Exhibitions - A Town called Home
2nd February until 30th June - Muriel Barker Gallery, Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre, Grimsby DN31 1UZ - Admission is free - www.theequalitypractice.co.uk
Celebrating the stories of people from all over the world who have made Grimsby their home. The Equality Practice has announced a new exhibition, A Town Called Home, the first ever of its kind in North East Lincolnshire. Thanks to National Lottery players, the exhibition presents the stories of people from all over the world, who have come to Grimsby to live and work since the 1950s. It highlights the talent, the entrepreneurial spirit, the work ethic and the contribution that migrants have made, and continue to make to the community. The stories, often humorous, express how people felt when they first arrived; their first impressions, what they found unusual, and what they found really difficult. It allows the wider community, often used to hearing the denigration of the area, to see the town through fresh eyes. Jill Wilson and Tracy Todd, founders of The Equality Practice Ltd, were funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to manage this project. The free exhibition will launch to the public on Saturday 2nd February, from 10am until 4pm in the Muriel Barker Gallery at the Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre, Alexander Dock, Grimsby. It will run until 30th June 2019. (Note: the museum is closed on Mondays.)
Exhibitions - Agitated Presence
30th March until 2nd June - Barton upon Humber DN18 5JT - 01652 660380, www.the-ropewalk.co.uk
This exhibition shows work by a group of East Yorkshire and Hull based painters whose practice involves, either incidentally or wholly, the use of photography or computer software.
Exhibitions - OPEM Artists in Residence
11th May until 23rd June - Lincoln LN2 1LP - 01522 782040, www.thecollectionmuseum.com
The New Curtois Gallery at The Collection will become working artists’ studios for Michael Shaw, Belén Cerezo and Ros Lorimer, who have been hand-picked by museum staff.
Exhibitions - Kaleidoscope
18th May until 29th June - Scunthorpe DN15 6TB - 10am-4pm - 01724 297070, www.2021visualaertscentre.co.uk
Kaleidoscope is the collective name for a swarm of butterflies. This butterfly themed Kaleidoscope exhibition showcases all the different creative groups and communities involved with 20-21 Visual Arts Centre.
Talks - Deepings Literary Festival
23rd May until 26th May - - Various venues and times, see website for details - deepingsliteraryfestival.co.uk
The Deepings Literary Festival brings some of the UK’s best-loved contemporary authors to The Deepings for a series of talks and events all about books – and writing them!
Comedy - An Audience with Cannon and Ball
24th May - Scunthorpe DN15 7RG - 7.30pm - 0844 854 2776, www.scunthorpetheatres.co.uk
Opening the show with 45 minutes of unforgettable ‘Cannon & Ball’ they will perform some of their legendary sketches before the interval. In Act Two they will talk about their career and open up to the audience for questions. At Plowright Theatre.
Comedy - Al Murray - Landlord of Hope and Glory
24th May - Scunthorpe DN15 7RG - 8pm - 0844 854 2776, www.scunthorpetheatres.co.uk
Al Murray returns to the stage in the guise of the Pub Landlord for an extended tour which this month comes to Baths Hall.
Exhibitions - Art in the Barn
24th May until 9th June - Doddington LN6 4RU - 10am-4pm - www.lincolnshireartistssociety.com
The well-respected Lincolnshire Artists’ Society makes a welcome return to Doddington Hall. Featuring paintings and sculptural art by members, many artworks are for sale. Free admission.
Music - Call of the Wild Festival
24th May until 26th May - Lincoln LN2 1EY - 7.30pm - 01522 873894, www.lincolndrillhall.com
Lincolnshire Showground is set to host a brand new music festival that will deliver world-renowned international rock bands alongside a host of breakthrough acts from near and far.
Days Out - Toy Collectors’ Fair
26th May - Lincoln LN2 2NA - 01522 522900, www.lincolnshireshowground.co.uk
The 200 table event is a trove of collectables, where you’ll find everything from Corgi and Hornby to Sci-Fi, Star Wars, film and TV related items.
