Charlotte Reid


Charlotte studied journalism at the University of Lincoln and edited the student newspaper, The Linc.

— Updated on August 2, 2011, with opening promotion details*

Toby Carvery, the national restaurant chain that replaced the Glasshouse, is set to open on August 17.

Glasshouse, in St Marks, closed on April 16 and the work was set to take 10 weeks, but it has over-run.

Work has included mostly keeping the building as it was when it was a pub, apart from moving the staircase inside the premises.

Around £750,000 has been invested in the new business, which has also resulted in around 40 new jobs.

*Manager Jo Carter said: “We’re very excited about the launch and hope that Toby Carvery Lincoln will become a welcoming favourite for our locals.

“We especially welcome families and anyone wanting to book the pre-opening events should contact us as soon as possible, as places are limited.”

As an opening treat, Toby Carvery Lincoln is inviting guests to attend special pre-opening events on Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th August.

Anyone attending these sessions will be offered 50% off their food bill.

Pre-opening event times are Monday, August 15, between 8-10am, 12-2pm or 5-8pm and on Tuesday, August 16, between 8-10am and 11am-5pm.

Guests who sign up for news and offers updates from Toby Carvery will receive a voucher for a 2 for 1 breakfast and a free dairy ice cream.

To register your place at the pre-opening events email Toby Carvery Lincoln with your contact details and state which day they would like to attend, along with the preferred time.

Toby Carvery is known for selling £5.49 dinner meals throughout on weekdays and Saturdays, and is run by the same company behind Harvester and Lamb & Flag, Mitchells & Butlers.

Photo: Samantha Fisher for The Lincolnite

Sam Waby, the son of one Yarborough Leisure Centre’s members of staff, is working on the treadmill to get fit

A NHS study found that one in five 11-year-olds are officially obese, and Lincoln teens are amongst the most overweight in the country.

Prompted by the study, Yarborough Leisure Centre aims to get youngsters fit by opening its doors to 11-15 year-olds throughout the summer for £15 per month.

Emma Lockwood, Campaigns and Communication Coordinator for Active Nation, says: “According to the NHS, children should do an hour of moderate-intensity physical activity every day, but in reality, this is easier said than done.”

To help parents out, the leisure centre will is open for children from specific times during the week. This will allow kids to exercise safely and to get expert advice from instructors.

Yarborough Leisure Centre is holding a summer promotion for adults as well, allowing parents to exercise with their children. Adults can make good use of the facilities for the duration of the school summer holidays for £6 per week.

The centre is even offering snorkelling, trampolining and tennis lessons for children as young as four-years-old.

The six week campaign is running for the duration of the school summer holidays

Source, Photo: Active Nation

The In Vitro gallery at The Mall shopping centre is holding a new exhibition in August called Sliver, which will feature an eclectic mix of artists.

A private view of the gallery runs on August 6 at 2pm, with public viewing until the end of the month.

The gallery features work from international and UK artists such as Jon Starkey, Amanda Thompson and Natasha Kiddle.

The exhibition was organised by Laura Whitehead (pictured above) from the gallery, who says it is good to have a mixture of new and older artists:

“We have a mixture of artists — some are recent graduates, some are a bit more established in their art careers, but I think it is good to have these kind of things together because everyone can learn from somebody else.”

Whitehead, who sets up a different exhibit every month, says Sliver includes paintings, photography and illustration, which is a “kind of eclectic mix from people who are local to international artists, we’ve got some from Spain contributing, which is great”.

Lincoln can be a difficult place for new artists to display their work, as Whitehead says: “There definitely are little pockets of very enclosed art scene, but it is good in a way.

“When I first graduated, which was about three years ago now, there was nothing for younger people who wanted to exhibit in Lincoln who might be more modern contemporary art, who do work a bit more out there.

“But it is getting to be more and more of a scene.”

Johnny Jesterface, University of Lincoln illustration graduate, painted his own plinth at In Vitro

Anyone who is interested in exhibiting work at In Vitro should get in touch on their website or email [email protected]

Photos: Samantha Fisher for The Lincolnite

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