Events

Young creatives get chance to run a new arts festival in Spalding

Youngsters who want to get into the arts have the chance to plan, organise, perform at or run a mini-festival at the South Holland Centre. South Holland Centre’s Youth Takeover Team and Lincolnshire One Venues network host the Emerge project that aims to give young people a start in the arts. The scheme will also offer an arts award. “There ...

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It’s decision time for Pride awards judges

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It’s crunch time for the judges of the Pride of South Holland 2017 awards – and it’s an unenviable task. For the third year running, the people of South Holland have been putting forward the unsung heroes of our district for the coveted honours. And the standard of entries has once again been amazing. Those wonderful people who give up ...

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A look at lichen and cemetery trail walks in Holbeach

Holbeach Cemetery Chapels Trust is celebrating three successful events. The August Paint Out Day had an art expert on hand to help artists capture the chapels on canvas. The eight attendees’ work was then displayed on the open day. During the open day event, Holbeach Cemetery Research Group’s Linden Secker led two guided cemetery trail tours, thrilling children with his ...

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Final call for your photographic contest entries

Calling all photographers – there are only a few days left for you to get your entries submitted. The Voice has joined forces with Spalding Photographic Society and Spalding and District Civic Society to give readers the chance to have a picture featured in an exhibition. A display of work has been roving around the town since May and a ...

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Motor nuerone disease fundraiser snooker tournament returns to Spalding

Spalding League snooker player Nigel Brasier combines his passion for the game with fundraising for the third time as he raises money for a cause close to his heart. The third ‘Nigel The Brave Charity Tournament’ will again raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA). Nigel (48), from Donington, was diagnosed with the incurable condition in 2013 and ...

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Grand way to see Spalding Fire Station at work

Spalding Fire Station was rushed off its feet at the weekend – but it was all in good fun. The station held an open day and welcomed members of the community to its home in the town. The event, which also included other 999 services, raised more than £1,500 for The Fire Fighters Charity. Visitors were able to watch members ...

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Food and crafts set for Holbeach’s first Saturday market

Holbeach is to host its first Saturday market in Church Street. This Saturday (Aug 19), the monthly market launches with a range of stalls. “We have crafts and food at present, including cards, gifts, retro items, furniture and cakes,” said Holbeach Parish Councillor Isobel Hutchinson. It is hoped the market will not only please Holbeach shoppers but also encourage traders. ...

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SKATE-JAM event will put smiles back on the faces in St Paul’s

Tulip Talk, with Jan Whitbourn It has not been the best year for the St Paul’s area, having been in the national press for all the wrong reasons. It has its taken its toll on this area. We need to help put enthusiasm back into this community who have suffered and look to a brighter future. It would be great ...

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Two years of jive dance classes

Jive dance couple Claire and Neil Seabrook celebrate two years of their company Boston Jive with a sold-out show at the South Holland Centre. Claire and Neil teach retro 40s and 50s dancing across South Holland five nights a week. To celebrate two years of Boston Jive, the couple have put on a dance night at the South Holland Centre ...

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Celebs score slots on charity football team

Famous faces from the likes of The X-Factor, Liverpool Football Club, Emmerdale and I’m A Celebrity will form an all-star football team in Holbeach Bank this Saturday (August 12). The Charity Football Tournament Family Fun Day will be held at Holbeach Bank Football Club. Local team Growers United will be led by Liverpool FC legend Alan Kennedy. The opposing team ...

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Village halls are at the heart of the community

Reasonable rental rates and a clear space suitable for almost all events put village halls at the heart of their local community. The diverse events on offer at our local hubs – from exercise classes to film clubs – are testament to the creative and community-minded organisers who book the space. Whaplode Village Hall is an excellent example of a ...

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Wild Boys made Holbeach Music and Beer Festival ‘unforgettable’

The Holbeach Music and Beer Festival provided organiser Sean Taylor a moment he’ll never forget. Fireworks flew while 80s-style band Wild Boys topped off a triumphant Saturday night after an afternoon shower threatened to dampen spirits. “At 2pm, there was a sharp shower,” said Sean. “From three onwards, the sun came out. When Soft Tone Needles played with the sun ...

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Getting South Holland walking for health

A scheme aimed at getting more people in South Holland walking has celebrated its tenth anniversary. The Walking for Health initiative held a special event at the South Holland Centre which was attended by 130 walk leaders and volunteers. New members are always welcome to join the club which has eight walking clubs across the district offering 13 walks. A ...

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Wartime aircraft to fly over Ayscoughfee 1940s event

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will once again fly over Spalding this weekend. Spectacular flypasts of iconic World War Two aircraft will thrill people of all ages this Saturday and Sunday. The era of the war years, big bands and ration books will be vividly brought back to life at Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens. The historic Spalding venue ...

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Win tickets to see Love Island stars at Truckfest event

Truckfest East is set to wow the crowds later this month – and we have two pairs of family tickets to give away for the extravanganza.   The event takes place at the Norfolk Showground over the weekend of August 19 and 20 and promises a fabulous family day out.   The trucking spectacular will see main arena action from ...

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Nostalgic 1940s event is expecting another bumper attendance

A popular 1940s weekend that attracted more than 5,000 visitors last time is expecting another bumper crowd this year.   The era of World War Two, big bands and ration books will be spectacularly brought back to life at Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens.   Jointly organised by South Holland District Council and the Spalding Memorial Parade, this nostalgic annual ...

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Solicitor’s gruelling ride to raise cash for Macmillan charity

A Spalding solicitor is taking to the saddle to raise cash for a cancer charity by cycling from Land’s End to John O’ Groats.   Adrian Lazell is fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support and will be taking to the roads in September for his mammoth ride.   “We have all lost someone to cancer. We lost John Aitken, our senior ...

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Party time as crowds flock to enjoy Bakkavor bonanza

An action-packed weekend saw crowds flock to the annual Bakkavor Party in the Park at the Springfields Events Centre.   The two-day event was put on for all Bakkavor employees and their families with the general public attending the Saturday night music spectacular and Sunday fun day.   The annual Bakkavor’s Got Talent competition saw April Morgan win the £1,000 ...

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Strictly stars dance the night away at annual Johnson ball

Fundraisers who danced the night away with Strictly Come Dancing stars Anton du Beke and Erin Boag have collected almost £5,000 for the Johnson Community Hospital.   The pair were special guests at the annual Johnson Community Hospital Ball, which was held at Springfields Events and Conference Centre.   More than 600 guests were treated to a glittering performance from ...

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Party time as annual Bakkavor event aims to top charity total

Organisers of the annual Bakkavor Party in the Park are aiming to top last year’s massive charity fundraising total at this weekend’s event.   Last year £15,000 was donated to charities from the event which takes place on July 15 and 16 at Springfields Event Centre, Spalding.   All proceeds from Party in the Park ticket sales and the Sunday ...

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