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Harvest, heritage and scientific events to be held on Lincoln High Street this autumn

25 August 2016


Details have been announced regarding a Heritage Music Microfestival to be held at St Mary le Wigford Church in Lincoln from Friday, 9th-Sunday, 11th September. Described as offering an opportunity to be 'transported back in time by musicians and performers' at this historic church, this free event, which is part of Lincolnshire Heritage Open Days, is set to present the following programme:

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The same programme is available as a PDF by clicking here:

Heritage Music Microfestival.pdf, 3126 KB PDF document



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Nearby, and on Saturday, 10th September, there is to be a Global Harvest Festival at St Peter at Gowts churchyard (11am-3pm). It is said that here 'people of different cultures, faiths and backgrounds will be joining together in Sincil Bank, Lincoln, to celebrate harvest and share food and cultural customs from around the world'. Everyone is welcome to attend this free, fun event, which will include a scarecrow competition, a display of local and international fruit and vegetables, music, foods, family craft activities and examples of how harvest is celebrated around the world.

The Global Harvest event is one of many activities hosted by Green Synergy as part of the ‘Global Garden Project’, a local initiative that runs in partnership with the Sincil Bank Community. Further details may be obtained by calling Green Synergy on 01522 533 077.

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Later in September, St Mary le Wigford will also host LiGHTS 2016 (Lincoln - Get Hold of Tech and Science). To be held on Friday, 30th September (from 12 noon until 6pm), this event has been described as 'a one-day celebration of how science and technology impacts on our daily lives'. A free programme of exhibitions, tours, public lectures and workshops will be staged across the city, with St Mary le Wigford to host an exhibition detailing how scientific knowledge and artistic skills can together conserve the church's heritage of paintings and stonework spanning 1000 years. For further details, please visit the LiGHTS 2016 website