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St Giles’ Church in Balderton is planning on making a curtain of red and purple poppies to hang from the church tower for the season of Remembrance. If you would like to get involved you can find a simple knitting pattern on their website They would also appreciate any donations of Red, Purple, and/or Black DK wool. Any completed poppies can be brought to Church or

left outside the Vicarage in the baskets provided. They would like all completed poppies in the baskets by 30th September so that they can start attaching them to the net in time for the beginning of November.

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Courses start from September 2021 Home Start Newark are looking for volunteers. Are you a mum dad grandparent or carer? They need people with your experience to volunteer at your local HomeStart. Make a difference to the lives of parents and children enhance your well-being and access free high-quality training. Course starts from September. Email or call them on (01636) 705011 4

Hall Farm Wild Bird Supplies in Weston, Newark, will be hosting ' The World's BIGGEST Coffee Morning' for Macmillan Cancer Support on Friday 24th September. Join them ALL DAY to raise money for an amazing cause that is so close to all their hearts. There will be lots of cakes and fun activities on offer such as Welly Wanging, a raffle, Name the Doorstop, Sponsored Walk and lots more. Keep a look out on their Facebook and Instagram @buybirdseed for more things happening that day. Everyone is welcome to come along and raise money for this great cause!


Providing financial help to injured local service personnel and their families The Newark Patriotic fund was set up in 2008 to provide financial help to injured local service personnelʼs families.


he need for a fund was identified when Corporal Nick Davis Grenadier Guards lost his leg in Afghanistan in 2007. Whilst the Army was looking after him very effectively, there was no, real support system for his family. This made a group of friends gather together in Newark with the specific purpose of raising money to help not so much our heroes, but their families. The seeds for the fund were established and the task of setting it up fell to co-founders Patrick Mercer and Keith Girling, both ex-servicemen. There is now a well established Management Committee and Board of Trustees.

The aim of the fund is to relieve the needs of Veterans and their families in the Newark area, who have been wounded, injured or rendered sick whilst serving the armed forces, in particular through the provision of advice, support and financial assistance. The fund meets its aims by providing support such as advocating for service users when accessing services, assisting with job applications, providing financial management training, CV writing and much more. The NPF also has a drop in centre at Newark Town Bowls Club. The centre is a place for

anyone that is having any problems due to the fact of any sort of crisis that has arisen from duty to the Crown. This isn’t only for veterans but for families as well of serving men and women that are a having a hard time adjusting to their loved ones being away or problems that may have raised due to their duty. Drop in’s are held every Monday at the Newark Bowls Club, The Green, London Road, NG24 1TS (It is behind Iceland down the access drive to the left) Between 10.00 and 12.00, all are welcome and there isn’t any pressure, come and join us for a FREE cuppa and a chat.

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Newark set to welcome its first ever Teenage Market A market specifically for young and ambitious entrepreneurs to experience market trading and showcase their abilities for free is set to be held on Sunday 19 September 2021 at The Wharf car park in Newark between 10am and 4pm.


ewark Town Council and Newark and Sherwood District Council have partnered with the nationally renowned Teenage Market Company to bring the market to Newark. The new venture is set to become a regular event in the Newark and Sherwood district, providing an opportunity for young people to have a first free taste of market trading. Young traders will also have the chance to apply for a long term pitch at Newarkʼs regular markets held in the nearby Market Place, one of the largest, oldest and most panoramic in the UK. Ian Harrison, Markets Manager at Newark Town Council, said: This event will not be a one off and will be the launch pad for a long term initiative to maximise the opportunities for young people in Newark and the local area who have a passion to become a successful entrepreneur through market trading at the historic Newark Royal Market, which has successfully served

The new venture is set to become a regular event in the Newark and Sherwood district, providing an opportunity for young people to have a first free taste of market trading.

Councillor Keith Girling, Chair of Newark and Sherwood District Councilʼs Economic Development Committee, said: This is a great initiative that has been successful nationwide and we are pleased to bring it to our district for young people to get the chance to become entrepreneurs. We hope residents come along and support the market and the young traders.

