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The Events Guide: 15th to 21st April 2018

Written by on 11th April 2018


Thurs 19/4 at 8pm : The Word Theatre.

The Word Theatre brings the biggest, most exciting and relevant Spoken Word artists in the UK to the Theatre every month. It features award-winning performers from around the Country with an open mic and live music.

Headliner this month is Iona Lee.

Iona Lee was born in Edinburgh and raised in East Lothian by two theatre actors. She fell into the Spoken Word scene when she was 17 as a way of drinking underage. She won the title of Scottish Slam Champion in 2016 and is currently an illustration student at the Glasgow School of Art. Iona has performed at the Edinburgh Book Festival, on BBC, St Anza and Glastonbury Festival. She was also one of the Nationwide poets.

Tickets : £11, Students : £9.   Enquiries : 01522 519999.


Fri 20/4 at 7.30pm : The Rolling Stones Story.

The Rolling Stones have dominated Rock ’n’ Roll music since the 1960s and were at the forefront of the British Invasion of bands that conquered the US in 1964. They ran neck and neck with The Beatles in the popularity stakes with the late sixties and early seventies considered by many as their Golden Age.
Their live shows are legendary and ​The Stones musical legacy is up there with the very best. They’ve recorded some of the most phenomenal Rock ‘n’ Rolll songs of all time – Satisfaction, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Not Fade Away, Honky Tonk Woman, Brown Sugar, Start Me Up…to name just a few.
You can now relive all these classic hits in ​The Rolling Stones Story​, a high energy concert celebrating the music of the World’s Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band. ​Let’s Spend The Night Together in the company of Mick and the boys and you will experience a truly authentic Rolling Stones spectacle; complete with an awesome production, the finest musicians and the world’s No. 1 Mick Jagger lookalike in Paul Ashworth.
The Rolling Stones Story​ promises you an unforgettable ​Jumpin’ Jack Flash back in time.

Tickets : £26.  Enquiries : 01522 519999.


Sat 21/4 at 7.30pm : Someone Like You – Adele Songbook.

Back on the road by popular demand, Someone Like You (The Adele Songbook) is an immaculate celebration of one of our generation’s finest singer-songwriters, and is returning to theatres in 2018.
Hand-picked by Adele herself on Graham Norton’s BBC ADELE Special, the outstanding Katie Markham has the show-stopping voice and captivating charisma to deliver all your favourite Adele hits in an enthralling concert performance.
The show faithfully recreates the magic of the three record-breaking albums 19, 21 and 25 – including Chasing Pavements, Make You Feel My Love, Set Fire To The Rain, Someone Like You, Hello, Rolling In The Deep and the multi-million seller Skyfall.
Someone Like You will take you on a soul…-stirring journey from break up to make up!

Tickets : From £19.50.  Enquiries : 01522 519999.



Mon 16/4 at 10.30pm : The Happy Monday Club.

The Drill Hall runs regular creative play sessions for the under 5s in their café bar on Mondays. The sessions are organised by Rhubarb Theatre and led each week by a different local artist (music, dance, storytelling & making). There are just 20 places each week.

Tickets : £3. Accompanying adults : Free.   Enquiries : 01522 873894.

Tues 17/4 at 7.30pm : Dreamland Drama Performance.

After their successful performance “Family Fallout” The Dreamland drama Performers will wow you with another original piece of theatre. Please come along and support this fantastic group!!

Tickets : £3.   Enquiries : 01522 873894.


Thurs 19/4 at 7.30pm : Callaghan.

Originally from Lincolnshire Callaghan moved to the USA in summer 2010 to record and tour with Grammy-Nominee Shawn Mullins, since then she’s been performing and winning fans all across the USA.
Back home in the UK the BBC’s Bob Harris has been a strong supporter regularly playing her music and describing her as “a wonderful artist…hugely talented”. BBC Radio 2 have also given strong support play listing three singles Best Year, We Don’t Have to Change The World and Last Song, from her most recent studio album A History of Now.
Callaghan plays piano and guitar and delivers a stunning vocal which earns frequent comparisons with artists like Sarah McLachlan and Emmy Lou Harris. Her songwriting chronicles the stories, experiences and emotions which are part of everyone’s lives.

