New knights to invade Lincoln as part of Education Trail

The Lincoln Knights’ Trail is set for an expansion as more than 40 new mini knights join the popular activity as part of a new trail.

Some 45 smaller knights will be scattered in well-known indoor venues across the city, as part of the new Education Trail which commences on Saturday, June 23.

Lincolnshire Show goers will already be familiar with the new batch of horsemen, that were all decorated by students across Lincolnshire schools, as they became part of the show’s very own Knights’ trail.

The ‘half-sized’ knights will be found across eight venues in the city – Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln Castle, Museum of Lincolnshire Life, The Collection, Usher Gallery, Waterside Shopping Centre, Lincoln Central Library and The Nomad Trust Charity Shop.

The mini knights will stay in place until September 3 before being brought all together at the Waterside Shopping Centre from September 5 to 27.

After the display in the Waterside, the 45 knights will be returned to their retrospective schools.

When both trails eventually finish in the city, the larger knights will be auctioned at Lincoln Cathedral on September 30 raising money for The Nomad Trust project and to kickstart a new Lincoln Arts Fund.

The education programme is organised by The EBP in partnership with Lincoln BIG and Wild in Art, with sponsorship from Waterside, Siemens and print support from Ruddocks.

Matt Corrigan, Chief Executive of Lincoln BIG, said: “2017 is a very special year for the city. Our commemorations reflect the 800th Anniversary of The Battle of Lincoln and The Charter of the Forest.

“Lincoln Castle, which has just been named the most popular castle in the UK, is hosting The Domesday Book, on loan from The National Archives and people are also being encouraged to see other items, housed at The Collection, which form the fascinating Battles & Dynasties’ Exhibition.

“The Lincoln Knights’ Trail, which is at the centre of our celebrations is already proving a winner, attracting thousands of visitors from far and wide and we are confident at the Education Trail will turn out to be equally popular.

“We can’t wait to see people tracking down the mini sculptures and marveling at how creative schools have been.”

The Lincoln Knights Trail began on May 20 which sees 36 decorated knights located across the city to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Battle of Lincoln.