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Lincoln Family Festival of Fun 

Look out for a whole array of activities across the city this half term. Brought to you by Lincoln BIG, working with City of Lincoln Council and Continental Drifts, there will be a range of FUN, FREE ACTIVITIES for everyone to enjoy over the half term holidays (12th -20th Feb).

These include:

– Arts and Crafts 🎨

– Street theatre and performances 🎭

– Costumed characters 👵

– Activities and workshops 🕺

This project is funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) / Welcome Back Fund, which has been allocated to Lincoln by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Saturday 12th February

Wimbledon comes to your event with a pristine court, dead posh umpire and highly strung player looking to take on all comers.

A hilarious but thrilling ‘one setter’ is played out live before an enraptured crowd with all the drama of the real thing including slow motion replays, heated line calls and live commentary.

Members of the audience in full costume play the parts of the challenger, ball boys and girls, physiotherapists, and even royalty for the grand finale trophy presentation.

Where? Cornhill

When?

  1. 11.00-11.30

  2. 12.30-13.00

  3. 14.30-15.00

Liver Cottage (Fairly Famous Family)

Sunday 13th February

The comedy chefs – Hugh Fearn and Lee Whittingstall – present a cookery demonstration like no other.

As the mobile kitchen garden moves through the crowds they create ‘fusion food on the move’, blending home grown ingredients with food foraged from the corner shop, the streets and of course the audience.

Where? Cornhill

When?

  1. 11.00-11.30

  2. 12.30-13.00

  3. 14.30-15.00

Makendoo Workshops

Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th February (11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm)

Makendoo run painting and making workshops for children of all ages.

Saturday

 Bugs World. Spring is round the corner. Pop along to the  Makendoo  workshop to make and paint spring themed crafts including Butterfly masks, Birds, Bees  and Flowers. Free drop in workshop from 11-4 suitable for ages 3+

Sunday

Space Explorers .  Makendoo will be running a Space themed workshop making rockets, flying saucers, alien masks and stars. Free drop in workshop from 11-4 suitable for ages 3+

When and Where?

  1. Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th February (11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm)

  2. Saturday Waterside 11.00-13.00/ 14.00-16.00 – Bugs World

  3. Sunday St Marks 11.00-13.00/ 14.00-16.00 – Space Explorers .

Pongo (Flying Buttresses)

Saturday 12th February

Pongo, the world’s only eight-foot baby Obobee bird, is loved by adults and children alike for his charming personality and stunning appearance. This playful hatchling is accompanied by eccentric pet shop owner Bill Oddity, an inter-dimentional travelling salesman with a menagerie of the galaxy’s most extraordinary creatures and a sales technique that is out of this world! Having accidentally been transported to our dimension, Pongo and Bill Oddity must find a way home by any means possible…and if Bill can shift some stock on the way, so much the better. Quantum physics meets animal husbandry.

Pongo is a totally unique animatronic creature, fitted with custom built mechanisms and actuators that allow the hidden puppeteer to animate the various features of Pongo, from the subtlest fluttering of his eye lids to magnificent leaps and bounds.

Hodman and Sally (Flying Buttresses)

Sunday 13th February

An enchanting interactive puppetry walkabout. Hodman and Sally have lived happily by themselves for hundreds of years, blissfully unaware of the changing world around them. Now they have ventured out in search of fame, fortune and friendship, enjoying a second youth touring the world with their possessions strapped to their backs.

Where and When?

  1. Pongo

    Saturday 12th February City Centre Walkabout

    1. 12.00-12.30

    2. 14.00-14.30

    3. 15.30-16.00

  2. Hodman and Sally  

    Sunday 13th February City Centre Walkabout

    1. 12.00-12.30

    2. 14.00-14.30

    3. 15.30-16.00

Divine Company

Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th February, Saturday 19th February

Divine Company’s beautiful and colourful stilt costumes will brighten up everyone’s day.

  1. Saturday 12th City Centre Walkabout 11.30-12.00/ 13.00-13.30/ 15.00-15.30

  2. Sunday 13th February, City Centre Walkabout 11.30-12.00/ 13.00-13.30/ 15.00-15.30

  3. Saturday 19th February City Centre Walkabout 11.30-12.00/ 13.00-13.30/ 14.30-15.00

Brass Volcanoes

Saturday 12th February

Described as a band that “is totally impossible not to enjoy”, The Brass Volcanoes have been inspiring people of all ages and tastes at clubs, arts centres and festivals across the UK.

Saturday 12th February Cornhill

    1. 12.00-12.30

    2. 13.30-14.00

    3. 15.30-16.00

Bowjangles

Sunday 13th February

Yes, Bowjangles is a string quartet, but it’s much more than that. It is also physical theatre and exuberant storytelling with A LOT of comedy.  We were never satisfied sitting still and playing our instruments, so over the years we added more and more dimensions to our performances, and now we create our own theatre shows where we provide our own musical score. We love to PLAY.

