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Spooky Prison at Lincoln Castle

October 23, 2017 to October 29, 2017
10:00am to 4:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Spooky Prison at Lincoln Castle

Lincoln Castle's Victorian Prison will come to life with tales from the past during October half-term.

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Halloween at Hartsholme

October 24, 2017 to October 31, 2017
12:00pm to 3:00pm
Hartsholme Country Park
Halloween at Hartsholme

Carve pumpkins, make a scary mask, and follow a creepy trail at Hartsholme Country Park over Halloween.

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High Street Farmers' Market

October 27, 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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Michael Jackson Dinner & Disco

October 27, 2017
7:00pm to 11:59pm
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel
Michael Jackson Dinner & Disco

Enjoy a three-course meal followed by a disco at DoubleTree by Hilton with Michael Jackson tribute act.

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Lincoln Casefile: Appearance of the Obeli

October 28, 2017
10:00am to 4:00pm
Lincoln Casefile: Appearance of the Obeli

Explore 12 secret locations across Lincoln as you and your team of detectives solve the mystery of the Obeli and save the next victim before its too late.

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Halloween Ghost Bus Tour of Lincoln

October 28, 2017 to October 29, 2017
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Open-Top Sightseeing Bus Tour
Halloween Ghost Bus Tour of Lincoln

£6.00

Be spooked on Halloween weekend by exploring haunted Lincoln by open-top bus with a local ghost expert.

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Great Lives: Halloween Special

October 31, 2017
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC)
Great Lives: Halloween Special

FREE

TV presenter and naturalist Chris Packham presents a talk all about bats and owls, especially for Halloween as part of the Great Lives lecture series.

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Halloween at Cogglesford

October 31, 2017
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Cogglesford Watermill
Halloween at Cogglesford

FREE

Join in with ghostly fun and activities at the 18th century Cogglesford Watermill in Sleaford.

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Victorian Night of Fear

October 31, 2017
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Victorian Weekend of Fear

Immerse yourself in the Victorian underworld this Halloween for a night of fear at Lincoln Castle.

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High Street Farmers' Market

November 3, 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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Fireworks at the Showground

November 3, 2017
5:30pm to 8:15pm
Lincolnshire Showground
Fireworks at the Showground

Celebrate Bonfire Night at the Lincolnshire Showground with family entertainment, live music, local food, and of course fireworks.

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Lincoln Castle Twilight Tour - Charter of the Forest

November 3, 2017
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Lincoln Castle
Lincoln Castle Twilight Tour - Charter of the Forest

Experience Lincoln Castle after hours with a special talk and guided tour to learn about the significance of the Charter of the Forest.

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Lincoln Artists' Market

November 4, 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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Walk the Line

November 4, 2017 to January 14, 2018
10:00am to 4:00pm
The Usher Gallery
Walk the Line

FREE

Art exhibition inspired by the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Charter of the Forest, exploring the act of walking the land as a subject, topic and material to create art works.

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George Shaw My Back to Nature

November 4, 2017 to January 14, 2018
10:00am to 5:00pm
The Collection
George Shaw; My Back to Nature

FREE

A series of over fifty new paintings and drawings made by Turner Prize nominee George Shaw, coinciding with the 800th anniversary of the Charter of the Forest.

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Haydn's Mass in Time of War

November 4, 2017
7:30pm to 10:00pm
Lincoln Cathedral
Haydn’s Mass in Time of War

£8.00

Lincoln Choral Society are joined by the Lincolnshire Chamber Orchestra to perform in Lincoln Cathedral's stunning Nave.

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The Launch of a Charter for Trees, Woods and People

November 6, 2017
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Lincoln Castle
The Launch of a Charter for Trees, Woods and People

FREE

On the 6th November 2017, the 800th anniversary of the historic Charter of the Forest, the Charter for Trees, Woods and People will be launched at Lincoln Castle.

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High Street Farmers' Market

November 10, 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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University of Lincoln Open Day

November 11, 2017
10:00am to 3:00pm
University Of Lincoln
University of Lincoln Open Day

FREE

Visit a stimulating, friendly, award-winning study environment with state-of-the-art facilities at the University of Lincoln.

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A Crackin' Christmas Celebration

November 11, 2017 to November 12, 2017
10:00am to 4:00pm
The Natural World Centre
A Crackin’ Christmas Celebration

FREE

Get some early Christmas shopping done and get into the festive spirit this year at The Natural World Centre’s annual Christmas Market.

