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Thursday 9 June 2022
A night of world class opera and songs from musicals is being presented in the stunning setting of Belvoir Castle led by the renowned Musical Director Orlando Jopling.
Taking place on Thursday 9 June, the evening will feature four singers and five chamber musicians from Orlando’s venture ‘Wild Arts’ performing within the wonderful acoustics of the castle’s opulent Ballroom.
The evening will follow four characters’ journeys through a kaleidoscope of arias, duets and ensembles from a carefully selected repertoire drawn from the worlds of opera and musicals. Music from Britten, Strauss, Handel, Verdi and Mozart will feature along with songs from the greats of musicals, Stephen Sondheim and Rodgers & Hammerstein.
Wild Arts Artistic Director and conductor Orlando Jopling combines his deep knowledge of orchestral and operatic repertoire with a thirst for new music and discovering new composers. He has worked with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra, the London Mozart Players and the Irish Chamber Orchestra among many others, both on the concert platform and in the recording studio.
He was principal conductor and artistic advisor of the Royal Orchestral Society for ten years and transformed their repertoire to include twentieth and 21st century composers.
The event marks the first of a new artistic strand of programming to be introduced by Belvoir CEO Emma Stenning who brings a wealth of experience in the performing arts from her previous roles.
Emma said: “I was thrilled to join Belvoir Castle last December in this new role of Chief Executive, and can’t believe how quickly the past five months have flown by as I have been getting to know the Estate, and the wonderful communities of people who live and work here.
“My background is in the performing arts, as a producer of theatre, opera and music, and so I arrived here with a real passion to bring some live performance to the Castle and grounds.
“I could not be more delighted to introduce our first event in what I hope will become a regular programme of work. Orlando Jopling is an extraordinary conductor and musician, whose career-long project to bring music of world class quality to local and community settings has been something that I have long admired. When I invited him to bring his ensemble to perform in our beautiful ballroom, he jumped at the chance.
“Whether you’re an opera lover, or a first timer, this event will be for you, and I encourage you to join us from the outset as we move to bring more live performance to this historic setting.”
Designed to be relaxed, informal and accessible, guests are encouraged to arrive early and enjoy a picnic in Belvoir’s historic formal gardens from 5.30pm. The Castle’s Portico Doors will open from 6:45pm and performances begin at 7:30pm.
Guests will be able to purchase drinks from the bar on arrival and car parking on the Castle terrace is provided at no extra charge. A limited number of tickets are available, priced at £45 per adult, the event is suitable for 18+
Anyone wanting to come a long and have a sing with us in this concert? We are having a promenade concert in St Wulframs.
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May to September 2022
The summer series of Belvoir Revisited events celebrating key moments in history both real and imagined is packed with showstopping historical re-enactments, live music, street performers and all kinds of thrilling displays.
Kicking off with a bumper 1940s themed event on May 28-29, the wartime weekend is back for its second outing bigger and better than ever. Swing bands, jazz singers, re-enactors, living history encampments and classic cars will be taking over the Castle’s cannonade and front lawn.
Taking place in front of the Regency home that itself played an important role offering a secure repository for the National Archives during the Second World War, the 1940s Weekend will bring history vividly to life.
Visitors will be able to watch a skirmish display by infantry soldiers, find out what they could buy in a typical 1940s General Store, explore an air raid shelter and check out the British and German Encampments. The US Infantry Group will also be making an appearance to share the experiences of the humble infantry soldier, the backbone of the US army in WW2.
Vintage live music from entertainers performing a host of wartime favourites will be on throughout the Belvoir Revisited event that blends education and entertainment for all ages in the stunning setting of Belvoir Castle and Gardens, Leicestershire.
From May to September 2022, there will be a summer season of six Belvoir Revisited events to transport visitors on a journey through history.
Belvoir CEO Emma Stenning said: “Our Belvoir Revisited offer is a great way to enjoy the castle in a new way on every visit and this first weekend is set to be a barnstorming affair. With our new adventure playground due to open this summer too and our ever expanding food and drink offer, Belvoir is a great day out for all ages.”
