Thursday 17th August 2017
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Exhibitions - High Flying Women – Pioneering Aviators

1st April until 24th September - Cranwell

Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre will kickstart their new season with an exhibition paying tribute to female aviators from around the world. The Centre’s forthcoming exhibition, High Flying Women – Pioneering Aviators, will open to the public telling the stories of female aviators giving visitors the chance to discover these remarkable women and their love of flight, speed, adventure and service for their countries. The exhibition also examines their struggles and rebellion against the conventions of their respective times, in order to realise their dreams; and how they fearlessly took to the air when aviation was a far greater risk than it is today. It will also show that wealth or indeed a lack of it was not an inhibitor of their ambitions. For more information about this exhibition please contact Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre on Tel: 01529 488490 or email cranwellaviation@n-kesteven.gov.uk. For more information visit www.cranwellaviation.co.uk

Days Out - Lincoln Knights’ Trail

20th May until 3rd September - Lincoln

Follow a trail of 36 Knight sculptures throughout Lincoln to mark 800 years since the Battle of Lincoln and the sealing of the Charter of the Forest. The sculpture trail will consist of 36 Knights which represent the two main figures of the 1217 Battle of Lincoln: Nicola de la Haye (Custodian of Lincoln Castle) and William Marshal (Regent to the young King Henry III).http://www.knightstrail.com

Exhibitions - Woolly Spires exhibition

1st August until 30th August - Lincoln Cathedral LN2 1PX

Woolly Spires exhibition at Lincoln Cathedral. Hand knitted versions of six Lincolnshire parish churches will go on display in Lincoln Cathedral. The knitted churches have all been hand-crafted by community groups as part of the artsNK managed Woolly Spires project. The exhibition includes one church from each district of Lincolnshire: St Denys’, Sleaford; St Mary & St Nicolas, Spalding; St Botolph’s (the Stump), Boston; St James’, Louth; St Wulfram’s, Grantham; and St Mary’s (Stow Minster), Stow. For more information about Woolly Spires visit www.artsnk.org or www.facebook.com/woollyspires

Farmers Markets - Grimsby Farmers’ Market

18th August - St James Square

8.30am-3pm

Farmers Markets - Lincoln Farmers’ Market

18th August - High Street

9am – 4pm

Farmers Markets - Lincoln Farmers’ Market

19th August - Castle Square

9am – 4pm

Open Gardens - Inner Lodge

19th August until 20th August - Somerby DN21 3HG

11am–5pm, £3 chd free

Music - The Kaiser Chiefs

19th August - Market Rasen, LN8 3EA

The Kaiser Chiefs will be taking centre stage at the Market Rasen Racecourse. Kaiser Chiefs are undoubtedly one of the best live bands the UK has produced in the past decade. The band first shot to recognition with their breakout hit ‘I Predict A Riot’ followed by smashes such as ‘Everyday I Love You Less and Less’, ‘Modern Way’, the No 1 single ‘Ruby’, ‘Coming Home’ and last year’s ‘Hole In My Soul’ and ‘Parachute’. The band’s irrepressible frontman Ricky Wilson was the first coach on The Voice UK to mentor the winning acts two years in a row in 2015 and 2016. Tickets are on sale via http://www.thejockeyclublive.co.uk, with prices starting at £30 adult /£20 child (under 18). Please note child tickets are limited. All T&Cs are available on http://marketrasen.thejockeyclub.co.uk. There will be hospitality packages available to suit all budgets.

Days Out - Outlaws

19th August - Lincoln, LN1 3AA

A weekend of law breakers, ne-er do wells, and outlaws at Lincoln Castle – including Robin Hood and Mary Read. From a retelling of the tale of Robin Hood, perhaps the best known medieval outlaw, to tales of pirates including the incredible female pirate Mary Read. There’s music and ballads for outlaws, presentations on crime, and punishment by infringing the Royal Forest Laws. A galloping Highwayman show set to the words of ‘The Highwayman’ poem of Alfred Noyes, complete with musket firing militia. You can also hear the tales of medieval hero Hereward the Wake and have a go at archery for junior outlaws. www.lincolncastle.com

Theatre - The Wind in the Willows

19th August - Gunby, PE23 5SS

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents The Wind in the Willows at Gunby Hall. Join Badger, Mole, Ratty and Toad for a perfect summer of adventure. What starts as a search for the best picnic spot, rapidly turns into the most hilarious of escapades. With the bumptious Toad’s heart set on a shiny new motorcar and his very liberty soon at stake, will his faithful friends come to his rescue – and will he let them?  Alive with music and song, this magical family show is presented in beautiful traditional costume and features a woodland parade during the interval for everyone to join in! Fun and frolics aplenty with this adaptation of the classic novel loved by children and adults alike. www.chapterhouse.org

Open Gardens - 68 Watts Lane

20th August - Louth, LN11 9DG

11am-4pm, £2.50, children free

Theatre - A Midsummer Night’s Dream

20th August - Elsham, DN20 0QZ

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Elsham Hall. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star-crossed lovers, playful fairies and hilarious travelling players. Beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes, a wonderful musical score and enchanting woodland creatures come together to make this an evening of unmissable summer garden theatre. www.chapterhouse.org

Music - Arcus Quartet

20th August - Doddington, LN6 4RU

Enjoy an evening of chamber music, romantic gardens, and Prosecco on the terrace at Doddington Hall as the Arcus Quartet perform. Experience the very special magic of Chamber Music at Doddington Hall & Gardens during the summer concert series curated by artistic director Graham Oppenheimer. Explore the romantic gardens, have a glass of Prosecco on the private terrace, and then listen to wonderful music from the Arcus Quartet in the beauty of the Long Gallery. www.doddington hall.com/event/summer-concert-series-arcus-quartet/