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Art - 110th Exhibition of Lincolnshire Artists’ Society

7th May until 15th June - Usher Gallery, Lincoln LN2 1LP - Free admission - Tel: 01522 550965

Open 10am–4pm every day (except 10.45am opening on the first Monday of the month).

Days Out - Poppies: Wave at Lincoln Castle

28th May until 4th September - Lincoln LN1 3AA

A sweeping arch of red poppy heads over Lincoln Castle, presented by 14-18 NOW, marks the centenary of the First World War. Wave and Weeping Willow, sculptures by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, are brought to audiences following a successful event in London in 2014.

Country Markets - Gainsborough

31st May - Friends Meeting House, 22 Market Street

9am – 12.30pm

Country Markets - Alford

31st May - St Wilfrid’s Church Hall, Church Street, Alford

9.30am – 12 noon

Theatre - Carousel

1st June until 4th June - Grimsby, DN31 2BH

Silhouettes Musical Theatre will be performing Carousel at Grimsby Auditorium. This exciting musical will mark the 75th anniversary for Silhouettes. The American classic features some of the most powerful music ever written for the stage, including ‘If I Loved You’, ‘Mister Snow’, ‘June is Bustin Out All Over’ and the iconic ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’.  When mill worker Julie Jordan falls for the masculine charms of Billy Bigelow, a chain of events unravels that suggests their destiny is predetermined by the hand of fate. Set in a fishing community in New England, Carousel charts a gripping story of love, loss and the possibility of redemption. For details: www.silhouettesmt.co.uk

Music - Dave Gibb

1st June - Spalding, PE11 1SS

Spalding Folk Club presents Dave Gibb in the Lounge Bar. Hailing from Wanlockhead village in Dumfries and Galloway, Dave describes himself as a left-handed, balding, middle-aged songwriting folky from Scotland’s highest village! A versatile singer and superb guitarist with a distinctive style, Dave’s songwriting ability produces material ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous. Musically he draws on both traditional and contemporary sources, especially the fingerpicking styles of his heroes. Tel: 01775 764777.

Farmers Markets - Lincoln Farmers’ Market

3rd June - City Square

9am-4pm

Country Markets - Market Rasen

3rd June - Salvation Army Rooms, John Street

9am – 1pm

Country Markets - Wainfleet

3rd June - Wainfleet Methodist Chapel Hall, St Johns Street

9.30am – 11.30am

Comedy - Funhouse Comedy Club

3rd June - Spalding, PE11 1SS - Tel: 01775 764777

Funhouse Comedy Club in the Function Hall, South Holland Centre. In a special Funhouse Comedy billing, character comedian and star of BBC One’s docu-comedy Hospital People Tom Binns brings three of his most-loved characters to Spalding audiences. Headlining will be his outrageously funny Ivan Brackenbury, a hospital DJ who plays inappropriate records to patients. Supporting is his deadpan pseudo-psychic Ian D Montford who contacts dead celebrities. And then multi-award winning Tom Binns, as himself, performs with various puppet guests. The night’s compere will be Scott Bennett.

Farmers Markets - Sleaford Farmers’ Market

4th June - Market Place

9am-2pm

Farmers Markets - Spalding Farmers’ Market

4th June - Sheep Market

8.30am-2pm

Farmers Markets - Market Rasen Farmers’ Market

4th June - Market Place

9am – 3pm

Days Out - Lincolnshire County Flower Show

4th June - Lincoln, LN2 2NA - Tel: 07970 489905

Lincolnshire County Flower Show at Lincolnshire Showground. The Lincolnshire County Flower Show promises to be a great family day out – capturing a vintage feel with flower tents, plant displays, bunting, cream tea, talks and theatres that will stretch across a wide range of horticultural interests. Main attractions include the Welsh Cavalry ride, live music and a children’s area of soft play, inflatable rides, mud kitchen and junior planting – all free.

Open Gardens - Woodlands

5th June - Peppin Lane, Fotherby, LN11 0UW

11am-5pm, £3, children free

Days Out - Bransby Horses Summer Fayre

5th June - Bransby, LN1 2PH - For further information please contact Bransby Horses on 01427 788464 or visit www.bransbyhorses.co.uk

A great day out for the whole family. Highlights of the event will include: equine demonstrations and resident parades, falconry, shopping, the kids’ zone, craft activities, a secondhand rug and tack sale and a delicious selection of food.

Days Out - Open Farm

5th June - Minting Park Farm, Minting

Open from 10am - 4pm. A great day out. Come and meet the cows and calves, sheep and lambs, pigs and piglets, and the farmers who care for them. We are running a quiz with a great prize, a self-guided tour, look at machinery, barbeque and refreshments available and the Farm Shop will be open.

