Thursday 27th April 2017
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Exhibitions - Birds On The Wing

3rd March until 25th June - Thorpe on the Hill, LN6 9BW - Tel: 01522 694353.

Birds On The Wing exhibition at the Natural World Centre, Whisby Nature Park. A stunning exhibition that explores the life and beauty of both garden and wetland birds. A range of media, craft, art and photography has been created by local practitioners, with all work on display available to purchase. Birds on the Wing features photography by wildlife and swan photographer Anne Waterfield, whose body of work ‘All about Swans’ has previously exhibited at the Discovery Centre at Clumber Park. There will also be a Swan Facts section which is informative and also include a mini me exhibition and trail aimed at young children.

Exhibitions - Never Ends

1st April until 11th June - Grimsby DN31 1UZ - Free entry

Never Ends at Muriel Barker Gallery, Grimsby Fishing and Heritage Centre. This exhibition explores the passage of time, memory and place. It will feature ‘Far and Near’ – a collaboration with artist Linda Ingham and composer David Power, focusing on commemorative benches and their personal memories, with contributions from textile artist Nicky Dillerstone and wood crafter, Chris Nangle; ‘Outfalls’ with artist Judith Tucker and poet Harriet Tarlo, inspired by the Louth Canal on the Humber Estuary and Arts Council Collection loans from land artists including: Andy Goldsworthy, Richard Long, Hamish Fulton, Martin Parr, Angus Fairhurst, Birgit Skiold, Jane Harris and Brian Altero. Muriel Barker Gallery, Grimsby Fishing and Heritage Centre, Alexandra Road, 9am-5pm.

Exhibitions - High Flying Women – Pioneering Aviators

1st April until 24th September - Cranwell

Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre will kickstart their new season with an exhibition paying tribute to female aviators from around the world. The Centre’s forthcoming exhibition, High Flying Women – Pioneering Aviators, will open to the public telling the stories of female aviators giving visitors the chance to discover these remarkable women and their love of flight, speed, adventure and service for their countries. The exhibition also examines their struggles and rebellion against the conventions of their respective times, in order to realise their dreams; and how they fearlessly took to the air when aviation was a far greater risk than it is today. It will also show that wealth or indeed a lack of it was not an inhibitor of their ambitions. For more information about this exhibition please contact Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre on Tel: 01529 488490 or email cranwellaviation@n-kesteven.gov.uk. For more information visit www.cranwellaviation.co.uk

Exhibitions - Art in the Barn

15th April until 14th May - Doddington, LN6 4RU

Lincolnshire Artists’ Society presents Art in the Barn at Doddington Hall. After their very successful exhibitions at the Usher Gallery and Sam Scorer Gallery in 2016, the Lincolnshire Artists’ Society is breaking new ground and, for the first time, will be exhibiting at Doddington Hall this spring. The exhibition, Art in the Barn, which features artists from across the county, is an opportunity to experience a wide range of work from some of Lincolnshire’s most talented artists. The work includes paintings and drawings as well as sculpture, ceramics, glass and wood. Members are excited about this chance to exhibit at such a prestigious venue and to reach a wider audience. In addition, the Society is also celebrating the publication of a second book by Lincolnshire author Edward Mayor, on Lincolnshire Artists, which celebrates the work of the last ten years. Edward will be signing copies of the book between 2pm-4pm on Easter Sunday, 16th April. Why not take the opportunity to not only visit the Hall or Gardens, enjoy a coffee in one of the cafes, or visit one of the shops, but also feast on some of the exciting work on offer by visiting the Stable Studios and seeing ‘Art in the Barn’?

Days Out - Gosberton Flower & Craft Festival 2017

22nd April until 1st May - Gosberton

Open every day from 10am to 5pm except on the last day when the event closes at 4pm. There will be about 40 magnificent flower displays; the theme this year is ‘Childhood Memories’. A variety of stalls selling jams, cordials, cakes, raffle tickets, books, ornamental ironwork for gardens, vegetables and bric-a-brac among other things. A large church hall is turned into a cafe and is open all day during the Festival where visitors can buy sandwiches, soup, ploughman’s lunches, filled jacket potatoes, desserts, cakes and cream scones, all of which are homemade. Admission to the Festival is free. For further information, please contact Debbie Reynolds on Tel: 01775 841585.

Farmers Markets - Lincoln Farmers’ Market

28th April - North Hykeham

9am-3pm

Comedy - Funhouse Comedy Club

28th April - Spalding, PE11 1SS

Funhouse Comedy Club in the Function Hall at South Holland Centre. The second Funhouse Comedy Club date of the season sees comedian Dan Nightingale mixing fiendishly accurate observations with killer punchlines. He is joined on the bill by the awkward, geeky but very funny Peter Brush, and Doug Segal (‘imagine if Derren Brown was funny) with compere Barry Dodds. www.southhollandcentre.co.uk

Farmers Markets - Lincoln Farmers’ Market

28th April - High Street

9am – 4pm

Days Out - Burton Waters Boating Festival

29th April - Burton Waters Marina, Burton Waters, Lincoln LN1 2WN - Tel: 01522 567404

Our annual Boating Festival is back!  Join us for a great day out for all the family - all are welcome!  Come and view the fantastic range of new and used boats we have on display. We have a better than ever selection of stalls attending including Go Outdoors, Timeless Accessories, Stella & Dot Jewellery, Lincs Spas, JH Country Art, Partylite and County Leisure Teak to name just a few. Food and drinks will be available to sample throughout the day including traditional fish ‘n’ chips, tapas, doughnuts and coffee and an in-house bar, all accompanied by fabulous live music courtesy of The Suitcase Dwellers.  There’s entertainment for the kids including face painting, dressing up photo booth and paddle boarding. It’s the region’s boating event not to miss!  Admission is free of charge.

Open Gardens - Marigold Cottage

29th April until 30th April - Sutton on Sea LN12 2NP

2pm-5pm, £3 – chd free

Music - Brigg singers

29th April - Hibaldstow, DN20 9DY - Tickets are available from Church Street Stores, Hibaldstow or by calling 01652 656875.

A spring concert by the Brigg singers is being held at Hibaldstow Village Hall. The proceeds from the evening will go towards the Lindsey Lodge Hospice in Scunthorpe’s ‘Sponsor a Patient Room’ initiative. Residents of Hibaldstow are planning several fundraising events during 2017, the monies from which will go to the room they have adopted as ‘The Hibaldstow Room’. The concert begins at 7.30pm.

Talks - An Audience with Actor Ken Kitson

12th May - Gladstone House Social Club 370, Ropery Road Gainsborough DN21 2TS - £5

Audiences are entertained by TV & Film Actor Ken Kitson from Last of the Summer Wine. Kens long career has armed him with an abundance of fascinating and sometimes side splitting funny stories. Ken incorporates sketches, and readings of Poetry from his own writings which are now featured in his book : Moods, Moments & Memories.Kens previous shows have left audiences feeling uplifted and completely entertained. 7-30pm. Tickets are available, email: tickets@summerwine.net or telephone the venue 01427 613017.