Exhibitions - Death and Burials Exhibition21st January until 5th January - Scunthorpe, DN15 5TW - Tel: 01724 843533
Death and Burials Exhibition at North Lincolnshire Museum, Scunthorpe.
Art - Print Open7th June until 7th September - Barton on Humber, DN18 5JT - Details: 01652 660380
The fourth biennial Print Open runs in both Gallery One and the Artspace throughout the summer. Featuring printmakers from throughout the country it aims to show the very best of contemporary printmaking. The selectors for the 2014 exhibition are Melvyn Petterson, who is a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and runs Artichoke Printmaking Workshop in Brixton, and artist and former Grimsby School of Art lecturer Alf Ludlam.
Exhibitions - Excavations & Estuaries: Behind Land1st July until 17th August - Grimsby, DN31 1UZ
Excavations & Estuaries is a series of exhibitions, films, workshops and community events that are bringing world-class art to Grimsby. Organised by artist and curator Linda Ingham, the exhibition, Behind Land opens at The Muriel Barker Gallery to reveal the outcome of a two-year project that has involved leading artists, film-makers and writers working together to interpret the unique landscape of North East Lincolnshire. Behind Land shows specially commissioned works by George Rowlett, one of Britain’s most established artists, and Harriet Tucker, a widely published poet and academic. The event is a great experience for everyone, and also features workshops for families who visit the exhibition.
Days Out - Lincoln by the Sea21st July until 31st August - Lincoln City Square
Lincoln city centre will see the return of Lincoln BIG’s sandy beach in July and August, Lincoln by the Sea. From 21st July, children will be able to enjoy the beach and fairground rides in the city centre, while parents can relax in deckchairs. Children and families can enjoy the Punch and Judy Festival on the beach on the 25th and 26th of July. Look out for giant Mr Punch, Judy and Baby around town and on the beach throughout the festival too! The Punch and Judy shows are subject to weather conditions.
Sport - Commonwealth Games Big Screen23rd July until 3rd August - Lincoln
Enjoy all the action from the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games right in the city centre with the Lincoln BIG Commonwealth Screen. On Lincoln Cornhill, for the duration of the games, there will be grass and seating in Lincoln Cornhill to cheer on Team GB or whoever else you are rooting for.
Art - All at Sea26th July until 25th August - Steep Hill, Lincoln
At Harding House Gallery in August, most of the eleven members of the Co-operative will be showing work in ‘All at Sea’ in the upper gallery. This exhibition will include paintings, ceramics, photography, glass, and other sea-themed works of art. The show runs from 26th July until 25th August. The gallery is open every day and visitors are most welcome to browse the upper and lower galleries.
Country Markets - Alford29th July - St Wilfrid’s Church Hall, Church Street, Alford
9.30am – 12 noon
Country Markets - Gainsborough29th July - Friends Meeting House, 22 Market Street
9am – 12.30pm
Film - Burghley Film Festival30th July until 3rd August - Burghley House - For more details go to www.burghley.co.uk
Five days of fabulous films from Breakfast at Tiffany’s to War Horse with some retro classics and children’s favourites in between. The Burghley Film Festival returns this year at one of the country’s most beautiful outdoor cinema locations, with an extra night and even bigger forty square metre screen! Taking place on the South Lawn of Burghley from Wednesday, 30th July to Sunday, 3rd August the festival will feature five nights and four days of fabulous films including The Bourne Identity, Despicable Me 2, The Notebook, Epic, Dirty Dancing and The Little Mermaid to name but a few.
Days Out - BBC One’s Antiques Roadshow31st July - Belton House
BBC One’s ever popular Sunday evening programme Antiques Roadshow will be filming for its thirty-seventh series in the grounds of Belton House, near Grantham on Thursday, 31st July. The doors open at 9.30am and close at 4.30pm. Entry to the show is free. Presenter Fiona Bruce says, “This will be my seventh year on the Antiques Roadshow and I still feel so lucky to be presenting the programme. Every week is different; a new location and thousands of new visitors. The only constant is the pleasure of the unexpected – we never know what will turn up, from the most fabulous Fabergé to the most humble object with a riveting story.” Some of Britain’s leading antiques and fine arts specialists will be on hand to offer free advice and valuations to visitors, who are invited to raid their attics and bring along their family heirlooms, household treasures and car boot bargains for inspection by the experts. People with large pieces of furniture or other big items can send details and photographs of their objects to: Antiques Roadshow, BBC, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR or email them to email@example.com. It may be possible to arrange to look at the item in advance and organise transportation to the venue.
