Applications open for Heritage Skills Festival taking place in Gainsborough

Carpenter works with a tree

Applications are being welcomed from those working in traditional construction trades, decorative art, conservation and restoration to demonstrate their skills, and possibly allow visitors to try for themselves, during Gainsborough’s Heritage Skills Festival 2023!

On Saturday 16 September 2023 from 9am until 3pm, West Lindsey District Council will be holding a Heritage Skills Fair in Gainsborough followed by a week of bookable workshops. They are interested to hear from anybody who would like to book a place as a demonstrator at the fair which will have zones for construction skills, decorative arts and traditional makers.

Taking place in Gainsborough, the Heritage Skills Festival is part of the National Lottery funded Townscape Heritage Initiative which is underway to restore Gainsborough’s historic shops. Skilled craftsmen are vital for such schemes so to bring them into the public eye, there will be a week of activities headlined by the Heritage Skills Fair to showcase rare traditional crafts that are thriving in our region.

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Illuminate Gainsborough returns this November!

Fire Eater at Illuminate Gainsborough

You’re invited to attend this year’s incredible Illuminate Gainsborough event involving lanterns, projections, and a spectacular fire garden this November.

On Saturday 26 November 2022, Gainsborough will once again be filled with light and sound with fabulous projections onto the walls of Gainsborough Old Hall, a fire garden in the grounds of All Saints’ Parish Church, street performers and a guided walk along Trent Riverside.

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Heritage Open Days

Get ready for Lincolnshire’s largest heritage festival starting this Friday!

Heritage Open Days is an annual national festival that takes place every September dedicated to the celebration of heritage and culture! Heritage Open Days offers visitors the chance to explore some fantastic hidden gems and try new experiences.

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Fresh Air & Green Spaces in Gainsborough and the Wolds

Green spaces

Who would’ve thought, Lincolnshire’s recently been one of the Hottest Places In The World? (Hotter than LA… talk about staycation!). So what better time to stretch your legs and reconnect with nature?

Here in Gainsborough and the surrounding area, we are blessed with a great number of beloved woodlands and green spaces. So we’ve picked some of the most scenic woodland walks that take you through the quiet countryside. Where you may not hear anything but the gentle rustle of leaves that blow in the wind and the noises of resident wildlife in the area!

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Trinity Arts Centre becomes finalists in Tourism Awards!

Trinity Arts Centre, Gainsborough

Destination Lincolnshire has announced the finalists in their 2022 Tourism Awards and we are thrilled that the Trinity Arts Centre is among those named.

The Unique picturehouse and theatre which is set in a stunning grade II listed church is a cultural hub in West Lindsey, creating a space for people to enjoy theatre, live music and watch popular movies. It’s hired by a number of community groups and creative companies to hone their talents.

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Afternoon Tea Week

Afternoon Tea Week takes place from 8 to 14 August. A perfect chance to treat yourself to some quintessentially traditional English afternoon tea, plus support some local businesses too!

Take a look at where you can book afternoon tea in and around Gainsborough.

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How to Plan a Summer Adventure in Gainsborough

Summer Adventure

With the sunshine upon us, what better time for visitors and residents alike to get out and enjoy the rich culture this historic market town has to offer? From astonishing medieval manors, to live performances there’s always something going on in this bustling town. So, whether you’re here to soak up some history or sun, there’s enough to keep you entertained throughout the summer!

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