Mansions of the Future (Lincoln)

Mansions of the Future is a radical new cultural programme bringing celebrated national and international artists to Lincoln. 

 

From a variety of artforms, world-class artists investigate culture, power & democracy from Lincoln.

 

As socially engaged artists their transformative art offers opportunities for the public to collaborate directly with artists.

 

 

 

From Friday, 11th May a new cultural centre will open on St Mary’s Street – thanks to Lincolnshire Co-op – becoming a place where artists delight, challenge and bring people together; building Lincoln’s reputation as a cultural destination, with a growing national profile.

 

2018 artistic highlights:

• New cultural centre opens 11th May in Cornhill Quarter, thanks to Lincolnshire Co-op

 

• Artist Kathrin Böhm occupies the cultural centre asking ‘What culture do we want?”

 

• Visual artist Bridget Smith presents visionary statements from leading creatives

 

• Director Bonnie Wright (renowned for playing Ginny Weasley in Harry Potter films) presents the UK premiere of her short film, based on Medusa’s Ankles a short story by ManBooker prize winner AS Byatt, staring Kerry Fox, Jason Isaacs & Chanel Cresswell

 

• Local, regional artists and creatives to work from studios in the cultural centre

 

• Call for volunteers anyone interested in culture can take part.

 

Inspiration from Lincolnshire Artists

 

With more to come in the 2019 season including celebrated actor, author, playwright and theatre director Steven Berkoff’s play, Ritual in Blood, in collaboration with local producer Ben Poole.

 

Working with Lincoln Cultural and Arts Partnership – Thirteen Ways, Lincoln Arts Trust, the University of Lincoln and OpenPlan successfully secured Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence funding in 2017. This funding, together with local support, will enable the growth of an ambitious arts infrastructure & bring national & international artists to Lincoln.

 

 

Also, launched is a call for local artists and creatives to apply to occupy free studios in the centre.

 

Information about how to apply can be found on www.mansionsofthefuture.org.

 

The team also welcome applications from people interested in volunteering to work with them and artists in Lincoln.

 

Every week – Drop in

 

Thursday to Saturday from 11.00am – 5.00pm

 

Mansions of the Future is a community venue in Lincoln. The building is designed to adapt to the communities that use it and it contains a number of multifunctional spaces. These includes Reading Room; Work Station, Commons Room; Resource Room, Meeting Room and Pantry. It’s intended to be for everyone & importantly is free to use. Mansions of the Future will present workshops; film screenings, communal lunches & conversations as well as seasonal events. Our events give groups & individuals the opportunity to work with Resident Artist, Kathrin Böhm & her team. We are adding events everyday so find out more on our website.

 

If you are a member of a group or initiative that would like to use the building do get in touch.

 

The building is accessible by public transport. We are next to Lincoln Bus and directly opposite Lincoln Train Station. And, Central Lincoln Car Park is located nearby.

 

Contacts:

 

15-16 St Mary’s Street
Lincoln LN5 7EQ
United Kingdom

 01522 701283

 

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Lincolnshire Arts and Music Bulletin and Mansions of the Future. 2018©