Exhibitions - Gallantry in the Air
1st April until 30th September - Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum, Heath Farm, North Rauceby, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 8QR - Admission is free - 10am-4pm
This month the Royal Air Force celebrates its centenary. To help mark this occasion, Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum will open its next exhibition, Gallantry in the Air, honouring aircrew members who were recognised for their bravery during the Second World War. The exhibition will feature personnel who were awarded UK gallantry medals including No 617 Squadron leader Guy Gibson, Leonard Cheshire and James Harry ‘Ginger’ Lacey, one of the RAF’s most renowned fighter pilots during the 1939–45 war. To give added local interest to visitors in the county, many of the aircrew that will be featured in the exhibition were based in Lincolnshire at some point during their service careers. Many gained the highest award for their valour with some of them paying the ultimate price. Regardless of their individual circumstances, they all shared at least one thing in common: their incredible acts of ‘Gallantry in the Air’. For more information contact Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum on 01529 488490, email firstname.lastname@example.org or please visit www.cranwellaviation.co.uk.
Exhibitions - Women’s Work: Pioneering Contemporary Craft
7th July until 2nd September - Sleaford NG34 7TW - 01529 308710, www.nccd.org.uk
A mixed contemporary craft exhibition exploring gender and craft. Women’s Work brings together an eclectic mix of pioneering women working at the forge, the bench and with modern technology.
Days Out - NK Walking Festival
14th July until 28th July - Various locations - www.facebook.com/NKWalkingFestival - 01636 892836
A special two-week event showcasing walking opportunities across the district as well as the breathtaking scenery and fascinating places to visit that are right your doorstep.
Exhibitions - Art on the Map – The Variety Show
16th July until 28th July - Lincoln LN2 1PX - 10am–4pm Monday to Saturday (12noon–4pm Sunday) - 01673 860099, www.artonthemap.org.uk
After a very successful Spring Exhibition at Gunby Hall, Art on the Map are once again exhibiting in The Chapter House at Lincoln Cathedral. Work on display covers a range of disciplines with a wide variety of skills, approaches and responses to the artists’ environment. One of the participating artists will be on hand each day to talk about their work. Denise Hawthorne, the organiser, said: “This is a great opportunity for visitors to see a wide range of work from some of the county’s best-loved artists all in one place – and a very special place at that. We have artists from across the county and a range of different styles and techniques.”
Days Out - Street Food Festival
19th July until 22nd July - Lincoln High Street - 07969 279529 (for trading), www.lincolnbig.co.uk
Give your taste buds a treat with samplings from world cuisine. Lincoln’s High Street will be bustling as producers serve up delicious food over four days.
Theatre - Bonnie and Clyde
20th July until 21st July - Spalding PE11 1SS - 7.30pm - 01775 764777, www.southhollandcentre.co.uk
Act II Theatre Company presents a new musical from Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll and Hyde, Dracula) focusing on the notorious anti-heroes. An essential slice of Americana.
Music - Little Mix
20th July - Lincoln LN2 2NA - Doors 4.30pm - 01522 522900, www.lincolnshireshowground.co.uk
The world’s biggest girl band Little Mix will be playing a run of UK summer shows as part of ‘The Summer Hits Tour 2018’. As part of the tour they come to Lincolnshire Showground.
Days Out - Lincoln Dragon Boat Race
21st July - Lincoln LN1 1YX - 12noon - 01529 301300
Local teams take to the water at Brayford Wharf, Lincoln in eye-catching Chinese boats to compete across a 200m course, cheered on by hundreds of spectators.
Gardens - Winterton Open Gardens
21st July until 22nd July - Winterton DN15 9TU - 11am–5pm - 01724 732268 (organisers)
Winterton offers a range of gardens to visit, with several new to the scheme this year. Show your open gardens ticket to use the shuttle bus around the town.
Gardens - Winteringham Open Gardens
22nd July - Winteringham DN15 9PL - 11am–4pm - 07454 620050 (organisers)
A range of small to large gardens will open around the North Lincolnshire village as a precursor to the main Music and Arts Festival to be held at the end of September.
Music - Lincolnshire International Chamber Music Festival
25th July until 29th July - Various venues - www.licmf.moonfruit.com
This year the festival marks two major centenaries – the death of Debussy and the end of World War One. Artists include Thomas Carroll, performing three of Bach’s cello suites, and violinist Doriane Gable.
Kids - Drop-in Seaside Craft Session
25th July - Spalding PE11 1SS - 10am–12noon - 01775 764777, www.southhollandcentre.co.uk
Come and have lots of creative fun at this family craft session for accompanied 2 to 11 year olds. Participants are welcome to stay for as long as they like.
Comedy - Chris Ramsey
26th July - Lincoln LN6 7TS - 8pm - 0871 220 0260, www.engineshed.co.uk
Critically acclaimed and award-winning stand-up comedian Chris Ramsey brings his brand new 2018 live tour to the Engine Shed.
Music - The Unthanks
26th July - Spalding PE11 1SS - 8pm - 01775 764777, www.southhollandcentre.co.uk
The Mercury nominated folk band perform the work of Molly Drake alongside tracks from their ten albums. The Unthanks make ‘art folk’ with a booming, socially conscious heart.
Days Out - Burleigh’s Gin Masterclass
26th July - Doddington LN6 4RU - 7pm–9.30pm - 01522 694308, www.doddingtonhall.com
This tutored tasting of the Burleigh’s gin range at Doddington Hall includes two G&Ts, BBQ food and a range of tastings to enjoy. £25 per person, booking essential.
Comedy - Lincoln Comedy Club
27th July - Lincoln LN1 1UF - 7.30pm - 0800 043 4663, www.thecomedyclub.co.uk
Sam Avery, Mickey Sharma and Gerry K will be taking to the microphone at Home Nightclub for Lincoln Comedy Club. Enjoy an electrifying atmosphere, with drink service throughout the night.
Lectures - Lunchtime Literature Talk and Film: The Great Gatsby
27th July - Lincoln LN2 1EY - 01522 873894, www.lincolndrillhall.com
Join Dr Jane Mackay as she discusses F Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel The Great Gatsby at the Drill Hall. A screening of the 2013 film adaptation, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, will follow at 2pm.
Exhibitions - Doddington Hall Sculpture Exhibition
28th July until 9th September - Doddington LN6 4RU - 11am-4.30pm - 01522 694308, www.doddingtonhall.com
A stunning exhibition throughout the gardens and in the Stable Yard galleries at Doddington Hall, with works by over 75 national and international sculptors, and 50 ceramicists.
Days Out - LIVES Lincoln Cathedral Descent
28th July - Lincoln LN2 1PX - 10am - 01507 525999, www.lives.org.uk
Take on one of the most daring challenges, a 98ft descent inside Lincoln Cathedral. To take part, complete the registration form and make your non-refundable payment of £35.