Things to do

Festive fun with a twist in town

Festive shopping will have an exciting difference on Saturday, December 11, with the next free pop up event taking place in Spalding town centre. Transported and South Holland District Council are working together to launch Spalding Super Saturdays, which take place on the second Saturday of the month until February.At the December event, Spalding town centre visitors will be treated ...

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Ho ho Holbeach gets into the Christmas spirit

The festive spirit is back in Holbeach this Christmas with a host of events returning as well as some new additions to the calendar. Ever popular event such as the Holbeach St Nicholas Fayre and Lantern Parade are returning. And there will be new incentives to visit the many brilliant local businesses in the town. The Christmas season has already ...

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Spalding at Christmas time

The festive spirit will be in full flow in Spalding on Friday and Saturday, December 3 and 4, as the town’s Christmas celebration takes place with stalls, games, rides, attractions and much more on offer. The Friday festivities will run from 4pm till 8pm, with musical entertainment, a fancy dress competition and street entertainment including Polka Dot Pantomimes and Rhubarb ...

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Santa Clause is coming to town – here’s when

Spalding Lions, South Holland Rotary Club and Spalding Fire Crews will be out and about with their Santa sleighs again this year, raising money for local good causes. Here’s where and when you can see Santa. Spalding Lions will be taking him around local villages with visits starting at 5.30pm unless otherwise stated. Wednesday, December 1: Pinchbeck – Brayfields, St ...

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Films for all at the South Holland Centre

There’s something for all the family as the South Holland Centre screens several films this week. Acclaimed director Wes Anderson’s latest comedy The French Dispatch is on every night at 7.30pm from Friday to Sunday. As with all of his films it’s a quirky, star-studded romp about an American newspaper in an almost dream-like French city in the 20th century. ...

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Act II choir to bring Good Vibrations

Do You Wanna Dance? Everybody’s surfing down to Broad Street Methodist Church next week as Act II’s choir sings the hits of one of the world’s most iconic and influential bands. There will be plenty of Fun, Fun, Fun in their show Surfin’ and Singin’: The Music of The Beach Boys which will take place at Broad Street Methodist Church ...

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Film review: Eternals (12A)

When it comes to the films in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (MCU), you’re probably either enjoying every one by now… or simply sick to the back teeth of them. The inter-linked movies are hugely successful and attract some of the world’s biggest names, but can often be accused of following a similar formula. That’s simply not the case with Marvel’s Eternals, ...

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Fireworks fun at Springfields

More than 2,500 people went along to Springfields Outlet Shopping in Spalding for the annual fireworks display. The display was choreographed to great music for all generations, put together especially for the event and was a tribute to Springfields charity of the year, the Royal British Legion, which is celebrating its 100 year anniversary, and will receive a donation from ...

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Get on board with chess club

Two friends are looking to set up a chess club in Long Sutton. Rick Henry and Steve Kent have been meeting up at The Shed at Sutton Barns to play the game. Now they’d like others to get involved. “This has all come about by accident,” Rick said. “I’m not the best player in the world, but I like a ...

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Polka Dot Panto is back on stage

Panto is making a welcome return to South Holland – oh yes it is! The ever-popular Dick Whittington will be taking to the stage at the South Holland Centre from December 9 to 30. After a break due to the pandemic, Polka Dot Pantomimes are back with the rags-to-riches tale. Audiences can expect the usual mix of crazy characters, awesome ...

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Youngsters will bring Hunchback to life

ACT II’s Pint-Sized Players are taking to the stage with an adaptation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The performance is an adaptation of the novel specially designed to be performed by a young cast (aged six to 11).Victor Hugo’s seminal novel is being performed against the backdrops of the magnificent Crowland Abbey and St Mary and St Nicolas Church, ...

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Springfields Winter Wonderland opens

Springfields Shopping Outlet’s Winter Wonderland Walk is now open for bookings, with all proceeds going to the Royal British Legion. It runs from 4pm every day until December 23 and tickets are available from the Springfields website.Simon Stone, Director of Springfields, said: “Christmas is Springfields at its very best. “We have focused on bringing everyone a truly festive experience to ...

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Pick up a pint in the pop-up pub at West Pinchbeck Village Hall

By Nigel Chapman How does a pint and the chance to play a traditional pub game sound? Well, that’s what’s being offered in a new pop-up pub at West Pinchbeck Village Hall this month. Families are being encouraged to support the move by enjoying time in a friendly atmosphere. The licensed bar will have beers, lagers and ciders as well ...

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Zebra’s annual Halloween ‘Spooktacular’ event proves to be monster hit

A Spalding band’s regular ‘Spooktacular’ proved a success and raised hundreds of pounds in memory of a woman who died from a brain aneurysm. On Saturday (October 30) Zebra’s annual Halloween special returned with the group of musicians playing a free ball at The Deepings Stage. And this year was a poignant one as part of the £300 raised on ...

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Parade ready to march again

This year’s Spalding’s Remembrance Sunday Parade will be a special one to mark the 100th anniversary of the Royal British Legion. The final details have been revealed for this year’s event which takes place on Sunday, November 14. A parade marshalled by trained volunteers will take place from the Market Place to Ayscoughfee Gardens in town where there will be ...

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St Nicolas Players get into the spirit

Halloween’s not over yet, there’s plenty of spooky theatre at the Spalding Services and Social Club from tonight (Thursday) through to Saturday. That’s because the St Nicolas Players are putting on their latest production Spirit Level at the High Street venue. The supernatural comedy, written by Pam Valentine, sees a ghostly married couple playing merry hell with the young couple ...

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Jazz quartet brings Joy to South Holland

Pianist, singer and composer Joy Ellis finally comes to the South Holland Centre tonight (Thursday, November 4). The London based musician accompanied by her quartet of Pedro Velasco on guitar; Amy Baldwin on double bass; and Adam Osmianski on drums play the Spalding venue in a rescheduled date. The tour was originally meant to be in support of her second ...

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Byrne’s bonfire night bonanza

If you want extra fizz on your bonfire night, a household name comedian is launching into Spalding. Live At The Apollo and Mock The Week star Ed Byrne finally brings his If I’m Honest tour to the South Holland Centre on (Friday, November 5). The show has been years in the making (largely due to half the shows being postponed ...

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Film review: Dune 3D (12A)

There are plenty to choose from given that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a backlog of blockbusters, but Dune is the film I’ve been most looking forward to this year. Based on the hugely popular 1965 science-fiction novel by American author Frank Herbert, the combination of director Denis Villeneuve – of Bladerunner 2049 fame – and a loaded cast made ...

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Two Lips Ball raises thousands

The Rotary Club of Spalding and the Welland’s annual Two Lips Ball returned on Saturday. Over 100 guests descended on the Springfields marquee suite to raise money for charities the Rotary organisation supports. As well as a fine meal by Springfields resident chef John Norman, South Holland-based band Zebra provided the entertainment. Band member Mark Le Sage set up the ...

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