Entertainment

Hole in one for Mario in Nintendo’s best sport title in years

Mario Golf World Tour review Format: Nintendo 3DS Out: Friday May 2 If the prospect of Mario Kart 8 hitting the shelves later this month isn’t satisfying all of you Nintendo fans, it’s well worth joining the maestros of the Mushroom Kingdom for a pre-race round of golf this week. That’s right, the most multi-talented plumber in the business is ...

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What’s on this week

Listings from Thursday, April 24 to Wednesday, April 30 Thursday South Holland Singers, 7.30pm-9.30pm, St Paul’s Primary School, Queens Road, Spalding, 01775 761106. South Holland Healthy Walks, 10.30am, start and end at Holbeach Library, contact Donna Lill on 01522 870252. Moulton Seas End Youth Club, 6.30pm-8.30pm, £1.50 for ages seven to 16, contact Margaret Hains on 01406 371796. Meet your ...

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Get involved with Youth Takeover

If you are aged 12 to 25 and want to be more involved with the South Holland Centre then go along to the Centre’s cafe on Tuesdays between 4pm and 6pm. The Youth Takeover group has so far organised two mini music festivals, a series of acoustic music sessions featuring a variety of talented young local musicians in the cafe ...

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Go wild for a day of fun in the jungle

A jungle-themed day of workshops and activities for the whole family to enjoy is being hosted by Spalding’s South Holland Centre. The venue is offering a full day of drama, dance, music, craft and cookery workshops aimed at primary school aged children and their accompanying adults to enjoy. All based around the theme of the jungle, there will be an ...

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What’s on at Ayscoughfee

Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens is often described as the jewel in Spalding’s crown and there’s always something exciting going on there. Although April is nearly over there’s still time to catch a couple of events running this month. Spalding Photographic Society is running its annual exhibition in the Geest Gallery until Wednesday. It’s a welcome return by this popular ...

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Family fun at original pantomime

A fun-filled family pantomime from this multi-award winning inclusive theatre company. The Lavender Hill Mob Theatre Company presents its version of Robin Hood – an original script and music to suit everyone’s palette, filled with lots of surprises along the way! Robin Hood King’s Lynn Corn Exchange Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27 Adults £11, children £9.50 Box office ...

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Ayscoughfee Adventurers

This weekend there is a chance to explore the Medieval and Tudor worlds at Ayscoughfee Hall. Take a journey back through centuries of history and learn about knights and ladies, find out about games, food and crafts of the time. The sessions run from 12.30pm to 3.30pm on Saturday and Sunday. There is a Georgian and Victorian Explorers and Inventors ...

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Youngsters make the most of Activate! day

The first of South Holland District Council’s activities days for young people in 2014 was a big hit. More than 130 people dropped into the latest Activate! event, the first to be held in Deeping St Nicholas. The highlight of the free activities and games was a climbing wall which had a queue of eager participants. Other attractions included rowing ...

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Win tickets to join the fun at Truckfest

Last year more than 1,500 trucks lined up to bring an action packed weekend of fun to the East of England Showground in Peterborough for the annual spectacular that is Truckfest. This year the final preparations are underway to make sure that Truckfest 2014 lives up its reputation and has something for all the family to enjoy. And you could ...

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Don’t miss out on Tulipmania

It’s a busy time at Spalding’s Tulip FM radio station as the finishing touches are put to preparations for Springfields Festival and Tulipmania 2014. The station is heavily involved in the event, which will see the crowning of the Tulipmania Prince and Princess who will lead a procession around the festival gardens. Their big part will follow a photo-shoot around ...

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Trip down 60s memory lane

Jukebox and Bobby Sox Blackfriars Arts Centre, Boston Saturday, April 26 Tickets £16.50 Box office: 01205 363108 blackfriarsartscentre.co.uk The wonderful 1960s rock and roll revue returns to Blackfriars to get you dancing round your seats. All the stars, all the sounds and all the songs to get your feet tapping and voices ringing are alive once more, from the most ...

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One man show

The Only Way is Downtown Stamford Arts Centre Wednesday, April 30 Tickets £14 Box office: 01780 763203 stamfordartscentre.com The sell-out Edinburgh debut from impressionist Luke Kempner (star of YouTube hit Downstairs At Downton, Les Mis and Avenue Q). As celebrities start appearing at the Abbey, cultures clash and eras hilariously collide in this brilliant new parody.

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Sing along to some of The Drifters biggest hits

The Drifters King’s Lynn Corn Exchange Saturday, May 3 Tickets £25 (£24) Box office: 01553 764864 kingslynncornexchange.co.uk The Drifters most spectacular show to date featuring the current line-up of Pierre Herelle, Michael Williams, Ryan King and Carlton Powell. A fast moving, exhilarating show featuring the optimum of their own historical legacy along with events, people and culture over the decades ...

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Coming soon – LOVEhurtsACTUALLY

LOVEhurtsACTUALLY South Holland Centre Friday, May 9 Tickets £9 (£7.50) Box office: 01775 764777 southhollandcentre.co.uk Whether you love or hate the Richard Curtis love fest that was Love Actually, Matt Panesh will have you laughing in recognition at the reality of how true love does not “actually” run smoothly. He is billing his irresistible one-man play as the “Unofficial Sequel” ...

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Spidey swings back with electric sequel

Film review: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (12A) Run time: 2 hours 22 minutes The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is an Electro-charged sequel that builds well on the largely successful reboot of the blockbuster Marvel franchise back in 2012. Andrew Garfield returns as everyone’s favourite web-slinger – and for my money is now a much better Spidey than Tobey Maguire’s version of ...

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Cap’s latest outing is a real Marvel

Captain America: The Winter Soldier review I’ll put my cards on the table in my first film review for The Spalding and South Holland Voice – I’m a massive Marvel geek. So, although Captain America’s latest outing is maybe a week older than I’d like, it still feels like the biggest film out at the moment. And it’s safe to ...

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The Voice’s top ten – the final four

Last week, The Spalding and South Holland Voice’s Andrew Clucas wrote about his top ten video games of all time. Here are the final four… #4: Grand Theft Auto III (2001): It’s hard to pick my favourite GTA game…mainly because they’ve all been so damn good. While 2013’s GTA V was by far the biggest and most impressive, I knew ...

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Why The Voice will review video games

The Spalding and South Holland Voice’s Andrew Clucas writes about his love for video games, his favourite titles of all-time and his plans to review them both in the paper and online… As a self-confessed video gaming fanatic, I’ve always felt that us ‘gamers’ get pretty short-changed in newspapers. There seems to be a view that gaming is an unsociable ...

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2014 programme of Sunday music concerts at Ayscoughfee Gardens

The programme of music concerts for this summer in Spalding’s Ayscoughfee Gardens has been released. The concerts are all held on the South Lawn (to the side of the museum) on Sundays 2pm-4pm. They are free to attend, although a bucket collection is often held. Spectators are welcome to sit on the grass or bring their own fold-up chairs/blankets. The programme ...

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A Night at The Musicals

The RAF Swing Wing featuring Matthew Ford South Holland Centre, Spalding. Friday, May 2, 7.30pm Music from the Musicals will be played by the outstanding musicians of the RAF Swing Wing accompanied by the top big band singer Matthew Ford and a female vocalist. Award-winning vocalist Matthew Ford is widely regarded as the finest big band singer in the UK, ...

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