Things to do

What’s on at Ayscoughfee

Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens is often described as the jewel in Spalding’s crown and there’s always something exciting going on there. Although April is nearly over there’s still time to catch a couple of events running this month. Spalding Photographic Society is running its annual exhibition in the Geest Gallery until Wednesday. It’s a welcome return by this popular ...

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Family fun at original pantomime

A fun-filled family pantomime from this multi-award winning inclusive theatre company. The Lavender Hill Mob Theatre Company presents its version of Robin Hood – an original script and music to suit everyone’s palette, filled with lots of surprises along the way! Robin Hood King’s Lynn Corn Exchange Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27 Adults £11, children £9.50 Box office ...

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Ayscoughfee Adventurers

This weekend there is a chance to explore the Medieval and Tudor worlds at Ayscoughfee Hall. Take a journey back through centuries of history and learn about knights and ladies, find out about games, food and crafts of the time. The sessions run from 12.30pm to 3.30pm on Saturday and Sunday. There is a Georgian and Victorian Explorers and Inventors ...

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Youngsters make the most of Activate! day

The first of South Holland District Council’s activities days for young people in 2014 was a big hit. More than 130 people dropped into the latest Activate! event, the first to be held in Deeping St Nicholas. The highlight of the free activities and games was a climbing wall which had a queue of eager participants. Other attractions included rowing ...

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Win tickets to join the fun at Truckfest

Last year more than 1,500 trucks lined up to bring an action packed weekend of fun to the East of England Showground in Peterborough for the annual spectacular that is Truckfest. This year the final preparations are underway to make sure that Truckfest 2014 lives up its reputation and has something for all the family to enjoy. And you could ...

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Don’t miss out on Tulipmania

It’s a busy time at Spalding’s Tulip FM radio station as the finishing touches are put to preparations for Springfields Festival and Tulipmania 2014. The station is heavily involved in the event, which will see the crowning of the Tulipmania Prince and Princess who will lead a procession around the festival gardens. Their big part will follow a photo-shoot around ...

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Trip down 60s memory lane

Jukebox and Bobby Sox Blackfriars Arts Centre, Boston Saturday, April 26 Tickets £16.50 Box office: 01205 363108 blackfriarsartscentre.co.uk The wonderful 1960s rock and roll revue returns to Blackfriars to get you dancing round your seats. All the stars, all the sounds and all the songs to get your feet tapping and voices ringing are alive once more, from the most ...

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One man show

The Only Way is Downtown Stamford Arts Centre Wednesday, April 30 Tickets £14 Box office: 01780 763203 stamfordartscentre.com The sell-out Edinburgh debut from impressionist Luke Kempner (star of YouTube hit Downstairs At Downton, Les Mis and Avenue Q). As celebrities start appearing at the Abbey, cultures clash and eras hilariously collide in this brilliant new parody.

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Sing along to some of The Drifters biggest hits

The Drifters King’s Lynn Corn Exchange Saturday, May 3 Tickets £25 (£24) Box office: 01553 764864 kingslynncornexchange.co.uk The Drifters most spectacular show to date featuring the current line-up of Pierre Herelle, Michael Williams, Ryan King and Carlton Powell. A fast moving, exhilarating show featuring the optimum of their own historical legacy along with events, people and culture over the decades ...

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Coming soon – LOVEhurtsACTUALLY

LOVEhurtsACTUALLY South Holland Centre Friday, May 9 Tickets £9 (£7.50) Box office: 01775 764777 southhollandcentre.co.uk Whether you love or hate the Richard Curtis love fest that was Love Actually, Matt Panesh will have you laughing in recognition at the reality of how true love does not “actually” run smoothly. He is billing his irresistible one-man play as the “Unofficial Sequel” ...

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Still time to enter ten-pin contest

There’s still time to enter Alleycatz latest bowling tournament to be held on Monday. The competition is open to players of all skill levels and sees teams of two put their talents to the test in the hope of winning a free hour of bowling, plus another free hour for every team they beat. Teams must be registered and paid ...

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Big star DJ set to spice things up

If you are looking a bit further afield for your night out, a night with superstar DJ Kissy Sellout might just fit the bill. The Assembly Rooms in Boston, owned by Spalding’s own Loaded nightclub owner Matt Clark is playing host to the eccentric misfit Essex boy famed for his hugely popular BBC Radio 1 show Kissy Klub on Saturday, ...

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Music and quiz at Punchbowl

The Punchbowl, in Spalding’s New Road, will be hosting musician Bondy for an evening of entertainment on Sunday. The singer/songwriter from Cambridgeshire has been making music for more than 15 years and has previously been a big hit with Spalding pub-goers with his mix of acoustic, folk and pop. The pub has also just launched a new quiz night for ...

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Spidey swings back with electric sequel

Film review: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (12A) Run time: 2 hours 22 minutes The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is an Electro-charged sequel that builds well on the largely successful reboot of the blockbuster Marvel franchise back in 2012. Andrew Garfield returns as everyone’s favourite web-slinger – and for my money is now a much better Spidey than Tobey Maguire’s version of ...

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Springfields has Easter all wrapped up

There really is no excuse to be bored during the Easter holidays when Springfields Outlet Shopping and Festival Gardens is right on your doorstep. As well as the scores of shops offering a range of goodies to boost your spring wardrobe or give your home a makeover, there are a host of activities lined up just for Easter. This bank ...

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Limited time price crash on shots at Bounce Bar, Spalding

Prices can go up and well as down – may be a common warning when dealing on the stock market but not something you might expect to heard during a night out. But that’s exactly what’s happening at Bounce Bar every Saturday night as it hosts its Shot Market. What is the Shot Market, we hear you ask? It’s really ...

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See Mutant Turtles and Joey Essex at Truckfest

I’m A Celebrity star Joey Essex and children’s TV favourites the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be bringing “family appeal” to this year’s Truckfest. The annual event is happening on May Bank Holiday weekend at the East of England Showground, Peterborough, and organisers Live Promotions Events have gone all out to make sure there is something for all ages to ...

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Make the most of spring down on Sacrewell Farm

It’s all going on down at the farm this weekend as Sacrewell Farm celebrates Easter. As well as taking a bumpy tractor ride up to the Enchanted Wood for an Easter egg hunt with a farmyard twist, there’s still time to feed some of the baby lambs who have made an appearance this spring. As well as the chance to ...

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Cut Up Boys take club to next level

This May Bank holiday Loaded Night Club is thrilled to be bringing you the party of a lifetime! On Saturday, May 3, the club off Westlode Street, Spalding, will be hosting the legendary producers of Ministry of Sounds “Mash Up Mix” series of albums, The Cut Up Boys! The DJ duo have been playing sold out shows all around the ...

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Cap’s latest outing is a real Marvel

Captain America: The Winter Soldier review I’ll put my cards on the table in my first film review for The Spalding and South Holland Voice – I’m a massive Marvel geek. So, although Captain America’s latest outing is maybe a week older than I’d like, it still feels like the biggest film out at the moment. And it’s safe to ...

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