Wild Willy Barrett’s French Connection

Here’s a chance to be entertained by an innovative group whose arrangements are beautifully performed on instruments including the guitar, cello, fiddle, banjo and uilleann pipes, all overlaid with a large dose of wry humour, led by an experimental musician and multi-instrumentalist.

The French Connection are on stage at the Pumphouse Studios in Louth this Thursday, October 27th at 8:15pm. Tickets are available from Off The Beaten Tracks in Louth or contact the studio on 01507 201080. Doors open at 7:30pm.


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Zero Degrees Festival

Logo courtesy zero degrees festivalZero Degrees Festival is a celebration of community, culture, comedy and sport taking place at various venues across Louth and the surrounding areas.The Festival ends with a special event on Saturday 16 July when British Sea Power perform at Louth Town Hall.

The Indie rock band are famed for their live performances, the unusual lyrical content of their songs and the adventurous choice of locations for some of their shows. Continue reading

Find history on your doorstep

Heritage Lincolnshire are offering a free short course in Louth to help you learn how you can find out more about the history and archaeology that survives on your doorstep.

Ian Marshman will tell all from 1:00 to 5:00 pm on Monday 23 May at the The Conoco Rooms above Louth Library, Northgate, Louth, LN11 0LY.

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Wolds Words Festival 2015

This popular festival is back with a full programme of events celebrating reading, writing and performance in and around Louth, Spilsby and the Wolds. It runs from 21 to 25 October, and this year there will also be a programme for children and young people, timed to take place during half term, 26 to 31 October. There will also be pop up events appearing throughout 2015.

Please have a look through the schedules for both programmes:
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Children and young people’s programme [Download 2Mb]

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Don’t miss Lincolnshire’s Great Exhibition

Running in Lincoln until September 27th, this unique exhibition is not to be missed. The orginal idea to celebrate the rich history of our often overlooked county in this way came out of a conversation back in 2012 between Patrick, Lord Cormack and the Earl of Yarborough, and having recently visited some elements of the exhibition, I can only admire their ambition and the subsequent realisation of their ambitious plans.

The exhibition is spread over four venues, Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln Castle, The Collection and the Usher Gallery. At the Cathedral you can browse manuscripts the 15th century Medieval Wren Library, and the David PJ Ross Magna Carta Vault at the Castle offers the chance to view two versions of Magna Carta (1214 and 1225) and the Charter of the Forest (1217).

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