Newark was transformed into a palace of fun opportunity over the weekend.
Everything from live music, making your own puppets and learning how to play the ukulele; to storytelling, painting and learning the basics of photography were explored by people of all ages across Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The activity and entertainment-filled events were to encourage people to try new things and develop new skills as part of nationwide Fun Palace celebrations.
All activities across the town were free of charge, making it a low cost experience for families — but also promoting the very best of what Newark has to offer.
Among event locations were Newark Library (puppet making and knitting), the National Civil War Centre (storytelling, guitar lessons, free entry to museum), Newark Parish Church (singing workshop led by church director of music Stephen Bullamore), Secret Garden Studios (clay tile-making and abstract art class), Newark Market Place (music by Matty Haynes, meet the fire service), and The Buttermarket (learn the fundamentals of photography).
It was organised as part of an ongoing cultural programme called Newark Creates, developed as part of Newark High Street Heritage Action Zone and delivered by the Newark Cultural Consortium.
The three-day Newark Fun Palace event is among a series of days by Newark Creates, also set to include pop-up dance events and a twilight festival.
For more information on the event and to keep up to date with Newark Creates’ upcoming activities, follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/newarkcreatesuk.