Booklet reveals music and arts festival details

Sleaford Live EMN-150421-125027001
Sleaford Live EMN-150421-125027001

A booklet publicising the forthcoming Sleaford Live, the town’s annual festival of live music and arts, has just been released.

The booklet, which gives details of events taking place during the festival, is being distributed around the Sleaford area and is available free of charge.

The organisers say that new events have been added to the Sleaford Live programme since the booklet was published, so advise people to look out for new and updated information on the event’s website at www.sleafordlive. and its Facebook page.

The line-up for the comedy night at the Duke of Wellington, Leasingham on Saturday, May 2, has now been confirmed. The headline act is Perrier award-winning actor Ben Keaton, who played Father Austin Purcell, ‘the most boring priest in the world’, in an episode of the cult TV comedy series Father Ted. Ben will be performing as his Father Purcell character.

Other comedy performers appearing on the night are James Spencer, Billy McGuire, Jonathan Eve, Will Collishaw and Sarah Airey, with Liam Mitchell the MC. The comedy night is on from 8pm to 11pm.

There is an evening of rock music at Sleaford Cricket Club on Friday, May 8, where Dreggs will be the headline band. They will be joined by Blind Wives. The evening starts at 8pm.

Neil O’Grady is playing solo classical guitar at St Denys’ Church on Saturday, May 9, from 2pm, in place of Jan Leszczynski, who is still playing at the Sleaford Museum on Saturday, May 2, from 1pm.

A competition involving some of the shops in town is being run in conjunction with Sleaford Live, with the winner to receive a free meal at the Queens Head, in Kirkby La Thorpe. For full details of the competition see the inside back page of the booklet.

Also look out for music-themed window displays around the town.

It is the 11th year of the Sleaford Live Festival.

This year’s event will run from Friday, May 1 to Sunday, May 10.