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The latest news from across all of Lincs Inspire's services.

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Street Life
Street Life

See rare historic photographs of the streets and buildings of North East Lincolnshire at the final exhibition of the Heritage Lottery-funded ‘Streets and their Stories’ project.

Junior Open Art Exhibition
Junior Open Art Exhibition

Young people across North East Lincolnshire are being invited to showcase their artwork to the public in a professional gallery setting early next year.

Panto Cast Announced
Panto Cast Announced

Sleeping Beauty and the Whinging Wicked Witch comes to audiences at Grimsby Auditorium this December. From Chris Moreno, the Producer of last year’s spectacular Cinderella and the Lost Slipper, join us for another unforgettable pantomime.

Ceramics Exhibition at the Hub
Ceramics Exhibition at the Hub

Welcome To My World: Ceramics with Narrative - a free exhibition of the work of artists who create worlds of pop culture references, social commentary, and political satire; worlds that invite you in through the inventiveness of the makers, where the only limit is their imagination and the audience's willingness to follow them.

Be Stammer Friendly
Be Stammer Friendly

A free workshop on Tuesday November 8th, for members and non-members to find out more about a neurological condition that, according to a poll in 2020, affects up to four per cent of the UK adult population – stammering.

Christmas at the Hub
Christmas at the Hub

Christmas at the Hub begins this year with a festive Contemporary Makers Market on Sat 26 & Sun 27 November - the perfect place to shop a curated selection of craft, design, objects, accessories, and homewares this festive season.

Tin Town
Tin Town

A free exhibition telling the history of Immingham. Spanning over 900 years, resources will chart Immingham’s growth from being a village with 42 households in the Domesday Book of 1086 to its current status as the UK’s largest port by tonnage of cargo.

‘Why I Draw'
‘Why I Draw'

An exhibition celebrating the benefits of sketching, including mindfulness and mental wellbeing, comes to the Albert Room at Cleethorpes Library throughout November and December.

Fit to Party 7
Fit to Party 7

Party the night away with your friends in two gigantic group exercise classes. The Halloween-themed charity event returns on 31st October!

BorrowBox has Landed!
BorrowBox has Landed!

Lincs Inspire Libraries is delighted to announce the launch of BorrowBox, a new service that allows library members to download even more eAudiobooks than ever before, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

Hive of Business Support
Hive of Business Support

Businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs are invited to find out more about Lincs Inspire's corporate support services at E-Factor's Great Big Small Business Festival in October.

National Reading Group Day
National Reading Group Day

Lincs Inspire Libraries celebrates the popularity of local book clubs in North East Lincolnshire and the positive effects these groups have on their members.

T. M. Logan Author Talk (SOLD OUT)
T. M. Logan Author Talk (SOLD OUT)

Sunday Times bestselling author T. M. Logan, whose thrillers have sold more than one million copies in the UK, will be visiting Cleethorpes Library for an author talk on Wednesday, 5th October at 7pm.

The Great Almighty Gill
The Great Almighty Gill

Hot on the heels of the Edinburgh Fringe, New Perspectives bring their play to the Albert Room at Cleethorpes Library. A play that seeks to salvage some humanity, art, and wonder from the molten wreckage of dementia.

Fitness Day
Fitness Day

To celebrate National Fitness Day (21st September 2022) we share motivating stories from some of our inspiring members as well as some top tips to encourage you to #JoinTheMovement.

Libraries Week (Oct 3-9)
Libraries Week (Oct 3-9)

Join the annual celebration of the nation's much-loved libraries and the opportunities for lifelong learning. Anyone under 18 months signing up for a library card will be gifted a free t-shirt (whilst stocks last!)

Made in Grimsby
Made in Grimsby

A free two-day exhibition, telling the story of Grimsby-made products from times gone by, including jam, beer, fish fingers, paper, cars and caravans.

Agatha Christie Quiz Night (postponed)
Agatha Christie Quiz Night (postponed)

Celebrate the birthday of crime writer, Agatha Christie, at Waltham Library’s themed quiz night, with a selection of prizes up for grabs!

