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The Events Guide: 15th to 21st July 2018

Written by on 10th July 2018


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.

Tues 17/7 at 7.30pm and Wed 18/7at 2pm : The Nightmare Room.

A deliciously dark thriller – from a tale by the master of terror and mystery, Arthur Conan Doyle. When Helen regains consciousness, she finds herself bound and blindfolded in a locked room. Her captor, best friend Catherine, challenges her to a deadly game of Russian roulette to decide which of them will win the handsome film star they both desire.

But the game – like the room – is far from what it seems …

Tickets : £19.50, Concessions : £17.50.   Enquiries : 01522 519999.



Tues 17/7 until Sun 22/7 : Times vary : Les Miserables.

This production is now SOLD OUT.

For cancellations and returned tickets and for timings of the performances , ring 01522 519999



Thurs 19/7 at 7.30pm : Romeo and Juliet.

There’s Nowhere To Run To for the Capulets and Montagues as violent confrontation stalks every meeting. Juliet’s Nurse is looking forward to a Twist and Shout at the Capulet Party, which Romeo’s mates gatecrash. Romeo meets his Juliet and It Must Be Love. Maybe, just maybe, The Power of Love  will end the families’ violent feud.

Tickets : £17, Concessions : £15, Family : £60.



Thurs 19/7 at 7.30pm and Sun 22/7 at 11am : Auditions.

Would you like to be involved in the Broadbent Theatre’s annual pantomime, which this year will be Beauty and the Beast? If so, go along to the Theatre at either 7.30pm on Thursday 19th or Sunday 22nd Julyat 11am. The Theatre is looking, not only for actors, but also backstage and front of house volunteers.

The pantomime at the Broadbent is always very popular, so if you want to be involved the Theatre will be very grateful for any help.

Contact : 0300 4000 101.



Sat 21/7 at 6pm and Sun 22/7 at 2pm : The Lilac Theatre Dance Show.

Lilac Theatre Dance presents ICONIC
A High energy dance show including some recreations and reimagining of your favourite popular music videos set for the stage.

Tickets : £12, Concessions/Students : £10.   Enquiries : 01522 837600.



Sat 21/7 at 8pm : The Invisible Orchestra.

The Invisible Orchestra is a 17 piece ensemble combining dirty funk, soul, jazz and big band with huge orchestral sweeps, Afro-beat, Arabic  punk, Latin, Hip-hop, reggae and much more.

The band’s electrifying live shows have included collaborations with guest vocalists such as Harleighblu, Percydread (The Naturalites), legendary UK rapper Scorzayzee and Natalie Duncan (to name a few), as well as the four-times world champion DJ Mr Switch, performing alongside a talented and diverse set of core musicians who’ve toured throughout the world. With shows known to include up to 32 musicians at a time, The Invisible Orchestra is a unique and ever-evolving spectacle that’s not to be missed.

Tickets : £15.   Enquiries : 01522 837600.



Sun 15/7 from 10am : Toy Collectors Fair.

Showground regulars J & J Webb Fairs have more than 25 years’ experience making all their events enjoyable whether you’re buying or selling!

The 200 table event is a trove of collectables, where you’ll find everything from Corgi and Hornby to Sci-Fi, Star Wars, film and TV related items. The fair is open to everyone – collectors and enthusiasts, young and old.

Entrance : £2.50, Concessions : £2, 1st Child : £1.50.   Enquiries : 01522 880383.

Fri 20/7 open from 4pm : Little Mix – The Summer Hits Tour 2018.

Little Mix have just released The Platinum Edition of their smash hit album ‘Glory Days’. The original version of the album spent five weeks at the top of the UK Albums Chart surpassing any other album released by a female group this millennium and becoming the longest reigning girl group No.1 album since Spice Girls’ debut 20 years ago.

They have continued their sensational run of hit singles in 2017 with smashes such as ‘Touch’, ‘No More Sad Songs’, ‘Power’ and ‘Reggaeton Lento (Remix)’.

The shows will see Little Mix perform their greatest hits, including ‘Touch’, ‘Shout Out to My Ex’, ‘Black Magic’ and ‘Wings’.

Tickets can be purchased from Ticketmaster, with parking tickets (£8 in adv) : 0800 988 4440.

Tickets : From £45.   Further enquiries : 01522 522900.



Now until 30/7 from : 11am until 3pm : Summer Exhibition – Here Be Monsters.

During June and July, a selection of books and manuscripts depicting medieval monsters will be on display in the Wren and Medieval libraries.

Opening times: July:  Monday to Saturday 11am to 3pm.

Entrance : Normal Cathedral entry charges apply.   Enquiries : 01522 561644.

Mon 16/7 until Wed 18/7 from 10am : Art Exhibition – Art On The Map.

‘Art on the Map’ is a small group of 25 talented Lincolnshire artists who embrace and enjoy the creation of a wide variety of art and craft objects. This event provides a fabulous opportunity to see and appreciate the wide range of artistic talents of the group and perhaps purchase a unique painting, craft object or sculpture professionally created using a variety of different artistic mediums by this interesting selection of Lincolnshire artists.

The group will be showcasing their artwork in the Chapter House. This is a free event included within the normal Cathedral entry charge.

Entrance : Normal entry charges apply.   Enquiries : 01522 561644.

Sat 21/7 from 7pm : Organ Recital – Philip Rushforth.

Philip Rushforth began his musical training and career as a Chorister at Chester Cathedral where he first started to learn the Organ with the then Cathedral Organist, Roger Fisher. Philip then became Organ Scholar in 1987 and in 1991 he went to Trinity College as Organ Scholar working under the direction of Dr Richard Marlow. During his time at Trinity, Philip broadcast and recorded frequently with the College Choir as well as touring around Europe, Canada and the USA.

