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.


WHAT’S ON: Vale of Belvoir artists on show in Bottesford all weekend

The first Bottesford Art Trail opens today (Friday) and runs across three venues at various times until Monday.

Avro Shackleton

WHAT’S ON: Iconic planes will be on show at Newark museum

Preparations for the Hastings & Shackleton 40th Anniversary Weekend are now well underway at Newark Air Museum.

Annabelle Knight

Grantham Journal Big Interview: Former KGGS girl and relationships expert Annabelle Knight writes her first steamy novel

Annabelle Knight is a relationships expert and former student at KGGS in Grantham. She can regularly be seen on TV talking about relationships. Now she has published her first novel called ‘The Endless Autumn’.

Jason Manford is returning to The Meres Leisure Centre in Grantham.

Grantham welcomes back comedian Jason Manford to The Meres

Comedian Jason Manford is the latest big name to announce he will be hitting the stage at The Meres leisure centre in Grantham.

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WHAT’S ON: Music, comedy and dance on show at Grantham Guildhall

Next weekend’s Guildhall Arts Centre line-up promises a mix of music, comedy and dance.


WHAT’S ON: Grantham Guildhall offers heart-rending musical, or dark surreal comedy - make your choice!

Guildhall Arts Centre is the venue for a couple of contrasting productions over the next couple of weeks.

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Easter means less time spent watching TV and shopping according to East Midlands survey

According to a new survey, commissioned by Go Ape, over the Easter Bank Holiday people in the East Midlands will spend less time watching TV (around 7 hours, which is more than an hour less than the national average) and shopping (just over 2 hours, which is 30 minutes less than average).

Steam fair

Plans for Great Gonerby show steaming ahead

It’s full speed ahead with preparations for Grantham’s first Steam and County Show, say organisers.


Grantham Journal column: Encourage great new buildings and preserve the old

Encouraging good design for our new buildings is important but we also think it is important to preserve and study the oldest buildings we have.

Grantham College course leader Diana Ali who can be seen on The Big Painting Challenge on the BBC.

Grantham Journal Big Interview: Diana stars as mentor on popular BBC show

Diana Ali has found herself in the spotlight after being asked to become a mentor on the popular BBC TV show The Big Painting Challenge. Diana works as 
a course leader at Grantham College as well as on other projects. Here she tells the Journal how she got the job on the show and what she tries to 
instil in her students and the contestants on the show.

Free Falling

WHAT’S ON: Dance production at Grantham Guildhall promises beautiful respite from the hustle and bustle

Award-winning Hagit Yakira dance presents Free Falling at Guildhall Arts Centre on Tuesday (February 28).

No introduction needed: Amy Johnson.

Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre exhibition will pay tribute to female aviators from around the world

Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre’s forthcoming exhibition ‘High Flying Women – Pioneering Aviators’ will open to the public on April 1, telling the stories of female aviators from around the world.

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