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The Big Craft Event

November 12, 2017
10:00am to 4:00pm
Lincolnshire Showground
The Big Craft Event

More than 130 local makers, artisans and crafters will present their own work alongside a series of crafting workshops at the Lincolnshire Showground's EPIC Centre.

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Jewish Heritage Tour of Lincoln

November 12, 2017
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Visitor Information Centre
Jewish Heritage Tour of Lincoln

Discover Lincoln's exceptional Jewish heritage on a guided walking tour through the city taking in its many surviving Medieval Jewish houses and sites, during Inter-faith Week.

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THOR's Tipi Bar

November 14, 2017 to December 31, 2017
10:30am to 11:00pm
Lincoln Cornhill
THOR’s Tipi Bar

FREE

A winter wonderland in the heart of Lincoln city centre, complete with roaring fires, cosy furs and twinkling lights.

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Bishop Grosseteste University Open Day

November 15, 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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High Street Farmers' Market

November 17, 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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Christmas Lights Switch On

November 17, 2017
5:00pm to 7:30pm
High Street
Christmas Lights Switch On

FREE

Start the countdown to Christmas at the annual fun-packed Christmas Lights Switch On at St Marks Shopping Centre, Lincoln High Street, and Waterside Shopping Centre.

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Soul & Motown Dinner & Disco

November 17, 2017
7:00pm to 11:59pm
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel
Soul & Motown Dinner & Disco

Enjoy a three-course meal followed by a disco at DoubleTree by Hilton with live soul and motown hits.

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Lincoln Craft Market

November 18, 2017
9:00am to 4:00pm
High Street
Lincoln Craft Market

FREE

Street market offering bespoke and beautifully hand-crafted ornaments, jewellery and pottery from local crafters and makers.

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Castle Hill Farmers' Market

November 18, 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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The Snowman at Lincoln Cathedral

November 18, 2017
11:30am to 10:00pm
Lincoln Cathedral
The Snowman

Lincoln Cathedral presents a special showing of The Snowman in the nave of Lincoln Cathedral, supported by a live orchestra and soloist.

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Great Lives: ​Judy Friedberg

November 22, 2017
5:30pm to 7:00pm
University Of Lincoln
Great Lives: Judy Friedberg

FREE

Judy Friedberg, a freelance media consultant and journalist, visits the University of Lincoln for the first time to talk about her career in journalism.

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Reindeer Display

November 23, 2017
2:00pm to 4:00pm
St Marks Shopping Centre
Reindeer Display

FREE

Before the evening's parade, festive reindeer will be relaxing at St Marks Shopping Centre - ideal for some Christmas photo opportunities.

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Reindeer Parade

November 23, 2017
6:00pm to 8:00pm
St Marks Shopping Centre
Reindeer Parade

FREE

A parade of festive reindeer led by Santa Claus and his sleigh from St Marks Shopping Centre to rest in the Lincoln City Square.

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High Street Farmers' Market

November 24, 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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University of Lincoln Open Day

November 25, 2017
10:00am to 3:00pm
University Of Lincoln
University of Lincoln Open Day

FREE

Visit a stimulating, friendly, award-winning study environment with state-of-the-art facilities at the University of Lincoln.

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Victorian Christmas Craft Fair

November 25, 2017 to November 26, 2017
10:00am to 4:00pm
Gainsborough Old Hall
Victorian Christmas Craft Fayre

FREE

Visit Gainsborough Old Hall for one of the country's leading craft fayres set out in the beautiful manor house, where the traditions of Victorian Christmas will kick off your festive season.

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Christmas at Rand Farm Park

November 25, 2017 to December 23, 2017
10:00am to 6:00pm
Rand Farm Park
Christmas at Rand Farm Park

Enjoy a magical family Christmas experience at Rand Farm Park with an enchanted forest, real life reindeer, and Father Christmas himself.

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Handel's Messiah

November 25, 2017
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Lincoln Cathedral
Handel’s Messiah

In the lead up to Advent, Lincoln Cathedral Choir perform Handel's Messiah in the stunning surroundings of Lincoln Cathedral.

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High Street Farmers' Market

December 1, 2017
9:00am to 4:00pm
Lower 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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Winter Wonderland Masquerade Ball

December 1, 2017
7:00pm to 11:30pm
Bishop Grosseteste University
Winter Wonderland Masquerade Ball

An evening of glamour and sparkle in a Winter Wonderland at Bishop Grosseteste University.

