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Pockets of Lincolnshire Loveliness - May

Each month as well as covering some of the bigger events, I’d also love to point a spotlight on little pockets of Lincolnshire loveliness, those events held in the corners of both our city & county. Organised by volunteers, friends, schools & small organisations, celebrating county traditions, raising money for charity, a new village defibrillator, mending the church gate or funds for the local dog sanctuary. So if you have a fete, open garden, charity lawnmower race, shopping extravaganza or dog show that doesn’t feature on the big search engines, please get in touch

18th - 19th May

Fillingham Open Church Weekend & Plant Sale.

St Andrews Church, first mentioned in the Doomsday book in 1086, is located in the village of Fillingham, 9 miles north of Lincoln. The current church dates to around the 13th Century & will be opening its doors as part of the West Lindsey Churches Festival 2024. There will be a plant sale in the church yard over both days to raise funds towards the upkeep of this special building, as well as an exhibition inside the church called ‘Church Journeys’s’ featuring wedding & christening memorabilia through the years and photographs of the village residents. There will also be home baked refreshments on both days. And who can resist a cup of tea and a slice of cake, or two.

For more information please go to the Fillingham community page

Sunday 19th May 10.00 - 2pm
Second Hand Sundays - Southside, Lincoln

If you haven't visited Southside yet, then you really should, its a warm, buzzing, exciting space located on Colegrave Street, at the south end of the High Street (formerly St Katherine's Church). They hold a huge array of monthly events from concerts & life drawing classes, to Rock Choir practise and Naughty Night Markets (look that one up yourself) and a brand new night market, for you and your dog, 'The Barket'. The Secondhand Sunday event is perfect if you love a bargain hunt, with an indoor car-boot vibe, plus a little background music and a fab cafe/bar. If you've ever thought about 'doing' a carboot, and feel a bit overwhelmed by the whole thing, but you really need a clearout, its the friendliest place to give it a go, set up a stall and sell your own unworn clothes, shoes, jewellery, treasures, or maybe an un-wanted Christmas present?

saturday 25th May 11.00 - 3pm
Flea Market - Southside, Lincoln

This is a monthly event that I have always wanted to go to, but as I'm chief Saturday Girl at Follie, I've not been able to make it, so you'll have to go for me. They look & sound great fun, and that's just the posters, with a mix of fashion, homewares, vinyl, arts & crafts, food & drinks and live DJ sets.

If you fancy having a stall, get in touch through their Facebook page

31st May - 1st June 1pm - 10pm
The Yellow Belly Beer Festival - Scothern Cricket Club

Scothern Cricket Club presents the 2nd edition of The Yellow Belly Beer Festival. and with the clue in the name, it will feature beers and ciders from Lincolnshire based companies; The Luda Brewing Company, Ferry Ales Brewery, Zest Brewery and 8 Sail Brewery. As it'll still be half term, Friday is a family fun day with bouncy castles, and Saturday sees Scothern 1st XI host Lindum CC for whatr will no doubt be a great match. There'll be local food vendors on site providing tasty morsels to soak up those craft lagers & apple ciders (lots of wine and soft drinks too). I'm going to guess there may be some floral delights too, as the event is being sponsored by The Lincolnshire Flower Co.

And if none of these events have quite hit the spot, take a look at The Lincoln Independents 'What's On Where Guide' for May

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