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The Events Guide: 22nd to 28th April 2018

Written by on 18th April 2018



Sun 22/4 at 1.30pm and 4pm and Mon 23/4 at 10.30am : Tiddler and other Terrific Tales.

Freckle Productions presents Tiddler and other terrific Tales from the books of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Four terrific tales – one superb show!

Under the sea, out on the farm and into the jungle, these terrific tales are woven together with live music, puppetry and a whole host of colourful characters from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s best-loved titles: Tiddler, Monkey Puzzle, The Smartest Giant In Town and A Squash and a Squeeze.  Funky moves, toe tapping tunes and giggles are guaranteed!

This delightful production is brought to you by the team behind Stick Man Live, adapted from the bestselling books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo.

Suitable for all ages!

Tickets : From £11.  Enquiries : 01522 519999.


Thurs 26/4 at 8pm : Comedy Night at the Royal.

Expect to laugh out loud with some of the best up and coming comedian’s on the circuit.

Join comedian James Cook as he comperes an evening of laugh out loud, feel good humour at Lincoln’s traditional Victorian theatre. What better way of spending a Thursday night than being entertained by some of the hottest new talent on the comedy circuit. James will take the stage with Angela Barnes, Paul ‘Silky’ White and Craig Murray.
Tickets : £16.   Enquiries : 01522 519999.


Fri 27/4 at 7.30pm : Cuffe and Taylor present La Voix.

La Voix is the larger than life Star from Absolutely Fabulous The Movie, Britains’s Got Talent Semi Finalist and the UK’’s most Dazzling performer.
Join La Voix for the BEST night out of the year, featuring Live Musicians, Hilarious Comedy and incredible Live Singing and Vocal Impersonations. From Cher to Shirley Bassey, La Voix spares no Diva! La Voix is Simply the best, and this is one hot ticket you don’t want to miss!
Performing for everyone from Celebrities to the Royal Family and now to Lincoln.

Tickets : £20.50.  Enquiries : 01522 519999.


Sat 28/4 at 11am : Theatre Tour.

Have you always wanted to see what happens Back Stage at the New Theatre Royal Lincoln? Why not join others for a tour! For just £12 you can see the intricacies of the theatre and enjoy refreshments at the end of the tour.

Entrance : £12.  Enquiries : 01522 519999.


Sat 28/4 at 7.30pm > Richard Digance.

Richard resumes as normal after his Golden Anniversary celebrations of 2017 with a series of dates doing what he loves best, telling stories, playing the guitar and singing songs. This year there’s a whole new show having shaken off the nostalgic trip of 50 years last year.

With a BAFTA Nomination as TV Entertainer Of The Year and Gold Award recipient from The British Academy of Composers, he turned his back on show biz for his first love of music and live performance. 4,000 live shows, 62 British tours, 14 books, 3 stage plays, 32 albums and nearly 4 million YouTube visits says it all. He composed the audio book music for Bill Bryson’s best-seller ‘The Road To Little Dribbling,’ His Animal Alphabet poems, serialised by The BBC, are used as English Teaching Aids, in 14 countries from The USA to Swaziland,his guitar instrumentals are used on numerous TV productions. He supported Robin Williams at The London Palladium, and supported Steve Martin in The USA. On TV he played guitar with Queen’s Brian May, Status Quo and The Moody Blues.  Yes, after 50 years he’s still doing what he loves.

Tickets : From £16.  Enquiries : 01522 519999.



Thurs 26/4 at 7.30pm : Highly Sprung – Fall Out.

Get ready to go clubbing. You’re in for the night of your life. This high-energy physical theatre performance takes you inside a nightclub where three teenage friends embark on a journey of love, loss and self-discovery. Come and be immersed in a frantic, energy fuelled production of dance, music, aerial movement and storytelling.

Tickets : From £9.   Enquiries : 01522 873894.


Fri 27/4 from 12 noon : Literature Talk and Film – The Brothers Karamazov

This is Dostoyevsky’s last novel and carries the full weight of a lifetime of struggle and effort in his art. Go and enjoy his story of a ‘certain little family’: a murdered father and his three sons, in a tale that embodies the disintegration of the whole of Russian society. But it is also hugely inventive, visionary and vital!
2pm Film: The Brothers Karamazov (1958, PG, 145mins).
Directed by Richard Brooks and starring Yul Brynner, Maria Schell and Claire Bloom.
Tickets: Talk only £6.50/Talk & Film £10
Please note, this week’s talk will take place in The Auditorium and the film will be screened in The Room Upstairs.


Fri 27/4 at 7.30pm : James Phelan.

The Drill Hall regrets that this show has had to be cancelleddue to circumstances beyond its control.


Sat 28/4 at 7.30pm : Jess Robinson – Here Come The Girls.

Join multi award-winner and Britain’s Got Talent 2017 semi-finalist Jess Robinson for an evening of spot-on celebrity impressions, musical comedy and stunning vocal gymnastics. Like a wonderfully malfunctioning jukebox, Jess and her incredible vocals will take you on a dizzying journey through hilarious musical mash-ups, serving a feast of styles and genres from Billie Holiday and Judy Garland to Amy Winehouse and Beyoncé.
Whether your cup of tea is watching Shirley Bassey belt or if you want to see Jess strut her stuff with Hip Hop’s biggest rap stars – there’ll be something for everyone, from 9 to 90.

