The Arts Listing // North Lincs

February e-newsletter from Arts Development at North Lincolnshire Council! 

You will find this listing packed with events and activities taking place across North Lincolnshire in February, in addition to other arts news and exciting developments. If you would like an event included in the March issue, please email by 20th February.

What’s on in February

1st My Cousin Rachel (PG) 7.30pm at Ropery Hall, Barton. £4.

2nd Gwyneth Herbert 8pm at Ropery Hall, Barton. £14/£16.

3rd Exhibition Talk with Naseem Darbey 11am-12pm at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe. Free.

3rd Print Workshop with Melvyn Petterson: Introduction to Atmospheric Landscapes in Print10am-4pm at The Steel Rooms, Brigg. £40.

7th Crowle Community Cinema: The Changeling (PG) 12:30pm at Crowle Market Hall. £3.

8th The Beguiled (15) 7.30pm at Ropery Hall, Barton. £4.

8th  SlamJam CPD Training 4-6pm at Learning Development Centre, Scunthorpe. Free for teachers, youth workers and others who work with young people aged 11-16 in North Lincolnshire.

10th Life Drawing 10.30am-12.30pm at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe. £6, booking essential.

12th-17th KPAC Present Enchanted Adventures 7pm (and 2pm 16th/17th) at The Plowright Theatre, Scunthorpe. £7/£8.

12th Dog Pottery Workshop with Karen Raithby10.30am and 1pm at Waters’ Edge Visitors Centre, Barton. £12.

14th Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet: Swan Lake 7.30pm at The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe. £18.50-£32.50.

14th Horace and the Yeti 11am and 2pm at Ropery Hall, Barton. £8/£5.

15th Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet: Nutcracker 7.30pm at The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe. £18.50-£32.50.

16th Willow Weaving: Fish on a Stick 10am and 1pm at Waters’ Edge Visitors Centre, Barton. £12.

16th FilmLincs: Dunkirk (12A) 7.30pm at Worlaby Village Hall DN20 0NA. £4/£2.

16th Crowle Community Cinema: Churchill (PG) 7.30pm at Crowle Market Hall. £3.

17th Next Steps: Silver Enamelling Workshop with Alex Hallowes 10.30am-3.30pm at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe. £30, booking essential.

22nd Nick Sharratt Big Draw Along 6.30pm at Frederick Gough School, Scunthorpe. £5.

23rd FilmLincs: Dunkirk (12A) 7pm at Epworth Imperial Hall DN9 1HJ. £4/£2.

24th Embroiderers’ Guild, Scunthorpe and District branch at St Paul’s Church Hall, DN16 2JR. 10am-12pm Young Embroiderers for children up to 12 years, and stitch club for adults. 2-4pm Talk by Greta Fitchett: Inspired      by Colour. Visitors always welcome, contact Sandra on 01427 873483 or Julie on 01724 341176.

24th Back to Basics: Batik with Nicky Dillerstone 10.30am-12.30pm at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe. £20, booking essential.

24th Artivities Extra: Textile Workshop with Nicky Dillerstone 1.30-4pm at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe. £5, booking essential.

24th Dear Zoo 1pm and 3.30pm at The Plowright Theatre, Scunthorpe. £10/£14.

24th Music Evening with Luke Todd 7pm at The Steel Rooms, Brigg. £12.50.

24th Charity Concert with The Isle Choral Society and St Cecilia Singers, 3pm at St Andrews Church, Epworth. £7/£3.50.

25th Dear Zoo 11am and 2pm at The Plowright Theatre, Scunthorpe. £10/£14.

25th Snake Davis, Johnny Thirkell and Mark Creswell 7.30pm at Ropery Hall, Barton. £13/£15.

26th An Introduction To Taxidermy With Amy Hewitt 9am-5pm at The Steel Rooms, Brigg. £80.

27th FilmLincs: Loving Vincent (12) 7pm at Goxhill Memorial Hall DN19 7JJ. £3/£2.

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Schools Out Feb 18 Cover

Schools Out

Each school holidays, Arts Development gathers information about the local cultural offer for young people and families. The February 2018 half term issue of Schools Out, featuring 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Waters’ Edge Visitors Centre, Sports and Arts is available to download from the website now.

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Get Creative Festival – Micro-Commissions in North Lincolnshire

Artists and creatives are invited to apply for micro-commissions of up to £500. The purpose of the micro-commissions are to enable creative activities and events to take place in North Lincolnshire during the Get Creative Festival from 17-25 March 2018 which encourages everyday creativity and contributes to enriching the area’s arts offer.

For further information, please download the brief. The deadline for proposals is Wednesday 14 February at 12noon.

Dommy B

Dommy B Spark, The Goblin Wizard!

