Grantham Writers’ to hold first book festival

Literary club Grantham Writers will hold its first book festival next month.

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WHAT’S ON: ‘Priest and prattler’ David Shenton will perform his show at Harlaxton Church

‘From Blaby to Bethlehem’ will be performed by self-styled “priest and prattler” David Shenton at Harlaxton church on Friday, September 22, at 7.30pm.

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WHAT’S ON: Heritage Open Days begin in Grantham tonight

Grantham’s own Heritage Open Days kick off tonight (Friday) at ChristChurch in Finkin Street, where John Manterfield will give a talk on ‘Freedom, Justice and Equality in Grantham from the 17th Century Onwards’.

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New book dispels Lincolnshire regiment ‘bolted’ in battle myths

Nigel Atter was born in Grantham and attended The National School, Castlegate and The Boys’ Central School, Sandon Road.

'Just Jane' was the Artsbreak event at ChristChurch in Grantham which celebrated the 200th anniversary of Jane Austin's death.

Grantham church celebrates 200th anniversary of death of Jane Austen

A special event was held at ChristChurch to mark the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen.

Sister act: Kirsty Kershaw (left) with sister Katie Mace are hosting their first artisan market as part of the folk festival in Leadenham next week.

Sisters organise first artisan market as part of Leadenham folk festival

Two sisters will be raising money for the Meningitis Research Foundation as they host their first artisan market when ‘A Day of Lincolnshire Folk’ returns to Leadenham next weekend.

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WHAT’S ON: Dance spectacular coming to Grantham arts centre

An intoxicating dance performance guaranteed to wow is the promise at Guildhall Arts Centre theatre on Saturday, September 9.


WHAT’S ON: Mother, son and students will exhibit work at Belton Garden Centre

Artist Rachel Connolly with her son, printmaker Daniel Connolly, together with students attending Rachel’s art classes, will be exhibiting their work at The Art Room, Belton Garden Centre.

Outside the Beehive are, from left - Andy Severn, Ruth Crook, Graham Cook, Roger Blakeman

Team effort sees Grantham’s Beehive sign restored

Part of Grantham’s ‘living sign’ – the only one in England – has been lovingly restored.

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Grantham dancers achieve ‘outstanding’ results in exams

Talented dancers have once again achieved ‘outstanding’ results in their recent exams, upholding their dance school’s 100 per cent pass record.

Dancers perform their finale at Newark Palace Theatre.

Bingham dancers help raise £3,000 for charity from Newark shows

Bingham dancers have helped to raise £3,000 for charity after putting on four performances at Newark Palace Theatre.

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WHAT’S ON: New ‘Strictly star Dianne takes to the stage at The Meres – tonight!

Don’t miss your chance to watch the newly announced ‘Strictly’ star Dianne Buswell take to the stage in BBC heartthrob Giovanni Pernice’s ‘Dance is Life’ at The Meres leisure centre tonight (Friday), before she graces your TV screens in the autumn.

Contemporary dance will be explained at Guildhall talk.

WHAT’S ON: Free Grantham event will demystify contemporary dance

If you ever wondered what contemporary dance is all about, but were too afraid to ask, then Chantry Dance Company are coming to Grantham to help.

Lovitt art at Corby Glen gallery.

WHAT’S ON: Art – you have to ‘Lovitt’ at Corby Glen gallery

An art exhibition began at Willoughby Memorial Trust Gallery, Corby Glen, on Wednesday and will run until July 12.

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Volunteers: Retail Director Alison Paxton and Exhibitions Director Christine Robbins are both volunteers at the museum.

Vintage clothes in Grantham museum exhibit

Visitors to Grantham Museum can take a trip down memory lane as part of the venue’s latest travelling exhibition.

Blue Plaque to Arthur Storer to be unveiled outside King's School, Grantham.

Grantham-educated astronomer honoured with own blue plaque

A mathematician and astronomer who studied alongisde Sir Isaac Newton at King’s School is the latest to have a blue plaque installed by the Grantham Civic Society.

Scene Setter : Grantham Museum.

Grantham college design students to showcase projects in show

Graphic design students will be taking over the second floor at Grantham museum later this month to showcase their final presentations in a cutting edge show.

Perfect picture: Annie took up painting again in 2006.

Grantham Journal Big Interview: Artist hopes her work will raise cancer awareness

What started as a simple painting hobby for mum-of-three Annie Samuel, 64, from Newton Way in Grantham, has since become a fully fledged career, which has seen her not only scoop several top awards for her work but also get to showcase her work in galleries, online and in exhibitions across the country. Despite facing her fair share of challenging times, including losing her husband to cancer three years ago, Annie is looking ahead and spoke to the Journal about how she hopes to raise awareness of prostate cancer through her art.


WHAT’S ON: Grantham students’ art exhibition is at St Wulfram’s

Students from three Grantham College Higher Level Art and Design Courses (BTC Foundation diploma level 3/4 and HNC/HND level 5, 6) are holding their end of year exhibition at St Wulfram’s Church from June 14.

Join in the fun at Grantham Lions Club Annual Charity Barn Dance.

WHAT’S ON: Grantham Lions barn dance will feature ceilidh band

Grantham Lions Club is holding its Annual Charity Barn Dance at Hill Top Farm, Harrowby, on Saturday, June 10.

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