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Leicester Comedy Festival

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Leicester Comedy Festival and The UK Kids’ Comedy Festival will be returning in 2021, running from the 3-21 February, with special measures in place to comply with current government COVID-19 Secure
Leicester LE1 1RE
Wed 3 Feb to Sun 21 Feb

Jason Manford

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Jason Manford He’s back! It’s been a busy few years for Jason Manford since his last smash-hit stand up show but fans of his Absolute Radio show will know this nationally acclaimed comedian hasn’t changed a bit.
De Montfort Hall, Granville Road, Leicester LE1 7RU
Sat 13 Feb

Westview - Open Garden for NGS

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Organically managed small walled cottage garden with year-round interest. Rare and unusual plants, many grown from seed.
Westview, Leicester LE8 9EH
Sat 20 Feb, Sun 21 Feb, Sun 16 May, Sun 12 Sep

The Acers - Open Garden for NGS

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Medium sized garden, with a Japanese theme incl a zen garden, Japanese tea house, koi pond, more than 20 different varieties of Acers, many choice alpines, Trilliums, Cyclamen, Erythroniums, Cornus,
The Acers, Hinckley LE10 1NA
Sun 21 Feb

The Musical Box

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The Musical Box And the Light Dies Down On Broadway... The greatest rock opera ever created, The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, the final collaborative effort between the legendary Peter Gabriel and Genesis, is to...
De Montfort Hall, Granville Road, Leicester LE1 7RU
Thu 25 Feb

Tresillian House - Open Garden for NGS

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¾ acre garden re-established by current owner. Beautiful blue cedar trees, specimen tulip tree. Variety of trees, plants and bushes reinstated. Original bog garden and natural pond.
Tresillian House, Melton Mowbray LE13 0BQ
Sun 7 Mar

Cerys Bradley: A Unifying Theory of Gay

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For centuries the scientific community has asked so many questions about LGBTQ+ people, it’s starting to seem like they’re obsessed with us.
Virtual Event
Sun 28 Mar

Martin Mor: Adventure Comedian

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Martin is one of the world’s most travelled and adventurous comedians. With over 30 years as a professional performer he has a lot of stories to tell; from a show in the exercise yard of an...
Virtual Event
Wed 31 Mar

Westbrooke House - Open Garden for NGS

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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 giant redwoods.
Westbrooke House, Market Harborough LE16 8AX
Sun 25 Apr, Sun 20 Jun

Tresillian House - Open Garden for NGS

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¾ acre garden re-established by current owner. Beautiful blue cedar trees, specimen tulip tree. Variety of trees, plants and bushes reinstated. Original bog garden and natural pond.
Tresillian House, Melton Mowbray LE13 0BQ
Sun 25 Apr, Sun 20 Jun

Hedgehog Hall - Open Garden for NGS

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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.
Hedgehog Hall, Tilton on the Hill LE7 9DE
Sun 2 May and Mon 3 May

Plant Fair at Donington Le Heath 1620’s House & Garden Sunday 23 May

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Plant Hunters’ Fair at Donington Le Heath 1620’s House and Garden with entry of only £1.00 for the Plant Fair and Gardens.
Donington Le Heath Manor House, Donington Le Heath, Coalville LE67 2FW
Sun 23 May

Thorpe Lubenham Hall - Open Garden for NGS

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15 acres of mature gardens. Formal hedging, topiary and water features give an Italianate feel yet the abundant cottage style planting in herbaceous and shrub borders with Wisteria and Roses...
Thorpe Lubenham Hall, Lubenham LE16 9TR
Wed 26 May

Sutton Bonington Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

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All 3 village gardens are located at the north end of the village, just a few minutes walk from each other.
Sutton Bonington Gardens, Loughborough LE12 5PE
Sat 29 May and Sun 30 May

Goadby Marwood Hall - Open Garden for NGS

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Redesigned in 2000 by the owner based on C18 plans. A chain of 5 lakes (covering 10 acres) and several ironstone walled gardens all interconnected. Lakeside woodland walk.
Goadby Marwood Hall, Goadby Marwood LE14 4LN
Sat 29 May

10 Brook Road - Open Garden for NGS

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1 acre mature country garden created into different and interesting areas incl a stream & pond, lawn areas with island beds containing roses, rhododendrons, azaleas & Japanese maples, created by the
10 Brook Road, Loughborough LE12 8RS
Sun 30 May and Mon 31 May

Mountain Ash - Open Garden for NGS

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2 acre garden with stunning views across Charnwood countryside. Nr the house are patios, lawns, water feature, flower & shrub beds, fruit trees, soft fruit cage, greenhouses & vegetable plots.
Mountain Ash, Newtown Linford LE6 0AJ
Sun 30 May and Mon 31 May

Nevill Holt Hall - Open Garden for NGS

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The gardens are at their peak in late May/early June. Whilst the walled kitchen garden shows signs of a harvest to come, our two other walled gardens and adjoining cedar lawn garden are full of...
Nevill Holt Hall, Market Harborough LE16 8EG
Sun 30 May

John Lennon Tribute - Lennon Retrospective

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John Lennon Tribute - Lennon Retrospective Imagine you could take a Magical Mystery Tour back in time to revisit the sound of The Beatles. Well, we can recommend the perfect night for you. Visualise a young Lennon, you have Gaz Keenan.
THE MUSICIAN VENUE & BAR Clyde Street Leicester LE1 2DE
Fri 4 Jun

28 Gladstone Street - Open Garden for NGS

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Our mature 70’x15’ town garden is divided into rooms and bisected by a pond with a bridge. It is brimming with unusual hardy perennials, incl collections of ferns and hostas.
28 Gladstone Street, Wigston Magna LE18 1AE
Sat 5 Jun and Sun 6 Jun

The Paddocks - Open Garden for NGS

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2 acre garden with mature and specimen trees, rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolia grandiflora, wisterias. Two lily ponds and stream. Three lawn areas surrounded by herbaceous and shrub borders.
The Paddocks, Hungarton LE7 9JY
Sat 5 Jun and Sun 6 Jun

4 Packman Green - Open Garden for NGS

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A small town house garden packed with hardy perennials surrounded by climbing roses and clematis. A pond and rose arch complete the picture to make it an enclosed peaceful haven filled with colour...
4 Packman Green, Leicester LE8 5WS
Sun 6 Jun, Sun 27 Jun

Silver Birches - Open Garden for NGS

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A tree framed garden of nearly half an acre leading down to the River Soar. The formal area with an attractive summerhouse has well stocked borders, specifically planted for year round interest of...
Silver Birches, Loughborough LE12 8BB
Sun 6 Jun

Whatton House - Open Garden for NGS

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Come explore our tranquil gardens. Often described by visitors as a hidden gem, this 15 acre C19 Country House garden is a relaxing experience for all the family.
Whatton House, Loughborough LE12 5BG
Sun 6 Jun

88 Brook Street - Open Garden for NGS

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The ½ acre garden is set on a hillside, which provides lovely views across the village, and comprises 3 distinct areas: firstly, a cottage style garden; then a series of water features incl a stream
88 Brook Street, Wymeswold LE12 6TU
Sat 12 Jun and Sun 13 Jun

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