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The Events Guide: 12th to 19th February

Written by on 12th February 2019

 

Newark Showground

Lincoln and District Model Rail

Saturday 23rdFebruary and Sunday 24thFebruary

Lincoln and District Model Railway Club proudly presents the 5th annual exhibition being held at the Lady Eastwood Pavillion (Newark Showground).

Free show guide included with entry fee.

Approximate layouts 27-30 of various gauges and era’s. (Some layouts listed and/or confirmed, some still to be added).

Approximate traders 20. (These will be listed nearer the time).

Early access for disabled visitors, Free Parking, Cafe within the exhibition hall.

Admission: £7.00.

Child: £3.00.

Family: £17.00.

Enquires: 01636 705796

 

Gainsborough Old Hall

Valentine Hunt – Don’t be Stupid Cupid

Saturday 16thFebruary to Sunday 24thFebruary

Cupid has loosed his arrows around the Hall and doesn’t know where to find them.

Can you help him find the hearts he has hit and spell out the name of Lord Burgh’s true love?

Tickets: £9.50.
Concessions: £8.30.
Children: £5.20 (5-17).
Family Ticket: (two adults and up to three children) £26.30.
Under 5s: Free.

Enquires: 01522 782040

 

Gainsborough Old Hall

Friday Fun Club – Tudor Explorers

Friday 22ndFebruaryat 11AM, 1PM and 2PM

Fun family creative and crafty sessions with something different to make and take away every time!

Just turn up no booking required. Free entry to club room, small charge for crafts.

Storytelling session will run through the day at, 11.00, 1.00 and 2.30.

Entry: Free.

Enquires: 01522 782040

 

New Theatre Royal, Lincoln

 

New Theatre Royal, Lincoln

Backstage Theatre Tour

Now – Sunday 17thMarch at 11:00AM

Always wanted to see what happens Back Stage at the New Theatre Royal Lincoln? Why not join us for a tour! For just £12 you can see the intricacies of the theatre and enjoy refreshments & cake after the tour.

Tickets: £12.

Enquires: 01522 519999

 

New Theatre Royal, Lincoln

The Jerseys – Oh What a Nite

Thursday 14thFebruary at 7:30PM

The UK`s Leading Tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons and the smash hit musical ‘The Jersey Boys’ featuring Outstanding Vocals, Harmonies, Presentation and Choreographed Dance Routines for a Valentine’s Day special.

The Jerseys are a Professional 4 Piece Authentic, Musical and Vocal Tribute to the legendary, original Jersey Boys – Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. The Jerseys are incredibly proud that their show has performed for Royalty having being requested to appear at Her Majesty The Queen`s 90th Birthday celebrations at The Long Walk, Windsor Castle and also at a charity event at St James Palace for HRH Princess Anne.

The Jersey`s show features all the great Jersey Boy hits including Beggin`, Big Girls Don`t Cry, Sherry, Who Loves You, Rag Doll and many more.

Tickets: £20.

Enquires: 01522 519999

 

New Theatre Royal, Lincoln

Sun Records – The Concert

Friday 15thFebruary at 7:30PM

The legendary record label that brought you Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Rufus Thomas and scores more rockin’ pioneers, comes to life live on stage.

Revisit the blessed recording studio where the distinctive sound we know and love today was crafted from gospel, blues, hillbilly, country, boogie and western swing by musical visionary Sam Phillips.

His trailblazing Memphis studio brought us That’s Alright Mama, Great Balls of Fire, I Walk the Line, Whole Lotta Shakin’, Bear Cat, Blue Suede Shoes, Good Rockin’ Tonight. . . hundreds of hits that would influence the world of music for generations to come.

Sam Phillips was a patient, honest man and a perpetual optimist. In 1954 he combined a modest 19-year-old Elvis Presley with musicians Scotty Moore, Bill Black and then DJ Fontana to create music that infused country and r’n’b.

It transcended musical and racial barriers. The ‘Sun Sound’ was born.

Rehearsed in an exact replica of the Sun Studios, featuring the musical instruments of the era, starring a multi-talented cast of singers and a supporting cast of amazing musicians, the sound of Sun is brought to life live on stage in the official concert show that takes you back to the birthplace of rock’n’roll.

Supported and endorsed by The Sun Entertainment Corporation, USA – long live rock’n’roll. . . long live Sun!

