Things to do

Review: Godzilla’s top of the food chain

Godzilla 3D review (12A) The hype surrounding Godzilla’s latest stampede into cinemas has been huge – and I’m pleased to say that it delivers…big time. Forget what you think you known about the King Kaiju, there’s no cheesy nonsense to be found here. Gareth Edwards’ action-packed epic comfortably stands up to the likes of Jaws and Jurassic Park when it comes ...

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What’s on – May 15-21

TODAY South Holland Singers, 7.30pm-9.30pm, St Paul’s Primary School, Queens Road, Spalding, 01775 761106. South Holland Healthy Walks, 10.30am, start and end at Holbeach Library, contact Donna Lill on 01522 870252. Moulton Seas End Youth Club, 6.30pm-8.30pm, £1.50 for ages seven to 16, contact Margaret Hains on 01406 371796. Meet your local Health Trainer, 9am-4pm, Sutton Bridge Community Centre, contact ...

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Chance to see Pearl Izumi Tour Series

The Pearl Izumi Tour Series enters its sixth season of unique team based cycle racing with ten towns and cities holding the only British domestic cycle race series to be televised on terrestrial TV. Round three of the series takes place in Peterborough on Tuesday. Timings are: support activities 2pm; Matrix Fitness Grand Prix 5.50pm; riders warm up 6.30pm; race ...

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Flower-themed family fun

Your little budding naturalists can blossom at the RSPB’s Frampton Marsh nature reserve on Sunday. Join in with the flower-themed family fun, with lots for your kids to do. You can make lovely blooms with “seed bombs” that add a splash of colour to your garden. There will also be free packets of seed for you to take away. If ...

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Come and Sing with Cantemus

Spalding-based chamber choir Cantemus invites you to join a special open rehearsal. Come and Sing with Cantemus takes place on Wednesday, May 21, from 7.30pm to 9pm at Ayscoughfee School, Spalding. If you would like to join in you need to email info@cantemus-spalding.com, with your name and your voice part (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass) by Tuesday, May 20. Then visit ...

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Concert not to be missed

Fairport Convention in concert South Holland Centre, Spalding Thursday, May 29, 8pm Tickets £20 Box Office 01775 764777 www.southhollandcentre.co.uk Legendary folk-rock outfit Fairport Convention will welcome the return of longest-serving member Dave Pegg on bass guitar when the band visits Spalding during its UK spring tour. Dave will take the stage with fellow band members Simon Nicol (vocals, guitar), Ric ...

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Get your laughing gear round this

Funhouse Comedy Club South Holland Centre, Spalding, Friday, May 30, 8.30pm Tickets £10 in advance, £12.50 on the door Box office: 01775 764777 A great night of comedy in the centre’s top floor function hall. Bar open from 7.30pm. If you’ve not tried Funhouse Comedy Club yet, how about making May the month you do? The function hall is transformed ...

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Worth a watch… but a little low on laughs

Bad Neighbours (15) review We’ve all had neighbours that have tested our patience over the years – but Bad Neighbours takes that nightmare to the next level. Imagine this scenario: you’ve just pumped all of your life savings into buying a house for your partner and child…only for a rowdy fraternity of lads to move in next door. That’s the ...

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Marvel’s best film in years is coming to Spalding

The best action movie of 2014 so far rolls into town this week – and Captain America: The Winter Soldier is one you’ll not want to miss at the South Holland Centre. Chris Evans returns as Marvel hero Captain America in what is easily the franchise’s best offering since 2012’s juggernaut Avengers Assemble. If you’re a fan of these comic ...

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Ready for war

RSC Live: Henry IV Part 1 South Holland Centre, Spalding Wednesday, May 14, 7pm Tickets £13 (£11.50) Box Office 01775 764777 A live screening direct from the stage at Stratford-Upon-Avon. With his crown under threat from enemies both foreign and domestic, Henry IV prepares for war. Having deposed the previous king, he is only too aware of the tenuousness of ...

