Issue 55 with the 2018 Planner inside is now available at major supermarkets, Freshney Place and lots of other venues across town!
Coastal, situated on the Meridian Point Arts & Crafts Centre Cleethorpes, is a treasure trove of beautiful things, created by Andrea, John and son Jack with support of the coastal crew. The top dog at Coastal is Flossy the 11 year old Parsons Jack Russell terrier who always seems to steal the show.
Together they create wonderful bespoke silver jewellery and driftwood art incorporating locally found sea glass and much more.
They also run a range of workshops where you can get some hands on experience of the jewellery making process, ideal if you fancy trying something different with your friends, family, partner, children or even your bridesmaids or colleagues.
If you fancy trying out one of their one and a half hour taster sessions then why not give them a call. You’ll have a great time and go home with new skills and a beautiful hand crafted piece made by you.
Stacker Ring Workshop £25
Stacker Bangle Workshop £35
Charm Ring Workshop £30
Charm Bangle Workshop £40
Mens Chunky Ring Workshop £40
This includes all materials, you can choose to do any of the above in the session. Daytime workshops by appointment.
Contact us for availability. Evenings times are from 5pm or 7pm start and there’s free parking at the rear of shop
You can find Coastal at Meridian Point Craft Units, Cleethorpes DN35 0AR, contact them by phone on 07578 266621 or find their website at www.coastalsilver.co.uk
If you’re keen to get back into the workplace and you’d like to improve your chances then Community Learning has a range of courses that could help you find the job you’re looking for.
Community Learning is an established learning hub, based on Freeman Street Market, that offers a range of programmes to help learners find their way back into the workplace. The service is friendly and adaptable and their aim is to meet the needs of individual learners, helping them break through barriers, overcoming their insecurities about entering the job market and understanding what is required to gain employment suited to them.
There are lots of courses available, all tailored to suit the particular needs of individual learners with options including Over 45 And Entering The Job Market Again, Overcoming Your Fear Of The Computer and Returning To Work After Children. There’s also a range of full and part-time courses including English, Maths, Art and ICT, employability skills and confidence building.
They’re always enrolling, so you don’t need to wait before signing up and they’ll work with you to decide what your education and employment goals are and then give you the skills and resources to get you there. In addition to free courses the service offers funded childcare and extra help to those who need one-on-one guidance.
If Community Learning sounds just right for you then check out what’s on offer by visiting the skills hub at the back of Freeman Street Market. You can also get in touch by phone on 01472 323540 or email to email@example.com. And they’re on Facebook and Twitter.
It’s time to let all that music out for everyone to hear!
If you love to sing then you’ll love the Humber Belles, a group of ladies who meet to sing each Thursday at Wendover Hall from 7.15-9.30pm.
The Belles will be holding a short course in close harmony singing soon after Christmas. These sessions, which will be held in a happy and relaxed atmosphere, should help to banish those Post-Christmas Blues! They’ll be lots of fun and help improve your technique too so for further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit their website or contact Vere Conolly on 01472 695836 for further details
Whatever your favourite hit may be – and you’ve got the likes of Take Me Back Home, Mama We’re All Crazee Now, Come On Feel The Noize, Gudbye To Jane, plus many more to choose from – there’s no doubt that Slade are the most Christmassyest band in the world and we’ve got tickets for their show in Hull on December 23rd to be won!
Just go to our Facebook page, find the Slade promo image and like and share.
You’ll be in the draw for the best show on either bank of the Humber this Christmaaaaastime and we’ll see you there for what should be a fantastic night of proper old fashioned glam.
There’s a fabulous weekend of dance in prospect at the beginning of December when Grimsby Auditorium plays host to two of the world’s best loved ballets – Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker (on Friday 1st) and Swan Lake (Sunday 3rd).
Both are directed and choreographed by former Bolshoi Ballet Soloist, Konstantin Uralsky and performed by the company and orchestra of The Russian State Ballet and Opera House.
Swan Lake is a tale of two young women, Odette and Odile, who resemble each other so closely one can easily be mistaken for the other. It’s a tragic romance in which a princess is turned into a swan by an evil curse and captures, like no other ballet, the full range of human emotions – from hope to despair, from terror to tenderness, from melancholy to ecstasy.
And of course Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a trip to your local theatre for a dazzling production of the most famous ballet in the world – The Nutcracker.
Based on “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” written by E.T.A. Hoffmann, it tells the story of Marie, a rather sad little girl, whose godfather Drosselmeyer gives her a nutcracker doll as a present on Christmas Eve. Expect snow flurries, sweets, princes, magic, love, victories and defeats and more.
To book tickets call
Box Office: 0300 300 0035
Book on line
or book in person at the Grimsby Auditorium pay cash for no booking or transaction fees
or call into the Cleethorpes TIC
*Booking/transaction fee may apply
High on the Yorkshire moors trouble is brewing. Romantic novelist Janet Preston has murdered her husband (who happens to be a bank robber and thoroughly bad egg) and stashed his body in the study until she can find a way of disposing of it. But before she can drop it into the local tarn events take an unexpected turn and her best lain plans threaten to unravel.
