Clubs and Groups

Two hours of nun fun with Sister Act stage show in Spalding

Spalding theatre group Act II will perform the stage version of Sister Act at the South Holland Centre. Director Karl Gernert describes the show as “two hours of unashamed fun” and he says the music by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors/Disney’s Beauty and The Beast) is “outstanding.” “They take the best bits of the film and add a great ...

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Two years of jive dance classes

Jive dance couple Claire and Neil Seabrook celebrate two years of their company Boston Jive with a sold-out show at the South Holland Centre. Claire and Neil teach retro 40s and 50s dancing across South Holland five nights a week. To celebrate two years of Boston Jive, the couple have put on a dance night at the South Holland Centre ...

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Village halls are at the heart of the community

Reasonable rental rates and a clear space suitable for almost all events put village halls at the heart of their local community. The diverse events on offer at our local hubs – from exercise classes to film clubs – are testament to the creative and community-minded organisers who book the space. Whaplode Village Hall is an excellent example of a ...

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Getting South Holland walking for health

A scheme aimed at getting more people in South Holland walking has celebrated its tenth anniversary. The Walking for Health initiative held a special event at the South Holland Centre which was attended by 130 walk leaders and volunteers. New members are always welcome to join the club which has eight walking clubs across the district offering 13 walks. A ...

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Photography presentation

Pinchbeck Photographic Group will enjoy a presentation entitled “My Photography” by David Gibbins next Thursday (May 12). The show illustrates several aspects of photography that David enjoys and the second half focuses on his international exhibition work. All are welcome to the event at The School Hall, Pinchbeck East Primary School, Fennell Road, Pinchbeck, from 7.30pm. Admission is £3.50 for ...

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Chance to join Vibe Choir

A “funky” young choir is offering singers the chance to try out their voices and join them. Choir Vibe began in 2009 and since then they have sung songs in seven languages, from 12 different countries, from genres covering jazz, pop, musicals, world music, classical, and by composers from Queen to Prokofiev and Snow Patrol to Meghan Traynor. The group ...

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Go and have some cocktails fun with Spalding and District Ladies’ Circle

A chance to make your own cocktail and meet new friends is on offer. Spalding and District Ladies Circle has a cocktail evening at Mulberry’s Bar @ The Chequers in Swan Street, Spalding, on Thursday, October 15 from 7.30pm. Entry is £5 (first cocktail free). For more details email spaldingladiescircle@gmail.com

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Free night out to learn about benefits of being in Spalding and District Round Table

Spalding and District Round Table is offering a free night out on Monday (September 21) to potential new members. The organisation is for men aged between 18 and 45 and anyone who might want to join is invited to join Tablers to enjoy ten-pin bowling at AlleyCatz followed by a meal at Indian restaurant Indus. It will be an opportunity ...

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Happy 40th birthday to Spalding and District Dog Training Club

It’s happy 40th birthday today (Thursday) to Spalding and District Dog Training Club. It was on September 10, 1975 that its first committee meeting was held. Since then hundreds of dogs across many breeds and of all ages have been trained to become more obedient and even better examples of man’s best friend. Club chairman Dot Asplen – one of ...

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Just a few days left to enter Lincolnshire churches photography competition

There are just a few days left to enter photographs for the 2015 Lincolnshire Churches Competition. There are two age categories in Long Sutton’s Market House Photography Group competition – adult (17 and over) and junior (16 and under), with cash prizes for three places in each. Photos must have been taken in Lincolnshire and a maximum of entries should be sent ...

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Holbeach martial arts group alive and kicking thanks to selfless volunteer team

One of the volunteer team behind a successful martial arts group in Holbeach hasn’t been able to use her kitchen table in years. It’s covered in the paperwork that goes with Gemma Holland’s administrative role with Storm UK – and she wouldn’t have it any other way. “I get more out of this than I do anything else,” she said. ...

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Join the steampunk revolution thanks to new group

Steampunkers and like-minded people are welcome to a monthly social meet up for tea and a great time. The Fenland Steampunk Revolution launches a new group in Holbeach on March 11 and is looking to recruit new members and bring the fun and creativity of steampunk to the Fens. Steampunk is inspired from either Victorian England or America’s Wild West ...

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Group keeps memory of World War One alive

As Spalding branch of the Western Front Association celebrates it’s 20th anniversary, Spalding and South Holland Voice finds out more about the group which aims to keep alive the memories of World War One. Each month around 20 like-minded people get together to listen, learn and share their knowledge of one of the darkest periods in British History. In the ...

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Musical director needed

Spalding Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Society (SADOS) is looking for a new musical director. The society produces one musical and one full play each year in the South Holland Centre, as well as several other productions. If you think you could take on this role and assist in maintaining SADOS’s high production standards email your details to sadosmail@googlemail.com

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Holbeach Youth Centre issues urgent plea for helpers

Holbeach Youth Centre is struggling to stay open due to a lack of volunteers. The popular place would appear to be a victim of its own success. One adult is needed for each 15 young people and sometimes around 80 attend the sessions, requiring six grown-ups. Lynn Katze, youth development officer for Holbeach Youth Centre, said: “We’re really struggling to ...

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Cheers! Fenland branch of real ale club is 40

The Fenland branch of CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) has been supping pints for 40 years – and is planning to brew a beer called Fenland 40 to celebrate. Back in 1974 the first informal meeting was held, at The Bull in Pinchbeck. On June 21 that year Fenland branch was formed at The Bull Inn at Market Deeping, with ...

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Vintage flying day brings colour and excitement to Fenland skies

With the number of landings and take-offs to rival a major airport, colour and aerial excitement were brought to Holbeach St Johns airfield by a feast of vintage aircraft. This year Fenland Aero Club’s annual Daffodil Fly-In was held in conjunction with a rally by the Vintage Aircraft Club (VAC) of Great Britain and stars of the event were undoubtedly ...

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Prints go on show at Ayscoughfee exhibition

Photographers from across South Holland have been showing off their favourite images at an exhibition in Spalding. Members of Spalding Photographic Society have been proudly displaying their work to the public at the club’s annual exhibition. The display is available for all to see at The Geest Gallery in Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and runs until Sunday. Admission to the exhibition ...

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Rotary Club of Spalding

The Rotary Club of Spalding has been in existence for over 75 year but is very much keeping up with the times. The club is dual gender and is open to all. Its main aims are fellowship and helping both the local and the International communities. Above all it’s about having fun. The club organises many local events such as; ...

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