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On Now until Mon 28 September, 2015

Castle Donington Museum Exhibition

This year Hemington School are displaying articles they have collected. Opening hours from Easter Sunday to the end of September; Saturdays 09:30 to 12:00 Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays 14:00 to 16:30 May Day 09:30 to 15:30 Parties..

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On Now until Mon 7 September, 2015

British Summertime Exhibition - The Ferrers Centre

Great British Summertime 10th July – 6th September 2015 Ferrers Gallery, Staunton Harold Estate, Ashby de la Zouch. Leicestershire. This July and August you will be able to appreciate all that makes our British Summertime great. Come rain or shine,..

On Now until Sun 6 September, 2015

"Who Dies Wins" - Coalville Adult School Drama Group

Who dies wins? A comedy thriller by Seymour Matthews. Leon Winter always spices up his dinner parties with a practical joke or two, so when the electricity cuts out and a mysterious voice booms from the darkness the guests on this particular night do..

On Now until Fri 4 September, 2015

Funhouse Comedy Club - Ashby

Fun House Comedy Club at Ashby Lyric Rooms, Lower Church Street, Ashby. LE65 1AB,  Tel 01530415039. Doors open 7.30pm Starts 8.15pm  All Shows £10 advance (unless stated otherwise), food available 7.30pm to 8.pm. Acts Include: Dominic..

On Now until Fri 4 September, 2015

Sherlock Holmes - Outdoor Theatre - Ashby Castle

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, adapted for the stage by Laura Turner.  Join Chapterhouse to meet the world’s most famous of detectives, Sherlock Holmes. Bring a picnic and your best detective..

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On Now until Fri 4 September, 2015

Peppa Pig Picnic - Barneys Playbarn - Coalville

PEPPA PICNIC @ Barneys Playbarn Coalville.  £8.00 per child Starts at 10.00am. Come and have lunch and meet Peppa Pig. Includes crafts and unlimited play.Picnic Lunch.  Meet Peppa. Games and Goodie bag included. Booking essential as..

Fri 4 September, 2015

"Far From The Madding Crowd" (12a) - Century Theatre - Snibston

In Victorian England, the independent and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer; Frank Troy, a reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor.   Director:..

Sat 5 September, 2015

Tudor Craft Day - Donington le Heath

Demonstrations of a wide range of cottage crafts which would have been undertaken in a house like this hosted by the Friends of Donington. From  11am - 4pm, free event at Donington le Heath Manor House, near Coalville LE67 2FW.  ..

Sat 5 September, 2015

Whitwick Party in the Park and Scarecrow Festival

This annual event is held at Whitwick Park, North Street, Whitwick from 11am. Over 60 stalls, lots of entertainment and exhibitions throughout the day which finishes at 5pm. Collect your map of the scarecrows and walk around Whitwick to choose your..

Sat 5 September, 2015

Ibstock Community Choir in Concert - September Serenade. - Ibstock

Featuring: Soloist Alexander Gamble, keyboard accompaniment from Alex Lamb and guitar group Out of the Shadows. Concert starts 7.00pm, licensed bar and refreshments from 6.30pm. Tickets £5 For more details contact Alison Wright on Tel: 01530 261003..

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Sat 5 September to Sun 6 September, 2015

Shackerstone Family Festival

2015 is the Shackerstone Family Festivals 21st anniversary. For the last 20 years the Festival has taken over the village of Shackerstone in Leicestershire for the first weekend of September. It brings together a large number of different family..

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Sat 5 September, 2015

"An evening with Queen Elizabeth 1st" - Ashby

Lesley Smith is playing the role of Queen Elizabeth the 1st for the evening of Saturday 5th September. At St Helen's Church. Ashby.  In aid of the St Helen's Heritage Project £12.50 per ticket which includes wine/juice and ploughmans supper..

Sat 5 September, 2015

Blackfordby Village Hall Dance

Dancing to John Harrison at Blackfordby Village Hall from 8pm - 11pm admission £3. Licensed bar and refreshments for further details telephone 01283 213481 or 01283 819447 

Sat 5 September, 2015

Queen Tribute Band - Conkers

One of the best tributes to arguably the Best Rock Band in the world, enjoy and partake in some of the greatest hits of all times including We will rock you, A crazy little thing called love It's a kind of Magic and I want to break free. This high..

Sat 5 September, 2015

'Jake Leg Jug Band'- Jazz - Ashby

Venture Jazz CLub in Ashby presents "Jake Leg Jug Band" at The Venture Theatre, Ashby de la Zouch from 8.00pm - 11.00pm. Tickets £10 available from Ashby Tourist Information Centre telephone 01530 411767.

Sun 6 September, 2015

Gulliver's Travels - Chorus Theatre - Ravenstone

Chorus Theatre presents "Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift adapted and directed by Andrew McWilliam. At Ravenstone Village Institute, Leicester Road, Ravenstone LE67 2AQ at 2.30pm.  This is Gulliver's Travels as you've never seen it before!..

Tue 8 September, 2015

Ashby Civic Society tALK - aSHBY

Would the real Robin Hood please stand up! Hear the true facts and fiction about this local hero from military re-enactor and historian Nick Marshall.  Meet at Legion House, 27a South Street, Ashby Refreshments and free parking. Call Susanne for..

