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.


The wonderful Kilworth House Theatre

Tue 28 May - Sun 7 Jul 2019

We have been inundated and overwhelmed by the number of requests from audiences who were lucky enough to get seats for this show - and those who sadly missed out - to bring our joyous, exciting, spectacular production of ‘Joseph’ back.



Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jun 2019

Situated near Ashby de la Zouch in Leicestershire, this two day event is a great outing for all the family.


Ashby Big Band  Music In The Park

Sat 22 Jun 2019

The ever popular Music In The Park returns once again to Coalville Park.Acts binclude Ashby Big Band, Movie Musicals Tribute Band plus Hermitage FM. Bring your own seating, refreshments will be available to purchase or bring your own.



Sat 22 Jun 2019

With authentic instruments and costumes, a keen eye for detail,energy and passion, Like... The Beatles strive to recreate the same atmosphere and fun. The show is performed in a covered Amphitheatre with fully licensed bar and burger shack



Sat 22 Jun 2019

This year, ‘In The Raw’ will feature breathtakingly beautiful acoustic arrangements of their own personal favourites from such artistes as… James Taylor, Simon & Garfunkel, 10cc, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Eagles, Pink Floyd,and many more



Sun 23 Jun 2019

The inspirational story of a female pilot who led the way for women in space and never gave up on a dream.



Sun 23 Jun 2019

During the year the Aeropark hosts a number of events where subject to availability we open up the cockpits of our aircraft in order that visitors can view the inside

Castle Donington

Picnic in the Park

Sun 23 Jun 2019

Once again Coalville Park will come alive with colour. Family Entertainment for all ages. Bring your own seating and picnic or sample some of the wonderful food available to buy on site. Stalls, Music, Children's Entertainment and more..