Exhibitions

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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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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Gentlemen open up doors weekly

A Spalding Institution is to open up its doors every week. The Spalding Gentlemen’s Society is to open the doors to its Broad Street based collection every Wednesday from 11am to 1pm. It’s also looking to open up for a spell on Sundays at some point in 2022.SGS volunteers will be present at the Transported Stall in Spalding Market Place ...

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Art group readies exhibition

A collective of creatives is set to exhibit their work. Sutton Bridge Art Group are preparing for the upcoming art exhibition at St Matthew’s Church, Sutton Bridge. Members of the art group will be entering their paintings in a competition to be judged by the public. Last year’s winner was Lesley Robinson, this year herself and Chairman John Fitzsimmons are ...

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Art leader’s final exhibition at Sutton Bridge

This year’s St Matthew’s Church, Sutton Bridge, Annual Art Exhibition will be organiser Geoff De Roux’s last as he steps down from the post. Geoff has organised the exhibition for the last seven years and now St Matthew’s Church is looking for someone else to lead the long-standing exhibition from next year. The exhibition runs from 10am on Saturday, August ...

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Suffragette exhibition opens in Spalding

A special exhibition on women of the suffragette movement is open at Spalding’s Ayscoughfee Hall. Opened as part of the inaugural National Democracy week (July 2 to 8), the new exhibit, looks into the lives and environments of the women of the suffragette movement. This year recognises the 100th year of the first women getting the right to vote. July ...

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Half term activities at South Holland Centre

Next week is half term and the South Holland Centre has a packed family friendly programme, with a sing-a-long, an art event and films. Get your voices warmed up and come and sing your heart out at Sing-a-long-a Beauty and the Beast on Tuesday, May 29 at 7pm. Enjoy a full length screening of Disney’s iconic fairy tale starring Emma ...

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Creative family show off their talents at new Spalding art exhibition

A talented family of potters and painters will display their crafts at Ayscoughfee Hall Museum this October. Anthony Edwards and his wife Di this year celebrate 45 years of master craftsmanship. The couple run Tydd Pottery at Pode Hole and their Step By Step exhibition is at Aysoughfee Hall Museum throughout October. Anthony’s stepson Mike and Mike’s partner Emma will ...

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Sutton Bridge annual art exhibition celebrates its 20th year

The annual art exhibition at St Matthew’s Church in Sutton Bridge celebrates its 20th year. In reaching its second decade, the event has become the longest running art exhibition in the area. More than 200 works were entered into this year’s event, which features works from 70 artists from Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire. The exhibition opens on August 26 and ...

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Marvel at local photographers’ talent in Spalding exhibition

Spalding Photographic Society’s annual print exhibition is under way. About 50 superb images are adorning the walls of The Geest Gallery at Ayscoughfee Hall Museum until Thursday, March 30. The prints, which cover a wide range of subjects from wildlife to landscapes, include  submissions by beginners through to experienced photographers. The society, which meets monthly from September to April at ...

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Iconic pilot is returning to Ayscoughfee

A pilot who has flown the iconic Lancaster aircraft across the globe is coming back to Ayscoughfee Hall to talk on his fascinating career.   Mike Chatterton, who taxies the Lancaster “Just Jane” at the Lincolnshire Heritage Aviation Centre will be visiting the historic venue on Saturday, November 19, from 2pm.   The talk follows a previous visit from Mr ...

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Stukeley drawings on show

Drawings by famous local antiquarian William Stukeley will go on display at Ayscoughfee Hall in Spalding next month for a unique exhibition.   The event, titled “An Important set of William Stukeley Drawings”, takes place at the historic venue between October 5 and 16 and is being presented by the Spalding Gentlemen’s Society.   The drawings are considered important for ...

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Afternoon of rail history

If you are interested in the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway, there is a special presentation on Saturday. The M&GN Circle is hosting an open afternoon for anyone interested in local railway history. There will be a presentation from what is probably the most complete collection of 35mm colour slides from the late 1930s to present day, followed by ...

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Wings and things on show at annual model exhibition

The Fenland and Spalding Model Club holds its annual Wings and Things Show at the weekend. The show takes place on Sunday from 10am to 4pm, at University Academy Holbeach. Admission is £2 for adults and £1 for children and OAPs, Model clubs from around the country will be present as well as special interest groups, including a group who ...

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Work by open arts winner on display

Paintings by a Spalding artist who won the public vote at this year’s South Holland Open Arts competition can be admired at Ayscoughfee Hall. A selection of work by Dina Perejogina is on display in the Geest Gallery at the historic venue throughout June. The work includes paintings of farm animals from the South Holland area as well as animals ...

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Art exhibition

This year is the 100th anniversary of Spalding Arts and Crafts Society. The society will be holding its Centenary Exhibition from May 1 to 30 in the Geest Gallery, Ayscoughfee Hall, Spalding. Entry is free and visitors will be encouraged to participate in the People’s Choice Award by voting for their favourite painting.

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Time for Spalding’s model and hobby show

The third annual Spalding Model Engineering & Hobby Show takes place over the weekend of April 23 and 24 at Springfields Event Centre, Spalding. The aim of the show is to promote traditional engineering skills alongside current technological innovations. This mix of old and new skills aims to advance education and awareness in the subjects of sustainable engineering and technology ...

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Wendy and Alison are first winners at this year’s South Holland Open Arts exhibition

Two artists are celebrating after winning awards at this year’s South Holland Open Arts exhibition. Best Newcomer, chosen by the judges, was Wendy Jones Dabrowska for her painting ‘Room With a View’. And the winner of the Best Photography prize was Alison Loakes for ‘Ketton Quarry’. Visitors to the exhibition can vote for their favourite artwork by filling out voting ...

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Take a peek at artist Mo’s recent destinations at Spalding exhibition

Acclaimed artist Mo Teeuw is inviting people to share in places she has visited in a new exhibition. Home and Abroad is a collection of more than 50 paintings featuring places which Mo has travelled to in the past year, including France, Morocco, Greece, Venice, Norfolk and Lincolnshire. It’s the latest of many successful exhibitions which the Moulton artist has ...

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Deafblind ‘Poems of the River’ exhibition

Ayscoughfee Hall Museum will host a unique exhibition this weekend to mark Deafblind Awareness Week. National deafblind charity Sense is taking over the museum until Sunday with its Poems of the River exhibition. The exhibition celebrates the achievements of people with sight and hearing impairments from the charity’s Glenside Resource Centre in West Pinchbeck who took part in a six ...

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