Tickets: £25.

Enquires: 01522 519999

 

Lincoln Drill Hall

 

Lincoln Drill Hall

The Happy Monday Club

Every Monday until Monday 1stApril at 10:30AM

We run regular creative play sessions for the under 5s in our café bar on Mondays. The sessions are organised by Rhubarb Theatre and led each week by a different local artist (music, dance, storytelling & making). There are just 20 places each week and accompanying adults go free (the bar is always open for coffee & cake!)

Tickets: £3.

Enquires: 01522 873894

 

Lincoln Drill Hall

Full Bloom

Every Tuesday until Tuesday 2ndApril at 10:00AM

Kayla Dougan-Bowtell leads this highly popular Tuesday morning dance & movement class for over 50s. Tuesdays 10am – 11am in the Cosker Room Tickets: £6 per week or £60.50 per term (11 sessions)

Tickets: £6.

Enquires: 01522 873894

 

Lincoln Drill Hall

Butterfly Club

Wednesday 13thFebruary at 7:00PM

Once a month we host 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 our 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) Please note we do not offer one-to-one support at these events, but we are wheelchair friendly and have a fully equipped Changing Places Toilet.

Tickets: £5.

Enquires: 01522 873894

 

Lincoln Drill Hall

A Night with Frank, Dean and Judy – The Hits of the Rat Pack

Thursday 14thFebruary at 7:30PM

Sensational swing singers Paul & Stephen Amer will be joined by singer Ellie Darnell along with a live five-piece band and backing dancers as they perform hit after hit of swing classics made famous by the Rat Pack’s residence at the famous Las Vegas Sands Casino.

Tickets: £12/£14/£18.

Carer: £12.00.

Under Twenty-Six’s: £12.00.

Enquires: 01522 873894

 

Lincoln Drill Hall

The Blues Band

Friday 15thFebruary at 8:00PM

The Blues Band was formed in 1979 by Ex Manfred Mann members Paul Jones and Tom McGuinness. Slide guitar ace and vocalist Dave Kelly was then recruited, Gary Fletcher filled the bass post and Rob Townsend of Family fame replaced Hughie Flint in 1982 on the drums. They set out originally to play pub gigs of their beloved blues music. 17 or 18 albums later, they are still going strong. If you are expecting a set play list, there isn’t one!
This is probably the most spontaneous live music gig you will see this year. Although there is a general order of who’s singing lead, as he takes to the mic each group member calls out to the rest of the band whichever song springs to mind – keeping the guys on their toes and the audience in an eager state of anticipation!

Tickets: £12/£20.50/£30.50.

Carer: £12.

Under Twenty-Six’s: £12.

Enquires: 01522 873894

 

Lincoln Drill Hall

Mirror Mirror

Saturday 16thFebruary at 2:00PM

When Snow White is offered a juicy red apple, by a kind old lady, she is sorely tempted. On the other hand, how can she be sure it’s not poisoned? She’s been nearly poisoned twice this week already and it’s not pleasant.
Join Snow White at her wedding, and the whole story: magic mirror, wicked stepmother, seven dwarfs and all, will be revealed.
Mirror Mirror is a mischievous take on the ever-popular Snow White, a tale cherished by generations of children. Red Earth’s new version combines lovable puppets, spirited storytelling and mesmerising sign language.
Theatre made for young and old … because imagination is ageless.

Tickets: £8.

Enquires: 01522 873894

 

Lincoln Drill Hall

We Are What We Overcome

Saturday 16thFebruary at 7:30PM

Fresh from a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe, musician, performer and writer Matt McGuinness presents his debut show as part of a UK tour. Uplifting, anthemic tunes punctuate stories and conversation, shedding light on mental health with self-deprecating honesty and dark humour. This show is for anyone who has ever overcome one of life’s many challenges or is battling to do so.
A 55-minute show with time to continue the chat afterwards.

The show will be followed by a 20 minute Q&A with the performer.

Tickets: Pay what you decide.

