The Events Guide: 14th to 30th June 2018
Written by Ryan Jones on 24th June 2018
NEW LINCOLN THEATRE ROYAL.
Sun 24/6 at 11am : Dinosaur World Live.
Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World in this interactive show for all the family with post show meet and greet with the Dinosaurs.
Meet a host of impressive creatures, including every child’s favourite flesh-eating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Triceratops, Giraffatitan, Microraptor and Segnosaurus!
Book now for this entertaining and mind-expanding jurassic adventure, live on stage.
Tickets : £15. Enquiries : 01522 519999.
Tues 26/6 at 7.30pm : Les Musicals.
PLEASE NOTE :- This event is now SOLD OUT.
For enquiries and returned tickets : 01522 519999.
Fri 29/6 at 11am : Film – Ice Age : Collision Course. (Cert U, 94 mins, 2016).
This is an animated film.
Tickets : Adult £6, Child : £3. Enquiries : 01522 519999.
Fri 29/6 at 7pm : Film – Hacksaw Ridge (Cert 15, 139 mins, 2016).
Starring : Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington and Luke Bracey.
Tickets : Adult £6, Students : £5. Enquiries : 01522 519999.
Sat 30/6 at 11am and 4pm : 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 £13 you can see the intricacies of the theatre and enjoy refreshments at the end of the tour.
Tickets : £13. Enquiries : 01522 519999.
LINCOLN DRILL HALL.
Wed 27/6 at 7.30pm : Coconut.
Ever feel like you are constantly disappointing people?
Meet Rumi, a British Pakistani woman who’s referred to as a ‘Coconut’ (brown on the outside, white on the inside). Born and brought up as a Muslim, Rumi spends more time enjoying fine wine and bacon than being at the mosque.
When she meets Simon, a white guy, she hopes that his decision to convert to Islam will be enough to keep everyone happy. However, as Simon begins to explore his faith, Rumi’s world spins off its axis in ways she could never have predicted.
You are requested to arrive about 30 minutes prior to the start of this event in order to give clear instructions to every member of the audience.
Tickets : £14, U26s/Carers : £8. Enquiries : 01522 873894.
Fri 29/6 at 12 noon : Literature Talk.
Join Dr. Mackay as she discusses Gustav Flaubert’s ‘Madame Bovary’.
Dr. Mackay is an extremely respected literature lecturer from Scotland and has spoken at countless venues across the UK and USA.
There is no film to accompany this talk.
Tickets : £6.50. Enquiries : 01522 873894.
Fri 29/6 at 6.30pm : Dominion – Documentary Film.
Providing the Narration : Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara and Sia.
Tickets : £4. Enquiries v: 01522 873894.
Fri 29/6 at 7.30pm : Jazz Vehicle.
“Lincolnshire Skies” had its genesis in the Royal Albert Hall in 2013, as a 10 minute piece for 600 performers! Now, Lincoln composer Jonty Nowell has reworked his original idea into a 45 minute suite for jazz band and narrator, telling the story of the iconic Dambusters Raid in thrilling and evocative music reminiscent of the big band sounds of the day.
It seems fitting that this new suite will be brought to life for its premier here in Bomber County, in not only the 100th anniversary of the RAF, but also the 75th anniversary of Operation Chastise. Outstanding local youth band Jazz Vehicle return to the Drill Hall with their director John Crouch, bringing their trademark blend of fiery exuberance and top notch music making, in a programme consisting of “Lincolnshire Skies” as well as many other band favourites. Guaranteed to be a sell-out, don’t miss it!
Tickets : £10, U16s : £7.50. Enquiries : 01522 873894.
Sat 30/6 at 7.30pm : Country Night in Nashville.
A Country Night In Nashville recreates the scene of a buzzing Honky Tonk in downtown Nashville, perfectly capturing the energy and atmosphere of an evening in the home of country music.
Prepare to be transported on a musical journey through the decades; from Johnny Cash to Alan Jackson, Dolly to the Dixie Chicks, Willie Nelson to Little Big Town, don’t miss this incredible celebration of the very best of country music.
Tickets : From £12. Enquiries : 01522 873894.
PALACE THEATRE, NEWARK.
Wed 27/6 at 8pm : Getting To Know ‘Oklahoma’.
A specially written adaptation for younger actors but with all the elements that make this show a classic still in place. A high spirited rivalry between local farmers and cowboys provides a colourful background against which a young cowboy and a winsome cowgirl play out their romance. With a brilliant musical score with classic tunes such as ‘Oh What A Beautiful Morning’, ‘Surrey With A Fringe On Top’, ‘Oklahoma’ and many more, make this a fun-packed musical not to be missed.
