What's On

Summer Holiday Activity Programme 2018

When: 16th July - 26th August, Various
Where: Ibstock Leisure Complex

A variety of swimming pool sessions for all the family on a daily basis throughout the summer holidays - Swimming sessions, Family Fun, Wet 'n' Wild, Twin Track Xtreme, 1-2-1 & 2-2-1 Swimming Lessons, NPLQ Lifeguard Course. Special Offers on our Sports Courts and the ever popular Skils Soccer Academy is back!!! ...

Project Digby for young poeple on the Autism Spectrum

When: 24th July - 21st August, 2.30 pm to 4.00 pm
Where: 1620s House & Garden

Can you be a time traveller? Step back in time with Project Digby! An exciting heritage project designed and developed in partnership with Autism East Midlands for young people aged 11-16 on the Autism Spectrum. Discover what life was like over 400 years ago! Find out more about 1620s music, witchcraft, games, food and much more! Starts: Tuesday 24 July Ends: Tuesday 21 August When: Every Tuesday, 2.30 pm to 4.00 pm Where: 1620s House & Garden, Donington-le-Heath, LE67 2FW To discover more about this project, contact Volunteering Co-ordinator Nicola Seika by Monday 16 July. Places are limited, so make...

Children's Summer Craft Sessions

When: 25th July - 24th August, Wednesday's 10.30am - 12 noon & Friday's 2pm - 3.30pm
Where: The Olive Branch ToyShop

Children's Summer Craft Sessions For children aged 4-11 yrs Wednesday's 10.30am - 12 noon Friday's 2pm - 3.30pm From w/c 23rd July Early booking advisable as spaces are limited ...

Family Activity Day

When: 17th August, 10am-12pm
Where: Field Sport UK Ashby De La Zouch

WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT ~ Get out and get active with this perfect family package. Air rifles, Archery & fire lighting Package (approximately 2 hours long) perfect for a family day out. No Experience or Licence Needed All equipment & Instructor included (Not suitable for pregnant ladies) COST ~ £12.50pp *book now to avoid disappointment* TIME ~ 10am till 12pm (Mixed Session) AGE ~ 8 years + Children must be supervised by a full paying adult WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING ~ Our pathways are nice and clean, Appropriate clothing for the weather on the day HOW TO...

Thringstone art Group Annual Exhibition

When: 18th August - 27th August, Weekdays 3pm to9 pm weekends2pm to 5pm
Where: Thringstone Community Centre, LE67 8NR

The Thringstone annual art exhibition is held at Thringstone Community Centre, LE67 8NR From Sat. August 18th until Monday 27 th August.Sat 1-5,Sun. 2-5 BH Mon.1-5 Weekdays 3-9 ...

Booja Booja ice cream party

When: 18th August, 10.00am onwards
Where: The Health Workshop

I’ve cream party. FREE ice-cream tasting (while stocks last) delicious dairy free ice-cream ???? ...

24hr Bushcraft Experience

When: 18th August - 19th August, 9am-9am
Where: Field Sport UK Ashby De La Zouch

This is a great 24hr experience learning survival skills and Bushcraft in our beautiful woodland on the border of Derbyshire and Leicestershire in Ashby De La Zouch. Have you got what it takes to make yourself at home in the natural world. Some of the the itinerary will cover a variety of outdoor survival skills - from lighting a fire using various methods, techniques and materials, to building a protective shelter. You'll explore the psychology of survival, learn to purify and filter water, and experience campfire cooking in the real outdoors. - Fire lighting: Learn to light a fire (and...

Melbourne Produce Show

When: 18th August, 9.30-11.30 for entries, 2pm for the public viewing, trophies presented at 2.30, auction of produce at 3pm
Where: Senior Citizens Centre

Entry forms for the Produce Show will be available from the Community Care Office and Melbourne News, as well as on the day at the centre. Entries are welcome from allotment holders and residents of Melbourne and Kings Newton. Lots of classes to choose from including baking, vegetables, flowers, beverages, preserves and a children's section. ...

Theatre Show - Skylight

When: 20th August - 8th September, 7.30
Where: Venture Theatre, Ashby De La Zouch

The greatly antiscipated 'Skylight' comes to The Ashby Venture Theatre this August! On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis receives an unexpected visit from her former lover Tom Sergeant, a successful and charismatic restauranteur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires. David Hare is the author of 29 plays for stage, including Plenty, Racing Demon, Amy’s View and Stuff Happens. His many screenplays include The Hours and The Reader. Skylight was originally...

MTS Summer Workshop - August 2018

When: 21st August - 23rd August, 9:00 - 3:00pm daily
Where: Marlborough Square Church, Coalville

MTS SUMMER WORKSHOP For anyone aged 4-17yrs 3 days of singing, dancing and acting with professional teachers, plus a musical theatre dance workshop with a special guest teacher! Workshop is £40pp (sibling discount available) and includes a FREE workshop t-shirt! Performance for family and friends on the Thursday evening. Call or email for a booking form! ...

Clay Funky Faces

When: 23rd August, 10.30am - 12.30pm
Where: Paint a Pot Craft Studio, Staunton Harold

Prepare to get messy making Funky Faces from scratch out of wet clay. Then add your own unique features and paint using our underglazes. Suitable from age 5 - adults, you'll need to give your little ones a hand. Booking essential (£5 non-refundable deposit at time of booking) Juice and biscuits included. ...

Mindful Practise in the Great Outdoors

When: 23rd August, 09:30-11.00
Where: Bath Grounds, Ashby

My Time Mindful Practise in the Great Outdoors. Experience mindful meditation and other mindful exercises outside. Appreciate just how amazing our world is. Tune into the natural world around you and your incredible body, and recognise how both continue to work so effortlessly without you even realising. Everyone welcome. ...

