Last Thursday, The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe held host to the first leg of the Squeeze UK tour named “The Difford & Tillbrook Songbook”. It was a night of dancing, laughter and plenty of nostalgia for many fans.Continue reading Gig Review // Squeeze + HEAVEN 17 @ The Baths Hall
On Saturday afternoon we decided to visit The Beckwood. I’d heard good things about the food here but hadn’t been for a while.Continue reading Food Review // The Beckwood ★★★★
Last night we attended June’s installment of “Knock,Knock” comedy club in the side bar of The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.
Leo Sayer JUST A BOY at 70
Leo celebrates his 70th birthday year with a series of special concerts around the world.
It was the end of an era this past weekend, when after five years, landlady Lorraine Briggs called last orders on her time at The Lincoln Imp, as she settles down with partner Paul to raise her grandkids.Continue reading Review// Final Farewell to the previous Landlady of Lincoln Imp
Sunday night at the Penny Bank, people made it out in the cold and rain for some Live @ Five Sunday’s with Grimsby Duo Koostix consisting of members Lee Martin and Mick Lond.Continue reading Quick Review // Koostix Live@Five @ Penny Bank Pub
A packed auditorium took to their seats for a night of comedy with funny man, Joel Dommett.
For the first time we went to FRUIT in Hull. Fruit is a unique ex-warehouse cultural space on Humber Street in Hull.
The Circus Of Horrors have come a long way since first experiencing them on Britain’s Got Talent. Obviously on a TV audition a lot more is crammed into a small slot of time so I wasn’t quite sure what the full show would entail or how it would be padded out.
Initially first impressions were made by the dazzling set. The props and set design are interesting in themselves.
The show is filled with bright lights and lots of fire and smoke so be prepared to see some pretty fancy staging. The introduction to the show was very comical and got the crowd nicely warmed up with plenty laughable innuendos then it’s onto a great aircraft style introduction video. I don’t mean it says wear your seatbelts (it maybe should) but it makes a fun instructional video and warns people of a nervous disposition to “F**k Off”. I’d say this is pretty acurate as if you’re easily offended or ridiculously squeamish then you are probably at the wrong show because what you are about to see digs deep into some people’s emotions of shock, horror and amazement. I will also warn that if you are crazily scared of clowns then please be prepared as some people in the audience looked at though they may faint or cry at this part of the show. I won’t say what happens but I will say the show does get involved with mixing in the audience at times.
I really loved the accompanying videos on the multiple screens throughout the performance and the camera man filming the show for the screens did a brilliant job at focusing on the detail of what was going on. In shows like this when you are rows away from the action it can sometimes be a little hard to see and then in turn results in it being less dramatic but the close ups were brilliant. The pyrotechnics and lighting arrangements were quite striking. At times the lights used to illuminate the audience were a little blinding but never the less a very good arrangement.
I am not going to write a play by play of what happened in the show because this show is based on it’s element of surprise so if I went into “this happened and that happened” then you would know what to expect. This show is definitely one that’s better left a mystery until you see it. Although the nice man sat next to me said he had been many times before and enjoyed it more and more each time he came. The shows full live band and the vocals throughout were powerful and rocky and the female vocalist especially had a great rock range.
Be prepared to see some full frontal nudity of the male and female origin and bare in mind this is advised for more mature audiences so the advisory is 16+. There are some pretty raunchy costumes.
All the acts in the show are great entertainers and all dressed to perfection and you will not be bored or disappointed, maybe a bit horrified at some parts but mostly entertained. The show builds suspense nicely as the audience watch intently to see what will happen next.
There is a lot to see from the cast from contortion, to swinging around in the air by their hair to swallowing or attaching things to themselves that you didn’t think possible and plenty of fire to warm your face.
The show is built around the element of combining a freak show and circus into one, which works very well. There were a lot of impressive things throughout the show and I would definitely go see it again next time it comes to the area. I would recommend this show as a MUST SEE. Some shows I walk away and wonder are people getting their money’s worth here, well with this show I don’t need to wonder because YES, YOU ARE! It is great value for money.
Monday night we decided to go out for tea but didn’t want to venture far. We usually go out of town to village pubs for some proper home cooked food.
But just down the road is self described as the village pub in the centre of a town, the Malt Shovel on Ashby High Street. The only thing is there is no onsite parking but if you’re lucky you might get a space in broadway if not then venture down collum lane to the carpark at the end.
It was surprisingly busy for a Monday night, with every table almost full and quite a few families out for birthday meals.
Initially getting seated wasn’t very clear as we were pointed towards the back of the room where the barmaid had pulled a table apart for us to have a table for 2 but it was only pulled about ten centimetres away from the table next to us with 2 young children and a gentleman so we did feel a little like we were eating with them and had to watch our conversation and language as the children were literally shoulder to shoulder with us.
The pub is warm and welcoming with a cosy village pub atmosphere.
The menu had plenty to choose from but we went for lasange and scampi. The scampi and chips came with a choice of mushy or garden peas. You got a very good portion of scampi and the food was all very hot. The lasange came with salad and dressing and also a big handful of chips.
The chips on both dishes were very nice, they kind of reminded me of chip shop chips that you would get with your chippie.
The lasange itself wasn’t very tomatoey but never the less it was very nice and was made with a rich creamy cheese sauce and quality mince. Sometimes when you get lasange from a menu the mince can be a little bitty and fatty but this wasn’t at all.
Overall it was a good price. It was a nice but busy atmosphere and although it was very busy we weren’t waiting long at all for our food to arrive. The other nice touch to the pub is you can see the chefs cooking in the kitchen and you can see them put your food onto the counter.
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