What's On

Griffydam Open Gardens & Heritage Day

When: 7th July, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Griffydam

The historic village of Griffydam welcomes you to an Open Gardens and Heritage day on Saturday July 7th, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Explore our glorious gardens and follow the heritage trail on a fascinating journey through Griffydam’s past and present. Visit our exhibitions of village artefacts, and of work by local artists. Refreshments and plant sales. Garden passports £2.00 per adult, children free; heritage trail leaflets free. Both available in advance from Ashby tourist office (01530 4111767), or Griffydam school (01530 222281), or on the day. For further details contact secretary@gcg.gmail.com. ...

Soldier's Camp

When: 23rd June - 24th June, 11.00 am to 3.30 pm
Where: Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

Step back in time as 15th century Yorkist soldiers and their followers are brought to life in an authentically dressed period camp by Les Routiers de Rouen. See what the common soldiers would wear to battle and the cruel weapons that threatened them. Explore the life in camp as food is cooked, archery is practised and herbs are prepared to season the food and make medicines to treat the wounded. Bring the family to experience the sights, sounds and smells of a medieval army camp. Entry to this is included in your admission ticket to our award-winning Exhibition Other Living...

Rock and Roll Paradise Tour

When: 23rd June, 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm
Where: The Century Theatre

In 2018 Rock 'n' Roll Paradise returns to the UK's theatres for the 9th successive year. Taking you on a magical mystery tour through an era that changed the music world forever, where an amazing number of rock ‘n’ roll stars will be hitting the stage at each show. As the jukebox makes its selection, no two performances will be the same. Each show will be packed with the country's finest tributes to rock 'n' roll's stars performing the very best songs ever written, supported by the explosively dynamic Paradise Band. Among the great rock ‘n’ roll legends the show...

When: 23rd June, 9.30 am to 4.00 pm
Where: Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

Experienced walkers with a penchant for history can join our expert Guides and enjoy Bosworth Battlefield’s extended 7.5 mile (12 km) walk. Providing all aspects of the environment surrounding this pivotal battle of the Wars of the Roses. No dogs. Please provide your own lunch and refreshments. For experienced walkers over 12 years only. Adults £17 Concessions £12. Booking essential – book online here call 01455 290429 to book your tickets now.  A small Administration fee of £2 per transaction is made for our Telephone Bookings. ...

Ashby Steam

When: 23rd June - 24th June, 10am - 5pm
Where: Scamhazel Farm, Boundary, Ashby de la Zouch, DE11 7BA

Two day vintage steam rally, a great outing for all the family. Visitors can step back in time and see: steam engines vintage tractors historical motor vehicles stationary engines miniature steam funfair and children's entertainment trade and craft stalls and much, much more!! ...

Grace Dieu Manor School & Nursery Open Morning

When: 26th June, 9:30am - 13:00pm
Where: Grace Dieu Manor School & Nursery, Thringstone, Leicestershire LE67 5UG

Book your Open Morning visit now and see for yourself why we are the only Sunday Times Top 100 Independent Prep School in Leicestershire and our Nursery is rated Outstanding by the ISI:  Tuesday 8th May Thursday 7th June Tuesday 26th June ...

Pregnancy Meditation For Beginners

When: 26th June, various
Where: Eternal Aquarius Holistic Health and Well Being, Woodville, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 7JH

Calling all Mums to be - come and start something new for baby bump & you. Beginners Meditation for the mum to be Come along, relax, de stress and alleviate the pregnancy pressures, for a more calmer journey, during your pregnancy. With this 10 week course of 1 hour guided meditations Aim of this course: By using guided visualisation Meditation, we wish to give you useful techniques to relax, unwind and de-stress during pregnancy and prior to labour. But also to give you nurtured time and space, to connect with your baby(s). To give you the tools to use during...

Comedy Night

When: 29th June, 8pm
Where: Charles Booth Centre, The Green, Thringstone, Leics., LE67 8NR

Another wonderful comedy night with NCF Comedy at the centre. Come along and have a good laugh. Tickets £8 from NCF comedy or direct from the centre, weekday mornings 9am-12noon. There may be tickets on the door. ...

Just So - The Musical

When: 29th June - 30th June, Friday 19:30. Saturday 14:30 & 19:30
Where: Century Theatre, Snibston

"Before the High and Far-Off Times…came the Time of the Very Beginnings" - when everything was just so, until Pau Amma the Crab, started playing with the ocean. This caused the lands to flood, disrupting the other animals and putting them in danger. While the rest of the animals accept their sad fate, however, Elephant's Child embarks on a journey to challenge and overcome the disobedient crab. Along the way, he meets other animals and discovers how the mysteries of their phenomenon came to be. ...

Blackfordby Open Gardens

When: 30th June - 1st July, 10 am - 5 pm
Where: Blackfordby

Blackfordby's first Open Gardens event is taking place on the weekend of 30th June/1st July. The charity event will see many of the village's gardens open to the public for the first time. Refreshments and armbands ...

Ladies Lunch Blast

When: 30th June, 11am
Where: Field Sport UK Ashby De La Zouch

LADIES CLAY SHOOTING EXPERIENCE & LUNCH WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT ~ Calling all Ladies, fancy a bit of lunchtime fun, want to entertain clients, maybe you are a ladies networking group or a group of mums, friends or colleagues and It doesn't matter if you want to come on your own or as part of a group. Every Lady is welcome. No Experienced Needed ! We use very soft training cartridges too. (Not suitable for pregnant ladies) WHATS INCLUDED ~ 20 Clays Buffet Lunch all equipment & Instructor included No Experience or Licence Needed Minimum Group size: 1 COST...

When: 30th June, 7.30pm
Where: St John the Baptist Church, North Street, Whitwick, LE57 5HA

On Saturday 30th June at 7.30pm Ratcliffe Chorale will be performing Fauré’s Requiem at St John the Baptist Church Whitwick in aid of the Church of England Churches in Whitwick, Thringstone and Swannington. The concert will also include choral music by Karl Jenkins and John Rutter as well as solos by Ron Berry, organist of St Luke’s Church Thurnby for over 30 years. For over 20 years, Ratcliffe Chorale have been singing in churches, village halls and gardens around Leicestershire helping to raise money for everything from church roofs and toilets to the Salvation Army and Loros.  The choir’s music director...

When: 1st July, 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm
Where: Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

To some Charles I was a martyr crowned in white, the symbol of innocence: to others he was the hated White King of ancient myths. Previously unseen royal correspondence informs a fresh portrait of a king who was principled, radical and brave, but also fatally blinkered, and a maligned queen who was a warrior and political player as impressive as any Tudor consort. Join Leanda De Lisle for a discussion on her new book. Tickets: £6.00 per person Pre booking recommended: Book online or call 01455 290429 (7 days a week from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm) ...

Maladies & Medicine - a talk by Dr Sara Read

When: 1st July, 7.00 pm to 8.30 pm
Where: 1620s House & Garden

Maladies & Medicine a talk by Dr Sara Read in the Tithe Barn at the 1620s House & Garden on Wednesday 25th July. Join Dr Sara Read as she discusses bodily health in the 1620s and some of the medical approaches used to treat specific conditions, illustrating this with anecdotes from patients and medics at the time. Some of the cures might be surprising, including just how many recipes called for earthworms! Tickets: £6.00 per person Pre Booking Recommended – These are available from the Ticket Office on site during normal opening times (Thursday to Monday 10.30 am to 4.15...

TCV Swadlincote Woods Volunteering Day

When: 3rd July, 10am to 3.30pm
Where: Swadlincote Woods

Join our friendly team to carry out conservation work at Swadlincote Woodlands urban park. We meet each 1st Tuesday of the month, and each month have a different activity to reflect the seasons. Work is suited to anyone in reasonable health, and there are different tasks for those who feel more and less active on the day. No previous experience is needed, and we would particularly welcome more women on the team. ...

Charity Ladies Fashion Show

When: 4th July, Doors open 6.30pm for 7pm prompt start
Where: The Club, North Street, Whitwick

Ladies fashion show in support of the Our Space Appeal - Children’s Cancer Unit at Leicester Royal Infirmary. Raffle on the night with great prizes to be won. Come along and grab yourself a bargain. ...

Ashby Film Nights - The Shape of Water (15)

When: 4th July,
Where: The Lyric Rooms, Lower Church St, Ashby de la Zouch, LE65 1AB

This 1960s set romantic thriller has lovelorn Elisa (Sally Hawkins) falling for a strange underwater creature. The creature has been captured for experimentation by a brutal government officer (Michael Shannon). The film has heart and is beautifully shot in a B-movie style. It won Oscars for Best Film, Director, Score and Production Design. ...

Melbourne Bowls Club

When: 4th July - 7th July, Wednesday evening at 6pm and Saturday afternoon at 2pm
Where: Church Street, Melbourne.

We are a friendly bowls club based in the heart of Melbourne, in a picturesque location and we have served the town for over fifty years. We play twice a week and welcome any newcomers to the sport. Anyone interested in playing bowls is welcome to come and have a go. ...

Plant Hunter's Fair

When: 5th July, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
Where: 1620s House & Garden

£1 entry to fair, gardens and tea rooms, charge applies for all ages ...

Ashby Castle WI

When: 5th July, 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Where: Congregational Church, Kilwardby Street

Personal Safety for Women Drivers. John Budulis will highlight some safety issues to the ladies who drive and those who are driven. All visitors are most welcome. ...

Ashby Meditation

When: 5th July, 7.30 to 9.00
Where: Legion House, South Street, Ashby LE65 1BQ

Relaxing meditation and practical advice in our daily life. No need to book. After summer break classes restart on 6th Sept. ...

Funhouse Comedy Club Comedy Night

When: 5th July, 7.30pm doors. 8.15pm start
Where: The Lyric Rooms, Lower Church Street, Ashby-De-La-Zouch, LE65 1AB

Funhouse Comedy is back at the delighful  Lyric Rooms, Ashby-de-la-Zouch on Thursday July 5th for a laughter-packed night.   Topping the bill is comedian, writer, radio broadcaster and TV presenter Nick Page, semi- finalist on this years ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ and winner of English Comedian of the year 2017. The seemingly indestructible, larger than life, award winning English comic whose life is a series of disasters somehow turning into unlikely triumphs. No gimmicks, no PowerPoint, no props and no flipcharts. Just stories and belly laughs he is a master of his art. Opening the night will be Steve Hall who as well...

Timber Festival

When: 6th July - 8th July, All day
Where: Rawdon Road, Moira, Swadlincote, DE12 6DQ

Wild Rumpus, the award-winning producers behind Just So Festival, in collaboration with the National Forest Company, invite you to journey into the woods this summer for a unique and extraordinary new venture, Timber Festival. Situated in the heart of the National Forest, one of Britain’s boldest environmental projects, Timber is a weekend-long camping festival exploring the transformative impact of forests and reimagining our relationship with the wild, where music, theatre, spoken word, science, philosophy, sustainability and so much more weave together through an innovative, diverse and exhilarating programme. Highlights include the world premiere of Seek, Find, Speak, the outdoor theatre...

Ashby Open Gardens

When: 7th July - 8th July, 11am - 6pm
Where: Ashby de la Zouch

Come and visit at least 12 beautiful yet different gardens in the historic market town of Ashby de la Zouch. See a vast array of stunning and unusual plants in glorious locations. There are different gardens opening on each day so please check our website for information. Plants for sale and Scrumptious cakes. Proceeds to Air Ambulance Service and Hospice Hope. ...

Soldier's Camp

When: 7th July - 8th July, 11.00 am to 3.30 pm
Where: Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

Step back in time as 15th century Yorkist soldiers and their followers are brought to life in an authentically dressed period camp by Les Routiers de Rouen. See what the common soldiers would wear to battle and the cruel weapons that threatened them. Explore the life in camp as food is cooked, archery is practised and herbs are prepared to season the food and make medicines to treat the wounded. Bring the family to experience the sights, sounds and smells of a medieval army camp. Entry to this is included in your admission ticket to our award-winning Exhibition Other Living...

Friends' of Jacobean Craft Group

When: 7th July, 11.00 am to 3.30 pm
Where: 1620s House & Garden

Costumed members of the Friends’ Jacobean Craft Group will be in the house working on current projects. Usual admission price applies, but site admission tickets give free unlimited re-admission to the House, gardens and tea room on non-Special Event Days during normal open hours for 12 months from day of purchase. Don’t forget that there are other Craft Days on; Saturday 4th August & Saturday 1st September ...

Rainbows Bubble Rush Derby

When: 7th July, 9am - 1.30pm
Where: Markeaton Park, Derby, DE22 3BG

The Bubble Rush is not your average 5k fun run. At every kilometre point there’ll be a bubble station where one of our high-powered foam cannons will be blowing out 30 cubic metres a minute of frothy colourful bubbles to make a 4ft bubble wall! Our trained team of 'Bubble Blasters' will control the foam cannons to make sure you get completely covered in coloured foam. And this fabulous foaming 5K fun run will be great for all the family whether you are a regular runner or have never run at all before… you can run, walk, skip or dance...

Open Gardens & Heritage Day

When: 7th July, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Griffydam

The historic village of Griffydam welcomes you to an Open Gardens and Heritage day on Saturday July 7th, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Explore our glorious gardens and follow the heritage trail on a fascinating journey through Griffydam’s past and present. Visit our exhibitions of village artefacts, and of work by local artists. Refreshments and plant sales. Garden passports £2.00 per adult, children free; heritage trail leaflets free. Both available in advance from Ashby tourist office (01530 4111767), or Griffydam school (01530 222281), or on the day. For further details contact secretary@gcg.gmail.com. ...

Campfire Bread Making Workshop

When: 7th July, 9am-12pm
Where: Field Sport UK Ashby De La Zouch

It’s hard to beat the primitive pleasure of cooking over an open flame with a deep smoky scent in the air; in a beautiful woodland setting. Now who doesn’t like freshly baked bread? There can’t be many folks who don’t love the smell of bread as it comes out of the oven Using and leaning various methods come and join us on this wonderful bread making experience using natural materials to cook fresh bread! Learn 3 different types of cooking bread on a campfire: - Artesian Bread - Bannock - Flat Bread This experience is a great way to learn...

24hr Bushcraft Experience

When: 7th July - 8th July, 1pm-1pm
Where: Field Sport UK Ashby De La Zouch

This is a great 24hr experience learning survival skills and Bushcraft in our beautiful woodland on the border of Derbyshire and Leicestershire in Ashby De La Zouch. Have you got what it takes to make yourself at home in the natural world. Some of the itinerary will cover a variety of outdoor survival skills - from lighting a fire using various methods, techniques and materials, to building a protective shelter. You'll explore the psychology of survival, learn to purify and filter water, and experience campfire cooking in the real outdoors. - Fire lighting: Learn to light a fire (and sustain...

Willow Workshop - Create a beautiful leaf tray

When: 8th July, 1.30 to 3.30 pm
Where: Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

Join Wayside Willow in The Heritage Room at Bosworth Battlefield on the afternoon of Sunday 8th July and create a beautiful Leaf Tray. Tickets: £19.50 Pre-booking essential – Book your tickets online , drop into the Ticket Office on site between 10.00 am and 5.00 pm or call 01455 290429 (Open 7 days a week from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm) ...

Hough Mill Open

When: 8th July - 15th July, 2-5pm
Where: Swannington

See the amazing transformation of Hough Mill from a derelict shell to a visitor attraction. Use a quern to grind wheat into flour, try the long arm sack scales or push the sack trolley to see how heavy it is. Explore the trees, shrubs and flowers in the adjacent Gorse Field and Califat Spinney, plus their centuries of coal mining heritage. Closed Sunday 1st July for Strawberry Fayre in village hall. ...

Ashby Civic Society

When: 10th July, Afternoon Visit
Where: Donnington le Heath Manor House, Manor Road, Coalville LE67 2FW

Guided tour of the 1620 herb garden by Michael Arkle followed by tea and cake. Must book by calling Susanne 01530 415654. ...

Melbourne Garden club

When: 12th July, 6.30pm
Where: Calke Park, Meet in the main car park

Take a walk on the wild side around Calke Park, with Head Ranger Bill Cove. Get to see areas of wildflower meadow, trees and wildlife spots. ...

When: 12th July, 5pm until 8pm
Where: Loughborough Rugby Club, Cotton Way, Loughborough , LE11 5FJ

Like a school sports day for adults, It’s a Knockout was a hilarious hit TV show. Rainbows have teamed up with Gable Events to bring our own take on it to Loughborough - combining a mix of costumes, inflatables and water, you and your team will compete for points across 12 different games. The team with the most points will of course be crowned winner! For teams of between 6-10 people, the 2.5hr event will commence at 5.00pm with games starting at 5.30pm prompt. Over the next two and a half hours the teams will rotate through 12 different games,...

Outdoor Theatre: Pride and Prejudice

When: 13th July, 7.00 pm to 10.00 pm
Where: 1620s House & Garden

Hoorah! Heartbreak Productions is pleased to announce that the Prince Regent is coming to visit. You are hereby required to attend an etiquette lesson hosted by The Association of Higher Etiquette and Manners (A.H.E.M.), who will educate you in the politesse of high society. Join Heartbreak, the Bennet sisters, and a host of charming young bachelors (yes, Mr Darcy will be there. No really, yes, that Mr Darcy) for an evening of comedy, romance, and more than one come-uppance, as we learn how to behave, ahem, properly. Champagne and cucumber sandwiches are permitted at this outdoor adaptation of Jane Austen’s...

PSA 'Annie Jr' Production

When: 13th July - 14th July, 7:30pm / 2:00pm / 6:30pm
Where: Brewhouse Arts Centre, Burton on Trent

Performing Stars Academy presents 'Annie Jr', performed by the students at the PSA Burton stage school! Friday 13th July at 7:30pm Saturday 14th July at 2:00pm and 6:30pm Call the Brewhouse Arts Centre box office on 01283 508100 to book your tickets! ...

Century Cinema Presents: Lean on Pete (15)

When: 13th July, 7.30 pm start
Where: The Century Theatre

A teenager gets a summer job working for a horse trainer and befriends the fading racehorse, Lean on Pete. Director: Andrew Haigh Writers: Andrew Haigh, Willy Vlautin (novel) Stars: Charlie Plummer, Amy Seimetz, Travis Fimmel The film follows fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson. He wants a home, food on the table and a high school he can attend for more than part of the year. As the son of a single father working in warehouses across the Pacific Northwest, stability is hard to find. Hoping for a new start they move to Portland, Oregon where Charley takes a summer job, with a...

Pots & Prosecco

When: 13th July, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Where: Paint a Pot Craft Studio, Staunton Harold

Pottery painting isn’t just for kids. Grab a bottle of Prosecco and a couple of friends, and join us for another fun evening of grown-up pottery painting (we’ll provide the glasses and strawberries!!) You don’t need to be artistic - we’ll show you lots of tips and techniques to help you create a beautiful and unique piece of pottery. Space is limited, so please ring 01332 695181 to book. £5 per painter non-refundable deposit, redeemable against your purchases on the evening. Sorry, 18+ years only. ...

Mindfulness Workshop

When: 14th July, 13:00
Where: The Health Workshop

We live such busy lives, experiencing so much, but how often do you just stop to experience the here and now? Mindfulness is just that: pausing and concentrating on me, right here, right now. My time. ...

Walk the Swannington Incline

When: 14th July, 10 am and 12 noon
Where: Swannington

Explore the western end of the first public steam railway in the English Midlands, Robert Stephenson's Leicester and Swannington Railway. Find out how the railway led to the birth of the new town of Coalville. BOOKING ESSENTIAL as places limited email swanningtonwalks@gmail.com or telephone 07474 610112 ...

Bug Hunt

When: 14th July, 10.30 am to 4.30 pm
Where: 1620s House & Garden

The Bug Hunt will run when the 1620s House & Garden in open – Thursday to Sunday and Bank Holidays from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm. Collect a sheet from our Ticket Office, explore the 1620s Gardens to find the bugs. Return to the Ticket Office to collect your prize. Cost: £2 per child (in addition to normal admission charges) ...

Royal Robes Hunt

When: 14th July, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
Where: Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

Pick up a sheet from our Ticket Office, explore the Heritage Centre and Country Park to find the hidden items of Royal clothing and return to the Ticket Office to collect your prize. Cost: £2 per child. Please note that this will not be available over the weekend of The Bosworth Medieval Festival the 18th & 19th August. ...

Califat Coal Mine Tours

When: 14th July, 2pm and 3pm
Where: Swannington

As part of the Festival of Archaeology Leicestershire and Rutland, tour the 1855-1873 Califat coal mine and find out why it was named after a town in Romania. See the outline of the colliery buildings and admire the endeavour and technology needed to extract coal. Learn about the sad fatalities. See the archaeological excavation of the engine house and boiler house - ongoing since June 2016. ...

Festival of British Archaeology: Kings, Castles & Battles Talk

When: 15th July, 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm
Where: Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

This talk aims to put the Richard III discoveries into context; Looking more widely at the archaeology and history of the Wars of the Roses in Leicestershire. Peter Liddle will talk about the Wars of the Roses in the local area, the influence of William, Lord Hastings and the culmination at the Battle of Bosworth. Tickets: £6.00 Pre Booking Recommended: Book Online , call into The Ticket Office or call 01455 290429 (7 days a week from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm). Other Festival of British Archaeology Events; 18th July: Recent Archaeology in Bradgate Park at The 1620s House &...

Festival of British Archaeology: The recent archaeology of Bradgate Park

When: 17th July, 7.00 pm to 8.30 pm
Where: 1620s House & Garden

Every Leicestershire person knows Bradgate Park but its archaeology is just being unpicked for the first time. Peter Liddle will talk about the current archaeological investigations being carried out by the University of Leicester in Bradgate Park with news of the latest discoveries from the 2018 excavation. Tickets: £6.00 Pre Booking Recommended: Book Online , call into The Ticket Office or call 01455 290429 (7 days a week from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm). Other Festival of British Archaeology Events; 15th July: Kings, Castles & Battles at Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre 25th July: Meet the Curator at Bosworth Battlefield Heritage...

Family Archaeology Day

When: 18th July, 10.30 am - 3.30 pm
Where: St Helen's Church & Community Heritage Centre, Ashby

Archaeological Dig Boxes. Help create a huge mammoth. Guess the artefact. Refreshments available. ...

REALFEST

When: 21st July, 12noon till 11pm
Where: Ashby de la Zouch, Bath Grounds

We are Ashby de la Zouch’s answer to local talent. A festival, run by local people, involving and promoting local people. We believe that there is so much talent in and around Ashby and still more to be discovered. We want to bring the local community of Ashby de la Zouch and the surrounding villages together for an amazing day. Join us for the first ever REALFest your local festival with local bands, local food, local drink, local arts, local workshops and entertainment for the whole family! We have a fantastic line-up that includes: Foo Fighters GB, W4, Elba, Talisman,...

Understanding Leicestershire & Rutland's Anglo-Saxon & Romanesque Carvings

When: 23rd July, 7.30 pm
Where: St Helen's Community Heritage Centre

Bob Trubshaw looks at a selection of sculputres in Leicestershire & Rutland from the early 9th to the late 12th centuries. These carvings offer surprising insights into the life and times, including possible puns on words used in the liturgy - and include two of the earliest so called 'Green Men' in England. ...

Performing Stars Academy Summer Workshop

When: 23rd July - 27th July, 9:00 - 3:00pm daily
Where: Brewhouse Arts Centre, Burton on Trent

Performing Stars Academy SUMMER WORKSHOP For anyone aged 4-16yrs A week of singing, dancing and acting in the Brewhouse Arts Centre, with a Friday evening performance for family and friends. ...

Project Digby for young poeple on the Autism Spectrum

When: 24th July - 21st August, 2.30 pm to 4.00 pm
Where: 1620s House & Garden

Can you be a time traveller? Step back in time with Project Digby! An exciting heritage project designed and developed in partnership with Autism East Midlands for young people aged 11-16 on the Autism Spectrum. Discover what life was like over 400 years ago! Find out more about 1620s music, witchcraft, games, food and much more! Starts: Tuesday 24 July Ends: Tuesday 21 August When: Every Tuesday, 2.30 pm to 4.00 pm Where: 1620s House & Garden, Donington-le-Heath, LE67 2FW To discover more about this project, contact Volunteering Co-ordinator Nicola Seika by Monday 16 July. Places are limited, so make...

Festival of British Archaeology: Meet the Curator

When: 25th July, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm and 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Where: Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

Talks at 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm. Meet battlefield curator Richard Knox for a hands on session which looks at how the battle was fought, how the battlefield was lost and battlefield archaeology. There will also be the opportunity to handle arms and armour plus some of the objects found during the battlefield survey. Tickets: Adults £8 Under 21s £5 Pre Booking Recommended: Book Online , call into The Ticket Office or call 01455 290429 (7 days a week from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm). Other Festival of British Archaeology Events; 15th July: Kings,...

Information and Wellness Event

When: 25th July, 10.00am - 3.00pm
Where: Ulverscroft Activity Centre

Are you looking for information and advice regarding the support and services that are available to you in the local area? Drop in to our information and wellness event on Wednesday 25th July to find out more! We will be welcoming a variety of local and nationwide organisations that may be able to offer assistance or guidance to you and your friends and family. Light refreshments will be available to purchase on the day. Attendees already confirmed:- Macmillan Prostaid Vista Action on Hearing Loss Alzheimers Society Royal Voluntary service West Leicester hire Clinical Commissioning Group Home Instead Leicestershire Adult Learning...

Mindful Practise in the Great Outdoors

When: 26th July, 9.30am-11am
Where: Bath Grounds, Ashby

My Time Mindful Practise in the Great Outdoors Experience mindful meditation and other mindful exercises outside. Appreciate just how amazing our world is. Tune into the natural world around you and your body, and recognise how both continue to work so effortlessly without you even realising. Everyone welcome. ...

Medieval Graffiti Day

When: 28th July, 10.30 am - 4 pm
Where: St Helen's Community Heritage Centre & Ashby Castle

Talk on medieval graffiti. Recording graffiti in the Church. Lunch. Finding graffiti in the Castle ...

Walk the Swannington Incline

When: 29th July, 10 am and 12 noon
Where: Swannington

Explore the western end of the first public steam railway in the English Midlands, Robert Stephenson's Leicester and Swannington Railway. Find out how the railway led to the birth of the new town of Coalville. BOOKING ESSENTIAL as places limited email swanningtonwalks@gmail.com or telephone 07474 610112 ...

Califat Coal Mine Tours

When: 29th July, 2pm and 3pm
Where: Swannington

As part of the Festival of Archaeology Leicestershire and Rutland, tour the 1855-1873 Califat coal mine and find out why it was named after a town in Romania. See the outline of the colliery buildings and admire the endeavour and technology needed to extract coal. Learn about the sad fatalities. See the archaeological excavation of the engine house and boiler house - ongoing since June 2016. ...

110 Above Festival

When: 3rd August - 6th August, Gates open midday Friday, and close midday Monday (overnight camping included)
Where: Gopsall Hall Farm, Twycross, Leicestershire

Hidden away in deepest rural Leicestershire and formed in the shadow of ‘the Temple’ ruins, 110 Above is an intimate capacity limited (1,000 persons) festival experience. Wander between the stages and be mesmerized by unforgettable and uncompromising live musical performances. Music on each stage alternates, which ensures you don’t have to miss a thing. …. Your 110 Above festival community awaits you. ...

Friends' of Jacobean Craft Group

When: 4th August, 11.00 am to 3.30 pm
Where: 1620s House & Garden

Costumed members of the Friends’ Jacobean Craft Group will be in the house working on current projects. Usual admission price applies, but site admission tickets give free unlimited re-admission to the House, gardens and tea room on non-Special Event Days during normal open hours for 12 months from day of purchase. Don’t forget that there are other Craft Days on; Saturday 1st September ...

Thringstone Music Festival

When: 4th August, Gates open 12 noon. Finishes at 10.30pm
Where: Charles Booth Centre, The Green, Thringstone, Leics., LE67 8NR

A charity music festival now in its 4th year at the centre. Acts both inside and outside, children's area, food, drink, stalls, and hopefully good weather. Free admission. There will be a raffle and a donations bucket for the centre's charity. ...

The Reluctant Dragon performed by Quantum Theatre

When: 5th August, 6.00 pm start
Where: Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

The Reluctant Dragon performed by Quantum Theatre Written by Kenneth Grahame, Adapted and Directed by Michael Whitmore. “You’ve got to fight him some time or other you know, ’cos he’s St George and you’re the dragon…” Everyone knows St George has to do battle with the dragon, but what happens when the dragon simply won’t fight St George? In this beloved classic story, a young boy befriends a poetry-loving dragon living in the Downs above his home. When the town-folk send for St. George to slay the dragon, the boy needs to come up with a clever plan to save...

Hough Mill Open

When: 5th August - 12th August, 2-5pm
Where: Swannington

See the amazing transformation of Hough Mill from a derelict shell to a visitor attraction. Use a quern to grind wheat into flour, try the long arm sack scales or push the sack trolley to see how heavy it is. Explore the trees, shrubs and flowers in the adjacent Gorse Field and Califat Spinney, plus their centuries of coal mining heritage. Also open August Bank Holiday Monday ...

Transform (Holiday Bible Club)

When: 6th August - 10th August, 10am - 12pm
Where: Ashby Congregational Church, Kilwardby Street

Teambuilders holiday bible club. Come along for activities, games, craft, stories, prayers and lots of fun! All welcome ...

TCV Swadlincote Woods Volunteering Day

When: 7th August, 10am to 3.30pm
Where: Swadlincote Woods

Join our friendly team to carry out conservation work at Swadlincote Woodlands urban park. We meet each 1st Tuesday of the month, and each month have a different activity to reflect the seasons. Work is suited to anyone in reasonable health, and there are different tasks for those who feel more and less active on the day. No previous experience is needed, and we would particularly welcome more women on the team. ...

Soldier's Camp

When: 8th August - 9th July, 11.00 am to 3.30 pm
Where: Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

Step back in time as 15th century Yorkist soldiers and their followers are brought to life in an authentically dressed period camp by Les Routiers de Rouen. See what the common soldiers would wear to battle and the cruel weapons that threatened them. Explore the life in camp as food is cooked, archery is practised and herbs are prepared to season the food and make medicines to treat the wounded. Bring the family to experience the sights, sounds and smells of a medieval army camp. Entry to this is included in your admission ticket to our award-winning Exhibition Other Living...

First Aid at Work

When: 8th August - 10th August, 9:00am-4:00pm
Where: Moira Replan

First Aid at Work 18th-20th April, £200 per candidate. This course is held at our Training Centre. Courses include all materials and 3 years industry recognised certification on successful completion. We have free onsite parking available. All our courses are available at your workplace. For more information on these courses please contact us on Email:info@etsfirstaid.co.uk Tel:07708522621 or visit our website: www.etsfirstaid.co.uk ...

The Witch Finder's Sister Talk - Beth Underdown

When: 8th August, 7.00 pm to 8.30 pm
Where: 1620s House & Garden

Winner of the 2017 HWA Debut Crown Published by Penguin | Thursday 11 January 2018 Join author Beth Underdown for a reading and talk on her award winning book “The Witchfinder’s Sister” at the 1620s House & Garden…itself home to a number of witch marks designed to keep the witches out! ‘A compelling debut from a gifted storyteller’ Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent The number of women my brother Matthew killed, so far as I can reckon it, is one hundred and six… 1645 – When Alice Hopkins’ husband dies in a tragic accident, she returns to the...

The Book of Puck

When: 9th August, 1.00 pm to 4.30 pm
Where: 1620s House & Garden

Meet Puck the little owl in the beautiful surroundings of the 1620s House & Garden and listen to owl stories in this “hands on” afternoon. Becky Friar from Hawkwise Falconry will be on site with Puck, the little owl. There will be two book reading sessions at 1.30 pm and 3.00 pm, with general handling and holding sessions in between these times. Children colouring sheets will also be available to colour in and take away as a memento of the day. £2 per person plus the normal cost of admission. Don’t forget your camera ...

Disgusting Songs for Revolting Children

When: 11th August, 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm
Where: The Century Theatre

Jay Foreman is an award winning musical comedian whose songs have been heard on BBC Radio 4, Radio 4 Extra, The One Show, London Live TV and Dave Gorman’s UK/Ireland tour. Jay provides a devilishly cheeky hour of songs, poems and comedy for children of all ages in this family-friendly show which regularly sells out at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. ‘With dark humour and wordplay reminiscent of Roald Dahl, he should more often than not grab the attention of even the most reluctant child’ BroadwayBaby.com Tickets: £7.50 standard ticket and a group ticket of £25 for 4 people. Show information;...

An Open Evening of Bells

When: 15th August, 7 pm
Where: St Helen's Church, Ashby

See and hear our 10 Church bells being rung. Hear our handbells. See our stunning Peal Book and have a go at ringing the Church bells yourself. ...

Mindful Practise in the Great Outdoors

When: 16th August, 09:30-11.00
Where: Bath Grounds, Ashby

My Time Mindful Practise in the Great Outdoors. Experience mindful meditation and other mindful exercises outside. Appreciate just how amazing our world is. Tune into the natural world around you and your incredible body, and recognise how both continue to work so effortlessly without you even realising. Everyone welcome. ...

Family Activity Day

When: 17th August, 10am-12pm
Where: Field Sport UK Ashby De La Zouch

WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT ~ Get out and get active with this perfect family package. Air rifles, Archery & fire lighting Package (approximately 2 hours long) perfect for a family day out. No Experience or Licence Needed All equipment & Instructor included (Not suitable for pregnant ladies) COST ~ £12.50pp *book now to avoid disappointment* TIME ~ 10am till 12pm (Mixed Session) AGE ~ 8 years + Children must be supervised by a full paying adult WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING ~ Our pathways are nice and clean, Appropriate clothing for the weather on the day HOW TO...

24hr Bushcraft Experience

When: 18th August - 19th August, 9am-9am
Where: Field Sport UK Ashby De La Zouch

This is a great 24hr experience learning survival skills and Bushcraft in our beautiful woodland on the border of Derbyshire and Leicestershire in Ashby De La Zouch. Have you got what it takes to make yourself at home in the natural world. Some of the the itinerary will cover a variety of outdoor survival skills - from lighting a fire using various methods, techniques and materials, to building a protective shelter. You'll explore the psychology of survival, learn to purify and filter water, and experience campfire cooking in the real outdoors. - Fire lighting: Learn to light a fire (and...

MTS Summer Workshop - August 2018

When: 21st August - 23rd August, 9:00 - 3:00pm daily
Where: Marlborough Square Church, Coalville

MTS SUMMER WORKSHOP For anyone aged 4-17yrs 3 days of singing, dancing and acting with professional teachers, plus a musical theatre dance workshop with a special guest teacher! Workshop is £40pp (sibling discount available) and includes a FREE workshop t-shirt! Performance for family and friends on the Thursday evening. Call or email for a booking form! ...

Mindful Practise in the Great Outdoors

When: 23rd August, 09:30-11.00
Where: Bath Grounds, Ashby

My Time Mindful Practise in the Great Outdoors. Experience mindful meditation and other mindful exercises outside. Appreciate just how amazing our world is. Tune into the natural world around you and your incredible body, and recognise how both continue to work so effortlessly without you even realising. Everyone welcome. ...

Appleby Magna Food Gusto Festival Saturday 25th of August

When: 25th August, 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Where: Sir John Moore Foundation, Top Street, Appleby Magna, DE12 7AH

The Appleby Magna Food Gusto Festival is back again this year with a wide range of the regions best food and drink. Couple this with a great music line up and activities for all the family is a great way to end the holidays. The festival is held on Saturday 25th of August from 10:30 – 16:30 on the beautiful grounds of the Sir John Moore Foundation, Top Street, Appleby Magna, just of junction 11 of the M42. Use the postcode DE12 7AH to find us on a sat nav or use the google maps link here. Parking is available...

Campfire Bread Making Workshop

When: 25th August, 9am-12pm
Where: Field Sport UK Ashby De La Zouch

It’s hard to beat the primitive pleasure of cooking over an open flame with a deep smoky scent in the air; in a beautiful woodland setting. Now who doesn’t like freshly baked bread? There can’t be many folks who don’t love the smell of bread as it comes out of the oven Using and leaning various methods come and join us on this wonderful bread making experience using natural materials to cook fresh bread! Learn 3 different types of cooking bread on a campfire: - Artesian Bread - Bannock - Flat Bread This experience is a great way to learn...

Conflict 1485

When: 26th August - 27th August, 11.00 am to 3.30 pm
Where: Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

Les Routiers de Rouen invite you to explore their tented encampment in Ambion Arena, to see an array of replica arms and armour from the time of Bosworth as the noble Knights prepare for Battle. Richly dressed ladies from the time of Richard III will also be present and maybe good King Richard will make an appearance himself! Younger visitors can listen to medieval tales bringing the middle ages to life. This activity is included in the cost of your admission to our award-winning exhibition Les Routiers de Rouen are also on site on the following dates; September: Saturday 8th...

Summer Fayre & Craft Fayre

When: 27th August, 10:30 - 3:00
Where: Christ Church Hall, London Road, Coalville LE67 3JA

St Peter's Church, Bardon Hill invite you to their Summer Fayre & Craft Fayre which will be held at Christ Church Halls on London Road, Coalville. There will be lots of lovely craft stalls including locally made children's wooden jigsaws and puzzles, fabric items, jewellery, cards together with your favourite church stalls such as raffle, tombola, books, table top sales, tin can alley and more. We will also be selling refreshments and will have a tea room where you can sit and relax. Entry is free and there is free parking on the church grounds and as it is Bank...

Mindful Practise in the Great Outdoors

When: 30th August, 09:30-11.00
Where: Bath Grounds, Ashby

My Time Mindful Practise in the Great Outdoors. Experience mindful meditation and other mindful exercises outside. Appreciate just how amazing our world is. Tune into the natural world around you and your incredible body, and recognise how both continue to work so effortlessly without you even realising. Children welcome. ...

ELO Again Live

When: 1st September, 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm
Where: The Century Theatre

ELO Again - The Ultimate Electric Light Orchestra Tribute Show The British Rock group The Electric Light Orchestra epitomised the 70s with their unique symphonic rock style and unforgettable classics. Pop masterpieces such as Mr Blue Sky, Livin’ Thing, Turn to Stone, Sweet Talking Woman, Shine A Little Love, Hold On Tight, Confusion, Evil Woman, Telephone Line, Don’t Bring Me Down…to name just a few. NOW YOU CAN RE-LIVE the amazing sounds of the Electric Light Orchestra in the form of the World’s No. 1 ELO Tribute Show A NIGHT OF ELO performed by ELO AGAIN They have re-created the...

Friends' of Jacobean Craft Group

When: 1st September, 11.00 am to 3.30 pm
Where: 1620s House & Garden

Costumed members of the Friends’ Jacobean Craft Group will be in the house working on current projects. Usual admission price applies, but site admission tickets give free unlimited re-admission to the House, gardens and tea room on non-Special Event Days during normal open hours for 12 months from day of purchase. ...

Shackerstone Family Festival

When: 1st September - 2nd September, 10am to 5pm
Where: Congerstone, Leicestershire

Local family festival for all the family now in its 24th year, many attractions stands and demonstrations spread over 2 large fields, free land train services between the show areas and free entry for all children under 16 with a paying adult, please see website for ticket prices and family tickets for the weekend, camping is also available details are all included on the website. ...

Walk the Swannington Incline

When: 2nd September, 10 am and 12 noon
Where: Swannington

Explore the western end of the first public steam railway in the English Midlands, Robert Stephenson's Leicester and Swannington Railway. Find out how the railway led to the birth of the new town of Coalville. BOOKING ESSENTIAL as places limited email swanningtonwalks@gmail.com or telephone 07474 610112 ...

Hough Mill Open

When: 2nd September, 2-5pm
Where: Swannington

See the amazing transformation of Hough Mill from a derelict shell to a visitor attraction. Use a quern to grind wheat into flour, try the long arm sack scales or push the sack trolley to see how heavy it is. Explore the trees, shrubs and flowers in the adjacent Gorse Field and Califat Spinney, plus their centuries of coal mining heritage. Sunday 30th is Take Teddy To The Mill ...

Califat Coal Mine Tours

When: 2nd September, 2pm and 3pm
Where: Swannington

As part of Hello Heritage, tour the 1855-1873 Califat coal mine and find out why it was named after a town in Romania. See the outline of the colliery buildings and admire the endeavour and technology needed to extract coal. Learn about the sad fatalities. See the archaeological excavation of the engine house and boiler house - ongoing since June 2016. ...

TCV Swadlincote Woods Volunteering Day

When: 4th September, 10am to 3.30pm
Where: Swadlincote Woods

Join our friendly team to carry out conservation work at Swadlincote Woodlands urban park. We meet each 1st Tuesday of the month, and each month have a different activity to reflect the seasons. Work is suited to anyone in reasonable health, and there are different tasks for those who feel more and less active on the day. No previous experience is needed, and we would particularly welcome more women on the team. ...

TECHSPO London 2018

When: 5th September - 6th September, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Where: Sofitel London Heathrow Hotel

TECHSPO London Technology Expo - September 5-6, 2018 - London, UK ...

Funhose Comedy Club

When: 6th September, 7.30pm doors. 8.15pm start
Where: The Lyric Rooms Lower Church Street Ashby-De-La-Zouch Leicestershire LE65 1AB

ANDREW BIRD JONNY AWSUM Ryan McDonnell Cally Beaton Compere Spiky Mike ...

Heritage Open Days

When: 8th September - 10th September, 10.30 am - 4 pm
Where: St Helen's Community Heritage Centre

Guided tours each afternoon at 2 pm. Refreshments available. Children's activities. See our church textiles. Find out about the extraordinary women of St Helen's. ...

Heritage Open Day

When: 9th September - 16th September, 11.00 am to 4.00 pm
Where: The Century Theatre

This year we are celebrating local heritage with TWO Heritage Open Days. Each September thousands of volunteers across the country invite you to experience local history, architecture and culture. All for free. This year Heritage Open Days run nationally from September 6th to 9th and 13th to 16th. Here at the Century Theatre we are throwing our doors open to anyone who would like to visit and learn more about the history of the theatre and how we are looking forward to the future. We will be holding guided tours of the backstage area and showing a short film about...

Early Highwaymen 1550 to 1640 talk

When: 12th September, 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm
Where: 1620s House & Garden

Join Lee Timmins for his talk on the life and times of the early highwayman in the barn at the 1620s House & Garden What inspired men and women to chance it upon the highway? How is Shakespeare’s Sir John Falstaff relevant? Were there Highwaymen living at The 1620s House? Tickets: £6.00 Pre booking recommended – Call 01455 290429 (open 7 days a week from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm) ...

Hello Heritage

When: 15th September, 12 noon until 5pm
Where: Charles Booth Centre, The Green, Thringstone, Leics., LE67 8NR

A chance to learn about the history of what is the 1st ever community centre in the UK. This former 17th century farm house and its connection to Charles Booth has a lot of history to tell. ...

Coalville Colour Run 2018

When: 16th September, 10:30am - 5:30pm
Where: Coalville

Coalville Colour Run is now an established event in Coalville town centre. This is a fun event, encorporating a run (or walk) through our wonderful town, paint stations where you are sure to get covered in different colours of powder paint and then a grand finish at Coalville Park. The event is suitable for all, as long as you don’t mind getting colourful! So what do you need to do? Well its simple - grab your family or running buddies and sign up to be a part of Coalville's most colourful event! We are also looking for local businesses who...

WW1 Centenary Gathering

When: 21st September, 7:00 - 11:30 pm
Where: Lyric Rooms LE65 1AB

Entertainment, music, song, verse, dance, buffet, raffle. Contact Paul 01530 417747 for tickets. ...

Rainbows Bubble Rush Leicester

When: 22nd September, 9:00 - 13:30
Where: Abbey Park, Abbey Park Road, Leicester, LE4 5AQ

The Bubble Rush is not your average 5k fun run. At every kilometre point there’ll be a bubble station where one of our high-powered foam cannons will be blowing out 30 cubic metres a minute of frothy colourful bubbles to make a 4ft bubble wall! Our trained team of 'Bubble Blasters' will control the foam cannons to make sure you get completely covered in coloured foam. And this fabulous foaming 5K fun run will be great for all the family whether you are a regular runner or have never run at all before… you can run, walk, skip or dance...

Soldier's Camp

When: 23rd September - 24th September, 11.00 am to 3.30 pm
Where: Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

Step back in time as 15th century Yorkist soldiers and their followers are brought to life in an authentically dressed period camp by Les Routiers de Rouen. See what the common soldiers would wear to battle and the cruel weapons that threatened them. Explore the life in camp as food is cooked, archery is practised and herbs are prepared to season the food and make medicines to treat the wounded. Bring the family to experience the sights, sounds and smells of a medieval army camp. Entry to this is included in your admission ticket to our award-winning Exhibition ...

Charity Link's Leicestershire 3 Peaks Challenge

When: 23rd September, All Day
Where: Charnwood area

Fancy a physical challenge which will help to change lives? How about taking on Charity Link's Leicestershire 3 Peaks Challenge on 23rd September? The Challenge is a unique 16 mile route which begins and ends at Bradgate Park and takes in the peaks of Beacon Hill, Bardon Hill (Leicestershire’s highest point) and Old John Tower in Bradgate itself. Walk or run the route to help provide essential items, including clothing and beds, to local families facing hardship and crisis. Come on your own to this friendly event or take part with friends, family or work colleagues. ...

The Power and effectiveness of the Warbow

When: 23rd September, 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm
Where: Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

A talk in the Heritage Room on the results of a series of empirical tests undertaken at Bosworth Battlefield, to demonstrate the effects of replica Medieval-period arrows being shot at a realistic piece of plate armour. Tickets £6 Pre Booking Recommended: book Online , in person at The Ticket Office on site or by calling 01455 290429 (open 7 days a week from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm) ...

TCV Swadlincote Woods Volunteering Day

When: 2nd October, 10am to 3.30pm
Where: Swadlincote Woods

Join our friendly team to carry out conservation work at Swadlincote Woodlands urban park. We meet each 1st Tuesday of the month, and each month have a different activity to reflect the seasons. Work is suited to anyone in reasonable health, and there are different tasks for those who feel more and less active on the day. No previous experience is needed, and we would particularly welcome more women on the team. ...

Funhose Comedy Club

When: 4th October, 7.30pm doors. 8.15pm start
Where: The Lyric Rooms Lower Church Street Ashby-De-La-Zouch Leicestershire LE65 1AB

NATHAN CATON ANDREW LAWRENCE Matt Green Ian Crawford Compere Spiky Mike ...

Derby Charity Golf Day

When: 5th October, 9:00 - 21:00
Where: Kedleston Park Golf Club, Kedleston, Quarndon, Derby, DE22 5JD

Get out your nine-irons and join Rainbows for a fantastic day of 18-holes as you take part in the Derby Charity Day. Taking place at Kedleston Park Golf Club on Friday 5 October, the Derby Charity Golf Day is a great day for all keen golfers, whatever their ability, to get into the swing of things and compete across 18-holes. Kedleston Park Golf Club is one of the finest courses in the Midlands and the challenging course was designed by James Braid and developed by Henry Colt in 1947 – since then, it has been proving one of the courses...

me & dee charity masquerade ball

When: 6th October, 7pm
Where: St Georges Park, Burton on Trent

me & dee masquerade charity Ball is taking place on 6th October 2018 at the Hilton, St George’s Park Burton on Trent. The me & dee charity arrange holidays at Mablethorpe seaside in our caravans including beach huts and chalet for families to create memories together who face a short and uncertain future when Time is precious. These holidays are also for families with physically and emotionally injured service men and women The me & dee charity masquerade ball is our biggest fundraising event of the year and is a fantastic evening ...

"Night at the Museum" Silent Disco

When: 6th October, 19:00 - 23:00
Where: New Walk Museum, 53 New Walk, Leicester, LE1 7EA

Join Rainbows at their 'after-school club for grown-ups' as they host a very special "Night at the Museum" Silent Disco. Held at the awesome New Walk Museum (Leicester), this is your chance to unleash your inner child and enjoy the school trip of your dreams... but at night! For just £15 you can uncover little-known secrets about the museum, which is packed with dinosaurs, ancient Egyptians and much more; as you get the chance to experience New Walk Museum like never before! Don our magical headphones and feel your inhibitions become 'extinct' as you groove the night away to our...

Derby Cathedral Abseil

When: 13th October, 9:00 - 19:00
Where: Derby Cathedral, 18-19 Iron Gate, Derby, DE1 3GP

Have a head for heights or feeling adventurous? Challenge yourself, make a difference to the children, young people and families who rely on Rainbows – and sign up for our Derby Cathedral Abseil. Taking place on Saturday 13 October 2018, the abseil will require you to walk up the 189 steps of the second highest cathedral tower in the country, before providing you with spectacular views across Derby city centre. Once at the top of the historic tower, you’ll step over the edge and abseil the 212ft back to the ground – giving you an adrenaline rush like no other....

TCV Pond and Woodland Management

When: 16th October, 10am to 3.30pm
Where: Griffydam Primary School

Join our friendly team to carry out conservation work at Griffydam. Work is suited to anyone in reasonable health, and there are different tasks for those who feel more and less active on the day. No previous experience is needed, and we would particularly welcome more women on the team. ...

Emergency First aid at Work course

When: 18th October, 9:00am-4pm
Where: Moira Replan

Emergency First Aid at Work 4th April, £100 per candidate★ This course is held at our Training Centre. Courses include all materials and 3 years industry recognised certification on successful completion. We have free onsite parking available. All our courses are available at your workplace. For more information on these courses please contact us on Email:info@etsfirstaid.co.uk Tel:07708522621 or visit our website: www.etsfirstaid.co.uk ...

The Wizard of Oz

When: 18th October - 20th October, 7.30 pm
Where: The Century Theatre

We’re off to see the wizard…the wonderful wizard of Oz! Yes, Leicestershire theatregoers are in for a musical treat as the Century Theatre is transformed into the magical land of Oz. Join Dorothy and her friends – the Scarecrow, the Tinman and the Lion – on their journey to the Emerald City. ‘The Wizard of Oz’ features the classic songs, ‘Over the Rainbow’, ‘Ding-Dong, the Wicked Witch is Dead!’ and ‘The Merry Old Land of Oz’.‘Follow the yellow brick road’, is what the Munchkins tell Dorothy. And that’s what she does, meeting a Scarecrow in search of a brain, a...

First Aid at Work renewal

When: 31st October - 1st November, 9:00am-4:00pm
Where: Moira Replan

First Aid at Work renewal, £155 per candidate. This course is held at our Training Centre. Courses include all materials and 3 years industry recognised certification on successful completion. We have free onsite parking available. All our courses are available at your workplace. For more information on these courses please contact us on Email:info@etsfirstaid.co.uk Tel:07708522621 or visit our website: www.etsfirstaid.co.uk ...

GUNPOWDER PLOT

When: 5th November, 11.00 am to 3.30 pm
Where: 1620s House & Garden

Discover how the Manor House’s family was involved in the Gunpowder Plot – Costumed characters will bring this to life. Cannon and musket firing demonstrations. Timed programme running throughout the day. Children’s craft activities. Tea rooms open for light snacks and refreshments. ...

TCV Swadlincote Woods Volunteering Day

When: 6th November, 10am to 3.30pm
Where: Swadlincote Woods

Join our friendly team to carry out conservation work at Swadlincote Woodlands urban park. We meet each 1st Tuesday of the month, and each month have a different activity to reflect the seasons. Work is suited to anyone in reasonable health, and there are different tasks for those who feel more and less active on the day. No previous experience is needed, and we would particularly welcome more women on the team. ...

Commemorating the end of WW1

When: 10th November, Exhibition 12 - 6pm. Dance 7.30pm onwards
Where: Charles Booth Centre, The Green, Thringstone, Leics., LE67 8NR

An free exhibition charting the changes in local life following the end of The Great War, the changes to women's work patterns and the optimism at the time. There will be many displays from Friends of Thringstone and other local partners. In the evening there will be a dance with Foresters Band. ...

First Aid at work Course

When: 14th November - 16th November, 9:00am-4:00pm
Where: Moira Replan

First Aid at Work 18th-20th April, £200 per candidate. This course is held at our Training Centre. Courses include all materials and 3 years industry recognised certification on successful completion. We have free onsite parking available. All our courses are available at your workplace. For more information on these courses please contact us on Email:info@etsfirstaid.co.uk Tel:07708522621 or visit our website: www.etsfirstaid.co.uk ...

TCV Swadlincote Woods Volunteering Day

When: 4th December, 10am to 3.30pm
Where: Swadlincote Woods

Join our friendly team to carry out conservation work at Swadlincote Woodlands urban park. We meet each 1st Tuesday of the month, and each month have a different activity to reflect the seasons. Work is suited to anyone in reasonable health, and there are different tasks for those who feel more and less active on the day. No previous experience is needed, and we would particularly welcome more women on the team. ...

The PANTO Company Presents: Cinderella

When: 6th December - 9th November, Various - please see the website
Where: Century Theatre

Bullied by her two Ugly Sisters, Cinders' future looks bleak until her Fairy Godmother casts a spell and sends her to the ball. How will the Prince ever find her when she flees at midnight, leaving behind a single glass slipper? Let Buttons be your host for this show of traditional panto fun. With plenty of parking space for your pumpkin! Ticketing Information School performances Thursday 6th & Friday 7th December - 10.00 am and 2.30 pm on both days Tickets are £6.95 per child, with 1 Adult FREE for every 10 child tickets purchased Tickets can only to be...

The Vienna Festival Ballet: The Nutcracker Friday

When: 13th December, 7.30 pm start
Where: The Century Theatre

The Vienna Festival Ballet takes high quality productions of classical ballet to audiences around the world. The Vienna Festival Ballet gave its first performance in Brighton, England in May 1980. This was followed by an extended European tour the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium. Since that time the company has not looked back, but gone from strength to strength. The popularity of the Vienna Festival Ballet has been endorsed by the fact that they are invited back to venues again and again and this is their third visit to the Century Theatre. The company’s repertoire has grown steadily over...