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Art and Culture in Louth

Louth Art Trail

Westgate Fields leaf sculpture  
Normally when the thoughts of children are written on the pavement, it's considered to be graffiti. In Louth it's art, part of a sculpture that spans the town and records the thoughts of Louth schoolchildren about the meridian line. A series of sculptures were installed in Louth, known as the Louth Art Trail, as a way of marking the millenium.

The artists involved have tackled their projects in a variety of ways and using different materials, from the abstract work on the top of the Playgoers theatre in Victoria Road, to various human figures cast in bronze.

The leaf sculptures in Westgate Fields are huge, and probably best photographed from the air. Made entirely of wood, they are my personal favourite of all the sculptures, partly because they suit their surroundings so well.

Spread out over the length and breadth of the town, seeing them all involves a good walk.

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Articles on Art and Culture

Wolds Novelists Release More Words       

Wolds Novelists Release More Words

Whilst Wolds Words celebrates literature and nurtures new talent, local novelists have released new work in a range of genres.
October 2016
District And Town Council Elections 2015       

District And Town Council Elections 2015

Candidates for the district and town council elections in the area are officially confirmed, and many seats on the town council are unopposed.
April 2015
Literary Round-Up: Margaret Dickinson, PenguinPig, And Benches       

Literary Round-Up: Margaret Dickinson, PenguinPig, And Benches

Margaret Dickinson visits Louth to promote her latest saga, whilst a local teacher tops the charts with his book on cyber safety.
February 2015
Town Council Round-Up: 140 Homes, Livestock Market Scrutiny, And The Panorama       

Town Council Round-Up: 140 Homes, Livestock Market Scrutiny, And The Panorama

Councillors debate whether the town should lend out its priceless artwork, and how many more houses Louth can squeeze in.
May 2014
Round-Up: Library Lobbying And Petitions       

Round-Up: Library Lobbying And Petitions

Save Lincolnshire Libraries prepares to lobby MPs, whilst various groups fight for the future of the livestock market.
March 2014
Lindsey Patchworkers Exhibition Preview       

Lindsey Patchworkers Exhibition Preview

The Lindsey Patchworkers display their quirky and eye-catching handiwork at the Cyril Turner Community Hall in Ludford.
June 2013
Festival of the Bees 2013       

Festival of the Bees 2013

Find out more about bees during Louth's first festival to celebrate these essential pollinators.
May 2013
Round-Up: Chief Constable Suspended, Books, and Movies       

Round-Up: Chief Constable Suspended, Books, and Movies

Neil Rhodes has been suspended, but we have no idea what he has done, if anything. Luckily there are two books and a show to keep us entertained while we speculate.
February 2013
Town Council Round-up: Grants Presentation And Parade Debate       

Town Council Round-up: Grants Presentation And Parade Debate

Community groups benefit from funding awards, and the council debates how to spend the budget for the annual civic parade.
February 2013
Round-Up: A Major Blaze, Zero Degrees, And An Autism Group       

Round-Up: A Major Blaze, Zero Degrees, And An Autism Group

Fire crews are called to a print works at Bolingbroke Road.
February 2013
Round-Up: Ark Collections, TRR, Police Crime Commissioners, and a Christmas Show       

Round-Up: Ark Collections, TRR, Police Crime Commissioners, and a Christmas Show

The Ark set up new collection points, Tanzania gets medicine and water, and new PCCs are up for election.
October 2012
Round-Up: The Victorian Fayre, Wolds Words, Ambulances and Cycling       

Round-Up: The Victorian Fayre, Wolds Words, Ambulances and Cycling

The autumn promises a glut of exciting cultural events. Meanwhile the town risks losing its ambulance station as local provision comes under scrutiny.
September 2012
Sausagegate: The Reek Of Desperation       

Sausagegate: The Reek Of Desperation

Mayor Jill Makinson-Sanders causes a stir with her sausage costume.
June 2012
Gleeks Rejoice as Vocal Academy Comes To Louth       

Gleeks Rejoice as Vocal Academy Comes To Louth

Angela Pearson of the You Can Sing Vocal Academy taught budding singers how to work out their voices.
June 2012
Round-up: Zero Degrees, Animal Rescue and the LSGC Open Day       

Round-up: Zero Degrees, Animal Rescue and the LSGC Open Day

A plea for help from the Ark, and Louth's summer festivals are all set for re-branding.
June 2012
A New Painting of Hubbards Hills       

A New Painting of Hubbards Hills

John Walker presents a nostalgic view of the local beauty spot in his oil painting.
May 2012
Round-up: A Singing Group, Green Audit and Jubilee Displays       

Round-up: A Singing Group, Green Audit and Jubilee Displays

Jubilee June will be red, white, and blue, and possibly a little bit green.
May 2012
2011 Christmas Craft Market       

2011 Christmas Craft Market

The market organised by Louth Lions featured all kinds of crafts and local creativity.
December 2011
Round-up: Children in Need, the Town Guide and Solar Panels       

Round-up: Children in Need, the Town Guide and Solar Panels

Planning decisions mean ELDC is moving nearer to generating its own electricity. But will it get a good deal for taxpayers?
November 2011
LSGC Painting Competition       

LSGC Painting Competition

Members of the strategy games club compete for the title of the best model painter at their Halloween party.
November 2011


 


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A plaque in memory of Stuart Pickering         

A plaque was unveiled on the side of Meridian Leisure Centre in memory of Stuart Pickering on the official opening day of the X Sports Skate Park.

June 24 2017

Bev Anderson and Sheila Evans         

Bev Anderson and Sheila Evans at the Cyril Turner Hall in Ludford for an exhibition by the Lindsey Patchworkers.

June 20 2015

Buildings of interest

Louth Festival Of Conservation       

Louth Festival Of Conservation

The festival is both a celebration of local history and an encouragement to get involved in making sure our historic buildings stay in good repair.

St James Church, Louth       

St James Church, Louth

The parish church of St. James dominates the skyline of the town. It is both a religious and cultural centre, and a work of art in its own right.

Churches in Louth       

Churches in Louth

There are a number of noteworthy churches in Louth that are worth a visit.


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