On Tuesday 20 June, Scunthorpe’s Church Square will host the North Lincolnshire Powerhouse Festival, a celebration of local music, dance and art.
From 9.30am, come and explore the stalls in and around Church Square. Enjoy a variety of free music, culture and art activities, performances and workshops – suitable for all ages.
Expect to see stalls from North Lincolnshire Museum, the Tour of Britain team, North Lindsey College, John Leggott College, Skills Centre Plus and many more. There will be further activities taking place inside 20-21 Visual Arts Centre and North Lincolnshire Central Library.
In the centre of Church Square will be the huge inflatable purple venue from professional orchestra, Sinfonia Viva. The incredible venue has been brought to Scunthorpe as part of Viva’s Cabinet of Curiosity tour.
During the day the venue will be used for music workshops with local schools and then, in the evening, it will come alive for the Powerhouse Showcase.
The showcase, from 6pm to 8.45pm, is open to the public and will see a series of performances based on the themes of power and energy. Sparks will fly with performances from local acts including the Jazz Rock Band and First Concert Band from the Music Hub, Tetsu Taiko, and Frederick Gough School and Axholme Academy bands in collaboration with Sinfonia Viva.
Tickets for the Powerhouse Showcase cost just £4 and are available online now from the Simfonia Viva website or by calling their box office on 0333 666 3366.
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The hunt began at 10am on Saturday morning when the Visual Art Centre opened it’s doors to reveal the 5 paintings with the codes to crack as to where the location of the hidden treasure is. Continue reading Review // The Hunt for Hidden Treasure -20:21 Visual Arts
Treasured City is a new artwork by Luke Jerram commissioned by 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe.
In September 2016 Luke visited North Lincolnshire Museum and selected 5 small artefacts that he and the curator felt represented the region. Continue reading ART // Fancy Finding yourself some treasure worth over £1000?
Update for February 2017 from North Lincolnshire Arts Development, partners and local groups
There are a number of exciting events coming up in February 2017. Continue reading North Lincs Arts, local groups & Events
From 11am on Friday 1st May to 8pm Saturday 16th May you can vote for your favourite venue to win an extraordinary contemporary artist to host a Museums at Night event in October. Choose the venue you want to vote for and fill in your contact details and you could also take part in the event if your chosen venue wins.
20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe is currently in second place, so give it a vote via the link and help them bring Luke Jerram’s exhibition to Scunthorpe.
Luke’s multidisciplinary practice involves the creation of sculptures, installations and live arts projects. He has created a number of large scale public engagement works inspiring people around the globe including Park and Slide in Bristol. His celebrated street piano installation ‘Play Me, I’m Yours’ has been presented in over 46 cities.
The five venues competing to win Luke in the Connect! competition are:
20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe is housed within a neo-Gothic former church with a bell tower housing three illuminated clock faces – why is one missing?! The venue propose using this and Scunthorpe’s other myriad links with timepieces, including John Harrison who revolutionised sea travel, and the much lamented sixties town centre clock now lying in storage.
Polls close at 8pm on Saturday 16th May 2015!