Events & talks16th - 20th May Holiday on the Isle of WightThis event is fully bookedWednesday 12th June Friends visit to HalifaxA Visit to Horrible HalifaxWednesday 12th June 2019Departing from Lincoln Hotel 7.45 and Waitrose car park 8.00am, return about 7pmHave you heard the saying “From, Hell, Hull and Halifax Lord deliver us” by John Taylor?We are proposing to visit Halifax to find out why it was so notorious.The expedition takes in the 12th century Grade 1 listed Minster and the story of Old Tristram.The 18th century Piece Hall where woollen merchants traded with buyers from across the country and made Halifax rich.In the afternoon you may choose to go to Shibden Hall, parts dating back to 1420 and was the home of Anne Lister, entrance fee not included, (A film about this notorious owner will be shown on BBC later this year.)Or you may go to Bankside MuseumAn excellent eclectic local museum, in the former home of Edward Akroyd MP in the centre of Akroyden model village (free to date)The price will be £32 per person. Enquire about booking.A Visit to WisbechWednesday 17th July 2019Departing from Lincoln Hotel 8.15 am, Waitrose car park 8.30 am, return about 6.30pWisbech, the 'Capital of the Fens' is a market town that has grown around a castle built at the time of William the Conqueror. A Georgian villa, under restoration, now occupies the site.We plan a morning visit to the house of Octavia Hill, social reformer and one of the founders of the National Trust. In the afternoon we will visit the Wisbech and Fenland Museum, a 'Victorian Treasure House', where the curator will talk on the history of the town and we will have access to artefacts not normally on display including the manuscript for Great Expectations with, the original ending!There will be independent time to explore the Georgian crescent and Churches at your own pace, leaving Wisbech at approximately 4.30. All entrance fees, tea/coffee and biscuits on arrival are included in the price of this tour, which is £32 per person. Enquire about booking.Trip to TolethorpeFor Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit”Wednesday 14th August 2019Departing from Lincoln Hotel at 4.15 pm, Waitrose car park 4.30pm, return by midnight Bring your picnic, a warm coat and maybe a folding chair.‘Blithe Spirit’ is Noel Coward’s light comedy in which novelist Charles Condomine foolishly holds a séance and eccentric medium Madam Arcati (memorably played in the film by Margaret Rutherford) accidentally summons the spirit of his first wife Elvira, and chaos ensues.Tolethorpe Hall offers an outdoor performance with a difference. We arrive early, and enjoy our picnic in the delightful grounds before the show. Then we stroll through the gardens to the theatre, where the audience sit in proper seats, within a permanent all-weather canopy, and enjoy the play. The stage is a woodland glade, and as the sun goes down, it becomes increasingly magical. It’s a great way to spend a summer evening in the country.If you prefer not to bring a picnic, there is a good restaurant on site in the dining room of elegant Tolethorpe Hall, but you will need to order in advance (01572 813303).(Should it rain, there is covered accommodation for picnicking, and the audience stay dry!)The cost will be £35 per person.Enquire about booking.A Long Weekend in Suffolk20th to 23rd September 2019We plan to stay 3 nights half-board at the four star Mill Hotel in Sudbury, visiting Audley End on the downward journey. Tours are planned of Sutton Hoo, Framlingham, Bury St Edmonds, with, possibly Ickworth House if time allows and a stop at Ely with a tour of the cathedral on the return journey.Cost will be £400 per person sharing a room and single supplement of £90. Enquire about booking.Additional events may be arranged during the year, as the opportunity arises. Keep checking back on this web site.We are a Registered Charity directing all proceeds from subscriptions and events towards the acquisition, conservation, display and promotion of exhibits at Lincoln’s Museums and Gallery.