Dementia Awareness Week
Dementia Awareness Week
 

Dementia Awareness Week this year is 14th-20th May 2017. We are celebrating by supporting the Memories Matter Walk and hosting The Big Game.

Age Friendly Business Award
Age Friendly Business Award
 

Age Friendly Business Award received by Station Sports Centre, Mablethorpe.

Walkathon for G.I.S.T.
Walkathon for G.I.S.T.
 

Walkathon for G.I.S.T. has been set up by one of our regular customers Isobel, to raise money for a charity which helps those with Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumours.

May Fit Tip Blog - Triathlon Top Tips
May Fit Tip Blog - Triathlon Top Tips
 

Triathlon Top Tips have been made for you! Whether you just want to get fit or enter your first triathlon, everyone has to start somewhere. Even the Olympic triathletes!

Tour of the Wolds Sportive - roundup
Tour of the Wolds Sportive - roundup
 

Hundreds of amateur cyclists flocked to Lincolnshire to take on The Tour of the Wolds Sportive today.

April Fit Tip Blog
April Fit Tip Blog
 

So Festival has just announced PLAY as it's theme for 2017 - here are some fit tips to celebrate this theme

Supporter Stories - Amelia
Supporter Stories - Amelia
 

Just over a year ago, Amelia gave powerlifting a go, and has never looked back.

March Fit Tip Blog
March Fit Tip Blog
 

On the 13 - 19th March we are celebrating Nutrition & Hydration Week so we are challenging you feed your body better this month.

Can gut health affect your weight?
Can gut health affect your weight?
 

One of the common questions I am asked by people is how to lose weight. For many people this is simple eat less and move more which indeed is a big part of it, but many people have found this isn't the whole story. It may seem odd to many of us why digestion has anything to do with weight but a growing body of research thinks not.

February Fit Tip Blog - Healthy Heart
February Fit Tip Blog - Healthy Heart
 

Your heart will beat approximately 2.21bn times in your lifetime. It pumps around 5 litres of blood around your body, allowing oxygen and nutrients to be delivered to your cells and waste products to be removed.

Are we becoming a Nation of Fussy Eaters?
Are we becoming a Nation of Fussy Eaters?
 

A recent survey showed that 69% of British toddlers sometimes refuse to eat their food at meal times with 13% refusing food at every meal. In France, on the other hand, only 13% of parents resort to bribing their children with sweets, chocolate and fizzy drinks and children are more likely to eat their dinners anyway, with only 54% sometimes refusing meals.

Wholegrains and weight management
Wholegrains and weight management
 

Wholegrains may not seem the most exciting subject but they offer many health benefits as they are full of nutrients and fibre. They are also promoted as an aid to weight management and with the start of a new year many of us are extra keen to lose that excess weight.

Magna Vitae & Horncastle Otters Swimming Club come to a mutual agreement
Magna Vitae & Horncastle Otters Swimming Club come to a mutual agreement
 

"I'm relieved we finally have a document that secures the future of Otters at Horncastle and that allows our volunteers to continue teaching local children to swim."

Wolds Words 2016 round up
Wolds Words 2016 round up
 

It's been another fantastic year for Wolds Words Festival, once again showing an increased interest and participation.

January FITTIPs - Golden Rules of Nutrition
January FITTIPs - Golden Rules of Nutrition
 

"Eating more can often aid greater weight loss and help with muscle tone and definition."

December FIT TIPs - Staying Fit at Home
December FIT TIPs - Staying Fit at Home
 

You can combine exercise with other activities, such as watching TV. It's easy to have short bouts of activity several times a day, which will help keep your fitness levels up whilst still allowing you to spend time with your loved ones.

November FIT TIPs - Making Time for exercise
November FIT TIPs - Making Time for exercise
 

We all know the run up to Christmas is filled with fun, frolics and festivity, but be sure to 'make time' for your fitness too!

Feeding Memories Sessions are a great hit with residents in Sutton on Sea
Feeding Memories Sessions are a great hit with residents in Sutton on Sea
 

'Feeding Memories' is a project delivered by our very own Marko Humphries and we recently visited Dolton Court Care Home, Sutton on Sea, Mablethorpe to see it in action.

