Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC) is delighted to announce that it has received funding from Round 2 of the Culture Recovery Fund to enable it to continue to deliver its vital work in to 2021. University of Lincoln, which owns and operates this city campus theatre and arts centre, applied for and received over £153,000 to cover a shortfall in income caused by the coronavirus pandemic restrictions, safeguarding local jobs and allowing the venue to begin to rebuild. Artistic Director Craig Morrow said: “I’m ecstatic and hugely relieved by this award as it allows us to support the livelihoods of local people working in a sector that has been ravaged by the coronavirus. It also means we have a safety net to continue to present creative experiences for the people of Lincoln whilst adhering to socially distancing measures, restrictions designed to keep everyone safe but which make producing work very financially challenging. This means more opportunities for outdoor events like our Fire & Light Trail in Lincoln Arboretum on 6 November and our socially distanced Christmas Shows.” —– The Culture Recovery Fund is part of #HereForCulture the HM Government response to coronavirus pandemic: “Culture creates jobs, supports livelihoods, and brings
Lincoln Performing Arts Centre is looking to present a magical new winter themed show for young children (3-7) and their families to be staged Christmas 2020. In light of the current uncertainties facing artists and performers, and our position as champions of creativity and learning within the city, we are offering this commissioning opportunity in the first instance to University of Lincoln Graduates – and the commission consists of mentoring and support to create the piece, a guaranteed fee (plus the potential for additional box-office split), alongside set construction, costumes, full technical and marketing support, and lighting and sound design. Designed to be COVID-safe, with socially distanced practices built in from the start, the commissioned artists will produce a show that responds to one of three potential titles: Pies, Puddings & Presents! Snowday! The Snow Hare in Winter The piece will be performed in Lincoln Performing Arts Centre’s main auditorium space and will be created and performed by a maximum of two artists. The theatre is currently end-on, but can be reconfigured into other seating arrangements, so long as the overall socially distanced capacity is retained. We are open to other models of presentation that preserve overall ticketed capacities such
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Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC) is announcing that, due to the effects of the ongoing global pandemic, it will not be reopening fully until Spring 2021 at the earliest. This means that all events currently on sale will be either postponed or cancelled, and customers contacted to arrange for exchanges or refunds. Craig Morrow, Artistic Director, said: “It is a heart-breaking decision but one that has become increasingly inevitable as we struggle to reconcile our business with the ongoing impact of COVID-19. Like most venues, LPAC is entirely reliant on ticket sales and traded income to cover the cost of its operations and it is simply not possible to deliver the same scale of activity this year with social distancing in place. Furthermore, the lack of a time table for re-opening from central Government, combined with very real possibility of having to cancel productions in the event of a second wave or local lockdown as we move into the autumn/winter season, makes long term planning particularly precarious, and the level of investment required to produce events such as PopOut Festival or our family Christmas show, are simply too great a risk.” However, this announcement does not mean that Lincoln Performing
Lincoln Performing Arts Centre’s operations have been severely affected by the current pandemic and so to help retain our employees and reduce the long-term impact on the venue during a time when we are unable to trade, University of Lincoln has opted to take part in the UK Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention scheme and so has placed its staff on furlough. Upon the staff’s return your enquiry will be answered as soon as possible. We are very grateful for your patience and understanding during this time. Please see FAQ’s below: Is the venue open? – Our building is currently closed until at next Spring. When an official re-opening date has been set our audiences will be contacted as soon as possible. When staff will be returning? – At this stage we cannot confirm when our staff will be returning but you can keep updated with all the goings on at the theatre by signing up to our mailing list here https://lpac.co.uk/mailing-list/ or following on social media. Can I book for future events? – At this time we have had to take many of the Autumn/ Winter season events off sale due to the limited staff capacity and the uncertainty surrounding