Pirate Day

When: 23rd August, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm and 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Where: 1620s House & Garden

Sessions at 10.30 am to 12.30 pm and repeated 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm Come along for Pirate fun on the high seas! Real cannon firing, sea shanties, pirate stories, crafts, treasure hunt, join in a battle on board The Digby and learn to sword fight like a Pirate. Fancy dress encouraged, with a prize for the best pirate. Cost: £2 per child (in addition to normal admission charges) – Children must be accompanied by a paying Adult ...

Appleby Magna Food Gusto Festival Saturday 25th of August

When: 25th August, 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Where: Sir John Moore Foundation, Top Street, Appleby Magna, DE12 7AH

The Appleby Magna Food Gusto Festival is back again this year with a wide range of the regions best food and drink. Couple this with a great music line up and activities for all the family is a great way to end the holidays. The festival is held on Saturday 25th of August from 10:30 – 16:30 on the beautiful grounds of the Sir John Moore Foundation, Top Street, Appleby Magna, just of junction 11 of the M42. Use the postcode DE12 7AH to find us on a sat nav or use the google maps link here. Parking is available...

Cheese Sale!

When: 25th August, 9:00AM- 5:00PM
Where: Lodge Farm, Snarestone, DE12 7DA

Cheese Sale, come and try some award winning cheeses! FREE Chessey samples will be available all day, so why not bring the whole family! ...

Campfire Bread Making Workshop

When: 25th August, 9am-12pm
Where: Field Sport UK Ashby De La Zouch

It’s hard to beat the primitive pleasure of cooking over an open flame with a deep smoky scent in the air; in a beautiful woodland setting. Now who doesn’t like freshly baked bread? There can’t be many folks who don’t love the smell of bread as it comes out of the oven Using and leaning various methods come and join us on this wonderful bread making experience using natural materials to cook fresh bread! Learn 3 different types of cooking bread on a campfire: - Artesian Bread - Bannock - Flat Bread This experience is a great way to learn...

Conflict 1485

When: 26th August - 27th August, 11.00 am to 3.30 pm
Where: Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

Les Routiers de Rouen invite you to explore their tented encampment in Ambion Arena, to see an array of replica arms and armour from the time of Bosworth as the noble Knights prepare for Battle. Richly dressed ladies from the time of Richard III will also be present and maybe good King Richard will make an appearance himself! Younger visitors can listen to medieval tales bringing the middle ages to life. This activity is included in the cost of your admission to our award-winning exhibition Les Routiers de Rouen are also on site on the following dates; September: Saturday 8th...

Summer Fayre & Craft Fayre

When: 27th August, 10:30 - 3:00
Where: Christ Church Hall, London Road, Coalville LE67 3JA

St Peter's Church, Bardon Hill invite you to their Summer Fayre & Craft Fayre which will be held at Christ Church Halls on London Road, Coalville. There will be lots of lovely craft stalls including locally made children's wooden jigsaws and puzzles, fabric items, jewellery, cards together with your favourite church stalls such as raffle, tombola, books, table top sales, tin can alley and more. We will also be selling refreshments and will have a tea room where you can sit and relax. Entry is free and there is free parking on the church grounds and as it is Bank...

Bug Hunt

When: 29th August - 2nd September, 10.30 am to 4.30 pm
Where: 1620s House & Garden

The Bug Hunt will run when the 1620s House & Garden in open – Thursday to Sunday and Bank Holidays from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm. Collect a sheet from our Ticket Office, explore the 1620s Gardens to find the bugs. Return to the Ticket Office to collect your prize. Cost: £2 per child (in addition to normal admission charges) ...

Mindful Practise in the Great Outdoors

When: 30th August, 09:30-11.00
Where: Bath Grounds, Ashby

My Time Mindful Practise in the Great Outdoors. Experience mindful meditation and other mindful exercises outside. Appreciate just how amazing our world is. Tune into the natural world around you and your incredible body, and recognise how both continue to work so effortlessly without you even realising. Children welcome. ...

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society (12A)

When: 31st August, 7.30 pm
Where: The Century Theatre

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is a movie starring Lily James, Glen Powell, and Matthew Goode. A writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island in the aftermath of World War II, when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war. Director: Mike Newell Writers: Kevin Hood (screenplay by), Thomas Bezucha (screenplay) ...

ELO Again Live

When: 1st September, 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm
Where: The Century Theatre

ELO Again - The Ultimate Electric Light Orchestra Tribute Show The British Rock group The Electric Light Orchestra epitomised the 70s with their unique symphonic rock style and unforgettable classics. Pop masterpieces such as Mr Blue Sky, Livin’ Thing, Turn to Stone, Sweet Talking Woman, Shine A Little Love, Hold On Tight, Confusion, Evil Woman, Telephone Line, Don’t Bring Me Down…to name just a few. NOW YOU CAN RE-LIVE the amazing sounds of the Electric Light Orchestra in the form of the World’s No. 1 ELO Tribute Show A NIGHT OF ELO performed by ELO AGAIN They have re-created the...

Friends' of Jacobean Craft Group

When: 1st September, 11.00 am to 3.30 pm
Where: 1620s House & Garden

Costumed members of the Friends’ Jacobean Craft Group will be in the house working on current projects. Usual admission price applies, but site admission tickets give free unlimited re-admission to the House, gardens and tea room on non-Special Event Days during normal open hours for 12 months from day of purchase. ...

Shackerstone Family Festival

When: 1st September - 2nd September, 10am to 5pm
Where: Congerstone, Leicestershire

Local family festival for all the family now in its 24th year, many attractions stands and demonstrations spread over 2 large fields, free land train services between the show areas and free entry for all children under 16 with a paying adult, please see website for ticket prices and family tickets for the weekend, camping is also available details are all included on the website. ...

Walk the Swannington Incline

When: 2nd September, 10 am and 12 noon
Where: Swannington

Explore the western end of the first public steam railway in the English Midlands, Robert Stephenson's Leicester and Swannington Railway. Find out how the railway led to the birth of the new town of Coalville. BOOKING ESSENTIAL as places limited email swanningtonwalks@gmail.com or telephone 07474 610112 ...

