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'Summertime' in Lincolnshire

Updated: Jul 3

I'm using the word 'summertime' loosely, as I'm not sure where it is at the moment, but as July beckons, we're half way through the year and with the summer holidays fast approaching, I’m sure you already have lots of lovely trips and adventures booked, but if youre staying a little closer to home & needed any more suggestions, here are a few of my choices of whats happening this month.

saturday 6th july - lincoln makers market

Saturday 6th July - Discover unique crafts, works of art, and artisan makes at the monthly Lincoln Makers' Market, located in Castle Square, the historic centre of uphill Lincoln, in the shadow of Lincoln Castle & Lincoln Cathedral. Hosted by a talented local group of Lincolnshire-based artists, crafters and makers, the Lincoln Makers' Market is a firm favourite for picking up a unique gift for someone special. Featuring paintings, feltwork, hand-sewn garments, homeware, jewellery, pottery, glass art, ironmongery, carpentry and so much more. *This market takes place on the first Saturday of every month between March and December & also in St Paul in The Bail, on the 3rd Saturday of the month.

19th-21st july - lincoln jazz festival

Friday 19th - Sunday 21st July - Taking place in the spectacular landmark of Lincoln Cathedral, this is the third Lincoln Jazz Festival and celebrates a range of jazz styles. Just imagine how amazing the performances will be from leading national and international jazz musicians, including James Taylor Quartet, amplified by such a magnificent setting, continuing the Cathedral’s centuries-old tradition of celebrating live music.

20th & 21st - lincoln 1940s weekend

Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st July - Experience the nostalgic & 'keep calm & carry on' spirit of 1940s Britain at Lincoln's Annual 1940's Weekend. With vintage themed live performances, activities, dancing, singing and classic vehicle displays as well as a mobile cinema, vintage fairground rides & craft market, all located throughout Lincoln's historic uphill centre. The main hub events will take place in the Bailgate & Castle Square, including the Castle grounds, with many of the local business also getting involved by dressing up their windows and staff. Look out for other pop-up activities across the city to compliment the weekend – visitors can even get their hair styled in a classic 1940’s hairdo! 

20th July-8th Sept - Sculpture at Doddington

Saturday 20th July The popular biennial Sculpture Exhibition at Doddington Hall returns for 2024 and is a great opportunity to see some spectacular sculpture in a beautiful historic setting. The stunning walled gardens and romantic wild garden provide the perfect setting for over 300 works of art made by 60 sculptors from across the UK and beyond. An indoor gallery, located in the Stable Yard, will also exhibit a variety of small sculptures. Almost every piece in the exhibition is for sale, which, personally speaking, is part of the intrigue of going round and guessing how much each one is, I've only been once before, but i'm definitely going again this year.

27th & 28th July - Heckington show

Proudly reknowned as the largest village show in England - Heckington Show is a quintessentially English Summer occasion in the heart of Lincolnshire. Now in its 156th year, it combines the intimacy of a village show with the expectation of the national stage; a celebration of village life in Lincolnshire that brings friends, family and the wider community together. Run by a fantastic team of local volunteers, to bring competitions, co-operation, pride and pleasure, sunshine and smiles to a summer's day. There is so much to enjoy & take part in over the two days, including the annual 10 mile road race, show jumping, vintage machinery, heavy horses, dog show and on the Saturday evening a Grand Firework Concert.

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