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Inspired by Newark & Sherwood poetry competition

Inspired by Newark & Sherwood poetry competition

Newark-upon-Trent and its surrounds are steeped in history, as is evidenced by the many historical and heritage sites that reflect the area’s role in the English National Civil Wars of 1642 to 1646 as well as other exciting eras. Many poets and writers have found inspiration in the historic town and its surrounding areas, once the home of the well-known poet Lord Byron.

Follow in their footsteps and let Newark and Sherwood inspire you in our poetry competition. Send us your original poems inspired by one of eight of the area’s historical landmarks and we will ask our social media audience to pick their favourites. The five poems with the most likes will be displayed at the National Civil War Centre, and the author of the poem with the most likes will win a fantastic heritage break in Newark. This includes:

  • One night’s B&B accommodation at Millgate B&B, an 18th century Georgian townhouse.
  • A £50 voucher towards an evening meal for two at The Ram Bar and Brasserie.
  • A river cruise along the Trent for two people with Newark Castle Line.
  • Two day passes to the National Civil War Centre.

How to enter

  1. Have a look at our Inspiration Board, which has eight photos of historical landmarks in Newark and surrounding areas. Pick the one that inspires you the most and write a poem encapsulating how it makes you feel, where it takes you or your thoughts about the events that might have taken place there – for more information on the landmarks, follow the links on the photographs or look around our website.
  2. The poem should be no more than 16 lines and can take any structure or rhyme that you like, (including no structure or rhyme at all). It can be serious or silly, anything goes!
  3. Email your poem to tourism.support@newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk or post it on our @visitnewarksherwood Facebook page between Monday 3 July and Thursday 31 August. Include the number and title of the photo you selected, as well as your name, address, email address and telephone number if entering by email. Entries by children under the age of 18 should be sent by an adult and include both the name of the entrant and the adult, as well as the adult’s relationship to the child. By entering you agree to the terms of the competition.
  4. Accepted entries will be shared across the Visit Newark and Sherwood social media platforms from 3 July to 8 September. Poems will be judged on the reaction of the audience – the top poems will be those that get the most likes across our Visit Newark and Sherwood social media accounts by Sunday 3 September.

Terms of the competition

The competition is open to all ages and nationalities living anywhere in the world.

Poems should be sent via email to tourism.support@newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk or posted on our @visitnewarksherwood Facebook page between Monday 3 July and Thursday 31 August 2017.

Entry closes at midnight British time on 31 August. Entries received after the closing date will not be considered.

If entering by email, entrants should send their name, address, telephone number and email address in the body of the email. The only information published will be the entrant’s name and the region in which they live.

For children under the age of 18, an adult must submit the entry on behalf of the child. In this instance, please include the name of the adult and relationship to the child entering the competition, as well as the entrant’s details.

This is a family-friendly competition. Any entries deemed to be offensive will be disqualified.

Entry to the competition is restricted to one entry per person.

No purchase or payment is required to enter.

Employees of Newark and Sherwood Council are not eligible to enter this competition.

By entering the competition, you agree to us publishing your poem, alongside your name and where you are from, across the Visit Newark and Sherwood social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube, on the Newark and Sherwood District Council websites and on marketing and promotional materials. Entries will be published during and after the competition. You retain copyright of your entry.

The competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or YouTube.

In compliance with data protection laws, we will not pass your details to any third parties and we will not use your details for any purposes other than this competition.

The winner will be the author of the poem that receives the most likes across our social media platforms from 3 July to 8 September 2017. The five poems with the most likes will be on display at the National Civil War Centre in Newark.

The winner will be contacted by email or telephone and the prize awarded within six weeks of the closing date for entry to the competition.

The winner’s name and the winning poem will be published on Newark and Sherwood District Council websites, social media platforms and marketing material, including PR to third parties.

There is a single prize that includes:

  • One night’s B&B accommodation at Millgate B&B, an 18th century Georgian townhouse.
  • A £50 voucher towards an evening meal for two at The Ram Bar and Brasserie.
  • A river cruise along the Trent for two people with Newark Castle Line.
  • Two day passes to the National Civil War Centre.

The prize components must be booked at least 4 weeks in advance and are subject to availability. It does not include travel to and from Newark. No cash alternative is available.

Where a prize is won by a person younger than 18, we reserve the right to award the prize to the prizewinner’s parent or guardian on behalf of the prizewinner.

This competition is run by Newark and Sherwood District Council, Kelham Hall, Kelham, Notts NG23 5QX. Telephone: 01636 650 000.

The prize

Millgate Bed and Breakfast

This is a grade II listed 18th Century Georgian Town House set in the Millgate conservation area, steeped in history and within walking distance of Newark’s Market Square, which is located in the heart of the town.

