Lincoln Performing Arts Centre https://lpac.co.uk Great Theatre At The Heart Of The City Fri, 04 Dec 2020 10:30:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://lpac.co.uk/media/cropped-iconL-copy-32x32.png Lincoln Performing Arts Centre https://lpac.co.uk 32 32 Christmas Shows Adapt to Lincolnshire’s Tier 3 Restrictions https://lpac.co.uk/press-release-christmas-shows-adapt-to-lincolnshires-tier-3-restrictions/ Wed, 02 Dec 2020 11:10:44 +0000 https://lpac.co.uk/?p=5060363 LPAC’s Christmas Productions Revised in Light of Tier 3 Restrictions Augmented Reality App and Live Streaming Save Christmas Shows! On Thursday 26 November the UK Government confirmed that Lincolnshire will move into tougher Tier 3 restrictions following the end of the second national lockdown on Wednesday 2 December 2020. Prior to the most recent lockdown, Tier 3 restrictions had not included live performance, and so it was hoped that Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC) would still be able to present a live performance experience for both A Distant Christmas and The Snow Hare in Winter this December. Consequently, with the inclusion of theatre amongst those restricted activities in the revised Tier 3, the Government’s announcement has had a profound impact on LPAC’s plans for Christmas. However, despite the disappointment that they can no longer continue to offer a live performance experience, both productions will still go ahead, albeit in digital form. These new digital offerings, whilst still a high-quality creative experiences, will come at a reduced price to reflect the change in format. A Distant Christmas is now purely app-based and will be free to download from Saturday 19 December 2020 until Sunday 31 January 2021 with a recommended donation

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LPAC’s Christmas Productions Revised in Light of Tier 3 Restrictions
Augmented Reality App and Live Streaming Save Christmas Shows!

On Thursday 26 November the UK Government confirmed that Lincolnshire will move into tougher Tier 3 restrictions following the end of the second national lockdown on Wednesday 2 December 2020. Prior to the most recent lockdown, Tier 3 restrictions had not included live performance, and so it was hoped that Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC) would still be able to present a live performance experience for both A Distant Christmas and The Snow Hare in Winter this December. Consequently, with the inclusion of theatre amongst those restricted activities in the revised Tier 3, the Government’s announcement has had a profound impact on LPAC’s plans for Christmas.

However, despite the disappointment that they can no longer continue to offer a live performance experience, both productions will still go ahead, albeit in digital form.

These new digital offerings, whilst still a high-quality creative experiences, will come at a reduced price to reflect the change in format. A Distant Christmas is now purely app-based and will be free to download from Saturday 19 December 2020 until Sunday 31 January 2021 with a recommended donation of £8 towards the development costs. The Snow Hare in Winter, meanwhile, is now a specially staged production recorded for camera, which can be streamed online on demand from Thursday 24 December until Wednesday 6 January 2021. The new ticket price of £10 per rental, includes the option to double your ticket value with a donation to help support the venue and Under the Bed theatre company. The production is available on demand to stream for three days from the booking date, giving flexibility to audiences and the opportunity to watch several times.

Audiences who had already booked tickets for either A Distant Christmas or The Snow Hare in Winter, we will provide a full refund. Alternatively, they’re invited to support the arts centre by choosing to credit the ticket value for a future event or donate to LPAC’s community projects.

“Although we’re sad that we can no longer present the live element of A Distant Christmas, which would have seen actors providing a fun festive misguided tour through our city, the piece was always envisaged with the fall-back of an app-only experience in mind and so I’m confident that audiences will still enjoy this festive romance-mystery that provides a unique alternative to the traditional Christmas show. Our production teams for both shows continue to work extraordinarily hard in exceptional circumstances to create something truly magical this Christmas. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved for their resilience, adaptability, creativity and innovation. It is thanks to them that we are able to continue to find a way to bring the arts to you.”
Craig Morrow, Artistic Director, Lincoln Performing Arts Centre

