Take a look below for exciting things planned for the rest of 2022...
The Big Jubilee Lunch, Sunday 5 June
Southwell Minster will play host to an open-to-all street party as part of nationwide celebrations celebrating the platinum jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen. People are encouraged to bring their families, friends and picnics and join us. A limited number of tables and chairs will be positioned down the West Walk, and so people may wish to bring their own rugs or chairs and join in the festivities as we celebrate 70 years of our monarch's reign. For more information, click here.
21st Century ABBA, Friday 8 July
Back by popular demand! Join 21st Century ABBA, the award-winning LIVE ABBA Tribute Band as they play all the best songs from your favourite Super Swedes. 21st Century ABBA will have you up dancing, cheering for more and leaving as Dancing Queens! This show sold out last year so make sure to get your tickets early. For more information, click here.
The English Cathedral Exhibition (Peter Marlow Foundation), Tuesday 2 - Sunday 21 August
Peter (1952-2016) was commissioned in 2008 by Royal Mail to photograph six Anglican Cathedrals to mark the 300th anniversary of St Paul’s Cathedral for a collection of commemorative stamps. So enticed by the beauty of the Cathedrals, he decided to shoot all 42. He chose to photograph each one in the same way, looking down the nave, lit only with natural light at dawn. The result distils the spirit of the English Cathedral, highlighting not only their often massive scale and timeless architecture, but also their intimate beauty. For more information, click here.
Tina's Ultimate Rock Show, Saturday 6 August
Tina's Ultimate Rock Show returns to The Palace Gardens at Southwell Minster after last year's sell-out show! This show sold out last year so make sure to get your tickets early. Not to be missed! For more information, click here.
Plant Hunters' Fair, Sunday 7 August
A wide selection of plants for sale from nurseries throughout the country including many rare species. This popular fair is situated in the beautiful gardens of The Archbishop’s Palace next to Southwell Minster. For more information, click here.
Cinderella (outdoor theatre by Chapterhouse Theatre), Sunday 14 August
In an enchanted kingdom in a faraway land magical creatures and fairy godmothers come together to tell the best loved of all fairytales. Full of song, mirth, and joy for the summer ahead, join us on Cinderella’s journey of a lifetime to a magical ball where nearly anything is possible especially if it is before midnight. For more information, click here.
The Railway Children (outdoor theatre by This is My Theatre), Friday 19 August
Join This Is My Theatre for their production of The Railway Children in our beautiful Palace Gardens. E. Nesbit's classic `The Railway Children' tells the story of three sheltered children forced to move to rural Yorkshire when their father is falsely imprisoned. For more information, click here.
Southwell Music Festival, Wednesday 24 - Monday 29 August
Locals and visitors to the town can enjoy concerts and performances across the town, with a curated programme featuring acclaimed singers and musicians performing. There’s also the opportunity for local musicians to take part, whether that’s performing at a free Fringe event or joining together at the ever-popular Come and Sing. The stunning Southwell Minster is the Festival’s main venue and backdrop with the Minster grounds being its epicentre – make sure to visit the Festival marquee, say hello to the volunteers and pick up your Festival programme. For more information, click here.
Twelfth Night (outdoor theatre by The HandleBards), Saturday 3 September
In usual HandleBards style, expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter. And what’s the play about? Well – Duke Orsino is in love with Lady Olivia, but she won’t have anything to do with suitors. Viola is shipwrecked and believes her twin brother Sebastian to be dead. Meanwhile, a bunch of Olivia’s servants plot to make a fool out of her pompous Butler, Malvolio. There’s drunkenness, frivolity and cross-dressing a plenty! For more information, click here.
Space Voyage, Monday 12 - Friday 16 September
Take a journey through space at Southwell Minster this September. The audience takes a captivating journey through the cathedral whilst beautiful space-themed projections highlight the stunning architecture of the Minster - all set to bespoke music. Not to be missed! For more information, click here.
Bramley Apple Festival of Food & Drink - Saturday 29 October
Southwell’s best loved food and drink fair returns for its annual autumn slot at Southwell Minster. Dozens of stallholders offering all manner of food and drink including pies, chocolates, jams, chutneys, pickles, sausages and much much more and once again this year we’ll be having live cookery demonstrations
Winter Craft Fair - Friday 4 - Saturday 5 November
There will be around 60 stalls selling a wide range of goods in the Minster, as well as an additional 15 in the stunning State Chamber of The Archbishop’s Palace next door. This is one of the region’s most loved events and is the perfect place to pick up a gift for a loved one whilst helping support independent businesses. Expect jewellery, ceramics, glassware, textiles, hand-crafted cards and much, much more.