Hosts Chrissie and Steve endeavour to provide a warm and friendly welcome and wish to make your stay as comfortable as possible. A full English or Continental Breakfast is served, including locally sourced ingredients.

The room in which you’ll stay features an original French upholstered double bed, dressed with high quality bed linen, comfy pillows and individually crafted pocket sprung mattress. The en-suite shower room includes a large shower cubicle with rain shower, shaver point, complimentary toiletries and quality 100% cotton towels. Our rooms are equipped with flat screen TV’s with DVD player, free Wi-Fi, hairdryer and Tea and coffee making facilities, with a selection of tea, coffee and mineral water.

www.millgatebandb.co.uk

The Ram Bar and Brasserie

The Ram has a colourful history of offering the perfect place for people to meet and enjoy good food and wine, right back to the 15th century when a coaching inn opened on the site where the current 18th century Georgian building stands. After years of standing empty, The Ram has been lovingly renovated and rejuvenated, restoring it to its former elegant Georgian glory, in the heart of the historic town of Newark, close to Newark Castle. The Bar & Brasserie has an air of Georgian coaching inn with a bespoke and elegant twist, serving a wide selection of drinks from real ales through to fine wines. The restaurant menu is mouth-wateringly tempting, offering choice for all diners on any occasion.

www.theramnewark.com

Newark Castle Line

A family-run business, Newark Castle Line has been providing public trips and parties sailing from Newark Castle since 1982. Join us onboard the Edwardian River Cruiser M.V Sonning for a wonderful cruise on the River Trent.

www.rivertrip.co.uk

The National Civil War Centre

A visit to The National Civil War Centre will plunge you deep into the heart of Britain’s deadliest conflict. Explore this richly dramatic era in British history, seeing stories of gunpowder, plague and plot as you walk through its fantastic galleries. Discover for yourself the clash between Roundhead and Royalist, brother and brother, and learn how a once all-powerful monarch lost his head to the axeman.

 With real objects, digital interactives, large screen cinema and costumes and armour for all to try, the National Civil War Centre makes a great day out.

The museum’s fantastic temporary exhibition, Shifting Sands: Lawrence of Arabia and the Great Arab Revolt will run until March 2018, offering an unrivalled chance to explore the life of this incredible character.

www.nationalcivilwarcentre.com

#robinhoodsays….film-making and photo competition

#robinhoodsays….film-making and photo competition

Be a modern-day Robin Hood and you could be in with a chance to win a fabulous family holiday, consisting of: A collage of images for the #robinhoodsays... prize

  • A weekend break for four at the idyllic Sherwood Hideaway woodland retreat – a two-bedroom luxury lodge with private hot tub.
  • Saturday carvery lunch for four at The Savile Restaurant, set in the original kitchens of the aristocratic former owner of Rufford Abbey.
  • A 2-hour interactive falconry experience for four people at Thoresby Park courtyard, supplied by Hawks of Steele.

Robin Hood is a British favourite – a legend, a myth or a real man, no-one knows for sure. From his Nottinghamshire base at Sherwood Forest, he and his merry men took from the rich to give to the poor. His message was clear – he was all about equality and helping those less fortunate, albeit through dubious means.  He is, and continues to be, the inspiration for film makers around the world.

What would Robin Hood’s message be today? What cause would he follow? For who would he campaign? Capture your own Robin Hood message and send it to us. All entries will be shown on our social media platforms and one lucky 21st century Robin Hood will be rewarded with our fabulous winner’s prize. Be funny, be cute, be clever!

 

How to enter

1.Decide what or who Robin Hood would stand up for today? Remember it’s a family friendly competition.

2.Download and print our #robinhoodsays sign and fill in your message or statement – or just create your own from scratch. It can be typed or hand written; it needs to be clear in the image. Download #robinhoodsays sign

 

Would Robin Hood fight for freedom for school children?

#robinhoodsays school should be 3 days a week

 

Or would he be on the side of teachers?

#robinhoodsays respect to teachers

 

Maybe the little critters would get a mention

#robinhoodsays save the hedgehogs

 

Or he might encourage quality family time

#robinhoodsays cherish your family

 

3.Hold the sign with your statement and either get someone to take a photo or make a video up to 10 seconds in length of you holding the sign and delivering your message clearly. Use speech, rhyme, sign, rap or song – anything goes.

Children holding #robinhoodsays signs

Fancy dress is not obligatory – but would be fabulous. Why not check out our playlist for making Robin Hood costumes on YouTube or our board on Pinterest. Remember you’re a modern-day Robin Hood, so you don’t have to follow this traditional style.

The video or image can include just you as Robin Hood with your sign, or you and your merry crew.

