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Today to Sat 19 May, by distance, closest first.    

More details - Making Noise Grantham
Making Noise is a series of weekend musical workshops for parents and carers and their children and young people with disabilities or sensory impairment in Grantham, Sleaford and Lincoln! Parents and carers are encouraged to participate in the workshops.
Guildhall Arts Centre St Peter’s Hill Grantham
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More details - Kast off Kinks
FEELING KINKY? The Kast off Kinks are actual former members of the legendary band ‘The Kinks’, back together playing great music and re-living the good times whilst keeping the songs alive that made The Kinks a household name.
GUILDHALL ARTS CENTRE St Peters Hill, Grantham
Sat 19 May

More details - Belton House - Spring Bulb Planting
Help Belton’s garden team add some colour to the spring gardens. Each April head gardener Jon holds a ’have a go’ bulb planting event which gives you the chance to add to Belton’s annual spring flower display. Booking Not Needed.
Belton House, Grantham,
Sun 22 Apr

More details - Belton House - Belton Park Cricket Club Home Game
Founded in 1947 by Lord Brownlow, Belton Park Cricket Club can be seen playing a game on Belton’s Oval lawn, most weekends from early spring all the way through to early autumn. Come and watch a bit of cricket on Belton’s Oval lawn.
Belton House, Grantham,
Sat 28 Apr, Sat 12 May, Sat 19 May, Sun 20 May

More details - Belton House - Button Bucks Club
Bring your toddler along to enjoy stories, rhymes and crafts in the Discovery Centre on the first and third Thursday of each month. All activities are designed for children aged 18 months to 4 years old and will involve some exploration of the Gardens and House.
Belton House, Grantham,
Thu 3 May, Thu 17 May

More details - Belton House - Sophia's Views
Join local artist Jan for a watercolour challenge as you recreate one of Lady Sophia Cust’s inspirational scenes of Belton. Bring your paints and brushes, and we’ll provide the rest.
Belton House, Grantham,
Sat 5 May

More details - Belton House - Paint the garden
Take inspiration from the formal gardens at Belton to create your own work of art. Recreate the beauty of Belton’s gardens in paint, pencil or crayon. All materials supplied. Booking Not Needed. Families welcome. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Belton House, Grantham,
Sun 6 May

More details - Belton House - Toolbox Talks
Find out what the project team have been up to on the renovation of Belton’s 17th century Grade I listed stable block. Booking Not Needed.
Belton House, Grantham,
Thu 17 May

More details - Belton House - Wild art weekend
Be inspired by Belton’s woodland and create your own work of art out of natural materials. This years #50things activities are kicking off on wild art weekend with Land Art For Kids. Tick #18 off in your scrapbooks and create some wild art.
Belton House, Grantham,
Sat 19 May and Sun 20 May

More details - Belton House - Behind the door tour
Go behind the scenes on this special tour to explore the lesser seen parts of the Mansion. Discover what it was like to work in a country house. Explore how the house operated from the basements to the private family spaces on the ground and first floors.
Belton House, Grantham,
Sat 19 May

More details - Ensonglopedia of Science
A critically acclaimed one-man musical-comedy-science family show from the top-drawer storyteller John Hinton. 26 silly songs about science from A to Z. An hour of fun facts and mesmerising melodies to delight the inquisitive mind.
Ropsley Village Hall
Thu 26 Apr

More details - Bottesford Library Summer Fair
Bottesford Library Annual Summer Fair. Pop along for Stalls, refreshments and book sales. All proceeds to Bottesford Community Library, a registered charity.
Bottesford Library, Grantham Road, Bottesford, Nottingham
Sun 6 May

More details - Woolsthorpe Manor - Crafty Sundays at Woolsthorpe
One Sunday a month we’re inviting local stallholders to bring their wares to Woolsthorpe for a mini-craft event - just drop in and see what’s here this month! Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Woolsthorpe Manor, Water Lane, Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth, near Grantham
Sun 13 May

