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The Events Guide: 21st to 28th October 2018

Written by on 18th October 2018


Tues 23/10 from 6pm : Frankenstein.

As part of Shelley’s bicentenary of Frankenstein, Clair Arrand of the University of Lincoln Library, Sibylle Erle of Bishop Grosseteste University and Dr. Kelly Jones and Andy Jordan of the University of Lincoln are planning a week long exhibition in the Library of the University of Lincoln.

On Tuesday 23rd October there is an evening event comprising of academic papers, a screening of the 1910 silent movie “Frankenstein” followed by a round table discussion.

Entrance : Free.   Enquiries : 01522 837645.



Sun 21/10 at 6pm : Reach – Spooktacular.

Join Lincoln’s finest performers as they entertain you for the night in singing, acting and dancing plus a few added surprises. Reach is Lincoln’s modern day theatre school nurturing future stars. This will be a night to remember offering you the wowfactor with a spooky twist.

Tickets : From £10.50.   Enquiries : 01522 519999.

Mon 22/10 at 7pm : Mayerling – Live Screening.

Mayerling is a classic of the Royal Ballet repertory, with its emotional depth, haunting imagery, and one of the most demanding roles ever created for a male dancer. Kenneth MacMillan choreographed a complex work around the psychologically tormented heir to the Habsburg Empire, Crown Prince Rudolf. From the ballet’s start, the glamour of the Austro-Hungarian court is contrasted with undercurrents of sexual and political intrigue that drive the story to its violent climax in a double suicide. The large cast allows for impressive ensembles in addition to the ballet’s many solos of distinctive character and pas de deux of disturbing eroticism. This ballet, bursting with intensity, madness and passion, proves that sometimes the truth is more scandalous than fiction.

Tickets : From £15.50.   Enquiries : 01522 519999.

Tues 23/10 at 7.30pm : The Goon Show.

From the producers of the critically acclaimed 50th Anniversary Tour of Round the Horne comes another radio comedy classic live on stage.

In 1951 the landscape of British comedy changed dramatically when The Goon Show burst onto the airwaves of the BBC Home Service.  Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe and co. brought a brand of surreal chaotic humour unlike anything that had been heard before and revolutionised the way radio comedy was produced.

With its bizarre characters, fantastical plots and hilarious running jokes, The Goon Show captured the imagination of the British public and made household names of its three main stars, all of whom would go on to achieve fame across the globe.  The show’s influence is still felt today with comedians like Eddie Izzard citing the show as a major influence.

Apollo Theatre Company and Spike Milligan Productions are proud to team up to celebrate Spike’s centenary year by bringing this timeless comedy classic to the stage in the first major theatrical production of the show in its illustrious history.

Tickets : £18.   Enquiries : 01522 519999.

Wed 24/10 at 7.30pm : Steve Peat – Bikes and Beers.

Mountain bike superstar Steve Peat tells the story of his illustrious racing career; the bikes, the world cups, the parties and the pursuit of the seemingly elusive World Championship title which some thought would never come.

In Bikes and Beers, Steve takes audiences along the journey that saw him rise from plumbing to podiums and become one of the most successful mens’ downhill racers of all time, showing just how the man who wouldn’t back down earned his place as a legend in the sport of mountain biking.

Tickets : From £16.   Enquiries : 01522 519999.

Thurs 25/10 at 8pm : Comedy Night at the Royal.

Book your tickets for a right royal knees-up at Lincoln’s most beautiful intimate Theatre!

Expect to laugh out loud with some of the best up and coming comedian’s on the circuit. Tickets are just are just £15, making it an affordable night out!

Join comedian James Cook as he comperes an evening of laugh out loud, feel good humour at Lincoln’s traditional Victorian theatre. What better way of spending a Thursday night than being entertained by some of the hottest new talent on the comedy circuit. James will take the stage with Jonny Awsum, Roger Monkhouse & Eleanor Tiernan

Tickets : £15.   Enquiries : 01522 519999.

Fri 26/10 and Sat 27/10 at 7.30pm (Sta Matinee at 2pm) : My Mother Said I Never Should!

The play details the lives of four women through the immense social changes of the twentieth century. Using a kaleidoscopic time structure, Charlotte Keatley’s story focuses on four generations of one family as they confront the most significant moments of their lives.
In 1940, Doris, a former teacher, encourages her nine-year-old daughter, Margaret, to mind her manners and practice the piano. In 1969, Margaret’s relationship with her own daughter is strained, as art student Jackie experiments with her new found sexual freedom. When Jackie becomes pregnant at 18 and has baby Rosie, a decision is made that will affect all their lives irrevocably.

