Nights Out

Film review: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (12A)

My expectations were high ahead of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. I had it my head that Benedict Cumberbatch’s latest outing as the Sorcerer Supreme would serve as a major game-changer for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) – and had hopes for plenty of high-profile cameos, too. While the second part of that paragraph delivered in surprising ways, ...

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Do stop to take in musical acts at South Holland Centre

Go your own way to the South Holland Centre for two exciting musical acts. On Saturday one of the UK’s leading Fleetwood Mac tribute acts is coming to Spalding. Fleetwood Machine bring to the stage a celebration of one of rock’s biggest ever bands. The show is performed by five experienced musicians who have found each other through their passion ...

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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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Charity country night at club

Veteran band Troubadour Country and legend Mervyn Futter are the star attractions as Spalding Services and Social Club looks to raise money for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance in May. The High Street venue is putting on a special country music night on Saturday, May 7 from 7.30pm to 10.30pm. Troubadour Country are a five-piece band playing old and ...

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Choice of top shows in King’s Lynn

The new summer brochure for King’s Lynn Corn Exchange has something for everyone to enjoy over the coming season. With popular poet Pam Ayres taking to the stage on Monday, April 4 to Dinosaur World Live on August 1, there is a huge range to choose from as live entertainment is back for the holiday season. Musical highlights include the ...

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Film review: The Batman (15)

My hopes were high for The Batman after what looked like top choices on both the director and cast – and, thankfully, it delivers big time. With a dark detective-like storyline, an incredible sound track, a brutally brilliant Batman and perhaps the best version of The Riddler yet, Matt Reeves has delivered a truly great film for DC fans. And ...

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Film review: Moonfall (12A)

I don’t know why, but crazy disaster films that are about 7/10 at best are one of my favourite genres – especially at the cinema. Moonfall has always looked to have that kind of potential, especially given that it’s directed by Roland Emmerich, who is the absolute Don when it comes to this kind of movie. The likes of Independence ...

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Film review: Uncharted (12A)

Considering the quality of the material out there, it’s a mystery as to why video game hits seem to struggle to convert to the big screen. As a regular gamer, I can tell you with absolute certainty that some of the best stories I’ve seen told exist in that medium. One of the biggest modern franchises, which is exclusive to ...

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Win ticket to see A Bunch of Amateurs

St Nicolas Players take to the stage next week with their latest production A Bunch of Amateurs and you could see the show for free. We have three pairs of tickets for any night to give away. The show takes place at the South Holland Centre, Spalding, from March 16-19. Written by Ian Hislop and Nick Chapman, A Bunch of ...

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Tickets will be a Steel

Mark Steel heads to King’s Lynn Corn Exchange next month for a rescheduled show on April 7.His sell-out show, Who Do I Think I Am? revealed his father was a world backgammon champion.Mark’s also the star of Radio 4’s Mark Steel’s in Town and a newspaper columnist of the year.He toured the show around the UK and he has also ...

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Broadcaster takes to King’s Lynn stage

Jeremy Vine, one of the UK’s best known broadcasters, is appearing at the King’s Lynn Corn Exchange in April. In more than 30 years at the BBC, he has presented Newsnight, Panorama, Crimewatch, Eggheads and Points of View – as well as his daily Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2, the UK’s most listened-to radio news programme. Plus he ...

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The trappings of blame at centre

Comedian Geoff Norcott blames the parents and he’s heading here to Spalding to tell you all about it. The comedian has become a regular on TV and radio shows in the last few years, be they political satires such as The Mash Report, Mock The Week or The News Quiz or showcasing his talent for anecdotes on the likes of ...

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60s rockers set for South Holland Centre

‘Good Golly Miss Molly’ it’s time to ‘Hippy Hippy Shake’ at the South Holland Centre next month as Merseybeat legends The Swinging Blue Jeans bring their 60s rock and roll to town The band have made their mark on musical history and continue nearly 60 years after their debut single ‘It’s Too Late Now’ arrived in the UK top 40. ...

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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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Band hits the right note in Whaplode

Santa was the special guest as Whaplode’s Elizabethan Centre was treated to a fine display from Kirton Brass Band last Saturday. Musical Director, Andy Scott led the band who delivered pitch-perfect renditions of trusted favourites and more contemporary Christmas celebration music. The evening was introduced by South Holland District Council chairman, Coun Paul Redgate. Mr Scott said: “We were so ...

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Absolute blast for a Christmas show

Kirton Brass Band will be making a return visit to the Elizabethan Centre later this month. There will be an evening of Christmas music and carol singing after missing out last year because of thepandemic. Coun Paul Redgate, chairman of South Holland District Council, will open proceedings on Saturday, December 18. The Elizabethan Centre and Social Club is a free-to-join ...

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Putting 2021 into a Revue perspective

South Holland theatre Company Act II is putting the finishing touches to this year’s Revue. Now a firm fixture on the calendar, the show has adult themes and adult content. “Once again this year has been generous and forthcoming with content to satirise, lampoon and generally have a good laugh at,” says the company. Tickets for the show are £7 ...

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Panto season arrives at South Holland Centre

Panto season is here – oh yes it is! Dick Whittington arrives at the South Holland Centre in Spalding today (Thursday) with fun for all the family. Polka Dot Pantomimes’ annual event is back after last year’s enforced break and the stars are ready to thrill once again.Audiences can expect the usual mix of crazy characters, awesome adventure, singing, dancing, ...

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Films for all at the South Holland Centre

There’s something for all the family as the South Holland Centre screens several films this week. Acclaimed director Wes Anderson’s latest comedy The French Dispatch is on every night at 7.30pm from Friday to Sunday. As with all of his films it’s a quirky, star-studded romp about an American newspaper in an almost dream-like French city in the 20th century. ...

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