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Lincoln BIG Mini Day | Brayford Waterfront 13 April 2014

Near to 200 Minis line Lincoln's Brayford Waterfront for a fantastic display of cars.

Trent Valley Mini Owners Club and Lincoln BIG invite all types of Mini to this annual event, so expect displays from the oldest to the newest cars. Around 200 old and new, cool and quirky Mini cars line up Lincoln's Brayford Waterfront.

The city of Lincoln, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 3AA

A Machine Aesthetic

A new exhibition opening in Project Space Plus, the inspiring new gallery space at the University of Lincoln's £11 million Art and Design Building, bringing together a diverse range of contemporary artists who either use or are influenced by ideas of mechanisation.

From the first daubings of pre-historic caves, through the invention of the camera obscura and ready-made oil paint in tubes, to the use of digital media, artists have been among the first to embrace and exploit new technologies.

Since the late 1950s/early 60s artists have involved the manufacture of machines to produce their artistic 'products'. Where Jean Tinguely led the way, artists as diverse as Rebecca Horn, Chris Burden, Roxy Paine, Damien Hirst and the artists in this exhibition have followed.

Project Space Plus, Lincoln School of Art & Design
Brayford Pool, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN6 7TS

Discover Lincolnshire Weekend | 22 & 23 March 2014

Many of Lincoln's attractions will be open free of charge during Discover Lincolnshire Weekend from 22nd to 23rd of March.

As well as enjoying the shopping and food available throughout Lincoln, visitors and residents alike can also explore some of Lincolnshire's most fascinating attractions absolutely free of charge.

The city of Lincoln, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 3AA

Lincolnshire Horse Trails : 14th - 16th March 2014

The Lincolnshire Agricultural Society organises the Lincolnshire Horse Trials, a popular and well established equine event held early in the season, attracting national and international entrants. Leading riders and novices alike compete at Pre Novice, Novice and Intermediate level over the three days.

Each day of this three day event is focused on a particular class, giving visitors the chance to see all events each day, cross country, dressage and show jumping.

Lincolnshire Showground

Lincolnshire Show Ground, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 2NA

Antiques Fairs

Antiques Fairs at Castle Hill Lincoln

  • 16th March 2014
  • 20th April 2014
  • 15th June 2014
  • 20th July 2014
  • 17th August 2014
  • 21st September 2014

Castle Hill, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 3AA

Jethro : 13th March 2014

Originally a 'timber man' from Lavant Tin Mine, 
Jethro will be performing armed with nothing more than a microphone, a stand and a small table with his favourite drink to hand. As he paces the stage from side to side, you'll hear hilarious antics of rural comedy delivered to you in a warm, Cornish accent.

Theatre Royal Lincoln

Theatre Royal, Clasketgate, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 1JJ

Bailgate Wedding Fayre : 2nd March 2014

Lincoln's Bailgate is ideal to ensure your wedding day is perfect in every way. The Bailgate is a stunning area of Lincoln, with its world class heritage and jaw dropping architecture making the perfect backdrop for those all important photographs. There is an abundance of high quality venues: from traditional, contemporary and boutique hotels to more quirky and historic, it's the only event where you can view them all in one weekend. There will be a plethora of local suppliers on hand, who really know how to make your day special.

Bailgate Lincoln

Bailgate, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 3AR

The Mill by Ockham's Razor : 26th Feb 2014

The Mill is the first full-length show from hot young aerial theatre company Ockham's Razor.

Ockham's Razor are an aerial theatre company who combine circus and visual theatre to make work that is arresting and entertaining. Ockham's Razor specialise in creating physical theatre on original pieces of aerial equipment and create stories from the vulnerability, trust and reliance that exist between people in the air.

Drill Hall Lincoln

Lincoln Drill Hall, Free School Lane, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 1EY

Courtney Pine : 22nd Feb 2014

Courtney Pine CBE is an English jazz musician. At school he studied the clarinet, although he is known primarily for his saxophone playing. Pine is a multi-instrumentalist, also playing the flute, clarinet, bass clarinet and keyboards.

LPAC Lincoln

University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN6 7TS

An evening with Ruthie Henshall : 8th Feb 2014

Valentine Ruth 'Ruthie' Henshall, is an English singer, dancer and actress best known for her work in musical theatre. Henshall attended the Laine Theatre Arts school in Epsom, Surrey before making her first professional appearance on stage in 1986.

