Events

Up and coming events

2024

2024 Saturday 25th  May – East Midlands Society of Authors Group Meeting, 1.00-3.00pm Broadway Cinema, Broad Street, Nottingham, NG1 3AL

2024 Sunday 26th  May – The Hoveringham Vintage Rally and Show,  12.00-5.00pm Hoveringham, Nottinghamshire, NG14 7JD

2024 Saturday 8th / Sunday 9th June, Em-Con  10.00am-5.00pm Notttingham Motorpoint Arena, Bolero Square, Nottingham NG1 1LA.

2024 Saturday 15th June –  Creative Writing Workshop for Children – Motivation, Action and Consequences. 11.00am-12.30pm Nottingham Central Library, 1 Carrington Street, Nottingham NG1 7FH.

2024 Saturday 22nd  June – Sherwood Art Week (SAW) Secret Garden Art Fair, 11.00am-6.00pm United Reform Church, Sherwood, NG5 3AA

2024 Saturday 23rd  June  – Sherwood Art Week, How To Write Fantasy Stories. Creative Writing Workshops for Children, The Place Art Centre, Melrose Street, Sherwood, NG5 2JP nited Reform Church, Edwards Lane, Sherwood 9.00am-3.00pm NG5 3AA

10.30-11.30am Children aged 8 to 11 years,  11.45am- 12.45pm Children aged 12 to 16 years..

2024 Thursday 27th  June  – Sherwood Art Week, How To Write Fantasy Stories, 7.00-9.00pm Writing Workshops for Adults, The Place Art Centre, Melrose Street, Sherwood, NG5 2JP

2024 Saturday 29th  June  – June Creative Writing Workshop for Children – Motivation, Action, and Consequences, 11.00am-12.30pm. Nottingham Central Library, 1 Carrington Street, Nottingham NG1 7FH

2024 Tuesday 2nd July –  Author Event : Creatives: Copper Cogs, Market Place, Long 7.30-9.00pm Eaton, NG10 1JQ

2024 Saturday 6th July –  6th Gedling Village Family Galauthor Event : Willow Park, Willow Lane, 12.00pm – 4.30pm Gedling, Nottingham, NG4 4DG

2024 Saturday 19th October – Sherwood  Market, United Reform Church,  Edwards Lane, Sherwood 9.00am-3.00pm NG5 3AA.

 

Past Events……

2024 Saturday, 2nd March – The Society of Authors Presents… 11.00am-12.30pm Creative Writing Workshop for Children, Nottingham Central Library ,1 Carrington Street, Nottingham NG1 7FH.

2024 Tuesday 5th  March – Author Talk:  Author Talk: Creatives at Copper Cogs, Market Place, Long Eaton 7.30-9.00pm NG10 1JQ.

2024 Friday 8th  March – International Women’s Day Event, Talk: International Women’s Day Event, Skin Solace, Arnold 11.00am-12.00pm Market Place, Nottingham NG5 6ND

2024 Tuesday 26th  March – Sherwood Women’s Institute,  8.00pm-9.00pm United Reform Church, Edwards Lane, Sherwood, NG5 3AA.

2024 Saturday 20th  April  – Sherwood Market, United Reform Church, Edwards Lane, Sherwood 9.00am-3.00pm NG5 3AA.

2024 Saturday 27th  April  – Aslockton Spring Craft Fair,  Thomas Cranmer Centre, Main Street, 10.00am-3.30pm Aslockton, NG13 9AL

2024 Saturday 4th  May  – Creative Writing Workshop for Children – Writing Fantasy.  11.00am-12.30pm Nottingham Central Library 1 Carrington Street, Nottingham NG1 7FH

2024 Friday, 16th February only UK Ghost Festival 2024 The Museum of Making, Silk Mill Lane,

12.30-1.30pm Derby, DE1 3AF. A fully scheduled event in in two parts. For tickets visit: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/ukghoststoryfestival –

12th/15th Online activities only

16th/18th In-person talks, workshops

2023 Friday 1st  December – Lowdham Christmas Market 3.00-8.00pm Lowdham Village Hall, Main Street, Lowdham, Nottinghamshire, NG17 4BD

2023 Sat/Sunday 2nd/3rd  December – Woodthorpe Plant Nursery Shop Christmas Fair, 10.00an-4.00pm both days Woodthorpe Park, Woodthorpe Drive, Sherwood, NG5 4HA

2023 Friday 8th December – Richard Bonington Primary School Christmas Fair, Calverton Road, 3.30-6.30pm Arnold, NG5 8FQ

2023 Wednesday 13th December –  Joseph Whitaker School Week of Words Reading Festival. 9.00am-3.00pm Warsop Lane, Rainworth, NG21 0AG

2023 Saturday 16th December – Children’s Creative Writing Workshop. 2.30-3.45pm Arnold Library (Room 2), Front Street, Arnold NG5 7EE

2023 Saturday 21st  October – Sherwood Market 9.00am – 3.00pm United Reformed Church. 1 Edwards Lane. Sherwood. Nottingham. NG5 3AA.

