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Lincoln Christmas Market : 2014

4th to 7th December 2014

The Lincoln Christmas Market. A contemporary cathedral city with over 2,000 years of history, Lincoln is the perfect place to visit over the festive period. Take a trip back through time and stroll along the cobbles the cultural quarter of the city. The medieval square between the impressive Norman castle and magnificent Gothic Cathedral is the perfect backdrop for the Christmas Market.

Visitors are welcomed to this beautiful city and the traditional Christmas Market, where you will enjoy cultural entertainment and stroll around over 250 stalls nestled with in the medieval square and surrounding area.

Lincoln Christmas Market has developed dramatically since it began with just 11 stalls. The Christmas Market gives visitors and residents a truly festive experience, with a traditional, high quality event for all the family.

Bailgate, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 3AR

August Spooky Lincoln Ghost Tour

Explore haunted Lincoln on an hour long 'Tour Lincoln' special, open-top bus tour in July - and be spooked by a local ghost expert. One of the team from the popular Lincoln Ghost Walks will guide you around Lincoln on Tour Lincoln, the open top city sightseeing bus, whilst telling spooky tales and stories of Lincoln's haunted past. The spooky tour is suitable for all ages but there is no concession ticket available. Seats will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis (45 upstairs, 30 downstairs). The tour will leave the west front of Lincoln Cathedral at 4pm and will last one hour

Minster Yard, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 1PX

Lincs Evolution

Lincolnshire's car and motorsport clubs arrive at Lincoln's Brayford Waterfront for a social event and a spectacular vehicle display.

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 Paint Perfect, 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.

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

Roman Trail Walk

Follow the Lincoln Roman Trail with authentic Roman soldiers as part of a Roman Family Fun Day.

Join the Ermine Street Guard as they follow the Roman Trail through Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter, finishing at The Collection for a day of Roman activities as part of British Archaeology Week.

There will be family friendly activities along the trail, including a chance to battle with Celadus the gladiator, and prizes for the best dressed Romanon of the day.

Castle Square, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 3AA

Lincoln Dances Festival Finale

Enjoy the festival finale of Lincoln Dances with an evening of celebration at Lincoln Drill Hall.

An evening of dance celebrating different dance styles and featuring dancers of all ages from across the region. With performances from Dance 4 artists - Simone Kenyon and Neil Callaghan and Chantry Dance Company. Hosted by Steve Cawte, this showcase will enable you to support Lincolnshire's talented and inspiring young dancers and experience something new at the same time.

Advanced booking recommended.

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

Commonwealth Festival

Celebrate all things Commonwealth in the summer of 2014 with a big screen showing the 2014 Commonwealth Games and a Commonwealth Food Fair.

LINCOLN BIG COMMONWEALTH SCREEN

Enjoy all the action from the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games right in the city centre with the Lincoln BIG Commonwealth Screen. On Lincoln Cornhill, for the duration of the games, there will be grass and seating in Lincoln Cornhill to cheer on Team GB or whoever else you are rooting for.

COMMONWEALTH FOOD FAIR

Get a flavour of the Commonwealth during the games with the Commonwealth Food Fair running alongside the big screen from 24-27 July. From traditional British to Australian bush-food to Jamaican jerk, enjoy exotic frood sfrom around the Commonwealth in Lincoln.

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

Lincoln Spooky Lincoln Ghost Tour | 5 July 2014

Explore haunted Lincoln on an hour long 'Tour Lincoln' special, open-top bus tour in July - and be spooked by a local ghost expert.

One of the team from the popular Lincoln Ghost Walks will guide you around Lincoln on Tour Lincoln, the open top city sightseeing bus, whilst telling spooky tales and stories of Lincoln's haunted past.

The spooky tour is suitable for all ages but there is no concession ticket available. Seats will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis (45 upstairs, 30 downstairs). The tour will leave the west front of Lincoln Cathedral at 4pm and will last one hour.

Minster Yard, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 1PX

1217 Battle of Lincoln Fair | 28 - 29 June 2014

Experience the Battle of Lincoln Fair, just over 800 years to the day, at Lincoln Castle.

