Clubs and Groups

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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Jive classes for beginners in Pinchbeck

Anyone looking to get active in the New Year can try their feet at jive dancing as a new beginners’ class opens in Pinchbeck. Run by Boston Jive, aka Claire and Neil Seabrook, the classes teach jive and swing dance, to the backbeat of good old-fashioned rock and roll. Claire, who teaches across the county said: “Thursday nights are now ...

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Spalding hotel to host new swimming classes

New swimming classes are coming to Spalding. Billie’s Fins Swim School will offer classes at Woodhouse Lodge hotel in Spalding from February. Billie Whyatt, who runs the swimming school for more than 350 pupils around Peterborough said she is looking forward to starting in Spalding. “Woodhouse Lodge is a beautiful venue, it’s private, clean and quaint. There is a restaurant ...

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Spalding Arts & Crafts Society wolfs down demo

Award winning artist Vic Bearcroft had Spalding Art and Crafts Society howling at their latest meeting. Vic specialises in animal portraits and he provided a demonstration of pastel and black valour using just four colours.   Vic created Howling Wolf from an original photo taken in a Berkshire Wildlife centre of a North American grey wolf called Nuka. The meeting ...

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Young creatives in South Holland get chance to shine with mini-festival

Youngsters who want to get into the arts have the chance to plan, organise, perform at or run a mini-festival at the South Holland Centre. South Holland Centre’s Youth Takeover Team and Lincolnshire One Venues network host the Emerge project that aims to give young people a start in the arts. The scheme will also offer an arts award. “There ...

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Smashing pumpkin parade autumn fun in Spalding

The Pumpkin Parade returns this Friday, October 13, with fun for all the family. The annual South Holland District Council Pumpkin Parade celebrates everything autumnal with parades and games. This Friday evening, families in fancy dress will parade through Spalding in a celebration of the fun side of the season. Festivities begins at 11am and run all day to 8pm. ...

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Songwriting course for young musicians in Holbeach

A free course in Holbeach will give creative youngsters the chance to write, craft and record an original song before making a music video ready for YouTube. George Barnett from Spalding indie-pop duo Alfie Jack – who gig nationally and have appeared on the BBC – runs the six-week course at Holbeach Hub. Alfie Jack have released two EPs and ...

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Coffee, cake and charity at Macmillan’s Biggest Coffee Morning 2017

The only thing finer than coffee and cake is coffee and cake for a good cause. So choose your venue for the Macmillan Big Coffee Morning on Friday, September 29. Across the district, cafes, libraries and community hubs are hosting coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Research. Pick your place and turn up for good food, a cup of ...

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