Having been part of the community for hundreds of years, Tallents is always delighted when it can forge closer links with the people and places where its offices are based. Here are some of our most recent activities.
Newark Book Festival
Tallents Solicitors was delighted to be the sponsor of the Children's and Young Person's Programme in 2017; the inaugural event for the Newark Book Festival. Now in 2018, we are proud to confirm our sponsorship again of the Children's Programme as the Newark Book Festival returns, bigger and better than ever.
Taking place across three days from the 13th to 15th July 2018, this year’s theme will be Landscapes in Literature with the festival celebrating local literary heritage, fictional worlds, and highlighting the importance of location in fiction and non-fiction writing. Building on the success of the first revamped event in 2017, which drew almost 2,500 people to Newark, the 2018 festival will be taking place across 11 venues throughout the town, including for the first time, Newark Palace Theatre and Carriages cafe.
This year’s event is set to have an even more impressive line up, with a themed marketplace full of literary inspired stalls and performances for the whole family to enjoy. The very popular family workshops are set to return, and the children’s programme, sponsored by Tallents Solicitors, will have a Once Upon a Land theme. It’s hoped that the event will prove even more popular with its new programme of events.
Jeremy Blatherwick from Tallents Solicitors which is sponsoring the children’s programme said: “Newark Book Festival was a wonderful event to be a part of last year. It proved to be extremely popular and it captured the town’s imagination, bringing thousands of people into Newark. It really is a celebration of all things literature and there’s something for everyone, young and old. We’re proud to be helping the festival build on its success to become even bigger and better for 2018.”
Newark and District Schools Chess League
Tallents is proud to have sponsored the Newark and District Schools Chess League since it started in 2008. The sponsorship allows the League to provide three free coaching sessions for the League members each year and also to give the children who participate medals and trophies.
The League currently comprises 18 teams of four children from primary schools across Newark and the surrounding area. Boys and girls of any age and from any local primary school are invited to join the League, no matter what level chess they play at. The school doesn’t have to have a chess club in order to participate, just four children and an interested adult or teacher.
If your child or school would like to take part in the League, please contact Graham Ladds on 01636 821891.
Palace Theatre Newark
Tallents is very proud to renew their agreement to be the Principal Sponsor of the Palace Theatre Newark for another three years from 2018.
Commenting on the sponsorship, Alistair Millar said,
“I think it’s a fine link up between two historic and well-known names and brands in Newark. Personally, I have a strong interest in local history.
“The Palace Theatre is almost 100 years old and Tallents have been in Newark for over 240 years.
“Between us, that’s nearly 350 years of serving this fine community.
“This continuing sponsorship is a fantastic opportunity for Tallents to support and promote the Palace Theatre and for us all to work together. We are very excited to be involved for another three years.”
Newark Parish Church Christmas Tree Festival
Tallents was delighted in 2014 to become a co-sponsor of 7th annual Newark Parish Church Christmas Tree Festival, an event which sees more than 100 local businesses, schools and charities decorate their own Christmas trees in Newark Parish Church.
Our theme in 2014 saw Santa putting his feet up on a sandy beach after rushing around the world on Christmas Eve to deliver all the children’s Christmas presents. Office manager, Lucinda McDonald said: “It’s to reflect what we do for our customers, they can relax and we’ll do all the work for them.”
Beaumond House Business Club
Tallents is delighted to be a Silver Member of the Beaumond House Business Club and support the hard work of this local Newark charity.
Tallents has been an inaugural sponsor of Newark Carnival since it began.
Each summer, thousands of Newark residents lined the streets to enjoy an event that has become a popular fixture in Newark’s summer events.