Sunday 13th February Cornhill

  1. 12.00-12.30

  2. 13.30-14.00

  3. 15.30-16.00

Showtime Circus Workshops

Monday 14th February and Tuesday 15th February

Showtime Circus are providing some awesome circus artists to WOW you with their aerial acrobatics, hula hooping and stiltwalking, as well as giving you the chance to try out all of the skills yourself too! All artists have performed internationally with the circus and bring to you a super fun, family show which you can get involved in! Workshops are drop-in and will be running 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm With a 20 minute show at 4 pm on both days.

Monday 14th February  St Marks Square 11.00-16.00 and Tuesday 15th February Cornhill 11.00-16.00

The Giants of Cricket (Artizani)

Tuesday 15th February

The two batsmen with outsized bats and ball not only enjoy friendly sledging of one and all, they really play – take a bowl – give it your best shot and join the thousands who have been knocked all over the ground!

Tuesday 15th February City Walkabout

  1. 11.30-12.00

  2. 13.00-13.30

  3. 14.30-15.00

The Punt (Artizani)

Wednesday 16th February

Two Oxbridge undergraduates descend from their ivory towers and are off for a relaxing punt. Blissfully unaware of reality and physics the boat drifts down busy streets as they regale and serenade the public.
A unique and quintessentially English walkabout that oozes charm and is playfully surreal.

Wednesday 16th February City Walkabout

  1. 12.00-12.30

  2. 14.00-14.30

  3. 15.30-16.00

  The Birds (Apus Productions)

Wednesday 16th February

These fantastical giant birds with their stunning fanned tails entertain and inspire audiences. Accompanied by Major Apus, an avid bird watcher, they are a real treat for children and families.  From a distance, the Birds are impressive and magnificant, and close up, their detail is dazzling.

Wednesday 16th February City Walkabout

  1. 11.00-11.30

  2. 13.00-13.30

  3. 14.30-15.00

Godzilla Town

Thursday 17th February

SEE! Monsters towering over the city!

SEE! Confused Godzillas not quite sure where they’re going!

SEE! Godzillas wandering the streets, walking the dog, taking a selfie…

Hilarious fun for all the family

Collect your Godzilla mask, fold together and stick it with tape

 Put it on- Enter the city- Find your way out!

Thursday 17th February Castle Square/Excherquergate

  1. 12.00-14.00

  2. 15.00-17.00

Tootles and Nibs’ Balloonimals Workshop

Friday 18th February

Come and join this fun and creative workshop for families creating ‘Balloonimals’ workshops will take place between 11am-1pm and 2pm – 4pm

Friday 18th February Fresh, Local & Wild, St Marks

  1. 11.00-13.00

  2. 14.00-16.00

 Jon Hicks

Friday 18th February

Performer, Speed Painter, Artist. Jon executes paintings live as dynamic performances & installations. Be amazed as this topsy-turvey work of art takes shape

Friday 18th February Cornhill

  1. 12.00-12.30
  2. 13.30-14.00
  3. 15.00-15.30

Ian Marchant- Dressed For Dinner

Saturday 19th February

Mr Ian Marchant presents “Dressed for Dinner”, a madcap variety spectacular!
Ian Marchant performs unique turns with everyday objects. He demonstrates classic vaudevillian feats of skill, mime and physical comedy with plenty of audience participation, all wrapped up in a dinner suit, bow tie and a smart pair of shoes.
Hats will be juggled, table cloths will be pulled, crockery will be caught, walking sticks will be balanced, spoons will be flipped … nothing and no-one is safe…

Saturday 19th February City Walkabout

  1. 12.00-12.30
  2. 13.30-14.00
  3. 15.00-15.30

Granny Turismo (Larkin About)

Saturday 19th February

Meet the Worlds first and only Shopping Trolley Dance Display Team.

The ladies from Granny Turismo have been delighting audiences since 2009 are now one of the most talked-about acts around.  The show is part walkabout, part circle-show and wholly engaging. When these girls arrive on their souped-up shopping trolleys, everyone takes notice.

Saturday 19th February St Marks

  1. 12.00-12.30
  2. 13.30-14.00
  3. 15.00-15.30

Disco Shed

Sunday 20th February

Far more dangerous than either house or garage; so street it’s off-road and round the back. The scourge of Oxford City Council noise-prevention officers. The toast of festivals everywhere. Come join the disco shed in a day of disco classics, hula workshops and fun and games for all the family.

  1. Sunday 20th February Cornhill

  2. 11.00-16.00

Anna the Hulagan

Sunday 20th February

Anna the Hulagan will be bringing her fabulous hula hooping workshops and demonstrations to Lincoln town centre. Come down and have a go!

Sunday 20th February Cornhill

  1. 12.00-12.30

  2. 13.30-14.00

  3. 15.00-15.30

Fairly Fresh Fish Company (Fair Play)

Sunday 20th February

A 30 street theatre walkabout performance

The Fairly Fresh Fish Co. move through a crowd offering the traditional fare of a seafood stall. As the audience looks down upon the tray however, they quickly realise that not all is as it should be…

There are prawns dancing and an octopus springing to life alongside strange stirrings in the jellied eel jar and a worrying seafood smoothie amongst other delights. All the creatures are made with exquisite attention to detail and are a joy to look at.

Sunday 20th February City Walkabout

  1. 11.00-11.30

  2. 12.30-13.00

  3. 14.00-14.30

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