Two major events in Britain’s past will be remembered during a string of cultural activities and performances at the 2018 Wolds Words Festival.
Taking place throughout the month of October, the Festival will be dedicated to both RAF 100 and Vote 100. The anniversaries of the end of the Great War and women winning the right to vote.
Films, exhibitions and talks have been organised at venues across the Lincolnshire Wolds to commemorate the two momentous happenings a century ago.
Highlights include an illustrated lecture covering the role of women in World War 1. Entitled ‘Women’s Role in the Great War’, it is presented by Richard Pullen from the Friends of the Lincoln Tank, and is on Monday, October 1 at 7.30pm in Stanhope Hall, Horncastle. Tickets are £3 with booking required (see booking details below).
Meanwhile a Suffragette Exhibition is a free event in Louth Library. Open from Monday October 1 to Wednesday October 31, it celebrates some of the key figures of the suffragist movement, including a special look at women in Lincolnshire.
Organised by Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture, approximately 60 separate events are planned, taking in the attractions of the Wolds and celebrating the traditions and people of Lincolnshire.
Celebrated county author Nick Louth will be presenting a talk entitled ‘My Writing Louth’, during which he shares insights into the world of publishing. On Monday, October 8 from 11am until 12.30pm, Nick will be at The Lounge, Elizabeth Court, Church Street, Louth. The cost is £4 on the door with refreshments.
For keen walkers, Saturday October 13 is one for the calendar with a five-mile walk and talk in Bag Enderby, Somersby and surrounds. ‘Walking in the Footsteps of Tennyson’ visits some of Alfred Tennyson’s boyhood haunts, including locations not usually open to the public. This all-weather walk ends with tea and cake. Spaces are limited, so booking is advisable.
Craft-lovers also have a choice of events, from learning crochet and filling lavender bags to oil painting.
For full details of all the events taking place, please see www.woldswords.org
Bookings can be made by telephoning Louth’s Meridian Leisure Centre on 01507 607650, with payment required by card, or in person at time of booking. The centre is open Monday to Friday, 6.00am until 10pm and at weekends from 6.30am until 7pm.