Enjoy a weekend at the Timber Festival near Ashby de la Zouch

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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 including the Leicester Caribbean Carnival. 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.  At the Timber Festival you can step into an incredible weekend of music, arts, ideas and wellbeing among the trees at Feanedock, near Ashby de la Zouch. Enjoy the many food festivals taking place all year round such as the Melton Mowbray Food Festival, Artisan Cheese Fair, ChocFest or 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! The award-winning 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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Mon 13 May - Thu 31 Oct 2019

Measham Museum are holding an exhibition of former footballer David Nish's memorabilia. Ex Leicester City and Derby County player David also won 5 caps for England.

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Edible Forest Festival

Sat 7 - Sun 15 Sep 2019

This September the annual Edible Forest Festival returns to the ancient woodland of Charnwood Forest and this year we’ve got even more great events for you to savour.

Loughborough

 
 
 
Hello Heritage

Sat 7 - Sun 22 Sep 2019

A celebration of the heritage and rich culture within North West Leicestershire and South Derbyshire. Heritage sites and groups have come together to provide a varied collection of opportunities for you to see what they have to offer.

Coalville

 
 
 

Sat 7 - Sun 22 Sep 2019

Building on the success of the Ashby de la Zouch Arts Festival outdoor gallery, buildings in Ashby de la Zouch town centre host an interesting mix of images portraying Ashby Statutes through the ages. Celebrating 800years of the Statutes.

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Sat 7 - Sun 22 Sep 2019

The Anglo-Saxon crypt is one of the oldest and most important examples of Anglo-Saxon architecture to survive intact. The crypt was constructed in the first half of the 8th century.

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Sat 7 - Sun 22 Sep 2019

Repton History Group present an Exhibition: Repton through the ages at St Wystan’s Church, Please note that St Wystan’s Church holds services on Sunday and Wednesday mornings; there may also be weddings and funerals on at any time.

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Sat 7 - Sat 21 Sep 2019

An exhibition celebrating 800 years of Ashby Statutes 1219 to 2019. The exhibition is located within the foyer of Ashby de la Zouch Museum which is free entry. Why not extend your visit into the museum to discover exciting displays ?

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Heritage Open Day Anniversary logo

Thu 12 - Sun 15 Sep 2019

A substantial HLF restoration project was finished in spring 2019. Come and enjoy the wonderful stained glass, which makes this building so beautiful. Also come and learn something of people from Measham's past. Tours on Saturday 14th only

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Ashby Statutes

Fri 13 - Tue 17 Sep 2019

Pat Collins Fun Fairs annual visit to Ashby de la Zouch. A mix of modern and traditional rides for all the family. Market Street and Brook Street will be closed to traffic during the Fair. 2019 celebrates 800 years of Ashby Statute Fairs.

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