The Events Guide: 4th – 10th March 2018
Written by Ryan Jones on 27th February 2018
NEW LINCOLN THEATRE ROYAL
Sun 4/3 at 7.30pm : Dr Feelgood.
Formed on Canvey Island in Essex in the early 1970s, Dr. Feelgood remains one of the most popular and exciting live rhythm and blues acts in the world. The raw and uncompromising style of their performance resulted in the album Stupidity that immediately went to the number one position in the U.K. charts.
Dr. Feelgood have also enjoyed global success with a string of hit singles including Milk and Alcohol, Roxette, Back in the Night, Down at the Doctors, She Does it Right, Going Back Home and See You Later Alligator – which gave the group their first gold record.
The current line up features the rhythm section Kevin Morris on drums and Phil Mitchell on bass, both 29 years in the band and Steve Walwyn on guitar who has been with the band for 23 years. Vocalist Robert Kane (formerly of the Animals) is the most recent addition – joining in 1999 after the tragic death of Lee Brilleaux. The band continues to tour extensively throughout the World and enjoy a loyal following at home and abroad.
Tickets : From £21.50. Enquiries : 01522 519999.
Tues 6/3 at 6.45pm : Carmen – Live Screening.
Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form – numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. The opera’s heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage, and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success his Carmen would achieve: the opera has been performed more than five hundred times at Covent Garden alone.
This ever-popular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production, originally created for Frankfurt Opera. The Australian director is one of the world’s most sought-after opera directors, whose Royal Opera debut with Shostakovich’s The Nose in 2016 was greeted with delight. For Carmen, he has devised a far-from-traditional version, incorporating music written by Bizet for the score but not usually heard, and giving a new voice to the opera’s endlessly fascinating central character.
Tickets : From £16.50. Enquiries : 01522 519999.
Thurs 8/3 until Sat 10/3 at 7.30pm (Sat Matinee at 2.30pm) : The Signalman.
Rumpus Theatre Company presents a spine-chilling play by John Goodrum based on Charles’ Dickens’ classic ghost story The Signalman!
Who is the faceless figure by the tunnel warning the haunted signalman?
In this eerie version of Charles Dickens’ classic Victorian ghost story, a terrified signalman unburdens himself to the young student who chances upon his railway cutting. He tells a chilling tale of the spectre that haunts him, and the terrible disasters that follow each appearance…but what horror is the ghost trying to warn of this time? And is the young man’s visit quite so innocent as it at first appears?
Tickets : From £11. Enquiries : 01522 519999.
PALACE THEATRE, Newark.
Sun 4/3 at 7.30pm : Moon River and Me with Jimmy Osmond.
Direct from the USA, the only official Andy Williams tribute show starring Jimmy Osmond! This brand new show is full of award-winning music, nostalgic footage and special memories of Andy Williams and will touch your heart. Jimmy will sing the songs that made Andy Williams so beloved including Music to Watch Girls By, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You and, of course, Moon River. The youngest of the world-famous Osmond family will be joined by The Moon River Band with special guest stars Charlie Green and Emily Penny and, naturally, a show with an Osmond would not be complete without some of the chart-topping hits that made Jimmy and his brothers famous.
Tickets : From £29. Enquiries : 01636 655755.
LINCOLN DRILL HALL.
Sun 4/3 at 3pm : Sinfonia Viva – Masters Of Mood.
Join the orchestra of the East Midlands for this wonderful Sunday afternoon concert. The uplifting and engaging programme includes:
Tchaikovsky ‐ Souvenir de Florence
Borodin ‐ Nocturne
Piazzolla ‐ Four Seasons.
Lifting the concert off into the clouds is Tchaikovsky’s carefree and endearingly talkative Souvenir de Florence, a piece that is played with dashingly eloquent, feisty and virtuoso playing. This gives way to Nocturne, one of Borodin’s best-known melodies, with a characteristically sinuous, seductive quality. Beginning in the treble register of the cellos, it is answered by the violins two octaves higher. When it returns at the end of the movement, the cello and violin lines twine round one another in close canon – a technical device put to wonderfully expressive use by both composer and orchestra. Closing the programme is the freshness and spontaneity of Piazzolla’s writing with Four Seasons. Matched by the committed playing of Sinfonia Viva, who are just the right orchestra to ignite the musical fireworks.
Tickets : From £12. Enquiries : 01522 873894.
Tues 6/3 at 1pm : Lunchtime Concert performed by John Paul Ekins.
John Paul Ekins will be performing on the piano for this concert which is part of the Lincolnshire International Chamber Music Festival. He will be playing works by F. Chopin, R. Schumann and L. van Beethoven.
Tickets : £8, Students/U16s : £3. Enquiries : 01522 873894.
