Skegness Area News Round-up

A 68-mile fancy dress cycle ride has been arranged as a charity event to raise money towards the expense of building a new Melton Skate park. Five ‘skate boarders’ on BMX bikes, plan to pedal from the town’s current Skate park in Play Close to the one in Skegness. They hope to raise £50,000 towards the £300,000 needed. The Melton Council will help the task through its own trusts and awards funds. One of the bikers said : “We are confident we can raise the £50,000. It’s not as much as we raised for the existing skatepark and we have lots of ideas to raise it.” Read the Article

SkeggyPantoWhat’s On in Skeggy?

The Skegness Standard are just brilliant at publishing forth-coming events in the Skegness area (Ingoldmells, Chapel, Mablethorpe).  » Bookmark the page here:

And there are some great pics of the Skegness Carnival on Facebook here.

Start to check the SO Festival website here as they announce details for the BIGGEST EVENT in the Skegness area. This year’s SO Festival taking place 25th June to 5th July 2015!

» Why not hire a Skegness Caravan for your summer holiday?

We like this “Olde Film of Skegness”

Dive-in is a twist on the 1950s style Drive-in – an outdoor cinema, consisting of an outdoor movie screen, a projection booth, a concession stand and a watery theatre area where visitors can view the movie from the privacy and comfort of, not parked cars but moving pedalos.

Visitors will be able to watch a short, slapstick movie (starring the young folk of Skegness), meet the saucy projectionist, greedy concession stand usherette and charming commissionaire and some lucky members of the audience may even find themselves in the love seat or one of the cheap seats!

Skegness performing artist offers in Coronation Street

Skegness acting ability was on show in TV’s Coronation Street. Stefan Michaels showed up as a drinking pal of alcoholic Peter Barlow who had retaken to drink after news that his womanizing had prompted a pregnancy. ( article )

Peter was comforted by Stefan’s character, additionally called Pete, and by Steve Mcdonald in this one-off appearance. The former Skegness schoolboy started his acting profession in the town and still lives in the spot he calls home.  “I used to make a trip to do a considerable measure of drama stand-up shows however I’m focusing on my acting now,” he said.

“I’m fortunate to have acting coach David Johnson who additionally prepared Anna Friel and Suranne Jones and on-screen characters, for example, Antony Cotton and Rob James Collier.”  It’s all a long ways from 39-year-old Stefan’s initial days working in a Skegness gems store.  He put “help” in the window to publicize work when a pregnant woman strolled past, thought the shop was being victimized and an outfitted police equipped reaction unit was sent.

What the heck is Foot Golf?

Lincolnshire’s first Footgolf course has officially been launched right here in Skegness. We sent a photographer along to capture the action at The Elms Golf Centre, near Wainfleet. The Mayor of Skegness George Saxon was among the first to give the sport a go.

Transworld Sport recently covered the sport in Bridlington. Here’s there video:

Well there is actually a FootGolf Association in the UK and there website is brilliant at explaining what this new sport is all about. We were surprised how many courses there are across the UK already but also it’s taking off internationally.

So great that Skegness has one now !!