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On the same opening day, the highly popular Dragon Boat Race on the adjacent river will also be taking place. This event sees teams of up to ten rowers in 30 foot boats racing to support local charities; Beaumond House and the Newark Childrenʼs Bereavement Centre. To add to the atmosphere of both events there will be live music and succulent street food.

Further teenage markets will be held in the next six months within the district and market operators from across the North East Midlands will be at the event to see if an ongoing network of teenage markets across the region can be arranged.

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James Ellwood Balderton Tile Centre

Tell us how Balderton Tile Centre first started My Grandad. As far as I am aware he started it out the back of his van in the early 90s. From memory he had a bright red van. Shortly after he bought the shop on Brisbane Court. Do bear in mind this is a 5 year old’s take on events! What is it like running a business with your mother, and who is the bossiest? Mum has always been good at keeping personal and professional separate, so at work she’s not really “mum”. We work well together. Mum is bossiest, 100%! What do you like to do in your free time? All things football – playing it, watching it, talking about it at the pub. Spending time with my family and generally keeping busy. What’s the best piece of business advice you have ever received? Always judge yourself by your standards not by anyone else’s and give every person


the level of respect they deserve, whether that be the utmost respect or none at all. What is the most unique job you have ever been asked to do? Swimming pools are pretty cool, I’ve done 4 in 20 years and actually enjoy them. Name your favourite local eateries to have breakfast, lunch and dinner My local is The Plough at Coddington – brilliant for food and drink. The chef is amazing! We love taking the kids to Beanblock; they have everything a family could need. It’s great to enjoy a hot coffee while the kids are entertained. What future plans do you have for Balderton Tile Centre? To keep the business going down the same path, to keep employing local people, to keep a high quality of work. Not necessarily growing the business but to make it more efficient.

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THE EAST MIDLANDS ANTIQUES ROADSHOW arrives in Newark and offers local people the unique opportunity to come along and have a free valuation of any item and possibly be made a firm spot cash offer without any obligation. Mr Franks recalls an instance the last time East Midlands Antiques were in the area, when a couple came along with a selection of old broken and incomplete rings, a few items of unusual jewellery and an old broken gentleman’s wristwatch, expecting only a small amount and they were totally amazed to receive over £2,000. Another astonishing story was when a crystal vessel estimated at just £100-£200 was sold for £220,000. So why not take this chance to search through your attic, drawers and cupboards, to see if you could also be sitting on a fortune. Don’t be afraid or embarrassed. You will find our representatives most helpful, courteous and friendly. There is no obligation to sell, so if you just require a free evaluation, no problem. All transactions are strictly cash. Mr Franks said the reasons for choosing the area are numerous. Many valuable articles were found in the last visit to the area. For instance on one occasion this year a Rolex, valued at £2,000-£3,000 fetched a staggering £48,000. The hotel is well known to local residents and is well placed with plenty of car parking available.

So on Friday 6th September, you have the chance to visit the hotel and see our accredited buyers and valuers absolutely free. Mr Franks has over 20 years experience of professional valuations and now his expertise is available at no cost to you. Specialising in oil paintings, water colours and many other articles. Medals, decorations and orders are one of the most collectable items and East Midlands Antiques has a waiting list of collectors and customers willing to pay for these articles. Please see listed a few of the items we require, but due to limited space not everything is listed, so if you are in any doubt, bring it along! LADIES – LOOK IN YOUR JEWELLERY BOXES. If you have any old broken rings, chains, earrings, old gold wrist watches or items with stones missing, then bring down the box and let us surprise you. Amber and Jade, costume jewellery – high prices paid. WE MAKE HOUSE CALLS IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO VISIT. For further information or an appointment please contact us on: 07930 157 944 any time.We specialise in watches and listed below are just a few of the make we require – BROKEN OR WORKING – ANY CONDITION Omega, Rolex, Breitling, Patek, Philippe, Vachron PLUS MANY OTHER MAKES

