Future of the Past came to Gosberton last weekend, for a jam packed 3 day festival, organised by project leader Liz Lenten and the local community. It was a weekend full of live performances, community music and family fun.
Lincolnshire performers Choir Vibe, Zebra, Auburn, Conroy Irish Dancing Academy and Crossing the Tracks, were there for the opening night on Friday. There was a lovely day of children’s activities, music and crafts on Saturday, with folk sensation duo Martin and Eliza Carthy rounding off a brilliant weekend on Sunday!
The event took place in the heritage site St Peter and St Paul’s church. This village church dates back to the 12th and 14th century, though Norman remains are still visible, and it’s origins can be traced all the way back to the Saxon era. There’s even a life-size effigy commemorating a local knight and his wife, dating back to 1300 AD.
The festival took advantage of its spectacular acoustics and architecture, and transformed it into the setting for this fun filled weekend. The community came together and turned this historic building into a hub of fun for the whole family, showing off this rich heritage site that is still truly the heart of the village.
This festival took place as part of our Future of the Past project, supported through The National Lottery Heritage fund, and by the Lincolnshire County Council. There’s already more in the works at other heritage sites across Lincolnshire. You can find out more about these sites on our website in the Future of the Past project page, or follow us on our socials to be updated on opportunities to join in the fun!