May 13, 2019 1.49 pm This story is over 30 months old

Robert Webb to speak at Lincoln Festival of Creativity 2019

What to expect at this year’s festival

An exciting programme of artistic events has been announced for the 2019 Lincoln Festival of Creativity, including a talk from comedian, author and actor Robert Webb.

The festival, organised by the University of Lincoln, runs from Tuesday, May 28 until Friday, June 7.

Organisers expect to welcome more than 2,000 visitors and promises to “get imagination racing”.

It celebrates emerging artistic talent from within the university and gives students a chance to exhibit their work and perform in public.

Among events open to Lincoln people to attend is a talk from Robert Webb.

Pictured in his cap and gown outside Lincoln Cathedra comedian Robert Webb collected an honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of Lincoln. Photo: University of Lincoln

Webb, who received an honorary doctorate from the University of Lincoln in 2018, will share the lessons that he has learned throughout his impressive portfolio career in the creative arts, exploring themes such resilience, versatility and personal qualities for success.

Highlights also include a rooftop concert; the finals of the Lincolnshire Young Designer of the Year; ‘Reel Women’ – the screening of a cinematic masterpiece with live musical accompaniment; and ‘Creativity… Reimagined!’ – a one-day workshop for local businesses to explore and develop techniques in innovative thinking.

University of Lincoln College of Arts Director of Education Gyles Lingwood said: “Curated through the strapline ‘Engage-Explore-Imagine’ the two-week Lincoln Festival of Creativity 2019 will bring together the university, local businesses and a wide variety of communities across the county to explore different aspects of creativity, its value and the central role it plays in 21st century society.

“Featuring more than 20 degree shows including 2D and 3D design, digital and traditional media, photo, film, music, fashion and performance, the festival is designed to inspire, delight, provoke and challenge in equal measure.

“This year the event is sponsored by Adobe and, in addition to the degree shows, will feature 19 talks, workshops and debates to encourage cross-discipline collaboration.”

Find out more on the website here. 

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