Last Resort
Last Resort

Discover the life and work of one of the pioneers of British noir crime fiction at this author talk, staking claim for the Humber’s influence on British crime writing.

Waltham and New Waltham exhibition
Waltham and New Waltham exhibition

Windmills, Wellingtons and a Wireless Station - A streets and Their Stories exhibition at All Saints Church, Waltham on Friday 19th August.

The Amazing Life of ‘Mr Grimsby’
The Amazing Life of ‘Mr Grimsby’

The contributions of one of the most prominent and influential figures to the history of the area is to be celebrated and preserved thanks to an exciting project led by The Watkin Society, in collaboration with Grimsby Local History Library and North East Lincolnshire Archives.

Join the Gadgeteers!
Join the Gadgeteers!

The Summer Reading Challenge is here! Join the Gadgeteers for a summer of reading fun, inspiring discovery and innovation in the world around us.

Queens of Summer Reading
Queens of Summer Reading

Two uplifting authors visit the Albert Room at Cleethorpes Library to talk about their latest releases and their love of writing.

Adventure Awaits!
Adventure Awaits!

Lava Lamps, bug hotels and puppet theatres! An exciting programme of fully funded activities for primary school children eligible for free school meals is set to get underway during summer holidays.

Exhibition at Docks Beers
Exhibition at Docks Beers

The colourful past of one of Grimsby’s most upcoming and iconic venues will be explored through a free exhibition of local history resources and art from Dale Mackie.

Creative Boost for Resort Library
Creative Boost for Resort Library

Delight as a three-year programme of cultural events and projects for Cleethorpes Library Albert Room receives financial support from the Arts Council.

Start a New Chapter
Start a New Chapter

“You forget, we forgive” is the message from Lincs Inspire Libraries over the coming weeks, as borrowers with overdue items are given an opportunity to waive any fines between 18th July to 7th August 2022.

From Tailors to Trawlers
From Tailors to Trawlers

Historian, Writer and Battlefield Guide will shed light on the impact of the Great War on the Jewish community.

Fireman Sam Saves the Circus!
Fireman Sam Saves the Circus!

An afternoon of live theatre and musical entertainment for primary school age children who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals courtesy of The Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Fund. General admissions also available.

Dinosaur World Live
Dinosaur World Live

A dino-mite adventure direct from the West End comes to Grimsby Auditorium in this roarsome interactive show for all the family!

Craft Sustained
Craft Sustained

the Hub is delighted to introduce a brand-new exhibition that explores and celebrates the work of artists, designers and craftspeople who are creating extraordinary works using renewable natural resources.

Inspiring Lives!
Inspiring Lives!

Returning to Grimsby Health & Wellbeing Centre , from Wednesday, June 1st, our Inclusive Multi-Sport activity mornings! Re-launch session is FREE.

Selfie with Her Majesty!
Selfie with Her Majesty!

As the countdown to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee begins, Lincs Inspire Libraries are bringing the community together with a range of activities and events to celebrate.

New Business Centre Opens!
New Business Centre Opens!

Entrepreneurs and businesses came together earlier this month to celebrate the launch of Business & IP Centre Grimsby, which brings exciting new services to help local people grow, run and scale their businesses.

Bringing The Past to Life
Bringing The Past to Life

Share memories with like-minded people at Lincs Inspire Libraries’ local history groups, returning for the first time since COVID, with Jubilee-themed specials.

Martin Impey Talk
Martin Impey Talk

Discover the stories behind the poignant illustrations of multi-award winning illustrator Martin Impey, as he talks about his interpretations of World War One poet Wilfred Owen’s masterpiece ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ from his highly acclaimed book.

3G Improvement Works
3G Improvement Works

The 3G pitch at Bradley Football Development Centre undergoes resurfacing from Monday, 2nd May. Work is expected to take at least four weeks and the pitch will be out of action during this time. Get the latest updates.

We are Commoners
We are Commoners

A Craftspace national touring exhibition showing how shared processes, skills and values associated with creative making contribute to thriving commons neighbourhoods, launching this May at the Hub, Sleaford.

