Friday 19th July 2019
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Exhibitions - Evan Roth’s ‘Red Lines’ with Landscapes

1st June until 15th September - Lincoln LN2 1LP - 01522 782040,

American artist Evan Roth’s Artangel 2018-19 commission, Red Lines, streamed via the internet from coastal sites around the world directly into the gallery, alongside works from The Usher Gallery’s landscape collection.

Exhibitions - North Lincolnshire Print Open

15th June until 8th September - Barton upon Humber DN18 5JT - 10am - 5pm - 01652 660380,

Selected by Rob Moore and Melvyn Petterson, this biennial exhibition aims to show the best of our region’s printmakers. At the Ropewalk Gallery, Barton upon Humber.

Exhibitions - After Richmond

9th July until 23rd July - Lincoln LN1 3BN - 10am–4pm - 01522 589899,

An installation of new work by Michael Blackburn, Colin Davis and Geoffrey Mark Matthews documenting time spent together forty years ago in Richmond, North Yorkshire. At Sam Scorer Gallery.

Exhibitions - Dinosaur Encounter

13th July until 8th September - Lincoln LN2 1LP - 10am-4pm - 01522 782040

Be transported back millions of years in time to when dinosaurs ruled the land in this thrilling exhibition from London’s Natural History Museum, at The Collection Museum in Lincoln.

Music - Lincolnshire International Chamber Music Festival Various venues, Lincolnshire

17th July until 21st July - Lincoln LN2 1EY - 01522 873894,

This year the festival has invited the Russian/British pianist and composer, Alissa Firsova to help in a Guest Artistic Directorship capacity. Her ‘Tennyson Fantasy’, recorded by the Tippett Quartet, will be played as part of the final concert on Sunday 21st July at the County Assembly Rooms, Lincoln.

Other performers this year include Bulgarian cellist Yoanna Prodanova, saxophonist Jess Gillam, pianist Zeynep Özsuca and clarinettist Andrew Marriner.

LICMF will also be partnering with Britten Sinfonia for a very special concert in Grimsby Minster on Saturday 20th July. For more details on performers, programmes and venues, visit the Lincoln Drill Hall website.

Music - Party in the Park

19th July until 20th July - Scunthorpe DN15 9HU - 5pm -

A new summer music event bringing an exciting line-up of acts to the beautiful Normanby Hall Country Park. With headliners Toploader, along with tributes to Little Mix, Ed Sheeran and more.

Theatre - Matthew Dunster’s version of George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984

19th July until 20th July - Spalding PE11 1SS - 7.30pm - 01775 764777,

Matthew Dunster’s version of George Orwell’s dystopian novel is vividly brought to life by ACT II’s advanced skills group. Winston Smith discovers that he is not alone in his rebellious thoughts.

Music - Mercury

20th July - Scunthorpe DN15 7RG, - 7.30pm - 0844 854 2776

Now celebrating their 20th anniversary, Mercury have established themselves as one of the world’s most authentic tribute bands to Freddie Mercury and Queen, taking audiences through a catalogue of classic songs.

Music - Organ Concert: Hilary Punnet

20th July - Lincoln LN2 1PX - 7pm - 01522 504394

Come and experience Hilary Punnett in concert on the grand Father Willis organ in Lincoln Cathedral. The evening’s programme includes works by Duruflé, Rütti, Willan and Bairstow.

Music - Weird Garden

20th July - Lincoln LN1 3LB - 10am - 6pm - 01522 512669

An evening of experimental sound at Decimal Place Gallery in the uphill area of Lincoln, marking the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing. With Transgalactic Levitators, Austin T and Bing Satellites. Free.

Music - The South

20th July - Skegness PE24 5LN - 2pm -

The South formed in 1988 under the name ‘The Beautiful South’ and have continued to tour the UK. They have had several hit singles, including Number One single ‘A Little Time’. At Sycamore Lakes Park.

Theatre - Treasure Island – Open Air Theatre at Gunby Hall & Gardens

20th July - Gunby PE23 5SS - 7pm - 01754 890102

Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company for this brand-new adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic, with Gunby as the backdrop. Bring a picnic to enjoy with your family and friends.

