There be dragons…..

……at Tattershall Castle. Or at least there will be, on Saturday June 9th when you can make your very own pet dragon, take it with you on the Dragon Quest then enjoy watching The Reluctant Dragon presented by Quantum Theatre as the sun goes down. Details here

But if dragons are not your thing, or the date does not fit your plans, Tattershall has other events which reflect the history of the castle. From May 26th to 30th you can spend a day learning how archery helped put food on the medieval table, meet the Wolfshead Bowmen, hear about hunting techniques and test your skills with a longbow. Details here                 Continue reading

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New art exhibition in Horncastle

Dont miss the temporary exhibition featuring the work of artist Anita Mortimer:  “A truly uplifting way of looking at the world. On paper, canvas or board. Using pencil, pastel, charcoal, graphite.”

The exhibition is at the Admiral Rodney Hotel, in North Street, Horncastle, this Saturday, May 12, and Sunday, May 13. Tickets are available from the recently extended Mortimer Gallery in North Street. Anita has her own website with lots of examples of her work – well worth a visit whether or not you can make the exhibition.

“I have always picked up a pencil, crayons or felt-tips, since I was a youngster. Hours were spent scribbling on scrap paper or in colouring books. I grew up in Croydon Surrey. The only daughter in a family of four older brothers. Continue reading

From the Woodhall Spa Noticeboards, May / June 2018

It’s a shame that Budgens have removed their noticeboard, but there are still plenty of events on the others, so here’s our selection for the month ahead. Take your pick: a trip to the BBC Gardener’s World and Good Food Show, a Big Band Night, a Banovallum Brass Concert, organ music at St. Peter’s or a good old car boot sale. Up to you!

 

May 15

This month’s visiting organist at Music for Woodhall will be Ryan Edwards. “Ryan’s continued popularity on the circuit could be a result of his fresh approach to organ playing which is reflected in the variety of styles of music in his concert programme. He understands the need to awaken new interest in the organ especially in his generation by appealing to both traditional and modern tastes.” He will be on stage at St Peter’s Church Hall, Woodhall Spa, 7.30pm. Contact Philip Groves 01526 353225. Website

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Dam Busters film director dies (and the back story!)

A fascinating new post from Charles Foster’s Dambusters Blog:

“It’s sad to have to report that the film director Michael Anderson died on Wednesday night, at the age of 98. He was best known to readers of this blog as the director of the 1955 film, The Dam Busters, but this was just part of his long career in the film business. At the time of his death he was the oldest living Oscar nominee for best director.”

“By the early 1950s, he was under contract as a director to Britain’s biggest film studio, Associated British Pictures, for whom he would eventually produce five films. ABP had bought the rights to Paul Brickhill’s best-selling book, The Dam Busters and commissioned a script from the writer of Journey’s End, R C Sherriff. Anderson was selected as director”

“What is not widely known………is that the film was nearly scuppered by a contractual dispute with Guy Gibson’s widow, Eve, after the shooting was completed. Continue reading

New Lincolnshire Coast website

Whether you are a regular Lincolnshire coast visitor or you have not yet discovered its many attractions, you might like to bookmark a new website called Visit Lincs Coast. It’s early days yet, but there are already some compelling pages covering a wide variety of interests, from classic seaside days out to natural habitats and outstanding natural beauty.

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Dambusters blog updates

Recent Dambusters news from Charles Foster:

Fred Sutherland unveils portrait in Alberta: ” Great to see a new photograph of Fred Sutherland, looking well. Last Thursday, in his home town of Rocky Mountain House in Alberta, Canada, Fred unveiled a new portrait of himself, painted by Dan Llewelyn Hall. This is one of the 133 portraits painted by Dan to honour all the men who took part in the Dams Raid.”                       Continue reading

From the Woodhall Spa noticeboards, April / May 2018

Spring has sprung, or so we are told, so here’s another round up of what’s on over the next few weeks:

 

 

 

 

April 14

St Nicholas Players present their Old Time Music Hall at St. Peter’s Hall at 2.30pm. Tickets: £7.50 in advance, from the Cottage Museum info@cottagemuseum.co.uk or £8.00 on the door. Details here (Facebook)

 

April 17

This month’s visiting organist will be Andrew Nix. Andrew, who hails from just outside Selby, North Yorkshire, has established himself on the organ circuit not only as a musician but also as an entertainer. His varied musical repertoire along with his Yorkshire humour has made him one of the country’s favourite performers. He will be on stage at St Peter’s Church Hall, Woodhall Spa, 7.30pm. Contact Philip Groves 01526 353225. Website Continue reading