There’s No Place Like Home: Justice, Migration & the Arts


There’s No Place Like Home: Remain 
by Hoda Afshar
24 April – Saturday 1 June 2019
Open Saturdays 10am - 2pm & during events

Hoda Afshar was born in Tehran, Iran (1983), in 2017 she visited Manus Island, using photography & film to document the lives of detained refugees including Behrouz Boochani a Kurdish writer, journalist & activist who has been detained on Manus Island since 2013.

There's No Place Like Home
Detention, Activism & Art

Tuesday 21 May, 5pm - 7pm
Booking required

A panel discussion round the growing practice of detention worldwide & the impact on civil liberties, social cohesion, & human rights. The panel will take place in the context of a presentation of photos that explores the ways in which male refugees & asylum seekers experience indefinite detention.




Kids Club
Saturdays, 10am – 12 noon
Booking required

Bring the family & join us any or every Saturday for a different fun & creative workshop. We could be doing anything from tote bag designs to pasta making to ceramics. Each month we theme our sessions around our current programmatic focus.

Friday 3, 17, 24 & 31 May & 7 June, 1pm - 2pm
Booking Required

Join us for a free 5-week beginners yoga course, delivered at Mansions of the Future by professional dancer & yoga enthusiast Rugile Eigerdaite. We ask that you are able to attend all 5 sessions ideally, to get the full benefit from the course.




Island: Screening
Thursday 23 May, 6pm - 8.30pm
Booking required

Island is a life-affirming reflection on the phenomena of dying, portraying the transition away from personhood & observing the last days & hours of life & the moment of death.

Part of Film Club: Freedom, delivered by Mansions of the Future. Selected & introduced by Cruse Bereavement Care, Lincoln.

Nicola Streeten:
Why comics? why feminism? why laughter?
Wednesday 12 June, 5pm - 6pm
Booking required

Dr Nicola Streeten will speaks about how her practice & research inform each other. Her doctoral work on feminist cartoons informed The Inking Woman a history of 250 years of women’s cartoons.

Part of Wednesday Sessions, a 6-month programme of talks by Mansions of the Future.  

Jala Wahid: Born From & Buried in Baba Gurgur
Wednesday 10 July, 5pm - 6pm
Booking required

Jala Wahid's work is predominantly material based.
Her work often deals with the Kurdish body, as both under threat & resilient using mythology, narrative & loading materials with metaphorical, reclaiming Kurdish history in the face of cultural assimilation.

Part of Wednesday Sessions, a 6-month programme of talks by Mansions of the Future.  



Culture is a Verb
by Kathrin Böhm

Inaugural artist Kathrin Böhm has collaboratively developed a concept for the ground floor of Mansions fo the Future. Her work Culture is a Verb equips the building for public discussion.

Böhm’s design proposes different functions for each room, to find out, mix & publish what’s happening culturally in Lincoln.

Potters Wheel Taster
Adult Workshop
Friday 17 May, 4pm - 6pm
Family Workshop
Saturday 18 May, 10am - 12 noon

Join us for our Potter's Wheel Taster introducing you to the basic steps of how to throw on a potter's wheel. 

Part of Hey Clay!, a national celebration of clay from 17 - 19 May 2019 as part of the Get Creative festival.


Ritual in Blood

by Steven Berkoff & Ben Poole

Acclaimed actor, playwright, author & 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. More details coming soon.