Events

Festival promises fun for the family

Spalding Festival is set to be even bigger and better as it returns for 2019 this weekend. This year’s Spalding Round Table event is both an indoor and outdoor spectacle promising even more fun for all the family than before at the Castle Sports Complex. Not only is there set to be the usual fantastic array of beer and cider ...

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Pinchbeck goes live this weekend

Pinchbeck Live returns this weekend with attractions across the village. Saturday will see a host of attractions at the Community Hub and Library between 10am and 4pm including a talk by the Spalding Gentlemen’s Society, a pinball competition, historic displays, live music from Peppermint Junction and a demonstration by Spalding Amateur Radio Society. Sunday sees St Mary’s Church Harvest Festival ...

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Church set to celebrate 150 years

Holbeach St Marks Church is celebrating its 150th birthday with two days of celebration starting Friday (September 21). The celebrations will be in full swing from noon to 5pm tomorrow and between 11am and 4pm on Saturday. Among the attractions will be a chance to see the original registers and log book which will provide a glimpse into the history ...

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River Welland views inspire art competition

A display of the entrants of Spalding Arts and Crafts Society’s latest competition is currently taking place at Spalding Library. Members were asked to paint a scene of the River Welland between Crowland and Fosdyke. A spokesman for the group said: “We had 13 excellent entries showing the range of scenery the Welland has to offer.” You can vote for ...

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Crowds Celebrate Surfleet in style

Villagers came out in force to Celebrate Surfleet and raise money to go towards new defibrillators on Sunday. The annual fete and dog show drew the crowds for its eighth running at Surfleet Village Hall and Glen Park. There was fun for all the family with live entertainment throughout the day, a host of community stalls and fun and games ...

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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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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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Flypasts set for 1940s weekend in Spalding

History comes to life again in Spalding this weekend at the Ayscoughfee 1940s Weekend. Set for the two-day event is a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight flypast on both days, weather permitting. On Saturday and Sunday (August 11 & 12), Ayscoughfee will be full of memorabilia displays, stalls, vintage vehicles and entertainment, including dancing and singers. At 2.30pm on Sunday ...

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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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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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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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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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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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Line-up confirmed for Brexit discussion event

A high-profile Brexit event will take place on Friday evening and features a packed bill. The debate is organised by the East Midlands Movement, and the group’s president, the MP Kenneth Clarke, will be in Spalding to lead the discussion. Joining him will be Tom Brake MP, Liberal Democrat spokesperson on Exiting the European Union and International Trade, Amelia Womack, ...

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Calling the Spalding Gleed Girls class of 1971

Did you start Spalding Gleed Girls School in the early 1970s? If so Carol Smylie is looking for you.   Carol (was Gray) has made it her mission for 2018 to find her old school friends and organise a reunion. She is appealing for anyone who started the school in September 1970, 1971 or 1972 to get in touch. She ...

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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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Free gig! Album launch at record shop

A Pinchbeck musician will launch his album at a free afternoon gig at Uptown Vinyl Records. Roger Fullilove, who releases his album under the name Dodge Rogers, will play the record shop on Saturday, (April 7) at 1pm. Uptown Vinyl Records is not only the host of the show, as Roger’s album is also the first release on its newly ...

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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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Charity offers Ritz style Mother’s Day afternoon tea

The Pennygate Foundation is promising a taste of The Ritz this Mother’s Day (Sunday, March 11). Every year since its inception the Spalding community drop-in centre has held a special event to celebrate local mothers. This year is no exception as its doors open from 2pm to 4pm for a fantastic afternoon tea experience from just £5 per person. Brenda ...

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Get your tickets for the charity Lipstick and Champagne Ladies Ball in Spalding

Tickets and details have been released for this year’s St Barnabas Hospice Lipstick and Champagne Ladies Ball in Spalding. Booking ahead for Saturday, May 19, the charity ball will take place at Springfields Events Centre. Function band Starstruck Live will perform hits spanning from the 60s to today, and a there’ll be a disco. Vikki Allen, Community Fundraiser for St ...

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