Roll Up! Roll Up! This Spring The National Centre for Craft & Design and artsNK celebrate the 250th anniversary of Circus in Britain with a spectacular
Roll Up! Roll Up! This Spring The National Centre for Craft & Design and artsNK celebrate the 250th anniversary of Circus in Britain with a spectacular new show: Circus: Performers, Politics and Pop Culture. Join us for a balancing act of live performance and aerial acrobatics, film, photography, circus ephemera and design.
The exhibition presents elements of circus design through posters, pop culture and costume. Different viewpoints on the subject are uncovered through thematic exploration including Politics; Women in Circus, Equality and Inclusivity. The impact of circus on pop culture is highlighted through film, literature and music. Static exhibits are complemented by an ongoing programme of live aerial acts with star attraction pieces by performers in residence, Claire Crook aka Madam Mango and Rio Willett.
Free drop-in taster sessions will enable you to have a go at your own performance using aerial hoops led by the artsNK Dance Team!
Performers in Residence:
Claire Crook (Madam Mango)
Posters from the Richley Archive
April 28 (Saturday) - July 8 (Sunday)
National Centre for Craft and Design
Navigation Whard, Sleaford, NG34 7TW
Popular walking festivals co-ordinated by Heritage Lincolnshire are to return in 2018. The Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival, delivered in partnership with Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service, will run from May 19 to June
Popular walking festivals co-ordinated by Heritage Lincolnshire are to return in 2018.
The Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival, delivered in partnership with Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service, will run from May 19 to June 3. The festival will offer more than 100 walks over 16 days in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The 2017 editions of these festivals attracted over 4,000 participants.
May 19 (Saturday) - June 3 (Sunday)
An exhibition exploring the development of the aircraft industry in Lincoln in World War One, the employment of women on the Home Front building these machines, the Zeppelin threat and
An exhibition exploring the development of the aircraft industry in Lincoln in World War One, the employment of women on the Home Front building these machines, the Zeppelin threat and the creation of the Royal Air Force from the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service will take place at The Collection between 26th May and 9th September 2018.
This is the story of innovation in design within the fledgling aviation industry and how Lincolnshire rose to become one of the world’s largest producers of military machines for both the RFC and the RNAS in World War One.
Due to the numbers of men sent to the Front, it was women who took up the baton and began work in factories such as Robey’s, Ruston & Proctor, Marshalls and Clayton & Shuttleworth constructing aircraft designs straight from the drawing boards. We will examine this largely unknown story.
In the air the threat of the Zeppelin terror filled the civilian population with fear. Brave young airmen took to the skies, at night, in an effort to defeat them. We shall be displaying a Victoria Cross won by William Leefe Robinson, flying in an aircraft built in Lincoln, who destroyed such an airship in 1916, the first to be shot down over Great Britain. From the Bundeswehr Museum of Military History in Dresden we will be displaying memorabilia from the Zeppelin era never before seen in this country.
Artefacts and imagery will be on display to detail all these momentous events in the county’s history.
The exhibition has been made possible through a Heritage Lottery Funded grant and is in partnership with Lincolnshire County Council, West Lindsey District County and Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire.
With thanks to the Lord Ashcroft Collection for the loan of the Victoria Cross.
May 26 (Saturday) 10:00 am - September 9 (Sunday) 4:00 pm
Danes Terrace, Lincoln, LN2 1LP
There's something for everyone in action - packed, great days out! All the shows are open from 10am until 6pm daily and dogs are most welcome, so long as suitably restrained.
There’s something for everyone in action – packed, great days out!
All the shows are open from 10am until 6pm daily and dogs are most welcome, so long as suitably restrained. Your family dog and working dogs are all welcomed at Living Heritage fairs!
Enjoy superb, action packed arena demonstrations and displays. Take a look at this – scurry racing, fun sheepdog and ducks, dare-devil stunts, falconry displays, games on horseback and working gundogs included.
Enjoy ‘Have a Go’ country sport sessions, Food Glorious Food with chefs on stage cooking some tasty treats, country shopping, crafts, horses and lots of dog events.
If it’s time to relax, try some British favourites or something a bit more adventurous in one of the many food areas included.
may 27 (Sunday) - 28 (Monday)
The Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway (LCLR) is a 60 cm narrow gauge heritage railway situated in Skegness on the beautiful Lincolnshire Coast. On our summer operating days you can ride
The Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway (LCLR) is a 60 cm narrow gauge heritage railway situated in Skegness on the beautiful Lincolnshire Coast. On our summer operating days you can ride in one of our historic railway carriages, pulled by one of our historic diesel locomotives, or on certain days by our Peckett steam locomotive “Jurassic”. The diesel locos are based on designs for WW1 trench railways, which later powered transport for agriculture and industry throughout Lincolnshire and the wider world. Jurassic was built in 1903 and spent her working life at a cement works in Southam, near Rugby. Following restoration at the LCLR she returned to steam in mid 2017.
Our collection of historic WW1 trench railway vehicles are demonstrated on gala days, and can normally be viewed on operating days. More details of the collection on the LCLR Historic Vehicles Trust page.
(Sunday) 11:00 am - 3:45 pm
Skegness Water Leisure Park
Walls Lane, Ingoldmells, PE25 1JF