Hough Mill Open

When: 2nd September, 2-5pm
Where: Swannington

See the amazing transformation of Hough Mill from a derelict shell to a visitor attraction. Use a quern to grind wheat into flour, try the long arm sack scales or push the sack trolley to see how heavy it is. Explore the trees, shrubs and flowers in the adjacent Gorse Field and Califat Spinney, plus their centuries of coal mining heritage. Sunday 30th is Take Teddy To The Mill ...

Califat Coal Mine Tours

When: 2nd September, 2pm and 3pm
Where: Swannington

As part of Hello Heritage, tour the 1855-1873 Califat coal mine and find out why it was named after a town in Romania. See the outline of the colliery buildings and admire the endeavour and technology needed to extract coal. Learn about the sad fatalities. See the archaeological excavation of the engine house and boiler house - ongoing since June 2016. ...

TCV Swadlincote Woods Volunteering Day

When: 4th September, 10am to 3.30pm
Where: Swadlincote Woods

Join our friendly team to carry out conservation work at Swadlincote Woodlands urban park. We meet each 1st Tuesday of the month, and each month have a different activity to reflect the seasons. Work is suited to anyone in reasonable health, and there are different tasks for those who feel more and less active on the day. No previous experience is needed, and we would particularly welcome more women on the team. ...

TECHSPO London 2018

When: 5th September - 6th September, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Where: Sofitel London Heathrow Hotel

TECHSPO London Technology Expo - September 5-6, 2018 - London, UK ...

Ashby Meditation

When: 6th September, 7.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.
Where: Legion House, South Street, Ashby LE65 1BQ

Buddhist Meditation to help with our daily lives. Classes run until Thurs 19th JULY then restart Thurs 6th SEPT ...

Ashby Meditation

When: 6th September, 7.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.
Where: Legion House, South Street, Ashby LE65 1BQ

Relaxing Buddhist meditation classes giving practical advice to help us with our daily life. ...

Ashby Castle WI

When: 6th September, 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Where: Congregational Church, Kilwardby Street

Steve Bruce will be giving a talk about buying and selling at Car Boot Fairs. Members and visitors are invited to bring an item for valuation. ...

Funhouse Comedy Club

When: 6th September, 7.30pm doors. 8.15pm start
Where: The Lyric Rooms Lower Church Street Ashby-De-La-Zouch Leicestershire LE65 1AB

Funhouse Comedy returns to the delightful Lyric Rooms, Ashby-de-la-Zouch on Thursday September 6th for another night of fun and laughter.   Topping the bill is the effortlessly engaging Andrew Bird, who was the support act on Michael McIntyre's recent arena tour and has also supported Rhod Gilbert and Lee Hurst on tour, as well as performing internationally. Watching The Young Ones with his brothers as an eight year old, at two in the morning on Comic Relief, he realized then that he wanted to be funny in some way. With his personal appeal and superbly crafted, funny anecdotes, he captivates his audiences.   Opening...

Heritage Open Days

When: 8th September - 10th September, 10.30 am - 4 pm
Where: St Helen's Community Heritage Centre

Guided tours each afternoon at 2 pm. Refreshments available. Children's activities. See our church textiles. Find out about the extraordinary women of St Helen's. ...

Charity Barn Dance

When: 8th September, 7pm - 11.30pm
Where: Bawdon Lodge Farm

You are invited to a Barn Dance (in an actual barn!) at Bawdon Lodge Farm in the heart of Charnwood Forest on the evening of Saturday 8th September 2018. So make the most of the last days of summer, dust off your checked shirts and get ready to party! You will be supporting the work of two local charities, Charity Link and Living Without Abuse and all profits made from the event will be split between the two charities – so please do join us if you can. There's a fantastic live band with caller to make sure you have...

Charity Swimarathon

When: 8th September, 10 am
Where: Hood Park Leisure Centre swimming pool

An early invitation to take part in a charity Swimarathon organised by Ashby Rotary Club in partnership with the team at the Hood Park Leisure Centre. It is a fundraising event for up to 36 teams of all ages and swimming abilities. Further information and entry forms from teams@ashbyrotary.org.uk ...

Let the Bells Ring Out! Celebration Family Fun Day

When: 8th September, 2.00 p.m.
Where: St Denys Church Ibstock

Come along to listen to the 6 ancient restored bells of St Denys Church Ibstock! You will have the opportunity of ringing the bells yourself, bring your teddy bears for a parachute jump from the church tower, go back in time with Ibstock Historical Society, join in the fun, games and competitions whilst sampling the delicious cakes, bakes and refreshements. ...

Heritage Open Day

When: 9th September - 16th September, 11.00 am to 4.00 pm
Where: The Century Theatre

This year we are celebrating local heritage with TWO Heritage Open Days. Each September thousands of volunteers across the country invite you to experience local history, architecture and culture. All for free. This year Heritage Open Days run nationally from September 6th to 9th and 13th to 16th. Here at the Century Theatre we are throwing our doors open to anyone who would like to visit and learn more about the history of the theatre and how we are looking forward to the future. We will be holding guided tours of the backstage area and showing a short film about...

World Suicide Prevention Day

When: 9th September, 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Where: 1620s House & Garden

Please join us for an afternoon of acoustic music, information stalls and guest speakers to mark “Suicide Awareness & Prevention Day” There is FREE entry to the whole site, including the furnished house and the gardens, between 10.30 am and 4.30 pm as part of ‘Hello Heritage’, with the event itself running from 1.00 pm until 5.00 pm in and around the barn, which will be serving light refreshments and running a licensed bar. The event comprises a small number of talks about the issues around suicide with a series of acoustic and semi-acoustic musical acts performing a range of...

Melbourne Garden Club

When: 10th September, 7pm-9pm
Where: Senior Citizens Centre

Byron Machin,an independent publisher, lecturer and film maker, will be talking about 'The Rare wildflowers of the Peak District' Visitors welcome. ...

