Events

New festival to be a blast from the past

Holbeach is set to get medieval as part of a free new festival in the town. The Holbeach Medieval Festival is taking place at a number of locations in the town on July 2 and 3. Living encampments are set to bring the period to life. Not only will there be military re-enactments but there will also be opportunities to ...

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‘See It Safely’ at the South Holland Centre

Spalding’s South Holland Centre has been granted the ‘See It Safely’ mark to guarantee attendees it’s following all Covid-19 guidelines and keeping them safe. The Market Place is currently showing the pantomime Dick Whittington until December 30. A spokesman for the centre operated by South Holland District Council, said: ”We have been granted the use of Society Of London Theatre ...

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Festive fun in Long Sutton

Long Sutton’s Christmas Fayre takes place on Sunday (December 12) with plenty on offer. The event takes place in the Market Place and St Mary’s Church. There is a funfair, starting at 12pm, and Santa’s Grotto is in the church from 1pm for children aged ten and under. Children must be supervised by an adult. All current Covid guidelines must ...

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Festive fun with a twist in town

Festive shopping will have an exciting difference on Saturday, December 11, with the next free pop up event taking place in Spalding town centre. Transported and South Holland District Council are working together to launch Spalding Super Saturdays, which take place on the second Saturday of the month until February.At the December event, Spalding town centre visitors will be treated ...

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Ho ho Holbeach gets into the Christmas spirit

The festive spirit is back in Holbeach this Christmas with a host of events returning as well as some new additions to the calendar. Ever popular event such as the Holbeach St Nicholas Fayre and Lantern Parade are returning. And there will be new incentives to visit the many brilliant local businesses in the town. The Christmas season has already ...

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Act II choir to bring Good Vibrations

Do You Wanna Dance? Everybody’s surfing down to Broad Street Methodist Church next week as Act II’s choir sings the hits of one of the world’s most iconic and influential bands. There will be plenty of Fun, Fun, Fun in their show Surfin’ and Singin’: The Music of The Beach Boys which will take place at Broad Street Methodist Church ...

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Fireworks fun at Springfields

More than 2,500 people went along to Springfields Outlet Shopping in Spalding for the annual fireworks display. The display was choreographed to great music for all generations, put together especially for the event and was a tribute to Springfields charity of the year, the Royal British Legion, which is celebrating its 100 year anniversary, and will receive a donation from ...

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Polka Dot Panto is back on stage

Panto is making a welcome return to South Holland – oh yes it is! The ever-popular Dick Whittington will be taking to the stage at the South Holland Centre from December 9 to 30. After a break due to the pandemic, Polka Dot Pantomimes are back with the rags-to-riches tale. Audiences can expect the usual mix of crazy characters, awesome ...

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Springfields Winter Wonderland opens

Springfields Shopping Outlet’s Winter Wonderland Walk is now open for bookings, with all proceeds going to the Royal British Legion. It runs from 4pm every day until December 23 and tickets are available from the Springfields website.Simon Stone, Director of Springfields, said: “Christmas is Springfields at its very best. “We have focused on bringing everyone a truly festive experience to ...

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Zebra’s annual Halloween ‘Spooktacular’ event proves to be monster hit

A Spalding band’s regular ‘Spooktacular’ proved a success and raised hundreds of pounds in memory of a woman who died from a brain aneurysm. On Saturday (October 30) Zebra’s annual Halloween special returned with the group of musicians playing a free ball at The Deepings Stage. And this year was a poignant one as part of the £300 raised on ...

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Parade ready to march again

This year’s Spalding’s Remembrance Sunday Parade will be a special one to mark the 100th anniversary of the Royal British Legion. The final details have been revealed for this year’s event which takes place on Sunday, November 14. A parade marshalled by trained volunteers will take place from the Market Place to Ayscoughfee Gardens in town where there will be ...

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Two Lips Ball raises thousands

The Rotary Club of Spalding and the Welland’s annual Two Lips Ball returned on Saturday. Over 100 guests descended on the Springfields marquee suite to raise money for charities the Rotary organisation supports. As well as a fine meal by Springfields resident chef John Norman, South Holland-based band Zebra provided the entertainment. Band member Mark Le Sage set up the ...

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Ghoulish going-ons at Halloween party

A ghoulish gathering is set to raise funds for two worthwhile charities. Ella’s Project, which sources and provides children’s clothing for those that need it most, is holding its annual Halloween Party at the Deeping Stage on Saturday. The band Zebra will be earning their stripes on the night as part of a fantastic evening of spooky entertainment. All proceeds ...

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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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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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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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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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Table top sale in Holbeach

A town-wide table top sale is taking place in Holbeach this Sunday.Organised by Holbeach Parish Council, around 30 stalls look set to take part in the event due to take place from 11am to 4pm.The council’s vice chair Sophie Hutchinson said: “We have over 25 houses signed up so far across Holbeach town and the Women’s Institute Hall will be ...

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Raising funds for St John’s

St John’s Church in Weston Hills is holding a table top sale this Saturday.The event will be inside or outside the village hall, depending on the weather from 9am to 12pm.A spokesman said: “There will be cakes, tombola, bric-a-brac, books puzzles, plants and much more.“Please come and support us.”

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