Get into Gear: Cycling
Get into Gear: Cycling

Adult cycling courses are giving people the confidence to cycle to work or for pleasure. Three levels available depending on experience and all are free.

Tea & Talk
Tea & Talk

Grimsby Health & Wellbeing Centre to host 'Tea & Talk' fundraiser on May 11 as part of mental health charity Mind's campaign for better mental health.

World Book Night
World Book Night

In partnership with The Reading Agency, we're giving away free copies of Graham Norton's "The Swimmer" across community venues to inspire confidence and enthusiasm for reading.

Break into Business
Break into Business

Lia Nici, MP for Great Grimsby, announces the launch of a new business support initiative for Grimsby provided by the British Library.

Princes, Paupers & Paper Mills
Princes, Paupers & Paper Mills

Peter Dixon’s Paper Mill, once one of the largest paper mills in Britain, will feature as part of a free local history exhibition celebrating the heritage of the West Marsh area of Grimsby.

World Autism Acceptance Week
World Autism Acceptance Week

Pop-up events in libraries in support of World Autism Acceptance Week. Discover the resources we have available for children and young people with SEND.

Hop to it!
Hop to it!

An action-packed Easter holiday programme of leisure, library and arts activities awaits. Including free HAF spaces for those who receive benefits-related free school meals.

Strictly Presents: Keeep Dancing!
Strictly Presents: Keeep Dancing!

Celebrity and professional dancer line-up announced for new official UK tour created by Strictly Come Dancing, coming to Grimsby Auditorium on 30th June.

Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping Beauty

Tickets are now on sale for this year's panto. Chris Moreno in association with Grimsby Auditorium bring you Sleeping Beauty and the Whinging Wicked Witch.

The Power Of Pictures
The Power Of Pictures

Artists bring a series of exciting workshops to libraries during the Easter holidays as part of a festival of visual literacy.

A Window into the Wonderful World of Cleethorpes
A Window into the Wonderful World of Cleethorpes

Iconic scenes from Cleethorpes have transformed one of the resort’s landmark buildings after local artist Sarah Palmer was tasked with a unique challenge.

Grimsby Library Reopens
Grimsby Library Reopens

Grimsby Central Library reopens fully on Thursday, February 10, after closing before Christmas for repair works to be carried out.

Royal Connections
Royal Connections

A free two-day exhibition celebrating Great Grimsby Charter Day (March 11). View North East Lincolnshire Archive’s oldest artefact– Henry III’s Charter of 1227.

Design-Nation: Our Journey
Design-Nation: Our Journey

Showcasing excellence, sustainability, and diversity in craft & design, 'Our Journey' (29 Jan - 24 Apr) captures important milestones in the evolution of Design-Nation’s portfolio of leading contemporary designer-makers from across the UK.

Fly Half
Fly Half

A Father. A Son. A Club. A Town. A Game. Fly Half. Lincs Inspire are delighted to host Gary Lagden's new play 'Fly Half' in the Albert Room at Cleethorpes Library on Thursday, January 27th at 7:30pm.

HEY Credit Union
HEY Credit Union

HEY Credit Union, the not-for-profit community bank serving people who live or work in the Humber Region, has opened a new branch in North East Lincolnshire.

'Allo 'Allo! Star Makes Wishes Come True!
'Allo 'Allo! Star Makes Wishes Come True!

Join the cast of CINDERELLA… and the lost slipper at Grimsby Auditorium as they whisk you away to Panto Land! Opens Friday 10th December.

Winter Mini Challenge
Winter Mini Challenge

Be a Wild World Hero this Winter! Lincs Inspire Libraries join forces with The Reading Agency in challenging children to read at least three books between December 1 and January 16 to earn fun digital rewards.

Centre Of Excellence Award
Centre Of Excellence Award

Shapemaster has presented Lincs Inspire's health improvement team with the first-ever recognised Centre of Excellence Award for their work at Grimsby's Health and Wellbeing Centre in creating a more inclusive fitness offer for local people.

