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Friday, April 22

  • Fashion show by SQS charity fashions in Castle Bytham Village hall at 7.30pm. Good quality new clothing at discounted prices from stores such as Marks and Spencer, Next, Wallis, River Island and many more in sizes from 8 to 30. Tickets £5 including a glass of wine or soft drink from Angela on 01780 410629 or 07943 556367. In aid of senior citizens Christmas lunch.
  • Embroidery and textile exhibition called ‘When one door closes’ by the Self-isolating Stitchers at Little Bytham Village Hall from 10am to 3pm. Donations requested for entry, coffee, tea and homemade cakes to go towards the hall. Also on Saturday.
White calendar with coloured push pins. Photo: istock/MicroStockHub
White calendar with coloured push pins. Photo: istock/MicroStockHub
  • Rutland Youth Art Exhibition at Rutland County Museum until April 30.
  • The return of the popular Stamford Concert Singers to Bourne Methodist Church at 7.30pm Admission at the door £6 to include light refreshments. Come and enjoy a evening of musical entertainment
  • First major exhibition of the work of the late Morwenna Thistlethwaite at Goldmark Gallery in Uppingham. Runs until May 14. There will be a 64 page full colour catalogue with an essay by Sasha Llewellyn published by Goldmark to coincide with the exhibition. More at https://www.goldmarkart.com/
  • Willoughby Memorial Trust Gallery in Corby Glen hosts two exhibitions - Paintings by Graham Timbrell and Motif Immersions, digital collage and acrylic paint, by Michael Brown. Open midday to 5pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Admission free. Until May 11.

Saturday, April 23

  • The Tina Turner Experience at Stamford Corn Exchange at 7.30pm. Tickets £21 or £17 concessions. Box office on 01780 766455 or https://www.stamfordcornexchange.co.uk
  • Bird Festival and teas - Elton Chapel, Middle Street, Elton, 10am to 4.30pm. Displays, photo and art competitions, quizzes, prizes, books, gifts and bird song. Free entry; all welcome.
  • Table top sale at Great Casterton Church Hall from 2pm until 4pm. Bric-a-brac and much more. Teas, coffees and cakes.
  • Bird festival at Elton Methodist Chapel, near Oundle, from 10am to 4.30pm. Speakers, birdsong, bird books, walks (weather permitting), quizzes, a photo display, stalls and a bird feeder-making session and activities for children. Free entry.
  • Concert in the Church - All Saints Church, Easton on the Hill, 7pm, featuring violinist Athena Octavia and cellist Benedict Swindells. Tickets £15 from www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/301274940457. Cash bar open from 6pm. Proceeds to the church.
  • Stamford Brass will give their annual spring concert at Stamford Arts Centre at 7.30pm. Tickets are now available from the Stamford Arts centre box office priced at £11 and £6 for children and students.

Sunday, April 24

  • The Old Hall in Market Overton opens its gardens for the National Garden Scheme from 1pm to 5pm. Tickets are £6 (children free) online or or on the day. Teas on the terrace, including Hambleton Bakery cakes. More details at www.ngs.org.uk
  • The Rutland Wind Ensemble with Music for a Sunday Afternoon, at 3pm in Empingham Church. Entrance free. Donations for Ukraine via the Disaster Emergency Committee.
  • Dole Wood open day at Thurlby near Bourne, 10.30am to 4pm, free entry. Guided walks, homemade refreshments and locally grown plants. Cars may be parked alongside Obthorpe Lane.

Monday, April 25

  • Afternoon tea, chat and activities - 2pm to 4pm, United Reformed Church Hall, Broad Street, Stamford. Part of Evergreen Care Trust’s Building Better Mental Wealth.
  • Behind the Scenes at Swines Meadow Nursery, organised by Oddfellows Hall, 2pm - £2 talk only – Tea and cake available for an additional £5. Talk and tour. Call Virginia on 07711 883 938 to book.
  • Toastmasters launches new speaking club at the William Cecil Hotel at 6.30pm to help people improve their public speaking skills. Free.
  • Wellbeing and social evening 5.30pm - 7.30pm, Peppers, 2A High Street, Oakham - every Monday.

