Newark Fun Palace

Bring your skills and be ready to learn at Newark’s first ever Fun Palace.  Venues across the town centre will open their doors to welcome everyone…

Primary Contact

Box Office

01636 655755

Date and Time

Friday 1st October 2021 10:00-16:00
Saturday 2nd October 2021 10:00-16:00
Sunday 3rd October 2021 10:00-16:00

Location

Newark,
England,
United Kingdom

Description

Bring your skills and be ready to learn at Newark’s first ever Fun Palace.  Venues across the town centre will open their doors to welcome everyone to sharing events both big and small.

Timetable

Friday 1st October 2021

09:00

Make a shadow puppet and perform your own play in our shadow puppet theatre. All day in Newark Library.

09:00

Access online sewing and crafting classes from Craft Betty here: https://www.craftybetty.org/online-classes

10:00

Make and Take giant macrame! 10am till 1pm in Newark Library.

10:00

Knit a Battlefield! Knit and natter while you create a knitted soldier or field with Denise from the National Civil War Centre. In a cosy corner at Newark Library from 10am till 12.

10:00

We are bringing some weird and quirky objects out of the Newark Museum stores for this special Fun Palace drawing event. Drop in and brush up your observational drawing skills from 10am till 3pm in the National Civil War Centre.

10:00

The National Civil War Centre, Newark Museum is open with FREE entry for three days! Come in and explore. Last museum entry at 2pm. Learn to order to your food in another language in the café, and play traditional games in the courtyard.

10:00

Drawing and painting activities for the whole family, all day at Newark Art on Kirkgate. Closes at 4pm.

10:00

Learn to play cribbage and chess whilst you enjoy a rest at LetsXcape, in the pleasant surroundings of Newark Marketplace. Open till 2pm.

10:30

Learn to tell stories like a pro, with object-inspired storytelling from Adam Nightingale (actor and raconteur). One hour - no need to book but turn up early to avoid disappointment.

13:30

Learn to tell stories like a pro, with object-inspired storytelling from Adam Nightingale (actor and raconteur). One hour - no need to book but turn up early to avoid disappointment. At the National Civil War Centre, Newark Museum.

16:00

YMCA Newark and Sherwood is a local charity that believes everybody should have the opportunity to reach their full potential.  We pride ourselves on providing new and exciting programmes and facilities for young people in the local community. 

For Fun Palaces on Friday 1st October 2021 4pm - 6pm, we are hosting a basketball taster session with our sports coach Nico Devivo. Join us at the YMCA Activity Village on our courts for lots of fun relay races, shooting games and friendly matches. It’s a great opportunity to have an introduction to this exciting sport and see if you like it. 🏀

Saturday 2nd October 2021

09:00

Make a shadow puppet and perform your own play in our shadow puppet theatre. All day in Newark Library.

09:00

Access online sewing and crafting classes from Crafty Betty here: https://www.craftybetty.org/online-classes

10:00

The National Civil War Centre, Newark Museum is open with FREE entry for three days! Come in and explore. Last museum entry at 2pm. Learn to order to your food in another language in the café, and play traditional games in the courtyard.

10:00

Make and Take giant macrame! 10am till 1pm in Newark Library.

10:00

Drawing and painting activities for the whole family, all day at Newark Art on Kirkgate. Closes at 4pm.

10:00

Secret Garden Newark is a collection of studios offering courses and classes in writing, painting and ceramics. During the #FunPalaces event, join in with their FREE interactive taster sessions. Meet the artists and see their wonderful studios and garden. Painting- make your mark by adding to a collective canvas painting Pottery- leave an impression by creating a textured tile that will be laid in the secret garden Writing- have your say and add your twist to Tales from the Secret Garden 10am to 2.30pm at Secret Garden Studios on Stodman Street

10:00

10:00-15:00 Try out the potters wheel with Sam from Sam Collard Ceramics at Crain@No.1 Castlegate

11:00

Group guitar taster session with Adam Schofield from Riverside Music. Ages 12+. Join in at the National Civil War Centre. No need to book but arrive early to avoid disappointment.

