Events

Spalding lights up for Pumpkin Parade

Spalding will come to life on Friday as the Pumpkin Parade comes to town once again. The ever popular family event will see a host of attractions throughout the day, including live entertainment from local artists, charity market, themed activities and competitions. Live acts include Diamondz DG, The Bourne Borderers and Zebra. The day will be rounded off with the ...

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What’s On: October 1-7

TODAY South Holland Healthy Walks, 10.30am, Holbeach Services Club. Meet your Health Trainer, 9am-4pm, Sutton Bridge Community Centre, 07532 236616. Holbeach and Spalding Explorers: Spalding, 7pm-9pm; Holbeach 7.15pm-9.15pm, 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 ...

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Wrestling night fun for all the family

The high-flyers and the bad guys descend on Holbeach Community Centre on Saturday, October 10 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 “Dangerous” Danny Steel, Captain Rick Wildfire, Mad Dog Maxx, Johnny Thunder, Big Paulie and many more. Tickets for ...

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Harvest fun for families in store at Spalding Pumpkin Festival

Families are being urged to make Spalding Pumpkin Festival another big hit. The annual event takes place on Friday, October 9, with the pumpkin parade (6.30pm from Sheep Market) and fireworks display (Market Place, 7.30pm) the highlights. There’s also daytime entertainment from 11am including a charity market, street entertainment, activities and competitions. In the evening, there will be live entertainment ...

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Need help researching family past?

The Fenland Family History Society is holding a Family History Day on Saturday. The event runs from 10am until 4.30pm at St Peter’s Church Hall in Wisbech. There will be the chance to get help from experienced researchers and Family History Society stands offering books, CDs and advice. There will be two special Sessions in Wisbech Library – Martin Edwards ...

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Foodbank and hospital trust to talk at South Holland Voluntary Sector forum

Two South Holland-based not-for-profit organisations are to share details of the work they do. Presentations from Agape Foodbank and the Lighthouse Projects and Holbeach and East Elloe Hospital Trust form part of this month’s South Holland Voluntary Sector forum. The free forum is an opportunity for charities, community groups and not-for-profit organisations to meet up, share information and promote their ...

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A taste of Italy comes to Spalding

Italia in Piazza, the real Italian food market comes to Spalding on Sunday. The market will be held in Sheepmarket from 10am to 4pm. The Italian Piazza Market sells real Italian food from genuine Italians, all served with a smile, including some of the best cured meats and cheese you will ever taste. If you are a real “foodie”, you ...

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Chance to see traditional farm vehicles at working weekend

The annual Fenland Working Weekend takes place in Branches Lane, Fleet, this Saturday and Sunday. This popular event, held near Holbeach, attracts many tractors with farming machinery plus many farming enthusiasts who are able to take their tractors and machines along to plough and cultivate the fields in the traditional way. The event is open to both exhibitors and those ...

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Autumn show offers fun for all

Lutton Autumn Show takes place on Saturday at the village hall. Organised by Sneath’s Mill Trust the show runs from 2pm to 4.30pm. This fun, informal event aims to celebrate the quality of local crafts and produce, while bringing people together for a fun afternoon. Entries are to be staged from 9.30am to 11am and there are certificates for each ...

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Modelling show hopes to inspire

The Fenland and Spalding Model Club holds its annual Wings and Things Show at the weekend. The show is on Sunday from 10am to 4pm, at Spalding High School, Stonegate, Spalding. Admission is £2 for adults and £1 for children and OAPs, with all proceeds this year going to the Spalding Hospice Foundation. Model clubs from around the country will ...

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What’s on – September 10-16

TODAY South Holland Healthy Walks, 10.30am, Holbeach Services Club. Meet your local Health Trainer, 9am­4pm, Sutton Bridge Community Centre, 07532 236616. Holbeach and Spalding Explorers: Spalding, 7pm­9pm; Holbeach 7.15pm­9.15pm. Open to 14­ to 18-year- olds, www.handsscouts.com Tots and Carers Group, 9am­11.30am, Moulton Village Hall. Vitality classes, Broad Street Methodist Church Hall, Spalding, 11.30am-12.30pm and 1.45pm­2.45pm; Weston Village Hall, 2pm­3pm, £1.50, ...