Days Out - Lincoln Dragon Boat Race

20th July - Lincoln LN1 1YW - 01529 301300

Enjoy a day on the Brayford Waterfront with a series of Dragon Boat races on the water, raising money for local charities: Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, Nomad Trust.

Theatre - Lyngo Theatre Company presents Tom Thumb

24th July - Grantham NG31 6PZ - 7.30pm - 01476 406158,

Performed entirely on and under a kitchen table, this classic story is brought to life in a playful and fascinating show full of Lyngo’s magic with feathery spinning birds and a flying house.

Comedy - Comedy Night at the Royal

25th July - Lincoln LN2 1JJ - 8pm - 01522 519999,

Featuring Jongleurs/Spike Milligan award-winner James Cook, sought after compere and comedian Adam Bloom and star and co-writer of the BBC1 Friday night comedy show Hospital People, Tom Binns.

Talks - Literature Talk with Dr Jane Mackay: Seven Years In Tibet

25th July - Lincoln LN2 1EY - 12noon - 01522 873894

Explore Heinrich Harrer’s Seven Years in Tibet, one of the best travel books and the only one where the author had full access to one of the most remote and mysterious lands.

Music - King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys

26th July - Grantham NG31 6PZ - 7.30pm - 01476 406158

More than just the world’s greatest jump, jive and swing band – King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys are an institution! They have opened for BB King, Cab Calloway and Ray Charles.

Music - The Best of WHAM!

26th July - Scunthorpe DN15 7RG - 7.30pm - 0844 854 2776

Includes all those hits, a few B-side favourites and a couple of early George Michael songs. Featuring the best of George, Andrew, Pepsi and Shirlie with sensational vocals, costumes and choreography.

Exhibitions - Summer of Ceramics

27th July until 8th September - Doddington Hall, Lincoln LN6 4RU - Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays, 12noon – 4.30pm. The gardens open at 11am and last admission is at 3.30pm - 01522 694308,

Lincolnshire’s historic Doddington Hall is hosting a Summer of Ceramics, with exhibitions of contemporary art presented alongside its ceramics collection gathered over 300 years. There will be new displays and tours, talks and demonstrations from leading artists, makers and ceramics experts.
In the Stable Yard Galleries, curator Preston Fitzgerald will showcase renowned national and international makers at the frontier of ceramic design. Exhibitors include Freya Bramble-Carter, James Faulkner, Ryan Barrett and Rafaela de Ascanio. There will also be a selection of work showcasing Lincolnshire ceramicists curated by Susanna Gorst of Lincolnshire Wolds based Oxcombe Pottery.
Visitors will also encounter installations throughout the formal and walled gardens. Inside the Hall, visitors will discover Doddington’s ceramics collection co-curated by Preston Fitzgerald and Rebecca Blackwood.
The Edwin Jarvis collection of largely English ceramics will be presented with special displays of Torksey Pottery – an early 19th century factory established by William Billingsley – and the extensive collection of 20th century British Studio pottery collected by Antony Jarvis. There will also be pieces from world-famous ceramicists with Lincolnshire connections including Edmund de Waal and Gordon Baldwin.
Workshops, talks and masterclasses will give people the chance to have a go at new activities.

Dates for workshops, talks and tours can be found at Summer of Ceramics is supported using public funding by Arts Council England

Days Out - Lincoln Castle Victorian Extravaganza

27th July until 28th July - Lincoln LN1 3AA - 10am - 5pm - 01522 782040

With fairground attractions, band and much more, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Inside the Castle walls is the Victorian prison giving an insight into crime and punishment of the past.

Comedy - Paul Smith: Following

28th July - Lincoln LN6 7TS - 7pm - 0871 220 0260,

Join this crowd favourite for another night of hilarity. Paul has been crowned Liverpool’s New Comedian of the Year and was a Finalist at The Leicester Comedian of the Year competition.

Theatre - Outdoor Theatre: Alice in Wonderland

31st July - Lincoln LN1 3AA, - 6.30pm - 01522 782040

Immersion Theatre proudly bring their trademark energy to their most spectacularly bonkers show to date. You are invited to join in the hilarity of seeing this classic story brought vividly to life.