Tickets : From £12.   Enquiries : 01522 873894.


Fri 20/4 at 7.30pm : Lady Sings The Blues.

This stunning show presents the music of Billie Holiday from the 30s to the 50s using many of the original arrangements. Featuring six top British Jazz Award-Winning musicians and the remarkable singer Val Wiseman, who gives ‘an uncanny reproduction of the Holiday sound and style’, this is as close as it gets to hearing that tremendous repertoire performed live as it was first performed all those years ago.

Tickets : From £12.   Enquiries : 01522 873894.


Sat 21/4 at 8pm : Radio Active.

Angus Deayton, Helen Atkinson Wood, Michael Fenton Stevens and Philip Pope reunite to take classic scripts from the award winning BBC Radio 4 show following a sell-out and critically acclaimed run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe and performances at the Glastonbury & Underbelly Southbank Festivals.

Tickets : From 312.   Enquiries : 01522 873894.



Fri 20/4 Timing to be confirmed : Egg Box Youth Theatre- Loudmouth.

If you want to sing or write songs, dance or choreograph, be a stand-up comedian, a musician,write sketches, direct, produce or learn more about backstage – there’s a place for you. No matter what your interests or experience everyone is welcome to join the LPAC’s creative journey! All of the original material will be produced by young people with the support of the Egg Box professional team.

Tickets : £3.50.  Enquiries : 01522 837600.


Fri 20/4 at 7pm : May I Have This Dance?

This showcase is the society’s hard work and efforts from the past academic year, all put together in one show, to make for an amazing dancing experience. It will include routines that have excelled at inter-university competitions and performances that the dancers have been devoted to perfecting since September 2017. The dance society have a range of dance styles and abilities, all of whom will be celebrated on this evening, including: Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, Street, Commercial, Bollywood, Latin & Ballroom and Musical.

Tickets : £5.50, Students/U16s : £3.50.   Enquiries : 01522 837600


Thurs 19/4 at 7.30pm : Cavern Beatles.

On February 9th 1961, The Beatles made the first of their 292 appearances at the now legendary Cavern Club in Matthew Street, Liverpool. 50 years on, The Cavern Beatles, a band of fully endorsed and licensed by the same club present a Magical History Tour through the work of the greatest pop music phenomenon.

Tickets : £19.50.  Enquiries : 01636 655755.


Fri 20/4 at 7.30pm : The Dreamers and The Temple Brothers.

Join others for a sensational 60s night out with The Dreamers including a special tribute to USA legends The Everly Brothers. Alan Mosca and Bryan Byng have been members of The Dreamers (formerly Freddie and the Dreamers) for over 37 years. Joining them are The Temple Brothers, one of the country’s leading tribute acts to The Everly Brothers, who will take the crowd on a terrific tour of The Everly Brothers songbook before both acts join for a true celebration of 50s and 60s music.

Tickets : £19.50, Concessions : £17.   Enquiries : 01636 655755.


Sat 21/4 at 7.30pm : An Audience with Martin Kemp.

Martin Kemp is an actor, musician, author, film director and occasional TV presenter. He’s enjoyed an amazing career: appearing on many popular TV shows from the age of 10 to forming Spandau Ballet in 1979, hitting the headlines on BBC1’s Eastenders, releasing a bestselling book and winning many new fans on Celebrity Big Brother. This very personal show has come from a desire to get closer to his fans and spend an evening talking with them about his life and career.

Tickets : £25.50.  Enquiries : 01636 655755.



Sun 15/4 at 7.30pm : The Wind In The Willows – A Folk Opera.

A brand new musical adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s well-loved classic by Chris Green. With special guests Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer, music and song are used to bring this timeless tale to sparkling life. Using traditional English folk melodies set to new lyrics, the four musicians paint a vivid picture of Grahame’s world – from the humble comfort of Mole End to the gandeur of Toad Hall. This show is vivacious, sparkling and full of life.

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



Sat 21/4 from 11am : Be A Chorister For The Day.

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a Cathedral Chorister? Now is your chance to find out with no commitment to join.