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Aged for Fitness The best workouts for every age. Generally speaking, the older we get, the less we feel like the lean, mean, dynamic machines we once were. In reality though, staying fit as we get older is as achievable and realistic as it ever was, and the secret to reaching and preserving good health simply comes through careful exercise selection. Here’s our guide to appropriate exercise types for your age – see if you can get inspired. Twenties You have time and energy, so this is when you want to get out there, explore different sports, try a variety of workouts and figure out what you really love. This decade is a time of freedom, with fewer people than ever in the 20-30 age group weighed down by childcare. Think team games, rock climbing, surfing, plus anything that is challenging and also offers a social aspect. In career and relationships, your twenties are regarded


as the decade of discovery, and that goes for fitness and health too. Thirties The body’s metabolism begins to slow down in your thirties, so start including interval training into your workouts to burn fat effectively. You also begin to lose muscle mass – around a third of a pound per year – so lifting heavy weights once a week is a good way to build back what you’ve lost. Also consider yoga and meditation for relaxion, as this decade is thought to be one of life’s most stressful with job and family pressures beginning to build. Forties Your forties represent a vital time for exercise, and they’ll really determine how your body ages over the second half of your life. Cardio is vital to keep fat from settling on your abdomen (a leading cause of heart of disease), and weightbearing activities like hiking and jogging are particularly good for building bone density. Strength training is also a worthy investment for later on.

Fifties They say life begins at 50, so make the most of your free time by taking up a hobby that inspires and challenges you, like tennis, dancing or hiking. In this decade it’s also vital to maintain suppleness and flexibility, so consider attending a Pilates or yoga class to refine joint movement and build muscle memory. Sixties and beyond You may not think you need to focus too much on strength training in your sixties, but the opposite is true. Studies have shown that physical activity can prevent a decline in the brain’s white matter, warding off strokes, as well as conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer’s. Along with lifting moderate weights once a week, try to do 30 minutes of gentle aerobic activities like walking or gardening. Your body and brain will thank you.


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Horoscopes by Russell Grant


March 21st - April 20th The New Moon on the 7th could attract a fabulous job opportunity that is surprisingly lucrative; you should take it. Taking the lead in a partnership is critical during the middle of the month; your other half will be grateful when you take the initiative. The Full Moon on the 20th brings your spiritual needs to light; this is a great time to adopt a new belief system.


April 21st - May 21st Although chances for fun will be few and far between at the start of the month, you will be very successful with work. The New Moon on the 7th is great for embarking on a romance; you'll delight in the company of a talented artisan. If you're already in a relationship, this would be a great time to experiment together in the boudoir.


May 22nd - June 21st Your gift with words will attract admirers from every direction in the beginning of the month. On the 7th, the New Moon could inspire you to move to another neighbourhood or do some home improvements. A more relaxing domestic environment will bring out the best in you. The middle of September is great for launching a creative project.


June 22nd - July 23rd Home is where the heart is at the beginning of September. It's possible your best friend or romantic partner will chafe at spending so much time on domestic pursuits. If you can't go out and about, find inventive things to do while you're housebound. The New Moon on the 7th may bring exciting news about a community matter; this is cause for celebration.


24th - August 23rd If you're given a choice between taking freelance assignments or accepting a steady job at the start of the month, pick the latter. Having a regular paycheque will make you more relaxed and confident about the future. Expect a great job offer to arrive on or shortly after the 7th, thanks to an enriching New Moon. The Full Moon on the 20th could attract a financial windfall.


August 24th - Sept 23rd September opens with you radiating animal magnetism more powerfully than ever before. Don't be surprised when several people develop deep crushes on you. The New Moon on the 7th is ideal for investing in your appearance. This is a great time to get a new hairstyle, upgrade your wardrobe, or rethink an aim or ambition.


