What's On

Concert for the British Legion Poppy Fund

When: 10th November, Concert 7.30pm Doors open 7pm
Where: Holy Trinity Church, Ashby

Big Band Music by the Ashby Concert Band and the Pipes and Drums of the Seaforth Highlanders ...

Ashby Castle WI Christmas Fair

When: 25th November, 10.00-12.00
Where: Hood Park Leisure Centre

Something for everyone. Tombola, craft stall, cakes, white elephant stall, craft stall, a raffle and of course, refreshments. ...

Autumn Countryside Hunt

When: 14th October - 29th October, 10.00 am to 4.30 pm
Where: Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

Saturday 14th to Sunday 29th October Pick up a sheet from our ticket office then explore the Heritage Centre and Country Park to find the clues and return to collect your prize. Only £1.50 each child ...

Holiday Club - SportScouts

When: 16th October - 27th October, 8am until 5pm
Where: Grace Dieu Manor School, Thringstone

There are so many sports out there and just not enough time to play them all! Well with SportScouts, now you can! We offer multi-sport coaching sessions where children aged 5-14 years can play and learn a whole range of different sports. Our fully trained staff are excellent role models who are all passionate about sport and want to share this with your children. No matter what the ability, each child will learn something and have a great time doing so! Send your child to a SportScouts Holiday Camp and they will learn lots of new skills, both physical and...

Paint a knight's shield or decorate a crown

When: 23rd October, 11.00 am to 12.00 pm
Where: Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

Drop into our Heritage Room to paint a Knight’s shield or decorate a crown. £1.50 per child ...

Woodland Volunteering

When: 24th October, 10.00am - 2.00pm
Where: Coleorton Wood LE67 8FS

Coleorton & New Lount Volunteer Group (CNLVG) is set up to do practical work in 2 local wildlife nature reserves - with a few social events too! We are always on the lookout for new members. Please contact us if you are interested in conservation work; if you could spare a few hours on a saturday or maybe a weekday; if you want to get outdoors, make some new friends, stretch some muscles or make a positive difference to the area. ...

Ashby Film Nights - A Man Called Ove (12a)

When: 25th October, Doors and Bar Open – 7.00 pm, Film Starts at 7.30 pm
Where: The Lyric Rooms, Lower Church Street, Ashby de la Zouch, LE65 1AB

A feel-good black comedy tracks about a grumpy mechanic and who’s just lost his job. Ove’s suicide attempts are thwarted by a series of comically mundane interruptions. Swedish with subtitles, but don’t let that put you off! ...

Coffee Morning

When: 25th October, 10:00 - 13:00
Where: New Lount Bowling Club, Gelsmoor

Coffee Morning in support of local charity Hospice Hope, taking place on Wednesday 25th October at New Lount Bowling Club, Gelsmoor from 10am to 1pm. Entrance is £3 and includes free coffee/tea and a slice of cake. Lots of stalls to peruse. ...

Volunteer Recruitment Afternoon

When: 25th October, 3.00pm - 6.30pm
Where: Ulverscroft Activity Centre, Shuttlewood Clarke Foundation

Volunteer at the Foundation! Our next recruitment event will take place on Wednesday 25th October from 3.00pm - 6.30pm at the Activity Centre - drop in for more details! YEW TRAIL - EDUCATIONAL VOLUNTEER TEA ROOM VOLUNTEER GROW WITH US VOLUNTEER ULVERSCROFT MANOR VOLUNTEER SUPPORT THURSDAY VOLUNTEER CHARITY SHOP VOLUNTEER ...

The Big Draw - The worlds biggest drawing festival

When: 26th October, 10am - 4pm
Where: St Helen's Church and Heritage Centre

An event for all ages to come along and draw. If you have never drawn before then this event is perfect for you! Don't have the equipment? We've got it sorted. Take part in our big group draw. Refreshments available. ...

Launch of Messy Church

When: 26th October, 3.30-5pm
Where: Ashby Methodist Chapel. Burton Road.

Ashby Methodist Church are launching MESSY CHURCH the last Thursday of each month. 3.30-5pm for crafts, bible stories, food and lots of fun.  FREE to all families.  ...

Paint a Knight's Shield or Decorate a Crown

When: 26th October, 11.00 am to 12.00 pm
Where: Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

Drop into our Heritage Room to paint a Knight’s shield or decorate a crown. £1.50 per child. Please note the change of date - this event will now take place on 26th October. ...

The BIG Draw

When: 26th October, 10.00am - 4.00pm
Where: St Helen's Heritage Centre and Church

We are excited to be taking part in The BIG Draw this year. Art really is for everyone. All ages and all abilities, and especially those who never draw, are really, really welcome to come and have fun. Of course there will be refreshments - we know about cake... Bring your own equipment or use ours - we have lots. Add to our community drawing or create your own. ...

Century Cinema Presents: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

When: 27th October, 7.30 pm
Where: Century Theatre

It's the weird and wonderful as newly engaged couple Brad and Janet encounter a problem when their car halts in the rain. They both look for contact, only to find themselves at the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite. A place to stay is offered, but will Brad and Janet want to remain there? Especially when a large group of Transylvanians dance to the 'Time Warp', Dr. Frank-N-Furter builds his own man and a whole host of participation for the audience to enjoy. 1h 40min | Comedy, Musical The film is a spoof and homage of the Sci-Fi and Horror...

Bridge & Afternoon Tea

When: 27th October, 1.15pm
Where: Willesley Park Golf Club

Bridge & Afternoon tea at Willesley Park Golf Club on Friday 27th October. This is a fundraiser for Cancer Research UK & Heart Research UK.  The event starts at 1.15pm and Bridge games commence at 1.30pm. Afternon tea will be served at 4.30pm.  There are generous prizes and a raffle.  Tickets are £10 Please contact Joan on 07510 681 587 or Liz on 01530 560 638 for more information and tickets.  ...

