A very clever play, centered around a meal for a Mother’s birthday with her husband and their two adult sons, respective wife and girlfriend. Later in the play there are scenes in the same restaurant from one of the son’s developing relationship before the birthday meal and in contrast the other son’s disintegrating marriage after the birthday meal. Lots of drama, tension, suspense and fantastic storytelling from Alan Ackyborne; I also really enjoyed his play Relatively Speaking.
As ever the studio; set out for this play as a round, provided an intimate venue. I was practically on the stage. There was clever use of lights over three tables to highlight the table where current scene was being played.
An amateur company but, very professional performance of a fabulous play.
There are 36 large knight sculptures. A bronze sculpture called Poet Laurette knight forms number 37 of the trial and is located inside the Minerva building of Lincoln university. We found that the building was unlocked to look at the bronze statues on a bank holiday so during daytime hours hopefully; it is possible to see this knight.
35 of the 36 large knight statues have a little green shield on. Each knight’s shield has a symbol on. In maps that can be picked up from Lincoln tourist attractions there is a key which links each symbol to a word then at the back of the map there is space and instructions to form sentences of the word. Once all knights viewed, in order to form the sentence the completed sentences can be exchanged for a certificate. We saw all knights but, was too overwhelmed to collect a certificate. It was a great feeling of accomplishment to have found all the knights and also located the shields on them; some were hidden on the statues!
The one without sheild is number 10 on the trial. Which is found I. Front of the cathedral. It is called Lincoln city knight.
Many shops are selling mini plaster cast models and many shops have painted a mini knight and placed in window. Therefore with all mini knights, I think we saw about 60 knights in a day.
We parked for free on Gray Street, just across road from Lincolnshire life museum at 10.40.
At Lincolnshire life museum there was Quintessentially English knight.
We saw the last knight on the trial, at 4pm and arrived back to the car at 4.30pm. We had walked over 10km. With two approximately 30minute breaks during the day.
In 1217, 800 years ago King John died leaving an infant son; some tried instead, to declare the King of France’s son Louis as king of England. Louis’s troops held Lincoln under seige with the exception of the Lincoln castle which a female knight Nicolaa de la Haye prevented been taken over.
On 20th May 2017, William Marshal broke the seige of Lincoln with help of other knights therefore, defeating Louis’s troops and stopping the English being ruled by a French king.
Now 800 years later there is a trial of knights around Lincoln. Outside, Lincoln castle as part of a trial of knights on one side of the gate is a statue of Nicolaa de la Haye and on the other The battle of Lincoln knight.
On 6th November 1217 As part of the peace negotiations William Marshall amended the Magna Carta and included the Charter of the Forrest. On 6th November 2017 a new Charter of the Forrest will be launched. The new Charter has the principles shown below:
The former BHS in Lincoln has a giant tree poster. It forms a great backdrop for the Knight in the Forrest.
Of all the types of depression to have, it seems to me that Postpartum Depression is one of the saddest. Here you are with a new baby and everyone expects you to be happy. You expect yourself to be happy. So why aren’t you?
Few things change your life as much as parenthood. Your life, in many ways, is no longer your own. The days of living for yourself are over. There’s a new little life depending on you, and that can feel overwhelming. You may even feel a little resentful that nothing will ever be the same. You are no longer just “you.” You are now also “Mom.”
Your body needs to heal from the pregnancy and birth, but you can’t get enough sleep because you have to care for your baby. Your hormones are fluctuating, and your breasts and groin are sore. It’s no wonder you feel depressed!