Wed 7/3 at 7.30pm : Yvonne Lyon.
Yvonne has just had a 4th album in a row be Record of the week on BBC Scotland. She has had plays on the BBC from Bob Harris, Claire Balding Michael Ball and Janice Long. Yvonne has toured with Eddi Reader, and supported Bela Fleck and Boo Hewerdine, has 2 Bob Harris sessions under her belt, and recently did his Under The Apple Tree Session.
She has guested on two live sessions with Bob Harris on his BBC Radio 2 show and has recently completed a Masters Degree in Songwriting and Performance.
Yvonne consistently stirs audiences with her memorable and emotive performances, combining poignant lyrics with creative melodies and demonstrating a voice that can be both fragile and intense.
Tickets : From £12. Enquiries : 01522 873894.
Fri 9/3 at 7.30pm : Walk Like A Man.
This show takes you back in time on a musical journey through the incredible career of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, now immortalised in the multi-award winning show Jersey Boys, which has been packing theatres worldwide since it’s debut in 2005. Valli’s unmistakable voice dominated the airwaves for more than two decades with classics such as Sherry, Let’s Hang On, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, My Eyes Adored You, December 63 (Oh What A Night), Bye Bye Baby, Who Loves You and many, many more.
With a repertoire which needs no introduction, WALK LIKE A MAN combines infectious personalities, amazing vocals, slick harmonies and even slicker dance moves to deliver a show full of energy and nostalgia which will leave you wanting more! Don’t miss the ultimate celebration of one of the world’s greatest Rock & Roll bands!
Tickets : From £12. Enquiries : 01522 873894.
Sat 10/3 at 7.30pm : Lee Mead : Ten Years – The Anniversary.
It’s been ten years since Lee Mead first donned the coat in the West End production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Join Lee and his amazing band as he takes you through the last ten years of his life. Featuring songs from the classic shows he has starred in, such as The Phantom Of The Opera, Miss Saigon, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Legally Blonde, Wicked and many more. Including songs from his previous albums, and his brand-new album Lee Mead Ten Years.
Tickets : From £35. Enquiries : 01522 873894.
Sat 10/3 at 7.30pm : Folk Upstairs at the Drill Hall.
This evening features John Kirkpatrick who is one of the most well-known & popular performers on the British folk scene. He is widely regarded as England’s leading exponent of ‘squeezebox’ instruments. His remarkable skill with accordion, concertina & melodeon has taken him from folk dancing to experimental rock music & a wide range of international recording collaborations. He was involved in the creation of some of the most influential folk/rock albums of the 1970s, notably ‘Morris On’ & ‘The Compleat Dancing Master’. He regularly toured & recorded with Richard Thompson & he played with both the Albion Band & Steeleye Span. Then there is his long-standing partnership with Martin Carthy. In recent yrs. he has brought all this experience together to perform as a solo artist.
Tickets : £10. Enquiries : 01522 873894.
TERRY O’TOOLE THEATRE.
Sat 10/3 at 7.30pm : Gabrielle Ducomble Quartet.
Blending suave tones with natural charm and sophistication, Gabrielle is delighted to meet new audiences and old friends on her fourth UK Tour. Singing in her native French and in English, she performs iconic songs by the likes of Edith Piaf, Michel Legrand, Jacques Brel and Astor Piazzolla, plus her own original numbers. With an authentic band including accordion and guitar, her music is elegant, emotional and wonderfully evocative. Tonight, Gabrielle invites you to experience the Parisian joie de vivre through her music. From “The Windmills of your Mind” to “Libertango”, you will have “No Regrets”.
Tickets : £14, Concessions : £12, U16s : £7.50. Enquiries : 01522 883311.
Sun 4/3 at 7pm : The Love Of Three Oranges.
This show is presented by the University of Lincoln Drama Society.
Prince Tartaglia’s life is filled with misery until an evil witch curses him to search for three giant oranges. His journey is made fruitful as he finds love, friendship, and laughter, along with wizards, clowns, and a narrator who might be a little to involved in his story…
Tickets : £8, Students : £5. Enquiries : 01522 837600.
Thurs 8/3 at 7.30pm : The Thing That Came From Over There.
Inspired by the Horror movies of the 1950’s, this is a fast-paced rollicking ride, mixing paranoia, suspense and hilariously gruesome deaths.
It’s 1912, and as Scott and Amundsen begin their race across Antarctica, the hapless explorer, Captain Reginald Cranston Scot-t-t, has accidentally landed on the wrong side of the continent.
As Cranston and his motley band set up base camp, a meteor crashes nearby. Deciding to investigate, they set out towards the crash site – unaware of the danger that awaits not just them, but the whole of planet Earth.
Tickets : £12.50, Concessions : £10.50, U26s/Students : £5. Enquiries : 01522 837600.