Free Meditation Ashby de la Zouch

When: 27th October, 1.45-2.45pm
Where: The Health Workshop Rushtons yard

Come and join us for an hours Meditation, it is Free and it is Lifechanging? ...

Adam Z. Robinson in association with Little Mighty Presents: THE BOOK OF DARKNESS & LIGHT

When: 28th October, 7.30 pm
Where: Century Theatre

Three original gothic ghost stories. Two ghostly performers. One thrilling night. Join The Storyteller and The Musician for an evening of spine-tingling tales and haunting live music. Three ghostly stories to delight and horrify, accompanied by the beautiful sounds of the violin. Be thrilled, chilled and thoroughly entertained by this charming storytelling experience. But, be warned, once the pages of the book are opened, anything could happen. Audiences have called The Book of Darkness & Light “Mesmerising”, “Atmospheric & creepy”, and “Beautifully haunting storytelling.” Audiences are calling it “wonderfully atmospheric and beautifully eerie.” It’s a must for Halloween. ...

Annual Jazz Concert

When: 28th October, 7-30 for 8-00 pm.
Where: Willesley Park Golf Club.

Ashby Hastings Rotary Club Annual Jazz Concert Proudly presenting 'The Washington Whirligig Jazz Band' For tickets please contact Lyn Price on 07968 818 999 or Gerry Barwood on 01455 290 729 Tickets cost £10.00   ...

Coffee Morning Fundraiser for Spikey Critters Hedgehog Care

When: 28th October, 10.30am - 1.00pm
Where: Ashby Congregational Church, Kilwardby Street, Ashby

Coffee Morning to be held at the Ashby Congregational Church, Kilwardby Street, Ashby de la Zouch, on the 28th October. starting at 10.30 am, to help raise funds, so we can continue caring for the many sick, injured and orphaned hedgehogs that come into our care for treatment. There will be various stalls selling hedgehog themed items, including hedgehog sock, scarves, cuddly toys etc. Hand made jewellery, Greeting Cards, Christmas Cards & Hedgehog Calendars featuring some of the patients we have cared for during the last year, and lots of other gift ideas ... and of course we will also...

Woodland Volunteering

When: 28th October, 10.00am - 2.00pm
Where: Coleorton Wood LE67 8FS

Coleorton & New Lount Volunteer Group (CNLVG) is set up to do practical work in 2 local wildlife nature reserves - with a few social events too! We are always on the lookout for new members. Please contact us if you are interested in conservation work; if you could spare a few hours on a saturday or maybe a weekday; if you want to get outdoors, make some new friends, stretch some muscles or make a positive difference to the area. ...

Ladies Night in aid of Women's Aid Leicestershire

When: 28th October, Doors Open 7.30pm, last orders 11.45pm
Where: The Forest Suite, Charnwood Arms LE67 1TB

Ladies, bring your friends for an evening of fun & laughter All profit to go to Women's Aid Leicestershire **Disco, male dancers, male topless waiters, games, raffle** Food available Tickets £12 each Please contact Tina on 07538 706 512 for tickets Over 18's only ...

Charity Coffee Morning & Crafts

When: 28th October, 10am - 12 noon
Where: Holy Road Church Packington Ashby de la Zouch

Coffee morning and Crafts. Proceeds in aid of the British Heart Foundation ...

Children's Halloween Fun

When: 28th October, 3.30 pm to 5.00 pm
Where: 1620s House & Garden

Join us in our barn tea rooms and garden for some Halloween fun. Includes crafts, stories, a trail in the gardens and even feel some gooey slime! Fancy dress encouraged. . ...

In the Footsteps of Richard III

When: 29th October, 9.30 am to 12.30 pm
Where: Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

Visit the sites King Richard III stayed and prayed in that fateful August in 1485 This enjoyable walk is 3 hours in duration (approx 6 Km) with one of our experienced guides 9.30 am to 12.30 pm Adults: £9 Concessions: £8 Child (8 to 16yrs): £6 Pre booking Essential – call 01455 290429 to book your place Sorry but no dogs allowed ...

FitSteps Halloween specials

When: 30th October - 1st November, Mon 19.30, Tues 09.45, Wed 18.15
Where: Moira village hall and Ibstock Palace

Join us for freaky fun at FitSteps! Try a chilling Charleston, spellbinding American Smooth or a jive to make you gibber! Fancy dress is encouraged but not compulsory - or wear black, purple or orange. PLEASE STICK TO TRAINERS and park your broomsticks well clear of the dancefloor! Beginners always welcome ~ No need to book ...

Christmas Crafts and Gifts

When: 1st November, 6.00 - 8.00
Where: ST Denys Infant School Ibstock

Assorted Christmas gifts and crafts at St Denys Infant School Ibstock. Wednesday 1st November 6.00 - 8.00 Come along to do some Christmas shopping or to treat yourself. If you would like a stall pease contact the school on 01530 260004 Cost £10.00 plus a prize for raffle ...

Free Foot Health Advice Clinic

When: 1st November, 9.30-11.30
Where: Castle Medical Group

Free Foot Health Advice clinic. No appointments are necessary just drop in on the day. For more information contact Helen Forman Foot Health Practitioner ...

Funhouse Comedy Club

When: 2nd November, 7.30pm doors. 8.15pm start
Where: The Lyric Rooms, Lower Church Street Ashby-De-La-Zouch LE65 1AB

BBC RADIO 4 COMEDIAN COMES TO ASHBY–DE–LA-ZOUCH   Funhouse Comedy returns to the splendid Lyric Rooms, Ashby-de-la-Zouch on Thursday November 2nd with another fantastic line-up of top comedians.   Headlining the night will be the charismatic and highly talented Sony Award winner, Tom Wrigglesworth; comedian, Radio and TV presenter and voice-over artist who has had two series’ on BBC Radio 4. An articulate and natural raconteur, he possesses an innate ability to riff with an audience like they’re old friends. His warm and hilarious tales, told with true passion never fail to captivate the crowd.   Supporting is Christian Reilly who at the age of 15...