More details - Woolsthorpe Manor - Photography Drop-in
Photography with a difference - from pinhole cameras to digital, including an opportunity to take photographs inside the Manor House without visitors. Booking Essential. Phone: 01476 862823. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Woolsthorpe Manor, Water Lane, Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth, near Grantham
Tue 15 May

More details - Gallantry in the Air
Open 1 April to 30 September 2018 To mark the centenary of the RAF, Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum’s exhibition will commemorate the RAF crew who were decorated for their bravery. Many of the airmen featured in this exhibition gained the highest award for their valour with some of them paying the ultimate price.
Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre, Heath Farm, North Rauceby, Sleaford
Today to Wed 30 May

More details - The BIG Leadenham Comedy Night
A top comedy spot in Lincolnshire is hosting its 7th big comedy night with a fantastic line up of fabulous standup comedians. The Big Leadenham Comedy Night is back again and will be bringing some of the finest comedy around, to the George Hotel.
The George Hotel. High Street, Leadenham, Lincs.
Fri 4 May

More details - Georgie Meadows Stitched Drawings
Georgie Meadows: Stitched Drawings brings together 24 textile artworks which explore personal experiences of ageing and dementia.
The National Centre for Craft & Design, Navigation Wharf, Sleaford
Today to Sun 29 Apr

More details - Making Noise Sleaford
Making Noise is a series of weekend musical workshops for parents and carers and their children and young people with disabilities or sensory impairment in Grantham, Sleaford and Lincoln! Parents and carers are encouraged to participate in the workshops.
National Centre for Craft and Design Navigation Wharf Carre Street Sleaford
Sun 22 Apr

More details - Artist Talk, Tour and Q&A with Georgie Meadows
Meet textile artist and former occupational therapist Georgie Meadows. Georgie focuses her talk on the subject of her artworks; people living with dementia and other mental and physical challenges, and the importance of how we interpret what we see and how this affects the way we treat people.
The National Centre for Craft & Design, Navigation Wharf, Sleaford.
Wed 25 Apr

More details - Circus Performers, Politics and Pop Culture
Roll Up! Roll Up! This Spring The National Centre for Craft & Design and artsNK celebrate the 250th anniversary of Circus in Britain with a spectacular new show: Circus: Performers, Politics and Pop Culture.
The National Centre for Craft & Design, Navigation Wharf, Sleaford
Sat 28 Apr to Sun 24 Jun

More details - GRAND OPENING! Circus: Performers, Politics & Pop Culture
The National Centre for Craft & Design and artsNK will celebrate the 250th anniversary of Circus in Britain through a major exhibition of live performances, aerial, film, photography and design.
National Centre for Craft and Design Navigation Wharf Carre Street Sleaford
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Unplugged / Hub Writers
NCCD is brought to life every first Tuesday of the month with a potent mix of local musicians and writers.
The National Centre for Craft & Design, Navigation Wharf, Sleaford.
Tue 1 May

More details - Dave Bramston JELLY: Street Fashion
In 2014 a series of community print workshops were conducted by designers Dave Bramston and YeLi at NCCD as part of their ongoing creative practice. Since 2014 the project has continued to develop and has involved other designers in China and the UK.
The National Centre for Craft & Design
Sat 5 May to Sun 17 Jun

More details - Margaret Harrison. Subject tbc
Coddington History Group invite you to a welcome return visit by Margaret, she is always a popular amusing speaker - even if we don’t know the topic yet!
Coddington Village Hall, Main Street,
Thu 17 May

More details - The Old Hall - Open Garden for NGS
Set on a southerly ridge overlooking Catmose Vale. Stone walls and yew hedges divide the garden into enclosed areas with herbaceous borders, shrubs, and young and mature trees. In 2006 the lower part of garden was planted with new shrubs to create a walk with mown paths.
The Old Hall, Market Overton
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Sunday Afternoon Music For All Tastes
Come along and enjoy 2 hours of Show Tunes, Film Themes, Big Band, Classical, Ballads, Orchestral, Jazz and Popular Easy Listening Favourites played by top professional artistes on electronic keyboard orchestra instruments. Free light refreshments during the 30 minute interval.
Market Overton Village Hall, 52 Main Street
Sun 13 May

