Exhibitions - Landowners, Bishops and Singers: The Story of the Elwes Family13th January until 14th June - Scunthorpe, DN15 7BD - Details: 01724 843533.
Discover what impact the Elwes family had on North Lincolnshire – especially Brigg, Wrawby and Roxby – in North Lincolnshire Museum’s brand new exhibition. The exhibition will take you through the Elwes family timeline. Learn about important family members such as Gervase Elwes, the famous singer and the legacy he left. Discover what it was like to have Cary Elwes as your landlord and find out what impact Valentine Elwes’s conversion to Catholicism had on Brigg.
Art - Harold Gosney - a retrospective7th February until 2nd April - Grimsby, DN31 1UZ - Details: 01472 323345
The Muriel Barker Gallery at The Fishing Heritage Centre will host a retrospective exhibition of drawings, paintings and sculptures by renowned artist and former tutor at Grimsby College of Art, Harold Gosney. The exhibition is a celebration of his life as an artist over the past 60 years. Entry into the Gallery is free.
Art - 3 Strand21st February until 5th April - Barton on Humber, DN18 5JT - Details: 01652 660380
In this ‘industrialisation’ themed exhibition by Linda Westerman, Moira West and Patricia McMillan at The Ropewalk, each artist explores a wide variety of materials including fabric, fibre, plastic, rope, silk and wire.
Art - Debbie Barker exhibition7th March until 5th April - Barton on Humber, DN18 5JT - Details: 01652 660380
Debbie Barber takes inspiration from the natural world – birds, trees and leaves for example. Her forms are simple, strong shapes and she uses surface patterns to introduce complexity and interest. After first training as a textile artist Debbie retrained as a potter combining her love of colour, texture and pattern she used in her textiles with her new medium, clay.
Art - Gillian Hobson7th March until 19th April - Barton on Humber, DN18 5JT - Details: 01652 660380
Gillian Hobson’s enduring concerns of colour, light and space find new form in Lightlines, a major showing of contemporary works at The Ropewalk. Working with photography, moving image, sound and installation she explores and expresses the intuitive resonances at play between us and the spaces we live in.
Farmers Markets - Horncastle Farmers’ Market28th March - Market Place
Farmers Markets - Brigg Farmers’ Market28th March - Market Place
Days Out - Discover Lincolnshire Weekend28th March until 29th March - Various locations across Lincolnshire
Entry to many of Lincoln’s and the surrounding area’s attractions and activities will be free of charge during Discover Lincolnshire Weekend from 28th to 29th March.
As well as enjoying the shopping and food available throughout Lincoln, visitors and residents alike can also explore some of Lincolnshire’s most fascinating attractions absolutely free of charge on Discover Lincolnshire Weekend.
Barlings Country Holiday Park, Gainsborough (Sat & Sun)
St Mary’s Church Stow, Lincoln (Sat)
Gunby Hall, Spilsby (Sat & Sun)
Gainsborough Old Hall, Gainsborough (Sat & Sun)
Welbourn Forge, Lincoln (Sat)
Burgh le Marsh Windmill, Skegness (Sat & Sun)
Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre, Woodhall Spa (Sat & Sun)
The Village Church Farm, Skegness (Sat & Sun)
Rushmoor Country Park, Louth (Sat & Sun)
The National Centre for Craft & Design, Sleaford (Sat & Sun)
Tattershall Castle, Woodhall Spa (Sat & Sun)
Cogglesford Watermill, Sleaford (Sun)
Old Nick Theatre, Gainsborough (Sun)
St Mary’s Church Stow, Lincoln (Sun)
Doddington Hall, Lincoln (Sun)
Navigation House, Sleaford (Sun)
Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre, Sleaford (Sun)
Please note that not all venues are open both days of the Discover Lincolnshire Weekend, check with the venue before travelling to avoid disappointment.
Lectures - Climbing, Twining and Wall Shrubs28th March - Welton, LN2 3JB - £2.50 Members, £4 Non-members.
Hardy’s Plant Society series of lectures. Howard Drury DHE (Hons): ‘Climbing, Twining and Wall Shrubs’. Howard is a horticultural broadcaster, lecturer (using Powerpoint), writer, adviser and consultant and his aim is to make is presentations both horticulturally accurate as well as light-hearted and entertaining. A winning combination. At William Farr CofE School, 2pm.
Music - The Jaywalkers28th March - Barton on Humber, DN18 5JR - Details: 01652 660380
One of the most exciting, virtuosic and entertaining young bands working on the British folk scene, BBC Young Folk Award finalists 2009 The Jaywalkers has a deluge of festival appearances behind them. Creating a unique sound based on their collective and individual musical backgrounds, the band takes influence from folk, bluegrass, country and western swing music in the form of virtuosic instrumentals, three part harmony and occasional slap bass. Add good humour, tasteful arrangements and exceptional musicianship to the mix and they are guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Performing at Ropery Hall.
Theatre - House of Ghosts28th March - Boston, PE21 6HP - Blackfriars Theatre, Boston (01205 363108)
Baroque Theatre Company announces its first touring production for 2015, and it promises to be a real treat for all Inspector Morse fans. House of Ghosts, by Alma Cullen, is an Inspector Morse mystery inspired by the original novels of Colin Dexter. With an intriguing incarnation of the unassuming, stoically-reserved, often grumpy Inspector Morse, House of Ghosts takes its cue firmly from theatrical history. The play opens with a performance from Shakespeare’s Hamlet. A young professional actress playing Ophelia dies suddenly mid-performance and Inspector Morse is immediately on the scene, having been in the audience. The stage is cordoned off, and becomes a murder scene. The plot delves deep into Morse’s student life in Oxford, reuniting him with ghosts from his past, giving the audience an insight into the events which shaped the inspector’s later life.
Theatre - Old Herbaceous28th March - Wickenby, LN3 5AW - Details: 01673 885500
Old Herbaceous at the Broadbent Theatre. Some entertaining stories told with a glint in Old Herbaceous’ eye. Peter Macqueen brings to life Alfred Shaughnessy’s moving one-man play. Not just for gardeners, this unexpected love story is set in an old green house in the gardens of a Gloucestershire manor house. Pinnegar, known as Old Herbaceous in the village, is happy, isn’t that what we all really want from life? Maybe there’s something to be said for the simple life.
Days Out - Palm Sunday at Lincoln Cathedral29th March - Lincoln, LN2 1PX - Tel: 01522 561600
The procession of Palms before the Eucharist on this day is one of the many ceremonies that originated in Jerusalem in the fourth century AD. It is not merely a liturgical pageant or tableau; it is an act of witness and a pledge of loyalty, by which, at the beginning of Holy Week we enrol ourselves among the followers of Christ and publicly commit ourselves to follow him along his path of suffering to the triumph of his resurrection.
Open Gardens - 21 Chapel St, Hacconby29th March -
11am – 5pm. £3
Open Gardens - Brightwater Gardens, Saxby29th March -
11am – 4pm £4.50
Country Markets - Gainsborough31st March - Friends Meeting House, 22 Market Street
9am – 12.30pm
Country Markets - Alford31st March - St Wilfrid’s Church Hall, Church Street, Alford
9.30am – 12 noon