Ashby Civic Society

When: 11th September, 7.30pm
Where: Heritage Centre, St. Helen's Church, South Street, Ashby LE65 1AA

Flying Bats: Kevin Reynolds gives an amazing illustrated talk with superb close up images and live video. Plus latest local Planning news. Contact Susanne for more details 01530 415654. ...

Mindful Living

When: 11th September, 19:30-20:30
Where: St Helen's Church Heritage Centre

Life can be so busy and non-stop. We keep on going... doing, doing, doing. But when was the last time you spent some time just *being*? Being you, right here, right now. Not worrying about the past or anticipating the future, just being in the present. That's mindfulness. This weekly mindfulness practise will help you to learn new mindful skills which you can utilise in your everyday life, as well as giving you the opportunity to take some time out. Each week will have a different focus and introduce new mindful activities, as well as repeating, practising and building on...

Early Highwaymen 1550 to 1640 talk

When: 12th September, 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm
Where: 1620s House & Garden

Join Lee Timmins for his talk on the life and times of the early highwayman in the barn at the 1620s House & Garden What inspired men and women to chance it upon the highway? How is Shakespeare’s Sir John Falstaff relevant? Were there Highwaymen living at The 1620s House? Tickets: £6.00 Pre booking recommended – Call 01455 290429 (open 7 days a week from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm) ...

Finding Your Feet

When: 14th September, 7pm for 7.30pm start
Where: Packington Memorial hall

Friday September 14th Finding Your Feet 2017 Drama/Romance film Packington Memorial Hall 7pm for 7.30 pm. Adults £4 and children £2. Tea and coffee served from 7pm ...

Melbourne Festival Funhouse Comedy Club

When: 14th September, 7.30 for 8.00pm
Where: Melbourne Royal British Legion, Derby Road, Melbourne DE73 8FE

Another great line-up for this popular Festival event which is always a highlight of the programme. Back by popular demand is Jonny Awsum supported by Ignacio Lopez and Chris Kehoe with compere James Cook getting the show on the road. Bar available. ...

Jazz at the Venture Theatre!

When: 15th September, 8.00pm
Where: The Venture Theatre, Ashby

Venture Jazz Club Event with - Pete Allen's Hot Five. Band led by an internationally known sax/clarinet player. Happy Jazz! ...

Hello Heritage

When: 15th September, 12 noon until 5pm
Where: Charles Booth Centre, The Green, Thringstone, Leics., LE67 8NR

A chance to learn about the history of what is the 1st ever community centre in the UK. This former 17th century farm house and its connection to Charles Booth has a lot of history to tell. ...

Rainbows Community Open Day

When: 15th September, 10:30am - 3pm
Where: Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, Lark Rise, Loughborough, LE11 2HS

Visit us on Saturday 15 September 2018 and see much more than a hospice, as we hold our annual Community Open Day. This year’s Community Open Day promises to offer something for all the family, complete with kids’ activities, live music, craft stalls, a giant BBQ and lots of cake, as Rainbows once again opens its doors to the public. The free event which sees Rainbows open its doors to the public between 10:30am and 3pm, provides the perfect opportunity for our supporters and the local community to swing by the hospice, meet an incredible team of people who bring...

The Story of Amy Winehouse

When: 15th September, 7.30 pm
Where: The Century Theatre

This year marks the beginning of a brand new theatre show paying homage to the late, great Amy Winehouse. Whilst there are many tribute acts with singers and backing tracks and even small bands out there, this show is the full package, an 8 piece band that really does take the audience through Amy's entire musical journey before her tragic passing in 2011. Delivered by the vocally impressive Leah Govier and her 8 piece backing band, including two backing vocalists and full brass section just like the band that Amy herself performed with, this entertaining show is full of songs...

Coalville Colour Run 2018

When: 16th September, 10:30am - 5:30pm
Where: Coalville

Coalville Colour Run is now an established event in Coalville town centre. This is a fun event, encorporating a run (or walk) through our wonderful town, paint stations where you are sure to get covered in different colours of powder paint and then a grand finish at Coalville Park. The event is suitable for all, as long as you don’t mind getting colourful! So what do you need to do? Well its simple - grab your family or running buddies and sign up to be a part of Coalville's most colourful event! We are also looking for local businesses who...

Mindful Living

When: 18th September, 19:30-20:30
Where: St Helen's Church Heritage Centre

Life can be so busy and non-stop. We keep on going... doing, doing, doing. But when was the last time you spent some time just *being*? Being you, right here, right now. Not worrying about the past or anticipating the future, just being in the present. That's mindfulness. This weekly mindfulness practise will help you to learn new mindful skills which you can utilise in your everyday life, as well as giving you the opportunity to take some time out. Each week will have a different focus and introduce new mindful activities, as well as repeating, practising and building on...

CPR & AED Course

When: 19th September, 9:00-4:00pm
Where: Moira replan

This course is to train in the use of an AED (defibrillator) and gain basic first aid skills. More information can be found on our website. Www.etsfirstaid.co.uk ...

WW1 Centenary Gathering

When: 21st September, 7:00 - 11:30 pm
Where: Lyric Rooms LE65 1AB

Entertainment, music, song, verse, dance, buffet, raffle. Contact Paul 01530 417747 for tickets. ...

Hot House Jazz

When: 21st September, 7.00 for 7.30pm
Where: Melbourne Assembly Rooms, High Street, Melbourne DE738GF

An evening of inspirational youth jazz with the Hot House ‘Jam Band’ and the internationally aclaimed and award winning ‘Screaming Kicks Big Band’ prior to their Coast 2 Coast US tour in October. Find out more at #hhontour @HHMusicSchool www.hhmusic.co.uk ...

Rainbows Bubble Rush Leicester

When: 22nd September, 9:00 - 13:30
Where: Abbey Park, Abbey Park Road, Leicester, LE4 5AQ

The Bubble Rush is not your average 5k fun run. At every kilometre point there’ll be a bubble station where one of our high-powered foam cannons will be blowing out 30 cubic metres a minute of frothy colourful bubbles to make a 4ft bubble wall! Our trained team of 'Bubble Blasters' will control the foam cannons to make sure you get completely covered in coloured foam. And this fabulous foaming 5K fun run will be great for all the family whether you are a regular runner or have never run at all before… you can run, walk, skip or dance...

