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Street Orchestra of London Concert, Jubilee Square, Leicester Fri 14 July

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A performance by the Street Orchestra of London is a quintessentially different experience from that of any other orchestra. Expect a brilliant variety of musical styles from baroque to contemporary, from jazz to world music and from bluegrass to heavy metal. The events starts at 2.10pm and will last 30-40 minutes before moving onto Leicester Market Square for the next performance. This event is free, just turn up and enjoy.

Jubilee SquareLeicesterLE1 5LD

Flashpoint Music Festival, Rockingham Castle, Fri 14 July – Sun 16 July

A fantastic weekend of music offering a line up packed full of artists from across the decades, and all set in the picturesque grounds of Rockingham Castle. This is must for music enthusiasts and acts include RnB veteran DJ Trevor Nelson who will be hosting an opening party for the festival on the Friday night. On the main stage expect to see KT Tunstall, Deacon Blue, Sophie Ellis Bexter and the atmosphere caters for everyone. Expect music, themed bars, and lots of food. There’s also a camping option if one day here is just not enough. Bring the kids they’ll be kept busy within the kids area and there will also be a vintage style fun fair for all ages. Festival goers who want to party into the early hours can book tickets for the Silent Disco which kicks off at 11pm and goes on until 2am. Whooop whoop!.

Flashpoint Festival, Rockingham Castle, Main St, Market Harborough LE16 8TH

Stamford Music Festival, Stamford, Fri 14 – Sun 16 July

Back on the Meadows following the success of its launch last year and now with two stages and five sessions featuring a fantastic line-up that will cross a range of musical genres. Musical offerings include, jazz, blues, soul, funk, Celtic roots and country and pop. There’s even room from some vintage 40s, and we aim to squeeze some ska and reggae in too.. his is a family friendly event that will be high on energy and crammed full of good music – pick out the session that most suits your musical tastes or buy a ticket for the whole weekend and give yourself plenty of time to enjoy the Stamford Music Festival. Ticket cost varies. See website for full details.

Stamford Music Festival, Stamford Town Meadows, 15 Bath Row, Stamford PE9 2QU

Dig It! King Richard Visitor’s Centre, Leicester, Sat 15 July – Sun 30 July

Learn the basics of archaeology without getting your hands dirty! Uncover hidden artefacts and more modern surprises in our mini archaeological dig pits. The events runs from 11am – 1pm. Free of kids, £8.95 for adults,

King Richard III Visitor Centre, 4A St. Martin’s, Leicester, LE1 5DB

Visit Conkers, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Sat 15th July – Sunday 3rd Sept.

With seven weeks of fun planned, Visit Conkers is the place to be this summer. There’s so much to see and do from watching amazing acrobats, Punch & Judy shows, clowns, ride on ponies and meet the eccentric scientist from Sublime Science. There’s also Ranger activities. including construction derby, sensory art, pond dipping and more. Don’t forget there’s a 120 acres to explore including indoor and outdoor play, high and low ropes with a climbing wall and the new 4D cinema.

Visit Conkers, Rawdon Rd, Ashby-de-la-Zouch DE12 6GA

National Space Centre, Leicester, Sat 15 July – Sun 3 Sept 2017

Enjoy an amazing day out at the National Space Centre during the school holidays. Take a tour round our hands-on exhibition, travel in the glass lift to the top of the iconic Rocket Tower, drop in and take part in a Science Zone challenge, make your very own constellation telescope and more.

National Space Centre, Exploration Dr, Leicester LE4 5NS

Rare Folk, Workshop, Leicester, Sat 16 July

A fab opportunity to design and make your own necklace with the good people at Rare Folk, This boutique studio sells gorgeous handmade accessories so it’s the perfect place to create your own jewellery masterpiece. Class runs from 10am – 12pm and costs £25.

Rare Folk, 6, Makers Yard, 82-86 Rutland street, Leicester, LE1 1SB.

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