On May 20th 1217, the First Baron's War brought the battle between the newly crowned Henry III and the future Louis VIII of France to Lincoln. King Henry's forces, protecting the fortress that was the Medieval Lincoln Castle held off Louis' men who enventually fled south - a turning point in the war.

Witness Lincoln Castle under siege in 797 years later as knights, soldiers, archers, crossbowmen and civilians re-enact this 1217 battle with firepower display.

Enjoy an action packed day for all the family complete with a living history encampment.

Castle Square, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 3AA

130th Lincolnshire Show | 18 - 19 June 2014

A celebration of Lincolnshire's agriculture that brings entertainment, animals, shopping, music, history and plenty of food to keep the whole family satisfied for the entire day.

The Lincolnshire Show is one of the highlights in the annual event calender. On Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th June, the 130th Lincolnshire Show will open its gates, showcasing the county's finest produce and wares across 200 acres of the Lincolnshire Showground.

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! There are many opportunities for shopping with gifts, clothing and household goods.

Over the two days the Show will feature a horse, pony & livestock competitions, a floral display, sheep dog displays & competitions, special exhibitions, the Food Court filled with local produce and over 600 shopping stands offering everything from clothes to cars.

Lincolnshire Show Ground, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 2NA

Lincoln's June Antiques Fair | 15 June 2014

Browse and buy antiques, art and collectables from the Lincoln Antiques Fair taking place at Castle Hill Square - a stunning cobbled square in the heart of Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter.

The fair will feature Antique Furniture dealers, Antique Silver dealers, Pottery & Porcelain, Asian Art, Fine Art, Modern Collectables, Toys & Die-Cast, Retro, Vintage and much more - with over forty stalls to browse.

Soak up the atmosphere of Castle Hill Square - the perfect place for an Antiques Fair with the back drop of Lincoln Castle and Lincoln Cathedral. This historic setting, combined with square packed with antiques and collectibles, will provide collectors and visitors a unique and exciting day out.

Castle Square, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 3AA

Lincoln Roman Posterngate Tours | 13th June 2014

An rare opportunity to explore part of Lincoln's Roman South Wall which is now hidden under a bank with a guided tour from experts at The Collection.

Guided tours of the Roman Wall, which is now hidden under a bank, will be taking place through the day by experts at The Collection.

Each tour lasts 30 minutes, is limited to 20 people and includes a historical talk and photography opportunities of the wall and exhibitions.

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

The Annual Magna Carta Lecture | 13 June 2014

Nicholas Vincent, Professor of Medieval History at the University of East Anglia, gives 2014's Magna Carta lecture at Lincoln Cathedral.

Lincoln Cathedral welcomes Nicholas Vincent, Professor of Medieval History and currently leading a major reserach project into Magna Carta, to give the annual Magna Carta lecture. Prof. Vincent is currently leading a £0.9m project to bring together all the strands of our understanding of Magna Carta and to transform academic and public understanding of the document and King John, synonymous with the signing of Magna Carta.

The free, public lecture will raise awareness of the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta's signing in 2015 and the surrounding celebrations in Lincoln.

19:00 - 20:00

Minster Yard, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 1PX

Lincoln Jazz Week | 9 - 17 May 2014

The jazz scene comes to Lincoln for its annual 9-day celebration of jazz music featuring UK and international acts including The Big Chris Barber Band.

Jazz artists, bands and experts will be performing, often for free, in venues across Lincoln, in May.

Friday 9th May

  • Stevie Smith Trio feat. Robin Porter
    Zing Bar at LPAC, 5-7pm, free
  • The Gascoyne/O'Higgins Quartet
    Lincoln Drill Hall, 8pm, £7.50 (u16s free)
    This band, co-led by two of the UK's brightest jazzers, play music which essentially swings, is harmonic with cheeky melodic twists on favourite standards.

Saturday 10th May

  • JAZZ IT UP: Midnight Masquerade + GO-Jive
    Lincoln Hotel, 6-9pm, free
    An evening of eating, drinking and dancing hosted by BBC Lincolnshire's Melvyn Prior
  • Andrew Wood Trio feat. Dave O'Higgins
    Cafe Portico, 8:30pm, £6
    Expect some fireworks when this world class saxophonist teams up with our very own local hero.

