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LOOK AHEAD TO SPRING 2019! View the brochure here.

Posted by Julie Ellerby, 6th December 2018, 19:14pm

We are very pleased to announce our Spring 2019 season of events! It’s time to break that shiny new 2019 diary out of it’s wrapper and plan your trips out to the theatre for the new year. We have a lot to offer and – as always – we recommend booking early so as not to miss out! You can view the new season brochure ONLINE. If you’d like to receive a hard copy, JOIN OUR MAILING LIST.

Rapunzel Treasure Hunt Competition

Posted by Julie Ellerby, 22nd November 2018, 16:08pm

Win an Amazon Fire 8 Kids Tablet, Wireless Kids Headphones, and a £20 Gift Voucher! All you have to do for your chance to win this amazing prize is follow the Rapunzel Treasure Hunt in participating stores at The Waterside Shopping Centre, Lincoln. Rapunzel has lost all of her hair products inside Waterside Shopping Centre! Help her get them back by searching for them in the shops! Look for the special letter on each of Rapunzel’s hair products within the Waterside Shopping Centre to reveal a festive word and be entered into the prize draw. Happy hunting and good luck! Click here for full terms and conditions.

Playwright Anna Jordan “pop music also has the power to bring people together”

Posted by Laura Swain, 6th November 2018, 11:58am

Born in West London, Anna Jordan trained as an actor at LAMDA. Later realising her passion for playwriting and director. In 2013 her play Yen won her the Bruntwood Prize for playwriting. Since then, Anna’s writing goes from strength to strength. We very lucky to have her play POP MUSIC come to HOME Nightclub Friday 16 November.   What is POP MUSIC about? The provocation that I came up with for the play is that pop music makes promises it can’t keep. The two characters, who are in their mid-30s and share a huge love of pop, were made huge promises by their favourite artists in the 80s and 90s that were just not true.             You previewed the show at Latitude Festival early this year, how did it go? Yes, we did a preview at Latitude festival in July, I was eight months pregnant when they all went off to the festival, which I thought I probably shouldn’t do.  The feedback was great people were talking about how feelgood and uplifting it is. I suppose the positivity comes from the fact that pop music also has the power to bring people together.   What sort of songs can we expect

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Summit Marketing and Venues Day

Posted by Laura Swain, 18th September 2018, 16:04pm

Summit Marketing and Venues Day A couple of weeks ago, I had the enormous pleasure of attending the Summit Marketing and Venues Day. This was a day set up by Fuel Theatre for all the venues on the tour to meet and discuss marketing plans but also get a better sense for the show in general. Prior to this event, all the venues had been asked to recruit a LES which stands for Local Engagement Specialist. This is usually someone who works in a specialist area and is connected to the wider local community. Because of the shows integration of BSL (British Sign Language) and its close connection to the deaf community, we were looking for someone who works with the deaf community. I happened to find Debra through Facebook, her reputation of working in the deaf community is widely known in Lincoln. Debra and I met bright and early at Lincoln Station ready to take the 3 hour journey to Manchester. The journey consisted mostly of us discussing the possibilities that the role of LES has to offer and what projects we can work on around the performance to get people engaged with the theatre. We arrived to smiling,

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POP OUT Festival 2018 Brochure

Posted by Laura Swain, 12th September 2018, 15:11pm

FESTIVAL BROCHURE LAUNCHED! You can find out What’s On in Lincoln during PopOut Festival 2018 by browsing our issuu version of our What’s On Magazine, featuring the festival line-up and behind-the-scenes information.  PopOut 2018 features our most ambitious programme so far and we hope you can join us for this micro-festival of art outside the ordinary!

Sticks & Stones & Vinay Patel

From Edinburgh Festival to Lincoln to Doctor Who!