“We are very excited to be bringing The Snow Hare in Winter to you in video form. Theatre in your own living room! We are already experienced in staging for camera so the shift from live to recorded is something that we are familiar with. We have been working hard with Lincoln Performing Arts Centre to capture the buzz of the theatre. We aim to make the show just as interactive and fun with lots of new original songs and funny characters, and ultimately offer a chance for families to experience a bit of Christmas magic. A trip to the theatre has never been so cosy!”
Josh Baldwin, Under the Bed Theatre

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Julie Ellerby
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Lincoln Performing Arts Centre
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Editor’s notes:

A Distant Christmas
Tickets: Free Download
Format: Augmented Reality App.
Available From: Saturday 19 December 2020 to 31 January 2021
Trail Starts: Lincoln City Centre
Trail Ends: Uphill Lincoln
Duration: approximately 1 hour 20 minutes*
Age: 10+

It is December 1918 and Kitty Hall is grieving the death of her sweetheart – killed in action in the last weeks of the War. But when he’s seen alive, walking the streets of Lincoln, Kitty and her friends set out on a quest to find him, searching across the city and hoping for a Christmas Miracle.

*A Distant Christmas takes approximately 1 hour 20 minutes to complete depending on length of time it takes you to find and travel to the various locations and uncover the clues to the next marker, so make sure you dress for the weather.

The Snow Hare in Winter
Tickets: £10 per household // £20 to double it with a donation.
Link active for three days from selected event date.
Format: Recorded Stage Production for Online Streaming
Available From: 24 December 2020 to 6 January 2021 (Christmas Eve to Twelfth Night). Last rental booking is 6 January.
Duration: 45 minutes
Age: 3 – 7 years

Lumi knows all about the Snow Hare and she wants nothing more than to find him. She knows that his fur transforms brilliant white each winter, to match his surroundings, and that if you see him, he will grant you a wish. But it hasn’t snowed for a long, long time….

Join Lumi on her adventure as she searches for her Christmas wish and meets new friends along the way in this heart-warming story with joyous songs and silly characters.

Essentially, a home rental of a pre-recorded and edited full stage production for young audiences. The streaming link gives access for three days from the selected event date, giving more flexibility on when you watch and the option to watch more than once within that timeframe.

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A Distant Christmas: Digital and Live Performance in 2020 https://lpac.co.uk/a-distant-christmas-digital-and-live-performance-in-2020/ Tue, 01 Dec 2020 10:52:44 +0000 https://lpac.co.uk/?p=5057246 The release date for A Distant Christmas is approaching, so let’s get to know some of the tech team who have been working on transferring live performance to an augmented reality app. Steve Chambers What is your production role? I’m the stage manager at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre. My role this year in A Distant Christmas was filming all off the green screen footage that you will see within the application that launches in December. I was also involved in sourcing some of the costumes that will see the production. What excites you most about the production? The thing I was most excited about within this production was using the green screen because I’ve not had any experience in using a green screen before. Having worked in theatre all the time we don’t do much filming so that was quite nice to be able to research that and learn a new skill. What is your favourite Christmas story? A Christmas Carol, and my favourite version on film is The Muppets. I think that’s great version of that story. Ethan Peck What is your production role? I am the stage manager Stage manager for A Distant Christmas. What excites you

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The release date for A Distant Christmas is approaching, so let’s get to know some of the tech team who have been working on transferring live performance to an augmented reality app.

Steve Chambers
What is your production role?
I’m the stage manager at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre. My role this year in A Distant Christmas was filming all off the green screen footage that you will see within the application that launches in December. I was also involved in sourcing some of the costumes that will see the production.
What excites you most about the production?
The thing I was most excited about within this production was using the green screen because I’ve not had any experience in using a green screen before. Having worked in theatre all the time we don’t do much filming so that was quite nice to be able to research that and learn a new skill.
What is your favourite Christmas story?
A Christmas Carol, and my favourite version on film is The Muppets. I think that’s great version of that story.

Ethan Peck
What is your production role?
I am the stage manager Stage manager for A Distant Christmas.
What excites you most about the production?
The thing I was looking forward to most about this project was doing something very new to the format of the genre. You know it’s not every day that you create an app that goes along with a theatre show.
What is your favourite Christmas story?
A film called Grounded.