More details - Farndon Book fair
Small village hall book fair with 20 dealers in attendance offering a wide range of books for sale on various subject matters. Includes fiction, antiquarian, new and used books, maps, prints and ephemera. The venue has ample free parking for fair visitors. Light refreshments are served all day.
Village Hall, Farndon, Near Newark, Nottinghamshire
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Countryside with Company
A peasant 3.4 mile walk starting at Bloxholm Wood and continuing into Bloxholm Village. We’ll be joined by Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust Volunteer, Paul Spencer, who will show us the best spots to see the wood’s amazingly unique early purple orchids as they begin to bloom and tell us how they’re...
Bloxholm Wood western entrance by layby, nearest post code , grid ref TF 037 533
Thu 26 Apr

More details - Gunby Estate, Hall and Gardens - Vote for Emily! Days
Join us this May Bank Holiday weekend for re-enactments and fun as we launch our celebration of Gunby heiress and political campaigner Emily Massingberd.
Gunby Estate, Hall and Gardens
Sun 6 May and Mon 7 May

More details - All About Dogs
The All About Dogs show is a fun day out for the whole family to enjoy that you and your furry companion will not want to miss. The show consists of arena displays, demonstrations, activities and family entertainment as well as expert advice and unbeatable shopping opportunities.
Newark Showground
Today and Sun 22 Apr

More details - Nottinghamshire County Show
Heavy horses, cattle, sheep and pigs are set to take centre stage at this year’s Nottinghamshire County Show on May 12 and 13, including a number of action horses that recently featured in popular period dramas Poldark, Victoria and Peaky Blinders.
The Showground, Lincoln Road, Winthorpe, Newark, Nottinghamshire
Sat 12 May and Sun 13 May

More details - Push the Boat Out/Try Sailing
An opportunity to try sailing for free. Come down to our friendly club - named the RYA/Yachts&Yachting Sailing Club of the year 2018 Come in clothes that you don’t mind getting wet in.
Notts County Sailing Club Hoveringham Lane
Sat 12 May

More details - Discover England's last hidden Victorian Gothic country mansion this weekend..!
This weekend visit one of England’s last hidden country houses still in private ownership - the astonishing Victorian Gothic Kelham Hall near Newark and enjoy the rare opportunity of having a guided tour which includes the astonishing upstairs rooms which can only be viewed on this exclusive guided tour!
Kelham Hall & Country Park, Kelham near Newark, Nottinghamshire
Sun 22 Apr

More details - Capability Barn - Open Garden for NGS
Later dates this year for new selection of plants in imaginatively planted, large country garden. Tulips mingle with daffs/wisteria adorns barn front - erythroniums/primulas/pulmonaria in long borders together with Rhodo/azaleas/apple blossom star in May.
Capability Barn, Hoveringham
Sun 22 Apr, Sun 20 May

More details - Tresillian House - Open Garden for NGS
¾ acre garden re-established by current owner since 2009. Beautiful blue cedar trees, excellent specimen tulip tree. Parts of garden original, others reinstated with variety of plants and bushes. Original bog garden and natural pond. Koi pond added in 2015. Vegetable plot. Cowslips and bulbs abound in Springtime.
Tresillian House, Melton Mowbray
Sun 6 May, Sun 1 Jul

More details - Flix in the Stix
Flix in the Stix will be showing ’ Paddington 2’ with a PG rating, doors open at 7pm. This is a great opportunity to come and enjoy an evening of film at a fraction of the cost of cinema chains, and in a small friendly atmosphere.
Digby War Memorial Hall, Digby
Wed 25 Apr

More details - Coffee Morning & Digby Duck Race
Another opportunity to come to our popular coffee morning, where fresh home made cakes are sold, and friendships made. A warm welcome and atmosphere makes this an event you can come to on your own or with friends, and everything is reasonably priced for the smallest of budgets.
Digby War Memorial Hall, Digby
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Coffee Morning
A coffee morning held monthly in the village hall which provides a great atmosphere in which to meet old friends, and make new ones. On sale are beautiful home made cakes and cupcakes, tea and coffee, and all priced very reasonably. A generous slice of cake costs £1.50, teas and coffees are priced at 50p.
Digby War Memorial Hall, Digby
Sat 19 May

