Saturday, February 24, 2024

New history festival will shine a light on Lincoln’s past

A Lincoln Festival of History is billed as being a captivating journey through the ages when it takes place between 4 to 6 May.

The city-wide celebration of history and heritage created through collaboration between City of Lincoln Council and Lincolnshire County Counci promises to transport visitors and residents alike to pivotal moments in Lincoln’s past.

The festival’s first zone announcement allows visitors to step back in time to explore the Roman encampment within the Colosseum Quarter. With living history displays in St Paul in the Bail and Castle Square, including gladiator battles!

A range of historical reenactors will parade in the Uphill area of the city, with visitors encouraged to join in costume or wearing creations crafted in the various zones at the event.

Cllr Naomi Tweddle, Portfolio Holder for Inclusive Economic Growth at City of Lincoln Council said: “Following the success of our 2023 Events in Lincoln programme, we’re excited to start the year with something new. We hope Lincoln Festival of History will become a key event in the city’s yearly calendar, celebrating the city’s rich history.

“This festival will see partners from across the city including Lincoln Castle, Lincoln BIG, University of Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral and Lincolnshire Co-op, come together to create a weekend of activity for the entire family.

“Growing year on year, this event will enable visitors to unlock the past and celebrate the legacy of Lincoln – where history comes to life.”

Samantha Mellows, Director of Visitor Experience and Enterprise at Lincoln Cathedral said: “Lincoln’s long history is all around us, not just in the internationally important buildings such as the cathedral, castle and our many medieval buildings, but in our impact on the country and the whole world.”

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