Join local artist Sandra Peck for a really enjoyable, relaxed and informative day. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a beginner or have been painting for a while, you can sit up close and watch a detailed demonstration before then having a go at your own pace, with help as you need it throughout the day.
This is a special day of informal walks and talks hosted by writer, broadcaster and rose fan Stuart Dixon. So if you’re looking for a particular variety or just love roses, join Stuart to tour the Gardens and learn more- there’s no booking necessary and you’re welcome to join him for as long as you like.
Join our award-winning botanical, garden and landscape lensman Hemant Jariwala and learn to take great garden photos with your smartphone. You’ll begin by getting to grips with smartphone technology, from its limitations to its numerous advantages.
Ever wondered exactly what some of those beasties are as you work in the garden? Sally Cunningham’s course is an introduction to garden pests and predators, and the others which simply live in your garden minding their own business.
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.
4 very different gardens in a lovely village. Park and start your visit at Prebendal House, next door to the Church. 4 acres surround the house (not open), built in 1688 as a summer palace for the Bishop of Lincoln. Incl are extensive herbaceous borders, topiary and a sunken water garden.
Still evolving bold contemporary design with formal lawns, grass amphitheatre and turf viewing mound, herbaceous borders and cutting garden. Praire style planting showing vibrant colour in late summer.
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.
Conducted by NHO’s Artistic Director Nicholas Chalmers, directed by Joe Austin (NHO Tosca 2017) and designed by Simon Kenny, Le nozze di Figaro will also mark the launch of NHO’s new partnership with the orchestra of the Royal Northern Sinfonia, who will be performing the 2018 production of Figaro.
This summer will see Nevill Holt Opera’s much-anticipated unveiling of their brand new 400-seat theatre which allows for an incredible experience amongst the stunning grounds of the historic Grade I listed Leicestershire estate.
Stamford Shoestring Theatre perform their Roadshow Revue plus the music of Flanders and Swann in the fabulous surroundings of All Saints Church, Easton on the Hill. Ticket price includes wine and a raffle entry. All in aid of All Saints Church Fabric Fund.
Free entry and parking for this year’s Midsummer Festival. The beautiful village of Castle Bytham once again presents its 2- day Festival of Fun! More information on www.midsummerfair.co.uk
The festival covers two days:
Morning : 5K trail run, open village and historic village walk. From 1.
A fabulous country day out for all the family.
The first ever Blaston Show was held in 1957 and has been an annual event ever since. The Show originally started as a small gymkhana and later incorporated donkeys.
Practical workshop led by Strawberry Glass exploring the skills of stained glass copper foiling to make a colourful abstract piece of stained glass to take home. Tuition, all materials and a light lunch included. Booking Essential. Phone: 01476 862823. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Woolsthorpe Manor, Water Lane, Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth, near Grantham
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
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. Woodland walk. Pergola with clematis and roses, hosta collection and two rockeries, fern bed.
This will be the 9th year that Colsterworth Classic & Collectible Car Show has been combined with the Village Fete and this year a donation is to be made to a much needed local Charity, the Grantham Food Bank.
Stamford and District Lions Club are having a great Family Fun Day, there will be free pony rides for children and a chance to learn how to do some circus tricks. Live music all afternoon, a beer tent, hog roast, fun fair and games.
Now well-established as a regular event in this beautiful market town, Stamford’s Record and CD Fair offers music-lovers the chance to buy lots of lovely vinyl records and music on CD from a range of dealers.
St Mary & St Augustine’s Church Hall, Broad Street, Stamford
A FAMILY DAY OUT AT THE SUPERCAR EVENT!
If you’re searching for a fun-filled day out for the whole family, then look no further than The Supercar Event 2018. The hugely popular event, held in aid of The Children’s Trust is taking place over the weekend 7 - 8 July, at Rockingham Circuit, Northamptonshire.
Table Top Sale to raise funds for the Friends of St Catharines, to help preserve our village church.
Many stalls including a cake stall, book stall, gifts and cards stalls, tombola and refreshments. A few tables still available to book @ £10 each
Saturday June 23rd in Houghton on the Hill Village Hall
Our garden tour hosted by our Head Gardener Andrew Jones is a must for gardening enthusiasts. This popular tour takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes and can accommodate a group of up to 20 people. Andrew’s horticultural and historical knowledge of the garden will have the visitor gripped from start to finish.
Deene Park is delighted to host a Sealed Knot encampment and skirmish reenactment weekend. Step back in time and experience living history, see what it was like to live during the time of the civil war, listen to historical accounts, get hands on with day to day life and activities of a royalist camp.