Magna Vitae and Louth & District Hospice launch Still Me Project
Magna Vitae and Louth & District Hospice launch Still Me Project
 

Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture and Louth & District Hospice has launched a new project to help residents who are living with Dementia and other life-changing conditions to live a fulfilling life.

Meridian Leisure Centre are holding an INDOOR Christmas Market!
Meridian Leisure Centre are holding an INDOOR Christmas Market!
 

Meridian Leisure Centre, Louth is looking forward to holding this great community event!

Vitamin D: the neglected vitamin
Vitamin D: the neglected vitamin
 

Vitamin D has been the topic of much debate over the years and we are still learning more and more about its many roles.

Magna Vitae clocks up the miles for Cycle to Work Day
Magna Vitae clocks up the miles for Cycle to Work Day
 

Magna Vitae employees took part in the national campaign to get Britain on 2 wheels for their commute today.

Meridian Leisure Centre to host inaugural jobs and apprenticeships fair
Meridian Leisure Centre to host inaugural jobs and apprenticeships fair
 

Meridian Leisure Centre, Louth is proud to be helping local residents to find employment and apprenticeships.

Supporter stories - Maureen
Supporter stories - Maureen
 

Maureen's story is one of true grit and determination when faced with physical challenges - we couldn't be prouder of everything she has achieved.

Wolds Words Festival returns with over 50 events
Wolds Words Festival returns with over 50 events
 

THERE is just one month to go before the annual autumn festival of craft, heritage, literature and performance returns. Magna Vitae have once again organised an action packed programme for all to enjoy.

I am Team GB Sports day a hit!
I am Team GB Sports day a hit!
 

Last week Meridian Leisure Centre helped celebrate successes in Rio by holding an I am Team GB sports day for the local community.

 Nation's biggest sports day comes to Meridian Leisure Centre
Nation's biggest sports day comes to Meridian Leisure Centre
 

Magna Vitae is celebrating the summer's sporting successes by hosting an 'I am Team GB' Sports Fun Day at the Meridian Leisure Centre, Louth on August 27.

Supporter stories - Rachel
Supporter stories - Rachel
 

When faced with the prospect of developing Type 2 diabetes, Rachel decided to fight back through exercise and diet control - and the result was amazing.

Should I bother with breakfast?
Should I bother with breakfast?
 

Why does breakfast cause such debate, with many people missing the meal and how important is breakfast, which is supposed to do what its name implies i.e. break the fast?

 Thousands turn out to help to light up Mablethorpe
Thousands turn out to help to light up Mablethorpe
 

Thousands flocked to Mablethorpe on Saturday evening for the switch on of the resorts famous illuminations.

Success at UKBFF Ultimates Beginners Junior Men's Physique competition
Success at UKBFF Ultimates Beginners Junior Men's Physique competition
 

Meridian Leisure Centre's Joel Baldock secures 2nd place in national physique competition.

Launch of new 3G pitch marked by charity football match
Launch of new 3G pitch marked by charity football match
 

The opening of the new 3G pitch at Wainfleet Road, Skegness, was marked by a charity football match between Magna Vitae and Butlins on 24th July.

SO Festival draws in the crowds with week long festival
SO Festival draws in the crowds with week long festival
 

Rain and thunder could not dampen the spirits of visitors to SO Festival, as thousands of people flocked to the Lincolnshire spectacular last week

Magna Vitae launches Nutrition Workshops
Magna Vitae launches Nutrition Workshops
 

Magna Vitae is launching nutrition workshops from July for a healthy lifestyle for those who need support to improve their health and lifestyle.

Volleyball England Beach Tour returns to Skegness
Volleyball England Beach Tour returns to Skegness
 

VOLLEYBALL England's International Beach Tour kicks off in Skegness on July 9 and 10 on Central Beach.

Virtual Gym returns
Virtual Gym returns
 

MAGNA Vitae is delighted to announce it is able to offer valuable community exercise sessions in Spilsby again after a brief suspension following reductions in public health funding.

