Entertainment

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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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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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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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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Film review: Free Guy 12A

It’s always great when a film pleasantly surprises you at the cinema. Often the pre-release hype can leave some movies feeling like a damp squib, but Free Guy – starring the excellent Ryan Reynolds and Jodie Comer – is perhaps the most enjoyable action comedy I’ve seen in years. If you’re into video games, this Shawn Levy-directed offering is very ...

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Film review: Jungle Cruise (12A)

With Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Emily Blunt at the helm, there’s much to like about Disney’s Jungle Cruise before the opening sequences run. The A-list pair are among the safest hands in Hollywood at the moment and emerge as a great on-screen combination for this light-hearted and fun summer blockbuster. Sure, Jungle Cruise is pretty limited. But it manages ...

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BAFTA award for South Holland poet Benjamin

The endless horizon of South Holland’s wide skies provides both inspiration and comfort to BAFTA-winning poet Benjamin Zephaniah. The television awards were announced on Sunday evening and Benjamin was named as the winner of the Entertainment Programme category with his Life and Rhymes show. Screened by Sky Arts, the show beat heavyweight competition from Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, ...

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Domenique’s family inspiration after landing role in hit new television series

A Spalding actor says her family including her beloved ‘Nonno’ provided inspiration as she was cast in a big budget American TV show that’s hitting British screens next Monday (May 17). Domenique Fragale is staring alongside the likes of Laura Donnelly, Ann Skelly and Nick Frost in the HBO show The Nevers. It’s already attracted 1.4m viewers in America and ...

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Spalding band want Bloodstock billing

A Spalding band are looking to realise the dream of playing at one of the UK’s top heavy metal festivals. Buried By My Heartache are hoping to join the likes of Judas Priest, Skindred and Napalm Death at Bloodstock in August. To do so the five piece are looking to win the Metal to the Masses battle of the bands ...

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Act II shares its view on events of 2020

Spalding based Act II Theatre Company is bringing some welcome festive cheer with the news that their popular annual Revue won’t be falling victim to the COVID-19 cancellation curse. This screwy, satirical look at the year’s news, events, celebrity gossip and political mishaps has been a pre-Christmas fixture since 2013 and regular attendees will be relieved to know that, despite ...

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Review: The Mandalorian (Season 2, chapters 9 and 10)

One of my biggest gripes about the mostly satisfying first season of The Mandalorian was that it took its sweet time actually moving on the story. Don’t get me wrong, as a Star Wars fan I loved all of the world building and nods to the films, but I wanted reasons to be invested in these characters. After finishing well ...

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Horror nights of fun in Spalding

Visitors to the Spalding Sessions House will be in for a horrifyingly good time in the run-up to Halloween. The former courthouse has been transformed into a terrifying experience with ghosts, ghouls and a cast of actors guaranteed to test the bravery of visitors to the event – which is open for bookings. Owner Oliver Sneath has been creating a ...

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Steve’s New Horizons as first novel is published

A retired Crowland man is reaching new horizons himself by landing a publishing deal. Steve Borrett is releasing New Horizons – A Mayson Edmunson Adventure under the pseudonym SteVie May on September 30. The 62-year-old says he always harboured thoughts of writing a book but didn’t have the time until retiring from working in government services. The book takes on ...

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