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Taking place near LE5 1DB

August 2019



Mister Magnolia

Wednesday, Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Brocks Hill Country Park and Visitor Centre, Leicester

Mister Magnolia has many things, such as an old trumpet that goes rooty-toot, some very fat owls learning to hoot, a big purple dinosaur who's a magnificent brute, two sisters who play the flute, and even a swimming pool. But he still only has one boot! Join Mister Magnolia on his wacky adventures, filled with Folksy Theatre's bold characters, live music, puppetry and audience interaction, it's a day out not to be missed! Based on the book by the wonderful Quentin Blake.



Speed Dating in Leicester

Thursday, Thursday, August 29, 2019
Halcyon Kitchen, Leicester

Leicester Speed Dating How speed dating in Leicester works A great event to go to is Speed Dating in Leicester. How it works is our friendly professional hosts will greet you and they will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the Speed Dating evening.

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Friday, Friday, August 30, 2019
Firebug, Leicester

Come one! Come all! Come in! Come on! Roll up, roll up and come see what we have in store for our magical mystery tour of the madhouse that is Burlesque, circus, cabaret, and vaudeville. Here at Glitterbug we are known for putting on a great show, for having a variety of performers that please everyone's tastes and having not only talented artists but ones that bring a certain type of magic to the stage.

September 2019



8 week ceramics course

Monday, Monday, September 2, 2019
Katherine Fortnum Ceramics, Market Harborough

Join onto one of my courses and create with like minded people. The perfect opportunity for those budding ceramicists to hone their creativity, delve in deeper and really experience making with clay.



Alien 40th Anniversary Screening

Friday, Friday, September 6, 2019
National Space Centre, Leicester

Directed by Ridley Scott and written by Dan O’Bannon, Alien follows the crew of the commercial space tug Nostromo who encounter the eponymous Alien, a deadly and aggressive extra-terrestrial set loose on the ship. Alien was released on September 6 in the UK and was met with critical acclaim and box office success, winning the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, three Saturn Awards (Best Science Fiction Film, Best Direction for Scott, and Best Supporting Actress for Cartwright), and a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, along with numerous other nominations.

Funhouse Comedy Club - New Comedy Night in Loughbo

Friday, Friday, September 6, 2019
Blues Bistro, Leicestershire

Funhouse Comedy Club, which already runs successful nights at numerous venues all over the country, is excited to announce the launch of their brand new comedy night at Blues Bistro, Loughborough on Friday September 6th. Funhouse Comedy Clubs are renowned for having exceptionally friendly audiences and a brilliant atmosphere which have led to twice winning Best Midlands Comedy Club awards with leading comedy website Chortle.



Funhouse Comedy Club - Comedy Night in Leicester S

Sunday, Sunday, September 8, 2019
Kayal, Leicester

Funhouse Comedy is back at the Kayal, Leicester on Sunday September 8th with comedy's answer to Britain's Got Talent and X-Factor, their “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” competition. Join the friendly atmosphere where 12 new acts take to the stage to try out their material, some of whom may be performing for the first time.



Small Space Teddy Bear Day

Monday, Monday, September 9, 2019
National Space Centre, Leicester

It’s Teddy and Toddler Time at the National Space Centre, as we host a day dedicated to our very special cuddly friends and supporting the early educational development of our youngest visitors. The Centre is not open to groups or schools on this day, so small children are able to toddle, explore and engage with the exhibition freely.



Ceramic mosaic ceramics workshop

Saturday, Saturday, September 14, 2019
Katherine Fortnum Ceramics, Market Harborough

In this Workshop you will create a ceramic mosaic; hand built, designed and decorated by you. You will be shown a variety of decoration methods to help your creative juices flow .



Home Education Day

Wednesday, Wednesday, September 18, 2019
National Space Centre, Leicester

The National Space Centre’s Education team is hosting a full day of talks and workshops to home schooled children. Our subject for this Home Education Day is Rocketry Suitable for children aged 5-14, sessions will allow children and adults (children remain the responsibility of accompanying adults at all times) to work together to achieve their own learning goals.



Luke Kempner | House of Faces

Friday, Friday, September 27, 2019
The Y Theatre, Leicester

Comedian and Impressionist Luke Kempner hosts an ultimate reality show where no one is off limits. Expect celebrities, politicians and even royalty going head to head in Luke's hit show; House of Faces.



