Lincolnshire Sausages, famous Lincolnshire people and a Sci-fi show – an eclectic selection of attractions in the historic City of Lincoln over the coming weekend:
Lincoln Sausage Festival 2016
Celebrate all things sausage, including the famous Lincolnshire sausage, at the Lincoln Sausage Festival – in and around the Lincoln Castle grounds, 10am to 5pm, October 22. During the day there will be cooking demonstrations, food stalls of the best Lincolnshire produce from award winning Select Lincolnshire members, children’s entertainment and live music. Feeling hungry?
Fame! Find out more about Lincolnshire’s famous and infamous residents at a free two-day exhibition at the Lincolnshire Archives, St Rumbold Street, just off Broadgate, 21-22 October, 10am-3pm both days.
Fascinating treasures connected with celebrated Lincolnshire people, on display for two days. Examples: a 1937 programme for the Grantham concert which starred a young Margaret Thatcher, or letters from Spilsby’s doomed Northwest Passage explorer Sir John Franklin. The exhibition features Lincolnshire natives and people with Lincolnshire connections between the 12th century and the present day, including Isaac Newton, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Charles Dickens, to Laurel and Hardy, and many others.
Sci-Con. Also on October 22 you could brush up your Jedi and the Sith skills with the popular Saber Training Academy, who will be laying on training sessions in The Collection at 10.30am, 1.30pm and 3pm, as part of a special science fiction event taking place at The Collection. Sci-Con also offers photo opportunities and chances to meet science fiction show characters, including Cybermen and Daleks.
“It’s a great experience for both young and old fans of Star Wars, so whether you are one with The Force or have always wanted to join the Dark Side, this is your chance to show off your skills.”
The event is free to enter, with a cost of £10 to take part in a saber training course. The course is open to ages 5+, with limited places, so booking in advance advisable – call The Collection reception on 01522 782040. More information here.