Cultural festival to touch down at weekend

The European cultural festival Europa My Dream will arrive in the city this weekend, bringing along continental music, art, and crafts. Lincoln will be the only UK city to host the festival, taking place on Friday, June 18th, and Saturday, June 19th.

“We have live music, art exhibitions, theatre, dance, literature, arts and crafts, and of course plenty of food to keep visitors entertained,” said Graham McLusky, President of the European House of Arts UK, the association hosting the event.

Europa My Dream began in May in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and then went to Soldvadkert, Hungary, Wroclaw (Breslau), Poland, Mönchenholzhausen and Weimar, Germany, Maziéres de Touraine, France, and Deventer, the Netherlands, before arriving in the UK this weekend.

There are several free and paid events to take place in Lincoln, in the city centre, at the Drill Hall, LPAC and Engine Shed:

Friday, June 18th —

  • City centre
    Carnival, morris, dancing, music
    10.30am-5.00pm
    Free
  • St Swithin’s Church
    Art workshops, community groups, crafts, floral displays, organ recitals
    11am-5.00pm
    Free
  • St Swithin’s Church
    Early music & Renaissance concert
    7.30pm-10.00pm
    Tickets £2.50, on the door
  • Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC)
    Teatra Cultur (World Cultural Theatre)
    7.30pm-10.30pm
    Tickets £4.50 & £5.50 | Box Office: 0844 888 4414

Saturday, June 19th —

  • City centre
    Carnival, morris, dancing, music
    10.30am-5.00pm
    Free
  • Lincoln Drill Hall Cafe
    Music & readings
    10am-12pm / 2pm-4pm
    Free
  • St Swithin’s Church
    Art workshops, community groups, crafts, floral displays, organ recitals
    11am-4.30pm
    Free
  • The Engine Shed
    The Hooleys, The World Band, World Jam Session
    7pm-12pm
    Tickets £6.50 | Box Office: 0844 888 8766
Sources: European House of Arts UK, University of Lincoln | Photo: Sixteen Eighty Five (to perform at St Swithin’s Church in the Early music & Renaissance concert)