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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: www.doddingtonhall.com

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.

Days Out - SO Festival

25th June until 5th July - Skegness

With Skegness being one of the first traditional seaside resorts in the UK, and the location for the culmination of the SO Festival, the theme for 2015 is traditional entertainment.  This theme lends itself to the market town’s travelling show format, as well as creating a recognisable and locally rooted theme for the Skegness finale weekend. The theme is inspired by the many entertainment firsts of Skegness: as the first town in the UK to have a rollercoaster (a switchback railway; the early rollercoaster, in 1885 or 1887 – there is some dispute about the date) and the first UK town to have dodgems in 1926. Skegness is also home to the first Butlins, which came to Skegness in 1921. Billy Butlin came to Skegness as a travelling showman with his hoopla stall and opened the first of the Butlins holiday camps in 1936. The programme will be inspired by traditional entertainment, with a particular focus on the 1920s and 1930s, when British seaside resorts and holidays were at their height.  All events at SO Festival are FREE. To be kept informed of any programme changes, please visit www.sofestival.org/changes

Days Out - Barton Arts Festival

26th June until 5th July - Barton upon Humber

The Barton Arts Festival hosts a variety of events including music, poetry, theatre, film and an Open Art Exhibition. This year performers include the top international Brass Band Brighouse and Rastrick, Richard Digance and author Michael Morpurgo reading from his book War Horse accompanied by the musicians John Tams and Barry Coupe, who wrote the music for the hit show. Other attractions include Open Gardens on the first weekend of the festival, theatre, a silent movie night and a wide diversity of music. For all listings go to www.bartonarts.co.uk

Days Out - Lincolnshire Children’s Festival

29th June until 3rd July - Lincoln

See the streets come alive as primary school children from around the county come to Lincoln to perform for the public across the city.

Exhibitions - Medieval Legacy

30th June until 8th July - Lincoln

Lincolnshire Embroiderers Guild are having an exhibition of work in the Cathedral Chapter House entitled Medieval Legacy. Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1pm-3pm. This complements the Magna Carta theme, and there will be other work on display and sale for the Cathedral Fabric Fund.

Days Out - Martin Open Village Weekend

11th July until 12th July - Martin, Lincolnshire

Here’s a date for your diary this summer! Over the weekend of 11th and 12th July the small village of Martin, on the B1191 four miles west of Woodhall Spa (postcode LN4 3QT for your satnav) will be a hive of activity. There will be yard and pavement sales on the streets throughout the village while Holy Trinity Church and Martin Village Hall will host a range of activities over the two days. These include a bouncy castle, a fresh produce stall, tombola, face painting and old-fashioned games for the kids. You can go on a teddy bear hunt around the village then pop in to the village hall to enjoy a cup of tea while listening to live music from local performers. At the church you can snack on a bacon buttie and vote for your favourite picture among the art competition entries which will be on display there. The fun lasts from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and 11am to 4pm on Sunday. For more information please ring Lindsay at Martin’s village shop on 01526 378901 or find us on Facebook at ‘Martin Open Village Weekend 2015’.

Magna Carta 800 Arts & Cultural Programme - Speaker Mark Carney

16th July - Lincoln Cathedral

The next installment to the Magna Carta Lecture Series 2015: Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, hosts his lecture in Lincoln Cathedral. Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, continues the Lincoln Magna Carta Lecture Series. The lecture will be held in the Nave of Lincoln’s beautiful Cathedral. Tickets for the lectures hosted by Lincoln Cathedral can be purchased fin person at the Lincoln Cathedral Shop, by telephone, or via the online box office. 7pm-8pm.

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.