Belvoir’s vibrant artisan shopping village The Engine Yard adds to the destination appeal with pop-up markets, boutique shopping from a range of independent retailers and a carefully curated food and drink offer including woodfired pizza on the outdoor terrace and an all day menu in the Fuel Tank Cafe to drinks in the Balloon Bar and Afternoon Tea in the Duchess’s Parlour.
1940s Weekend – 28th & 29th May
Returning for its second year running, this nod to the vintage glamour of the wartime-era is packed full of swing bands, jazz singers, living history encampments and a classic car show.
Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – 4th & 5th June
Showcasing the best of British to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, the weekend is packed full of entertainment with jousting, falconry shows, craft activities, live music and a classic Punch and Judy show.
Steampunk Weekend – 25th & 26th June
Experience a futuristic alternative reality powered by steam, top hats and ruffles that dives into steampunk history with captivating performers and a climb up the famous Belvoir Hill.
English Civil War Weekend – 23rd & 24th July
Bringing history to life with gripping battles, drill display and thrilling re-enactments to place you in the midst of the English Civil War era.
Napoleonic Re-enactment Weekend – 6th & 7th August
Journey back to the period in which the fourth Belvoir Castle was built, complete with regency dances and battle sequences as Belvoir prepares for war!
Medieval Re-enactment Weekend – 3rd & 4th September
Encounter the Norman conquest up close with craft displays, fashion workshops, archery shows and battle re-enactments for all the family to enjoy.
There’s never been a better time to become a Friend of Belvoir Castle as all annual pass holders can enjoy free entry to all six Belvoir Revisited events, as well as unlimited access to the house, parkland and gardens whenever the Regency home is open to the public.
Annual passes are priced £60 per adult and £20 per 4-16 child with friends and family options available too. As well as free access to all ‘Belvoir Revisited’ Events 2022, pass holders are able to access a special £10 ticket price to bring a friend for the day, enjoy a Loyalty Scheme for the Fuel Tank, Duchess Gallery & Balloon Bar at the Engine Yard and a preferential rate for Belvoir Estate ‘Stay with Us’ rental properties.
To book event tickets, visit www.belvoircastle.com
Allington’s packed schedule of Jubilee events will feature headlining concerts from The Band From County Hell on Friday 3 June and The Motown Review on Saturday 4 June. The events take place at Allington Playing field which has a full programme of activities. These include beacon lighting and The Belvoir Big band on 2 June and a car show and Spitfire flypast on 5 June. A bar and beer festival plus food will be present throughout the weekend.
With seven critically acclaimed albums to their credit, The Band From County Hell are one of Lincolnshire’s most enduring live acts. They are an original Celtic Folk Rock band who can boast over 2000 live performances. These have ranged from small venues to major festivals and their own show at The London Palladium. More information from the band’s website – bfch.co.uk
The eleven-piece Motown Review are the East Midlands premier Motown and soul band. Whether you’re a fan of Smokey Robinson, Martha Reeves, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder or The Velvelettes, their sets are packed with the sounds of Detroit City. More information from the band’s website – themotownreview.co.uk
The Jubilee beer festival starts on Friday at 6 pm. Admission is free except during the two main concerts. On both Friday and Saturday admission after 6 pm costs £10. You can get a weekend ticket for £15. These are available from the village website – allingtononline.co.uk and the village pub – The Welby Arms. The bands will be on stage at around 8.45 pm.
Allington’s celebrations are not confined to the playing field. There are street parties, open gardens, a scarecrow competition, flowers in the church, well dressing, a petanque tournament, a teddy bears’ picnic and, of course, fireworks. Sunday’s car show is actually three events with performance cars at Allington Manor and vehicles from the Allington Sports car owners club supplementing the main show at the playing field. Charlotte Porter will be performing to round off the live music programme.
For a full programme and more details go to allingtononline.co.uk
Funhouse Comedy Club brings another great night of laughter to the Grantham Guildhall Arts Centre Ballroom on Thursday June 30th.
Topping the bill is 2021 British Comedian of the Year Finalist, the incredible Scott Bennett who
recently made his ‘Live at the Apollo’ debut and is widely tipped in the industry as on the brink of the
big time. He was also runner up in 2014 English Comedian Of The Year competition, Best Show
Nominee Leicester Comedy Festival 2019 and support for both Michael McIntyre and Rob Brydon.