Enquires: 01522 873894

 

Palace Theatre, Newark

 

Palace Theatre, Newark

Ruby Turner

Friday 15thFebruary at 8:00PM

For many years Ruby Turner has been regarded as having one of the greatest voices the UK has ever produced. Ruby can breathe life and meaning into a song whether it is a passionate soaring ballad or a soulful up-tempo groove. Her career to date has been sensational with major tours, TV and theatre appearances. Fresh from touring with Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, this amazing artist will be gracing Newark’s stage with her fantastic band. Described as the genuine article and blessed with a voice that has been likened to Janis Joplin and Aretha Franklin, Ruby continues to win the hearts and minds of an ever growing and diverse fan base.

Tickets: £24.

Enquires:01636 655755

 

Palace Theatre, Newark

Snow White, Rose Red, Bear Brown

Saturday 16thFebruary at 2:30PM

Snow White and Rose Red – sisters, twins, best friends – have lived in the forest since they were babes in the wood. Not as worldly wise as their mother would have liked, they are nonetheless kind, caring and sometimes a little over-enthusiastic in their deeds! When their quiet life is interrupted by a friendly bear, a new chapter begins. But why has the bear chosen them as playfellows? Why is there sadness in his eyes? And who on earth is that rude little man with a ridiculously long beard that they keep bumping into? All questions will be untangled in this new show from the Woods of Widdershins, using puppets, storytelling, original music and a fantastical fairy-tale forest. Suitable for age 4+

Tickets: £8.50.

Enquires:01636 655755

 

Palace Theatre, Newark

Nish Kumar

Thursday 21stFebruary at 7:30PM

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee Nish Kumar is taking his brand new show on a nationwide tour of the UK! With a title taken from Terminator 2, ‘It’s In Your Nature To Destroy Yourselves’ features jokes about politics, mankind’s capacity for self-destruction and whether it will lead to the end of days. GOOD FUN STUFF. He’s the host of the Mash Report which you might have seen on BBC 2, or on a Facebook video posted by someone you went to school with but haven’t spoken to in a while. As seen on Live At The Apollo, Taskmaster, QI, Have I Got News For You and Joel and Nish vs. The World.

Ages Sixteen and over.

Tickets: £24.

Enquires:01636 655755

 

Palace Theatre, Newark

The Chicago Blues Brothers

Friday 22ndFebruary at 7:30PM

This award-winning spectacular is Europe’s biggest and best-loved production of the Blues Brothers. The show is a high-octane, adrenaline-pumping musical mash-up that presents the best material from the original Blues Brothers movies and is jam-packed full of songs by legends such as Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Otis Redding, Ray Charles, Tina Turner, Cab Calloway – plus many other blues, soul, Motown and funk classics with a few surprises thrown in along the way.
Infectious, dazzling, riotous, exuberant and spirited, the legacy of Jake and Elwood has been jump-started for a new generation with an energy that’s impossible to resist.

Tickets: £23.50.

Concessions: £22.

Members: £21.50.

Under Fourteens: £10.

Enquires:01636 655755

 

LPAC

 

LPAC

Lil’ Pacs

Now – Friday 26thJuly 10AM to 11:30AM

Friday Mornings in Zing Cafe Bar

Fun creative play sessions led by storytellers, musicians and artists: perfect for parents and toddlers.

Tickets: Free.

Enquires: 01522 837600

 

LPAC

Commuter Jazz

Every Friday – Friday 26thJuly 5PM to 7PM

The weekend starts here.

Great live music from hot swingin’ jazz to hip funkateers.

Friday evenings in Zing Cafe Bar 5–7pm.

Entry: Free.

Enquires: 01522 837600

 

LPAC

ATG Slam

Tuesday 12thFebruary at 8:00PM

ATG Slam: Amplified!

Lincoln’s loudest, liveliest, most raucous night of rhymes. 12 poets. 2 rounds. 3 minutes. £35 CASH PRIZE!

Tuesdays: 12 Feb, 12 March, 2 April (Schools Slam special event Studio One), 14 May, 11 June, 9 July.

Tickets: Pay what you decide.

Enquires: 01522 837600

 

LPAC

Julius Caesar

Sunday 17thFebruary at 7:30PM

Power. Ambition. Betrayal.

Come and experience this post-modern re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic political tragedy, performed by the University of Lincoln’s Drama Society.

Caesar has returned from war victorious in yet another conquest and it seems that Rome and its people couldn’t be happier. Celebrations are occurring all through the streets. But there are some in the senate that take no joy in Caesar’s victories. How far will Brutus and the senators go to prevent another dictator?

