Autumn 2018


Deeds and Words: Workshop for Women
Saturday 29 September 2018

Join us to enquire, discuss and share your thoughts on women’s suffrage, rights and democracy through philosophical conversation .

This session is inspired by research collated by a women’s Vote One Hundred project steering group. Led by Mansions of the Future Director of Fundamental Questions Ayisha De Lanerolle


Beginning to write, writing beginnings
Friday 28 September

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. 


Lincoln Communal Lunch: School Dinners
EVENT - Culture is a Verb
Thursday 20 September

Communal Lunches are part of Inaugural Artist Kathrin Böhm's Culture is a Verb commission for Mansions of the Future. Each lunch has a different theme & uses food as a common denominator to connect everyone around the table.

This lunch will be led by Jason O’Rourke, headteacher of the Washingborough Academy.


Performance & Conflict
21 – 22 September 2018

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.


Sincil Bank Lincoln Rivercare & Litter Pick
Saturday 15 September

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 our Lincoln Community Harvest.

DIY Summer School & Public Viewing
RESIDENCY - Culture is a Verb

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. 

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


Summer 2018


Saturday 18 August

To coincide with our environmental day with Doddington Hall we are screening ALBATROSS, a 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. 


Lincoln Community Lunch: 3 Courses, 3 Pounds
EVENT - Culture is a Verb
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.


Processing & Recording
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. 

Finds will be displayed and discussed at the Mansions of the Future Community Harvest on Saturday 20 October.


Approaching Affective Zero 1.
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


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 in unearthing interesting archeological finds, which will be displayed at our Community Harvest day.


DIY Furniture 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 designs drew from the arts & crafts movement.


Buildings for Radical Culture
Saturday 14 July

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 & space for everyday culture, commissioned by Thirteen Ways.

Lincoln Community Lunch: Growing
EVENT - 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 on a number of levels, from running community allotments, to therapeutic growing, no-food-waste initiatives & rethinking food systems.


Community Haystacks
EVENT - Culture is a Verb
Saturday 7 July

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. Speakers include Andrew Jackson and Ian Waites.


The Lincolnshire Show
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. 


Community Open Day
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.


DIY Furniture 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.


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


Medusa's Ankles by Bonnie Wright
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.