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FRI 15 MAR – SUN 17 MAR 2019

FRI 15 MAR - SUN 17 MAR 2019

THEATRE: Cirque Berserk, Curve, Leis, until Sun 17 Mar

Contemporary cirque style artistry with adrenaline fuelled stunt action, this astoundingly talented international troupe includes over thirty jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, drummers and daredevil stuntmen who showcase the finest in traditional circus thrills and skills. We loved the legendary motorcycle ‘Globe of Death’.

Curve, Rutland Street, Leics, LE1

ART: Rutland Open Art Exhibition, until Fri 5 April

An exhibition of selected artwork by artists based in Rutland and surrounding counties. Displayed artwork available. Admission Free. Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10am – 4pm.

Rutland County Museum, Catmos Street, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HW

Magic and Sorcery Murder Mystery Meal, Beaumanor Hall, Friday 15 Mar

Beaumanor Hall School of Magic and Sorcery head prefect has dishonoured the school, the Headmaster is under investigation and now one of the teachers has turned up dead. Shock horror! Can you figure out who did it and bring order back to the classrooms once again? Event starts from 7pm, £39.95 per person. Enjoy a three course meal and call 01509 890 119 to book.

Beaumanor  Hall, Beaumanor Dr, Woodhouse, Loughborough LE12 8TX

THEATRE: Miscast The Musical, Sue Townsend Theatre, Leics, Fri 15 – Sat 16 Mar

Featuring  music from popular musicals such as ‘Legally Blonde the Musical’, ‘Hamilton’, ‘Dreamgirls’ and ‘West Side Story’, as well as lesser known shows like ‘Lift’ and ‘Out of Our Heads’. Each song has been re-casted, allowing the company to create new dynamics which will bring audiences a performance that is light-hearted, unusual and unexpected.  Tickets from £12. From 7.30pm.

Sue Townsend Theatre, 6 Upper Brown St, Leicester LE1 5TE

Brickish, National Space Centre, Leics, Sat 16 – Sun 17 Mar

LEGO© fans stop what you’re doing and book tickets to this fun weekend dedicated to the iconic colourful plastic brick. The whole building will be filled with huge LEGO creations, rare kits, planes, trains and automobiles making it once event you don’t want to miss. Fans will have the chance to build a giant LEGO mosaic and sit at the building tables and just get creative.

National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS

GARDENS: Spring Fiesta, Barnsdale Gardens, Rutland, Mon 4 Mar –  Sun 17 Mar

Last chance to see the spring gardens. Everything is starting to burst into life; along with all the fresh new foliage and drifts of spring flowers throughout the Gardens then pop into the tea room for a refreshment and slice of cake, lunch or afternoon tea. From 9am – 5pm

Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 8AH

KIDS: Visit Conkers, Swadlincote, throughout March

The Leicestershire theme park has got a brilliant offer on at the moment; simply show this voucher to the admission desk and your child gets in for £1! That’s a saving of just over 7 quid! The vouchers works on a like for like basis, so one child per full paying adult.

Rawdon Rd, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Swadlincote DE12 6GA


THEATRE: Under the Umbrella, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Mar 2 – Sat Mar 16

Mei-Mac as Wei in Under-the-Umbrella. Photo by Tara Rutledge

Telling the story of a young Chinese woman studying for a PhD in Coventry, Under the Umbrella explores the pressures around marriage, dating and family faced by women in both Britain and China today, in partnership with Yellow Earth Theatre as part of Tamasha’s IGNITE programme. Tickets on 024 7655 3055, belgrade

COMEDY: Andrew Maxwell, Showtime, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, Fri Mar 15

A memorable cocktail of personal stories, astute political observations and the odd surprise foray into character cameos from the devilish voice of MTV’s Ex On The Beach if you’re under the age of 25, 7.45pm, Age 14+

Warwick Arts Centre

FOOD: Showcase Menus at Paris House, throughout Mar

Award-winning chef, Phil Fanning, has announced the launch of a series of Showcase Menus to celebrate 5 years ownership of Bedfordshire’s fine dining restaurant Paris House in Woburn. March is the month of the Fish & Shellfish Showcase. Paris House may be about as far as one can get from the sea, but this is a tiny island, and they have wonderful seafood suppliers, so serve fabulous fresh fish. This menu will be 5 delicious courses celebrating the very best of the sea.

FOOD: The Gin and Rum Festival, Northamptonshire County Cricket Club, Sat 16 Mar

What’s your favourite flavour of gin? Head down to Northamptonshire’s cricket club and try out over 60 different gins and rums. This is the UK’s largest gin and rum festival and it is heading to Northampton for one day only! On arrival, you will receive a branded Copa glass, guide and glass satchel. With live entertainment, themed bars and your own glass to take around with you- it’s sure to be a fun filled day. You can purchase tickets online now.

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