Viking Festival this weekend

The Vikings arrived in England in 789 AD and their presence here lasted until 1066, when the invading Norsemen lost their final battle with the English at Stamford Bridge. Their influence on our county was profound, and it will be celebrated this weekend, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October, at the Skegness Viking Festival.

You can explore a living encampment and smell the Vikings cooking, watch them making arrows or sharpening their swords and even and have a go yourself. On Saturday evening, from 5pm to 7:30pm, down on the beach you can witness the largest Viking battle these shores have seen for years! Fire jugglers and a firework display will finish off the evening.              Continue reading

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All things sausage

It’s that time again, when you can join in the celebrations the county’s finest bangers at Lincoln Castle. The date is Saturday 13th October: 10am to 5pm.

Expect food stalls offering the best Lincolnshire produce from award-winning Select Lincolnshire members, children’s entertainment and live music. Lincoln Castle and Castle Hill itself will be filled with stalls selling all types of produce, and of course there will be an abundance of Lincolnshire Sausages on offer for people to buy and eat on the day or to take away and enjoy at home. Also entertainment from local chef Rachel Green’s cooking demonstrations, performances from The Cosmic Sausages, Juggling Jim, and everyone’s favourite: Mr Sausage himself! Continue reading

From the Woodhall Spa noticeboards, September / October 2018

Autumn’s in the air, but there’s still a lot going on in and around the village. Here are some seasonal suggestions for time out:

 

 

 

September 18

Music for Woodhall welcomes one of the team of resident organists at the famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom. Born and educated in Wigan, Lancashire, John has been playing the organ since the age of 8 and he’s been at the Blackpool Tower since he took up the job at the age of 16, straight from school. John’s unique playing style means he is always in demand to both ballroom dancers and die hard fans of organ music.

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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 June / July 2018

Less than a month to go for the Forties Festival, (July 7/8) but in the meantime, there’s plenty going on the village. Here’s our latest What’s On guide, culled from the famous white fence:

 

 

 

June 10

Go crazy at the Cottage Museum’s Mad Hatter’s Tea party. The fun starts at 2.pm and there may well be zany games and an unusual version of croquet on the lawn. Web Page             Continue reading

Adult Education Horncastle celebrates 100 years of the RAF

Adult Education Horncastle are hosting a Festival of Talks 2018, starting in April. “This year we celebrate each of the 100 years of the RAF. QEGS Horncastle continues on its well established and glorious journey alongside the RAF in Lincolnshire.  Being well placed in the centre of the county QEGS has welcomed hundreds of air force children through its doors, where it has nurtured them for however long their parents have been stationed in the area. In Adult Ed we do our part and help with training to ease the way back to Civvy Street.  Many members of staff continue to have affiliation with the RAF.  We celebrate them all!  Keep a look out on all media for updates…”

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Shankara Andy Bole

Andy Bole is on stage at the fourth annual Blind Cat Festival at Cabourne Parva on Sunday August 13.

Andy is a musician with a first class pedigree in acoustic and electronic music. He is a member of Bonfire Radicals, one of 7 guitarists in Daevid Allen’s Glissando Guitar Orchestra and is the guitarist with Fret and Fiddle. He has over the past several years played in some of the finest Acoustic bands, most notably the legendary Bushbury Mountain Daredevils and The Late Night Band who for many years were regarded as two of the finest acts in the U.K.

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