4.Email your video or image to tourism.support@newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk or send it to the @visitnewarksherwood Facebook page by Sunday 30 July 2017. Include your name, age, address, email address and telephone number with your entry. Entries by children under the age of 18 should be sent by an adult and include both the name of the entrant and the adult, as well as the adult’s relationship to the child.

5.By entering you agree to the terms of the competition.We are looking for the funniest, cutest or smartest entry – it’s not about being highly technical or having special effects, the one that makes us laugh out loud, say the biggest AWW or think the hardest will be the winner.

Please read the terms of the competition before entering. If you have any questions, email tourism.support@newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk

 

Terms of the competition

The competition is open to all ages and nationalities.

Entries can be images or videos and should be sent via email to tourism.support@newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk or sent to our @visitnewarksherwood page on Facebook.

Entrants should also send their name, age, address, telephone number and email address in the body of the email.

For children under the age of 18, an adult must submit the entry on behalf of the child. In this instance, please include the name of the adult and relationship to the child entering the competition, as well as the entrant’s details.

This is a family-friendly competition. Any entries deemed to be offensive will be disqualified.

Entry to the competition is restricted to one entry per person.

No purchase or payment is required to enter.

Employees of Newark and Sherwood Council are not eligible to enter this competition.

The competition will run from 19 June 2017 to midnight in Britain on Sunday 30 July 2017. Entries received after the closing date will not be considered.

The competition is judged by the tourism team at Newark and Sherwood District Council. The judges shall make the final decision and no correspondence will be entered in to. The judging panel includes an independent third party.

By entering the competition, you agree to us publishing your entry (video or image), alongside your name and where you are from, across the Visit Newark and Sherwood social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube, on the Newark and Sherwood District Council websites and on marketing and promotional materials. Entries will be published during and after the competition. You retain copyright of your entry.

The competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or YouTube.

In compliance with data protection laws, we will not pass your details to any third parties and we will not use your details for any purposes other than this competition.

The winner will be contacted by email or telephone and the prize awarded within six weeks of the closing date for entry to the competition.

The winner’s name and the winning video/image will be published on Newark and Sherwood District Council websites, social media platforms and marketing material, including PR to third parties.

There is a single prize that includes:

  • A weekend break at a two-bedroom luxury lodge with private hot tub at Sherwood Hideaway woodland retreat
  • Saturday carvery lunch for four at The Savile Restaurant at Rufford Abbey Country Park
  • A two-hour interactive falconry experience for four people at Thoresby Park courtyard, supplied by Hawks of Steele.

The prize can be taken at any time, but each element must be booked at least 4 weeks in advance and is subject to availability. It does not include travel to and from Newark. No cash alternative is available.

Where a prize is won by a person younger than 18, we reserve the right to award the prize to the prizewinner’s parent or guardian on behalf of the prizewinner.

This competition is run by Newark and Sherwood District Council, Kelham Hall, Kelham, Notts NG23 5QX. Telephone: 01636 650 000.

About The Sherwood Hideaway

The Sherwood Hideaway is a woodland retreat of high-class lodges set within Sherwood Forest. Lodges have wonderful views of Sherwood Forest, which you can even enjoy from your own private hot tub. Stylish interiors feature a whole range of modern touches and the living rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms are lavishly equipped.

There are one, two and three bedroom options, plus a selection of pet-friendly lodges.

With a host of activities nearby – from a relaxing spa to tree-lined cycle paths – The Sherwood Hideaway is perfect for romantic escapes, family holidays, active getaways and restful breaks.

To find out more visit www.sherwoodhideaway.com.

About The Savile Restaurant

When exploring leafy Rufford Abbey Country Park, The Savile Restaurant in Lord Savile’s Kitchen is a delightful place for lunch or traditional afternoon tea.

Set in the original kitchens of the once grand country house, this relaxed eaterie is named after the aristocratic former owner of Rufford Abbey. Many original features remain, such as the kitchen range, and flagstone floor complete with an ancient well.

The food is freshly cooked daily, and diners can choose from a good selection of wines and beers. And a glass of Prosecco adds extra sparkle to afternoon teas! Wherever possible the food is locally sourced, and the restaurant is open every day through the summer season – from 11am to 3pm weekdays, and till 4pm at weekends.

Whether you’re looking for a tasty lunch or a family treat, The Savile Restaurant is a great choice, with the added attractions of a historic country park to enjoy. Book your table today on 01623 821350.

About the Falconry Experience

This is a 2- hour Interactive Falconry experience for four people from Hawks of Steele. Valued at £140, it includes flying and handling hawks, falcons, owls and eagles. It is available on weekends and school holidays, however booking in advance is essential. The experience takes place at Thoresby Park Courtyard, Newark, NG229EP.

 

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