Tickets : £9, Concessions : £8. Enquiries : 01636 655755.
Fri 29/6 at 7.30pm : Rhythm Of The Dance.
The stunning Irish spectacular that is Rhythm of the Dance, a fully live show that celebrates Irish culture through music and dance. Featuring world champion dancers, a traditional Irish band, singers and a most gifted cast who have been wowing audiences all over the world since 1999.
Tickets : £25.50, Concessions : £24. Enquiries : 01636 655755.
Sat 30/6 at &.30pm : Crooners.
Crooners brings parody to a genre symbolised by the crooner and exemplified by the music of the Rat Pack and the American Song Book in a manner that will leave you smiling from ear to ear. This rip-roaring comedy is fronted by three of the finest crooners of today and backed by the outstanding and uncompromising live musicianship of The Mini Big Band. The show pays homage to some of the finest crooners of all time featuring the most quintessential songs from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Matt Monro, Nat King Cole, Bobby Darin and more…
Tickets : £23.50, Concessions : £21.50. Enquiries : 01636 655755.
BROADBENT THEATRE, WICKENBY.
Sat 30/6 at 7.30pm : Kaiser and I by Stuart Fortey.
It’s Berlin, 1914, and every officer who attended a court ball had to have passed a dancing test conducted under the eagle eye of the court dancing mistress. Kaiser Wilhelm has summoned a dance instructress from England to put his officers through their paces, but now war is only days away…
Winner of the 2002 Buxton Festival Fringe Best Drama Award.
Tickets : £10, Concessions : £9. Enquiries : 0300 400 0101.
Thurs 28/6 at 7pm : Slamjam Final.
SlamJam is a spoken word competition for young people across the East Midlands. Now in its 10th year, the Final is an annual celebration of the hard work and creativity of these 12 – 18 year-olds, as they take the stage to entertain, motivate, influence or transport their audience. Join others to hear their work – and to meet the writers and performers of the future as they compete for the coveted SlamJam trophy!
Tickets : £5. Enquiries : 01522 837600.
Sat 30/6 at 6.30pm : Indian Classical Dance Recital.
Rama Mark , a doctor by profession , who is passionate about dancing , brings to Lincoln an evening of South Indian Classical dance. Originating from the temples of India this dance form called, Bharata Natyam combines expressive and technical elements to depict stories from Indian Mythology. Rama focuses her recital on well loved goddesses and heroines from these tales. Providing the music will be a professional singer, violinist and percussionist all of whom regularly perform in the South Asian Cultural circuit in London.
Tickets : Free. Enquiries : 01522 837600.
TERRY O’TOOLE THEATRE.
Fri 29/6 at 7pm and Sat 30/6 at 3pm and 7pm : Dance Fever 12 – Pistons in the Park.
Always a highlight of the Theatre’s Summer programme, students from Lyndsey Ellis School of Dance return with a high-energy, variety dance show.
These young performers have put a lot of hard effort in the production of this show and it is always very popular and well attended.
Tickets : £9, Concessions : £7.50. Enquiries : 01522 883311.
Sat 30/6 and Sun 1/7 from 10am : Pistons in the Park.
This year’s Pistons in The Park is a special classics edition in association with the TR Register and is being held alongside their International Weekend.
The TR Register caters for the needs of owners, past, present and future of the entire range of Triumph TR sports cars from TR2 to TR8 and their associated derivatives Swallow Doretti, Peerless, Warwick, Italia and Grinnall. From the office in Didcot, Oxfordshire, the club has two full time members of staff and 52 local groups representing the club across the UK and within 39 countries worldwide. The event gathers thousands of TR owners for a weekend of socialising, great food and drink
Tickets : 1 Day : £15, U16s : £5, U13s : Free
2 days: £25, U16s : £7.50, U13s : Free. Enquiries : 01522 522900.
Sun 24/6 from 10am : Medieval Clash of Steel.
Be immersed in the 15th Century, the time of the Wars of the Roses to see a Tournament of Knights competing on foot with swords, bows and poleaxes. This is the Age of High Chivalry, but tensions exist and although the Tournament is supposed to be a contest of peace, the event is a powder keg of simmering rivalries. See the hand to hand combat and archery competitions the watchful eye of the Knight Marshall whilst surrounded by Living History and the sights and sounds of the medieval period.