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Bad Girls back on stage

Bad Girls – The Musical Wednesday to Saturday, May 21-24, 7.30pm South Holland Centre, Spalding Tickets £12 (£10) Box office: 01775 764777 Performed by Spalding Amateur Dramatic & Operatic Society. Set in HMP Larkhall, this is the story of new Wing Governor Helen Stewart and her battles with old guard Jim Fenner and his sidekick Sylvia Hollamby, as well as ...

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Evening of music

The Simon and Garfunkel Story The Cresset, Peterborough Thursday, May 15 Tickets £18.50 Box Office: 01733 265705 Direct from London’s West End, award winning actor Dean Elliott (Buddy Holly in “Buddy – The Musical”) and a full cast of performers tell the compelling story of the greatest music duo of all time. Using both original photos and film footage, The ...

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What’s on – May 8-14

Today South Holland Singers, 7.30pm-9.30pm, St Paul’s Primary School, Queen’s Road, Spalding, 01775 761106. South Holland Healthy Walks, 10.30am, start at Holbeach Library, contact Donna Lill on 01522 870252. Moulton Seas End Youth Club, 6.30pm-8.30pm, £1.50 for ages 7-16, call Margaret on 01406 371796. Meet your local Health Trainer, 9am-4pm, Sutton Bridge Community Centre, contact Theresa on 07532 236616. Holbeach ...

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Pamper evening

Fancy a girls’ night out? Then get yourself along to Holbeach Bank Primary School on Friday night. The Friends of the School are hosting a pamper evening from 6.30pm-8.30pm. Attractions include cushions and bags, prom/wedding hair design, Indian head massage, hand massages and nail painting, foot massages, Bodyshop and Avon products, cupcakes, jewellery and children’s tutus. There will also be a ...

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Cash bingo

Holbeach Town Band holds its monthly bingo session tomorrow night. The event takes place at the WI Hall, Park Road, Holbeach, with eyes down at 7.30pm. The snowball has now reached £240, so why not try your luck? Money raised goes towards band funds.

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It’s Spalding’s first wedding festival

Plan your wedding in real festival style at Spalding’s Ayscoughfee Hall on Sunday, May 18. This unique day full of wedding planning fun will feature a wedding band, singer, entertainer, close-up magician and fanciful festival activities for all the family. There will also be a host of wedding shops offering their products, services and advice throughout the hall, wedding marquee ...

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Exhibition of Mixed Emotions

Mixed Emotions, a mixed media exhibition including painting, collage and photography by Ed Baxter is this month’s exhibition at the Geest Gallery, Spalding. Leaving Spalding in 1966, Ed attended art school initially to study graphic design and visual communication before moving on to study photography. He worked in London for many years as a creative advertising photographer before moving to ...

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Meet the monsters from Doctor Who

Doctor Who’s enemies are invading The Collection as part of Lincoln Inspired. Doctor Who’s most iconic enemies are joining forces to invade The Collection museum in Lincoln as part of a week-long celebration of the city’s cultural scene. Eight aliens and a special star guest from the cult TV show are making an appearance in the Monsters at the Collection ...

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Be quick to get your activity or event in Summer Fun brochure

South Holland District Council’s Summer Fun brochure is being compiled at the moment and submissions for inclusion are invited. Any community group, venue or organisation running arts, sports or cultural activities for children and/or young people in South Holland over the summer holidays can have their activities and events listed free of charge. The brochure is distributed to every pupil ...

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Vintage flying day brings colour and excitement to Fenland skies

With the number of landings and take-offs to rival a major airport, colour and aerial excitement were brought to Holbeach St Johns airfield by a feast of vintage aircraft. This year Fenland Aero Club’s annual Daffodil Fly-In was held in conjunction with a rally by the Vintage Aircraft Club (VAC) of Great Britain and stars of the event were undoubtedly ...

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