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The Events Guide: 11th to 17th March 2018

Written by on 9th March 2018


Sun 11/3 at 7pm : Film Screening – The Sound Of Music. (Cert PG, 174 mins, 1965)

Starring : Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer and Eleanor Parker.

Tickets : £9, Concessions : £7.   Enquiries : 01522 519999.


Mon 12/3 at 11am : Film Screening – The Jungle Book. (cert PG, 105 mins, 1967).

Voices of : Phil Harris, Sebastian Cabot and Bruce Reitherman.

Tickets : Adult £6, Child : £3.   Enquiries : 01522 519999.


Tues 13/3 at 7pm : The Rocky Horror Picture Show. (Cert PG, 96 mins, 1975).

Starring : Richard O’Brien, Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon.

Tickets : : £9, Concessions : £7.   Enquiries : 01522 519999.


Thurs15/3 at 7.30pm : Britain’s Got Magic with Christian Lee.

Reaching the Live Finals of Britain’s Got Talent 2016, prepare to experience the sensational magic of Christian Lee, who is an award winning comedy magician.

With over 40 million and counting YouTube Hits worldwide, Christian has been crowned various prestigious awards over the years, He is a member of the Inner Magic Circle and performs magic ranging from close up tricks to illusions and full stage productions.

With his tongue in cheek humour Christian is currently leading the way with his unique style and wacky performances and has been dubbed the ‘King of Comedy Magic’ by Time Out.

Featuring some of the most exciting names in magic and variety in the UK, this is a show suitable for the whole family… bring the kids as well.

Joining Christian Lee on the night will be :

Oliver Tabor – As a recent FISM World Magic Championships finalist, Oliver Tabor is a renowned London stage magician, known for offering extraordinary stage and cabaret acts.

Max Somerset – Award winning TV magician Maximilian Somerset is one of the few privileged to be an Honorary Inner Member of the Prestigious Magic Circle, London.

Tickets : From £22.50.   Enquiries : 01522 519999.


Sat 17/3 at 7.30pm : Some Guys Have All The Luck – The Rod Stewart Story

Some Guys Have All The Luck is a fantastic theatrical production celebrating the career of one of rocks greatest icons, Rod Stewart – from street busker through to international superstar!

Paul Metcalfe delivers an authentic and charismatic performance assuming the persona of this legendary singer-songwriter and performer right down to the last detail – from the distinctive vocals to the swaggering showmanship and sheer fun that have made Rod Stewart one of the most loved performers of all time.

The show includes all the massive hits from Rod’s incredible career, classic rockers like Maggie May, Baby Jane and Da Ya Think I’m Sexy through to big ballads such as Sailing, You’re In My Heart, and Tonight’s The Night as well as favourites from his days with the Faces such as Stay With Me and Twistin The Night Away and timeless Motown tunes from the album Soulbook.

Tickets : £23.50.   Enquiries : 01522 519999.



Wed 14/3 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 Jafar 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 : £9, Concessions : £8.   Enquiries : 01636 655755.


Thurs 15/3 at 7.30pm : Sally – Kisses To Heaven Tour.

World renowned psychic, television and theatre star and the UK’s favourite award winning medium Sally Morgan is back and better than ever with her phenomenal interactive stage show.

Tickets : £25.50.   Enquiries : 01636 655755.



Thurs 15/3 at 7.30pm : Attempts On Her Life by Martin Crimp.

Attempts to describe her? Attempts to destroy her? Or attempts to destroy herself?

Is Anne the object of violence?  Or its terrifying practitioner?

Testing identity. Gender. Objectification personified.

Martin Crimp’s Attempts on Her Life, a play with no set characters, sets the precedent for Gravitate 9.0 and Art Isn’t Sexy to examine how a modern day coherent identity is little more than a myth.

Tickets : £12, Concessions : £10,  Age Guide : 14yrs+.   Enquiries : 01522 883311.


Sat 17/3 at 12 noon and 3pm : Dogs Don’t Do Ballet.

Biff is not like other dogs. He doesn’t do dog stuff like weeing on lampposts, or scratching his fleas, or drinking out of the toilet.

