International Bomber Command memorial – thieves attack again

Thieves have struck yet again at the International Bomber Command Memorial site in Lincoln, stealing a five metre flagpole and a Union Jack flag. The team behind the ongoing £9.5 million memorial and visitor centre project say they’re feeling “very frustrated” following the latest attack. Anyone with information relating to the theft should contact Lincolnshire Police on 101.

Millions of pounds are still needed to complete the The International Bomber Command Centre memorial and visitor centre on Canwick Hill in Lincoln before the last bomber aircrew veterans die. Continue reading

Count Arthur Strong comes to Lincoln

photo courtesy of Count Arthur Strong himselfIf you’re a Count Arthur Strong fan, you’ll be glad to hear he’s on stage in Lincoln for one night only with his new show “The Sound of Mucus”. It’s at the New Theatre Royal on March 2nd at 8pm. and you can book online here.

If you know Arthur from his  BBC radio or TV shows you know what to expect, but if not here’s a taster:


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Expect the unexpected in Lincoln this weekend

Lincolnshire Sausages, famous Lincolnshire people and a Sci-fi show – an eclectic selection of attractions in the historic City of Lincoln over the coming weekend:

 

 

Lincoln Sausage Festival 2016

Celebrate all things sausage, including the famous Lincolnshire sausage, at the Lincoln Sausage Festival – in and around the Lincoln Castle grounds, 10am to 5pm, October 22. During the day there will be cooking demonstrations, food stalls of the best Lincolnshire produce from award winning Select Lincolnshire members, children’s entertainment and live music. Feeling hungry?

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World War 1 poppies come to Lincoln

Photo courtesy visit LincolnWork is progressing at Lincoln Castle on the installation of “Wave”, the sweeping arch of red poppy heads presented by 14-18 NOW. The ceramic poppies created by artists Paul Cummins and Tom Piper attracted five million visitors at the Tower Of London in 2014. Now you can see most of them in Lincoln castle from May 28 to September 4. Not to be missed!

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Lincoln festival of Cycling

Lincoln_grand_prix_logo_150From The Lincoln Festival of Cycling:

This year’s festival is on the 15th May 2016 and includes Men’s and Women’s British Cycling Elite Series road races. With less than a week to go plans for the 61st Lincoln Grand Prix and the first ever Women’s Lincoln Grand Prix are being finalised as the pre-race excitement builds.

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Fancy a Panto?

If the answer is yes, then we are spoilt for choice this winter, as the panto season comes to Boston, Horncastle, Lincoln and Skegness.

 

 

Boston:

Jack&Beanstalk_Logo_100wThe Blackfriars Arts Centre, [Spain Lane, Boston, PE21 6HP,] are putting on Jack & the Beanstalk. The traditional panto is a mix of mirth, mayhem and misunderstanding. It stars Ian Moore as Dame Trott and Mike Carnell as Silly Billy. Running from 11th December to 3rd January. Details and booking Continue reading

George Boole Update: Film premiere at the Collection

By way of an update to my previous posts about the Lincoln born father of  digital technology George Boole, Dave Kenyon writes:

Friends of George Boole,

I thought you might be interested in the UK premiere of the Irish film about George Boole. It’s at 2pm this Sunday 25th Oct at the Collection. It’s part of a longer programme, but the Boole film is 58 mins long. Attendance is free but ticketed.

The film is presented as part of the  current Frequency Festival in Lincoln. Tickets are available here. (Get your free tickets by clicking on the green “register” button.)