Dine In The Dark

Saturday, Saturday, September 28, 2019
National Space Centre, Leicester

Working with the RNIB the National Space Centre is hosting a journey through the senses, except one! Enjoy a wine tasting experience, five course tasting menu and guided tour of the National Space Centre without the use of sight. Humans have five senses: the eyes to see, the tongue to taste, the nose to smell, the ears to hear, and the skin to touch.

October 2019



Daliso Chaponda - Blah Blah Blacklist Tour 2019

Friday, Friday, October 4, 2019
Sue Townsend Theatre, Leicester

In his hilarious, daring new show ‘Blah Blah Blacklist’ Daliso looks at disgraced blacklisted celebrities and historical figures we're ashamed we once admired and who now have let us down. There's also the small matter of family member arrests, exploding buildings in his home country, the enterprising Malawian who tried to blackmail Daliso and being accused by some of his own community that he’s 'not Black enough'….



Space Lates - World Space Week

Saturday, Saturday, October 5, 2019
National Space Centre, Leicester

An evening created for those who want to know more about astronomy, space missions, and the exciting research happening here in the UK, around the world and out in space. On this Space Lates evening we’ll be celebrating World Space Week by exploring our Solar System and beyond.



The Matrix 20th Anniversary Screening

Friday, Friday, October 11, 2019
National Space Centre, Leicester

Starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, and Carrie-Anne Moss, The Matrix depicts a dystopian future in which humanity is unknowingly trapped inside a simulated reality. The Wachowskis’ 1999 classic won four academy awards and has been praised by critics, filmmakers and authors of science fiction –especially for its spectacular action scenes and its ground-breaking special effects.



Foreverland Leicester ∙ Psychedelic Carnival

Saturday, Saturday, October 12, 2019
O₂ Academy, Leicester

The World's most magical club night returns for an all night long party like no other..

Spooky Space

Saturday, Saturday, October 12, 2019
National Space Centre, Leicester

Happy Halloween half term from space, the most dangerous place you could ever consider visiting. Join us as we discover the constant threat of high-speed micrometeorites, your bodily fluids from boiling in the hard vacuum of space and temperatures as low as -129C (-200F) or as high as 121C (250F), sounds like a delightful destination, right? Learn about Spooky Science, find out What Will Kill You In Space, make your own Space Slime, take part in the Life In Space Trail, and watch a show in our recently upgraded Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium.



Pumpkin pots family day ceramics workshop

Monday, Monday, October 14, 2019
Katherine Fortnum Ceramics, Market Harborough

Visit my workshop on one of my family only days, these days are perfect for those creative family activities, turn up and get messy playing with clay! ​Today's activity is creating a Pumpkin pot! Monday 14th October, 10am - 12noon. 2 hour workshops £26 per person *Clay & bisque firing included - Young children under 11 years - Due to limited space, if a parent/guardian wishes to attend they will be required to pay their place as they will be taking a child's place (£26, you are welcome to take part!) - Please be assured I am fully DBS checked - Sessions run for up to 2 hours - Only 6 places available in each session so book your place in advance - Minimum of 4 attendees per session or session will have to be cancelled, why not book in a pair! Held at Katherine Fortnum Ceramics Workshop - 15 Knoll Street, Market Harborough Leics, LE169QR.



The Skeleton Run, 5 Mile Night Trail Run, Leiceste

Friday, Friday, October 25, 2019
The Beacon Hill Country Park, Loughborough

Fancy a sprint through the spooky woods in the dead of night? Then dust off your wigs and break out the fake blood and join us at the original night run, The Skeleton Run. With 5 miles of terrifying trails, the horror of Beacon Hill (twice), menacing marshals and a final, downhill run for your life to the finish.

November 2019



The Winter Beast, 5 and 10 mile Race, Leicestershi

Sunday, Sunday, November 10, 2019
Aylesford Equine X Country Course, Leicestershire

The Winter Beast 'Double or Quit' trail adventure mud run, now in it's 11th year! Tackle 40 (ish, who's counting) obstacles usually meant for 4 legged animals per 5 mile lap, including water, mud, hills, water, a few surprises and did we mention water? Join us for a muddy day out horsing around to celebrate 11 Beastly years. All Winter Beast finishers receive The Winter Beast t shirt, bespoke medal, free event photos, free parking and bag/key storage and as much of our infamous flapjack as you can eat.



