Inspire events in East Lindsey

A SERIES of Inspire Lincolnshire events are being held locally in the run up to the Olympics next year.

Using the historic Charter of the Forest document, which sits alongside the Magna Carta in Lincoln, as its theme, the programme includes free events.

There is the chance for a sneak preview of what’s on offer at this October’s Wolds Words festival of reading, writing and performance at three free events in the Conoco Room at Louth library.

Maureen Sutton will be talking about bizarre home remedies on Friday September 2 at 1pm and the kinds of hobbies and pastimes which occupied our time in the days before TV and the internet on Friday September 9 at 1pm. Places can be booked on 01522 782010.

Children aged six to nine can enjoy activities and drama at a workshop based on Enid Blyton’s stories of The Magic Faraway Tree on Saturday September 10 at 10.30am. The session is limited to 20 places on a first come, first served basis.

David Start will talk about the county’s lost villages at Alford library on Tuesday September 13 at 1pm, while there’s the chance to hear about Yellowbelly Grub on a Blue-edge Plate as Maureen Sutton meanders through the county’s seasonal fare at Mablethorpe Library on Friday September 16 at 1pm. Places can be booked on 01522 782010.

There is the chance to enjoy a free evening of poetry readings, songs and anecdotes with local dialect society Far Welter’d at Alford Manor House on Thursday September 15 at 7.30pm. Book on 01507 463073.

The events culminate at the Bathing Beauties festival in Mablethorpe where the Inspire programme will have its very own beach hut.