Category Archives: Events

Related Calendar – Corona updates

The Groove

The Guildhall Arts Centre has closed for the time being.      Click icon for their Coronavirus update.

Lincoln Castle Explorers

Click icon for the Council Coronavirus update.       Next exclusive Explorers session may be in the evening.

Dysart Park Fun Day

If  the Dysart Park Fun Day is on this year, on Sunday 5th July 2020, 11am to after 4pm, GAIN will have a stall.        See:  Facebook      map.

We would be grateful for any donated tombola prizes – old toys, books, food/drink, plants, trinkets, toiletries, teddies, etc (we won’t turn anything down).        Please contact GAIN at (01476) 855 070 to arrange to drop off or collect. 

Family dog workshops

How  pet dogs can help families that have a child with autism.       Dogs for Good has workshops planned for 2020.
Click icon for locations and dates e.g.  10 Jul Lincoln21 Jul Leicester.      Check again nearer the time for Coronavirus updates.

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The events on this page are chosen because they may be of interest to a child and/or adult on the autistic spectrum.         See also Local Groups for autism support groups in the South Lincolnshire and beyond.        They put on events in their area.

Makaton course

The Makaton course for Friday 20 Mar at Belton Lane Children’s Centre, Grantham has been cancelled

Messy

Zoo Co presents a visual story with original music, puppets and tap dancing.        Performed by a deaf and hearing cast.       This relaxed performance, created in partnership with ADHD Foundation, will be at the Guildhall Arts Centre in Grantham on 17 Feb.       Click icon for web page or poster thumbnail.

Signposting

Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum (LPCF) will be putting on a general signposting event on Fri 31 Jan in Hubberts Bridge, near Boston.
It will be free to parents and carers.         Click icon and scroll down for details.        See map

Mental health engagement

Give Lincolnshire NHS your feedback on mental health community rehabilitation.         Click icon  for dates in January around the county.

Cinderella

Polka Dot Pantomimes are performing another season at the Guildhall Arts Centre theatre in Grantham.       Click icon for information about relaxed performances.        They are scheduled for 2nd Jan 2020 at 2pm & 6:30pm.         Phone the booking office using (01476) 406 158  or click picture for available seats at:  6:30pm       (2pm  seats sold out.)

Farm quiet hour

Rand Park Farm, near Lincoln, will be putting on a quiet hour for children with additional needs and their families.        Date: 14th Dec, 9 – 10am.        See map        farm layout

Making sense of the senses

Free conference with Dr John Biddolph on Wed 4 Dec at The Fleet, Peterborough.       Click icon for more information including booking details.

Autism Conference

PAACT is taking bookings to attend and for information stands for annual conference in Lincoln on Tuesday 19th Nov 2019.
The venue will be The Showroom, Tritton Road, Lincoln, LN6 7QY.        Click icon for poster.        See also map

Lincoln Castle Explorers

An exclusive opportunity outside of opening hours for children and adults on the autistic spectrum to visit with their families.        Lincoln Castle Explorers, 2nd Nov, 9am – 10am.        Click page icon for event details and to book or castle icon about autism-friendly opening.        See map.

Makaton course

An early years specialist will be running a Makaton course on Friday Oct 4th at Belton Lane Children’s Centre, Grantham.       It will run from 9.30 – 12.30pm and then 12.30pm until 3.30pm with a working lunch.       She will cover Level 1 in the morning and Level 2 in the afternoon.      The cost is £15 per level payable to the trainer on the day.        Morning session recommended for parents.       If you would like to attend contact: ella.mayfield@lincolnshire.gov.uk         See Speech & language about Makaton.

Signposting

Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum (LPCF) will be putting on a general signposting event on Wed 30 Sep in Market Rasen,        Click icon for details.        See map

Harrowby football match

Harrowby vs Cottesmore football match on Saturday 14 Sep at Harrowby United’s Dickens Road Community Stadium, Grantham, NG31 9QY.       Free entry for under 16’s and carers with Carer’s Allowance letter.         Click icon for poster.        See also map.

Dysart Park Fun Day

GAIN will have a stall at The Dysart Park Fun Day again this year, on Sunday 7th July 2019, 11am to after 4pm.       Click poster thumbnail for official information.        See also:  Facebook      map.

We would be grateful for any donated tombola prizes – old toys, books, food/drink, plants, trinkets, toiletries, teddies, etc (we won’t turn anything down).        Please contact GAIN at
(01476) 855 070 to arrange to drop off or collect.        Thanks to everyone who has already donated prizes, including:  Poundland, Home Bargains, The Works and Subway.

Makaton course

An early years specialist will be running a Makaton course on July 5th at Belton Lane Children’s Centre, Grantham.        It will run from 9.30 – 12.30pm and then 12.30pm until 3.30pm with a working lunch.        She will cover Level 1 in the morning and Level 2 in the afternoon.       The cost is £15 per level payable to the trainer on the day.

Healthy Conversation

The NHS will be holding public engagement drop in sessions around Lincolnshire during May and June.       They want to take soundings about the future of local  health services.

Family dog workshops

Workshops for families with children diagnosed with autism in Lincoln on 7 Jun.       Click icon for details.        See Growing up about Dogs for Good.

Signposting

Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum (LPCF) will be putting on a general signposting event on Wed 22 May in Lincoln,

Overcoming trauma

Hesley are putting on a free event for parents about overcoming trauma and building resilience for people with autism.        It will be on 8 May in Nottingham.        Click icon for details and to book.

