Brian Blessed in Spalding

Brian Blessed.
Brian Blessed.
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Due to popular demand, more tickets have been released for An Evening with Brian Blessed in Spalding.

The actor and explorer is sharing tales of his adventures to the North Pole with an audience at South Holland Centre on Thursday, June 9 at 7.30pm.

The star of theatre, film and television will recount his expeditions up Mount Everest and training as a cosmonaut – as well as becoming the oldest man to walk to the magnetic North Pole.

The evening promises to be full of Brian’s very own blend of charm, wit and incredible stories, plus a smattering of what the centre brochure calls “possible strong language” from this seasoned Shakespearean actor and larger-than-life personality.

The evening has been arranged by Spalding Gentlemen’s Society to commemorate their founder, Maurice Johnson.

Born on June 9, 1688, at Ayscoughfee Hall in Spalding, Johnson was a London barrister.

When he inherited the hall in 1710, he founded Spalding Gentlemen’s Society to promote and foster among the public knowledge, appreciation and the study of art, literature, music, science, archaeology, natural history, ornithology and general knowledge.

The society is custodian of a museum, in Broad Street, and a collection started with the foundation of the society, reported to be one of the oldest public museums in the country.

Tickets for what promises to be an entertaining evening cost £22 and are available from South Holland Centre’s box office, over the phone on 01775 764777 or from