September 24th - Oct 23rd Home can be a source of pleasure or pain at the beginning of September, depending on your attitude. If there are several jobs that need your attention, take this opportunity to do execute them. On the 7th, the New Moon could deliver an affordable repair professional who can get your household up and running in no time flat.


October 24th - Nov 22nd Friends will be a source of tremendous support in the opening days of the month; don't hesitate to lean on your nearest and dearest when you're consumed by uncertainty. The New Moon on the 7th is great for a video conference with your tribe; it will be so much fun to share funny stories and commiserate over problems. This talk could inspire an unusual creative collaboration.


November 23rd - Dec 21st Be realistic about professional commitments at the beginning of September; there may not be much opportunity for rest and relaxation. The New Moon on the 7th could bring a fabulous career opportunity that makes your spirits soar. You'll enjoy a position that requires you to think on your feet, rather than carrying out a predictable daily routine.


December 22nd - Jan 20th Wise decisions about money could earn you a promotion at the beginning of the month. The New Moon on the 7th could bring an exciting opportunity to expand your knowledge. Taking an intensive online workshop is strongly advised. In the middle of September, you will be entrusted with whipping a chaotic department into shape.


January 21st - Feb 19th Your love life will sizzle with excitement at the start of September. If you're single, you'll attract a seasoned traveller who enchants you with their wit and sophistication. The New Moon on the 7th is ideal for going on a first date. If you're already in a relationship, give your amour a beautiful token of your affection.


Feb 20th - March 20th Be realistic about a part r nership at the beginning of September. Instead of expecting a perf r ectionist to go with the flow. If you're single, the New Moon on the 7th could bring your dream part r ner into your life. If you already have a significant other, this will be a great time to start r a business, schedule a trip or relocate to another part r of the world together.

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Authors for Autumn

Lose yourself this summer within the pages of these thrilling fictional offerings. Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian Thriller lovers will enjoy getting stuck into Vera Kurian’s fresh take on the psychopath trope whose main protagonist is Chloe, a ‘First-year student, ordinary, legging-wearing, girl next door...and highly intelligent diagnosed psychopath.’ Never Saw Me Coming is a sharp, electrifying and hugely entertaining thriller with an antiheroine who will work her manipulative magic on you. Published by Harvill Secker on September 9 Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty Fans of the Australian author will revel in the twisty, thrilling joys in this highly anticipated release, which doesn’t disappoint. Joy Delaney and husband Stan have done well. Four wonderful

grown-up children; a family business to envy; the golden years of retirement ahead of them. So when Joy Delaney vanishes – no note, no calls, her bike missing – it’s natural that tongues will wag… but for the Delaney children there is a much more terrifying question: did they ever know their parents at all? Published by Michael Joseph on September 14 The Magician by Colm Tóibín From one of our greatest living writers comes a sweeping novel of unrequited love, exile, war and family. The Magician tells the story of Thomas Mann, whose life was filled with great acclaim and contradiction. Found on the wrong side of history in the First World War, he would have six children and keep his homosexuality hidden; a man forever connected to his family and yet bore witness to the ravages of suicide, eventually winning the Nobel Prize. Through one life, Colm Tóibín tells the breath-taking story of the twentieth century. Published by Viking on September 23 The Hill We Climb and Other Poems by Amanda Gorman Anyone who watched the inauguration of the 46th


President of The United States, Joe Biden, will remember the stirring and highly emotive reading by Amanda Gorman of her poem The Hill We Climb. Now presenting her debut collection of poetry under the same name, Gorman further proves her extraordinary talent and potential as one of literature’s brightest rising stars. Published by Chatto & Windus on September 21 Beautiful Country - A Memoir of An Undocumented Childhood by Qian Julie Wang Qian is just seven when she moves to America, the ‘Beautiful Country’, where she and her parents find that the roads of New York City are not paved with gold, but crushing fear and scarcity. This memoir is an unforgettable account of what it means to live under the perpetual threat of deportation and the small joys and sheer determination that kept her family afloat in a new land. Published by Viking on September 30

