The Penny Readings

A great night was had by all on Friday (26 October) at the National Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford as Raisin and Willow gave their first public performance of The Penny Readings.

The audience was given a poetic insight into Raisin and Willow’s travels across Lincolnshire and the love letter they have written to this fantastic county – including flying pigs in Stamford, market days in Spalding, broken hearts, big sky and skiing down Steep Hill.

Plus there were plenty of other wonderful treats along the way (including sweet treats during the ‘interval’) with the Sleaford Ukelele Orchestra playing in the cafe afterwards and a vintage bus ride for those travelling from the South Holland Centre, Spalding.

Raisin and Willow are in Grantham and Stamford this week!


A Wonderful Piano Circus

Over 20 people packed into White & Sentance piano showroom in Sleaford for a wonderful hour of music played on beautiful pianos.

Lee, Luke and Emma joined Jonathan for a joint performance and then Roy and Chloe (from the NCCD Youth Forum) played their own individual pieces.

Listen in to BBC Lincolnshire for a live interview at about 2.10/2.15pm on 24 October 2012!

Find the piano showroom on our Wonderful map of Sleaford produced by Raisin and Willow! Sleaford_Map

Look out for a unique map of your town at the box office or reception desk of your nearest LOV venue!

Raisin & Willow are Resident!

Just been having the first of probably many cups of tea with Raisin & Willow as they move into Lincolnshire for the month.  We have our whimsical wander town map, and are all ready to celebrate Eastern European film making and food this evening as our first event.
Jonathan and Elizabeth will be gradually dropping off boxes of the beautiful Penny Readings books at our ten venues.  The price is £10,  with £1 off for people who attend any of the Penny Readings.
The first public performance of The Penny Readings is at the National Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford on Friday 26 November, 7.30pm
Or catch a vintage coach from the South Holland Centre, Spalding

Something Wonderful is Nearly Here…

Something Wonderful has now nearly arrived in Lincolnshire One Venues! Make sure you upload your wonderful pictures to Twitter using the #SomethingWonderful hashtag. Also keep up to date with the months events via the Something Wonderful Facebook page

and Raisin & Willow’s blog

If you love performance poetry, don’t miss ‘The Penny Readings’ being performed at four of our venues!

New LOV Commission Opportunity

Lincolnshire One Venues (LOV) is seeking to invest up to £10,000 in a new performance work for young audiences between ages 12-19 to be shown in small/medium-scale venues

It is expected that the commission will include a minimum of four performances between autumn 2013 and spring 2014 taking place at the following four venues in the LOV network:

  • Lincoln Performing Arts Centre
  • Riverhead Theatre, Louth
  • Stamford Arts Centre
  • Terry O’Toole Theatre,North Hykeham

Funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Arts Council England.

Download our Lov Commission 2012/13 Artist Brief for more information on the commissioning criteria

To apply please provide the following:

  • CV/Company Profile outlining past examples of your work.
  • short proposal (maximum 2 A4 pages), outlining the proposed work and how you envisage LOV being involved in the creative process.
  • Include an estimated budget for how much the piece will cost to make and give a breakdown of how you will spend the money. Proposals must be all inclusive of fees, materials, equipment hire, print, travel and subsistence.
  • Please provide contact details for two relevant referees with whom you have worked within the past two years.

Send these details to Craig Morrow, Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln LN6 7TS or email with ‘LOV Commission Proposal’ in the subject bar to by 10am on Wednesday 31 October 2012