Country Markets - Alford

7th June - St Wilfrid’s Church Hall, Church Street, Alford

9.30am – 12 noon

Country Markets - Gainsborough

7th June - Friends Meeting House, 22 Market Street

9am – 12.30pm

Farmers Markets - Lincoln Farmers’ Market

8th June - High Street

9am – 4pm

Open Gardens - Grimsthorpe Castle

8th June - Bourne, PE10 0LY

11am – 5pm £6, children £2.50

Days Out - Track Day Event

8th June - Cadwell, LN11 9SE - Details: 07734 605285

Skegness Round Table is hosting a track day event and are offering the chance for people to experience the fast lane for themselves by taking part in a charity day at Cadwell Park. The event is being sponsored by local Land Rover dealers Duckworth Land Rover, who will also be there with displays and demonstrations on the day.

Farmers Markets - Horncastle Farmers’ Market

9th June - Market Place

9am – 4pm

Dance - An Evening with Ian Waite & Natalie Lowe

9th June - Lincoln, LN2 1JS - Tel: 01522 519999 or www.lincolntheatreroyal.com

An Evening with Ian Waite & Natalie Lowe – Strictly Come Dancing at Lincoln Theatre Royal. Ian and Natalie will deliver a night you will remember forever. The ‘Strictly’ favourites will perform a dance showcase spectacular designed to dazzle and wow you. The pro-pairing are best known for their high intensity performances on the hit BBC show. Tickets for meet and greet are available for an extra £10 for photos and autographs – must be bought in conjunction with show ticket)

Lectures - An Evening with Brian Blessed

9th June - Spalding, PE11 1SS - Tel: 01775 764777

An Evening with Brian Blessed at South Holland Centre. Join actor and explorer Brian Blessed as he shares tales of his adventures to the North Pole, climbing Everest, training as a cosmonaut and much more. A seasoned Shakespearean actor and larger than life film and TV personality, Brian’s credits include seasons with the RSC, The Trojan Women with Vanessa Redgrave and Katherine Hepburn and, of course, Flash Gordon. This event is produced by the Spalding Gentlemen’s Society for the first annual celebration of their founder, Maurice Johnson.

Farmers Markets - Louth Farmers’ Market

10th June - Market Place

9am – 2pm

Country Markets - Market Rasen

10th June - Salvation Army Rooms, John Street

9am – 1pm

Country Markets - Wainfleet

10th June - Wainfleet Methodist Chapel Hall, St Johns Street

9.30am – 11.30am

Days Out - Laughter Festival

10th June until 12th June - Market Rasen, LN7 6DR - http://laughtertime.co.uk/laughter-festival/

We all know that laughter is the best medicine and this June the Laughter Festival will provide the backdrop for a whole weekend of happiness, health and wellbeing, with family-friendly workshops in laughter, song, dance, and play; plus live music and entertainment. From the beautiful natural heart of the North Lincolnshire Wolds, the Laughter Festival will shine as a beacon of joy across the UK and beyond.

Music - Elton John

10th June - Lincoln, LN2 2NA - 24 hour credit card hotline on 0844 8472441 or 0844 8244824 or visit ticketmaster.co.uk, axs.com or seetickets.com

Elton John at Lincolnshire Showground. He is one of the most recognised, most decorated and bestselling British artists of all time: Elton John will perform in Lincolnshire for the first time with his band since 1973, when he played Boston’s Starlight Rooms. And this will be a “once in a lifetime” event, as Elton has never played Lincoln itself before. Having performed at several of the world’s most recognisable venues – including a pair of residencies at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Elton John continues to be one of this country’s biggest pop culture exports, and as such, welcoming him to Lincolnshire Showground for his first-ever performance in Lincoln will be a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Music - The New Amen Corner

10th June - Lincoln, LN2 1JS - Details: 01522 519999 or http://www.lincolntheatreroyal.com

Europe’s leading 60s revivalists, The New Amen Corner will be performing the million selling hits that made the 1960s the most prolific decade in musical history. The Corners, as they are affectionately known, have gained the respect of 60s music lovers everywhere, with six national theatre tours now firmly under their belt and with years of experience backing such 60s icons as: Chip Hawkes, Chris Farlowe, Cliff Bennett, Dave Berry, Mike D’abo, Mike Pender, PP Arnold, Steve Ellis, Tony Crane & Wayne Fontana to name but a few. There is no band more qualified than The New Amen Corner to keep the tradition of 60s music alive. Whether you come to this show to relive your childhood memories or you just simply want to see what your parents have been raving about for all these years and experience the musical phenomena of the 1960s for yourself, this show is a must for you. Full of timeless classics performed in the most authentic and entertaining way.

Farmers Markets - Caistor Farmers’ Market

11th June - Market Place

9am – 1pm