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Lincolnshire Food & Gift Fair

December 2, 2017 to December 3, 2017
9:00am to 4:00pm
Lincolnshire Showground
Lincolnshire Food & Gift Fair

A mix of delicious local produce, gift stalls and workshops make the Food and Gift fair at the Lincolnshire Showground the best way to kick start your Christmas preparations.

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Lincoln Artists' Market

December 2, 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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Wreath Making Workshop

December 2, 2017 to December 5, 2017
10:00am to 4:00pm
Hartsholme Country Park
Wreath Making Workshop

Join the Country Park Rangers of Hartsholme Country Park to make your very own Christmas wreath.

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Lincolnshire Antiques & Home Show

December 4, 2017 to December 5, 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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Aladdin

December 4, 2017
10:00am to 9:00pm
New Theatre Royal
Aladdin

Join the New Theatre Royal for a magic carpet ride to the fairy-tale land of Marrakesh for a festive family pantomime.

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Lincoln Christmas Market

December 7, 2017 to December 10, 2017
All Day
Cathedral Quarter
Lincoln Christmas Market 2017

FREE

Stalls, performers, and festive cheer take over Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter for four days of festive entertainment, shopping, and food and drink.

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Victorian Tea Rooms

December 7, 2017 to December 10, 2017
10:00am to 4:30pm
Museum Of Lincolnshire Life
Victorian Tea Rooms

FREE

Take a festive break in the Museum of Lincolnshire Life's pop-up Victorian tea room this Christmas.

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High Street Farmers' Market

December 8, 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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Lincoln Artists' Christmas Village

December 8, 2017 to December 9, 2017
10:00am to 9:30pm
St Martin’s Square
Lincoln Artists’ Christmas Village

FREE

Find unique works from local artists in St Martin's Square during Lincoln Christmas Market at the Lincoln Artists' Christmas Village.

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Bransby Horses Christmas Fayre

December 9, 2017
11:00am to 4:00pm
Bransby Horses
Bransby Horses Christmas Fayre

FREE

Help raise funds for the horse charity with festive fun, shopping, delicious food, seasonal craft stalls, Santa’s Grotto, carols and mulled wine.

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La Nativité du Seigneur

December 10, 2017
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Lincoln Cathedral
La Nativité du Seigneur

Listen to the classic, Christmas organ piece at Lincoln Cathedral performed by the Cathedral's own Colin Walsh.

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Lantern Parade 

December 14, 2017
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Castle Hill
Lantern Parade

FREE

Join in the festive parade carrying paper lanterns through the streets of Lincoln, ending with a light show on City Square.

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High Street Farmers' Market

December 15, 2017
9:00am to 4:00pm
Lower 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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Christmas Farmers' Market

December 16, 2017
9:00am to 4:00pm
Castle Hill
Christmas Farmers’ Market

FREE

Pick up local and fresh produce at Castle Hill Farmers’ Market - nestled between Lincoln’s breath-taking Cathedral and Castle - perfect for a Lincolnshire Christmas dinner.

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Lincoln Craft Market

December 16, 2017
9:00am to 4:00pm
High Street
Lincoln Craft Market

FREE

Street market offering bespoke and beautifully hand-crafted ornaments, jewellery and pottery from local crafters and makers - The weekend before Christmas.

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Hartsholme Christmas Trail

December 16, 2017 to December 22, 2017
12:00pm to 3:00pm
Hartsholme Country Park
Hartsholme Christmas Trail

Join the Country Park Rangers of Hartsholme Country Park to celebrate their favourite time of year: Christmas.

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Christmas Carol Workshop and Concert

December 16, 2017
2:00pm to 9:00pm
St. Nicholas Church
Christmas Carol Workshop and Concert

FREE

Join Lincoln Choral Society for a free carol singing workshop and Christmas concert - join in or just enjoy the music.

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Santa Fun Run & Walk 2017

December 17, 2017
11:30am to 6:00pm
Castle Hill
Santa Fun Run & Walk

Thousands of Santas run and walk through Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter for the biggest festive fundraiser in Lincoln.

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High Street Farmers' Market

December 22, 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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High Street Farmers' Market

December 29, 2017
9:00am to 4:00pm
Lower 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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High Street Farmers' Market

January 5, 2018
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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High Street Farmers' Market

January 12, 2018
9:00am to 4:00pm
Lower 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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High Street Farmers' Market

January 19, 2018
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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Castle Hill Farmers' Market

January 20, 2018
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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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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