Effy Harle: Growing Sideways
Wednesday 10 April
Effy Harle will speak about art practices that stay ‘underground’. Is it possible to develop meaningful art while nurturing the relationships that operate contemporary art institutions?
Ruth Beale: Doing Things Together
Wednesday 27 March
Ruth Beale will speak about her artwork & ongoing commission at Mansions of the Future. Framed by the idea of ‘Doing Things Together’, she will talk about her collaborative art practice.
All the Banners (Silent) by Ruth Beale
20 February - 30 March
Artist Ruth Beale is exhibiting a series of protest banners inspired by real banners from protests & rallies including Justice for Grenfell, Suffragette marches & the pit closures.
Writing workshop: Dystopian Worldbuilding
Saturday 16 March
A writing workshop with dystopian horror author Angeline Trevena. What would your dystopian land of the ‘unfree’ look like? Part of Freedom: Public Conversations by Ruth Beale.
Migration, Brexit & Freedom of Movement
Saturday 30 March
We will discuss ideas around migration, Brexit & freedom of movement, & how these impact on people’s lives. Part of Freedom: Public Conversations, organised by Ruth Beale.
Tuesdays from 29 January - 20 March
Join us for a free conversation exploring philosophical ideas that touch our everyday lives. Workshops delivered by Ayisha De Lanerolle, our Director of Fundamental Questions.
The Rape of Recy Taylor (15)
Thursday 14 March
Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother & sharecropper, was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Recy Taylor bravely identified her rapists. Part of the Born A Rebel season.
Talk & discussion: PRIZZZON
Thursday 28 February
Artist, activist & instagrammer Lisa Selby/bluebaglife in conversation with author & activist Carl Cattermole. Talking from experience about the UK Prison System.
Worm: The Colonial History of Climate Change
Wednesday 20 February
Worm is an online platform that gathers a network of creative perspectives on ecological issues. Founder Angela Chan will map the colonial history of global climate change.
Wild City by Liz Davis
Friday 16 November – Thursday 13 December
Wild City explores the wild world we share. Artist Liz Davis’ study of plants that thrive at the margins charts changes in flora & demonstrates an artist’s skill of close looking. Her pressings are exquisite.
Phytology with Michael Smythe
Wednesday 28 November
Michael is head of production at The Phytology medicinal garden; an artist led project exploring the ideas of use of urban landscapes. Michael’s talk will focus on Artists, Wildness & Urban Ecosystems.
Herbal Drink Making
Friday 23 November
Join us to make our own herbal creation. During this workshop, you will learn all the steps in in making your own homemade cordials using a range of different flavours.
Kids Club: Wild Flora Crown Making
Saturday 17 November
A fun and floral morning creating your own special flora crowns, inspired by our exhibition, Wild City. Join us every Saturday for a different free family workshop.
Kids Club: Autumnal Tote Bag Printing
Saturday 1 December, 10am – 12 noon
We will be using Autumnal plants and leaves of all different shapes and sizes to make some colourful prints onto fabric & create your own tote bag to take home.
Medical Herbalism with Hannah Sylvester
Tuesday 27 November
Hannah Sylvester, medical herbalist and lecturer, will be speaking about the Nine Herb Charm, a herbal remedy from the 10th century, that was used to treat infection and poisoning.
Botanical Illustration with Sally Strawson
Wednesday 21 November
Sally Strawson is a Botanical Watercolour Artist living in North Lincolnshire. Join Sally to learn about her practice & create your own botanical watercolour paintings.
Workshop: Flower Pressing
Friday 16 November
Be inspired by the Wild City exhibition and learn the beautiful art of flower pressing. Work with fresh flowers to discover different methods for pressing & reserving flowers.
Wild Lincoln with Siân Wright
Friday 30 November, 1pm – 4pm
Photography & Lumen Printing Workshop with Siân Wright. Learn and improve your photography techniques whilst exploring Lincoln’s wild urban & rural landscapes.
Kids Club: Where Would You Bury Your Treasure
Saturday 24 November
Map out your local neighbourhood, survey the land and create your own secret treasure map where no one else can find your hidden trinkets. Inspired by Wild City.
Seed Sovereignty & Diversity with Neil Munro
Tuesday 20 November
Neil is Programme Manager for Seed Sovereignty of UK & Ireland. Looking at reviving & protecting cultural & biological diversity in order to restore resilience for ecosystems & local communities.
Communal Lunch: Herb Charms
Thursday 15 November
Communal Lunches are part of Inaugural Artist Kathrin Böhm's Culture is a Verb commission. Each lunch has a different theme & uses food as a common denominator to connect everyone.
Funding Application Workshop
Friday 9 November
Daniel Whitehouse will give an overview of Arts Council England’s funding ecology providing helpful information about its grant programme for artists & organisations.
Lincoln Community Harvest Day
Saturday 20 October
Mansions of the Future is collaborating with Lincoln community groups to prepare & activate a very different local harvest. A celebration of the collected goods that others have left behind.
Deeds and Words
29 September 2018
Enquire, discuss & share your thoughts on women’s suffrage, rights and democracy through philosophical conversation . Inspired by the women’s steering group for Lincoln’s Vote One Hundred project.
Friday 9 November
Asunder is a film by Esther Johnson & narrated by Kate Adie and Alun Armstrong. It tells the story of a quintessential British town during WWI, with its men fighting & women & children left behind.
