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
Lincoln 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.
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.
- Monday 26th Sep: First Story
- Tuesday 27th Sep: The Romans
- Wednesday 28th Sep: Landscapes of the Mind
- Thursday 29th Sep: Aspects of Shakespeare
- Friday 30th Sep: A Not So United Kingdom
- Saturday 1st Oct: Local History Afternoon
- Saturday 1st Oct: Warpath
- Sunday 2nd Oct: Crime Over Three Centuries
View the full programme for details of each evening.