Stamford Arts Centre has plenty to entertain

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ARTS lovers are in for a treat this summer as a host of events and shows have been organised by Stamford Arts Centre.

A range of entertainment is lined up for the coming months and the schedule kicks off this weekend with films and activities being held as part of Stamford Cycling Festival.

Four cycling films will be shown at the centre on Saturday and Sunday, and to mark the start of the Tour De France, visitors can ride a prologue route of a leg of the race in the turbo trainer challenge tomorrow.

On Thursday next week, the multimedia poetic drama Golden Fables come to Stamford. The performance is inspired by myths and legends in Lincolnshire and features a host of artists and the 90-strong Desmond and Leah Tutu Peace Choir. The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets are £6.

On the following Thursday, members of the London Contemporary Dance School will be performing at the centre. Lead by director Jeanne Yasko, dance group Edge will showcase a performance of energy, artistry and technical ability. Tickets for the event are £10, with reduced prices for concessions.

For poetry fans, the centre will be hosting a number of open mic poetry nights. Pint of Poetry will be held at 8pm on the last Wednesday of every month in the cellar bar at the venue.

There will also be a poetry clinic on the last Friday of every month from 5.30pm to 7pm, and a writing forum on the second Monday of every month, from 6pm to 8pm.

Each event will feature Stamford’s first ever poet laureate Darren Rawnsley.

The centre is also compiling its cinema schedule for July through to September, which is set to be available by next weekend.

Marketing and box office manager Jo Dobbs said: “We’ve got a big summer ahead of us and we’ve got plenty going on.

“There’s going to be lots for people to go and do and we’re all very excited. It’s going to be a wonderful summer.”

For tickets and more information, call the box office on 01780 763203, or download a brochure by visiting