Days Out - Iris Week at Doddington Hall
26th May until 2nd June - Doddington LN6 4RU - 11am - 4.30pm - 01522 694308, www.doddingtonhall.com
Enjoy the enchanting beauty of the famous Doddington Iris display in the romantic setting of the Walled West Garden. Also see a collection of Dodsworth Irises cultivated by expert Bryan Dodsworth.
Exhibitions - Noted: Lou Hazelwood & Sarah Pennington
27th May until 9th June - The Ropewalk, Maltkiln Road, Barton upon Humber, North Lincolnshire DN18 5JT - 10am - 5pm (4pm Sunday and Bank Holidays) - 01652 660380, www.roperyhall.co.uk
Noted brings together artists Lou Hazelwood and Sarah Pennington for the first time, as they negotiate similar interests in the mechanisation of music and roles of women.
Comedy - Seann Walsh - After this One I’m Going HOme
28th May - Lincoln LN2 1EY - 8pm - 01522 873894, www.lincolndrillhall.com
Postponed from October 2018 due to Seann’s appearance on Strictly Come Dancing. This dishevelled, fiery, animated, fiercely idle, millennial man child is one of the best live comedians to have come out of the UK.
Exhibitions - ‘Almanac’ by Les Brown
28th May until 3rd June - Lincoln LN1 5BN - 10am-4pm - 01522 589899, www.samscorergallery.co.uk/
Paintings and pastel images of the British landscape, completed over the last two years. Presented in calendar month order. The exhibition will also feature written prose and poetry.
Theatre - The Wiz
30th May until 2nd June - Boston PE21 6HP - See website for times - 01205 363108, www.blackfriarsartscentre.co.uk
Come and join BTA’s talented young performers in their rendition of The Wiz! It’s the timeless classic you know and love, with a modern, soulful twist.
Talks - Literature Talk with Dr Jane Mackay: Gulliver’s Travels
31st May - Lincoln LN2 1EY - 12noon - 01522 873894, www.lincolndrillhall.com
Join Dr Mackay as she explores Jonathan Swift’s enduring classic Gulliver’s Travels.
Comedy - Red Herring Comedy Club
1st June - Lincoln LN2 1EY - 8pm - 01522 873894, www.lincolndrillhall.com
Lincoln Drill Hall hosts its ever-popular monthly comedy extravaganza, this month featuring Barry Castagnola, Maisie Adam, Bobby Mair and MC Lou Conran!
Recommended for over 18s only.
Exhibitions - Evan Roth’s ‘Red Lines’ with Landscapes
1st June until 15th September - Lincoln LN2 1LP - 01522 782040, www.thecollectionmuseum.com
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.
Music - Crhis and Kellie While
1st June - Barton upon Humber DN18 5JT - 8pm - 01652 660380, www.roperyhall.co.uk
Mother and daughter come together for a special evening. Kellie is known for fronting the Albion Band and e2K. Chris is known for her work with Julie Matthews.
Music - Chris Norman - The Original Voice of Smokie
1st June - Scunthorpe DN15 7RG - 7.30pm - 0844 854 2776, www.scunthorpetheatres.co.uk
Famed for fronting huge ’70s hit band Smokie, Chris Norman has gone on to carve a successful solo career since leaving the band in 1986. At Baths Hall.
Theatre - The Sooty Show
1st June - Scunthorpe DN15 7RG - 11am - 2.30pm - 0844 854 2776, www.scunthorpetheatres.co.uk
Sooty, Sweep and Soo – and Richard Cadell – will amaze you with impossible tricks and side-splitting jokes. Be astounded at Sooty’s flying car, Soo’s singing unicorn and Sweep’s levitating sausage! At Plowright Theatre.
Exhibitions - Heritage Art Group Summer Exhibition Enterprise Centre
2nd June until 3rd June - Aubourn Ln5 9FD - 12noon - 5pm
Browse a range of imaginative artworks at this group exhibition, with refreshments available on both days.
