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Looking for something to do this week in Stamford, Rutland, Bourne and the Deepings.

Friday, June 17

Comedian Shaparak Khorsandi brings her tour It was the 90s to Stamford Corn Exchange at 7.30pm. Tickets £19 from www.stamfordcornexchange.co.uk or 01780 766455

White calendar with coloured push pins. Photo: istock/MicroStockHub
White calendar with coloured push pins. Photo: istock/MicroStockHub

Jazz in the Theatre, Price/Ratcliffe/Wood Organ Trio, at 8pm at Stamford Arts Centre. Tickets £12 (£10 concessions). www.stamfordartscentre.com

Car show - Pre-1972 hot rod and custom cars at Rutland Showground, Oakham LE15 7TW. Tickets and details: www.nsra.org.uk/fun-run. Also on Saturday and Sunday.

Nolitex exhibition - The Willoughby Gallery, Corby Glen. Runs until July 6. Admission free. Details at www.willoughbygallery.com

Saturday, June 18

Celebration of scouting - 2pm-4pm, Empingham Road scout hut, Stamford. Games, crafts and challenges to showcase 2nd Stamford Scouts and a chance to find out about volunteering opportunities

Once Upon a Dream by The Emily Redding Dance Academy - Stamford Corn Exchange, 1pm. Adults £7 and concessions £6. Tickets from www.stamfordcornexchange.co.uk or 01780 766455

Castle Bytham Festival - begins with the 5km ‘Chase’ race, in which entrants are pursued by a pitchfork-waving farmer.Historical walk, and garage sale, starts. At 11am the live music begins and there will be a wildlife walk, while midday marks the official start of the barbecue. Free admission and free parking at NG33 4SB.

Car show - Pre-1972 hot rod and custom cars at Rutland Showground, Oakham LE15 7TW. Tickets and details: www.nsra.org.uk/fun-run. Also on Friday and Sunday.

Read with pride - Deepings Library, 10am to 2.30pm. Book sale, pride bracelets, storytimes at 11am and 1pm, face painting, crafts, cakes, book display, Pride pin badges and rainbow tattoos.

Sunday, June 19

Uppingham Feast Day - midday to 9pm, Market Place, Uppingham. Live music, children’s entertainment, craft fair and food stalls.

Rocks By Rail open day – Father’s 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

59 Thistleton Road, Market Overton, opens its gardens for the National Garden Scheme from 12pm to 5pm. More details at www.ngs.org.uk

Castle Bytham Festival - 1pm to 5.30pm. Hawker Hurricane flypast at 2.27pm. From 9am to 5.30pm, there will also be a street market, family entertainment and a dog show and duck race, as well as food, drink and real ale and gin bars. Free admission and free parking at NG33 4SB.

Car show - Pre-1972 hot rod and custom cars at Rutland Showground, Oakham LE15 7TW. Tickets and details: www.nsra.org.uk/fun-run. Also on Friday and Saturday.

King’s Cliffe Village Hall (PE8 6XD) will be serving teas from 2.30pm to 5pm. Book corner, homemade preserves on sale. Cash only.

Organ recital by Ivan Linford - Preston Parish Church at 3pm followed by a strawberry tea in the church. Music includes movements from Handel’s Water Music, English composers, John Stanley, Purcell and Parry. Tickets £10 from sue.trewhella@gmail.com or Jenny on 07545 167292.

Monday, June 20

Afternoon tea, chat and activities - 2pm to 3.30pm, United Reformed Church Hall, Broad Street, Stamford. Part of Evergreen Care Trust’s Building Better Mental Wealth.

Glorious art exhibition at Stamford Arts Centre from 10am to 4pm and 6pm to 8.30pm. Featuring 10 local artists and paintings in all mediums, photography, sculpture, ceramics, calligraphy, mosaics and glass. Artist’s talks and demonstrations. Free entry. Until July 3.

Taking Steps for Better Health - a Zoom talk from 2pm to 4pm about the things we can do to enjoy a healthier life. Tips on food and physical activity - simply listen in or ask questions too. To join the meeting or submit questions email info@stamfordheacharity.com in advance.

