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The Events Guide: 8th to 14th July 2018

Written by on 3rd July 2018


Sun 8/7 at 7.30pm : Rhythm of the Dance.

This 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, a most gifted cast who have been wowing audiences all over the world since 1999. Internationally rated as one of the most popular and successful Irish Step Dance shows on tour, by critics, audiences, and millions of fans around the world.

Tickets : From £24.   Enquiries : 01522 519999.

Sat 14/7 at 4pm and Sun 15/7 at 2pm : High School Musical.

High School Musical on Stage!

The students of East High return to school after their winter break with the Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes finding their cliques and telling each other about their vacations. Jock and basketball team captain, Troy, discovers that Gabriella, the girl he met and sang karaoke with on holiday, has just enrolled at East High! They cause chaos when they decide to audition for the high school musical, and while most of the students resent the threat posed to the ‘status quo’, Troy and Gabriella’s alliance might just pave the way for others to shine too.

Full of catchy songs and exciting dance routines, High School Musical explores issues of friendship, first love, and acceptance.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe).

Tickets : From £10   Enquiries : 01522 519999.



Thurs 12/7 at 7.30pm : Kast Off Kinks.

Former members of the legendary band ‘The Kinks’ , back together playing great music and re-living the good times whilst keeping the songs alive that made the Kinks a household name. This great line up features Mick Avory (the original drummer on all the classic hits from 1964-68), John Dalton (bass/vocals, Kinks 60’s & 70’s), Ian Gibbons (keyboards/vocals, Kinks 80’s & 90’s and still with Rau Davies) with Dave Clarke (guitar/vocals, formerly Beach Boys Noel Redding and Time Rose).

Tickets : £21.50, Concessions : £19.50.   Enquiries : 01636 655755.

Sat 14/7 at 7pm : Matt Haig – Notes on a Nervous Planet.

Join award-winning author Matt Haig (who grew up in Newark) as he discusses his brand new title, the eagerly anticipated follow-up to Sunday Times bestseller Reasons to Stay Alive. In a world where we are encouraged to worry about everything from world politics to our body mass index, Notes on a Nervous Planet is a personal and vital look at how to feel happy, human and whole in the 21st century. Chaired by Tim Rideout and sponsored by Trigger Press.

Tickets : £10.



Thurs 12/7 at 7.30pm : Robin Hood and his Merry Men.

The Chapterhouse Theatre Company are pleased to present this very popular family show to be performed at the historic Bishop’s palace.

Robin Hood and his band of merry men are feared by the richest of the land who travel through Sherwood Forest as they steal from the rich to give to the poor. When the evil Sheriff of Nottingham schemes to stop the outlaws, the merry men must join with the beautiful Maid Marian to rescue Robin from the Sheriff’s evil clutches and restore peace to the forest lands. Inspired by folklore, myth and legend, this brand-new version of Robin’s notorious story is brought alive with traditional sword play, song, music, dance and stunning medieval costumes.

Please collect your tickets from Lincoln Drill Hall box office up until the day before the event, or at the Bishops’s Palace on the night of the event.

Tickets : £16, U16s : £10, family (2+2 U16s) : £46.   Enquiries : 01522 873894.



Thurs 12/7 at 6pm and 7.15pm : Summer Primary Schools’ Dance Showcase.

North Kesteven School, in partnership with artsNK, has worked with local primary schools over 6 weeks to create dance pieces for this festival.

A celebration of children dancing and themes surrounding the transition to secondary school.

Also featuring talented Dance students from North Kesteven School.

Tickets : £3.50, Child : £2.50.   Enquiries : 01522 883311.


Fri 13/7 at 7.30pm : Lincoln Schools’ Music Showcase.

The Terry O’Toole Theatre and NK Academy are delighted to host this celebration of local, musical talent.

Featuring a variety of music genres and students from secondary schools in the area.

Tickets : £7, Concessions : £5.   Enquiries : 01522 519999.


Sat 14/7 at 7.30pm : ArtsNK Youth Dance Showcase.

The annual showcase for artsNK’s Youth Dance Programme is a celebration of young people dancing! Featuring Lincolnshire’s top youth dance groups, including Evolve Youth Dance Company, redXco and Jumpstart.

Tickets : £3.50, Concessions : £2.50.   Enquiries : 01522 883311.



Tues 10/7 at 8pm : A.T.G. Slam.

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

What is a Slam I hear you cry! 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.

Entrance : Pay what you like at the end of the evening.   Enquiried : 01522 837600.



Thurs 12/7 and Fri 13/7 at 7pm : Art Isn’t Sexy at the Blue Room.

A popstar needs to get away from her fans. An office worker cheats on his wife. And neither know the other shares the same apartment.

Case 1835-B by Chameleon 53

It’s the night shift and two police officers are stuck together during a storm.
There’s a man seeking recompense for his actions, haunted by his own psyche.
And there’s a phone.

Two plays for the price of one ticket. Go and support new locally created theatre.

Tickets : £8, Concessions : £5 available from LPAC.   Enquiries : 01522 837600.


Sat 14/7 from 8pm : Across the Board at the Blue Room.

This event features Northern Soul, R&B with Mary Chapman, Soap and Stu Morton.

