Nights Out

Book ahead for critically acclaimed independent films in Spalding

The latest South Holland Centre cinema programme has been released and features a selection of independent films chosen by the Lincolnshire One Venues (LOV) Young People’s Programme arts network. The cinema listings up to the start of December are now out. Alongside mainstream films such as The Emoji Movie, Victoria and Abdul and Murder on the Orient Express, LOVFilm Project ...

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Two hours of nun fun with Sister Act stage show in Spalding

Spalding theatre group Act II will perform the stage version of Sister Act at the South Holland Centre. Director Karl Gernert describes the show as “two hours of unashamed fun” and he says the music by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors/Disney’s Beauty and The Beast) is “outstanding.” “They take the best bits of the film and add a great ...

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Hillbilly hoedown from Utah coming to Spalding

Americana band 3hattrio travel from Southern Utah to the South Holland Centre for a night of stripped-back, barnstorming music. As part of their UK tour, the group plays Spalding on Thursday, September 14. The band comprises singer and guitarist Hal Cannon, Greg Istock on acoustic bass and foot percussion, and the classically trained violinist Eli Wrankle. World music magazine Songlines ...

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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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Feel-good showing is highly-acclaimed

Fans of swinging jazz, blues or gospel are in line for a very special treat when highly-acclaimed words-and-music show Café Society Swing hits the Spalding stage later this month.     This feel good show tells the true story of ‘Café Society’, the first racially-desegregated jazz club in New York.   From 1938 to 1949, Café Society played host to ...

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Phil’s fond farewell marks momentous musical occasions

2017 is going to see some momentous occasions in Spalding’s musical history.     Not only is it 50 years since BBQ67 and the second Spalding Beer and Music Festival, but Zebra’s lead guitarist is playing in his last gig on Saturday night at The Granary in Long Sutton.   Phil (Walter Trout) Wright first played with the band 33 years ago and ...

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Top American roots band set to make South Holland debut

A top American roots band will be making their debut appearance at the South Holland Centre this month.     Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys play their maiden performance on Sunday, January 29, after two headline slots at the prestigious Celtic Connections Festival.   With roots in the Great Lakes State of Michigan and now based in Nashville, there is ...

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Win tickets to see all-star show at 60s spectacular

An all-star line-up will be featuring in the 60s Spectacular at the South Holland Centre next month – and we have two pairs of tickets to be won.   Live Promotions have put together an electrifying show for the event which takes place on Saturday, February 18.   Topping the bill are the fabulous Merseybeats who are regarded as one ...

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Acclaimed singer to visit Baptist Church as part of tour series

Acclaimed British singer and songwriter Philippa Hanna will be performing in Spalding next month.     The Sheffield-based singer will be bringing her Speed Of Light Acoustic Tour to the Spalding Baptist Church on Thursday, February 16, with doors opening at 7pm.   Her visit is part of a series of performances at church venues across the country following her ...

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From Hollywood and the West End to Spalding

Comedy fans have two chances to catch a fabulous gig by Iranian comedy legend Omid Djalili at the South Holland Centre next month.  The award-winning actor and stand-up superstar’s experience ranges from Hollywood to the West End stage plus a vast array of television, most recently appearing in Sky 1’s successful drama Lucky Man with James Nesbitt. His ‘Schmuck for ...

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Touring band to visit Pinchbeck

One of Britain’s hardest working touring bands is coming to play at Pinchbeck Village Hall on Friday, December 2.   Diss-based rockers Walkway play upwards of 130 gigs a year all over the country.   They have supported some of the biggest names on the music scene including The Darkness, Black Stone Cherry, Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake), Graham Bonnet (Rainbow) and ...

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Award winners hope to be a cut above the rest

A multi award-winning roadshow will be visiting the South Holland Centre this month. The Demon Barbers XL will be bringing their Disco At The Tavern tour to the Market Place venue on Friday, October 14. They arrive in Spalding on the back of high-profile shows at Glastonbury Festival and five-star reviews for their two-week run at Edinburgh Fringe. The part-gig, ...

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Naturalist talks about his book

Renowned naturalist and TV presenter Simon King visits Bookmark on Wednesday to talk about his book NatureWatch.   Simon is one of the world’s leading experts in fieldcraft, wildlife watching and photography techniques. He has worked as a natural history filmmaker for almost 30 years on TV programmes such as Planet Earth, Life and Blue Planet.   In NatureWatch, Simon ...

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Only Way Is Essex star in Spalding

Spalding nightclub Loaded welcomes another reality TV star to the venue next month. James “Lockie” Locke, from The Only Way Is Essex, will be partying with the crowds as Loaded hosts the TOWIE wrap party on Saturday, September 3. Other events lined up at the venue include Loaded’s 12th birthday celebration and the A-level results party. There will also be ...

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What a farce unfolding in Crowland – feathers will fly!

Crowland Amateur Dramatic Society is ready to take to the stage at South View Primary School with the farce Flying Feathers on Friday and Saturday.(June 10 and 11) Rehearsals have been something of a rollercoaster with the leading lady having to pull out through ill health. A spokesman said: “We were delighted a week later when one of the young ladies ...

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Share stories of Brian’s adventures

Join Brian Blessed, actor and explorer, who will be live on stage at the South Holland Centre in Spalding on Thursday, June 9. Brian will be sharing tales of his adventures to the North Pole, climbing Everest, training as a cosmonaut and more. A seasoned Shakespearian actor and well known film and TV personality, Brian’s credits include seasons with the ...

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Mischief maker Jack Jones is latest celebrity at Loaded

Loaded Nightclub and Lounge, on Westlode Street, Spalding, has  announced it’s latest celeb appearance – Youtube and Facebook sensation, Jack Jones. Made famous for his pranks, dares and mischief, Jack is to appear at the popular venue on Saturday. Venue manager Dave Charlesworth said “Jack Jones is a huge name, known for his pranks and stunts in public, and to ...

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Soul night

A Northern Soul/Motown & 60’s Vinyl Soul Night takes place at Holbeach Community Centre on Saturday. In aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital, the event runs from 7.30pm to midnight. Admission is £5 on the night or tickets are available from Let’s Get You Moving and Escape Hair Salon, both in Holbeach, JK Sheds in Crowland or by calling 01406 ...

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Geordie Shore star at Loaded

Aaron Chalmers, star of popular MTV reality show Geordie Shore, is set to appear at Loaded Nightclub on Saturday, April 23. Aaron, who has been an integral member of the Geordie Shore family since season eight, is a popular character and follows in the footsteps of co-stars Gary “Gaz” Beadle and Holly Hagan, who have both appeared at Loaded. Aaron ...

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Real ale fans meeting in Surfleet

The Fenland branch of CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) is having a social/committee meeting at The Crown Inn at Surfleet on Tuesday, April 5. Members and non-members are welcome (7.30pm start). Meanwhile, the next monthly walk is at Sutterton on Sunday, April 17. Meet in the Market Square for 10.30am. Further details at www.fenland.camra.org.uk

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