Saturday 23rd August 2014
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Exhibitions - Death and Burials Exhibition

21st January until 5th January - Scunthorpe, DN15 5TW - Tel: 01724 843533

Death and Burials Exhibition at North Lincolnshire Museum, Scunthorpe.

Art - Print Open

7th June until 7th September - Barton on Humber, DN18 5JT - Details: 01652 660380

The fourth biennial Print Open runs in both Gallery One and the Artspace throughout the summer. Featuring printmakers from throughout the country it aims to show the very best of contemporary printmaking. The selectors for the 2014 exhibition are Melvyn Petterson, who is a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and runs Artichoke Printmaking Workshop in Brixton, and artist and former Grimsby School of Art lecturer Alf Ludlam.

Days Out - Lincoln by the Sea

21st July until 31st August - Lincoln City Square

Lincoln city centre will see the return of Lincoln BIG’s sandy beach in July and August, Lincoln by the Sea. From 21st July, children will be able to enjoy the beach and fairground rides in the city centre, while parents can relax in deckchairs. Children and families can enjoy the Punch and Judy Festival on the beach on the 25th and 26th of July. Look out for giant Mr Punch, Judy and Baby around town and on the beach throughout the festival too! The Punch and Judy shows are subject to weather conditions.

Art - All at Sea

26th July until 25th August - Steep Hill, Lincoln

At Harding House Gallery in August, most of the eleven members of the Co-operative will be showing work in ‘All at Sea’ in the upper gallery. This exhibition will include paintings, ceramics, photography, glass, and other sea-themed works of art. The show runs from 26th July until 25th August. The gallery is open every day and visitors are most welcome to browse the upper and lower galleries.

Art - In Beauty May I Walk

2nd August until 7th September - Doddington

After a successful year in 2012, the Midlands’ largest sculpture exhibition is returning to Doddington Hall this summer. This year will see over 300 works displayed, making it one of the biggest exhibitions in the UK, and significantly larger than 2012 when 250 works were displayed.  The exhibition will show works by seventy-five sculptors, both national and international, with forty-three new to the exhibition. Curated by David Waghorne, managing director at Sculpture Events Ltd, preparation is underway to display sculptures from exhibitors including Anthony Heywood, David Worthington, Giles Rayner, Mel Fraser and Rachel Ducker. The pieces will follow two trails which will complement the Elizabethan Gardens. Trail 1 will take guests through the Ornamental East Garden – ‘Strength & Power’, the Ornamental West Garden – ‘Colour & Light’ and the Wild Garden – ‘Surprise & Delight’. Trail 2 includes The Great Hall – ‘Banquet’, Granary Courtyard – ‘Movements & Action’, and The Granary – Indoor Exhibition. The Great Hall will include busts by Kathy Dalwood, who recently had her work featured by Louis Vuitton. A mechanical working corkscrew, which is cast in bronze and described as the world’s largest by Davy & Kristin McGuire, along with their ten-metre paper and hologram sculpture, will make its way to the exhibition after its current tour of Japan.  Owners of Doddington Hall, James and Claire Birch, are delighted that the exhibition will return this year. “What we noticed in 2012 was that everyone of all ages enjoyed the exhibition and not just those who had an existing interest in art,” explained Claire. “We would see children fascinated, people discussing pieces at great length and lots of keen photographers taking lovely photos. Our gardens were filled with not only art but laughter, surprise, delight and debate. It was an event which would become part of the Hall’s history so we wanted it to return.” The exhibition is open every day from 11am until 4pm and all works are for sale. For further details visit