This loveable rising star enthrals the audience with his warm and engaging delivery, he is a Yorkshire
live wire with an undeniable no nonsense logic, who has been busy entertaining people through the
lockdown, with his ‘Stand Up From The Shed’ online show.
Opening the night will be the animated Sean McLoughlin. His slightly offhand take on the world and
awkward view on it is somewhat contradictory, curious and comical. Hugely in-demand in the U.K.
and internationally he has most recently been the tour support for Ricky Gervais in arenas across the
globe, having previously opened for Bill Burr at the Royal Albert Hall and performed a gala show at
the Sydney Opera House. A regular at comedy festivals and clubs the world over, he has also
performed six acclaimed solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. has made TV appearances on Stand-
Up Central, Comedy Central At The Comedy Store, The Stand-Up Sketch Show and fronted a 5-part
series for Vice, as well as filming a set for Kevin Hart’s LOL Network at the Just For Laughs Festival
in Montreal and a small part in the Netflix sitcom ‘After Life.’
Also appearing is 2021 British Comedian of the Year Finalist, the very likeable, down to earth and
madcap Lindsey Santoro, recounting tales of her misadventures in life, in her unique side-splitting
style. She never fails to leave the crowd in tears of laughter.
Completing the line-up is Martin Westgate who appeared on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ and made the
judges chuckle with cheeky digs at David Walliams.
Compere for the night will be the amiable and animated Spiky Mike.
Tickets are £12 in advance
All info and bookings at www.funhousecomedy.co.uk
To celebrate the Platinum Jubilee, Harlaxton Manor will be opening its Formal Gardens on Thursday 2nd June.
Harlaxton Manor are excited to be hosting a special open day, where visitors can enjoy Harlaxton wonderful gardens and conservatory.
The expert catering team at Harlaxton will be offering a selection of hot and cold refreshments throughout the day, including Cream Tea Boxes, a selection of homemade cakes and savouries, ice cream, and a strawberry station where you can create your own strawberry pot! There will also be a variety of drinks available to purchase.
Dogs are also very welcome at this event, a lovely day out for all the family.
Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 June 2022
Expect the best of British at Belvoir’s Jubilee Weekend! A street party, stalls, jousting, strolling performers, musicians and traditional summer food and drink are lined up to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in the grounds of the Regency castle, which doubled as Windsor in Netflix’s The Crown.
The weekend will feature The Knights of Nottingham on horseback thundering in close quarter action with thrills, spills and family friendly fun. Entertainment lined up includes a Punch & Judy show, craft area and re-enactments while classic cars and a meet and greet with the Belvoir Birds of Prey add to the vintage fun.
This event to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II is part of the Belvoir Revisited series of weekends recreating six different periods of history. For those wanting to step back in time, an Annual Pass secures free entry into all six Belvoir Revisited events, as well as unlimited visits to the Castle and Gardens, starting with the 1940s Weekend on 28-29 May right through to the Medieval Re-enactment on 3-4 September.
The Regency style Aviary Tearoom in the Castle will be serving dainty sandwiches and sweet treats for those wanting to indulge in a traditional Afternoon Tea, or why not try the newest addition to the Engine Yard, the Duchess’s Parlour, and enjoy a glass of champagne on the outdoor terrace, open Saturday and Sunday.
At the Engine Yard, visitors can get into the Jubilee mood with market stalls to browse on Thursday 2 June and entertainment from The Blighty Belles, classic cars and Punch and Judy on Friday 3 June.
Emma Stenning, CEO, Belvoir, said: “Our Jubilee celebrations will provide plenty of entertainment for all ages, led by the return of the popular jousting knights, all set in the grounds of our beautiful castle, and surely there can be no better place to enjoy a lovely afternoon tea than in its very birthplace!”
Belvoir is lighting a Jubilee Beacon at Barkestone Woods on Thursday June 2nd at 9.45pm. It will be one of thousands being lit at the same time across the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, UK Overseas Territories and the Commonwealth, to come together to celebrate this historic milestone. This will be the first time a British monarch has marked a Platinum Jubilee, 70 years as Sovereign. In September 2015, The Queen overtook Queen Victoria as the longest reigning monarch.
