Nights Out

Ex-world champion David Haye confirmed as special guest at 2016 Spalding and District Round Table boxing night

British heavyweight David Haye has been booked as special guest at Spalding and District Round Table’s boxing event next year. Confirmation of the former world champion’s appearance has led to a surge in ticket sales for the all-male black-tie annual event at Springfields Events Centre, Spalding, on Saturday, February 20. Ringside tables cost £1,000 for 12 people and standard tables £850. ...

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Free night out to learn about benefits of being in Spalding and District Round Table

Spalding and District Round Table is offering a free night out on Monday (September 21) to potential new members. The organisation is for men aged between 18 and 45 and anyone who might want to join is invited to join Tablers to enjoy ten-pin bowling at AlleyCatz followed by a meal at Indian restaurant Indus. It will be an opportunity ...

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Bookmark appearance for authors behind shocking true story of Spalding’s Joe Holliday

The authors behind a book that has attracted international media coverage are to appear at Bookmark in Spalding. She’s A Boy is the true story of Spalding’s Joe Holliday (27), who was born a boy but raised a girl. The book was written by journalist Louise Chapman, who also lives in the town. She said: “There has been such a ...

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Talk in Spalding by leading poet and musician Benjamin Zephaniah

Poet, musician, novelist, and actor Benjamin Zephaniah heads the new calendar of Spalding Gentlemen’s Society talks and lectures. The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah is on Friday, September 25 at 8pm at Spalding Grammar School. The society said: “This is a lecture like no other. Benjamin will talk about his life from the streets of Birmingham, to a life ...

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Godspell musical coming to Crowland Abbey

A new concert version of the musical Godspell, which is raising money for churches across Lincolnshire, is coming to Crowland Abbey in September. The show has been created and is being directed by Sue Hodge, star of much-loved BBC comedy series ‘Allo ‘Allo! The Rev Mike Ongyerth said: “We’re truly delighted that Sue is bringing her production of Godspell – ...

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Promising singer Will Silver (15) handed role in Skegness summer show

Gosberton teenager Will Silver has landed a role in a top summer show in Skegness. The 15-year-old is in musical Centre Stage, which starts at The Embassy Theatre on Thursday (Aug 6) and runs weekly until September 10. Will was recommended to Janice Sutton Productions by Graham Dark, who runs Spalding 50+ Sports and Social Club, which regularly attends the shows. Janice ...

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Join us for The Voice quiz night in Spalding to support our charity

We’re holding a quiz night to kick off fundraising for our new charity. The quiz is on Friday, July 17 at Spalding Services Club on High Street (7pm for 7.30pm). Our thanks to the club committee for kindly donating use of the hall. We are accepting teams of up to eight people and tickets, priced at £6 each, include a Ploughman’s-style supper. ...

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Ballet of Cinderella

Award-winning Welsh ballet company, Ballet Cymru, perform their new production Cinderella live on the South Holland Centre stage on Saturday at 7pm. Tickets are £14.50, £13.50 (concessions) and £48 for a family ticket from the South Holland Centre Box Office 01775 764777 or www.southhollandcentre.co.uk

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Tommy takes Centre stage

Musician Tommy Loose will be launching his new album with a concert in Spalding later this month. Tommy has been performing for almost 20 years on a variety of instruments. Alongside lecturing at Coventry University in Music Performance and examining for International Exam Board “Rockschool”, Tommy has just released his new acoustic/harp guitar album Nearly Unique. Having recently opened for ...

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Theatre: What’s on this week (June 4-10)

The Cresset, Peterborough Box office 01733 265705 The Leprosy Mission concert Sunday, 7pm Reginald D Hunter 2015 Wednesday, 8pm King’s Lynn Corn Exchange Box office 01553 764864 Stewart Francis – Pun Gent Friday, 8pm The Manfreds Saturday, 7.30pm Gospel At The Movies Sunday, 7.30pm Paul Merton’s Impro Chums Monday, 8pm South Holland Centre, Spalding Box office 01775 764777 Ballet Cymru: ...

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Your artefacts examined at open museum event in Spalding

Spalding Gentlemen’s Society will be open from 7pm to 9pm on Thursday (May 14) as part of National Museums at Night. Search your attic or hunt in your garage for anything you have collected, saved for years, or belonged to your granny and take it along to Broad Street to get an opinion. Admission is free, but a £2 donation ...

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Get close to nocturnal animals

Not many of us have ever had a bat zip over our head, seen the ghostly figure of a barn owl quartering the fields or appreciated the variety of moths that take to the air after dark. The wildlife that comes out after the sun goes down is often overlooked because we are not naturally equipped to explore this environment. ...

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Loaded gig for Kiss FM DJ Charlie Hedges

Top DJ Charlie Hedges is the latest act to take to the Loaded decks. The Kiss FM DJ will be live at the Spalding nightclub on Saturday, May 23. Influencing a weekly audience of 5.6million listeners as presenter of the award-winning Kiss FM breakfast show, Charlie Hedges’ insatiable thirst for music impressively takes in every hour of the waking day, ...

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Fundraising 60s night

A fundraising 60s night takes place on Saturday, May 2, at Pinchbeck Village Hall, from 7pm to midnight. Tickets cost £12.50, which includes a hog roast, live entertainment and a raffle. Proceeds will go to the Lincolnshire Air Ambulance.

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Spring ball in Holbeach for Epilepsy Society

Tickets are on sale for a spring ball in aid of Epilepsy Society. It’s at Holbeach Community Centre on Saturday, April 11. Tickets cost £30 and include a three-course meal and live band Children of the Revolution. Ball organiser Chris Douglas said: “The money raised will go towards care, support and research into new methods of treating the condition.” To ...

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Top DJ hits the decks at Loaded

Former Radio 1 DJ Judge Jules is bringing his Judge Won’t Budge Tour to Spalding. The renowned DJ is next on the bill of live acts at Loaded Nightclub, appearing at the Westlode Street venue on Saturday, April 18. Judge Jules first took to the decks as a new kid on the block in the late 80s whilst studying law ...

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Rocking all through the summer

It promises to be an unforgettable season for music aficionados of all persuasions as summer gets underway. Spalding’s South Holland Centre will kick it all off with award-winning folk singer Cara Dillon on Saturday, April 11 (tickets £19.50). If you don’t know the voice of Cara Dillon, you’re in for a treat. With music that transcends genres and crosses barriers, ...

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Young Spalding theatre group ready to amaze with Joseph musical

Spalding’s Polka Dot Academy is promising its most spectacular musical yet when Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat opens at the South Holland Centre on Thursday (March 26). Limelight Youth Theatre students’ singing, acting and dancing will be complemented by pupils from St John The Baptist Primary School and Spalding Primary School who will perform as the show’s choir on ...

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Zebra back playing at its ‘home venue’ in Spalding on Saturday night

One of Spalding’s best-known bands is back at The Lincolnshire Poacher on Saturday night (March 14). For 15 years, Zebra was a regular fixture on the grass next to the pub on Flower Parade Day each May. This weekend’s event event is indoors, but promises to be a cracking night. Lead singer Kevin Arnold said: “Many of my friends from university and around town would ...

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Sausage bugling

The annual bugling in of the Lincolnshire sausage takes place at The Jolly Crispin pub in Lutton on Saturday, March 21. This fundraising event is the village’s own take on the Scottish tradition of piping in the haggis for Burns Night but celebrating the Lincolnshire sausage! The event starts at 7.30pm and tickets, which must be bought in advance, cost ...

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