Events in the week ahead

Ian Rankin, who is coming to Bookmark in Spalding on Wednesday.
Ian Rankin, who is coming to Bookmark in Spalding on Wednesday.
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Listings from Thursday, December 5 to Wednesday, December 11


Christmas fayre, cakes, books, CDs, DVDs, refreshments, 10am-noon, Chappell Centre, Pinchbeck Road, Spalding.

Pottery and glass decorating, 5-8pm, Play Barn, Springfields Outlet Shopping, Spalding, 07907 921108.

Louise Stebbing art exhibition, until December 22, Geest Gallery, Ayscoughfee Hall, Spalding.


Christmas fair, 1.30pm, Gosberton House School, 01775 840250.

Hi energy karaoke, 8pm, Turpins Wine Bar, Long Sutton, 01406 365554.

Christmas fayre, stalls, games, Santa, buy magic reindeer food, decorate a bauble, St Paul’s School, Queens Road, Spalding, 01775 723141.

Christmas fayre, Santa’s grotto, stalls, school choir singing carols, Tydd St Mary Primary School.

Christmas bingo, doors 6.30pm, Holbeach Bank Primary School, 07880 750060.

No frills Christmas ceilidh, Slapdash Appalachian Dancers, Beltona Band, BYO, 7.45pm, St Mary’s Church Hall, Rose Lane, Pinchbeck,

Messy Church, 3.30pm, Gosberton Clough Methodist Church, 01775 841026.

Holbeach Town Band bingo, 7.30pm, WI Hall, Park Road, Holbeach, 01775 712420.

Mike Pannett, talking about his book, 7.15pm, Bookmark, The Crescent, Spalding, 01775 769231.


Holly Hagan, glamour model and Geordie Shore star, Loaded Nightclub, Westlode Street, Spalding.

Christmas fayre, snack lunches, 10am-2pm, children’s activities 10am-noon, Broad Street Methodist Church, Spalding.

Sequence dance with Jean and Dennis, 8pm, Pinchbeck Church Hall, 01775 840945.

Fancy dress karaoke (The Oscars theme), 8pm, The Bell Inn, Weston Hills, 01406 371306.

Bourne Choral Society Advent concert, 7.30pm, Bourne Abbey, tickets Sally Anns, West Street, Bourne, or on the door.

Mega bingo, doors 1pm, eyes down 2pm, fancy hat competition, WI Hall, Park Road, Holbeach, 01406 425947.

Christmas fayre, 2-4pm, St John’s Church, Hawthorn Bank, Spalding.

Advent fair, 10am-4pm, St Mary Magdalene Church, Fleet, 01406 424113.

Thurlby HSA Christmas bazaar, Santa, games, 2pm, Thurlby school, 07939 958468.

Chain Bridge Forge and Strawberry Glass presenting a weekend of craft, colour and light, 10am-4pm colourful display of pictures of Spalding past, blacksmithing, laser display, illuminated glass through the windows of the forge from 6pm to 8pm, Chain Bridge Forge, High Street, Spalding,

Holbeach Town Band concert, 7.30pm, Broad Street Methodist Church, Spalding, tickets 01775 769438 or on the door.

Christmas fayre, cakes, toys, books Father Christmas, 1-3.30pm, St Paul’s Church, Fulney, 01775 712502.

Christmas fayre, family fun and entertainment, craft stalls, mulled wine, 2-6pm, Sir John Gleed School, Spalding, email

St Nicholas craft and food fair, turning the clock back to medieval times, 10am-3pm, Crowland Abbey, 01733 810320.

Crowland Christmas lights switch on, entertainment, stalls, Santa from 3.30pm, lights 5pm, North Street.

Christmas flower arranging workshop, Gosberton Baptist Church, book on 01775 713341.

Act II performathon, noon onwards, Spalding town centre and Ayscoughfee Hall.


Advent fair, finishing with carol service, 2-4pm, St Mary Magdalene Church, Fleet, 01406 424113.

Christingle Service, 4pm, Broad Street Methodist Church, Spalding.

Holbeach Christmas fayre, farmers’ market, stalls, entertainment, Punch and Judy, Santa’s grotto, 10am-4pm, Holbeach town centre, 01406 426466.

Christmas gift and craft fayre, local crafts and home produced fayre, 10am-3pm, The Plough, Holbeach St Johns, 01406 540654.

Santa in Bourne Wood, stalls, children’s activities, refreshments, Three Counties Dog Rescue, 11am-3pm, main car park, Bourne Wood, 07760 468052.

Priory Singers concert, 3pm, Methodist Church, Albert Street, Holbeach.

Father Christmas at RSPB Frampton Marsh Reserve, 12.30-3.30pm, 01205 724678.


Lunchtime soiree in aid of Cancer Research, hot buffet lunch, live entertainment by Peter Jay, stalls, noon-4pm, Bentley’s Bar, New Road, Spalding, 01406 425824/01775 710366.

Birds in myth and folklore, 7.30pm, RSPB Frampton Marsh Reserve, PE20 1AY, booking essential, 01205 724678.


Spalding Music Club pot luck Christmas event, 2pm, Ivo Day Centre, Albion Street, Spalding, 01775 723435.

Bake sale in aid of the Philippines Appeal, 10am, Oxfam, Station Street, Spalding, 01775 760229.

Ladybirds Christmas meeting, entertainment, 6.30pm, Burtey Fen Collection, Pinchbeck, 01775 680235.


Ian Rankin signing his new book ‘Saints of the Shadow Bible’, 12.30-1.30pm, Bookmark, The Crescent, Spalding, 01775 769231.

Act II annual revue, until December 14, 7pm and 9pm, Ayscoughfee Hall, Spalding.

Sing South Holland Community Choir workshop, 6.30pm, St Thomas’s Chapel Schoolroom, St Thomas’s Road, Spalding, 01406 420218.

For the regular weekly listings visit or call into our offices in The Crescent to pick up your own personal copy.

The information in this column is supplied to us, please ring the organisers where possible to confirm the event before setting out on your journey