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MON 15 – FRI 19 MAY 2017

MON 15 - FRI 19 MAY 2017

Needle Felting, Leicester, Mon 15 May

Needle felting is the process of stabbing wool fibres with a barbed needle to create felt which can be sculpted into different shapes, or used to decorate wet felted pieces. Cost for the class is £26 and will run from 10am-12pm.

Leicester Craft Centre

City Acoustic Club, The Musician, Leicester, Mon 15 May

City Acoustic Club, Open Mic night featuring acoustic and electric music. Expect solo and group performances. This is a free event and as usual doors open at 8.00pm and the music starts around 8.45pm Interested in performing? Simply put your name down on the list which is available on the door, bar till midnite.

The Musician 

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Loughborough Town Hall, Tues 16 -20 May

Based on the popular 1988 Hollywood film (who doesn’t love a bit of Steve Martin?), the musical transports us back to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity. Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of mischief, this hysterical musical comedy features a delightfully jazzy score by David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and was nominated for a staggering 11 Tony Awards. A delicious delight of a musical, the show sizzles and bursts forth with life and incredible energy.

Loughborough Town Hall

Find The Right Words, Upstairs at the Western,  Leicester Wed 17 May 

With two big name poets and ten open mic slots, Find the Right Words is one the most electric poetry and rap nights in Leicester. Created and compered by Jess Green – join her at 6.45pm for a free 45 minute poetry workshop. Open mic sign up from 7.30pm, performances from 8pm. Tickets from £6.

NT Live: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Phoenix, Thur 18 May 

Sonia Friedman Productions present Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Luke Treadaway and Imogen Poots in James Macdonald’s critically acclaimed, 5 star production of Edward Albee’s landmark play, broadcast live to cinemas from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London. The Guardian says ‘Imelda Staunton is at her magnificent best.’ Head to the Phoenix to catch this one off viewing. The story goes something like this, in the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling. From 7pm

Phoenix Cinema 

Food Fair, Market Harborough, Thur 18 May

Pic credit: http://www.harboroughmarket.co.uk

This monthly food market is back for May. Expect to see a large selection of delicious street food from around the world alongside locally sourced and produced hot ready to eat and ambient produce. Pop along and shop alongside the market where you can pick up fresh fruit and veg, locally sourced meats, vegan produce, flowers and plants, handmade pies and cakes, local cheeses and even a locally brewed beer or two.

Harborough Market 

The Century Theatre, Cinderella, Fri 19 May

Vienna Festival Ballet’s production of Cinderella is based on the traditional story, the ballet will surely touch and reach out to everyone’s heart, with its combination of pure classical dancing and a touch of pantomime. The music contains a collection of Rossini’s most famous operatic achievements and has been especially arranged for Vienna Festival Ballet. Tickets £22 in advance or £25 on the door.

Century Theatre

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