Clubs and Groups

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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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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Long-serving volunteers thanked

Volunteers who have helped hundreds of young people in the district have been thanked for their long service. For the first time in 18 months the Spalding and District branch of the Rainbows, Brownies, Guides or Rangers were able to get together to celebrate those who have reached long service milestone with their respective organisations. Among those being celebrated are ...

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All aboard model railway club

It’s full steam ahead again for Spalding Model Railway Club which is on the look out for new members to get on board. The club, which is based above Pinchbeck Village Hall in Knight Street, has over 40 members aged 14 and over. It meets from 10am on Tuesday or from 7pm on Fridays. A spokesman for the club said: ...

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Sing loud in South Holland

There are opportunities to sing your heart out this week The South Holland Singers are recruiting new members and are looking for anyone to come to one of their practice sessions.The group meets on Thursday evenings, 7.30pm to 9pm at Spalding Baptist Church on Swan Street.A spokesman for the group said: “After the long inactivity forced upon us by Covid ...

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Lecture is tomorrow

The next Spalding Gentlemen’s Society lecture takes place on Friday and will be presented by John Gandy, Senior Librarian at Blickling Hall in Norfolk, the National Trust’s largest library of printed books.The event is at Broad Street Methodist Church, Spalding, at 7.30pm and admission is £3.Lectures are also via live stream on Microsoft Teams which must be booked and paid ...

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All welcome at local health walks

Walk leaders Julie and Judy are pleased to announce that the popular walks for health will be resuming on Monday, October 4.Julie and Judy would love to welcome walkers old and new to join them at the new venue of Spalding Constitutional Club, Broad Street, Spalding, by kind permission of the club steward.Meet at 10.30am for registration followed by a ...

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Helping young people reach new heights in Holbeach

Youngsters are missing out on a host of activities on their doorstep, the commanding officer of an air cadet squadron that’s been going since 1947 has said. The 2430 (Holbeach) Squadron’s commanding officer flight lieutenant Keith Bates (59) has been involved with the air cadets since he was 13-years-old and he’s disappointed so many people are missing out on what ...

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Sunday song at Spalding choir open day ahead of next year’s big gigs

Spalding Parish Church Choir holds its annual Open Evening at 6.30pm on Sunday (September 9). During the free concert, the choir will perform well-known music, and the evening will conclude with refreshments and a raffle for choir funds. This year, the group of 20 boys and 18 men sang Evensong at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, and next year, the choir ...

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Chance to perform at Spalding Pumpkin Parade with free samba class

Samba, the irresistible Latin style of music that can’t help but shake hips, is coming to Spalding with free lessons starting this month. Experts and beginners alike are welcome to take part in the sessions, and the group’s first outing will come at this year’s Spalding Pumpkin Parade on Friday, October 12. “No previous experience is necessary, just a willingness ...

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Holbeach air cadet Helen flies into camp

A Holbeach air cadet has marched into a prestigious national camp. Cadet Sergeant Helen Savory (17) was one of a just 300 invited to Beckingham training camp for the RAF Air Cadets Drill and Ceremonial Camp. There she learned and took part in drill displays usually saved for the professionals such as the famous RAF display team. Helen said: “I’ve ...

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Local RBL branches in huge pilgrimage

Representatives of five Royal British Legion (RBL) branches in South Holland took part in a huge pilgrimage to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. In one of the largest ever RBL operations, thousands of people travelled to Ypres, Belgium, for a three-day event. Representatives from Fleet and District, Holbeach, Spalding, Pinchbeck, Long Sutton and ...

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So, you think you know South Holland well?

Put your local knowledge to the test and fill in the gaps with the Spalding Gentlemen’s Society (SGS) quiz. The 100-question quiz is themed Spalding and South Holland and is a good excuse to get out and about. SGS member Dave Jacobs said: “If you think you know your local history or, if not, would like to get to know ...

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Relax and refresh this September in Spalding

A new series of meditation and mindfulness courses starts in Spalding in September. The antithesis of modern living, meditation and mindfulness brings space and peace to our lives. Next month, there are two options for those looking to explore their inner peace. A spokesman said: “All living beings have a shared wish – to be happy and free from problems. ...

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Get Jedi skills at Star Wars evening in Long Sutton

This Friday, you don’t have to travel to a galaxy far, far away to learn the ways of the Jedi – you can learn lightsaber tricks and more at Peele Leisure Centre in Long Sutton. The latest Star Wars film, Solo: A Star Wars Story, opens on Friday, the same day as the special Star Wars event in Long Sutton ...

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Half term activities at South Holland Centre

Next week is half term and the South Holland Centre has a packed family friendly programme, with a sing-a-long, an art event and films. Get your voices warmed up and come and sing your heart out at Sing-a-long-a Beauty and the Beast on Tuesday, May 29 at 7pm. Enjoy a full length screening of Disney’s iconic fairy tale starring Emma ...

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Spalding dementia group has history talk

Spalding Gentlemen’s Society took artefacts from its museum to a meeting of a dementia group in Spalding. Members of the Tonic Health Movement 4Memory Dementia Cafe enjoyed the talk from Tom Grimes from the society. Mr Grimes gave an overview of the museum’s collection. It was also a hands-on afternoon – group members were able to examine and pass around ...

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Community Cuppa social events for over-50s begin in Gosberton

Hot drinks, cake and chat are on the menu for a new social scheme. Community Cuppa events launch throughout April, aimed at anyone aged over 50 who would like to find out more about what is going on in their local area. The scheme is designed to build connections between people in communities around Lincolnshire, helping tackle loneliness and social ...

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South Holland Centre’s Easter fun schedule

Easter holidays are here and the South Holland Centre has a packed schedule of entertainment across the whole two weeks. Entertainment on offer includes films and a show. First up is Early Man, starting today (March 28) and running until April 5. Early Man is the latest film from Bristol-based studio Aardman Animations, best known for their lovable creations, Wallace ...

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Spalding based Youth theatre group Act II open day

All young people can benefit from acting, says the leader of Spalding show group Act II. On Saturday, January 27, Act II Theatre Company will welcome youngsters and their families or carers to the Clay Lake studio for a chance to see what goes on at the company that puts on scores of performances a year. “Act II is not ...

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