International Bomber Command D-Day Concerts

As part of the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day the International Bomber Command Centre is pleased to present a weekend of concerts.

Saturday the 8th June sees a celebration of all things 40’s – tributes to Vera Lynn, George Formby, Flannagan & Allen, Gracie Fields, Andrews Sisters, G.I. Frank Sinatra, Windsor Davis & Don Estelle, with Air Raid Warden as host & Compere, delivered with five piece band for full show. The evening will also include sketches and skits from It Ain’t Half Hot Mum and Dad’s Army. Tickets are £25.00 per adult (Children free).Parking at £5 per car. Book online now.
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Indie-Lincs International Film Festival 2019

Now moving into their 4th year, Indie-Lincs is an International film festival that champions low and micro budget films, and their filmmakers.  Films will screen in Lincoln from February 14 -16, 2019 at Lincoln Performing Arts Centre. The festival is sponsored by The National Lottery via The BFI Film Audience Network, Lincoln School of Film & Media, Lincoln Performing Arts Centre and Lincoln Film Society.

Programme (Click on 2019 Programme  tab)

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Land, City and Sea

There’s an impressive art exhibition in Lincoln just now, well worth the trip to The Collection. “Land, City and Sea explores the many different ways modern and contemporary British artists have responded to the landscape, be it city or countryside, suburb or seaside. For the past twenty years David Ross, the entrepreneur and philanthropist has been building a world-class collection of British art made within his lifetime…..”

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All things sausage

It’s that time again, when you can join in the celebrations the county’s finest bangers at Lincoln Castle. The date is Saturday 13th October: 10am to 5pm.

Expect food stalls offering the best Lincolnshire produce from award-winning Select Lincolnshire members, children’s entertainment and live music. Lincoln Castle and Castle Hill itself will be filled with stalls selling all types of produce, and of course there will be an abundance of Lincolnshire Sausages on offer for people to buy and eat on the day or to take away and enjoy at home. Also entertainment from local chef Rachel Green’s cooking demonstrations, performances from The Cosmic Sausages, Juggling Jim, and everyone’s favourite: Mr Sausage himself! Continue reading

Meet The Complete Dambusters author in Lincoln this week

Charles Foster writes:

I’m looking forward to meeting other Dams Raid aficionados this coming Tuesday, 10 July, at two events in Lincoln.The first is at 3pm in the International Bomber Command Centre, Canwick Hill. The second is at 6pm in Waterstone’s Bookshop, High Street. At both events I will be talking about the research that went into my new book, The Complete Dambusters, and also signing copies.

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Ride the Tiger Moth trail

The Petwood Hotel is the proud sponsor of this 55-mile cycling and walking trail, just one of eight on offer around the city of Lincoln and surrounding countryside commemorating 100 years of the RAF and the close association that Lincoln and Lincolnshire has with aviation. It’s part of Visit Lincoln’s 100 Voices initiative, which tells the story of the RAF through the people who have experienced it, both men and women, in military and civilian roles. The 100 Voices are presented on “Wings” placed in a hundred Lincoln and Lincolnshire locations that have an association with the RAF.

This circular trail starts in Lincoln and brings you via the Water Rail Way to the Woodhall Spa wing near the war memorial, only a short ride or walk to The Petwood, where you can experience the famous “Dambusters” 617 Squadron Officers’ Mess.         Continue reading

Dambusters blog catch up

Dambusters blogger Charles Foster writes about his new book:

In Lincoln, for one night only

If you are based in or near the city of Lincoln, you are welcome to come along to a talk and signing session I am doing at the city’s Waterstone’s bookshop on Tuesday 10 July at 6.30pm. I will be telling some of the family stories I came across while researching my Complete Dambusters book as well as showing some pictures which weren’t used in the final publication. I will also be debunking some of the often-repeated mythical stories about how the men who took part in the Dams Raid were chosen.

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