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What’s on: September 2020

There's plenty of fun to be had in our ends, from cookery to comedy as well as a cool outdoors fest. Check it out and more.

Missed out on a summer of festivals? Fear not, Leicestershire fest, 110 Above Festival is defying the best efforts of a global pandemic to present a super intimate campover (only 100 people) over 4-5 Sept. This will be a brilliantly relaxing outdoors fest, with a small stage playing mainly acoustic music sure to give a super chilled out vibes. Sounds like a wonderful way to spend a lazy afternoon don’t you think? There are only 35 pitches (and only 18 for Friday as it will be even more intimate) available so hurry hurry! To join the campover and book your pitch (and extra person tickets) go to and use the password Camp2020.

Hanif Kureishi’s My Beautiful Laundrette, Curve’s archive recording

Based on the Oscar-nominated screenplay of the same name, the multi-award nominated stage production of My Beautiful Laundrette is airing a dress rehearsal archive recording of the show. While all of Curve’s archive recordings and online content are available for free, Curve is a registered charity and audiences are encouraged to donate what they can online.

Nevill Holt Opera Outdoor Concert, 5 and 12 Sept

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. On 5 Sept the artists will be accompanied by double bass and piano and on the 12 Sept, expect a celebration of continental choral work from the renaissance period.

National Space Centre, Destination Space, until 6 Sept

Blast off from the UK, thanks to some brand-new Spaceports in Scotland and Cornwall. Find out when you can see a live launch in action, enjoy the Planetarium show and lot of additional talks, activities and workshops including the chance to discover how rockets will launch from the UK.

Belvoir Castle, Flower and Garden Show, 5-6 Sept


Now into its third year and taking places on the banks of the Belvoir upper lake set within the stunning grounds of Belvoir Castle, you can enjoy the beautiful Capability Brown parkland while admiring wonderful panoramic views of Belvoir Castle and the surrounding countryside.

Rockingham Castle Outdoor Cinema 11 – 12 Sept and Outdoor Cinema Weekend, Groby, 19 -20 Sept

Get your dancing shoes on and book tickets to watch the timeless musical Grease on Sat 11 Sept. Then, The Greatest Showman returns on Sun 12 Sept.  Bring a picnic and share the fun with friends and family. Light refreshments avail to buy. Films start at 8pm.

Meanwhile, pick from a Family Fun Film Day or a Back to the 80s Film Night for the adults taking place at the Old Hall Farm Fishery, Groby. On Sat, catch Nemo and Back to the Future and on Sunday Monsters Inc and Cocktail in the evening for the adults. Spaced seating for groups of up to six, food and drink on site and themed entertainment too. Family tickets from £25 or individual tickets from £15. Organised by LOROS Hospice.

Fleckney Festival 2020, 19 Sept THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED

The theme this year is The Battle of Britain, to commemorate the 80th anniversary which officially falls within the festival week. As well as giant dinosaurs, there will be themed attractions/entertainment and it’s all free to enjoy. Themed areas during the day, music and fireworks in the evening as well as archery and a fun fair.

Comedy, Russell Howard Live Stream Concert Live, 2 Sept

DeMontfort Hall are streaming a live comedy performance with Russell Howard and it’s completely free to watch and chuckle at. Simply register via this link before the performance and stream from 7pm.

Manor Farm Cookery School, Italian Cooking, 23 Sept

Brush up on your Italian cookery skills and make anything from risotto to ragu. Cookery courses include a short demonstration followed by “hands-on” cooking with the tutor. Recipes and ingredients are all provided as well as drinks. Remember your food containers to take your lovingly made dishes home. From 10am – 1p. Cost £90.

Knife, Fork and Spooner Sept Tasting Menu, Ketton, Rutland, 25-26 Sept

While we’re on the subject of food, following on from his successful private tasting menu event, Simon is at it again! This month expect another 6 course feast using seasonal ingredients and colourful combinations including salt baked beetroot tartare, wild mushroom ragu dumpling and frozen blackberry mousse. Yummmmm! Dinner at 7.30pm for groups of 2 and 4 (so as to adhere to social distancing guidelines.) Wine flight also available. Tickets from £75 per person.

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