In 1464 there were simmering rivalries between the Knights and their households – with some of whom King Edward was pursuing a conciliatory policy and many doubt the loyalty of some. A weekend of treachery, royal diplomacy, weapons, combat and competition
Entrance : Normal entry charges apply. Enquiries : 01522 782040.
Wed 27/6 from 6.30pm : Twilight Tour – Foundation of Lincoln Castle.
Exclusively designed to celebrate the 950th anniversary of Lincoln Castle, founded by William the Conqueror himself, this evenings talk explores the origin of Lincoln Castle and the part it played in the Norman conquest of England.
Included within the price of the ticket is after hours admission to the Castle grounds, a 30 minute talk provided by a specialist guide from the Friends of Lincoln Castle, light refreshments, which can be enjoyed in our Langton’s Cafe and a guided tour of the Castle grounds and walls, providing spectacular evening views over the City of Lincoln.
Tickets : £20, Concessions : £18. Enquiries : 01522 554559.
SAM SCORER GALLERY.
Now until Sun 1/7 from 10.30am : Lincolnshire Artists Summer Exhibition.
The Lincolnshire Artists’ Society has exhibited many times at the prestigious Sam Scorer Gallery in Lincoln and this year is no exception.
Alan Parker, Chairman of the Society, said: “It is always a joy to exhibit at the Sam Scorer Gallery, which is so well loved in the city. Visitors can expect an engaging and stimulating exhibition with work from a wide range of artists offering paintings and 3D work. We are also excited at the prospect of the High Sheriff’s Award”.
In 2016 the Society celebrated the publication of a second book by Lincolnshire author, Edward Mayor, on Lincolnshire Artists, which celebrates the work of the last ten years. The book will be on sale at the gallery.
PLEASE NOTE : The Gallery is closed on Mondays.
Entrance : Free.
Sat 23/6 and Sun 24/6 from 11am : Tudor Tattershall Weekend.
Travel back in time and experience Tattershall in the sixteenth century when Charles Brandon, King Henry VIII’s best friend and the Earls of Lincoln were living in the Castle. Travel back to Tudor Tattershall and see how Charles Brandon, lived at the Castle. Booking Not Needed. Dogs on leads welcome.
Entrance : Normal entry charges apply. Enquiries : 01526 342543.
THE ASSEMBLY ROOMS, Bailgate, Lincoln.
Sun 24/6 at 10am to 4pm : Handmade With Love Fair.
The Handmade with Love Craft Fairs are full of unique handmade stalls all offering items you won’t find on the High Street. Local craftspeople from all over Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire will be displaying various works for sale ranging from ceramics, jewellery, paintings and many other items.
Lincoln Owl Rescue will be in attendance and will provide ideal opportunities to get up close and personal with these stunning birds.
The Arches Tearoom will be open for refreshments.
Entrance : Free.
LION SNAKE PUBLIC HOUSE, BAILGATE, LINCOLN.
Sun 24/6 from 6pm : Charity Pop Music Quiz.
Charity Pop Music & General Knowledge Quiz evening raising funds on behalf of The Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance Appeal 2018.
Teams 2 – 5 required & individuals always welcome to take part. Any individual who has not got a team on arrival will be very welcome to join others teams to make up numbers so if you are alone you will still be very welcome.
Music era 1950s – 2010s ; general knowledge & World Cup Quiz!
Entrance : £1.50 per person. Enquiries : 01522 576667.
SCAMPTON PRIMARY SCHOOL.
Sat 30/6 from 10.30am : Scampton Fun Day.
There will be much to enjoy at this Fun Day with face painting, a Treasure Hunt, Beat the Goalie Competition, various stalls and games and much much more.
Refreshments will be available with an ongoing BBQ. The event runs from 10.30am until approximately 2pm and any child wishing to enter one of the races may do so on the day.
Entrance : Free. Enquiries : 01522 730340.
THE VENUE, LINCOLN.
The following films are to be shown in this cinema during the coming week :-
Wed 27/6 at 2.30pm : That Good Night. (Cert 12A, 92 mins, 2017)
Starring : John Hurt, Sofia Helin and Max Brown.
Wed 27/6 at 7.30pm : Funny Cow (Cert 15, 102 mins, 2017)
Starring : Stephen Graham, Paddy Considine and Maxine Peake.
Fri 29/6 at 7.30pm : Deadpool (Cert 15, 108 mins, 2016).
Starring : Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin and T.J. Miller.
Tickets : From £4.50. Enquiries : 01522 527347