University of Lincoln Drama Society.

Ages Twelve and above.

Tickets: £8.

Live Pass/Students/Under-Twenty-Six’s: £5.

Enquires: 01522 837600

 

Lincolnshire Showground

 

Lincolnshire Showground

Vintage Flea Market

Sunday 17thFebruary 9AM to 3PM

Bag a bargain, rummage for bric-a-brac or hunt down vintage items and collectables at the Arthur Swallow Vintage Flea Market.

This event will offer up the perfect way to spend a Sunday morning if you love bagging a bargain, rummaging for bric-a-brac or hunting down cool vintage items and quirky collectables. Pay the new Vintage Flea Market a visit, grab a coffee and get searching for homewares, textiles, fashion, jewellery, art and much, much more.

Entry: £2.

Under-16’s: Free.

Enquiries: 01522 522900

 

Lincolnshire Showground

Lincolnshire Farming Conference

Saturday 26thFebruary 11AM onwards/all day

The Lincolnshire Showground are pleased to announce that the Lincolnshire Farming Conference will be returning on Tuesday 26 February 2019 #LFC2019

The Lincolnshire Farming Conference returns on Tuesday 26 February 2019, and as the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society is celebrating its 150th anniversary, the Conference will explore ‘Lincolnshire agriculture for the next 150 years’.

A key date in the annual farming calendar, the Conference will feature talks from a number of captivating speakers, case studies and one to one sessions with industry experts. Join us from 11am for morning workshop sessions with local businesses, to explore our exhibition area and to enjoy lunch before the Conference begins at 1pm.

Entry: £15.

Students: £6.

Lincolnshire Agricultural Society Members: Free.

Enquiries: 01522 522900

 

Lincoln Cathedral

 

Lincoln Cathedral

Superheroes Wow Day

Saturday 16thFebruary from 10AM to 4PM

Dress up as your favourite superhero and the best-dressed wins a prize

Design your superhero then…

Make props to take away – mask, wristband etc.

Learn about bible superheroes.

Take part in Big Superhero Art.

Decorate Superhero biscuits.

Make a 3-D model superhero sign.

Tickets: Included in normal admission.

Enquiries: 01522 561600

 

Lincoln Cathedral

Sacred Space

Sunday 17thFebruary at 7:00PM

Search. Explore. Discover.

Sacred Space is a gentle and reflective service with time to wonder and a chance to explore. Come and use all your senses in the special space that is Lincoln Cathedral, after hours.

“It’s simply beautiful, inspirational.”

Once a month on a Sunday at 7.00pm. Doors open at 6.45pm. Please enter the Cathedral via the Galilee Porch on the south side. All are welcome.

For more information please contact sacredspace@lincolncathedral.com

Entry: Free.

Enquiries: 01522 561600

 

Lincoln Castle

 

Lincoln Castle

Archaeology Café

Thursdays – Thursday 13thJune

Fun, free, and full of adventure.

Archaeology Cafe brings the best of archaeology to Langton’s Cafe and aims to enhance your enjoyment of the past by communicating the very best in current archaeology in an informal and highly accessible way.

Upcoming dates:

February Thursday 7th – Adventures with DigVentures

March Thursday 14th – Watch a potter in action

April Thursday 11th – Using computers to see the past

May Thursday 9th – Archaeology bingo with Carenza Lewis

June Thursday 13th – Viewing the past from the Castle Walls
Limited to 30 spaces unless stated otherwise
Entry not guaranteed without booking
Hot/Cold drinks and snacks available to purchase from Langton’s Café
Tickets: Free.

Enquires: 01522 552361

 

Lincoln Castle

Worst Jobs in Victorian Britain

Saturday 16th– Sunday 24thFebruary 10AM to 4PM
Visit Lincoln Castle this February half term to learn about some of the vilest jobs in Victorian Britain!
Join us at Lincoln Castle this half term for a chance to meet a variety of Victorian costumed characters with some of the most awful occupations and horrible jobs in history.  Hear their tales of revolting roles and disgusting duties!

Tickets: £13.50.

Concessions: £11.

Children: £7.20.

Under 5s: Free.

Annual Pass Entry: Free.