More details - Bountiful Blossom
What a spectacular sight it is, the cherry blossom filling our spring gardens with abundant flowers, scent and stunning beauty. If you can manage to tear your eyes away from these spectacular trees, the whole gardens are also bursting with fresh, new-season flowers and foliage.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Today to Sun 29 Apr

More details - Spring Birdwatch
Meet the experts and take a special bird-spotting tour of the Gardens with local wildlife sound recordist Phil Rudkin. You can chat with our clever makers of bird boxes and bug hotels or make a simple seed feeder yourself to take home.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Sun 22 Apr

More details - Deliciously Different Veg
Got a glut of runners? Overflowing with courgettes? Want to try something different? For those who want to grow beyond potatoes, broad beans and lettuce but aren’t sure where to start- come and be inspired!
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Mon 23 Apr

More details - Willow Animal Workshop
Grab your secateurs and join country craftsman Martin Keeley to learn all about willow and create something beautiful to take home. In the morning you’ll learn the basics of weaving and make a simple fish, then after lunch in the Tea Room you can progress onto a very realistic pheasant.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Tue 24 Apr

More details - Growing Under Glass
Nick Hamilton shows you how to get the most from a productive greenhouse or tunnel in this easy-to-follow course.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Tue 8 May

More details - Watercolour Painting Day: ‘Garden Views’
Join local artist Sandra Peck for a really enjoyable, relaxed and informative workshop; it doesn’t matter whether you are a beginner or have been painting for a while, you will be able to sit up close and watch detailed demonstrations and then have a go at your own pace, with help as you need it throughout the
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Thu 17 May

More details - Book, Music and Ephemera Fair
Our annual book sale of the new year. For all book lovers come along and pick up a bargain on Saturday, 19 May, 2018 @ Lowdham Village Hall, 9.30am to 3pm Free entry for all public. Refreshments available many home made at affordable prices. Stalls £15 & £20.
Lowdham Village Hall, opposite The Ship Pub, Main Street, Lowdham, Nottingham.
Sat 19 May

More details - Grimston Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Grimston is a small village with a c13 church restored in 1856. The village green has a large stone and stocks set under a mature Chestnut. Fourwinds is approx. 1 acre, with mature trees and shrubs, extensive flower beds, vegetable garden and long stretches of lawns.
Grimston Gardens, Melton Mowbray
Sat 19 May and Sun 20 May

More details - The Workhouse, Southwell - International Women's Day
Join us at The Workhouse as we celebrate International Women’s Day with the launch of ’Suffragette and Suffragists: 1918-2018’ textile exhibition. Booking Not Needed.
The Workhouse, Southwell, Upton Road, Southwell,
Today to Sun 6 May

More details - The Workhouse, Southwell - Women in Power
The Workhouse is working in partnership with the National Trust Public Programme to present an exhibition of photographs and paintings from National Portrait Gallery entitled Women and Power.
The Workhouse, Southwell, Upton Road, Southwell,
Sat 28 Apr to Tue 26 Jun

More details - The Workhouse, Southwell - Who Cares?
Nottingham Trent Theatre Design Students and The Workhouse are creating an exciting and intriguing performative costume event ’Who Cares'’. The students will be working with volunteers and young homeless people to create costumes that speak through time about care work. Booking Not Needed.
The Workhouse, Southwell, Upton Road, Southwell,
Sat 28 Apr

More details - The Workhouse, Southwell - The National Portrait Gallery Faces of Change: Votes for Women
The Workhouse is working in partnership with the Women and Power National Trust public programme to present an exhibition of photographs and paintings from the National Portrait Gallery.
The Workhouse, Southwell, Upton Road, Southwell,
Sun 29 Apr to Wed 27 Jun