Things to do

A night of music at village centre

A toe-tapping, evening of great music and fun is promised in Moulton Chapel Community Centre this Saturday (August 6). The renowned Gary Wood Swing Band is heading to the village playing music from the Rat Pack and beyond for your listening or dancing pleasure. A spokesman for the centre said: “Gary is not only one of Britain’s best trumpeters and ...

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Trio promise lots of laughs at South Holland Centre

Three top comedians are heading to The South Holland Centre next month. The Spalding venue’s The Best In Comedy showcase will see Andrew Maxwell joined by Harriet Kemsley and Jarleth Regan. Andrew is something of a veteran of the comedy circuit and you may also remember him from the 2019 series of I’m A Celebrity (Get Me Out Of Here!). ...

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Holbeach Food and Drink Festival returns this weekend

Holbeach is getting ready to party this weekend. The town’s Music and Beer Festival is back with a bumper line up of brilliant local bands and fantastic tribute acts. Kings Field, off Fen Road, will be full of fun for all the family from Friday to Sunday. Among those taking to the stage are the Arctic Monkeyz, Kazabian, Planet Abba, ...

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A woolly idea to bring back bloom

Plans for the Spalding Flower Parade are continuing to knit together and a new thread is being followed to overcome the lack of tulips compared with previous events. The idea was put online that people could knit flowers for next year’s Spalding Flower Parade on May 6 instead. And chief organiser Steve Timewell (pictured) was inundated with around 70 volunteers ...

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Popular festival is back in town

The popular Donington Summer Festival is making a return this year after a two year lay-off due to the pandemic. Things are slightly different for 2022 as the festival will run from 5pm to 11pm on Saturday (July 30). Previously the festival ran through the afternoon, but the committee wasn’t sure how it would go after the break. “We thought ...

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There’s plenty to do over summer

A summer of fun is being set up by South Holland District Council’s communities team. The ever-popular ‘Activate!’ will be held on Wednesday, August 3, in Carters Park in Holbeach. Running from 11am till 3pm. It is designed to give children, young people and their families a free opportunity to try new sports and arts activities within the local community. ...

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Free fun at 50s themed fest

Step back into the 1950s with a specially themed day of events at Ayscoughfee Hall this Saturday, July 23. From 10.30am to 4pm there will be a host of vintage fun and games for all the family to try. Entry to the event is free with the majority of the action set to take place in and around the historic ...

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Gallant returns to Gedney Dyke

Jeff Gallant returns to Gedney Dyke Village Hall this Sunday alongside some other brilliant musicians. The country singer/songwriter made such an impression last month he’s heading straight back for the event at 1.30pm for a 2.30pm start. Also on the bill are the hugely talented duo of Julie Dawn (who also performs solo under Baddour) and Marc James. Contact Mary ...

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Music festival is catering for all

A special music festival aimed at encouraging people with disabilities to attent is returning to Crowland this week. The Going Forward Music Festival is the fourth annual event which this year takes place at Southview Community Primary School in Postland Road, on Saturday. (23) Among those on stage from noon to 7pm will be the incredibly talented singer Chloe Lorentzen ...

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Acclaimed showings at South Holland Centre

Tom Cruise and Jodie Comer are among the stars on the screen at the South Holland Centre this week, both in critically acclaimed performances. Comer is being beamed in live from the Harold Pinter theatre in the West End where she’s been wowing audience in the solo show Prima Facie. The showing of Suzie Miller’s award-winning play is at 7pm ...

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GALLERY – Help create a brass plaque trail

You can help shape a new Spalding town centre attraction as a museum holds its open day this weekend. ARTeFACT is to be a new permanent brass plaque and animated arts trail that will connect the Spalding Gentlemen’s Society to other key and historic Spalding locations. The Broad Street museum itself is holding an open day from 11am to 4pm ...

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Water taxi’s world accolade

One of Spalding’s best attractions has been named in the top ten per cent of places to visit in the world. The Spalding Water Taxi has been given the Travellers’ Choice accolade by ratings website TripAdvisor. It’s due to the ratings left by users being so high they rank in the top ten per cent across the globe. The running ...

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Summer reading challenge

The annual Summer Reading Challenge has launched with a host of events planned at Spalding Library. Children aged 4-11 can visit the Victoria Street building to meet the Gadgeteers and get involved in a science and innovation themed challenge. The Summer Reading Challenge events are as follows: Thursday July 28, 10am-3pm – Food and cooking up a storm! Come and ...

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Tornadoes will blow you away

Get ready to be blown away by an afternoon of country music headlined by The Texas Tornadoes UK. The Elizabethan Centre at Whaplode Drove is putting on the Country Music Afternoon on Sunday, August 7 from 2pm. The Texas Tornadoes are Pete Stothard and Stuart Payne. Pete is a well-known line dancer who made the natural progression into performing himself ...

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Dancing in Holly Street

Get ready for a celebration of dancing as a hugely popular local group returns to the South Holland Centre. Spalding School of Dance is putting on 14 Holly Street from Thursday to Sunday, packed full of brilliant displays from its pupils. The Rangell Gate-based group has been working hard on a host of routines sure to wow and entertain. A ...

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Village has talent galore

Moulton Chapel’s got plenty of talent, and it’s set to showcase it this Friday night (July 1). The village is hosting Moulton Chapel’s Got Talent as part of the celebrations over the 300th anniversary of St James’s Church.The call went out several months ago for villagers with talents to get in touch with the show, and organisers have been stunned ...

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Wrapped up in Bennett classic

You’d be insane to miss Act II’s latest portrayal. Georgian royals hit the stage in the latest Act II drama, The Madness of George III, performed by their Advanced Skills group (Chicago, London Road, 1984).When the mighty King George III of England falls ill with a mysterious madness, Parliament and the Royal family themselves are torn apart in the struggle ...

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Rock Bus’s band bass boost

Spalding party band Zebra have cranked up the volume for the next generation of South Holland musicians while citing worries over the future of venues such as The South Holland Centre. The band have donated two monitors to the Rock School Bus. The vehicle tours the area offering sessions for youngsters wanting to make a bit of noise with trained ...

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Film review: Lightyear (PG)

As somebody who isn’t overly enamoured by the extremely successful Toy Story films, this Buzz Lightyear spin-off at least felt like something fresh for the Disney Pixar series. Toy Story 4 felt like the end of the main story for the mostly popular films, so Lightyear – which is the origin story for Buzz – seems a natural place for ...

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Film review: Jurassic World – Dominion (12A)

As somebody who ranks the original Jurassic Park film as one of my all-time favourites, the Jurassic World films have been something of a bonus. It’s fair to say that the sequels that followed Spielberg’s 1993 classic were more low key, but the emergence of Jurassic World in 2015 managed to capture the feel of the original without directly copying ...

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