The Events Guide: 18th to 24th March 2018
Written by Ryan Jones on 13th March 2018
NEW LINCOLN THEATRE ROYAL.
Mon 19/3 at 7.30pm : G4.
The UK’s No.1 classical vocal harmony quartet are back with another exhilarating tour – G4 LIVE!
G4 will be joined by some very special guests live on stage at this show: Mary-Jess (Winner of the Chinese X Factor and Voice of the Official Downton Abbey Theme) and TRSPA Choir.
Having exploded into the industry and the public’s hearts back in 2004 on the first series of the X-Factor, G4 continue to blow people away, year after year, with their unique style and impactful harmonic vocals, which are incomparable to any other. They have to be heard live to truly appreciate the power and passion of their voices!
Having recently made their debut in Asia, and after countless UK tours since they first formed, G4 are delighted to have more tour dates than ever in 2018 and this is set to be their best show yet.
Enjoy their classic hits of Bohemian Rhapsody, My Way, Nessun Dorma and Creep plus recent heart-stopping tracks from their latest G4 LOVE SONGS album as they and their live band leave audiences screaming for more night after night.
Tickets : £29.50. Enquiries : 01522 519999.
Wed 21/3 and Thurs 22/3 at 10am and 1pm : Teletubbies Live.
See the iconic, world famous Teletubbies in their first ever theatre show created especially for your little ones.
Join Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po in a show full of love and laughter as they explore the magical world of Teletubbyland. Look out for the Tubby Phone, Noo-noo and Sun Baby in a fun, bright and safe world which captures young children’s imaginations and encourages them to explore the world around them. Join in and enjoy beloved features from the TV series along with brand new songs.
Tickets : From £17. Enquiries : 01522 519999.
Fri 23/3 at 7.30pm : Motown’s Greatest Hits.
This show is now SOLD OUT.
Tickets : For late cancellations, enquiries and ticket availability : 01522 519999.
Sat 24/3 at 7.30pm : Money For Nothing.
Money for Nothing’ was formed in 2000 as a tribute to one of the world’s premier rock bands – Dire Straits. The abundant energy and the excellence and musicality of their performance makes Money for Nothing a “must see” for any rock enthusiast or Dire Straits fan.
Fronting the band is the brilliant guitarist and Mark Knopfler sound-alike Aled Williams. Behind him the line-up features top-class and experienced musicians that make this band a worthy tribute to Dire Straits. Aled and the entire band have studied Dire Straits in great depth to re-create their tribute to be as close as possible to the real thing.
Tickets : £24.50. Enquiries : 01522 519999.
LINCOLN DRILL HALL.
Mon 19/3 until Thurs 22/3 at 7.30pm : Madagascar – A Musical Adventure.
Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.
Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore and an upbeat score, Madagascar will leave audiences with no choice but to “Move It, Move It!”
Tickets : From £8. Enquiries : 01522 873894.
Fri 23/3 at 12 noon : Literature Talk and Film – Arthur Miller.
Miller’s best-known play and, ostensibly, about the witch hunts in Salem and the play in which he explores most thoroughly the nature of courage in the face of terrible fear. Miller’s deliberately linking the prosecution of the innocent 2 centuries before with the hysteria of the contemporary McCarthy trials made for powerful reactions across America. This is his play about the dignity of the private man and his need for honour at all costs.
Literature Film: The Crucible (1996, 12, 118mins)
Directed by Nicholas Hytner and starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Winona Ryder and Paul Scofield.
Tickets : Talk only : £6.50, Film only : £5, Talk and Film : £10. Enquiries : 01522 873894.
Fri 23/3 at 8pm : Aladdin Jr.
When street rat Aladdin frees a genie from a lamp, he finds his wishes granted. However, he soon finds that the evil has other plans for the lamp — and for Princess Jasmine. But can Aladdin save Princess Jasmine and his love for her after she sees that he isn’t quite what he appears to be?
Tickets : From £8. Enquiries : 01522 873894.
Sun 18/3 : Indie Lincs International Film Festival – Sunday Pass.
Now moving into its 3rd year, Indie-Lincs is an International film festival that champions low and micro budget films, and their filmmakers.
You will not find sequels, remakes or book adaptations here. The aim is to help the best independent
filmmakers from around the world showcase their original work and network successfully with their audience, other filmmakers and the independent filmmaking community.
Tickets : £7, Concessions : £4. For timings and enquiries : 01522 837600.
Mon 19/3 until Wed 21/3 at 8pm : Want.
Ross wants Jenny, but Jenny wants adventure. Heather wants Claire to get better and Claire wants a
normal life. Gabby wants to go to university but worries about her brother. Mark and Chris just want
something to do. WANT tells the stories of a constellation of young people through a series of charged, longing exchanges. A cycle of characters try to decide what kind of life is waiting for them.
Tickets : £10, Concessions : £8, Students/U26s : £5. Enquiries : 01522 837600.
Thurs 22/3 at 7.30pm : Verve – Mixed Bill.
Adventurous. Athletic. Absorbing. VERVE presents an exhilarating programme of bold new dance work created by internationally-acclaimed choreographers Hannes Langolf (Germany) and Sita Ostheimer (Germany), a reworking of the award-winning ‘Riders’ by Lenka Vagnerova (Czech Republic) and a new work by VERVE Artistic Director Matthew Robinson (UK), his first for the company.
Experience an evening of physically charged and refreshingly original dance, performed by dance artists on the cusp of their professional careers. See where dance is right now… and where it may go next.
Tickets : £12.50, Concessions : £10.50, Students/U26s : £5. Enquiries : 01522 837600.