Tickets : From £17.50.   Enquiries : 01522 519999.



Sun 21/10 at 7.30pm : Adam Holmes and the Embers.

** This event has now been cancelled.  Enquiries : 01522 873894

Wed 24/10 at 10.30am : Diddy Disco.

Join others 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 24/10 : The Carousel Circus School.

**This event is now SOLD OUT.   Enquiries : 01522 873894.

Wed 24/10 at 7pm : Butterfly Club Night – October.

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 in advance, £5 on the night.   Enquiries : 01522 873894.

Thurs 25/10 at 7.30pm : He Ain’t Heavy.

He Aint Heavy is a new show by Oddly Moving Theatre Company and tells the story of Grania, growing up with her disabled autistic brother ‘Sean.’
‘When people ask me about my brother I usually give them the short answer; he has severe learning disabilities, epilepsy and autism. He Ain’t Heavy is the long answer. As Sean cannot go on a national tour due to a love of routine and no concept of theatre, we are going to bring him into the room in other ways’.
An incredibly poignant and intimate portrayal of sibling love through puppetry and an aerial swing. You have to see Grania in action: she is a highly skilled circus performer, storyteller and connector, lighting up the entire stage.

Tickets : Free.   Enquiries : 01522 873894.

Fri 26/10 at 12 noon : Literature Talk – Thomas Hardy’s “The Woodlanders”.

This is the novel that Hardy himself liked best of all his works. In it he takes us into the familiar landscape of Wessex and explores that larger human issues of social class and the role forced on women in rural England in the late 1800s. Come and meet an unforgettable cast of characters.
Please note: there is no accompanying film for today’s talk.

Tickets : £6.50.   Enquiries : 01522 873894.

Fri 26/10 at 7.30pm : Backlash Ballroom.

A Ballroom & Latin dance explosion, Backlash Ballroom is a dance spectacular, featuring six professional Ballroom & Latin dancers, plus a world class singer. These couples are World,
European & National champions in dance. Choreographed by Richard Miller and produced by Paul Irving.
As if one Strictly head judge’s word wasn’t enough to get you booking, new head judge, Shirley Ballas says of the show ‘Fabulous, spectacular – a must see! Another triumph from Richard Miller!’
If you like Strictly Come Dancing, you will LOVE Backlash Ballroom!

Tickets : From £12.   Enquiries : 01522 873894.

Sat 27/10 at 7.30pm : LSO Autumn Concert.

The Lincoln Symphony Orchestra will be performing pieces by Jacques Ibert Entr’acte, J. S. Bach,
Claude Debussy, Tōru Takemitsu, Agustin Barrios Mangore Julia Florida (Barcarola) and Mauro Giuliani.

Tickets : From £7.   Enquiries : 01522 873894.

***Lunchtime Extra***

2.15PM : In the latest of the Lunchtime Extra events join Dr Martin Sheuregger from the University of Lincoln as he explores chamber music from across the ages, including works from today’s programme.

Tickets : Free.   Enquiries : 01522 873894.



Thurs 25/10 at 7.30pm : Bygone Britain.

The Inland Waterways of Britain – During the Second World War, Britain’s network of canals and inland waterways came back to life as the country’s third transport system, once again carrying the country’s essential cargo.

This special programme of rare archive films includes a screening of a trip from Farndon to Hull in 1938 and a newly discovered film about wartime waterways from 1941, being shown for the first time. Discover the history of our ancient waterways, the goods they carried and the people of the boats!

Tickets : £7.50.   Enquiries : 01636 655755.

Fri 26/10 at 7.30pm : Lee Mead 10 Years.

It’s been 10 years since Lee Mead first donned the coat in the West End production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

So join Lee and his amazing band as he takes you through the last ten years of his life. Featuring song from the classic shows he has starred in, such as The Phantom Of The Opera, Miss Saigon, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Legally Blonde, Wicked and many more.

Tickets : £24.50, Members : £22.50.   Enquiries : 01636 655755.



Wed 24/10 at 7.30pm : It Takes Two with Alan Smith and Lee Berrill.

North Hykeham’s Flower Club invites you to join them for a very special floral arrangement demonstration by well-known NAFAS demonstrators, Alan Smith and Lee Berrill. This promises to be a humourous and entertaining evening. All flower arrangements created during the demonstration will be presented as Raffle prizes at the end of the evening.

Tickets : £5.   Enquiries : 01522 883311.

Sat 27/10 at 7.30pm : Ruff ‘n’ Ready.

