Wednesday 23rd July 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.

Art - The East Coast 7 Mixed Exhibition

17th June until 24th July - Louth, LN11 ONW - T: 01507 600 269 • E: • •

Park Gallery Presents…Show 6 – The East Coast 7 Mixed Exhibition. Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10-3 Saturday 12-3.

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.

Sport - Commonwealth Games Big Screen

23rd July until 3rd August - Lincoln

Enjoy all the action from the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games right in the city centre with the Lincoln BIG Commonwealth Screen.  On Lincoln Cornhill, for the duration of the games, there will be grass and seating in Lincoln Cornhill to cheer on Team GB or whoever else you are rooting for.

Farmers Markets - Louth Farmers’ Market

25th July - Market Place

9am – 2pm

Country Markets - Market Rasen

25th July - Salvation Army Rooms, John Street

9am – 1pm

Country Markets - Wainfleet

25th July - Wainfleet Methodist Chapel Hall, St Johns Street

9.30am – 11.30am

Country Markets - Woodhall Spa

25th July - St Peters Hall, The Broadway

10am – 12noon

Country Markets - Lincoln

25th July -

Bailgate Methodist Church Hall, 8am – 12.15pm

Theatre - Pirates of Penzance

25th July - Lincoln Castle - Tickets: £12.50 (£10 concessions / £7.50 children / Family ticket for 2 adults and up

Sit down and relax in the beautiful outdoor setting of Lincoln Castle with a performance which is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Performed by a talented cast of seven, this famous operetta is packed with laughter, romance and a ship-full of memorable lyrics such as ‘To be a Pirate King!’, ‘Modern Major General’ and ‘A Policeman’s Lot is Not a Happy One’. Suitable for ages 5+ This event will be performed outdoors and you will need to bring your own seating. Performances will go ahead in all but the very worst weather conditions. Please take care and come well prepared! Light refreshments will be served on the night but you are welcome to bring a picnic. For more information visit or contact Lincoln Castle via the County Council on 01522 782040 or visit

Farmers Markets - Brigg Farmers’ Market

26th July - Market Place


Farmers Markets - Horncastle Farmers’ Market

26th July - Market Place

9am – 4pm

Days Out - 147th Heckington Show

26th July until 27th 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.

Days Out - Craft Market

26th July - Cornhill, Lincoln

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

Kids - Punch and Judy Festival

26th July until 27th July - Lincoln

The traditional Punch and Judy Festival returns to Lincoln for the eleventh time to perform across the city centre. Experience traditional Punch and Judy shows on High Bridge, High Street and the beach on City Square during the festival as you visit Lincoln High Street.  Travel from one booth to the other or just pop by for a one-off show whilst shopping, grabbing a bite to eat or relaxing in a cafe. The Punch and Judy performance consists of a sequence of short scenes, each depicting an interaction between the two characters. The show is performed by a single puppeteer inside the booth and provides unique entertainment found nowhere else! Children of all ages, not to mention adults, love a traditional Punch and Judy puppet show so be sure to pay the festival a visit.  Look out for giant Mr Punch, Judy and Baby around town throughout the festival too!

Theatre - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

27th July - Elsham Hall

Deep in the beautiful Northumbrian countryside a terrifying mystery and a legendary nemesis await the arrival of the world’s greatest detective. When the wife of Doctor Watson suddenly disappears, a desperate quest to find her begins. Sherlock Holmes comes face to face with his greatest fear at the hands of his mortal enemy in this stunning new tale of romance and suspense. Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company in what promises to be one of the must-see productions of the summer, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, in some of the most beautiful country house gardens throughout the UK and Ireland. For more details visit

Social Events - Lincs Evolution

27th July - Lincoln

Lincolnshire’s car and motorsport clubs arrive at Lincoln’s Brayford Waterfront for a social event and a spectacular vehicle display.

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