2023 Saturday 28th  October – Aslockton Craft Fair, Thomas Cranmer Centre, 10.00am-3.30pm Main Street, Aslockton, NG13 9AL

2023 Saturday 18th  November – Derby Book Festival, Museum of Making, 10.30am-4.00pm Sikl Mill Lane, Derby DE1 3AF.

2023 Saturday 19th  AugustSummer Craft Fair, The William Booth Memorial 12.30-4.00pm Complex, 14 Notintone Place, Sneinton, NG2 4QG

2023 Friday 25th  AugustNottingham Day with Gedling Play Forum  11.00am-3.00pm King George V Rec. Ground, Hallams Lane, Arnold NG5 6NE

2023 Saturday 6th  MayAshfield District Council’s Coronation Celebration 10.00am-3.00pm Titchfield Park, Hucknall, NG15 7LS

2023 Saturday 13th  May Arnold Local Area Forum Event, Time to be confirmed Arnold Market Place, Arnold NG5 6ND.

2023 Saturday 3rd  June Aslockton Craft Fair, Thomas Cranmer Centre, 10.00am-3.30pm Main Street, Aslockton, NG13 9AL

2023 Saturday and Sunday 10th & 11th June Em-Con Pop Culture Convention, 10.00am- 5.00pm Nottingham Motorpoint Arena. Bolero Square, Nottingham NG1 1LA.

2023 Saturday 17th June Sherwood Arts Week: Time to be confirmed Secret Garden Market United Reform Church, Edwards Lane, Sherwood NG 5 3AA

2023 Sunday 18th June Sherwood Arts Week: The Place, Melrose Street, Sherwood NG5 2JP.  10.00-11.00am How to Write a Ghost Story for children 7-11 years 11.15am-12.20pm How to Write a Ghost Story for children 12-15 years.

2023 Thursday 22nd June Sherwood Arts Week: The Place, Melrose Street, Sherwood NG5 2JP.  7.00-9.00pm Creative Writing Workshop: Creating Characters and How to Write a Ghost Story

2023 Saturday 8th  July, Newark Book Festival, Literature Village, 9.30am-4.00pm Market Place, Newark, NG24 1DU

2023 Saturday 21st  October, Sherwood Market, 9.00am – 3.00pm United Reformed Church. 1 Edwards Lane. Sherwood. Nottingham. NG5 3A.

2023 Saturday 18th  March – Sherwood Market  9.00am – 3.00pm United Reformed Church. 1 Edwards Lane. Sherwood. Nottingham. NG5 3A.

2023 Friday 24th MarchSt Benedict’s C of E V A Primary School , Creative Writing Workshop for Children, Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 9EX  9.00am – 3.00pm,

2023 Saturday 25th  March City of Wells Library, Union Street, City Centre, Wells BA5 2PU. Creative Writing Workshop for Children and Adult Workshop. 10.00-11.00am. Also at 11.30am-12.30pm Talk for adults on Wells based History: Judge Jeffreys, Dr Robert Boyd and the Penleigh Prisoner of War Camp.

2023 Friday 3rd  FebruaryThe Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust, George Street, Dumfries, DG1 1EA ‘time to be confirmed’,

2023 Thursday 23rd  MarchSt Benedict’s C of E V A Primary School , Creative Writing Workshop for Children, Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 9EX ‘time to be confirmed’,

2023 Saturday 25th  March City of Wells Library, Union Street, City Centre, Wells BA5 2PU. Creative Writing Workshop for Children and Adult Workshop. ‘time to be confirmed’,

2022

2022 Sunday 29th October 10 am to 3:30pm Aslockton Craft Fair Thomas Cranmer Centre, Main Street, Aslockton, Nottingham, NG13 9AL

2022 Monday 7th November 1:00pm – 1:45pm Hosting an online interview with illustrator Jess Hawksworth (see Middleway Words website for link) – Middleway Words Online Book Festival Event

2022 Saturday 12th November 2:00pm – 3:00pm Creative Writing Workshop for 9-15 year olds on How to Write a Ghost Story – Middleway Words Online Book Festival Event.

