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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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.

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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

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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Castaway in Horncastle

The doughty Horncastle Players are now busy rehearsing this year’s pantomime – Robinson Crusoe. Suspend disbelief as Dame Crusoe, her son Robinson, the Captain of the ship Hans Free and Schumacher the gorilla cast off from Horncastle fish docks only to be wrecked on a desert island ruled by the evil pirate Queen.

Of course there are the traditional chases, fights and love interests to keep you on your toes. The show opens on January 24 and runs Wednesday to Saturday over two weeks. Continue reading

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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