11:00

Come and join a singing workshop for 7-12 year olds in the church of St Mary Magdalene, just by the Market Place. Supported by members of the famous church choir, and led by church Director of Music, Stephen Bullamore, you will learn some exciting new songs, mainly about various animals! 11-11:45

11:00

Storytime for under 10s in the Palace Theatre foyer.  Relax with an old favourite.  Hourly till 2pm.

12:15

Group ukelele taster session with Adam Schofield from Riverside Music. Ages 12+. Join in at the National Civil War Centre. No need to book but arrive early to avoid disappointment.

13:00

Join Neil McCarthy at Newark Library for drumming, stories and songs from around the world. A chance to enjoy, learn and take part. So, come along and get drumming! Suits all ages. 1-3pm

Sunday 3rd October 2021

09:00

Access online sewing and crafting classes from Crafty Betty here: https://www.craftybetty.org/online-classes

10:00

The National Civil War Centre, Newark Museum is open with FREE entry for three days! Come in and explore. Last museum entry at 2pm. Learn to order to your food in another language in the café, and play traditional games in the courtyard.

10:00

Drawing and painting activities for the whole family, all day at Newark Art on Kirkgate. Closes at 4pm.

10:00

Do you want to take better photos of people? Whether it’s a smartphone selfie or a family photo with your new DSLR, we’ll show you how to take better people portraits. Come and learn the fundamentals of posing for photos, selecting backgrounds, optimising lighting and much more. Whether it is simple snaps or carefully constructed portraits, within just a few minutes we can help you to improve your photos and capture great images of yourself, your friends and your family. And if you wish, you can pose for a free portrait using our own studio equipment, right here in the Buttermarket. With photographer Andy Haughton, just off Newark Market till 4pm

10:00

Meet Nottinghamshire Fire Service in Newark Marketplace with #FunPalaces on Sunday 3rd October. Visit a fire engine and find out how to keep you and your home safe and well.

10:00

10am till 3, join in our giant drawing!  We are covering the whole floor of the Tudor Hall at the National Civil War Centre with paper.  This is going to be the biggest map you have ever seen!  Come along and add your own favourite places to the map.  Fun for all the family.

13:00

Join Neil McCarthy in Newark Market for drumming, stories and songs from around the world. A chance to enjoy, learn and take part. So, come along and get drumming! Suits all ages. 1-3pm

13:00

13:-14:00

Try your hand at juggling, diabolo, devil sticks, spinning plates and much more in the beautiful setting of Newark Market! 

About the club: We meet once a month on a Sunday 2pm-3pm for a FREE event at Bridge Community Centre, Lincoln road NG24 2DQ. The next meeting is Sunday 10th October. All ages and abilities welcome! Free tea, coffee and juice provided! 

Find us on Facebook - Newark Circus Club

13:00

Meet Krstina from Quirkshops in Newark Marketplace at 12:45 to join in her lovely Creative Nature Walk.  Suitable for all the family.  Places are limited, so please email kristina@quirkshops.co.uk to reserve a space.

We are foraging on our walk around Newark gardens and using those natural materials to make delightful prints you can take home.  The printing bit of the event happens at at the National Civil War Centre and finishes at 3pm. 

13:30

1.30 till 3pm, have a go at self-defence and Ninjitsu with expert Kiyth Footit, outside at the National Civil War Centre.  SUitable for adults and children.

Updates

Follow us on Facebook to find out more about what we're planning  https://www.facebook.com/newarkcreatesuk

 

Posted 24/09/2021 by Sarah Clarke

Are you a Newark person with skills to share?  Maybe your cheerleading group would like to show the grownups how it's done.  Maybe you have gardening skills to share with the next generation.  Or would your town centre shop like to host a mini Fun Palace?  Get in touch with Donna to ask how you can be involved.

Posted 19/08/2021 by Sarah Clarke