Action-packed July for Lincoln Drill Hall

The Lincoln Drill Hall is all set to have a busy schedule at this July, and here are just a few of the highlights to get you dancing, singing, toe tapping, and even drawing.

On July 4, indie band General Fiasco will be on stage at 6.30pm to rock out audiences. The band from Northern Ireland are currently on tour with Kids in Glass Houses, the group have also supported With Wire, The Wombats, One Night Only, The Pigeon Detectives and The Enemy. Local band Full Tank will be supporting General Fiasco.

Tickets are available now from The Drill Hall Box Office costing £5 (£6 on the door). Suitable for ages 13 and over.

For those wanting something to do during the day, there will be a violin and accordion concert on July 6th at 1pm. Hosted by Lincolnshire International Chamber Music Festival, Harriet Mackenzie will be playing violin and Serbian-born Miloš Milivojevic on accordion. Both have played at venues to great acclaim around the world. The pair will being adding their own spins on the likes of Back, Piazzolla, Tartini, Bartok and Sarasate.

Tickets are available now from The Drill Hall Box Office costing £5 (£6 on the door).

Four secondary schools across the city will be taking part in the Lincoln Schools Music Showcase on the 7th. From 7.30pm, Branston Community College, North Kesteven, Robert Pattinson School and Yarborough School will compete to win the EMI Gold disc. Sponsors Lincoln Specialist Schools Group provided the students taking part with professional mentoring, so the evening performances are bound to be mesmerising.

Tickets are available now from The Drill Hall Box Office costing £6 (£4 Concessions).

On July 8th there will be a very special workshop by Al Davison on how to write Manga. Davison, who was born with spina bifida, penned the highly acclaimed graphic novel The Spiral Cage. The novel, which uses cartoon strips rather than prose, chronicled his life with the disability. He also worked on the Dr Who comics since 2008. He will explain to those who attend the intricacies of writing and drawing manga.

Tickets are available now from The Drill Hall Box Office costing £3 (£4 on the door).

Finally, head to the Drill Hall for Jazz Vehicle‘s 25th Birthday Concert on July 9th. The award-winning Lincoln Youth jazz group, directed by John Crouch, have toured the country performing at the likes of the Royal Albert Hall and Natural History Museum. They have also worked with big jazz names such as Dennis Rollins, Abram Wilson, Dave O’Higgins, Denys Baptiste, Harry Brown and Byron Wallen. Their 25th Anniversary show will be a must-see for all jazz fans.

Tickets are available now from The Drill Hall Box Office costing £10 (£7 concessions).
Source: Lincoln Drill Hall | Photo: Chris Brandrick for The Lincolnite