Days Out - Lincoln Labyrinth Festival 2014

6th August until 27th August - Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln Cathedral will be the host for this new festival with the ancient labyrinth symbol as its principle theme. To walk a labyrinth is a form of meditation and contemplation, but it can be whatever the walker wants it to be – healing, mindful, prayerful or simply fun. A series of events from 6th to 27th August will see participation by many communities in Lincoln and by groups and professionals in the fields of arts, design, music, dance and history. The public will be able to walk a labyrinth path, copying the form of the iconic medieval Chartres labyrinth, drawn by architecture students on the nave floor of the cathedral. A smaller copy laid on the floor of the south transept will be used by the public for a series of guided walking workshops. The workshops will be held on Thursdays and Fridays throughout August and can be booked in advance. One of the aims of the festival is to unite visitors in experiencing the cathedral as a place of stillness, beauty and peace. An exhibition open daily in the south transept will survey the historic, artistic and cultural background of the labyrinth’s symbolism with a series of paintings by contemporary artists, as well as artistic responses from children.

6th August, 7.30pm – Opening event and choral concert by Discantvs. Tickets £10 Concessions £8.
12th August, 11am – Presentation by Stage Fright Community Theatre. The performance is free for visitors to the Cathedral who have paid the standard Cathedral entry charges.
13th August, 7.30pm and 18th August, 7.30pm – The Quest for the Holy Grail. Performed by actors and singers from CAODS, a dramatisation of the most famous episode in Malory’s Morte d’Arthur. Tickets £10 Concessions £8.
27th August, 7.30pm Finale – Candlelit evening with music and readings. The chance to take a journey by candlelight along the labyrinth, look at the exhibition and listen to choirs, solo singers and actors performing words and music including specially commissioned compositions related to the journey of life.

Tickets: Adults £5 Children free. Tickets can be purchased through the Cathedral Box Office Tel: 01522 561600 or for more information visit the festival website:

Social Events - One Event

22nd August until 27th August - Lincolnshire Showground -

Building upon 30 incredible years of the Grapevine celebration, ONE Event, now in it’s 3rd year is an event for people of all ages who are passionate about seeing the Church go forward and have a growing influence for good. ONE is about being refreshed, empowered and finding a strong sense of unity across a variety of streams and networks. ONE is about the power of together. There is greater strength and blessing found in unity, we are better together because iron sharpens iron.

Farmers Markets - Horncastle Farmers’ Market

23rd August - Market Place

9am – 4pm

Farmers Markets - Brigg Farmers’ Market

23rd August - Market Place

9am – 3pm

Days Out - August Bank Holiday Festival

23rd August until 25th August - Alford -

Alford Craft Market presents the August Bank Holiday Festival celebrating 40 years of Alford Craft Market and 100 years of Crafts in Alford Town. In our 40th year we are pulling out all the stops to make this August Bank Holiday weekend of Saturday 23rd , Sunday 24th and Monday 25th August 2014, our best event yet!

- Tea For Victory tea party

23rd August - Stamford

Knitwear designer and soon to be published author from Stamford, Libby Summers, joined forces with Prostate Cancer UK in 2013 in the fight against the condition with the launch of her ‘Tea Cosies For Victory’ pattern collection. This year, Libby and her mum are continuing the fundraising by holding their own Tea For Victory tea party. The party will be held from 10am until 12 noon at George’s Place in St Mary’s Street. The event is open to the public, and there will be themed cakes on sale, as well as coffee and tea, served from a teapot ensconced in one of Libby’s very own hand knitted tea cosies. Knitting kits and patterns will also be on sale to raise further funds. The Tea Cosies For Victory patterns and kits are available at Libby Summers’s website, and to download three designs as a pdf for the price of £3.50 visit

Theatre - Sense and Sensibiity

23rd August - Belton House - For more details visit

Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer for an evening of Regency wonderment as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood make their first forays into the exquisite world of eighteenth-century society. Bring a picnic along with family and friends and follow the sisters as they find their path and lose their hearts under a beautiful summer sky in their quest to find the perfect balance of sense and sensibility.