2022 Sunday 13th November 10:00am – 4:30pm  Christmas Craft Fayre, Floralands Garden Centre, Catfoot Lane, Lambley, NG4 4QL

2022 Sunday 11th December 10:00am – 4:00pm Woodthorpe Park Plant Shop Christmas Market Woodthorpe Drive, Nottingham, NG5 4HA.

2022 Saturday 17th December 10:00am – 4:00pm Woodthorpe Park Plant Shop Christmas Market Woodthorpe Drive, Nottingham, NG5 4HA.

2022 Friday 12th September 7:30pm Women’s Institute, Lambley, Nottinghamshire. 7.30pm Giving a talk on my experiences in writing and background.

2022 Sunday 18th September 11 am to 3:00pm Crafts and Scrufts Craft Fayre and Fun Dog Show 11.00am-3.00pm Papplewick and Linby Village Hall, 17 Linby Lane  Papplewick, Nottingham, NG15 8FB

2022 Saturday 27th August 12 noon to 8:00pm Ashfield Day ,Sutton Lawn Park, Sutton-in-Ashfield. A celebration of Ashfield’s achievements, history, and community. omen’s Institute, Lambley, Nottinghamshire. 7.30pm Giving a talk on my experiences in writing and background.

2022 Tuesday 2nd August 10 am Susie Grogan’s ‘Talking Books’ Radio Show on 10.00am SoundCloud.  I will be talking not only about my own books, but about the writing competitions I have organized, the children’s creative writing competition I created and ran for thirteen years. I will also be reading short excerpts from my books and talking about my life, my pet hates, and publishing in general.

2022 Wednesday 27th July 6pm  Phoenix Book Club Private Event in Gedling.

2022 Saturday & Sunday 28th / 29th  May 10.00 am to 17.00 hrs Em-Con 2022 Motorpoint Arena Nottingham, both days Bolero Square, NG1 1LA.

2022 Saturday & Sunday 4th / 5th  June 11.00 am to 17.00 hrs Gedling Borough Council, Queens’ Platinum Jubilee Celebrations. (See Gedling Borough Council website for details of events),  4th June: Arnot Hill Park, Nottingham Road, NG5 6LU,  5th June: King George V park, Hallams Lane, NG5 6NE.

2022 Saturday 2nd July (times to be confirmed) Coppice Farm Primary School, Laver Close, Arnold  NG5 7LS.

2022 Saturday 19th  March 11.00 am to 13.00 hrs Wells Library, Union Street, City Centre, Wells BA5 2PU Talk, workshop, book signing.

2022 Monday 21st  March 09.30 am to 12.30 hrs St Benedicts C of E Primary school, Glastonbury, Somerset.

2022 Sunday 18th and Monday 19th  April 10.00 am to 16.00 hr Spring Fair  Papplewick Pumping Station Christmas Fayre 10.30am-4.00pm Rigg Lane, Ravenshead, Notts. NG15 9AJ.

2022 Friday 22nd  April WI Nottinghamshire Headquarters  Private event

2021 Sunday 21st November 10.00 am to 16.30 hrs Floralands, Floralands Farm Park,  Catfoot Lane, , Nottinghamshire, NG4 4QL.

2021 Saturday & Sunday 27th / 28th November 10.00 am to 16.00 hrs  Woodthorpe Plant Shop, Woodthorpe Park Plant Shop,  Woodthorpe Park, Woodthorpe Drive, Sherwood, Nottingham NG5 4HA.

2021 Friday 3rd  December 14.00 am to 20.00 hrs  Lowdham Village Hall, Main Street, Lowdham, Nottinghamshire, NG17 4BD.

2021 Saturday 4th  December 10.00 am to 14.00 hrs  Arnold Library, Front Street, Arnold, Nottinghamshire NG5 7EE.

2021 Sunday 5th  December 10.00 am to 16.00 hrs Calverton Village Hall, William Lee Memorial Park, Park Road, Calverton, Nottingham. NG14 6SA.

2021 Saturday 21st August 09.00 am to 15.00 hrs Sherwood Street Market ,United Reformed Church. 1 Edwards Lane, Sherwood, Nottingham, NG5 3AA.

2021 Wednesday 25th August 13.00 am to 16.00 hrs Gedling Country Park, Spring Ln, Nottingham NG4 4PE Arts and Crafts Activity Workshops with Gedling Play Forum

2021 Saturday and Sunday 28th and 29th August 10.00 am to 5.00 pm each day Em-Con Nottingham 2021 Motorpoint Arena, Bolero Square,  Nottingham NG1  1LA. 

