Every week

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Cut & Sew
ADULT WORKSHOP
Thursdays, 12 noon – 2pm


If you are handy with hand stitch or savvy with a sewing machine drop by & get creative with us. You will have access to fabric, thread & sewing machines or you can bring your own! Tea & chatter provided. 

 

Culture in the Making
ADULT WORKSHOP
Fridays, 11am – 1pm


Join us every Friday for a different workshop based around learning new skills, creating & object making. Workshops aimed at beginners & experienced creators alike. 

 

Kids Club
FAMILIES
Saturdays, 10am – 12 noon


Bring the family & join us any or every Saturday for a different fun and creative workshop. We could be doing anything from slime making to emoji designing, pasta making to ceramics. 

 

Wild City: Talks, Workshops & Events

 

Lincoln Communal Lunch: Herb Charms
Culture is a Verb
Thursday 15 November, 11.30am – 1.30pm
Booking required, suitable for ages 18+

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.

Workshop: Flower Pressing 
ADULT WORKSHOP 
Friday 16 November, 11am – 1pm
Drop in

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 and preserving flowers.  

Kids Club: Wild Flora Crown Making 
FAMILIES
Saturday 17 November, 10am – 12 noon
Drop in

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.

 

Seed Sovereignty & Seed Diversity
with Neil Munro

Tuesday 20 November, 5pm – 6pm
Booking required

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.

Botanical Illustration with Sally Strawson
ADULT WORKSHOP
Wednesday 21 November, 11am – 1pm
Booking required

Sally Strawson is a Botanical Watercolour Artist living in North Lincolnshire. Join Sally to learn about her practice and create your own botanical watercolour paintings.

Herbal Drink Making
ADULT WORKSHOP
Friday 23 November, 11am – 1pm
Drop in

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: Where Would You Bury Your Treasure?
FAMILIES
Saturday 24 November, 10am – 12 noon
Drop in

Map out your local neighbourhood, survey the land and create your own secret treasure map where no one else can find your hidden trinkets.

Medical Herbalism with Hannah Sylvester
TALK            
Tuesday 27 November, 5pm – 6pm
Booking required
       
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.

Phytology with Michael Smythe; Artists, Wildness & Urban Ecosystems
TALK
Wednesday 28 November, 5pm – 6pm
Booking required

Michael is head of production at The Phytology medicinal garden; an artist led project exploring the ideas of use of urban landscapes. 

 

Wild Lincoln with Siân Wright
ADULT WORKSHOP
Friday 30 November, 1pm – 4pm
Booking required (ages 15-25)

Photography & Lumen Printing Workshop with Siân Wright. Learn and improve your photography techniques whilst exploring Lincoln’s wild urban and rural landscapes.

Kids Club: Autumnal Tote Bag Printing
FAMILIES
Saturday 1 December, 10am – 12 noon
Drop in

We will be using Autumnal plants and leaves of all different shapes and sizes to make some colourful prints onto fabric and create your own tote bag to take home. 

 
 

Monthly

 
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Approaching Affective Zero 3.
DISCUSSION & DEBATE
Thursday 6 December, 5.30pm – 7pm

A.A.Z aims to establish & open dialogue(s) between artists through a series of events programmed by Lincoln based arts collective General Practice.

The collective 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. 

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Lincoln Communal Lunch: Christmas Lunch
Culture is a Verb
EVENTS
Thursday 13 December, 12 noon – 2pm
Booking required, suitable for ages 18+

Communal Lunches are part of Inaugural Artist Kathrin Böhm's Culture is a Verb commission for Mansions of the Future. Each monthly lunch has a different theme & uses food - its production, consumption & policies - as the perfect common denominator to connect everyone at the table.

 
 

Highlights

 

Wild City
by Liz Davis
EXHIBITION
Friday 16 November – Saturday 1 December
Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm

Wild City explores the wild world we share, how this world has adapted to our changing lives & how resilient it is. 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; each plant is pressed & preserved with its roots, flower & seeds.

 

Culture is a Verb
by Kathrin Böhm
ARTIST COMMISSION
Ongoing

Inaugural artist Kathrin Böhm has collaboratively developed a concept for the ground floor of our building. Her work Culture is a Verb equips the building for public discussion about local culture through action.

Böhm’s design proposes different functions for each room, to find out, mix & publish what’s happening culturally in Lincoln. The building remains the same, but the content changes.

Medusa's Ankles
by Bonnie Wright
FILM
Watch now on BBC iPlayer

Having premiered at Sincil Salon in Lincoln as part of Mansions of the Future's first season Medusa's Ankles is now available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

This short film by director Bonnie Wright  starring Kerry Fox and Jason Isaacs addresses the shifts in power and the visibility of women in middle age. Medusa's Ankles is an adaptation of AS Byatt's story.

 
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Ritual in Blood
by Steven Berkoff & Ben Poole
PLAY
More details coming soon

Acclaimed actor, playwright, author and director Steven Berkoff stages his Lincoln-inspired play Ritual in Blood with local amateur actors. The play will be co-directed by local producer Ben Poole & it will be newly adapted for Lincoln. The play explores cultural mistrust based on the story of Little Hugh.

This will be a ticketed play, to register your interest please contact us at info@mansionsofthefuture.org or 01522 701283.

Now it is Permitted
by Bridget Smith
ARTIST COMMISSION
On now

Bridget Smith has installed visionary statements from invited artists, writers, musicians & filmmakers across Lincoln’s public realm. These ‘wayside pulpits’ offer ways of thinking about how to live in uncertain times.

Statements come from artists - Jeremy Deller & Bob & Roberta Smith - to authors Rae Earl & Ali Smith, musician Robert Wyatt & filmmaker Bonnie Wright.

 
 

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