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Creativity is Re-imagined as Festival Returns to Lincoln
Published: 21st May 2018, 9:30am
Festival of Creativity 2018 The worlds of business, fashion, art and design will collide in a celebration of all things creative as the Festival of Creativity returns to the city of Lincoln today (21st May 2018).

The festival will feature a range of shows, exhibitions and one-off events for everyone from babies and toddlers to business leaders, shining a light on creativity and encouraging visitors to ask the question, ‘What does creativity mean to me?’

The festival will run from Monday 21st May until Friday 1st June and is underpinned by the next generation of creative talent emerging from the University of Lincoln's College of Arts, who are showcasing their work in their respective end-of-year degree shows.

The wide range of events taking place in various locations throughout the city offer something for everyone to enjoy.

Festival highlights include:

  • Creativity… Reimagined! - A workshop for business leaders providing insight into how creativity can help bring greater success and renewed energy to their business.
  • Creative Impulses – An evening of performance poetry led by the Outspoken Poets, the leading group of poets guiding the poetry scene in Lincoln.
  • Lincolnshire Young Designer of the Year 2018 – A competition celebrating the creativity and innovation of students from Lincolnshire secondary schools.
  • JELLY: Street Fashion – A fashion collection printed and stitched on the streets of Lincoln and Guangzhou in China.
  • Lil’ Pacs – A fun and creative play session for parents and toddlers at Lincoln Performing Arts Centre.

Professor Matthew Cragoe, Pro Vice Chancellor and Head of the College of Arts at the University of Lincoln, said: “This year’s festival builds on the success of its inaugural year in 2017, offering an even wider range of events and activities for visitors of all ages and interests.

“The festival celebrates the talent and success of our students and, just as importantly, it feeds into a wider debate about the importance of the arts in contemporary society. It has been designed to inspire and delight, but above all to be provocative and challenging, and I hope we will see people joining us from all over the county to engage, explore and imagine.”

The festival includes impressive displays from more than 20 programmes across the College of Arts, including Product Design, Animation, Conservation of Cultural Heritage, Music, and Fine Art.

Find out more about the Festival of Creativity 2018, including a full timetable of all the events and displays, at

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