Ashby Castle WI

When: 2nd November, 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Where: Congregational church, Kilwardby Street

Make a patchwork Christmas tree with Carolyn Boulter. Other ideas for Christmas decorations. Visitors very welcome. ...

CAP Money Course

When: 2nd November - 16th November, 1.30pm
Where: Ashby Baptist Church

This is a great course for getting a grip of your finances. Run by trained coaches and with great resources and on-line budgeting. Three two-hour sessions. Sign up on capmoney@capmnf.org.uk ...

The Counterfeit Seventies

When: 3rd November, 7.30 pm
Where: The Century Theatre

Having toured extensively with The Counterfeit Sixties show they now bring you their unique Seventies show from a decade of glam rock through to new wave music, and everything in between. Featuring the music of Slade, Sweet, T.Rex, The Bay City Rollers and many, many more, they will take you through a rollercoaster ride of the biggest 70’s hits. The four piece band have toured worldwide in their individual rights, and have worked with some of the biggest names of that decade. Coupled with a stunning light show, costumes from the period and video footage of the bands and events...

Bonfire and Fireworks Display

When: 3rd November, 7pm - 11pm
Where: Whitwick Constitutional Club

The Conny's annual Bonfire and Fireworks Display is back! This year we are offering live music from local band TBTR along with our famous Outside Bar! The Bonfire will be lit at 7pm with our amazing Fireworks Display to start at 8pm. This really is an event for the whole family with FREE entrance for children including a Sparkler, and Luxury Hot Chocolate for the adults. £2 Non-Members - Children and Members FREE ...

The Secret to Love that Lasts

When: 3rd November - 25th November, 7.45pm till 9.30pm on Friday evenings in November
Where: Ashby Baptist Church

A four week series introducing the Love Languages material to enrich your relationship. The evening will comprise a series of short DVD's and opportunity to discuss with your partner aspects of your relationship over refreshments. No group work involved. ...

Quilt and Craft Show

When: 4th November, 11am - 4pm
Where: St David's Hall, Broom Leys Road, Coalville

Coalville Rotary Club's Quilt and Craft show. Quilt competition and display; craft stalls; refreshments. All proceeds will go to a local charity. To enter the competition or have a stall contact Helen Stamp. ...

Autumn Fair

When: 4th November, 10am - 4pm
Where: Blackfordby Village Hall, Blackfordby Fields Sandtop Lane, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 8AL

Blackfordby WI are celebrating 80 years and our having an Autumn Fair. There will be stalls, refreshments, Tombola, Bottle stall and much more. ...

Indoor Car Boot

When: 5th November, 9 am - 12 noon
Where: Ibstock

Indoor car boot, every first Sunday of the month until March 2018. Open 9 am - 12 noon, entrance fee 50p children under 10 years free. Refreshments available. ...

St Helen's Heritage Talks:Houses of the Hastings Family

When: 6th November, 7.30pm
Where: St Helen's Community Heritage Centre

Peter Liddle, ex-County Archaeologist, talks about the houses owned by the Hastings Family. William, first Lord Hastings, built the current church of St Helens and the Castle. ...

Woodland Volunteering

When: 7th November - 17th November, 10.00am - 2.00pm
Where: New Lount Nature Reserve LE67 8JH

Coleorton & New Lount Volunteer Group (CNLVG) is set up to do practical work in 2 local wildlife nature reserves - with a few social events too! We are always on the lookout for new members. Please contact us if you are interested in conservation work; if you could spare a few hours on a saturday or maybe a weekday; if you want to get outdoors, make some new friends, stretch some muscles or make a positive difference to the area. ...

Packington & Normanton Church ladies Group Annual Charity Open Evening

When: 8th November, Starts 7.30pm
Where: Packington Memorial Hall

'Chocolate Demonstration' by Hannah's of Quorn Charities for 2017 are Derbyshire, Leicestershire & RutlandAir Ambulance and Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People. ...

Lesley Smith appearing as Katherine Swynford

When: 10th November, 7.30 pm
Where: Century Theatre

Katherine Swynford, who was mistress and wife of John of Gaunt, son of King Edward III. The love story of Katherine and John in and around the mid to late 14th century is one of the most powerful and enduring in English history. Their descendants have been Kings and Queens of Scotland and England, from the Mid 15th century to our own Queen. This is a romantic tale of knights in shining armour, beautiful ladies and most of all - romance. Not suitable for under 16’s ...

My Cousin Rachel

When: 10th November, 7.0 pm for 7.30 pm
Where: Packington Memorial hall

Friday 10th November My Cousin Rachel 2017 Mystery /Drama Film Packington Memorial Hall 7 pm for 7.30 pm start. Adults £4 children £2 Tea and coffee served from 7.pm for £1 ...

Free Meditation Ashby de la Zouch

When: 10th November, 1.45-2.45pm
Where: The Health Workshop Rushtons yard

Come and join us for an hours Meditation, it is Free and it is Lifechanging! ...

The Faaaabulous Ceri Dupree Show

When: 11th November, 7.30 pm
Where: The Century Theatre

The FAAAAAAABULOUS Ceri Dupree is back on the road with his One Man, 21 woman show. Presenting a glamorous evening of hysterical comedy, amazing vocal impersonations and jaw dropping, eye popping costumes. You could meet Adele, Cher, Joan Collins, Lady Ga Ga, Bjork, Shirley Bassey, Camilla and even the Queen! Ceri brings them all lovingly to life with a touch of Las Vegas class rarely seen in the UK today. Early booking for this is strongly advised!! “Dupree storms the stage with style, wit, glamour, and a pace that leaves you amazed.” (TIME OUT.) “Slick and saucy, rude and risqué,...

