Sir John Eastwood Halls
This unusual group of buildings is currently being re-purposed to accommodate large exhibits for our Midlands Machinery Show with the installation of large rollover doors and wider floor areas. It retains its original purpose as a cattle shed – but offers a few surprises as well.
The building also opens out on to large, grassed areas for animal or vehicle displays, camping or team-building activities.
Covering 3,000sqm with plenty of power sockets throughout, 10 bays of pens are served by large doors on both sides mainly used for animal events, from bees to goats and calves, and for horse and pony stabling. In addition, it offers flexible indoor exhibition display space, ready-made market stalls for regular antiques and craft fairs and is an unusual venue for parties and barn-dances. The pens have even accommodated hundreds of displays and performances during an exciting Girlguiding Arts Explosion weekend!
A claim to fame? Makeshift showers rigged-up for hundreds of runners in the British Schools Cross-Country Championships were used by Mo Farah after winning his first major title here at Newark Showground!