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National Civil War Centre – Behind the Scenes Tour National Civil War Centre, Newark Museum, 14 Appleton Gate, Newark, Nott t inghamshire, NG24 1JY Come and see some of the 95,000 objects in the serv r e collection in this rare opport r unity to see behind the scenes of a working museum. Assistant Curator Kevin will lift f covers and open boxes to show you art r , social history r , military r history r , archives and lots more, from Anglo Saxons, Romans and Victorians to the present day. Pre-booking: Required Book online via our website or by calling the National Civil War Centre Tel 01636 655755 Wednesday 15 September: Tours: 11:00am, 1.30pm Booking opens: 4 August 2021 10:00 Booking closes: 11 September 2021 13:00 Civil War tour of Newark, including the Queens Sconce Newark Castle, Newark Castle Gardens, Castle Gate, Newark, Nott t inghamshire, NG24 1BG The tour will begin at the bandstand in Newark 24

Castle, where the reason Newark became known as 'The Key to the Nort r h' can be seen. You will then visit some of the buildings that played a part r in the town's Civil War history r and remain standing. You will explore some of the characters, such as Baron Dohna, Hercules Clay and Prince Rupert r who were significant players in Civil War Newark. Aft f er making your way around the town you will head back to the castle to see where Scottish muskets and cannon left f their mark, before heading along the river towards the Queen's Sconce. This fort r ification, built to defend the town from Parliamentarian attack is the best preserv r ed 17th century r eart r hwork in the country r . The tour will take around 1 1/2 - 2 hours in total. Sunday 12 September: Tour 11am Sunday 19 September: Tour 11am No booking required Friends of Newark Town Hall Museum and Art Gallery Newark Town Hall, Market Place, Newark, Nott t inghamshire, NG24 1DU Discover more about this beautiful Georgian building and its classical architecture from pediment to piano nobile, and view the cells where prisoners were held in the 18th/19th centuries before transport r ation to Australia. Find their stall on Newark Market Place outside

Newark Town Hall...bring your children to draw the lion or unicorn on top of the building. Listen to a talk about the architecture of this amazing site. Or discover what prisoners ate with talks discussing prisoners who were convicted in Quarter Sessions held in the Town Hall Ballroom, and who were then sentenced to transportation to Australia. The two wings of the Town Hall were originally built as townhouses to be rented out although, in later years, the ground floors of one (now a café) was converted to the town police station, hence the cells. You can even participate in one of the exciting Edible England events that will consider the experience of guests who may have dined in a grand manner in one of the townhouses and compare it to the meagre fare of the prisoners held in the cells! Friday 10 September: 11am – 3pm. Features of Town Hall architecture talk: 11am, 12 noon. Prisoner talks: 1pm, 2pm Saturday 11 September: 11am – 3pm. Features of Town Hall architecture talk: 11am, 12 noon. Prisoner talks: 1pm, 2pm No booking required Heritage Building Skills Demonstration and Participation Newark Market Place, Newark, Nott t inghamshire, NG24 1DU This event is being especially put on by Nottinghamshire Buildings Preserv r ation Trust and Newark Civic Trust, in conjunction with the High Streets Heritage Action Zone team at NSDC. A number of expert r s will demonstrate the skills required to maintain and repair historic buildings: There will be demonstrations of the skills and techniques required and the chance to get hands on with some of the skills. There will be stalls around the demonstration area related to the expert r s and the groups involved. Saturday 11 September: 10am – 4pm No booking required The demonstrations will take place in the area immediately in front of Newark Town Hall Milton Mausoleum Milton Mausoleum, The Avenue, Milton, Newark, Nott t inghamshire, NG22 0PW The Mausoleum was commissioned by the 4th Duke of Newcastle and built for his wife Georgina when she died short r ly aft f er giving birt r h to twins. The building was designed by Sir Robert r Smirke in the Neoclassical style and was completed in 1833. Visit the church to find out more about the life of Georgiana and the Duke, look upon her beautiful statue and talk to the team of dedicated volunteer

stewards who are here to guide you. Sunday 12 September: 2pm – 4pm Sunday 19 September: 2pm – 4pm No booking required

