Arts & Screen

BOOK REVIEW: Performance poetry that is more than just a load of old rap

Movement: Performance Poetry Written Down, by Callum Brazzo, Spergy Books, Out Now

CHURCH BIRTHDAY: Release Dance Crew from New Generation Ministries, Bristol, will be launching Long Sutton Baptist Church's 175th anniversary weekend on Friday, October 7.

Long Sutton Baptist Church prepares for 175th anniversary weekend

A weekend of celebration and contemplation is in store at Long Sutton Baptist Church which turns 175 in October.

Antiques restorer Ludovic Potts of Guyhirn is the guest of Spalding Business Club at its October meeting on Thursday, October 6, at 7am.

Antiques restorer to visit Spalding Business Club

Spalding Business Club is to welcome Fenland-based antiques restorer Ludovic Potts to its October meeting next week.

GOLD BLOOM: Spalding in Bloom representatives Christine Lawton (left) and Angela Newton receive the EMIB Gold Award on behalf of the town from Nigel Fox, managing director of Amethyst Horticulture of Kent.  Photo supplied.

South Holland sits at the top table for In Bloom ‘Oscars’

An In Bloom party is in full swing across South Holland where towns and villages have been painted gold for looking immaculate.

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Roald Dahl at work in his famous writing hut

Roald Dahl Day celebrates 100 years since author’s birth

Exactly 100 years ago today Roald Dahl was born and children and adults around the world will be coming together to celebrate the life and works of the much-loved author.

The annual St Matthew's Art Exhibition at St Matthew's Church, Suttton Bridge, where landscapes and portraits by artists and organisers include those oof (from left) Addy Garwell, Geoff De Roux, Lesley Robinson, Andrea Taylor,  Sandra Carpenter, Mark Vickers, Margaret Pratt, Maureen Hunt and Bernard Pratt.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Exhibition of colours as art takes over St Matthew’s, Sutton Bridge

Some of the finest artwork in Lincolnshire went on display inside St Matthew’s Church, Sutton Bridge, over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Kerry Bailey and Ella Cooper (middle left and right) with Karen Treacher of the Grange Wind Farm Comittee, parents and youngsters at the unveiling of a new floor at Cinder Ash Pre-School, Long Sutton.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Grand unveiling of makeover for Cinder Ash Pre-School

Cinder Ash Pre-School in Long Sutton is heading into its 43rd year with a brand new look for its youngsters and staff.

PUB MAKEOVERS: Sean Portass and Dana Garkavaya.  Photo (TIM WILSON): SG220515-107TW.

Pub facelifts to go on in Long Sutton and Holbeach

Plans to bring a Holbeach pub put up for sale nearly five years ago back to life are going “slowly but surely”, according to its owner.

Wisbech Rock Festival
Eddie and the Hotrods ANL-160708-210524009

Wisbech rocks at festival

As the sun beat down on Sunday afternoon, big crowds poured into Wisbech Park for the town’s annual Rock Festival.

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Alex Geairns, station director for Hereward Media, talks about the broadcasting project to an audience in Bourne.

Fens community TV group given charitable status

A media project aimed at bringing community broadcasting to Spalding, Long Sutton and Holbeach has taken a further step forward by becoming a charity.

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Five things we won’t miss about the VHS video recorder

Five things we won’t miss about the VHS video recorder

In a world where the pocket calculator was as close as many of us got to technology, the video recorder seemed like it had come from outer space (or possibly off the set of Tomorrow’s World). A whole world of television viewing opened up in the late 1970s with TV shows and the latest(ish) films available to watch whenever we wanted.

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A photograph released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge of Prince George to mark his third birthday (Matt Porteous/PA)

Prince George’s third birthday shots taken at Anmer Hall

Prince George is celebrating his third birthday today and to mark the occasion Kensington Palace have released some charming pictures of him taken at the family home in West Norfolk.

Long Sutton Primary School masterchef Harry Oakes (front), winner of a competition to design an Olympic-themed dish, with (back) Leo Bunn, Luke Crawshaw, Emma Zakaraite, Gemma Chekh, (front) Lucy Bourne, Aleena Bell and Sandro Ruddam.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Long Sutton pupils get a taste of the Olympics for lunch

Long Sutton Primary School Olympic Day

CHURCH CASH I: Parish priest Father Jonathan Sibley (back right) churchwardens and church council members outside St Nicholas Church, Lutton.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Lutton and Wigtoft in ‘big deal’ with £131,000 church funding

Churches in Lutton and Wigtoft will be more watertight in future with the help of grants totalling nearly £131,000.

Richard King BEM (centre), watch manager at Long Sutton Fire Station, with firefighters, Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire Toby Dennis and Deputy Divisional Manager for Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, Pete Wiles.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Long Sutton firefighter Richard is BEaMing full of pride

A Long Sutton businessman has described receiving the British Empire Medal (BEM) for his work as a retained firefighter as one of the highlights of his career.

Street dance crews from LJ's Dance Academy show off their medals after competing in the East Anglia street dance championships.

Wisbech street dance crews shine at championships

Members of a Wisbech dance academy are celebrating after scooping awards at a regional street dance competition.


Fenland festival brings cider into spotlight

Cider lovers will be in their element as a 17-day festival sweeps across Fenland, bringing a range of draught craft ciders from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The Royal Norfolk Show Norwich Wednesday June 29th 2016
HRH The Prince of Wales at the Rare Breeds Survival Trust area, with a Suffolk Punch ANL-160629-183927009

PICTURE SPECIAL: Charles and Camilla bring the Royal to Norfolk Show

Royalty lifted spirits on a rather damp and dismal opening day of the Royal Norfolk Show today.

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The winner of the Rose Fair Window Competition 2016. Prams & Toys in Hill Street, Wisbech ANL-160629-134227001

Wisbech’s best-dressed windows are judged

Wisbech’s Rose Fair is under way and already a new champion has been crowned in the best-dressed shop window competition.

Keen cyclist and late father-of-two Daren Buttriss of Long Sutton.

Quartet in training for 100-mile ride to remember their ‘front runner’ Daren

A four-man cycling team are to follow the lead of Sir Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish and Laura Trott in a top bike race.

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