Alex Kent
What is your production role?
I’m the production manager for A Distant Christmas.
What excites you most about the production?
I’m most excited to be bringing traditional storytelling to a new medium when live performance is not possible.
What is your favourite Christmas story?
My favourite story is A Christmas Carol.

Alice Bright
What is your production role?
I am assisting the sound tech on the production of A Distant Christmas.
What excites you most about the production?
This process has been very enjoyable from a tech point as it involved, for me, new aspects.
What is your favourite Christmas story?
The time that my dog ate the entire chicken that my mum had very lovingly spent nearly three hours working on!

We especially love that curve ball answer from Alice! We are so sorry for her mum but do love the story. Perhaps there’s a future Christmas show in it? THE DOG WHO ATE CHRISTMAS!

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A Distant Christmas: Rehearsing in 2020 https://lpac.co.uk/a-distant-christmas-rehearsing-in-2020/ Fri, 20 Nov 2020 16:16:45 +0000 https://lpac.co.uk/?p=5019411 Rehearsing in 2020 is different. How will the show be staged? How do we perform without touching? Another cast member in isolation…again?! Usually, the path to performance is a long and straight one, however not in the age of Coronavirus. The uphill hike to performance is uncertain and daunting for all creative teams at the moment. With that said, there are still many aspects of working on a production that remain the same, despite the obstacles. As undergraduate Drama students in our graduating year, we are expected to demonstrate a high standard of professionalism. Learning our lines, working with the director on character development and with the professional production team to bring the story to life through costume and technical effects are all still par for the course. We knew, going into this rehearsal process, that there would be obvious minor barriers such as wearing masks and socially distancing for all cast and crew in a studio space. These seem like small and obvious points but, as performers, we did not initially think about how these challenges would affect the production, especially in the rehearsal stages. It soon became apparent that we would need to spend many more hours tweaking

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Rehearsing in 2020 is different. How will the show be staged? How do we perform without touching? Another cast member in isolation…again?! Usually, the path to performance is a long and straight one, however not in the age of Coronavirus. The uphill hike to performance is uncertain and daunting for all creative teams at the moment.

With that said, there are still many aspects of working on a production that remain the same, despite the obstacles. As undergraduate Drama students in our graduating year, we are expected to demonstrate a high standard of professionalism. Learning our lines, working with the director on character development and with the professional production team to bring the story to life through costume and technical effects are all still par for the course.

We knew, going into this rehearsal process, that there would be obvious minor barriers such as wearing masks and socially distancing for all cast and crew in a studio space. These seem like small and obvious points but, as performers, we did not initially think about how these challenges would affect the production, especially in the rehearsal stages. It soon became apparent that we would need to spend many more hours tweaking scenes that we thought were already blocked, but needed to be changed to fit the camera lens, whilst also maintaining our safe distance from one another. Simple tasks have become a lengthier process.

So far (touch wood!) we have only had one performer go into isolation, but unfortunately this has happened twice for her already over the rehearsal period! But in this digital era, a man down doesn’t necessarily mean a man gone. She was still able to contribute to discussions and developments through email and she has been present at every rehearsal via live video connection. Although not physically in the room, she was able to participate in all aspects and continue to be an active member of the group. I wouldn’t call it easy, but it has been doable. The cast and crew have been incredibly adaptive and have such a positive attitude to overcoming challenges.

It is almost beyond belief to think that any production could be produced whilst adhering to such restrictions, but it just goes to show how resilient and driven we are as performers and creators. As a team we have been able to creatively navigate all the new rules and regulations, and work together (even when we’re apart!) to create something magical!

Truly A Distant Christmas miracle!