Wed 9 September, 2015

"Sacrifice & Remembrance" - A presentation - Ravenstone

Sacrifice and Remembrance The Western Front  - World War 1 and The Commonwealth War Graves Commission. A presentation at the Parish Church of St Michael and All Angels, Main Street, Ravenstone. 7:30pm  Light refreshments -..

Thu 10 September to Sun 13 September, 2015

St John the Evangelist Church - Heritage Open Day - Donisthorpe

St John the Evangelist Church, Church Street, Donisthorpe, Leicestershire, DE12 7QR The church was built in the 1830s at the very beginning of Victoria's reign for the mining community that had grown in that era. There is an interesting east window..

Thu 10 September to Sun 13 September, 2015

Holy Trinity Church - Heritage Open Day - Normanton le Heath

Holy Trinity Church, Main Street, Normanton le Heath, Leicestershire, LE67 2TB It is recorded that Holy Trinity Church was built at the same time as the main part of Westminster Abbey in the 13th century. It stands at the heart of the small village..

Thu 10 September to Sun 13 September, 2015

St Michael and All Angel Church - Heritage Open Day - Appleby Magna

St Michael and All Angels Church, Church Street, Appleby Magna, Leicestershire, DE12 7BB Outstanding stained glass windows in a medieval building. Georgian box pews. Monument to Lord and Lady de Appleby dating to 14th century. Opening..

Thu 10 September to Sun 13 September, 2015

St Laurence Church - Heritage open Day - Measham

St Laurence Church, High Street, Measham, Leicestershire, DE12 7HZ The present building dates from the early 14th century, and further work carried out during the 1800s. There are interesting stained glass windows. Displayed is a community wall..

Thu 10 September to Sun 13 September, 2015

St Peter's Church - Heritage Open Days - Swepstone

St Peter's Church, Church Street, Swepstone, Leicestershire, LE67 2SA This is a medieval church, with interesting monuments and link (supposedly) with the Black Prince. Display of kneelers. It is one of the 8 Woodfield Team churches open for these..

Thu 10 September to Mon 14 September, 2015

Holy Trinity Church - Heritage Open Days -Norton-juxta-Twycross

Holy Trinity Church, Orton Lane, Norton-juxta-Twycross, Leicestershire, CV9 3PU The church building largely of the C14th, but heavily restored in 1841. West tower which was once surmounted by a spire which was dismantled in 1890; now with flat roof..

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Thu 10 September to Sat 12 September, 2015

8th Hinckley CAMRA Beer Festival

70+ real ales, many from local breweries, plus ciders, perries, fruit wines and a Saturday 'Pop-up' Pimm's bar. Open 12-11pm daily. Live Entertainment from local band Mothers Ruin on Friday evening. Entry £3, Camra members free. Organised by..

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Fri 11 September, 2015

Sunjay "On The Road Part II" - Moira

National Forest Folk Club at The Moira Miners Welfare Club, Moira, DE12 6BP. 8pm. You could be forgiven for thinking at first listen; singer/guitarist Sunjay is older than his 21 years. With a relaxed and confident manner, vocal style and mastery of..

Fri 11 September, 2015

"The Guys" - Ibstock Palace

Everyone remembers where they were on September 11th 2001. A day that changed the world forever and that will leave lasting images in all our minds. 2996 lives were lost that day, of which 343 of them were fire fighters. This is their story. Based on..

Fri 11 September, 2015

Bradgate Park: Past, present and future development

Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust (North west group) presents a talk by Peter Tyldesley of Bradgate Park. Peter outlines the history of this well known park, describes it as it is today and sketches out how he views its future development..

Sat 12 September, 2015

Church Cafe - Clifton Campville

St. Andrew's Church Clifton Campville. Church Café Saturday 12 September 12.00 noon - 2.00 pm. Good hot and cold food, locally sourced. Join us for lunch - no need to book. All proceeds support the work of St. Andrew's Church in..

Sat 12 September, 2015

St Bartholomew's Church - Heritage Open Day - Snarestone

St Bartholomew's Church, Measham Road, Snarestone, Leicestershire, DE12 7DA Located just outside the Conservation Area of Snarestone, St Bartholomew's Church is a Grade II Listed Parish Church of Georgian origin and is believed to have replaced a..

Sat 12 September, 2015

Live Wire / Limehouse Lizzy - The Pokey Hole - Moira

The Pokey Hole presents: AC/DC - Live Wire Live Wire are a tribute to rock’s greatest band AC/DC, complete with trademark cannons, a wall of Marshalls and two hours of High Voltage Rock and Roll. Live Wire take you on the Rock and Roll train for a..

Sat 12 September to Sun 13 September, 2015

British GT Championship & BRDC F4. - Donington

The British GT Championship has enjoyed huge growth in recent years, and is widely regarded as one of the finest supercar series in the world. Cars competing include Ferraris, Aston Martins, Porsches, BMWs and Audis, with the total value of the grid..

Sat 12 September to Sun 13 September, 2015

St Peter's Church - Heritage Open Days - Coalville

St Peter’s Church Church Lane, Thornton, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 1AH Grade I medieval church overlooking peaceful reservoir; has fine woodwork, stained glass, ancient clock and Tudor font and linenfold pews. Also a place of prayer. The..