Streets of Cleethorpes
Streets of Cleethorpes

Journey through time and discover the stories behind the names of streets of Cleethorpes at what promises to be an illuminating talk from local author Emma Lingard.

ROCK OF AGES
ROCK OF AGES

Lavished with over 25 classic rock anthems, the Award-Winning Smash Hit Musical 'ROCK OF AGES' returns - Tuesday, November 30 to Saturday, December 4 at Grimsby Auditorium.

Short Story Competition
Short Story Competition

Be in with a chance of having your writing made into a hand-crafted book by our Archives Conservator as part of National Novel Writing Month.

Colourful Exhibition
Colourful Exhibition

Sketches of scenes from Grimsby, Cleethorpes and the surrounding area by local artist Sarah Palmer are now on display in the Albert Room at Cleethorpes Library until Thursday, November 18.

Memories of Meggies
Memories of Meggies

Cleethorpes landmarks, local pubs, shops and schools from times gone by will all feature as part of a free exhibition sharing memories of the resort at Cleethorpes Library on December 8.

Gift Shop at Cleethorpes Library
Gift Shop at Cleethorpes Library

In the runup to Christmas, The Shop at Cleethorpes Library is expanding to sell a variety of uniquely crafted items and souvenirs.

Creative Writing Workshop
Creative Writing Workshop

A unique opportunity to take part in a free six week workshop with Gordon Wilson and Carolyn Doyley as part of local history project Streets and their Stories

More Than A Game
More Than A Game

Bradley FDC and Grimsby Ancient Mariners Walking Football Club were today proud to welcome former England International and footballing legend Ashley Cole as part of the project More Than A Game, supported by the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) and Carling.

Halloween Half Term Fun
Halloween Half Term Fun

October half term promises fun and fright across Lincs Inspire Libraries and Leisure Centres, as many of the usual activities and family favourites take on a Halloween twist.

Centres Set 'Prime' Example
Centres Set 'Prime' Example

Lincs Inspire leisure centre’s have recently achieved a ‘Very Good’ rating following a robust assessment by Sport England’s leading national quality scheme, Quest.

Branching into Comedy
Branching into Comedy

Yours Sincerely – a live comedy performance is free to attend at Cleethorpes Library on Friday, October 15 at 7pm, a collision of storytelling and lipsync cabaret from Will Jackson, named a ‘Rising Comic Star’ by Attitude magazine.

Vikings, Normans and Zeppelins
Vikings, Normans and Zeppelins

Local windmills, the old village school and the Zeppelin raid of 1916 will all feature as part of a free exhibition telling the history of Scartho at St Giles’ Large Hall, Scartho on Saturday, October 23, 10:30am to 3pm.

Libraries Week
Libraries Week

To celebrate Libraries Week, Oct 4-10, Lincs Inspire Libraries are shouting out about the return of many services and activities, as well as new projects on the horizon.

New Home for Wellness
New Home for Wellness

A new therapy and relaxation hub puts wellbeing at the heart of a Grimsby leisure centre and is safely supporting people back into exercise after 18 months of living through the pandemic.

Kit Out The Nation
Kit Out The Nation

Be part of the BBC’s Make a Difference Kit Out the Nation Campaign. Donate any of your unwanted, good condition sports kit and help to get children and teenagers into sport.

Next Chapter for Libraries
Next Chapter for Libraries

Lincs Inspire Libraries in North East Lincolnshire will remain open for longer from Monday, September 13, as they return to their pre-covid opening times. Children's activities also resume.

'Allo 'Allo! Cinderella
'Allo 'Allo! Cinderella

'Allo 'Allo!’ Star Vicki Michelle will make your wishes comes true in the Godmother of all Pantos, 'Cinderalla....And The Lost Slipper' coming to the Grimsby Auditorium this December!

Sculpture Transforms Gallery
Sculpture Transforms Gallery

The Hub is excited to announce the opening of a new exhibition this September featuring a brand-new large-scale installation that will dramatically transform the Main Gallery space.

