Today to Fri 18 May, by distance, closest first.    

More details - Charity Art Auction
Art from local artists for auction to raise money for Hospice Hope and the Ashby Arts Festival Free entry , no commission charged. Refreshments available. Purchases over £50 can be made with a card.
Ashby Congregational Church Kilwardby Street Ashby de la Zouch

More details - Bluebell Arboretum and Nursery - Open Garden for NGS
Beautiful 9 acre woodland garden with a large collection of rare trees and shrubs. Interest throughout the yr with spring flowers, cool leafy areas in summer and sensational autumn colour. Many information posters describing the more obscure plants. Bring wellingtons in wet weather.
Bluebell Arboretum and Nursery, Ashby de la Zouch
Wed 16 May, Thu 14 Jun

More details - Calke Abbey - Calke Alive
Travel through time and meet characters from Calke’s past, as they tell the tale of the years of grandeur, the gradual decline and the dramatic end. When you visit the house, you’ll meet characters from Calke’s past and learn more about the fascinating history of the ’un-stately home’.
Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby,
Tue 15 May

More details - Swinging Bass Band in concert
The Swinging Bass Band will sing & play their mix of Swing Classics, Frank Sinatra & Jazz at The Charles Booth Centre, formerly Thingstone Community Centre, Thringstone, Leicestershire. Vocals from the amazing Roy Forbes! Saturday 28th April 2018 at 8.
Charles Booth Centre, The Green, Thringstone, Leicestershire
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Dawn Chorus Walk
Are you an early bird!? Join the Woodland Trust for a pleasant early morning ramble through Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Wood and listen out for the voices of the dawn chorus.
Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Wood
Sun 6 May

More details - Push the Boat Out - Sample Sailing
Join us on Sunday 6th May and enjoy a trial sail! We’re inviting people to book up for a 30 min. sailing experience with an expert sailor for just £5 per person. Pre-registration is required via . Sailing kit will be provided - wet suit/ buoyancy aid.
Staunton Harold Sailing Club, Calke Road, Melbourne
Sun 6 May

More details - Whitwick Antiques, Vintage & Collectors Fair
Join us at our well established ’fast-paced buyers and sellers delight’ Our 4th year hosting this popular event. With up to 65 antique, vintage and collectable traders you really will be spoilt for choice! Free on site parking Dogs Welcome Wheelchair friendly Refreshments served by the venue
Hermitage Leisure Centre, Silver Street
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Plant Hunters' Fair at Donington Le Heath 1620's House and Garden Saturday 5th May 2018
Plant Hunters’ Fair at Donington Le Heath 1620’s House and Garden with entry of only £1.00 for the Plant Fair and Gardens. The plant fair features highly respected specialist nurseries with a great range of perennials, alpines, shrubs, trees, rare species and old heritage varieties.
Donington Le Heath Manor House, Donington Le Heath, Coalville
Sat 5 May

Concert for Dementia UK More details - Concert for Dementia UK
A fantastic opportunity to enjoy 2 local ensembles in concert together in a beautiful setting. The Heath Chorus and Uttoxeter Town Brass Band will present an evening of entertainment in aid of Dementia UK.
St. Peter’s Church, Stapenhill, Burton on Trent
Sat 21 Apr
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More details - Quiz Night!
Music Academy for Schools is hosting a fun quiz night. Live music included.
Rosliston Village Hall, Main Street, Rosliston, Swadlincote.
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Jeremy Hardy
Jeremy Hardy. Artists performing: Jeremy Hardy.: Tickets avaiable.
Brewhouse Arts Centre, Burton Upon Trent
Wed 25 Apr

More details - National Care Home Open Day
Richmond Village Aston on Trent look forward to welcoming you to our National Care Home Open Day on Saturday 21st April between 10am - 4pm. Come along and find out more about our village facilities, the Wellness Spa, Activities and Recreation, Hospitality, Health and Wellbeing, Care and Support.
Richmond Village Aston on Trent Richmond Drive Aston on Trent
Sat 21 Apr

More details - The  Big Sunrise
Come along and enjoy a wonderful celebration of the sun A programme of beautiful Choral music featuring a massed choir and string orchestra Please check out our website for full details of all our concerts
Town Hall Burton upon Trent
Sun 22 Apr

