You’re Invited: Grand unveiling of the bike stand at the Joiners Arms Pub

Talented designer and craftsman, Kenny Roach, has been working hard over January to create three freestanding bike stands to go alongside the wall at The Joiners Arms Pub (a voluntary member of Lincoln BIG) and to celebrate the completion, there will be an opening event on Friday 10th February, 3pm at the pub off West Parade in Lincoln.

Everyone is invited and guests can expect to experience music from the Ministry of Ukulele Band dressed in their finest Steampunk attire, an opportunity to speak with the designer and enjoy a small buffet.

Kenny and the Landlord of The Joiners Arms, Paul Mann discussed design ideas to create the eye-catching piece which has used upcycled materials and metal work donated by local people and reflects the history of the pub as well as wider events such as the Steampunk Festival.

Kenny stated, “I think there is an important connection to this community project that feels more meaningful due to the donations of old metal appliances. This helps locals feel they can take proud ownership of the bike stand.”

Kenny Roach, Designer and artistic Creator said, “I always find it inspiring to be asked to produce and create these artistic unique and obscure projects. The challenge is very rewarding whilst at the same time, taxing on my mind, with the added benefit of helping others to be inspired in the process.”

Paul Mann, Landlord of The Joiners Arms added, “the bike stand will be a great asset to the community. Not only will they be useful, but they’ll also look fantastic! After we improved our beer garden there was a need to find somewhere customers could park their bikes, with the help of Lincoln Creates | Lincoln BIG, we have been able to provide these amazing and functional stands.”

This project, which aims to increase the use of cycling in Lincoln, provides a new point for cyclist to anchor their bikes, and enhance the local image and identity of The Joiners Arms Pub has been made possible with the support of Lincoln Creates 2022.

Lincoln Creates 2022 is a Lincoln BIG initiative aiming to support new creative art projects in Lincoln City Centre – promoting collaboration between artists and local businesses. Following his successful application to the programme in August 2022, Paul was awarded a grant of £1,600 from the Lincoln Creates fund.

To find out more about Lincoln Creates 2022, visit Lincoln BIG’s website: https://www.lincolnbig.co.uk/projects/lincoln-creates  

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Notes to editors

For more information on the Bike Stand project, or any other Lincoln BIG activities, please contact Lincoln BIG’s Marketing and Communications Executive: Jenny Damp, jenny.damp@lincolnbig.co.uk

Other Lincoln Creates | Lincoln BIG Projects coming soon include:

  • All We Need Is LOVE – February 2023
  • Giant Jeans – February 2023
  • City Centre Stories – March / April 2023
  • Dino’s on the Loose Storybook Trail – April 2023