Festival of arts in Spalding on February 25-26

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A FESTIVAL of free theatre, art, film, poetry and storytelling for all ages will be held at Asycoughfee Hall in Spalding tomorrow and Sunday.

The Inspire Lincolnshire programme, which has its roots in the Cultural Olympiad, has been running arts events across the county.

The festival starts at 10.30am tomorrow with The Secret Garden Storybook Days, a workshop for children aged seven to 11, followed by films The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child. A special telling of The Very Hungry Caterpillar will be held at 2.30pm and poets Gillian Clarke and Joel Stickley will be on stage from 2.30pm.

On Sunday the festival will begin with Storybook Days sessions at 11am and at midday there will be films of some of the Lyric Lounge sessions held in Stamford, Alford and Lincoln last year.

At 1pm Joel Stickley will talk about how the county has inspired his work; at 1.30pm art expert Anthony Slinn will discuss the life and work of Salvador Dali; the short film, What Does Otto See? will be screened at 2pm and the final event, a chance to find out more about the lost abbeys of Lincolnshire with David Start will take place at 2.30pm.

To book call 01775 764555 or visit www.ayscoughfee.org