Woodland Volunteering

When: 11th November, 10.00am - 2.00pm
Where: New Lount Nature Reserve LE67 8JH

Coleorton & New Lount Volunteer Group (CNLVG) is set up to do practical work in 2 local wildlife nature reserves - with a few social events too! We are always on the lookout for new members. Please contact us if you are interested in conservation work; if you could spare a few hours on a saturday or maybe a weekday; if you want to get outdoors, make some new friends, stretch some muscles or make a positive difference to the area. ...

Walk with Coalville Ramblers

When: 11th November, starts 10 a.m.
Where: Ravenstone

Start at St.Michael's Church Ravenstone . An easy paced walk. ...

Ashby Civic Society

When: 14th November, NEW TIME 7.30pm
Where: NEW LOCATION : Heritage Centre, St. Helen's Church, South Street, Ashby LE65 1AA

The story of Dishley Grange and Robert Bakewell, a British agriculturist and one of the most important figures in the agricultural revolution. Call Susanne 01530 417217 for details or just come as a visitor ...

'Around The Shows in 80 Minutes'

When: 14th November, 7.30pm
Where: Ticknall Village Hall

A talk by Stan Griffin of Craig House Cacti to Ticknall Garden Club. For more details call Sally on 01283 214784 ...

The Black to Green Project

When: 17th November, 7:30pm
Where: Ashby Methodist Chapel, Burton Rd, Ashby

Ben Devine of the Black to Green project shows how a former mining landscape in the National Forest has been changed and describes how successful community involvement really works ...

Cheeki Monkeys BIG CHRISTMAS Market

When: 18th November, 1-3pm
Where: Hermitage Leisure Centre,Silver Street, Whitwick, Coalville

Cheeki Monkeys Ashby and Coalville Fabulous Festive Market!! 60 fantastic CRAFT and BUSINESS stalls - no preloved stalls are available at this event. With stalls selling everything from christmas decorations to gifts - there really is no time like the PRESENT to book ho ho ho! Lots of festive fun and entertainment for children on the day. From decorations to jewellery, personalised gifts to cute stocking fillers, there will be something for everyone Excellent easily accessible venue suitable for buggy's and pushchairs. Disability access. Plenty of good facilities, toilets and baby changing available Craft Stalls £15, Business Stalls £25 ...

Housing 21& Care

When: 18th November 2017 - 18th November 2018, 10.30- 3.30pm.
Where: Brown Court, Atkinson Road LE65 2LZ

SOCIAL CLUB FOR HOUSING 21 ARE ORGANISING A Autumn Fete ...

Woodland Volunteering

When: 21st November, 10.00am - 2.00pm
Where: Coleorton Wood LE67 8FS

Coleorton & New Lount Volunteer Group (CNLVG) is set up to do practical work in 2 local wildlife nature reserves - with a few social events too! We are always on the lookout for new members. Please contact us if you are interested in conservation work; if you could spare a few hours on a saturday or maybe a weekday; if you want to get outdoors, make some new friends, stretch some muscles or make a positive difference to the area. ...

Charity Quiz Night & Raffle

When: 24th November, 8pm start
Where: The Club, North St, Whitwick

Join us for a Charity Quiz Night & Raffle in support of the Children's Cancer Unit at Leicester Royal Infirmary. Teams of 4, £5.00 per person. ...

Christmas Fayre

When: 24th November, 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm
Where: Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

Join us at this popular event showcasing a variety of craft & local artisan stalls. St Peters C of E Primary School Choir will be singing at 6.30 pm. Refreshments available including hot pork & turkey stuffing rolls. FREE ADMISSION ...

Free Meditation Ashby de la Zouch

When: 24th November, 1.45-2.45pm
Where: The Health Workshop Rushtons yard

Come and join us for an hours Meditation, it is Free and it is Lifechanging! ...

Heather Primary School PTA Christmas Fair

When: 24th November, 6pm until 8pm
Where: Heather Primary School, Main Street, Heather, LE67 2QP

Come and join us for a great evening! We have all the following and more for you to enjoy: Visit Santa, Prize Raffle, Carol Singers, Refreshments, Bottle Stall, Face Painting, Tuck Shop, Table Games & Christmas Gift Stalls including: • Body Shop at Home • Charlie & Boo Handmade Pet Accessories • Flamingo Paperee Cards & Cushions • Forever Cast • Harris-Williams Luxury Home Fragrance • Kim’s Baby Corner • Little Dotties Hair Accessories • Little Gems Gifts & Crafts • Silver Jewellery • Tropic Skincare ...

Little Chix

When: 25th November, 6.30 pm
Where: Century Theatre

Little Chix are Vicky, Katie, Philippa and Rhea, who have had a combined experience of over 50 years in the industry coming together to create Little Chix. Now in its 5th year on tour, Little Chix brings together intricate four part harmonies and high-energy dance routines to create a real live concert atmosphere which is suitable for the whole family! Featuring such well known Little Mix anthems as "Wings" and "DNA" as well as their biggest hits "Shout Out to my Ex" and "Touch" mixed with some of todays top chart hits. Outstanding performances from some of the top performers...

Woodland Volunteering

When: 25th November, 10.00am - 2.00pm
Where: Coleorton Wood LE67 8FS

Coleorton & New Lount Volunteer Group (CNLVG) is set up to do practical work in 2 local wildlife nature reserves - with a few social events too! We are always on the lookout for new members. Please contact us if you are interested in conservation work; if you could spare a few hours on a saturday or maybe a weekday; if you want to get outdoors, make some new friends, stretch some muscles or make a positive difference to the area. ...

