Our Aussie Lincs

Postponed Our Aussie Lincs

Boston Heritiage Forum
Saturday 3rd September at 9.30am

Tickets £18.00

* Disabled seating available please call Box Office on 01205 363108

'After a lot of thought and discussion with the Symposium committee and The Donington Group, in conjunction with the Diocese of Lincoln who are organising the internment of the remains of Matthew Flinders in Donington Church - we have come to the conclusion that it would be in the interest of all to postpone this years 'Our Aussie Lincs' symposium to coincide with that event.  The internment event is being held in 2024 - therefore we are cancelling this year's symposium.  Those who already have tickets can contact Blackfriars Box Office on 01205 363108 to discuss credit/refund options. Thank you for your support and understanding.'  Richard Austin.


Boston Heritage Forum presents - Our Aussie Lincs: Lincolnshire and the founding of Australia

Men from Lincolnshire played a very significant role in the foundation of Australia. 

“Our Aussie Lincs: Lincolnshire and the foundation of Australia”, is a great chance to hear the remarkable stories of the four local men whose exploits gave shape to that remarkable continent in the South Seas - Matthew Flinders, Sir Joseph Banks, George Bass and Sir John Franklin. 

A team of five eminent speakers will be led by Professor Simon Pearson of Lincoln University. They are:

•    Local historian, Neil Wright to set the scene
•    Peter Ashley, author of the book The Indomitable Captain Mathew Flinders
•    Paul Scott, Chairman of the Sir Joseph Banks Society
•    Robert Headland of the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge University on Sir John Franklin
•    Damian Scott, Chairman of the British Australian Society who will speak on George Bass

The venue is the well-ventilated Blackfriars Theatre with a boxed lunch being served in the nearby Guildhall and the beautiful Fydell House gardens.

The Symposium can be booked at the delegate cost of £18.00, which includes a picnic box lunch and morning coffee. 

After the Symposium, delegates will be able to join an optional ‘guided’ historic Boston Town walk. 

Blackfriars Theatre is run predominately by volunteers. The full voluntary Refurbishment levy plus gift aid, if applicable, will create a special fund to help maintain and refurbish the towns precious traditional little Theatre. This fund will also allow us to seek 'match funding' opportunities to enhance your theatre experience.

Please note: Following the latest government announcement - Mask Wearing is now compulsory in Blackfriars Theatre. All productions will be managed in a Covid Secure way, more information on what that entails can be found on our Blackfriars Covid 19 Guidance page which can be found under the Booking Tab at the top of our website. Thank you for your support and understanding. We hope you enjoy the show and encourage others to help Keep Theatre Live in Boston.

Blackfriars undoubtedly plays a very important role as Boston's centre for entertainment and the arts. It is home to two very successful local amateur dramatic and operatic groups, as well as hosting a varied program of professional stage productions.