Sat 12 September, 2015

Holy Rood Church - Heritage Open Days - Packington

Holy Rood Church, Mill Lane, Packington, Leicestershire, LE65 1WL The church dates from the C13th with a Victorian chancel. West tower in three stages with a flight of steps externally to the west window, once a door. Nave with aisles. All generally..

Mon 14 September, 2015

'Falcons and Ferrets' at Donington Le Heath Manor House

Get hands-on with a range of impressive and beautiful birds of prey and take part in a ferret race. 11am - 4pm Adults £3, Child and concessions £2. The Manor House is on Manor Road Coalville LE67 2FW 01530 831259

Mon 14 September, 2015

"The Battle of Waterloo" - Talk - Ashby

Following a short AGM a talk by local military re enactor David Dore in uniform on the battle of Waterloo. Meetings are held monthly and include informative talks on local history topics plus outside visits to see local historical sites..

Mon 14 September, 2015

"A Force To Be Reckoned With" Talk - Newbold Verdon

This is a very entertaining account of the W.I with nationally renowned author and social historian Jane Robinson is coming to give a talk entitled "A force to be reckoned with" This is a very entertaining account of the W.I . Tickets are £5 and..

Thu 17 September, 2015

Canine Partners Demonstration - Osgathorpe

An opportunity to meet some of the dogs in "advanced training' at their Midlands Training Centre at Ashby Road, Osgathorpe, LE12 9SR. Times are 11am or 2pm. You can see a full "day in the life" demonstration and hear first hand from one of their..

Fri 18 September to Tue 22 September, 2015

Ashby Statutes Fair - Ashby De La Zouch

Pat Collins Fun Fairs annual visit to Ashby de la Zouch. A mix of modern and traditional rides for all the family. Market Street and Brook Street will be closed to traffic during the Fair.

Fri 18 September, 2015

"Queen and Country" (15) - Century Theatre - Coalville

In this sequel to Hope and Glory (1987), Bill Rohan has grown up and is drafted into the army, where he and his eccentric best mate, Percy, battle their snooty superiors on the base and look for love in town. Director:John..

Fri 18 September, 2015

Flower Demonstration - Ashby

Ashby Methodist Church are holding a flower demonstartion Address- Burton Road, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire Title - 'The Ages of Woman' AN ENTERTAINING EVENING OF FLOWERS AND FUN Demonstrators Kate Russell and Patti Dawson Tickets - £8.50 For..

Fri 18 September, 2015

Jersey Boys & Overtones Tribute Night - Ashby

Jersey Boys and Overtones Tribute Night including a three course meal and coffee. This is going to be a popular night, so book early to avoid dissappointment. £30 per person. At The Lyric Rooms, South Street, Ashby. LE65 1 AB. Call Jayne on 07946..

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Sat 19 September, 2015

Funnyside Comedy Night - Ibstock

A night of top class comedy at Funnyside. Three great acts plus local funnyman Alan Seaman who always makes sure there’s a wide variety of acts and a warm and friendly atmosphere. Tickets £8.50 each and includes a Free Drink. Food and Bar..

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Sun 20 September, 2015

Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular Show - Hinkley

Its fun all the way as the "Purveyors of Cool" swing into to The Concordia Theatre on Sunday 20th of September with a sensational show featuring "The Greatest Music Of The 20th Century”. Wonderful memories of three incredible performers Frank..

Mon 21 September to Fri 25 September, 2015

Elephant Celebration Week - Twycross Zoo

Celebrate all things elephant during this special week. Fun activities for the whole family. For further information please see the website or call 0844 474 1777.

Thu 24 September to Sat 3 October, 2015

"Neville's Island" - Ashby Venture Theatre

  Neville's Island - A comedy by Tim Firth Four middle-aged business men set out on a team-building exercise in the Lake District but it goes disastrously and hilariously wrong. Gordon, Angus, Roy and Neville head out the expedition, only to..

Thu 24 September, 2015

Air Ambulance Charity Dinner - Kegworth

Join us in support of your local air ambulance. Night includes a 3 course dinner and arrival drink plus entertainment by classical soprano Katie Marshall. Tickets £40 each or a table of 10 £350. To book call 08454 130 999 or email..

Fri 25 September, 2015

Open Mic night at the Crypt - Ashby

Come and join us for an open mic night down in the Crypt of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Ashby de la Zouch. Actually there will be no mic because the acoustics are brilliant. Bring your own drink because we are not licensed although we will do light..

Fri 25 September, 2015

Kirst Bromley Trio In Concert - Packington

Kirsty Bromley is a singer of songs of social justice, traditional songs and songs from the heart. Her voice is effortless yet stirring, at times ethereal but always earthy and with strong roots. Musical and beguiling. Doors open 7:30pm Tickets are..

Fri 25 September, 2015

Charity Social Dance - Bagworth

Charity Social Dance in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support at 'The Club' Bagworth (formerly the Working Mens Club) Dance to Ken's music. Tickets are £2.50. For further information please contact 01530 230467.

Fri 25 September, 2015

Macmillian Coffee Morning - Ravenstone

Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea, together with a piece of home made cake. Donations welcome. In the chapel at Ravenstone Hospital, LE67 2BX. From 10am to noon.

Sat 26 September, 2015

Evening of Stage and film music - Ibstock

Ashby Concert Band presents an enjoyable evening of stage and film music. At The Palace, Ibstock. Tickets are available on the door or from band members.

