Gearing up for some Royal Wedding fun

PRINCE William and Kate Middleton’s impending wedding is now just days away and preparations for the area’s wide array of celebratory events are coming together.

In Skegness the main focus for the day of celebration will be the Embassy Theatre, where the town’s rotariuans have organised an all-singing, all-dancing variety show to mark the big day.

The event will take place this Saturday (April 30) from 7.30pm and organisers are promising an “evening of entertainment fit for royalty”.

Those lined-up to perform on the night include the Skegness Silver Band, vocalist Gemma Epton, comedian patrick Burke and the Lisa Jay Stage Institute.

Margaret Taylor, the Skegness Rotary Club’s president, said: “We are hoping the town will come out and support us because proceeds will go to charity.”

“We will be out in force on the streets over the course of this week handing out leaflets with details of the event,” she added.

Tickets cost £10 for adults and £9 for children and over 60s.

Call the box office on 0845 674 0505 or visit

Meanwhile, away from the Embassy Theatre, there are a whole host of other activities lined up.

Tonight (Wednesday), the Skegness Town Council are set to discuss plans for a street party in Drummond Road. And away from the town, other similar events are already in the pipeline.

A ceilidh is planned for Orby Village Hall, on Friday from 7pm, to mark the Royal Wedding.

Local country dance band Rake Up will provide live music, and there will be optional country cowboy fancy dress, with a prize for best costume.

There will be a barbecue, with burgers, bangers and refreshments, a raffle, and those attending can bring their own alcohol!

Tickets, in advance only, are priced at £5 per person, available from Ken and Mary, tel 01754 810588.

Maltby-le-Marsh, meanwhile, is set to host a Royal Wedding street party this Friday.

The event, which includes Strubby and Beesby, will be held in the Crown Inn in Maltby from 10.30am. The wedding will be on a big screen.

The day’s real fun will begin at 1pm when children, parents and everybody else is invited to wear fancy dress (preferably in red/white/blue).

There will also be games, competitions, party food, and a tombola, with money raised going to RAF Search & Rescue.

The party is being arranged by villagers, and intended mainly for villagers, but holiday-makers and/or residents from elsewhere would be welcomed for a donation to the RAF S&R.

For more information call Jenny on 01754 451 373 at HollyBrook Cottage.

A whole host of other street parties and special events are also planned across the region over the next few days to mark the happy occasion.

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