Royal British Legion Pub Quiz

When: 25th November, 7pm
Where: The church hall, Christ Church, London Road, Coalville. LE67 3JA

1188 Coalville Squadron Air Training Corps are taking part in the British Legion's latest fundraising initiative of a pub quiz. On the night we're hoping that people can get together, have fun and raise lots of money for the armed forces community. There will be a prize for the best team, also there is a raffle being ran with lots of wonderful prizes. You are welcome to bring your own beveridge's. ...

The Big Christmas Boardgames Day

When: 25th November, 3pm to late
Where: Ashby Library

A fun day of boardgaming for all! Most people will be familiar with old favourites such as Monopoly, Cluedo and Scrabble but have you ever heard of Small World, Carcassonne, Pandemic, Ticket to Ride, Catan? This day will provide a great opportunity to see and try out dozens of new games. Organised by local games group Ashby Tabletop Gamers with support from Spirit Games of Burton upon Trent, the day will give you access to a library of games to try with friendly help and advice available to new players. Spirit Games will be offering 10% off any game purchases...

“THE BEAUFORTS” A TALK BY NATHEN AMIN

When: 26th November, 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm
Where: Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

The House of Beaufort played a pivotal role in the Hundred Years War and the Wars of the Roses, being chief supporters of the House of Lancaster and giving birth to the Tudor dynasty. But their story remains largely untold, until now. Join Nathen Amin, author of The House of Beaufort, to find out more about this incredible chapter of England’s tumultuous history. £6.00 per person. Pre-booking recommended call 01455 290429 (10.00 am to 4.30 pm 7 days a week or book online. ...

Christmas Lunch

When: 27th November - 22nd December, 11.30 to 3.00 pm
Where: Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

Enjoy your Christmas lunch in the beautiful surroundings of the Tithe Barn cafe at Bosworth Battlefield ...

Blonde Sheep Events Ltd Presents: Tony Stockwell: Psychic Medium

When: 28th November, 7.30 pm
Where: The Century Theatre

Tony Stockwell, Psychic Medium Remarkably compelling, amazingly detailed and always humorous The popular star of TV’s Street Psychic, Private Psychic Eyes and 6ixth Sense, Tony Stockwell demonstrates his belief that those who have passed can communicate with their loved ones with detailed messages all delivered with emotion, sensitivity and empathy. The evening may include psychometry, photographs readings and psychic prediction. We hope that nobody can fail to come away untouched by the experience. Tickets £19 available from the Box Offcie on 01530 278444 (10.00 am to 4.00 pm - 7 days a week) THIS PERFORMANCE WILL BE UNRESERVED SEATING ...

Puss in Boots Pantomime

When: 28th November - 2nd December, 7.30pm every evening and 2.30pm Saturday Matinee
Where: Coalville Adult School Theatre

A traditional Pantomime suitable for all the family! We have a superb cast this year and at £8.00 per ticket (£6.00 concessions) That's great value for money! (and we ply you with FREE tea and coffee during the interval!) Our Box office is now open and you can book your tickets today at www.casdg.org. ...

Local History Cafe

When: 28th November, 10 - 12.30
Where: Sir John Moore Foundation

Local History Cafés are community based heritage and wellbeing get-togethers for nearby residents aged 50 and over experiencing, or at risk of, social isolation and loneliness. Beauty and Utility Arts, the Leicestershire based social enterprise behind the project, work in partnership with heritage sites, supporting them to draw on their fascinating collections, knowledge and spaces to positively contribute towards the growing issue of loneliness amongst older community members. Local History Cafes take place on a monthly basis and comprise of tea and cake over a catch up, a heritage themed presentation and a related activity. We are delighted to announce...

Ashby Film Nights - My Cousin Rachel (12A)

When: 29th November, Doors and Bar open at 7.00 pm, Film Starts – 7.30 pm
Where: The Lyric Rooms, Lower Church St, Ashby de la Zouch, LE65 1AB

This reworking Daphne du Maurier’s story, with Rachel Weisz in the title role, tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms. ...

Voodoo Room: A Night of Hendrix & Cream

When: 1st December, 7.30 pm
Where: Century Theatre

A Celebration Of Power Trio Class Just like their forebears, Voodoo Room are a classic three piece. First up is journey-man guitarist, Peter Orr. He has been thrilling audiences throughout the UK and Europe for nearly 3 decades, mashing up classic riff based rock anthems, with the energy and style evocative of their time. His jaw dropping solos and epic vocal styling's, have wowed all those lucky enough to experience this virtuoso inject new life into the classics... The Engine Room of this power trio is the stunning rhythm section of Andy Tolman & John Tonks. Their superlative credentials include:...

Banner and Flower Festival.

When: 1st December - 4th December, Friday, Saturday & Monday 10am - 4pm, Sunday 1.30pm to 4pm.
Where: At Whitwick Methodist Church, Bottom of Hall Lane. Near the wheel.

You are warmly welcomed to Whitwick Methodist Church's First Ever Banner and Flower Festival, which is a combination of embroidered quotations from the Bible, illustrated by magnificent flowers displays. The event is free to view and refreshments will also be served Free of Charge. The opening on Sunday is preceded by an "All age worship on at 10.15am". We look forward to seeing you. ...

Ashby Santa Fun Run & Walk 2017

When: 3rd December, 11am
Where: Bath Grounds, Ashby

Back for it's 3rd year is the Ashby Santa Fun Run & Walk, a 3km fun run around Ashby starting on the Bath Grounds. Entertainment and refreshments will be available again on the Bath Grounds at the finish including the 'Real' Rotary Santa and his sleigh. Great fun, family event this year supporting 4 great local charities, Hospice Hope, Rainbows Childrens Hospice, Wishes 4 Kids and Sailability. ...

