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26th September - 2nd October 2016
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Lincoln Book Festival: History at its Heart

Monday 26th September – Sunday 2nd October 2016

Lincoln Book Festival is the region’s premier literature festival. The Festival takes place at The Collection, Lincoln, over seven days with a series of evening events.

Each evening event includes a talk from acclaimed authors in their fields.  For details of speaking authors, their topics, and booking, visit the 2016 Festival page.

The Venue: The Collection, Lincoln

The Collection, LincolnLincoln is one of England’s most historic cities with the stunning, Gothic, Lincoln Cathedral standing opposite the Norman Lincoln Castle. The city’s origins are owed to the Romans – whose ancient city can still be seen today – but the city has had a vital part in history ever since.

In 1215, a copy of Magna Carta was brought to Lincoln Cathedral, which today resides in a subterranean vault at Lincoln Castle. History can be seen throughout the streets of Lincoln which is also known as the ‘Birthplace of the Tank’ due to its engineering heritage in the early 20th century. It is also home of ‘Bomber County’ after the rich aviation heritage in the city and surrounding area.

The Collection is an award winning archaeology museum in the heart of historic Lincoln. Its main hall details Lincolshire’s history from prehistoric origins through to the present day in an entertaining and engaging display. The museum also holds a varied programme of exhibitions through the year.

Lincoln Book Festival’s events take place in The Collection’s auditorium –  a modern, state-of-the-art theatre inside the museum building. Stokes at The Collection will be open each evening serving food and drink. Waterstones will be selling the books of the authors each evening at the event.

Booking Tickets

Each event at Lincoln Book Festival takes place at The Collection, Lincoln. Tickets cost just  £10 per evening. Places are limited so book early to avoid missing out.

You can book your tickets at the Lincoln Drill Hall Box Office, by calling 01522 873894 or on the Drill Hall website.

View the full programme for details of each evening.