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. 

 

Every month

 

Lincoln Communal Lunch: School Dinners
Culture is a Verb
COMMUNITY
Thursday 20 September, 12pm – 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 as the perfect common denominator to connect everyone around the table. This lunch will be led by Jason O’Rourke, headteacher of the Washingborough Academy.

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Approaching Affective Zero 2.
DISCUSSION & DEBATE
Thursday 4 October
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. 

Make Like a Poet
FILM SCREENING
Friday 5 October

5pm - 6pm

Leading graphic & visual artists Anthony Burrill, Laure Prouvost, Bridget Smith & Kathleen Herbert worked with renowned poets & famous voices to make digital art works. The works bring together the voices of the late Prof. Stephen Hawking, Sean Bean & Samantha Morton reading the poetry of Hafez, Dylan Thomas and award winning contemporary poet Sarah Howe.

 

Lincoln Communal Lunch
Culture is a Verb

COMMUNITY
Thursday 18 October, 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  as the perfect common denominator.

Handmade in Hull
FILM SCREENING
Saturday 27 October, 1pm – 2pm
Booking required

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, the documentary tells the story of craft traditions that put Hull on the map in Britain’s industrial heyday. 

Asunder
FILM SCREENING
Friday 9 November, 7pm – 9pm

Booking required

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 virtually all of its men abroad fighting and its women and children left behind. The screening will be introduced by Ian Waites.

 

Lincoln Communal Lunch: Herb Charms
Culture is a Verb
COMMUNITY
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 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.

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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. 

Lincoln Communal Lunch: Christmas Lunch
Culture is a Verb
COMMUNITY
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.

 

Seasonal

 

Sincil Bank Lincoln Rivercare & Litter Pick
Lincoln Community Harvest
COMMUNITY
Saturday 15 September, 10am start
Meet at corner of Sincil Bank & Sausthorpe St

We will be joining the Sincil Bank Lincoln Rivercare & Litter Pick team for their next two litter pick events to clear & gather discarded objects. In doing so we will be supporting this extraordinary group of volunteers in keeping Sincil Bank clean & litter free. 

The most interesting finds will be cleaned & displayed at Mansions of the Future during out Lincoln Community Harvest Presentation Day.

Sincil Bank Lincoln Rivercare & Litter Pick
Lincoln Community Harvest
COMMUNITY
Saturday 13 October, 10am start
Meet at corner of Sincil Bank & Sausthorpe St

We will be joining the Sincil Bank Lincoln Rivercare & Litter Pick team for their next two litter pick events to clear & gather discarded objects. In doing so we will be supporting this extraordinary group of volunteers in keeping Sincil Bank clean & litter free. 

The most interesting finds will be cleaned & displayed at Mansions of the Future during out Lincoln Community Harvest Presentation Day.

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Lincoln Community Harvest Day
Culture is a Verb
COMMUNITY
Saturday 20 October

12 noon – 3pm

Mansions of the Future is collaborating with  Lincoln community groups to prepare & activate a very different local harvest. 

At a series of community events taking place over late Summer & early Autumn we will get out our shovels and bags to collect goods that others have left behind. Our finds will be displayed in the Mansions of the Future throughout the day. 

 

Highlights

 

Culture is a Verb
by Kathrin Böhm
ARTIST COMMISSION
Ongoing

Our inaugural artist Kathrin Böhm has collaboratively developed a concept & design for the ground floor of our building. Her work Culture is a Verb equips the building for a public discussion about local culture through action. Böhm’s design proposes different functions for each room, to find out, mix and publish what’s happening culturally in Lincoln and nearby. The building remains the same structure, but the content changes.

Now it is Permitted
by Bridget Smith
ARTIST COMMISSION
On now

Bridget Smith has installed visionary statements from invited artists, writers, musicians & filmmakers, inspired by Emanuel Swedenborg - an 18th century visionary - 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, Gavin Turk, Bob & Roberta Smith - to authors Rae Earl & Ali Smith, musician Robert Wyatt & filmmaker Bonnie Wright.

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 which explores the relationship of a middle-aged university lecturer and a salon owner. 

 

Beginning to write, writing beginnings
ADULT WORKSHOP
Friday 28 September
2pm – 3pm
Mansions of the Future
Booking required

This hour-long workshop during Lincoln Book Festival 2018, will consider beginnings. How do we start to write? And how might writing start?

Through a variety of creative, exploratory and inclusive exercises we'll tackle first lines, introductions and openings, working with both poetry and prose and everything in between. 

Performance & Conflict
CONFERENCE
21 – 22 September 2018
Mansions of the Future, University of Lincoln & Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC)
Booking required

A two-day conference based on the use of participatory art forms in conflict/post conflict settings to explore how participatory arts practices might be used to explore some of the nuanced forms of storytelling/performance.