Belvoir is also creating a special Jubilee Orchard. Charles, Marquis of Granby, son and heir of the Duke and Duchess of Rutland, has led the recreation of an old apple orchard using heritage varieties documented in the archives and has since planted 200 trees while a second field is due to be planted with a further 200 apple and pear trees.
Belvoir’s Head Gardener Tom Webster said: “It’s Tree-bilee Year, and to play our part in celebrating our monarch’s 70 year reign we are adding our newly planted apple orchard, the Jubilee Orchard. A few of the old apple trees from the original orchard still remain and these are being rejuvenated to provide cover for new beehives – Belvoir honey production being a further planned project. A large number of old lead labels have been found in these fields allowing us to acquire the same historic varieties, where they still exist and ensure that only trees compatible with this area are grown here.”
Tickets to the Queen’s Jubilee Weekend are Adult £22; Child (aged 4-16) £10; Family (2 Adult & 3 Children) £55 and include entry to the Castle and Garden.
For further information, event schedule and to book, visit https://www.belvoircastle.com
Three concerts for summer evenings in South Kesteven have been announced for the 2022 Music in Quiet Places season.
The Echéa Quartet, harpist Eleanor Turner and The Mellstock Band will perform during May, June and July – each on a Thursday at 7.30pm.
The carefully selected venues are all churches, with unreserved seating and refreshments available during the intervals – with income from these going to church funds.
Cabinet Member for Culture and Visitor Economy, Cllr Rosemary Trollope-Bellew, said: “The Music in Quiet Places series of concerts is traditionally one of SKDC’s most popular annual promotions and after a break due to the pandemic, we are all delighted for its return.
“There is still time to catch any or all three of this summer’s events in some of the district’s historic and atmospheric churches.
“We are truly grateful to the church staff and congregations of the venues, as without their support these events could not take place. I know our hard-working arts centre teams are looking forward to welcoming visitors in person to this year’s events.”
The Echéa Quartet: Thursday 19 May, 7.30pm All Saints’ Church, Westborough NG23 5HN
The quartet – Aliayta Foon-Dancoes (violin), Rosa Hartley (violin), Dave Shaw (viola), Eliza Millett (cello) – are currently Chamber Music Fellows at the Royal College of Music and were Fellows at the Royal Academy of Music in 2019.
At All Saints, two small windows indicate its Saxon origins although the church dates largely from the early 1200s with further building during the next two centuries. A beautiful 13th century font and much of the original plaster survives, including painted panels depicting Time and Death.
Eleanor Turner, Harp: Thursday 16 June, 7.30pm St Andrew’s Church, West Deeping PE6 9HU
Eleanor Turner is a passionate ambassador for the harp and its music. She is an international prize-winning artist who has performed everywhere from Shanghai to New Orleans and is a leading expert in contemporary music.
St Andrew’s enjoys a position in meadows beside a mill race in the Welland. Multi-coloured Victorian tiles in the chancel contrast with the mellow stonework of the nave. There is a notable early 14th century octagonal font and, the church’s crowning glory, a magnificent chandelier dated 1770.
The Mellstock Band perform The Shepherd’s Calendar: Thursday 14 July 7.30pm Bourne Abbey Church, Bourne, PE10 9UQ
The Mellstock Band entertains with a unique combination of singing, instrumental music and spoken word, encompassing west gallery harmony, traditional songs, glees, dances, marches, poems and stories.
Bourne Abbey Church is the only Grade 1 listed building in Bourne. Originally a place of worship for both the Abbott and Canons of the Augustinian Order and the people of Bourne, it has a continuous history of worship since its foundation in 1138. Parking is available in front of the church.
Tickets: £16 (£14) £8 under 26s
Book tickets at www.stamfordartscentre.com or 01780 763 203
Fulbeck Craft Centre is having a relaunch weekend after undergoing a refurbishment.