Newark Heritage Barge “Leicester Trader” Riverside Park, Tolney Lane, Newark, Nott t inghamshire, NG24 1BS Research information about Trent size sailing barges built at Newark and life on board for families, especially children. During lockdown there has been a lot of work done to improve the displays and make them easier to understand. People oft f en want to know about life on board for families and in the days of sail there could have been two families living on board a barge similar to Leicester Trader. Children have oft f en asked where they would have slept so, a childrens "bed hole" has been recreated, using recycled material, which they can now try r out. Friday 10th – Sunday 12th September: 11am to 4pm Friday 17th – Sunday 19th September: 11am to 4pm No booking required Newark Masonic Hall Museum Masonic Hall, The Avenue, Newark, Nott t inghamshire, NG24 1ST Visitors will be able to see art r efacts related to the history r of the Masons in Newark, including regalia and objects related to past members of the Lodge. 25

Throughout the day there will be talks on the history of Masonry in Newark, mentioning notable local people who were Freemasons. These include; artist William Nicholson, whose regalia is in the museum, Colonel Sam Derry, organiser of the Rome Escape Line in WWII, and other local members, many of whom became Mayors of Newark. The talks will also include opportunities to see the temple and a tour masonic museum and masonic hall with an explanation given at each. Saturday 18 September: 10am – 2pm No booking required

Palace Theatre Centre Stage Palace Theatre, Appleton Gate, Newark, Nott t inghamshire, NG24 1JY Visit the pop-up exhibition about Newark Palace Theatre's first 100 years. The brainchild of local entrepreneur Emily Blagg, the Palace has been delighting audiences since the roaring twenties. The Palace Theatre celebrated 100 years in 2020. Saturday 11 September: 10am – 3pm No booking required Spotlight Tours - Spotlight on Families National Civil War Centre, Newark Museum, 14 Appleton Gate, Newark, Nott t inghamshire, NG24 1JY Enjoy a 30-minute family taster tour of the museum. Hear object stories and have a go at reloading a musket. Find out how to protect yourself from bullets on the civil war battlefield and witches in the 17th century r home. Saturday 18 September: 10am – 3pm. Tours: 10am, 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm Pre-booking: Preferred Free entry r all day. Booking is recommended for free tours. Call: 01636 655755 Booking opens: 4 August 2021 10:00 Booking closes: 18 September 2021 26

Spotlight Tours - Spotlight on Status National Civil War Centre, Newark Museum, 14 Appleton Gate, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1JY Short taster tours of Newark Museum, exploring some of the museum collection's treasures. Assistant Curator Kevin will lead you to six of his favourite objects in the Newark galleries. Find out about Newark’s fascinating history, from pre-history to the 20th century, through artefacts designed to display status and power. Saturday 18 September: 10am – 3pm. Tours 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm Pre-booking: Required Museum is free to explore but pre-booking is strongly recommended for visit and tour. Call: 01636 655755 Go to: Booking opens: 4 August 2021 10:00 Booking closes: 18 September 2021

Stories of Newark Castle Newark Castle, Castle Gate, Newark, Nott t inghamshire, NG24 1BG Explore the tower, debtors dungeon and secret places inside Newark Castle and watch a short r perf r ormance from the monk who tried to cure King John of his surf r eit of peaches! This year Newark Castle is thrilled to invite people once again to explore its Secrets, aft f er a long time away. The Gatehouse Tower, Undercroft f , and Debtor’s Dungeon will all be unlocked and visitors will be able to wander through these spaces normally only seen during guided tours. Come and take in the spectacular view over the river which made this site a strategic location for a defensive stronghold (as well as a magnificent noble residence). Experience a slice of the punishment endured by medieval tax dodgers, and see how the Knights Templar who shared these accommodations left f their mark. Cool off f in the humble cellar of the Castle which was utilized in a variety of ways throughout its life, and due to the beautiful vaulted ceilings, currently serv r es as a

unique wedding venue. And then share those experiences with us! Saturday 11 September: 10am – 4pm. Performances will be at 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm. No booking required