SO Festival named as one of the top events in the UK this June
SO Festival named as one of the top events in the UK this June
 

SO Festival has been named in the top five 'must see' events in the UK during June by Trip Advisors Holiday Lettings blog!

Children's education flourishes with SO Festival project
Children's education flourishes with SO Festival project
 

A blossoming planting project which sees volunteers grow flowers for this year's SO Festival, has been helping children in Louth and Skegness learn about nature and plants as part of their school curriculum.

Skegness welcomes the EBF Bowls Tournament
Skegness welcomes the EBF Bowls Tournament
 

BOWLS enthusiasts from across the country made their way to Skegness as Magna Vitae hosted the annual English Bowling Federation Bowls Tournament from June 5 to 10, 2016.

Opera comes to Skegness as part of free family festival
Opera comes to Skegness as part of free family festival
 

SKEGNESS will be rolling out the picnic blankets as a nationwide tour aimed at bringing opera to coastal communities across the country will be making a return to this year's SO Festival (2 July).

Short Mat Bowls Leagues Winners
Short Mat Bowls Leagues Winners
 

MAGNA Vitae have once again been involved in the 2015/16 Winter North and South Short Mat Bowls leagues which have now concluded with eight competitive local teams taking part.

Entertainment confirmed for this year's Mablethorpe Illuminations - Saturday, July 30!
Entertainment confirmed for this year's Mablethorpe Illuminations - Saturday, July 30!
 

ONLY a few weeks to go before the annual Illuminations event takes place in Mablethorpe on July 30, 2016.

Transe Express to take Skegness by storm
Transe Express to take Skegness by storm
 

A SPECTACULAR aerial performance is set to take Skegness by storm as the headline act for this year's SO Festival is announced.

Programme announced for SO Festival 2016
Programme announced for SO Festival 2016
 

THE official programme for SO Festival, a free, family-friendly arts festival in Lincolnshire, has been announced and promises nine days of explosive performances.

Flame OZ to light up SO Festival in Mablethorpe
Flame OZ to light up SO Festival in Mablethorpe
 

A THRILLING fire show will be making its much-anticipated return to SO Festival this year, as it prepares to mesmerize and wow crowds in Mablethorpe.

Magna Vitae secures contract to deliver events programme in Caistor and Market Rasen
Magna Vitae secures contract to deliver events programme in Caistor and Market Rasen
 

MAGNA Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture has secured a contract with West Lindsey District Council to deliver a major programme of events in the market towns of Caistor and Market Rasen later this year.

Date announced for this year's Mablethorpe Illuminations - Saturday, July 30!
Date announced for this year's Mablethorpe Illuminations - Saturday, July 30!
 

Get the summer holidays off to a great start by treating the family to a day out at Mablethorpe and join in the celebrations for the annual Illuminations event on Saturday, 30 July, 2016.

LAST CALL FOR SO FESTIVAL AMBASSADOR APPLICATIONS
LAST CALL FOR SO FESTIVAL AMBASSADOR APPLICATIONS
 

EXCITING free arts festival SO Festival 2016 has issued its 'last call' for ambassador applications, as the deadline to register interest closes 29 April.

CALLING ALL GREEN-FINGERED FESTIVAL-GOERS
CALLING ALL GREEN-FINGERED FESTIVAL-GOERS
 

FREE arts festival SO Festival 2016 is calling on community groups in East Lindsey to support its pop-up planting project, by growing seeds at their schools, homes and community centres. As well as members of the public who might have room in their gardens, greenhouses and windowsills for a few potted plants.

SO FESTIVAL RETURNS TO EAST LINCOLNSHIRE FOR OUTDOOR ARTS EXTRAVAGANZA
SO FESTIVAL RETURNS TO EAST LINCOLNSHIRE FOR OUTDOOR ARTS EXTRAVAGANZA
 

EXCITING outdoor arts extravaganza SO Festival is set to return to East Lincolnshire this summer for nine days packed full of incredible free performances.

News Release
News Release
 

Government White Paper recognises the contribution culture makes to communities

Our Feeding Memories Project is featured on Estuary TV
Our Feeding Memories Project is featured on Estuary TV
 

See our Feeding Memories project here (from 14 minutes)

Exciting Easter Holiday activities programme in Louth
Exciting Easter Holiday activities programme in Louth
 

Magna Vitae is once again offering a fully packed holiday activities programme at the Meridian Leisure Centre for 4-11 year olds during the Easter Break. Children are able to take part in a range of activities including sports, craft, dance, games and splash time.

Somercotes resident becomes Meridian Leisure Centres Two Millionth Customer!
Somercotes resident becomes Meridian Leisure Centres Two Millionth Customer!
 

A North Somercotes resident has become the 2 millionth customer to the popular Meridian Leisure Centre in Louth.

Exciting half term activities programme in Louth
Exciting half term activities programme in Louth
 

Magna Vitae is launching a new school holiday activities programme at the Meridian Leisure Centre for 4-11 year olds, taking place on February 16 and 17.

Wheelchair Basketball comes to Louth
Wheelchair Basketball comes to Louth
 

Magna Vitae have been supporting a keen group of people in Louth through the early stages of setting up a new sport in the area, which has now achieved Club status.

Magna Vitae's new health initiative to support Dementia
Magna Vitae's new health initiative to support Dementia
 

Magna Vitae is launching food nostalgia workshops from January for people affected by Dementia and their carers.

Office move for Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture
Office move for Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture
 

MAGNA Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture has moved to new offices from December 16, 2015.

Free Opera in Grimsby hits all the right notes!
Free Opera in Grimsby hits all the right notes!
 

GRIMSBY AUDITORIUM was alive with the sound of music with almost 600 audience members attending a free screening of Mozart's Così fan tutte last month.

Free Opera hits all the right notes
Free Opera hits all the right notes
 

THANET'S Looping the Loop Festival was alive with the sound of music with over 100 audience members attending a screening of Mozart's Così fan tutte.

Young and old enjoyed a vast range of events at Wolds Words Festival
Young and old enjoyed a vast range of events at Wolds Words Festival
 

The annual autumn festival of reading, writing and performance returned to Louth and Spilsby areas throughout October with many action packed events fully booked.

Get a kick out of Walking Football in Mablethorpe
Get a kick out of Walking Football in Mablethorpe
 

If you are aged 45 and over and want a gentle form of exercise and social interaction, you are invited to join Magna Vitae's Walking Football.

Three Magna Vitae sites finish in top 20 in National competition
Three Magna Vitae sites finish in top 20 in National competition
 

Magna Vitae has seen success with three of their leisure centres scoring in the top 20 in this year's National Lifeguard Triathlon.

Free Opera comes to Margate as part of Nationwide campaign
Free Opera comes to Margate as part of Nationwide campaign
 

A NATIONWIDE tour aimed at bringing opera to coastal communities across the country will land in Margate later this month (11 October).

England Cricket Captain opens a sporting future for Community Centre
England Cricket Captain opens a sporting future for Community Centre
 

THE official opening of Legbourne and Little Cawthorpe Community Centre took place on Saturday September 26 with England's Women's Cricket Captain Charlotte Edwards unveiling the improvement works that have been completed following an £8000 Community Grant from East Lindsey District Council and £30,136 from Sport England.

Trust awarded over £10,000 national funding to encourage more women into sport
Trust awarded over £10,000 national funding to encourage more women into sport
 

Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture has secured national funding to introduce a new fitness initiative for women aged 19 to 35 years.

Free Opera comes to Grimsby as part of Nationwide campaign
Free Opera comes to Grimsby as part of Nationwide campaign
 

A NATIONWIDE tour aimed at bringing opera to coastal communities across the country will land in Grimsby later this month (29 September).

Healthy support for Dementia
Healthy support for Dementia
 

Magna Vitae are inviting you to 'come walk with us'. Working in partnership to provide short dementia friendly walks across the District.

Ride with the Pros and Go Ride
Ride with the Pros and Go Ride
 

Magna Vitae is hosting an event for experienced cyclists and young amateur cyclists at the Meridian Leisure Centre, Louth on September 26 at 10.30am.

Doreen Stephenson elected Chairman of Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture Trust appoints Chairman with 'strong track record in leisure and culture'
Doreen Stephenson elected Chairman of Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture Trust appoints Chairman with 'strong track record in leisure and culture'
 

MAGNA Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture has elected its Chairman and Vice-Chairman for the year ahead.

Opera and live performance from Soprano special guest at Minting
Opera and live performance from Soprano special guest at Minting
 

AN Italian inspired evening with live music, Italian inspired amuse-bouche and a screening of Garsington Opera's production of Cosi fan tutte will take place on Saturday evening October 3, 2015 as part of The Venue at Minting's Opera and Comedy Season.

Wolds Words Festival returns with over 40 events
Wolds Words Festival returns with over 40 events
 

The annual autumn festival of reading, writing and performance returns in October with an action packed programme for all to enjoy.

English Bowling Federation National competition returns to Skegness
English Bowling Federation National competition returns to Skegness
 

BOWLS enthusiasts from across the country made their way to Skegness as Magna Vitae hosted the annual EBF Bowls Tournament from September 6 to 11.

Have your say in leisure consultation
Have your say in leisure consultation
 

USERS of leisure facilities provided by Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture are being asked to have their say in its annual leisure consultation.

Free fun for families and kids
Free fun for families and kids
 

MAGNA Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture are starting their next round of Fit Kids from September 21.

Meridian Leisure Centre to host Lincolnshire Series Triathlon on Sunday, September 6
Meridian Leisure Centre to host Lincolnshire Series Triathlon on Sunday, September 6
 

The Meridian Leisure Centre in Louth will host the Louth Triathlon, on Sunday September 6, 2015.

Fun workshops for 5-11 year olds
Fun workshops for 5-11 year olds
 

Bring your young ones to our Superhero themed workshops on August 3 and 5 from 10am to 4pm and an Animal themed workshop on August 10 and 12 at London Road Pavilion, Louth.

Healthy support for Dementia
Healthy support for Dementia
 

Magna Vitae are inviting you to 'come walk with us'. Working with community groups, they are providing dementia friendly health walks across the District.

Illuminations and fireworks set to light up Mablethorpe
Illuminations and fireworks set to light up Mablethorpe
 

This year's Mablethorpe Illuminations event promises to be extra special with a full day of fun free activities and fantastic entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

Always something to do this summer at your local Leisure facilities and Embassy Theatre
Always something to do this summer at your local Leisure facilities and Embassy Theatre
 

WITH schools about to break up for the summer you can find a host of activities at one of Magna Vitae's leisure facilities in Louth, Mablethorpe, Skegness and Horncastle.

SO FESTIVAL ATTRACTS THOUSANDS OF VISITORS FOR BEST YEAR YET
SO FESTIVAL ATTRACTS THOUSANDS OF VISITORS FOR BEST YEAR YET
 

TRADITIONAL seaside entertainment and sunshine greeted thousands of visitors at SO Festival last week, as the family-friendly event came to East Lincolnshire for its annual event.

East Lindsey Creative Project Shortlisted For National Lottery Award
East Lindsey Creative Project Shortlisted For National Lottery Award
 

An innovative creative project backed by a wide range of sponsors and supporters including East Lindsey District Council, the Heritage Lottery Fund, Rolls Royce, Foyle Foundation, Orchestras Live, Lincolnshire Armed Forces Community Covenant Grant Scheme has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.

Embassy Swimming Pool Makes Waves to Save Lives
Embassy Swimming Pool Makes Waves to Save Lives
 

Staff at The Embassy Swimming Pool in Skegness are making waves by promoting a national campaign to prevent drowning.

Crowds gathered on Central Beach, Skegness to watch opening games of Volleyball England Beach Tour at the weekend
Crowds gathered on Central Beach, Skegness to watch opening games of Volleyball England Beach Tour at the weekend
 

Over 2000 people watched the opening games of the Volleyball England Beach Tour in Skegness over the weekend hosted by Magna Vitae, a partner to East Lindsey District Council.

Three new Trustees join Magna Vitae's Board
Three new Trustees join Magna Vitae's Board
 

MAGNA VITAE Trust for Leisure and Culture has welcomed three new Trustees to its Board.

Skegness welcomes the EBF Bowls Tournament
Skegness welcomes the EBF Bowls Tournament
 

BOWLS enthusiasts from across the country made their way to Skegness as Magna Vitae hosted the annual EBF Bowls Tournament from May 31 to June 5.

Official SO Festival programme confirms acts
Official SO Festival programme confirms acts
 

THE official programme for SO Festival, the fastest-growing free festival in the East Midlands, has been announced.

Indoor Cycling for the over 50's
Indoor Cycling for the over 50's
 

Indoor cycling classes have been launched in Louth thanks to a partnership between Sport England and Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture.

Walking Football has been launched in Louth
Walking Football has been launched in Louth
 

Walking Football has been launched in Louth! Funded by Sport England, men aged 50 and over are invited to join in the six week free taster sessions (until June 24) every Wednesday at Wood Lane Multi Use Games Area, Louth between 10.30am and 11.30am.

Magna Vitae groundskeeper named Lincolnshire FA Groundsman of the Year 2015
Magna Vitae groundskeeper named Lincolnshire FA Groundsman of the Year 2015
 

London Road Pavilion and Wood Lane groundskeeper Martin Deans has scooped the accolade of Lincolnshire FA Groundsman of the Year 2015.

Schools and Community Groups sought to contribute to SO Festival 2015
Schools and Community Groups sought to contribute to SO Festival 2015
 

This year bunting and flags created by local children and community groups will be used to decorate the towns taking part in the SO Festival 2015.

Young Ambassadors sought to play a vital role in the SO Festival 2015
Young Ambassadors sought to play a vital role in the SO Festival 2015
 

Young people aged 16-25 are sought to act as Young Ambassadors for the SO Festival 2015.

Keys to Charles Street Pavilion handed over to community group
Keys to Charles Street Pavilion handed over to community group
 

Today (Monday, March 2) Magna Vitae Trust for Culture and Leisure handed the keys to Louth's Charles Street Pavilion over to the town's Men's Shed project.

Meridian Leisure Centre celebrates its fifth birthday
Meridian Leisure Centre celebrates its fifth birthday
 

Louth's state-of-the-art Meridian Leisure Centre celebrates its fifth birthday this week.

Local artists and performers are invited to attend a networking day ahead of the 2015 SO Festival in East Lindsey
Local artists and performers are invited to attend a networking day ahead of the 2015 SO Festival in East Lindsey
 

Local artists, performers, dance schools and amateur arts groups are all invited to attend the SO Festival 2015 Lincolnshire Arts Networking Day.

Walking Football provides a great opportunity for people wanting to get back into sport or to try something different
Walking Football provides a great opportunity for people wanting to get back into sport or to try something different
 

For people who have not played sport or taken part in active exercise for a while, or those wanting to try something different, Walking Football is just the thing.

District Council and Trust sign official working agreement
District Council and Trust sign official working agreement
 

Chief Executive of East Lindsey District Council, Stuart Davy, Chairman of the Trustees of Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture, Ian Emmerson, and Trustee Robin Wright, today (December 18) signed the official working agreement document which will allow the Charitable Trust to manage and operate Leisure, Culture and Health services on behalf of the Council from January 1, 2015.

Arts Council funding to take Opera on tour!
Arts Council funding to take Opera on tour!
 

It has been confirmed that Magna Vitae will deliver a programme of free opera throughout the country, after East Lindsey District Council was awarded funding from Arts Council England.

Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture takes over the provision of Leisure, Culture and Health services in East Lindsey
Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture takes over the provision of Leisure, Culture and Health services in East Lindsey
 

From January 1, 2015, Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture will assume responsibility for managing and operating former District Council-run Leisure, Culture and Health facilities and services across East Lindsey.