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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.

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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.”

In what is set to be a brilliant night for football fans, TV institution Soccer Saturday will be coming to the Engine Shed for a live show this May, starring legendary host Jeff Stelling and former players Phil Thompson and Paul Merson.

Soccer Saturday is a Sky Sports programme updating viewers on the scores across football matches in the UK that has been running since August 1992 in line with the birth of the Premier League.

Initially hosted by Paul Dempsey, the programme has now become famous across the country thanks to its legendary presenter of 28 years, Jeff Stelling.

The show has produced some truly iconic moments across the years, including the brilliant moment that match reporter Chris Kamara missed a red card in a game he was at the ground watching in 2010.

Now, the show will be heading out for a live show at the Engine Shed in Lincoln on Saturday, May 28, with Jeff, former Arsenal player Paul Merson and European Cup winning defender Phil Thompson speaking about their incredible careers.

The night, organised by Elite Events in association with FABWORX UK, will be split in two halves, starting with the lads telling stories of their lives for an hour, followed by a live auction and then a Q&A session with the audience.

Jeff Stelling will be retiring from his role as Soccer Saturday presenter at the end of the season, so this could be a fitting farewell to a role he described as “the best job in the world” upon announcing his upcoming departure.

Tickets go on sale on the Engine Shed website at 10am on Friday, January 14, with general seats costing £30.80, while VIP prime seats, which include a professional photo signed by Jeff, Paul and Phil, costing £49.50.

There are other packages, including a VIP table for up to ten guests with a framed signed photo of the guys and table service for drinks at a price of £495, or if you’d like all this with a meet and greet as well, the VVIP tables cost £1,375.

It is an over 18s event and no refunds will be issued for anyone under the age of 18.

Another fairy tale will be given a raunchy twist when the Market Theatre Company brings its latest adult pantomime ‘Little Red Riding’ to New Theatre Royal Lincoln, as well as at Gainsborough’s Trinity Arts Centre.

Little Red Riding follows the sell-out success of the company’s 2020 tour Peter Panties, which visited Lincoln, along with other adult pantos including Sinbad the Seaman, and Hansel & Gretel Go Down in the Woods. The show will bring audiences corny jokes, raunchy plots and blatant sexual innuendo using minimum set, props and costume.

The latest adult panto started a 30-date tour in November last year and continues through until March. It will be performed at New Theatre Royal Lincoln at 7.30pm (doors open at 6.30pm) on Saturday, February 12 and star the city’s own Jemma Carlisle.

Little Red Riding cast – left to right: Tilly Howes, Nick Hooton, Jemma Carlisle.

Tickets are priced at £21 (and £20 for concessions) and the show is not suitable for anyone under 16 – tickets can be purchased here.

The adult panto will also be performed at Trinity Arts Centre in Gainsborough on Friday, January 21. Tickets are priced at £19.50 (and £17 for concessions) – purchase tickets here.

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