Things to do

Film review: Batman v Superman – Dawn of Justice

I’ve been looking forward to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice for what seems like an eternity. Not because I’m a DC Comics fan or a low-rent film critic, but simply because it’s an idea that just interests me. We’ve all probably seen a Batman or Superman film over the years (there are plenty), but they’ve never been on the ...

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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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Romany museum gives a glimpse of gypsy life

You don’t need to go far to find a fun, interesting and educational way to spend a few hours this Easter holidays. The Gordon Boswell Romany Museum is a gem hidden right here in South Holland – introducing visitors to a glimpse of a bygone age and the Romany lifestyle and traditions. At the museum you can see a collection ...

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Film review: 10 Cloverfield Lane (12A)

I was a big fan of the original Cloverfield, which was essentially Godzilla meets The Blair Witch Project. There’s just something cool about watching a monster wreak havoc in a traditional world setting – and the Matt Reeves-directed original was one of my favourite films of that particular year. Fast forward eight years and 10 Cloverfield Lane showed a lot ...

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Bluegrass band from the USA

The Railsplitters South Holland Centre, Spalding Thursday, April 7, 8pm Tickets £12.50, £11.50 and £7.50 Box office 01775 764777 www.southhollandcentre.co.uk Working out of the Colorado Rockies and renowned across America for their exhilarating performances, The Railsplitters have made a huge impact in recent times. Playing with the kind of grace and confidence expected from their elders, they have a depth ...

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Country tribute act

The Country Superstars Experience comes to the Cresset, Peterborough on Friday (March 25). This show is hosted by Sarah Jayne who has been performing as Dolly Parton for over 22 years. Sarah Jayne and award winning vocal impersonator Andy Crust take us on a journey through time meeting some of the most influential icons who shaped country music. The show features ...

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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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Fun Easter egg hunt

Enjoy a fun-filled family day out at Thorpe Hall’s Easter Egg Hunt on Good Friday. The Easter Bunny will be hiding piles of eggs in the gardens and, to mark the hospice’s 25th anniversary, there’ll be some special silver eggs among them. There’ll be a host of activities on the day – young visitors can have their faces painted and ...

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Easter egg-citement at Frampton Marsh reserve

You are in for a fun-filled Easter holiday at RSPB Frampton Marsh, with a whole clutch of special activities. All through the school break, you can turn detective and try to crack the clues on the Easter egg hunt. After picking up an entry sheet from the visitor centre, you follow the tricky trail and unscramble the puzzle. If you ...

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Go back to the 90s with KLFM

From the team that brings you Back To The 80s – West Norfolk’s biggest and best 80s night – comes KLFM’s Nothing But The 90s. Remember Girl Power, Britpop Swagger and Blind Date on your TV? KLFM will bring a taste of everyone’s favourite decade to the King’s Lynn Corn Exchange on Friday, April 1. With top notch DJ sets ...

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Easter fun with Alice and her Wonderland friends

Alice in Wonderland Baytree Nurseries Garden Centre, Weston Wednesday, March 30 to Sunday, April 10, 11am, 1.30pm and 4pm. Tickets £5 www.baytreetheatre.co.uk Following their sell out production of Jungle Book, Hammond Feel the Magic return to Baytree Nurseries Garden Centre this Easter with a brand new production of Alice in Wonderland which will be presented in the Baytree Theatre. The ...

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Film review: The Divergent Series – Allegiant (12A)

Against all of the odds, I’ve actually quite enjoyed the Divergent films so far. Sure, the series doesn’t really bring anything all that new to the table with its post-apocalyptic setting and young adult (YA) cast, but it has at least been watchable so far. I’m invested in the main characters and am interested to see how the story ends, ...

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Equestrian car boot sale

Horse riders will be able to pick up a bargain at an equestrian car boot sale. Four Winds Equestrian Centre at West Pinchbeck will hold the event on Friday (March 18) to go towards the costs of buying mirrors for its arena. Sellers can set up in the floodlit arena from 5pm with buyers arriving from 5.30pm. Pitches are £5 in ...

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Oh what a night at Cresset

Bye Bye Baby – The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons The Cresset, Peterborough Friday, April 1 Tickets £20/£19 Box office: 01773 265705 Bye Bye Baby takes you back in time on a musical journey through the career of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, whose songs graced such films as The Deer Hunter, Dirty Dancing and Grease. ...

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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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Audiences will want more

The Remarkable Tale of Oliver Twist – by Red Earth Theatre South Holland Centre, Spalding Tuesday, 1pm Tickets £7.50 Box Office 01775 764777 www.southhollandcentre.co.uk Everyone has heard of Oliver Twist, the small Victorian boy who dared to ask for more. And on Tuesday Red Earth Theatre bring the original story of the famous orphan to the South Holland Centre stage. ...

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Film review: London Has Fallen (15)

As mindless action films go, I quite enjoyed 2013’s Olympus Has Fallen. For those of you that didn’t catch the Antoine Fuqua-directed offering, it featured a devastating attack on The White House – and some pretty awesome action sequences. It also saw agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler – 300) drop a lot of bodies in a bid to rescue the ...

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What’s On: March 10-16

TODAY South Holland Healthy Walks, 10.30am, Holbeach Services Club. 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 Holland Centre, Spalding, £3.50. 1st Holbeach Brownies, 5.30pm-6.45pm, 01406 424084. Fitness ...

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Wendy and Alison are first winners at this year’s South Holland Open Arts exhibition

Two artists are celebrating after winning awards at this year’s South Holland Open Arts exhibition. Best Newcomer, chosen by the judges, was Wendy Jones Dabrowska for her painting ‘Room With a View’. And the winner of the Best Photography prize was Alison Loakes for ‘Ketton Quarry’. Visitors to the exhibition can vote for their favourite artwork by filling out voting ...

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Film review: Grimsby (15)

I had very mixed feelings ahead of watching Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest film Grimsby. Over the years I’ve loved some of his work, most notably Ali G and Borat – two of the funniest characters I can remember during my youth. It was also something of a novelty to be heading to watch a film named after a place that ...

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