Posted by Craig Morrow, 5th September 2018, 01:03am

We’re all excited about the start of season eleven of Doctor Who this weekend, and can’t wait to watch Jodie Whitaker wield the sonic screwdriver as the Thirteenth Doctor. But we’re perhaps most excited about the fact that one of our plays at PopOut Festival – Sticks and Stones – is by a writer from the new series, Vinay Patel. Vinay graduated from Central School of Speech and Drama with an MA in writing and was initially attracted to the stage as a place to write and produce his own material. His first break came in 2014 with True Brits, a play balancing the elation of London 2012 with the devastation of 7/7. Following this success, he then went on to develop his first full-length piece for BBC television – Murdered By My Father – which was nominated for a BAFTA, with it’s lead Adeel Akhtar winning the BAFTA for best actor. Since then Vinay has produced work for stage and screen and was delighted to be given the chance to write for Doctor Who has he’s always been a fan of the genre. Vinay said: “I grew up watching shows like Star Trek and Quantum Leap on the edge

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Big Bouncing Boogie is Back!

Posted by Laura Swain, 9th August 2018, 14:33pm

  BIG BOUNCING BOOGIE will be Bounding Back to our Auditorium   Earlier this year we hosted our very first BIG BOUNCING BOOGIE. An event where your little ones get a chance to blow off some steam, have a blast on various inflatables (including an inflatable racecourse with space hoppers!!), and get a chance to get down and have a little boogie with funky music and disco lights. If you attended than you’ll know we asked you to fill out a short survey. We have taken that feedback on-board and are proud to announce that Big Bouncing Boogie is making a return this season.       Thank You for Your Feedback   We just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your feedback and taking the time out to fill out that survey. We understand that as a parent, time is short so we are very grateful. Some of the feedback we received related mostly to capacity and how quickly the vent sold out. This, combined with the popularity of the vent, made us rethink a few things. We obviously could not increase capacity due to health and safety reasons. We also wanted each child to be

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Thank You Phoebe!

Posted by Laura Swain, 18th May 2018, 15:05pm

It’s our Box Office Coordinator’s last day with us. Phoebe has been an integral part of the venue for so long and we are so proud to see her succeed as a freelance arts producer. We hope you will join us in wishing her well and all the best in her new ventures. Keep up to date with Phoebe’s projects here –   It’s our Box Office Coordinator’s last day with us. Phoebe has been an integral part of the venue for so long and we are so proud to see her succeed as a freelance arts producer. We hope you will join us in wishing her all the best for the future! — LPAC Lincoln (@LPAC_Lincoln) May 18, 2018

Summer Schools 2018: Creative Futures

Posted by Julie Ellerby, 25th April 2018, 13:17pm

Are you creative, an aspiring designer, architect or a budding performer or dancer? Thinking about a future in the creative and cultural industries and how higher education might make this possible? This July, 2018 the University of Lincoln are offering 3 summer schools for you to choose from. Through a series of hands on activities and workshops you will explore what it is like to study creative subjects at University. Each 5-day summer school will run from 9:30 to 4:30, Monday to Friday and is targeted at students in year 11, 12, 13 or equivalent. Architecture and Design: Creative Futures // Monday 16th – Friday 20th July The purpose of this summer school is to inspire students to value and develop their creative talents and the potential to progress through higher education courses into careers and vocations in the creative industries. The week will be broken down into a series of hands-on taster workshops based round various design disciplines of product design, architecture, communications design, interior design and digital heritage. Contemporary Dance // Monday 23rd – Friday 27th July This summer school is an ideal opportunity to get a taster of a typical University Dance course and experience practical, professional

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ONE HUNDRED: Commemorating Women’s Suffrage

Posted by Craig Morrow, 6th February 2018, 16:14pm

Today marks one hundred years since the Representation of the People Act in 1918, the legislation that brought voting rights to all men and some women over the age of 30 and paved the way for full democratic equality and Universal Suffrage in 1928. Throughout 2018 the cultural calendar across the UK will be alive with events and activities that celebrate one hundred years of votes for women. To celebrate this important anniversary, Lincoln Performing Arts Centre will be producing a programme of activities culminating in a mass participatory outdoor event on the evening of 14 December 2018, one hundred years since the first General Election where women could vote. This celebratory event will animate the streets of Lincoln and draw attention to the diverse talent and creativity of the women in our amazing city. This female-led project is still at an early stage and we are looking for expressions of interest to form partnerships with women’s groups and organisations or individuals that might want to take part and help shape this communal celebration. We actively encourage expressions of interest from under-represented groups, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), disabled and LGBTQ+. To take part you must be 16

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