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The Events Guide: 12th to 18th August 2018

Written by on 8th August 2018



Sun 12/8 at 4pm : Casablanca (Cert U, 102 mins, 1942).

Starring : Humphrey Bogart, Paul Henreid and Ingrid Bergman.

Easy to enter, but much harder to leave, especially if you’re wanted by the Nazis. Such a man is Resistance leader Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid), whose only hope is Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), a cynical American who sticks his neck out for no one especially Victor’s wife, Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), the ex-lover who broke his heart. Ilsa offers herself in exchange for Laszlo’s transport out of the country and bitter Rick must decide what counts more – personal happiness or countless lives hanging in the balance. Winner of three Academy Awards including Best Picture, Casablanca marks decades as a beloved favourite. No matter how often you’ve seen it, this looks like yet another beginning of a beautiful friendship with an unforgettable classic.

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



Sun 12/8 at 7.30pm : The Night Watch.

This performance will take place in the Blue Room.

It’s the late 1940s. Calm has returned to London and five people are recovering from the chaos of war. In scenes set in a quiet dating agency, a bombed-out church and a prison cell, the stories of these five lives begin to intertwine and the desire and regret that has bound them together is uncovered.

Sarah Waters’s story of illicit love and everyday heroism takes you from a dazed and shattered post-war Britain back into the heart of the Blitz, towards the secrets that are hidden there.Olivier-nominated playwright Hattie Naylor has created a thrilling and theatrically inventive adaptation of a great modern novel.

Tickets £15, U26s : £5.   Enquiries and tickets : 01522 837600.


Fri 17/8 at 7pm : Two Acts – Two Courses.

The Cakes & Ale Company is back at the Blue Room with another fusion of great theatre and great food.

Act 1: Last Tango in Little Grimley by David Tristram

LITTLE GRIMLEY Amateur Dramatic Society is in trouble. The membership has dwindled to four – the audiences aren’t much bigger – and if they don’t come up with some rent money soon, they’re going to be thrown out. “There’s only one thing that sells tickets these days” argues Gordon the Chairman. “Sex!”

Thus begins the chaotic and hilarious build-up to an evening of extraordinary home-grown drama – an evening the locals would never forget!


Act 2: Last Panto in Little Grimley by David Tristram

Gordon, Margaret, Joyce and Bernard are back and it’s now time to tackle that staple of Christmas theatre; Panto!

Little Grimley may be down to its last four amateur actors but that’s not going to stop them putting on a show to remember. How it is remembered is another matter entirely.


Main Courses

Option A – Warm Chicken & Bacon Caesar Salad with Garlic Ciabatta

Option B – Haddock with a herb gratin and warm minted potatoes.

Option C – Vegan Vegetable Burgers with a summer salad.


Option 1 – Strawberries and Cream with a ginger snap

Option 2 – Tart au Citron with Raspberry Sorbet

Tea and Coffee to follow.

Tickets : £25.   Enquiries : 01522 837600.



Sun 12/8 at 7.30pm : The Searchers.

The Searchers remarkable career continues. With such classic hits as, Sweets for my Sweet, Needles and Pins, Don’t Throw Your Love Away, Sugar and Spice and When You Walk In The Room, they have contributed enormously in establishing the UK as the world’s leading nation in the music industry. There is no doubt that the decade that gave us The Beatles as well as The Searchers and many others was very special and will go down in history as being the most imaginative period of music creativity and expression.

With total record sales well in excess of 50 million, The Searchersstill have great appeal to audiences of all ages. They tour the globe as much today as they have done throughout a fantastic career spanning 5 decades.

Their special ‘solo’ concert is a highly entertaining show and has been enthusiastically and warmly received throughout the world.

Tickets : £23.50, Child : £10.50.   Enquiries : 01507 613100.


Fri 17/8 at 7.30pm : Barry Steele and Friends – The Roy Orbison Story 30 year special.

He’s the man with the sunglasses and the black suit who delivered some of the world’s darkest and most emotional ballads, yet Texas-born Roy Orbison remains one of the most distinctive looking, and sounding performers in modern music.  The one and only Barry Steele take’s on the role in The Roy Orbison Story. He comes with great credentials and a genuine admiration for the Big O. Now he is set to put the rock back into ‘Roy Orbison’ as he takes to the stage to commemorate this legend in The Roy Orbison Story.

Tickets : £23, Child : £10.   Enquiries : 01507 613100.



Now until 31/8 from 11am until 3pm : Exhibition – Here Be Monsters.

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

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


Mon 6/8 until Sat 18/8 from 10am : Exhibition of Embroidery and Textiles.

A group of Lincolnshire textile artists led by artistic director Anthea Godfrey demonstrate their embroidery with a range of 44 pieces from their collection, featuring both contemporary and traditional pieces.

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



Now until 2/9 from 10am : A Kingdom of LEGO Brick Show.

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 11/8 and Sun 12/8 from 10am : Castle of Legends – Robin Hood.

Each weekend the Castle comes to life with Fantasy and legend, from performances of classic medieval legends and characters to. 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 our 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 and compliment  “Kingdom – A LEGO® Brick Show of Medieval Fantasy and Legend.

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


Sat 18/8 and Sun 19/8 from 11am : Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Horse Circus.

Step back in time to the turn of the Century for a recreation of part of Buffalo Bill’s incredible Wild West show – once performed for Queen Victoria herself.  See amazing stunts on horseback, jumps and leaps.  This event commemorates the 250th anniversary of the origins of Circus as part of the Circus 250! initiative.