2021 Sunday to  Monday 5th to 11th September Middleway Words Online Writers Festival.

2021 Thursday  9th September As part of the festival, I will be taking part in a two-handed interview with John Holmes, BBC Radio and Television presenter of fifty years’ experience. We will be asking questions about each other’s books. More details to follow.

2021 Saturday 18th September 11.00am – 1.00pm  Awards Presentation to the finalists of the 13th annual New Writers UK creative writing competition. Venue: Council Chamber, Gedling Civic Centre, Arnot Hill Park, Arnold, NG5 6UU

 

 Past Events……

2021 Sunday 16th May 10.00 am to 17.00 hrs Artists and Makers Fayre, Floralands Farm Park, Catfoot Lane,Lambley, NG4 4QL

2021 Friday 4th June 3.30pm to 4.30 pm The launch of ‘From Knight to Knave` Venue : Art Gallery, A Room Full of Butterflies, Sherwood, Nottingham.

2021 Sunday 6th June 10.00 am to 4.30 pm 1st Daybrook and Woodthorpe Scouts Spring Fayre Thackeray’s Lane Park, Thackeray`s Lane, Woodthorpe, Nottingham.

Wednesday 16th October 7.30pm Netherfield Women’s Institute – Guest Speaker

Monday 21st October 2.00pm – 4.00pm Children’s Creative Writing Competition Finalists Book Presentation. Gedling Civic Centre, Arnot Hill Park, Arnold, NG5 6LU

Friday 22nd November 4.00pm – 8.00pm Arnold Methodist Church Craft Fair, Market Place, NG5 7EL

Saturday 23rd November 9.30am – 3.30pm Arnold Methodist Church Craft Fair, Market Place, NG5 7EL

Saturday 30th November And Sunday 1st December Woodthorpe Park Plant Shop Christmas Event Woodthorpe Drive, Nottingham NG5 4HA

Saturday 14th December And Sunday 15th December Woodthorpe Park Plant Shop Christmas Event Woodthorpe Drive, Nottingham NG5 4HA

Sunday 25th August 11.00am – 5.00pm  Papplewick Pumping Station, Rigg Lane, Ravenshead, Nottingham NG15 9AJ Summer Craft Fair.

Sunday 14th July 10.30am – 3.30pm Newark Book Festival, Newark Town Hall, Market Place, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1DU.

Saturday 13th July 2pm – 4.00pm Awards Presentation for the finalists of the Creative Writing Competition for the Children and Young People of Nottinghamshire at the Gedling Civic Centre.

Saturday 13th July 2pm – 4.00pm Awards Presentation for the finalists of the Creative Writing Competition for the Children and Young People of Nottinghamshire at the Gedling Civic Centre.

Saturday 6th July 1pm – 4.00pm Killisick Fun Day, Killisick Community Centre, Killisick Road Arnold Nottingham NG5 8BY

Monday 1st July 09.15am – 10.00am BBC Radio Nottingham. Reviewing the News on the Mark Dennison Show

Sunday 16th June 10.00am – 5.30pm Arnold Carnival, Arnot Hill Park, Arnold, NG5 6LU

Monday 27th May 10.00am – 4.00pm Floralands, Catfoot Lane, Lambley, NG4 4QL

Saturday 18th May 10.30 – 12.00 noon Reading and Book signing at Arnold Library, Front Street, Arnold, NG5 7EE.

Monday, 6th May (bank holiday) 11.00 – 4.00pm Glastonjerry Fun Dog Fest, Newstead Abbey, Off Mansfield Road, Ravenshead, Nottingham, NG15 8NA. In support of Jerry Green Dog Rescue..

Saturday & Sunday, 4th & 5th May 10.00 – 5.00pm EM-Con. Motorpoint Arena Nottingham.

Saturday, 16 March 2pm – 4.00pm Launch of the 2019 Creative Writing Competition for the Children of Nottinghamshire. Arnold Library, Front Street, Arnold, NG5 7EE. Free workshop for Children and Young People from School Year Four to Eighteen years old.

Friday, 26 April 09.00 – 3.30pm Arnold Market, Arnold, NG5 6ND.

Saturday, 16 March 2pm – 4.00pm Launch of the 2019 Creative Writing Competition for the Children of Nottinghamshire. Arnold Library, Front Street, Arnold, NG5 7EE. Free workshop for Children and Young People from School Year Four to Eighteen years old.

Tuesday, 12 March 09.30 – 2.00pm School visit Coppice Farm School, Arnold, Nottingham.

 

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