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  • Alternative Voices - Conscientious Objectors of WW1

    1 Feb 2016 - 30 Jul 2016
    Gainsborough Old Hall
    Parnell Street, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire

    An exhibition telling the story of conscription and the experiences of local conscientious objectors of WW1.

  • My Life as an Artist, Harold Gosney, A Retrospective

    1 Mar 2016 - 19 Jun 2016, North Lincolnshire Museum

    New Exhibition

    Inspired by classical and renaissance art are the two subjects that dominate his work, the human form and the horse.

  • Milling Days

    13 Mar 2016 - 11 Dec 2016
    Cogglesford Watermill
    East Road, Sleaford, Lincolnshire

    Cogglesford Watermill hold special milling days giving visitors the opportunity to see the mill in operation producing wholemeal flour as it would have done over 200 years ago.

    Milling days take place every second Sunday of the month from 11am to 4pm.

    Dates are as follows: 13 March, 10 April, 8 May, 12 June, 10 July, 14th August, 11 September, 9 October, 13 November and 11 December.

  • Caistor Artists

    28 Apr 2016 - 29 May 2016
    Caistor Arts & Heritage Centre
    28 Plough Hill, Caistor, Lincolnshire, LN7 6LZ

    Four Caistor area residents, Alisha Wish, Jo McCann, Rita Dukes and Chris Carver, come together to showcase their love of painting in a variety of media and a wide range of subjects including some local scenes. Meet the artists 7th May 11:30 - 13:30.

  • Dambuster Hamfest

    1 May 2016 - 1 May 2016
    Thorpe Camp
    Tattershall Thorpe

    The Dambusters Hamfest has become premier East Coast rally for vintage and modern amateur, commercial and military radio equipment.

  • May Day in Hemswell

    2 May 2016 - 2 May 2016
    Hemswell Court
    Lancaster Green, Hemswell Cliff, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire

    Local girls and boys will be dancing around the maypole and will be led by the newly crowned May Queen.  The young dancers dress up in traditional clothes, the boys in smocks and the girls in fen bridle style bonnets with floral skirts and white aprons. Pam Tatam, who trains the children over a number of weeks, will accompany them on the accordion.

    The band Major Kellys returns to entertain us and morris dancing group the Tatterfoals will be performing throughout the afternoon.  The May Day fete includes many stalls and old fashioned games.  There will be a beer tent, barbeque and cream teas.  Stall spaces are available to hire.

    New volunteers are always welcome either for setting up on the Sunday afternoon or dismantling after the event.  We also need helpers on the stalls, even just for a short time to give other volunteers a break.

    For further information contact 

  • First Tuesday Lectures at Gainsborough Old Hall

    3 May 2016 - 3 May 2016
    Gainsborough Old Hall
    Parnell Street, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire

    Friends of Gainsborough Old Hall present the First Tuesday Lectures @ Gainsborough Old Hall ‘Malta’ by Roy Godburn.

    Admission £6 - Tickets available from the Old Hall Gift Shop

    Open to both Members & Non Members.

    Further information from or

  • Drawing in the Gardens Workshop

    4 May 2016 - 4 May 2016, The South Holland Centre

    Drawing in the Gardens Workshop

    See the gardens through artists eyes - drawing workshop in the grounds of Ayscoughfee Gardens

    In honour of this afternoons Monet to Matisse screening, local artist Rosie Redzia leads a Drawing in the Gardens workshop in the picturesque surroundings of Ayscoughfee Gardens.

    You'll learn how to capture the colours of Spring in this easy and enjoyable drawing session, and you can take home your own colourful mini-triptych!

    The workshop is suitable for beginners and more experienced artists and all materials will be supplied.

    The session will move indoors to the museum if the weather is wet.

    Take a little time out to relax and have a go at painting your own modern garden from 10.30am - 12.30pm then join us back at the Centre for the screening at 2pm.

    Places are limited so please pre-book.

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Exhibition on Screen - from the Royal Academy of Arts, London

    4 May 2016 - 4 May 2016, The South Holland Centre


    Monet was an avid horticulturist and arguably the most important painter of gardens in the history of art but he was not alone.

    Artists like Van Gogh, Bonnard, Pissarro and Matisse all saw the garden as a powerful subject for their art.

    These great artists, along with many other famous names, feature in an innovative exhibition from The Royal Academy, London.

  • Market Rasen Races - 6th May

    6 May 2016 - 6 May 2016
    Market Rasen Racecourse
    Market Rasen Racecourse, Legsby Road, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, LN8 3EA

    Join us for an afternoon with exciting racing!

    Why not treat colleaues, family and friends to a perfect afternoon in the comfort of your very own private hospitality suite or table in our Brocklesby Suite Restaurant.

    Enjoy our picnic car park, this is accessible from Legsby Road at a charge of £5.00 per car or £10.00 for mini buses (plus Lawn Enclosure admission per adult occupant). This is only available to purchase on the day.

    13:50 - Hurdle Race - 2m 4f
    14:20 - Hurdle Race - 2m 2f
    14:50 - Steeple Chase - 2m 5f
    15:25 - Hurdle Race - 2m 7f
    15:55 - Hurdle Race - 2m
    16:30 - Steeple Chase - 2m 7f
    17:00 - National Hunt Flat Race - 2m