Run for LOROS at the Loughborough Santa Fun Run

When: 3rd December, 11am
Where: Loughborough

This great festive event promises fun for all the family right in the heart of Loughborough City Centre. Sign up online to receive your free Santa Suit and join thousands of other Santas for some festive family fun on this 5km fun run. You can run, walk or stroll alongside more than 1,500 Santas and take in the atmosphere as we kick off Christmas 2017. ...

Christmas Fayre

When: 3rd December, 11.00 am to 4.00 pm
Where: 1620s House & Garden

Join us for our Christmas Fayre in the barn tea rooms where you will be able to get your Christmas shopping underway or even just treat yourself. Refreshments available. FREE ENTRY **This event is in the tea rooms and gives access to the tearooms and garden only, the house will not be accessible. ...

Christmas at the Mill

When: 3rd December, 2-4pm
Where: Hough Mill, St George's Hill, Swannington, LE67 8QW

Fun for all the family. Explore our 200 year old mill, meet Santa, traditional games and crafts, children's crafts, refreshments and some great heritage. ...

St Helen's Heritage Talks: Arthur Hildersham and the Plague Summer of 1625

When: 4th December, 7.30pm
Where: St Helen's Community Heritage Centre

Lesley Rowe, who has published a number of books on the subject, returns to St Helen's to talk about Arthur Hildersham, lecturer, vicar, leading light in the development of Protestantism in England - and thorn in the side of the Church of England! ...

St Helen's Heritage Talks: Arthur Hildersham and the Plague Summer of 1625

When: 4th December, 7.30pm
Where: St Helen's Community Heritage Centre

Lesley Rowe, who has published a number of books on the subject, returns to St Helen's to talk about Arthur Hildersham, lecturer, vicar, leading light in the development of Protestantism in England - and thorn in the side of the Church of England! ...

Woodland Volunteering

When: 5th December, 10.00am - 2.00pm
Where: New Lount Nature Reserve LE67 8JH

Coleorton & New Lount Volunteer Group (CNLVG) is set up to do practical work in 2 local wildlife nature reserves - with a few social events too! We are always on the lookout for new members. Please contact us if you are interested in conservation work; if you could spare a few hours on a saturday or maybe a weekday; if you want to get outdoors, make some new friends, stretch some muscles or make a positive difference to the area. ...

The PANTO Company Presents: ALADDIN

When: 7th December - 10th December, Various
Where: The Century Theatre

A panto classic! Will the evil Abanazer convince Aladdin to enter The Cave Of A Thousand Dreams and fetch the lamp? Will Princess Jasmine find the boy of her dreams? And will Widow Twankey finally wear something that doesn't look like an explosion in a paint factory? Performances on 7th December: 10.00 am & 12.30 pm - SPECIAL School rate for tickets = £6.95 8th December: 10.00 am & 12.30 pm - SPECIAL School rate for tickets = £6.95 9th December: 2.00 pm - £9.50 Standard, £8.50 Groups (10+)/LCC Staff/Vols 10th December: 2.00 pm - £9.50 Standard, £8.50 Groups (10+)/LCC...

Funhouse Comedy Club

When: 7th December, 7.30pm doors. 8.15pm start
Where: The Lyric Rooms, Lower Church Street Ashby-De-La-Zouch LE65 1AB

PAUL SINHA DUNCAN OAKLEY Clint Edwards Steffan Alun Compere Spiky Mike ...

Their Finest

When: 8th December, 7pm for 7.30pm
Where: Packington Memorial hall

Friday 8th December Their Finest Drama/Romance film Packington Memorial Hall 7pm for 7.30pm start . Adults £4 and children £2. Tea and coffee served from 7pm £1 ...

Woodland Volunteering

When: 9th December, 10.00am - 2.00pm
Where: New Lount Nature Reserve LE67 8JH

Coleorton & New Lount Volunteer Group (CNLVG) is set up to do practical work in 2 local wildlife nature reserves - with a few social events too! We are always on the lookout for new members. Please contact us if you are interested in conservation work; if you could spare a few hours on a saturday or maybe a weekday; if you want to get outdoors, make some new friends, stretch some muscles or make a positive difference to the area. ...

Christmas Dance

When: 9th December, 8pm - 11.30pm
Where: Ravenstone Institute

Dance to live band 'Dad's Armony' who play mainy 60s music. Licensed bar. ...

CHRISTMAS AT THE JACOBEAN MANOR HOUSE

When: 10th December, 11.00 am to 3.30 pm
Where: 1620s House & Garden

Explore the house as it is prepared for the Digby family to celebrate the full twelve days of Christmas. Join in with period carols and a ‘mummers’ play. Children’s craft activities. Tea rooms open serving light refreshments. ...

Ashby Film Nights - Holiday Inn (U)

When: 11th December, Doors and Bar open at 7.00 pm, Film Starts – 7.30 pm
Where: The Lyric Rooms, Lower Church St, Ashby de la Zouch, LE65 1AB

This classic musical paired Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire for the first time. The plot has them as a song-and-dance team that splits up when Crosby goes off to run an inn that only opens on public holidays. Irving Berlin songs (including Bing singing White Christmas) and magical Astaire dance routines. ...

Ashby Civic Society

When: 12th December, NEW TIME 7.30pm
Where: NEW LOCATION : Heritage Centre, St. Helen's Church, South Street, Ashby LE65 1AA

Christmas Social. The most popular event of the year. Our usual good food, good company and entertainment by young, local singer Justice Beach. Book early. Call Susanne for more details. 01530 415654 ...

