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

 
 
 
Well Love Tales

Mon 15 Jul - Tue 27 Aug 2019

Charnwood Museum has created a wonderful exhibition based on 15 of those evocative titles, including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, The Elves & the Shoemaker, Jack & the Beanstalk and Billy Goats Gruff.

Loughborough

 
 
 
CATS at Kilworth House Theatre

Tue 23 Jul - Sun 1 Sep 2019

A magical musical like no other with breath-taking choreography, set and costumes 'CATS' at Kilworth' is going to be ‘the cats’ whiskers’ of shows set in the unique mystical glade that only Kilworth can offer.

Lutterworth

 
 
 
Science Club

Tue 23 Jul - Tue 27 Aug 2019

Over six weeks, we will be carrying out experiments, analysing results and drawing conclusions from a range of subjects including DNA and the science of slime.

Leicester

 
 
 

Fri 23 Aug 2019

Melton Farmers Market offers customers the fresh locally produced food and drink products including cheeses, pork pies, meats, breads, fruit and vegetables.

Melton Mowbray

 
 
 

Fri 23 Aug 2019

Celebrating the music of Spandau Ballet & Duran Duran, From Gold to Rio will take you on a nostalgic journey back to the New Romantic era. The show is performed in our covered Amphitheatre with fully licensed bar.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch

 
 
 
Fighting Knight

Sat 24 - Mon 26 Aug 2019

Knight School for the bank holiday weekend

Leicester

 
 
 
Guided Walk

Sat 24 Aug 2019

Join one of our experienced Guides for an informative 2 km guided walk exploring the Battle of Bosworth, the death of King Richard III and the unlikely victory of Henry Tudor.

Market Bosworth

 
 
 
Guided Walk

Sun 25 Aug 2019

Join one of our experienced Guides for an informative 2 km guided walk exploring the Battle of Bosworth, the death of King Richard III and the unlikely victory of Henry Tudor.

Market Bosworth