Theatre Royal Lincoln

Theatre Royal, Clasketgate, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 1JJ

Fairport Convention : 5th Feb 2014

Fairport Convention are an English folk rock and electric folk band. Formed in 1967, they are widely regarded as the most important group in the English folk rock movement.

Drill Hall Lincoln

Lincoln Drill Hall, Free School Lane, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 1EY

Lincolnshire Antiques and Home show : 3rd & 4th Feb 2014

The world famous Lincolnshire Antiques & Home Show is Arthur Swallow Fairs' flagship event. Starting from humble beginnings back in 1995, the show has grown in size and popularity over the years to become one of largest International Antiques and Home events in Europe. The success of the show is due largely to the enthusiasm of the organisers; a family run business based in the Peak District with a reputation for a high level of customer relations and service.

With thousands of stalls and exhibitors from all over Europe, the diversity of stock on offer is second to none. Imagine your favourite vintage store, those secret off the beaten track furniture shops, the flea markets and bric-a-brac shops of your dreams all rolled into one!

Where else would you find such a diverse collection of dozens of fine antiques, furniture and jewellery alongside an array of garden furniture and statuary, stained glass windows and vintage furs and linens?

International buyers, collectors, decorators, landscape gardeners, set designers, restaurateurs and recyclers alike can literally have a field day at the 200 acre Lincolnshire Showground every 2 months.

As well as enticing numerous buyers from across the world, this event regularly attracts the attention of well know television shows such as Bargain Hunt and Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, who use the venue to film some of their latest episodes.

Other popular programmes, including Cracking Antiques and Kirstie's Homemade Home have also filmed at Lincoln; helping to promote the vibrant and varied nature of the antiques and home furnishings industry.

The Lincolnshire Antiques and Home show is positively creating a unique and fresh approach to how we shop for our homes.

Lincolnshire Showground - 5 miles (10 min. drive) from Tennyson Court

Lincolnshire Show Ground, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 2NA

University of Lincoln Graduation : 22nd Jan 2014

The University of Lincoln Graduation ceremony at Lincoln Cathedral.

Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln's Outdoor Ice Rink

Opening daily from the 30th November, the Lincoln out door ice rink returns to City Square Lincoln.

Lincoln Comedy Festival | 3rd - 10th October 2013

The 6th Lincoln Comedy Festival. Amongst the big names on offer this year we have Sarah Millican, Alexei Sayle and Nina Conti performing accross the three main venues and welcome back the Suck It and See Saturday programme at the wonderful new 'Platform' venue at the Engine Shed.

Lincoln's Full English 2013

The magnificent cathedral city of Lincoln is set to be the backdrop of a unique series of events, a mixture of arts and culture, celebrating all that is good about the City and our rich cultural background. It includes the best of British Literature, the Morris Festival, the Bailgate Village Street Party, open heritage days as well as open air theatre performances at the Old Bishop's Palace, Lincoln. Lincoln is a great day out but these three weekends will also make it the most lovely of late summer destinations with something for everyone. Whether you love theatre, music or just the magnificent atmosphere of historic cities we hope you will join us for some of the most exciting weekends in Lincoln's cultural calendar.

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents The Wind in the Willows

Join Badger, Ratty, Mole and Toad for a perfect summer of adventure. costume and features a woodland parade during the interval for everyone to join in with! In aid of St Mary Magdalene Music Foundation. Tickets available from Lincoln Drill Hall and the Old Palace.


Sunday 8th September 2013

The Old Palace Lincoln

The show begins at 3.oopm Tickets: Adult £12 | Child £8 | Family £36 | 1O% discount for parties of 1O or more

Roman Posterngate Tour | 6-7 September 2013

An opportunity to explore part of Lincoln's Roman South Wall which is now hidden under a bank.

Tours from The Collection will be taking place through the day to see the Roman Wall which is now hidden under a bank. Each tour lasts 15 minutes and includes a historical talk and photography opportunities.

Price 50p per person

Open Air - Garden Theatre at the Old Palace | 1st September

Chapterhouse Theatre Company present Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen

The Old Palace, Minster Yard, Lincoln

Horsing Around Part 2 | 3-4 August 2013

The clip-clopping of hooves returns with more 15th Century war games on horseback with John Nestfield and Lincoln Castle Garrison.

MG Car Club Lincolnshire | City Square Lincoln 20 July

MG Car Club Lincolnshire brings their display of MG cars to City Square to show them and talk to passers by about their pride and joy! There will also be a display of their pictures, past events, and information for anyone who wants to know a little more.

