RiverLight 2024 - Activity & Display

Fringe & Finale

From open days to henna painting and kayaking, lots more to keep you busy at RiverLight Festival

Paid events marked with *

Sat 15 June

TravelLight Active Travel Event, Sleaford CAN

10.00 -14.00 - Navigation Yard ///dragon.stone.press

An event to promote Active Travel in order to enhance community life in Sleaford by reducing vehicle traffic and improving our health and the environment. Information displays, accessible cycles, e-bikes, balance bikes and participatory activities.

Free, drop-in, all ages

Stories from the Book Barge

10.00 - 11.00 - Sleaford Library ///pays. reef.dash

Join us for a special Storytime with stories and songs themed around boats, rivers and our hometown of Sleaford. Suitable for families and children aged 0-10. After the stories there will be a chance to get creative with a small river-themed craft.

Free, drop-in, all ages

Lincolnshire Sings Singing Workshop *

10.00 - 16.00 - St Denys’ Church ///birds. spider.stole

* £10, Book Now

A wonderful day of mass harmony singing workshops, all taught by ear and led by inspiring community singing leader, Chelsey Bamford. Open to anyone who enjoys singing in a relaxed, fun and friendly environment. In partnership with SoundLINCS. This music workshop will be a mixture of vocal and breathing technique, performance confidence, all ending with learning harmonies and parts to a vocal piece.

Sun 16 June

Bootstick Making Music Activity with Band from County Hell

11.00 -14.00 - Eastgate Green ///soccer.olive.punks

A free bootstick making workshop run by BFCH (Band From County Hell) for adults and children. Equipment supplied and pre-prepared for construction during the workshop. Bring an old boot to attach to the bottom of your bootstick. Performance will be practiced at the end of the workshop and you are encouraged to return to be part of the Bootstick Band for some busking on Sat 22 June - RiverLight Finale Day.

Free, drop-in, all ages

Slea Paddlers

11.00 -15.00 - Eastgate Green ///soccer.olive.punks

Have a go on stand-up paddleboards, canoes, kayaks and even brave the coracle with the Slea Paddlers.
This activity is dependant on to river conditions, look out for up-to-date info on our social media.

Free, drop-in

Wed 19 June

Boys Brigade Open Evening

18.15 - 20.30 - Riverside Church ///drape.jumpy.watch

Riverside is home to the 1st Sleaford Boys’ Brigade Company, a uniformed Christian youth organisation, with members aged from 4 to 18. Come along for a taster session! 6.15pm (7-10 yrs)

Free, drop-in

Thurs 20 June

Girl’s Brigade Open Evening

18.00 - 20.30 - Riverside Church ///drape.jumpy.watch

The 1st Sleaford Girl’s Brigade Company is an active part of the life of Riverside. In addition to the weekly Brigade meetings, they form part of our joint Brigades Band.
6pm (4yr-10 yrs) 7pm (11-18 yrs)

Free, drop-in

Sat 22 June

Sleaford Museum Open Day

10.00 - 15.00 - Sleaford Museum ///tell.admit.mixer

Experience local history this specially designed building that used to be a public loo! Now home to artefacts and stories that portray fascinating aspects of the area’s unique past. Admission is free, but donations are welcomed and much appreciated to help cover essential costs and fund new exhibitions. A range of local history books, booklets, postcards, pens, key-rings etc can be purchased.

Free, drop-in, all ages

Sleaford & District Model Railway Club & Riverside Church Model Group

10.00 - 15.00 - Riverside Church ///drape.jumpy.watch

Free, drop-in, all ages

Henna Painting

11.00 - 13.00 - Eastbanks ///skips.aside.shark

The very popular Henna Painting returns to RiverLight, supported by Sleaford Islamic Centre.

Free, drop-in, all ages

Sleaford Islamic Centre Open Day

11.00 - 15.00 - Sleaford Islamic Centre topic.ruler.maybe

Open day at Sleaford Islamic Centre with nasheeds (Islamic songs), food, artwork & henna painting.

Free, drop-in, all ages

RiverLight Festival

Thu 13 Jun 2024, 1–4pm

Heart and Shoal Home Education Workshop

Free, all ages welcome, drop - in, please book
Only those participating need to book a place

RiverLight Event

Sat 15 Jun 2024, 10am–4pm

Lincolnshire Sings - Singing Day

£10, 16yrs+
St Denys Church, Sleaford

RiverLight Performance

Sun 16 Jun 2024, 2–2:55pm

Transir by Rojo Telón

Free, all ages
Eastgate green ///soccer.olive.punks