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8 fab events to book this August

Nevill Holt Opera Outdoor Concert, 29 Aug

Enjoy a socially distanced picnic in the Nevill Holt grounds serenaded by talented young artists. The Music for A Summer Day event will feature NHO Young Artists and guests will also be able to explore art and sculpture in the beautiful gardens, and purchase delicious locally-sourced food and drink. NHO Young Artists will entertain you with a selection of English Folksongs in arrangements by Grainger, Elgar, Parry and more. There will be two performances on the day. For more details and to book tickets, head to the website here.

Knife, Fork and Spooner August Tasting Menu Exp, Ketton, Rutland, 14- 15 Aug

Enjoy a very special and exclusive tasting menu experience over this August weekend. You will be treated to a 6 course feast using seasonal ingredients and colourful combinations inc torched Cornish mackerel or smoked malt glazed steak and a delicious sounding curried and roasted cauliflower dish for veggies. Dinner avail for 7.30pm for groups of 2 and 4 to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Wine flight also available. Tickets from £75 per person.

Jousting at Rocking Castle, Market Harborough, Sun 16 Aug

Witness the Knights of Nottingham battle for supremacy amidst the thunder of hooves and clashes of steel. Enjoy jousting battle filled with swinging swords, gut-punching thrills, where anything can happen and there’s audience participation and comedy included too. There are morning or afternoon performances to book. Don’t forget your camping chairs and picnic blankets. Prices from £32 – £36 and pre booking is essential.

Drive thru cinema , Market Harborough, 21- 23 Aug

Leicestershire drive-in takes place in Market Harborough Showground later this summer. Films will be show between 21- 23 Aug and include Joker, Toy Story, Grease and more and tickets will be priced at £35 per car for up to 4 occupants and £40 for 5 or more occupants. More info can be found here.

Film on Demand training course, Phoenix, 4-25 Aug

As streaming platforms have become one of the most accessible ways to watch film, explore the growth of Netflix and its competitors, and their impact on the film industry in this 4-week online course. Using Zoom, the course will offer an engaging mix of film clips and tutor-led group discussion, all in the comfort of your own home. How will Hollywood adapt this to their business strategy? £50 / £45 conc / £40 Members. Tuesdays, 4 – 25 August, 7pm – 8.30pm.

National Space Centre, 8 Aug

They’re planning to open back up on 8 August so you’ll still have plenty of time to visit before school starts. Expect lots of fun events planned as I’m sure they’ve missed you as much as you’ve missed them.

Battle Royale, Cattows Farm, August

Fans of Fortnite and Warzone can take part in a real-life Battle Royale. Choose your favourite weapon, gather your squad and prepare for battle as this popular outdoor laser tag experience, is heading to Cattows Farm during the month of August. There will be two themed arenas as well as 3d realism sound and special FX. Kids will be able to participate in a choice of 3 games and there will be Covid guidance and safety in places. Food and drink will also be available, suitable for kids 6+ and tickets cost £17.50. Grab your slot here.

Drive thru hog roast, Woodhouse Farm, 8 Aug

Tuck into spit-roasted pork with crispy crackling, apple sauce and sage and onion stuffing at a fantastic drive thru hog roast event. Woodhouse Farm near Earl Shilton will be holding their next event this Sat on the 8th. The farm who specialise in hog roasts, beef and lamb roasts, cook the hogs on spits for 12 hours. Customers need to pre-book and pre-pay for the hog roasts and you can select your preferred collection time. £4 for a small roll, £5 for a large roll, or £6 for a tray. Roast potatoes are £1.50 a portion.

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