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

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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
Today

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - No Hot Ashes
No Hot Ashes plus support. Artists performing: No Hot Ashes.: Tickets avaiable.
The Cookie, Leicester
Sat 21 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 - 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 - 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.
Stoneywell
Today to 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.
Stoneywell
Sat 28 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
Sat 21 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 - 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
Sat 21 Apr

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
Today

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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
Sat 21 Apr and Sun 22 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 - 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 - 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 - 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
Today to Sun 22 Apr, Tue 24 Apr to Sun 29 Apr, Tue 1 May to Sun 13 May

More details - Festival of Arts - Photography Exhibition
This wonderful exhibition can’t fail to please with the huge variety of photographs usually brought in. This exhibition always boasts great diversity of images from talented local photographers. Not to forget they’re often on sale for reasonable prices – perfect for sprucing up a wall in time for the summer!
Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery, Riversley Park, Coton Road, Nuneaton
Today to Sun 22 Apr

More details - Museum Lunchtime Talk: Robert Lister – An Actor’s Life for Me
Robert describes himself as a ‘Journeyman-Actor’ and as such is a veteran of Provincial Theatre, West End appearances, the Royal Shakespeare Company the Royal National Theatre and television. Museum visitors may have seen his monologue performance as Edward Ferdinand Melly in ‘Do What You Do’.
Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery, Riversley Park, Nuneaton
Today

More details - Sweet or Savoury - Hands on History Drop In Session
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 and Art Gallery, Riversley Park, Coton Road, Nuneaton
Sat 21 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
Sat 21 Apr

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