Friday 28th August 2015
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Art - Humber to the Wash Open Art Exhibition

6th June until 6th September - Barton upon Humber, DN18 5JT - Tel: 01652 660380

Humber to the Wash Open Art Exhibition at The Ropewalk. This biennial show draws artists from the region including East Yorkshire, Hull, North and North East Lincolnshire and Norfolk. This year the guest selectors are Lisa Moran, the arts and theatres contract manager for North Lincolnshire Council and Adele Howitt, a practicing artist and co-director of Studio Eleven in Hull.

Exhibitions - Voices from the Inside

14th June until 31st August - Doddington - Details:

During this summer of Magna Carta celebrations, Doddington Hall is staging a fascinating exhibition of quilts and needlework entitled ‘Voices from the Inside’. A series of inspirational workshops has also been created. The exhibition will explore what it means to be ‘inside’ and the power of stitchwork to communicate, rehabilitate and heal. Curated in partnership with Fine Cell Work (the charity that trains men and women in prison to do high-quality, paid needlepoint), there will be several pieces made by prisoners, alongside other works made by nuns, carers, invalids, soldiers and artists. Open Wednesday, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays 12 to 4pm. Last entry 3.30pm.

Exhibitions - The Life and Legacy of George Boole

13th July until 11th September - Lincoln, LN6 7TS

A new exhibition celebrating the life and legacy of one of the world’s finest mathematicians, who we have to thank for the technology behind all modern-day computers, is open in Lincoln – his home city – this summer.  George Boole, who was born in Lincoln in 1815, was a self-taught mathematical genius whose work forms the basis of computer science and electronic circuitry. To celebrate the bicentenary of his birth, the University of Lincoln is hosting an illuminating exhibition showcasing a timeline of Boole’s life through an extensive archive of his correspondence, academic work and personal items.  Taking place in the University of Lincoln’s award-winning Great Central Warehouse Library, The Life and Legacy of George Boole, runs until Friday 11th September.

Art - The Lincolnshire Artists’ Society

16th August until 7th October - Lincoln

Lincolnshire Artists’ Society returns to The Usher. The Lincolnshire Artists’ Society first exhibited at The Usher Gallery in 1927 and has exhibited there many times over the years, but it is always a very special occasion for its members. Carol Butler, Chairman of the Society, commented: “It is always a pleasure to be able to exhibit in such a beautiful gallery; we have always considered The Usher as our home and the opportunity to show there is much appreciated by our members. “We look forward to welcoming old friends from around the county and visitors from around the world. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, photography as well as 3D work – in fact something for everyone! “There are a number of awards made at the exhibition including the Maggie Dean award for which the visiting public vote for their favourite piece.” The Lincolnshire Artists’ Society, founded as the Lincolnshire Drawing Club, celebrated its Centenary in 2006. Inspired by the Cambridge Drawing Society founded in 1882, it was followed by the St Ives Society in 1927. Primarily an exhibiting society welcoming artists from all over the county, the LAS started out with an Annual Exhibition in the loose boxes of the stables at Monks Manor, Lincoln – the home of its founder, Miss Elsie Ruston – and her art collecting, industrialist father Joseph. It moved to the city’s Exchange Arcade in 1910 following interest from the press and public, then to a room in the new Central Library eventually finding its ideal home in the Usher Gallery from 1927. A great survivor, it emerged from an enforced period of inactivity in the First World War and has had an unbroken run of exhibitions in Lincoln and around the county ever since.

Country Markets - Market Rasen

28th August - Salvation Army Rooms, John Street

9am – 1pm

Country Markets - Wainfleet

28th August - Wainfleet Methodist Chapel Hall, St Johns Street

9.30am – 11.30am

Country Markets - Sleaford

28th August - The Sourze, Riverside Church, South Gate


Country Markets - Stamford

28th August - The Blue Room, Stamford Arts Centre, 27 St Marys Street

8.30am – 11am

Country Markets - Lincoln

28th August - Bailgate Methodist Church Hall

8am – 12.15pm

Days Out - Steampunk Festival

29th August until 31st August - Cathedral Quarter

Hailed the ‘most splendid in the World’, the biggest Steampunk festival in Europe returns to Lincoln for a Weekend at the Asylum VII.

Days Out - Spalding Food Festival

29th August until 30th August - Spalding

This year’s Spalding Food Festival is anticipated to receive over 10,000 visitors to the town over the course of the weekend.  This is a prime opportunity for food and drink businesses from across Lincolnshire and all over the UK to showcase their offerings to consumers. Known as the ‘Kitchen of the UK’, South Holland is home to a wide number of major food production companies such as Bakkavor, JVG Fresh, Fesa, QV Foods and Princes Foods, which are supported by a number of haulage companies – FreshLinc, Robsons of Spalding Ltd, Produce Logistics and Fowler Wells. If you would like to exhibit your produce at the Spalding and South Holland Food Festival 2015, you can book your stand by contacting Dennis Hannant by calling 01775 766729 or visiting the festival’s website:

Magna Carta 800 Arts & Cultural Programme - Sir Mark Elder

5th September - Lincoln Cathedral

Lecture by Sir Mark Elder, “Music and Freedom”

Magna Carta 800 Arts & Cultural Programme - Canon Dr Mark Hocknull

29th October - Lincoln Cathedral

Chancellor, “George Boole – Commemorating Genius”, 7pm-8pm.