Sail into the centre for some fun this Easter

Mr Peabody and Sherman ANL-140321-131323001
Mr Peabody and Sherman ANL-140321-131323001

News from the South Holland Centre, Spalding

Ahoy there! As the Easter holidays draw near, here’s a rundown of what’s going on at the South Holland Centre to help with plans and keep boredom at bay.

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Pirate Gran ANL-140321-131333001

Scamp Theatre’s four-man crew sails into Spalding with a musical adaptation of Geraldine Durrant’s storybook ‘Pirate Gran’ on Wednesday, April 9.

The book tells the swashbuckling tale of an extraordinary Gran and her adventures. Like most Grans, she bakes and knits –you’d never guess she was a pirate!

Praised by Michael Morpurgo for the quality of their shows (they adapted ‘Private Peaceful’), Scamp’s high production values, colourful props and live accordion music are bound to make this a special afternoon treat for anyone aged three and above.

To help cruise into the seafaring spirit, we are encouraging young and old buccaneers alike to don their favourite Jolly Roger bandanas, tricorn hats and all things pirate-y when they come to the show – optional of course.

Tickets are £8 and the show starts at 2pm.

For those planning to see a family film over Easter, the Centre has screenings of doggy tale ‘Mr Peabody and Sherman’ from Monday, April 7; the much anticipated, funny and colourful ‘The Lego Movie’ from Friday, April 11; then ‘Robocop’ makes a re-appearance from Monday, April 14; followed by dustings of ‘Tinkerbell and the Pirate Fairy’ on Saturday, April 19. All Easter movie titles and dates are on the Centre’s website and on sale now.

Meanwhile, the Centre’s Youth Takeover group present another Acoustic Café in the top floor lounge bar this evening from 6pm. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to enjoy the sounds from local talent Meg McPartlin, Sam Loose, Alfie Jack and Hand Drawn By Crayons.

These monthly music sessions have gone from strength to strength over the last year or so, with many of the guest musicians contributing to an exciting new EP – due for release next month.