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The Events Guide: 22nd to 28th July 2018

Written by on 17th July 2018


Mon 23/7 at 7pm : Dirty Dancing – (Cert 15, 100 mins, 1987).

Starring : Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey and Jerry Orbach.

Tickets : £5, Students : £4.   Enquiries : 01522 519999.

Thurs 26/7 at 8pm : Comedy Night at the Royal.

This event is now SOLD OUT.

For enquiries , cancellations and returned tickets : 01522 519999.

Sat 28/7 at 7.30pm : Navi – The King of Pop.

Navi is regarded as the world’s No.1 Michael Jackson  tribute artist and was handpicked by Michael himself as his official body double.  Michael also hired Navi to perform at two of his birthday parties where he gave Navi a standing ovation and described his performance as “Incredible”.  This year Navi was also chosen by Hollywood and received critical acclaim after starring as in the new MJ movie “Michael Jackson – Searching For Neverland”.

Jennifer was Michael’s “right-hand woman” on three sell-out world tours.  She was initially chosen to play on the Bad Tour but Michael was so impressed that she joined him on the road for the next 10 years, playing on his Dangerous and History world tours to more than 4.5 million fans worldwide.  She also appeared on the famous Super Bowl performance.

Now, Jennifer has teamed up with Navi for an unforgettable experience – taking fans closer than ever dreamed to an original MJ concert.  Featuring all the greatest hits along with an incredible live band and dancers.

Tickets : From £20.50.   Enquiries : 01522 519999.



Sat 21/7 and Sun 22/7 : Times vary : Civil war Town Tour.

The Civil War Tour will take in historical sites of seventeenth century Newark, telling of how its inhabitants dodged cannonball fire and survived plague on a daily basis. From the musket peppered walls of Newark Castle, to contemporary visions of huge explosions that rocked the town.

Tickets : £5.  Tickets and Enquiries : 01636 655755.



Sun 22/7 at 7.30pm : Les Miserables.

This production is now SOLD OUT.

For cancellations and returned tickets and for timings of the performances , ring 01522 873894.

Wed 25/7 at 7.30pm : Diddy Disco.

Join other young children for the Drill Hall’s hip club for under 7s 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 children and mums and dads alike! All children must be accompanied and face-painting is also available.

Tickets : £3, Accompanying Adults : Free.   Enquiries : 01522 873894.

Wed 25/7 at 7pm : July Butterfly Club.

Once a month the Drill Hall hosts an awesome party night for adults (aged 16+) with disabilities, their families and support workers. These nights are friendly and relaxed and a great opportunity not only to dance to great music, but to socialise and meet new people. Head into the main auditorium where the resident DJ spins top tunes all night, or chill out in the bar and catch up with friends.
Tickets: £3 adv (£5 on the day).   Enquiries : 01522 873894.

Fri 27/7 from 12 noon : Literature talk and Film : The Great Gatsby (Cert 12A, 143 mins, 2013)

Join Dr Mackay as she discusses F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Stay to watch a film adaptation at 2pm.

The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Milligan and Joel Egerton

Tickets : Talk only : £5, Film only : £6.50, talk and Film : £10.   Enquiries : 01522 873894.

Sat 28/7 from 12 noon : Northern Soul All Dayer.

Between 1978 and 1981 the Drill Hall hosted Northern Soul All Niters – the place to go for many people travelling from around UK wanting to dance through the night. In 2016 they had a great reunion night. In 2017 they had an amazing day with the introduction of the fabulous chills & fever room an incredible line up in both rooms and now in the third year, 2018, with the best across the board northern & RnB music & DJs on the scene.

Tickets : £20.   Enquiries : 01522 873894.



Wed 25/7 at 7.30pm : LICMF Opening Concert.

The opening concert of Lincolnshire International Chamber Music Festival 2018 celebrates the life of Debussy. Mozart and Borodin were two of his greatest influences, while his own music had a big impact on the work of John Ireland, whose 2nd Trio, written in 1917, was intended to represent ‘the boys going over the top’. Debussy’s early G major trio – his only original work in this format – completes the programme.

