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,
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!
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
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
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 – https://phoebewallpalmer.co.uk/ 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! https://t.co/2WFWe0FFuK pic.twitter.com/KU76t1tXXI — LPAC Lincoln (@LPAC_Lincoln) May 18, 2018
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
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
Look at the programme here: Newvolutions Brochure 2018 If you’re curious about how new theatre and performance is made and excited about the possibility of influencing that work then NEWVOLUTIONS is for you. This year is our seventh micro-season of works- in-progress by local, regional and national performers. Over the past seven years we have supported over seventy productions, artists, choreographers, playwrights and theatre makers to develop their next big project – a number of which have gone on to have national tours and all of which were seen first by Lincoln audiences. Once again, this January – following two weeks of intensive workshops and rehearsals – we will be presenting a range of performance showcases at different stages of development, from the smallest spark of a new idea to pieces that are almost fully-formed. We’ll then invite you to give your feedback to the artists in an informal atmosphere, either as part of a post- show chat or over a drink at the bar. All events are FREE but capacity is limited so advanced booking is recommended. Most events are scheduled to allow you to see an entire evening’s programme back-to-back but do check with the box office for running
We are delighted to share our new Spring 2018 season of events with you. Our new season brochure can be downloaded HERE and viewed online HERE, or you can pick up a paper copy from our box office. 2018 is our tenth anniversary year and to celebrate we have a fantastic range of activities lined up. Our birthday celebration is a chance to explore new possibilities, address challenges and develop different ways of placing our entire community at teh heart of what we do. This includes shows programmed by the community; initiatives such as £10,000 worth of free tickets, which will help to remove some of the financial barriers to engagement in the arts, and large-scale creative interventions in the city, such as Architects of Air’s beautiful luminarium, which joins us by the Brayford for Eggcite, Lincoln’s Easter Arts Festival for Children.
Lincoln Fun Palace is just around the corner and with this being our second year taking part in the worldwide celebration, we’ve had an overwhelming number of donations for this years event. This includes a kind donation from EverythingBranded.co.uk who have designed personalised wristbands for our visitors to take away with them as a souvenir. EverythingBranded.co.uk specialise in promotional and branded products for businesses and charities around the world. They have worked with household names such as ASDA, Samsung, the NHS and ITV, supplying them with pens, clothes, mugs, keyrings and much more. Founded in 2010, the parent company Charles Alexander Distribution operates through a group of websites in the print and promotional sector in the UK and abroad. The group offers a best-price guarantee. If you find any of their 30,000 products available cheaper at another distributor they will match the price. EverythingBranded recently launched an American site, EverythingBranded.com. This site is their first site outside of the UK and it has made an excellent start.https://www.everythingbranded.com/ Paul Rowlett, EverythingBranded’s Managing Director, said: “Fun Palaces has developed into a fantastic way to get everyone involved and engaged in the community, all over the country. We were pleased to be in a