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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Woodhall Spa airfield: update

Photo courtesy Lincolnshire Wildlife TrustLincolnshire Wildlife Trust opened up Woodhall Spa Airfield Nature Reserve this weekend for Lincolnshire Heritage Day. Some of the highlights included a flock of greylag geese swooping across the lakes, an osprey soaring majestically above the airfield, as well as a flypast by a Spitfire and a Lancaster Bomber. Today the trust has thanked everyone who came along and all those who have supported their work in turning the airfield into a home for wildlife.

Those interested in the history of the airfield may also be interested in a talk to be given by Dave Bromwich, Head of Reserves at Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, in Sleaford on Monday February 20 next year. Details here Continue reading

Learn about the bats at Tattershall Church

From John Dudley:

HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, TATTERSHALL
Bat Talk and Watch

See the bats as they emerge from their daytime roost on 26th August 2016, from 7.00pm until 9.00pm (-ish). BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL AS NUMBERS ARE LIMITED.
Cost: £2.00 per adult, £1.00 per child. Family Ticket (2 Adults & 3 children) £5.00. Light refreshments will be available for purchase
Contact: Ian Nixon: 01205 723342 or 07833 674500
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Taking off – a new deal for Lincolnshire children

We all want the best for our children and grandchildren, but sometimes opportunities for enriching their development are hard to come by in a county like Lincolnshire, especially outside our main towns. Fortunately, help is now at hand.

 

Last December over 50 cultural, arts and education professionals attended an event called “What if Every Child Could Fly in Lincolnshire?” at Lincoln Drill Hall to demonstrate their passion and enthusiasm in supporting all children and young people in the county in having the opportunity to experience great arts and culture. The event was so successful that a follow-up event is planned. Continue reading

From the Woodhall Spa notice boards: February 2016

Yesterday I spent an hour or so checking out the latest public notices. As research goes it was a very pleasant task, in the pre-spring sunshine, and I got the distinct impression that Woodhall Spa is waking up from the winter.

 

 

The Woodhall Spa and District Gardening Association is leading the way with three upcoming treats for the horticulturally inclined:

 

 

 

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From the village notice boards (Autumn 2015)

A selection of things to do and places to go in or near Woodhall Spa this Autumn, as advertised in the traditional way:

 

 

Halloween:

jubileePark_ball_posterJubilee Park Halloween Ball, Petwood Hotel, October 31, 7pm for 7.30. Tickets are £50 each, including a 3-course dinner, 2 bottles of wine on your table, complimentary bubbles on arrival and entertainment by ABBA Sensation and Coasty Disco

 

british_heart_logoCharity Social Dance: In aid of the British Heart Foundation, Coronation Hall, 7.30pm. Entry £4. Ballroom, Latin, Sequence and Line dancing. For details call 02526 388675

 

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Lincoln Magna Carta Festival 800

To judge by the advertised programme, Festival 800, a ten day festival of live music, comedy, spoken word, street theatre, lectures and debate celebrating Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary will be very special, as the City of Lincoln hosts an impressive line-up of national and international artists and human rights activists.

What they all have in common is the desire to celebrate freedom of speech by making artistic responses to Magna Carta. This is a one-off opportunity to pick and mix from an eclectic variety of events and shows at various Lincoln venues, running from August 28 to September 6.

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