We’re just a week into May and there’s a bumper season of things to do just around the corner across our towns and villages.
Whether your passion is for enjoying the great outdoors, things to do and see, comedy or live music, there’s something for everyone.
The Tour de Moon Convoy will be visiting Grimsby’s St James Square on Tuesday 17 May in the evening from 6pm to 10.30pm. Grimsby is one of the stopping off places as part of a national festival for the Moon Convoy, a sustainable armada of vehicles, appearing and disappearing at night and bringing interactive and ultra-violet experiences to life. Expect cosmic transformations through live music and DJ sets, a GIANT SQUID called Archie, talks, film screenings, an inflatable game, a 9 piece Arkestra and a larger than life red phone through which you can talk to the Moon. Visit https://tourdemoon.com for more information.
#OurFutureStartsHere is an inspiring mix of culture, art and conversation focusing on where we’re all heading and what matters to us now. The event has been developed by The Culture House and will feature outstanding performances by national touring companies. Backed by the Grimsby Creates programme, the event will run from Friday 27 to Sunday 29 May in and around Grimsby. Visit https://ourfuturestartshere.co.uk/ for more information.
The Cleethorpes Culture Festival is on this coming weekend, Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 May at St. Aidan’s Church – Grimsby Road in Cleethorpes from 10am to 4pm. This free event will be a weekend-long celebration of local culture, arts and more. Visit Cleethorpes Culture Festival’s Facebook page, Cleethorpes Culture Festival | Facebook for more details.
Immingham Model Railway Show is also on this coming weekend: Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 May from 10am to 4pm at Immingham Museum and Civic Centre. This two-day event will showcase visiting layouts in a range of gauges and will have rides for children on a 5” gauge steam-hauled line and is a must-visit for all model railway enthusiasts and those fascinated by trains.
The Pride of Grimsby is a free exhibition at the Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre until 14 May and celebrates the talent of local artists and stories of our area – past, present and future. Each represents the artist’s connection with the local area and the stories which connect them to the place they call home.
Meanwhile, You Will Find Me Under the Heaviest of Blankets is a visual exhibition by solo artist Abigail Jouanides at the Turntable Gallery on Victoria Street in Grimsby’s town centre. This new artist-run contemporary art space has been supported by the Grimsby Creates programme’s Development Fund. Visit www.turntablegallery.uk for more information.
There’s a raft of live music available throughout this month, with gigs at Docks Academy on 14 and 21 May, as well as the Fake Festival at Meridian Showground on 21 May.
For classical music lovers, how about Grimsby Symphony Orchestra’s Spring Concert in the atmospheric setting of Grimsby Minster on 21 May at 3.30pm. Visit www.grimsbyminster.com for more details and information about how to book tickets. Spring Concert Tickets, Sat 21 May 2022 at 15:30 | Eventbrite or Concerts (grimsbysymphonyorchestra.co.uk)
And the Cleethorpes Folk and Cider Festival returns this year from 27-29 May at Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway. Visit http://www.cclr.co.uk/folkandcider for more information.
Finally, the Lincolnshire Wolds Outdoor Festival is on until 5 June this year. There’s local walks around Laceby, the Wolds, Louth Canal and Caistor to name a few, cycle rides, fishing, golf, water sports, high ropes, dancing, gliding and more. Details on www.woldsoutdoorfestival.com.
For great ideas of things to do, things to see and places to go, visit www.DiscoverNorthEastLincolnshire.co.uk for more information, and if you’d like this type of round up delivered straight to your inbox, sign up to the newsletter on the site.