Jane Air Vintage Clothing and Other Interesting Stuff

Louth based Cartoonist and Poet, Jane Air, is selling many items of clothing that will be of interest to Collectors.

Whilst some vintage items are in the £80  – £120 price range, the majority are under £25, with many under a tenner.

Please take a look, and if possible, make a purchase so that Jane can sustain the excellent work that she does to support the environment, Louth Hospital and those affected by Government cuts in funding to the most vulnerable.

Take a look at Jane’s eBay listings HERE



Of Interest to Artiste’s

What is an Artiste? What makes them “click”?


It doesn’t matter what you do within the Arts, you ARE an Artiste. You think up, prepare and deliver your work, just like any other profession. Once your “piece” is published, is that the point at which you become an Artiste?


Whatever your genre, be it music, visual or spoken Art, there must be a point where you think “that’s it, I’ve cracked it. I am indeed an Artiste.”


Or, is that description the who process of being creative? If you have a dream, wake up and commit that dream to manuscript, does that make you and Artiste? Or is it only when that work is complete that you can feel satisfied with your success?


Do “Completion” and “Publication” go hand in hand? Can you be an Artiste if you complete your work, but rather than publish, you retain it for your own personal enjoyment?


Is your status in the eye of yourself, as Creator or viewers as Critics?


Only you can decide.

New Profiles

Quite a few new profiles to be added in the next week or two.


Peter Anthony Robinson is a singer/songwriter and musician, originally from Grimsby, now based in Spain.


You can read about his music here:


and listen to selected tracks here:



If you like Peter’s work, please leave a comment. We’re always looking for encouragement for our local musicians.

Gig in the Garden 2018

This year’s Gig in the Garden will take place at The Priory Hotel, Louth on Sunday 26 August from 1.00 pm. The musical line up is displayed below:



This year, GITG is introducing the “Artists Avenue” – an extravaganza of local Art and Artists, including some incredible Craft displays. Among those attending the Arts Avenue are:


Alicry Trinketts – (Bev Wilkinson Hand Made Jewelry)


Lorena Jane –  (Inclusive Arts Education Lincoln) 


Janice SWIRL Crafts (Crafts Louth)


Wolds Wools (Crafts, Louth)


Keri Blake (Photography) Louth Jayne Cooper – (Artist Louth) 


Madeleine Mcglone – (Face Painting Louth)


Elaine Garton – Street Artist (Crackpot Louth) 


Elaine Calderwood – Artsist (Louth) 


Andrew Bailie – Artist (Lincoln) 






Musicians for Help for Heroes in Lincoln

Is/are there any 1940s inspired musician/singer types out there that would like to come and perform for an hour or so at Valentine Retail Park, Tritton Road, Lincoln. I’m thinking a ‘busking’ type set up rather than a fully fledged set up. It’s for an Armed Forces Week charity fundraiser, weekend 7th/8th July. I can’t offer you payment, but would suit anyone who just loves to sing/perform vintage music/style. Get your name out there? Gain experience? I’d consider some dancers too as long as you had your own Insurances.


Lincs County Coord
Help for Heroes


Violinist Andy Long – Louth performance

Violinist, Andy Long is performing, together with accompanist Ian Buckle, at the Methodist Hall, Nichol Hill, Louth on Monday, 23rd July at 7.30pm. Tickets are £12 on the door (£10 concessions) and refreshments will be available.


Music to include…

Hubay…”The Violin Maker of Old Cremona”
Beethoven…”Spring” Sonata
De Falla…”Suite Popolare Espagnole”
Romance from “Ladies in Lavender”
Vecsey…”Valse Triste”


Andy has given concerto and recital performances throughout Scandinavia and Europe, including a live performance of Elgar’s violin sonata on Polish television. He is also a regular recitalist at the Duke of Westminster’s country home Eton Hall.


After leaving his position as Assistant Leader with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Andy is now the Associate Leader of Opera North. He was also the Leader of the Performing Arts Symphony Orchestra for many years, playing concertos and showpieces to audiences of over 16,000 people.


Andy taught at Chetham’s School of Music for 15 years as well as at Manchester University. He also taught privately for Sir Yehudi Menuhin, and was invited to accept a post at his specialist school.


He will also be giving an afternoon concert at the same venue in September, with his wife Zoe and the other members of the New World Ensemble (Web Site) which he also leads.



LAAMB Blog – Musical Instruments WANTED



Lincoln County Hospital’s Ashby ward is an 18 bedded unit providing rehabilitation and treatment to patients with long term neurological conditions (brain injury and brain illness, spinal injuries and surgery) or following multiple trauma who have complex rehabilitation needs. Patients are actively involved in contributing to their rehabilitation programme.


We have 2 rehabilitation consultants.


Rehabilitation on the ward is goal oriented. We are supported by a multi-disciplinary team including occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech and language, neuropsychologists, clinical nurse therapist, electronic assistive technology and specialist wheelchair services.


We on Ashby ward are asking for any donations of musical instruments for our patients to use in therapy sessions. we are specifically looking for tamborines, xylophones, percussion instruments, small string instruments etc but nothing that is put in the mouth!


If you are able to assist by donating unwanted musical instruments to our cause, please contact us by email.


Donna Pullman is the ward clerk for Ashby ward, and you can contact her HERE.