‘Once upon a time’ dragon sculpture at Lincoln Castle approved

A new dragon sculpture will “break through” Lincoln Castle as part of an exhibition this year after proposals were approved.

The project, which has been tabled by Lincolnshire County Council, would be showcased from April 4 until October 14.

As part of the plan, the temporary exhibition would be located at the Cobb Hall area within the grounds.

Cast in polyester resin, the dragon would be created by using “false walls” in front of the real walls to create the appearance that it has broken through the castle.

It comes as part of the “Once Upon a Time” vision for the castle this year, which will explore local myths and legends.

The exhibition will also include a competition in partnership with Lindum Books where people will be asked to submit short stories about the dragon, which will be called Lucy.

Kimberley Vickers, Lincoln Castle General Manager, said: “2020 is the year where we will be promoting storytelling and imaginative play.

“Our visitors are invited to revisit and reimagine Lincoln Castle. The new season will launch in April with a giant, mythical dragon installation that will burst through the walls of Lincoln Castle. Our dragon, ‘Lucy’ has been a visitor to Lincoln Castle for over a thousand years.

“Every one hundred years or so, she likes to come back to visit, so don’t miss the chance to see her and find out what she has seen.

“Come and say hello and learn more about the historical moments she has witnessed throughout her life.”


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