Enquires: 01522 554559

 

Sam Scorer Gallery

 

Sam Scorer Gallery

Sam Scorer Presents: Eight Days of Workshops 2019

Thursday 7thFebruary 10AM to Saturday 16thFebruary 3PM

We are delighted to offer you (and your friends and family) a superb range of workshops this february.
Make time to join some great local artists sharing their skills.

Tickets: various.

Enquires: 01522 589899

 

Terry O’Toole Theatre

 

Terry O’Toole Theatre

Adrian Cox presents Profoundly Blue

Thursday 14thFebruary 7:30PM

  • Adrian Cox – Clarinet
    • Joe Webb – Piano
    • Simon Read – Double Bass
    • Gethin Jones – Drums
    A not-to-be missed, critically-acclaimed concert, celebrating the traditional ‘Hot Jazz’ music of Louisiana-born Clarinettist, Edmond Hall.
    The title Profoundly Blue comes from the 1941 hit album which featured Hall, along with Meade Lux Lewis and Charlie Christian. Cox leads the quartet with this as a starting point and continues through a programme of lesser-known tunes from the albums Rumpus on Rampart Street and Petit Fleur. Together they bring to life a fine selection of Hall’s work with Eddie Condon, Teddy Wilson and of course, Louis Armstrong, in this fantastic tribute to one of the true legends of Jazz.

Tickets: £14.

Concessions: £12.

Under-18’s/Students: £7.50.
Jazzpac: £12.

Jazzpac Concession: £10.

Contact: 01522 883311

 

Terry O’Toole Theatre

Sourpuss

Saturday 16thFebruary 12PM and 3PM

By Lori Hopkins
Sourpuss is a very grumpy, very ginger cat. Shut out of the house he feels lost and confused, but the garden soon intrigues him.
Join Sourpuss on his journey of discovery, learning the secrets of the great outdoors. From buzzing bees to a chirpy robin, stinky rubbish and bright, vibrant flowers, this delightfully visual show is a feast for little eyes!
A playful adventure, perfect for little ones, featuring string and shadow puppets beautifully crafted by hand.
Age Guide: for little ones 3 years+ and their grown-ups.
Running Time: 40 minutes

Tickets: £8.

Family (4): £28.

Contact: 01522 883311

 

Terry O’Toole Theatre

Puppet-Making Workshop

Saturday 16thFebruary 1PM and 4PM

Join talented puppeteer, Lori for a hands-on, puppet making workshop!
Choose your favourite character from the show and create your very own robin, bee or cat puppet to take home.
Lori will show you how to make your puppet unique and then invite you to bring it to life and start playing!
Each child must be accompanied by an adult, please.

Places limited to 12 children per session.
Workshop Duration: 40 minutes

Tickets: £2.50.

Contact: 01522 883311

 

Terry O’Toole Theatre

I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost

Friday 22ndFebruary 7:00PM

“It’s 1986. I am eight years old. Prince Andrew and Fergie get married in the summer. Dirty Den serves Angie divorce papers on Christmas Day. And I’m sharing my bedroom with a Kit Kat-pinching ghost!”

Inspired by his favourite film, little Gareth became a self-appointed Ghostbuster, launching an investigation into a playful poltergeist. Now, three decades later, with the help of home videos, retro toys and interviews with his nearest and dearest, grown-up Gareth is determined to uncover what was really going on inside his very own haunted house.
Join Little Earthquake Theatre for a nostalgic trip back to the 80s and a comic exploration of a childhood haunting where nothing is quite what it seems — all wrapped up in some formidable fashions, stuffed with sweet treats and set to a cheese-tastic chart-topping soundtrack!
Age Guide: 7 years+ and everyone who remembers the 80s!

Tickets: £12.

Concessions: £10.

Under-18’s: £8.

Family (4): £36.

Contact: 01522 883311

 

Broadbent Theatre, Wickenby

 

Broadbent Theatre

I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost

Sunday 24thFebruary 7:30PM

(SEE ABOVE)

Little Earthquake Theatre presents I Ain’t Afraid Of No Ghost.

A funny, nostalgic trip back to the 80’s and a home haunted by a playful poltergeist. A captivating mystery set in a recognisable suburban world.

Tickets: £10.

Concessions: £9.

Enquires: 0300 400 0101

 

Usher Art Gallery

 

Usher Art Gallery

Lincolnshire Artists’ Society Exhibition 2019

Now – Sunday 28thApril from 10AM to 4PM

This popular exhibition, displayed in the Usher Gallery, showcases the best artistic talent from the region.

