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A series of rolling road closures and traffic restrictions will be in place for the Royal Anglian’s Freedom Parade in Lincoln next week.

Troops from the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Anglian Regiment will march through the streets of Lincoln on Friday, February 4.

The rolling road closures will be in place between 12pm and 3.30pm, and there will be no diversion provided during this time.

Traffic restrictions will be in place in the following locations:

  • Spring Hill
  • Cornhill
  • Mint Street
  • St Martins Street
  • Sincil Street
  • Guildhall Street
  • Clasketgate
  • Garmston Street
  • Castle Hill
  • Sincil Street
  • High Street
  • Saltergate
  • Steep Hill

The Second Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment, ‘The Poachers’, is a light mechanised infantry battalion who recruit from across the East of England – Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Rutland. The freedom of the City of Lincoln was granted to the 2nd Battalion in 1997.

Secret Symphony’s 50-piece Limelight Orchestra will perform an enhanced ‘one night only’ show at Lincoln Cathedral next month.

The show will celebrate all things space, stars and interstellar under Luke Jerram’s ‘The Museum of The Moon’. It will be performed among immersive lighting and the gaze of a silvery moon.

The Museum of The Moon exhibition will run at Lincoln Cathedral between February 7 and 27, with the exclusive orchestra show taking place during the evening of Saturday, February 26.

Tickets are on sale for the orchestra show priced at between £35.45 and £44.25 – buy tickets here.

The original show toured in 2019 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing.

The exclusive and enhanced show has a reimagined soundtrack that includes tracks from David Bowie, Coldplay, Muse, Public Service Broadcasting, ELO, Pink Floyd, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Jamiroquai, Daft Punk, Elton John, and more.

The Lincolnshire Show will return in its traditional format this summer after two years of COVID postponements.

The 2020 event was only able to go ahead virtually. There was no physical 2021 show either as organisers – Lincolnshire Agricultural Society – said the uncertainty surrounding the timing of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s roadmap out of lockdown made it impossible to arrange it.

Tickets are now on sale for this year’s event, which is scheduled to take place on June 22 and 23, 2022.

Advanced tickets are priced at £23.65 for adults and £7.53 for children (aged 5-16), while a family ticket (two adults & three children) can be purchased for £57 – buy your tickets here.

| Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Lincolnshire Showground said: “After two years off, we are so excited to bring the Lincolnshire Show back for 2022.

“See spectacular entertainment in the Main Ring, shop delicious local produce in the Food Court and explore beautiful blooms, local art and handmade crafts in the Lincolnshire Lifestyle Marquee.

“Take a seat to watch top chefs in The Lincolnshire Kitchen, immerse yourself in agriculture with a packed timetable of livestock and equine classes and head to the Agricultural Lines to see machinery from past and present.

“Our Aviation Zone celebrates Lincolnshire’s rich aviation heritage, and there’s plenty for our younger visitors to see, make and do in the Discovery, Sport and Kids Zones.”

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