There are a range of dance classes throughout the district Monday to Friday at various times and for children of all ages and abilities at nk centre and Carres Grammar School in Sleaford. Please contact the artsnk dance team on 01529 411197 cogglesford

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The Nettles Volunteer Group, 14 April, 10am-3pm – a group that meets on a regular basis to cultivate, maintain and enhance a public piece of land called ‘The Nettles’ in Sleaford. Additionally, the group provides and shares creative and conservational skills to its members and the local community – Free
There are a range of dance classes throughout the district Monday to Friday at various times and for children of all ages and abilities at NK Centre and Carres Grammar School in Sleaford. Please contact the artsNK dance team on 01529 411197

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Milling Day, 13 April, 11am to 4pm - See this historic Watermill in operation, producing its own organic wholemeal flour - Free

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Current exhibitions at the NCCD are Creating a Scene in the Main Gallery and Black Sheep – the darker side of felt in the Roof Gallery. Open 7 days a week 10am to 5pm. Call us on 01529 308710 or visit

Hub Writers/Unplugged, 1 April - Musicians and writers – it’s a potent mix, so let the creativity, music and performance flow! Join the Hub Writers and musicians of Unplugged as they make The NCCD their home on the first Tuesday of each month - Free

Series: Life Drawing, 5 April, 10am-4pm - Perfect for all from beginners to practiced artists, you’ll develop the skills of observation and drawing so necessary to the artist. A range of materials and a limited number of easels will be available, but please bring along your own supplies if you’d like to use something specific - £18 per person
Making a Scene, 5 & 6 April, 10am to 4pm - explore and investigate the art of set design as a personal conceptual environment peopled by the viewer. Participants will work towards producing an installation design and scale model, inspired by the design music and themes from the production of “A Soldier and a Maker” at the Barbican London - £110/£95 concs pp, booking essential
Box of Delights, 8 April, 1pm to 4pm - Join paper artist Phiona Richards, who has featured on Kirstie’s Handmade Britain, to make a simple origami box of delights covered with beads, cord and paper, and then fill it with new and delightful folded paper creations - £8pp booking advised

Writing for Funding and Grant Applications, 10 April, 10am to 4pm - this workshop reveals exactly what funders look for in a good application, how they like information to be structured, what you need to say and how to say it clearly - Design Factory members Free, non-Design Factory members £25/£22 concs, inc light refreshments, booking required.

Handmade Sketchbooks, 11 April, 1pm to 4pm - learn how to design and make your own sketchbooks, notebooks or diaries. Personalise your sketchbook with a custom fabric cover and fastening using collage, stitch and appliqué - £12 pp booking advised
Design Factory Coffee Morning, 14 April - A meeting of minds plus cake and coffee - join Design Factory, artists and makers on the second Monday of each month for an informal chat about all things creative - Free
Listen, Make & Create, 16 April, 1pm to 3pm - This popular session is led by professional storyteller Kirsty Mead, who combines storytelling, music, movement and making within her fun and interactive sessions. Each creative workshop will start with a story and end with every child having created something to take home and enjoy - £5 per person (Ideal for children 4-10 and families)
Paper Engineering, 19 April, 1pm to 4pm - Using a variety of paper based materials you will explore methods of origami, paper engineering and simple bookmaking techniques to create stunning pieces of paper sculpture. Some materials provided - £15 pp, booking advised

Felt Toys/Creatures, 26 April, 1pm-4pm - Using wet felting techniques and resists, this three-hour family workshop will teach you how to design and make an almost seamless felt toy to stuff and decorate. Wool fibers and embroidery thread will be provided. Participants are invited to bring along any additional decorations they would like to use, for example ribbons or buttons - £12 per person.

Dinky Designers, 22 April, 10.30am to 2pm - Little ones under 5 love our fun craft and design sessions run by early years practitioner and professional glass artist Emma Mayle. Each month they will be encouraged to explore one of our inspiring exhibitions, followed by lots of messy and creative play - £3.50 per child

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The Birds and the Trees by Elaine Thompson, 5-27 April - Elaine exhibited at Whisby in 2012, and we welcome her back with her unique artwork influenced by the birds and trees. Using pyrography techniques, Elaine creates pieces of artwork on English hardwood using the grain as the inspiration for her work – Free
Tree Relief, 9 April, 11am to 12pm - Create your own clay tile, drawing inspiration from Elaine Thompson’s artwork on display - £3 per person
Etch your Sketch, 10 April, 11am to 12pm - Explore the different ways of using charcoal and chalk before creating your own scraper artwork using special scraper foil paper - £3 per person

Have a go at Pyrography, 12 April, 11am to 3pm - Join artist Elaine Thompson to learn how she creates her beautiful artwork before using her pyrography equipment to burn your own design. Suitable for adults and accompanied children 8 years and over - Free Drop in Session

Easter Bonnets- 15 April, 11am to 12pm - Design and decorate a straw bonnet with chicks, eggs, flowers and sparkles! - £3 per person
Easter Baskets - 16 April, 11am to 12pm - Create your own basket to match your bonnet ready to carry all your Easter Eggs on Sunday! - £3 per person

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The Pod, various venues and times - A mobile play/youth bus equipped with the latest technology, fun activities, arts and crafts and games consoles – Free
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Back in Time – Lilac Dance Theatre, 5 April, 6.30pm & 6 April, 2.00pm - A dance extravaganza! Join Rose on a magical journey of ‘dance through the ages’ as she discovers and learns to appreciate all styles of dance and music, from swing to tap, ballet and hip-hop; performed by talented students of Lilac Dance Theatre - Tickets: £8.50 Concessions £6.00

Seen Created, 11 April, 6.00pm to 8.00pm & 12 April, 12pm - A programme of short films of artist performances. Beacon Art Project presents a choreographed sequence of performances by artists, staged especially for the Terry O’Toole Theatre space. Beacon is a visual art organisation based in Lincolnshire in the East Midlands. It was set up in 2004 by John Plowman and Nicola Streeten - Tickets: £3.00


01400 272623 High Street (off The Green), Nr Lincoln, Welbourn, Lincolnshire, LN5 0NR
Firing of the Forge, 5 April, 10am to 12.30pm – the forge is fired on the first Saturday of every month. Welbourn Forge is an original Victorian forge and farrier’s workshop (1864). Restored earth privy. Display of Black Smithying and iron working, display of photographs and memorabilia – Free

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