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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - National Garden Scheme
Deene Park is proud to support the National Garden Scheme Gardens Open for Charity initiative again in 2018 and will be opening our gardens to the public on Sunday 29th April with all entrance fees going to the NGS charity.
Deene Park, Deene, Corby
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Deene Park - Open Garden for NGS
Interesting garden set in beautiful parkland. Large parterre with topiary designed by David Hicks echoing the C16 decoration on the porch stonework, long mixed borders, old fashioned roses, Tudor courtyard, White Garden and Golden Garden. Lake and waterside walks with rare mature trees in natural garden.
Deene Park, Corby
Sun 29 Apr

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?
The Core at Corby Cube George Street Corby
Thu 26 Apr

More details - Whispers Art Exhibition
There is a whisper in the wind of beautifully crafted artworks coming together for an exhibition bringing exciting unique works in a variety of styles and media.
Rooftop Arts Centre 9 Chisholm House, Queen Srq, Corby
Today to Sat 28 Apr

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 - Watercolour Painting Day: ‘Bluebells’
Join local artist Sandra Peck for a really enjoyable, relaxed and informative day. It doesn’t matter whether you are a beginner or have been painting for a while, you will have a chance to sit up close and watch a detailed demonstration, then have a go at your own pace, with help as you need it throughout the...
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Today

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Stamford Garden and Food Fair
Plant, food and craft stalls, children’s rides. Event run in aid of charity by the Rotary club of Stamford St Martin’s. Free to enter and plenty of free parking.
Stamford Town Meadows
Sun 13 May
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More details - Flower Arranging Demonstration
Enjoy National demonstrator ,Catherine Gledhill creating at least 5 arrangements on the theme ’Spring into Summer’ , whilst passing on tips and anecdotes. All the arrangements are raffled. Refreshments served. No need to be a member to come along to enjoy this entertaining evening. A warm welcome awaits.
Barn Hill Methodist Church, Barn hill , Stamford
Mon 14 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 - Stamford Record Fair
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
Sat 12 May

More details - Brand New 6 a side League In Stamford
The opportunity to go to Germany on holiday and the chance to benefit charities too, are both on offer as a brand new community 6 a side football competition gets ready for kick off in Stamford.
Ryhall Rd Stamford
Sun 13 May, Sun 20 May, Sun 27 May, Sun 3 Jun, Sun 10 Jun, Sun 17 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Sun 1 Jul, Sun 8 Jul

More details - Lego Build & Show - April 2018
Come along and build one of the 800+ kits we have available, or design your own model in the free build competition. Come see the Lego models on display too. All children must accompanied by an adult. Buggies shall need to be left outside.
Rothwell Methodist Church, Market Hill, Rothwell
Sat 28 Apr and Sun 29 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 Old Rectory, Sudborough - Open Garden for NGS
A charming 3 acre village garden situated next to a church, including extensive herbaceous borders, a rose garden, gravel border and highly regarded potager, designed by Rosemary Verey.
The Old Rectory, Sudborough, Kettering
Sun 22 Apr

More details - Probing Peakirk’s Past: The Archaeology of a Fen-edge Settlement
A talk by Dr Avril Lumley-Prior for the Middle Nene Archaeological Group Peakirk is a rural settlement on the western margins of Borough Fen, formerly in the Soke of Peterborough, Northamptonshire, now in Cambridgeshire.
Oundle Methodist Church, Drumming Well Lane, Oundle
Fri 4 May

More details - KETTERING VINYL , CD, and DVD FAIRS
VINYL:CDs:DVDs:TAPES:BOOKS: MEMORABILIA FAIR From the 50’s to the present: Pop, Punk, Rock ‘n Roll, Northern Soul, Progressive and more! Free Admission! Drinks and Refreshments available Established dealers 1000’s of Vinyl , CD’s and DVD’s for sale Collections Purchased Buy online!
The Parish Church Hall, Market Place, Kettering Northants
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 - Katie Piper - What's in my Head
“Discover how to be the best version of you”’ In a time of glossy magazines, Photoshop, Instagram filters and app dating remaining in touch with reality has never been harder. Katie embarks on her debut theatre tour to share what she has learnt and what helped her remain positive even through the toughest of times.
Lighthouse Theatre, Thurston Drive, Kettering
Today

More details - Grumpy Old Women to the Rescue
Fed up with flogging their guts out and always having to be in charge, the Grumpy Old Women have put their knobbly old feet up in glorious retirement, free at last to practise their extreme colouring-in, ukelele orchestra and novelty fudge- making.
Lighthouse Theatre, Thurston Drive, Kettering
Sat 21 Apr

More details - All Shook Up
The story is all new… the hits are all Elvis! Loosely based on Shakespeare’s ‘Twelth Night’ this rock ‘n’ roll extravaganza is guaranteed to rock your socks off! The story takes place in 1955 somewhere in middle America, and centres on Natalie Haller – a young girl with big dreams.
Lighthouse Theatre, Thurston Drive, Kettering
Tue 24 Apr to Sat 28 Apr

More details - Rewritten
Join Starlight Dance & Musical Theatre School as they rewrite the classics! Dive into the pages of all your favourite fairy tales with a Starlight twist!
Lighthouse Theatre, Thurston Drive, Kettering
Sat 5 May

More details - The Keep It Country Show
Join 4 of Ireland’s top country Stars for an unmissable “Keep It Country” show filled with toe tapping Country music, cabaret and laughter that will have the audience singing and clapping all night long.
Lighthouse Theatre, Thurston Drive, Kettering
Wed 9 May

More details - Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers
Experience the power of thundering rhythms on huge taiko drums, mysterious masked choreography, synchronisation timed to perfection, post-apocalyptic martial imagery – all in a spellbinding display of sheer energy.
Lighthouse Theatre, Thurston Drive, Kettering
Fri 11 May

More details - National Drive Your Classic Car Day
The MG Car Club will support National Drive your Classic Car Day by organising a drive-in event to Nene Valley Railway, near Peterborough on Sunday, April 22nd 2018. Participants can meet fellow classic car enthusiasts at various locations in Lincolnshire to drive to Nene Valley.
Nene Valley Railway
Sun 22 Apr

More details - Kirtan - chant, mantra heart centred singing
Druva Yoga Therapy with Michelle Helstrip supports the following event: Kirtan - Create positive energy through joyful sound, led by singer/musician Eleanor Gibson. Chant, mantra, heart centred singing. Yoga studio, Warmington PE8 6TE
Yoga studio, 31 Church St., Warmington
Sat 12 May

More details - The Literary Heritage of Northamptonshire - a talk by Ian Addis
The Literary Heritage of Northamptonshire - a talk by Ian Addis. More than 70 poets, playwrights, novelists and historians are featured in The Literary Heritage of Northamptonshire, the book on which this talk is based.
Barton Seagrave Village Hall, Bertone Road - turn off Polewell Lane at Redrow Homes then first left turn
Wed 9 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 - Titchmarsh House - Open Garden for NGS
4½ acres extended and laid out since 1972. Special collections of magnolias, spring bulbs, iris, peonies and roses with many rare trees and shrubs. Walled ornamental vegetable garden and ancient yew hedge. Some newly planted areas; please refer to the website.
Titchmarsh House, Titchmarsh
Mon 7 May, Sun 20 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
Sat 21 Apr

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 - Roy Orbison and The Traveling Wilburys Tribute
Roy Orbison and The Traveling Wilburys Tribute. Artists performing: Roy Orbison and The Traveling Wilburys Tribute.: Tickets avaiable.
The Scholar (O2 Academy Leicester), Leicester
Fri 11 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 - 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