Days Out - Summer Fayre at Bransby Horses
2nd June - Bransby LN1 2PH - 11am - 4pm - 01427 788 464 bransbyhorses.co.uk
Horse demonstrations, riding displays, falconry, children’s play zone, arts and crafts, a dog show, shopping and a wide selection of food and refreshments. There will also be the usual picturesque walkways.
Days Out - Louth Classic Car Show
2nd June - Louth - 8am - louthlions.org
The cars will leave the Corn Market in Louth for a drive around the Lincolnshire countryside, before arriving at Deighton Close fields to spend time admiring the wonderful cars taking part.
Days Out - Giant Lincoln Cycle Sportive
2nd June - Doddington LN6 4RU - 01522 694308, www.doddingtonhall.com
Starting and finishing at Doddington Hall, complete your chosen distance on a well-marked and safe course. Once you have crossed the finish line, you will receive a medal and goody bag.
Music - LICMF Lunchtime Concert
4th June - Lincoln LN2 1EY - 1pm - 01522 873894, www.lincolndrillhall.com
Today’s concert features ‘At the River’, ‘Simple Gifts’ and ‘Long Time Ago’ by Aaron Copland, Cabaret Songs by Benjamin Britten, Ivor Gurney’s Five Elizabethan Songs and Betjeman Songs by Madeline Dring.
Talks - Stuart Maconie – Jarrow: Road to the Deep South
4th June - Lincoln LN2 1EY - 7.30pm - 01522 873894, www.lincolndrillhall.com
Join the popular DJ, journalist and author as he talks about walking 300 miles retracing the famous Jarrow Crusade – the 1936 march in protest at mass unemployment and extreme poverty.
Music - Chris Difford
5th June - Lincoln LN2 1EY - 7.30pm - 01522 873894, www.lincolndrillhall.com
Squeeze co-founder Chris Difford is a Grammy nominated and double Ivor Novello award-winning lyricist who has brought us characters and sketches from everyday life for over 40 years.
Music - Castalian String Quartet
6th June - St Firmin's Church, Thurlby PE10 0EH - 7.30pm - 01476 406158, www.guildhallartscentre.com
Sini Simonen and Daniel Roberts (Violin), Charlotte Bonneton (Viola), Christopher Graves (Cello). Programme: Haydn – Quartet in D minor op. 76 no. 2; Janacek – Quartet no.1 in E minor (Kreutzer Sonata); Britten Quartet no. 2 in C op. 36.
Music - The Blues Band
6th June - Spalding PE11 1SS - 7.30pm - 01775 764777, www.southhollandcentre.co.uk
They’ve earned a reputation around the world as one of the finest exponents of the blues tradition. Featuring Paul Jones, Dave Kelly, Tom McGuinness, Rob Townsend and Gary Fletcher.
Music - Madness
7th June - Market Rasen LN8 3EA - 5.30pm - thejockeyclublive.co.uk
Combining the genres of ska, reggae, Motown, rock’n’roll, and classic pop, Madness have become one of the best loved British bands. Fronted by the charismatic Suggs, the group have enjoyed many hits including ‘Baggy Trousers’, ‘It Must Be Love’, ‘Driving In My Car’, ‘Our House’ and the 1982 Number One, ‘House of Fun’.
The Jockey Club Live offers music fans and racegoers a value for money experience unlike any other this month. Alongside a show-stopping headline performance by the band at Market Rasen Racecourse, the action kicks off earlier in the day with a six-race card.
Music - Billy Ocean with special guest Heather Small
8th June - Stamford PE9 3JY - 5pm - www.burghley.co.uk
Billy Ocean is one of the most beloved recording stars Britain has ever produced. Catch him perform many of his hits in the picturesque surroundings of Burghley House.