Ticket collection is up to 10 days before the event or you can select your tickets to be posted for £1. You can collect your tickets at Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (Brayford Pool Campus, LN6 7TS) up to 6pm on Friday 13 July. You can also collect your tickets at The Blue Room on the night of the event.

Tickets : £5.   Enquiries : 01522 837600.



Sat 14/7 from 9am : Pretty Muddy.

Cancer Research’s ​Pretty Muddy run returns to Lincoln!

Pretty Muddy isn’t like any other fundraising event. It is a muddy obstacle course that women of any ability can climb over, crawl under, and charge through to show cancer that hell hath no fury like a woman in pink.

So get your friends, family and colleagues together and sign up now! Choose from the 5k or 10k or children’s route.

Entrance : Adults : £19.99, Child : £10.   Enquiries : 01522 522900.



Sat 14/7 until Sun 1/9 from 10am : A Kingdom of LEGO.

The amazing Kingdom LEGO Brick show is coming to Lincoln Castle. Join others this summer for this fabulous interactive show of sword and sorcery, a fantastical quest with dragons, a wizard and a Princesses, all created in LEGO bricks! Help Princess Orra on her quest to save the Brick Kingdom and defeat the evil Baron. Find the Princess and discover her friends from a medieval fantasy land inside Lincoln Castle.  Visitors can experience life-sized sculptures of Princess Orra, Abbra the Wizard, Sir Studley the Knight, Chester the Jester and Torre the Huntswoman. Visitors will be amazed by the huge dragon standing over 4m tall and 5m long, with glowing eyes, realistic sound effects and dragon breath.

You can also build your own creation in the interactive brick pit. You can also make your very own unique Knight model to take home for a small charge.

Entrance : Normal entry charges apply.   Enquiries : 01522 554559 or 01522 782040.



Wed 11/7 at 7.30pm : Chicago Master Singers.

The Chicago Master Singers (CMS) is one of the foremost choirs in the United states. Under the artistic direction of Alan Heatherington, the 100-strong choir performs an impressive array of sacred music, from Bach’s Magnificat and Mozart’s Requiem to the latest works by living composers, and tours regularly to perform in the great Cathedrals of Europe.

This concert, in aid of Lincoln Cathedral, is centered on Herbert Howells’ magnificent Requiem, which is arguably one of the most beautiful and heart-wrenching works of sacred music written by any British composer. The choir will also be singing John Rutter’s dramatic Cantate Domino and pieces by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Richard Shepherd, John Tavener, Philip Stopford, Kenneth Leighton, Charles Villiers Stanford, and more.

Tickets : £10, Concessions : £8.   Enquiries : 01522 561644.



Sat 14/7 at 2pm : The Sound of the Musicals.

The Embassy Theatre Academy are pleased to present The Sound of the Musicals. Be part of a magical adventure with the talanted students of the Academy who have worked hard to produce a show that will have you admiring the high quality of training and performing opportunities for children and adults.

Tickets : Adults : £15, Child : £9.   Enquiries : 01507 613100.



Sun 8/7 from 10am : Craft and Gift Fair.

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.   Enquiries : 07462 890940.



Tues 10/7 from 7pm : Psychic Switch, Lincoln.

Experience four different psychics who are mediums who produce one amazing psychic night. Go with friends or family for a great social evening where everyone is guaranteed a message……………

Tickets : £20.



Sat 14/7 from 1.30pm : Lincoln Folk, Roots and World Music Festival.

The Lincoln Folk, Roots and World Music Festival showcases the very best in live folk music.mThere is always at least one legendary name and a wide variety of both well-known and established acts performing on the same stage as up and coming acts and artists..

Jacqui McShee’s Pentangle, Julie Felix and Blair Dunlop are among the acts taking to the stage this year.

Tickets : from £23.   Enquiries : 01472 349222.



Sat 14/7 and Sun 15/7 from 9.30am : Kite Flying Workshop.

Create and fly your very own kite and join in the fun. The material required is supplied and construction of the kites will be aided by the team at Belton. This is a National Trust event and booking is not required.

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



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

Sun 8/7 at 1pm : Film Festival – My Life as a Courgette Cert PG, 66 mins, 2016)

Animated film.

Sun 8/7 at 2.40pm : The Silent Child (Cert U, 20 mins, 2017).

Starring : Rachel Fielding, Rachel Shelton and Philip York.

Sun 8/7 at 3pm : Film Festival – Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Cert U, 100mins, 1971)

Starring : Gene Wilder, jack Albertson and Peter Ostrum.

The above films can be viewed with a day pass at £2.50 per film.

Wed 11/7 at 2.30pm and Sat 14/7 at 5pm : The Breadwinner (Cert 12A, 94 mins, 2017)

Animated film.

Wed 11/7 at 7.30pm : 2001 – A Space Odyssey (Cert U, 149 mins, 1968).

Starring : Keir Dullea, gary Lockwood and William Sylvester.

Sat 14/7 at 10.30am : Solo – A Star Wars Story (Cert 12A, 135 mins, 2018)

Starring : Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson and Emilia Clarke.

Sat 14/7 at 7.30pm : Book Club (Cert 12A, 104 mins, 2018).

Starring : Diane Keaton, jane Fonda and Candice Bergen.