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Posted by Craig Morrow, 3rd February 2017, 17:52pm

Introduction FUTURESHOCK is Lincoln Performing Arts Centre’s response to Frequency 2017, Lincoln’s Festival of Digital Culture, which takes place across the city 20-29 October ( From the end of September, leading up to and during Frequency Festival, we will be exploring the role of analogue or ‘obsolete’ technologies within contemporary performance practice. Calling All Analogue Artists FUTURESHOCK is an exploration of the on-going potential of analogue technology in arts and culture. Throughout the fringe we aim to celebrate the value of ‘old/obsolete’ non-digital processes through sited work, public interventions and performance events, these can be rough-and-ready repurposed artworks or more polished integrations.  The fringe is not intended to place value-judgements on digital and non-digital practices, nor set them in opposition; rather we view FUTURESHOCK as a forum to promote the benefit of alternative and forgotten media within a wide, diverse palette of creative possibilities. Indeed, we are particularly interested in artworks where digital and non-digital technologies operate in a dialogue to explore the human experience. We are looking for works that either actively or subtly, addresses the theme of Displacement, echoing the wider focus of Frequency Festival 2017 and that engage with our diverse communities through accessible and inclusive content. Timeline Please

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Posted by Julie Ellerby, 4th July 2016, 15:18pm

  Following the buzz around last year’s visit, Paines Plough’s award-winning pop-up amphitheatre’ Roundabout is back as part of Pop Out – our festival of Art Outside the Ordinary. At Pop Out you can expect the best new plays, family shows, classical concerts, acclaimed cabaret, stand-up comedy and Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, sitting alongside site-specific performance and hidden gems in unusual spaces. There’s also a free programme of events at our Festival Bar & Music Stage and as part of Lincolnshire’s first Fun Palace held on Sat 1 & Sun 2 October.   As part of Lincoln Comedy Festival we are bringing some huge names to the city; most notably Shappi Khorsandi, Julian Clary, and – as seen on America’s Got Talent – TAPE FACE! Our comedy offering for the season doesn’t stop there, in November we will also be welcoming Omid Djalili and Seann Walsh to the stage.   Our Christmas family show this year is Treasure Island, an action-packed retelling of the classic pirate adventure. Young and old will be mesmerised by a world of swashbuckling excitement, brimming with buccaneers and buried gold.   You may be pleasantly surprised to discover that for the first time we will also

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Posted by Craig Morrow, 21st August 2015, 16:37pm

Press Release 21 Aug 2015 ROUNDABOUT THEATRE FESTIVAL POPS-UP IN LINCOLN 23-26 SEPTEMBER Paines Plough’s award-winning flat pack theatre – Roundabout – will be erected outside Lincoln Performing Arts Centre week commencing 21 September and host a mini-festival of critically acclaimed theatre, comedy, music and family performances. Roundabout looks a little like a space ship and will land on the University of Lincoln campus this autumn beneath a specially constructed geo-dome and can be set up in just 24 hours. This intimate theatre-in-the-round combines beautiful design with innovative engineering and pioneering technology to deliver a top class theatre experience. There has never been anything like this in the city, with Lincoln being one of only a few places in the UK to present this distinctive experience, following successful runs at Edinburgh Festival Fringe and London’s Southbank. Inside the Roundabout the programme is also ‘pop-up’ and unique to its Lincoln visit.  Touring productions presented as part of the festival include the critically acclaimed Lungs by Duncan Macmillan, children’s show Our Teacher’s A Troll  by Dennis Kelly (writer of West End Hit Matilda The Musical with Tim Minchin), and Fringe First Award-winning playwright Alexandra Wood’s new thriller The Human Ear.   Lincoln Performing

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