The exotic food history of Thoresby Park The Stonebridge Trust, Thoresby, Newark, Nott t inghamshire, NG22 9EP Join us at Thoresby Park for a celebration of food history r covering over three hundred years, from the nobility to the farmers who provided the food. Explore the Walled Kitchen Garden, try r to spot the deer, and take a look into the past underground. Take a stroll to the deer park and learn about the game hunting history r of Thoresby, finally finishing with a look at the kitchens and dining halls of Thoresby Hall, where the food was prepared and where the Earls Manvers would have eaten. Alongside this there will be the military r history r of the estate to explore, a chance to learn about the influence of Henry r Repton on the landscaping of the parkland and an indulgent special menu created by the café to celebrate the food heritage of the estate. Friday 10th – Saturday 11th September: Tour 10:30am - 12:30 noon Friday 17th – Saturday 18th September: Tour 10:30am - 12:30 noon Pre-booking: Required The park is free to enter and walk around but the walking tour must be booked. Go to: k whatson/newark/ k thoresby-court r yard/heritage-open-daywalking-tour/e-dpkrzj Booking opens: 30 June 2021 00:00 Booking closes: 9 September 2021 23:30 Southwell Community Archaeology Group and Southwell Heritage Trust The Dean's Residence, 1 Vicars Court r , Church Street, Southwell, Nott t inghamshire, NG25 0HP Behind the Scenes of The Dean of Southwell's

Georgian Residence & Garden. Take a guided tour of the Drawing and Dining Rooms of the Dean of Southwell’s Georgian Residence located in Vicar’s Court, with a glimpse of the downstairs servants working and living areas. Listen to live medieval and baroque music from ‘Sixteen Eighty-Five’. Visit the garden and displays by Southwell Community Archaeology Group, Southwell Local History Society and Potwell Dyke Grasslands. Pick up a self-guided walk leaflet for the Easthorpe Heritage Trail. Saturday 11 September: The garden and exhibitions 11am – 3pm. Tours: 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm Pre-booking: Book on day The garden is free to explore, but tours need to be booked on the day at The Residence from 10:30am Write to: The Dean's Residence, 1 Vicars Court r, Church Street Booking opens: 11 September 2021 10:30am Booking closes: 11 September 2021 1pm Southwell Minster - Chapter House Tour

Southwell Minster, Church Street, Southwell, Nott t inghamshire, NG25 0HD Take a guided tour round the world-renowned Chapter House at Southwell Minster, home to the truly breathtaking 'Leaves of Southwell'. The Leaves of Southwell are perf r ectly set inside the glorious Chapter House of Southwell Minster, the Cathedral church of Nottinghamshire. Booking essential via There is a Refectory r on site off f ering a delicious range of meals, snacks and drinks, whilst the Cathedral Shop (closed Mondays) boasts a huge array of gift f s and souvenirs. Saturday 11 September: Tours 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, & 2pm Pre-booking: Required Southwell Minster is free to explore but the guided tour must be pre-booked 27

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Drinks & Drama Sunday 5th September Oscars Inn, 105 Baldert rton t Gate, Newark NG24 1RY The Starlight Theatre Company presents their first Adult Improvisation Group. There will be an hour of activities (think 'Whose Line Is It Anyway? only with no audience and a pint!) Just £10 per person, including a drink* (A pint of beer, a small wine, soft drink or hot drink) or 2 people for £16 if coming together. Group booking discounts available Book via email Story Explorers: Little Owl Goes to Town Wednesday September 8th 2pm Newark Library ry, y Beaumond Gardens, Baldert rtongate, t Newark NG24 1UW A playful and interactive storytelling adventure for children aged 2 – 5 £2.00 per child, Accompanying adults free. Booking advised. Running time: 1 hour k/explorers / Free Photo Walk Sunday 12th September 11am Thoresby Park, Nr. Ollerton, Newark, Notting ghamshire,, NG22 9EP A monthly guided photography walk around the estate. Every second Sunday of the month. Learn how to use your camera, phone, Ipad or tablet to take incredible images. Meet up in the Courtyard (wearing suitable footwear) and the group will set off at 11am, returning to the Courtyard at around 12.30pm. For more information, call the events team on 01623 822009 or email us at 28

