Amid concerns about the falling audiences at the Lincoln Arms, a solution presented itself: the South Holland Centre, with whom we had been working closely through the Lincolnshire Harvest project, offered us a new home in their upstairs bar, a comfortable accessible space with air conditioning and not a dog in sight. Flossie Malavialle was the first guest to appear here in April, one of a sparkling line up of guests which also helped to boost the audience numbers. A highlight among these was the extra night with Richard Shindell, one of only a handful of UK club dates he added after completing festival bookings in the summer.
Ties with the Lincolns Arms weren't completely severed - a monthly tune session in the downstairs bar there started in May, with enthusiastic support from the pub.
Return visits to the Sheep Fair and to Moulton Mill also kept the show on the road
Anthony John Clarke
Flossie Malavialle - first night at SHC
Joe Topping and Joe Wright
Bill Whaley and Dave Fletcher
Patsy Matheson and Becky Mills
Mary Humphries and Anahata
Lincolnshire Harvest with Jez Lowe, 422, Pigeon English
Bella Hardy and the Askew Sisters