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Lincolnshire Life April 2022 – Digital Copy



Our cover image really spells spring and we have included plenty to celebrate indoors and outdoors in this issue. Steffie Shields offers some wonderful tips for those of you heading to the garden centre this month, including purchasing a ‘Pearl Bush’ or ‘Pearl Tree’. Steffie recalls an Exochorda tree planted at Fulbeck Hall after the war – perhaps as a celebration of peace. How timely to consider planting these shrubs now.

Our interviews this month highlight the wealth of talent we have in the county. To my recollection we have never included a feature on astrophotography in Lincolnshire Life before so the Rev Charles Thody’s story and images of the night sky over the county are especially fascinating.

Tim Saunders met sculptor Teresa Wells, whose work will form the centrepiece of the Blue Peter Garden at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

I had the pleasure of meeting up with actor-director Ben Poole, who is the driving force behind the Starring Lincoln Theatre Company. The curtain will rise on their latest production, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, at Lincoln Cathedral on 23rd May. With a cast and choir 200-strong, the audience can look forward to an incredible show and music. The article begins on page 86.

Our diary and events pages are packed this month as new festivals launch and attractions gear up for a full season’s programme. The inaugural Lincolnshire Wolds Outdoor Festival kicks off on 30th April with a schedule of walks, tours, cycle rides, pop-up theatre, dance and much more. Read all about the festival on page 88.

I hope that you are one of the many readers who enter our competitions. We have a very special one this month with some wonderful prizes courtesy of our friends at Downtown and KitchenAid. We are looking for a bake or pudding which will grace your table in time for the Platinum Jubilee weekend. Let us have your recipe and you could be one of our three lucky winners who will feature in our June issue. Your recipe could be one passed down in your family or a creation all of your own. We have our judges lined up, so get your entries in by 28th April.

Finally, all of the team at Lincolnshire Life wish you a happy, peaceful Easter and a wonderful month.

Calling all UK young artists!Doddington Young Sculptor Exhibition Doddington Hall and Gardens, Lincolnshire invites submissions from UK-based sculptors and 3D artists, aged under 30, for an exciting new open exhibition to be held this summer. Doddington is looking for pieces to be exhibited in the historic working Kitchen Garden, which complement the Garden and its surroundings. The Doddington Young Sculptor Exhibition will run alongside the main bi-annual Sculpture at Doddington exhibition and is an opportunity to exhibit alongside some of the finest contemporary sculptors selected from across the country and further afield. Prizes: 1st prize – £750, 2nd prize – £250Submission deadline: Sunday April 21st 2024Further details about eligibility, terms and conditions can be found at: www.doddingtonhall.com/event/young-sculptor-exhibition/To apply, please email your submission as a PDF document to angus@doddingtonhall.com ... See MoreSee Less