Sunday 26th April 2015
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Exhibitions - Landowners, Bishops and Singers: The Story of the Elwes Family

13th January until 14th June - Scunthorpe, DN15 7BD - Details: 01724 843533.

Discover what impact the Elwes family had on North Lincolnshire – especially Brigg, Wrawby and Roxby – in North Lincolnshire Museum’s brand new exhibition. The exhibition will take you through the Elwes family timeline. Learn about important family members such as Gervase Elwes, the famous singer and the legacy he left. Discover what it was like to have Cary Elwes as your landlord and find out what impact Valentine Elwes’s conversion to Catholicism had on Brigg.

Exhibitions - Signature

14th April until 26th April - Lincoln, LN2 4PE

In conjunction with the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta the Contemporary Crafts Network will be hosting ‘Signature’, an exhibition of beautifully crafted work, at the Sam Scorer Gallery. The CCN includes a wide range of members from talented new graduates to skilled and experienced crafts people using materials such as glass, ceramics, metals, paper, felt and textiles, and has achieved notable success exhibiting in galleries across the East Midlands and Europe. Encouraged to use different methods and techniques to put their own stamp on the theme, members will reveal their individual interpretations and signature pieces in a unique collection to celebrate this special event.

Days Out - Nottinghamshire County Show

9th May until 10th May - Newark Showground - Tickets cost £15 on the gates or £10 for advance tickets online. Under 17s go free.

From high adrenaline BMX motocross to the popular dog and duck show, this year’s Nottinghamshire County Show will be the best yet. In its 132nd year and taking place on 9th and 10th May at Newark Showground, the show is one of the most prestigious county shows in the country and will be jam packed with activities to keep all ages happy. Jayne Olney, show manager said: “We are proud that this is our 132nd year and the show is more diverse than ever. No matter what age, the show offers an exciting day out for everyone to see, experience, and taste the best of Nottinghamshire – be it entertainers, farmers, producers or retailers.” Visitors will be able to experience hundreds of attractions including the vast lines of livestock, big events such as headline act Broke FMX and Savage Skills, live cookery demonstrations and a range of local stalls.  As well as being a great day out for the family, the show is a must-attend event for farmers and businesses. Advance tickets are available to book online via the website – http://www.nottinghamshirecountyshow.com/the-show/buy-tickets/

Magna Carta 800 Arts & Cultural Programme - Speaker Lord Powell

15th May - Lincoln Cathedral

As part of the Magna Carta Lecture Series 2015: Lord Charles Powell, former Private Secretary to Margaret Thatcher, will be hosting a lecture in Lincoln Cathedral. The Lecture Series 2015 continues with Lord Charles Powell of Bayswater, KCMG, OBE. This lecture will take place 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 - High Sheriff’s Legal Service & Speaker Lord Judge

10th June - Lincoln Cathedral

This event hosts the High Sheriff’s Legal Service, followed by Speaker Lord Judge who will be holding the next discussion in the Magna Carta Lecture Series in Lincoln Cathedral. The 2015 Magna Lecture Series continues with this special event that hosts both the High Sheriff’s Legal Service, and Lord Judge’s addition to the lecture series. Following the High Sheriff’s Legal Service, Baron Judge PC QC will be holding the next discussion in the Magna Carta Lecture Series. This special service and lecture will take place 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 - 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.