Events

Book talk

Bookmark is welcoming back bestselling historian Alison Weir to talk about her latest novel Katherine of Aragon, which she has based on extensive research and new theories. Alison will be at the Spalding store on Tuesday, May 17 at 7.15pm. Tickets are £3.50.

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Easter fun

Celebrating the spring with a festival of arts, crafts and wonderful pagan and magical wares, the Easter (Ostara) Festival takes place in Sutton Bridge. Organised by Rainbow Festivals, the event is at the Curlew Centre on Saturday, March 26, (11am-5pm). Attractions include arts and crafts, dragon, fantasy and fairy wares, jewellery, therapies and readings, soaps and candles, glass, ceramics and ...

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What’s on: February 25 to March 2

TODAY South Holland Healthy Walks, 10.30am, Holbeach Services Club. Holbeach and Spalding Explorers: Spalding, 7pm-9pm; Holbeach 7.15pm-9.15pm, 14-18 year olds, www.handsscouts.com Tots and carers, 9am-11.30am, Moulton Village Hall. Vitality classes, Broad Street Methodist Church Hall, Spalding, 11.30am-12.30pm and 1.45pm-2.45pm; Weston Village Hall, 2pm-3pm, £1.50, 01529 411941. Vibe Contemporary Youth Choir, 5.30pm-7pm, South Holland Centre, Spalding, £3.50. 1st Holbeach Brownies, 5.30pm-6.45pm, ...

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A night with Barry & Ron

An Evening with Barry Fry and Big Ron Atkinson is a night not to be missed. Join the lads at the Key Theatre on Thursday, March 3 (7.30pm) for what can only be described as a football fan’s great night out. Hear the stories about the dressing room fights, funny anecdotes about team selection and training, everything you would want ...

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Great family night out at wrestling

The high-flyers and the bad guys descend on Holbeach Community Centre on Saturday, March 5, for another night of international professional wrestling action. The show, which is family-friendly, will feature championship and tag team tournament matches. Wrestlers scheduled to appear include “The Sellout” Leo Addison, Notorious Kris Navarro, Mad Dog Maxx, Johnny Thunder, Big Paulie, Gino Denucci and many more. ...

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Snowdrop walks

St Mary’s Church in Whaplode is once again holding its popular Snowdrop Walks. Visitors can experience thousands of snowdrops in their natural setting in a secluded area of the churchyard, where there are also some very attractive aconites. Walks take place from 11.30am to 3.30pm on Saturday and Sunday, February 20 and 21 and Saturday and Sunday, February 27 and ...

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60s & 70s fundraiser

A charity event at Pinchbeck Village Hall will help the victims of the UK’s December floods. The 60s and 70s night is being held at the hall on Friday, February 19. Entertainment will include live music from 70s recording artist Fraz and there will be a disco and raffle. Doors open at 7.30pm and there will be a licensed bar. ...

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Pancakes and coffee

It will soon be Pancake Day and if you don’t fancy getting the frying pan out, Lorna Webb and her team of helpers are putting on a coffee and pancake morning on Tuesday, February 9, from 10am-12pm. The event will be held at Mrs Webb’s home, 2 Poachers Gate, Pinchbeck and everyone is welcome. Stalls will include cakes and preserves, ...

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Visit from crime writer

Elly Griffiths will be returning to Spalding store Bookmark to talk about the latest in her Norfolk-based crime series featuring forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway. Woman in Blue is set in Walsingham and has Ruth drawn into a series of murders targeting women priests. The event is on Thursday, February 11 at 7.15pm. Evenings with Elly are entertaining and enjoyable, so ...

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Coffee and chat event

With mental health issues affecting one in four people each year, no-one should be ashamed to talk about them. To help get people talking about mental health, Give It Some Fizz Fitness, Sports and Education is hosting a coffee morning at Ayscoughfee Hall for Time to Talk Day on Thursday, February 4th. The coffee morning will run from 10.30am to ...

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Charity ball in Spalding

Local WeightWatchers leaders Helen Webster and Jackie Briggs are organising a Valentine’s Ball to raise awareness and funds for the British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK. Helen said: “Jackie and I both have parents who have needed help and support from these charities and we wanted to give something back.” The ball is on February 20 at the South Holland ...

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Looking to spoil your pet?

Rainbow Festivals are holding a Festival of Gifts and Crafts for Pets in Sutton Bridge on Sunday. The event takes place at the Curlew Centre and runs from 10am to 4pm. There will be animal treats and cakes, therapy and treatment, pet portraits, pet soaps and coat care, collars and leads, bandanas, coats and bedding, grooming, stockings and gifts, doggy ...

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Spalding Christmas Market

Spalding Christmas Market takes place on Sunday, running from 10am to 4pm. There will be a fun fair in the Sheep Market car park and a contingent from the Salvation Army Band will be playing carols in Hall Place. There will be around 35 stalls selling items such as dream catchers and jewellery, Lincolnshire Poacher cheese, Victorian antiques, spirits and ...

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Church Christmas bazaar

St Norbert’s Church holds it Christmas bazaar on Saturday in the Church Hall, St Thomas’s Road, Spalding. The event, which is free to attend, starts at 1pm. With many stalls on offer selling preserves, jams, jewellery, crafts, cards and more, you’re bound to pick up some Christmas gifts. There’s a draw with the chance to win cash prizes of £100, ...

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Fun for all at Yule Festival

Get in the festive spirit by going along to the Yule Festival in Holbeach on Sunday. Organised by Rainbow Festivals, the event runs from 12pm to 5pm at Holbeach Community Centre. There will be live music from Whisky Before Breakfast, art and craft stalls, festive fun for little ones, hot roasted chestnuts, magical wares, home cooked food and a licensed ...

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Health and wellbeing event

On Friday Tonic Health is hosting a Health and Wellbeing evening put on by Spalding Health and Wellbeing (SHAW). There will be a range of holistic therapies, stalls and workshops including reflexology and Reiki tasters, handmade soaps, personal training, Tarot card readings, a Clairvoyant medium, psychic readings, traditional Chinese medicine, honey-based, natural skincare products, Forever Living products, homeopathy and Bowen therapy ...

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Get in the festive spirit at Christmas lights switch-on

Spalding’s Christmas lights will be switched on by the newly-crowned Tulip Queen on Saturday. The event, which has been organised by Tulip Radio, takes place In Hall Place from 10am. It includes the 2016 Tulip Queen competition, the School Choir Competition and a fun dog show. Entries are still being taken for the Tulip Queen competition, with the winner and ...

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I’m A Celebrity star switching on lights

The X Factor & I’m A Celebrity star Jake Quickenden will be kicking off Christmas at Springfields on Thursday (Oct 29) when he switches on the Christmas lights. With only ten weeks to go until Christmas, the event compared by Heart DJs Kev & Ros, will see Jake flick the switch and be available for autographs accompanied on the night by live ...

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Get your pencil out for Big Draw festival

Inspirational drawing workshops will take place at Ayscoughfee Hall with artist Rosie Redzia as part of the Big Draw Festival this month. South Holland District Council has worked in partnership with Transported to commission three drawing classes inspired by the Big Draw Festival’s theme of Every Drawing Tells a Story. Rosie, who is based in King Lynn and has worked ...

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French market will bring flavour of the continent to Bourne

A specialist French market will visit Bourne next week to give South Kesteven a flavour of the continent. A group of 14 traders will promote and sell French food, fashion and goods in Bourne outside the Corn Exchange in the market’s usual location, hosted by SKDC. Vintage music and family entertainers will welcome shoppers from 8am to 2pm. SKDC’s portfolio ...

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