In 2000 Philip was a finalist in the prestigious Royal College of Organists, Performer of the Year award, where he performed the Poulenc Organ Concerto with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. This performance was broadcast on BBC. Philip is well recognised across Europe and he has been known to perform at several international Organ Festivals. He was appointed Director of Music at Chester Cathedral in December 2007 and under Philips direction, the Cathedral Choirs have been a part of UK concerts, live CD and television recordings and tours of Florida, Belgium and France.

The programme will include works by Healey Willan, Louis Vierne, J.S. Bach, C.H.H. Parry and William Harris.

Tickets : £6.  Enquiries : 01522 561644.



Sat 14/7 until 2/9 from 10am : A Kingdom Of LEGO.

The amazing Kingdom LEGO Brick show is coming to Lincoln Castle. Join other visitors this summer for this fabulous interactive show of sword and sorcery, a fantastical quest with dragons, a wizard and 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.

Join in with the fun and 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 : Included in the entrance charge.   Enquiries : 01522 554559.

Sat 14/7 at 11.30am, 2pm & 4pm and Sun 15/7 at 12 noon & 3pm : Castle Of Legend – Living Statues.

Nowadays you can head down the road to your local Tesco, but in the 19th Century tradespeople sold their products from the street through unrivalled storytelling.

Presented by Romania’s celebrated street performance company Masca Theatre, the Forgotten Crafts of Paris transports you to the streets of the 19th Century French capital. From sweets, fish and eggs to frying-pans, each character will compete for your attention and entice you with theatricality, silent comedy, mime and powerful costume.

Europe’s leading company in the art of the living statue Masca Theatre join Lincoln Castle for this first UK tour.

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

Wed 18/7 at 6.30pm : The Merchant Of Venice.

An Evening of Theatre at the Castle welcoming back Illyria.  Illyria apply their style, wit and humour to William Shakespeare’s classic text.  Bring your picnics, chairs and friends and enjoy a wonderful evening of first class outdoor theatre
​The Merchant of Venice is a funny play that deals with serious issues. Wealthy Antonio borrows money from Shylock, and is so confident about paying it back that he enters into a ridiculous agreement: that he will give Shylock a pound of his flesh should he default. Then events conspire against him so that he cannot repay the loan. Bassanio risks everything in the hope of winning the hand of Portia in marriage. Admittedly he succeeds – but when she gives him a ring to keep, and he is compelled to give it away, what future for their domestic bliss?
Shakespeare’s great courtroom drama is by turns thrilling, funny, romantic and unsettling.

Tickets : £13.50, Concessions : £11.50.   Enquiries : 01522 554559.

Sat 21/7 and Sun 22/7 from 10am : Castle of Legend – Meet the Medieval Jester.

Celebrating the 950th anniversary of the Castle a series of summer events and activities including “Kingdom”  – A LEGO® Brick Show of Medieval Fantasy and Legend.

Castle of Legend. Each weekend during the “Kingdom – A LEGO Brick Show of Medieval Fantasy and Legend”, the Castle comes to life with fantasy and legend. From the first weekend with a cast of magnificent living statues from the ground-breaking Romanian Masca Theatre company to a School for Fools with the Castle’s Jester or a trio of actors telling the stories of Robin Hood, St George and King Arthur.  Activities and performances take place in the Victorian Prison yard .

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



Sun 15/7 from 10am : Craft and Gift Fair.

A charity has been set up in memory of Sophie Robinson who passed away in January 2016 after a courageous 2 year battle with a brain tumor. In those 2 years she managed to raise over 40 thousand for Children’s Brain Tumor Research Centre in Nottingham with the help of her army Through Sophie’s Cancer Journey on Facebook doing many events. Sophie had one wish and that was for nobody else to go through what she did. Sadly no one can promise this but her family promised Sophie that, as a family they will help others in a different way by providing free holidays to children with cancer under the age of 18 years. Allowing the families to make special memory’s like Sophie’s did back in 2015 when they was given a week’s holiday through Ben’s Den. Sophie’s charity will provide holidays from the static vans that will be placed at the Haven site Golden Sands in Mablethorpe Lincolnshire where they created lasting memory’s with Sophie. So please dig deep and get behinds others so they can help other families create their special memory’s.

Entry : Free.   Enquiries : 07462 890940.



Sun 15/7 from 12 noon : KIDS (Strut) Family Funday.

This is a Family Funday raising funds for the local charity KIDS.
With Craft Stalls, Fairground Rides, Classic Car Show, Arena  Displays, Local Trade Stalls, Owls and a
Flypast by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and lots more.
Live Music from : Kriz, Under The Covers and After Dark.

Entry : Free.   Enquiries : 01522 542937.



Sat 21/7 from 11am : Fools School.

Learn how to be a medieval fool – a day filled with silliness, circus skills and a whole heap of fun. Immerse yourself in a fun-filled day of laughter and silliness. Marvel at the brightly coloured medieval tents and join Devilstick Peat, the medieval fool, as he teaches you vital circus skills, juggling and everything needed to become a medieval fool for. Booking Not Needed. Dogs on leads welcome.

Entrance : Normal entry charges apply.   Enquiries : 01526 342543.



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


Wed 18/7 at 2.30pm : Book Club (Cert 12A, 104 mins, 2018).

Starring : Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda and Candice Bergen.

Fri 20/7 at 7.30pm : Mamma Mia! – Here We Go Again. (Cert PG,101 mins, 2018).

Starring : Lily James, Amanda Seyfried and Meryl Streep.

Fri 20/7 after the film : Mamma Mia! – After Party.

Tickets : £12.50.

Sat 21/7 at 2.30pm, 5pm and 7.30pm : Mamma Mia! – Here We Go Again.

Cinema seats from £4.50.   All enquiries : 01522 527347.