Lincs Evolution at Lincoln Brayford Waterfront | 14 July

Lincoln BIG has teamed-up with motoring enthusiasts to stage the return of the crowdpulling Lincs Evolution to the City's Brayford Waterfront.

Lincs Evolution aims to offer all motoring fans a great day out, where they can meet more of the county's car and motorsport club members and find out what sort of exciting things they get up to. There will be 100 vehicles on display from souped-up Minis to customised American giants, German racing machines and covetable classics.

The event, which is sponsored by Ultimate Car Care, will feature trade stands and prizes for the owners of the best turned-out vehicles on the day. Everyone will also be able to enjoy live music all-day from popular bands - Full Tank, The Warbirds and Black Waits.

The 2013 Lincoln Festival, Brayford Pool | 13 July

The Brayford Waterfront will explode into life at the Lincoln Festival arrives with live music, free activities, a carnival procession and a firework finale.

Inspired by the Olympic Torch celebrations of 2012, the Lincoln Festival brings street stalls, have-a-go sporting activities, live music and entertainment to the Brayford Waterfront.

The evening will be compered by presenters from Lincs FM and the day will culminate with a carnival procession, co-ordinated by Mahogany, a group of multi-disciplinary artists who specialise in carnival costumes and utilising the human body in the art form of mask making.

With funding help from Our Big Gig, the festival will showcase local music talent, from both amateur and professional musicians, through the day on the big stage. There will also be music workshops to let you have a go and to train Lincoln's musicians of the future.

This day for the whole family is not to be missed and there will be a firework finale for those who stay til 10pm.

Lincoln Bailgate Busking Festival | 13 July

Musicians tune up their instruments for the 13th annual Bailgate Busking Festival in Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter.

Enjoy the sights and sounds as a range of buskers create a backdrop in the historic Cathedral Quarter. The Castle walls and cobbled streets gently reverberate to the sound of acoustic music of all styles. Performers will be playing half-hour sets at four designated areas around Lincoln Castle and Lincoln Cathedral from 11am to 4:30pm.

The Busking Festival is a popular event with visitors, shoppers and performers alike promising an enjoyable day out in the Cathedral Quarter.

Waddington International Air Show | 6 - 7 July 2013

Held annually over the first weekend of July at Royal Air Force Waddington, Lincoln, the RAF Waddington International Air Show is the largest of all RAF air shows, regularly attended by over 125,000 visitors. The show offers a truly unforgettable family day out as well as providing some outstanding corporate and private hospitality packages. The main purpose of the event is to increase public awareness and understanding of the RAF and its role today. All proceeds from the Air Show are donated to RAF and local charities each year. The spectacular 7-hour flying display features the fabulous Red Arrows, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and many more military and civilian aircraft from the UK and abroad. Ground displays include 2 exhibition hangars, funfair, classic cars display, pleasure flying and much more.

1000 Years of Traditional Crafts 2013 at Lincoln Castle | 22 - 23 June

The hugely popular 1000 Years of Traditional Crafts event is set to return to Lincoln Castle. Now in its third year the event which features a multitude of skills demonstrations has built up a strong reputation for being a fun yet educational event with something for everyone to enjoy.

Over the weekend the grounds of Lincoln Castle will be filled with craftspeople demonstrating traditional skills from blacksmithing and pole lathe to willow weaving, jewellery making and silver smithing.

As well as having the chance to see age old skills in action, members of the public will have the opportunity to try their hand by having a go at one of the short courses that will be taking place in the recently built Heritage Skills Centre in the grounds of the Castle. Younger visitors will also be entertained in the children's marquee which will provide a range of activities for them to show off their artistic side.

European Stone Festival at Lincoln Cathedral | 22 - 23 June 2013

The European Stone Festival will be taking place in Lincoln Cathedral. This is only the second time that England has hosted the event which sees stone masons from across the continent showing off their skills with a chisel.

The Lincolnshire Show | 19 - 20 June 2013

The 129th Lincolnshire Show will take place on Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th June 2013 from 8am to 6pm.

Throughout the two-day event there is plenty for everyone to see, do, take part in and eat! Agriculture remains at the heart of the Lincolnshire Show with livestock and equine competitions, machinery displays and the opportunity not only to find out where your food comes from but to taste a lot of it too!

Horsing Around | 25 - 27 May 2013

'Horsing Around' at Lincoln Castle! It's medieval entertainment for all the family!

