15th June 2010, 10:55am
Destination: Lincoln for festival of European culture
Teatro Punto A team of artists, musicians and dancers winding their way across Europe in a four-week celebration of the continent's diverse cultures will arrive at the University of Lincoln this week.

The European House of Arts Cultural Trail 2010 began in late May and will have entertained crowds in Germany, Hungary, France and Holland by the time it makes its final bow of the season in the UK on 18 and 19 June 2010.

Lincoln is the only British city to be hosting the Trail. The planned two-day celebration, named 'Europa My Dream', is sponsored by local businesses and institutions including the University of Lincoln, Lincoln Drill Hall, Lincoln Hotel, Denby Transport and Lincoln Business Improvement Group.

The festival, most of which has free admission, will take place at several venues, including the University's Engine Shed and Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC), Lincoln Drill Hall, St Swithin's Church and the city centre.

The event will feature traditional European music, art, and crafts will bring performers from across Europe to the city. The entertainment includes a performance by the spectacular Teatro Punto at the LPAC on 18 June.

The region's artistic community is also preparing to welcome their European counterparts by staging an array of British and Irish cultural activities.

Graham McLusky, President of the European House of Arts (UK), the association hosting the event, said: "Now is the chance for members of the public, community organisations, art and craft groups, book clubs, writers, theatre companies and dance groups to set aside one or both of these days and come down to join in with the amazing selection of workshops, activities and performances provided by the Trail team. We have live music, art exhibitions, theatre, dance, literature, arts and crafts, and of course plenty of food to keep visitors entertained."

For a programme of festival events, or to follow the Trail team, visit: www.europeanhouseofarts.org.uk
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