School of Architecture & Design 2015 Degree Shows

BA (Hons) Graphic Design
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BA (Hons) Design for Exhibition & Museums

Dates: Saturday 30th May – Sunday 14th June 2015
Times: 10am – 4pm
Location: Art, Architecture & Design building (East & West)

Private Views (by invitation only): Friday 29th May, 6 – 9pm


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Dates: Saturday 6th June – Sunday 21st June 2015
Times: 10am – 4pm
Location: Art, Architecture & Design building (West)

Private View (by invitation only): Friday 5th June, 6 – 9pm



Audio tour launch marks culmination of historic BBC collaboration

An audio tour of a historic Lincolnshire church will be launched today in the culmination of a landmark collaboration between the University of Lincoln and BBC Radio Lincolnshire.

The audio tour of the 13th century Church of St Peter in Friesthorpe represents the finale of the poignant Leaving Home project, which commemorated the centenary of the beginning of World War One. The innovative collaboration between the University’s School of Fine & Performing Arts and BBC Radio Lincolnshire remembered the tragedy of the local Beechey family, which lost five sons to the WWI conflict.

The family is one of only three in the UK known to have lost so many sons, and throughout July and August 2014 their story was remembered in a series of moving tribute performances and radio broadcasts. All performances were co-written and directed by Conan Lawrence and Dr Andrew Westerside from the University of Lincoln’s School of Fine and Performing Arts. They were produced by Conan, Executive Director of the Leaving Home project, and featured a cast of Lincoln students and graduates alongside professional actors.

The new audio tour, which represents the final strand of the Leaving Home project, was also written by Conan and was produced by Michael Hortin of BBC Radio Lincolnshire. It includes original BBC content as well as excerpts from the various productions, highlighting the family’s sacrifice while providing visitors with an informative narration about the fascinating history of the church and its surrounding village. The audio tour is narrated by Lizzy Hayes, a recent Graduate of the School of Fine & Performing Arts.

Its creation was possible thanks to a grant of £3,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to the Parochial Church Council of St Peters. The grant also supported the restoration of the historic church bells, which were rung for the first time in more than 100 years as part of the moving Leaving home performance in Friesthorpe. This performance and the wider project were featured across BBC1 and BBC News 24.

The ceremony for the unveiling of the audio tour will be broadcast live on BBC Radio Lincolnshire at 11am (Friday 15th May). To listen online, visit:​

Story Credits: Elizabeth Allen

Altered Festival 2015: Celebrating contemporary art in churches

Altered Festival 2015
2 – 25 May

A contemporary arts festival will transform eight ancient rural churches in the culmination of an ambitious project to connect art and places of worship art with new audiences.

The Altered Festival 2015 will bring internationally-renowned artists to the historic county of Lincolnshire in May 2015 to present thought-provoking installations and host workshops for local communities.

The festival marks the conclusion of Altered: Contemporary Art in Ancient Churches – an initiative led by the University of Lincoln, the Diocese of Lincoln and artsNK – which has challenged audiences to view historic church buildings in new ways through innovative artworks. It will take place in the Lincolnshire villages of Grasby, Greetwell, Burgh Le Marsh, Burton Pedwardine, Heckington, Swineshead, Aslackby and Gedney.

Chris Heighton, Arts Development Officer at the University of Lincoln, said: “Since the project began four years ago we have welcomed thousands of people to eight exhibitions and many community workshops held in churches across Lincolnshire. We have shown that churches can inspire contemporary artists to create beautiful, thought-provoking work that casts a new light on ancient stones.

“The Altered Festival 2015 is both a celebration of the project’s achievements and a challenge to artists and church communities to build upon the foundations which have already been laid. We hope all our festival visitors will be inspired by our programme of exhibitions.”

New work by acclaimed artists Emilie Voirin, Katy Armes, Martin Smith and Dan Fox will be presented alongside four previous Altered commissions from Pat Van Boeckel, Davy & Kristin McGuire, William Lindley and Lynn Dennison & Gen Doy.

Ben Stoker, Church Development Officer for the Diocese of Lincoln, said: “We are delighted to be showcasing so many exciting new works alongside those which have proved extremely popular over the course of the Altered programme. This festival, which includes such a wealth of fantastic contemporary art, is a wonderfully fitting way to celebrate what has been a very successful project.”

Marion Sander, Visual Arts Development Coordinator at artsNK, added: “Altered is a brilliant concept that has shown the arts are an ideal vehicle to excite existing and create new audiences for ancient churches, which are incredible art works in their own right.”

For more information, visit the Altered website:

Story credits: Elizabeth Allen