Easter Quest

An exclusive opportunity outside of opening hours for children and adults on the autistic spectrum to visit with their families.        Alice in Wonderland Easter Quest at Lincoln Castle.        Follow the white rabbit and seek out the clues to solve the Mad Hatter’s riddle and claim your chocolate reward.        Sat  20th Apr, 9am – 10am.        Click icon for more information.

East Midlands events

Workshop for parents of special needs children – Coping with Challenging Behaviour.       Wed, 3rd Apr, 10am – 12pm.        25 FREE places available for parents.        At Voluntary Action Rutland, Rutland Community Hub, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6RB.         To book your free place email westmids.office@contact.org.uk with your name, address and telephone number.        Please also state the age of your child with special needs, and the nature of his/ her disability.        Click poster preview to view.

GAIN events update

Government 

On Fri 20 Mar the government announced additional restrictions to curb the spread of Coronavirus.       When infection rates come down, the government will remove measures when it is safe to do so.       See also the complete up-to-date government Coronavirus  guidance.

GAIN 

GAIN events are now cancelled until further notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

We will review the situation on a monthly basis.       For details about the venues see The specifics.

GAIN Calendar

Facbook small iconGAIN Events are often publicised on Facebook first.
See Events page for background information about events.
See Home page for event posts.

2020

  • 24 Feb GAIN Coffee Morning / Belton Lane Children’s and Community Centre,  Off Princess Drive, Grantham.
    The Monday after half-term.
  • 16 Mar GAIN Coffee Morning / Belton Lane Centre.
  • Coffee mornings are being paused for the time being due to Coronavirus concerns.

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2019

  • 16 Sep GAIN Coffee Morning / Belton Lane Children’s and Community Centre,  Off Princess Drive, Grantham.
  • 14 Oct GAIN Coffee Morning / Belton Lane Centre
  • 18 Nov GAIN Coffee Morning / Belton Lane Centre.
    (The December coffee date is so near to the end of term and Christmas that we plan to skip it)

GAIN Family/Darts evenings are on weekly the winter season.       The team plays every Thursday from October 4th 2018 through to 28th March 2019.       Parents can turn up on any Thursday for a chat with Paul, our autism dad.        We post on Home page for particular dates to give GAIN parents more of a focus.

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for autism-related events put on by other groups/organisations.

For reference, see:  School terms        These apply to schools in Lincolnshire.

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Coffee – 16 Mar

Come and join us for coffee a chat.       We usually have an autism mum or dad hosting our coffee mornings.      They would be delighted to meet you.      We offer both information and emotional support.

This coffee morning will be on Monday 16th March at the Belton Lane Children’s Centre,  Grantham.       Drop by any time from 10am – 12pm.       If you are using satnav, NG31 9QB should get you to the correct entrance.

Click icon for more about this event.

Coffee – 24 Feb

Come and join us for coffee a chat.       We have an autism mum hosting our coffee mornings, usually accompanied by another autism mum or dad.       They would be delighted to meet you.      We offer both information and emotional support.

This coffee morning will be on Monday 24th February at the Belton Lane Children’s Centre,  Grantham.       Drop by any time from 10am – 12pm.       If you are using satnav, NG31 9QB should get you to the correct entrance.

Click icon for more about this event.

Cinema – Grantham – 23 Feb

Weekly supportive screenings at the new Savoy, St Catherine’s RoadGrantham, NG31 6TT.    Playing With Fire has been confirmed for Sunday 23rd February.      See about the film.Facbook small iconThe film is from 10am.       Doors open beforehand.       Entry £2.15 per person on the door.       They are autism-friendly but all are welcome.       Click icon for more information.       Also, find out about free entry for carers.

Cinema – Grantham – 26 Jan

Weekly supportive screenings at the new Savoy, St Catherine’s RoadGrantham, NG31 6TT.    Maleficent: Mistress of evil has been confirmed for Sunday 26th January.       See about the film.Facbook small iconThe film is from 10am.       Doors open beforehand.       Entry £2.15 per person on the door.       They are autism-friendly but all are welcome.       Click icon for more information.       Also, find out about free entry for carers.

Cinema – Grantham – 29 Dec

Weekly supportive screenings at the new Savoy, St Catherine’s RoadGrantham, NG31 6TT.     Abominable has been confirmed for Sunday 29th December.      See about the film.Facbook small iconThe film is from 10am.       Doors open beforehand.       Entry £2.15 per person on the door.       They are autism-friendly but all are welcome.       Click icon for more information.       Also, find out about free entry for carers.

Cinema – Stamford – 28 Dec

GAIN are proud to announce the screening of Frozen 2, on Saturday, 28th December, at the Stamford Arts Centre, 27 St Mary’s Street, PE9 2DL.       See about the film.

Doors open at 1:30pm.        Facbook small iconThe film is from 2pm to about 4pm.        All tickets £5.       All screenings are autism-friendly.        All are welcome.        Click icon for more information & to log your interest.         Also, find out about free entry for carers.

Cinema – Lincoln – 7 Dec

GAIN are incredibly proud to announce the screening of Shaun the Sheep – Farmageddon on Saturday 7th December at The Venue, Longdales Road Lincoln,  LN1 3DY.
Facbook small iconDoors open 9:30am and the film is from 10:30am to about 12:30pm.
Entry  £6 with offers for families.          The Venue calls it Relaxed, i.e. autism-friendly.           For more about screening & to log your interest click icon.
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