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A Star Destination in 2015

Lincoln is getting ready to dazzle its visitors in 2015, during a milestone year for culture and tourism.

Date: 5th Jan '15
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The exciting Magna Carta 800th anniversary celebrations and the re-opening of Lincoln Castle, following a £22 million investment, are just two highspots in what promises to be an amazing year.

With so many opportunities to thrust the city into the international spotlight, the Lincoln Cultural & Arts Partnership (LCAP) is preparing to host its unmissable inaugural conference – “Cultural Lincoln: 2015 and Beyond” – on February 3.

Taking place at the Alive Conference Centre, in Newland, Lincoln, it aims to encourage events organisers, venues, arts and cultural organisations, artists, practitioners and people working in the hospitality and tourism sectors to get involved and help to make 2015 a stunning year.

The conference programme will feature presentations from important speakers, who will share insights into Lincoln’s cultural development. Delegates will also have the opportunity to attend practical workshops.

This event runs from 10am to 3.30pm and it will be focusing on:

  • Signature moments in Lincoln’s Magna Carta 2015 programme
  • Funding opportunities for local organisations
  • Information on key partnerships and initiatives
  • Networking designed to bring together businesses from across the cultural and visitor sectors of the economy

The LCAP has been formed with the intention of supporting the arts, cultural and visitor sectors in a year which marks the start of a better connected, more strategic, innovative and inspiring cultural Lincoln. Its work is also supported by valuable Arts Council funding.

University of Lincoln Vice Chancellor and LCAP Chair, Professor Mary Stuart said:  “In 2015 we will see a cultural focus on Lincoln for the 800th anniversary celebrations of the Magna Carta.

“This is an opportunity to put our city firmly on the map and the key to achieving this is for organisations - public and private –  is to join together under a shared vision and give Lincoln a clear and distinctive voice as a visitor destination.

“The Lincoln Cultural and Arts Partnership provides a focus for the eclectic and diverse mix of arts and cultural activities already here in Lincoln and a framework to create and exploit new ideas and opportunities.”

Lincoln BIG Chief Executive Matt Corrigan echoed those sentiments.

“The Magna Carta celebrations will shine a national spotlight on the city and we have great plans for recognising this important occasion.  This moment in history should be a defining point in Lincoln’s future – and an opportunity to share our creativity and cultural vitality with national and international audiences.

“The “Cultural Lincoln: 2015 and Beyond” conference will be a great opportunity to join in the conversation about Lincoln in 2015,  strengthen partnerships and come together to put Lincoln on the map as a cultural destination.”

Representatives from businesses and organisations are being urged to act quickly to reserve their places at this top-flight event.  Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

They can book by visiting the Eventrbrite page.  Registration closes on Tuesday, January 27 2015.

For more information, please contact Charlotte Kemp at charlotte@visitlincoln.com or 07973 179010.