Melbourne Remembers - Open Air Concert & Festival of Remembrance

When: 22nd September, 3.00pm - 7.30pm
Where: Castle Square, Melbourne DE738DY

An open air concert to commemorate the end of World War 1. Acts from Melbourne including Melbourne Town Band, A Choir’d Taste, St Michaels Players and more will be taking the stage for a one off concert to remember. The fanfare ‘Sunset’ will be played as the sun goes down (at 1905) and then a Festival of Remembrance will follow supported by over 100 musicians from the local area. Organised by Melbourne Royal British Legion (Branch). For further information please call Melbourne Royal British Legion on 01332 862574 and ask for Brendan O’Neill or Andy Boardman. ...

Soldier's Camp

When: 23rd September - 24th September, 11.00 am to 3.30 pm
Where: Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

Step back in time as 15th century Yorkist soldiers and their followers are brought to life in an authentically dressed period camp by Les Routiers de Rouen. See what the common soldiers would wear to battle and the cruel weapons that threatened them. Explore the life in camp as food is cooked, archery is practised and herbs are prepared to season the food and make medicines to treat the wounded. Bring the family to experience the sights, sounds and smells of a medieval army camp. Entry to this is included in your admission ticket to our award-winning Exhibition ...

Charity Link's Leicestershire 3 Peaks Challenge

When: 23rd September, All Day
Where: Charnwood area

Fancy a physical challenge which will help to change lives? How about taking on Charity Link's Leicestershire 3 Peaks Challenge on 23rd September? The Challenge is a unique 16 mile route which begins and ends at Bradgate Park and takes in the peaks of Beacon Hill, Bardon Hill (Leicestershire’s highest point) and Old John Tower in Bradgate itself. Walk or run the route to help provide essential items, including clothing and beds, to local families facing hardship and crisis. Come on your own to this friendly event or take part with friends, family or work colleagues. ...

The Power and effectiveness of the Warbow

When: 23rd September, 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm
Where: Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

A talk in the Heritage Room on the results of a series of empirical tests undertaken at Bosworth Battlefield, to demonstrate the effects of replica Medieval-period arrows being shot at a realistic piece of plate armour. Tickets £6 Pre Booking Recommended: book Online , in person at The Ticket Office on site or by calling 01455 290429 (open 7 days a week from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm) ...

Paul Marshall, Emily Kent & friends in cabaret at Amalfi White

When: 23rd September, 6.30pm for a 7.00pm
Where: Amalfi White, Derby Road, Melbourne DE738FE

A perfect end to the weekend enjoy the sultry sounds of Emily Kent, Paul Marshall and their friends in cabaret in the White Ballroom accompanied by Amalfi cocktails or a nice chilled prosecco! ...

Autumn Country Fun Day

When: 23rd September, 10.30 am to 4.30 pm
Where: 1620s House & Garden

Come and join us for a day of fun and games with “Lion Learners” offering a chance to meet and handle some amazing animals! £2 Entry (plus normal admission prices apply) ...

Mindful Living

When: 25th September, 19:30-20:30
Where: St Helen's Church Heritage Centre

Life can be so busy and non-stop. We keep on going... doing, doing, doing. But when was the last time you spent some time just *being*? Being you, right here, right now. Not worrying about the past or anticipating the future, just being in the present. That's mindfulness. This weekly mindfulness practise will help you to learn new mindful skills which you can utilise in your everyday life, as well as giving you the opportunity to take some time out. Each week will have a different focus and introduce new mindful activities, as well as repeating, practising and building on...

Ashby Film Nights - The Post PG)

When: 26th September,
Where: The Lyric Rooms, Lower Church St, Ashby de la Zouch, LE65 1AB

Set in the 1970s and directed by Steven Spielberg The Post stars Merry Streep (Oscar nominated) and Tom Hanks as the owner and editor of the Washington Post. The film recalls the 1971 revelations of a devastating internal report that showed how the White House had been lying about the Vietnam war. This is an edge of the seat thriller with great acting and sense of that time in history. ...

Musical highlights from Grace - The Lighthouse Girl presented by Melbourne festival & Open Road Productions

When: 28th September, 7.30 for an 8.00pm start
Where: Melbourne Assembly Rooms, High Street, Melbourne DE738GF

A unique and special concert of songs from 3 popular original shows: Grace -The Lighthouse Girl, the remarkable and moving story of Grace Darling. From the solitude and quietness of a small lighthouse island, an unassuming, hardworking Northumberland lass is catapulted to fame after being involved in a brave rescue at sea. ‘I only did what I could’, she says … but sometimes ordinary people can do extraordinary things. The story of the Lighthouse Girl keeps shining! The Same Sky a story of love, loss and reconciliation told with movingly beautiful songs against the backdrop of WW1. Set in the...

Poetry from the Trenches

When: 29th September, 2.30pm - 4.00pm
Where: Melbourne Senior Citizen Centre, Church Street, Melbourne DE738EJ

Join us for an afternoon of Poetry from the WW1 trenches read by John Williams and friends. ...

Wil Pearson in Cabaret at Melbourne Festival

When: 29th September, 7.00 for a 7.30pm start
Where: Melbourne Assembly Rooms, High Street, Melbourne DE738GF

Pianist and Singer Wil Pearson might be young but his amazing voice combined with the polished standard of his performance demonstrates talent and ability beyond his years. Will won the “Dalesmen Music Student of the Year Award in 2017” and is set to go places. Think Jamie Cullen, Frank Sinatra and Michael Buble rolled into one! ...

