Entertainment

Film review: Gone Girl (18)

Gone Girl (18) review I’ve written plenty of film reviews over the past six months – but Gone Girl is perhaps the one I’ve spent the most time wracking my brain over. That’s because it would be very easy to give the game away – and I certainly don’t want to be the one to ruin David Fincher’s masterpiece for ...

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Pumpkin Parade comes to town

Tomorrow (Friday) Spalding will be awash with orange as the annual Pumpkin Parade comes to town. This is the 14th year the celebration of local horticulture and harvest has been held and promises to be as much fun as ever. Throughout the day there will be a festival market with a mix of stalls from local charities and local producers. ...

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Can you help find missing animals?

The People’s Theatre Company presents Old MacDonald Had A Farm Kings Lynn Corn Exchange Friday, October 31 Tickets £10.50/£9.50 Box office 01553 764864 www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk Old MacDonald had a farm E-I-E-I-O. But Old MacDonald’s animals have gone missing! Can you help a friendly scientist and his amazing time machine get them back for him? Presented by the team behind There Was ...

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World renowned piano trio return

South Holland Concerts presents The Fujitas Saturday, October 4, 7.30pm South Holland Centre, Spalding Tickets £13.50, £12 over 60s, disabled and companion, FREE for under 16s & full time students Box office 01775 764777 www.southhollandcentre.co.uk South Holland Concerts opens its season with a second visit from this world-renowned piano trio. The three sisters, who have played chamber music together since ...

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Callow tells life story of Jesus in gripping play

Simon Callow in The Man Jesus Friday, October 17, 7.30pm South Holland Centre, Spalding Tickets £22.50 Box office: 01775 764777 www.southhollandcentre.co.uk This extraordinary play by Matthew Hurt and directed by Joseph Alford looks back two thousand years to witness key moments in the life of “the man Jesus”, through the eyes of the people who knew him. Simon Callow, one ...

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Film review: The Equalizer (15)

The Equalizer (15) review I’ll be honest with you from the off – The Equalizer doesn’t really bring anything revolutionary to the table. But I ask you this: does that really matter when it delivers just over two hours of Denzel Washington being an absolute bad ass? Some actors make average films good by simply signing up and playing a ...

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Video game review: FIFA 15

FIFA 15 (Xbox One) review In recent years at least, you usually know exactly what you’re going to get from the FIFA series. FIFA 15 is no different – and if you’ve played FIFA 14, the changes this season are pretty subtle. Having clocked up plenty of pitch time since Friday’s launch, my experience with EA Sports’ latest offering is ...

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Big demand for superstar soprano

Lesley Garrett Gala Concert St Mary and St Nicolas Church, Spalding Saturday, November 29, 7.30pm £18 tickets only available from South Holland Centre Box Office on 01775 764777 Superstar soprano Lesley Garrett is performing a special charity concert in Spalding parish church – and just a few tickets remain. Lesley, who has family connections to the area, is due to ...

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Players dabble with second Dibley show

St Nicolas Players’ Vicar of Dibley October 22 to 25 South Holland Centre, Spalding Tickets £9.50/£8.50 Box office 01775 764777 www.southhollandcentre.co.uk St Nicolas Players are working hard on their latest production, which will be staged at the South Holland Centre next month. After the success of The Vicar of Dibley last year, they are now re-visiting Dibley with the same ...

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Guardians Of The Galaxy showing in Spalding from Saturday

If you haven’t seen Guardians Of The Galaxy yet, you really should get yourself down to Spalding’s South Holland Centre this weekend. The Marvel juggernaut, which has taken more than $600 million at the global box office, is one of the highlights of a wonderful year at the cinema. Guardians follows the story of Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), who was ...

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Film review: A Most Wanted Man (15)

A Most Wanted Man (15) review It was hard to watch A Most Wanted Man without being filled with constant regret. Don’t get me wrong, it’s an excellent film. But to think it’ll be one of the last times we’ll see fresh material from the late, great Philip Seymour Hoffman is a damn shame. Hoffman is at the centre of ...

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Film review: A Walk Among The Tombstones (15)

A Walk Among The Tombstones (15) review Liam Neeson seems to live in a genre of his own these days – and it’s never a good idea to be a bad guy in any of his movies. That’s right, A Walk Among The Tombstones is the latest film to task the bad-ass Neeson (Taken) with hunting down sub-human scum. Based ...

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Video game review: Destiny

Destiny review (played on Xbox One) Rarely in gaming history has a new franchise been as hotly-anticipated as Destiny. The new shooter from Halo creators Bungie has been the talk of the industry for much of the last year. Has it delivered on the promise? Well, yes and no. I’ve enjoyed the time I’ve spent with Destiny so far. Let’s ...

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Reliving Buddy Holly’s classic hits

Buddy Holly: A Legend Reborn Blackfriars Arts Centre, Boston Friday, September 19 Tickets £17 Box office 01205 363108 The UK’s number one Buddy, Marc Robinson, arrives with the fabulous Buddy Holly – A Legend Reborn concert show. Marc revives classic hits like Peggy Sue, That’ll be the Day and Oh Boy. Backed by a band reminiscent of the Crickets in ...

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Best jazz by Miles

The Jay Phelps Sextet ‘Projections – of Miles’ South Holland Centre, Friday, October 10, 8pm Tickets £15, £13 concessions, under 26s £7.50 Box office 01775 764777 www.southhollandcentre.co.uk Trumpeter Jay Phelps has put together an all-star line up to re-arrange and perform the wonderful music of Miles Davis spanning over four decades. Joining Phelps on the front line will be American ...

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Livin’ on a Prayer with Bon Jovi tribute

The Bon Jovi Experience King’s Lynn Corn Exchange Friday, October 3, 7.30pm Tickets £19.50 Box Office 01553 764864 www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk The Bon Jovi Experience is an outstanding tribute to Bon Jovi. They are the only Bon Jovi tribute band in the world to have actually played and shared a stage with Jon Bon Jovi himself! Fans will have thought there were ...

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Film review: Sex Tape (15)

Sex Tape (15) review It had to happen sooner or later. Having enjoyed a year that has seemingly delivered blockbuster after blockbuster, I’ve finally stumbled across a bit of a stinker. It’s no great surprise, given the slightly smutty nature of the title, but Sex Tape is one of the more tacky films that I’ve seen in a while. That’s ...

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Dance the night away

A ceilidh night at Spalding will raise money for the Butterfly Hospice. The event is at Springfields Event Centre on Saturday, September 20, from 8pm-11.30pm. Music will be provided by Lincolnshire ceilidh band Akmeds Camel. Tickets are £10 from the Butterfly Hospice charity shop on Station Street, Spalding, the shop in Market Place, Boston, or by contacting Clair Bint on ...

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Grudge match at Vista wrestling extravaganza

After a sell-out show in February, the larger than life grapplers of Falling Starr Wrestling return to St Nicolas Hall in the Spalding Vista on Saturday for another action-packed evening of bone-crunching mayhem. Falling Starr Wrestling (FSW) is one of Britain’s premier professional wrestling companies and you can expect big moves, colourful characters and high-flying action on an evening of ...

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Film review: As Above So Below (15)

As Above So Below review (15) Over the past few years the horror genre seems to have veered towards blood, guts and unbelievable gore. As Above So Below doesn’t really conform to that Saw-like norm, deciding instead to do more psychological damage using more conventional fears such as claustrophobia and darkness, while also digging up any past indiscretions that are ...

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