REVIEW: Famous flop gets new life as kids shine again


By Act II, at The Elizabethan Centre, Whaplode Drove

Theatre and Comedy
Philippa Hanna's fourth album, Speed of Light, is out now on the Resound Media label.  Photo by Rosie Hardy.

Album does exactly what it says on the front cover

An expected audience of about 200 people will be waiting for Christian singer-songwriter Philippa Hanna when she arrives in Spalding tonight.

Singer-songwriter Vimala Rowe as Billie Holiday in Cafe Society Swing.  Photo supplied.

Slow-burner to a sudden storm at New York jazz gig

Time and reality were suspended at Spalding’s South Holland Centre on Saturday night as Cafe Society Swing brought its own version of Doctor Who to town.

Spalding acoustic singer-songwriter Lucinda Flynn.  Photo supplied.

MUSIC REVIEW: Taking centre stage with an eye on bigger stages ahead

Lucinda Flynn, Acoustic Cafe - Youth Takeover, South Holland Centre, Spalding

Robb Johnson, one of folks finest songwriters, will be performing at Spalding Folk Club.

New performer at Spalding Folk Club tomorrow

Peter Coe, who was due to perform at the South Holland Centre tomorrow (Weds, Feb 1), has had to cancel due to illness.

Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys - Joshua Rilko, PJ George, Lindsay Lou Rilko and Mark "Huggy Bear" Lavengood.  Photo supplied.

CONCERT REVIEW: Redefining a music genre after a ‘Lou-grass’ experience

Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys, Americana Season, South Holland Centre, Spalding

The Ruisi String Quartet, the third in this season's series of South Holland Concerts.  Photo supplied.

CONCERT REVIEW: Real essence of chamber music comes in a quartet

The Ruisi String Quartet, South Holland Concerts, South Holland Centre, Spalding

Barrie Rawlings (back right) and Anne Bourne (front, second right) with supporters of plans for a Lincolnshire Road Crash Victims Memorial at Westwood Lakes, Wyberton.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG060516-102TW.

Ukelele concert in Kirton for road crash memorial

A ukulele concert to raise funds to create a memorial garden for road crash victims in Lincolnshire is taking place in Kirton next weekend.

Holbeach Town Band is reopening its Music Cafe at the towns WI Hall in Park Road on Sunday between 3pm and 5pm.

Holbeach Music Cafe to reopen at WI Hall

Holbeach Town Band is reopening its Music Cafe at the town’s WI Hall in Park Road on Sunday between 3pm and 5pm.

BLUE-COLLAR BLUEGRASS: Josh(ua) Rilko, Mark "Huggy Bear" Lavengood, Lindsay Lou Rilko and PJ George are Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys who are in concert at South Holland Centre, Spalding, on Sunday, January 29, at 7.30pm.  Photo supplied.

CONCERT PREVIEW: Voices from the Great Lakes at Spalding riverside setting for a Nashville night out

Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys, South Holland Centre, Spalding, Sunday, January 29, 7.30pm.

ROCKET-FUELLED SINGER: Philippa Hanna who is bringing her Speed of Light tour to Spalding Baptist Church on Thursday, February 16.  Photo supplied.  

CONCERT PREVIEW: Moments of truth with Philippa Hanna at Spalding Baptist Church

Expect a concert full of home truths delivered with honesty, humility and compassion when South Yorkshire singer-songwriter Philippa Hanna arrives in Spalding next month.

SPEED OF LIGHT: Christian singer-songwriter Philippa Hanna of Sheffield is coming to Spalding Baptist Church on Thursday, February 16 at 7.30pm.  Tickets available at

Top UK singer-songwriter brings Speed of Light sounds to Spalding audience next month

SPEED OF LIGHT: Singer-songwriter Philippa Hanna at Spalding Baptist Church on Thursday, February 16.

Volunteers help make improvements to Spalding Railway Station.

On track for transport hopes

A group of local, passionate people have come together to help adopt and improve Spalding Railway Station over the last year.

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Cafe Society Swing

Country music and swing are on the agenda

Latest from the South Holland Centre, Spalding

Theatre and Comedy
The Georgia Shackleton Trio ANL-161228-095709001

Never far to travel to find some good folk – and there’s more gigs to come

Though we live in a mainly rural area we still don’t have to travel very far to find some quality entertainment within the world of folk music.

Donington RBL Band is hosting live music on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.  Photo: SG120512-343NG.

Festive music at South Holland RBL clubs

Royal British Legion (RBL) Clubs in Donington and Long Sutton may be the places to go for a night out on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

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Teenage singer Chantelle Lee who performed songs from her album, Perfect Hour, at Springfields Outlet Shopping, Spalding, over the August Bank Holiday weekend.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG270816-163TW.

ALBUM REVIEW: Stepping out in a saturated market for a teenage star

SHAN SHAN WORLD - Chantelle Lee, available now on iTunes and Soundcloud

Louise Clare Marshall's debut album, Wait For You, is on Loula Records and available from

ALBUM REVIEW: First time out and leaving a longing for more to come

WAIT FOR YOU - Louise Clare Marshall, Roula Records, Out Now

Beautiful, the second album by Louise Clare Marshall, out now on Loula Records.

ALBUM REVIEW: Comeback of a bolder and more daring soul stunner

BEAUTIFUL - Louise Clare Marshall, Loula Records, Out Now

Steven Slator (left), of Holbeach, is behind the festive song "Home for Christmas", from the new EP Five After Sixteen, follow up to Sugarkick's 2011 album, "Some Might Say".  Photo supplied.

South Holland singing pair Ria and Slator join festive hit list

A South Holland music couple are hoping for bumper sales of their Christmas song to put them alongside Slade.

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