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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Peter Pan

Sat 18 - Sat 25 Jan 2020

Comedy family pantomime performed by Thringstone Pantomime and Drama Society.



Wed 22 Jan 2020

Come along to Charles Booth Centre, Thringstone for a charity gala performance of the music of Strauss. Tickets from www.ticketsource.co.uk/charlesboothcentre or you can call into the office any weekday morning after 6 January to collect



Fri 24 Jan - Sat 1 Feb 2020

An amazing charitable adventure bought to you by some of the areas best local talent. Cinderella, Pantomime at the Century! This traditional and most famous of all pantomimes, has been rewritten and made bang up to date.



Sun 26 Jan 2020

This comedic play for children takes its story and aesthetic from the much-loved storybook by Mac Barnett and John Klassen about finding friendship in the darkest of places and taking care of the animal kingdom.


Mack and Mabel

Tue 28 Jan - Sat 1 Feb 2020

A glamorous and dazzling musical comedy, Mack and Mabel is both a poignant love story and a riveting tribute to the grit and glamour of the era of silent movies.



Thu 30 Jan 2020

Find out more about the fascinating history of the Ashby canal.


Talon Acoustic

Fri 31 Jan 2020

Featuring breathtakingly beautiful acoustic arrangements in a brand new show for 2020. Armed with their trademark four-part vocal harmony, acoustic instruments and laid back banter. Talon acoustic will leave you spellbound!


That&#39;ll Be the Day

Sun 2 Feb 2020

Prepare for a nostalgia extravaganza as the UK’s No.1 Rock & Roll variety performance returns with the BEST OF THAT’LL BE THE DAY!



Mon 3 Feb 2020

Monthly meetings of the Whitwick Royal British Legion. All welcome.