The centre includes several crafters at work in their own retail spaces. Crafts in action include jewellery, saddlery, wood turning, unique styled fountain and rollerball pens, candles, an artist in residence (who takes commissions), gifts and cards. In addition to these workshop spaces there is a gift shop in The Old Coach House Store, locally sourced and eco dispensed food store and various ways to participate in craft, either through buying the materials and tools, taking a course or buying a DIY kit with instructions.
There will be free demos over the long weekend:
Friday 29th April
11.30am – 12.30pm
Argentium Silver Jewellery Demo
1.00pm – 2.00pm
Virtual Beehive Demo
2.30pm – 3.30pm
Saturday 30th April
10.30am – 12.30pm
Sprinkled with Love (2hrs)
Candle Making in the Training Room
(8 spaces by appointment via their Facebook page)
1.00pm – 2.00pm
Pottery – Wren Demo
2.30pm – 3.30pm
Argentium Silver Jewellery Demo
Sunday 1st May
11.30am – 12.30pm
Argentium Silver Jewellery Demo
1.00pm – 2.00pm
2.30pm – 3.30pm
Monday 2nd May
10.00am – 11.00am
Virtual Beehive Demo
11.30am – 12.30pm
1.00pm – 2.00pm
2.30pm – 3.30pm
Argentium Silver Jewellery Demo
In addition, to the craft elements of Fulbeck Craft Centre, there is the well-established Tack Room Tea Room with its famous breakfast and other delicious offerings. The tearoom has indoor and outdoor seating, a range of hot and cold food and drinks, in a cosy, friendly and unique setting.
Fulbeck is on the A607 route between Grantham and Lincoln, 1 mile from Leadenham. The Craft Centre is situated in the middle of the village near the Hare and Hounds Public House and next to the Village Hall. Free parking is available.
Summer 2022 promises another fantastic season of live events, including music, drama, workshops and more at South Kesteven District Council’s thriving Arts Centres.
The new season is packed with musical highlights including The Ultimate Commitments and Blues Brothers, folk favourites Dervish, and transatlantic banjo music from Damien O Kane and Ron Block at Grantham Guildhall. Errols Garden artwork
Stamford Arts Centre will be serving up folk from young superstar Katherine Priddy, classical treats from the Stamford International Music Festival, jazz classics from Claire Martin and folk from Quebec with the formidable Le Vent Du Nord.
To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, both venues are scheduling a selection of treats including the popular Neil Sands show Happy and Glorious (Grantham Guildhall) and a family jubilee crafts workshop with Art Pop Up and a Platinum Proms concert with Gabriella Pineda-Rodrigues, Mezzo-Soprano in Stamford.
Drama and theatre includes The People’s Theatre Company family show, I Spy With My Little Eye, and the Golden Toad Theatre Company’s Errol’s Garden. Theatre Fideri Fidera returns with their latest family show, Ugg n Ogg, this May. And the family fun doesn’t end there – with the summer school holidays hosting a range of family workshops: keep an eye out on social media for full details.
Other special events in Stamford include Stamford Shoestring Theatre’s hard-hitting play, Blackbird, a double bill of dance from SMACK and Spektakel, Shakespeare’s Fool from Tortive Theatre, S.O.E (Special Operations Executive) by Clair Obscur and a performance of Jane Austen at Home.
Also in Stamford, a recording of Gardeners’ Question Time is already proving popular with tickets selling fast.
Cabinet Member for Culture and Visitor Economy, Cllr Rosemary Trollope-Bellew, said: “We are pleased and proud to be able to bring you a full season of entertainment after events being so curtailed during the past couple of years.
“A look through the new brochures will confirm there’s something for everyone during the next few months and we look forward to seeing everyone at our venues to enjoy a little relaxation and escapism.”
Regular dance and social events include the return of the Disco for Grown Ups (Stamford Ballroom) and The Groove disco for adults with additional needs. May sees the return of the ever-popular Disco Toddlers in Grantham – a fortnightly disco for pre-schoolers and their families.
2022 also sees the return of Music in Quiet places with concerts in Bourne, West Deepings and Westborough. We hope you will join us out and about in local churches this Summer.
