East Lindsey’s celebration of amazing art and culture – SO Festival – returns on 28th June.
This year’s extravaganza will revive the centuries old tradition of travelling entertainment, curiosities and wonderment as it begins in Horncastle on 28th June, followed by Tattershall Castle, Woodhall Spa, Alford, Louth, Mablethorpe and Spilsby before arriving in Skegness for the festival finale over Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th July.
Organised by East Lindsey District Council, with support from Arts Council England, SO Festival has become an important event in the district, supporting businesses and creating opportunities for the community to experience and get involved in the creation of great art and culture.
As always, SO Festival offers something for everyone, including this year’s Travelling Show of Outrageous Novelty, featuring an awe-inspiring performance ring and fanciful roaming pony traps that will entertain people of all ages in East Lindsey’s market towns.
On 28th June from 7pm to late, Horncastle will be transformed into a town of wonderment as renowned projection artist, Ross Ashton, returns to SO Festival alongside other exciting art installations like the luminous fairies of Sprite Symphony, fire-spouting musical instruments during Pyrophones and the wise & ancient Echo Funnel.
Best of all, these acts will make their way to Spilsby for a second nighttime extravaganza on 1st July, also starting at 7pm.
Over SO Festival’s finale weekend, make sure you see the magnificent Insect Circus – an incomparable show and museum showcasing a myriad of wonders including the only seven-foot tall Oriental performing snail in the Occident!
Also make sure you find time to laugh out loud at the antics of three clowns reaching for new heights during Mattress Circus, while also experiencing the Great British High Street, Aesop’s Fables and Goethe’s Faust in a whole new light during Without Walls’ showcase of the best in contemporary dance and outdoor performances.
On Saturday 5th July at 9:45pm, experience a nighttime spectacular unlike any other as And Now puts on Shoal – an illuminated parade through town, followed by a breathtaking display of fountains, fire and flares on the beach!
And don’t forget to check out a dive-in movie aboard a pedalo, live music from BBC Introducing, Big Dance’s live mass Bolero and a big-screen beach broadcast of Garsington Opera’s Vert-Vert!