Exhibitions - Death and Burials Exhibition21st January until 5th January - Scunthorpe, DN15 5TW - Tel: 01724 843533
Death and Burials Exhibition at North Lincolnshire Museum, Scunthorpe.
Art - Print Open7th 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.
Art - In Beauty May I Walk2nd 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 www.sculpturedoddingtonhall.com
Art - Glass in Context30th August until 4th October - Steep Hill, Lincoln
A show of colourful kiln fused glass by Jacquie and Bill McNeill from Woodhall Spa. The gallery is open every day and visitors are most welcome to browse the upper and lower galleries.
Farmers Markets - Market Rasen Farmers’ Market2nd September - Market Place
9am – 3pm
Country Markets - Gainsborough2nd September - Friends Meeting House, 22 Market Street
9am – 12.30pm
Country Markets - Alford2nd September - St Wilfrid’s Church Hall, Church Street, Alford
9.30am – 12 noon
Kids - Bug Box Hotels at Hartsholme Park2nd September - Lincoln, LN6 0EY - Tel: 01522 873735
Make your bugs a home and help keep the insects in your garden safe from the cold winter weather by building a bug box. Join the Park Rangers to construct your very own little conservation project to take home.
Sport - Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials at Burghley House4th September until 7th September - Burghley, PE9 3JY - For further details see www.burghley-horse.co.uk
The premier equestrian and social event in the international sporting calendar and a focus for the best horses and riders in the world. The parkland of Burghley provides a perfect setting for the four-day event competition and a stunning location for the popular shopping village of more than 600 exhibitors – tempting all ages and tastes.
Days Out - Lincolnshire Heritage Open Days11th September until 14th September - Various Venues - See http://www.lincsheritage.org 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.