Lincoln Spark Festival returning this weekend

The Lincoln Spark Festival, a free three-day event which celebrates Lincolnshire’s excellence in engineering, will return for a fourth time this weekend.

Aiming to inspire future generations and showcase Lincolnshire as a leader in engineering innovation now and in the future, the event will take place at Lincoln Cathedral from May 3 – 5.

It will showcase cutting-edge developments in maths, science and technology that are happening across the county right now.

This will be joined by the return of the infamous 50ft timeline which details the evolution of the engineering industry in Lincolnshire.

Along with a display about the use of robotics in engineering to show the stark contrast between past and present, science busking demonstrations will also be taking place and a variety of hands-on activities suitable for all ages.

SPARK! Engineering Festival 2015 held at Lincoln Cathedral.
Picture: Chris Vaughan/Chris Vaughan Photography
Date: Sunday, April 19, 2015

The event has been organised as a partnership event by the Education Business Partnership, the City of Lincoln Council and local businesses with Siemens being named as the headline sponsor in an attempt to promote Lincolnshire as an engineering hotspot and inspire local young people.

In previous years, the event has seen more than 9,000 people attend across the weekend. This year will see the addition of the Institution of Civil Engineers ‘Bridge to Schools’, along with the return of exhibits from top engineering businesses.

John Latham, chair of the Spark Engineering Festival steering group, said: “We are delighted to bring this festival to Lincoln for the fourth time.

“It has become one of the standout events in the annual calendar for engineers, teachers, students and businesses from all over the county.”

Entry is free for all ages.