IBCC Crafternoon-Perfect Pooches

IBCC Crafternoons are a fun, free, family friendly craft activity held each month at the IBCC.

Suitable for children aged 6+, all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Learn about Antis- the bravest dog in Bomber Command and make your own model puppy to take home. 

IBCC Crafternoon- Magnificent Medals

IBCC Crafternoons are a fun, free, family friendly craft activity held each month at the IBCC.

Suitable for children aged 6+, all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Have you been brave? Make your own medal with shiny card and ribbon

IBCC Crafternoon- Cathedral Connections

IBCC Crafternoons are a fun, free, family friendly craft activity held each month at the IBCC.

Suitable for children aged 6+, all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Explore the connections between IBCC and Lincoln Cathedral, which was a powerful symbol for the Bomber Crews. Make your own tissue paper stained glass window.

 

IBCC Crafternoon- 40s photobooth

IBCC Crafternoons are a fun, free, family friendly craft activity held each month at the IBCC.

Join us on the 19th January to make photobooth props and strike a pose during the first Crafternoon of the year!

Suitable for children aged 6+, all children must be accompanied by an adult.

IBCC Lecture and Supper Series – Hampden Squadrons, 1941: A Canadian Air Observer’s Experience

Canadian air observers, especially trained in astro-navigation in Canada, served in significant numbers in Hampden Squadrons in 1941.  This talk recounts the experience of one of them, Joey Jacobson, who served in 106 Squadron from August 1941 until 28 January 1942 when he was killed on his 24th sortie.  Peter Usher’s book, Joey Jacobson’s War, is based on his cousin Joey Jacobson’s numerous and detailed letters and diaries that he wrote during his training in Canada and Britain, and his service in Bomber Command.

You can find more information on the book, and on me, on my website, www.pjusher.ca

To book your tickets please click here https://internationalbcc.digitickets.co.uk/category/12861

IBCC Remembrance Service

We will be hosting our annual Remembrance Service at the Memorial Spire.

The IBCC Orchestra and the Lincoln Orpheus Male Voice Choir and City of Lincoln Male Voice Choir will be joining the team to play a selection of music and hymns.  Starting at 10.00

The programme includes, hymns, musical recitals, poems of Remembrance and the reading of the Roll of Honour, marking the passing of veterans since last November.

Bomber Command Veterans Jack Cook, Maurice Snowball, Arthur Atkinson and Harry Parkins will be in attendance.

If you would like to lay a wreath as part of the service please email events@internationalbcc.co.uk

Thanks for the Memory Show and Afternoon Tea

Alongside our Remembrance Service on the 11th November, the IBCC is hosting an afternoon of 40’s entertainment, complete with traditional afternoon tea to include a variety of sandwiches, scones and a selection of delicious homemade cakes.

Rose Lunt’s ‘Thanks for the Memory’ Afternoon Tea starts at 3pm and is priced at £15 per ticket.

 

 

InSpire2019

Last year’s inaugural event, which saw over 300 bikers from around the UK enjoying a visit to the centre, entertainment from the Bomber Belles, an opportunity to meet the veterans and a host of other activities, was a resounding success and so the team are delighted to be working with the Dambusters Charity Motorcycle team for a bigger and better event in 2019.

To find out more about the event and the team please visit https://www.inspirelincoln.org.uk

Tickets can be purchased by clicking here

Children’s Crafternoon

Join us Saturday the 20th of October for Remembrance Poppy Wreaths.

Remembrance Day is just around the corner, so have a go at making your own paper plate poppy wreath.

This free craft session runs from 12-3 and all children must be accompanied by an adult please.
Suitable for children aged over 6 years old

IBCC Carol Concert

Our first event proved to be so popular out Choir and Orchestra have kindly agreed to do another concert.

You will be met with a mulled wine upon arrival accompanied by the Christmas sounds of the Graffoe Hand Bells. After as buffet supper you will be treated to a concert by the IBCC Orchestra and Choir including Christmas music form the 1950 to the modern day and an opportunity to sing your favourite carols. It will be an extravaganza of Christmas music.

The price includes: a glass of mulled wine on arrival, hot buffet supper selection and a mince pie.

There will be a bar and service for teas and coffees.

Tickets £15 for Adults and £10 for Children

Tickets are limited!

IBCC Children’s Crafternoon

Join us Saturday the 22nd of September for Wartime Blitz Landscapes- create your own landscape with pastels inspired by silhouetted cities during the Blitz.

This free craft session runs from 12-3 and all children to be accompanied by an adult please.

Suitable for children aged 6 and over.

Family fun at the IBCC

Join us on the 15th September for a day of Family fun at the IBCC. Alongside the Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire Open day we will be running a variety of activities in our craft tent outside! Have a go at making medals, balloon zeppelins and cut out and keep flying helmets.

Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire Open Day

Join us at the IBCC on Saturday 15th September for our free event. The Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire Open day, coinciding with Battle of Britain Day, the anniversary of the Battle of the Barges and the official end of the RAF100 Commemorations.

Stalls from several local aviation sites will be at the IBCC alongside a Children’s Craft tent.

Dave Gilbert, Head of the IBCC Losses Database will be talking at 10.30 am

• Introduction to the Losses Database, where it can be located and its relationship to the memorial walls.
• How the Losses Database can be used as part of a genealogy project.
• Introduction to the new AIR81 (Casualty Pack) facility and the forthcoming AIR27 (Operations Record Book) facility and how they can be accessed.
• Some exploration of the losses incurred during the Battle of the Barges including headline statistics.

Dr Dan Ellin, IBCC Exhibition Curator will be talking at 11.00 am

• Researching Bomber Command in 1940 in the IBCC Digital Archive.
• Battle of Britain and the ‘few’ and the battle of the barges.
• Propaganda, myth, and history.

These talks will be followed by a Q & A session.

Brian Riley from Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire will be talking at 12.15 on the vital role which Lincolnshire played in aviation in World War One. From the initial contracts with local engineering companies to build aircraft, through to the design and delivery of these machines – it is a social study of the times.
Also the vital air defence against the Zeppelin threat and how the RFC and RNAS flying from the county’s airfields devised measures to protect against them. Due to these innovations the Royal Air Force was born.

Tony Hibberd, IBCC Memorial Archivist will be talking at 14.00 about his work so far in photographing and collating memorials around the UK.

A Family Researcher will also be available to help guide you towards finding a long lost relative or to give information on how to research.

Come along and find out more about the Heritage on your doorstep.

Children’s Crafternoon

Join us Saturday the 21st July to make Sweetheart Brooches. Make a lovely brooch to give to someone special, inspired by RAF sweetheart brooches popular during the Second World War.

This free craft session runs from 12-3. Suitable for children aged 6 years and over.

All children to be accompanied by a adult please.

Salute to the 40’s

Come and join us for a weekend of Fantastic Forties activities as part of the Lincoln RAF100 weekend

Music Featuring:

Special guest Heather Marie

Marlaina Rube and the Bomber County Evacuees

The Bomber Command Belles

Market Rasen Ukulele band

Dance demonstrations and Learn how to Lindy Hop with the Rug Cutters

 

Wartime ration cookery demos

Make do and Mend demonstrations

1940’s hairdresser and photo booth

Mission briefings

Launch of the IBCC Lest We Forget Rose

Tea dance hosted by Ruzzit Buzzit (Sunday PM only)

Blackout Blitz Ball (Saturday evening only, tickets available here) https://internationalbcc.digitickets.co.uk/category/14425

Vintage Cars & Military vehicles and re-enactors

Vintage trade stands

Gardeners’ Question Time

Prizes for best dressed 40’s style

Children’s prize for best dressed evacuee – you could star in our Remembrance Day afternoon Show – Thanks for the Memories

Games and crafting for kids

Make your own Bunting Penant

Dig For Victory kids’ activities

 

RAF100 Weekend Park and Ride … from Waitrose and from the International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC)

All weekend Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th August

Saturday

WAITROSE PARK AND RIDE

First Bus from Waitrose 07.05 then from 08.55 every 15 mins approx.* Last Bus back from the Bus Station 18.20

IBCC PARK AND RIDE

First Bus from IBCC 9.45 then every 15 mins approx.* Last Bus back from the Bus Station 16.50

Sunday

WAITROSE PARK AND RIDE

First Bus from Waitrose 08.47 then every 15 mins approx.*  Last Bus back from Bus Station 17.20

IBCC PARK AND RIDE

First Bus from IBCC 9.45 then every 15 mins approx.* Last Bus back from the Bus Station 16.50

*(please see timetable for details)

Parking at Waitrose is Free,  parking at the IBCC costs £3 all day

Fare £2.50 adult return, Children go free

Blackout Blitz Ball

Don your 40’s finery (optional) come along and dance till you drop to this amazing 20 piece swing band, the Bluestones, and learn how to Lindy Hop with Ruzzit Buzzit 40’s dance.  Vintage car and Military vehicle displays and other 40’s activities.

Ticket includes a delicious buffet.  A full bar, selection of wines and photo booth will also be available.

Prizes for the best 40’s outfits

Free Parking

You can pre-order your wine or champagne with your tickets so it will be ready and waiting!

You’ll be able to see Lincoln BIG’s fabulous firework display from the Spire, which overlooks the City

Tickets available here https://internationalbcc.digitickets.co.uk/category/14425