New Lincoln art festival to focus on Brayford Pool island

An upcoming Lincoln art festival will focus on the history and mysteries of the Brayford Pool island and surrounding area.

Lincoln Art Programme will host a number of artist commissions, river bank talks, film screenings and events focused on the small island and its willow tree on Brayford Pool.

There are plenty of rumours regarding the island and what’s underneath it – from buried treasures to large boats.

All the activities, taking place between May 25 – 27, are free. Artwork will decorate the area, all dedicated to the pool, while talks around the bank come from artists, historians and geographers.

As well as historic talks and art, residents are invited to take part in the community activities, including canoe taster sessions, a best dressed boat competition, and film screenings in nearby buildings.

If you have an idea focused on the Brayford theme that would be good for the festival, Lincoln Art Programme is hosting an event at Lincoln Drill Hall on April 11, 6-8pm, to discuss the project and how to get involved.