If it’s live performance you’re interested in then artsNK programme a wide range of high quality work that can be seen at a variety of venues around North Kesteven. Whether you’re looking for something to take all the family to or an opportunity to see the best musicians in the country, there’s something for everyone. Click here to see what’s coming up near you.
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.
The artsNK dance team will again be involved in Lincoln Dances Festival when it returns to the city from Saturday 19th – Saturday 26th July. The festival brings together professional and community dance groups, artists and schools from across Lincolnshire, who will perform a wide range of dance styles. The Festival kicks off on Saturday 19th July with a free all-day event in the heart of Lincoln at City Square, where there will be stalls, live performances and workshops taking place throughout the day. Look out for several of our dance groups performing including kNacKer’d, RedXCo and Jumpstart. The festival also includes a number of free taster workshops, many aimed at the complete beginner, and our dance team have had the opportunity to select several of the artists who will lead them.
Road Postures – Thursday 29th May @ 7.30pm
In A Sentimental Mood ~ Saturday 31st May 7.30pm
Neighbourhood Watch ~ Phoenix Players ~ Thursday 5th- Saturday 7th June 7.30pm
The National Centre for Craft and Design will be brought to life for an evening of creativity, music, and performances from the Unplugged musicians
Musicians and writers – it’s a potent mix, so let the creativity, music and performance flow! Join the Hub Writers and musicians of Unplugged as they make The NCCD their home on Tuesday 3 June at 6.30pm.
The arts team has been busily working in many of North Kesteven’s 100 flourishing communities over the last 20 years, inspiring tens of thousands of residents and completing hundreds of artworks and performances. The team is now keen to ask residents what they want from artsNK over the next ten years.
North Kesteven’s authorities and residents have supported many wonderful and ambitious projects over the years, and artsNK wants to be sure, not only that what is being delivered is what residents want, but also that the arts are making a positive contribution to people’s lives as well as to the villages and the NK landscape.
We know from previous consultation and feedback that people value being actively involved, whether its from feeling more healthy because of dance workshops or feeling happier and more fulfilled because of taking part in arts projects.
The first of the village consultation events take place in Witham St Hugh’s from Friday 16th – Sunday 18th May.
Primary Schools Showcase their talent at The Terry O’Toole Theatre – Thurs 22 May Performances @ 6pm & 7pm
For the past 6 weeks local primary schools from across Lincoln have been working to create a their own dance pieces for this year’s Summer Primary Schools Dance Showcase. North Kesteven School, in partnership with artsnk, created this festival as a celebration of children dancing and the themes surrounding transition to secondary school and a chance for the children to perform in front of a big audience!
The Primary Schools Dance Showcase will be taking place on Thursday 22 May. There will be two performances, the first at 6pm and the second at 7pm. Tickets cost £3 per person and £2 for under 16’s. Tickets are selling out extremely fast so book yours now by calling the Terry O Toole Theatre on 01522 883311.
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Bringing History to Life………………
During the First World War around nineteen thousand mailbags crossed the channel every single day and the art of letter writing enveloped the country, as people of all ages and from all classes tried to keep in touch with sons, brothers, husbands and lovers. Scraps of paper with hastily written messages of love; requests for salted bacon and shaving brushes; letters telling of harvests, gas attacks, births and deaths; all carefully carried between home and the chaos and insanity of the trenches.
You can be sure to find a variety at the Terry O’Toole Theatre, North Hykeham; from uplifting shows to music and children’s performances. There’s something for everyone!