Riverlight

Printed copies of the programme available soon!



Riverlight ethos

RiverLight will showcase the best of Sleaford, and shine a light on all the creativity that flourishes here. We want an exciting and uplifting event programme that celebrates this area and brings our communities together. Our co-produced festival programme, artworks, commissions and installations will:

Be inspiring and joyful - Be sustainable and ethical - Be inclusive and accessible - Connect people together Develop local pride of place - Celebrate the culture and heritage of Sleaford and the River Slea.

RiverLight is supported by North Kesteven District Council and the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (SPF). It has been funded under the Communities & Place investment priority, specifically to strengthen social fabric and foster a sense of local pride and belonging, enhance physical, cultural and social ties and increase access to amenities such as community infrastructure, local green spaces and community-led projects.

What’s On

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RiverLight Event

Sat 15 Jun 2024, 10am–4pm

Lincolnshire Sings - Singing Day

£10, 16yrs+
St Denys Church, Sleaford

RiverLight Festival

Tue 11 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 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 Festival

Finale, Sat 22 Jun

RiverLight 2024 - Dance

Free, move to the beat of the festival with these vibrant dance performances. Audience participation essential!

RiverLight Festival

All week, Fringe & Finale

RiverLight 2024 - Walks

Free, part of NK Walking Festival, booking required on some walks

RiverLight Festival

Finale, Sat 22 Jun

RiverLight 2024 - Walkabouts

Catch these walkabouts throughout the day at the festival Finale!

RiverLight Festival

All week, Fringe & Finale

RiverLight 2024 - Exhibitions

Be inspired and explore the work of artists, photographers and designer makers

RiverLight Festival

Sun 16 June & Finale 22 Jun

RiverLight 2024 - Music

Music acts from Lincolnshire will be taking the stage

RiverLight Workshop

All Week, Fringe & Finale

RiverLight 2024 - Craft Activities

Craft activities for the whole family!

RiverLight Performance

Sun 16 Jun 2024, 2–2:55pm

Transir by Rojo Telón

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

RiverLight Festival

Fringe & Finale

RiverLight 2024 - Activity & Display

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

RiverLight Festival

Fringe, Wed 19, Thur 20 & Fri 21 June

RiverLight 2024 - Film Festival

Sleaford CAN Film Festival offering daytime and evening screenings
Masonic Rooms, NG34 7PG

RiverLight Festival

Sat 22 Jun 2024, 10am–3pm

RiverLight 2024 - Eco Village

Free, all ages

RiverLight Performance

Finale, Sat 22 Jun

Everywhere’s a Beach by Hikapee

Free, all ages
Riverside Centre ///handle.pots.wooden

RiverLight Performance

Finale, Sat 22 Jun

Turning Point by Feet Off the Ground

Free, all ages
Eastbanks ///skips.aside.shark

RiverLight Performance

Finale, Sat 22 Jun

Arcade by Casson & Friends

Free, all ages

RiverLight Festival

Finale, Sat 22 Jun

RiverLight 2024 - Theatre

Free, all ages

RiverLight Festival

Finale, Sat 22 June

RiverLight 2024 - Artwork

Colourful artworks created by local artists especially for the festival

RiverLight Festival

Sat 22 Jun 2024, 3–3:40pm

RiverLight 2024 - Parade

Free, all ages, we recommend viewing the parade from Southgate

RiverLight Festival

Finale, Sat 22 June

RiverLight 2024 - Circus Starlight

Circus Starlight are back for 2024! Watch them perform or try your hand at some circus skills

This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.
The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit the UK Shared Prosperity Fund webpage.

For up to date information follow us on Facebook and Instagram @riverlightfestival

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