Tickets : from £12.   Enquiries : 01522 873894.



Sun 22/4 at 3pm : European Union Chamber Orchestra.

As part of the International Concert Series, the European Union Chamber Orchestra will be performing works by Resphighi, Mozart and Elgar.

Tickets : £19, Concessions : £17, Students/U26s : £5.  Enquiries : 01522 837600.


Mon 23/4 at 7.30pm : Henry Blofeld – 78 Retired.

Henry ‘My Dear Old Thing’ Blofeld is one of Britain’s most loved and recognisable broadcasters.

This Spring , he is touring the country with his last ever theatre show, jam-packed full of unheard anecdotes from on and off the pitch, as well as stories from the TMS box not allowed on the radio!

Don’t miss the chance to wave a bat in honour to the cherished golden voice of cricket.

Tickets : £20 all seats.   Enquiries : 01522 837600.



Thurs 26/4 at 7.30pm : Fast Love.

This is a tribute to George Michael. Get ready for an unforgettable evening celebrating a global superstar as he puts the Boom Boom into your heart in this all new production. This is a spellbinding experience you don’t want to miss. You’ll be getting up (to get down) to all your favourite songs: Careless Whisper, Freedom, Faith, Father Figure, Outside and many more. Relive the passion, the flare and the unique sensitivity of George Michael in this incredible concert sensation.

Tickets : £23.50.  Enquiries : 01636 655755.


Fri 27/4 at 7.30pm : Albert Lee and his Electric Band.

Double Grammy Award Winner, Albert Lee returns to the UK, this time accompanied by his great Electric Band. Undoubtedly one of the finest guitarists the world has ever seen, Albert is also an accomplished piano player and has a fine singing voice. He has a soulful voice but can equally ‘tear it up’ rock ‘n roll style.

Tickets : £23.50.   Enquiries : 01636 655755.



Sat 28/4 at 7.30pm : Steve Walker’s Big Swing Band at the Movies.

Steve and the Big Swing Band roll out the red carpet this Spring with their brand new show At The Movies. Following their previous sell-outs at the Terry O’Toole Theatre, this new show is an exhilarating musical rollercoaster through some of your big screen favourites. Fronting the band, and hosting your evening, Steve is one of the UK’s most exciting and talented trumpet players. He, along with 17 equally passionate musicians, guarantee this will be a night to remember!

Tickets : £15.  Enquiries : 01522 883311.



Mon 23/4 until Sat 5/5 : Exhibition – Jewish Living Experience.

It is the aim through an educational programme with local schools and their teaching staff to create further community cohesion and stability for the area. Understanding and knowledge about the Jewish community and its beliefs, customs and practice is what the exhibition aims to achieve.

Through educational materials and local community engagement, this project aims to combat misconceptions and stereotypes resulting in the furthering of good community relations and the fostering of a stronger local community.

This educational resource supports Lincoln and the surrounding areas by ensuring informed quality community relations and addresses the community.

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


Sat 28/4 at 7.30pm : The Black Dyke Band.

Black Dyke Band is the most recorded band in the world with over 350 recordings and growing every year. It is also the most successful contesting band in the world having won the European Championships thirteen times.

Tickets : £20.   Enquiries : 01522 561644.



Fri 27/4 at 6.30pm : Luna Cinema presents – Paddington 2 (Cert PG, 103 mins, 2017)

Luna Cinema, the country’s leading producer of open air cinema events returns to Lincoln Castle again this summer for more nights of fantastic film.  Join others under the stars as The Luna Cinema transforms the beautiful Lincoln Castle into the ultimate open-air cinema venue. Built in the 11th century by William The Conqueror and known as one of the best preserved Norman castles in the country, this is the perfect spot to spend a warm summer’s evening in front of the big screen.

Tickets : Prices vary.  Enquiries : 01522 782040.


Sat 28/4 at 6.30pm : Film – Dirty Dancing (Cert 15, 100 mins, 1987).

Starring : Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey and Jerry Orbach.

Tickets : Prices vary.  Enquiries : 01522 782040.



Sun 22/4 from 10am : Classic Car Rally.

Cars, trucks, and bikes of all ages will adorn historic Lincoln’s vibrant waterfront with a colourful spectacle.

For the enthusiastic classic vehicle owner, the annual event represents the perfect opportunity to polish up the chrome, show off your motor, and enjoy like minded company. For the casual onlooker, the free admission to the event gives a rare opportunity to soak up real nostalgia in the Brayford Waterfront and meet the owners behind the cars.

Restaurants, pubs and bars in the area will be open to make for a perfect family day out.

Entrance : Free to attend.   Enquiries : 01522 782040.



Sun 22/4 from 2.30pm : East Yorkshire Motor Services Band.

