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Friday April 8

  • 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.
White calendar with colored push pins reminding important dates. Photo: istock/MicroStockHub
White calendar with colored push pins reminding important dates. Photo: istock/MicroStockHub
  • Two exhibitions at the Willoughby Memorial Trust Gallery in Corby Glen - Regeneration by Art on the Map, featuring painting, glass, felting, stone carving and Paintings by Lockdown Artists. Open from 12pm to 5pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Admission free.
  • From April 2 until April 18, a host of Easter-themed games await visitors at Sacrewell Farm in Thornhaugh. Hunt for a golden egg during a duck hunt, egg and spoon racing, and the ‘egg shy’ and meet the Easter bunny. www.sacrewell.org.uk.
  • Viva Verse and Vino at The Old Town Hall in Bourne - share your original poetry at an open mic session, recite an old classic or listen while enjoying a drink. All proceeds to the Bourne Town Hall Trust renovation project. Doors open 6.45pm, recitals from 7.30pm. £3 plus booking fee from https://bournetownhall.org.uk/events
  • Rutland Youth Art Exhibition at Rutland County Museum until April 30.
  • Faded Lines exhibition at Stamford Arts Centre Gallery in St Mary’s Street, featuring a variety of styles from artists Stacey-Ann Cole, Tony Nero and Paul Sanders. Gallery open 10m to 9pm. Until April 22.

Saturday, April 9

  • Family show Oh No George at Stamford Corn Exchange at 1.30pm. Tickets £13. Box office on 01780 766455 or https://www.stamfordcornexchange.co.uk
  • Burghley House opens its private south gardens for the national gardens scheme, from 10.30am to 3.30pm. Admission is £5, children free. Pre-booking essential at www.ngs.org.uk
  • Spring fine food market at Burghley House, near Stamford, 10am to 4pm, free entry. With 46 exhibitors spread over both the Chestnut and Stable Courtyards.
  • Glaston Village Hall, 2pm, usual stalls, afternoon teas, cakes, raffle. Proceeds to village hall.
  • Jumble sale/coffee morning at Bourne Abbey Church. Doors open at 10am, entrance 25p. Donations welcome on the morning or ring Audrey on 01778 426487. Proceeds to NSPCC.
  • Stamford Horticultural Society hosts a flower, produce and handicrafts show to be held at the United Reformed Church Hall in Broad Street, Stamford. Open to the public from 2pm (Staging 8-11am). Admission £2, members £1, children free. Refreshments available. Show Secretary, John Mitchell on 01780 481732. Printed schedule £1 or download for free at https://stamfordhorticulturalsociety.chessck.co.uk

Sunday, April 10

  • Extinction Road folk duo - 4pm to 6pm, Mama Liz’s, North Street, Stamford. Free entry. For details of the music visit extinctionroad.meltonfolk.com
  • Drumming workshop - Stamford Academy and Stamford Diversity Group, hosts African drummer Luther King from 2pm to 4pm. The aim is to offer hands-on ‘taster’ classes in a friendly, informal atmosphere. Workshops can be booked at https://stamfordacademy.co.uk/workshops
  • Family show - Oh No George at Stamford Corn Exchange at 10.30am and 1.30pm. Tickets £13. Box office on 01780 766455 or https://www.stamfordcornexchange.co.uk
  • Open gardens - Burghley House opens its private south gardens for the National Garden Scheme, from 10.30am to 3.30pm. Admission is £5, children free. Pre-book at www.ngs.org.uk
  • Spring fine food market at Burghley House, near Stamford, 10am to 4pm, free entry.
  • A performance of the St Mark Passion by Charles Wood - St Mary’s Church, Ketton, at 5pm, lasting about one hour. Free admission. A retiring collection will be made in aid of church funds.
  • Car boot sale - 10am – 2pm –John Eve Field (opposite Tesco), Market Deeping. Pre-booked pitches £5. Call Virginia on 07711 883 938 to book.
  • Easter festival at Oakham Castle with music, stalls, egg and spoon races and an egg hunt, from 11am to 4pm.
  • A performance of the St. Mark Passion’ by Charles Wood at 5pm in Ketton Church, lasting an hour.Free admission with a retiring collection in aid of church funds.
  • Art craft and vintage fair at Stamford Arts Centre from 10am to 4pm. To raise funds for the Ukraine crisis.
  • Table top sale at Ryhall Village Hall from 11am to 2.30pm. Stalls still available, contact Pam on 01780 754584.

Monday, April 11

  • 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.
  • Stamford Flower Club hosts flower arranging demonstrator Crystal Dyball who will create a floral cocktail with at least five floral arrangements while sharing tales and tips. 6pm for 7pm Stamford Methodist Church, Barn Hill, Stamford, PE9 2AE. Win an arrangement in the raffle. Refreshments. Membership not required, £6. No need to book.
  • An Intimate Evening With Gretchen Peters at Stamford Corn Exchange at 8pm featuring special guest Kim Richey. Nashville country star on UK tour. Box office on 01780 766455 or https://www.stamfordcornexchange.co.uk

Tuesday, April 12

  • Stamford Arts Society presents a lecture on The Elgin Marbles - the changing meaning and significance of these disputed cultural objects, by Alan Read at Barn Hill Church at 10.45am. Seats should be taken by 10.30am to allow for a prompt start. Non-members are welcome to attend an introductory lecture for £5, and the lecture will also be available to members on Zoom.
  • Stamford Death Cafe at MindSpace in Broad Street, from 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

Wednesday, April 13

  • Family show Rapunzel, presented by Talegate Theatre, at Stamford Corn Exchange at 2pm. Tickets £12 or £10 concessions. Box office on 01780 766455 or https://www.stamfordcornexchange.co.uk
  • Craft Club, 1pm –£2.50 – Oddfellows Hall, Market Deeping, when Janice will be showing you how to construct pop-up cards. All materials supplied. Call Janice on 01778 560059 to book.
  • Welsh band Calan perform at Stamford Arts Centre at 7.30pm. Expect intricate, captivating melodies and mesmerising harmonies underpinned with foot-stamping, crowd-pleasing rhythms. Tickets £18 or £16 concessions from https://www.stamfordartscentre.com/
  • Rapunzel – Panto style adventure, at Stamford Corn Exchange at 2pm. Tickets £12/10 from box office on 01780 766455 or visit www.stamfordcornexchange.co.uk

Thursday, April 14

  • Bourne Motor Racing Club’s speaker will be TV broadcaster Steve Rider, who will talk about his 45 years in motorsports TV coverage, including his association with Murray Walker and James Hunt whilst working for the BBC. Doors at the Corn Exchange open at 7pm and the talk begins at 8pm. Guests and visitors welcome.
  • The Ariana Grande Experience – Pop Party special tour for all the family, at 7pm at Stamford Corn Exchange. Tickets £12/£15 from the box office on 01780 766455 or www.stamfordcornexchange.co.uk


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