Film/Exhibition

27 June – 27 July 2019
Not only can I not draw a dog, I don’t know what a dog is  

New work by Ian Nesbitt & Norman Anderson. In 2018 Norman suffered a stroke & has since had to renegotiate his relationship with the world. The film explores the 3-way relationship between Norman, his artwork, & a new part of his psyche.

The film is presented alongside paintings by Norman made both before & after his stroke.

Lincoln Keynote on Culture

Saturday 27 July
with Kathrin Böhm
Drinks & Talk, 12.30- 4pm
Booking required

You are invited to the 1st annual Lincoln Keynotes on Culture & public discussion with Mansions of the Future’s Inaugural artist Kathrin Böhm.

Böhm will reflect on the concept of usership in art, as a strategy which rejects mere spectatorship & welcomes a broadness of practices.

Communal Lunch

Thursday 15 August
12 noon - 2pm
with Rachel Pimm
Booking required

A communal lunch exploring geophagy; a widespread but understudied & culturally misunderstood practice of consuming rocks, salts & soils - by humans & animal alike.

Rachel makes work around transforming ecologies & ecosystems & their politics & materialities.

Desire Lines

Tuesday 27 August, 12 - 2pm
Cooperative Cooking
with 
Alicja Rogalska
Booking required

Recognising food preparation as an ideal methodology for bringing people together & honing collaboration, Alicja Rogalska invites you to join her in cooking & enjoying a shared meal.

Part of Alicja Rogalska’s Desire Lines project, taking as its starting point the heritage of the co-operative movement in Lincoln.

Communal Lunch

Thursday 5 September
12 – 2pm
with Shabnam Shabazi 
Booking required

Shabnam Shabazi has a solo & collaborative practice. Blurring art forms & taking a non - hierarchical person/artist centred approach are vital to her practice.  Her diverse output of work includes: performance, object, video & sound.

Memories, rituals, journeys, the spaces ‘in between’ art forms & cultures animate her practice.  

Family Sessions

Saturday 21 September
10am – 12noon 
Lego Stop-Motion
Booking required

Join local artist’s Andrew & Ben to create a stop motion animation movie! Bring your favourite Lego & explore simple, but effective techniques to make Lego figures come to life. We encourage imagination & experimentation, no matter how farfetched the idea is.

Our family workshops are taking place every Saturday throughout the summer holidays.

Saturday Taster

Saturday 20 July, 10am – 2pm
Kieran Spiers
Drop in

Join Kieran Spiers, a theatre-maker and writer from Lincoln, who will be working in situ. 

He is interested in ways performance incorporates storytelling & how that affects audience experience. His work investigates simplicity in performance, DIY aesthetic & how relationships are built between performer and audience.

Family Sessions

Saturday 10 August
10am – 12noon
Pulp & Fold
Booking required

Join local artist, Karen Barnes, to learn a range of paper folding techniques to then create & design a colourful piece of wall art. Karen specialises in origami, 2D/3D paper, art, craft & design.

Our family workshops taking place every Saturday throughout the summer holidays.

Family Sessions

Saturday 17 August,
10 – 12 noon
Write with Anything
Booking Required

Join writer & poet Ruth Charnock for Write with Anything. Spark your imagination using a combination of objects, music & images to create your own story in this fun & creative session.

Our family workshops taking place every Saturday throughout the summer holidays.

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Desire Lines

Wednesday 28 August
9.30am - 1pm

Plein Air with Alicja Rogalska
Booking details coming soon

We will walking tour around Lincoln to draw & paint some of the most beautiful landscapes & architecture that Lincoln’s cooperative history has to offer.

Part of Alicja Rogalska’s Desire Lines project, taking as its starting point the heritage of the co-operative movement in Lincoln.

Family Sessions

Saturday 7 September
10am – 12noon
Comics
Booking Required

Join Lincolnshire based graphic novelist, Dr Nicola Streeten to transform your family stories into entertaining comics. Explore Nicola’s own family comic, Liquorice, & be inspired to produce a unique publication that you can continue at home.

Our family workshops are taking place every Saturday throughout the summer holidays

Event

Thursday 26 September
5pm - 7pm
Volunteer Programme Launch
Booking required

We are recruiting a new cohort of volunteers to support the delivery of our 2019-20 programme. With development at its core, our volunteer programme will be tailored to individual needs & all volunteers will have access to a free master classes.

There will be a talk led by the social justice charity: Arts Emergency, as well as refreshments & screen printing of volunteer t-shirts will also be available.

Communal Lunch

Thursday 25 July, 12noon – 2pm
SHEAriq presents Ngou Lekka 
Booking required

SHEAfriq are a collective of Nottingham-based female artists & creatives of African heritage.

Join Aicha Daffe & Saziso Phiri for Ngou Lekka – a special lunch in which they discuss how they turned their marginal experiences into a platform that celebrates black female creatives. Part of our monthly Communal Lunches programme.

FREE Family Adventure

Wilderness
Wednesday 14 August, 10 - 4pm
Booking required

Mansions of the Future in collaboration with Love Lincs Plants & Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust are hosting Wilderness.

The day trip will feature artist led activities & will be an opportunity for families to explore Whisby Nature Park & learn about Lincolnshire’s botanical heritage with the Lincolnshire Wildlife Team.

Family Sessions

Saturday 24 August,
10 – 12 noon
Nonsense Poetry
Booking required

Join local poet, performer & artist, Melody Clark, to blend comedy & poetry together. Participants will have the opportunity to create nonsense poems, limericks & writings inspired by the life of objects.

Our family workshops are taking place every Saturday throughout the summer holidays.

Family Sessions

Saturday 31 August
10am – 12noon
Kumihimo Jewellery Making
Booking Required

Join artist, Faye Issac, to make twine jewellery, learn the Japenese weaving method of Kumihimo & select your own colour combination of natural twine. Perfect for all the family, make something for yourself, each other or a gift for someone special.

Our family workshops are taking place every Saturday throughout the summer holidays.

Family Sessions

Saturday 14 September
10am – 12noon 
Kite Making
Booking required

Join Lincolnshire based creative, Kathleen Smith, to design & create a kite to fly high in the Lincoln Common’s. Different Kite designs will be provided to suit a range of ages and abilities. Kathleen’s practice brings making and craft to public places.

Our family workshops are taking place every Saturday throughout the summer holidays.

Communal Lunch

Thursday 17 October, 12 – 2pm
Equality, Disability & Diversity: Volunteer Masterclass

Booking required

Join Jo Tolley, a public speaker & activist to discuss Equality, Disability & Diversity. Jo believes that being in a wheelchair does not define her & feels that education, integration & disability rights are at the forefront of provoking positive change.

Part of our Volunteer Masterclass Programme, therefore MotF volunteers will be given priority.