Biff likes moonlight and music and walking on his tip toes! You see, Biff doesn’t think he’s a dog. He thinks he’s a ballerina!

Based on the award-winning children’s book by Anna Kemp and Sara Ogilvie, this fabulous, feel good show features music, songs, handcrafted puppets and Biff, the ballet dancing dog!

Running Time: 55 minutes   Age Guide: Perfect for little pups aged 3+.

Tickets : £8, Family of 4 : £28.   Enquiries : 01522 883311.



Sat 17/3 at 7.30pm : Once Upon A Labrador.

One Upon A Labrador is an evening of humour with Charles Garland and Alfie the dog. Recorded cameo music by Rick Wakeman with occasional extracts from the book ‘ My Labrador Eats Poo’. The Director is Sam Snape.

Tickets : £10, Concessions £9.   Enquiries : 0300 400 0101.



Sun 11/3 at 8pm : Skerryvore.

The band – Tiree brothers Daniel Gillespie (accordion) and Martin Gillespie (whistles & accordion), Fraser West (drums & vocals), Alec Dalglish (lead vocals & guitar), Craig Espie (fiddles), Alan Scobie (keyboards) and Jodie Bremaneson (bass) and recent addition Scott Wood (bagpipes) – tour extensively, not only throughout Scotland and the Rest of the UK, but also worldwide. The 2015 ‘Decade World Tour’ was launched with a sell-out 6000 capacity concert at Mossfield Stadium, Oban and then took in Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Denmark and USA, as well as UK gigs stretching from Shetland to the South of England. Skerryvore returned to USA in August 2016 for a 7 week, coast to coast tour – their longest yet!
All members bring their own musical style to the Skerryvore mix. The more they have experimented with this mix, the more the band and their signature sound has evolved. This is evident in the progression across the 6 albums released since 2005.

Tickets : £23, Carers/U26s : £12.   Enquiries : 01522 873894.


Thurs 15/3 and Fri 16/3 at 7pm : Fish Tank Youth Theatre Performances.

Roll up Roll up, the circus is in town! Come and see the greatest show on earth…
A hard working circus hits hard times…. Another, a curse…
Come along to the Fishtank YT double bill where both Junior FT and senior FT share the stage. One theme, two completely different stories, and all from the creative brains of the talented in house youth theatre! Not to be missed!

Tickets : £4, Students/U16s : Free.   Enquiries : 01522 873894.


Fri 16/3 at 6pm : Give A Gig.

As part of Youth Music’s ‘Give a Gig’, the Lincoln Drill Hall’s The Room Upstairs will be hosting an evening of live music, provided by young people who took part in the ‘Create Your Debut Single’ 8 week project.
Over the course of 8 weeks, the young people have written and recorded their own original music and Give a Gig will be the first live performance of their original song’s.
Give a Gig is a week-long music extravaganza, where over 100 venues and 300 acts will take part in live music events up and down the country. The gigs will raise vital funds for Youth Music and help transform the lives of children and young people nationwide.
The evening will also feature Lincolnshire artists, allowing them to showcase their talent alongside the young people involved in the songwriting workshops.
The event will start at 6pm and entry will be £3 per person. Tickets will be available on the evening or can be purchased from the Lincoln Drill Hall.
There will also be collection buckets throughout the event, so be sure to bring your spare change to support all the amazing work that Youth Music do!

Tickets : £3.   Enquiries : 01522 873894.


Sat 17/3 at 7.30pm : LSO Spring Concert.

The Lincoln Symphony Orchestra will be performing works by Schubert, Korngold and Tchaikovsky. The violin soloist will be Caroline Siriwardena who is also the leader of the orchestra. The conductor is Richard Murray.

Tickets : £14, Concessions : £12, U16s : £7.   Enquiries : 01522 873894.



Sun 11/3 at 3pm : English Piano Trio.

The English Piano Trio is celebrating its 27th season. Formed by three distinguished artists, the Trio has performed regularly at major London venues and has toured extensively abroad. The Trio has presented complete Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven programmes in London.

Today they will be playing works by Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert.

Tickets : £16, Concessions : £14, Students/U26s : £5.   Enquiries : 01522 837600.


