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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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Festival of Creativity

May 12, 2017 to June 9, 2017
All Day
University Of Lincoln
Festival of Creativity

FREE

A four-week festival showcasing and celebrating the emerging creative talent in the city of Lincoln - including exhibitions, talks, and performances.

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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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1217: Rebirth of Magna Carta

May 24, 2017
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Lincoln Castle
1217: Rebirth of Magna Carta

English historian Professor David Carpenter makes a special appearance at Lincoln Castle to give a lecture on Magna Carta and the Charter of the Forest.

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Lincoln Beer Festival

May 25, 2017 to May 27, 2017
12:00pm to 11:00pm
Lincoln Drill Hall
Lincoln Beer Festival

Sample from more than 100 real ales from across the UK at Lincoln Drill Hall for the local branch of CAMRA's annual festival.

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High Street Farmers' Market

May 26, 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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Razorlight

May 26, 2017
6:00pm to 10:00pm
Lincolnshire Showground
Razorlight

Indie rock band Razorlight perform in an open arena at the Lincolnshire Showground with special guests Feeder and Reverend and the Makers.

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Magna Carta Lecture - Lincoln 1217: The Battle That Shaped History

May 26, 2017
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Lincoln Cathedral
Magna Carta Lecture - Lincoln 1217: The Battle That Shaped History

The annual Magna Carta lecture at Lincoln Cathedral, in 2017 by Dr Thomas Asbridge who will trace the impact of the 1217 Battle of Lincoln.

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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 historic documents and artefacts from British history, including the 1086 Domesday Book, the 1217 Charter of the Forest, and royal portraits.

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The 'Show Comes to Town

May 27, 2017
10:00am to 3:00pm
Lincoln Cornhill
The ‘Show Comes to Town

FREE

Join the organisers of the Lincolnshire Show in City Square for a sneak peek at what this year's event has to offer.

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Medieval Week

May 27, 2017 to July 4, 2017
10:00am to 4:00pm
The Collection
Medieval Week

An entire week packed full of medieval activities including workshops, talks and a medieval Quest, to mark the 800th anniversary of the 1217 Battle of Lincoln.

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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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Battle of Lincoln Fair 1217

May 27, 2017 to May 29, 2017
11:00am to 4:30pm
Lincoln Castle
1217 Battle of Lincoln Fair

Marking the 800th anniversary of the 1217 Battle of Lincoln, see one of England's most important battles at Lincoln Castle over the Bank Holiday Weekend.

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Vintage Craft Fair

May 27, 2017 to May 29, 2017
11:00am to 5:00pm
Gainsborough Old Hall
Vintage Craft Fair

Enjoy a Bank Holiday weekend of vintage at Gainsborough Old Hall with dozens of craft stalls and 1940s dance and singalongs.

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The Human League

May 27, 2017
3:00pm to 7:00pm
Lincolnshire Showground
The Human League

80s synth-pop band The Human League perform at the Lincolnshire Showground, with special guests Marc Almond, Blancmange, and Hue & Cry.

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Usher at 90

May 27, 2017
7:00pm to 9:00pm
The Usher Gallery
Usher at 90

Enjoy a relaxed, 1920s themed birthday celebration for Lincoln's Usher Gallery to celebrate 90 years of opening.

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Lincoln Antiques & Collectors Market​

May 28, 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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BBMF Bank Holiday Opening

May 28, 2017 to May 29, 2017
10:00am to 5:00pm
RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
BBMF Bank Holiday Opening

The RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre will open especially for Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday at the end of May.

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Doddington Iris Week

May 28, 2017 to June 4, 2017
11:00am to 4:30pm
Doddington Hall & Gardens
Doddington Iris Week

Join Doddington Hall & Gardens for the annual Iris Week to see the rare bloom of the beautiful flowers in the romantic West Garden.

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Lincolnshire Antiques & Home Show

May 29, 2017 to May 30, 2017
8:00am to 5:00pm
Lincolnshire Showground
Lincolnshire Antiques & Home Show

This world-famous antiques and home show at the Lincolnshire Showground is Arthur Swallow Fairs' flagship event and one of the largest in Europe.

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Hartsholme Knights Treasure Hunt

May 30, 2017
12:00pm to 3:00pm
Hartsholme Country Park
Hartsholme Knights Treasure Hunt

Join the Country Park Rangers of Hartsholme Country Park for a Medieval Knights themed treasure hunt.

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The Newtonian Moment

May 31, 2017
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Sir Isaac Newton Building
The Newtonian Moment

FREE

Learn about the genius of Lincolnshire’s most famous scientific son in the first public event to take place in the University of Lincoln's £28m Sir Isaac Newton Building.

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Medieval Crafts at Hartsholme

June 1, 2017
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Hartsholme Country Park
Medieval Crafts at Hartsholme

Join the Country Park Rangers of Hartsholme Country Park for all things knights at a medieval craft session.

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The Private Lives of the Tudors

June 1, 2017
7:30pm to 9:30pm
The Venue
The Private Lives of the Tudors

Author and historian Tracy Borman gives a talk on the private lives, loves, and scandals of the most celebrated royal dynasty in history, at Bishop Grosseteste University.

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High Street Farmers' Market

June 2, 2017
9:00am to 4:00pm
Lower High Street
High Street Farmers’ Market

FREE

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

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Theatre al Fresco: Pride and Prejudice

June 2, 2017 to June 3, 2017
7:30pm to 10:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Theatre al Fresco: Pride and Prejudice

Bring your picnics, chairs, and friends and enjoy a wonderful evening of first class outdoor theatre from Illyria at Lincoln Castle.

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Lincoln Artists' Market

June 3, 2017
10:00am to 4:30pm
Castle Hill
Lincoln Artists’ Market

FREE

Nestled between Lincoln's beautiful Cathedral and Castle, the Artists’ Market offers visitors the chance to view and buy a variety of beautiful, hand-crafted, and unique pieces of artwork and crafts.

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Bishop Grosseteste University Open Day

June 3, 2017
11:00am to 3:00pm
Bishop Grosseteste University
Bishop Grosseteste University Open Day

FREE

Visit the campus of Bishop Grosseteste University, a leading education institution in Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter, to have your questions answered about undergraduate opportunities.

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21-30 miles from Lincoln

Cadwell Park

Cadwell Park

A unique motorsport circuit less than an hour's drive from Lincoln - host to driving experiences, car club events and a round in the British Superbike Championship.

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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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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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Cultural Quarter

New Theatre Royal Lincoln

New Theatre Royal Lincoln

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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