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Aakash Odedra 2 Live Performance Moves Online! https://lpac.co.uk/aakash-odedra-2-live-performance-moves-online/ Tue, 03 Nov 2020 15:08:47 +0000 https://lpac.co.uk/?p=4986274 In response to new national lockdown restrictions which are due to come into force on Thursday 5 November, the performance by Aakash Odedra 2, which was scheduled for Saturday 7 November on the University of Lincoln campus outside LPAC has now been moved online. Whether you’re a LSFPA student thinking of joining Aakash Odedra 2 or simply want to enjoy some much-needed art in your lockdown life then now is your chance to see the style of work the company creates and performs. Aakash Odedra 2 will be auditioning for dancers from the @UniLincolnLSFPA to form the new cohort of this pre-professional graduate dance company. With lockdown well under way the outdoor performances planned @universityoflincoln will now go online. On Fri 6 November, 5.30pm the company will be premiering this new work. Filmed on location in Leicester this unique performance created with Kesha Raithatha and Aakash Odedra brings the beauty of dance and the outdoors to your screen http://bit.ly/AO2Perform Image: Matt Cawrey

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In response to new national lockdown restrictions which are due to come into force on Thursday 5 November, the performance by Aakash Odedra 2, which was scheduled for Saturday 7 November on the University of Lincoln campus outside LPAC has now been moved online.

Whether you’re a LSFPA student thinking of joining Aakash Odedra 2 or simply want to enjoy some much-needed art in your lockdown life then now is your chance to see the style of work the company creates and performs. Aakash Odedra 2 will be auditioning for dancers from the @UniLincolnLSFPA to form the new cohort of this pre-professional graduate dance company. With lockdown well under way the outdoor performances planned @universityoflincoln will now go online. On Fri 6 November, 5.30pm the company will be premiering this new work. Filmed on location in Leicester this unique performance created with Kesha Raithatha and Aakash Odedra brings the beauty of dance and the outdoors to your screen http://bit.ly/AO2Perform

Image: Matt Cawrey

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Fire & Light Trail Postponed to January 2021 https://lpac.co.uk/fire-light-trail-postponed-to-january-2021/ Tue, 03 Nov 2020 10:37:56 +0000 https://lpac.co.uk/?p=4984823 Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC)’s Fire & Light Trail Postponed In response to new national restrictions, which come into effect on Thursday 5 November, LPAC’s sell-out event Fire & Light Trail, which was warmly anticipated by Lincoln locals has been postponed to the new year. The socially-distanced outdoor event, which was due to take place on Friday 6th November – just one day after the lockdown comes into place – was set to be the venue’s first public and non-digital event since it was forced to close its doors in March. The Fire & Light Trail is a pop-up outdoor exhibition that weaves its way through illuminated parkland in the centre of Lincoln. Lit by coloured stage lights, Lincoln Arboretum will serve as a backdrop to a stunning Fire Garden, comprised of Fire Stacks, Fire Sculptures, Fire Cans and lanterns, enhanced by pyrotechnics, fire juggling and a mobile forge – the Fire & Light Trail is a unique kinetic experience of heat and light. Having spoken to the various partners involved in producing the event LPAC is looking to reschedule the Fire & Light Trail on Friday 29 January 2021. It is possible that this might shift depending on the

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Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC)’s Fire & Light Trail Postponed

In response to new national restrictions, which come into effect on Thursday 5 November, LPAC’s sell-out event Fire & Light Trail, which was warmly anticipated by Lincoln locals has been postponed to the new year.

The socially-distanced outdoor event, which was due to take place on Friday 6th November – just one day after the lockdown comes into place – was set to be the venue’s first public and non-digital event since it was forced to close its doors in March. The Fire & Light Trail is a pop-up outdoor exhibition that weaves its way through illuminated parkland in the centre of Lincoln. Lit by coloured stage lights, Lincoln Arboretum will serve as a backdrop to a stunning Fire Garden, comprised of Fire Stacks, Fire Sculptures, Fire Cans and lanterns, enhanced by pyrotechnics, fire juggling and a mobile forge – the Fire & Light Trail is a unique kinetic experience of heat and light.