Described as ‘Playing with passion and energy’ and as ‘A lively, entertaining, colourful, charismatic group of fine musicians,’ Irish Folk Band, Ruff ‘n’ Ready, inspired by the music of the Irish Diaspora, perform their exciting new show. The Band will be playing both great traditional Irish popular tunes and inspirational music featured in ‘River Dance’ and ‘Lord of the Dance’.

The Irish Wolfpack dancers provide an extra visual treat, in a this exhilarating show which promises to be a hand-clapping, toe-tapping night to remember!

Tickets : £14, Concessions : £12.   Enquiries : 01522 883311.



Sun 21/10 at 7.30pm : A Christmas Carol.

In a festive mood, the ladies of the Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society mount another assault on the classics with their stage version of A Christmas Carol. They enthusiastically portray a dizzy array of characters from the Dickensian favorite (and a few which aren’t), engineer some novel audience participation while bravely contending with an intrusive PA system and a real Farndale first rap their vocal cords and feet around two original, show stopping songs.

Tickets : £10, Concessions : £9.   Enquiries : 0300 4000 101.



Sun 21/10 at 5pm : The Nutcracker.

Be swept away on a magical adventure in one of the most famous classical ballets of all time! With its combination of enchanting choreography and unforgettable music, this fabulous ballet is a treat like no other.

Set to Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous score, the traditional tale of The Nutcracker tells the story of Clara and her enchanted nutcracker doll. Their adventures see Clara and the Nutcracker combat the Mouse King, and join the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier on a wonderful journey through the glistening Land of Snow to a kingdom made entirely of sweets.

Tickets : £20, Child : £15.   Enquiries : 01522 837600.

Thurs 25/10 at 1pm and 3pm : The Snail and the Whale.

Join a tiny snail on her trip round the world in Tall Stories’ magical, musical production inspired
by the fantastic bestselling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Follow the tiny snail’s exciting journey, as seen through the eyes of an adventurous young girl and her seafaring father… Storytelling, live music and lots of laughs for everyone aged 4 and up, from the Olivier Award nominated company that brought you The Gruffalo live on stage.

Tickets : Adult : £10, Child : £8.   Enquiries : 01522 837600.

Fri 26/10 at 7.30pm : Summit.

In a blend of languages, including fully integrated BSL, three performers tell a story from three perspectives. It is the story of an international meeting. A meeting called to respond to a crisis. A meeting at which something happened, and in that moment everything changed.

Exploring equality and inviting action, SUMMIT is the new play by renowned theatre-maker Andy Smith, writer-performer of The Preston Bill, Commonwealth, and (alongside Tim Crouch), what happens to the hope at the end of the evening.

SUMMIT is performed in English and BSL, and is accessible for both D/deaf and hearing audiences.

Tickets : £12.50, Students/U26s : £5.   Enquiries : 01522 837600.

Sat 27/10 at 7.30pm : Putting On The Ritz.

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra –‘pure champagne’ as one critic put it. This dance orchestra has gained a world-wide reputation, specialising in re-creating the glories of popular dance music from the 1920s and 1930s. The show includes impeccable arrangements, played by some of the finest musicians. Experience live on stage the sumptuous music from Ray Noble and his Orchestra, hot Jazz from Duke Ellington, as well as melodies that were sung by Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby and Al Bowlly. The band leader is the crooner Duncan Galloway.

Warning, this show contains comedy of a British nature.

Tickets : £20, Students//U26s : £5.   Enquiries : 01522 837600.

Sat 27/10 : Between You And Me.

Meet Dan and Jess. Childhood Friends. Flatmates. Dan is happy. Comfortable with his life. Jess is
ambitious. She wants to go further. Further away. Away from Dan.

Between You and Me uses a vibrant mix of storytelling and physical theatre to explore how two life-long friends learn to cope when adult life threatens to separate them.

** Please note : This event will take place in Studio 1.

Tickets : £8, Students/U26s : £5.  Tickets and timings : 01522 837600.



Sun 21/10 at 2pm : Chillin’ In The Blue Room.

Join others in The Blue Room for a relaxed Sunday of Soul. The very best in rare and underplayed Soul Music. With DJs: John Manship, Diggin Deeper, Sean Hampsey, Kev Briscoe, Andy Tats Taylor, John Corless, Ady Crampton & Steve Johnston.

Entrance : Free.   Enquiries : 01522 837600.

Tues 23/10 at 9pm : Tales In The Darkness.

A completely original and immersive, psychological horror experience.
This play is dark and foreboding. The lighting, music and general ambience gives the audience a feeling of watching an old Victorian gaslight theatre production.