In partnership with North Lincolnshire Libraries, join poet Dommy B who needs your help to save the day! Spark’s magic can turn anything into anything. He’ll turn the bogeys up his nose into some pink ribbons and bows. He’ll make a gorgeous high-heeled shoe out of a pile of donkey poo… However, something strange and terrible begins to happen in Spark’s forest. A fun, solo show full of lyrics, laughs and lots of joining in!

All tickets £2!

  • Monday 19 March 5.30pm at Crowle Library DN17 4LB. To book visit the library or call 01724 296850.
  • Tuesday 20 March 6pm at The Vale Academy DN20 8AR. To book visit Brigg Library or call 01724 296776.
  • Wednesday 21 March 5.30pm at Winterton Library DN15 9QF. To book visit the library or call 01724 296875.

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LiveLincs Spring 2018

During these dark, cold months everyone needs to plan ahead to brighter times, which is why we have some high- energy performances lined up for Live Lincs this Spring.

The fun-packed programme is more diverse than ever, with music, cabaret, comedy and special performances planned. Eight different shows will tour the area between March and June with something for everyone in a town or village near you.

Pick up a leaflet in a venue near you or download from the website.

Civilisations Festival: Treasured Belongings

Friday 9 March and Saturday 10 March 2018

As part of the BBC Civilisations Festival, North Lincolnshire Cultural Services and Libraries present Treasured Belongings, a two day ‘pop-up’ exhibition and event at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe.

Through a series of encounters with objects, precious and personal, on loan from the collections of North Lincolnshire Museum and North Lincolnshire Libraries, Treasured Belongings explores questions of identity, the origins of our culture in North Lincolnshire, and the ‘civilisations’ that have travelled here, past and present.

Be part of Treasured Belongings! 

This is an exhibition of ‘treasured belongings’ from North Lincolnshire residents past and present (that means you!) and we are asking visitors to be part of the exhibition.

On a series of empty plinths in the exhibition visitors will be able to bring along their own ‘treasured belongings’ and present them alongside the precious items from North Lincolnshire’s historic collections. Simply bring a Treasured Belonging with you on the day and we’ll book in a slot on one of our plinths for visitors to see. We’d also love you to stay with your objects and tell other visitors what it means to you!

Schools Workshops

Schools are invited to join the event on Friday 9 March from 10am to 4pm. For further information about these workshops and to recieve a booking form, please contact

Nick Sharratt

Nick Sharratt Big Draw Along

Author & Illustrator Nick Sharratt is coming to Scunthorpe on Thursday 22nd February 2018.

Nick will be performing his Big Draw Along session for families, this will take place at Frederick Gough School in the evening from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

You will have lots of fun as he shows you how to draw some of his well known characters, such as Tracy Beaker and Timothy Pope, Kings and Cats and all kinds of crazy creatures. Plus he’ll share some of his very best drawing tips. Bring your own pencils, sketch pad or paper and something to lean on and expect plenty of chances to join in!

Tickets are £5 per person (plus booking fee) and can be purchased from Eventbrite

St Hugh’s Foundation for the Arts opens applications for Arts Awards

This year, the St Hugh’s Foundation for the Arts is pleased to announce three new funding streams for its Arts Awards Programme including the Claire Frances Peasnall Memorial Fund, aimed specifically at painters who are seeking funding to enable them to travel.

The St Hugh’s Foundation for the Arts will also be awarding a Development Award (£3-5,000) and Main Award (£10-12,000) in 2018 to support artistic projects in their area of benefit (the City of Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire (including North and North East Lincolnshire). Our next deadline for first stage applications for the Arts Awards will be the 23rd February 2018.

For further information, please visit the website.

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SlamJam is a free spoken word competition for young people aged 11-16. It is a powerful way to engage young people with writing, give them a voice, and build their confidence in performance.​

We are hosting a free CPD session for teachers, youth workers and others who work with young people, to meet the SlamJam organisers and work with professional poet Jess Green to give you practical skills to take back to the classroom or setting. The session will take place on Thursday 8th February from 4-6pm at the Learning Development Centre in Scunthorpe.

Please find further information please visit the Services for Education website.

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Community art exhibition and sale announced by Lindsey Lodge Hospice

Local charity-run hospice has unveiled exciting plans for a brand new art exhibition and sale to be held annually in North Lincolnshire.

The first Lindsey Lodge Hospice Annual Art Exhibition and Sale will feature the work of renowned local artist Dennis Nash, and local artists and photographers are also being invited to showcase their work at the fundraising event at Scawby Village Hall, between Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 April.

Exhibitors will be invited to donate either 25% or 100% of the total proceeds of each sale to the Burringham Road-based charity, which provides specialist palliative care for day and inpatient patients with life limiting illnesses from North Lincolnshire.

Lindsey Lodge Hospice is inviting local artists and photographers to register their interest in exhibiting their work by Friday 23 February. For more information please visit: or telephone the Fundraising Team on (01724) 270835.



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