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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 - 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

More details - Ravenstone Hall - Open Garden for NGS
The garden was transformed in 2009 when the new owners moved to the house and planting and development has been on-going since that time. Azaleas and rhododendrons are planted on the bank of the drive. Beech trees and a beech hedge line the main front lawn. There is a woodland walk planted with bluebells.
Ravenstone Hall, Coalville
Sun 20 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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

The Central Bernese Mountain Dog club Open SHOW & All BREEDS COMPANION SHOW More details - The Central Bernese Mountain Dog club Open SHOW & All BREEDS COMPANION SHOW
This is our Main Central Bernese Mountain dog Club 16 Class Open Show of the year.In between the Bitch & Dog classes to be judged we also have a Class for all Champion Bernese Mountain Dogs.
Oversael Village Hall Grounds. Woodville Rd. Overseal.
Sun 20 May
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More details - 1 The Dairy, Hurst Court - Open Garden for NGS
Developed over the last 10 years from a muddy ¼ acre patch attached to a barn conversion, the garden now contains a large Japanese Koi Carp pond and goldfish pond with planting having a Japanese connection viewed from winding paths.
1 The Dairy, Hurst Court, Swadlincote
Sat 19 May

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 - 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 - Calke Abbey - Veteran trees of Calke
Join this guided walk to discover some of the amazing ancient trees in Calke Park. Learn the history of the parkland and its veteran trees, and look out for other wildlife on this fascinating walk. Booking Not Needed.
Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby,
Sat 19 May

More details - Calke Abbey - Limeyards and brickyards walk
Discover Calke’s industrial past with National Trust archaeologist Rachael Hall on this guided walk. The walk will take you on an exploration of Calke’s limeyards and brickyards, exploring how these industries were vital to both the local economy and that of the estate. Booking Not Needed.
Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby,
Mon 21 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 - 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 - RSPB Birdwatching Coach Trip to Paxton Pits Nature Reserve - Cambridgeshire.
The Loughborough RSPB Group invite you to join them on their coach trip to Paxton Pits Nature Reserve in Cambridgeshire. Paxton Pits is only so good for wildlife and people because it is managed, for both.
Brockington Building, Loughborough University, Epinal Way, Loughborough
Sun 20 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 shsc.org.uk/trial-sail/ . Sailing kit will be provided - wet suit/ buoyancy aid.
Staunton Harold Sailing Club, Calke Road, Melbourne
Sun 6 May

More details - Melbourne Hall Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
A 17 acre historic garden with an abundance of rare trees and shrubs. Woodland and waterside planting with extensive herbaceous borders. Meconopsis, candelabra primulas, various Styrax and Cornus kousa. Other garden features incl Bakewells wrought iron arbour, a yew tunnel and fine C18 statuary and water features.
Melbourne Hall Gardens, Derby
Sat 19 May and Sun 20 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 - 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 - Whatton Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Often described by visitors as a hidden gem, this 15 acre C19 Country House garden is a relaxing experience for all the family. Listen to the birds, and enjoy walking through the many fine trees, spring bulbs and shrubs, large herbaceous border, traditional rose garden, ornamental ponds and lawns.
Whatton Gardens, Loughborough
Sun 20 May

More details - Cinderella (La Cenerentola)
Amateur production - sung in English - Rossini’s sparkling comedy opera A much-loved fairy tale, but not quite as you know it. Cinderella scrubs the floor of a dance school and dreams of a better life. A prince arrives seeking a companion and so this sparkling romcom is set in motion.
Concordia Theatre, Stockwell Head, Hinckley
Today to Mon 21 May

More details - Anything Goes
Amateur theatre production - Music, dance, laughs, and the age-old tale of Boy Meets Girl– no musical puts it on stage better than ANYTHING GOES! A hilarious shipboard romp, wrapped around one of Cole Porter’s most magical scores, ANYTHING GOES is Delightful, Delicious, and De-Lovely.
Concordia Theatre, Stockwell Head, Hinckley
Tue 8 May to Sat 19 May

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More details - The Murder Room by Jack Sharkey
A riotous send up of every murder mystery play you have seen “Murder has never been this funny. A spoof of all crime thrillers... it is good clean mirth all the way”. – Times
St Mary’s Community Hall, St Mary’s Road
Thu 17 May to Sat 19 May

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 - 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 - 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 - The Chase Hotel Wedding Fayre - Simply Wedding Fayres
Be inspired with over 20 local exhibitors who are ready waiting to help make your dream wedding day a reality exhibitors include Bridalwear, Wedding Car Hire, Photographers, Florists, Wedding Jewellery and Favours, Photobooth Hire plus much much more Free Entry Free Parking Free Goody Bag including a bridal
The Chase Hotel Higham Lane
Sun 29 Apr

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 - Leicester War Memorials Rescue Project - Open Day Exhibition
Open day for visitors to come and view the various war memorials and remembrance artefacts rescued from redundant social clubs, churches, factories and schools in the Leicester area. Collection includes Alderman Newton memorials, St. Saviour’s Church, Belgrave WMC, Aylestone WMC plus many more.
The Chancel All Saints’ Church Highcross Street Leicester
Sat 19 May