Curated by Dr Ananda Breed. Keynote Speakers: Odile Gakire Katese & Jonathan Fox.

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Ritual in Blood
by Steven Berkoff & Ben Poole
PLAY
2019
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 contact us at info@mansionsofthefuture.org

 

Archive

 

DIY Summer School & Public Viewing
Culture is a Verb
RESIDENCY
 
Tuesday 28 August – Saturday 1 September 

This residency brings together 20 socially engaged artists to participate explore self-publishing, self-organising, creative building takeovers & DIY technology. The group open the discussion up to the public during the final day. 

Tutors are regeneration agency Spacemakers, collective self-publishers OOMK, social enterprise  Studio Polpo, & artist collective General Practice. 

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Albatross
FILM SCREENING
Saturday 18 August

Booking required

To coincide with our environmental art workshop day in partnership with Doddington Hall we are screening ALBATROSS, a compelling visual journey into a gut-wrenching tragedy.

On one of the Earth's remotest islands, tens of thousands of albatross chicks lie dead, their bodies filled with plastic. Introduced by enviromental photographer Dr. Conohar Scott. 

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Lincoln Community Lunch: 3 Courses, 3 Pounds
Culture is a Verb
COMMUNITY
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 with participants getting stuck in. 

Mint Lane Cafe is a social eating space located in Lincoln. Community Lunches are part of our monthly programme. 

 
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Processing & Recording
Lincoln Community Harvest
COMMUNITY
Thursday 9 August
St Peter at Gowts Church Hall

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. 

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Approaching Affective Zero 1.
DISCUSSION & DEBATE
Thursday 2 August

Artists: Ellen Brady, Andrew Bracey, Rob Britt, Kate Buckley, Stewart Collinson, Annie Morrad, Ross Oliver and Nick Simpson. A.A.Z aims to establish & open dialogue(s) between artists through a series of events programmed by Lincoln based arts collective General Practice

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Picking & Digging
Lincoln Community Harvest
COMMUNITY
Wednesday 1 August

St Peter at Gowts Church

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.

 
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DIY Furniture Workshop
ADULT WORKSHOP
Friday 20 July
 

Artist DJ Simpson will be leading a free DIY furniture making workshop.

Join us to learn new skills and make tables and chairs for Mansions of the Future, following the design of Enzo Mari an Italian modernist artist & furniture designer. Enzo's simple & practical designs drew from the arts & crafts movement.

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Buildings for Radical Culture
Saturday 14 July
EVENT

Mansions of the Future, Lincoln

Join us to celebrate Artist Kathrin Böhm’s architectural commission Culture is a Verb & Bridget Smith’s public installation Now it is Permitted.

Inaugural artworks for Mansions of the Future, a radical new cultural programme and experimental space for everyday culture, curated and commissioned by Thirteen Ways.

Lincoln Community Lunch: Growing
Culture is a Verb
COMMUNITY
Thursday 28 June

Mansions of the Future

For our first Community Lunch we are inviting Lincoln residents who are actively involved in growing & thinking food on a number of levels, from running community allotments, to therapeutic growing, no-food-waste initiatives & rethinking food systems.

 
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Community Haystacks
Culture is a Verb
COMMUNITY
Saturday 7 July

West Common, Lincoln

Community Haystacks is a celebration of ancient common land in Lincoln. It brings together residents to recreate the pre-mechanical hay harvest & revive traditions of scything & commoning.

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The Lincolnshire Show
COMMUNITY
Wednesday 20 – Thursday 21 June

Lincolnshire Showground

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. 

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Community Open Day
COMMUNITY
Friday 1 – Saturday 2 June

We would love to meet you, your community and organisation. So, why not pop in to say hello & have a look around the building on our special community open days on 1 & 2 June. Join us & inaugural artist Kathrin Böhm in making Elderflower cordial, DIY furniture & posters.

 
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DIY Furniture Workshop
ADULT WORKSHOP
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. Enzo's simple practical designs drew from the arts & crafts movement.

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Call for Applicants
Artists & Creative Associates
OPPORTUNITIES

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. Associates will contribute to the ethos of the programme & activities & workshops taking place in the building. 

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Medusa's Ankles by Bonnie Wright
FILM SCREENING
Thursday 24 –  Saturday  26 May
Sincil Salon, 27 Sincil St.


Inspired by a story by Prize winning author A.S Byatt, Medusa’s Ankles, is a short film by Bonnie Wright, staring Kerry Fox, Jason Isaacs & Chanel Cresswell. The film 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.