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WHAT’S ON: US singer-songwriter Bonar plays Nottingham Bodega Club next week

American singer-songwriter Haley Bonar is playing at Nottingham’s Bodega Social Club on Tuesday night (March 28) as part of her UK tour.

Allison and David Wells in the bar of their new restaurant, Wellingtons Kitchen and Bar, on High Street.

Wellington’s Kitchen and Bar open for business in Grantham town centre

A couple who run a Grantham fish and chip shop have opened their first restaurant in the High Street serving a wide variety of dishes.

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The Human League. Photo: Spiros Politis

WHAT’S ON: The Human League to headline at Lincs Showground this summer

Fans of 1980s music are in for a treat this summer when The Human League headline at Lincolnshire Showground on Saturday, May 27.

Tom O'Boyle, a signaller at Claypole, appeared in a Channel 5 documentary about the railway industry.

Signaller on TV railway series – and Grantham’s bridge strikes get a mention too

A man who works for Network Rail as a signaller at Claypole appeared in a documentary shown on Channel 5 on Monday night.

The trophy winners who performed in the concert at the end of the Grantham Music Festival 2017. Professional musician Adam Williams, who presented the trophies, is pictured far left.

Variety of talent performs at Grantham Music Festival concert

An audience was treated to some of the cream of the crop of this year’s Grantham Music Festival on Saturday.

Frankie Davies is playing at the Rescue Rooms in Nottingham on Saturday night.

Rising country singer heads for Nottingham’s Rescue Rooms

After supporting some of the biggest stars Nashvile has to offer, rising country/Americana singer Frankie Davies has announced her first headline tour along with her all-girl band.

Red Holloway and Sonny Stitt

MEMORY LANE: 1980s Belton Jazz Festival attracted the stars and the crowds

An enthusiastic audience appreciated the delights of Belton Jazz Festival in 1983.

Ken Durrans

WHAT’S ON: Ken Durrans returns to Grantham country music club

Best Of Friends Country Music Club proudly presents in concert the return of TV, radio and recording artist Ken Durrans on Saturday (March 25).

Welbourn's tobacconists

MEMORY LANE: ‘High class tobacconists’ was relocated to Grantham’s Westgate

H. Welbourn and Son’s ‘high class tobacconists’ shop is pictured in Westgate, back in 1982.

Tom O'Boyle, a signaller at Claypole, appeared in a Channel 5 documentary about the railway industry.

Signaller at Claypole to appear in TV documentary series about the railway industry

A man who works for Network Rail as a signaller at Claypole will appear in a documentary shown on Channel 5 tonight (Monday).

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Holy Moly and the Crackers. Photo: Tony Crossland

WHAT’S ON: Nationally-acclaimed folk act coming to Ropsley

From the bohemian quarter of Newcastle comes the extraordinary and captivating sound of Holy Moly and the Crackers live in concert at Ropsley Village Hall next Sunday (March 26).


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.

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WHAT’S ON: Grantham-born Becci’s show debuts at arts centre

Grantham-born writer and theatre maker Becci Sharrock will bring her debut show to the Guildhall Arts Centre next week.

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Gary, Dexter and Tegan Bickmore. Photo: Teresa Martin

Grantham family tread the boards together

Three members of a Grantham family will star together in an upcoming production of Oliver!.

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Ross Noble

WHAT’S ON: Tickets still available for Ross Noble at The Meres leisure centre

Everybody’s favourite randomist is back in Grantham tomorrow night (Saturday).

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MUSIC: Hackney Colliery Band to play modern day brass at Lincoln

East London’s Hackney Colliery Band reinvent the brass band sound for the 21st century and are appearing at the Drill Hall, Lincoln, next Friday (March 17).

John Patrick

MUSIC: Hard, swinging modern jazz at Grantham Con Club

Grantham Conservative Club’s next jazz night is on Thursday when they proudly present the John Patrick Trio.

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.


MUSIC: The legendary Strawbs to play Grantham Guildhall

Music fans have the chance to see one of the legends of British rock music when the Electric Strawbs take to the stage at the Guildhall Arts Centre next Monday (March 20).

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COMEDY: Funhouse returns to Grantham Gingerbread bar

Funhouse Comedy returns to The Gingerbread bar at The Meres stadium next Friday (March 17) for a great night of laughter.

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