Things to do

Film review: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (12A)

My expectations were high ahead of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. I had it my head that Benedict Cumberbatch’s latest outing as the Sorcerer Supreme would serve as a major game-changer for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) – and had hopes for plenty of high-profile cameos, too. While the second part of that paragraph delivered in surprising ways, ...

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Do stop to take in musical acts at South Holland Centre

Go your own way to the South Holland Centre for two exciting musical acts. On Saturday one of the UK’s leading Fleetwood Mac tribute acts is coming to Spalding. Fleetwood Machine bring to the stage a celebration of one of rock’s biggest ever bands. The show is performed by five experienced musicians who have found each other through their passion ...

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GALLERY – A Night in Wonderland raises thousands

A charity ball has raised around £7,000 to allow parents to stay in hospital with their children. Organised by Hayley Warner, who is the ward sister at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital, the A Night in Wonderland ball was a huge success. The event, which took place at Springfields, Spalding, raised money for the young person’s assessment unit at the hospital. The ...

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Focus is on photographic society

Spalding Photographic Society have launched their first exhibition in four years. To celebrate the return of their face-to-face meetings, the group is showing off some of their favourite pictures taken over the last few years at Ayscoughfee Hall. The Geest Gallery is hosting 44 images taken by 11 members. HUNG OUT TO DRY by Brian Chaplin Among the images on ...

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Duo set to jazz up the Market House

A jazz duo will mark the return of concerts put on in Long Sutton by a voluntary group. Alan Barnes and Dave Newton will be heading to Long Sutton’s Market House on Saturday, May 14 at 7.30pm. It’s being put on by Long Sutton Town Arts, a voluntary group. After an enforced break they are once again bringing live performances ...

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‘Royal’ family join parade

Moulton will be hosting ‘royalty’ on Sunday when the village holds its Tulip Parade for the first time since 2019. The youngsters picked to be the royal family in 2019 will finally have their chance to take part in the event. The Queen is Abbie-May Wilson-White, the Princesses are twins Keisha and Jenna Campbell and the Prince is Jack Bell. ...

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Monster fun for all at Truckfest

Monster trucks are back over the Bank Holiday weekend when Truckfest returns after two years away. Staged by Spalding-based Live Promotions, the show is celebrating its 40th anniversary and TV’s Todd Dewey from Ice Road Truckers is flying in to meet fans across the three days. This year the doors open at 2pm on Saturday, but visitors are invited to ...

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Tales of life in Dire Straits

One of the original Sultans of Swing is heading to Spalding tonight (April 28) to talk about his time in one of the biggest bands of the 1980s. Dire Straits founding bassist John Illsley is at the South Holland Centre from 8pm. As part of the show The Life and Times of Dire Straits, he and some of his musician ...

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Bank on brill weekend with Manics, Ibiza legends and Simply Red

Manic Street Preachers, Simply Red, Lisa Stansfield and Paul Oakenfold are all among those taking part in three days of musical delight on Peterborough’s Embankment this summer. Three huge gigs are being put on over three days, starting with the legendary Cafe Mambo bringing the Ibizan vibe to the banks of the River Nene on Friday, June 10. Serving up ...

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Dance legend coming to town

He’s been treading the boards for decades and now he’s heading to Spalding. Wayne Sleep is appearing at The South Holland Centre on Friday, May 6 (7.30pm) where he’ll be talking though his long and distinguished career. The 72-year-old dancer, director and choreographer has shared the stage with some of show business’ most famous faces. Now he’s touring the country ...

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Celebrate lives at concert

A charity concert is being held to celebrate the lives of two Pinchbeck men. Let’s Celebrate will be held at Pinchbeck St Mary’s Church on Thursday, April 28 as part of the village’s returning Flower Festival. The concern is being held in memory of choir master John Bland and Rev Paul Hardingham. The John Bland Memorial Choir is organising the ...

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Holbeach hits the attractions trail

Holbeach is well and truly on the map with its own video, app and a new wall of art showcasing the town. The new phone and tablet app aims to have information about Holbeach at the touch of a finger and it has been officially launched. The scheme and a new video promoting the town have been funded by the ...

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Plenty of smiles at exhibition launch

There was double the smiles as a photographic exhibition focusing on Spalding people launched at a town museum. The Portrait Promenade exhibition at the Spalding Gentlmen’s Society was the culmination of two Arts Council grants. South Holland District Council and Transported Arts put on Super Saturdays events in Spalding town centre and photographer Steve Hatton, of Electric Egg, created 30 ...

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Video – Volunteers ready to help visitors see rare birds at reopened nature reserve

A group of volunteers are on hand to help you see wildlife at a reopened South Holland nature reserve, including the majestic cranes. Willow Tree Fen near Tongue End has been closed in recent years after a pair of cranes became the first to breed in South Lincolnshire in around 50 years there. Throughout lockdown volunteers have been standing there ...

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Artist Pauline wows society

Ahead of their next exhibition at Spalding Library, members of Spalding Arts and Crafts Society were treated to a demonstration by artist and illustrator Pauline Hazelwood. Pauline writes and illustrates true stories about narrow gauge railway engines. A spokesman for the society said: “Pauline was excellent. “She created this crowd watching scene purely from imagination, explaining that her next stage ...

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Charity country night at club

Veteran band Troubadour Country and legend Mervyn Futter are the star attractions as Spalding Services and Social Club looks to raise money for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance in May. The High Street venue is putting on a special country music night on Saturday, May 7 from 7.30pm to 10.30pm. Troubadour Country are a five-piece band playing old and ...

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Springfields serves up Edwardian themed restaurant

A new ‘Edwardian’ style restaurant is to launch at Springfields. The Parlour is due to open on April 1 at the Springfields Shopping Outlet and is a venture between the Blue Diamond home and garden centre and scheme asset manager SLR A Springfields spokesman said: “The Parlour restaurant is an authentic Edwardian-style high class restaurant, overlooking the nationally famous 25 ...

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Get All Shook Up by Act II Youth Theatre

The worlds of Elvis and William Shakespeare are set to collide on the South Holland Centre stage next week thanks to Act II Youth Theatre. The group is putting on All Shook Up, a musical based on the King of Rock’s songs, the plot of which is inspired by the Bard’s Twelfth Night. A spokesman for the South Holland Centre ...

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Festival to return for Easter break

The South Holland Outdoor Festival will return to the district for the Easter holidays. The series of events across the area is run by the district council’s Communities team and proved a hit last summer. Now South Holland District Council is bringing the events to the Easter holidays from Saturday, April 2 until Sunday, April 10. A spokesman for South ...

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Choice of top shows in King’s Lynn

The new summer brochure for King’s Lynn Corn Exchange has something for everyone to enjoy over the coming season. With popular poet Pam Ayres taking to the stage on Monday, April 4 to Dinosaur World Live on August 1, there is a huge range to choose from as live entertainment is back for the holiday season. Musical highlights include the ...

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