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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.

Cattows Farm

THEATRE: Warhorse, Curve, Leics, until 12 Oct

Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, this imaginative drama features  astonishing life-sized puppet horses who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to life on stage. At the outbreak of World War One, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the Cavalry and shipped to France. He’s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey and he eventually embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.


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.

Wigston News and Deli

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.

Loughborough Town Hall

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

Century Theatre

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. 

FarrinHeight Vegan Autumnal Pop Up Dining Night

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. 

Bradgate Park Ghost Walk 

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.

Leicester October Festival 

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).

Leicester Cathedral

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.

Nat Space Centre

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.

Melton Theatre

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.

Manor Farm Park & Woodlands

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

Pic Credit:

Ruby Beau is a British contemporary artist whose work primarily depicts the depth and emotive quality of light through the use of oil and watercolour paint. This exhibition explores the intimate connection we share with the celestial world through nature, drawing inspiration from our British countryside; the secret tales of our animals, land and skyline.

 Wildlife Watch – Halloween Campfire Cook out, Rutland Sun 13 OctLearn how to whittle a wand. Carve a pumpkin. Enjoy snacks cooked over the campfire. Suitable for children aged 5 – 12. Children under 8 must be accompanied by a parent/carer throughout the activity. 10am – 12 noon. Booking essential. Taking place in the Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre.

Rutland Water Nature Reserve

Words Farah Ghouri

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