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Pumping station open to public

On Friday and Saturday, the Pode Hole Pumping Station and Pinchbeck Engine Museum will be open to the public from 10am to 4pm as part of Heritage Open Days. Welland and Deepings Internal Drainage Board open Pode Hole Pumping Station to the public just once a year. At Pinchbeck Engine, the 1833 Beam Engine which powers the wooden Scoop wheel ...

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Hovenden gala offers fun for all

The Hovenden House gala has been resurrected and takes place on Sunday, from noon to 4pm. This was a massively popular event until 2009 when the last gala took place. Attractions at the Fleet-based Leonard Cheshire home will include crafts, games, a raffle, classic cars and bikes. Admission is £5 per car. All money raised will go to the residents’ ...

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Theatre: What’s on (September 3-9)

South Holland Centre, Spalding Box office: 01775 764777 NT Live: The Beaux’ Strategem Today (Thursday), 7pm Street Dance Monday, 5pm Blackfriars Arts Centre, Boston Box office: 01205 363108 Absolution – Revue Bar Show Tomorrow (Friday), 7.30pm Heritage Opera presents La Traviata Saturday, 7.30pm Stamford Arts Centre Box office 01780 763203 Philippa Massey Talks – Poetry/Talks Today (Thursday), 7.30pm Harmonica workshop ...

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80s disco night in aid of charities

There will be a charity 80s disco night at the South Holland Centre, Spalding, on Saturday, September 26. The event runs from 7.30pm to 1am and is in aid of Breast Cancer Care, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and Ovarian Cancer Action. Tickets cost £12, fancy dress is optional and there will be a raffle and grand prize draw on the ...

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Something for all at Moulton Park show

Moulton Park Country Show takes place on Sunday with plenty on offer to keep the family happy. The show, which is now in its 20th year, starts at 9am and attractions include vintage tractors, a classic car show, an arts and crafts fair and vintage fair rides. For the children, entertainment includes a clown, pony rides, bouncy castles and face ...

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Chance to meet Kev the Minion

The Market House Photography Group is holding two special events this weekend. On Saturday there will be a Photography Day at the Market House in Long Sutton. At 9.30am the winners of the Lincolnshire Churches Competition announced. This is followed by a photography presentation by award-winning photographer Jamie Hall from 11am to 1pm. Then from 1.30pm to 3.30pm, there will ...

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Theatre: What’s on (Aug 20-26)

Stamford Arts Centre Box office 01780 763203 Theatre In A Week! Today (Thursday), 10am and Friday, 11am Summer Recitals – organ recital by Nigel Stark Today (Thursday), 1.05pm Paint A Pot With Tooty Monday, 10.30am and 2pm Superheroes Drama Sessions Tuesday and Wednesday, 10am Othello – RSC – Satellite Screenings Wednesday, 7pm The Key Theatre, Peterborough Box office: 01733 207239 ...

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Chance to take part in working weekend

The annual Fenland Working Weekend takes place in Branches Lane, Fleet, over the weekend of September 19 and 20. This popular event, held near Holbeach, attracts many tractors with farming machinery plus many farming enthusiasts who are able to take their tractors and machines along to plough and cultivate the fields in the traditional way. The event is open to ...

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Tasty food and drink event in Spalding this weekend

The Spalding Festival of Food and Drink is ready to welcome visitors this weekend (August 29 and 30). Spalding and District Area Chamber of Commerce is keen to promote the “culinary delights” of the district and is staging the festival weekend on Saturday and Sundayat South Holland District Council offices in Priory Road, Spalding. Trade exhibitors will be showcasing their ...

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