Woodhall Spa 1940s Festival and Thorpe Camp 1940s weekend: plan ahead!

“The second weekend in July 2018 will see the very best of our region, as two highly successful events that celebrate Lincolnshire’s unique role in World War II will take place in partnership. Woodhall Spa 1940s Festival and Thorpe Camp 1940s Weekend will – for one year only – take place on the same weekend, 7-8 July 2018. The “Blitz spirit” partnership forged between the two volunteer committees means huge opportunity for visitors to attend two of Lincolnshire’s best summer events in one fantastic weekend.”

Whether or not you have been to this highly successful and popular annual time-warp event before, it’s a very good idea to visit the official festival website, especially if you want to make the most of the wide range of events on offer, contact the organisers or find out where to park. You can also check out feedback from previous years and browse the gallery of photos from last year’s festival – and much besides.

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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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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

Music for Woodhall: Mike Hall

Music for Woodhall’s guest performer this month is a regular contributor to BBC Radio’s ‘The Organist Entertains’. Mike Hall was born to musical parents and at the age of three, he was picking out melodies on the family piano. It wasn’t long before he was having piano lessons and by the age of 12 he was playing the mighty Compton Organ at the Grantham Granada. Mike will be on stage tomorrow (January 16) at St Peter’s Church Hall, Woodhall Spa, 7.30pm. Contact Philip Groves 01526 353225.

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Joy to the World: Horncastle and District Choral Society Christmas concert

The programme for this year’s Christmas concert “Joy to the World!” features Vivaldi’s timeless Gloria, the Christmas cantata A Winter’s Night by Cecilia McDowall, and a selection of carols. The choir is conducted by Caroline Boden and accompanied by Chris Hinkins.

 

 

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From the Woodhall Spa notice boards: Year End 2017

Before you get stuck into the turkey and plum pudding, here’s our last selection of events for this year:

 

 

 

November 18: Christmas Fayre at the community centre in Alexandra Road, 10.30am to 3pm

 

 

November 21

Music for Woodhall’s guest performer will be international organist Chris Stanbury. Chris will be on stage at St Peter’s Church Hall, Woodhall Spa, 7.30pm. Contact Philip Groves 01526 353225. Website Continue reading

Flossie Malavialle and Edwina Hayes in Concert

If you like live folk music performed by accomplished singers, there’s a treat in store as Flossie Malavialle  and Edwina Hayes are in Concert on Saturday September 30th 2017 at Market Rasen Festival Hall, LN8 3HT. Doors open 7:15 pm for 8:00 pm start. Tickets £10 can be reserved for payment on the door. Call 01673 843036 or 07771 745470 or email les@worrall.myzen.co.uk

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