Tickets : £20, Concessions : £18, Students/U16s : £5.   Enquiries : 01522 873894



Fri 27/7 at 7.30pm : LICMF 2018 – For The Fallen.

Featuring Matthew Trusler, violin and Ashley Wass, piano.

This event is part of the Lincolnshire International Chamber Music Festival.
Narrator: Richard Maine of the Chapterhouse Theatre Company.
For the Fallen brings together ten of the nation’s most powerful poems about war and remembrance, and combines them with specially chosen pieces of music performed by Matthew Trusler, violin, and Ashley Wass, piano. Featuring beloved works such as Laurence Binyon’s poignant Ode to Remembrance (“as the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness, to the end, to the end, they remain”), paired with Debussy’s Clair de Lune; Rupert Brooke’s patriotic sonnet The Soldier, partnered with Elgar’s Chanson de Nuit; WB Yeats’ An Irish Airman Foresees His Death, combined with Copland’s Violin Sonata (composed in memory of a pilot lost in battle); and Edward Thomas’ Adlestrop (“farther and farther, all the birds of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire”), accompanied by Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending, this promises to be a memorable evening of thought-provoking verse and inspiring music. Narrating the poems will be Richard Maine of the Chapterhouse Theatre Company.

Tickets : £20, Concessions : £18, Students/U16s : £5.   Enquiries : 01522 873894.



Sat 21/7 and Sun 22/7 : 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 28/7 at 6pm : The Greatest Show in Oz.

Dotty finds herself swept away in a tornado and wakes up in another body in the strange and wonderful land of Oz. Sia Scarina, Ritora Rustin & Lionella Richtea help her on her journey to Circus City to see The Wiz a large and powerful Ringmaster who can help her back home to Lincoln but only if she embarks on a highly dangerous secret mission first.

Will Ritora get her heart? Will Sia get her brains? Will Lionella find her courage? Will Dotty find her way home?

Find out and join Dotty on her magical adventures! Roll up, Roll up get your tickets now……….

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



Wed 25/7 at 7.30pm : An Evening with Jonathan Mosely.

An evening with Jonathan Mosely, International floral designer, broadcaster and celebrity judge for The Big Allotment Challenge, sharing his passion and knowledge of flowers, plus a chance to win one of Jonathan’s amazing floral masterpieces!

Tickets : £10.   Enquiries : 01522 883311.



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.



Fri 27/7 until Sun 29/7 : Times vary : FSA Weekender.

This is three days of live country music performed on the Newark Showground by up and coming performers. Fridays programme starts at 6pm with Orfila and the Weekender finishes on Sunday at 9.15pm.

For mtickets and enquiries : 01636 705796.



Now until Tues 31/7 from 10am (Not Sundays) : Summer Exhibition – Here Be Monsters.

During 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.

Sat 28/7 from 10am : The Variety Show.

They say that variety is the spice of life; well that is just what Art on the Map members are serving up for you this summer. After a very successful Spring Exhibition in the beautiful setting of Gunby Hall, Art on the Map are once again exhibiting at the Cathedral this summer.
Art on the Map member artists will be exhibiting in The Chapter House. So if you visit Lincoln Cathedral between 16th July and 28th July 2018 you are in for a very special treat when you get to The Chapter House. Work on display covers a range of artistic disciplines with a wide variety of skills, approaches and responses to their environment. One of the participating artists will be on hand each day of the exhibition to talk about their work.

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



Now 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.

Sun 22/7 from 5pm : Lincoln Castle Explorers.

This is an exclusive opportunity outside of the normal opening hours for young children with autism and their families.

The team at Lincoln Castle have undergone Autism Awareness training and worked alongside Lincoln’s Parent Support Group PAACT who is affiliated to the Lincolnshire Autistic Society.
The Victorian Prison and Magna Carta experience will be adapted to create a more suitable environment for visitors with autism. The Castle’s Visit England Gold Accolade winning Front of House team will also be at hand to assist you throughout your visit.
If you require a moment away or a safe space, the education spaces will be available equipped with sensory toys.

The Langton’s Café team will be serving food and drink.

