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Autumn 2024: Hope & Joy

It is increasingly a radical act to have relentless belief, faith, hope and optimism. 

A highlight this Autumn is an event series by Lincolnshire born resident artist Georgie Jones. Georgie will present an original spoken word performance: How to Stay Hopeful (17 Oct) featuring her signature warmth and wit in a tale of unexpected friendships. You will be able to amble through a vibrant tapestry of hopes and weave your aspirations into the fabric of a collective vision for a brighter future in free exhibition The Calendar of Hopeful Things (24 Oct – 31 Oct), or take part in a workshop series Writing Hope (various dates). 

We’ve also commissioned acclaimed site-specific theatre company Dante or Die to make Inside Odds On (Oct & Nov) an immersive city centre exhibition that plunges you into the world of online gambling: to give a game’s-eye view of how your fellow players are really doing. I’m delighted to be working on this nationally significant project that has such relevance to Greater Lincolnshire. 

Closer to home this October, the campus will be animated with a bouncy electronic soundtrack, and spontaneous choreographic games, facilitated by highly skilled performers from Associate Artists, Casson & Friends in ARCADE (10 Oct). A departure from the new will take us to a classic tale told in a very quirky and joy-filled way with Sh!t-faced Shakespeare’s re-telling of A Midsummers Night Dream (24 Oct). Then in The Bar at the Edge of Time (31 Oct– 1 Nov), maestro mixologists, crooners, and hosts await the audience as they join Frozen Light in a new sensory spectacular for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities. 

In November families will find out if there is ever Room On The Broom (14-15 Nov) for everyone, in the stage adaptation of the classic tale by Julia Donaldson. Described as “A perfect introduction to the theatre.” by the Sunday Express and received 5 stars from Families Magazine for its brilliant puppets and catchy songs. Then our sensational, made-in-Lincoln, science-y lecture for families Science: Live on Stage (28-29 Nov) will take a trip around the brain with Dr Kay Ritchie. 

In December, make The Snow Queen (12 – 21 Dec) your affordable Christmas treat. Students from Lincoln School of Creative Arts help us discover how friendship can save us from a fantastical frosty tale of eternal winter. 

We also continue to be a place where knowledge is shared. This season we’ll be hosting conferences on technology, sustainability and social prescribing; and Navigating the Storm (22 Nov), an event to equip creative practitioners and organisations with the skills and expertise to better bring the joy of LGBTQ+ inclusive work to audiences. 

As a home for new artists and new artistic ideas we’re packed with opportunities to see new work with 15 brand new supported, produced, or commissioned pieces, in addition two touring adaptations, 2 supported festivals, in which we act as the hub. Don’t forget to get inspired by our two new-work-in-progress nights Demo (26 Sept & 22 Nov). 

Finally we’re delighted to be supporting Lincoln Book Festival (26-29 Sept) as the festival hub and lead partner, in addition to bring TedxBrayford Pool (2-3 Nov) to Lincoln Arts Centre this season. 

We indeed hope that our latest season provides a good dollop of joy and explores hope in all its guises.  

  • Published:
    Fri 28th Jun 2024
  • Posted by:
    Kayleigh Hunt