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The Beast, Aylesford Farm, Sun Feb 18

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Fancy getting downright dirty? Like to work up a sweat? Then join the Beast was it celebrates 10 years.  With more than 40 jumps to tackle, two water splashes to wake you up, camouflage netting to squeeze under, lung busting hills to stagger up (and down) and not forgetting the three water wades to really finish you off, this adventure trail event will push you to the limited.

Aylesford Equine X Country Course, Aylesford Farm, Shoby, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 3PF.

Leicester Comedy Festival, various Leicestershire venues, Wed 7 Feb – Sun 25 Feb

It it really that time of year again? Brace yourselves as a hole host of hilarious comedians make their way to the county for one of the biggest and best comedy festivals in the UK. The 2018 festival features over 830 shows in 69 venues across the city and county. Expect big names like Suggs (see more about this below), Harry Hill, Shappi Khorsandi, Katherine Ryan and tonnes more – we kid you NOT! Book tickets now because they’re selling out fast.

Leicester Comedy Festival 

Prosecco and Gin Festival, Athena, Tues 16 Feb – Wed 17 Feb 

Wait…did I read right? Yes you sure did! Lovers of prosecco and gin can come together to enjoy their favourite tipples in style as the first touring prosecco and gin festival comes to Leicester. The festival will bring more than 40 carefully selected gins and a bar dedicated to providing a large selection of sparkling wines and prosecco’s to choose from, as well as a cocktail bar dedicated to bringing the two tipples together. Standard tickets are priced at £13.50 and include a free glass of fizz on arrival, a branded glass to take home, tasting tips and recipe booklet, plus full access to the event and entertainment. Alternatively, guests can purchase tickets for £27.50 which includes a standard entry ticket and three drinks tokens.

Athena, Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1SA

Suggs, What a King Cnut! Leicester, Thur 8 Feb

If the first show was about how on earth he got there, Suggs: What a King Cnut is about the surprises that awaited him when he did. Vertigo on the roof of Buckingham Palace, nearly blowing the closing ceremony of the Olympics, watching his underpants fall to earth on Bowie’s driveway all these stories and more will have you LOL-ing !!
Constantly expecting that inevitable tap on the shoulder to hear ‘what are you doing here, Sunshine?’ how has he got this far? In this business you can be washed up at any minute. How has he managed to get away with it for so long?
Fame is a tightrope and Suggs has fallen off many times.

De Montfort Hall, Granville Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RU

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, Loughborough, NT Live, Thur 22 Feb

Pic Credit: Jack O’Connell. Photograph by Johan Persson.

On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out? Captured live on stage, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof will screen locally today.

Leicestershire Baby and Toddler Show, Aylestone, Sun Feb 25

Celebrating everything pregnancy to pre-school that Leicestershire has to offer. Great shopping, wonderful local services, fantastic family entertainment, giveaways, goody bags, demonstrations, parenting experts, and much more.
The first 500 advanced ticket holders will receive one of our exclusive GOODY BAGS full to the brim with lovely treats for you and your little one including a MAM anti-colic, self sterilising bottle and soother set. From 10am – 3pm. Tickets £3.50.

Baby and Toddler Show,  Aylestone Leisure Centre, 2 Knighton Lane East , Leicester, LE2 6LU

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