Category Archives: Kids

CYCLING EXTRAVAGANZA // FAMILY EVENT

North Lincolnshire Tour of Britain Team are holding a Cycling Extravaganza at Normanby Hall Country Park on Sunday 13 August to get everyone excited for our Stage 3 race day. Continue reading CYCLING EXTRAVAGANZA // FAMILY EVENT

New// Mini Retro Gaming Arcade In Scunthorpe

Scunthorpe Store (Scunthorpe Computers) have been busy refurbishing the shop for the past few weeks in order to offer something not available anywhere else in scunthorpe their very own mini arcade.  Continue reading New// Mini Retro Gaming Arcade In Scunthorpe

Review // Yorkshire Wildlife Park

About 40 minutes drive from Scunthorpe is Yorkshire Wildlife park in Doncaster. Luckily it was a sunny day as everything is outside and the only thing under cover is the cafe and monkey play area. The park was busy as it was Bank Holiday. Continue reading Review // Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Review // GEEKABILIA Cleethorpes

Review written by Steven Potter

As a regular attendee of the Scunthorpe convention scene, upon hearing of the cancellation of 2 events (S-Con and Sci-Fest), I decided to look into what other local events were happening.

Whilst Scunthorpe is still getting its own Comic con, (North Lincs TV & Film Comic Con presents Scunthorpe Comic Con 3 at the Baths Hall on Sunday 18th June 2017), I still wanted to attend more.

I had previously volunteered to take photos for S-Con and Sci-Fest over the last few years and had some of my photos appear on the Scunthorpe Telegraph website for last years Comic Con, but I really enjoy photography and knew a few people going to the Cleethorpes Con so decided to attend on the Friday.

As the event was being held at Cleethorpes Leisure Centre, which is only a short train journey away and a few minutes walk, I got got up early Friday morning and arrived at the venue not long before the doors opened.

Outside the building, an inflatable TARDIS and Mr. Stay Puft the Marshallow Man were on display, with many people taking their photos with them whilst waiting to enter the venue.

Upon entering the building, I was greeted by the staff and immediately noticed several props nearby, which including a bat signal, several models including Batman, ET, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Star-Lord and Dobby, as well as a ghost containment system and Vigo painting from the GhostBusters movies.

There were a large number of cosplayers including members of The SuperHeroes Cosplay Group and The Sentinel Squad. Both of these groups travel the country attending events and collecting money for various charities.

I spoke to Katie Richmond Cosplay, who is a member of The SuperHeroes Cosplay Group and was one of the most popular cosplayers in attendance on the day, with her outfits based on Disney’s Moana and Ariel the Little Mermaid.

“Geeks Cleethorpes was a fantastic event.” said Katie. “I was there as part of the SuperHeroes Cosplay team who raise funds for Ashgate Hospice.” “The venue was fab and it was a pleasure to meet so many talented cosplayers”.

I also met and chat with several cosplayers including WolverSteve, who is such a huge Wolverine fan that Hugh Jackman knows who he is and he was personally invited to meet Hugh and attend the Logan premiere.

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WolverSteve

I managed to grab a chat with Luke Barnes, who played Rast in Game of Thrones. He told me how he enjoyed meeting his fans and how he is really busy with a number of projects, including several that he could not legally talk about at the moment. He did talk about an event he has coming up in Hull in June, that combines local music acts with a theatrical story and was really excited about it. Luke was also one of the judges in the cosplay competition at the end of the day.

I also chatted to Chris Rankin, who played Percy Weasley in the Harry Potter film series. Chris told me he was very busy with with projects that he couldn’t talk about but has a lot of events coming up where he will be meeting his fans, including Germany.

Alan Harris, best known as Bossk in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, told me how he had retired from acting many years ago and how much he loves meeting Star Wars fans. He even took time to pose for a photo with a member of The Sentinel Squad dressed as Bossk for me. He said he is really excited to be coming to Scunthorpe Comic Con 3 in June.

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Alan Harris & Bossk

There were other guests including comic book artist Grant Perkins and YouTube gamers Pizza Games Fun Times, who were filming for their YouTube channel, but I was too busy to have a proper talk to them.Pizza Games Funtimes.jpg

I really enjoyed myself and feel that the only negatives were that the event may need to look into finding a bigger venue if they continue to grow, hopefully with similar public transport facilities and that there could possibly be a few more interactive events taking place at the show, such as guest talks from the celebrities, have the comic artist do a live drawing on stage or have him offer a drawing class, a how to YouTube and Cosplay talks etc.

These could be paid for events or even add a few pounds on the ticket price to cover the events. They could even charge a little more for a V.I.P. ticket which would get you access to all the events.

“Geeks” Comic-Cons return to Cleethorpes Leisure on Saturday 11th November 2017 with their Heroes & Foes event that hopefully I will be able to attend. They also have a number of other shows coming up including Lincoln, with a full list of events listed on their Facebook page.

All images and content courtesy of Steven Potter

Local Theatre Productions

<h2><Font color="#5D87A1">The Unicorn and the Carousel of Dreams&nbsp;<br></h2>Performed by KPAC<br><br>This show takes place at The Plowright Theatre
Ticket are priced £8 each and £7 concessions. Booking fee may apply.


Milly and Josh go on a journey with Esmerelda a toy unicorn through the carousel of dreams, an entertaining show filled with song and dance where Esmerelda discovers her strength and determination. Suitable for all ages and sure to entertain.
Mon February 20 2017 7:00PM
The Plowright Theatre
Tue February 21 2017 7:00PM
The Plowright Theatre
Wed February 22 2017 7:00PM
The Plowright Theatre
Thu February 23 2017 7:00PM
The Plowright Theatre
Fri February 24 2017 2:00PM
The Plowright Theatre
Fri February 24 2017 7:00PM
The Plowright Theatre
Sat February 25 2017 2:00PM
The Plowright Theatre
Sat February 25 2017 7:00PM
The Plowright Theatre
This show takes place at The Plowright Theatre

Ticket are priced £8 each and £7 concessions. Booking fee may apply.


Milly and Josh go on a journey with Esmerelda a toy unicorn through the carousel of dreams, an entertaining show filled with song and dance where Esmerelda discovers her strength and determination. Suitable for all ages and sure to entertain.

NEW// AirKings Trampoline Park – Scunthorpe

The new venture will be located at 11 Atkinsons Way, DN15 8QJ Scunthorpe. The park is set to open Monday 24th October. Continue reading NEW// AirKings Trampoline Park – Scunthorpe

THE HOLLYWOOD SPECIAL EFFECTS SHOW

The Hollywood Special Effects Show, the interactive science and special effects family show, is back on tour! Bigger and better than ever, the dangerously explosive school holiday treat is coming to The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe, on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 July 2016.
Audiences will be able to get closer to the action than ever before as this interactive and explosive family show goes behind the scenes of many favourite blockbusters films to discover the science and secrets of creating movie magic.  Live on stage, the show’s team will give a revealing insight into the world of special effects, taking families on an exciting journey as they feel the heat of an onstage inferno, marvel at gruesome sci-fi monsters, are blown away by apocalyptic weather and hold on tight through huge explosions!
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Guest Review // Pop Factor (Written by 7yr Old Lexie)

downloadThis review was written by 7 year old Lexie Wilson, who we sent with her daddy to watch the touring musical sensation “Pop Factor” at The Plowright Theatre.

29/05/2015
“The singing was very good and my favourite song was One Direction. 
The bad thing was a very bright light and it hurt my eyes.
I sang all of the songs but there was only one I did not know so I didn’t sing to that one.  My Dad sang some songs with me too.

A man showed us where we were sitting and the lasers were really cool in the smoke.
The dancers and singers all came off the stage and danced and sang next to us, it was exciting.
They were called Ellie Self, Conner Down, Lori-Suzanne and Karmelle, Charlie Royce And Sinead Mathius.  My favourite one was Ellie Self. I like the sparkly pink trousers and sparkly shoes. Ellie was wearing the best costume but the costumes were all really fun.
If you get a programme then at the end all of the dancers sign their names in the book and ask you your favourite song and if you liked the show.
Have a nice time if you go next year, what will you think is good or bad and what songs will you like?  What will you feel like if you do go and if you do go I hope you have a nice time like me.”


Many thanks to Lexie and her dad for reviewing the show.

Review written By Lexie Wilson Age 7