Newark BookBench Trail

11 July 24  – 5 September 24
Newark Creates

Newark is host to a trail of brand-new decorated BookBench sculptures from 11 July to mark the start of the Newark Book Festival.

The trail features 11 comfortable bench sculptures shaped like an open book, each displaying artwork by artists from the East Midlands.

Follow a trail map to discover the locations and explore the designs which showcase a range of enchanting themes from the rich history and heritage of Newark, the beauty of nature, cultural stories and nursery rhymes.

Free pop-up events and workshops are also available to attend throughout the summer, delivered by some of Newark’s community and cultural organisations.

The trail is open to visit until 5 September.

Explore the trail

Pick up the trail map from the Palace Theatre, shops and businesses around the town and Newark Bus Station. A printable download is also available.

A programme of free workshops, activities and Meet Me at the Benches events is also available to download.

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