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Costumes of Wolf Hall

April 29, 2017 to August 28, 2017
10:00am to 5:00pm
Gainsborough Old Hall
Costumes from Wolf Hall

An exciting exhibition of costumes from the acclaimed BBC drama at Gainsborough Old Hall.

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Lincoln Knights' Trail

May 20, 2017 to September 3, 2017
All Day
Lincoln Knights’ Trail

FREE

Follow a trail of 36 Knight sculptures throughout Lincoln to mark 800 years since the Battle of Lincoln and the sealing of the Charter of the Forest.

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Battles and Dynasties

May 27, 2017 to September 3, 2017
All Day
The Collection
Battles and Dynasties

A fascinating showcase of artefacts, from William the Conqueror to the present day. Includes Van Dyck's triple portrait of Charles I and Holbein's drawing of Ann Boleyn on loan from Her Majesty the Queen.

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The Domesday Book

May 27, 2017 to September 3, 2017
10:00am to 5:30pm
Lincoln Castle
The Domesday Book

One of the most iconic documents in British history is on display in Lincoln Castle's Magna Carta Vault in a rare appearance outside of London - part of the Battles & Dynasties exhibition.

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Uncle Henry's Maize Maze

July 22, 2017 to September 3, 2017
10:00am to 3:00pm
Uncle Henry’s
Uncle Henry’s Maize Maze

Explore an amazing maize maze at Uncle Henry's Farm this summer - perfect for young and old to enjoy.

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Lincoln Knights' Central

July 22, 2017 to September 3, 2017
10:00am to 4:00pm
Lincoln Cornhill
Lincoln Knights’ Central

FREE

Take part in free kids' activities and buy official merchandise at the pop-up shop in Lincoln Cornhill for the Lincoln Knights' Trail.

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Summer of Imagination

July 23, 2017 to September 3, 2017
11:00am to 4:30pm
Doddington Hall & Gardens
Summer of Imagination

A herd of galloping unicorns, a dragon's lair, talking trees, workshops, and artists make up an exciting summer programme at Doddington Hall & Gardens.

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Lincoln Beach

July 24, 2017 to September 3, 2017
10:00am to 4:00pm
Lincoln City Square
Lincoln Beach

FREE

The beach comes to Lincoln city centre, complete with deckchairs, special appearances from Punch and Judy and of course lots of sand!

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Castle Hill Farmers' Market

August 19, 2017
9:00am to 4:00pm
Castle Hill
Castle Hill Farmers’ Market

FREE

Pick up local and fresh produce at Castle Hill Farmers’ Market - nestled between Lincoln’s breath-taking Cathedral and Castle.

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Summer Artists' Market

August 19, 2017
10:00am to 4:30pm
The Strait
Summer Artists’ Market

FREE

The Strait hosts a monthly Artists' Market over the summer, selling a range of beautiful handmade and bespoke arts and crafts.

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Outlaws

August 19, 2017 to August 20, 2017
11:00am to 4:30pm
Lincoln Castle
Outlaws

A weekend of law breakers, ne-er do wells, and outlaws at Lincoln Castle - including Robin Hood and Mary Read.

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Lincoln Antiques & Collectors Market​

August 20, 2017
10:00am to 4:00pm
Castle Hill
Lincoln Antiques & Collectors Market

FREE

Browse and buy antiques, art and collectables from the Lincoln Antiques & Collectors Market taking place on Castle Hill - a stunning cobbled square in the heart of Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter.

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Music at Doddington - Arcus Quartet

August 20, 2017
4:30pm to 7:45pm
Doddington Hall & Gardens
Music at Doddington - Arcus Quartet

Enjoy an evening of chamber music, romantic gardens, and prosecco on the terrace at Doddington Hall as the Arcus Quartet perform.