Adventures in Music Wednesday 15th September – Wednesday 1st December Newark Library ry, y Beaumond Gardens, Baldertongate, Newark NG24 1UW Adventures in Music uses rhythm, music and movement to develop your child's language skills, spark their imagination and build their confidence in exploring and making music. From pirates to fairies, a mermaid city to a monster mountain - there are 10 sessions in total with a different enchanting theme each you and your little one can clap, stamp, shake, dance and sing! FREE but places are limited so booking is required. Suitable for children aged 2 - 5 Children must be supervised throughout the sessions. k/arts-culture/chil/ dren-young-people/adventures-music/ Newark Dragon Boat Festival Sunday 19th September 10.00am - 5.30pm Newark Riverside Park The first race start rts t at 10.15am and the final race is scheduled for 5.15pm with prizes given once the race has finished. The entert rtainment t stage will be live from 10.00am with enttert rtaiinmentts sttart rting sh hort rtly affterward ds. Runway Monday Monday 27th September 8am Newark Showground, Lincoln Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 2NY With hundreds of stalls offering everything from furniture to textiles, lighting to clothing and ceramics to jewellery, there will be a huge amount of vintage choice for shoppers. The Runway Monday at Newark fair is perfect for discovering a new style, with a fantastic mix of goods buyers will be spoilt.


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Recipe Tip


Make this dish vegetarian by substituting the lamb for one 400g tin of cooked puy lentils and using vegetable stock instead of beef.

(serves four) 500g lamb mince 2 aubergines (sliced crossways) 4 large white potatoes (peeled and sliced)

Luscious Lamb Moussaka

1 400g tin of chopped tomatoes 2 tbsp tomato purée


2 garlic cloves (minced)

Colder evenings call for warming comfort food such as this satisfying moussaka. Serve with a fresh green salad or even just a crusty baguette to mop up the rich sauce.

2 tsp ground oregano

Top Tips • If you are concerned about the aubergine being bitter – the fresher the aubergine the less chance of this there is – simply place your raw slices in a colander with a pinch or two of salt, leave for 10 minutes and then rinse them thoroughly before patting dry with kitchen towel. Oven bake as instructed. • Dish can be made ahead by covering your layered moussaka with cling film and storing it in the fridge. When ready to bake, simply cook for five minutes longer in the oven.


Step One Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Lay your potato slices on one baking tray and your aubergine discs on another with a drizzle of olive oil and


1 onion (diced)

½ tsp ground cinnamon 150ml beef stock

a pinch of salt. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden.

For the béchamel sauce

Meanwhile, put the lamb, onion, garlic, oregano, and cinnamon in a large frying pan and cook over a medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up the meat. Once browned, add the chopped tomatoes, beef stock and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook over a high heat for 4-5 minutes until the ragù is reduced to a thick and saucy texture.

40g flour

Step two To make the béchamel sauce, melt the butter in a medium saucepan and stir in the flour. Cook for a few seconds, then gradually stir in the milk. Add half the grated cheese and simmer the sauce gently for 4–5 minutes, stirring regularly. Season with salt and pepper.

40g butter 500ml milk 80g grated cheddar or parmesan Pinch of salt and pepper

Step Three Add the potato slices to an oven-proof dish in a single layer. Spoon over a layer of lamb ragú and top this with a layer of aubergine slices. Repeat once more before pouring over the béchamel sauce and topping with the rest of the grated cheese. Bake the moussaka for 35-40 minutes until it is golden and bubbling.

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