady Sophia Cust’s inspirational scenes of Belton. Bring your paints and brushes, and we’ll provide the rest.
Belton House, Grantham,
Sat 5 May

More details - Belton House - Paint the garden
Take inspiration from the formal gardens at Belton to create your own work of art. Recreate the beauty of Belton’s gardens in paint, pencil or crayon. All materials supplied. Booking Not Needed. Families welcome. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Belton House, Grantham,
Sun 6 May

More details - Belton House - Toolbox Talks
Find out what the project team have been up to on the renovation of Belton’s 17th century Grade I listed stable block. Booking Not Needed.
Belton House, Grantham,
Thu 17 May

More details - Countryside with Company
A peasant 3.4 mile walk starting at Bloxholm Wood and continuing into Bloxholm Village. We’ll be joined by Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust Volunteer, Paul Spencer, who will show us the best spots to see the wood’s amazingly unique early purple orchids as they begin to bloom and tell us how they’re...
Bloxholm Wood western entrance by layby, nearest post code , grid ref TF 037 533
Thu 26 Apr

More details - Burton Joyce Community Market
Our community market offers an excellent range of food produce and crafts. Food includes Great Cheese company’s heritage cheeses, Blackthorn Rare Breed meats, fresh vegetables and choices of jams, jellies, marmalades and preserves.
Burton Joyce Village Hall, Trent Lane, Burton Joyce, Nottingham
Sat 12 May, Sat 9 Jun

More details - Woodpeckers - Open Garden for NGS
4 acres of mature woodland and formal gardens with spectacular views over Trent Valley. Carpets of snowdrops at Feb/March opening. 500 rhododendrons/azaleas in May. Scented rose tunnel/wisteria arbour. Balustrade terrace for teas. Glade with 200yr old cedars overlooking ponds, waterfalls and croquet lawn.
Woodpeckers, Nottingham
Sun 13 May

More details - Gallantry in the Air
Open 1 April to 30 September 2018 To mark the centenary of the RAF, Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum’s exhibition will commemorate the RAF crew who were decorated for their bravery. Many of the airmen featured in this exhibition gained the highest award for their valour with some of them paying the ultimate price.
Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre, Heath Farm, North Rauceby, Sleaford
Today to Wed 30 May

More details - Making Noise Grantham
Making Noise is a series of weekend musical workshops for parents and carers and their children and young people with disabilities or sensory impairment in Grantham, Sleaford and Lincoln! Parents and carers are encouraged to participate in the workshops.
Guildhall Arts Centre St Peter’s Hill Grantham
Sat 21 Apr

More details - RETFORD CHARTER DAY MONDAY 7th MAY 2018
Family fun day with all entertainment free there are vintage tractors,vintage cars,charity market,trade market,craft fair plus arena events motor show fun fair indoor events plus mix and mingle acts food and drinks in fact everything you need for a great family fun day out, for any enquiries please contact me by
RETFORD MARKET SQUARE,KINGS PARK
Mon 7 May

More details - Clumber Park - Nordic Walking Group Session
The workout that tones the whole body! Burns 46% more calories than ordinary walking. Great for neck, shoulder and back problems. Easy on the knees and joints. Suitable for all levels / ages. Sociable, safe outdoor exercise.
Clumber Park, Worksop
Today, Fri 27 Apr

More details - Clumber Park - Spring Exhibition Worksop Society of Artists
Visit the Discovery Centre to view our Spring Exhibition from the Worksop Society Of Artists. Booking Not Needed. Children are welcome. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Clumber Park, Worksop
Today to Thu 26 Apr

More details - Clumber Park - Clumber Park parkrun
Enjoy a run through the woodland and parkland around Clumber Park. Starting from the Burrow (located near the cricket ground) this 5km (two lap course) takes you through the woodland and parkland of Clumber Park. If you would like an official time you will need to register at www.parkrun.org.
Clumber Park, Worksop
Sat 21 Apr, Sat 28 Apr

More details - Clumber Park - Trust 10
A free monthly 10k trail run through the woodland paths. See the beauty of the seasons changing. Free, fun, informal, forever and for everyone. Come and Trust10 with us. Join us on the fourth Sunday of the month for our free 10k run. Registration is on the day at 8.
Clumber Park, Worksop
Sun 22 Apr

More details - Clumber Park - Clumber Park Runners
If you are completely new to running, looking to ease yourself back into some gentle exercise or training for a parkrun or Race for Life, this is the perfect group for you. Join our qualified Leaders in Running Fitness, in the beautiful setting of Clumber Park to gradually build your fitness and confidence in running.
Clumber Park, Worksop
Wed 25 Apr, Wed 2 May

More details - Clumber Park - Pushabout Clumber
Pushabout walks are aimed at anyone walking with a baby or toddler in a pushchair wanting to become more physically active. The walks are over terrain suitable for pushchairs and last approximately 1 hour, usually with a distance of 2 to 3 miles. Booking Not Needed. children welcome. Dogs on leads welcome.
Clumber Park, Worksop
Wed 25 Apr, Wed 9 May

More details - Clumber Park - Drop in walks with volunteer rangers
Join our volunteer rangers on a guided walk around less familiar parts of Clumber Park reflecting a diverse range of habitats. The walk will last between 2-3 hours and cover up to 6 miles. The walk covers a mixture of surfaces across heathland and woodlands so paths may be muddy in places.
Clumber Park, Worksop
Tue 1 May

More details - Clumber Park - Nordic Walking Group Session
The workout that tones the whole body! Burns 46% more calories than ordinary walking. Great for neck, shoulder and back problems. Easy on the knees and joints. Suitable for all levels / ages. Sociable, safe outdoor exercise.
Clumber Park, Worksop
Fri 4 May, Fri 11 May, Fri 18 May, Fri 25 May

More details - Clumber Park - Clumber Park parkrun
Enjoy a run through the woodland and parkland around Clumber Park. Starting from the Burrow (located near the cricket ground) this 5km (two lap course) takes you through the woodland and parkland of Clumber Park. If you would like an official time you will need to register at www.parkrun.org.
Clumber Park, Worksop
Sat 5 May, Sat 12 May, Sat 19 May, Sat 26 May

More details - Clumber Park - Clumber Park Runners
If you are completely new to running, looking to ease yourself back into some gentle exercise or training for a parkrun or Race for Life, this is the perfect group for you. Join our qualified Leaders in Running Fitness, in the beautiful setting of Clumber Park to gradually build your fitness and confidence in running.
Clumber Park, Worksop
Wed 9 May, Wed 16 May, Wed 23 May, Wed 30 May

More details - Clumber Park - Walkabout Clumber
A great way to become more active with walking for health. The time taken varies depending on the walk length which are 1, 3, 5 and 8 mile walks. Booking Not Needed. Children welcome. Dogs on leads welcome.
Clumber Park, Worksop
Sun 13 May