Events

Young creatives in South Holland get chance to shine with mini-festival

Youngsters who want to get into the arts have the chance to plan, organise, perform at or run a mini-festival at the South Holland Centre. South Holland Centre’s Youth Takeover Team and Lincolnshire One Venues network host the Emerge project that aims to give young people a start in the arts. The scheme will also offer an arts award. “There ...

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Your friendly neighbourhood spider-men: Spalding band I Got Spiders

Ahead of their gig on Friday night (December 15), we pinned down Spalding punk-rock band I Got Spiders who explained their new genre of music – grapple punk. We find I Got Spiders rehearsing in their Spalding lair in preparation for the gig at The Black Swan with Peterborough Polish punk group The Moonshiners and Peterborough alt-rockers The Deadites. Local ...

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Remember those who didn’t return

This weekend sees a raft of Remembrance Sunday events taking place right across South Holland. Pinchbeck: On Sunday there will be a service at the Baptist Church from 10.30am. The service at St Mary’s Church, Pinchbeck, beings at 10.45am. The parade will leave the village hall at 10:30 and then proceed to church. After the service, wreaths will be laid ...

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Lincs songwriter competition and award-winning artists at free folk awards in Spalding

The prestigious Song For Lincolnshire competition will for the first time be held in Spalding. Hosted by BBC Radio Lincolnshire, the event is in its 23rd year and features live performances from the finalists, as well as sets from professional bands. Proceeds from the evening will go towards the Children In Need charity and the event will be broadcast live ...

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A ghostly play in a suitably spooky Ayscoughfee Hall

A novel Halloween happening takes place in the spooky surroundings of an old hall this weekend. The Ghostly Tales show at Ayscoughfee Hall Museum in Spalding will feature a 41-strong cast and ghost story telling a local legend. Written and performed by theatre group Act II, Ghostly Tales tells six spooky stories suitable for secondary school age and up. Act ...

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Smashing pumpkin parade autumn fun in Spalding

The Pumpkin Parade returns this Friday, October 13, with fun for all the family. The annual South Holland District Council Pumpkin Parade celebrates everything autumnal with parades and games. This Friday evening, families in fancy dress will parade through Spalding in a celebration of the fun side of the season. Festivities begins at 11am and run all day to 8pm. ...

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Singing for Life to raise hospice cash

A group of South Holland women will be adding their voices to a charity concert later this month. Sing for Life will raise money for Sue Ryder’s Thorpe Hall Hospice in Peterborough. The gala will be at The Cresset, Peterborough, on Sunday, October 21 and more than 100 specially-recruited singers will take part in the fundraiser. Tickets are available via ...

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Coffee, cake and charity at Macmillan’s Biggest Coffee Morning 2017

The only thing finer than coffee and cake is coffee and cake for a good cause. So choose your venue for the Macmillan Big Coffee Morning on Friday, September 29. Across the district, cafes, libraries and community hubs are hosting coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Research. Pick your place and turn up for good food, a cup of ...

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Donington parade to remember the fallen

A parade to remember the 1st Parachute Squadron Royal Engineers takes place in Donington on Sunday. The 1st Parachute Squadron Royal Engineers were billeted in Donington for nine months before departing for The Battle of Arnhem, known as Operation Market Garden and made famous by the film A Bridge Too Far. The parade will set off from the Market Place ...

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Add your Fenland tale to a collection by mobile historian

Historian and musician Danny Pedler (pictured) is touring South Holland on the mobile library to collect Fenland stories. As part of the project Field and Dyke: Your Fenland Stories, he will tour the district playing folk songs and tunes from South Lincolnshire. He will be collecting memories, anecdotes and tales from the area to inspire future projects. The sessions are ...

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Spalding Folk club serves up The Teacups

Folk festival favourites The Teacups will play Spalding Folk Club on Wednesday, September 6. The a capella group will bring to town their “murder ballads, exotic shanties and traditional songs of love and loss” that make up their second album, Of Labour and Love. The Teacups perform traditional folk music alongside their own original songs. They are another young group ...

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Young creatives get chance to run a new arts festival in Spalding

Youngsters who want to get into the arts have the chance to plan, organise, perform at or run a mini-festival at the South Holland Centre. South Holland Centre’s Youth Takeover Team and Lincolnshire One Venues network host the Emerge project that aims to give young people a start in the arts. The scheme will also offer an arts award. “There ...

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Up to 10,000 people at Spalding 1940s weekend event

Record crowds were in Spalding over the weekend when the clock was turned back to the wartime years. It was the era of ration books, Lindy Hops and the dreaded Doodlebugs. But visitors were In the Mood when they dressed in their finest for the occasion. The 1940s event held at Ayscoughfee Hall saw around 10,000 people enjoy the sunshine ...

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Two years of jive dance classes

Jive dance couple Claire and Neil Seabrook celebrate two years of their company Boston Jive with a sold-out show at the South Holland Centre. Claire and Neil teach retro 40s and 50s dancing across South Holland five nights a week. To celebrate two years of Boston Jive, the couple have put on a dance night at the South Holland Centre ...

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Celebs score slots on charity football team

Famous faces from the likes of The X-Factor, Liverpool Football Club, Emmerdale and I’m A Celebrity will form an all-star football team in Holbeach Bank this Saturday (August 12). The Charity Football Tournament Family Fun Day will be held at Holbeach Bank Football Club. Local team Growers United will be led by Liverpool FC legend Alan Kennedy. The opposing team ...

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Village halls are at the heart of the community

Reasonable rental rates and a clear space suitable for almost all events put village halls at the heart of their local community. The diverse events on offer at our local hubs – from exercise classes to film clubs – are testament to the creative and community-minded organisers who book the space. Whaplode Village Hall is an excellent example of a ...

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Getting South Holland walking for health

A scheme aimed at getting more people in South Holland walking has celebrated its tenth anniversary. The Walking for Health initiative held a special event at the South Holland Centre which was attended by 130 walk leaders and volunteers. New members are always welcome to join the club which has eight walking clubs across the district offering 13 walks. A ...

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Wartime aircraft to fly over Ayscoughfee 1940s event

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will once again fly over Spalding this weekend. Spectacular flypasts of iconic World War Two aircraft will thrill people of all ages this Saturday and Sunday. The era of the war years, big bands and ration books will be vividly brought back to life at Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens. The historic Spalding venue ...

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Men’s Shed South Holland – a place to socialise

Individuals are being invited to get involved in a new project designed to create a community shed where they can get together, socialise and share skills. The new Men’s Shed South Holland project seeks to create a shared space to work on individual or group projects in a friendly environment. The next meeting is on Friday, March 31, at 2pm ...

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International stars to wrestle at Holbeach

The high-flyers and the bad guys descend on Holbeach Community Centre next month for another night of international professional wrestling action.     The family-friendly show will feature championship and tag team tournament matches at the Fishpond Lane venue on Saturday, March 4.   Wrestlers scheduled to appear include ‘The Sellout’ Leo Addison, Notorious Kris Navarro, Mad Dog Maxx, Hotshot Scotty ...

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