It’s time to start planning NOW – because the city’s action-packed Lincoln RAF100 Weekend is just hours away!

Lincoln BIG has squeezed so much family fun into this two-day spectacular that our programme is bursting at the seams and we don’t want people to miss anything.

Our much-loved 1940s weekend has been incorporated into this event and with everything from wartime aircraft, special flypasts, Forties’ music and dancing, military uniforms, Vintage Marks and special performances, spread over 13 areas of the city, we’re giving people a quick guide to what’s happening where:

 Families who love music, singing and dancing will love the live acts performing in Uphill Lincoln.

Saturday, August 11

 Castle Hill

11.45am-12.30pm; 2.45-3.30pm – The Dreambelles

1,00m-1.45pm; 4pm-4.45pm  – Heather Marie

 

St Paul’s In The Bail

11.00am-11.30am; 12.30pm-1pm; 1pm-1.45pm; 4pm-4.45pm – 52nd Street Jump

11.45am-12.30pm; 2.45pm-3.30pm  – May Blossom

 

The Strait and City Centre – Battlepipes

11.00am – The Strait

11.30am –  Near House of Fraser

12.30pm –  High Bridge

 

The Strait and Downhill locations – Re-enactments with Rhubarb Theatre

4pm – The Strait

5.30pm – Outside House of Fraser

7pm – Boots, central High Street

8.30pm – Brayford Waterfront

 

On Saturday, at 2.15pm – people should be sure to be at St Benedict Square for a special SURPRISE PERFORMANCE!

 

Sunday, August 12

Castle Hill

11am-11.30am; 2pm-2.30pm – Lincoln Community Choir

11.45am-12.30pm; 2.45pm-3.30pm – The Blighty Belles

1pm-1.45pm; 4pm-4.45pm – Miss Sarah-Jane

 

St Paul’s in The Bail

11am-11.30am; 12.30pm-1pm, 2pm-2.30pm; 3.30-4pm – 52nd Street Jump

11.45am-12.30pm; 2.45pm-3.30pm – Lady Kingsnorth

1pm-1.45pm; 4pm-4.45pm – The Spitfires

 

The Strait and other city centre locations – Battlepipes

11am – The Strait

11.30am – House of Fraser

12.30pm – High Bridge

1.15pm – Brayford Waterfront

 

The Strait and Downhill Locations – Re-enactments with Rhubarb Theatre

11am – outside Boots – Central High Street

12.30pm – House of Fraser

2pm – The Strait

 

Special Flypasts

Saturday     12.15pm – Lancaster; 2.16pm – Dakota

Sunday       10.40am – Spitfire  

 

If you miss the magnificent RAF100 celebrations and flypast by 100 aircraft in London during the RAF100 Centenary celebrations, you can still enjoy it – thanks to an Augmented Reality app. University of Lincoln lecturers and students worked with the RAF and a Bedfordshire company to create it.

 

“All people need to do is download the App to their smartphone or tablet – using one of the following links – and they can enjoy the flypast as often as they like!,” said Mr Armstrong.

 

         https://www.raf.mod.uk/raf100/news/download-the-raf100-flypast-app/ (RAF site)

         https://itunes.apple.com/app/apple-store/id1386126602

         https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.HarmonyStudios.RAF100AR

 

During Lincoln’s RAF100 Weekend people can also explore a pop-up Vintage Village at The Lawn in Union Road, which is a “first” for our traditional 1940s weekend.

 

Children will be able to enjoy fun rides and watch Punch & Judy. The Little Pottery is inviting people to “have a go” at painting ceramics and the re-enactment group Echoes of a Gilded Age will also be on site, bringing the early days of the RAF to life.

 

The film The Night Watch will also be showing in The Blue Room at The Lawn at 2pm on Saturday and 4pm on Sunday.

 

Other weekend attractions include a replica (sit in) model of a Red Arrows Hawk Jet at St Marks. Lincs FM will be playing sounds from the 1940s from a stage in City Square.

The south High Street will be packed with heritage and charity stalls and there will RAF and Fire Engine display on the Brayford Waterfront.

 

Don’t forget to make time for tea – by joining RAF Veterans in Lincoln High Street and St Benedict’s Church and Garden for the Brew For the Few street party on Sunday, from 11am to 3pm

 

And Saturday night there’s an unmissable fireworks display on the Brayford Waterfront from about 9pm.

Anyone who wants to get around easily and also visit the International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC) on Canwick Hill, just south of the city’s boundary, might want to try the city’s Park n’ Ride services.

People can park at Waitrose, off Nettleham Road and travel down into the city, dropping off at Lincoln Cathedral – for the uphill attractions – or ride on to the city’s Broadgate Bus Station

There is also a Park & Rid at the IBCC running to and from the city’s Bus Station.

Download the timetable online – buses leave frequently across the day – around every 15 minutes. Please see: www.visitlincoln.com/RAF100

 

 

 

 

 

For further information call Jessica Wickham or Michael Armstrong on (01522) 842702.

(Jess is also available on the mobile: 07703 575055)