Grains of Hope - Bread for Life

When: 29th September, 7.30 - 9.30pm
Where: Holy Trinity Church Ashby de la Zouch

Harvest is the time of year when we celebrate God's abundant generosity to us. Bread will be our focus for reflective prayer and discussion led by a Diocesan team including the Dean of Leicester Cathedral. Wine, juice and bread tasters will be provided free of charge, children's artwork will be displayed and there will be music to listen to, everyone welcome to attend from 7.00pm, please come and join us. ...

Wolves & Apples

When: 29th September, 9.30am - 5pm
Where: Leicester

Wolves & Apples is a brilliant (and very affordable) full-day event where aspiring children’s writers can get practical advice and guidance (via panels, talks and workshops) from established professionals, including authors, agents and publishers. 1-1's will be available with a publisher and literary agent. Speakers - including Anne Fine, former Children's Laureate - will be on hand to share their experiences, and signpost a range of ways to progress your writing and get your work in front of readers. Wolves & Apples 2018 will take place on Saturday 29th September at St Martin’s House Conference Centre, 7 Peacock Lane, Leicester....

TCV Swadlincote Woods Volunteering Day

When: 2nd October, 10am to 3.30pm
Where: Swadlincote Woods

Join our friendly team to carry out conservation work at Swadlincote Woodlands urban park. We meet each 1st Tuesday of the month, and each month have a different activity to reflect the seasons. Work is suited to anyone in reasonable health, and there are different tasks for those who feel more and less active on the day. No previous experience is needed, and we would particularly welcome more women on the team. ...

Mindful Living

When: 2nd October, 19:30-20:30
Where: St Helen's Church Heritage Centre

Life can be so busy and non-stop. We keep on going... doing, doing, doing. But when was the last time you spent some time just *being*? Being you, right here, right now. Not worrying about the past or anticipating the future, just being in the present. That's mindfulness. This weekly mindfulness practise will help you to learn new mindful skills which you can utilise in your everyday life, as well as giving you the opportunity to take some time out. Each week will have a different focus and introduce new mindful activities, as well as repeating, practising and building on...

Funhouse Comedy Club

When: 4th October, 7.30pm doors. 8.15pm start
Where: The Lyric Rooms Lower Church Street Ashby-De-La-Zouch Leicestershire LE65 1AB

NATHAN CATON ANDREW LAWRENCE Matt Green Ian Crawford Compere Spiky Mike ...

Henry Normal - Raining Upwards

When: 4th October, 7.30 pm
Where: The Century Theatre

'A mixture of the absurd and downright wacky...a gentle giant of stand-up poetry' The List “Henry Normal managed his set like the seasoned performer he is. A master of timing, funny, vulnerable, self-deprecating, emotional, aware of his audience, unafraid to expose his inner workings.” Audience, Raining Upwards, Manchester Henry is co-writer and producer of some of the very biggest hits of British TV and cinema over the last 20 years. He co-wrote Mrs Merton, The Royle Family and much of Steve Coogan’s early shows. He’s produced everything from 24 Hour Party People, to Red Dwarf, Gavin and Stacey and the...

Derby Charity Golf Day

When: 5th October, 9:00 - 21:00
Where: Kedleston Park Golf Club, Kedleston, Quarndon, Derby, DE22 5JD

Get out your nine-irons and join Rainbows for a fantastic day of 18-holes as you take part in the Derby Charity Day. Taking place at Kedleston Park Golf Club on Friday 5 October, the Derby Charity Golf Day is a great day for all keen golfers, whatever their ability, to get into the swing of things and compete across 18-holes. Kedleston Park Golf Club is one of the finest courses in the Midlands and the challenging course was designed by James Braid and developed by Henry Colt in 1947 – since then, it has been proving one of the courses...

The Bob Dylan Story

When: 5th October, 7.30 pm
Where: The Century Theatre

The Bob Dylan Story is the stunning and definitive live concert celebration of rock music’s greatest icon. With some of the most memorable songs ever written, Bob Dylan created the soundtrack for 1960s America, amassing a huge and enduring fanbase that even extended across the Atlantic to bands like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Now Bob and “The Band” transport you back to the Nobel prize winner’s glory days with a truly authentic and affectionate show, complete with stunningly evocative visuals and authoritative insights into the stories behind the songs. The heady idealism of Blowing In The Wind and...

A Choir'd Taste in Concert with London Camerata String Quartet at Melbourne Festival

When: 5th October - 6th October, 7.00 for a 7.30pm start
Where: Melbourne Assembly Rooms, High Street, Melbourne DE738GF

Melbourne Festival welcomes Melbourne’s talented mixed voice choir returning to this year Festival with guests London Camerata String Quartet to bring us a spectacular end to the summer. Their performance will be directed by their Musical Director Paul Marshall. ...

me & dee charity masquerade ball

When: 6th October, 7pm
Where: St Georges Park, Burton on Trent

me & dee masquerade charity Ball is taking place on 6th October 2018 at the Hilton, St George’s Park Burton on Trent. The me & dee charity arrange holidays at Mablethorpe seaside in our caravans including beach huts and chalet for families to create memories together who face a short and uncertain future when Time is precious. These holidays are also for families with physically and emotionally injured service men and women The me & dee charity masquerade ball is our biggest fundraising event of the year and is a fantastic evening ...

"Night at the Museum" Silent Disco

When: 6th October, 19:00 - 23:00
Where: New Walk Museum, 53 New Walk, Leicester, LE1 7EA

Join Rainbows at their 'after-school club for grown-ups' as they host a very special "Night at the Museum" Silent Disco. Held at the awesome New Walk Museum (Leicester), this is your chance to unleash your inner child and enjoy the school trip of your dreams... but at night! For just £15 you can uncover little-known secrets about the museum, which is packed with dinosaurs, ancient Egyptians and much more; as you get the chance to experience New Walk Museum like never before! Don our magical headphones and feel your inhibitions become 'extinct' as you groove the night away to our...

Ashby Civic Society

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

History of Palitoy: Bob Brechin takes us down memory lane with the history of these famous Coalville toys. Also hear latest local Planning news. Call Susanne 01530 415654 for more details ...