Sunday 11th May

  • Double Take
    Horse and Groom, Lunchtime, free
  • Ben Martin Band
    Bar '67, 8pm, free

  • Pat McCarthy Band feat. Shannon Reilly
    DoubleTree by Hilton, 7:30pm, free
    Witness the birth of a new jazz vocalist supported by Lincolnshire's best jazz band.

Tuesday 13th May

  • Nicola Farnon Band
    The Collection Cafe, 8pm, free
    Everyone's favourite jazz/swing vocalist and a fine double bassist - an efflorescent and infectious performer.

Wednesday 14th May

  • Dennis Rollins' Veolcity Trio
    Drill Hall Cafe, 8pm, £7.50 (u16s free)
    Generally acknowldged as the most gifted, exciting and entertaining jazz trombonist in the UK today. Rollins cuts loose here in the comapny of Hammond organ star Ross Stanley and the funky and ballistic drumming of Pedro Segundo.

Thursday 15th May

  • Thom Whitworth's Funky Organ
    Bar '67, 8pm, free

Friday 16th May

  • Jazz Heritage Quintet
    Zing Bar at the LPAC, 5-7pm, free
  • Jazz Vehicle with Zoe Rahman
    Terry O'Toole Theatre, 7:30pm, £7.50 (u16s free)
    2012 Mobo award winning pianist Zoe Rahman is nearing the end of her 18 month long mentoring of Lincol'ns premier Youth Jazz Orchestra 'Jazz Vehicle' and tonight Zoe and Musical Director John Crouch will lead the orchestra showcasing their wonderful musical talent and their exciting progress.
  • Colin Dudman Trio feat. Tim Whitehead
    The Collection Cafe, 8pm, £7.50
    For a long time Colin has wanted a band which explores the quieter textures of the clarinet family. This is their debut gig.

Saturday 17th May

  • Jazz in the Bar
    Zing Bar at the LPAC, 6pm, free
  • The Big Chris Barber Band
    LPAC, 7:30pm, £20
    Jazz legend, Chris Barber, celebrates his 65th anniversary as band-leader in 2014 with yet another Europe-wide tour. Chris' 10-piece band plays a selection of his favourite music - New Orleans style to the music of Sidney Bechet and Duke Ellington and back to 'When the Saints'. An exciting and moving evening of world-class jazz.

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

The City Garden Concert | Lincoln Cathedral 3 May 2014

Over 250 singers and musicians come together at Lincoln Cathedral to raise money for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice.

Over 250 singers and musicians will come together to perform The City Garden at Lincoln Cathedral. Award winning choirs Scunthorpe Junior Choir and the Choirs of Lincoln Minster School will join the Salisbury Community Choir under the direction of Jeremy Backhouse, one of Britain's leading choral conductors.

The City Garden is a cantata composed by Will Todd, one of Britain's finest young composers.

It takes the listener on a romantic journey through the seasons with different moods, temperatures and weather supplying the light and shade. It combines a foot-tapping mix of jazz and gospel with unforgettable melodies and lyrics, and links the four seasons and the human journey from Adam's fall to man's redemption; it is a moving and spiritual work on many levels. It's a wonderful piece to sing and is a vibrant, emotional and arresting piece to listen to.

Salisbury Community Choir has in excess of 150 members, and has a real community focus, having raised in excess of £100,000 for a range of charities. For their Lincoln Cathedral performance the choir will be donating all proceeds to Lincoln's local charity St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice.

Minster Yard, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 1PX

Classic Car Rally | Brayford Waterfront 27 April 2014

Classic cars amazingly loved and restored are displayed along Lincoln's Brayford Waterfront.

Classic cars, trucks and bikes of all ages will adorn our historic city with a vibrant and colourful spectacle.

For the enthusiastic classic vehicle owner, the annual event represents the perfect opportunity to polish up the chrome and enjoy like minded company. For the casual onlooker, the free admission to the event gives a rare opportunity to soak up real nostalgia in the Brayford Waterfront.

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

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.

Details

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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