Tuesday, April 26

  • Friendship Tea - 2pm to 3.30pm, Stamford Methodist Church, Barn Hill. Evergreen volunteers supply tea and cake, and Dementia Support South Lincs offering advice as needed.
  • Psychic medium Tony Stockwell at Stamford Corn Exchange at 7.30pm. Tickets £19. Box office on 01780 766455 or https://www.stamfordcornexchange.co.uk
  • West Deeping Heritage talk: Discovering the Rutland Villa. Jim Irvine talks about the Roman mosaic discovered during the 2020 lockdown and featured on BBC2’s Digging for Britain. West Deeping Village Hall 7pm for 7.30pm start. Entry: £2.50 at the door including refreshments . Contact Maggie Ashcroft 01778 344768.

Wednesday, April 27

  • Funhouse Comedy Club at Iron Horse Ranch House in Market Deeping, featuring Gerry K, Kevin Dewsbury, Trevor Bickles and compered by Jon Pearson. Tickets £10 in advance.
  • Food available pre-show. 7pm doors, 8pm show. Book at www.funhousecomedy.co.uk
  • Funhouse Comedy Club at The Blue Bell in Easton-on-the-Hill, featuring Kevin Dewsbury, Gerry K, Mad Ron and compered by Jack Campbell. Tickets £12 in advance. Doors 7pm, show starts at 8pm. To book please call 01780 763003
  • SKAMP (South Kesteven Acting and Musical Players) stage ‘Allo ‘Allo! at 7.30pm at Bourne Corn Exchange, based on the comedy TV series. Tickets cost £8.50 to £10 from www.ticketsource.co.uk/skamp. Runs until Saturday.
  • Stamford Business Club - guest speaker at The William Cecil Hotel will be winner of BBC One’s The Apprentice, Joseph Valente. Guests can ask questions and network. To register: https://tinyurl.com/StamfordBizClubJV

Thursday, April 28

  • Funhouse Comedy Club featuring Paddy Lennox, Jack Gleadow, Meryl O’Rourke and compered by Russell Arathoon at Voodoo Lounge in North Street, Stamford. Doors open at 8pm, show at 8.30pm. £10 in advance from http://mamaliz.co.uk/index.php
  • Funhouse Comedy Club at the Grainstore Brewery, Oakham, featuring Patrick Monahan, Justin Moorhouse, Darius Davies and compere Roger Monkhouse. Tickets are £12 in advance. 6.15pm doors, last orders for food 7.15pm, 8pm show. Book at funhousecomedy.co.uk
  • Deepings Literary Festival - Clara Barley, Deepings Library at 4pm
  • Martin Smith gives a talk on The Greyhound, the story of Folkingham’s Coaching Inn, to Folkingham Past and Present History Group. Taking place at 7pm, Folkingham Village Hall. £4 non members and £3 members.
  • Stamford Jazz Music Society is hosting an evening of jazz in St John the Baptist Church, Church Street, Baston PE6 9PE on Thursday 28th April. Doors open at 7.30pm and the first set is due to begin at 8.00pm. Admission is £12; enquiries - 01778 424009. Please note that this is a change of venue.
  • Ketton Horticulture Society’s talk is on ‘Propagation’ by Joe Whitehead. Event starts at 7.30pm and will be held at Ketton Congregational Hall off Church Rd, Ketton. £4 for visitors.

