Today to Sat 19 May, by distance, closest first.    

More details - Stoneywell - Photography Exhibition
Come and see the best 25 images from Stoneywell’s second photography competition, displayed within the beautiful surroundings of the tennis lawn. Booking Essential. Phone: 01530 248040. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Today and Sun 22 Apr

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.
Sat 28 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
Mon 23 Apr, Mon 30 Apr

More details - St George's Festival
St Georges – Design your own Dragon or Staint using relief printing techniques. Contribute your design to our collaborative tapestry being made on the day along with your own prints to take away
Leicester Print Workshop 50 St George St Leicester

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 - 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 - No Hot Ashes
No Hot Ashes plus support. Artists performing: No Hot Ashes.: Tickets avaiable.
The Cookie, Leicester

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 - 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 - Handel: Samson
Samson is a three-act oratorio by George Frederick Handel which is considered to be one of his finest works. It was written by Handel in the month between finishing composing Messiah and going to Dublin for its first performance.
De Montfort Hall Granville Road Leicester

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 - 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

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 - 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 - 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 - Helen's Plants @ The Paddocks
Charity Plant Sale. We have a large selection of ornamental trees,shrubs,magnolias,climbers ferns & hostas also hardy perennials plus masses of honeysuckles, clematis,jasmines & hydrangeas.
The Paddocks Main Street Hungarton
Today and Sun 22 Apr

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 - Willoughby Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Willoughby Waterleys lies in the South Leicestershire countryside. The Norman Church will be open, hosting a film of the local bird population filmed by a local resident. 6 gardens will be open. John’s Wood is a 1½ acre nature reserve planted to encourage wildlife.
Willoughby Gardens, Willoughby Waterleys
Sun 13 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Hedgehog Hall - Open Garden for NGS
½ acre organically managed plant lover’s garden. Steps leading to three stone walled terraced borders filled with shrubs, perennials, bulbs and a patio over looking the valley. Lavender walk, herb border, beautiful spring garden, colour themed herbaceous borders.
Hedgehog Hall, Tilton on the Hill
Sun 6 May and Mon 7 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 - 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 - 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 - 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

More details - Braunston May Fayre
Bank Holiday Monday will see Braunston holds its 29th May Fayre. It is a fantastic day out for all the family. There is a huge range of attractions with craft fairs and market stalls. Can your dog win a coverted rosette in the Dog Show? Duck racing taking place all day in the village stream.
Braunston Village, Rutland
Mon 7 May

More details - Windmill Open Day at Ullesthorpe
This 200 year old windmill is open to the public for the day. Although lacking its sails, the mill is full of interesting ancient machinery and has a fascinating history, all of which will be explained to visitors by knowledgeable volunteer guides.
The Windmill, Mill Road, Ullesthorpe, near Lutterworth.
Sun 13 May

More details - Burrough Hall - Open Garden for NGS
Burrough Hall was built in 1867 as a classic Leicestershire hunting lodge. The garden, framed by mature trees and shrubs, was extensively redesigned by garden designer George Carter in 2007. The garden continues to develop.
Burrough Hall, Burrough on the Hill
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 - 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 - 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

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 - Grimston Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Grimston is a small village with a c13 church restored in 1856. The village green has a large stone and stocks set under a mature Chestnut. Fourwinds is approx. 1 acre, with mature trees and shrubs, extensive flower beds, vegetable garden and long stretches of lawns.
Grimston Gardens, Melton Mowbray
Sat 19 May and Sun 20 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 - Tresillian House - Open Garden for NGS
¾ acre garden re-established by current owner since 2009. Beautiful blue cedar trees, excellent specimen tulip tree. Parts of garden original, others reinstated with variety of plants and bushes. Original bog garden and natural pond. Koi pond added in 2015. Vegetable plot. Cowslips and bulbs abound in Springtime.
Tresillian House, Melton Mowbray
Sun 6 May, Sun 1 Jul

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 - Harborough Antiques Market
Antiques and Vintage Market held inside the Market Hall in Market Harborough.
Market Hall, Northampton Road, Market Harborough
Wed 25 Apr, Wed 2 May, Wed 9 May

More details - Westbrooke House - Open Garden for NGS
Westbrooke House is a late Victorian property built in 1887. The gardens comprise 6 acres in total and are approached through a tree lined driveway of mature limes and wellingtonias.
Westbrooke House, Market Harborough
Sun 6 May, Sun 1 Jul

More details - Sulby Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Interesting and unusual property, on the Leicestershire border between Welford and Husbands Bosworth, covering 12 acres comprising working Victorian kitchen garden, orchard, and late C18 icehouse, plus species-rich nature reserve incl woodland, feeder stream to River Avon, a variety of ponds and established wild
Sulby Gardens, Northampton
Thu 26 Apr, Thu 14 Jun

More details - National Gardens Scheme openings - Sulby Gardens
Sulby Gardens originally comprised gardeners’ cottage, walled kitchen gardens and orchard for Sulby Hall, (a minor stately home redesigned in 1792 by Sir John Soane, and demolished in the early 1950s). We have restored the orchard and kitchen gardens.
Sulby Gardens, Sulby, Northamptonshire
Thu 26 Apr, Thu 14 Jun

More details - Quaintree Hall - Open Garden for NGS
An established garden surrounding the medieval hall house (not open) incl a formal box parterre to the front of the house, a woodland walk, formal walled garden with yew hedges, a small picking garden and terraced courtyard garden with conservatory.
Quaintree Hall, Braunston
Sun 13 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.
Braunston and Brooke Village Hall
Wed 25 Apr

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 - Hands on History for All Ages: Sweet or Savoury
Discover the Museum’s collection of baking and cookery related objects for those with a savoury or sweet tooth. Look through recipe books and collections of favourite recipes for baking inspiration. Find out how peoples’ tastes and the availability of ingredients have changed over time.
Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery, Riversley Park, Nuneaton