Farmers Markets - Lincoln Farmers’ Market1st August - City Square
9am – 4pm
Farmers Markets - Stamford Farmers’ Market1st August - St Mary’s Street
8.30am – 3pm
Days Out - Alford Craft Market1st August - Market Place, Alford
Country Markets - Market Rasen1st August - Salvation Army Rooms, John Street
9am – 1pm
Country Markets - Wainfleet1st August - Wainfleet Methodist Chapel Hall, St Johns Street
9.30am – 11.30am
Country Markets - Sleaford1st August - The Sourze, Riverside Church, South Gate
Country Markets - Stamford1st August - The Blue Room, Stamford Arts Centre, 27 St Marys Street
8.30am – 11am
Country Markets - Lincoln1st August - Bailgate Methodist Church Hall
8am – 12.15pm
Farmers Markets - Spalding Farmers’ Market2nd August - Sheep Market
Farmers Markets - Sleaford Farmers’ Market2nd August - Market Place
9am – 2pm
Art - In Beauty May I Walk2nd August until 7th September - Doddington
After a successful year in 2012, the Midlands’ largest sculpture exhibition is returning to Doddington Hall this summer. This year will see over 300 works displayed, making it one of the biggest exhibitions in the UK, and significantly larger than 2012 when 250 works were displayed. The exhibition will show works by seventy-five sculptors, both national and international, with forty-three new to the exhibition. Curated by David Waghorne, managing director at Sculpture Events Ltd, preparation is underway to display sculptures from exhibitors including Anthony Heywood, David Worthington, Giles Rayner, Mel Fraser and Rachel Ducker. The pieces will follow two trails which will complement the Elizabethan Gardens. Trail 1 will take guests through the Ornamental East Garden – ‘Strength & Power’, the Ornamental West Garden – ‘Colour & Light’ and the Wild Garden – ‘Surprise & Delight’. Trail 2 includes The Great Hall – ‘Banquet’, Granary Courtyard – ‘Movements & Action’, and The Granary – Indoor Exhibition. The Great Hall will include busts by Kathy Dalwood, who recently had her work featured by Louis Vuitton. A mechanical working corkscrew, which is cast in bronze and described as the world’s largest by Davy & Kristin McGuire, along with their ten-metre paper and hologram sculpture, will make its way to the exhibition after its current tour of Japan. Owners of Doddington Hall, James and Claire Birch, are delighted that the exhibition will return this year. “What we noticed in 2012 was that everyone of all ages enjoyed the exhibition and not just those who had an existing interest in art,” explained Claire. “We would see children fascinated, people discussing pieces at great length and lots of keen photographers taking lovely photos. Our gardens were filled with not only art but laughter, surprise, delight and debate. It was an event which would become part of the Hall’s history so we wanted it to return.” The exhibition is open every day from 11am until 4pm and all works are for sale. For further details visit www.sculpturedoddingtonhall.com
Days Out - Blokesfest2nd August until 3rd August - Spalding, PE12 6ET - For more information and What’s On Highlights visit blokesfest.co.uk
Oodles of non-stop action over two awesome days, Blokesfest is not for the faint hearted! Guys, girls and children are all welcome to come along and take part, watch, cheer and enjoy the entertainment. With everything from Ironman contests, Las Vegas Stage Show, Chilli Chow Down, Fun Casino and Virtual Golf Tournament, to a 35ft Climbing Wall, Live Band, Original Formula 1 car and the off-road Maverick Canam experience, there really will be something for everyone!