A brand new adaptation of classic tales interwoven with new original pieces, which will leave you thinking about it for years to come….. The perfect show for Halloween.
Over 18’s Only.

Tickets : £12, Students/U26s : £10.   Enquiries : 01522 837600.



Now until Fri 26/10 from 10am : Exhibition – Earth Inspired.

A variation of 2D and 3D works which are inspired by the earth and how it was formed, all showcased in the Chapter House.

Artist Jaq McCaughern will explain and demonstrate her techniques of painting in relief and explain her inspiration for this ongoing body of work. All will be welcome to pop in and chat about the work and the concepts underpinning it.

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

Sat 27/10 from 7.30pm : War Poets – Music and Poetry.

After the success of last year’s CELEBRATING TENNYSON concert, Chapter House Ensemble return to Lincoln Cathedral with a celebration in words and music of the poets from the First World War to mark the centenary of the armistice.

Chapter House Ensemble will be joined by narrators Su Toogood and Michael Church to present an evening of music, song and recitation based on the poetry of Wilfred Owen, John McRae, Vera Brittain, E.A. Mackintosh, Laurence Binyon, etc.

There’ll be music by Elgar, Holst and Parry, as well as new settings by composers Robert Steadman and Hannah Borrill.

Tickets : £12.50.   Enquiries : 01522 561644.



Now until Sun 28/10 from 10am : Prison of Smells, Spooks and Stories.

Discover various characters and find out more about them as they tell you their stories. Step into the world of the prison staff and find out what their jobs involved. Be prepared to ask plenty of questions to find out what role the prison surgeon, cook and washer woman played. How often did they work at the prison?  Were they allowed to go home in-between their work days? Where did they sleep and why is there a sewerage engineer on site?

Based on the real jobs that were undertaken, discover the Victorian prison employees and listen to their stories as they describe their life working in the prison within the walls of Lincoln Castle.  Find out what it was like to work in a prison in Victorian times, and find out whether the prisoners were any trouble when it came to carrying out their everyday duties! There’s opportunity to find out what it would have been like for the staff that had to live within the prison, did they have to sleep in a cell? Were they allowed any freedom?  Did it get a bit spooky at night time? Discover what it was like for those that lived outside the prison that came in to work? Who did they report to? Where did they take their breaks?  Did they enjoy the work that they did? Where did they live and did the prison pay well?

Do be prepared to hold your noses though!  Some of our prison characters may have stories that are a bit spooky, but it is guaranteed that all of their stories will be a bit smelly!

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



Sun 21/10 from 8am : The ‘Normous Newark Autojumble.

A great day out for any car or motorcycle enthusiast, the ‘Normous Newark Autojumble offers a vast array of parts, restoration services and related products for a variety of vehicles on ten separate Sundays throughout the year.

Each ‘Normous Newark Autojumble sees Newark Showground filled with hundreds of inside and outside trade plots, as well as a classic car and bike display area. On site catering units are available as well as an inside cafeteria.

Run by a friendly and experienced team of event staff from Mortons Media, each ‘Normous Newark Autojumble attracts a large number of visitors from across the UK in search of the great finds and bargains on offer.

If you’re after a certain part, piece or tool for a motoring project, then the ‘Normous Newark Autojumble is where you’ll find it.

Tickets : From £7.   Enquiries : 01636 705796.

Sun 21/10 from 10am : Arms, Medals and Militaria Fair.

Taking part in this event will be some of the country’s leading dealers in arms and militaria. The event will be held in the Cedric Ford Pavilion where there is plenty of free parking and all day refreshments. There will be up to 130 stands where the dealers will be pleased to answer any queries or give advice to you.

For entrance and enquiries : 01636 705796.

Sun 21/10 from 10am : Newark Festive Gift and Food Show.

This event provides inspiration for you to look at possible ways to celebrate Christmas and the Festive Season with different ideas for gifts and food.

Tickets : £5.50, Concessions : £5, U16s : £4, U5s : Free.   Enquiries : 01636 705796.



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

Wed 24/10 at 2.30pm : King Of Thieves (Cert 15, 108 mins, 2018).

Starring : Charlie Cox, Michael Caine and Michael Gambon.

Sat 27/10 at 2.30pm : Kid Halloween Special – Labyrinth (Cert U, 101 mins, 1986).

Starring : David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly and Toby Froud.

Sat 27/10 at 7.30pm : The Little Stranger (Cert 12A, 111 mins, 2018).

Starring : Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson and Charlotte Rampling.

Tickets : From £4.50.   Enquiries : 01522 527347.

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