Performing arts events celebrate Lincoln milestones

Ten residencies will be run throughout Lincoln to celebrate the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre’s 10th birthday and the cities’ Central Market reaching the landmark of 80 years.

A fun-filled schedule of free events at the market has been announced as part of the project, which is funded and supported by Arts Council England and the City of Lincoln Council.

Centred on a vacant shop pace, a pop-up arts centre has been created where market users and visitors can share in creativity and explore what the market means to them now and what it might become in the future.

Over the course of the following eight to 10 weeks various exciting events are planned from live music to theatre and workshops hosted for and by the local market community.

Mel Langton Art did a live drawing of Lincoln Central Market at the weekend (October 27) and the finished piece will be displayed in the market until December and there are plenty more fun events to come.

Georgina Weller and Martyn Bignell have been working on this project for a number of weeks and they told The Lincolnite: “We have had a great time getting to know the lovely people who work tirelessly in the central market to make it a warm and welcoming place that celebrates Lincoln and its independent traders.”

Ed and Eddie

Ed and Eddie.

On Saturday, November 3 the ‘biggest variety duo this wide of the West Riding district, Ed and Eddie, will take people on an amusing, confusing journey through the world of vaudeville and contemporary alternative comedy.

Fusing music, improvisation, clowning, physical theatre, commedia, beat boxing, live looping, circus, audience interaction and a cheeky slice of mime!

They will be in Lincoln Central Market all day from 11am with their main performance at 1.30pm.

Curry crash course

Get curry on the go from Curry Jacks’ van at Lincoln central market on set days of the week. Photo: Curry Jacks

On Saturday, November 17 the team at Curry Jack’s will be hosting a demonstration from their food truck, dishing out all of the tricks and tips on how to prepare and cook a delicious curry.

Airie Fairies

Airie Fairies.

Two magical fairies have fallen from the tallest tree and landed right here to wow and enchant with a walkabout show throughout the day on November 24.

Clapper Box

Clapper Box.

On Saturday, December 1 a fun and interactive street puppet booth experience, with popcorn, will perform a unique workshop to introduce participants into the bizarre and innovative world of object animation.

Participants will first experience Clapper Box, the interactive object theatre puppet booths, clearly illustrating this new art form in action.

They can then choose a mix of 10 eccentric and everyday objects and be guided in how to use them to animate a story.

Graffiti Workshop

Graffiti workshop.

Join Imageskool on Saturday, December 8 for a day of graffiti at Lincoln Central Market. Create your own urban art and show it off to your friends and family.