Sat 26 September, 2015

Elvis Presley Tribute Show - Packington

Rockzone Productions presents The Elvis Tribute show at Packington Village Hall. Show also includes "Born to Boogie" the hits of Marc Bolan and T.Rex. Doors open 7:15, show starts 7:45 Tickets are £8 each and are available from Ashby Tourist..

Sat 26 September, 2015

Beautiful Music in a Country Church - Cantabile- Osgathorpe

'Beautiful Music in a Country Church' - a programme for all the family held at St. Mary the Blessed Virgin Church in Osgathorpe (LE12 9SY) Featuring the popular adult choir - Cantabile Coin and join us for a relaxing evening - a varied programme of..

Sun 27 September, 2015

NGS Open Gardens - Bluebell Arboretum - Smisby

National Garden Scheme event "Gardens Open For Charity". Visit this beautiful 9-acre woodland garden, includes rare trees and shrubs. specialist tree and shrub nursery adjacent to the gardens.   Please wear warm clothes and sturdy,..

Wed 30 September, 2015

"The second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" (Pg) - Ashby Film Night

As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals - Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel. Director: John Madden. Writers: John Madden (screen..

Thu 1 October, 2015

Funhouse Comedy Club - Ashby

Fun House Comedy Club at Ashby Lyric Rooms, Lower Church Street, Ashby. LE65 1AB,  Tel 01530415039. Doors open 7.30pm Starts 8.15pm  All Shows £10 advance (unless stated otherwise), food available 7.30pm to 8.pm. Acts Include: Ellie..

Thu 1 October, 2015

"Beryl -A Romance on Two Wheels" - Centre Stage - Century Theatre, Snibston

Presented by West Yorkshire Playhouse In 2014, West Yorkshire Playhouse produced Beryl, a hugely successful play by celebrated actress Maxine Peake, based on the life of Beryl Burton, the Yorkshire woman who became a world champion cyclist in the..

Thu 1 October, 2015

"Beryl - A Romance on Two Wheels" - Century Theatre - Snibston

West Yorkshire Playhouse Presents: Beryl - The Greatest Woman on Two Wheels. Maxine Peake’s witty, charming and critically acclaimed play celebrates the life of unsung sporting legend Beryl Burton – the greatest woman on two..

Fri 2 October, 2015

"A Royal Night Out" (12A) - Century Theatre - Snibston

Inspired by true events... See the side to the Queen that you've never seen before. It's V-E Day, 1945, people are celebrating the end of the war. London overflows with celebration and excess. Two teenage princesses Margaret and the future Queen of..

Sat 3 October, 2015

Tudor Craft Day - Donington le Heath

Demonstrations of a wide range of cottage crafts which would have been undertaken in a house like this hosted by the Friends of Donington. From  11am - 4pm, free event at Donington le Heath Manor House, near Coalville LE67 2FW.  ..

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Sat 3 October, 2015

Line Up For LOROS 2 - Moira

Building on the success of last year's charity event where we raised over £1,600 for LOROS, we are hosting another which is aiming to be more successful than its predecessor. Join us for live music, a raffle where you can win anything from a bottle..

Sat 3 October, 2015

Ashby's FABulous Fashion Event

The magic returns to Ashby For the FABulous Fashion Event. The town is transformed as folks dress up and windows come alive.

Sat 3 October, 2015

Blackfordby Village Hall Dance

Dancing to Martyn Whitlam at Blackfordby Village Hall from 8pm - 11pm admission £3. Licensed bar and refreshments for further details telephone 01283 213481 or 01283 819447 

Sun 4 October, 2015

Poppy Appeal Sponsored Swim - Ashby

Sponsored Swim in aid of The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Charity Number 219279. Taking place at Hood Park Leisure Centre, Ashby de la Zouch. Between 18:00 - 20:00 Sunday 04 October 2015. Contact Paul Stokes: email stephenp50@tiscali.co.uk or..

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Sat 10 October, 2015

East Midlands Industrial Archaeology Conference - Swannington

Leicestershire Industrial History Society and Swannington Heritage Trust are hosting the East Midlands Industrial Archaeology Conference (EMIAC 89) at Swannington Village Hall. Everone is welcome. 9:15 start - 4pm (after tours) For further..

Sat 10 October, 2015

"Instructions For American Servicemen in Britain" - Centre Stage - Kegworth

Presented by Fol Espoir It's 1942 and a horde of Yankee servicemen have just arrived in England - where the locals speak a strange dialect, boil all their food, and talk endlessly about the weather. The Americans see the Brits as a strange race. Get..

Sat 10 October, 2015

"Salaam" - Centre Stage - Long Whatton Community Centre

Presented by Sonia Sabri Company In Salaam, Sonia Sabri Company beautifully craft an intricate dialogue of Kathak (a form of classical Indian dance) in an exhilarating dance performance featuring astoundingly precise footwork, eloquent gesture, rapid..

Sun 11 October, 2015

NGS Open Gardens - Bluebell Arboretum - Smisby

National Garden Scheme event "Gardens Open For Charity". Visit this beautiful 9-acre woodland garden, includes rare trees and shrubs. specialist tree and shrub nursery adjacent to the gardens.   Please wear warm clothes and sturdy,..

Sun 11 October, 2015

National Forest 10k

The National Forest 10K offers a scenic off-road route that takes runners along the former railway, the Ashby Woulds Heritage Trail, to the young woodland of Donisthorpe Woodland Park. It follows part of the Ashby Canal, passing Moira Furnace to join..

Mon 12 October, 2015

"Meet The Pagets" - Talk - Ashby

Local historian Richard Stone tells us about a little known eccentric aristocratic family with many local links. Meetings are held monthly and include informative talks on local history topics plus outside visits to see local historical sites..

Tue 13 October, 2015

Hastings' Family Homes - Ashby Civic Society Talk

Special talk for Ashby Civic Society by archaeologist Peter Liddle who will guide us through the Ashby, Kirby Muxlow and Leicester homes of the Hastings family. Hear little known facts of the family history with this illustrated talk.  Meet at..

Tue 13 October, 2015

Hastings' family homes - ashby civic society

Special talk for Ashby Civic Society by archaeologist Peter Liddle who will guide us through the Ashby, Kirby Muxlow and Leicester homes of the Hastings family. Hear little known facts of the family history with this illustrated talk. Meet at Legion..

Thu 15 October, 2015

"Instructions For American Servicemen in Britain" - Century Theatre - Snibston

Presented by Fol Espoir It's 1942 and a horde of Yankee servicemen have just arrived in England - where the locals speak a strange dialect, boil all their food, and talk endlessly about the weather. The Americans see the Brits as a strange race. Get..

Fri 16 October, 2015

"Spooks: The Greater Good" (15) - Century Theatre - Snibston

When charismatic terrorist Adem Qasim escapes from MI5 custody during a high profile handover, legendary operative Harry Pearce, Head of Counter-terrorism, is blamed. Disgraced and forced to resign, Harry disappears without a trace. With MI5 on its..

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Sat 17 October, 2015

Flashback Reunion Gig - Packington

Ashby's original Flashback Band are staging a 30 year reunion gig at Packington's Bull & Lion pub 8.30pm. Back in the 80s Flashback were a very busy local band regularly playing at the Royal Hotel on Saturdays. Since then Roy, Phil, Tom and Ted..

Sat 17 October, 2015

The Phoenix Art Club Exhibition and Sale - Moira

The Phoenix Art Club will be holding their first exhibition and Sale at Moira youth club on 17th October 10:00 to 16:00

Sat 17 October, 2015

Ashby de la Zouch Farmers Market

Ashby Farmers Market at Manor House School, South Street, Ashby LE65 1BR. 9am - 2pm on the 3rd Saturday of every month. Also Market Bosworth Farmers Markets on 4th Sunday of every month 9am-2pm the Market Place, Market Bosworth, CV13 0LE For further..

Tue 20 October to Sun 1 November, 2015

Haloween at the zoo. - Twycross

13 days of tricks and treats at Twycross; Wear fancy dress and get in for £13 and enjoy some spooky fun! For further information please see the website or call 0844 474 1777.

Thu 22 October to Fri 23 October, 2015

Paediatric First Aid Course - Ashby

COURSES HELD AT HOOD PARK LEISURE CENTRE,  22 to 23 October 2015 Course information. The Paediatric First Aid course is designed to train individuals to provide immediate first aid care for infants and children. This course also includes..

Fri 23 October, 2015

Temples , Tigers and a Bear called Polly - Talk - Ashby

Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust presents a talk by Pollyanna Pickering "Temples , Tigers and a Bear called Polly" about her journeys to Thailand and Vietnam. At Ashby Methodist Church, Burton Rd. Ashby.   Tickets are £4 to..

Sat 24 October, 2015

Blackfordby Village Hall Dance

Dancing to Chris Johnson at Blackfordby Village Hall from 8pm - 11pm admission £3. Licensed bar and refreshments for further details telephone 01283 213481 or 01283 819447 

Wed 28 October, 2015

"Queen and Country" (15) - Ashby Film Night

In this sequel to Hope and Glory (1987), Bill Rohan has grown up and is drafted into the army, where he and his eccentric best mate, Percy, battle their snooty superiors on the base and look for love in town. Director:John..

Thu 29 October to Sat 31 October, 2015

Annual Wakes Fair - Castle Donington

The fair is held in the main streets of Castle Donington and will be open Thursday and Friday evenings, 6.00-10.00pm and Saturday afternoon and evening, 2.00-10.00pm. Bookings for the fair include the usual large thrilling rides for the..

Sun 1 November, 2015

Gunpowder Plot - Donington Le Heath

Visit the house owned by one of the plotters and find out the true story of the Gunpowder Plot, with re-enactments, talks and gunpowder demonstrations. At Donington le Heath Manor House 11am - 3pm. Cost Adults £2, Children £1. For further details..

Thu 5 November, 2015

Funhouse Comedy Club - Ashby

Fun House Comedy Club at Ashby Lyric Rooms, Lower Church Street, Ashby. LE65 1AB,  Tel 01530415039. Doors open 7.30pm Starts 8.15pm  All Shows £10 advance (unless stated otherwise), food available 7.30pm to 8.pm. Acts Include: Ben..

Fri 6 November, 2015

"The After Hours Rauchestra in Concert" - Centre Stage - Belton

Presented by The After Hours Rauchestra Practice your 'Charleston' and 'Shimmy' and dance the night away as The After Hours Rauchestra bring the sounds of the roaring 20's to the county. The band perform a range of classic swing tunes (along with..

Fri 6 November, 2015

"Mr Holmes" (PG) - Century Theatre - Snibston

MR HOLMES is a new twist on the world's most famous detective. 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear..

Sat 7 November, 2015

The Midlands Biggest Bonfire, Fireworks and Laser Show. - Heather

Large Bonfire, Spectacular Fireworks Display, Meet your favourite Children's Characters, Amazing Laser Light show, Fairground Rides, Licensed Bar, Various Food Stalls, Fresh Coffee & Tea, Toffee Apples..

Sat 7 November, 2015

Tudor Craft Day - Donington le Heath

Demonstrations of a wide range of cottage crafts which would have been undertaken in a house like this hosted by the Friends of Donington. From  11am - 4pm, free event at Donington le Heath Manor House, near Coalville LE67 2FW.  ..

Sun 8 November, 2015

Remembrance Day Service & Parade - Coalville

Coalville's Commemorative Remembrance Day Service and Parade will be held on Sunday 8th November at Coalville's War Memorial organised by NWLDC in conjunction with the Whitwick Branch of the Roayl British Legion. The parade will leave Christ Church..

Mon 9 November, 2015

"St Helens Church History Project" - Talk - Ashby

Simon Starkey will explain the significance of the archaeology and bring us up to date with the project. Meetings are held monthly and include informative talks on local history topics plus outside visits to see local historical sites..

Tue 10 November, 2015

History of the river Trent - Ashby Civic Society Talk

Meander down the river Trent with a fascinating illustrated talk by Richard Stone. Understand the history of all aspects of this local river.  Meet at Legion House, 27a South Street, Ashby Call Susanne 01530 415654 for full details.Refreshments..

Sat 14 November, 2015

An Evening with Mistress Shakespeare (Anne Hathaway) - Century Theatre - Snibston

Presented by Lesley Smith (Curator of Tutbury Castle and Elizabethan Historian). “Behind every great man stands a great woman” states the adage, and much of history has proved evidence of this. There is no doubt William Shakespeare was one of the..

Fri 20 November, 2015

"The National Forest" - Talk - Ashby

Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust present a talk by Sam Lattaway. He will review the progress made on the development of this showcase scheme and its wildlife, as well as outlining future developments.  At Ashby Methodist Chapel, Burton..

Fri 20 November, 2015

Rob Beckett - Mouth Of The South - Century yTheatre - Snibston

Beckett's back with a brand-new hour of funnies and he's taking on the big issues like Kit Kats and flatbread! Star of BBC1's Live at the Apollo, BBC2's Mock the Week & Channel 4's 8 out of 10 Cats. At The Century Theatre, Snibston 8pm start..

Sat 21 November, 2015

Ashby de la Zouch Farmers Market

Ashby Farmers Market at Manor House School, South Street, Ashby LE65 1BR. 9am - 2pm on the 3rd Saturday of every month. Also Market Bosworth Farmers Markets on 4th Sunday of every month 9am-2pm the Market Place, Market Bosworth, CV13 0LE For further..

Sat 21 November, 2015

Beatles Tribute - Century Theatre - Coalville

The Top Ten Beatles , The Midlands Premier Beatles Tribute are performing at The Century Theatre. "The top ten Beatles are four beatles enthusiasts that have come together to entertain old and young alike." For tickets and further information please..

Sat 21 November, 2015

Blackfordby Village Hall Dance

Dancing to Phil Brown at Blackfordby Village Hall from 8pm - 11pm admission £3. Licensed bar and refreshments for further details telephone 01283 213481 or 01283 819447 

Wed 25 November, 2015

"Mr Holmes" (PG) - Ashby Film Night

MR HOLMES is a new twist on the world's most famous detective. 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear..

Sat 28 November, 2015

Ashby Christmas Fair

Ashby Christmas Fair will be held on the bottom half of Market Street  10am until 4pm Food and drink market, santa, choirs, brass bands, children’s rides. there will also be a craft fair at Legion House on South Street, also shop..

Thu 3 December, 2015

Funhouse Comedy Club - Ashby

Fun House Comedy Club at Ashby Lyric Rooms, Lower Church Street, Ashby. LE65 1AB,  Tel 01530415039. Doors open 7.30pm Starts 8.15pm  All Shows £10 advance (unless stated otherwise), food available 7.30pm to 8.pm. Acts Include: Rob..

Fri 4 December, 2015

Christmas Cheer Event - Castle Donington

“A Celebration of Christmas Cheer” Friday 4th December 2015, Castle Donington Castle Donington will come alive from 5.00pm on Friday 4th December 2015 for the “switch-on” of the Christmas lights. Everyone is welcome to meet in the St Edwards..

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Sat 5 December to Sun 6 December, 2015

Brooksby Hall Antiques, Vintage and Collectors Fair

5th & 6th December 2015, A 2-day Antiques, Collectors & Vintage weekend. A magnificent 16th century country house in beautiful Leicestershire countryside (just 7 miles from the market town of Melton Mowbray).Visitors can stroll from room to..

Sat 5 December, 2015

Tudor Craft Day - Donington le Heath

Demonstrations of a wide range of cottage crafts which would have been undertaken in a house like this hosted by the Friends of Donington. From  11am - 4pm, free event at Donington le Heath Manor House, near Coalville LE67 2FW.  ..

Sat 5 December, 2015

"He Wore a Red Hat" - Centre Stage - Ibstock

A festive-themed noir comedy from regional favourites New Perspectives, full of twists, turns and surprises. You'll never look at Santa in quite the same way... The village has formed a group of amateur detectives to help solve local crimes. But when..

Tue 8 December, 2015

Christmas Social - Ashby Civic Society

The most popular event of the year. Our usual good food, good company and entertainment in the Century Cinema, Snibston. Not to be missed so BOOK EARLY as tickets sell quickly. Call Susanne 01530 415654 for full details.

Fri 18 December, 2015

"Bowjangles Christmas Special" - Centre Stage - Kegworth

Bowjangles are a string quartet who can really play. They dance whilst they play. They sing whilst they play. They leap, tumble, juggle and joke whilst they play. Following the fantastic success of their previous shows in the county, Bowjangles..

Fri 18 December, 2015

"Walking with Wombats" - Talk - Ashby

After a short AGM Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust present a talk by Anne and Andrew Heaton.  They will tell us about their recent adventure with Australian wildlife.  At Ashby Methodist Chapel, Burton Road, Ashby at 7.30pm..

Sat 19 December, 2015

Ashby de la Zouch Farmers Market

Ashby Farmers Market at Manor House School, South Street, Ashby LE65 1BR. 9am - 2pm on the 3rd Saturday of every month. Also Market Bosworth Farmers Markets on 4th Sunday of every month 9am-2pm the Market Place, Market Bosworth, CV13 0LE For further..

Sat 19 December, 2015

Blackfordby Village Hall Dance

Dancing to Best of Sound at Blackfordby Village Hall from 8pm - 11pm admission £3. Licensed bar and refreshments for further details telephone 01283 213481 or 01283 819447 

Sun 20 December, 2015

Funhouse comedy club - Christmas Special - Ashby

Fun House Comedy Club CHRISTMAS SPECIAL at Ashby Lyric Rooms, Lower Church Street, Ashby. LE65 1AB,  Tel 01530415039. Doors open 7.00pm Starts 7:45pm  £12 in advance Acts Include: Ivan Brackenbury Markus Birdman Scott Bennett Compere Spiky..

Wed 23 December, 2015

Funhouse Comedy Club - Christmas Special -Ashby

Fun House Comedy Club CHRISTMAS SPECIAL at Ashby Lyric Rooms, Lower Church Street, Ashby. LE65 1AB,  Tel 01530415039. Doors open 7.30pm Starts 8:15pm  £12 in advance Acts Include: Gary Delaney Zow Lyons Kevin Dewsbury Compere Spiky..

Thu 31 December, 2015

Blackfordby Village Hall Dance

Dancing toGraham Darby at Blackfordby Village Hall from 8pm - 11pm admission £3. Licensed bar and refreshments for further details telephone 01283 213481 or 01283 819447 

Mon 11 January, 2016

"Sir Vauncey Harpur Crew" - Talk - Ashby

Alison Thornhill, engagement officer at Calke Abbey will talk about the collections that were the last baronet's passions. Meetings are held monthly and include informative talks on local history topics plus outside visits to see local historical..

Tue 12 January, 2016

Ashby Canal Update - Ashby Civic Society

Project Officer,Geoffrey Pursglove, will explain the latest extensions and history of the Ashby Canal with an illustrated talk. Come and hear the latest news. Meet at Legion House, 27a South Street, Ashby Call Susanne 01530 415654 for..

Sat 23 January, 2016

"The Forbidden Door" - Centre Stage - Ibstock

With their visceral combination of mesmerizing live music and dynamic storytelling, The Devil's Violin weaves an enchantment of melody and mystery. Don't open that door! Once the door is opened, then what - adventures! All of us love a good tale, and..

Thu 28 January, 2016

The Pitmen Poets - Century Theatre - Coalville

The Pitmen Poets celebrate the songs, humour, and culture of North East England's Coal Mining tradition, bringing together four of the region's leading champions of it's musical heritage. Ex- Lindisfarne singer and writer Billy Mitchell, songman from..

Mon 8 February, 2016

"Home of the Greys" - Talk - Ashby

Peter Little, local archaeologist , speaks on the history of the Grey family and recent excavations at Groby Old Hall and Bradgate Park. Meetings are held monthly and include informative talks on local history topics plus outside visits to see local..

Tue 9 February, 2016

Behind the scenes at Century Cinema - Ashby Civic Society

Join us on this afternoon visit to Century Cinema, Snibston. See what happens behind the scenes with a fascinating tour of this local cinema followed by a film show and refreshments. Meet at Century Cinema, Snibston. Call Susanne 01530 415654 for..

Fri 19 February, 2016

"40 Years of twitching with David Scott" - Talk - Ashby

Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust present a talk by David Scott. He shares the highs and lows of twitching in the U.K which has resulted in his life list of 449 birds.  At Ashby Methodist Chapel, Burton Road, Ashby at 7.30pm. Admission..

Fri 19 February, 2016

"Still Singing Up A Storm" - Centre Stage - Long Whatton

Kimber's Men are a group of singers and musicians whose shows are full of humour, stories, music and toe-tapping songs, performed with wonderful a capella harmonies or accompaniment on guitars, whistles, bandolin and Border bagpipes. The group..

Sat 20 February, 2016

T-Rextasy - Century Theatre- Coalville

T.Rextasy have now been performing around the world for over 20 years, a career that ironically out lives Marc’s very own T.Rex. The band is now accepted as the world’s only official live tribute band dedicated to Marc Bolan & T.Rex, and the..

Sat 20 February, 2016

"Shoe Kangaroo and the Big Bad Boot" - Centre Stage - Appleby Magna

Presented by Garlic Theatre A fantastical journey to the island of odd shoes where a Kangaroo and her little Roo have an adventure with a Big Bad Boot. A magical, inventive show featuring clowning, mime and beautifully crafted puppets - it will make..

Sat 27 February, 2016

"Gloriator" - Centre Stage - Ibstock

In 2000 director Ridley Scott brought you Gladiator; an epic film of bravery, honour and sacrifice. Now, nearly fifteen years later, the world-renowned French actress Gloria Delaneuf and her UK tour manager Josephine Cunningham, bring you Gloriator;..

Tue 8 March, 2016

Dressing Richard III - Ashby Civic Society

Come and see Richard Know and Dominic Smee (star of Richard III TV documentary) demonstrate designing and fitting medieval armour. One not to be missed. Meet at Legion House, 27a South Street, Ashby Call Susanne 01530 417217 for details. refreshments..

Fri 11 March, 2016

"The Best Thing" - Centre Stage - Kegworth

Based on true experiences, The Best Thing is a wonderfully inventive, humorous and poignant story of mistaken morals, sexual revolution and unconditional love from Vamos Theatre, the UK's leading full mask theatre company.   At Kegworth Village..

Mon 14 March, 2016

"Swannington Incline to Derby Roundhouse" - Talk - Ashby

David Benson will illustrate significant elements of the railway age in this area. Meetings are held monthly and include informative talks on local history topics plus outside visits to see local historical sites.  Methodist Church, Burton Road,..

Fri 18 March, 2016

"Call Mr Robeson, A life with Songs" Century Theatre - Snibston

Tayo Aluko and Friends Presents: Call Mr Robeson - A Life With Songs A rollercoaster journey through African-American actor and singer Paul Robeson’s remarkable life, highlighting his pioneering and heroic political activism. Features Ol’ Man..

Fri 18 March, 2016

"Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Wood" - Talk - Ashby

Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust present a talk by Gerald Price of the Woodland Trust. He explores the development of the woodland and considers the many factors which will affect its future development. At Ashby Methodist Chapel, Burton..

Sat 19 March, 2016

Talon - Century Theatre - Coalville

If you have not seen ‘The Acoustic Collection’ before then you are in for a real treat. Sat on bar stools and armed with no more than their trademark four part vocal harmony, acoustic instruments and laid back banter, Talon will simply leave you..

Tue 5 April, 2016

Visit to Beaumanor Hall - Ashby Civic Society

Join us for a tour of this beautiful hall and gardens plus refreshments. Home to the Herrick family and an important WW" listening Y station working alongside Bletchley. Please note - this is not our usual 2nd Tuesday of the month Meet at Beaumanor..

Mon 11 April, 2016

"Recent Discoveries Through the Portable Antiquities Section" -Talk - Ashby

Wendy Scott will illustrate this theme with objects from the archeology collection at County Hall. Meetings are held monthly and include informative talks on local history topics plus outside visits to see local historical sites.  Methodist..

Mon 9 May, 2016

"The Burial of Richard III, Politics & Symbolism" - Talk - Ashby

Alison Adams, Canon of Leicester Cathedral will explain the details of this recent world famous event. Meetings are held monthly and include informative talks on local history topics plus outside visits to see local historical sites.  Methodist..

Fri 3 June to Sun 5 June, 2016

Leicestershire Sausage and Cider Family Festival - Heather

Leicestershire Sausage and Cider Family Festival  is returning for a 3 day event at Cattows Farm, Heather, Leicestershire, LE67 2TD. For further information please view their website.

Fri 10 June, 2016

"Parlour Tricks" - Centre Stage - Kegworth

Time travelling magic duo Morgan & West present a brand new show chock full of jaw dropping, brain bursting, gasp eliciting feats of magic. The dashing chaps offer up a plateful of illusion and impossibility, all served with wit, charm and no..

Sat 11 June, 2016

"The Hut People in Concert" - Centre Stage - Ibstock

The Hut People are constantly gaining a reputation as one of the hottest acts to appear on the folk scene in a long while. With their surprisingly engaging and often hilarious performing style, their show is a truly unique high-octane blend of folk..

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Fri 17 June, 2016

110 Above, Family Festival, Twycross

110 Above is a three day independent, intimate and family friendly music festival situated in the idyllic and enchanting countryside at Gopsall Hall Farm. Previously Lainfest, now named 110 Above refers to the 110 metres above sea level where Gopsall..

Tue 12 July, 2016

Walk around Repton village - Ashby Civic Society

An afternoon guided visit of the medieval abbey, town's historic buildings and unique Saxon undercroft in Repton. Refreshments will be provided in the village hall. A wonderful summer's day outing. Bring friends, neighbours, family. Meet at Repton..

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