We Happy Few: book now!

The Horncastle Theatre Company’s next production is billed as a comedy drama. It’s about an all-female theatre company touring Britain during the darkest days of World War Two, written by a well-known actress and premiered in the West End. The well-known actress is Imogen Stubbs (Lady Nunn) and the play is directed by the indefatigable Penny Holland. You can catch it on the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st July, 7.30 pm at the Lion Theatre. Booking: Horncastle Music Shop (01507 526 566) or On Line. Tickets: £7 (Concessions £6)

The play is inspired by the real-life Osiris Players, whose travelling productions during the war inspired many to take up the profession – Judi Dench to name but one.

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Comedy at the Petwood: “The Wedding Reception”

Packing 5-star reviews from London’s West End and Edinburgh Fringe, this bonkers immersive comedy from Interactive Theatre International, the makers of Faulty Towers The Dining Experience, promises to love, honour and disarray…

The Wedding Reception sees Kate and Will expecting a small party to celebrate their wedding – but Kate’s mum had other plans! Cue uninvited guests, misbehaving family and secrets better left in the closet…

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From the Woodhall Spa notice boards, June 2017

An eclectic mix this month – a floral festival in Minting, a musical evening in Martin, an organist who came to fame through Britain’s Got Talent, and a summer charity ball – both in Woodhall Spa.

 

 

 

June 10 & 11

Minting and Gautby Floral Festival Weekend. 

“Our two lovely little villages are holding a Floral Festival on the weekend of June 10th and 11th, to raise funds for both churches and Gautby Village Hall. The churches will be decorated with flowers around the theme of “Pastimes and Hobbies in the Countryside”. Each day starts off at Minting Village Hall at 10:30am and ends at 4:30pm. On Saturday, there will be a PLANT SALE at the village hall and the MR Ukulele Duo will perform in each church.” Full details

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Live and local near you

Image courtesy Keep-Calm-o'maticYou really don’t have to go far in rural Lincolnshire to find live entertainment. Here’s a selection of up-coming entertainments within easy travelling distance of Woodhall Spa:

 

 

Friday, 24th March 2017, 7:00 PM
Toynton Village Hall
Holy Moly and The Crackers Concert

“This wild and carnivalesque seven-piece from the Bohemian Quarter of Newcastle blurs the boundaries of folk, gypsy and rock music with its truly terrific sound. Mixing powerhouse story-songs with foot-stomping rhythms this band has more than a touch of magic to it.”
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From the Woodhall Spa notice boards, February 2017

Spring is in the air, and there’s plenty to do in and around Woodhall Spa:

 

 

 

February 12

Up to thirty stalls of antiques, Art Deco and vintage – all at the Petwood Hotel. For details call 01754 811897. Admission £2

 

 

February 14

The Quilters Guild of the British Isles is holding a Young Quilters Workshop at St peter’s Hall, starting at 10am. For details, call Doreen Hallet on 01526  352087. Continue reading

Count Arthur Strong comes to Lincoln

photo courtesy of Count Arthur Strong himselfIf you’re a Count Arthur Strong fan, you’ll be glad to hear he’s on stage in Lincoln for one night only with his new show “The Sound of Mucus”. It’s at the New Theatre Royal on March 2nd at 8pm. and you can book online here.

If you know Arthur from his  BBC radio or TV shows you know what to expect, but if not here’s a taster:


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Wolds Words Festival 2016

wolds_words_2016_150The Wolds Words Festival is back again in October, celebrating the rich, diverse and unique culture of rural Lincolnshire. This year Horncastle features for the first time, joining the traditional venues in Louth, Spilsby and Alford.

 

In Horncastle the Community Cinema Club offers film screenings in the Stanhope Hall on 19th October and 23rd November. For the details visit their website or email thestanhopehall@hotmail.uk.  The club is operated for the benefit of the community by a small dedicated team of volunteers who aim to show a wide range of films. Tickets are available from The Horncastle Music Shop or on the door.

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