Lincoln will celebrate its twinning with Australian city Port Lincoln with a special public breakfast on Sunday, January 29th.
The Great Australian Breakfast is now in its 21st year and will be held at The Lawn on Union Road, Lincoln. A similar event is held in Port Lincoln around Australia Day, although their event is held on the beach to take advantage of the weather.
Kate Fenn, from City of Lincoln Council, explains: “We’ll have the mayor, local MP and BBC presenters come along and serve breakfast to the public. Everything is being supplied by local companies.”
While the breakfast itself might be traditionally British, Kate says: “We keep it to an Australian theme if we can, anyone with an Australian passport can come free of charge.”
“We’ve got lots of entertainment, we’ve got a didgeridoo if anyone wants to have a go at it, we’ve got raffles, there’s the city of Lincoln band, the Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue band will be there so there’s music throughout the morning as well,” she adds.
The Australian breakfast attracted 700 people last year, and Kate says: “I can even remember one year it was snowing and we had people queuing to come in so it’s quite popular.”
The event costs £4 for adults and £2.50 under 12s, and starts at 8:30am. You can find out more information on the City of Lincoln Council website.
Listen to Kate Fenn talking to City Vibe’s Emma Greatorex below: