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What's on this week in Stamford, Rutland, Bourne and the Deepings

There's plenty going on in the next week in Stamford, Rutland, Bourne and the Deepings.

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Make a date in your calendar. Photo: istock/MicroStockHub
Make a date in your calendar. Photo: istock/MicroStockHub

Friday, April 21

Funhouse Comedy Club - 8pm show (doors 7pm), Stamford Arts Centre. Featuring Steve N Allen, Alex Hylton, Rich Spalding and compere Paul Revill. Tickets £10 in advance from www.funhousecomedy.co.uk

Domino drive - 8pm, Ketton Sports and Community Centre. £1 per person. Cash prize and raffle.

Matilda Jr: The Musical - 7.30pm, Stamford Corn Exchange. Tickets from www.stamfordcornexchange.co.uk or 01780 766455. Also on Saturday with matinee.

St George’s Day Concert - 7pm, Nassington Church, by Yarwell and Nassington Britannia Band. Tickets £10 from Nassington Stores, Moulds Butchers or tinyurl.com/BritanniaBand

Coming Full Circle: Universal Credit, the Old Poor Law and the Future of the Welfare State - 7pm, Oakham Quakers, Friends Meeting House, 59 South Street, Oakham, LE15 6BG. Join Steven King, Professor of Economic and Social History, as he explores why we must know the history of welfare to understand the dilemmas of the present and why that history is vital to working out the future of British welfare. Free. More at www.oakhamquakers.org/calendar

Fashion Show by Buckles and Bows - 7pm (doors 6.30pm), Darby and Joan Hall, South Street, Bourne. Hosted by Bourne and District Flower Club. Tickets £7 from the shop.

Sculpture exhibition - works in stone and clay by John Crampin, Willoughby Memorial Trust Gallery, Morley’s Lane, Corby Glen. Free entry. Open midday to 5pm Tuesdays to Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays until May 10.

Sue Ryder’s Grief Kind Space - 10am to midday - MindSpace, Broad Street, Stamford.

Saturday, April 22

RAF Air Cadets open day - 10am to 2pm, at 2071 (Stamford) Squadron, Sandringham Close, PE9 1HL. Find out about the group’s activities for 12 to 17-year-olds. Email: oc.2071@rafac.mod.gov.uk

Grounds Day - 1pm-4pm, Great Casterton Primary School. Lend a hand with painting, gardening and tidying the school’s outdoor spaces. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Royal Air Force Swing - 7.30pm, Bourne Corn Exchange. Funds will be shared between Bourne Branch of the Royal British Legion and the Rotary Club charity fund. Tickets are £20 from ticketsource.co.uk/the-rotary-club-of-bourne. Also from Gordon’s Photographic at 16a North Street, Bourne, or the Ginger Fox Café in Abbey Road, Bourne.

Halo - 7pm, Green Dragon, Ryhall. Gig in support of ‘The Wright Care Might Hikers’ Norfolk coast charity challenge for Macmillan Cancer Sipport. Fundraising raffle, street food, pizzas, and support act. Free entry but donations to justgiving.com/fundraising/thewrightcaremightyhikers. Details from www.haloband.uk or 01780 751999.

One of them Ones - 7.30pm, West Deeping Village Hall. Pentabus theatre present this show, suitable for adults and children over 12. Advance tickets only (£13 plus booking fee, £7 plus booking fee for under 16s), from www.liveandlocal.org.uk. Up to 10 free tickets available for under 25s. Call 01778 380197 to arrange.

Jumble sale/coffee morning - 10am, Bourne Abbey Church Hall. Donations welcome after 9am. Coffee and homemade cakes. Proceeds to NSPCC.

Sunday, April 23

Quaintree Hall, Braunston - 12pm to 4.30pm. Beautiful established garden surrounding medieval hall (closed). Homemade teas with cakes. Admission £5 and children free. In aid of the National Gardens Scheme, https://ngs.org.uk/

Bonfire Radicals - 7pm, Irnham Hall, NG33 4JD. Exciting folk music from medieval to punchy world beats. Tickets £12 from tinyurl.com/IrnhamHallEntertainment

Big Band - 7pm, St Michael and All Angels Church Whitwell LE15 8BL. One of Oakham School’s flagship ensembles returns for a live music event. Tickets £10, £5 for under 12s available from marlengodwin@gmail.com or 01780 460145. Proceeds to the church fabric fund.

Wednesday, April 26

Coffee morning - 10am to 1pm, Blackstone’s Sports and Social Club, Lincoln Road, Stamford. Entry £4 includes coffee and cake. Raffle and tombola. In aid of Cancer Research.

Thursday, April 27

The Makings of a Murderer - 7.30pm, Stamford Corn Exchange. Investigating the UK’s most notorious serial killers, hosted by David Swindle, the detective who brought serial killer Peter Tobin to justice. Tickets from www.stamfordcornexchange.co.uk or 01780 766455

Funhouse Comedy Club - 6.15pm doors, 7.15pm last orders for food, 8pm show, Grainstore Brewery, Oakham. Features Keith Farnan, Lloyd Griffith, Gareth Richards and compere Ben Van Der Velde. Tickets £13 in advance from www.funhousecomedy.co.uk or 01572 770065

Grimsthorpe Castle Lecture Series - 6.30pm, the Chapel, Grimsthorpe Castle. Dr Mark Baker (Gwrych Castle Trust). Mark will talk about how the castle hosted ‘I’m A Celebrity’ during the covid lockdown years, the history of the castle and estate, and how he saved the castle from demolition as a boy. Tickets £10, £9 students from www.grimsthorpe.co.uk

The Wilderness Yet trio - The Barn in Baston. Traditional music and song. Admission £15. Bring your own drinks. Reservations from Alan and Maggie on 07526742289/01778 560497/ a.wood571@btinternet.com

Friday, April 28

Stamford Comedy Club with Stephan Bailey - 7.30pm, Stamford Corn Exchange. Stephan is best known for his appearances on Mock the Week and Live At The Apollo. Tickets from https://www.stamfordcornexchange.co.uk or 01780 766455

An evening of Ceilidh dancing with Govannen - 8pm show (7pm doors), Victoria Hall, Oakham. Tickets £10 (plus booking fee) from https://govannen.eventbrite.com/. Fully licensed bar.

Oakham School Musical Extravaganza - Oakham School Chapel, 7.30pm. Tickets free, from wegottickets.com, boxoffice@oakham.rutland.sch.uk or 01572 758820.

Raise the Roof - 6.45pm, Barrowden Village Hall. Music from The Happy Tuesdays Ukulele Band, 5 String Thing, Welland Valley Rabble and Dick and Chris. Tickets cost £10 from Barrowden village shop or Valerie on 07542 509951 in aid of the village hall rebuilding fund.

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