A magical summer of entertainment in Louth under the umbrella heading of the Zero Degrees Festival is just around the corner.
Here ae some of the treats in store.
Friday June 21
Party in the Pews: Party time at St James’s Church! This is the launch event of the Zero Degrees Festival and promises to have something for everyone, including a Louth’s got Talent feature, Brazilian drumming and performances from local dance schools. Food and drink available throughout the evening. Free entry. 6pm-9.45pm.
Lucy and Rosie Coggle: The Coggle sisters will be launching their album with an intimate gig in this beautiful church. This talented fiddle and cello duo have recently supported the likes of Barbara Dickson and Blair Dunlop and Ashley Hutchings. All Saints Church, South Elkington, 7.30pm. Tickets £5 from Off the Beaten Tracks
Midsummer Rock and Roll: Live Rock and Roll with Jive Express, the number one Rock and Roll band in the region. Rock and Roll disco, bar and food available. Louth Town Hall 7.30pm. Tickets £10 advance, £12 on door from Louth Town Hall, The Olde Whyte Swanne, The Pack Horse, Off the Beaten Tracks or via www.louthtownhall.co.uk
Saturday June 22
Blistered: Mod type band in the main bar. Kings Head Hotel 9.45pm.
Midsummer Murder Mystery. An evening of dinner plus a Brackenborough-exclusive murder mystery that will unfold over the course of the evening. Figure out whodunnit over a meal and wine with friends! The Brackenborough 7.30pm. Tickets £29.95 call 01507 609169 to make a booking.
Sunday June 23
Home-Start East Lindsey’s Family Gig: A chilled out afternoon of Live Music, children’s activities and BBQ featuring an eclectic selection of sounds, open-mic session and headlining: The Word-Hamburg Beat - Playing the Beatles. King Head Louth in the KP outside function area, 1pm-7pm.
Saturday June 29
SO Festival comes to Louth: Some of the UK’s best street theatre will bring Louth’s Market place to life, with Tiny the dinosaur, a ski band of chefs and comedy waiters to name but a few. Exploring the market has never been so much fun. 10.30am-3pm.
Louth Slow Motion Marathon: Participants are encouraged to dress up for this event. 26 gruelling laps of Spout Yard Park will be expected - this event is not for the faint hearted! Last over the finish line is the winner! The Kiosk will be open for refreshments. 11am start. Tickets: £2. Tickets available from the Kiosk, Spout Yard Park or firstname.lastname@example.org or 01507 603095.
Sunday June 30
Miles Jupp and Friends: Tom Allen will open the show and compere it. Carly Smallman and Alan Francis will follow. Your headline act for the evening is Miles Jupp, recently seen on Have I Got News for You. Riverhead Theatre, 7.30pm. Tickets: £12.50 available from the Box Office or from Off the Beaten Tracks.
Friday July 5 to Sunday July 14
Louth Visual Art Trail 2013: A celebration of visual art. Venues: H&J Arts & Crafts, Larders Coffee Shop, Louth Town Hall, Louth Museum, The Kings Head Hotel, The Louth Gallery, McKinnels’ Ltd, 10am-4pm.
Sunday July 7
A Vintage Day with Dancing in the Streets: People are encouraged to dress up in the fashion from the decade of their choice, while on stage there’ll be live music from the fabulous Slimline Papas with support act, Me and my Shadow. There’ll also be jive performances and lessons from 52nd Street Jump. Stalls selling vintage memorabilia will be provided by the Maltings Antique Centre and Serendipity. Cornmarket, 1pm-6pm. Free event.
Sunday July 14
Louth Food Festival: Food and craft stalls will line the streets of the town centre. From local produce to international cuisine there will be delicacies for all taste buds! Free entry with family entertainment and cooking demos taking place throughout the day. 10am to 4pm.