Exhibitions - St Matthew’s Art Exhibition 2014

23rd August until 29th August - Bridge Road, Sutton Bridge - For more information, contact Geoff De Roux. Telephone 01406 540219. Enquiries:

St Matthew’s art exhibition will involve around 100 talented artists from local and surrounding areas, and will feature approximately 300 paintings in various mediums. If a piece of art catches your eye, most of the pictures will be available to buy, and a percentage of the sales will go to church funds. The event is free to enter, but any donations are much appreciated, and visitors wishing to retain their catalogue will be asked to donate a small amount to church funding. The exhibition will be open from Saturday to Thursday 10am until 6pm, Sunday 12noon until 6pm, and Friday 10am until 3pm, so pop along and have a look around!

Days Out - Craft Market

23rd August - Cornhill, Lincoln

Local artisans create a unique space to buy handcrafted gifts, ornaments, jewellery and more in Lincoln Cornhill.

Open Gardens - 68 Watts Lane

24th August - Louth LN11 9DG

Open 11am – 4pm Adm £2.50, children free, PfS Teas NGS

Theatre - Wuthering Heights

24th August - Old Palace, Lincoln - For more information on how to buy tickets and other Chapterhouse shows this summer visit

Chapterhouse Theatre Company is proud to present Emily Bronte’s classic love story set on the beautiful, mysterious wilderness of the Yorkshire moors. This treasured story of enduring love and passion has thrilled and entranced for generations and is now brought alive on stage in an adaptation by award winning writer Laura Turner and presented at some of the most beautiful open-air venues across the UK and Ireland. Can Catherine and Heathcliff’s everlasting love bring happiness or will the very forces of nature and the moors tear them apart? Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company with family and friends for an evening of unforgettable theatre under the stars.

Days Out - Children’s Summer Festival

24th August until 25th August - Elsham Hall

Elsham Hall Gardens and Country Park, near Brigg, will be open every day until 7th September for school summer holidays. On August Bank Holiday Sunday 24th and Monday 25th August there will be a traditional Children’s Summer Festival at Elsham with entertainers Flo the Clown and Feet First. On Sunday 24th August there is also a children’s book signing event by Susan Hartlebury and on Monday 25th August a pair of 13th century re-enactors dressed as Knights of England will be performing at Elsham. More information available on website

Days Out - Grimsthorpe Festival

25th August - Grimsthorpe

This August Bank Holiday Monday, 25th August sees the return of Grimsthorpe Festival! An eclectic and dynamic summer festival disguised as a country fair. A very English open air party for the whole family. This unique event is charming and irresistible, where music lovers share cheese and cucumber sandwiches with a bottle of real ale from the Beer Tent with well-known bands and artists, aristocracy, classic car and motorcycle enthusiasts, rockers, poets, fun runners, dancers, townies, graffiti artists and the lovely ladies who make the exceedingly good cupcakes. For more information about this year’s Grimsthorpe Festival visit the website at, or call Daniel Sumpton on 07711 705604. Grimsthorpe Festival can also be followed on Facebook at or on Twitter @GrimsthorpeFest

Country Markets - Gainsborough

26th August - Friends Meeting House, 22 Market Street

9am – 12.30pm

Country Markets - Alford

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

9.30am – 12 noon

Theatre - The Good Old Days

28th August - Theatre Royal, Lincoln - Tickets are priced at £20 each, and £19 for concessions - For more information, contact the Box Office on 01522 519999, or visit

An exciting new production of The Good Old Days will be held at Lincoln’s Theatre Royal, recreating the popular BBC TV show which ran for 50 years. The show will be hosted by Christopher Molloy and will feature Lee Thompson and ex-Big Brother housemate, Lionel Blair. It will feature period music, and fancy dress is encouraged, with a prize available for the best costume. This unique performance will be a brilliant experience for all ages, and a wonderful evening out for anyone looking for a good time.

Days Out - Lincolnshire Heritage Open Days

11th September until 14th September - Various Venues - See for full details

Celebrate the rich and varied local heritage of Lincolnshire with special openings and events arranged across the county. The theme for this year is Lincolnshire in the First World War and to commemorate the 100th year anniversary of the onset of the First World War we have worked with volunteers throughout the county to create a programme that will honour the memory of this conflict and share with you stories of Lincolnshire during this time.