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Thanks, Maggie & Newstead Youth Centre Portraits

Wednesday 24 April - 7 Jul 19

Thanks, Maggie
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.


GlastonJerry - Dog Show and music festival

Sunday 5 May - 6 May 19

£2.50pp, Plus usual parking charges.

GLASTONJERRY Fun Dog Festival 2019 at Newstead Abbey... Yes, you heard it... GLASTONJERRY Fun Dog Festival is back again!

This event is going to be bigger and better than ever before!

ENTRY TO THE GLASTONJERRY FUN DOG FESTIVAL is £2.50 per person per day!!! Children under 5 Free. Tickets available online at -

Car parking tariffs apply to Newstead Abbey £6.00 per vehicle


Hay bale racing – A fun game for dogs of all types… your dog needs to jump over a certain amount of hay bales... They will be timed, and you will be given a finish time. There will be a prize for the winners on each day for small medium and large doggies. This is a great fun race for your dogs!

Fun Dog Show – This proves very, very popular every year, so come along prepared with your list of entries to each class! This is a FUN dog show as we think all dogs are winners! There are lots of different classes to suit your lovely pooches!

Registration for the dog show is available from 10:30am and the dog show begins at 12:00pm.

Entry to the dog show is £2 per class, per dog.

Fastest Recall – This is exactly what it says it is! How fast can your doggy dash? Again, there will be a prize at the end of each day for the fastest recall for small, medium and large dogs!

Have a go Agility – Come along and let your doggies have a go at our fun agility course. Again, this is a FUN event that your dogs will love!


With a jam-packed schedule of fun and interactive displays, this weekend will have something for everyone… you will not be disappointed! Yummy food and drink on offer... from Latin street food to fine wine and fizz!!


We have a fine and eclectic taste of music on offer to tantalise everyone’s musical tastes! From up and coming bands, as well as established artists, including solo artists, acoustic sets, full piece bands, all this and more at Glastonjerry!

There will be camping on site for all you happy campers! You will need to pre-book this directly on our website
Tickets available online at

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