Lincolnshire Artists’ Society returns to the Usher Gallery in 2019 with an exhibition running from Sunday 27th January until Sunday 28th April.

The Lincolnshire Artists’ Society, founded as the Lincolnshire Drawing Club, celebrated its Centenary in 2006. Primarily an exhibiting society welcoming artists from all over the county, the L.A.S. started out with an Annual Exhibition in the loose boxes of the stables at Monks Manor, Lincoln, the home of its founder, Miss Elsie Ruston, and her art collecting industrialist father, Joseph. The exhibition took place in many areas of Lincoln finding its ideal home in the Usher Gallery from 1927.

Entry: Free.

Enquires: 01522 782040

 

Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham

 

Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham

Disco Toddlers

Thursday 21stMarch at 10:00AM

We are having a party! Join us for our hip club for pre-schoolers and their happening parents! We play a bit of everything from current tunes to rock and roll to disco, mixing it up to make it fun for mums and dads alike! Pre-booking highly recommended to avoid disappointment. All children must be accompanied.

Tickets: £3 per child.

Accompanying adults: Free.

Enquires: 01476 406158

 

Belton House

 

Belton House

Button Bucks Club

Thursday 21stFebruary 10:00AM to 10:45AM and 11:15AM to 12:00PM

Bring your toddler along to enjoy stories, rhymes and crafts in the Discovery Centre on the first and third Thursday of each month.

All activities are designed for children aged 18 months to 4 years old and will involve some exploration of the Gardens and House. There are two identical sessions each Thursday, 10am-10.45am and 11.15am-12noon.

The club is free to join, but booking is essential. If your plans change and you can’t make a session you have booked on to, please let us know as soon as possible as places are limited.

This is an activity workshop for children aged between 18months and 4 years old.

Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.

Some activities involve visiting the gardens so please come prepared for being outdoors.

The Button Bucks workshops are free of charge, normal grounds admission applies. Donations towards materials are gratefully received.

Admission: £8.80

Child: £6.60

Family: £24.20

Enquires: 01476 542974

 

Belton House

New Volunteer Open Days

Wednesday 20thFebruary 6PM to 7PM

If you have time to spare and want to make a difference, there are many ways you can get involved in our work.

Outdoors and indoors, we have lots of volunteer roles to choose from at Belton House. Fancy joining our team?

Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.

The open days take place at The Old School village hall in Belton village

Admission: Free.

Enquires: 01476 542974

 

Belton House

Winter Wildlife Family Trail

Saturday 16th– Sunday 24thFebruary from 9:30AM to 3:00PM

Wrap up warm and spend some family time in the outdoors exploring this wildlife trail.

Pick up a trail leaflet and become a naturalist for the day. Trek the parkland route and discover which animals consider Belton their home over the winter months. There’s a free badge for all great explorers!

This is a family friendly event for children from 3 upwards

Dogs on leads are welcome.

Wrap up warm and wear your wellies! Why not bring some binoculars or a magnifying glass?

Ticket prices vary wildly.

Enquires: 01476 566116

 

Belton House

The Big Belton Bird Watch

Thursday 21stFebruary from 11:00AM to 12:30PM

Discover what birds visit Belton at this time of year.

Join us for the big Belton bird watch and discover what birds visit Belton at this time of year, then head to the Discovery Centre to make a bird home or feeder to keep in your garden. Bird boxes from £3.50.

Suitable for all the family

Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.

Wrap up warm and wear stout footwear or wellies. If it looks like rain, don’t forget your waterproofs.

Ticket prices vary wildly.

Enquires: 01476 566116

 

The Engine Shed

 

The Engine Shed

Andrew Doyle: Friendly Fire

Thursday 14thFebruary 7:00PM

Andrew Doyle is one of the UK’s foremost political satirists. Friendly Fire is his seventh solo stand-up show. It follows the critically acclaimed Thought Crimes, which ran at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe last year and later transferred to the Soho Theatre in London.
Andrew is co-writer of internet sensation Jonathan Pie, and has collaborated with Pie creator Tom Walker on numerous viral videos. Their response to Donald Trump’s election has been viewed online more than 150 million times and a more recent piece was described by Ricky Gervais as “one of the most perfect (and important) pieces of comedy I’ve ever seen.”
“Fantastically funny” GQ
“Prepare for all your internal organs to burst with laughter” Independent
“One of the country’s most exciting comedic talents”Gay Times
“Utterly hilarious”Fest
“Comedy gold”Broadway Baby

16 years and over.

