Books in the Castle

26th July, 2015 | Article By Newark TIC

Less than two weeks to go to another major event at Newark Castle. We are very much looking forward to  ‘Books in the Castle Festival’ on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th August.

A weekend of talks, activities and book signings with some of the UK’s leading authors.

Guests include: Eva Schloss – stepsister of Anne Frank, Battle of Britain fighter pilot Tony Pickering, bestselling crime authors Peter Robinson and Stephen Booth, Cosmopolitan Magazines Irma Kurtz and Julie Summers whose book ‘Jambusters’ was adapted into the hit drama series ‘Home Fires’.

It’s a family friendly event in a unique location, books with a view!

Free events to both entertain children and encourage them to pick up a book with some great local authors (and a top illustrator) combined with the highly experienced Newark Children’s Play Support Group. So bring the children along, ideally in fancy dress as per World Book Day characters, as many of the children’s authors and volunteers will also be costume.

Entrance to the Castle is free with limited tickets for Author talks, a perfect weekend for literary lovers.

You can buy tickets for the author talks from WH Smith in Newark or the Secret Garden Café.

Why not find time to browse in Newark’s second hand book shops: Bookwise, Oxfam Books or books at Newark Antiques Centre.

You can enjoy a free Brass Band concert in the Castle grounds on Sunday afternoon 2.30-4.30pm. The Pleasley Colliery Band will be performing, bring a rug or chair and enjoy the performance, there’s also free wi fi in the Castle grounds.

It’s going to be a perfect weekend for Bookworms!

You can contact Newark Tourist Information centre on 01636 655765 @morenewark or

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