For tickets and enquiries : 01522 554559.

Wed 25/7 from 6.30pm : Twilight Tour.

This evening the Castle celebrates the exceptional women who played a decisive role at Lincoln Castle in the medieval era. At a time when it was commonly thought that women had little or no power, these Lincoln women were an exception to such a statement.

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 the 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.



Sun 22/7 from 10am : Handmade With Love Fair.

This is a chance to find various craft items made by local craftspeople ranging from jewellery, ceramics, paintings and many other crafts.

Lincoln Owl Rescue will be in attendance. There will be a grand opportunity for visitors to get up close and personal to these marvellous birds of prey.

Entrance : Free.   Enquiries : 07462 890940.



Thurs 26/7 from 9.30am : Family House Tour.

Uncover stories of Belton House on a special family house tour. Discover the untold stories of Belton House with this interactive tour. It’s been specially designed for families with children aged 5 years and over in mind. There’s limited tickets available, so pre-booking is essential. Booking Essential. Uncover stories of Belton House on a special family house tour. Discover the untold stories of Belton House with our interactive tour. It’s been specially designed for families with children aged 5 years and over in mind. There’s limited tickets available, so pre-booking is essential. Booking Essential.. Suitable for families with children aged 5 years and over. Suitable for families with children aged 5 years and over.

Tickets : Normal entry charges apply.   Phone: 0344 249 1895.

Fri 27/7 from 9.30am : Talking Pictures – War and Pieces Edition.

Discover the stories behind the War and Pieces exhibition at Belton this summer in this interactive, 20 minute workshop. Suitable for visitors aged 6 years and older. Booking Essential.

This is a National Trust event.

Tickets : Normal entry charges apply.   Phone: 0344 249 1895.



Sat 28/7 and Sun 29/7 from 11am : War of the Roses Weekend.

Travel back in time to the fifteenth century and immerse yourself in this medieval experience. Witness what everyday life was like over 500 years ago with living history tents, talks and displays. Travel back in time to the fifteenth century Tattershall and experience what life was like during the War of the Roses with living history displays, demonstrations and talks throughout the day. Booking Not Needed.

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



Sat 28/7 and Sun 29/7 from 9am : The 151st Heckington Show.

Nothing quite matches Heckington Show for the relaxed way that it combines the intimacy of a village show with the expectation of the national stage. Heckington Show is a true family day out, a quintessentially English Summer occasion for families and friends to enjoy and take part in an event that brings competition and co-operation, pride and pleasure, sunshine and smiles to a Summer’s day.
Tickets : From £8, U16s : £4, U5s : Free.   Enquiries : 01529 461823.



Sat 28/7 at 7.30pm : Meet Tommy Atkins.

From the beginning of the First World War to the end, Private Tommy Atkins was there.

On August 4th 1914, with the declaration of war between Britain and Germany, reservist Tommy Atkins is immediately called up to serve his country. Within weeks he sees his first action in the fields of France and subsequently experiences the full scale of life in the Western Front trenches of the First World War – the horror, the pain, the misery, the boredom and even the moments of joy.
This brand new play written by playwright/actor Peter Gill (Talbot House, The Jerry Lee Lewis Story) details, through the eyes of a simple ‘Tommy’ the reality of war for those who actually fought it.
In an astonishing solo performance, ‘Meet Tommy Atkins’ takes the audience through his war – a war that saw him fight at Ypres, Passendale, Loos and on the Somme and that took him to the depths of despair but also brought him unique comradeship that he would never forget.

Tickets : £12, Concessions : £10.   Enquiries : 01427 676655.



The following film will be shown at various times during the coming week :-

Sun 22/7 at 10.30am : Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.  (Cert 12A, 94 mins, 2018).

Starring : Lily James, Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried.

This film will also be shown as follows :-

Mon 23/7, Tues 24/7 and Wed 25/7 at 7.30pm

Thurs 26/7 at 2.30pm

Fri 27/7 at 7.30pm

Sat 28/7 at 2.30pm, 5pm and 7.30pm.

Tickets : From £4.50.   Enquiries : 01522 527347