Every year we raise 100s of sweet pea plants from seed in the greenhouses. You can find over 100 types of heritage, modern, scented, striped, flake and bicolour sweet peas. They are displayed on canes, drums and wigwams throughout the pickery, vegetable and cottage gardens.
Easton Walled Gardens, Planting Lane, Easton, Nr Grantham Lincs
Join St. Barnabas Hospice for the biggest, brightest and frothiest 5k fun run in Lincolnshire!
Anyone can take part – it’s fun for all the family. You don’t need to be a runner, we just want you to pass the finish line frothy, colourful and smiling!
Market Square Group is very excited to be hosting the inaugural Corby Sausage & Cider Festival.
Located in West Glebe Park. Just a 15 minute walk from the town centre, the Corby Sausage & Cider Festival will celebrate the best of local, regional, national and international products.
A brand new look venue for the fantastic Vauxhall, Bedford, Opel Association National Rally.
For 2018 the VBOA are returning to it’s new home for their ever popular annual Vauxhall, Bedford and Opel Event in July.
Market Harborough Showground, Gallow Field Rd, Market Harborough, Leics
This event is part of our Flower Festival Celebrations. A unique performance by Richard J Hutchinson of Musicals’ n ’Marches with special effects featuring the brand new world class Yamaha Genos keyboards.
In 1705, the 20 year old Johann Sebastian Bach walked 250 miles each way from Arnstadt to Lübeck to meet the great organist and composer, Dieterich Buxtehude. We commemorate this with our annual Bach Walk to which will take place as usual on Tuesday 10 July (click here).
Various location’s throughout Northamptonshire
Wed 4 Jul, Thu 5 Jul, Sat 7 Jul, Mon 9 Jul to Wed 11 Jul, Fri 13 Jul
William Howard is established as one of Britain’s leading pianists, enjoying a career that has taken him to over 40 countries and the world’s major concert halls. He also can be heard frequently on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM.
We are delighted to welcome the wonderful EUCO back to Oundle with a lively, contrasting programme including Grieg’s heart-warming Holberg Suite, a spirited Mozart Divertimento, a short new work, A light exists, by BBC Proms Young Composer Anna Disley-Simpson, for which EUCO will be joined by the Rusty Players of
The final concert for the Charnwood Orchestra 2017/18 season sees the Orchestra performing a varied programme of works by Dvorak, Korngold and Tchaikovsky.
When? Saturday 30th June 2018 at 19:30
Where? Church of St James the Greater, London Road, Leicester, LE2 1NE
LCPA’s Summer Show reflects the wide breadth of teaching and talent of the Leicester College of Performing Arts.
Students will be performing a dynamic and eclectic selection of subjects including Musical Theatre, Singing, Acting, Ballet, Lyrical, Jazz, Commercial, Contemporary and Tap.
A town garden with two water features plus a stream and a pond flanked by a 12ft clinker built boat. There are five raised beds which are planted with vegetables, dahlias and chrysanthemums. A patio lined with acers has two steps down to a gravel garden with paved paths.
join woven chords, popular local a cappella choir in their first concert at Bourne Baptist Church.
Be entertained with an assortment of songs both old and new, sung in glorious harmony under the tutelage of Emmanuel Omuederiaye, expect English folk, perhaps some soul, a smattering of African, some Motown, eastern...
John and Eleanor Molecey dated their Granary 1773 when they completed extension work to Molecey Mill.
Celebrate its 245th birthday with West Deeping Heritage Group: a midsummer opportunity to explore, hear about the Moleceys and share Bubbles, Bites & Birthday cake!
When Stella sets off to visit London with her parents, Lord and Lady Saxby, she has no idea her life is in danger! Waking up three months later, only her Aunt Alberta can tell Stella what has happened.
Come and see our 144m maturing wildlife friendly garden. Although not massive weve managed to pack plenty in. Featuring mixed planting incl wild flowers, potted trees and produce with a greenhouse for chillies, tomatoes and aubergines. Lawn laid to meadow with mown paths.
Starting on Friday lunch time 1.30pm at the church with the Midsummer cushions’ ceremony, attended by the children of the local primary school and followed by prizes for the annual poetry competition. In the evening there will be folk music in the Bluebell, Helpston with Mike Stevens from 8.
Walled town garden with an extensive plant variety, many rare and unusual. A plant lovers garden, with interesting designs incorporated in the borders, rockery and scree. It is full of surprises with memorabilia and bygones a reminder of our past. Good variety of reasonably priced plants on sale both open days.