Nights Out

Films for all at the South Holland Centre

There’s something for all the family as the South Holland Centre screens several films this week. Acclaimed director Wes Anderson’s latest comedy The French Dispatch is on every night at 7.30pm from Friday to Sunday. As with all of his films it’s a quirky, star-studded romp about an American newspaper in an almost dream-like French city in the 20th century. ...

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Film review: Eternals (12A)

When it comes to the films in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (MCU), you’re probably either enjoying every one by now… or simply sick to the back teeth of them. The inter-linked movies are hugely successful and attract some of the world’s biggest names, but can often be accused of following a similar formula. That’s simply not the case with Marvel’s Eternals, ...

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Pick up a pint in the pop-up pub at West Pinchbeck Village Hall

By Nigel Chapman How does a pint and the chance to play a traditional pub game sound? Well, that’s what’s being offered in a new pop-up pub at West Pinchbeck Village Hall this month. Families are being encouraged to support the move by enjoying time in a friendly atmosphere. The licensed bar will have beers, lagers and ciders as well ...

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Zebra’s annual Halloween ‘Spooktacular’ event proves to be monster hit

A Spalding band’s regular ‘Spooktacular’ proved a success and raised hundreds of pounds in memory of a woman who died from a brain aneurysm. On Saturday (October 30) Zebra’s annual Halloween special returned with the group of musicians playing a free ball at The Deepings Stage. And this year was a poignant one as part of the £300 raised on ...

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Jazz quartet brings Joy to South Holland

Pianist, singer and composer Joy Ellis finally comes to the South Holland Centre tonight (Thursday, November 4). The London based musician accompanied by her quartet of Pedro Velasco on guitar; Amy Baldwin on double bass; and Adam Osmianski on drums play the Spalding venue in a rescheduled date. The tour was originally meant to be in support of her second ...

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Byrne’s bonfire night bonanza

If you want extra fizz on your bonfire night, a household name comedian is launching into Spalding. Live At The Apollo and Mock The Week star Ed Byrne finally brings his If I’m Honest tour to the South Holland Centre on (Friday, November 5). The show has been years in the making (largely due to half the shows being postponed ...

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Film review: Dune 3D (12A)

There are plenty to choose from given that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a backlog of blockbusters, but Dune is the film I’ve been most looking forward to this year. Based on the hugely popular 1965 science-fiction novel by American author Frank Herbert, the combination of director Denis Villeneuve – of Bladerunner 2049 fame – and a loaded cast made ...

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St Nicolas Players in spooky production

Spooky goings on at Spalding Services and Social Club on High Street, don’t end with the Halloween disco this year. November 4, 5 and 6 sees St Nicolas Players present a seasonal ghostly treat with their play Spirit Level, a supernatural comedy by Pam Valentine. Spirit Level has an ever-bickering ghostly married couple evoke the strange power of their even ...

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Byrne is back on the stage

One of the UK’s finest observational comics finally continues his nationwide, biggest tour to date as Ed Byrne gets back on the road this autumn. Join him at the South Holland Centre, Spalding, on Friday, November 5, as he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has any traits that are worth passing on ...

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The return to the dance floor

For the first time in 16 months dancers returned to the floor of a Spalding nightclub in the early hours of Monday morning. XO was booked out in advance as restrictions were lifted at the Westlode Street venue. DANPICS ©Stephen Daniels/DANPICS 19/07/2021 Owner Matt Clarke, said: “There was a lot more demand than we thought and everyone just seemed to ...

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Horror nights of fun in Spalding

Visitors to the Spalding Sessions House will be in for a horrifyingly good time in the run-up to Halloween. The former courthouse has been transformed into a terrifying experience with ghosts, ghouls and a cast of actors guaranteed to test the bravery of visitors to the event – which is open for bookings. Owner Oliver Sneath has been creating a ...

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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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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: Fifty Shades Freed (18)

I’ll be honest with you from the outset, the first two entries in the Fifty Shades of Grey series are among the worst films I’ve seen. I’ve never really bought into the story, while the dialogue between lead characters Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and Ana Steele (Dakota Johnson) goes way beyond cringeworthy. While there was always likely to be sex ...

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Jive classes for beginners in Pinchbeck

Anyone looking to get active in the New Year can try their feet at jive dancing as a new beginners’ class opens in Pinchbeck. Run by Boston Jive, aka Claire and Neil Seabrook, the classes teach jive and swing dance, to the backbeat of good old-fashioned rock and roll. Claire, who teaches across the county said: “Thursday nights are now ...

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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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Fancy dress fans – get your freak (makeup) on in Long Sutton this Saturday

Long Sutton’s Ruby’s and Diamonds Party Boutique is staying open late this Saturday (October 28) for Circue De La Sinister, its day of “face art and special FX”. The shop’s facepainting, costume and prosthetics experts will be on hand to transform visitors into the zombie, ghoul, Gruffalo or any other creature they want to be this Halloween. Costumes will also ...

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Spalding panto cast revealed: tickets selling fast

The cast has been revealed for this year’s pantomime at the South Holland Centre and tickets are selling fast, organisers say. Aladdin is produced by Polka Dot Pantomimes and stars Vince Williams as Widow Twankey. Panto regulars will recognise Vince from his turn as Dame in the 2016 production. Josh Davis plays Aladdin and the Genie is played by West ...

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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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