More details - Art Of Style
Highcross, Leicester’s leading shopping and leisure destination, will host a brand-new fashion and beauty event, The Art of Style. Combining free beauty makeovers, live pop-up catwalks and fashion sculptures, shoppers will be invited to enjoy the latest trends with an art exhibition twist.
Highcross Leicester 5 Shires Lane, Leicester
Fri 27 Apr to Sun 29 Apr

More details - Speed dating for Professionals ages 45+
If you are Single and looking to find your Soulmate in 2018? then tonight’s event at Cafe Bruxelles in the heart of Leicester City could just be for you! Speed dating with When The Music Stops is a fun, friendly and guaranteed way of meeting lots of single people of your age group from the local area.
Cafe Bruxelles, 90 High Street, Leicester
Wed 25 Apr

More details - TTNG
TTNG plus support. Artists performing: TTNG.: Tickets avaiable.
The Cookie, Leicester
Fri 27 Apr

More details - Tenors Un Limited - ‘In Concert with Tenors Un Limited Celebrating 15 Years'
TENORS Un LIMITED is proud to present their newest touring show. Throughout 2018 the guys will tour UK theatres and concert halls performing works from their previous albums and tours as well as new repertoire. This concert series combines the rich vocal harmonies for which Tenors Un Limited are known.
The Abbey Theatre, Pool Bank St, Nuneaton
Fri 27 Apr

More details - Leicester Antiques Market
Antiques and Vintage Market next to Leicester Market in the centre of the town.
New Market Square, Market Place South, Leicester
Today, Mon 30 Apr

More details - Sing 4 Fun
A Miscellany of Music sung by the South Wigston Community Choir. All proceeds for Organ Restoration Appeal Fund
St. Andrew’s Church. Old Church Street, Aylestone. Leicester
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Claire Elizabeth Ferguson: Night Lands
Polaroids, traditional photographs and found objects bring this show to life. For ‘Night Lands’, Claire explored the work of her late father who travelled to many different places before she was born.
Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery, Riversley Park, Coton road, Nuneaton
Today to Mon 7 May

More details - A Hayward Touring exhibition from Southbank Centre, London. Eduardo Paolozzi: General Dynamic F.U.N
Dynamic images by a pioneer of Pop Art fill this exhibition with colour and energy. Sir Eduardo Paolozzi selfstyled himself the ‘wizard in Toytown’ and, looking at the clashes of imagery and colour, viewers might be inclined to agree.
Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery, Riversley Park, Coton Road, Nuneaton
Tue 24 Apr to Sun 29 Apr, Tue 1 May to Sun 13 May

More details - Festival of Arts - Craft & Needlecraft
Mixed media, embroidery and soft toys are just some of the crafts which local makers present in this diverse and creative show. The items on display vary from delicately intricate to vibrant and full of energy.
Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery, Riversley Park, Coton Road, Nuneaton
Sat 28 Apr, Sun 29 Apr, Tue 1 May to Sun 13 May, Tue 15 May to Sun 20 May

More details - Exhibition: Crime and Punishment
All rise…and make their way to the Museum for this blood-curdling show. This exhibition has it all – death, theft and some pretty tough judgements. The borough has its fair share of crime stories and we present a select few for you to preside over.
Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery, Riversley Park, Coton Road, Nuneaton
Sat 12 May, Sun 13 May, Tue 15 May to Sun 20 May, Tue 22 May to Sun 3 Jun, Tue 5 Jun to Sun 10 Jun, Tue 12 Jun to Sun 17 Jun, Tue 19 Jun to Sun 24 Jun, Tue 26 Jun to Sun 1 Jul

More details - Knit One, Purl One
In this museum object handling session, visitors can discover the museum’s collection of baking and cookery related items for those with a savoury or sweet tooth. Look through recipe books and collections of favourite receipes for baking inspiration.
Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery Riversley Park Coton Road Nuneaton
Sat 19 May

More details - Linda Barlow: Searching For The Invisible Woman
For Linda Barlow “it became evident many middle-aged women felt they were becoming invisible as they aged. Their hair was going grey, their skin was becoming more sallow, they were bumped into in the street”.
Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery, Riversley Park, Coton Road, Nuneaton
Sat 19 May, Sun 20 May, Tue 22 May to Sun 3 Jun, Tue 5 Jun to Sun 10 Jun, Tue 12 Jun to Sun 17 Jun, Tue 19 Jun to Sun 24 Jun, Tue 26 Jun to Sun 1 Jul, Tue 3 Jul to Sun 8 Jul, Tue 10 Jul to Sun 15 Jul

More details - Stoneywell - Spokes and Ladders
Discover the skill of seat rushing and spoke shaving in a unique demonstration by Lawrence Neal, who continues to make traditional chairs using Ernest Gimson’s original design. Booking Essential. Phone: 01530 248040. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Stoneywell
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Emma Stevens 'To My Roots Spring Tour 2018' - Leicester
Hailed as ‘just magical’ by the late great Sir Terry Wogan, Emma Stevens is the surfer chick singer/songwriter who’s taken the UK by storm with her distinctive fusion of country/pop.
The Musician, Leicester (100 miles) 34 Clyde Street, Leicester
Sun 6 May

More details - Funtopia at Syston
Funtopia is a fantastic fun-packed event which is perfect for tots to tweens. Filled with bouncy castles, obstacle course, activity inflatables, crazy golf, under 5’s area, circus skills, interactive play system and much more!
Central Park Syston
Sat 19 May