Steve Barclay could not be more delighted to be back at Lincoln’s Theatre Royal in this year’s pantomime, ‘Dick Whittington’
The RAF Swing Wing Band is one of many groups and ensembles forming part of the Band of the Royal Air Force College, travelling from their Cranwell base to give concerts in aid of charity. Jean Rush saw them in action and looks back on the history of RAF music
Determined that acting was the only career for her, Lincoln-born Kelly Adams is fast becoming a household name as a star of both stage and screen.
In a 50-year career, Gilson Lavis has provided the beat for some of the biggest names in popular music: from Chuck Berry to Dusty Springfield, with chart-topping band Squeeze and for the past two decades with national treasure Jools Holland. His drumming still makes him happy, but the discovery five years ago that he could paint has taken that happiness to a different level.
Capturing the vibrant spirit of Lincolnshire in just an hour would seem an impossible task – but it’s what a team of internationally-renowned writers, composers, illustrators, actors and a ninety-strong choir will be attempting to do in a stunning new production which is the county’s major contribution to this year’s Cultural Olympiad and premieres next month.