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One of the largest street theatre festivals in the country returns to Market Harborough

21 July 2016

Free Arts Fresco Street Theatre Festival to take place on 18 September 2016 throughout the town centre

Get digging at the King Richard III Visitor Centre this summer!

18 July 2016

This summer at the King Richard III Visitor Centre younger visitors can discover the techniques used by archaeologists during the Greyfriars dig, which took place in 2012 and uncovered the remains of King Richard III.

Melton Mowbray Food Festival back for 13th year

15 July 2016

One of the UK’s largest regional food festivals takes place in the UK’s Rural Capital of Food from 1-2 October 2016

Sketchley Grange to hold open day after £1.5 million refurbishment

12 July 2016

Sketchley Grange Hotel and Spa, in Hinckley, is opening up to the public on Sunday, July 17 to reveal its new bar and lounge area, upgraded guest bedrooms and luxury spa and leisure amenities.

Top bosses meet over Twycross Zoo transformation

12 July 2016

Twycross Zoo CEO Sharon Redrobe guided Alison Rose, CEO of NatWest’s Commercial &Private Banking on a tour of recent developments at the zoo, some of which have been funded by a loan from the bank.

Celebrating British pies at first-ever PieFest event

10 July 2016

PieFest 2016 to take place from 13-14 August in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Michael Rosen, Julian Clary and Harry Potter exhibition coming to Loogabarooga 16

8 July 2016

Programme of events is launched for Children’s Illustrated Literature Festival from 19-24 October 2016

New Initiative to promote tourism in Harborough

30 June 2016

A new tourism website has been launched to promote Harborough to leisure and business visitors. Explore Harborough has been developed by Harborough District Council and Leicester Shire Promotions to grow the tourism economy in the Harborough district.

Loogabarooga celebrates Ladybird links with new Book Bench

29 June 2016

Fairytale and Ladybird classic Rumpelstiltskin has been chosen as the theme for a new Book Bench at the Loogabarooga Festival.