Having spoken to the various partners involved in producing the event LPAC is looking to reschedule the Fire & Light Trail on Friday 29 January 2021. It is possible that this might shift depending on the restrictions in place on the day, but the Box Office team will keep audiences informed of the situation. All tickets have been automatically transferred to the new date. People who are unable to attend the new date will be entitled to a full refund of the cost of their tickets.

“It is very disappointing to have to postpone the Fire & Light Trail. The team have worked hard in challenging circumstances to bring this event together. Live events are vital in raising the spirits of so many people, especially at this time of year. We are determined to make the Fire & Light Trail happen but at a time when it is safe to do so.”
Craig Morrow, Artistic Director

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Julie Ellerby
Marketing Manager
Lincoln Performing Arts Centre
jellerby@lincoln.ac.uk
07814 666703
Working from home Monday – Friday.

Editor’s notes:
Event Title: Fire & Light Trail
Event Organiser: Lincoln Performing Arts Centre
Location: Lincoln Arboretum
Event Date: Friday 29th January 2021
Entry Times: 6pm; 6.40pm; 7.20pm
Running Time: Approximately 40 minutes
Tickets: £4.50 Adults // £3.50 Children Under 16 // £13 Family (4 people, max 2 adults) // Babes-in-arms under 18 months are free but must be ticketed.

Covid Secure:
There is limited capacity for the event. To aid flow and social distancing, the Fire & Light Trail splits each audience group across two entrances (East Entrance off Milman Road and South Entrance off Monks Road). Both entrances join the main fire garden loop at different points but complete a full circuit. It is requested that facemask are worn when queuing and attending, unless you are exempt from doing so.

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Venue Receives Vital Funding from HM Government https://lpac.co.uk/venue-receives-vital-funding-from-hm-government/ Sat, 17 Oct 2020 08:29:24 +0000 https://lpac.co.uk/?p=4857287 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

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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.”

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The Culture Recovery Fund is part of #HereForCulture the HM Government response to coronavirus pandemic:

“Culture creates jobs, supports livelihoods, and brings joy to everyone. The UK leads the world in the creative industries and we can all feel pride in that.

Now, in these challenging times, it’s our turn to show our support for culture. With an unprecedented investment through the £1.57bn Cultural Recovery Fund, the government is #HereForCulture so it can weather the storm of coronavirus and come back stronger.

And we are #HereForCulture too.

#HereForCulture is a movement that unites the public, government and cultural organisations in support of our fantastic cinemas, theatres, music venues, museums, galleries and heritage.

We want people to make sure that where they are able to visit local culture venues in their communities, they do so in a covid secure way. Plus, with more and more culture being curated online, there is no better time to support and enjoy all the new and exciting ways culture is available to us.

By being #HereForCulture, we aren’t just supporting the people in the industry, we’re also supporting communities across the country.” HM Government

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Graduate Theatremakers Invited to Create Socially Distanced Christmas Show 2020 https://lpac.co.uk/graduate-theatremakers-invited-to-create-socially-distanced-christmas-show-2020/ Mon, 14 Sep 2020 10:54:53 +0000 https://lpac.co.uk/?p=4715817 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 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 as smaller, repeated performances. The production should incorporate live music elements (where safe to do so) or pre-recorded original compositions.

The commissioned artists will be able to demonstrate experience of making work for younger audiences but will seek to make the show accessible to as many people as possible. 

For more information on the commission and how to apply please download this document.

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Colour-In Activities https://lpac.co.uk/colour-in-activities/ Wed, 19 Aug 2020 14:10:41 +0000 https://lpac.co.uk/?p=4691452 Download Penguins, Penguins, Penguins colouring in activity sheet HERE Download Ready, Steady, Yeti! colouring in activity sheet HERE

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Download Penguins, Penguins, Penguins colouring in activity sheet HERE

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Autumn 2020 Season Cancellation Announced https://lpac.co.uk/autumn-2020-season-cancellation-announced/ Thu, 06 Aug 2020 09:54:20 +0000 https://lpac.co.uk/?p=4691416 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

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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 Arts Centre is set to be mothballed, rather the theatre has plans to offer an alternative pop-up programme of events and activities inside the venue, around the city, and online, which work within the boundaries of social distancing. This programme will be launched later in the summer. Craig added:
“Although it is clear we cannot continue as normal, we are determined to find creative ways to present performance and cultural events that work within COVID Safe guidelines and I have been really energised by the possibilities. From small-scale shows specially adapted for social bubbles, to outdoor installations, to digital work, there is a wealth of opportunity to explore how we can continue to share live experiences – it’s actually quite exciting!”

