Gearing up for the 1940s festival

Only weeks away now for that weekend when Woodhall Spa once again rolls out the time machine and sets the dial to the1940s. This year the festival is scheduled for the third weekend in July – 15 / 16th, so if you enjoy flypasts, parades, period costumes, big band music and the like, all to be found in one of the most attractive villages in Lincolnshire, then you know where to be that weekend.

Meantime, if you want to keep abreast of the plans, your best bet is to follow the festival on Facebook and do keep an eye on the official website too. Continue reading

Horncastle and District Choral Society: free concert

As part of the Horncastle Arts and Music festival, this concert offers you a varied programme including Schubert’s Mass in G, Elgar’s “From the Bavarian Highlands” and a selection of Victorian Music. It’s at St. Mary’s Church, Horncastle, starting 7.30pm on Saturday May 13th. There will be a retiring collection in aid of the Air Ambulance.

Woodhall Spa Country Show 2017

This year’s Woodhall Spa Country Show is only days away now, scheduled for Sunday the 21st of May. Come along any time between 9.30am and 5.00pm. You can find the showground along Green Lane opposite Canterbury Close (LN10 6QY), and a one way system will be operated on the day. All routes are signposted by AA signs.

“Our theme this year is to be ‘Traditional Rural Crafts’. The varied Lincolnshire environment lends its self to a wide range of crafts. The wolds have a tradition of hedge laying, there are dry stone walls in the Ancaster area and stone is a vernacular building material in the Stamford and Deeping areas. The fens and marsh have mud and stud used for cottages, some of which survive in entirety and many remnants are still there hidden away where people in the past have encased them in brick and tile as their living standards began to improve.” Continue reading

From the Woodhall Spa notice boards: March 2017

Our early spring selection of things to do in and around Woodhall Spa:

 

 

 

March 21

Returning to Woodhall Spa this month is international concert organist Nicholas Martin. He will be on stage at St Peter’s Church Hall, Woodhall Spa, 7.30pm. Contact Philip Groves, Music for Woodhall, 01526 353225. Website.

 

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Live performances near Kirkby on Bain

Logo: Live & LocalI recently came across a website called “Live & Local” which could be useful to anyone living or staying in or near Kirkby on Bain who likes live performances. Here’s a link to the “What’s On” page, but be warned, you will be in for some tricky navigation because the site is really a search engine.

Having tried it myself, the quickest route to local gigs from the “What’s On” page, is: select [Search by County], then [Lincolnshire]. Finally, to see the list of events, click on the [List Shows] button! For a narrower search choose [Search by district] then select either [East Lindsey] or another district such as [North Kesteven]

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Willy Barrett’s French Connection

Here’s a chance to be entertained by an innovative group whose arrangements are beautifully performed on instruments including the guitar, cello, fiddle, banjo and uilleann pipes, all overlaid with a large dose of wry humour, led by an experimental musician and multi-instrumentalist.

The French Connection are on stage at the Pumphouse Studios in Louth this Thursday, October 27th at 8:15pm. Tickets are available from Off The Beaten Tracks in Louth or contact the studio on 01507 201080. Doors open at 7:30pm.


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National Trust treats

national_trust_logo_green_150Tattershall Castle and Gunby Hall are currently both offering interesting events within easy traveling distance of Kirkby on Bain over the next few weeks.

At Lord Cromwell’s Castle in Tattershall this Wednesday (July 13) outdoor theatre company The Lord Chamberlain’s Men return with their outdoor performance of Much Ado About Nothing, and there’s a Wars of the Roses weekend on July 30 and 31: “Travel back in time to the fifteenth century and immerse yourself in our medieval experience. Witness what everyday life was like over 500 years ago with living history tents, talks and displays.”

Gunby Hall gardens are always worth a visit at this time of year, and they are the inspiration for Gunby’s first contemporary art exhibition called ‘Densen – Disperse’, featuring the work of Christiane Löhr. Continue reading