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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The Dambusters connection

The connection between RAF Dambusters Squadron 617 and Woodhall Spa is well known around here, and is nowhere more evident than in the Petwood Hotel itself, where in 1942 Dambuster crew, including Canadian, New Zealand, Australian and British Air Force personnel, were stationed. The Squadron Bar, virtually untouched since it served as the officers’ mess, remains a magnet for historians and anyone who, like me, as a boy, was thrilled by the Dambusters film when it came out in 1955.

I am now struck by the tenacity and dedication of those who keep the Dambusters reality alive, as evidenced not just by frequent guests and visitors, but also by numerous posts on social media and, in particular by the Dambusters Blog, written by Charles Foster, nephew of Dambuster pilot David Maltby. As well as logging fascinating biographical notes and reproducing numerous old photographs, the blog features some intriguing current stories, such as an unusual take on Barnes Wallis, the inventor of the famous bouncing bomb: Continue reading

Zero Degrees Festival

Logo courtesy zero degrees festivalZero Degrees Festival is a celebration of community, culture, comedy and sport taking place at various venues across Louth and the surrounding areas.The Festival ends with a special event on Saturday 16 July when British Sea Power perform at Louth Town Hall.

The Indie rock band are famed for their live performances, the unusual lyrical content of their songs and the adventurous choice of locations for some of their shows. Continue reading

Brief Encounter at Jubilee Park

Poster courtesy movie poster shopDon’t miss a rare opportunity to see David Lean’s classic Brief Encounter, starring Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson, on a large outdoor screen in the beautiful grounds of Jubilee Park on July 16. The doors will open at 9.00pm and the film will start at approximately 9.30pm depending on light levels.

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New Lancaster film to use DIY replica bomber

Sleaford-based film company Tin Hat productions are building their own replica Lancaster bomber for a new feature “Our Shining Sword” which tells the story of a seven-man bomber crew. Writer and producer Andy Burn said the company used one of the famous Haynes maintenance manuals to make sure every detail was correct.

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Canadian Lancaster film UK premiere in Woodhall Spa

A group of visitors from the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton, Ontario, is in town this week for the UK launch of their thrilling documentary about the UK tour of VeRa, one of only two Lancaster bombers in the world still flying. The film will be shown to the UK public for the first time tomorrow at 1pm, in the Kinema in the Woods. Commissioned by the Warplane Museum and produced by Suddenly Seemore Productions during Vera’s amazing British adventure last summer, the film was recently distributed and screened to full houses in cinemas throughout Canada, for free.

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