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.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch

 
 
 

Sat 9 - Sat 30 Nov 2019

Max faces some major changes after his owner Katie gets married and now has a child. On a family trip to the countryside, Max meets a farm dog named Rooster, and both attempt to overcome his fears.

Coalville

 
 
 
Jack and the Beanstalk, Loughborough Town Hall

Sat 23 Nov 2019 - Sun 5 Jan 2020

The villagers are under threat from a ginormous giant and poor, young Jack has his head in the clouds, but when he sells his beloved cow Pat for just a handful of beans he begins a huge adventure which takes him to new heights.

Loughborough

 
 
 

Sat 23 - Sun 24 Nov 2019

The Steampunks are back! Or maybe they never left… who knows with time travel?

Leicester

 
 
 

Sat 23 Nov 2019

Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny on the plains of Africa. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the his arrival.Simba must figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

Coalville

 
 
 

Sat 23 Nov 2019

ELO AGAIN are back with their stunning 'Re-Discovery Tour’ celebrating the truly universal music of Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra. Now in their 8th year ELO AGAIN really give you a dramatic taste of a legendary ELO concert.

Coalville

 
 
 
Elf on the Shelf

Sun 24 Nov - Fri 20 Dec 2019

Santa’s elves have got lost while buying presents in Loughborough and he wants you to help him find them in time for Christmas!

Loughborough

 
 
 
Stir Up Sunday

Sun 24 Nov 2019

Its time to make your Christmas Pudding! Join Barbara and the team in the Old Barn Tea Room and get your muscles working on mixing the perfect festive pudding at this friendly and sociable event.

Coalville

 
 
 

Mon 25 - Tue 26 Nov 2019

Time to discover the science behind one of the world’s most popular TV franchises, if you can come out from behind the sofa for long enough of course!

Leicester