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Vibrant festivals, live gigs, contemporary theatre, and unusual rural events, Leicester and Leicestershire has lots to entertain you!

Leicester boasts a diverse range of entertainment. From live music and performances at De Montfort Hall to city festivals such as the Handmade Festival, Leicester Caribbean Carnival and Leicester Belgrave Mela. If you need some laughter in your life, visit the Leicester Comedy Festival held each February. 

But it's not all about big festivals and performing art productions – visit The Musician for intimate performances from live bands, or as you are walking around the city centre look out for street performances. If you're a major film buff, watch in style at Leicester's Cinema de Lux or Phoenix

In the county you can experience quirky and traditional rural festivals and live music performances. Enjoy the many food festivals taking place all year round such as the Melton Mowbray Food Festival, Artisan Cheese Fair, ChocFest or UK PieFest. Outdoor ampitheatres, concerts in castles to the bizarre Hallaton Hare Pie Scramble & Bottle Kicking and our very own GlastonBudget – ideal if you missed those essential tickets to Glastonbury! Loughborough Town Hall is the place to be if you enjoy live performances and panto's, or visit Conkers or Calke Abbey for live musical performances in magnificent surroundings (don't forget to take along a picnic full of tasty Leicestershire goodies!)

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Loughborough Comic Con 2017

Sat 21 Oct 2017

Loughborough Comic Fiar 2017 sees the introduction of Loogabarooga Comics Fair, a day dedicated to the amazing people and creators behind the small press, self-publishing and UK comic’s scene!

Loughborough

 
 
 
Mandy Ward

Sat 21 Oct 2017

So you want to write a Book? Everyone has a book in them, so they say. This will be a fun talk with Mandy about her book creation journey and hopefully it will inspire you to write yours.

Loughborough

 
 
 
Spooky Space

Sat 14 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

This Halloween Half Term Holidays the Spooky Science team have taken over and we have all gone slightly batty!

Leicester

 
 
 
Chocolate Alchemy

Sun 22 Oct 2017

Taste some of our chocolates from around the world and enjoy a chocolate afternoon tea whilst learning all about Wonderland.

Loughborough

 
 
 
Craft session

Sun 22 Oct 2017

Everybody knows the story of the Hungry Caterpillar! Make your own hanging caterpillar or butterfly decoration with sparkle, sequins, buttons and lots of colour.

Loughborough

 
 
 
Loogabarooga

Sun 22 Oct 2017

Bring your four legged friend to Loughborough Market Place and you could both win a special prize.

Loughborough

 
 
 
Join Laura Sorvala and help create an illustration

Tue 24 Oct 2017

Artist Laura Sorvala invites you to join her in creating an illustration that collects and draws acts of solidarity and kindness that individuals have experienced in their everyday life, be it in the local neighbourhood, school or workplace

Loughborough

 
 
 
Talk - The Princes in the Tower

Tue 24 Oct 2017

Author Harry J Tomkinson is a historic author working with the Missing Princes Project & Phillippa Langley. His talk will be about the Princes in the Tower myths & facts and the links with the Grey family.

Leicester

 
 
 
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Fri 27 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

Come and experience a two day hands on hedge laying weekend on the organic farmland here in Cotesbach, tutored by a professional HLA accredited hedge layer. Learn to lay hedges, both young and old using traditional Midlands methods & tools.

Lutterworth

 
 
Last updated July 2017