A pair of robins Christmas ceramics workshop

Sunday, Sunday, November 17, 2019
Katherine Fortnum Ceramics, Market Harborough

In this Workshop you will create a pair of festive robins; hand built, designed and decorated by you. You will be shown a variety of decoration methods to help your creative juices flow .

Snowflake bowl Christmas ceramics workshop

Sunday, Sunday, November 17, 2019
Katherine Fortnum Ceramics, Market Harborough

In this Workshop you will create a festive snowflake bowl; hand built, designed and decorated by you. You will create your own unique snowflake design and create it in clay.



Wild Wild West 20th Anniversary Screening

Friday, Friday, November 22, 2019
National Space Centre, Leicester

Men in Black director Barry Sonnenfeld reunites with Will Smith in this effects-loaded, shoot-from-the-lip, steampunk western. Captain James T.



Christmas hanging ceramics workshop

Sunday, Sunday, November 24, 2019
Katherine Fortnum Ceramics, Market Harborough

In this Workshop you will create a festive wall hanging decoration; hand built, designed and decorated by you. You will be shown a variety of decoration methods to help your creative juices flow .



Christmas Open Studio Weekends 2019

Saturday, Saturday, November 30, 2019
Katherine Fortnum Ceramics, Market Harborough

Explore my open studio, meet the maker & start your Christmas Shopping! This year it runs over 2 weekends! Saturday 30th November & Sunday 1st December, 10-4 pm 2019 AND Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th December, 10-4 pm 2019 ***My Christmas studio will be available to visit BY APPOINTMENT ONLY during the week between the 2 weekends, Monday 2nd- Friday 6th*** Come along, have a browse with a mince pie & chat with me about my work, or any of my ceramic workshops & courses I have to offer. I have a wide variety of unique handmade ceramics, decorations, ceramic workshop courses & gifts available to purchase! Including - home wares, vases, coasters, ceramic sculptures, wall art, jewellery, decorative pieces, home & garden accessories, Christmas decorations, children's activities & more! Katherine Fortnum Ceramics Studio - 15 Knoll Street, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 9QR Adults & Children welcome FREE ENTRY - As its a home studio unfortunately there is no wheelchair access available.

December 2019



The Scummy Mummies Show

Sunday, Sunday, December 1, 2019
The Y Theatre, Leicester

The Scummy Mummies, Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn, have announced a 2019 UK tour, running from 20th September at Didcot Cornerstone to the 1st December at Leicester’s Y Theatre. The tour comes hot on the heels of their Edinburgh Festival debut during August at the Assembly Festival.

March 2020




Wednesday, Wednesday, March 11, 2020
De Montford Hall, Leicester

An evening of late 90’s boyband nostalgia, 4 of the eras biggest pop bands, take to the stage on a multi bill extravaganza for 30 dates across the UK in 2020! Celebrating a decade of wild boys of pop, MJR bring you, four acts in one unforgettable night! Original line ups, party classics, their greatest hits, pumpin tunes and everyone’s favourite dance moves, they may be men now, but the Boys Are Back! On the road, on the mic and working up one hell of a sexy sweat! 5ive, featuring Ritchie Neville, Sean Conlon and Scott Robinson were originally formed in 1997 by the same team behind the Spice Girls. They sold over 20 million records, amassing numerous music awards and partying hard, gaining a reputation for being the bad boys of pop and paving the way for the new wave of pin up Boy Bands with attitude.

The Big Event

Examining the relationship between the voluntary & community sector and public sector on 1 MarchOne East Midlands and East Midlands Councils are hosting The Big Event, their 2011 Spring Partners&hellip

East Mids Councils

Localism for the New (and not so new) Councillor FREE EVENT

As part of its core offer to Councils on member development, the Local Government Group, in partnership with the Regional Employers Organisations and Regional Local Government Organisations are delive&hellip

East Mids Councils

Localism Event Presentations

Presentations and information from the workshops at the Localism for the new (and not so new) councillor which took place at the Derby Assembly Rooms on 14th November and The Guildhall in Northampton &hellip

East Mids Councils