Events

Plenty to see at SH Centre

There’s a film for everyone at the South Holland Centre this week. If you’re looking for a Norse action packed epic, The Northman (15) is showing tonight (Thursday) from 7.30pm. The film with an all-star cast including Alexander Skarsgard, Nicole Kidman and Willem Dafoe follows a Viking prince’s quest to avenge his father’s murder. Want something a bit more twisted? ...

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Celebrating the Fens

On Sunday (June 19) the Spalding Gentlemen’s Society Museum in Broad Street, Spalding will be open to visitors from 11am to 4pm for the Celebrating Fens event and will be the last opportunity to view the Portrait Promenade Exhibition. This special exhibition is the result of collaboration between Transported Arts, photographer Steven Hatton and the Society. The exhibition showcases people ...

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Time for popular fayre to return

Holbeach Town and Country Fayre returns this weekend after an enforced four-year break to finally mark it’s quarter of a century anniversary. The popular event takes place at King’s Field on Fen Road from 10am to 4.30pm on Saturday and Sunday, (June 18 and 19). It was last held back in 2018 with 2019’s event having been cancelled due to ...

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Pinchbeck set to party again

A week after the village marked a 70th anniversary, Pinchbeck will be partying for a 40th celebration. The annual Pinchbeck Carnival is back with a theme of ‘Remembering the 40s’ as it celebrates it’s 40th year. The weekend begins on Friday, June 10 with the annual bingo night which will be held at Pinchbeck Church Hall. Doors open at 6.30pm ...

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Soprano wants to pull you in

One of the UK’s most renowned singers is coming to Spalding. Soprano Lesley Garrett will be wowing audiences at the South Holland Centre on Friday, June 17. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music and National Opera Studio, she’s performed across the world with her amazing voice leading to widespread recognition. She’ll be telling plenty of those tales in ...

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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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‘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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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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Explore Roald at SGS next lecture

Polar Star – The Expeditions of Roald Amundsen will be the final lecture of the Spalding Gentlemen’s Society (SGS) winter season. Historian Alastair Goodrum will speak about the great Norwegian explorer at Broad Street Methodist Church from 7.30pm tomorrow (Friday). Amundsen picked up many firsts including to reach the South Pole, and fly across the Arctic Ocean and North Pole. ...

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Sutton Bridge U3A lectures continue

Professional entertainer Alan Bolt will be talking about his career in the U3A Sutton Bridge’s next lecture. The Market House in Long Sutton will host the comedian and musician on April 5 from 1.30pm to 2pm. It’s to be followed by Britain’s first firefighter Josephine Reynolds at the Curlew Centre in Sutton Bridge on May 3. Theatre consultant, lecturer, historian ...

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Book dates for Deepings Literary Festival

Handforth Parish Council nemesis Jackie Weaver, Songs of Praise host Pam Rhodes and local author Christina James are just some of the names heading to the Deepings Literary Festival. It’s due to run from April 27 and May 1 in and around the Deepings with Bookmark in Spalding involved has brochures as does the South Holland Centre. A spokesman for ...

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Step into Spalding with free fun day

A free day of fun-filled activities is being promised for later this month including a petting farm, virtual reality experiences, vintage rides and live entertainment. South Holland District Council will be encouraging families to Spring into Spalding on Saturday, March 26.The event, which will run from 10am until 2pm, will have activities for all ages, running alongside the usual traders ...

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Spalding Festival cancelled for a third year

The Spalding Festival organising committee in 2019.

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Moulton set for Jubilee jamboree

June will be an extra special month at Moulton Mill as it celebrates its 200th anniversary with four days of festivities around the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The whole of the village is set to get involved in the events from Thursday, June 2. In the evening there will be a lantern parade around the village from the green to coincide ...

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Broad musical talents at Methodist Church

South Holland Concerts are returning this weekend bringing yet more top musicians to the area. Moldovan violinist Ionel Manciu and pianist Kaoru Wada are at Broad Street Methodist Church this Sunday (February 27) from 3pm. Together the pair will perform, Beethoven’s violin sonata number five ‘Spring’, Profokiev’s violin sonata number one and Cezar Franck’s violin sonata. Ionel has been performing ...

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Moulton Chapel’s Got Talent

Talented people of Moulton Chapel are being sought as part of 300th anniversary celebrations. St James’ Chapel in the village is celebrating its third century this year and a programme of events is being put together. And it includes a Moulton Chapel’s Got Talent event being organised by local entertainer Jeff Woods aka Pavanotti. It will take place at the ...

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Players return to SH Centre stage

A Hollywood star is on his way to inspire an amateur theatre group. That’s the premise of St Nicolas Players’ latest production A Bunch of Amateurs. They’ll be performing the play by Ian Hislop and Nick Chapman at the South Holland Centre from March 16 to 19. A spokesman for the group said: “To boost his flagging career, fading Hollywood ...

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