More details - Worship with a Classical Flavour
The church of St Mary in Charnwood Nanpantan invites you to a short service including music for reflection followed by refreshments and a short recital. Rev’d Noel Colley will preach and lead the service.
Church of St Mary in Charnwood, Nanpantan Road, Nanpantan, Loughborough
Sun 29 Apr

More details - RSPB Birdwatching Coach Trip to Titchwell RSPB Reserve - Norfok
The Loughborough RSPB Group invite you to join them on their coach trip to Titchwell RSPB Reserve in Norfolk. Whilst Titchwell is changing because of rising sea levels it is still one of the best reserves in the country. This popular reserve on the north Norfolk coast has something for everyone.
Brockington Building, Loughborough University, Epinal Way, Loughborough.
Sun 29 Apr

More details - RSPB Talk - The Sherwood Forest Reserve by Eleanor Cady.
This new Midlands reserve is due to open in mid 2018 - so this will tell us about the project and the future hopes for this exciting new site, from the team involved in its planning, creation, etc. Eleanor is the Project Officer for the RSPB Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre project.
Lecture Theatre U020, Brockington Building, Loughborough University, Epinal Way, Loughborough
Fri 11 May

More details - Old English Walled Garden, Elvaston Castle Country Park - Open Garden for NGS
Come and discover the beauty of the Old English walled garden at Elvaston Castle. Take in the peaceful atmosphere and enjoy the scents and colours of all the varieties of trees, shrubs and plants. Summer bedding and large herbaceous borders.
Old English Walled Garden, Elvaston Castle Country Park, Derby
Sat 21 Apr

Statfold Barn Railway - "The Giant Miniature Weekend" More details - Statfold Barn Railway - "The Giant Miniature Weekend"
Join us at the award winning Statfold Barn Railway for a steam-filled family day out! Enjoy the sights and sounds of steam in miniature, ride on the steam trains of the Statfold Barn Railway, see working demonstrations, steam models, trade stands and much more.
Statfold Barn Railway, Ashby Road, Tamworth
Sat 12 May and Sun 13 May
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More details - Barry Palser's Super Six Jazz Band
A first visit for ’The Super Six’ featuring Barry on trombone who believes that entertainment is a critical factor in jazz. On banjo is the legendary Tony Pitt, a former member of the Acker Bilk, Kenny Ball, Alex Welsh and Phil Mason bands.
Newbold Verdon Jazz Club at Newbold Verdon Sports & Social Club
Fri 4 May

More details - Long Close - Open Garden for NGS
5 acres spring bulbs, rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, magnolias, many rare shrubs, mature trees, lily ponds; terraced lawns, herbaceous borders, potager in walled kitchen garden, wildflower meadow walk. Winter, spring, summer and autumn colour, a garden for all seasons.
Long Close, Woodhouse Eaves
Mon 7 May, Mon 28 May

More details - Newtown Linford Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Newtown Linford is a historic village bordering Bradgate Park with the River Lin flowing through it and is part of the Charnwood Forest. Two of the gardens opening have river banks from where you can see brown trout and the occasional kingfisher. The gardens opening are each quite different.
Newtown Linford Gardens, Leicester
Mon 7 May

More details - Free Family Clay Workshop!
Join us for a free Family Workshop with Clay! We’ll be rolling, kneading, scoring, and working with slip to create traditional coil pots in response to our exhibition of clay and ceramics, ’The Ground Is Good’.
Modern Painters, New Decorators Carillon Court Shopping Centre Loughborough
Sat 21 Apr

More details - Bradgate Drama Society Spring Production
Bradgate Drama Society and proud to present 2 one act plays. Rude Awakenings by Nicolas Ridley The Little Gissing Art group are holding their annual Art exhibition and competition and not everything goes to plan.
Newtown Linford Village Hall Main Street Newtown Linford Leicester.
Thu 10 May to Sat 12 May

More details - Archaeology:  The Archaeology of Iron Age Leicestershire with Stephanie Vann
This course aims to provide an introduction to the archaeology of Iron Age Leicestershire.
Quest House, Woodgate Chambers, 70 Woodgate, Loughborough
Thu 26 Apr, Thu 10 May, Thu 17 May

More details - International Guild of Knot Tyers Symposium
The International Guild of Knot Tyers (IGKT) are holding their Spring Symposium in Loughborough Town Hall this year and on Saturday May 12, we open to the public between 10am and 4pm and welcome visitors of all ages. Entry is free and we invite people to call in and talk to some of our enthusiastic members.
Loughborough Town Hall
Sat 12 May

More details - Midlands Model Rail Show & Reunion - French Railways Society
The French Railways Society is holding its first Midlands Model Rail Show and Reunion. The event will be a mixture of model railway layouts in various scales, sales and display stands, with trade participation plus a programme of talks and presentations including guest speaker the author and broadcaster Andrew...
The Aston Court Hotel (York & Hardwick suites), Midland Road, Derby
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Peppa Pig and George
Join Peppa and her little brother George for an exciting day out for all the family. Peppa and George have been to the railway lots of times and are coming back again. There will be photo opportunities with the cheeky little piggies, so don’t forget to bring your cameras!
Great Central Railway Great Central Road
Sat 5 May to Mon 7 May

More details - Memory Lane Café April
Our monthly reminiscence café. Each themed session is designed for people living with dementia, their carers, friends and family. BOOKING ESSENTIAL - LIMITED PLACES
The National Memorial Arboretum. The Remembrance Centre Restaurant

More details - A Spotlight On: The Importance of the mosquito and its crew
This talk will cover the history and importance of the Mosquito to UK aviation heritage, and the project to restore this aircraft for the UK people. It will also cover progress of the fundraising and technical details of the restoration of Mosquito RL249.
The National Memorial Arboretum. The Millenium Chapel
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Plant Hunters' Fair at The National Memorial Arboretum on Saturday 12th May 2018
FREE ENTRY to this Plant Fair featuring many highly respected specialist nurseries with a great range of perennials, shrubs, trees, rare species, old heritage varieties and specialities to delight plant lovers of every level of experience and the nurseries will be more than happy to give you the benefit of their
National Memorial Arboretum Croxall Road Alrewas Staffordshire
Sat 12 May

More details - The Moscow State Circus  GOSTINITSA
Special offer - 2 for 1 on any seat any day! Simply call the box office – 020 3375 3970 and quote ’Juggler’ to receive the deal.
Bass’s Recreation Ground
Wed 25 Apr to Sun 29 Apr

More details - How To Get An Agent
How To Get an Agent – With Alex Davis Thursday May 10th, 7pm-9pm Tickets £8 from QUAD Box Office on 01332 290606 or from Getting an agent is a massive step towards publication for any author, but how do you go about landing representation?
Derby QUAD, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter, Derby
Thu 10 May

More details - Vivaldi's Four Seasons by Candlelight
The London Concertante are delighted to return to Derby Cathedral in 2018 to kick off their 2018 Four Season UK tour! Headlined by Vivaldi’s eternal masterpieces, the ensemble present an accompanying programme bursting with classical treats and hidden gems.
Derby Cathedral, 18-19 Iron Gate, Derby

More details - Derby Ceilidh and Contra
Contra dancing is an evening of fun, energetic dancing in the same style as English Ceilidh. A caller first explains the movements and then prompts you during the dance. Contra dance is an American version of English Ceilidh dancing but features lively flowing movements.
The Polish Club, 18 Kedleston Road, Derby
Fri 18 May

More details - Thomas Bowes plays Bach (UK Bach Pilgrimage)
At 7.30pm on Thursday 3rd May Peckleton Church hosts the celebrated violinist Thomas Bowes in a concert that forms part of his 2018 UK Bach Pilgrimage.
Peckleton Church
Thu 3 May

More details - Wild Thyme Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
The garden surrounds a self built timber frame house now 20 years old and extends to acre. There is a collection of over 120 Japanese Maples with other rare semi mature White bark Birch trees, shrubs and herbaceous perennials. Newly developed large beds of Ornamental grasses with taller perennials.
Wild Thyme Cottage, Burton-On-Trent
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Car Boot
A Giant Car boots with over 100 cars selling goods old and new on the grounds of Treetops Hospice Care in Risley Derbyshire.
Treetops Hospice Care Derby Road Risley Derby
Mon 7 May

More details - 70's/80's Soul Train
DJ Ric Simon plays 70’s & 80’s soul grooves, funk, Philly, Motown, Northern, Crossover, disco etc. (DJ supplied by Centre-tainments; 07818 455167)
Tamworth Sports Bar, 32 Victoria Rd., Tamworth
Sat 21 Apr

More details - Funny Money by Ray Cooney
Henry A. Perkins, a mild mannered C.P.A, accidently picks up the wrong briefcase one full of money. Henry assumes it is illicit cash and he decides to keep it. Knowing that the former owner must have his briefcase, he rushes home to book one way fares to Barcelona.
The Duchess Theatre The Chatsworth Centre, West Gate, Long Eaton
Wed 25 Apr to Sat 28 Apr

More details - Video Tape Machine
Video Tape Machine Plus NANA + Caroline McLavy. Artists performing: Video Tape Machine.: Tickets avaiable.
The Lord Roberts Understudy, Nottingham
Sat 5 May

More details - Centre Stage in Barrow: My Darling Clementine in Concert
We are incredibly lucky to host classic country music husband-and-wife team Michael Weston King and Lou Dalgleish in an uplifting evening of classic country music of pure gold. Both are incredible singers, with spellbinding voices, and songwriters of the very highest calibre.
Humphrey Perkins Community Centre, Cotes Rd, Barrow upon Soar
Fri 27 Apr

More details - 80’s Night
Kallum needs your support for this final event, so for all you party lovers! It’s going to be a fantastic night with live 80’s band (Analogue Haze) and a large sharing ploughman’s platter included! all money raised goes to a Kenya Trip helping to build homes, schools, farming sustainability and animal conservation.
Kirby Muxloe Village Hall, Station Road, Kirby Muxloe

More details - Locko Park - Open Garden for NGS
An original 1927 open garden for the NGS. Large garden; pleasure gardens; rose gardens designed by William Eames. House (not open) by Smith of Warwick with Victorian additions. Chapel (open) Charles II, with original ceiling.
Locko Park, Derby
Sun 13 May

More details - May Day event
An annual May Day event in Church Broughton raising money for the local school. This year we have dance displays and the choir ’Young Voices’ performing. There are lots of games organized by the children and local craft stalls. There is a delicious barbeque and tea and cakes stall.
Main Street, Church Broughton
Mon 7 May

More details - Ensonglopedia of Science
A critically acclaimed one-man musical-comedy-science family show from the top-drawer storyteller John Hinton. 26 silly songs about science from A to Z. An hour of fun facts and mesmerising melodies to delight the inquisitive mind.
Rempstone Village Hall, Main Street
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Alex's Wish Charnwood Forest Cycle Ride 2018
A 10, 20 or 50 mile bike ride around the beautiful Charnwood Forest, the home of Alex’s Wish. The circular route starts and finishes in Rothley village and has been carefully chosen to ensure maximum safety and enjoyment.
Rothley Centre Village Hall, Rothley
Sun 13 May

More details - Kedleston Hall - Dragon Crafts for St George's Day
Drop in for some self-led crafts and make a fire breathing dragon mask to help you celebrate St George’s Day. Drop into the Loggia as you explore the Pleasure Grounds and find everything you need to make yourself a fearsome...or not so fearsome dragon mask to celebrate St George’s Day. Booking Not Needed.
Kedleston Hall, near Quarndon, Derby
Sat 21 Apr and Sun 22 Apr

More details - Kedleston Hall - Wild Food Wander: Edible Garden Weeds
Take a short stroll around Kedleston’s Pleasure Grounds and find out about some edible plants which you would normally weed out from your garden. Weeding, not exactly top of the list of favorite gardening jobs for most.
Kedleston Hall, near Quarndon, Derby
Sat 21 Apr and Sun 22 Apr

More details - Kedleston Hall - Henro 2018 - An exhibition by Takumasa Ono
Japanese artist Takumasa Ono, returns to Kedleston Hall, to exhibit his artwork which is inspired by National Trust properties. Japanese artist Takumasa Ono, developed his ’HENRO (pilgrimage)’ exhibition, working as an artist in residence with the National Trust.
Kedleston Hall, near Quarndon, Derby
Sat 21 Apr to Thu 26 Apr, Sat 28 Apr to Thu 3 May, Sat 5 May to Mon 7 May

More details - Kedleston Hall - Green Wood Carving - Carve a Spoon - RESCHEDULED
Date change to Sunday 22 April - apologies for any disappointment.Improve your green woodwork skills with this day long workshop where you’ll learn to safely use tools such as axes and knives to carve a wooden spoon.
Kedleston Hall, near Quarndon, Derby
Sun 22 Apr