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

There's plenty going on in the week ahead.

To have your event included in our diary dates, email: smeditor@stamfordmercury.co.uk by 5pm on a Monday each week.

White calendar. Photo: istock/MicroStockHub
White calendar. Photo: istock/MicroStockHub

Friday, April 14

Nature Elly - 11am to 2pm, Stamford Arts Centre Ballroom. A puppet theatre show created for two to five-year-olds. £8 for adults, £6 for children, £22 for family of four. Tickets: www.stamfordartscentre.com

Deepings Heritage - 7.30pm, Deepings Community Centre, Market Deeping. A talk by Nancy Davenport on Princess Gwenllion at Sempringham Abbey. All welcome. Admission £3 for non-members.

The Stamford Concert Singers - 7.30pm, Bourne Methodist Church. Tickets £6 each including light refreshments or pay on the night at the door come along and enjoy an entertaining evening

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

Saturday, April 15

Flowers, crafts and horticultural show - from 2pm (prize-giving at 4pm), United Reformed Church Hall, Broad Street, Stamford. Stamford Horticultural Society judges the best veg and other garden produce, plus crafts. Refreshments. Free entry.

Stamford Arts Centres screens Met Opera performance - Der Rosenkavalier. Book: www.stamfordartscentre.com/whats-on/ or call 01780 763203.

Folkingham Creative Arts open day, 10am-3pm. The Old School, Folkingham. www.folkinghamcreative.co.uk/

The History of Soul - 7.30pm, Stamford Corn Exchange. A celebration of soul music through the decades. Tickets: www.stamfordcornexchange.co.uk or 01780 766455

Milkshake! Live: Milkshake! Monkey’s Musical - midday and 3.30pm, The Cresset, Peterborough. Tickets from £17 from www.cresset.co.uk

An evening remembering Hereward - 7pm, Old Town Hall, Bourne. David Maile and Professor David Roffe will present talks on ‘Hereward and Bourne’. Tickets £15 from www.ticketsource.co.uk/bourne-town-hall-trust

Jumble sale - 2pm - 4pm, Glaston Village Hall, Church Lane, Glaston, LE15 9BN. Teas and home made cakes available. Free entry.

Music recital - 12pm -1pm, Tickencote Church. Anna will be singing some of her favourite songs. In aid of the Church Preservation Trust and the new air source heating system being installed in Great Casterton Church.

Sunday, April 16

Dr Feelgood - 7.30pm, Stamford Corn Exchange. One of the most popular and exciting live rhythm and blues acts in the world. Tickets from: www.stamfordcornexchange.co.uk or 01780 766455.

Indoor Farmers’ Market - 10am to 2pm, Bourne Leisure Centre Sports Hall, Queen’s Road, Bourne, PE10 9DX. Explore around 50 stalls featuring artisan food and drinks, local produce and handmade crafts. Reduce your food miles, support small local businesses and buy direct from producers. Includes author Daniel Williamson.

Korpfest - 11am to 4pm, Red Lion Square, Stamford. Free community arts event by Stamford Art Pop-Up in collaboration with Stamford artist Korp. Features 12 urban artists and muralists painting ‘live’.

Live music - 4pm - 6pm, Mama Liz’s, North Street, Stamford. The Melton Session (10 musicians) playing a riotous assault on the Celtic senses of jigs, reels, polkas and hornpipe projected through a violin, pipe, melodian, whistle, bohran, cello, banjo, cajhon and concertina, not to mention Irish song and the odd Shanty. Back lounge, free entry.

Village Hall Teas in King’s Cliffe - 2.30pm to 5pm. Homemade cakes and bakes, book corner and homemade preserves on sale. West Street, Orchard Lane then Church Walk, (postcode PE8 6XD).

DS:UK “ON anoTHER NIGHT” - The Cresset, Peterborough. Tickets £25.50 from www.cresset.co.uk

Monday, April 17

Bourne Scrabble Club - 2pm, 1HUB, Queens Road, Bourne. We are looking to welcome new members, so if you enjoy a keen game of Scrabble, please come and join us. Contact: Angela 01778 426617/07706 993886.

Flower arranging demonstration - 6pm for 7pm start, Stamford Methodist Church, Barnhill, Stamford PE9 2AE. Enjoy watching and be entertained by demonstrator Lynne Sharpe as she creates at least five large floral arrangements using props from her ‘car boot collection part2’ . She will tell anecdotes and offer top tips . Win an arrangement in the raffle. Video screen to enhance detail. Refreshments. A warm welcome awaits. Membership not required £6. No need to book. Contact: karenlelawrie@icloud.com

The Stamford Speakers Toastmasters club - 6.15pm, Catholic Church Hall, 13, Broad Street, Stamford. Are you are looking to develop your public speaking skills? Free to attend

Tuesday, April 18

Mamma Mia the smash hit musical - 7.30pm, New Theatre, Peterborough. Tickets from https://newtheatre-peterborough.com. Every day until Saturday.

Wednesday, April 19

Begin Running - free 10-week course. Meet 6.30pm, Empingham Road Playing Fields. Non-runners and those coming back to running are welcome to this Stamford Striders version of the Couch to 5k. Find out more and register: https://stamfordstriders.org/pages/beginners-5k-to-10k-course

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.

Thursday, April 20

Matilda Jr: The Musical - 7.30pm, Stamford Corn Exchange. A witty ode to the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination! Tickets from: www.stamfordcornexchange.co.uk or 01780 766455. Every day until Saturday (Apr 22).

In The Name Of Love – The Diana Ross - The Cresset, Peterborough. Tickets £26 from www.cresset.co.uk

Friday, April 21

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.

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.

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 the history of welfare to understand the dilemmas of the present. 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.

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