Friday, April 29

  • Cop-turned comedian Alfie Moore presents Fair Cop Unleashed at Stamford Corn Exchange at 7.30pm. Tickets £18. Box office on 01780 766455 or https://www.stamfordcornexchange.co.uk
  • Afternoon tea, chat and activities - 2pm to 4pm, United Reformed Church Hall, Broad Street, Stamford. Part of Evergreen Care Trust’s Building Better Mental Wealth.
  • Deepings Literary Festival - Christina James, Oddfellows Hall at 10am, John Marrs
  • The Iron Horse at 2pm, Pam Rhodes Priory Church at 4.30pm,Deeping meets Barnsley, The Granary at Molecey Mill at 7.30pm
  • SKAMP (South Kesteven Acting and Musical Players) stage 'Allo 'Allo! at 7.30pm at Bourne Corn Exchange, based on the comedy TV series. Tickets cost £8.50 to £10 from www.ticketsource.co.uk/skamp
  • First major exhibition of the work of the late Morwenna Thistlethwaite at Goldmark Gallery in Uppingham. Runs until May 14. There will be a 64 page full colour catalogue with an essay by Sasha Llewellyn published by Goldmark to coincide with the exhibition. More at https://www.goldmarkart.com/
  • Willoughby Memorial Trust Gallery in Corby Glen hosts two exhibitions - Paintings by Graham Timbrell and Motif Immersions, digital collage and acrylic paint, by Michael Brown. Open midday to 5pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Admission free. Until May 11.

Saturday, April 30

  • An evening with Martyn Ford at Stamford Corn Exchange at 8pm. Tickets £30 or £50 for VIP tickets (entry from 6pm). Box office on 01780 766455 or https://www.stamfordcornexchange.co.uk
  • Deepings Literary Festival - Jane E James in conversation with Lynda Stacey The Iron Horse at 9.30am, Kit De Waal The Granary at Molecey Mill at 11am, William Shaw The Iron Horse at 2pm, Jackie Weaver The Granary at Molecey Mill at 2.30pm,Louise Candlish The Granary at Molecey Mill at 5.30pm, Louise Candlish The Granary at Molecey Mill at 5.30pm, Neil Spring The Granary at Molecey Mill at 8pm
  • Artisan Cheese Fair, 10am to 4pm, Livestock Market in Melton Mowbray, LE13 1JY. For more and for tickets, visit https://www.meltonfestivals.co.uk/artisan-cheese-fair/
  • SKAMP (South Kesteven Acting and Musical Players) stage 'Allo 'Allo! at 7.30pm at Bourne Corn Exchange, based on the comedy TV series. Tickets cost £8.50 to £10 from www.ticketsource.co.uk/skamp
  • Jumble sale in aid of Children in Need at Harringworth Village Hall from 2pm to 4pm. Free entry.

Sunday, May 1

  • Blossom Brunch - 10.30am to 1pm at Stamford Community Orchard (at the far end of Christ Church Close, between Holland Road and Kesteven Road). All welcome to come along and find out more about British orchards and their importance in biodiversity.
  • Rocks By Rail open day - Take a trip on The Rutlander train plus Diesel Driver for a Fiver (lunchtime hour only). Tel: 07873 721 941 or visit www.rocks-by-rail.org
  • Uffington Scarecrow Festival, from 11am to 4pm. Parking Greatford Road, PE9 4SY. Scarecrow trail and quiz with a theme of ‘discoveries and inventions’, as well as classic cars and motorbikes, flypast, farm machinery, alpacas, caricaturist, dog show, crafts and cakes, traditional games, plant sale, tombola, model railway, train rides, barbecue, refreshments, face painting and bouncy castle.
  • Stamford Pottery Market – Stamford Arts Centre, free admission. 25 local potters will display, chat about and sell their work at this two-day celebration of ceramics. There will be a raffle of pottery items in aid of Stamford MindSpace.
  • Deepings Literary Festival - Vaseem Khan Oddfellows Hall at 11am, Francis Pryor, West Deeping Village Hall at 2.30pm
  • Artisan Cheese Fair, 10am to 4pm, Livestock Market in Melton Mowbray, LE13 1JY. For more and for tickets, visit https://www.meltonfestivals.co.uk/artisan-cheese-fair/


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