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.
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.
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
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
Chapterhouse Theatre Company present Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen
The Old Palace, Minster Yard, Lincoln
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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' 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!
The Collection museum will remain open until 9pm for an evening of special activities as part of the national Museums at Night Festival.
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 | 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.
Tennyson Court is an ideal place to stay with secure courtyard parking for your bikes.
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:
Classic Car Rally at the Brayford Water Front | Lincoln - 10am