Fri 23/3 and Sat 24/3 at 7.30pm : Guys and Dolls.
The heat is on in 1950s New York and Nathan Detroit can’t find a location for his floating crap game, the only hope is the Biltmore Garage but for that he’ll need a thousand bucks! Luckily, high roller Sky Masterson is in town and is well known for making outlandish wagers.
Meanwhile Sergeant Sarah Brown is struggling to convert the town’s sinners and Miss Adelaide of The Hotbox has reached her wit’s end with Nathan, her fiancé of fourteen years. Join the University of Lincoln’s Musical Theatre Society as they take you back to the fifties in Guys and Dolls!
Tickets : £10, Students : £5. Enquiries : 01522 837600.
Now 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 until 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.
Sat 24/3 at 6.30pm : St. Matthew Passion.
Lincoln Cathedral Choir, Lincoln Choral Society, Lincoln Chorale, Lincoln Cathedral Consort, and Lincoln Diocesan Ladies Choir will be conducted by Aric Prentice for J S Bach’s St Matthew Passion.
Betrayal judgement and death, but above all, love. Although most of the words of St Matthew Passion are almost 2000 years old, the message is still relevant today. The St Matthew Passion piece tells the story of Jesus’ last days, where he is betrayed, tried, crucified and then buried. The lyrics were compiled by Picander in close consultation with Bach.
This piece of music is still moving audiences, nearly three centuries after it was first heard. It is monumental, intimate, deeply sorrowful and powerful.
All 5 choirs look forward to welcoming you to the Cathedral for a truly unforgettable performance.
Tickets : £20, £15, £8 and £5. Enquiries : 01522 504394.
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.
Sat 17/3 and Sun 18/3 from 9.30am : Spring Motorhome and Caravan Show.
Traders and dealers will be showcasing a range of motorhomes, caravans and camper vans along with accessories and consumables. There will be many deals and bargains at this show.
There are facilities for lots of catering options and a picnic area with kids’ entertainment and live music.
Car parking is FREE and dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times.
Entrance : Free. Enquiries : 01636 705796.
Mon 19/3 from 10am : Runway Monday Antiques.
Runway Monday at Newark – Antiques & Collectors Fair can be found on the runway strip adjacent to the Newark Air Museum and the Newark & Nottinghamshire Showground. With an abundance of antique and vintage chic this fair is a one stop shop to source everything you need for a stylish new look.
With hundreds of stalls offering everything from furniture to textiles, lighting to clothing and ceramics to jewellery, there will be a huge amount of vintage choice for shoppers.
The Runway Monday at Newark fair is perfect for discovering a new style, with a fantastic mix of goods buyers will be spoilt for choice – there will be plenty of bargains to be discovered.
Entry : £5, Parking : Free. Enquiries : 01636 702326.
Wed 21/3 and Thurs 22/3 from 10am : Midlands Woodworking and Power Tools Show.
This promises to be a very interesting and educational show for the keen DIY specialist and one not to be missed. There will be plenty of demonstrations by people who can offer you loads of advice and fun when you visit the many trade stands.
Entry : 1 day : £7, 2 days : £11. Enquiries : 01474 536535.
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.
SKELLINGTHORPE COMMUNITY CENTRE CAR PARK.
Wed 21/3 at 10.30am : Countryside With Company.
A stunning 4.5 miles walk through beautiful woodland to celebrate the International Day of Forests alongside guest speaker from the Woodland Trust. From Skellingthorpe car park you’ll continue through the village to Skellingthorpe Old Wood, a haven for wildlife. Here you’ll be joined by the Woodland Trust who will show you the special flora and fauna unique to the area, and help you spot the wooden carved sculptures dotted about the woodland! All Welcome! The Countryside with Company walks are a great way to learn new walking routes and make new friends along the way. Dogs to be kept on a short lead at all times. Refreshments will also be provided at the end of the walk.
Tickets : Free, Parking : Free. Enquiries : 01522 688868.
ALIVE CENTRE, 22 Newland, Lincoln.
Sat 24/3 at 7.30pm : Ladies of the Blues – UK Tour 2018.
Ladies Of The Blues………….featuring Connie Lush Band, Kyla Brox and Erja Lyytinen.
Blues enthusiasts, live music lovers and aspiring musicians across the country are in for a very special treat, when Connie, Kyla and Erja embark of their nine date UK Tour this month.
Words alone cannot convey what’s in store for the audience; the only way to truly experience this is by seeing them live; singularly superb…………..but all three on the same bill, “blues music has never sounded……or looked so good”.
Tickets : From £18. Enquiries : 01472 349222.
The following films are to be shown in this cinema during the coming week :-
Sun 18/3 at 2.30pm : The Greatest Showman Sing-Along (Cert PG, 105 mins, 2018).
Starring : Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron and Michelle Williams.
Wed 21/3 at 2.30pm : Phantom Thread (Cert 15, 130 mins, 2017).
Starring : Daniel Day-Lewis, Leslie Manville and Vicky Krieps.
Wed 21/3 at 7.30pm : Darkest Hour (Cert PG, 125 mins, 2017).
Starring : Gary Oldman, Lily James and Kristin Scott Thomas.
Sat 24/3 at 10.30am : Relaxed Screening – Early Man (Cert PG,89 mins, 2018).
This is an animated film.
Sat 24/3 at 2.30pm : Coco (Cert PG, 105 mins, 2017).
This is an animated film.
Sat 24/3 at 7.30pm : The Shape Of Water (Cert 15, 123 mins, 2017).
Starring : Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer and Michael Shannon.
Tickets : From £4.50. Enquiries : 01522 527347.