Things to do

Explosive action saves the day for Pompeii

POMPEII 3D REVIEW I had high hopes for Pompeii 3D – and but for an improbable and overly cheesy romantic angle, it largely delivered. That’s because explosive action scenes and a strong showing from Kit Harington – John Snow to all of you Game of Thrones fans – in his first leading role on the big screen save the Paul ...

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What’s on May 1-7

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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Weekly events at Spalding’s Punchbowl

Wednesday, 8.30pm, quiz night. Last week’s winners were “The Good, the Bad and the Irish” with a score of 37/50, winning just under £20. To enter just turn up on the night. Cost £1 per head and no limit per team. Thursday is karaoke. Sing your heart out from 8pm till midnight, with Pete and Steph. Friday is the best ...

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Sounds of the 60s at Punchbowl with Soul Summit

There’s always something going on at Spalding’s Punchbowl and the Bank Holiday weekend is no exception. As well as all the usual mix of karaoke and great music, the weekend will reach a peak on Sunday with a live performance by Soul Summit. The band is the Midlands, Lincolnshire and east coast’s premier 60s soul and motown band. They are ...

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Colourful day out at parrot zoo

If you are looking for something to do with the kids this Bank Holiday you may want to consider the Parrot Zoo, just a few miles down the road at Friskney. The attraction cares for one of the largest collections of parrots in the UK, but there’s loads more than just the colourful birds to see. You will discover a ...

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Parade will live on with Tulipmania

Although there is no Spalding Flower Parade this year, there will still be plenty to see and do at Springfields Festival Gardens and Events Arena over the May Bank Holiday weekend. The charity organisation, Springfields Horticultural Society has for many years been the main organiser of the Flower Parade, and the Society’s Events Arena was the start and end point ...

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Galleries open to put art on the map

Professional artists and crafts people across South Holland will open their studios to the public for the annual Lincolnshire Art on the Map event. Lincolnshire is subdivided into five cluster groups West Lindsey, Wolds and Coast, Lincoln, the Vales and (our South Holland area), The Fens. Artists and makers invite members of the public to use a specially created directory ...

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Dambuster concert

Kirton Brass Band will be paying tribute to the Dambusters with their latest concert. The Dambuster Concert will be held on Saturday, May 17 from 7pm to 10pm at Spalding Parish Church. During the evening there will be light refreshments and a raffle. Admission is £5 on the door. For more details contact 01775 766113.

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Learn about old mill

There’s a chance to find out about the restoration work being carried out on the Grade I listed Sneath’s Mill at Lutton Gowts, Long Sutton. The mill – a site of special architectural interest – is hosting an open day on Sunday, May 11. Children are welcomed and there will be entertainment and a picture to colour in. Visitors are ...

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P-P-P-party with the penguins

Many Penguins? Thursday, May 15, 1.30pm and 3pm South Holland Centre, Spalding Tickets £5.50 Box office: 01775 764777 Frozen Charlotte presents a penguintastic show for children aged one to four. Come to the party and find out how many penguins are too many penguins? Mr Polaro thinks that one is more than enough, thank you very much. Penguina wants someone ...

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Enjoy a musical journey

Mike Freeman and Tania Opland South Holland Centre Lounge Bar, Spalding Wednesday, May 7, 8.15pm Admission is £6 on the door/£5 members Box office: 01775 764777. Spalding Folk Club presents an evening of music from all over the world! Mike and Tania between them play guitar, hammer dulcimer, ocarina, hurdy-gurdy, Native American flute, cittern and fiddle and Tania sings in ...

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Belly laughs and big rhythms from Mugenkyo

Mugenkyo Thursday, May 8, 7.30pm King’s Lynn Corn Exchange Tickets £20 (£17.50) Box office: 01553 764864. Thundering rhythms on huge taiko drums, mysterious masked choreography with inventive lighting, muscular synchronisation timed to perfection, post-apocalyptic martial imagery and infectious belly laugh humour – all in a spellbinding display of sheer athleticism. Feel the energy and experience the power of this unique ...

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Tribute act ready to rock at Key Theatre

Letz Zep Friday, May 9, 7.30pm Key Theatre, Peterborough Tickets £17 (£15 concessions) Box office: 01733 207239 There are many bands that copy the greats of old, but only few do justice to what the legends have created, let alone add an individual touch. British Letz Zep belong to this small minority that is not only authentic, but original. Led ...

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See Wilde ‘in the flesh’

The Trials of Oscar Wilde Thursday, May 8, 8pm Stamford Arts Centre Tickets £12 (£10) £8.50 for students & groups Box office: 01780 763203. An exciting new production which dramatises the libel and criminal trials of Wilde in 1895 is based on the original court transcripts. Audiences will get to see the most flamboyant character of his age in the ...

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Depp’s latest film may leave you in a trance

Transcendence (12 A) review I’m a sucker for a big name – so when I heard Johnny Depp and Christopher Nolan were teaming up in Transcendence, I had to check it out. Also starring Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy, Rebecca Hall and Paul Bettany, this sci-fi flick – directed by Nolan’s Academy Award-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister (Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy) ...

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Hole in one for Mario in Nintendo’s best sport title in years

Mario Golf World Tour review Format: Nintendo 3DS Out: Friday May 2 If the prospect of Mario Kart 8 hitting the shelves later this month isn’t satisfying all of you Nintendo fans, it’s well worth joining the maestros of the Mushroom Kingdom for a pre-race round of golf this week. That’s right, the most multi-talented plumber in the business is ...

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Prints go on show at Ayscoughfee exhibition

Photographers from across South Holland have been showing off their favourite images at an exhibition in Spalding. Members of Spalding Photographic Society have been proudly displaying their work to the public at the club’s annual exhibition. The display is available for all to see at The Geest Gallery in Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and runs until Sunday. Admission to the exhibition ...

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What’s on this week

Listings from Thursday, April 24 to Wednesday, April 30 Thursday 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 ...

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Get involved with Youth Takeover

If you are aged 12 to 25 and want to be more involved with the South Holland Centre then go along to the Centre’s cafe on Tuesdays between 4pm and 6pm. The Youth Takeover group has so far organised two mini music festivals, a series of acoustic music sessions featuring a variety of talented young local musicians in the cafe ...

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Go wild for a day of fun in the jungle

A jungle-themed day of workshops and activities for the whole family to enjoy is being hosted by Spalding’s South Holland Centre. The venue is offering a full day of drama, dance, music, craft and cookery workshops aimed at primary school aged children and their accompanying adults to enjoy. All based around the theme of the jungle, there will be an ...

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