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

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 - 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 - 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 Old Hall - Open Garden for NGS
Set on a southerly ridge overlooking Catmose Vale. Stone walls and yew hedges divide the garden into enclosed areas with herbaceous borders, shrubs, and young and mature trees. In 2006 the lower part of garden was planted with new shrubs to create a walk with mown paths.
The Old Hall, Market Overton
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Sunday Afternoon Music For All Tastes
Come along and enjoy 2 hours of Show Tunes, Film Themes, Big Band, Classical, Ballads, Orchestral, Jazz and Popular Easy Listening Favourites played by top professional artistes on electronic keyboard orchestra instruments. Free light refreshments during the 30 minute interval.
Market Overton Village Hall, 52 Main Street
Sun 13 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 - 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 - Kings, Chess and Mozart
Rutland Sinfonia Paul Hilliam - Conductor Anne Bolt - Piano Walton - Prelude to Richard III Mozart - Piano Concerto No.
Oakham School Chapel, Oakham
Sat 12 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 - 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 - Woolsthorpe Manor - Crafty Sundays at Woolsthorpe
One Sunday a month we’re inviting local stallholders to bring their wares to Woolsthorpe for a mini-craft event - just drop in and see what’s here this month! Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Woolsthorpe Manor, Water Lane, Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth, near Grantham
Sun 13 May

More details - Woolsthorpe Manor - Photography Drop-in
Photography with a difference - from pinhole cameras to digital, including an opportunity to take photographs inside the Manor House without visitors. Booking Essential. Phone: 01476 862823. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Woolsthorpe Manor, Water Lane, Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth, near Grantham
Tue 15 May

More details - Bountiful Blossom
What a spectacular sight it is, the cherry blossom filling our spring gardens with abundant flowers, scent and stunning beauty. If you can manage to tear your eyes away from these spectacular trees, the whole gardens are also bursting with fresh, new-season flowers and foliage.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Today to Sun 29 Apr

More details - Spring Birdwatch
Meet the experts and take a special bird-spotting tour of the Gardens with local wildlife sound recordist Phil Rudkin. You can chat with our clever makers of bird boxes and bug hotels or make a simple seed feeder yourself to take home.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Sun 22 Apr

More details - Deliciously Different Veg
Got a glut of runners? Overflowing with courgettes? Want to try something different? For those who want to grow beyond potatoes, broad beans and lettuce but aren’t sure where to start- come and be inspired!
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Mon 23 Apr

More details - Willow Animal Workshop
Grab your secateurs and join country craftsman Martin Keeley to learn all about willow and create something beautiful to take home. In the morning you’ll learn the basics of weaving and make a simple fish, then after lunch in the Tea Room you can progress onto a very realistic pheasant.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Tue 24 Apr

More details - Growing Under Glass
Nick Hamilton shows you how to get the most from a productive greenhouse or tunnel in this easy-to-follow course.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Tue 8 May

More details - Watercolour Painting Day: ‘Garden Views’
Join local artist Sandra Peck for a really enjoyable, relaxed and informative workshop; it doesn’t matter whether you are a beginner or have been painting for a while, you will be able to sit up close and watch detailed demonstrations and then have a go at your own pace, with help as you need it throughout the
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Thu 17 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 - Birdwatching trip to  Rutland Water organised by Watford Local RSPB group
Watford local RSPB shared transport trip to Rutland WaterOspreys are sure to be nesting, and there will be plenty more resident and migrant birds to see from the wealth of hides covered by their two visitor centres. Also a prime time of year for wild flowers and butterflies
Meet at Lyndon Visitor Centre at 10 am Contact Jenny Hill to organise car shares
Sun 13 May

More details - Bottesford Library Summer Fair
Bottesford Library Annual Summer Fair. Pop along for Stalls, refreshments and book sales. All proceeds to Bottesford Community Library, a registered charity.
Bottesford Library, Grantham Road, Bottesford, Nottingham
Sun 6 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - The Ramonas
The Ramonas all female tribute to New York Punk Legends The Ramones. Artists performing: The Ramonas.: Tickets avaiable.
Duffys Bar, Leicester
Today

More details - You've Got Dragons
“Dragons come when you least expect it. You turn round…and they’re there.” Lots of people get them; bad dreams, swirly tummy, feeling prickly. And sometimes they make you feel alone. So, what can a young child with a bad case of the dragons do?
Uppingham Theatre 32 Stockerston Rd Uppingham, Oakham
Sat 21 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 - 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 - Making Noise Grantham
Making Noise is a series of weekend musical workshops for parents and carers and their children and young people with disabilities or sensory impairment in Grantham, Sleaford and Lincoln! Parents and carers are encouraged to participate in the workshops.
Guildhall Arts Centre St Peter’s Hill Grantham
Sat 21 Apr

More details - Library Landscape: A Myriorama for Nottinghamshire Exhibition
Inspire and Leicester Print Workshop artist Sue Rowland have worked with groups of Nottinghamshire people in Libraries and with young people in special schools to create a unique Nottinghamshire Myriorama.
West Bridgford Library Bridgford Road West Bridgford
Today to Sat 12 May

More details - Netherlands National Circus
The Netherlands National Circus. West Bridgford, Bridge Field, NG2 6AP. Tue 24th - Sun 29th April 2018. Show times. Tue at 7pm, Wed-Fri at 4:45pm & 7:30pm, Sat at 2pm & 4:45pm & 7:30pm, Sun at 12noon & 3pm. Our brand new show for 2018.
Bridge Field, west Bridgford
Tue 24 Apr to Sun 29 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 - 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 - 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 - Vocals - fun singing workshops for primary school children
Come and sing songs from ’Oliver!’ and the hit film ’SING’. Music for Everyone has over 30 years’ experience of running music events for young people. Led by our experienced tutors, the singing workshop and concert will be full of great songs.
Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus
Sat 12 May, Sun 13 May, Sun 20 May

More details - ExLibris Charity Masked Book Sale 2018
12th annual booksale in aid of charities: NNRF Destitution Fund (helping to ameliorate destitution amongst asylum seekers) & Hayward House (Nottingham Hospitals Charity, helping people at end of life.
16 Vernon Avenue, Carlton
Fri 27 Apr to Mon 30 Apr, Fri 4 May to Mon 7 May

More details - Burton Joyce Community Market
Our community market offers an excellent range of food produce and crafts. Food includes Great Cheese company’s heritage cheeses, Blackthorn Rare Breed meats, fresh vegetables and choices of jams, jellies, marmalades and preserves.
Burton Joyce Village Hall, Trent Lane, Burton Joyce, Nottingham
Sat 12 May, Sat 9 Jun

More details - Belton House - Spring Bulb Planting
Help Belton’s garden team add some colour to the spring gardens. Each April head gardener Jon holds a ’have a go’ bulb planting event which gives you the chance to add to Belton’s annual spring flower display. Booking Not Needed.
Belton House, Grantham,
Sun 22 Apr