Intent To Murder, playing all this week at The Caxton Theatre, is a sharply written drama/thriller from the pen of Leslie Sands (the original Inspector Frost on radio and fondly remembered in our house at least as TV’s Inspector Cluff) and, directed here by Steve Skipworth, it’s pacey and taut and the dialogue is has enough quality to allow the cast to create an air of real tension.
Caxtons debutant John Flint is convincingly menacing as bank robber George Bates and Gemma Dodds is excellent as Janet Preston, a character with whom our sympathies lie at the opening of the play but whose ruthless streak becomes more and more apparent as the piece progresses. As Larry and Chris, a young couple who are drawn unwittingly into the schemes of the main characters, Jack Scott and Tara Lidgard (another debutant) acquit themselves admirably, although without much help from the script which doesn’t give them a lot to work with.
Scene stealing awards this time go to Bruce Forster whose inquisitive and perceptive Dr Henderson is as insouciant as Father Brown, as tenacious as Columbo and as Welsh as a bag of dragons and Geraldine Godwin, who turns her considerable comic talents to the role of the gossipy cleaning lady Mrs Bunting.
Intent To Murder will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last and it runs at The Caxtons until Saturday 21st October 2017. To book tickets visit www.caxtontheatre.com or call into the Grimsby or Cleethorpes TIC Or contact them by phone on 01472 323111
In recent years singing, especially choral singing, has become one of the most popular social activities in the UK, due in some part to increased television exposure but mostly, we think, thanks to the joy that raising one’s voice in song can create.
If you’ve got a hankering for flexing your vocal chords in the company of some like minded others then you might care to pay a visit to Great Grimsby Community Choir at their new home at St Mark’s Church on Laceby Road. They meet every Monday at 7.30pm and anyone aged 14 and over can join. There’s no audition all you need is enthusiasm. The fee is £4 per week.
They’re a friendly and inclusive group, meeting weekly, performing regularly and with a wide variety of material in their ever expanding repertoire.
For further information please contact musical director Josie Moon (pictured right) at email@example.com.
Fitness fanatics, dancercisers and martial artists are all invited to come on down to the Auditorium on Monday 30th October to join in with the Lincs Inspire Fit To Party charity event.
Those attending can expect fun, fitness, flashing lights and a party atmosphere in the three gigantic group exercise classes and on the eve of Halloween, fancy dress is optional, but it would be great for people to get into the spirit and make this the spookiest Fit To Party yet!
You can get fighting fit from 6pm to 6.40pm in a high energy Body Combat class then join in some hip swirling Zumba from 6.45pm to 7.25pm. From 7.30pm to 8.10pm get the glow sticks out for Clubbercise and have fun getting fit with an easy to follow dance workout.
The classes cost £2 for one class, £3 for two classes or £5 for all three classes and funds raised from the event will be split equally between The Health Tree Foundation and the Lincs Inspire Charitable Trust.
Grimsby Leisure Centre’s changing and showering facilities will be available to use following the event.
To book call in to a leisure centre or contact Lincs Inspire on:
Grimsby Leisure Centre: 01472 323500
Cleethorpes Leisure Centre: 01472 323200.
Artists, councillors and representatives of many of the area’s most illustrious names gathered in Top Town on Thursday 5th October to celebrate the official unveiling of the new Cartergate underpass mural.
The mural is the work of art collective Creative Start and was painted by a team of volunteers led by founder and organiser Sam Delaney. Many of those involved have never participated in an arts project before and some took part as an element of a programme of abstinence therapy.
The design features a panoply of famous faces from the area including motorcycling champion Freddie Frith, record breaking Channel swimmer Brenda Fisher, top tennis player Shirley Brasher, motorcycle racer Guy Martin, dancers Kevin and Joanne Clifton, actor Sir John Hurt and players from Grimsby Town FC. There are also street scenes from the Top Town area including the Minster and 1940s Chantry Lane.
Cutting the ribbon Councillor Jane Hyldon-King, portfolio holder for Health, Adult Social Care and Wellbeing commented on how much, as a regular user of the underpass, she had enjoyed watching the development of this latest part of the Cartergate renewal and on the skill and dedication of the artists involved. As a football fan she was particularly taken with the section of the mural celebrating the achievements of the Mighty Mariners.
The artwork certainly makes a huge difference to what has been, in the past, a somewhat neglected part of the town and it’s yet another step along the road to the renewal of the Cartergate area, which has seen new pavements, railings and of course the construction of the Wilkin & Chapman building close to the underpass.
If you’re not a regular user we’d certainly recommend taking a visit to admire the mural, especially while there are still pieces from
the recent Urban Arts Festival to enjoy on the walls of St James House.
To find out more about Creative Start or to get involved, visit www.creativestartarts.com or their Facebook page