Sat 3/3 and Sun 4/3 from 10am : Joules Big Sale.
With up to 70% off clothing, accessories and footwear, this is one Joules sale you don’t want to miss!
Taking place in the Lincolnshire Showground’s Epic Centre on 3 – 4 March 2017, the Joules Big Sale offers huge discounts on men’s, women’s and children’s clothing.
Entry and Enquiries : 0845 250 7170.
Now until 1/7 : Dressed To Kill – Arms and Armour at the Castle.
Imagine the clash of steel in combat and sport and be awed by these lethal weapons from times gone by. Visitors can view a selection of real arms and armour from Tudor to Victorian times, imagine the warriors and soldiers who would have worn and used these arms and armour and got themselves “dressed to kill”.
Visitors to the Victorian Prison can see new displays of the Heritage Service collection of arms and armour. The objects on display take a thematic look at elements of the collection, and include three suits of 16th Century armour, horse armour, armour from the English Civil War, bladed weapons and finally a variety of armour.
Annual Passes, All Inclusive, Prison & Magna Carta, Castle and Cathedral Joint tickets are valid for this event.
Entry : Normal entry charges apply. Enquiries : 01522 782040.
Mon 5/3 until Sat 7/4 from 10am : Exhibition – Stephen Bird.
‘Genesis – A Visual Exploration’ is an exploratory exhibition by Stephen Guyon Bird and will be displayed in the Chapter House of Lincoln Cathedral, Monday 5 March to Saturday 7 April 2018.
Stephen is the first artist and art teacher to receive a Farmington Scholarship in recognition of the spiritual nature of his works. He has drawn each day for the majority of his adult life and has an inspirational archive of sketchbooks, prints, artwork and drawings.
The Genesis project is supported by the Farmington Institute Oxford, founded to support and improve Religious Studies in schools. Lincoln Cathedral is part of this touring exhibition and will be stopping for 4 weeks for the public to read and reflect Genesis.
Entry : A free event included within the normal Cathedral entry charge. Enquiries : 01522 561644.
Wed 7/3 from 7.30pm : Rick Wakeman – Live Portraits.
Keyboard legend Rick Wakeman will be recording a live version of his critically acclaimed album “Piano Portraits” at Lincoln Cathedral on Wednesday 7 March 2018. “Live Portraits” be released on CD/DVD later in the year.
Last year Rick Wakeman released the studio album Piano Portraits which was very well received and went to the Top 10 in the UK for several weeks. Over the past year Rick has been touring Live Portraits to sell out audiences.
Tickets : From £20. Enquiries : 01522 561644.
BRANT BROUGHTON VILLAGE HALL.
Sun 4/3 from 10am : Spring Craft Fair.
Local craftspeople will be selling their handmade creations in this very popular craft fair where ideal items suitable for presents will be on display. All types of craft will be on display including floral items suitable for Mothering Sunday.
Entrance : Free. Enquiries : 01522 789267.
FARNDON VILLAGE HALL, Nr. Newark.
Sun 4/3 from 10am : Farndon Book Fair.
Small village hall book fair with 20 dealers in attendance offering a wide range of books for sale on various subject matters. Includes fiction, antiquarian, new and used books, maps, prints and ephemera. The venue has ample free parking for fair visitors. Light refreshments are served all day. Entry is level throughout and the venue is wheelchair friendly.
Entry : £1. Enquiries : 07710 410325.
CRANWELL AVIATION HERITAGE MUSEUM.
Sat 3/3 and Sun 4/3 from 10am : Exhibition – Airships Over Lincolnshire.
Explore the vital role airships and hot air balloons have played in the history of aviation at Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum’s exhibition.
See their development over time, including the types of balloons and airships which operated from Cranwell, learn about the working life of an airship’s crew, find out about Zeppelin raids on Lincolnshire, and learn about the career of Barnes Wallis, a designer of airships and, famously, the bouncing bomb.
Entrance : Normal entry charges apply. Enquiries : 01529 488490.
THE VENUE, Lincoln.
The following films are to be shown in this cinema during the coming week :-
Wed 7/3 at 2.30pm : The Post (Cert 12A, 116 mins, 2017).
Starring : Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Sarah Paulson.
Wed 7/3 at 7.30pm : call Me By Your Name (Cert 15, 132 mins, 2017)
Starring : Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet and Michael Stuhlberg.
Sat 10/3 at 2.30pm : The Greatest Showman (Cert PG, 105 mins, 2017).
Starring : Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams and Zac Efron.
Sat 10/3 at 7.30pm : Journey’s End (Cert 12A, 107 mins, 2017)
Starring : Paul Bettany, Sam Claflin and Asa Butterfield.
Tickets : From £4.50.