15th Century war games on horseback. Marvel at age-old riding techniques, and see our noble steeds, Boreas and Contessa, compete for victory!

Lincoln Jazz week | 10th - 18th May 2013

Friday 10th May 2013

  • Commuter Jazz | LPAC
  • Colin Dudman Solo Piano | Drill Hall
  • Claire Martin & Montpellier Cello Quartet | Drill Hall

Saturday 11th May 2013

  • Midnight Masquerade + Go Jive | Lincoln Hotel

Sunday 12th May 2013

  • Pete Johnson | Strugglers Inn
  • Wendy Kirkland Duo | Lincolnshire Red
  • Andy Aichison Trio | Strait & Narrow

Monday 13th May 2013

  • Avalon Trio | Cloud Bar
  • Thom Whitworth's Funcky Organ | Strait & Narrow

Tuesday 14th May 2013

  • Jamie Holroyd Duo | Tower Bar
  • Andrew Wood Trio feat. Ben Martin | Bar 67

Wednesday 15th May 2013

  • Lincoln Jazz Collective feat. Sue McCreeth | Doubletree by Hilton
  • Pat McCarthy's Quartet | Drill Hall
  • Max Miechowski Quintet | Dogma

Thursday 16th May 2013

  • Quei Duo | White heart Hotel
  • Double Take + Bass | Horse & Groom
  • Me & Mr Jones | Bar 67

Friday 17th May 2013

  • Commuter Jazz - RobinPoter & Stevie Smith trio | LPAC
  • Jazz Vehicle with Zoe Rahman | Terry O'Tool Theatre
  • Nic Svarc Organ Trio | Ye Olde Crown
  • Jazztastic | Magna Carta

Saturday 18th May 2013

  • Mandy Tatton Duo | The Barge
  • Georgie Fame & Sons in Concert | LPAC

Museums at Night Festival | 18th May 2013

The Collection museum will remain open until 9pm for an evening of special activities as part of the national Museums at Night Festival.

Free Event

The Collection, 1 Danes Terrace, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 1LP

Dambusters 70th Anniversary | 17th May 2013

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Dambusters 617 Squadron, led by Wing Commander Guy Gibson, which was formed in secrecy at RAF Scampton, just outside the city.

Live entertainment and aviation related stalls will create an atmosphere in Castle Square, complete with an RAF fly-over at the culmination of the memorial service (around 3:30pm).

Lincoln Inspired | 7th - 12th May 2013

Lincoln Inspired | arts, music, books, theatre, comedy and conversation come together in an exciting new festival for the city of Lincoln.

Back on March 21, 2012, the first seeds of what was to become Lincoln Inspired were sown. A group of people enthusiastic about Lincoln's arts scene, who had worked together for many years, gathered in a pub beside the Brayford to talk about making the dream of a new festival for the city come true.

At the end of a long evening Lincoln Inspired had been born. We wanted a wide-ranging event, showcasing the best in books, comedy, conversation, music and performance. We wanted to support artists, encourage and develop new talent and offer opportunities for everyone from babies upwards to take part, hear, write and enjoy, laugh and learn along with us.

Since then, we have all been on a journey, personally and professionally. We wanted Lincoln Inspired to belong to the city, so we went looking for partners, from individuals who could pledge a few pounds to companies and venues that could offer more. We had to be inspired so we could inspire others.

Now here we are, so pleased and excited to be welcoming you to the first Lincoln Inspired festival. Every day we are still amazed and overwhelmed by the positive responses from venues, partners, artists, patrons and our funders - you.

Lincoln Cycle Grand Prix | 12th May 2013

Tennyson Court is an ideal place to stay with secure courtyard parking for your bikes.

Victorian Weekend | May Bank Holiday Weekend 4-6 May 2013

Lincoln Castle welcomes a weekend of Victorian entertainment for all the family, including a special guest appearance from Queen Victoria herself!

Set at the end of Victoria's Reign, the 3rd Regiment has returned from service in India and a detachment has arrived at Lincoln Castle. There will be a static military camp for soldiers and their wives.

Events during the day include:

  • Parades by the Regiment
  • Suffragette meetings (speeches and songs)
  • An introduction to Mrs Beaton (cookery display)
  • 'Lessons learned from the Boer War' - lecture
  • A Suffragettes protest
  • Late afternoon parade and inspection by Queen Victoria.

Lincoln Classic Car Rally | 28th April 2013

Classic Car Rally at the Brayford Water Front | Lincoln - 10am

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