Grantham Journal columnist: Jacob Stuart says Grantham should party

Columnist: Jacob Stuart
Columnist: Jacob Stuart
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If there’s one thing that Granthamians have proved they can do, it’s organise a good party.

From successes such as the recent beer festival at Arena UK to Gravity Fields last year we are definitely able to get together behind good causes or to just have fun.

With that in mind, maybe we need more examples with the idea being improving and showing off Grantham.

Music, arts, science and history are all extremely important in the make-up of our town and the surrounding areas, and should be more strongly promoted.

Outside of Grantham Museum and the Guildhall Arts Centre I am unaware of anywhere that is truly dedicated to regularly showing off some local talent to the wider public, and the Guildhall certainly is not solely focused on this.

There are plenty of venues locally, as proven through my previous examples, and a lot of talent waiting to heard from.

It takes a lot of time to plan these attractions and even more effort support to get them off the ground but it is definitely something we are capable of.

We hit international airwaves thanks to the efforts of Gravity Fields. It would be a real shame if we didn’t capitalise further on the potential of our area.

Not taking on more projects and festivals and not cultivating creativity in locals will leave Grantham back on the lists of ‘most boring towns’ we have been desperate to get away from.

** Have your say. Does Grantham know how to party? What do you think would bring in the crowds? E-mail: or write us a letter. Send it to: Letter to the Editor, Grantham Journal, 46 High Street, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 6NE.