From the Woodhall Spa noticeboards: March / April 2019

Here’s our selection of events for the next few weeks:

 

 

 

 

March 13

Coningsby, Tattershall and District History Society: There’s a talk by Michael Credland at 7.30 pm, titled “Tommy Goes to War”, at the New Methodist Chapel, Silver Street, Coningsby. Entrance £2.00. Contact 01526 354954

Michael is a well-respected authority on the role of the Lincolnshire Regiment in the Great War and on war memorials, and has presented his research and expertise in various publications.

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Meet the tiger who came to tea at Gunby Hall

Get up close to an enormous tiger and the beloved artwork from Judith Kerr’s much-loved childrens classic picture book, ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’. Celebrating the book’s 50th anniversary and over five million copies sold, The Tiger Who Came to Tea exhibition will come to Gunby Hall basement as part of a nationwide tour, from March 9th to April 28th.

The magic of The Tiger Who Came to Tea story is brought vividly to life with a giant cuddly tiger and an interactive kitchen, so that children can make their own tea for the tiger, as well as enjoying Judith Kerr’s iconic drawings. No need to book, but do check the website for the latest information before you set out, or call  01754 890102.       Continue reading

Cottage Museum open for all tomorrow

From the Woodhall Spa Cottage Museum:

The Cottage Museum opens for the 2019 season tomorrow,  April 6th at 11 am. Visit a family friendly museum and discover the unique history of Woodhall Spa.

What will you discover at a small museum with big surprises? We look forward to welcoming you to our museum.          Continue reading

Land, City and Sea

There’s an impressive art exhibition in Lincoln just now, well worth the trip to The Collection. “Land, City and Sea explores the many different ways modern and contemporary British artists have responded to the landscape, be it city or countryside, suburb or seaside. For the past twenty years David Ross, the entrepreneur and philanthropist has been building a world-class collection of British art made within his lifetime…..”

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Petwood wedding open day

We will host our next Wedding Open Day on Sunday 16th September. This is a great opportunity to explore our beautiful venue and grounds and meet our Events team. Please note that this is not a Wedding Fayre, but we will showcase products and services from our carefully selected partners to help you create your perfect day.

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Van Gogh Day – for all the family

Local historian, writer and artist Edward Mayor invites you to a day at the Petwood Hotel dedicated to the art of Vincent Van Gogh, one of the world’s most loved painters. You can discover his life and work in the Garden Room, against the background of the hotel’s restored Peto gardens, and view five painted copies of Van Gogh’s great paintings in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, copied by Edward. The date for your diary is July 22, and the event runs from 11am to 4.30pm

At 2pm Edward will give an informal talk about the paintings he has copied and examine the myths which cling to the artist. Also on offer, a sumptuous collection of books and catalogues featuring every surviving Van Gogh painting, print and drawing, and even a chance to win a set of prints and a Petwood voucher by doing your own copy of a Van Gogh drawing.           Continue reading

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