Lincoln to celebrate ‘full English’ culture

Lincoln will be celebrating its heritage with a Full English festival in September to encourage people in Lincolnshire to enjoy the culture of the city.

Lincoln BIG, Lincoln Drill Hall, the Mini Morris Company and the Charterhouse Theatre Company have created two weekends of celebrations which include the Lincoln Morris festival, Lincoln Shakespeare Festival and the Bailgate Village Fete.

Simon Hollingworth, the director of Lincoln Drill Hall, one of the venues taking part in the celebrations, said he is “delighted” to be involved.

“Lincoln is a city that offers a huge and varied range of events and festivals across the year and these two weekends will be an excellent addition to the city’s cultural programme.”

Some of the events are already part of Lincoln’s cultural calendar but Hollingworth explains the aim is to “bring them all together, under one banner, to help raise the profile of the individual events, the weekends and the city as a whole”.

Theatre producer Richard Main said: “This is a great initiative for Lincoln, one which could define the city in terms of the arts and provide an opportunity for locals and visitors alike to see the city at its most vibrant and creative.”

Michael Armstrong, events and programmes manager for Lincoln BIG said: “We are hoping that Lincoln’s Full English Celebrations will be such a runaway success that it becomes an annual event.”

The festival will take place across two weekends from September 4 to 11. A full listing of events should be available later this summer.

Source: Lincoln BIG