Music - The James Bond Concert Spectacular
8th June - Lincoln LN2 1JJ - 7.30pm - 01522 519999, www.newtheatreroyallincoln.co.uk
Featuring all the songs from the 007 movies, hear the greats like Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, Skyfall, Thunderball, Live And Let Die, Goldeneye and Licence To Kill amongst all the others.
Theatre - Romeo and Juliet
8th June - Lincoln LN6 7TS - 5pm - 01522 837600, www.lpac.co.uk
Winner of Best Large Scale Dance Production at the Theatre Critics of Wales Awards 2014, Ballet Cymru presents an extraordinary adaptation of William Shakespeare’s masterpiece Romeo and Juliet.
Theatre - A Super Happy Story ( About Feeling Super Sad)
13th June - Spalding PE11 1SS - 7.30pm - 01775 764777, www.southhollandcentre.co.uk
A hilarious cabaret musical about depression. Written by Olivier award-winner Jon Brittain with music by Matthew Floyd Jones, the show is a musical comedy that throws glitter at depression.
Music - Leo Sayer - Just a Boy at 70
14th June - Scunthorpe DN15 7RG - 7.30pm - 0844 854 2776, www.scunthorpetheatres.co.uk
After the success of his 2015 and 2017 tours, the Grammy award-winning, music legend is returning to the UK for a short series of concerts and festival appearances. At Baths Hall.
Exhibitions - Dominic Parczuk Exhibition
15th June until 14th July - Lincoln LN6 7TS - 10am-4pm - 01522 694308, www.doddingtonhall.com
Artist in Residence, Dominic Parczuk, presents a collection of around 50 oil paintings inspired by the Doddington estate throughout the seasons. Featuring still lifes, interiors, architectural and landscape works.
Music - Weird Garden
15th June - Lincoln LN1 3LB - 6pm - 10pm - 01522 512669, facebook.com/tapenoise
An evening of experimental sound at Decimal Place Gallery in the uphill area of Lincoln. Tonight’s artists are Experimental Sonic Machines, Carnivorous Plants, Oxynucid and Tremolo Ghosts. Free entry.
Theatre - Take 7
15th June - Wikenby LN3 5AW - 7.30pm - 0300 400 0101, broadbenttheatre.org
A production which celebrates the art of storytelling. If you are a fan of people-watching you will enjoy peeking into the lives of the characters revealing their secrets, hopes and fears.
Theatre - A Kind of Magic
15th June - Spalding PE11 1SS - 6.30pm - 01775 764777, www.southhollandcentre.co.uk
Join Act II for an evening of hits by the inimitable Queen. Performed with a live band, they will create magic on stage, with a huge cast of talented young people.
Days Out - Great British Food Festival
15th June until 16th June - Grimsthorpe Castle, Bourne PE10 0LZ - 10am–4pm - 01778 591205, www.grimsthorpe.co.uk
A weekend of cookery demonstrations, artisan food market, al fresco food stalls, live music, all set in front of the castle. Discounted tickets available from the Great British Food Festival website.
Theatre - HMS Pinafore
16th June - Boston PE21 6HP - 7.30pm - 01205 363108, www.blackfriarsartscentre.co.uk
This brand new production promises rollicking choruses and tender tunes imbued with the unique wit and infectious energy of a Charles Court Opera production to be enjoyed by all ages.
Theatre - Dinosaur World Live
16th June until 17th June - Barton upon Humber DN18 5JT - 1pm and 3.30pm (Sun), 10.30am (Mon) - 01652 660380, www.roperyhall.co.uk
Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer to discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs. Meet a host of impressive creatures, including the Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Talks - Adventures of the Yorkshire Shepherdess – An Evening with Amanda Owen
18th June - Lincoln LN2 1JJ - 7.30pm - 01522 519999, www.newtheatreroyallincoln.co.uk
Hear heart-warming tales and honest anecdotes of farming and family life in North Yorkshire. It’s a life that has almost gone today, one ruled by animals and the four seasons.
