Tuesday 26th July 2016
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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.

Art - Summer Exhibition 2016

25th June until 4th September - Barton on Humber, DN18 5JT - Tel: 01652 660380

Summer Exhibition at The Ropewalk. The Biennial Print Open Exhibition has been postponed until next summer, to coincide with the Hull City of Culture celebrations. In its place is a mixed exhibition of work from artists associated with The Ropewalk.

Days Out - Lincoln Beach

18th July until 3rd September - Lincoln - Tel: 01522 545711

Lincoln city centre will see the return of Lincoln BIG’s sandy beach in the summer holidays. From 18th July, children will be able to enjoy the beach and fairground rides in the city centre, while parents can relax in the complimentary deckchairs. Children and families can enjoy the Punch and Judy Festival when it arrives on the beach on the 29th and 30th July. Look out for giant Mr Punch, Judy and Baby around town and on the beach throughout the festival too! Punch and Judy shows are subject to weather conditions.

Country Markets - Alford

26th July - St Wilfrid’s Church Hall, Church Street, Alford

9.30am – 12 noon

Country Markets - Gainsborough

26th July - Friends Meeting House, 22 Market Street

9am – 12.30pm

Farmers Markets - Louth Farmers’ Market

27th July - Cannon Street

9am – 2pm

Days Out - Burghley Film Festival

27th July until 31st July - Stamford PE9 3JY

Five days of fabulous films from Bridget Jones’ Diary to Mamma Mia with other retro classics and children’s favourites in between. The Burghley Film Festival returns this year to one of the country’s most beautiful outdoor cinema locations. Enjoy delicious local barbecue food, salads and refreshing drinks by Absolute Taste throughout the Film Festival. The Orangery Restaurant will be open as usual during the summer screenings.

Country Markets - Wainfleet

29th July - Wainfleet Methodist Chapel Hall, St Johns Street

9.30am – 11.30am

Country Markets - Market Rasen

29th July - Salvation Army Rooms, John Street

9am – 1pm

Art - Sculpture Exhibition

30th July - Doddington, LN6 4RU - Tel: 01522 812412

Doddington Hall’s biennial sculpture exhibition returns for a summer of stunning artwork in Doddington’s beautiful gardens. The sculpture exhibition at Doddington Hall & Gardens represents the chance to enjoy one of the largest art exhibitions of sculpture in the country. Work by more than 75 leading sculptors, both from the UK and abroad, will feature including 450 original and inspirational pieces. The different garden areas with be complemented by the sculptures, as will the newly expanded Granary Barn. A wide range of work will be on show spanning classic, modern, and contemporary style using marble, stone, water, bronze, ceramics, glass, rubber, and artificial grass.

Days Out - Dragon Boat Race

30th July - Lincoln

A summer day on the Brayford Waterfront full of family activities and spectacular Dragon Boat races. Enjoy a day on the Brayford Waterfront and enjoy a series of Dragon Boat races on the water from local teams to raise money for charity. There will also be activities along the waterfront to give the whole family something to do during the day. Make the most of the restaurants and bars on the waterfront to enjoy a meal or refreshing drink whilst watching.

Days Out - Heckington Show

30th July until 31st July - Heckington

Nothing quite matches Heckington Show for the relaxed way that it combines the intimacy of a village show with the expectation of the national stage. Heckington Show is a true family day out, a quintessentially English Summer occasion for families and friends to enjoy and take part in an event that brings competition and co-operation, pride and pleasure, sunshine and smiles to a Summer’s day.

Open Gardens - 68 Watts Lane

31st July - Louth, LN11 9DG

11am-4pm, £2.50, children free

Country Markets - Gainsborough

2nd August - Friends Meeting House, 22 Market Street

9am – 12.30pm

Country Markets - Alford

2nd August - St Wilfrid’s Church Hall, Church Street, Alford

9.30am – 12 noon

Kids - Retro Crafts Club

4th August - Barton upon Humber, DN18 5QP - Tel: 01652 635172 to book

Wilderspin National School is holding a Retro Crafts Club every Thursday during the month of August. If the kids are bored during the holidays, take them to the Retro Crafts Club to learn about the crafts that their parents or grandparents will recall. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Farmers Markets - Lincoln Farmers’ Market

5th August - City Square


Country Markets - Market Rasen

5th August - Salvation Army Rooms, John Street

9am – 1pm

Country Markets - Wainfleet

5th August - Wainfleet Methodist Chapel Hall, St Johns Street

9.30am – 11.30am

Kids - Friday Family Fun Club

5th August - Gainsborough, DN21 2NB

Friday Family Fun Club at Gainsborough Old Hall. Make, create and craft creepy crawlies. A great new club for families, perfect to fill the long summer holidays and a chance to learn how to craft spiders, dragonflies and bugs to take away home each time. No booking required.

Music - Leadenham Arts Festival

5th August until 6th August - Leadenham - For more information on the festival call: 07831 569993

Enjoy two days full of music and fun at the third annual Leadenham Arts Festival. The festival opens with the Lincolnshire Barber Shop Harmony Club, performing a concert of popular and amusing songs at St Swithun Church. The second day of the festival includes a day of arts and crafts. This features demonstrations of traditional crafts such as spinning, pot making and weaving. There will also be music, performing, painting, and other fun workshops.

Farmers Markets - Sleaford Farmers’ Market

6th August - Market Place


Farmers Markets - Spalding Farmers’ Market

6th August - Sheep Market


Farmers Markets - Market Rasen Farmers’ Market

6th August - Market Place

9am – 3pm

Art - Artists’ Market

6th August - Lincoln, LN1 3AA

A market nestled between the Castle and the Cathedral giving visitors the chance to view or purchase handcrafted and original pieces of art. The market takes place from 10.30am to 4pm and gives the opportunity to buy unique and individual art from established or local artists. Tel: 01522 545458.

Art - Katy O’Neil

6th August until 4th September - Barton upon Humber, DN18 5TW - Tel: 01652 660380

Katy O’Neil exhibition at The Ropewalk. An artist with over 20 years’ experience in contemporary ceramic vessels and handmade jewellery. Each piece of art is decorated with splashes of colour and patterns, layered to create different effects and to highlight the textures and mark making in the ceramic materials before firing. An individual and unique artist, with a style you’d hate to miss.

Days Out - The Vikings are coming!

6th August until 7th August - Skegness, PE25 2HF - Tel: 01754 766658

A weekend of Viking history and fun at the Village Church Farm in Skegness. Come along to a weekend of combat, traditional Viking cookery, talks, demonstrations and displays courtesy of ‘WUFFA’. Learn about the Viking lifestyle and take part in the day-to-day running of a Viking home.

Music - The Floyd Effect

6th August - Gainsborough, DN21 2AL - Tel: 01427 676655

The Floyd Effect, a Pink Floyd tribute show at Trinity Arts Centre. If you are a big fan of Pink Floyd then you will love the Floyd Effect. All band members are top quality musicians and perform the show completely live, with no backing tracks or computer recordings. The tribute act have been said to be as good as the real thing and will be recreating the music of Pink Floyd in their live and said to be powerful, and immersive show.