Make Like a Poet: Screening & Poetry Sharing
Friday 5 October
We will be showing works by leading artists Anthony Burrill, Laure Prouvost, Bridget Smith & Kathleen Herbert who have worked with renowned poets & famous voices to make digital art works.
Beginning to Write, Writing Beginnings
Friday 28 September
For Lincoln Book Festival 2018, we will consider beginnings. How do we start to write? & how might writing start? Through a variety of creative, exploratory and inclusive exercises we'll tackle both poetry & prose and everything in between.
Handmade in Hull
Saturday 27 October
Handmade in Hull is a BBC Four documentary that celebrates the craft heritage of the city of Hull. Inspired by the work of artist Linda Brothwell & her exhibition The Tool Appreciation Society.
Communal Lunch: Cooperatives
Thursday 18 October
Communal Lunches are part of Inaugural Artist Kathrin Böhm's Culture is a Verb commission. Each monthly lunch has a different theme & uses food as the perfect common denominator.
Communal Lunch - Schools: Culture is a Verb
Thursday 20 September
Communal Lunches are part of Inaugural Artist Kathrin Böhm's Culture is a Verb commission. Each monthly lunch has a different theme & uses food as the perfect common denominator. Led by Jason O’Rourke, head of Washingborough Academy.
Performance & Conflict
21 – 22 September 2018
A two-day conference on the use of participatory art forms in conflict / post conflict settings to explore how participatory arts practices might be used to explore the nuanced forms of storytelling / performance. Curated by Dr Ananda Breed.
Lincoln Community Harvest: Litter Pick
Saturday 15 September
Joining the Sincil Bank Lincoln Rivercare & Litter Pick team for their next two litter pick events to clear & gather discarded objects. Finds will be cleaned & displayed at Mansions of the Future during out Lincoln Community Harvest Day.
DIY Summer School: Culture is a Verb
Tuesday 28 August – Saturday 1 September
A residency exploring self-publishing, self-organising, creative building takeovers & DIY technology. Tutors include regeneration agency Spacemakers, self-publishers OOMK, social enterprise Studio Polpo, & General Practice.
Communal Lunch - 3 Courses, 3 Pounds
Thursday 16 August
For the second community lunch Mint Lane Cafe will lead an open discussion around social eating and how to create healthy & affordable meals, while demonstrating how to make one simple dish.
Lincoln Community Harvest: Processing
Thursday 9 August
Join us in St Peter at Gowts Church Hall to take a look at the some of the finds discovered by Banks Newton, volunteers and eager members of the public during the #WigfordBigDig.
Approaching Affective Zero 1.
Thursday 2 August
General Practice meet bi-monthly to discuss & debate ideas for a public presentation, which takes place every other month at Mansions of the Future. Outcomes & topics vary.
Lincoln Community Harvest: Picking & Digging
Wednesday 1 August
Join us in St Peter at Gowts Church garden to pick sprigs of rosemary to make rosemary cordial – it’s really easy to do! You will also have the fabulous opportunity to help with the #WigfordBigDig.
DIY Furniture Workshop: Culture is a Verb
Friday 20 July
Artist DJ Simpson will be leading a free DIY furniture making workshop. Join us to learn new skills & chairs for Mansions of the Future, following the design of Enzo Mari.
Buildings for Radical Culture: Culture is a Verb
Saturday 14 July
Join us to celebrate Artist Kathrin Böhm’s architectural commission Culture is a Verb. Inaugural artworks for Mansions of the Future, a radical new cultural programme & experimental space for everyday culture.
Communal Lunch - Growing: Culture is a Verb
Thursday 28 June
For our first Community Lunch we are inviting Lincoln residents who are actively involved in growing & thinking food. Guests include, to therapeutic growers, no-food-waste initiatives & rethinking food systems.
Community Haystacks: Culture is a Verb
Saturday 7 July
Community Haystacks is a celebration of ancient common land in Lincoln bringing together residents to recreate the pre-mechanical hay harvest & revive traditions of scything & commoning.
The Lincolnshire Show: Drinks Lab
Wednesday 20 – Thursday 21 June
The Lincolnshire Show is a celebration of all things Lincolnshire. Collaborating with Lincolnshire Life, we are hosting a drinks lab where you can guess the cordial flavour, enter our competition & hear more about Mansions of the Future.
Community Open Day: Culture is a Verb
Friday 1 – Saturday 2 June
We would love to meet you, your community & organisation. So, why not pop in to say hello & have a look around the building on our special community open days. Join us and Kathrin Böhm in making Elderflower cordial, DIY furniture & posters.
DIY Furniture Workshop: Culture is a Verb
Saturday 2 June
Artist DJ Simpson will be leading a free DIY furniture making workshop. Join us to learn new skills & make a chairs for Mansions of the Future, following the design of Enzo Mari an Italian modernist artist & furniture designer.
Call for Applicants
Artists & Creative Associates
Applications are invited from Lincolnshire-based artists, creatives & cultural groups for four Associates for 12-months. Successful applicants will be awarded free studio space in the Mansion of the Future for 12-months.
Medusa's Ankles by Bonnie Wright
Thursday 24 – Saturday 26 May
Inspired by a story by Prize winning author A.S Byatt, Medusa’s Ankles points out the differences in the way we view ourselves & are viewed by others.
This is an opportunity to see the film screened in a salon, whilst hair is washed, cut & dyed around you.