Paul Hamlyn Foundation funded project begins!

LOV has a new project – all about getting the young people (aged 12 – 25) of Lincolnshire involved in their local arts venues.

We want to develop a series of exciting opportunities across the ten LOV venues for young people to take control, learn new skills and see exciting new artists, makers and performers in their County.

A new Project Manager, Chloe Brown has been appointed to run the project, which is funded through the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. She is currently in her second week in the post, touring the County and getting to know the ten venues that make up LOV a bit better so that she can design a fantastic programme for and with the young people of Lincolnshire and foster some ‘Young LOV’. From Louth to Lincoln; Spalding to Stamford and those in between, Chloe has clocked up a few miles travelling up, down and across the County over the past couple of weeks – she has found out about some exciting things that are already taking place for young people (see our Take Control and Have Your Say section) and some events, exhibitions and performances that she will definitely be going along to see herself!

All the venues have really interesting things going on and the staff are extremely welcoming, friendly and helpful so have a look at What’s On at the LOV venues yourself.

Chloe won’t be alone in her quest as, as well as the venue staff she will be working closely with two Project Workers who will be starting at the end of April.

As well as talking to the venue staff the project team also need information and input from you! If you’re a young person in Lincolnshire (aged 12 – 25) or if you work with young people in the County and have any suggestions or want to get involved in activities and events in your local LOV venue then please get in touch via email at or the comments section below.

Chloe will be posting updates on the project as it progresses so make sure you come back soon or sign up for our updates.


Something Wonderful is Coming…

Love in Grantham image courtesy of Raisin and Willow, taken from the Something Wonderful blog

  Something Wonderful is coming to Lincolnshire this year. 

Liverpool based artists Jonathan Raisin and Elizabeth Willow will be exploring the towns and villages of Lincolnshire this year to discover the stories and characters that make this such an interesting county.

Seen through the “eyes of strangers” they will be inspired by things lost and found, second-hand objects, overheard conversations and snatches of sound, fragments, glimpses and everyday normality as well as strangeness.

The project has been commissioned by Lincolnshire One Venues whose aim is to bring exciting and varied new works to the county. Raisin & Willow will spend time in and around the LOV venues researching the place and people, gleaning raw material for the project and gathering objects that tell a story.  They have already been enthralled by the steepness of Lincoln’s hill; the winding of clocks in the Usher Gallery; the picture windows and views of rooftop from The National Centre for Craft & Design in Sleaford and the market days in Spalding.

Something Wonderful will culminate in an autumnal series of extraordinary events, activities, exhibits, performances and surprises taking place in Lincoln, North Hykeham, Grantham, Spalding, Stamford and Sleaford. At the heart of these events, will be ‘The Penny Readings’ a collection of new Lincolnshire tales written and conceived by Raisin & Willow and performed across the area following the tradition of Charles Dickens who from the 1840s onwards travelled the country  giving readings for just one penny. 

Watch out for Something Wonderful happening near you …..

Keep up-to-date with Raisin and Willow’s discoveries of  Lincolnshire via their blog: