Entertainment

Film review: Mission Impossible – Fallout 3D (12A)

The Mission Impossible films may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but you can’t deny that they’ve found a winning formula over the past two decades (that’s right, it’s 22 years since the original). If you want to see Tom Cruise’s legendary character Ethan Hunt save the world by pulling off death-defying stunts and catching bad guys, Fallout – the ...

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Get diggy with it at Ayscoughfee archeology festival

Grab a trowel, the second annual Festival of Archaeology takes place this weekend at Ayscoughfee Gardens in Spalding. On Saturday and Sunday (July 28/29), visitors can dig deep into dirt pits to unearth fossils and get hands-on with a host of activities and crafts, as well as talks, walks and demonstrations. The first festival weekend last year was a success ...

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Film review: Skyscraper (12A)

It’s fair to say that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has become the champion of the action blockbuster genre over the past few years. Be it in the Fast and Furious films, disaster epic San Andreas or the largely ridiculous (but still fun) Rampage, you know what to expect when you see the former WWE star attached to an action project. ...

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Activate your summer holiday fun in South Holland

There is no reason for youngsters to get bored during the school holidays. South Holland District Council has arranged a series of free family days through the Activate! programme. Starting on August 1 in Holbeach, the days are designed to give young people and their families the chance to try new sports and arts activities within their community. Activities include ...

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Your chance to catch fugitives

Lovers, killers, fugitives… Infamous robbers Bonnie and Clyde are on the run and heading this way and will be at the South Holland Centre this Friday and Saturday (July 20/21). The production from Spalding youth theatre group Act II is a performance of the international hit, award-winning musical stage show by Frank Wildhorn. Act II’s Advanced Skills group with bring ...

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Springfields Adventure Land to open with a weekend of family fun

The long-awaited new funpark at Springfields Outlet will open at the end of June. On Saturday, June 30, Springfields Outlet will open its highly anticipated new leisure destination, Adventure Land. To celebrate, there will be a full programme of family-friendly activities and entertainment across the whole weekend. At 11am on Saturday, Coronation Street actress Samia Longchambon, aka Samia Ghadie (Maria ...

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Spalding welcomes The Greatest Showman for a sing-along

Looking ahead to next month, you should get your tickets now to secure your place with the showman. The smash-hit film The Greatest Showman has been wowing audiences since December and shows no sign of letting up, taking more than $430m worldwide. A big reason for its success is its infectious soundtrack, with hits including The Greatest Show and This ...

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Film review: Jurassic World – Fallen Kingdom 3D (12A)

I’ll be honest with you from the off; I really enjoyed 2015’s Jurassic World. Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park rates as one of my all-time favourite films, but its direct sequels never really captured the magic of the original. I think Jurassic World succeeded because it managed to capture the magic of the first film in the series, but I must ...

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Film review: Solo – A Star Wars Story 3D (12A)

Has there ever been a more daunting task in modern cinema than taking on the mantle of Han Solo? Harrison Ford’s iconic Star Wars character is perhaps the most popular in the entire sci-fi genre, so there was naturally a lot of trepidation when Solo: A Star Wars story was announced. Since Star Wars returned to the big screen back ...

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Whaplode flower festival this weekend

The annual Whaplode St Mary’s Church flower festival begins today (Friday May 25) and runs through to Tuesday. The festival is open 10am-5pm, except Sunday which is 12.00pm to 5.00pm for the normal Sunday Service at 10.30am which is a Songs of Praise Service. Everyone is welcome to join in with this service celebrating specially chosen hymns and readings. As ...

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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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Film review: Deadpool 2 (15)

Back in 2016, the original Deadpool movie succeeded by being brave enough to break the tried-and-tested superhero mould. By that, I mean that it’s not really a film you’d be comfortable taking young children to watch – such is the level of violence and bad language on display. That notion seemed to resonate with Marvel’s adult fans and viewers that ...

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Spider-Man swings by comic shop opening in Pinchbeck

Your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man stopped by comic shop Strange Apparitions on Saturday, for its packed grand opening. The shop, at Spalding Lifestyle Centre in Pinchbeck, was bustling with comic and film fans on Saturday, who finally have a place to meet their needs locally. New and vintage mainstream and indie comics and graphic novels are stocked, alongside manga and all ...

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TV time for Cowbit TEDx Talk motivator

Cowbit motivational speaker and author Taz Thornton is no stranger to cameras, so felt right at home welcoming TV star Tanya Bardsley around to talk about alternative therapies for a new show. Tanya, best know from Real Housewives of Cheshire, invited Taz on Tanya’s Extreme Therapies after finding out about her skills online. Taz took Tanya and co-host Adam Hemadou ...

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Giant rabbits spotted in Surfleet park

Giant wicker rabbits have appeared in Surfleet’s Glen Park. The four 7ft by 5ft sculptures were hand-made by artist Alison Walling, who braved the winter weather earlier in the year to create the long-eared giants in time for spring. “I was working through the colder months of January and February but did have to yield to the travelling conditions on ...

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Spalding Rock ‘n’ Roll Weekender

The hottest rock and roll acts from across the country will set Springfields hopping at a red-hot rock and roll weekender. This weekend (May 12 and 13), the Hot Rock n Boogie Weekender welcomes 13 bands and three DJs for two days of jiving and dancing at Springfields Events Centre. The weekender is run by dance tutors Boston Jive, who ...

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Film review: Avengers Infinity War 3D (12A)

After serving up 18 films in ten years, it always felt like all roads in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (MCU) were leading towards Infinity War. The third Avengers film has perhaps the biggest cast ever assembled – and also showcases the MCU’s big bad Thanos, who has been teased numerous times in the past. If you’re not aware of the MCU, ...

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Film review: Rampage 3D (12A)

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more fitting title for a film than Rampage. It’s exactly the kind of word I think of when you mix Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson with an over-sized gorilla, alligator and wolf and put them in the middle of a city. Imagine Transformers or Pacific Rim with genetically enhanced creatures and you won’t go ...

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Film review: Ready Player One (12A)

Imagine for a moment that the late Steve Jobs left his stake in Apple to anybody who could complete three video-game related tasks within his software. Having a controlling share in a major worldwide company is a huge prize – and that’s the kind of stakes on the line in Steven Spielberg’s latest offering, Ready Player One. Now, I’ll be ...

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