Flowering between January and March, snowdrops are one of the first signs of life in gardens after the long winter months. Find out where you can spot these pretty white flowers with walks in the area. Continue reading “Enjoy a hint of Spring”
Planting has begun this month with a unique daffodil bulb, developed to commemorate the anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower next year.
The Springfields Horticultural Society based in Spalding, Lincolnshire, has produced the bulbs, who are dedicated to the promotion, study and practice of horticulture, in particular the cultivation and development of flowers grown from bulbs and corms.
A year-long four nation commemoration programme, involving the UK, USA, Netherlands and Wampanoag nations, will commemorate and explore the 400 year anniversary of the journey and impact of one of history’s most famous ships, The Mayflower
- A world class public art and cultural programme funded by, amongst others, £1.7million from Arts Council England and £500k from the Treasury/DCMS
- Projects developed in collaboration with Wampanoag and wider Native American tribes include a Theatre Royal Plymouth production This Land; a major commission, Wampum Belt and contemporary art installation, Settlement
- Commemorations will take place in 13 compact partner destinations across the UK (Austerfield, Scrooby & Babworth, Gainsborough, Boston, Immingham, Worcestershire; Chorley, Harwich, Southwark, City of London, Southampton, Dartmouth and Plymouth) and internationally in the USA and the Netherlands
To coincide with Thanksgiving, the Mayflower compact partnership today, Thursday 28 November, announces details of the Mayflower 400 programme. A commemorative year of events and exhibitions around the destinations central to the Mayflower story will mark the 400th anniversary of the 1620 journey undertaken by 102 passengers and crew to the ‘new world’ of America. To mark the day the ship set sail, a major four nations public ceremony will take place on 16 September 2020 in Plymouth.
The sound of sleigh bells may definitely be heard at December’s Gainsborough’s Farmers’ and Craft Market on Saturday, December 14.
Open between between 9am-3pm, as usual the market promises to be filled with stalls offering fresh seasonal produce, hot or cold food and drink, handmade crafts and gifts – plus a couple of festive additions to this month’s line up.
The United Reformed Church in Gainsborough stands as a memorial to John Robinson, famously known as the pastor to the Pilgrims and one of the founders of the Separatist movements.
He led the Pilgrims to the Dutch town of Leiden, helping them plan their pioneering voyage of the Mayflower. However he would never make the journey. He was instrumental in planning a second Pilgrim voyage but would tragically die before being able to live his dream.
A series of celebratory dance performances, featuring local schoolchildren, singers and artists, directed by multi award-winning choreographer Katie Green.
Following a year of performances and workshops, two celebratory performances mark the culmination of The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 project working with PiIgrim Roots communities across Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.
The town centre was a sight to behold as record numbers lit up the streets of Gainsborough with their colourfully decorated handmade lanterns on Saturday.
More than 300 people joined the mesmerising Illuminate Parade, the first of six parades taking place across the country.
Starting at the United Reformed Church, community groups, young people and families paraded through the town with an impressive array of lanterns, before watching a spectacular light projection show onto the walls of Gainsborough Old Hall.
There’s plenty to see and do in Gainsborough to keep your little terrors entertained this half term. Here’s a selection of what’s on offer. You can also to go our visit page or what’s on calendar to find out more.
A dazzling display of lights will parade through the town on Saturday 16 November launching the commemorative year of the sailing of the Mayflower.
Although the historic voyage took place at Plymouth, many leading Separatists, who later became known as the Pilgrims came from this region including Gainsborough.