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Exhibitions - We’ll Take You There… – 100 years of Hornsby buses exhibition

21st January until 15th June - Scunthorpe, DN15 7BD - Tel: 01724 843533

‘We’ll Take You There… – 100 years of Hornsby buses exhibition’ at North Lincolnshire Museum, Scunthorpe.

Exhibitions - Death and Burials Exhibition

21st January until 5th January - Scunthorpe, DN15 5TW - Tel: 01724 843533

Death and Burials Exhibition at North Lincolnshire Museum, Scunthorpe.

Exhibitions - Joseph Banks: A Great Endeavour

15th February until 11th May - Lincoln

The Collection and Usher Gallery bring together material associated with Captain Cook’s Endeavour voyage to celebrate the work of Lincolnshire man Sir Joseph Banks. Sir Joseph Banks was a naturalist, explorer and patron of learning, growing up in Lincolnshire and gaining a concern for the county’s countryside and rural affairs. His work will be explored and celebrated in an exhibition at The Collection and Usher Gallery. Joseph Banks is probably best known for accompanying James Cook on board the Endeavour on Cook’s classic first voyage to the Pacific Ocean between 1768 and 1771. During this voyage – which included observation of the transit of Venus at Tahiti, the first circumnavigation of the islands of New Zealand and the east coast of Australia – Banks collected and recorded information on both natural history and the society and culture of the indigenous peoples he encountered.
Thereafter as a scientist and adviser of the monarch and of ministers, Banks promoted the exchange of knowledge about flora, fauna and human cultures new to Europeans. No less significant, he planned geopolitical changes that continue to shape the world today, including the colonization of Australia, the exploration of Polynesia and increased trade and plant exchange with India.  On Banks’s return to England, an iconic portrait was completed of him as a Pacific Adventurer by the painter and founder member of the Royal Academy, Benjamin West. The portrait shows Banks surrounded by artefacts from the Endeavour voyage and it is this work that will form the centrepiece for the exhibition, with its many visual references to the places he visited, the peoples he met and the natural history and ethnological collections that he made. For further details contact 01522 550990.

Country Markets - Crosby

24th April - Crosby Community Centre, 105-107 Frodingham Hall

12.30pm – 3.30pm

Farmers Markets - Louth Farmers’ Market

25th April - Market Place

9am – 2pm

Country Markets - Wainfleet

25th April - Wainfleet Methodist Chapel Hall, St Johns Street

9.30am – 11.30am

Country Markets - Sleaford

25th April - The Sourze, Riverside Church, South Gate

11am-2pm

Farmers Markets - Stamford Farmers’ Market

25th April - St Mary’s Street

8.30am – 3pm

Country Markets - Market Rasen

25th April - Salvation Army Rooms, John Street

9am – 1pm

Country Markets - Stamford

25th April -

Alternate Fridays, The Blue Room, Stamford Arts Centre, 27 St Marys Street, 8.30am – 11am

Art - Rebecca Lardner

25th April - Newark, NG24 1AU - 01636 646426 or email sales@trentgalleries.co.uk

Fish & Ships, the book, is a witty and whimsical tribute to the work of one of he UK’s most successful and best loved artists. Over 100 vibrantly illustrated pages draw us into an enchanting world of beam trawlers and long liners, beach huts and oystercatchers. Rebecca’s enchanting sculptures bring to life some of her quirky characters and the familiar trawlers that patrol her busy coastline. Rebecca will be at the gallery to celebrate the launch of an exciting new collection of original paintings on Friday 25th April between 7pm and 9pm. To attend RSVP 3 Chain Lane, Newark, NG24 1AU phone 01636 646426 or email sales@trentgalleries.co.uk

Theatre - Grease

25th April until 27th April - Spalding, PE11 1SS - Details: 01775 764777

Grease by Limelight Youth Theatre at South Holland Centre. Polka Dot Academy is proud to present Limelight Youth Theatre in their production of Grease. Crammed with love affairs, parties and singing, it’s an emotional rollercoaster ride for more than one character in this high energy production. So strap yourselves in for the hand-jiving, comb-grooming, hip-swaggering time of your life. This amateur production of Grease is presented through special arrangement by Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW).

Classical Music - The Vasari Singers

26th April - Lincoln, LN2 1PX - Details: 01522 561644

The Vasari Singers, who are singing the services in the Cathedral over this weekend, perform a concert in the Chapter House. The programme includes Rachmaninov’s Vespers and the concert is conducted by Jeremy Backhouse.

Days Out - Gosberton Flower & Craft Festival

26th April until 5th May - Gosberton, PE11 4EW - Admission is free - For further information, please contact Debbie Reynolds on 01775 841585.

There will be about forty magnificent flower displays; the theme this year is ‘Children’s Storytime’. There will be a variety of stalls selling jams and cakes, raffle tickets, a tombola, books, ornamental ironwork for gardens and birthday cards amongst other things. The church hall is turned into a cafe and is open all day during the Festival where visitors can buy sandwiches, soup, ploughman’s lunches, desserts, cakes and cream teas, all of which are homemade.

Exhibitions - A History of Stickney

26th April until 27th April - Stickney, PE22 8BA - Contact Martin Gosling on 01205 480641 or visit www.stickneyhistory.co.uk

A History of Stickney Exhibition has once again been organised in the Village Hall. On display are the censuses for Stickney and many of the surrounding villages and over 800 photographs. Baptisms, burials and marriages records of Stickney and other local churches and many newspaper cuttings from the village past. There are many booklets about the history of beerhouses, shops, and the numerous trades that once thrived in the parish, and a display of over 100 letterheads, trade bills and much more. It is open with free admission from 10am until 6pm on both days and light homemade refreshments are available. We would always appreciate old photos to copy or anything to do with the history of Stickney.

Country Markets - Alford

29th April - St Wilfrid’s Church Hall, Church Street, Alford

9.30am – 12 noon

Country Markets - Gainsborough

29th April - Friends Meeting House, 22 Market Street

9am – 12.30pm