Days Out - Lincolnshire Show
19th June until 20th June - Lincoln LN2 2NA - 01522 522900, www.lincolnshireshowground.co.uk
The Show is a true celebration of rural Lincolnshire, with an eclectic mix of breathtaking entertainment, food, shopping, music, horticulture and farm life – creating the perfect family day.
Comedy - Farmhouse Comedy Club
20th June - Grantham NG31 6PZ - 8.15pm - 01476 406158, www.guildhallartscentre.com
Tonight’s comedians are Britain’s Got Talent finalist Daliso Chaponda and recent star of Live at The Apollo, Brighton comic Laura Lexx. With Peter Brush and compere Spikey Mike.
Music - Tim Kliphuis Trio – Music in Quiet Places
20th June - St Vincent’s Church, Caythorpe - 7.30pm - 01476 406158, www.guildhallartscentre.com
Violinist Tim Kliphuis and his trio are firm favourites on the British scene with a career spanning more than 12 years. Their genre-crossing music has delighted audiences all over the globe.
Comedy - Farmhouse Comedy Club
21st June - Spalding PE11 1SS - 8.30pm - 01775 764777, www.southhollandcentre.co.uk
Another night of top comedy with three stand-ups. Tonight’s bill includes Sean Percival. Micky P Kerr and Radu Isac. Keeping things flowing will be MC Tony Cowards.
Music - Brigg Singers Summer Concert
21st June - Brigg Methodist Church DN20 8TR - 7.30pm - 01724 762394, www.briggsingers.org.uk
To celebrate Make Music Day UK, Brigg Singers present a varied programme. Tickets £5 each are available from Grandad’s Shed, Brigg, from choir members or on the door.
Music - Mark Anthony as Prince
22nd June - Scunthorpe DN15 7RG - 7.30pm - 0844 854 2776, www.scunthorpetheatres.co.uk
The star of Prince biopic documentary When Doves Cry performs in a brand-new-for-2019, hit-packed extravaganza. Mark’s painstaking attention to detail promises an unmissable theatrical treat.
Theatre - The Tager Who Came to Tea
22nd June until 23rd June - Lincoln LN2 1JJ - 1.30pm and 3.30pm (Sat), 11am and 2pm (Sun) - 01522 519999, www.newtheatreroyallincoln.co.uk
Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show, packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem.
Theatre - Oysters
25th June - Grantham NG31 6PZ - 7.30pm - 01476 406158, www.guildhallartscentre.com
A party celebrates Johannes Brahms’ Violin Concerto’s first performance. His friends are all there. The evening unfolds in a series of passionate recriminations and farcical misunderstandings until its moving climax.
Music - Roger McGough & LiTTLe MACHiNe
26th June - Grantham NG31 6PZ - 7.30pm - 01476 406158, www.guildhallartscentre.com
Roger’s show with LiTTLe MACHiNe features a fine selection of vintage, classic and surprising poems set to music. It’s a gala gig that’s making waves. New album The Likes of Us.
- Reginald D Hunter: Facing the Beast
27th June - Lincoln LN6 7TS - 8pm - 0871 220 0260, www.engineshed.co.uk
Celebrating his twentieth anniversary as a comedian living and performing in the UK, Hunter continues his 40-date tour of the UK and Ireland with his highly anticipated new show.
Talks - Literature Talk with Dr Jane Mackay: North and South
28th June - Lincoln LN2 1EY - 12noon - 01522 873894, www.lincolndrillhall.com
Gaskell’s wonderful study of mid 19th-century Manchester, with the mills that she knew so well as wife of a Unitarian minister. Atmospherically quite beautiful with a realistic love story.
Days Out - Swaton Vintage Day and World Egg
30th June - Swaton NG34 0JP - 10.30am - 4.30pm - 01529 421194, swatonvintageday.com
A vintage country show, organised and run by locals to raise money for good causes. Includes vintage vehicle displays, animals and flypasts and the 14th World Egg Throwing Championships.