North Lincolnshire pedals the Olympic spirit
uring summer 2012 a very special event will take place. As the Olympic torch passes along the country in preparation for the games, North Lincolnshire’s towns
and villages will celebrate with a range of activities. The Cultural Olympiad aims to create stronger links between sports, culture and the arts, reflecting the spirit of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
activities in the area (see below) will have a cycling theme because of its strong history of cycle manufacture. The area’s only Olympic medallist – Lal White – was also a cyclist. To celebrate the
Olympics, the council also plans events across the
area to encourage all ages to engage in sport and play, even some they have never thought about trying before. Some events may be organised as Village Games Opportunities to simulate the excitement and competition of the Olympics. Find out more at www.northlincs.gov.uk/
Epworth Old Rectory, begins 14 Mar (provisional): The Rise and Impact of Global MethodismThe voices of current Methodists tell how the church has affected them.
Normanby Hall Country Park, 1 Apr to 28 Sept: Travelling Togs An exhibition of costumes from North Lincolnshire’s many cultures. The Lal White Story An exhibition celebrating North Lincolnshire’s greatest cyclist. Elswick-Hopper Cycles of Barton An exhibition in the Farming Museum giving a potted history.
Epworth Old Rectory, 14 Apr: Wesley Villages Adventure Sponsored walk and cycle ride around the Isle villages where John Wesley often preached.
20-21 Visual Arts centre, 10 Mar to 16 Jun: Katherine Green - 1948 Olympians Katherine Green met, photographed and recorded interviews with the British Olympic Team from the 1948 London games.
20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Sat 2 Jun: Wheeled Wonder Day Cycling themed workshops, activities and demonstrations Free drop-in, suitable for all
20-21 Visual Arts Centre, 2 Jun to 1 Sept: Wheels of WonderWork by contemporary artists and makers inspired by the bicycle.
Scunthorpe, Brigg & Wrawby, 26 Jun: The Olympic torch will pass through North Lincolnshire – help celebrate this once-in-a- lifetime experience!
29 Jun to 1 Jul: Barton Arts Week Including Cultural Olympiad events and activities, details at www.bartonarts.co.uk
Brumby Hall Grounds, Sat 14 and Sun 15 July: Cycle Song Two spectacular performances of a new opera celebrating the achievements of ‘Lal’ White. Commissioned as part of imove, a Cultural Olympiad programme in Yorkshire and funded by Legacy Trust UK and Arts Council England. Tickets: £10, £8 (conc), family ticket: £30. www.cyclesong.co.uk
North Lincolnshire Museum, Tue 17 Jul to 5 Jan 2013: Stories Through Suitcases
Lal White (left): local Olympian
Share the stories of migrant communities in North Lincolnshire.
North Lincolnshire Museum, 21 Jul, 10.30am- 3.30pm: Stories Through Suitcases Fun Day Join the free world culture celebrations and visit the new exhibition.
North Lincolnshire Museum,10.30am- 3.30pm 23 - 27 Jul, 30 Jul - 3 Aug, 6 - 10, 13 - 17, 20 - 24 and 28 - 31 August: Summer holidays World Cultures MayhemCelebrate a different world culture each week, inspired by our local community. Free activities & object handling.
North Lincolnshire Museum, 23 Jul to 27 Jul, 1-3pm: World Culture Events Week A different local community performance or activity every day. Learn about North Lincolnshire’s diverse cultures and traditions.
Baysgarth House Museum, 31 Aug 2012 to 6 Jan 2013: Pride in Production - the story of Elswick Hopper Cycles A look at the growth and eventual decline of the firm, from the 1880s until the late 20th century.
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