Mindful Living

When: 9th October, 19:30-20:30
Where: St Helen's Church Heritage Centre

Life can be so busy and non-stop. We keep on going... doing, doing, doing. But when was the last time you spent some time just *being*? Being you, right here, right now. Not worrying about the past or anticipating the future, just being in the present. That's mindfulness. This weekly mindfulness practise will help you to learn new mindful skills which you can utilise in your everyday life, as well as giving you the opportunity to take some time out. Each week will have a different focus and introduce new mindful activities, as well as repeating, practising and building on...

RSPB Talk - Ethiopia - fascinating landscapes, birds and ancient history by Paul Bingham.

When: 12th October, From 19:45pm to 21:45pm
Where: Lecture Theatre U020, Brockington Building, Loughborough University. Epinal Way, Loughborough

A birders perspective of the amazing Northern Historical Circuit followed by a journey down the Rift Valley, stopping off at bird-rich lakes before venturing up into the Bale Mountains and exploring their unique wildlife. Discover the positive and beautiful side of a country steeped in history but normally portrayed for its famines and political troubles. Paul's lifelong passions lie outdoors: mountaineering and birding. He retired (early!) from university lecturing which enabled him to indulge himself further in his outdoor pursuits. He is now re-living his experiences and sharing his interests through public talks. All fees are donated to Ethiopia. ...

Derby Cathedral Abseil

When: 13th October, 9:00 - 19:00
Where: Derby Cathedral, 18-19 Iron Gate, Derby, DE1 3GP

Have a head for heights or feeling adventurous? Challenge yourself, make a difference to the children, young people and families who rely on Rainbows – and sign up for our Derby Cathedral Abseil. Taking place on Saturday 13 October 2018, the abseil will require you to walk up the 189 steps of the second highest cathedral tower in the country, before providing you with spectacular views across Derby city centre. Once at the top of the historic tower, you’ll step over the edge and abseil the 212ft back to the ground – giving you an adrenaline rush like no other....

TCV Pond and Woodland Management

When: 16th October, 10am to 3.30pm
Where: Griffydam Primary School

Join our friendly team to carry out conservation work at Griffydam. Work is suited to anyone in reasonable health, and there are different tasks for those who feel more and less active on the day. No previous experience is needed, and we would particularly welcome more women on the team. ...

Mindful Living

When: 16th October, 19:30-20:30
Where: St Helen's Church Heritage Centre

Life can be so busy and non-stop. We keep on going... doing, doing, doing. But when was the last time you spent some time just *being*? Being you, right here, right now. Not worrying about the past or anticipating the future, just being in the present. That's mindfulness. This weekly mindfulness practise will help you to learn new mindful skills which you can utilise in your everyday life, as well as giving you the opportunity to take some time out. Each week will have a different focus and introduce new mindful activities, as well as repeating, practising and building on...

Emergency First aid at Work course

When: 18th October, 9:00am-4pm
Where: Moira Replan

Emergency First Aid at Work 4th April, £100 per candidate★ This course is held at our Training Centre. Courses include all materials and 3 years industry recognised certification on successful completion. We have free onsite parking available. All our courses are available at your workplace. For more information on these courses please contact us on Email:info@etsfirstaid.co.uk Tel:07708522621 or visit our website: www.etsfirstaid.co.uk ...

Emergency First Aid at Work course

When: 18th October, 9:00-4:00pm
Where: Moira replan

This course is valid for 3 years on sucessful completion and is suitable for anyone in a lower risk working environment. More information on this course can be found on our website www.etsfirstaid.co.uk ...

The Wizard of Oz

When: 18th October - 20th October, 7.30 pm
Where: The Century Theatre

We’re off to see the wizard…the wonderful wizard of Oz! Yes, Leicestershire theatregoers are in for a musical treat as the Century Theatre is transformed into the magical land of Oz. Join Dorothy and her friends – the Scarecrow, the Tinman and the Lion – on their journey to the Emerald City. ‘The Wizard of Oz’ features the classic songs, ‘Over the Rainbow’, ‘Ding-Dong, the Wicked Witch is Dead!’ and ‘The Merry Old Land of Oz’.‘Follow the yellow brick road’, is what the Munchkins tell Dorothy. And that’s what she does, meeting a Scarecrow in search of a brain, a...

Oompah Evening

When: 19th October, 1930hrs
Where: Moira Village Hall

Ashby/Pithiviers Association's Oompah Evening with Karl's Bavarian Oompah Band - open to all. Booking essential via Ashby TIC or Margaret on 01283 552636 ...

Halloween Fire Walk

When: 25th October, From 6.30pm
Where: Bawdon Lodge Farm

Join us for some frightfully fun fundraising on the evening of Thursday 25th October as we host a Halloween Fire Walk at Bawdon Lodge Farm . Are you brave enough to take on the challenge? Is this an experience that has been on your bucket list for a while? Do you want to do something amazing to help change the lives of vulnerable local people? Then join us– along with some witches, ghosts and ghouls – to walk on hot coals to raise vital funds! Bring spectators along to support you (the bar at the farm will be open –...

Live Jazz with Trombone Virtuosa Annie Whitehead

When: 27th October, 7.00 for a 7.30pm start
Where: Melbourne Parish Church, Church Square, Melbourne DE738EN

The Friends of Melbourne Parish Church and Melbourne Festival welcome trombone virtuoso and composer Annie Whitehead, with Steve Lodder on keys, Jennifer Maidman on bass and Liam Genockey on drums. A rare chance to hear great jazz and the best in world music in a fantastic setting. Not to be missed. With licensed bar. ...

In the Footsteps of Richard III

When: 28th 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 ...

First Aid at Work renewal

When: 31st October - 1st November, 9:00am-4:00pm
Where: Moira Replan

First Aid at Work renewal, £155 per candidate. This course is held at our Training Centre. Courses include all materials and 3 years industry recognised certification on successful completion. We have free onsite parking available. All our courses are available at your workplace. For more information on these courses please contact us on Email:info@etsfirstaid.co.uk Tel:07708522621 or visit our website: www.etsfirstaid.co.uk ...

