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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Thu 20 - 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

 
 
 

Fri 28 Feb - Sun 1 Mar 2020

Explore the amazing world of Live Action Role-playing at this fun filled event suitable for the whole family. Featuring a large and unique indoor market; talks; demonstrations and displays; special guests; escape room and loads more.

Coalville

 
 
 

Sat 29 Feb 2020

Barberama is a 30-strong women’s choir who sing unaccompanied four-part harmony in the barbershop style. Visit their Facebook page for some idea of how much fun this concert will be.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch

 
 
 

Mon 2 Mar 2020

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

Coalville

 
 
 

Mon 2 Mar 2020

In a change to our published programme, Gay Evans delivers a tale of wealth, marriage, separation and murder, centred on Staunton Harold Hall and the Palace of Westminster. And one of the key characters in the story is Doctor T Kirkland.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch

 
 
 
HMS Pinafore

Tue 3 - Fri 6 Mar 2020

Presented by Leicester Gilbert and Sullivan Musical Society. Buy 10 tickets and get the 11th ticket free.

Leicester

 
 
 

Fri 6 Mar 2020

The Dutch cellist Hanneke Rouw began playing her instrument at the age of 8 years. She attended lessons from Rata Kloppenburg and Maria Hol with great joy. Accompanied by the Dutch pianist Anouk de Jong and Russian pianist Sofia Vasheruk.

Coalville

 
 
 

Sat 7 Mar 2020

Tree planting at Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Wood. The Woodland Trust are extending their flagship National Forest site at Normanton-le-Heath, we need your help to plant the first 1500 trees.No previous tree planting experience needed.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch

 
 
 
HMS Pinafore

Sat 7 Mar 2020

Presented by Leicester Gilbert and Sullivan Musical Society. Buy 10 tickets and get the 11th ticket free.

Leicester