Tuesday, June 21

Animal pastels workshop, 10am to 1pm, Easton on the Hill Village Hall. £30 per person. Book at www.eothvillagehall.co.uk or email anna@eothvillagehall.co.uk

Afternoon teas, chat, board games and opportunity to bring art and craft work. Stamford Free Church, 2pm to 4pm. More information from John on 01780 754641.

Glorious Art launches at Stamford Arts Centre, featuring 10 renowned local artists with paintings in all mediums, photography, sculpture, ceramics, calligraphy, mosaics and glass.

Open from 10am to 4pm and 6pm to 8.30pm. Runs until July 3.

Deepings Flower Club - Jackie West with a demonstration entitled ‘Memories past and Present’ at Priory Church Hall, Deeping St James, 7pm for 7.30pm. Tea and coffee available, Raffle of all the arrangements. Visitors very welcome £6. Enquiries Sue Lee 01778 560362

Wednesday, June 22

Pint of Poetry Special - Stamford Arts Centre Gallery Bar, 7.30pm. Featuring Sylvester, from Melton Mowbray who has written 230 poems since he started in 2015. Also open mic.

Crafty coffee - 10am, Rutland Refill, Westgate, Oakham. Free admission.

Thursday, June 23

Afternoon tea, chat and activities - 2pm to 3.30pm, United Reformed Church Hall, Broad Street, Stamford. Part of Evergreen Care Trust’s Building Better Mental Wealth.

Straight Line Crazy NT Live at 7pm at Stamford Arts Centre Theatre. Tickets £15 (£13) £10 under 26s from www.stamfordartscentre.com

Stray’s Jazz night - Dave Harrison at The Corn Exchange Theatre Lounge. 7.30pm for 8pm. Tickets £10 from www.strays.coffee/jazz

Brooks Williams and Aaron Catlow - The Barn in Baston. Tickets £15 from Alan and Maggie on 07526742289, 01778 560497 or a.wood571@btinternet.com. Bring your own drinks.

Bingo - 4pm, Rutland Refill, Westgate, Oakham

Friday, June 24

Stamford Comedy Club at Stamford Corn Exchange at 7.30pm, featuring Tez Ilyas, Esther Manito, David Luck and Ben Norris. Tickets £16.50 from www.stamfordcornexchange.co.uk or 01780 766455

The Groove, Stamford Arts Centre ballroom - 7pm to 9pm. An exciting, fun-filled night for adults with disabilities aged 16+, their families and support workers. Wheelchair access is available. Tickets £3.50 (support workers free) from box office on 01780 763203

Glorious art exhibition at Stamford Arts Centre from 10am to 4pm and 6pm to 8.30pm. Featuring 10 local artists and paintings in all mediums, photography, sculpture, ceramics, calligraphy, mosaics and glass. Artist’s talks and demonstrations. Free entry. Until July 3.

St James Church, Gretton, hosts a summer flower festival from today until Sunday. Displays to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Saturday, June 25

Home Farm in Little Casterton Road, Ryhall (PE9 4HA) opens as part of the National Garden Scheme from 1pm to 5pm. Admission £5, children free. Details at www.ngs.org.uk

Oakham Pride festival takes place in the grounds of Oakham Castle from midday until 5pm

The Deepings School of Dancing presents Recharged 2022 at 5pm. Tickets £12 or £9.50 concessions from www.stamfordcornexchange.co.uk or 01780 766455

Jane Schofield craft workshops at Stamford Arts Centre art room, 10am to 12.30pm. Bead and button hearts

Gretton Charity Sportive - 50km or 100km cycle routes raising money for The Travers Foundation

Stamford Chamber Orchestra - Season Finale, 7.30pm at Stamford Arts Centre Ballroom. Tickets £12.50 (£10.50 concessions, £5 under 26s). https://www.stamfordartscentre.com/

One A’Chord, 25 piece singing group, present their summer concert at Barn Hill Methodist Church, Stamford, at 7.30pm. Entry is free but a donation to Evergreen Care Trust appreciated.

Quilts and Pics exhibition - Gretton Village Hall, 10am to 4pm. Creative paintings and quilts on display, refreshments available.

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