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Out and About - April 2018

The essential guide to what’s on in Lincolnshire for April 2018.

Judi Dench in Shakespeare in Love

Judi Dench in Shakespeare in Love

Historical Hall of Fame - Iconic film & TV costumes

30 Mar - 2 Sept, 10am - 5pm Mon - Fri, 11am - 5pm Sat and Sun
Exclusively at Gainsborough Old Hall. Admire iconic costumes worn by stars of historical films and TV programmes, including Shakespeare in Love, Elizabeth, Henry V, Suffragette, Poldark, Sharpe and Darkest Hour. Normal admission. Plus, special events inspired by the costumes, including Fashion from the Past, 30-31 March and 1-2 April - frills and frivolity to go with the exhibition! www.gainsborougholdhall.com / 01522 782040.

Museum Alive

12 Apr, 10am - 4pm
Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Burton Rd, Lincoln, LN1 3LY. Revel in Victoriana - help the laundress, have a school lesson, use the printing press, visit the shops, and more. Adults £2.50, children / concessions £1, families £5. www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/museumoflincolnshirelife / 01522 782040.

The Luna Cinema - Outdoor Cinema Under The Stars

27 - 28 Apr
Lincoln Castle, LN1 3AA. Watch classic films under the stars. Seating not provided. Refreshments on sale or bring picnic. Fri 27th - Paddington 2, Sat 28th - The Greatest Showman. www.lincolncastle.com.

 

 

BBMF Visitor Centre

Various
Based at RAF Coningsby, Dogdyke Road, Coningsby, LN4 4SY. View aircraft of RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, including Spitfires, Hurricanes and a Lancaster. Admission charges and opening times from www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/bbmf / 01522 782040.

Georgie Meadows: Stitched Drawings

Ongoing until 29 Apr
National Centre for Craft and Design, Navigation Wharf, Sleaford, NG34 7TW. Tender portraits exploring ageing and dementia. Free. www.nccd.org.uk / 01529 308710. Plus - free talk, tour and Q&A with Georgie on 25 April, 2-4pm.

National Gardens Scheme

Ongoing until 7 Oct
Visit beautiful Lincolnshire gardens opening for charities, including Macmillan Cancer Support and Marie Curie. Most have teas and plants for sale, and many welcome dogs on leads. www.ngs.org.uk or yellow NGS leaflet from libraries, TICs and garden centres.

Lincolnshire Wolds Railway Easter Cracker

30 Mar - 2 Apr
Ludborough Station, DN36 5SQ. Heritage steam trains 10.45am - 3.45pm each day. Good Fri and Sat - Easter Egg Hunt. Sun - free chocolate for children. Mon - Easter Bonnet competition. www.lincolnshirewoldsrailway.co.uk / 01507 363881.

M.A.D. Goes to Stamford

30 Mar - 8 Apr
Stamford Arts Centre gallery. Maxey Art Group & Deepings Art Club (MAD) Art Exhibition showcasing local artists. Exhibits for sale.

The Conqueror’s Castle

31 Mar and 1 Apr, 11am - 4.30pm
Lincoln Castle, LN1 3AA. William the Conqueror makes a triumphal return with his court. Full cast of soldiers, civilians and musicians, plus merriment and military displays. www.lincolncastle.com.

Gallantry In The Air Exhibition

1 Apr - 31 Sept
Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum, North Rauceby, NG34 8QR. Exhibition commemorating aircrew decorated for bravery. Free. www.cranwellaviation.co.uk / 01529 488480.

Heroes of the Airfields

4 Apr - 28 Apr, Wed, Thurs, Fri and Sat only 10.30am - 3.30pm
Boston Guildhall, South Street, PE21 6HT. Travelling exhibition looking especially at the airship threat during WW1 and the British response. Free, donations welcome. www.bostonguildhall.co.uk / 01205 365954.

Reynard the Fox

7 Apr, 3pm
Terry O’Toole Theatre, One NK, Moor Lane, North Hykeham, LN6 9XJ. The Fabularium re-tell the tale of Reynard the Fox, trickster of the forest! Tickets £8 / family (4 people) £28. www.terryotooletheatre.org.uk / 01522 883311.

Firing of the Forge

7 Apr, 10am - 1pm
The Green, High Street, Welbourn, LN5 0NW. See ironworking in a traditional Victorian forge. Plus, old photos, displays, memorabilia and earth privy. 01400 272623 / goodhand2@tiscali.co.uk.

Hemingby Spring Flower Show

7 Apr, 3pm (auction of produce 4pm)
Hemingby Village Hall, LN9 5QF. Free admission. 01507 578345.

Milling days

8 Apr, 13 May, 10 June, 8 July, 11am - 4pm
Cogglesford Watermill, East Rd, Sleaford, NG34 7EQ. See the mill in operation producing flour. Free. www.cogglesfordwatermill.co.uk / 01529 413671.

Lincoln Branch of Lincolnshire Family History Society

14 Apr, 12 May, 9 June, 14 July, 1.45 - 4pm
Bracebridge Heath Village Hall, Red Hall Lane, LN4 2LB. Meetings covering different periods of history. Parking, bookstalls, raffle and refreshments. Non-members welcome. 07941 245322 / www.lincolnshirefhs.org.uk.

Boston Marathon UK 2018

15 Apr, 9am
From Boston Market Place (PE21 6NN) to Boston College (PE21 6DA). Cheer the runners in the UK’s flattest marathon, plus the Half Marathon and Fun Run. Details of prizes, routes, sponsors etc at www.bostonmarathon.co.uk.

Here Be Dragons

21 and 22 Apr, 11am - 4.30pm
Lincoln Castle Prison Yard, LN1 3AA. An alternative St George’s weekend with costumed characters, dragons and chivalry school for youngsters. www.lincolncastle.com.

Coningsby Military Wives

27 Apr, 7.30pm
St Mary and Holy Rood Church, Donington, PE11 4UA. Tickets £10 incl glass of wine/nibbles. 01775 820248 / ch27753@aol.com.

Circus: Performers, Politics and Pop Culture

28 Apr - 8 July
National Centre for Craft and Design, Navigation Wharf, Sleaford, NG34 7TW. Photography, film, design, performances and aerial acrobatics celebrating 250 years of circus. Free. www.nccd.org.uk / 01529 308710.

Donington Flower Festival

28 Apr - 6 May, 10am - 5pm
St Mary and Holy Rood Church, PE11 4UA. Theme - “Books We Love”. Refreshments available. 01775 821515.

Moulton Flower Festival

28 April - 7 May, 10am - 6pm
All Saints Church, PE12 6QB. Theme - “A Fantasia of Flowers”. Stalls selling plants, china, handicrafts etc. Refreshments available. 01406370657 /
grahampodd@tiscali.co.uk.

Sutterton Flower Festival

28 April - 7 May, 10.30am - 5.30 pm
Sutterton Church. Theme - “Scarecrows Visit the Countryside”. Refreshments, plants, bric-a-brac, flowers. 01205 460590.

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