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.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch

 
 
 
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.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch

 
 
 

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.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch

 
 
 

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.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch

 
 
 

Fri 20 - Sun 22 Sep 2019

We are proud to present our 17th Annual Beer Festival at Melton Mowbray Market Admission before 6.00pm £1.00, after 6.00pm £5.00 free entry for CAMRA members Food available throughout the event, children and dogs welcome.

Melton Mowbray

 
 
 

Fri 20 - Sun 22 Sep 2019

Starting from 12pm each day come and try an extensive variety of local cask ales, beers and Ciders. Hosted at the Quorn Grange over three days with plenty of food, drink and entertainment.

Loughborough

 
 
 

Sat 21 - Sun 22 Sep 2019

We welcome all visitors to experience our 17th school heritage centre and engage in light activities that celebrate both our history and our local community. Exhibition and Talks. Refreshments will be made available.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch

 
 
 

Sun 22 Sep 2019

From Snibston No 3 Coal Mine, Spring Lane . Walk in the footsteps of Robert Stephenson on a guided tour of the Swannington Incline at the western end of his 1832 Leicester and Swannington Railway. Booking essential, limited to 20 places.

Coalville