– Heritage and visitor attraction to host four-day Jubilee-themed event
– Highlights include an inflatable assault course, live music, crafts and games, a family theatre show and much more.
21 April, 2022.
Friends and families are being invited to celebrate the Queen’s momentous Platinum Jubilee with a very special four-day event at Sacrewell.
The popular heritage and visitor attraction near Peterborough is the perfect place to enjoy history and fun with loved ones while exploring all that Sacrewell has to offer.
And from Thursday, June 2 to Sunday, June 5, 2022, it will host a special event looking back at the last 70-years to celebrate the extraordinary occasion.
Highlights include an inflatable assault course, live music, children’s games, craft activities, a special Jubilee trail and a tractor display provided by Peterborough Farm Machinery Preservation Society from the 1950s to modern day, including a display of vintage tools and signs used at the start of the Queen’s reign.
Artisan Courtyard residents, including Stamford Heavenly Chocolates, Nene Valley Spirits, Hops & Hare and Whyte Wytch Artisan Cheese will be selling their unique gifts, food and drink throughout the event.
Visitors will be able to enjoy rural skills with Sacrewell’s resident Blacksmith and with Nene Coppicing and Crafts as well as experiencing artists Djibo Art and Street Arts Hire.
There will be hopscotch, hoopla, and more themed games for children, as well as craft activities and Sacrewell will be inviting youngsters to help create a Silhouette Window display in celebration of the occasion. And 1642 Field Sports will be offering archery and shooting near the Mill Pond, (additional fees and booking will apply).
Visitors can pre-book a picnic hamper from Origin8 café, and will be invited to take part in the Big Jubilee Lunch – an opportunity to share good food with family and friends in the themed outdoor picnic spaces.
History and education go hand-in-hand at Sacrewell and there will be plenty of chances to learn more about the Jubilee with pop-up displays in the 18th Century Water Mill and a Jubilee Trail full of fun facts to find while exploring the historic farmland of the site.
On the evening of Saturday, June 4, Sacrewell is proud to welcome travelling company Quantum Theatre, which will present a fabulous outdoor theatre show, The Reluctant Dragon, in the Mill Stream area.
This touching, sweet and funny tale of George the Reluctant Dragon is about bravery and friendship and is suitable for all ages. It includes access to Sacrewell from 3pm on the day, so that visitors can enjoy all of the on-site attractions prior to the show. Lasting 1hr 45m, the show starts at 5pm. Every child’s ticket includes a free scoop of ice cream in the interval too. Families are advised to bring blankets and chairs as the performance is outdoors.
Sacrewell is located just off the A47 near Wansford, Peterborough (PE8 6HJ).
Day tickets for the Jubilee event are £12.93 for adults, £11.23 for children, and £11.93 for concessions. Under-2s get in for free. Tickets for The Reluctant Dragon theatre show are £15 per adult and £10 per child.
To book for the day time fun or the evening theatre show, visit www.sacrewell.org.uk
Spring Fair, THIS SATURDAY, at Cliffedale Primary School, on the playground and field, 10am – 12 noon, everyone welcome
Exciting newsOur local fire fighters at Grantham Fire Station will be bringing a fire engine along to the Spring Fair on Saturday Come along and see a fire engine close up and maybe get chance to sit in it too!
Who wants to press the siren button?!
Fingers crossed they don’t get called out to an emergency and can make it!
Organised by the team at St. Wulfram’s, the stunning grounds of Grantham House come to life as we celebrate the spirit of early 20th Century Britain with three days of period and vintage displays and activities, showcasing life from the 1920’s and through the War Years.
Across the gardens and the house, there will be a diverse range of attractions including vintage vehicles, reenactors and living history groups, dancing and music, trade and craft stalls, a vintage tearoom and bar, family activities, vintage hairstylist and fashion, and a Saturday evening live band and dancing.
Visitors are encouraged to come along dressed in their best vintage attire and take part in our fashion parade for the chance of being crowned as the days ‘Best Dressed’ person.
What a show it will be – with over 40 groups and displays, 16 live entertainers, and over 7 acres of historic gardens to mooch around, we’re certain there’s something for everyone!
Tickets are only £8 for the day (with under 16’s free with a paying adult).