One example of this revised programme will feature a re-imagined Christmas show that takes audiences around the city and will hopefully merge Augmented Reality technology with live performance. Titled A Distant Christmas, this alternative to a main stage show will be consciously designed to offer a festive story in a safe and engaging format. Craig Morrow, who is also the creative lead on the project says:

“We’re investing the same level of theatrical ingenuity as we would our main house Christmas Shows, but by freeing ourselves from having to fill an auditorium to cover the costs of a large production budget and instead drawing on the expertise of our colleagues within University of Lincoln, we will have the flexibility to adapt the format to whatever restrictions on mass gatherings are in place this winter. We’re still in the early planning stages and exploring exactly what can be achieved with the technology but we expect A Distant Christmas to offer an appropriate response to these unique times.”

The pop-up season details will be announced at the end of summer. For more information on refunds and exchanges for existing programming please visit our FAQS

Lincoln Performing Arts Centre improves creative and cultural opportunities for the people of Lincoln, empowering communities to flourish by maximising participation in the cultural life of our city

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CORONAVIRUS CLOSURE FAQS https://lpac.co.uk/coronavirus-closure-faqs/ Mon, 08 Jun 2020 13:31:15 +0000 https://lpac.co.uk/?p=4679800 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

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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 government guidelines for live events. You may still be able to book for events scheduled for this summer or 2021. Should you have any difficulties with this a staff member will be in touch upon their return.

I booked for an event but it asked me to confirm household/ bubble, what does this mean?

– At the moment a lot of neighbouring towns and cities are moving into Tier 2 and Tier 3. The restrictions in these ares include only being able to attend venues, such as theatre, in your households or bubbles. Whilst we are still in Tier 1, we want to keep our audiences safe and abide by government guidelines, with this in mind we are asking customers to confirm that when they are attending our venue they are attending in their households or bubbles.

I need to update my contact information on my account, can you help?

– If you go to http://www.lpac.co.uk/account you should be able to log in to your account and make any changes necessary from there. Should you have any difficulties in logging in please clear the cache and cookies in your browser settings and try logging in again. If you are still facing issues please let us know and a staff member will be in touch upon their return.

I would like to request a refund, how do I do this?

– You may have already received communications from us regarding the postponement and cancellation of certain events. Should you require a refund please email us the order number, the name the order was purchased under and the last four digits of your card. A member of staff will be able to process your refund upon their return and you will receive a confirmation email of the refund.

I would like to have the tickets credited to my account to use for a later date, how do I do this?

– Please email your request to us with the order number and the name the order was purchased under. A member of staff will be able to process this upon their return and you will receive a confirmation email of the credit. You will have 1 year to use this credit from the date it has been processed.

I would like to donate my tickets to the venue, how do I do this?

– We are very grateful for any contributions made to the venue and we are very thankful for your support. Please email your request to us with the order number and the name the order was purchased under. A member of staff will be able to process this upon their return and you will receive a confirmation email of the donation. If you would like to make a separate donation please go to https://lpac.co.uk/donate/ to make your contribution.

Is there another way to support the venue?

– Yes, we are grateful for any support we receive from our audiences. You can follow us on social media, be an advocate for us online by sharing our work and creating a discussion about the arts in Lincoln and beyond. We recently launched a project titled Wellness Compass, a six week programme of activities and videos all with the aim of giving you a toolkit for better your mental health as guided by the NHS’s 5 steps to wellness. We are asking audiences to share some of the activities they do to help stay connected and better their mental health, go to https://lpac.co.uk/wellness-compass-submission-guide/ to find out how you can get involved. This is a project for all ages so the whole family can join in!

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