FRI 11 OCT – SUN 13 OCT
FRI 11 OCT - SUN 13 OCT
SPOOKY: Field of Screams, Cattows Farm, 11 – 12 Oct
Last Halloween, the farm suddenly shut its gates and Farmer Jack hasn’t been seen since. The farm is thought to have been left abandoned despite rumours that people hear farm machines running throughout the night. The gates have recently reopened and signs have appeared inviting guests back to visit the at night. Do you dare accept Farmer Jack’s invitation to explore the corn maze at Cattows Farm? Once you enter, will you make it out alive? Tickets £18 pp and the events start from 7pm.
THEATRE: Warhorse, Curve, Leics, until 12 Oct
FOOD: Vegan Local Producer Showcase, Wigston Deli, 12 Oct
This brilliant local news and deli shop is spotlighting lots of lovely vegan goodies this weekend. Hairy Coconut Deli and Bakery, plus a variety of other producers will be showcasing their delicious food during the day including cakes, bakes and savouries so try before your buy.
THEATRE: The Addams Family, Loughborough Town Hall, until 12 Oct
Produced by the ESNA Players and focusing on Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness who is all grown up but has a shocking secret that only Gomez knows. She’s fallen in love with a sweet young man from a respectable family. With his cherished wife, Morticia in the dark, will Gomez manage to keep his daughter’s secret? Find out in this spooky and funny family show.
MUSIC: The UK Crowded House Experience, Coalville, 11 Oct
Born out of the desire to hear the Crowded House back catalogue live again, the UK Crowded House Experience capture the essence of a Crowded House live performance perfectly. With humour, a high level of musicianship and glorious harmonies from all band members, the UK Crowded House Experience is a must see for all Crowded House / Finn brothers fans. Show starts at 7.30pm
FOOD: Autumnal Vegan Pop Dining Night, Market Harborough, 11 Oct
Celebrate the delectable taste of Autumn with a seasonally themed – and vegan – four course dinner that includes delic goodies inc warming parsnip, hazelnut and apple soup and lemony treacle tarts. Tickets cost £22.50 (advance booking is required) and include complimentary hot drinks. Doors open from 7:30 and food will be served at 8pm.
SPOOKY: Ghost Walk, Bradgate Park, 12 Oct
Does the supernatural intrigue you more than it spooks you? If so, this award-winning ghost walk might be right your street. Walk through Bradgate Park, listen to eerie stories about reported ghost sightings and get the chance to see if you can detect any ghosts yourself. Over 16s, tickets £15 and be ready for a paranormal experience from 7 – 10:30pm.
FOOD: Leicester October Festival, Leicester New Market Square, 11 – 13 Oct
It’s a weekend of celebrations and fun on New Market Place Square as the Leicester October Festival culminates in a spectacle of film, lively music from the Bohemianauts, comedy, delicious food and drink, pub games and more plus, admission is free. Fri from 12 noon, sat things kick off at 10am and from 11am on Sunday.
ART: The Moon at Leicester Cathedral, 11 – 20 Oct
Marvel at Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon artwork which creates a gorgeous, and dramatic, sight of the moon inside Leicester Cathedral. Measuring seven metres in diameter and featuring detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface, plus, lots of other events throughout the week including a Moonlight concert (Sat at 7:30pm).
FILM: The Matrix 20th Anniversary Screening, Space Centre, 11 Oct
See the cult classic lauded for its groundbreaking special effects, astounding action scenes and its thrilling portrayal of an archetypal sci-fi theme. The Matrix follows the story of a hacker (Keanu Reeves) living in a dystopian future who discovers that he, alongside humanity as a whole, is in fact trapped inside a simulated reality by artificial beings. Tickets are £6, and screenings are at 7pm and 9:15pm.
MUSIC: Supreme Queen, Melton Theatre, Sat 12 Oct
Paying homage to the halcyon days of one of the planet’s greatest ever rock bands, Supreme Queen will totally rock you.
CRAFTS: Pumpkin Carving, Manor Farm Park & Woodlands, Loughborough 12 Oct
Get stuck into the spirit of Halloween by carving your very own pumpkin in the dedicated Pumpkin Marquee at Manor Farm Park where you can enjoy tons of animal activities as well as indoor and outdoor play areas. The Pumpkin Marquee is open from 11am – 2pm. Tickets are £8.50 for adults and £8 for children.
CULTURE: Diwali Lights Switch On, Leicester, 13 Oct – Sun 27 Oct
One of the biggest and brightest events of the year, the launch of Diwali lights – marking the festival of lights – is one you do not want to miss! The switch on itself is at 7:30pm 13 Oct followed by a crackling display of fireworks. Other events inc the Leicester’s Wheel of Light from 11 Oct – 10 Nov and a Diwali Mela on 19 Oct and there is also a cultural event programme – from theatre performances to craft activities, cultural talks and exhibitions taking place across the city in various locations.
ART: By Starlight Exhibition, Sock Gallery, Loughborough, until 19 Oct
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Words Farah Ghouri