All the latest news from the South Holland Centre in Spalding
Many of you, and your little princesses, have already spotted the latest phenomenon to hit the South Holland Centre this Half Term: the phenomenon that is Sing-a-long-a Frozen!
Anyone who has experienced a Sing-a-long-a show will know that they are so much more than just a jolly film screening. The buzz will begin when a special ‘Frozen’ host gets things going with a vocal warm–up, followed by a demonstration on how to use the complimentary magic moments props at strategic points throughout the film. Then as the film rolls, the song lyrics pop onto the screen so you can belt out songs such as ‘Let It Go’ and ‘Love Is An Open Door’ to your heart’s content. Sing-a-long-a events have been extremely successful in Spalding over the years with audiences getting into the spirit by dressing up as their favourite character - and we’re hoping Sing-a-long-a Frozen will be no exception with the arrival of lots of little (and grown-up) Elsas, Annas, Olafs and Kristoffs. Sing-a-long-a Frozen takes place at the Centre on Tuesday 26 May at 1pm and 5pm and tickets are £15 adults, £10 under 16s or £44 for a family ticket. And for an extra £2.50 on the day, your little ones can turn up an hour before each show to make a crown fit for an ice queen, prince or princess with Sarah from The Creation Station. Other than pantomime, it’ll probably go down as one of the most colourful, loudest and excitable days of the year!
Then, on the Friday of Half Term, we welcome back Handmade Theatre to Spalding after their popular show ‘The Flying Machine’ went down a storm in 2013. This time they are giving 4 to 9 year olds the opportunity to learn about native birds in a fun way when they perform their latest show ‘Flying the Nest’ in the outdoor setting of Ayscoughfee Gardens. Children can sit in giant nests in Ayscoughfee’s South Lawn to enjoy a fantastic mix of music, puppetry and feathery facts from three ‘eggstrordinary professors’. There are two performances to choose from on Friday 29 May at 1.30pm and 3.30pm and tickets are £6 or £22 for a family ticket, in advance from the South Holland Centre Box Office or on the door at Ayscoughfee. Accompanied under twos are free of charge. This show culminates a whole week of bird themed events at Ayscoughfee, including free ‘decorate a bird’ activities before each ‘Flying the Nest’ show.
Meanwhile, back at the Centre, and there are plenty of family film screenings of the latest Spongebob movie and Disney’s new live action retelling of Cinderella during Half Term.
Please see the South Holland Centre website for all screening dates and times.
It’ll probably go down as one of the most colourful, loudest and excitable days of the year