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Summer season of live events for South Kesteven in Grantham and Stamford



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A list of live events set to be held this summer in arts centres across the district has been released.

After events were limited in recent years due to the pandemic, summer 2022 promises a season of live music, drama and workshops at South Kesteven District Council’s arts centres.

The new season is packed with musical highlights including The Ultimate Commitments and Blues Brothers, folk favourites Dervish, and transatlantic music from Damien O Kane and Ron Block at Grantham Guildhall.

Irish folk greats Dervish will be in Grantham on May 27. Photo: Colin Gillen
Irish folk greats Dervish will be in Grantham on May 27. Photo: Colin Gillen

Stamford Arts Centre will be serving up folk from young superstar Katherine Priddy, classical treats from the Stamford International Music Festival, jazz classics from Claire Martin and folk from Quebec with the formidable Le Vent Du Nord.

To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, both venues are scheduling a selection of treats including a family jubilee crafts workshop with Art Pop-Up and a Platinum Proms concert with Gabriella Pineda-Rodrigues, Mezzo-Soprano in Stamford.

Drama and theatre includes The People's Theatre Company family show, I Spy With My Little Eye, and the Golden Toad Theatre Company’s Errol’s Garden.

Mellstock are among the acts playing in Music in Quiet places concerts in Bourne, West Deepings and Westborough.
Mellstock are among the acts playing in Music in Quiet places concerts in Bourne, West Deepings and Westborough.

Theatre Fideri Fidera returns with their latest family show, Ugg n Ogg, this May.

And the family fun doesn’t end there – with the summer school holidays hosting a range of family workshops. People are asked to check the council's social media for updates.

Other special events in Stamford include Stamford Shoestring Theatre’s hard-hitting play, Blackbird, a double bill of dance from SMACK and Spektakel, Shakespeare’s Fool from Tortive Theatre, S.O.E (Special Operations Executive) by Clair Obscur and a performance of Jane Austen at Home.

Also in Stamford, a recording of Gardeners’ Question Time is already proving popular with tickets selling fast.

A recording of Gardeners’ Question Time in Stamford on June 15 is already proving popular
A recording of Gardeners’ Question Time in Stamford on June 15 is already proving popular

Cabinet member for culture and visitor economy, Coun Rosemary Trollope-Bellew, said: “We are pleased and proud to be able to bring you a full season of entertainment after events being so curtailed during the past couple of years.

“A look through the new brochures will confirm there’s something for everyone during the next few months and we look forward to seeing everyone at our venues to enjoy a little relaxation and escapism.”

Regular dance and social events include the return of the Disco for Grown Ups (Stamford Ballroom) and The Groove disco for adults with additional needs.

Damien O’Kane and Ron Block will be in Grantham on June 30
Damien O’Kane and Ron Block will be in Grantham on June 30

2022 also sees the return of Music in Quiet places with concerts in Bourne, West Deepings and Westborough.

Visit www.stamfordartscentre.com to find out about events in the town. Or visit www.southkesteven.gov.uk for further events in the district.



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