Things to do

Film review: Venom Let There Be Carnage

Despite middling reviews, 2018’s Venom was both fun and pretty popular with cinema-goers – making a sequel inevitable. Let There Be Carnage, directed by Andy Serkis and again starring Tom Hardy, may well fall into the exact same bracket but manages to have even more fun than its predecessor. Having saved the world in the original, Eddie Brock and his ...

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All aboard model railway club

It’s full steam ahead again for Spalding Model Railway Club which is on the look out for new members to get on board. The club, which is based above Pinchbeck Village Hall in Knight Street, has over 40 members aged 14 and over. It meets from 10am on Tuesday or from 7pm on Fridays. A spokesman for the club said: ...

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St Nicolas Players in spooky production

Spooky goings on at Spalding Services and Social Club on High Street, don’t end with the Halloween disco this year. November 4, 5 and 6 sees St Nicolas Players present a seasonal ghostly treat with their play Spirit Level, a supernatural comedy by Pam Valentine. Spirit Level has an ever-bickering ghostly married couple evoke the strange power of their even ...

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Byrne is back on the stage

One of the UK’s finest observational comics finally continues his nationwide, biggest tour to date as Ed Byrne gets back on the road this autumn. Join him at the South Holland Centre, Spalding, on Friday, November 5, as he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has any traits that are worth passing on ...

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Rebellion in the air at Gentlemen’s Society

There’s rebellion in the air at Spalding Gentlemen’s Society. The group’s latest lecture this Friday (October 22) is entitled ‘Rebellion, Revolution, Reform’ and is being delivered by dealer, author and lecturer Jasper Jennings. It will cover the surprising and intriguing stories to be found behind antiquarian prints during what historians call ‘the long 18th century’. SGS lectures at Broad Street ...

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Springfields fireworks display to mark centenary of Royal British Legion

Springfields Shopping Outlet annual firework display is set to mark the 100th anniversary of the Royal British Legion ahead of its returning Remembrance Parade. The fireworks is set to be a fabulous display specially choreographed to great music for all generations at 8pm on November 4, with access from 6pm. The music has been put together especially for the event ...

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Oddfellows are on song

A group of Oddfellows were full of hot air recently, and all in aid of charity. The Nene and Welland branch of the Oddfellows Friendly Society Nene hosted the Oddfellows Brass Band concert at St John’s Church, Spalding, on October 2. There were 74 people who enjoyed the evening of music from show tunes and hit songs from the past ...

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Film review: James Bond – No Time To Die (12A)

It’s perhaps unpopular opinion, but Daniel Craig’s more modern take on James Bond has made him the best version of the character (for me, at least). With No Time To Die serving as the final outing of his 15-year stint as Ian Fleming’s 007, it was important that he went out with a bang. And boy, does Craig’s fifth Bond ...

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New home for South Holland Concerts

South Holland Concerts are returning this Sunday, but at a new venue. A string section from the London Mozart Players will be the first guests at the Broad Street Methodist Church, Spalding. The newly-refurbished church is taking over the home of the South Holland Concerts after years at the South Holland Centre. First up on Sunday at 3pm is the ...

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Live music is back at Pinchbeck Village Hall

At long last live music returns to Pinchbeck Village Hall with Status Quote appearing there on Saturday, October 9. This is the fourth attempt at running this gig because of the Covid pandemic. Tickets, priced at £10, are available over the bar at Pinchbeck Sports & Social Club (football club), or from Alan Hansard, 4 Sunningdale Avenue, Spalding, 07531 140753. ...

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Lots of time for Bond at centre

For audience members’ eyes only, No Time to Die, the 25th instalment of the James Bond franchise, will be showing from Spalding with love next month as it comes to the South Holland Centre, just two weeks after its international premiere. The long-awaited film, which has had its release delayed three times due to the pandemic, will be screening at ...

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Holbeach Town Band to offer free lessons for Learn to Play Week

Holbeach Town Band are offering free music lessons for brass instruments this Saturday as part of Learn to Play ’21, organised by Music for All.The 10-15 minute sessions are taking place at the Back Lane Bandroom from 2pm to 5pm.Mel Hopkin, musical director, said: “We invite anyone interested in learning to play to join us on Saturday for a free ...

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Sing loud in South Holland

There are opportunities to sing your heart out this week The South Holland Singers are recruiting new members and are looking for anyone to come to one of their practice sessions.The group meets on Thursday evenings, 7.30pm to 9pm at Spalding Baptist Church on Swan Street.A spokesman for the group said: “After the long inactivity forced upon us by Covid ...

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Lecture is tomorrow

The next Spalding Gentlemen’s Society lecture takes place on Friday and will be presented by John Gandy, Senior Librarian at Blickling Hall in Norfolk, the National Trust’s largest library of printed books.The event is at Broad Street Methodist Church, Spalding, at 7.30pm and admission is £3.Lectures are also via live stream on Microsoft Teams which must be booked and paid ...

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Mill times

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances Moulton Windmill will now only be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays each week from 10am-4pm each day.The mill will not be open on Thursdays until further notice. Trust members apologise for any inconvenience.

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All welcome at local health walks

Walk leaders Julie and Judy are pleased to announce that the popular walks for health will be resuming on Monday, October 4.Julie and Judy would love to welcome walkers old and new to join them at the new venue of Spalding Constitutional Club, Broad Street, Spalding, by kind permission of the club steward.Meet at 10.30am for registration followed by a ...

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Let the Good Times roll with comedian

Award-winning comedian Omid Djalili comes to Spalding next week and there’s still a handful of tickets left. The popular British-Iranian actor/comedian takes to the stage at the South Holland Centre on Friday, October 1 with his rescheduled UK tour The Good Times Tour.And it could not come soon enough for Omid – after experimenting with a Zoom gig where he ...

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Film review: Gunpowder Milkshake (15)

If John Wick is your kind of film, Gunpowder Milkshake is going to be right up your street. Brimming with A-list talent, the Sky Original Film – which is also being released at cinemas – always looked like, at the very least, it would be a whole lot of fun. And, despite its over-the-top world and a slightly disappointing ending, ...

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Gosberton set for Septemberfest

Folk legends Martin and Eliza Carthy are headlining a weekend of music and events coming to Gosberton’s St Peter and St Paul’s Church from September 17-19. Septemberfest is part of English Heritage’s Future of the Past series of events and the link up with Sound Lincs is to feature some excellent musical talent, many of whom will be playing their ...

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Film review: Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings (12A)

As we enter a new phase of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (MCU) post Endgame, Shang-Chi is the first new hero to hit the big screen – and what a welcome addition he is. The Legend Of The Ten Rings serves up perhaps the best hand-to-hand fight sequences the MCU has seen yet, while also introducing a host of new characters with ...

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