Things to do

Get quizzical to help town bloom

Long Sutton in Bloom is gearing up for another fantastic showing and you can play your part by attending a fundraising quiz this Friday (May 31). The volunteers who enter the town into the East Midlands In Bloom competition have been busy in the last few weeks creating the hanging baskets ready to adorn the town.And they’ve already been delighted ...

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Gearing up for some Motormania

Holbeach and Fleet are set for Motormania this weekend. The car show will include a host of classic and unusual cars at Lawns and Lakes Campsite in Fleet Hargate on Sunday, June 2.It will be open from 10am with judging of cars from 11am and the winners of trophies selected, including for best in show, best modified, best classic, best ...

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Pop along to the Corn Exchange

Get ready to go pop!Pop Divas Live is coming to King’s Lynn Corn Exchange on Friday May 31.A spokesman said: “I is the UK’s number one pop concert experience meaning you can sing and dance along to all your favourite pop stars!“With family friendly choreography and lyrics, your little divas and their friends will have the best time of their ...

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You should be dancing at South Holland Centre

You Should Be Dancing this Saturday night with a tribute act you will Love Inside Out. The Magic of the Bee Gees is coming to the South Holland Centre in Spalding this weekend (May 25).A spokesman for the South Holland Centre, said: “Whether you’re a brother or whether you’re a mother, when the feeling’s gone and you can’t go on, ...

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All Saints’ set for its flower festival

It’s set to be a blooming great weekend as Holbeach’s All Saints’ holds its annual flower festival. There are five days of events around the church, which dates back 700 years, beginning today (Thursday, May 23).To mark the festival’s start the South Holland Singers are putting on a concert entitled ‘Song for a Summer Evening’ at 7.30pm.Tickes are £10 or ...

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Duo headline country afternoon

The Darren Busby Duo and John Aston are the guests at Gedney’s Country Afternoon on Sunday, May 12. The duo are made up of the aforementioned Darren on guitar and vocals and friend Darren Binns on keyboards and vocals.The pair are no strangers to the Gedney Victory Hall and are sure to provide brilliant entertainment once again.They’re joined by John ...

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Grant just the ticket for festival

The Spalding Festival and a network of food businesses are the latest to get new government grants. UK Shared Prosperity And Rural Prosperity Grassroots funds are being shared with both causes in addition to those handed out this week.The Spalding Festival returns from Friday May 24 and Sunday May 28 at the Castle Sports Field.Its run by the Spalding Round ...

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Say hello to fest’s next headliners

Album chart topping act The Hoosiers are to headline this year’s Spalding Festival. The band famous for hits such as Goodbye Mr A and Worried about Ray join Abz from Five and Ben from Phats and Small as well as the already announced Liberty X at the charity event from Friday, May 24 to Sunday, May 26.Matt Clark, chairman of ...

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Village concert for flower festival

A host of local talent is coming together for a special concert as part of this year’s St Mary’s Flower Festival in Pinchbeck. Pavanotti and Friends is on Saturday (May 4) amid the blooms created for display in the church.It will be a special night for the Pavarotti tribute aka Jeff Woods as he plays a rare gig in his ...

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Festival’s ‘Little Bit’ X-tra

Next year’s Spalding Festival is promising ‘A Little Bit’ more with chart topping band Liberty X the first headliner to be confirmed. The band currently containing Michelle Heaton, Jessica Taylor and Kelli Young will top the bill at the Spalding and District Round Table and Spalding Spalding Ladies Circle event.Formed from contestants on reality show Popstars, the band are known ...

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Rotary Club of Spalding looks to roots

The Rotary Club of Spalding is to return to its traditional name, something it’s celebrating this weekend. It’s name was chosen back in 1937, but in recent years it had ‘The Welland’ tagged on the end after merging with the previous club of that name.Now members have voted to ditch that suffix and go back to the original name of ...

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BOS has Big Fish to fry

Boston Musical Theatre Group (BOS) returns to the Blackfriars stage with a brand new production. The story of Big Fish will be familiar to anyone who has read the 1998 novel by Danny Wallace, or seen the 2003 film starring Ewan McGregor and Danny Devito.The musical version had a successful run on Broadway, followed by its West End premiere in ...

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Act II make a splash

Act II Theatre Company are bringing the Disney version of The Little Mermaid to life this week. Both a senior and a junior cast are putting on shows at the South Holland Centre.The first show with the junior class was last night (Wednesday) at 7.30pm with another performance from them on Friday at the same time.The senior cast’s first production ...

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Organiser says festival will be the biggest yet

South Holland businessman Matt Clark has taken on the running of the Spalding Festival this year which returns on May 24 and 26. The Spalding and District Round Table and Spalding Ladies Circle run event is a staple on the calendar and huge charity fundraiser.Matt Clark whose numerous boxing events have raised well in excess of £100,000 in the process ...

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Brownies pop in to care home

Holbeach Brownies recently held a meeting at a care home. Residents at Holbeach Meadows were keen to spend the evening supporting the Brownies to achieve their painting badge.Home manager Gemma Woodcock said: “We used a variety of media, including canvasses and pastels, but the favourite was poster paint and fingers – the Brownies led the way and the residents were ...

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Go behind the scenes of museum

There’s a chance to look behind the scenes of the Spalding Gentleman’s Society on Thursday, April 25. The Broad Street base is open to all from 10am to 4pm.A spokesman said: “Go behind the scenes and discover the activities that make the SGS museum, library and archive work.“Learn about conservation and digitisation.“Talk to collection staff and volunteers and discover new ...

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Youth hub opening a success

Gosberton Youth Hub has officially opened its doors. Tom and Ann Mehew of the organising committee cut the ribbon on the rejuvenated project.Friday nights see the Junior Youth Hub run from 5pm to 6.45pm and sessions for older children from 7pm to 9pm.There’s a nightly sub of £1.A spokesman said: “What an amazing launch we had.“We registered 80 amazing young ...

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Get your crew down to the jam

Skaters of all ages are invited to bring their best tricks to Spalding at the weekend. A skate jam is being held at the town’s skate park from noon to 4pm.Organised by the independent members of South Holland District Council, the event will also welcome BMX and scooters to the Holbeach Road venue.There will be demonstrations as well as music ...

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Something for all at flower show

There’s a blooming incredible free attraction at Springfields this weekend. The annual Spring and Flower Show is in full bloom in the 15 acres of mature garden at the Spalding shopping centre.It’s time for Springfields annual daffodil competition.Last September 793 people were given five bulbs and asked to come back for the competition with their displays.Johnny Walker, winner of 23 ...

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Pav a great gig

Local legend Pavanotti is putting on a special gig in his own village. The opera singer, aka Jeff Woods, is putting on Pavanotti and Friends at St Mary’s Church, Pinchbeck, on Saturday, May 4.Oksana Ponaida, Cormac O’Hara and the John Bland Memorial Choir will also be performing in the show at 7pm.“It’s a special one for me as I haven’t ...

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