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 artsNK is a unique team of visual and performing arts specialists that initiates, develops and supports arts projects across the North Kesteven district, Lincolnshire and the East Midlands.

We provide high quality arts experiences for people to take part and to enjoy.  Our purpose is to strengthen and enrich the arts to make a meaningful and valued contribution to the well being of the District and County. We do this by working in villages and communities, providing specialist support and expertise and through long term developmental relationships.

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Monday, September 1st, 2014

New Autumn Season at The Terry O’Toole Theatre Announced.

The Terry O’Toole Theatre’s autumn season has been announced, and the jam-packed programme features a superb selection of music, drama and dance performances.

Music lovers will be able to choose from a fabulous line-up of talented performers, including some well- known names. ‘King of Swing’ Gary Grace and 54 North return to the theatre this year by popular demand. Other highlights from the music programme include: Sura Susso, a rising star of West African music; Steve Brookstein, the original winner of The X Factor in 2004, who will perform songs from his new album Soul Journey; and Varldens Band, an exciting international line-up (which includes Lincoln’s very own Dave Gray) who will bring folk songs and tunes with a twist from their diverse homelands.

The drama programme begins in September with The Island of Immortality, a madcap exploration of love, war and political scheming from Certainty of Chance Theatre. Next up in October ACTion Community Theatre will be bringing one of Alan Ayckbourn’s hilarious farces to the stage. Table Manners is a comic feast of a play that follows the antics of Annie whose hopes of a romantic weekend away fall apart when she reveals to her family who her companion will be. In November the Terry O’Toole professional programme presents award-winning Edinburgh fringe show The Trench. This powerful drama from Les Enfants Terribles tells the story of a miner trapped in a tunnel during the war. Written by Oliver Lansley (BBC2’s The Whites, ITV’s FM and Sky’s Little Crackers), and inspired by true-life events the show blends live music, puppetry and physical performance.

Once again Terry O’Toole has a great programme of children’s theatre for all the family to enjoy. First-up is Fireside Tales with Grandad in October. This enchanting show for the over fours, brings together exquisite puppets, captivating storytelling and beautiful shadow puppetry. Lincolnshire’s ever popular Rhubarb Theatre, are set to entertain youngsters in half term with their show The Case of the Curious Suitcase, and little ones will be excited to learn that Cbeebies Patrick Lynch is coming to the stage for a charming production of Jack and the Beanstalk in November.

Squish & Box Fresh will be bringing a double bill of dance to the stage in October, with contemporary dance and B-boying. In November there’s another gem for dance fans, when Chantry Dance Company present The Happy Prince, a modern ballet set to Glazunov’s ‘The Seasons’- the production also includes ‘All I Can Do is Be Me’ set to the raw and evocative songs of Bob Dylan.

In December, the theatre will be offering a number of seasonal treats, with something to get everyone in the festive mood. RAF Waddington’s band will be performing a delightful selection of seasonal music and carols, whilst Hark Hark! brings together a spirit lifting selection of traditional and slightly less well known carols. Frank Capra’s heart-warming film It’s A Wonderful Life, has been adapted for stage in a production that will leave audiences with a festive glow, and younger members of the family, and their grown-ups, will love Santa’s Little Helper, a fun production for those aged 3+.

Looking ahead to next year, Terry O’Toole’s ever popular pantomime, from ACTion Community Theatre, will be bringing a bit of ooh la la to Lincoln, in January 2015 with The Three Musketeers: La Pantomime (Tickets available for booking now!)

For full details and to book tickets visit or phone Box Office on: 01522 883311