Annual Lincoln Pop Out festival to showcase ‘art outside the ordinary’

An annual micro-festival of extraordinary art has launched in Lincoln this week.

Pop Out Festival 2017 is taking place from September 11 to October 1 and will see Lincoln Performing Arts Centre reach out beyond its doors, bringing even more theatre to the heart of the city.

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Visitors to the festival can expect the best new plays, family shows, music, comedy and site-specific performance all taking place in spaces outside of Lincoln Performing Arts Centre on the University of Lincoln campus.

The lawn directly outside the venue will be transformed by unusual performance spaces.

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Paines Plough’s touring amphitheatre ‘Roundabout’ will play host to a variety of events.

Roundabout will be joined on the lawn by a custom-designed Heath Robinson-esque Space Shed for How I Hacked My Way into Space.

There will also be slam poetry, live music and urban arts activities to complete the festival feel.

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Pop Out Festival 2017 will also this year have a new performance space inside the Waterside Shopping Centre.

A vacant shop unit, between Superdrug and Roman Originals on the Waterside level, will be transformed into the Waterside Pop Out Theatre, which will be full of activities for families and a small studio space, which will host professional performances from UK touring companies alongside special community events.

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Phoebe Wall-Palmer, Associate Producer for Pop Out at the Waterside said: “It’s packed with drop-in craft activities, street theatre, workshops, community group takeovers and small scale studio performances. All of our events are free. We want to make it accessible for everyone to just drop in and try stuff.”

For a list of events, click here.