Orchard Pruning course

When: 15th December, 10 - 3
Where: Croft Community Orchard, Overseal

Learn to prune apples, pears, quinces, redcurrants and gooseberries, with forays into raspberries, blackcurrants and blueberries. Course covers formative pruning of young trees, restoring neglected old trees and pruning for yield. ...

Funhouse Comedy Club Christmas Special

When: 17th December, 7.00pm doors 7.45pm show
Where: The Lyric Rooms, Lower Church Street Ashby-De-La-Zouch LE65 1AB

MIKE GUNN ROB ROUSE El Baldiniho Jack Campbell Compere Spiky Mike ...

Woodland Volunteering

When: 19th December, 10.00am - 2.00pm
Where: Coleorton Wood LE67 8FS

Coleorton & New Lount Volunteer Group (CNLVG) is set up to do practical work in 2 local wildlife nature reserves - with a few social events too! We are always on the lookout for new members. Please contact us if you are interested in conservation work; if you could spare a few hours on a saturday or maybe a weekday; if you want to get outdoors, make some new friends, stretch some muscles or make a positive difference to the area. ...

Breakfast with Santa

When: 21st December, 10.00am - 11.30am
Where: Ulverscroft Grange, Whitwick Road, Ulverscroft, Leicestershire LE67 9QB

Santa will be making a very special appearance on Thursday 21st December at 10.00am for our breakfast with Santa event! Booking is essential - £7.00 per child (to include small gift) - £7.50 per adult Places are limited - book now to avoid disappointment! Non refundable pre payment in advance to secure your place. ...

Ashby Civic Society

When: 9th January, NEW TIME 7.30pm
Where: NEW LOCATION : Heritage Centre, St. Helen's Church, South Street, Ashby LE65 1AA

Folklore customs and Pagan symbols explored with Richard Stone, including the Green Man and Shella na gid. Call Susanne 01530 415654 for more details or just come as a visitor. ...

Meditation For Beginners - January 2018

When: 9th January - 16th January, 20.30 to 21.30
Where: Eternal Aquarius Holistic Health and Well Being, Woodville, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 7JH

Start 2018 with Something NEW - A 10 Week Beginners Relaxation Meditation Course Take a time out to unwind and relax with guided meditation. Learn how to find inner calm and enjoy the benefits meditation has to offer These meditation techniques, give you pointers and information, along with help and guidance in learning how to meditate, Leaving you with an array of abilities These can be used to practise at home to keep you calm and relaxed, For de-stressing after a bad day. Helping to deal with emotional day to day occurrences Or just coming along once a week to...

Cossington Meadows Nature Reserve

When: 19th January, 7:30pm
Where: Ashby Methodist Chapel, Burton Rd, Ashby

Chris Hill of Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust describes the development of this new reserve in the Soar Valley and outlines its importance to overwintering wildfowl ...

Wear a Funky Scarf Day

When: 26th January, All day
Where: Leicestershire

Wear a Funky Scarf Day is Charity Link's annual dress up day; funk up your scarf and give a donation to help improve the lives of local people in need.. The day is designed to be great fun but also has a serious message, as many of those Charity Link helps can't afford to keep warm over winter. The day is perfect for schools, in the workplace, or for groups of family and friends. Cake sales, raffles or fun scarf themed activities all add to the spirit of the day. Get in touch for balloons, leaflets and school and workplace...

Charity Link's Poverty Action Week Sleepover

When: 27th January - 28th January, 8pm - 8am
Where: Millstone Lane, Leicester, LE1 5JN

As part of Charity Link's activities for Poverty Action Week, you are invited to join members of the team for the first Charity Link Sleepover. Gain a glimpse of just a little of the hardship that some local people are facing right now and help raise funds to buy more essential items, including clothing, beds and bedding and cookers to ensure that local people have a decent standard of living, no matter what crisis, illness, disability or difficulty they may be facing. You can join us between 8pm and 8am at our courtyard. #GainingAGlimpse ...

Hambledon Productions Presents: Steptoe and Son

When: 2nd February, 7.30 pm
Where: The Century Theatre

Now it’s time to relive some of their finest misadventures through this brand new production. Marking fifty-five years since the show’s first ever broadcast, Hambledon Productions (Hancock’s Half Hour – The Lost Episodes, Educating Rita, Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show) breathe life back into the Steptoe household with this faithful, fresh and hilarious adaptation of original episodes from the long-running smash hit BBC sitcom. Features the classic episodes: Divided We Stand, Men of Letters and Come Dancing and excerpts from The Bath and Steptoe and Son – and Son! ...

Body Mind Bliss Winter Wellbeing Yoga Day Retreat

When: 3rd February, 9:30am - 4:30pm
Where: Derbyshire, Coton in the Clay

Welcome to Body Mind Bliss small and personal UK & Overseas Retreat Getaways... Are you full on and flat out in the fast lane? Here is an opportunity to take a pause from the busyness of your life and the daily challenges. Where you can tap into an oasis of calm for peace of mind and recharge your body's vitality. The BMB Retreats are expertly guided by Susan Gardner, Women's Wellbeing Specialist and Megan Jones, YogaEvolution Teacher. Imagine an entire day focused on the seasonal influences on your body and mind through simple wellbeing techniques and gentle yoga practices –...

The Book Exchange

When: 6th February, 10.00am - 12noon
Where: Ulverscroft Activity Centre, Priory Lane, Ulverscroft, Leicestershire, LE67 9PH

The Book Exchange Feb 06th 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Looking to exchange books you’ve read for something new? Bring along your unwanted books and choose from a selection of pre loved donated titles! Entry to the event is free, we would welcome a donation for every book you take home! Light refreshments will be available for a small charge ...

