Entertainment

There’s plenty on at South Holland Centre

Spalding’s South Holland Centre has just launched its autumn programme and there’s something to suit all tastes. On Saturday, the Act II Theatre Company takes to the stage with an amateur production of the Alan Bennett play The History Boys. Voted the nation’s favourite play in a recent poll, Alan Bennett’s The History Boys tells the story of a group ...

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Film review: Sin City 2 – A Dame to Kill For (18)

Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For (18) review It seems like an eternity ago, but the original Sin City wowed me at the cinema back in 2005. A lot has changed in nine years though – Sven-Göran Eriksson was England manager back then, for example. But one thing that has stayed true to its roots is Sin City ...

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Film review: Into The Storm (12A)

Into The Storm (12A) review Do you remember Twister? It’s one of those films that’s always on ITV2 – and you always end up watching it…without ever really rating it among your favourite films. There’s just something pretty cool about movies that portray mother nature losing her rag (see also The Day After Tomorrow and 2012). With that in mind, ...

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Time for some funny business

Comedian Jimmy Carr brings his latest stand-up show to Peterborough next week. There’s still time to get your hands on a ticket or two but you’ll need to get a move on as they are selling out quickly. The Eight Out of Ten Cats frontman will be entertaining the audience with his Funny Business show at Peterborough’s Cresset theatre on ...

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Memorial concert

Spalding Ukulele Orchestra will be joined by Eric Wayman and the South Lincs Concert Band for a special fundraising concert on Friday night. The Anne Van Der Weyden Memorial Concert takes place at St Norbert’s Church, St Thomas’ Road, Spalding, from 7pm. The event is in aid of Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research. Tickets are free but must be obtained in advance. ...

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Shopgirl author visiting Spalding

Annabel Hobley, producer of the BBC series Shopgirls and co-author of the book by the same title, will be at Bookmark on Tuesday, September 2. Shopgirls lets us glimpse the lives of the incredible women behind the counters of Britain’s most famous – and not so famous – stores, with characters such as arsonist suffragette Gladys Evans, jailed for her ...

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Film review: The Expendables 3

The Expendables 3 (12A) review There’s something amazingly nostalgic about The Expendables films that seems to just work for a lot of people. Maybe it’s me beginning to show my age, but a loaded cast full of action heroes from the 1980s and beyond has always been a formula that appeals to me. Sylvester Stallone? Check. Arnold Schwarzenegger? Check. Jason ...

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Back to the 80s for a party

Back to the 80s Part 2 King’s Lynn Corn Exchange Friday, September 5 Tickets £11 Box office 01553 764864 It’s time to dig out your legwarmers and shoulderpads once more as Back to the 80s Part 2 transports you back to the greatest decade in the history of music. Join the KLFM gang for an evening of great live music ...

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Film review: The Inbetweeners 2

The Inbetweeners 2 (15) review I’ll fess up and admit that I was pretty sceptical when I heard about this Inbetweeners sequel. The first movie was largely successful, but it kind of felt like the end of the line for Jay, Will, Neil and Simon after their three hit TV series’. There didn’t seem to be much more that could ...

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Hits of London stage and 1D tour at South Holland Centre

Now’s your chance to book early to avoid disappointment as Spalding’s South Holland Centre lines up a series of special broadcasts of “live” shows. After the kids are back at school it might be time for parents and grandparents to treat themselves to a bit of “me” time and what could be better than taking in a stage or music ...

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Film review: Guardians Of The Galaxy (12A)

Guardians Of The Galaxy 3D review These days, I tend to look forward to Marvel films more than any others – and I imagine there are quite a few of you out there that will feel the same. All of the Captain America, Thor and Iron Man movies, along with (of course) The Avengers Assemble, have been enjoyable cinematic experiences ...

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Festival of theatre, music and fireworks

Spalding can look forward to a magical weekend of outdoor performances this weekend as the Burntwater Festival comes to town. Transported, the creative people and places programme in Boston and South Holland is welcoming award-winning theatre company Tangled Feet to the town for the Burntwater Festival – a weekend of events inspired by the town’s history and heritage. Over the ...

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Film review: The Purge Anarchy (15)

The Purge: Anarchy (15) review When it comes to sequels, bigger isn’t always better – but sometimes it’s the only way to go. That’s the case in The Purge: Anarchy, where the grim concept of the 2013 original gets a sizeable steroid injection and delivers all out chaos. For those of you unaware of the first film, here’s the rough ...

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Time to get rocking at Music in the Park

If you fancy chilling out in the sunshine with some live music this weekend Holbeach Music in the Park is the perfect solution. The event takes place at Holbeach United Football Club on Sunday and with eight bands and musicians on the line up, there promises to be something to suit all musical tastes. The gates open at 12.30pm, with ...

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Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 3D

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 3D (12A) review Isn’t it great when a massively hyped film actually delivers? I haven’t looked forward to a film as much as Dawn of the Planet of the Apes for quite some time – and it was everything that I wanted and hoped for. Set around ten years after the events of ...

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Review: Embrace the all-out action of Transformers

Transformers: Age of Extinction 3D (12A) review I’ve never really understood the hate often directed at director Michael Bay and the direction he’s taken the big screen version of the Transformers franchise. Regular negatives seem to be that the scripts ‘aren’t believable’, that Bay ‘indulges himself too much with explosions and/or destruction’ and that the films are simply ‘too long’ ...

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Win tickets and hop down the rabbit hole with Alice

Alice in Wonderland South Holland Centre, Spalding Friday, 6.30pm and Saturday, 1.30pm and 6.30pm Tickets £11/£10/£40 (family) Box office: 01775 764777 www.southhollandcentre.co.uk Rehearsals are almost complete for Polka Dot Academy’s younger students, as they prepare their next wonderful show – Alice In Wonderland. Alice In Wonderland is a magical story about a young girl called Alice who is bored of ...

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Review: If you love the show, watch D’Movie

Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie (15) review It’s only fair to kick-off this review by revealing that I’m not a fan of the very popular Mrs Brown’s Boys TV show in any shape or form. So, in the interest of objectivity, I took the bold step of inviting my mum to watch ‘D’Movie’ at Boston’s West End Cinema with me – ...

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Bands take to stage at Bell music festival

Forget Glastonbury – there’s a music festival happening much closer to home this weekend. The Bell at Weston Hills hosts its annual free music festival on Sunday and with loads of fantastic bands on the bill, it promises to be a great event. The music starts from 3pm and there will be seven live bands playing including The Soundinjectors, Sleeve ...

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Out and about this weekend

There’s something for everyone at the QV Foods funday this Sunday. The event takes place at Holbeach United Football Club from noon to 6pm. Attractions include a rodeo bull, a 60ft assault course, kids’ and adult’s bouncy castles and a penalty shoot-out. There will be dance, Zumba and kickboxing displays, live music, charity stalls and face painting. Refreshments on offer ...

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