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Events in Stamford, Rutland, Bourne and the Deepings this weekend



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If you're looking for something to do this weekend, look no further.

There's a range of events taking place across the area:

A calendar. Credit: istock/MicroStockHub
A calendar. Credit: istock/MicroStockHub

Friday, April 29

  • Cop-turned comedian Alfie Moore presents Fair Cop Unleashed - Stamford Corn Exchange at 7.30pm. Tickets £18 from 01780 766455 or https://www.stamfordcornexchange.co.uk
  • Afternoon tea, chat and activities - 2pm to 4pm, United Reformed Church Hall, Broad Street, Stamford.
  • 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. 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. Tickets from www.meltonfestivals.co.uk/artisan-cheese-fair/
  • SKAMP (South Kesteven Acting and Musical Players) stage ‘Allo ‘Allo! at 7.30pm at Bourne Corn Exchange. Tickets cost £8.50 to £10 from www.ticketsource.co.uk/skamp
  • Jumble sale - 2pm to 4pm at Harringworth Village Hall, in aid of Children in Need. Free entry.
  • Plant sale - 10am to 1pm, St James Church, Gretton. Good selection of plants with proceeds split between the church and “Perennial” Helping people in Horticulture.

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).
  • Rocks By Rail open day - Take a trip on The Rutlander train plus Diesel Driver for a Fiver (lunchtime hour only). Call: 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. £5 per car, including a quiz. £2.50 without a car.
  • Stamford Pottery Market – Stamford Arts Centre, 10am to 4pm free admission. 25 local potters will display, chat about and sell their work. 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/
  • Rutland Ramblers - 11 mile walk from Edenham (PE10 0LP). Ring 07769 740120 for further details.
  • The Fureys - Stamford Corn Exchange, 7.30pm. Legends of Irish music set to entertain. Tickets £23 from box office 01780 766455 or www.stamfordcornexchange.co.uk

Monday, May 2

  • Rocks By Rail open day - Take a trip on The Rutlander train and Cement Quarry Railway Day.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. £5 per car, including a quiz. £2.50 without a car.
  • Stamford Pottery Market – Stamford Arts Centre, free admission. 25 local potters will display, chat about and sell their work. There will be a raffle of pottery items in aid of Stamford MindSpace.
  • Braunston May Fayre - 10am until 4pm in the village hall, church and around the green. Attractions include games, stalls, fair rides, classic cars, a dog show, duck race and May pole dancing. All day parking costs £2 with free disabled parking.
  • Open day - King’s Cliffe Heritage Centre, 2pm to 5pm. Parking is on Bridge Street.

Tuesday, May 3

  • Stamford Fibromyalgia Support Group meeting at Stamford Day Centre, Ryhall Road, 12-2pm. For more information call 07906 362686. Meets first Tuesday of the month.

Wednesday, May 4

  • Armchair Aerobics, 2pm – £3 - Oddfellows Hall, Market Deeping. Low impact exercise to help regain mobility and strength. Call Virginia on 07711 883 938 to book.

Friday, May 6

  • Afternoon tea, chat and activities - 2pm to 4pm, United Reformed Church Hall, Broad Street, Stamford.
  • Concert for Ukraine by Corby Male Voice Choir and friends at All Saints’ Church in Oakham at 7.30pm. Tickets £10 each at Colemans and Oakham Wines in High Street. All proceeds to the Disasters Emergency Committee.
  • Sam Sweeney, Stamford Arts Centre ballroom, 7.30pm. Sam is a veteran of Bellowhead, former artistic director of the National Folk Youth Ensemble, founder member of the instrumental trio Leveret, and an instrumentalist at the forefront of the revival in English traditional music. Tickets £18 or £16 concessions from box office on 01780 763 203
  • Mark Ashford on Classical Guitar at Thistleton Church at 7.30pm. Part of Thistleton Music Festival. Tickets £5 for adults and £2.50 for under 19 years. Details of this and other events at www.thistleton-music.org


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