A regular column from South Holland Centre in Spalding.
Planning a summer event? Over the past couple of years more groups and organisations have discovered the South Holland Centre Box Office service, which takes the hassle out of selling tickets for local and even national events.
The centre provides ticket sales face to face, by phone and online in return for a percentage commission of your ticket value. The service means you do not have to organise ticket sales yourself, and your customers can pay by card, cash or online – all the choices that people have come to expect these days.
At the moment the centre is promoting sales for three different organisations.
We are again acting as the sole Ticket Agent for the popular RSPB Wash Cruises that leave from Boston Marina on various days between May and October. These trips are a bird watchers’ dream, but anyone who likes the idea of spending the day on the river will also enjoy them. Seeing historical Boston from a river perspective is fascinating in itself. You then motor out along the Haven and Welland estuaries with local ornithology experts pointing out all the species, usually seeing several dozen species along the way. The first sailing on the lovely traditional boat, the Boston Belle, is on Monday, May 16.
Two contrasting live music events are also on sale through the Box Office service at the moment.
First up is The Rockits charity gig at the Castle Sports Centre on Saturday, March 12, in aid of Central German Shepherd Rescue. Returning for their second Spalding gig, The Rockits are the current house band at the world famous Cavern Club in Liverpool. They offer a fabulous night of live music and dancing to hits from the 1950s and 1960s.
Completely different but equally enjoyable is a concert by The Queen’s Six at St Mary’s Church, Pinchbeck, on Wednesday, April 27. Part of the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations and the always excellent Pinchbeck Church Flower Festival, this group is made up of lay clerks from St George’s Chapel, Windsor. Naturally the singers have the very highest musical standards as they regularly sing at private and state occasions for the Royal family. In the setting of St Mary’s, it should be a truly magical occasion.
If the centre can help with ticket sales for any event you are planning, please contact Andrea Tait for more information on 01775 764777.