Things to do

Gosberton set for Septemberfest

Folk legends Martin and Eliza Carthy are headlining a weekend of music and events coming to Gosberton’s St Peter and St Paul’s Church from September 17-19. Septemberfest is part of English Heritage’s Future of the Past series of events and the link up with Sound Lincs is to feature some excellent musical talent, many of whom will be playing their ...

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Film review: Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings (12A)

As we enter a new phase of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (MCU) post Endgame, Shang-Chi is the first new hero to hit the big screen – and what a welcome addition he is. The Legend Of The Ten Rings serves up perhaps the best hand-to-hand fight sequences the MCU has seen yet, while also introducing a host of new characters with ...

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Film review: Free Guy 12A

It’s always great when a film pleasantly surprises you at the cinema. Often the pre-release hype can leave some movies feeling like a damp squib, but Free Guy – starring the excellent Ryan Reynolds and Jodie Comer – is perhaps the most enjoyable action comedy I’ve seen in years. If you’re into video games, this Shawn Levy-directed offering is very ...

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Table top sale in Holbeach

A town-wide table top sale is taking place in Holbeach this Sunday.Organised by Holbeach Parish Council, around 30 stalls look set to take part in the event due to take place from 11am to 4pm.The council’s vice chair Sophie Hutchinson said: “We have over 25 houses signed up so far across Holbeach town and the Women’s Institute Hall will be ...

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Raising funds for St John’s

St John’s Church in Weston Hills is holding a table top sale this Saturday.The event will be inside or outside the village hall, depending on the weather from 9am to 12pm.A spokesman said: “There will be cakes, tombola, bric-a-brac, books puzzles, plants and much more.“Please come and support us.”

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Act II’s return with a legal comedy

A blonde moment is providing a local theatre group with its return to the stage. Act II are back and bringing their production of the comedy Legally Blonde to the stage next week.The show was originally meant to be staged in April 2020, but two years after first rehearsals the group are finally bringing it on stage at Spalding Grammar ...

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Film review: Jungle Cruise (12A)

With Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Emily Blunt at the helm, there’s much to like about Disney’s Jungle Cruise before the opening sequences run. The A-list pair are among the safest hands in Hollywood at the moment and emerge as a great on-screen combination for this light-hearted and fun summer blockbuster. Sure, Jungle Cruise is pretty limited. But it manages ...

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Rock School Bus rolls into town

A new initiative to bring musical opportunities to young people in South Lincolnshire was officially launched in Spalding last week. The Rock School Bus rolled into to The Sessions House for a special event to thank those who have helped sponsor the project. Amber Sinclair has converted a bus to include a host of musical instruments and recording equipment, as ...

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Organisers of Clap for Live ‘delighted’ at public support for South Holland Centre and staff

Around 100 people descended on Spalding Market Place this lunch time to show their support for the South Holland Centre, the staff for which are subject to redundancies. Operators South Holland District Councils say the number of roles at the centre is being reduced from 24 to seven and the loss of many of the technical staff has led to ...

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The return to the dance floor

For the first time in 16 months dancers returned to the floor of a Spalding nightclub in the early hours of Monday morning. XO was booked out in advance as restrictions were lifted at the Westlode Street venue. DANPICS ©Stephen Daniels/DANPICS 19/07/2021 Owner Matt Clarke, said: “There was a lot more demand than we thought and everyone just seemed to ...

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BAFTA award for South Holland poet Benjamin

The endless horizon of South Holland’s wide skies provides both inspiration and comfort to BAFTA-winning poet Benjamin Zephaniah. The television awards were announced on Sunday evening and Benjamin was named as the winner of the Entertainment Programme category with his Life and Rhymes show. Screened by Sky Arts, the show beat heavyweight competition from Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, ...

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Live music returns to shop

Live music returned to a Spalding record shop recently for a nationwide festival. Boston band Kings and Bears played an impromptu show at Uptown Vinyl in Baytree Garden Centre, Weston, as part of the BBC’s Airwaves festival. A host of local radio stations, including BBC Lincolnshire, put on the shows and broadcasted them over the Bank Holiday weekend. Due to ...

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Domenique’s family inspiration after landing role in hit new television series

A Spalding actor says her family including her beloved ‘Nonno’ provided inspiration as she was cast in a big budget American TV show that’s hitting British screens next Monday (May 17). Domenique Fragale is staring alongside the likes of Laura Donnelly, Ann Skelly and Nick Frost in the HBO show The Nevers. It’s already attracted 1.4m viewers in America and ...

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Spalding band want Bloodstock billing

A Spalding band are looking to realise the dream of playing at one of the UK’s top heavy metal festivals. Buried By My Heartache are hoping to join the likes of Judas Priest, Skindred and Napalm Death at Bloodstock in August. To do so the five piece are looking to win the Metal to the Masses battle of the bands ...

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Stunning spring show

Springfields’ head gardener Andy Boyton had time to survey the results of his team’s hard work at the weekend.There was free entry into the popular gardens and visitors made the most of the weather to get out and about after a long lockdown.The colourful show was added to by a range of Delft-style tile designs which had been submitted as ...

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Water taxi boats to be hired out

Spalding’s Water Taxis are to return to the water this summer, but only to hire out. The popular attraction hasn’t been able to operate as a regular taxi service between the town and Springfields and wasn’t able to run at all last year due to COVID-19 restrictions.But the easing of some of those restrictions mean that from May, the boats ...

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Daffodil display to delight this weekend

A new display of daffodils is set to be on display at Springfields this weekend. In celebration of this wonderful year for daffodils, Springfields has a free display of competition-quality daffodils in the outlet, prepared by the Springfields Horticultural Society, and beautifully manicured Spring walks throughout the gardens. This includes the Taylors Bulbs displays, Daffodil of the Year, Daffodil Walk, ...

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Act II shares its view on events of 2020

Spalding based Act II Theatre Company is bringing some welcome festive cheer with the news that their popular annual Revue won’t be falling victim to the COVID-19 cancellation curse. This screwy, satirical look at the year’s news, events, celebrity gossip and political mishaps has been a pre-Christmas fixture since 2013 and regular attendees will be relieved to know that, despite ...

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Review: The Mandalorian (Season 2, chapters 9 and 10)

One of my biggest gripes about the mostly satisfying first season of The Mandalorian was that it took its sweet time actually moving on the story. Don’t get me wrong, as a Star Wars fan I loved all of the world building and nods to the films, but I wanted reasons to be invested in these characters. After finishing well ...

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Horror nights of fun in Spalding

Visitors to the Spalding Sessions House will be in for a horrifyingly good time in the run-up to Halloween. The former courthouse has been transformed into a terrifying experience with ghosts, ghouls and a cast of actors guaranteed to test the bravery of visitors to the event – which is open for bookings. Owner Oliver Sneath has been creating a ...

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