Boys and girls aged 7 to 12 can join Lincoln’s internationally acclaimed choir for rehearsals and Evensong in one of the finest mediaeval buildings in the world.

The next Chorister open day on Saturday 21 April 2018. It’s a chance for children to get to know the Cathedral and get to know what it’s like to be a Chorister – a chance to be part of the fine tradition of Worship and Music at England’s World Cup-winning Cathedral.

The programme will start at 1.30pm with rehearsals, robing and a Cathedral tour during the afternoon, followed by tea and cake in the Chapter House at 4.30pm for children and their parents. The day will end by joining in at Evensong.

Led by Lincoln Cathedral Director of Music, Aric Prentice, this is a wonderful opportunity and a fun-filled day you can’t afford to miss and it’s free of charge.

Entrance : This is free to attend.   Enquiries : 01522 504398.

Sat 21/4 at 1.10pm : Lunchtime Recital by Di Voci Ladies Choir.

The choir was set up in October 2007 by Musical Director, Lorraine Brown. Lorraine studied singing at Trinity College of Music and she has extensive experience as a soloist in opera and oratorio and as a chorister. Lorraine is a singing teacher and works in both private and state schools in the South Manchester area as well as teaching privately.

Vocal training is an important part of the rehearsal schedule. Generally the choir performs concerts twice a year, at Christmas and in the summer. They also get involved in festival performances, eg. Lymm Festival 2012, Buxton Fringe Festival 2012, Altrincham Festival 2012 & 13, charity concerts.

The choir are now 43 members strong and sing a wide repertoire from classical choral works to modern pieces – from Handel to Sting!

The choir is a close knit group of women with a wide age range but all with a common goal of enjoying singing together and for others.

Tickets : Free to attend but normal Cathedral entry charges apply.   Enquiries : 01522 561644.



Now until 1/7/18 : Dressed For Battle – 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.


Fri 20/4 and Sat 21/4 from 7pm : Alma & Kin Pop-Up Restaurant.

This is now SOLD OUT.


Sat 21/4 and Sun 22/4 from 11am : Here Be Dragons.

An alternative St George’s weekend where the Victorian Prison yard becomes a place of refuge for Dragons.  With a cast of costumed characters and plenty of dragons for you to meet and make friends with.  There’s Dragon taming too and a “pageant” to our legendary hero (only this time the Dragon survives!).  Youngsters will have the chance to take part in our own St George Chivalry School too.  All of the entertainment can be found inside the Victorian Prison Yard.

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



Sun 15/4 from 10am : Lincoln BIG Mini Day.

Hundreds of minis line the Brayford Waterfront for a fantastic display of cars in Lincoln’s most vibrant area.

Trent Valley Mini Owners Club and Lincoln BIG invite all types of Mini to this annual event, so expect displays from the oldest to the newest cars. More than 200 old and new, cool and quirky Mini cars line up on the Waterfront, and restaurants, pubs and bars in the area will be open to make a great family day out.

Entrance : This is free to attend.   Enquiries : 01522 782040.



Thurs 19/4 from 10am until 10.45am and 11.15am until 12 noon : Button Bucks Club.

Bring your toddler along to enjoy stories, rhymes and crafts in the Discovery Centre on the first and third Thursday of each month. All activities are designed for children aged 18 months to 4 years old and will involve some exploration of the Gardens and House. There are two identical sessions each Thursday, 10am-10.45am and 11.15am-12noon.
The club is free to join, but booking is essential. If your plans change and you can’t make a session you have booked on to, please let the organisers know as soon as possible as places are limited. Booking Essential. Phone: 0344 249 1895.


Wed 18/4 from 9.30am : Belton’s Wilderness Walk.

An introduction to Belton’s wilderness garden and the designed features of the landscape. This short walk follows the river Witham taking in the Gothic Ruin, Hermitage, site of Belton’s knucklebone floor and the Boathouse. This tour is free of charge, but donations towards saving Belton’s boathouse are gratefully received.

Normal admission charges apply. Booking Essential. Phone: 0344 249 1895.


Thurs 19/4 from 9.30am : Toolbox Talks.

Find out what the project team have been up to on the renovation of Belton’s 17th century Grade I listed stable block. Booking Not Needed.

A National Trust Event – Gates open 09:30. Start 14:00. End 14:30.

Free Event but Normal Admission Charges Apply. Belton’s Discovery Centre.

Enquiries : 01476 566116.



Sat 21/4 at 7.30pm : A Funny and Informative Evening with Steve Parish.

Steve Parrish, multiple motorsports champion, world record holder, BBC TV Presenter, Practical Joker, Prankster, Hooligan and Pain in the Ar**!

Steve Parrish raced at the highest level of motorcycle racing, becoming British Champion in 1976 and finishing 5th in the 1977 500cc World Championship, as team mate to that year’s champion Barry Sheene. He went on to compete in sports car racing and truck racing where he won 5 European Truck Racing titles.

Steve was the BBC commentator for Moto GP, is now a pundit for Eurosports’ World Superbike and British Superbike coverage, and commentates on the Isle of Man TT for ITV4.

He has been commentating since 1988 but, with a life full of scrapes, near misses and funnies, he is equally famous for his pranks, and that’s the real reason for this show.

Whether it’s riding Barry Sheene’s bike for the world champion in qualifying, filling rooms of sports personalities with live frogs, jumping hire cars from second floor car parks onto the beach in Daytona or being locked up in a Hong Kong jail for blowing up a brothel, the list is endless, and all will be revealed in this non-stop show.

Tickets : £17. Enquiries : 01427 676655.



Thurs 19/4 from 10am : Disco Toddlers.

They are having a party! Join in for the hip club for pre-schoolers and their happening parents!

They play a bit of everything from current tunes to rock and roll to disco, mixing it up to make it fun for mums and dads alike!

Prebooking highly recommended to avoid disappointment. All children must be accompanied.

Tickets : £3, Accompanying Adults : Free.   Enquiries : 01476 406159.


Thurs 19/4 until Sat 21/4 at 7.30pm : St Peters Hill Players present Love On The Beach.

Tom Millard’s world is shattered by his wife’s sudden death. Realising life is precious he makes a bucket list, first thing is to move to the coast. His two daughters are unhappy about this, and visit him in his cottage. They bring Brenda, a wealthy divorcee friend who they’ve conspired with to ‘tempt’ Tom back again. One problem: Tom detests Brenda. Working down his list, he hires a mature ‘escort lady’ for the evening, but when the local female vicar calls around the same night…

Tickets : £8.50, Concessions : £7.50.   Enquiries : 01476 406159.



Fri 20/4 at 8pm : Islands In The Stream.

Enjoy the songs of the Queen and King of country music – Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.

Leave your 9 to 5 worries at the door and get ready for a night in the company of Country Music Royalty! This thigh-slapping stage show brings together the beloved glamour and personality of Dolly, along with Kenny’s charisma and energy with hit after hit including: Jolene, Ruby, 9 to 5, Lucille, Here You Come Again, The Gambler, I Will Always Love You, Coward of the Country, plus the smash hit Islands in the Stream. Enjoy a superb score and supreme musicianship as we bring the house down with the ultimate tribute to two country music legends.

Tickets : £23, Concessions : £21.   Enquiries : 01476 406159.


THE VENUE, Lincoln.

The following films are to be shown in this cinema during the week :-


Wed 18/4 at 2.30pm: I Tonya (Cert 15, 120 mins, 2017).

Starring : Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan and Alison Janney.


Wed 18/4 at 7.30pm: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Cert 15, 115 mins, 2017).

Starring : Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell.


Thurs 19/4 at 7.30pm: Grease – 40thAnniversary Sing-along. (cert PG, 110 mins, 1978).

Starring : Olivia Newton-John, John Travolta and Stockard Channing.


Sat 21/4 at 2.30pm: Ferdinand (Cert U, 108 mins, 2017).

This is an animated film.


Sat 21/4 at 7.30pm: The Shape Of Wter (Cert 15, 123 mins, 2017).

Starring : Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer and Michael Shannon.


Seats from £5.   Enquiries : 01522 527347.