Wellness Compass is participatory community project that nurtures wellbeing. It is the people of Lincolnshire’s creative guide to nurturing wellbeing. Keeping our bodies and minds active, healthy and strong, together. Week Six – Cognition Ignition Our inspiration for this project has come from the NHS Five Steps to Wellbeing but this week we are adding our own step – reflection. After spending the past 5 weeks exploring how culture and creativity can support our wellbeing we are taking the time to reflect on what positives we’ve found and how we can carry them with us. Wellness Compass is all about having a go and trying things out, so that we have the opportunity to find something that really works for us over the long term. Although this is the last week our staff will be sharing their ideas and insight, our invitation to you, to contribute towards any episode in this series is now open until 1st July whilst our team are furloughed. To give you some inspiration the LPAC team have shared some examples on YouTube of how they are using culture and creativity to nurture their wellbeing, but this is just to get the ball rolling. What we
Wellness Compass is participatory community project that nurtures wellbeing. It is the people of Lincolnshire’s creative guide to nurturing wellbeing. Keeping our bodies and minds active, healthy and strong, together. Week Five – Contemplation Station – NHS Step 5: Pay Attention to the Present Moment (Mindfulness) Our inspiration for this project has come from the NHS Five Steps to Wellbeing and week five’s theme is Mindfulness. Mindfulness is when we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings, our body and the world around us. Practices like meditation can help unlock innovation, for example, whilst a creative activity can quiet noisy thoughts that stops us from finding perspective. Indeed, being in the moment, captivated by a performance, or engaged in a creative task, is a really simple way of reaching mindfulness. Certainly, paying attention to the present can help us to enjoy the things that we might have been taking for granted. And we hope that you will join us in turning to culture and creativity to enjoy the now. To give you some inspiration the LPAC team have shared some examples on YouTube of how they are using culture and creativity to nurture their wellbeing, but this is just to
Lincoln Performing Arts Centre’s online youth theatre to record a brand new radio drama. As the uncertainty of the current situation continues, we we can take heart in the resilience, positivity, and creativity of young people. Following the necessary decision to cancel their live performances this summer, rather than be downhearted, our brilliant group of teenagers have come up with a great way to stage their original material – turn it into a radio play. Remote Street is set to be a gripping drama that tells the story of group of young people and their teacher confined to a remote island. Believing that WW3 has ravaged the rest of the world they seek to overcome the trials and tribulations of life in isolation as they unwittingly participate in Sanctuary Studio’s morally questionable reality TV series. Think Made in Chelsea meets the Truman Show.
Wellness Compass is mass-participatory community project that nurtures wellbeing. It is the people of Lincolnshire’s creative guide to nurturing wellbeing. Keeping our bodies and minds active, healthy and strong, together. Week Four – Neighbourhood Knowhow – NHS Step 4: Giving to others Our inspiration for this project has come from the NHS Five Steps to Wellbeing and week four’s theme is Giving to others. 18-24 May is Mental Health Awareness Week and so we are exploring how giving to others can help with mental health. An act of kindness can raise our self-esteem, help us to feel connected and give us that all round good feeling. The fantastic thing about this step is that you are not just looking after your own wellbeing, but you’ll be taking care of someone else’s at the same time. No matter how large or small the gesture, it always feels great to know that someone is thinking of you. Whether it’s giving a gift to a family member, volunteering your time in your neighbourhood, or sharing a problem with a friend in your network, there are no end of creative ways to give to others and we want to hear all about your ideas.
Wellness Compass is mass-participatory community project that nurtures wellbeing. It is the people of Lincolnshire’s creative guide to nurturing wellbeing. Keeping our bodies and minds active, healthy and strong, together. Week Three – Use Your Loaf – NHS Step 3: Learn a new skill Our inspiration for this project has come from the NHS Five Steps to Wellbeing and week three’s theme is Learning a New Skill, a step that has been proven to help your mental wellbeing by boosting self-confidence, helping you to build a sense of purpose, and connecting with others. With so much culture and creativity all round us it can be difficult to find the things that we enjoy the most and makes us feel good. This week is all about pushing ourselves to try something different, you never know, you might just find something out about yourself that you didn’t know before, and if you’re lucky you might find your new favourite activity. Everyone’s approach to learning is different and it can reward us in so many ways. The brilliant things about learning something creative is that the process is just as important as the end result, so you don’t have to worry about getting