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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 – 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

Lincoln Fun Palace Donations!

Posted by Michael Woodhall, 6th October 2017, 17:22pm

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

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CALL OUT – Community Project for Paines Plough’s Roundabout Theatre

Posted by Craig Morrow, 14th August 2017, 15:20pm

Lincoln Performing Arts Centre invite you to join them in making a brand-new theatre performance to be shown in the world-renowned Paines Plough Roundabout Theatre. Everything We Are will be an original piece of theatre – created over the course of just one month – by a unique ‘pop-up’ theatre company that you can be a part of. How the final piece comes together will be shaped by you and everyone who volunteers to form the company. By taking part in this project, you’ll attend a series of inspiring workshops, designed to get you thinking, creating and performing. The sessions will be led by theatre maker and performer, Rachel Baynton – co-artistic director of the critically acclaimed Proto-type Theater. These workshops will result in a one-off show, to be performed in the Roundabout as part of Lincoln Performing Arts Centre’s Pop-Out Festival 2017. Read the full Call Out here You can find out more and get involved by contacting Phoebe at pwall-palmer@lincoln.ac.uk or 01522 837600

OPENING UP THEATRE TO NEW AUDIENCES

Posted by Craig Morrow, 21st September 2015, 22:03pm

By their very nature, the arts are always evolving, finding new ways to present ideas, opinions, humour and emotions. And as a venue, we have to adopt a similar attitude; if we want to increase access and provision to contemporary work then as a venue we have to do something different to punch above the noise and excite audiences enough that they want to take a chance on the new. That’s why we will be welcoming the Roundabout Theatre to the city this month, a theatre company and a concept I became familiar with back in 2010, six months before I started at Lincoln Performing Arts Centre. I worked on a consultancy project for Paines Plough, looking at touring theatre in the regions, and it was felt that venues were struggling to afford to attract new plays, whilst touring companies often felt the theatre spaces were not the right size for the type of performances they wanted to produce. Sometimes, the problem is simply that there is not a theatre in the local town. It was from these problems that the idea of a touring theatre that could pop-up anywhere was born. I was only there for the initial conversations

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