The East Yorkshire Motor Services Brass Band visit the Trinity Arts Centre at the earlier time of 2.30pm this year. So, forget your traditional Sunday roast with Yorkshire puddings; instead bring the family to experience the classic sound of a fine Yorkshire brass band! A taste of some traditional tunes, modern masterpieces, stunning soloists and perhaps something sweet to finish!

Tickets : £10, Family of 4 : £35.   Enquiries : 01427 676655.



Sun 22/4 from 9.30am : Spring Bulb Planting.

Help Belton’s garden team add some colour to the spring gardens. Each April head gardener Jon holds a ‘have a go’ bulb planting event which gives you the chance to add to Belton’s annual spring flower display. Booking Not Needed.

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



Wed 25/4 to Fri 27/4 from 7pm : Theatre of the Unsexy.

Theatre of the Unsexy, théâtre de l’obscur…
Every two months, Art Isn’t Sexy will be curating an evening of brand new theatre. It has always been Art Isn’t Sexy’s goal to discover new talent and give them a stage, to create and discover pieces of theatre pushing the status quo, upending the zeitgeist, other pretentious words that boil down to the phrase “something new.” Where are the Sartre’s, the Kanes, the Crimps and Joyce’s of today? Where are the Beckett’s, Pinter’s, Churchill’s, weirdo’s, experimenters, bon vivants, others? What is art today? What even is “new theatre”?
For the first session they will be showcasing two performances. The first from Art Isn’t Sexy, the second from a local company. Jesenská, a Kafkaesque examining of totalitarianism and fake news & from Odd Concepts, Beginnings, a series of scratch openings for various shows the audience is invited to critique.

Tickets : £10, Concessions : £8.   Enquiries : 07982 803180.



Tues 24/4 at 7.30pm : Jon Boden – The Afterglow Tour.

In spring 2018 Jon Boden, former lead-singer of Bellowhead, will head out on the second leg of his “Afterglow” album tour – his first new release since leaving Bellowhead in May 2016. In the solo leg of the tour audiences can enjoy a close-up, intimate performance with Jon showcasing his infectious new material in a stripped-down, high-octane, very personal show. Using fiddle, guitar, concertina and his trade mark stomp box Boden also draws on material from throughout his fifteen year career including hits from Bellowhead, plus other selections.

Tickets : £21.   Enquiries : 01476 406159.


Wed 25/4 at 7.30pm : Casket Case.

Lightning. Heights. Raw Meat. Bears. Knives. Spiders… and death, obviously.. Casket Case is a show about our fear of death, dying and being dead. It’s about Jozey, who doesn’t really do anything that could possibly, even slightly, increase her risk of dying. Not even putting salt on her chips. Madness. Her anxieties are spiraling out of control and her friends are faced with just two options – kill, or cure. Casket Case is part story, part cabaret, part totally morbid curiosity. After all, none of us are getting out of here alive. Supported by public funding from Arts Council England and commissioned by Lincoln Performing Arts Centre.

Tickets : £10, Concessions : £8.   Enquiries : 01476 406159.


Thurs 26/4 at 7.30pm : Funhouse Comedy Club..

Tonight Alan Hudson and Steve Hall are amonst other guests appearing in this fun packed show which will be hosted by compere Spiky Mike.

Tickets : £10.   Enquiries : 01476 406159.


Fri 27/4 at 7.15pm : An Evening of Music with The Mayor.

Acts including: Grantham School of Dance, Oasby Music Group, Rosie Spinks, Music Machine, Laura Church, Carol Drury and Mike the Mayor, Dennis George and Hi Notes.

Tickets : £10.   Enquiries : 01476 406159.


Sat 28/4 at 7.30pm : Ballet Central 2018.

Under the artistic direction of Christopher Marney, Ballet Central returns with a new programme showcasing the best in dance theatre. These young dancers on the cusp of their professional careers will perform a mixed bill, featuring works by world-renowned choreographers. See Jenna Lee’s brand new creation Black Swan, a dark twist on the iconic classic, and a gothic reworking of the Fairies Prologue from Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty. An excerpt from FAR by the multi award-winning choreographer and director Wayne McGregor will also feature and to celebrate the work of Kenneth MacMillan the repertoire includes an excerpt from his rarely-seen Valley of Shadows. And finally, enjoy Christopher Gable’s Cinderella, a timeless version of a much-loved fairy tale. “Commitment and understanding in abundance” Dance Europe 2017

Tickets : £14, Concessions £13.   Enquiries : 01476 406159


THE VENUE, Lincoln.

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


Sun 22/4 at 2.30pm: Sunday Classic – South Pacific (Cert U, 157 mins, 1958).

Starring : Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor and John Kerr.


Wed 25/4 at 2.30pm: Finding Your Feet (Cert 12A, 111 mins, 2017)

Starring : Timothy Spall, Joanna Lumley and Imelda Staunton.


Wed 25/4 at 7.30pm: The Post (Cert 12A, 116 mins, 2017).

Starring : Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Sarah Paulson.


Sat 28/4 at 2.30pm: Peter Rabbit (Cert PG, 95 mins, 2018).

This is an animated film.


Seats from £5.   Enquiries : 01522 527347.