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 - Circus: Performers, Politics and Pop Culture
28th April until 8th July - Sleaford NG34 7TW - 01529 308710, nccd.org.uk
The National Centre for Craft & Design and artsNK will celebrate the 250th anniversary of Circus in Britain through a major exhibition of live performances, film, photography and design.
Music - Royal Air Force Centenary Concert
24th May - Lincoln LN2 1PX - 7.30pm - 01522 561600, lincolncathedral.com
This major music event at Lincoln Cathedral, features the Band of the Royal Air Force College, and marks the 100th anniversary of the RAF. Compered by Carol Vorderman.
Exhibitions - 30 Tathwell Fine Art Exhibition
25th May until 28th May - Louth LN11 9SR - 01507 601680
Includes over 150 works of art, plus books, plants etc. Craft demonstrations will be taking place over the weekend. Homemade refreshments will be available, including cream teas. At St Vedast’s Church. Admission £1.50.
Theatre - Twist
25th May - 01205 363108, www.blackfriarsartscentre.co.uk - 7.30pm - Boston PE21 6HP
Tarantino meets British farce at Blackfriars Arts Centre in the rip-roaring comedy thriller that will have you guessing until the end! With echoes of Pulp Fiction, Twist is edgy, slick, stylish and cool.
Lectures - Pin Gin Masterclass
25th May - Doddington LN6 4RU - 7.30pm - 01522 694308, www.doddingtonhall.com
Join Bottomley Distillers to learn about the history of gin, and how you can enjoy your G&T with a variety of garnishes. End the evening with an amazing cocktail stirred up for you.
Days Out - A Vintage Affair
27th May until 28th May - Doddington LN6 4RU - 10am–4pm - 01522 694308, www.doddingtonhall.com
Enjoy live music across the Doddington Hall Estate, get styled by vintage hairdressers and pose for a picture at the classic car display. Stalls will be selling clothing, vinyl, jewellery, homeware and collectables.
Gardens - Iris Week at Doddington Hall
27th May until 3rd June - Doddington LN6 4RU - 01522 694308, www.doddingtonhall.com
Enjoy the enchanting beauty of the famous Doddington Iris display in the romantic setting of the Walled West Garden. This ornamental plant has been grown at Doddington for over thirty years.
Gardens - Jules Hudson at Easton Walled Gardens
28th May - Grantham NG33 5AP - 01476 530063, www.visiteaston.co.uk
Easton Walled Gardens welcomes broadcaster and writer Jules Hudson to promote his new book Walled Gardens. Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust’s Mark Schofield will also be providing information and guided walks for visitors.
Lectures - The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah
31st May - Lincoln LN2 1EY - 7.30pm - 01522 873894, www.lincolndrillhall.com
Poet Benjamin Zephaniah is back with his first tour in eight years, to coincide with his remarkable autobiography. Discover how he fought injustice and discrimination, while sharing a selection of favourite writing.
Lectures - Lunchtime Literature Talk and Film: Mrs Dalloway
1st June - Lincoln LN2 1EY - 12noon - 01522 873894, www.lincolndrillhall.com
Dr Jane Mackay discusses Virginia Woolf’s celebrated novel, which details a day in the life of a fictional high-society woman in post-WW1 England, followed by a film screening at Lincoln Drill Hall.
Music - Folk Upstairs at the Drill: Johnny Dickinson
2nd June - Lincoln LN2 1EY - 7.30pm - 01522 873894, www.lincolndrillhall.com
Johnny Dickinson’s slide guitar playing crosses Celtic flavours with American blues. His repertoire includes tastefully reworked folk favourites, blues and original compositions.
Comedy - Red Herring Comedy Club
2nd June - Lincoln LN2 1EY - 8pm - 01522 873894, www.lincolndrillhall.com
The ever-popular monthly comedy extravaganza this month features David Trent, Tez Ilyas (BBC Three’s Man Like Mobeen), one act still to be confirmed and MC Rich Wilson! Recommended for over 18s only.
Exhibitions - Heritage Art Group Annual Exhibition
2nd June until 3rd June - Enterprise Centre, Aubourn - 11am-4pm
Refreshments served all day. Plenty of parking.