Tues 13/3 at 7.30pm : The Audit (or Iceland – A Modern Myth).

The global economy is a mess. The crash has landed, the tide’s swept out, and it’s taken our hope with it. There’s less in our pockets and more to be spent. The rich have got richer, the middle’s squeezed tight, and the poor are being dragged ever downwards.
With the true value of money and the human cost of greed firmly in their sights, tell the story of how a nation raised their voices in protest and railed against the currents.
Using original text, performance, film, music and animation, is about finding strength, overcoming a world designed to keep us docile, and how collective power can move a mountain – even if only a little.

Tickets : £12.50, Concessions : £10.50, Students/U26s : £5.   Enquiries : 01522 837600.


Tues 13/3 at 8pm : Against The Grain Slam – Poetry Amplified.

Lincoln’s most raucous night of rhymes – 12 poets, 2 rounds, 3 minutes…

What is a Slam you may be wondering. Performers get 3 minutes in each of the two rounds to perform a poem, the audience scores each performance out of ten and the winning slammer walks away with £35 and bragging rights, with 2nd place receiving £15 and still a fair amount of bragging rights.

Tickets : Pay what you want.   Enquiries : 01522 837600.


Thurs 15/3 at 7.30pm : Morgan and West – Time Travelling Magicians.

Time-travelling magicians Morgan & West bring a magical extravaganza to a millennium near you! Not content with their lot as the nineteenth century’s greatest magic duo, this prestidigitatory pair present a conjuring spectacular to the audiences of the modern day.

No future is left unseen and no timeline left unaltered as these temporal tricksters burst into the twenty-first century with a show brimming over with baffling magic, unparalleled precognitive powers, and a totally genuine ability to travel through time! An unforgettable evening of magic, mystery, and the unexplainable.

Tickets : £12.50, Concessions : £10.50.   Enquiries : 01522 837600.


Fri 16/3 at 7.30pm : Education, Education, Education

It’s May 1997. Tony Blair has won the election and Katrina and the Waves have won Eurovision. Channel 5 is a month old. No one knows who Harry Potter is. Britain is the coolest place in the world.

At the local secondary school it’s a different story. Miss Belltop-Doyle can’t control her year 9s, Mr Pashley has been put in charge of a confiscated tamagotchi and for some unknown reason Princess Anne is attending the Year 11 leavers assembly. Tobias, the German language assistant, watches on. Things can only get better.

Education, Education, Education is The Wardrobe Ensemble’s love letter to the schools of the 90s and asks big questions about a country in special measures, exploring what we are taught and why, and where responsibility lies.
The Wardrobe Ensemble (1972: The Future of Sex) use their trademark inventive theatricality and irreverent humour to explore the stories that have shaped our recent political history, and to think about what the future might look like.

Tickets : £12.50, Concessions : £10.50.   Enquiries : 01522 837600.


Sat 17/3 from 10am : Indie Lincs International Film Festival.

Now moving into their 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.   Enquiries : 01522 837600.




Fri 16/3 from 1.10pm : Lunchtime Recital by William Farr C of E Comprehensive School.

Students from William Farr Church of England Comprehensive School will be performing in the Chapter House of Lincoln Cathedral.

The recital will take place during lunchtime from 1.10pm until 2pm to include ‘songs through the ages’.

This is a free event included within the normal Cathedral entry charge.  Enquiries : 01522 561644


Sat 17/3 from 1.10pm : Lunchtime Recital by Richard Hinsley.

A programme of origina pianol music has been drawn from two albums and contains a mixture of classical and contemporary genres.

This is a free event included within the normal Cathedral entry charge. Enquiries : 01522 561644.


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, 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.



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.


Sun 11/3 from 10am : Drop in Craft – A Flower For Mum.

Drop into the Heritage Skills Centre this Mothering Sunday to create a lovely ceramic flower or flowers that you will be able to give to your Mother and that will last and last.

Multiple flower designs will be available. Whisker Hills Pottery will be on hand to show you how to make this unique ceramic flower.

There is a charge of £4 to take part in this event

Entry : Normal entry charges apply.   Enquiries : 01522 782040.