Funhouse Comedy Club

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

JEFF INNOCENT TOM WRIGGLESWORTH Tez Illyas Lukas Kirkby Compere Spiky Mike ...

Ceri Dupree: The Immaculate Deception

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

The fabulous 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. ...

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. ...

TCV Swadlincote Woods Volunteering Day

When: 6th November, 10am to 3.30pm
Where: Swadlincote Woods

Join our friendly team to carry out conservation work at Swadlincote Woodlands urban park. We meet each 1st Tuesday of the month, and each month have a different activity to reflect the seasons. Work is suited to anyone in reasonable health, and there are different tasks for those who feel more and less active on the day. No previous experience is needed, and we would particularly welcome more women on the team. ...

Commemorating the end of WW1

When: 10th November, Exhibition 12 - 6pm. Dance 7.30pm onwards
Where: Charles Booth Centre, The Green, Thringstone, Leics., LE67 8NR

An free exhibition charting the changes in local life following the end of The Great War, the changes to women's work patterns and the optimism at the time. There will be many displays from Friends of Thringstone and other local partners. In the evening there will be a dance with Foresters Band. ...

Winter Tales

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

Spine-tingling stories for the whole family! Three brand new tales of the supernatural to entertain you as you gather around the fire this winter! The Sentinel: A horror tale set in the midlands. The Willow Tree: A Black Country folk tale of loss, love and redemption. The Turn of the Screw: Henry James’ classic ghost story. The full-length show is performed by Glen Buglass and Kate Walton. Written by and David Calcutt and Glen Buglass, this simply staged story-telling show will take you to the eerie world of spirits, ghosts and the uncanny through the power of your imagination. ...

Ashby Civic Society

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

Ashby Cemetary: Fascinating research by Jack Fargher on the history of our town's burial ground. Also, hear latest local Planning news. Call Susanne 01530 415654 for full details ...

First Aid at work Course

When: 14th November - 16th November, 9:00am-4:00pm
Where: Moira Replan

First Aid at Work 18th-20th April, £200 per candidate. This course is held at our Training Centre. Courses include all materials and 3 years industry recognised certification on successful completion. We have free onsite parking available. All our courses are available at your workplace. For more information on these courses please contact us on Email:info@etsfirstaid.co.uk Tel:07708522621 or visit our website: www.etsfirstaid.co.uk ...

When: 23rd November, 7.30 pm
Where: The Century Theatre

Following his captivating appearance on Celebrity Big Brother, which saw a phenomenal run to the final, 2018 sees Britain’s best loved, and most entertaining, medium takes to the stage across the UK and Europe with his all new ‘Love, Life, Laughter Tour’. A thoroughly modern medium whose appeal crosses the generations to young and old alike, he remains the forerunner in the field of paranormal and spiritual matters. Wherever Derek goes, others have always followed. ...

Whitwick Militaria Fair

When: 25th November, 10am til 2pm
Where: Hermitage Leisure Centre, Silver St , Whitwick, Leicestershire LE67 5EU

Interested in Military history? - fantastic new indoor Militaria fair to be held in the light and spacious sports hall - Knowledgeable dealers selling Medals, badges, de-acts, antique arms, RFC, RAF, aviation, books, home guard, Military uniform, trench art, collectables , helmets and hats and more.... Free parking. Cafe . ...

TCV Swadlincote Woods Volunteering Day

When: 4th December, 10am to 3.30pm
Where: Swadlincote Woods

Join our friendly team to carry out conservation work at Swadlincote Woodlands urban park. We meet each 1st Tuesday of the month, and each month have a different activity to reflect the seasons. Work is suited to anyone in reasonable health, and there are different tasks for those who feel more and less active on the day. No previous experience is needed, and we would particularly welcome more women on the team. ...

The PANTO Company Presents: Cinderella

When: 6th December - 9th November, Various - please see the website
Where: Century Theatre

Bullied by her two Ugly Sisters, Cinders' future looks bleak until her Fairy Godmother casts a spell and sends her to the ball. How will the Prince ever find her when she flees at midnight, leaving behind a single glass slipper? Let Buttons be your host for this show of traditional panto fun. With plenty of parking space for your pumpkin! Ticketing Information School performances Thursday 6th & Friday 7th December - 10.00 am and 2.30 pm on both days Tickets are £6.95 per child, with 1 Adult FREE for every 10 child tickets purchased Tickets can only to be...

Funhouse Comedy Club

When: 6th December, 7.30pm doors. 8.15pm start
Where: The Lyric Rooms Lower Church Street Ashby-De-La-Zouch Leicestershire LE65 1AB

NOEL JAMES LLOYD GRIFFITH Peter Brush Aaron Simmonds Compere Spiky Mike ...

Festival Players Presents: It's A Wonderful Life

When: 12th December - 13th December, 7.30 pm
Where: The Century Theatre

The timeless classic, live on stage as you’ve never seen (or heard it) before! Inspired by the classic American film, It’s a Wonderful Life is about the life of George Bailey, a generous and well-meaning man who has become too downcast and tired to continue living. It will take help from a lovable angel to show George what life would be like if he wasn’t born for George to have a change of heart and understand the true spirit of Christmas. This new stage version, performed as a 1940s live radio broadcast in front of a studio audience, is fast...

The Vienna Festival Ballet: The Nutcracker Friday

When: 13th December, 7.30 pm start
Where: The Century Theatre

The Vienna Festival Ballet takes high quality productions of classical ballet to audiences around the world. The Vienna Festival Ballet gave its first performance in Brighton, England in May 1980. This was followed by an extended European tour the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium. Since that time the company has not looked back, but gone from strength to strength. The popularity of the Vienna Festival Ballet has been endorsed by the fact that they are invited back to venues again and again and this is their third visit to the Century Theatre. The company’s repertoire has grown steadily over...