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inspireLincolnshire2011 Cultural Olympiad Events

8th August - 19th September 2011

A series of events including film, performance, reading, art and crafts inspired by The Charter of The Forest. Events taking place in Alford, Mablethorpe, Sutton on Sea, Louth, Woodhall Spa, Wragby and Horncastle.

Reading Group Film: Munich

Wragby Library, LN8 5AA 8 August | The Film 2pm & 7.30pm 12 September | The Book | 2pm & 7.30pm | Come join the group to first watch the film Munich, adaptation of the book Vengeance: The True Story of an Israeli Counter-Terrorist Team. Books will then be supplied for all members to read and return on 12 September when you will discuss both the book, and the pros and cons of film adaptation. FREE | BOOKING ADVISED | 01522 782010

Craft Club

Wragby Library, LN8 5AA 12 & 19 August | 10am Come join this popular group as they explore: 12 August | Rubber Stamping with Mandy Murphy | 19 August | Parchment Craft with Julia Lee FREE | BOOKING ADVISED | 01522 782010

Food For Thought

Some tasty treats from around the county. From bread and cake to award winning chefs, we’ve got something for everyone’s pallet

History of Milling & Flour

Woodhall Spa Library, LN10 6QL 1 September | 2pm Horncastle Library, LN9 5HL 5 September | 2pm Adrian from Burgh Windmill will talk about the history of milling and share different samples of flour, before offering an opportunity to grind flour using a quern.


Devised and managed by cultural solutions | Festival Directors David Lambert | Sara Bullimore

Rachel Carter - Willow-maker in Residence

Alford Craft Market, Alford Manor House, LN13 9HT | 28 & 29 August 10am – 5pm The nature of Rachel’s work is to design and create sculptural pieces for the garden or landscape setting, using mild steel and woven willow. Inspiration for her work comes from plants within her own garden and trips to Botanical gardens and the English countryside. For Alford Craft Market Rachel will reside at Alford Manor House, offering participatory workshops in willow wreath and sphere making. All participants will take away their own unique decorated wreaths, whilst a permanent willow sphere will be created for installation in Alford Manor House’s gardens. Weaving Sphere workshop - 10am | Willow Wreath workshop - 11am | Weaving Sphere workshop - 1pm | Willow Wreath workshop - 2pm | Weaving Sphere workshop - 3pm – 5pm FREE | BOOKING ADVISED | 01507 463073

Alford Music Festival: Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston

Half Moon Hotel | Alford | 29 August | 7pm Lincolnshire-based Miranda’s rich, spine tingling vocals and double bass playing are much in demand and she enjoys working alongside some of the finest musicians in the world. Rex Preston has been building a strong portfolio of electronic music. Mandolin playing at its most sublime! TICKETS: £5 | INFO: 01507 463468

Rachel Green Lincolnshire’s Food Heritage

The History of the Wedding Cake

Woodhall Spa Library, LN10 6QL 6 September | 2pm Horncastle Library, LN9 5HL 12 September | 2pm Chef Rachel Green has made a name for herself in the field of food as a passionate and committed ambassador of British produce. She has several television series under her belt and today Rachel talks about Lincolnshire’s rich food heritage.

Woodhall Spa Library, LN10 6QL 15 September | 2pm Horncastle Library, LN9 5HL 19 September | 2pm Dawn Blunden from Sophisticake has a love and passion for the creative art of cake making. Today Dawn talks about the history of the wedding cake and gives a short demonstration.


Wolds Words Festival Taster

Conoco Rooms | Louth Library, LN11 0LY FREE | BOOKING ADVISED | 01522 782010 By way of a taster of the great things coming to Wolds Words on 19th – 23rd October we have a short season of talks and events programmed.

Brute and Beastly Remedies with Maureen Sutton: Home cures illustrated with memorabilia.

2 September | 1pm Our families have been using them for centuries, today Maureen shares with us some of the more bizarre home remedies..

The Good Old Days with Maureen Sutton: What we did each day of the week - hobbies & pastimes

9 September | 1pm No internet, television or even wireless! What did occupy our time in those bygone days?

The Magic Faraway Tree

10 September | 10.30am - 12.30pm When Joe, Beth and Frannie move to a new ome an Enchanted Wood is on their doorstep, and when they discover the Faraway Tree this is the beginning of many magical adventures! Come and make a sweetie tree, toys from ‘The Land of Toys’ and get involved in a drama based on creating your own ‘magic’ land at the top of the tree! (Ages 6-9) Limited to 20 on a first come basis. |

Lincolnshire Heritage Open Days

8 – 11 September Celebrate the rich and varied local heritage of Lincolnshire. Over 120 special openings and events have been arranged across the county and all are free of charge. This year's theme is "Victorian Lincolnshire" which includes events such as guided tours of historic houses, living history depicting life in the Victorian period and the Victorian legacy of church restoration.

The Lost Villages of Lincolnshire with David Start

Far Welter’d Lincolnshire Dialect Society

Yellowbelly Grub on a Blue-edge Plate with Maureen Sutton

Alford Manor House, LN13 9HT 15 September | 7.30pm Far Welter’d is a society which aims to raise people’s awareness of Lincolnshire dialect and celebrate the part that it has played in the county’s local heritage. Tonight you will see performances of dialect material in the form of poetry readings, songs, and anecdotes. FREE | BOOKING ADVISED | 01507 463073

Alford Library, LN13 9AF 13 September | 1pm People still talk of the villages their grandparents lived in that no longer exist! Come listen to David’s evocative talk and share your own stories. FREE | BOOKING ADVISED | 01522 782010

Mablethorpe Library, LN12 1DP 16 September | 1pm Lincolnshire has fed the country for many years! Maureen talks about, and illustrates with kitchen memorabilia, the county’s seasonal fare throughout the Calendar Year. FREE | BOOKING ADVISED | 01522 782010

Bathing Beauties Festival Mablethorpe | 16, 17, 18 September

Film Projection

Sutton-on-Sea Colonnade | 16 September | 7.30pm Lincolnshire Igniting Ambition projects have been ‘travelling through the landscape’ since May 2011 and will come to an end on 31 October 2011. Come see some of the amazing festivals and projects that have happened so far!

Bathing Beauties Community Canvas

Friday 16 September | 1pm | ON THE BEACH Over the past two months local arts groups and schools have been working on creating their own piece of artwork. Look out to see what happens when 12 local community groups bring their artwork together to create one great piece of Bathing Beauties art!

Joel Stickley, Lincolnshire Poet Laureate, ‘Hits in the Hut’

17 September | 12 noon / 2pm / 4pm Treading the same sacred ground as Alfred Lord Tennyson, Joel waxes lyrical from his own Laureate Beach Hut. Fresh from a bevy of summer music festivals including Latitude and Glastonbury, Joel performs new Lincolnshire poems, as well as some of his old ‘hit’s! For more information on Igniting Ambition go to For details of future cultural solutions events visit

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