Park Ward Exhibition
Park Ward Exhibition

Discover the story of Wellow Abbey, People’s Park, Bargate and Grimsby Zoo from the Middle Ages to the late 20th century, at a free exhibition hosted by North East Lincolnshire Archives.

Love Our Planet
Love Our Planet

Love Our Planet Climate Event Comes to the Hub at Sleaford this September. Families can go green with drop-in activities and talks from local organisations committed to looking after our planet.

Community Heroes
Community Heroes

Nominate someone for a NK Community Champion Award and reward the work they do for their community and other people. We are once again proud to be sponsors of the "Contribution to arts & culture" award.

VE Day Exhibition
VE Day Exhibition

A Cleethorpes soldier who took part in the D-Day landings and a Grimsby seaman who served in the Merchant Navy are to be the focus of a free exhibition to mark the 75th anniversary of VE day, due originally to take place last year but delayed because of the pandemic.

Go Wild for Reading this Summer!
Go Wild for Reading this Summer!

Stand up for the planet, is the message behind this year’s Wild World Heroes Summer Reading Challenge, encouraging children to read over the summer holidays.

New Ceramics Exhibition
New Ceramics Exhibition

This July, the Hub, Sleaford, will host a brand-new exhibition of ceramics inspired by the natural world, created by Kingston upon Hull based ceramicist, Adele Howitt.

Fun Activities & Healthy Meals
Fun Activities & Healthy Meals

Lincs Inspire is back this summer with an action-packed holiday activity programme. Many places have been made available for free to children eligible for free school meals.

A Stepping Stone to Wellness
A Stepping Stone to Wellness

Vital funds have been secured to develop a specialist Wellness Hub in North East Lincolnshire, bringing new therapy equipment and a relaxation studio to the heart of Grimsby’s Health and Wellbeing Centre.

Small Miles Make Big Smiles
Small Miles Make Big Smiles

A brand new weekly health walk in Cleethorpes offers gentle forms of exercise suitable for people over 55 and those managing long term health conditions.

Free Health and Wellbeing Projects
Free Health and Wellbeing Projects

The Hub wins funding from Active Lincolnshire and Sport England to run new projects across the county.

Panto Cast News!
Panto Cast News!

'Allo 'Allo!’ star Vicki Michelle will make your wishes come true in the godmother of all pantos, ‘Cinderella… And The Lost Slipper’

Expansion of British Library brings services to Grimsby
Expansion of British Library brings services to Grimsby

Lincs Inspire Ltd joins forces with British Library and Business & IP Centre Hull to roll-out small business support to North East Lincolnshire and turbocharge the local economy

NCCD supported by Cultural Recovery Fund
NCCD supported by Cultural Recovery Fund

An award of £57,000 through the Government’s Cultural Recovery Fund will help North Kesteven District Council ensure safe, vibrant and fully-accessible open-door arts provision.

Grant Secured to Protect Leisure Services
Grant Secured to Protect Leisure Services

Leisure services in North East Lincolnshire have secured a financial lifeline, following a joint bid by North East Lincolnshire Council and Lincs Inspire Limited, which successfully secured £397,000 of Government public leisure grant funding.

Bradley Football Development Centre to Reopen
Bradley Football Development Centre to Reopen

Football training and matches will return to Bradley Football Development Centre from Monday, March 29.

On Your Marks, Get Set…Go!
On Your Marks, Get Set…Go!

King George V Athletics Stadium’s outdoor activities reopen on Monday, March 29, with customers being welcomed back to a rejuvenated track after it underwent a thorough deep clean during lockdown.

Grant Opens Doors for Grimsby Auditorium
Grant Opens Doors for Grimsby Auditorium

Lincs Inspire Ltd has secured a £4,699.00 grant from the Theatres Trust’s ‘Theatres Reopening Fund’.

Reading Connects Residents in Isolation
Reading Connects Residents in Isolation

A heart-warming project will help to combat loneliness and social isolation for residents in North East Lincolnshire through the proven power of reading.

Libby Reading App Launches
Libby Reading App Launches

Lincs Inspire Library members can now browse, borrow and enjoy even more eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines through the award-winning Libby reading app.