Sun 11/3 from 12noon until 1.30pm and 2pm until 3.30pm : Mothers Day Afternoon Tea.

Indulge in a variety of freshly infused hand-selected teas; a selection of freshly prepared finger sandwiches; a variety of savoury pastries; fresly baked Victoria sponge; fresh petit scones accompanied by clotted cream and jam; a selection of fresh fruit tartlets and tipsy champagne jelly with hand selected strawberries.

You can accompany your afternoon tea with your favourite tipple. Purchases available on Mothering Sunday.

Tickets : Adult £16, U12s : £10



Sun 11/3 from 10.30am : The Lincolnshire County Wedding Show.

The perfect wedding day is a dream of every bride-to-be, but to make that dream come true takes a lot of planning and organisation. Cupids Wedding Shows provide the ideal way of taking the hard work out of those hectic planning stages, and with over 50 stands at each show remains the area’s biggest wedding show attracting hundreds of brides to be from across the region.

The Lincolnshire County Wedding Show features stunning fashion shows, goody bags for the first 250 brides and expert advice – showcasing everything you need to plan your perfect wedding.

Tickets : £4.   Enquiries : 01522 522900.


Fri 16/3 until Sun 18/3 from 7.30am : Lincolnshire Horse Trials.

An established and prestigious equestrian eventing competition held early in the season, attracting national and international entrants. Featuring the three eventing disciplines of dressage, showjumping and cross country, along with a whole host of trade stands – it is an equestrian event not to be missed!

Admission : Free, Car Parking : £5.   Enquiries : 01522 522900.



Sun 11/3 from 10am : Arms, Medals and Militaria Fair.

This is a new event and will attract up to 100 stands and will take place in the Cedric Ford Pavilion. Taking part will be some of the country’s leading dealers in arms and militaria who will be on hand to give any advice and to answer any questions that you may have.

There is ample free parking on site and all day refreshments.

Entrance : Free.   Enquiries : 01636 705796.


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.



Fri 16/3 at 7pm : Fickle Friends.

Fickle Friends are ultimately a great band with killer tunes who have worked hard at their trade and built a devoted fanbase the old fashioned way – playing as many shows as they could for as little cost, booking their own shows and writing songs on the road. Now, after huge festival shows at Reading and Leeds and a sold out Forum in London, things are slightly easier, but the dedication to writing undeniable songs and playing great gigs remains the same and they look set to dominate festival bills this year and play their debut album to the masses in years to come.

Tickets : £12.   Enquiries : 01522 837400.



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.




Sun 11/3 from 9.30am : Pony Rides on the Oval.

This Mothering Sunday, meet the ponies at the front of the mansion and enjoy the view of Belton while riding a horse. Rides are £3 per go and suitable for ages 2yrs+.

Entrance : Normal entry charges apply.   Enquiries : 01476 566116.


Thurs 15/3 from 9.30am : Toolbox Talks.

Find out what the Project Team have been up to on the renovation of Belton’s 17th century Grade 1 listed stable block.

Free to attend, but normal Mansion entry charges may apply.   Enquiries : 01476 566116.


THE VENUE, Lincoln.


The following films are to be shown during the coming week :-


Sun 11/3 at 2.30pm : Sunday Classic – The African Queen.(Cert PG, 105 mins, 1951).

Starring : Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn and Robert Morley.


Wed 14/3 at 2.30pm : Journey’s End (Cert 12A, 107 mins, 2017).

Starring : Asa Butterfield, Paul Bettany and Sam Claflin.


Wed 14/3 at 7.30pm : My Generation + Michael Caine with satellite Q & A. (Cert 12A, 130 mins approx)

With Michael Caine will be David Bailey and Joan Collins.

Tickets : From £5.50.


Sat 17/3 at 2.30pm : Early Man (Cert PG, 89 mins, 2018).

This is an animated film.


Sat 17/3 at 7.30pm : Phantom Thread (Cert 15, 130 mins, 2017).

Starring : Daniel Day-Lewis, Leslie Manville and Vicky Krieps.


Normal cinema tickets : From £4.50.   Enquiries : 01522 527347.