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Thanks, Maggie & Newstead Youth Centre Portraits
Newstead Youth Centre Portraits
Photographs by David Severn
9 February to 7 July 2019
Most visitors to Newstead Abbey are unaware that outside of the perimeter wall lies a former colliery, and a community that occupy rows of former miners’ houses. In a new exhibition at Newstead Abbey, Nottingham-based photographer David Severn presents a lesser-known view of Newstead and Nottinghamshire. Through his earnest and sensitively observed photographs and portraits, David shows his interest in two parallel worlds which are situated beside each other, where an ancient priory wall acts as a dividing line between two contrasting but equally significant tales of Nottinghamshire’s history.
Since Newstead Colliery closed in 1987, now replaced by a sprawling country park, the loss of the pit has left a lasting legacy upon the residents. Despite this, the younger generation show a deep affection towards Newstead Village. Guided by the young people themselves, Newstead Youth Centre Portraits lead us through the local streets and play areas. This is their Newstead, their turf, and they are proud of it.
Further afield across Nottinghamshire, other pit closures left many open wounds for the former the coal miners and their families. In Thanks, Maggie, David Severn explores these abandoned coalfields to observe the communities left behind, and discover how some traditions still remain in the social clubs that his own pit-working father and grandfather may have frequented. Vivid echoes of the collieries remain, as does the bitter lament of the Miner’s Strike of 1984-85 that runs through the stories, music and veins of contemporary life.
This exhibition is free, but normal entry charges apply to the house.
Please check our opening times for visitor information.
Newstead Youth Centre Portraits was originally commissioned by LandLiesFallow, an artist-led community project supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, as part of a creative response to the communities along the ancient borders of Sherwood Forest.
Underground Wollaton Caves Festival Tour
Wollaton’s Historic Hauntings – with dark, damp rooms & tunnels. Walk in the steps of those who in ages past toiled below the Great House; hear their stories and feel their presence on our guided tour.
Please wear sensible clothing and footwear. Suitable for all ages over 7 years old.
Available at 11am and 1pm daily from 5th - 9th April as part of the Caves Festival.
Normal car parking charges apply.
Wildlife Watch - Wild Weaving
Join Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust's experienced Watch Leaders to discover wildlife in the local area, take part in fun activities and gain Wildlife Watch awards too!
All sessions are from 10.15am - 12.15pm. Please contact email@example.com to check location and attend your first session.
Normal car parking charges apply.
Peacock Egg Trail
Newstead Abbey's friendly peacock Augusta has lost all her eggs around the gardens - can you help her find them all?
Don't forget to claim your prize at the end of the trail!
£2 per trail - available to purchase on the day from the Abbey Shop and Cafe. Normal car parking charges apply.
Inspired Floristry Workshop - Wild side of Spring
£55.00 including materials and parking
Creative floristry workshops 2019
Wild side of Spring – Floral arrangement
• Saturday, 13 April 2019
• 10:00 am 2:00 pm
• The Victorian Garden room Newstead Abbey, Ravenshead Nottingham,
• NG15 9HJ
As Springtime fast approaches, it's at this time we start to want to fill our homes with flowers, you might have a few things growing the garden to reassure that Spring is on its way.
During this workshop, we will be using locally foraged foliage’s and Seasonal lush flowers to make a posy arrangement; this circular design will be a natural styled look to it. While demonstrating each step of the design, we look at how colours work together to create a balanced, pleasing design. And how space plays an integral part in highlighting the materials used in the design.
This arrangement is an ideal placed on a coffee table, bringing a little Spring into your home.
After your creative morning, how about a delicious Cream tea in the Victorian kitchen, a perfect end to a perfect day.
Spring hanging design -the workshop design will be similar to this; colours and flowers may vary depending availability at the time of ordering.
• Maximum places 12
• Parking available
• Closing date 8th April
To book go to www.inspiredfloristry.com or phone 07970 170675
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets at Newstead Abbey
Expecto patronum! An amazing outdoor cinema experience at Newstead Abbey near Nottingham with a showing of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets! (PG)
The second installment of boy wizard Harry Potter's adventures at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. A mysterious elf tells Harry to expect trouble during his second year at Hogwarts, but nothing can prepare him for trees that fight back, flying cars, spiders that talk and deadly warnings written in blood on the walls of the school.
Plus: BBQ, Snacks, Bar and Music before the film starts.
Gates open 6.30pm, film starts shortly after sunset.
Bring a blanket or camping chair and watch Harry Potter on a giant cinema screen under the stars!
Wollaton Park's Great British Spring Clean-Up
Keep Britain Tidy are calling on #LitterHeroes across the country to help improve the environment on their doorstep. They’re aiming to inspire 500,000 people to join forces - in partnership with community organisations, businesses and the government - to collect and safely dispose of single-use plastic from our streets, parks and beaches, recycling as much as possible.
So join us, as we prepare to stand together and declare that single-use plastic litter – which degrades the beauty of our environment and threatens to harm wildlife – is not acceptable.
Visit Wollaton Park on Wednesday 17th April to be a Litter Hero around the lake and conservation areas. Our Real World Science Officer will be testing what we find to see exactly what is being left behind on the park, and how plastic has an effect on our resident herds of deer.
Meet at the lake from 11am – 3pm. Please wear sensible outdoor clothing and footwear. Normal car parking charges apply.
Follow the booking link to let us know you will joining us.