Join us from 7pm on Saturday 30th April 2022 for a fantastic evening of live entertainment and dancing at Grantham Vintage Festival. Put on your best vintage dress and dance the night away or relax to the sounds in true vintage style!
Fabulous live music from the Kalamazoo Dance Band supported by our resident MC’s, will keep the atmosphere alive and your feet tapping, and a licensed bar will provide drinks and snacks to keep your spirits high.
The evening dance is a highlight of the weekend and is sure to be popular. Tickets are £15 each and we recommend purchasing in advance (and can be purchased individually or as a combined deal with a day entry ticket).
George Egg – DIY Chef
Power tools, gardening equipment, office supplies; all the core ingredients for a great meal, or so says George Egg in his DIY delicatessen show that combines stand-up comedy with live cooking – all created with the contents of his garden shed. If you’re a foodie with a funny bone, you’ll love this.
Sunday 22 May 7.30pm Tickets. £12 standard. £33 family (2 adults + 2 U16). £8 U16
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Grantham Comedy Night. Saturday 14th May at Grantham College Refectory in support of Barrowby Football Club
Tickets can be bought from scanning QR code on poster or the link below
After the sell out success of our first show we are back with another cracking night with a superb line up from a hand picked selection of the finest acts working the UK and International comedy circuit.
Could you answer the call to Be More Hilda by rediscovering the thrifty things that were once common in day-to-day life – and could now help the environment?
Mrs Smith’s Cottage Museum (Navenby) launches a six-month campaign calling on all of us to ‘Be More Hilda’ and rediscover Mrs Smith’s simple and sustainable lifestyle for the twenty-first century.
Beginning in April, the team behind the project will be sharing practical everyday tips and skills inspired by Hilda Smith’s environmentally-friendly lifestyle through a series of events and activities.
The aim is to reacquaint people with traditional lifestyle habits with the added benefit that they can naturally lead to more sustainable choices, such as seasonal eating, make-do-and-mend, growing your own food and reducing waste.
On offer from the team will be a season of workshops, talks and events at the cottage, online, and around North Kesteven.
Mrs Smith’s Cottage Learning and Development Officer Sally Bird said: “Mrs Hilda Smith is the inspiration behind the museum, and behind this project. She lived a very low-impact lifestyle – even without a fridge or freezer she avoided wasting any food – and there is so much she can teach us.
“During this time of climate crisis many people are looking to the past to rediscover traditional skills and knowledge that can help us live a more sustainable and environmentally friendly daily life.
“We’re delighted to be working with a range of partners, including Hill Holt Wood, Artisan Honey Co., the Museum of Lincolnshire Life and local craftspeople to run this series of engaging events. There’ll be something for all ages to enjoy, from willow weaving workshops to bee-keeping demonstrations, seasonal foraging to rag rug making.”
The programme will culminate in creating an almanac-style guide to be sold at Mrs Smith’s Cottage giving practical advice inspired by Mrs Smith’s life, interspersed with relevant quotes from her diaries.
Mrs Smith was born in Navenby in 1892 and spent most of her 102 years as a resident of the village. She lived in the cottage at various times, and continuously from 1956 until 1995, with the bare minimum of modern conveniences. Her cottage was turned into a museum in 1999 and is a time capsule recording her simple life.
Having been saved by the local community, Mrs Smith’s humble cottage was first opened as a museum in 1999. Through the collaboration of local volunteers and the District Council, the site drew visitors and praise from far and wide.
The museum had to be closed in 2012 when serious structural issues and deterioration of the building became apparent. North Kesteven District Council worked to secure funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to see Mrs Smith’s Cottage brought back into use as a popular heritage attraction. The project included urgent repairs and conservation work, reinterpretation of the site, a new learning programme and range of events and activities, restoring the Cottage to its place at the heart of the local community.
Mrs Smith’s Cottage is open Friday to Monday from 12 noon until 4pm. Visitors can drop in, but due to the small space bookings are recommended to avoid disappointment.
For the full events list please visit the website: https://www.mrssmithscottage.com/events/bemorehidla/
Be More Hilda runs from April to October 2022