Days Out - Vintage VW Car Show2nd August until 3rd August - Elsham Hall
Elsham Hall Gardens and Country Park, near Brigg, will be open every day until 7th September for school summer holidays. On the weekend of 2nd & 3rd August, Elsham Hall Country Park will be hosting a Vintage VW Car Show where the local VW enthusiasts meet and display their cars, have trade demonstrations and entertainment for both children and adults. More information available on website www.elshamhall.co.uk
Days Out - Artists’ Market2nd August - Castle Hill, Lincoln
Local artists and craftspeople gather to show and sell a selection of their works in Castle Square. Held in Castle Square, the Lincoln Artists’ Market is a great place to browse and buy affordable art direct from established and up and coming artists from the local area. There’s something for every taste and every pocket with a wide choice of original artworks from paintings to photography, ceramics to textiles and artisan made fashion. The Artists’ Market is held every first Saturday of the month from March to December making it the perfect place to find an original present for that special someone.
Open Gardens - Gunby Hall & Gardens3rd August - Spilsby, PE23 5SS
Adm £4 children £2, 11am-5pm, PfS Teas NGS
Open Gardens - 68 Watts Lane3rd August - Louth, LN11 9DG
11am-4pm, £2.50 PfS, teas. NGS
Open Gardens - March House3rd August - Harmston, Lincoln, LN5 9GF
1pm-4.30pm £2.50 PfS, teas. NGS
Music - Lincolnshire Day of Folk3rd August - The George Hotel, LN5 0PN
Fans of folk music will be gathering in Leadenham village for the fifth year running this summer, for a full day of folk music and dance. Anyone who enjoys this genre of music should not miss this exciting performance, as bands and singers from as far away as Germany and Ireland will be joining the Lincolnshire Players and Morris Dancers for a day of traditional music and song. There will also be workshops and stalls. Barbecue, bars, hand drawn ales and a full Sunday Menu will be operational all day. There’s something for everyone at the Lincolnshire Day of Folk, and the events and performances create a wonderful atmosphere – perfect for a family day out! The timings for the event are 11am til late. For details and contacts, visit www.thegeorgeatleadenham.co.uk
Sport - 5th Lincolnshire Ladies Tractor Road Run3rd August - Boston, PE22 0EE
5th Lincolnshire Ladies Tractor Road Run in aid of Cancer Research starting from Bell Brothers Nurseries. Everyone is invited to bring a picnic to the Danny Flear Centre, Frieston. Details: Julie Moore 01205 361636; firstname.lastname@example.org
Days Out - Lincoln Labyrinth Festival 20146th August until 27th August - Lincoln Cathedral
Lincoln Cathedral will be the host for this new festival with the ancient labyrinth symbol as its principle theme. To walk a labyrinth is a form of meditation and contemplation, but it can be whatever the walker wants it to be – healing, mindful, prayerful or simply fun. A series of events from 6th to 27th August will see participation by many communities in Lincoln and by groups and professionals in the fields of arts, design, music, dance and history. The public will be able to walk a labyrinth path, copying the form of the iconic medieval Chartres labyrinth, drawn by architecture students on the nave floor of the cathedral. A smaller copy laid on the floor of the south transept will be used by the public for a series of guided walking workshops. The workshops will be held on Thursdays and Fridays throughout August and can be booked in advance. One of the aims of the festival is to unite visitors in experiencing the cathedral as a place of stillness, beauty and peace. An exhibition open daily in the south transept will survey the historic, artistic and cultural background of the labyrinth’s symbolism with a series of paintings by contemporary artists, as well as artistic responses from children.
6th August, 7.30pm – Opening event and choral concert by Discantvs. Tickets £10 Concessions £8.
12th August, 11am – Presentation by Stage Fright Community Theatre. The performance is free for visitors to the Cathedral who have paid the standard Cathedral entry charges.
13th August, 7.30pm and 18th August, 7.30pm – The Quest for the Holy Grail. Performed by actors and singers from CAODS, a dramatisation of the most famous episode in Malory’s Morte d’Arthur. Tickets £10 Concessions £8.
27th August, 7.30pm Finale – Candlelit evening with music and readings. The chance to take a journey by candlelight along the labyrinth, look at the exhibition and listen to choirs, solo singers and actors performing words and music including specially commissioned compositions related to the journey of life.
Tickets: Adults £5 Children free. Tickets can be purchased through the Cathedral Box Office Tel: 01522 561600 www.lincolncathedral.com or for more information visit the festival website: