Events

Chances to light up to remember

A celebration will be held in Spalding in December, to remember loved ones at a difficult time of year. St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice is inviting the local community to remember a loved one at Christmas at their annual Light up a Life celebration in Spalding. This unique celebration is a special time for families and friends to join together in ...

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Club gets its key to the door

The November meeting of the Spalding and District U3A found members celebrating 21 years of their U3A. Previous chairmen were invited to attend and were introduced to the current membership. A birthday cake was served to more than 130 members and visitors towards the end of the afternoon. Also at the meeting, Cambridgeshire author Sylvie Short gave a talk, which ...

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Arty help for Pinchbeck hub

An art showcase will take place on Saturday evening to raise money for Pinchbeck Hub. Since it opened at the beginning of 2016, Pinchbeck Community Hub and Library has hosted organisations looking for a regular home. One such group is Arts INKorporated – a collection of nine local artists who started painting in their later years. Admission is free, refreshments ...

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School’s big Children In Need fundraiser

Kind children and staff at a primary school had their eye on raising hundreds for Children in Need last week. Everyone at Weston Hills Primary School got involved with a fun day of activities for the national charity. Children designed their own eye patches and then donated 20p to enter them into a competition. Everybody in school also made a ...

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Charity has shed loads of bargains

A charity’s efforts to bring back a Long Sutton institution have proved so successful it’s bringing it back again for Christmas. The formerly discontinued Market Auction is back in the town thanks to the hugely popular Men’s Shed group. The charity, that aims to prevent loneliness in men, used the first event last month to sell wares its members had ...

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Community room opens at store

A brand new room that community groups can use for free is among the new features for a redeveloped supermarket. Morrisons in Pinchbeck has had a refurbishment and they’ve set aside one small room with a fitted kitchen that can be booked out by groups of 16 or under. Among those who already use the room are the local University ...

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Great turn out for spooky fun

Springfields’ annual fireworks display took a walk on the weird side this year as the ghouls came to town. The Fright Night Fireworks event took a spooky turn for the first time this year as it was held on Halloween. There were some fantastic costumes on show and throughout the stores that opened until 9pm on the night. There was ...

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Area will pay its respects to fallen

South Holland will remember the fallen in a series of events in and around Armistice Day. Remembrance Sunday on November 10 will see the Royal British Legion’s annual parade from The Market Place to Ayscoughfee Gardens, Spalding. Volunteers from the local branch of the legion have been in training for the parade which will makes its way through Bridge Street ...

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Spooky fun for a great cause

A Spalding man is turning his love for the fun-filled Halloween spirit into cash for a cancer charity this Thursday when he transforms his house and garden into a spooky wonderland. Jamie Knight has transformed his Cathedral Drive home and garden into a trick or treater’s paradise for the past decade and said the last few years he’s drawn more ...

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International cat show first

Spalding is to host its fur-st ever International Cat Show this month. The TiCats and Cakes Cat Club will feature judges from across the world and will support local charities. Held at Spalding Grammar School on the weekend of November 16/17, the event is hotly anticipated by Claire Winman, Show Manager and Club President of TiCats & Cakes Cat Club. ...

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Chance for young people to choose town’s future

A new project is set to help young people in and around Spalding is holding its A Future Spalding session at the South Holland Centre on Friday. This Is Not London, a group formed by two artists, are exploring the idea of ‘Does living somewhere isolated make you feel it?’, with a series of sessions and art projects. On Friday ...

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Hell of a Halloween in Weston

A group aiming to improve the community spirit in Weston are set to have a scream at their next event. Love Weston is creating a special spooky trail around the village as well as a party on October 26. Villagers are being urged to decorate their homes and there will be a trail on the day of the party ending ...

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Bringing smiles to Sutton Bridge

An annual Christmas toy appeal has been launched and it’s first fundraising event of the season is a quizzical one on Friday night. Jelly’s & Jolly’s Community Association, Sutton Bridge Christmas Toy Appeal was officially launched last Saturday. This is its sixth year and once again, it hopes to provide young people a Christmas gift who for various reasons may ...

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GALLERY – Town pumped up with pride

It was another Spalding Pumpkin Festival to be proud of last Friday as an estimated 10,000 people celebrated in the town with a glorious parade. Fireworks flew to end the event, which had started in the morning with stalls and games, and met an explosive end in town after the evening parade. A spokesman from South Holland District Council said ...

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Creative night a huge draw

There was nothing sketchy about the first Drink and Draw event last Thursday at Gin Bar in Spalding.Organised by Weston comic shop Strange Apparitions and Spalding Picture Framing, the event brought together the region’s creatives for a night of drawing, which included a beer mat decorating competition, won by Jason Martindale.Strange Apparitions owner Alexander Hunt said: “It was so nice ...

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Get ready for the Pumpkin Parade

Get a slice of the action on Friday as the Pumpkin Parade returns to Spalding. Now in its 18th year, Spalding Pumpkin Festival, which starts at 11am and closes at 8pm, attracts thousands of visitors with lots of things to see and do for all the family.Among the attractions will be charity stalls, a face painting competition, stilt walkers, a ...

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Join the audience for culinary radio show

A popular BBC food show will be broadcast from a Spalding venue next week, and you can get free tickets to attend.BBC Radio 4 show The Kitchen Cabinet is presented by Jay Raynor and will be on at 6.15pm on Tuesday, October 15.During the interactive show, Raynor will field audience questions.A BBC spokesman said: “The show is witty, fast-moving, and ...

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Care home fun has plenty of legs

Rats, snakes, millipedes and lizards were among the creatures raising interests for the residents of a Spalding care home. Southernwood Care Home in Matmore Gate invited those residents that wished to enjoy some more exotic animals last week. Barbara Thomas and snake Chris Knowles from the company Zoolab brought in a host of exotic animals for the residents to hold ...

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World’s biggest coffee morning

It’s that wonderful time again, when you can wolf down cake, tea and coffee with a good conscience as it’s for a good cause. The 2019 Macmillan Cancer Support World’s Biggest Coffee Morning takes place nationally on September 27. There are plenty of places in South Holland taking part, why not try to fit in a couple and double your ...

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Phil Taylor powers fantastic hospital fundraiser

Pros and amateur dart players stepped up to the oche and raised a fantastic £7,000 for the Johnson Hospital with a charity darts night on Saturday. James Clayton beat Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor in the final of the tournament that included Wayne Mardle and Joe Cullen at Springfields. The organisers They also took on members of the public. Organiser and ...

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