We couldn’t have asked for better weather! The sun was shining and spirits were high as the NK Walking Festival kicked off for the very first time.
Throughout the week, a number of free lead walks took place throughout the district in different locations ranging in distance and landscapes along the way. The festival saw almost 200 attendances showing encouraging signs for the festival to return next year
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.
To see sculpture Michael Condron’s blog update re the latest stage of his innovative signature artwork for Sleaford click on link http://eco2publicart.tumblr.com/
An acclaimed artist duo will transform a rural Lincolnshire church in the latest commission to be made as part of the celebrated ‘Altered’ arts in churches programme.
London-based artists TROPE, who specialise in screen-less animation, have created an interactive and immersive installation, which will greet visitors to the Church of St James in Dry Doddington from Saturday 24th May to Monday 26th 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.
For regular updates on all our performances find us on Facebook Terry-OToole-Theatre or follow us on Twitter @TerryOTooleThtr. Alternatively please visit www.terryotooletheatre.org.uk
Dance Factor: Lincolnshire will seek to engage in excess of 250 young people, primarily from the City of Lincoln, North Kesteven, Boston and South Holland regions, through the medium of dance. Twenty locations will be chosen across these areas for street dance sessions to be delivered. These will run over a period of ten weeks and will be free for young people aged 11-18 to attend
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 6 May at 6.30pm.
Exciting News! Aerial Workshops for 11-18 yr olds start tonight 22 Apr @ The NK Centre, Adult classes 16+ begin 1st May
At £5 a class you get the chance to learn the basics of silk and hoop, make sure you don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to be dancing through the air! Classes will be in the squash courts based at North Kesteven Sports Centre in North Hykeham, Tuesdays 4.30-6.00pm
Please email Amy (on firstname.lastname@example.org) to book a space.
Also Aerial Classes in silks and hoop start next Thursday (1st May) for adults, aged 16+ years at NKCentre, 7-8.30pm every week, £6 per class, complete beginners welcome. For more information and to book a space please contact Amy (on email@example.com)
Various master classes and open workshops for the general public planned over the coming months in 2014, keep an eye on Facebook for announcements. We will be hosting workshops with the best aerialists and aerial acts the UK has to offer!
As part of a new second phase for Altered, and building on the successful partnership with the Revd. Chris Harrington and PCC of St Andrew’s, Heckington, the Altered partnership is delighted to announce its first artist-in-residence opportunity.
For the latest news from the artsNK Dance team click on link Dance Team – Spring Newsletter