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Jekyll and Hyde: the Musical

August 22, 2017 to September 1, 2017
All Day
Lincoln Cathedral
Jekyll and Hyde: The Musical

The Broadway bestseller ‘Jekyll and Hyde: the Musical’ comes to Lincoln Cathedral, exploring themes of good, evil, love, honour, family, life, death, and illness.

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Lincoln Castle Twilight Tour - Battle of Lincoln

August 23, 2017
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Lincoln Castle
Lincoln Castle Twilight Tour - Battle of Lincoln

Experience Lincoln Castle after hours with a special talk and guided tour to explain the importance and history of the 1217 Battle of Lincoln.

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Lost Village

August 24, 2017 to August 27, 2017
All Day
The Lost Village
Lost Village

An immersive festival experience in an abandoned woodland village in Lincolnshire - a surreal world misplaced in the sands of time.

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The Abdication

August 24, 2017
7:00pm to 8:00pm
The Collection
The Abdication

£5.00

Learn about the Abdication Crisis of 1936 at this talk at The Collection, part of the Battles & Dynasties lecture series.

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Asylum Steampunk Festival

August 25, 2017 to August 28, 2017
All Day
Cathedral Quarter
Asylum Steampunk Festival

See Lincoln transformed as the biggest and longest running Steampunk festival on Earth returns to the city for the 9th year.

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High Street Farmers' Market

August 25, 2017
9:00am to 4:00pm
High Street
High Street Farmers’ Market

FREE

A conveniently located market on Lincoln's city’s buzzing High Street, offering fresh and local food.

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Vintage & Handmade Summer Market

August 26, 2017
9:00am to 4:00pm
St Marks Shopping Centre
Vintage & Handmade Summer Market

FREE

A vintage home wares and flea market held in St Marks Shopping Centre's garden.

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Lincoln Ghost Bus Tour

August 26, 2017
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Open-Top Sightseeing Bus Tour
Lincoln Ghost Bus Tour

£6.00

Be spooked this August Bank Holiday weekend and explore haunted Lincoln by open-top bus with a local ghost expert.

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Cranwell Summer Fun Day

August 27, 2017
11:00am to 4:00pm
Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum
Cranwell Summer Fun Day

FREE

Take a summer's day out to the Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum for a day of activities and displays.

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In Lincoln's Venues

3-10 miles from Lincoln

Terry O’Toole Theatre

Terry O’Toole Theatre

An intimate, 200 seat arts theatre in the Lincoln suburb of North Hykeham with a vibrant year-long programme of performing arts.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln

Lincolnshire Showground

Lincolnshire Showground

The Lincolnshire Showground is a major national venue, located on the 200 acre showground just outside the historic city of Lincoln in the East Midlands.

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Brayford Waterfront

The Engine Shed

The Engine Shed

The region's largest live music and entertainment facility, housed in a renovated engine shed and serving Lincoln with live international band performances, comedy gigs and weekly student club nights and events.

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Cathedral Quarter

The Venue

The Venue

A state-of-the-art digital cinema at Bishop Grosseteste University which shows an eclectic film programme and is also being used for teaching drama and stage theatre productions.

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Brayford Waterfront

Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC)

Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC)

Lincoln Performing Arts Centre is a modern theatre in the city centre, with a great range of shows and a friendly café bar.

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Cultural Quarter

Lincoln Drill Hall

Lincoln Drill Hall

Lincoln Drill Hall is a thriving and friendly entertainment venue and cafe in the centre of Lincoln. Its packed programme includes theatre, comedy, live music, dance, family events, talks and films, workshops, classes and much more.

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Cultural Quarter

New Theatre Royal

New Theatre Royal

The 19th century Theatre Royal is a Lincoln city landmark and is situated on Clasketgate a short walk from the city centre High Street.

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Brayford Waterfront

ODEON Lincoln

ODEON Lincoln

Situated on the Brayford Waterfront, the ODEON complex includes a cinema, Costa Coffee and Ben and Jerry's ice-cream shop and is adjacent to the Lucy Tower multi-story car park.

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