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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Edible Forest Festival

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Wed 20 Feb 2019 - Sat 29 Feb 2020

Based on a true story, The Pitmen Painters is a funny, feelgood, moving tale of a group of ordinary men who achieved extraordinary things.



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.



Sat 12 Oct - Sun 3 Nov 2019

Discover the darker side of science this half term.


The Many Faces of Palitoy

Sat 12 Oct - Sun 10 Nov 2019

A Century of Toys is a Coalville Heritage Society led project through a partnership with NWLDC, the National Trust (Museum of Childhood), Leicestershire Museums Service and Leicestershire Promotions as well as individual donors.



Sat 12 - Sun 27 Oct 2019

Visit the Foxton Canal Museum for some spooky half term fun this Halloween.

Market Harborough


Mon 21 - Fri 25 Oct 2019

Come and find out about medieval swords, swordsmanship and combat from our Sword Master.



Fri 25 Oct 2019

This month's acts are; Rob Rouse,- John Scott - and Peter Teckman with Compere Joe Bromehead



Sat 26 Oct 2019

Shoot some ghosts, ghouls and mega spiders down at the range. Dress up and join in the fun.



Sat 26 Oct 2019

Launch of the Royal British Legion annual Poppy Appeal.