Author Archives: Rachel Mayfield

Favourite soprano is on King’s Lynn stage

Lesley Garrett Sunday, July 24, 7.30pm King’s Lynn Corn Exchange Tickets £25 Box office: 01553 764864 www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk Fresh from a further successful production at Opera North, soprano Lesley Garrett returns to the recital stage with special guest, British baritone Roland Wood, who made his debut at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden. Together with pianist Anna Tilbrook they present a varied ...

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Folk club concert

Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar are two of the most sought-after performers on today’s folk circuit. Thanks to Spalding Folk Club, they perform at Spalding’s South Holland Centre on Wednesday, July 6, at 8.15pm. Ciaran is a former all-Ireland fiddle champion and Greg was already established as a solo singer and guitarist before they joined forces in 2011. Tickets are ...

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LETTER: Holbeach must work together

I was saddened by the remarks from some of the local businesses on Holbeach market. I’m sorry to find that it is traders versus traders – we should be working in harmony to resolve the situation to achieve a better Holbeach. The High Street businesses would rather work hand-in-hand to achieve a solution to this situation rather than mud-slinging and ...

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LETTER: Racist groups far more active

About 14 years ago, there was a serious problem with racist attacks in south Kent (Dover, Deal, and Folkestone) area, and the Isle of Thanet. These were being committed against people perceived as being asylum seekers or refugees, and were largely orchestrated by the British National Party and the National Front. Fast forward to the present, and we still have ...

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LETTER: Look at the facts before deciding

Mr Hayter, of UKIP, advises young people who are thinking of voting “in” in the EU referendum: “It’s your future that’s at stake and taking the advice of self-serving elites who have lined their pockets at the public’s expense is a dangerous game.” Undoubtedly a true statement except that the bit about “self-serving elites” may be applied to some on ...

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Takeover for popular Spalding book store

Popular Spalding book store Bookmark has been taken over by the team behind Charmed Interiors. Jason Sutton, who owns Charmed Interiors’ Spalding and Downham Market stores, took the reins at The Crescent book shop last week. Christine Hanson, who has had 25 successful years at the helm, leaves the business on Friday. Darren Sutton, who is e-commerce and sales manager ...

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LETTER: Problems not caused by EU

I understand and share the concerns of voters locally about pressing issues, such as shortages of affordable housing, shortages of school places and lengthening queues for NHS healthcare. However, are these issues really caused by our membership of the EU or perhaps something else? Let’s take a quick look, for instance, at the current housing crisis, which has resulted from ...

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LETTER: EU: Things cannot stay the same

The status quo is not an option. It is not on the ballot paper, whichever way we vote things can not stay the same as they are now. A remain vote would mean that we would be subservient to Brussels politicians for ever. Pity our poor youth! A remain vote would give a mandate from the British people, to a ...

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Get into the Rhythm of the Dance

Rhythm of the Dance Key Theatre, Peterborough Wednesday, June 29, 2.30pm & 7.30pm Tickets £25 Box office 01733 207239 www.vivacity-peterborough.com This incredible live show celebrates the rich history of Ireland and the art of Irish dance, from the disciplined Celtic Step to the sensual, ancient Sean Nos dance style. Rhythm of the Dance creates a new era in Irish entertainment, ...

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Work by open arts winner on display

Paintings by a Spalding artist who won the public vote at this year’s South Holland Open Arts competition can be admired at Ayscoughfee Hall. A selection of work by Dina Perejogina is on display in the Geest Gallery at the historic venue throughout June. The work includes paintings of farm animals from the South Holland area as well as animals ...

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Stallholders needed for wedding fayre

Organising a wedding fayre from scratch would faze a lot of people but not June Wright. June is working hard to bring together an event, which takes place at Ayscoughfee Hall, Spalding, on September 11 (10.30am-4pm), and all proceeds will go to Sue Ryder’s Thorpe Hall Hospice. June, of Spalding, lost her first husband David to cancer 20 years ago ...

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Gruffalo’s Child is sure to delight

Gruffalo’s Child King’s Lynn Corn Exchange Thursday, June 23, 1.30pm and 4.30pm and Friday, June 24, 10.30am and 1.30pm Tickets £11.50 Box office 01553 764864 www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk Following hot on the heels of The Gruffalo’s monstrous success comes The Gruffalo’s Child – with attitude! Just how brave is she? The Gruffalo said that no Gruffalo should ever set foot in the ...

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Check out music festival line up

The Rick Parfitt Jnr Band has been announced as the headline act for this year’s Holbeach Music & Beer Festival. Plans are well underway for this year’s event, which takes place on August 5, 6 and 7 at The Holbeach United Community Sports Academy. Organiser Sean Taylor promises a “high standard” in the music line-up with special headline acts to ...

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A chance to see The Proclaimers

The Proclaimers The Cresset, Peterborough Sunday, August 7, 7.30pm Tickets £30 Box office 01733 265705 Strikingly individual, twin brothers Craig and Charlie Reid have enjoyed huge successes across the globe and in April last year released their tenth album. They have carved a niche for themselves where pop, folk, new wave and punk collide as the emotional honesty, political fire, ...

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Get along to Holbeach Town and Country Fayre

Holbeach Town and Country Fayre takes place this weekend offering something for everyone. The annual event takes place at Kings Field, Ravens Gate, Holbeach, and runs from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. There will be plenty of stalls, along with displays of vintage tractors and farming equipment, classic cars, military vehicles, motorcycles and steam engines. Events in the ...

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Reworking of classic opera on big screen

Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man South Holland Centre, Spalding Thursday, June 23, 7pm £13.50, £12 concessions Box Office 01775 764777 www.southhollandcentre.co.uk Dance fans will have the opportunity to watch an incredibly powerful reworking of a classic opera at the South Holland Centre’s screening of The Car Man. Performed by Matthew Bourne’s Dance Company, New Adventures, award-winning The Car Man is ...

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Brantano goes green for Macmillan

Shoe retailer Brantano is helping to ensure no-one faces cancer alone after launching a partnership with a cancer care charity. The footwear chain has chosen Macmillan Cancer Support as its charity for the year, and has a host of fundraising events and initiatives lined up. Brantano is calling for South Holland residents to help support its first event – Go ...

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Jewellery maker needed for charity fundraiser

A woman whose daughter is suffering from cancer is organising a charity event to help the hospital where she is receiving treatment. Janet Pell, of Broadgate, Weston Hills, will hold the event at her home on Saturday, October 15 (10am-4pm), to raise money for the chemotherapy suite at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital. She said: “The chemotherapy suite always needs funding for ...

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Orchard House Boarding Kennels: Home from home for your dog

When you go on holiday, so should your dog – that’s the view of Claire Purliant and her staff at Orchard House Luxury Boarding Kennels. Dog lover Claire opened the Surfleet kennels at the beginning of December and prides herself on offering “the Hilton experience for dogs”. Claire’s dad Ray Ellison and her sister Lucy Ellison-Rowe, both work part-time at ...

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LETTER: Britain should have vision for the world

While I’m no fan of the Church of England, I’m delighted that the Archbishop of Canterbury seems to have echoed my views in The Mail on Sunday (the UKIP hand-sheet) a week after my letter was published in the press. Put simply he believes, as do I, that Britain should have a vision for the world – “a vision of ...

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