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Despite the poor condition of Spilsby's Sessions House, one small room in the building is useable for events thanks to the efforts of volunteers. We host a programme of both regular and one off special events.
For details visit our Events page
Spilsby Light Night has become an established, annual arts event that takes place for one evening in March, featuring performances and installations throughout the town, video projections onto buildings and more.
Professional artists work with a wide range of local schools and community groups in the weeks preceding the event to create some of the artwork on display.
The event brings the community together and encourages visitors to the town, with people flocking Spilsby's streets and community venues for the unique experience. Spilsby Sessions House has been instrumental in bringing together local organisations to make Spilsby light Night possible and plays a key role as a venue for the event.
As part of Spilsby's 'Platinum Jubilee Picnic in the Park', an aerial theatre performance called 'Seize the Crown' was created especially for the occasion by locally based company 'Creative Heights'.
In addition, young people were able to take part in 'have a go' aerial workshops.
A community engagement project across the five market towns of Alford, Horncastle, Louth, Spilsby & Wainfleet as part of East Lindsey District Council's Vital & Viable Market Towns initiative was created and delivered by working with Different Light.
Street performers 'Earthbound Misfits', the Fabuloso Organ, the uplighting of buildings and a projected animation film featuring artwork from local people, school pupils and care home residents, brought wintery town centres to life during December 2021.
A second Festive Fabuloso is being planned for 2022 .
As part of East Lindsey District Council's Festive Fabuloso project 2021, artist Dave Cranmer, a sculptor and engineer, was commissioned to create this wonderful interactive sound sculpture, using recycled parts from an old church organ, that for many years had sat unused and neglected on the balcony of Spilsby Theatre.
The highly visual spectacle is designed to be transportable and incorporates the latest technology to enable the public to operate the machine and create a musical soundscape.
The organ now appears at arts and community events around Lincolnshire and beyond helping to raise the profile of the Spilsby Sessions House project.
"Hope & Light" was an East Lindsey District Council, Covid-safe, community engagement project during the height of the pandemic in December 2019.
Working with Different Light we enabled more than 1000 local people to take part in this digital project that created community connection without bringing people physically together.
In Spilsby, Horncastle, Alford and Louth, the community's contributed artwork was projected onto buildings and displays were created in the
windows of unoccupied high street shops.