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A Tipi bar on the University of Lincoln’s campus, originally started as a COVID-secure extra space for students, has now launched a ‘Bites’ menu bites and new smoothies and cocktails.

Canvas on Campus first opened in October last year and the concept worked so well that it was kept on, reopening with a new format on Monday, October 4.

The Skål Tipi has now moved from serving hot drinks and paninis towards being a student well-being bar and events space, encouraging people to get together.

The most recent event held in the Tipi was the farewell reception for the University of Lincoln’s former Vice Chancellor Mary Stuart.

A range of snacks, smoothies, cocktails and other drinks are available at Canvas on Campus. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Inside the Skål Tipi. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

It is open Monday to Friday, 5pm-10.30pm, with any weekend openings advertised on their Instagram page here. It is open to both students and the general public.

The bites menu includes sharing DIY toasting marshmallow kits, a sharing cheese board box and a pretzel bowl.

The sharing DIY toasting marshmallow kit. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The sharing cheese board box. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The smoothies include four varieties of Acai Kick and the same number of Super Green and Berry Burst flavours.

There are also a range of soft drinks and hot offerings such as lattes and a hot chocolate bomb.

Tipi Services Assistant Freyja Hayward making cocktails. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Six new cocktails have also been added to the. menu – Strawberry Bon Bon, Blueberry Slush, Rhubarb & Custard, Sex On The Peach, Minty Mojito and a rum-based Dark ‘N’ Stormy. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Tipi Manager Josh Cottam created the menu, which will be added to and changed seasonally.

He told The Lincolnite: “We wanted to create a safe and creative environment for students to have a unique offering they can’t get anywhere else on campus. It is all about unique offerings and student support.”

Heather Stephen, Head of Commercial Events & Conferencing, said: “We were very conscious that we have a lot of food outlets on campus. It was about providing something different on campus.

“Everyone has had a difficult 18 months and it was about bringing the social side of student life back to campus.”

There is a social table in the middle of the Tipi, which can be used for groups or also for people who don’t know anyone as somewhere to go for a friendly chat.

The Tipi is located on campus near the LPAC. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

There are also loyalty cards to earn free drinks at the Tipi, various competitions, and also a range of upcoming events including speed dating. Anyone wishing to book an event at the Tipi should email [email protected].

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Lincoln man Ryan Blake said he still feels like a winner despite not finishing in the top spot in E4’s ‘Naked, Alone and Racing To Get Home’.

The first episode of the new adventure competition series aired on Wednesday, October 6. The show, which is produced by Avalon, sees two pairs of strangers stripped of their clothes and possessions before they race in the buff across the countryside to win a cash prize of £5,000 for charity.

Ryan, 23, who is training to be an accountant, was paired with model Chrissie and said the experience changed his perspective on life. He wore makeshift body coverings and bin bags, as well as blagging help from locals, during the show.

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Ryan and Chrissie were dropped off in the Yorkshire Dales and left with no gadgets, no money and no clothes…well, except for socks and shoes.

They had to race against life coach Laura and photographer Michael to a mystery location – the statue of Freddie Trueman in Skipton.

Ryan featured in the first episode of the new E4 series ‘Naked, Alone and Racing To Get Home’. | Photo: Avalon Television

Ryan was paired with mum and model, Chrissie, in E4’s ‘outdoor adventure competition with a twist’. | Photo: Avalon Television

He said: “Realistically there is an element of planning and I personally feel they won because they got a better route. It happened to be that their train got in faster than us.

“My perspective on a lot of things has changed as a result, so I feel I have won in many other ways. The amount of drive I had to win was insane, but it is about enjoying the journey, which I now appreciate and will apply to life.”

When asked what the most difficult part of the challenge was, Ryan said it was his team-mate Chrissie. He said: “She did my head in the entire journey… it is what it is.

“There were parts were she helped me and vice versa. She was more of a communicator and better at talking to people. Some parts are influenced by the camera people asking stuff. She was a good team-mate but she did my head in at the same time.

“The walk itself and speaking to people wasn’t that hard, but finding our bearings was difficult and we made some simple mistakes. The reality is when you have a big camera crew behind you the people you approach know it is for TV.

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‘Naked, Alone and Racing To Get Home’

Escaping the mountain was the first task, with Ryan taking charge of his team with the simple strategy of ‘head downhill’. Chrissie said early on “god, I hate you already”.

After finding a road, the duo try to stop traffic for more than an hour. As night approaches, they stumble across a small house and manage to blag a barn to sleep in, where they are given blankets and microwave meals.

Chrissie said it was the “craziest day of my entire life” and also appreciated Ryan’s leadership skills adding “it’s a good team even though we’ve bickered most of the way”.

Ryan walking through the Yorkshire Dales during the naked television challenge. | Photo: Avalon Television

The duo disagree about which way to go next, but in the end follow the road as Chrissie suggested, wearing makeshift clothes to cover their private areas which they made at the barn.

Ryan and Chrissie had opened up a big lead and managed to get sandwiches and snacks after venturing into a local farm. They are donated a tent to sleep in before getting a free bus ride the next day, thanks to the generosity of kind locals.

With Laura and Michael managing to get a free train ride, there is then only a few minutes of difference between the two teams.

As they race for the finish line, Ryan said “F**k me, if we lose it’s your fault”, but they were beaten in the end by around 10 to 15 minutes by Laura and Michael.

Lincoln’s Ryan Blake featured in the new E4 show ‘Naked, Alone and Racing To Get Home’. | Photo: Avalon Television

The show was executive produced by Jay Taylor and Jamie Isaacs. Jay told The Lincolnite: “We were delighted and very impressed with the determination and ingenuity of all the contestants in the show.

“Ryan in particular showed huge will to win and great ability to overcome the challenges faced in this unique show. It was amazing to witness their journey and a pleasure to film it.”

After the show’s launch party in Camden on Wednesday night, Ryan feels he may stand a better chance of appearing on Channel 4’s Hunted in the future, but is now focusing on his career as a trainee accountant. He added: “Everyone at the party was loving the show and I’ve had fantastic reactions from everyone at home.”

The award-winning Festival of Sky returned to Cleethorpes over the weekend with the spellbinding outdoor performance The Twilight Hour.

The show opened to a packed audience of 4,000 people at Cleethorpes Meridian Showground on Friday, September 24 before running again the following day. It is a localised adaptation of The Witching Hour by Periplum.

The Twilight Hour is performed by international performance company Periplum and tells the stories of myths and legends from the local area. It is the story of nine spirits created from magical folklore and heritage in Cleethorpes.

The Twilight Hour tells the stories of myths and legends from the local area. | Photo: Tom Arran

It is a re-imagining of The Witching Hour and the show featured live theatrical performances, fire, and dazzling pyrotechnics.

Twenty local people took part in the performance as participants, helping to make the show happen alongside the Periplum team.

The Twilight Hour is funded by Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund and North East Lincolnshire Council, and commissioned by From the Fields. It was adapted from The Witching Hour by Periplum, commissioned by Absolutely Cultured and Wirral Borough of Culture.

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