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



Sat 18/8 and Sun 19/8 from 9am : The Lincolnshire Steam and Vintage Rally.

The Lincolnshire Steam & Vintage Rally is back with a collection of steam and vintage vehicles, from steam engines and fairground organs to military vehicles, fire engines and motorcycles. The annual rally will also offer visitors a number of trade stands and refreshments to enjoy during their day out.

Entrance : £10, U16s : Free.   Enquiries : 01522 522900.



Tues 14/8 until Sun 26/8 from 10am : 30 Years of Contemporary Crafts Network.

The network formed in 1988 and was originally called Lincolnshire and Humberside Contemporary

Crafts then renamed in 1977 when Lincolnshire and Humberside disbanded as a regional arts board. They have continued to flourish, encouraging members to learn new techniques and develop skills in their chosen fields including materials such as glass, ceramics, wood, metals, felt and textiles.

‘Celebration’ brings together some unique, beautifully crafted work from members both past and present with a chance to meet the artists at the Preview party on the opening day Tuesday 14th August between 2 – 6pm.

Entry : Free.   Enquiries : 01522 589899.



Sun 12/8 at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm : Fiona Harrison.

To celebrate the 1940s weekend, Fiona Harrison, who has been said to have a voice in a million, will be singing a grand selection of songs and performing music of the era. She will also be wearing costumes celebrating the 1940s.

Born in Yorkshire, Fiona began her theatrical career at an early age by attending local dancing classes. At five years old Fiona moved to Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire where she completed her education and performing arts studies in dance and drama. She embarked on her classical singing training at the age of sixteen under the expert watchful eye and ear of Pamela Prichard from the Royal Academy of Music, London and began her professional singing career in 1992.

Since those early days Fiona has proved herself time and time again to be an outstandingly talented and multi-faceted entertainer performing in all genres of the theatrical world.

Entrance : £9, Concessions : £8, Child : £4.50.   Enquiries : 01636 707170.



Sun 12/8 from 10am : Summer, Home, Gift and Vintage Market.

A unique shopping experience, with beautiful products by outstanding makers and creators from Lincolnshire and beyond.
This event includes :- Tea room, Homewares, Art, Jewellery, Ceramics, Artisan foods, Gift’s & Vintage finds.

This is a unique shopping event with over forty fabulous, hand picked stalls which showcase all things beautiful by the best of Lincolnshire craftspeople.

Entry : £1, U12s : Free.  Enquiries : 07958 166857.



Tues 14/8 from 7pm : Psychic Switch Lincoln.

Experience 4 different Psychics, Mediums in 1 amazing psychic night. Book a ticket for yourself or come with friends, family etc for a great social psychic evening. Everyone is guaranteed a message. Bar open, over 18’s only.

Tickets : £20.  Enquiries : 07919 263763.



Wed 15/8 from 7.30pm : The Importance Of Being Earnest.

The Pantaloons present their version of Oscar Wilde’s hilarious comedy, told in their own distinctive and anarchic style. Come to Tattershall to enjoy an evening of outdoor theatre, with the beautiful backdrop of Tattershall Castle. Booking Essential.

The Pantaloons are a company dedicated to making theatre which is accessible yet intelligent, taking inspiration from an eclectic mix of popular forms and re-inventing these to produce imaginative and innovative work. Their style is self-aware and playful, with one foot constantly in the world of the here-and-now while the other remains within the world of illusion. Their ethos is one of collaboration, both with their audiences and within the group itself. They maintain an emphasis on physicality and on audience interaction, and their aim is always to produce performance which is experimental, eye-catching, moving and fun.

Tickets : £15, Child : £10.   Enquiries : 01526 342543.


Sat 18/8 and Sun 19/8 from ,11am : Extreme Teddy Bears’ Picnic.

A teddy bears picnic but with a medieval twist. Go on an adventure with your favorite teddy. Bring along your favorite furry chum and complete all the Tattershall Tasks including a teddy zip wire that starts 35 meters in the air from the top of the Great Tower. Booking Not Needed. Dogs on leads welcome.

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



Sat 11/8 from 4pm and Sun 12/8 from 10am : Lincoln 1940s Weekend.

Celebrate the spirit of 1940s Britain from The Strait to Bailgate, with two days of period activities and displays, vintage market stalls, entertainment, and reenactors.

The city will burst into 1940s life on Saturday at 4pm (The Strait), 5:30pm (High Street, House of Fraser), 7pm (High Street, Boots), and 8:30pm (Brayford Waterfront). On Sunday there will be more 1940s living history at 11am (The Strait), 12:30pm (High Street, House of Fraser), and 2pm (High Street, Boots).

There will be flypasts from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight too: the Lancaster, Dakota, Spitfire and Hurricane are all confirmed to make an appearance over the weekend. Times to be announced.

Entrance : Free to attend.   Enquiries : 01522 782040.



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

Wed 15/8 at 10.30am: Incredibles 2 (Cert PG, 118 mins, 2018)

This is an animated film.

Wed 15/8 at 2.30pm: The Bookshop (Cert PG, 113 mins, 2017).

Starring : Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy and Patricia Clarkson.

Wed 15/8 at 7.30pm :Adrift (Cert 12A, 96 mins, 2018).

Starring : Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin and Grace Palmer.

Tickets : from £4.50.   Enquiries : 01522 527347.