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FRI 10 JAN – SUN 12 JAN 2020

FRI 10 JAN - SUN 12 JAN 2020

Museum Minis, Market Harborough, 10 Jan

Harborough Museum and Market Harborough Library are running free monthly sessions for 2-5 year olds, which will offer a fun way to learn through crafts and storytelling. This free event runs from 10.30am on the first Friday of every month in the Museum’s Story Place. Tiny museum-goers will get the chance to learn something about what’s in the museum through a story, touch, smell and a craft session. Learn all about old toys, the famous Harborough Toys and make your own Victorian Toy! Booking is essential.

Market Harborough

KIDS: Winter Wander-land Workshop, Phoenix Leics, 11 Jan

Part of Cultural Quarter Earlies, free activities across the Cultural Quarter on the second Saturday of the every month, create a character in Scratch to explore a digital snow-scape, collecting items and avoiding danger along the way. After designing your character you can guide it on the screen using your own movement. This workshop combines paper drawing with coding in Scratch, game-making and interactivity. Best for age 4+ from 12-4pm and free.

Phoenix Leics

EXHIBITION: Bowie: Oddity to Mars, National Space Centre 10 -11 Jan

This ultimate live immersive show will celebrate 1969 to 1972: a significant period of time that covered both Bowie’s experimental phase and the Apollo lunar landing window. David Live is a British, five-piece band that has performed musical tributes to the man himself. The visitor attraction has also partnered with De Montfort University Leicester (DMU), Loughborough College and Leicester College to create a never before seen exhibition of fashion, textiles, art and photography inspired by Bowie. General admission from £15.

 National Space Centre

EXHIBITION: The Falklands by Gianpiero Ferrari, Loughborough, 10 Jan

Witness some of the incredible scenes of nature, from giant elephant seals to Albatrosses, on the Falkland Island captured by wildlife photographer Gianpiero Ferrari. Ferrari is a respected fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, winner of numerous national competitions and has had his work published in BBC Wildlife magazine, RSPB Calendars and Collins field guide books.

The Falklands Exhibition
   COMEDY: Leicester Comedy Festival Gala Preview Show, Leics, 10 JanIs there a better way to start the decade than in peels of laughter? We don’t think so! Get an early preview of the annual Leicester Comedy Festival and enjoy some of the hilarious acts to come at the main festival which arrives in February – Jimmy Carr, Sarah Millican and Barry Cryer have all previously appeared in this popular show.

De Montfort Hall
LAST CHANCE: West Side Story, Curve, 10 – 11 Jan
Inspired by Shakespeare’s tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, and featuring a timeless score including Tonight and America, West Side Story is undoubtedly one of the greatest musicals ever written – and this weekend is your last chance to see it at the Curve. Read our full theatre review here.
OUTDOORS: The Park in Winter Photo Walk, Bradgate Park, 11 Jan

Take in stunning views, breathe fresh air and get started on that New Year’s photography resolution – all in a morning at Bradgate Park. The cross country walk from the War Memorial through to the Deer Barn visitor centre will be led by experienced members of the Leicester Forest Photographic Society with whom you’ll get a chance to review photos and get tips from the experts at the end of the photo walk. Open to absolute beginners and all camera types are welcomed (even mobile phones)! From 10am – 12pm.

Winter Photo Walk
POP UP: Dachshund Cafe, Leics, 12 Jan

Humans and Sausage dogs of Leicester, roll up. The Pug Cafe pop up is hosting a special event for Dachshund dogs and their humans. It’s a unique cafe experience that will have your Dachshund wagging it’s cute little tail as it makes friends and enjoys bespoke treats and giving you a chance to meet plenty of other adorable Dachshund dogs.Pug Cafe
Words: Farah Ghouri

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