FRI 14 JUNE – SUN 16 JUNE 2019
FRI 14 JUNE - SUN 16 JUNE 2019
Tree Top Adventure Golf, Leics, open now
Practice your swing at this brand new indoor mini golf course in the heart of the city. Tee up for two indoor, 18-hole courses, hang out in The Market and enjoy cracking coffee, tropical cocktails and mocktails as well as handmade pizzas. All ages welcome.
The Royal Ballet – Romeo and Juliet, Harborough Theatre, Sun 16 June
This summer, join young Mary Lennox on a journey of discovery as she is sent to her uncle’s house in the countryside, where mysteries and secrets lurk round every corner… As she makes new friends and encounters magical creatures, Mary has one burning question: where is the location of her uncle’s secret garden, and where has he hidden the key? Relive this enchanting tale of secrecy and curiosity in what will be one of the highlights of the summer. Entry from 6pm, theatre show to start ay 7pm.Tickets, adults £16, children £11, family ticket (2 adults & 2 children) £46. Picnic hampers will also be available to buy.
Midlands Best Dance Crew 2019, Curve, Leics, Sat 15 June
This exciting, energetic show featuring some of the Midlands very best dance crews battling it out for the title and £500 cash prize. Featuring street, commercial and hip hop performances from talented local dancers and compared live, along with special guest performances. Tickets from £10.
Curve, Rutland Street, Leics, LE1 /a>
Clowning and Physical Theatre Workshop, Coalville, Sat 15 June
Ever wanted to quit your day job and try your hand at acting? Well now you can – yes, really! This exciting workshop as been designed for all performers and theatre lovers who want to explore how to use their bodies and enhance their physical presence, on stage and off! Professional clown and an actor, Lauren Whitter used her body as a way of expressing herself – whether it be a slapstick comedy or a serious drama, physicality is key when performing. Brush up on your skills whilst having a jolly good play. Hot drinks and snacks provided but bring your own lunch.
Century Theatre, Ashby Road, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 3LN
Uppingham Feast Day, Sun 16 June
This year’s theme is Mexican Fiesta! Get the summer into full swing with the annual Uppingham Feast Day, it promises to be fun packed day for all the family to enjoy. The Market Square, Town Hall and High Street will be full of family entertainment for young and old alike, with many activities including Street Entertainers, Live Music, Hot & Cold Food, Craft Faye, Children’s Entertainment, and a Street Market – plus, much, much more. From 12 noon.
Feast Day, Market Place, Uppingham, Rutland
Clarendon Park Summer Fair, Leics 16 June
Come soak up the summer atmosphere while supporting independent businesses and local entrepreneurs. Join the wonderful community fair with 50 stalls selling unique gifts, arts, crafts, food and live entertainment throughout that day, and fairground rides for the kids. From 11am
Queens Road, Leicester, LE2
Revive Festival, Leicester, 15 – 30 June
It’s time to head back to the sixties. Experience vintage fairs, live sixties music and events, vinyl records, street food, family fun over three weekend, with 40 events expect a real Summer of Love. Bringing the sights and sounds of bygone eras to the city streets and this year’s focus is on the Mod movement and the 1960s in various venues including DeMontfort Hall, New Walk Museum, LCB Depot, The Haymarket, Curve, Phoenix, Highcross and a host of bars, pubs, clubs and cafes to embrace the swinging sixties.
Jousting and Medieval Village History, Rockingham Castle, Sun 16 June
The Knights of Nottingham and the Oxford Household make a thrilling return to Rockingham Castle. With banners streaming, the glint of sun on steel bladed swords and axes, the armoured knights will fight it out on Horseback and on foot. The Black Knight has come to do battle and intends to win at any cost. Out in the arena there will be displays by armour clad warriors of sword and pike drills, skill at arms and combat prior to the jousters taking to the field. A fire-eating display, jester in the grounds and story telling for the children and adult are all set to entertain you. Can good triumph?
Rockingham Castle, Market Harborough
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Kilworth House Theatre, until Sun 7 July
Full of unforgettable songs including ‘’Those Canaan Days’, ‘Any Dream Will Do’ and ‘Close Every Door To Me’, this is a fantastic family musical filled with non-stop action, a kaleidoscope of catchy songs and colourful dance numbers, laughter and fun. Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling musical brings to life the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours! With its family-friendly story, familiar themes and irresistible music, this musical is one of the most enduring shows of all time.
Bosworth Festival, until 23 June
Taking place in the grounds of Bosworth Hall, this will definitely be a grand day out for all the family, with classic and vintage cars, VW Owners Club meet, fun fair, games, militaria and collectibles, refreshments, beer tent, children’s activities and fun fair, live entertainment, trade, charity and craft stalls. The day carries through into the evening when the fun moves onto the Hall lawn for Music in the Park until 11.00pm. Bring a picnic, pull up an easy chair and relax at the end of the day to live music. Follow the Art Trial, bag a seat for Pop in the Park, there’s classical concerts, comedy, theatre and tonnes more this year at this brilliant local annual event. £5 per person – accompanied children under 16 free.
Rock of Ages – Haymarket Theatre, Leicester – Tues June 11 – Sat June 15
Pic Credit: Richard-Davenport
Rock of Ages is an LA love story including more than 25 classic rock anthems, such as Don’t Stop Believin’, We Built This City, The Final Countdown, and I Want to Know What Love Is, played loud and proud by a live band. Cast includes Strictly Come Dancing champion Kevin Clifton as Stacee Jaxx and Kevin Kennedy (Curly from Coronation Street, most recently seen as Captain Hook in Peter Pan at De Montfort Hall) as Dennis. Tickets from £27.50.
Haymarket Theatre, 1 Garrick Walk, Leicester LE1 3AF
Nevill Holt Opera, Market Harborough, until 2 July
This season catch Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (12-16 June). The story includes a lovers tiff between fairy-king Oberon and his queen Tytania leads to a night of mistaken identities, confused lovers and alarming transformations. Based on Shakespeare’s comedy, with a magical score by Benjamin Britten, this new production for NHO features a cast of young artists. Meanwhile, Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte (26, 27, 29, 30 June and 2 July) is a high energy tale of love, temptation and partner-swapping, this year, Mozart’s popular opera delights in this elegant art-deco staging and wonderful production.
Tolethorpe Hall, Rutland, until 31 Aug
A stage set in an enchanting glade, a company of fine actors, stunning sets and gorgeous costumes. Take a seat in one of Europe’s finest open air theatres. Sprawled under a permanent all-weather canopy, it’s the perfect setting to enjoy the works of the world’s greatest playwright. The Stamford Shakespeare Company take the stage for their 51st year at Tolethorpe Hall. Shakespeare classics are Twelfth Night from June 11 and Julius Caesar, 18 June plus, Noel Coward’s, Blithe Spirit from 9 July. Enjoy your own picnic in the beautiful gardens or enjoy a pre-performance buffet meal in the dining rooms.