Events

Hall will be lit up for a Light Night

Ayscoughfee Gardens will come to life on Saturday, March 23, for Light Night, a special event of creative installations, sculptures and performances to celebrate the venue’s heritage, local and global historical links. The free event, which will run from 6pm to 8pm, will include fire displays, musical acts, interactive performances, light displays and arts and crafts workshops, as part of ...

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You’ll be flooded by knowledge at lecture

Flooding in Lincolnshire is the topic this Friday for the Spalding Gentlemen’s Society’s Lecture this Friday (February 9). Dr Mottram is Director of Research at the School of Humanities at the University of Hull.He is a specialist in interdisciplinary approaches to 17th century literature in its religious, social and environmental contexts.In his current work, he collaborates with environmental specialists from ...

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Keeper Shilton to star for Tonic Health

England’s most capped men’s footballer Peter Shilton is boosting a South Holland charity at a special fundraiser in April. The former Leicester City, Stoke City and Nottingham Forest keeper is heading to Springfields Events Centre on April 25 from 7.30pm.He appeared in four World Cups and two European Championships as well as winning two European Cups and the English league ...

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War museum curator steps in at society

Due to a late change in programme, the first Spalding Gentlemen’s Society lecture this year will be given by Dr Bryn Hammond, Principal Curator of Collections at the Imperial War Museum and a fellow of the Royal Historical Society. First World War historians still know little about the armies of their allies – especially the French.However, in a modern internet-connected ...

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Politics caught in the Act

What do Suella Braverman, Vladimir Putin, South Holland District Council and Mickey Mouse all have in common? They all feature in Act II Theatre Company’s Revue 2023! This irreverent, topical and cheeky show is now into its 11th year and once again takes a swipe at the year’s news; local, national and global.Expect fast-paced sketches, scenes and songs from the ...

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It’s beginning to look a lot like…..

Details have been revealed about Spalding’s Christmas celebration. It will take place in the town centre from 11am to 5pm on Saturday, November 25.Among the attractions will be a performance by Rapunzel and a chance to meet the princess after.There will also be a fancy dress competition with the winner getting to turn on the Christmas tree lights following carols ...

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Charity bingo

A special bingo session is taking place to raise money for the chair of South Holland District Council’s chosen charities. Coun Andrew Woolf is hosting the fundraiser for Blood Cancer UK and Mencap at Nene Court Community Centre on Saturday (October 28) from 3pm.It’s being supported by Coun Rob Gibson who has provided some of his ward budget alongside Coun ...

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Get involved with Rotary talent show

You’ve got talent, and the Spalding and Welland Rotary Club want to put you on stage. For 30 years now the group has put on a talent show raising money for a good cause.An incredible array of acts have taken part over the years.This year’s show included dancers, singers, including an ABBA tribute, magicians and Spalding Folk Club.The next event ...

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Pucker up for the Twolips Ball

The annual Twolips Ball fundraiser returns this Saturday with local band Zebra once again playing. The event, organised by the Spalding and Welland Rotary Club, is taking place again at Springfields Exhibition Centre this Saturday, October 21.Rotary president Diane Ridpath said: “We are all looking forward to this exceptional band to make this event the success it was last year, ...

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Bas Boots are made for talking

The next lecture in the SGS Winter programme will be presented by Dr Bas Boots, who is a senior lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University. The subject is Soil and Dr Boots will talk about his exploration into the links between ecosystem functioning and microbes in a wide variety of habitats is interdisciplinary: merging ecology, microbiology, environmental science and biochemistry.Spalding Gentlemen’s ...

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Ploughing competition is aiming to pull them in

The Spalding and District Young Farmers are putting on their annual Tractor Working Day this Sunday. It takes place at Fold Lane, Moulton with sign in from 9.30am and the ploughing action from 10am.Entry for the main competitions is 10am.There will be a barbecue and drinks all day along with competitions to enter.A spokesman said: “All are welcome to come ...

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Pumpkin up the volume in town

Spalding’s ever-popular annual Pumpkin Festival will return to Spalding this Saturday (October 7) between 11am and 3pm. The event will celebrate the district’s proud horticulture and harvest traditions with a great range of activities for families to enjoy including live entertainment, food and gift stalls, arts and crafts and fantastic games.Coinciding with Spalding’s usual Saturday market, visitors will be able ...

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Lecture season returns

The Spalding Gentlemen’s Society’s latest lecture season kicks off tomorrow (Friday September 29). Dr Carenza Lewis was scheduled to be the first lecturer, but she’s had to postpone due to unforeseen circumstances. Instead society president Tom Grimes will step in with a lecture entitled “The City of London: History, Pageantry and 20 per cent of the British Economy”.Spalding Gentlemen’s Society lectures ...

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Show based on local history

A Spalding man is to perform his new Arts Council backed show to the town. Henry VIII Used To Hate Us is described as being ‘Like Peaky Blinders but in the Fens’.Created by Ryan Gilmartin, it looks at the history of the local area in a production which includes live music scored by John Dipper who has scored for The ...

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Whaplode Drove Oktoberfest will have plenty of ‘oompah’

The Elizabethan Centre in Whaplode Drove is getting set to host its own Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 23.After being a success last year it’s back for 2023 as are the ‘Oompah’ Band, ‘Der Huffunpuffers’ coming from Milton Keynes.On the menu this year there will be guest beers to try and a vast array of authentic German food, great live music ...

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Still time for heritage fix

As part of the Lincolnshire Heritage Open Days, there are several events still to come.Vine House Farm Shop, Deeping St Nicholas, is allowing visitors to see its unique, and usually private, collection of vintage farm tools and machinary.It will be open from 10am to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday.In Spalding, The Gentleman’s Society is open until Saturday from 10am to ...

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Serving a treat up in Holbeach

Foodies and families will be heading to Holbeach for the annual Holbeach Food Festival on Sunday (September 3). Carter’s Park will be packed with great food and rink, plus entertainment for all ages. Admission is free from 10am to 4pm.The wide range of food available will include authentic Mexican, Indian, Caribbean, falafels, hog roast, award- winning pies, artisan burgers, smoked ...

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A snapshot of group’s 70 years

This year’s Open Night for Spalding Photographic Society is a special one as the club celebrates its 70th anniversary. Its inaugural meeting was held on March 23, 1953.Its stated aims were to promote the art and science of photography in the Spalding area and this was to be achieved by:* The sharing and enjoyment of the hobby.* The learning and ...

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Historic event to be recreated again

After a break of three years the Siege of Crowland Abbey is back bigger and better with cannon, musket, pike and cavalry to mark the Siege of Crowland Abbey 1643. The Sealed Knot will be occupying Crowland for the weekend of September 16 and 17 to re-enact this English Civil War event.In 1643 the population of Crowland supported King Charles ...

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GALLERY – Activate your summer

Sessions encouraging people to get active are back this summer. The first Activate was held at Weston Playing Field last Wednesday and it proved a success.Alongside the gymnastics, wall climbing and numerous sports and games, there was also the chance to get creative and take a peek at nature.Alison White, of the South Holland District Council Communities Team, said: “It ...

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