Ashby Civic Society

When: 13th February, NEW TIME 7.30pm
Where: NEW LOCATION : Heritage Centre, St. Helen's Church, South Street, Ashby LE65 1AA

A recognised expert arrowsmith and Guinness book record holder tells us about this formidable weapon. Call Susanne on 01530 415654 or just come as a visitor. ...

The Wetlands of Leicestershire plus the Care of Hedgehogs

When: 16th February, 7:30pm
Where: Ashby Methodist Chapel, Burton Rd, Ashby

Andrew Heaton describes the wetlands of Leicestershire and the River Mease. Phil and Wendy Lee explain how to encourage hedgehogs and care for them ...

BYE BYE BABY - Tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

When: 17th February, 7.30 pm
Where: The Century Theatre

This sensational production features many of the bands worldwide hits, including: BEGGIN', CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU’’ LETS HANG ON’ ‘RAG DOLL’, WALK LIKE A MAN, BYE BYE BABY (BABY GOODBYE), SHERRY, WORKING MY WAY BACK TO YOU’BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY and many more OH WHAT A NIGHT Since launching back in 2013 they have performed in over 400 venues. ...

Ashby Civic Society

When: 13th March, NEW TIME 7.30pm
Where: NEW LOCATION : Heritage Centre, St. Helen's Church, South Street, Ashby LE65 1AA

Life story of Coco Chanel, French fashion designer and founder of the Chanel Brand, told by Julie Ede with fabulous illustrations. Call Susanne 01530 415654 for more details or just come as a visitor. ...

ABBA Sensation

When: 17th March, 7.30 pm
Where: The Century Theatre

Widely considered to be one of the best ever Abba Tribute Acts, they play to packed theatres and festivals throughout Europe. A stunning stage show, which combines costume changes, lighting effects and a faithful reproduction of the Abba sound. A great evenings entertainment is guaranteed for all age ranges. The band love audience participation, so you can sing along, clap or even get up and dance. If however you are ‘too posh’ to join in, then no problem, just rattle your jewellery !!! ...

Spotlight Promotions Presents: Spiritualist Medium Craig Morris

When: 20th March, 7.30 pm
Where: The Century Theatre

Following from Craig’s 2017 ‘Live For Now’ Tour, in 2018 Craig hits the road once more on what is set to be his biggest and most exciting tour yet. Come along and join us for what will be an exciting, uplifting and very moving evening in the company of your family, friends & loved ones from the other side of life. This tour isn’t just about the communication to those who have crossed over but for everyone to learn to “embrace who you’ve got, what you’ve got, whilst you’ve got them because you simply don’t know what’s around the corner” ...

Ashby Civic Society

When: 10th April, Afternoon Visit
Where: Royal Crown Derby, 194 Osmaston Road, Derby DE23 8JZ

Guided tour of the factory, visit to the museum and of course, tea and cakes. Must book by calling Susanne 01530 415654. ...

Craig Campbell: Easy Tiger 2017/2018 World Tour

When: 13th April, 8.00 pm
Where: The Century Theatre

Craig recently supported Frankie Boyle for the third time on his national tour and was a hit on ALAN DAVIES’ As Yet Untitled (Dave). He's also performed on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC One), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Three), and was responsible for easing the contractions of an expectant mother who laughed so hard at his performance on Dave’s One Night Stand (Dave) - which detailed an encounter with a badger...her waters broke. ...

How wildlife affects work on the structures of the built environment

When: 20th April, 7:30pm
Where: Ashby Methodist Chapel, Burton Rd, Ashby

Jools Partridge, Wildlife Officer for Leics. County Council, describes how wildlife affects his work on the bridges and structures of the built environment ...

Ashby Civic Society

When: 8th May, NEW TIME 7.30pm
Where: NEW LOCATION : Heritage Centre, St. Helen's Church, South Street, Ashby LE65 1AA

A short AGM followed by Dr. Julian Onions on Galaxies, how they form, exist and die (not the chocolate ones). Call Susanne 01530 417217 for more details or just come as a visitor. ...

Talon - the acoustic collection in the raw 2018

When: 11th May, 7.30 pm
Where: The Century Theatre

Four members of the world’s greatest Eagles tribute band are back with a brand new show and their most extensive acoustic tour ever. Throughout 2018 Talon will be performing not only contemporary songs from their critically acclaimed studio and ‘LIVE’ acoustic albums, but this year, for the first time, ‘Talon – The Acoustic Collection’ will include their very own arrangements of many Eagles classics. ...

An Evening of Mediumship with Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt

When: 8th June, 7.30 pm
Where: Century Theatre

Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt is a Spiritualist Medium who is currently touring the UK with her successful Psychic / Mediumship Evenings. As a Medium Nikki Kitt aims to provide evidence of life after life by giving messages to people in the audience from their loved ones in spirit with amazing accuracy in descriptions, personalities and all sorts of personal information.. ...

Ashby Civic Society

When: 12th June, NEW TIME 7.30pm
Where: NEW LOCATION : Heritage Centre, St. Helen's Church, South Street, Ashby LE65 1AA

Re-enactment of the Medieval Wise Woman of Rouen to explain the use of herbs. Call Susanne 01530 415654 for details or just come as a visitor. ...

Ashby Civic Society

When: 10th July, Afternoon Visit
Where: Donnington le Heath Manor House, Manor Road, Coalville LE67 2FW

Guided tour of the 1620 herb garden by Michael Arkle followed by tea and cake. Must book by calling Susanne 01530 415654. ...

GUNPOWDER PLOT

When: 5th November, 11.00 am to 3.30 pm
Where: 1620s House & Garden

Discover how the Manor House’s family was involved in the Gunpowder Plot – Costumed characters will bring this to life. Cannon and musket firing demonstrations. Timed programme running throughout the day. Children’s craft activities. Tea rooms open for light snacks and refreshments. ...