Tickets: from £8.

Enquires: 0871 220 0260

 

The Engine Shed

Black Peaks

Friday 15thFebruary 7:00PM

Black Peaks announce a set of February 2019 UK headline shows, support from Phoxjaw!
New album ‘All That Divides’ out now on Rise Records/BMG is the ‘Album Of The Year’ with Upset Magazine, and in a host of end of year lists from The Independent to Metal Hammer.
They also join Enter Shikari across the UK in Jan/Feb 2019 for a month of live dates, ahead of their own tour.
The bands recently released 2nd album ‘All That Divides’ garnered rave reviews across the board and is now appearing in magazine End Of Year lists (currently the number 1/Album Of The Year’ in Upset Magazine as well as in both Metal Hammer and The Independent lists). NME gave the album 5/5 and said “With ‘All That Divides’, the band delivers an album that’s confident, stylistically cohesive, and points towards their ascending star in the future. If there’s one thing that this album shows, it’s that Black Peaks are a force to be reckoned with.” whist Upset Magazine (of whom put the band on the cover for their September issue) gave the album 5/5 and said ”BLACK PEAKS bellow unity from the rooftops. It’s not a political record, but it does dish out the blame…rather than dwelling in the more though, BLACK PEAKS want hope. They need it…A call to arms entwined, it’s a record of struggle and resistance. It doesn’t have the answers, but it knows they’re out there. It wants to find them together.”.
Other outlets like Kerrang! (4/5), Dork (5/5), Metal Hammer (8/10), Planet Rock Magazine (4/5), Rhythm (4/5), Discovered Magazine (10/10), The Skinny (4/5) and New Noise (US – 5/5) backed up the praise, with The Independent stating “..their sublime second album All That Divides, which is massive in every sense of the word. Bringing in Adrian Bushby (Foo Fighters, Muse) was a master-stroke – his production plays a big part in how the album offers up vast sonic landscape that takes you on an intense, emotional journey via album highlight “Aether”, across “Slow Seas”, and closing on “Fate I & II”. This feels like a real achievement.”
The band have already released the singles ‘Home’, Electric Fires’ and ‘Can’t Sleep’, and the later was a Radio 1 Rock Show Rockest Record and Huw Stevens Single Of The Week in April, and is the opening track on ‘All That Divides’. Live wise in 2018, on top of their recent UK ‘All That Divides’ headline tour (that took in two sold out London show at The Omera and The Underworld) the band have toured with A Perfect Circle across Europe, a UK tour with Marmozets and a special one off show for BBC Radio 1 in Swansea, as a headliner for their Biggest Weekend Fringe Festival/event.
These tours add to an already impressive touring history that includes dates and tours in UK and Europe with the likes of Mastodon, Architects, A System Of A Down, Prophets Of Rage, Dillinger Escape Plan, Bury Tomorrow, Lonely The Brave and Arcane Roots. In the summer, the band played a host of UK and European festivals including ArcTanGent (August) and Reading and Leeds (August), a 2nd stage headlining slot at the 2000trees Festival (July) and Fat Lip Festival (August).

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The Engine Shed

Russell Kane: The Fast and the Curious

Saturday 16thFebruary 7:00PM

SOLD OUT

He’s back. The keenly-awaited brand new tour show is here. Packing more energy than a Duracell factory, Russell’ s RS Turbo laugh engine will motor through love, family and life – once again proving that the fast and the curious amongst us, see more stuff, and get more done.
Multi-award winning comedian, presenter, actor, author and scriptwriter Russell Kane is best known for BBC Three’s Stupid Man, Smart Phone and the host of three series of BBC Three‘s Live At The Electric. Other TV appearances include BBC One’s Live At The Apollo, BBC Three’s Unzipped, ITV2’s Celebrity Juice and I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here Now.
Winner of Best Show in 2010 at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, Russell went on to make history as the first comedian to win both the Edinburgh Award and Melbourne Comedy Festival’s Barry Award in one year.

14 years and over.

Tickets: from £20.

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