Get loved up in North East Lincolnshire
Forget the dark and gloomy days until spring, we’re bringing some love to Grimsby, Cleethorpes and Immingham in February.
North East Lincolnshire Council and Discover North East Lincolnshire, in partnership with arts organisation, The Culture House, are bringing our town centre shopping streets alive in their Love Your Town week. Come along and enjoy colourful performances, live music and art installations.
Local businesses at each of our town centres have got on board with our LOVE events too, with a LOVE GRIMSBY Heart trail, a LOVE IMMINGHAM Love trail and a LOVE CLEETHORPES Love trail to follow around various shops and businesses. Within heart inspired shop windows, you’ll spot a little heart made by local children with a letter on. Unscramble the letters collected on the trail to enter the free prize draw with some great prizes to win. All trails are on until Saturday 19 February so there’s time during the half term to follow them all.
Parkway Cinema Cleethorpes are really showing the LOVE and have generously offered a whopping GRAND PRIZE for an overall winner of the Love Your Town trails across Grimsby, Immingham and Cleethorpes! WIN a PRIVATE HIRE OR KIDS PARTY FOR UP TO 30 PEOPLE! Just complete any of our shop trails and enter by Monday 28 February for your chance to win!
Come and enjoy our town centres with LOVE GRIMSBY, LOVE IMMINGHAM and LOVE CLEETHORPES …
LOVE GRIMSBY is our first event on Saturday 12 February, when love-themed national and regional street theatre acts will enliven Victoria Street and St James Square. Fun, roaming street acts, guided local history tours, and a captivating sculptural heart by artist Stuart Langley will be unveiled. This touring art installation is perfect for selfies. Who will you capture with the IRL heart?
Follow the LOVE GRIMSBY Heart Trail too at local businesses around the town. Unscramble the letters collected on the trail to enter the free prize draw. Top prize is a £50 shopping voucher, second prize is family entry to Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre and third prize is a family swim ticket courtesy of Lincs Inspire. The LOVE GRIMSBY Heart Trail is on until Saturday 19 February so there’s time during the half term holidays to follow the hearts. When you’ve done the trail, enter the prize draw HERE.
LOVE CLEETHORPES brings love to the sea air! Taking place on Saturday 19 February, stilt walkers and musicians enliven the shopping streets. Down by Brighton Slipway, families can take part in some relaxing beach yoga (wrap up warm!) followed by beach crafting sessions and live music. At Cleethorpes Memorial Hall, the Original Emporium will be hosting a fabulous maker’s market as well as some outdoor street food. The Love Cleethorpes heart trail will tempt you around some of our fabulous local shops with LOVE-ly window displays to admire as you spot the clues on the hearts to enter into the free prize draw. Top prize is a £50 shopping voucher, second prize is a family ticket courtesy of Parkway Cinemas Cleethorpes and third prize is a family swim ticket courtesy of Lincs Inspire. The LOVE CLEETHORPES Love Trail is on until Saturday 19 February so there’s time during the half term to follow the hearts. When you’ve done the trail, enter the prize draw HERE.
LOVE IMMINGHAM on Saturday 26 February (new date) invites you to uncover the town’s hidden treasures taking place around Kennedy Way and the Civic Centre. Love themed street theatre, live music, a craft fair of local Lincolnshire crafters and story-telling for children. ‘A Little Love Parade’ will take place for children to take part in and a giant poem celebrating Immingham will be seen in a shop window along with a silent disco. The Love Immingham heart trail will entice you around the town’s shops featuring hanging heart decorations made by local children. Top prize is a £35 shopping voucher, second prize is a £15 shopping voucher and third prize is a family swim ticket courtesy of Lincs Inspire. The LOVE IMMINGHAM Love Trail is on until Saturday 26 February so there’s time during the half term to follow the hearts. When you’ve done the trail, enter the prize draw HERE.
At the heart of all of the events will be a brand new temporary public art installation. LOVE IRL (In Real Life) by artist Stuart Langley is creation of a ‘captivating sculptural heart’. Commissioned by The Culture House and North East Lincolnshire Council, the aim of the installation is to encourage your enjoyment of real world moments and visualising what love in real life feels like – colourful fragmented pieces that form a whole – while playfully inviting you, our audience, to pose, snap and share your interaction with it. Let’s see your selfies and Instagram posts with this beautiful heart art and enjoying our events by tagging us in at #lovegrimsby #loveimmingham or #lovecleethorpes.
All in all, it’s going to be a fantastic week of fun to make your hearts skip a beat and enjoy our town centres and what we have to offer. Why not go the whole hug and do all three events? We’d love to see you there!