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FRI 17 MAY – SUN 19 MAY 2019

FRI 17 MAY - SUN 19 MAY 2019

Calamity Jane Loughborough, Sat 19 May

OMG one of my fave Doris Day flicks has been made into a theatre production by the little people from BrightLights Theatre School. This thigh slapping feel good musical features Calamity Jane and her side kick Wild Bill Hickok. Desperate to impress, she travels to Chicago on the Deadwood Stage to recruit a star, Adelaide Adams. But things don’t go too smoothly for Calamity, as everyone in town favours the new girl and she struggles to keep her jealousy and pride in check. Will Calamity see sense, and realise her secret love?

Old John Tower Viewing Days, Sat 18 May

Want to learn about the myths and legends that lived in the Old Joh Tower? This Saturday is one of 6 Saturdays that it is open to the public! With free access to Leicestershire’s most iconic skyline building and informative banners placed around, giving information on its heritage; it’s an educational but enjoyable day not to be missed. Though it is free, donations are welcomed to help maintain its upkeep and to go towards the charity that keeps it.

Bradgate Park, Newtown Linford, Leicester, LE6 0HB

Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet, Curve, until Sat 18 May

Bursting with youth, vitality and Matthew Bourne‘s trademark storytelling, Leicester’s brightest young dance talent join the New Adventures company, with direction and choreography by Matthew Bourne, design by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Paul Groothuis and new orchestrations of the Prokofiev score by Terry Davies played live by the New Adventures Orchestra.

Curve, Rutland Street, Leics, LE1

The National Forest Walking Festival, Sat 18 – 30 May

Now in it’s 12th year, this is a great opportunity to lace up your boots and join some knowledgeable bods as they help you to explore in and around 200 square miles of the National Forest. Discover historic towns and villages, enjoy wonderful countryside and learn more about the area’s rich and varied history. This year we have nearly 100 walks for you to choose from, plus a whole range of walking-related activities to keep you striding out in the Forest all year round.

Rutland Walking and Cycling Festival, Sat 18 – 31 May

Get fit and enjoy the local scenery during this festival. With a full programme of different led walks and cycle rides, the festival includes a range of walks and paces from a leisurely stroll admiring the views to fast paced walks that will improve your fitness. 18th – 24th May offers a part of the epic Rutland Round 65 mile circular route and from 25th – 31st expect various walking and cycling routes that will showcase the beautiful countryside of Rutland. The festival will host led cycle rides to suit all ages and abilities. Call 01572 720936 for more info.

Active Rutland

National BBQ Day, Pumping Station, Leics, Fri 17 May

Make your Friday pop with this fun, free event celebrating everything that is banging about National BBQ Day. The events starts midday and there will be a generous range of Gins, Rums and local craft beer, gourmet burgers served until late, set in a beautiful 12 acre woodland setting, relaxing courtyard and outstanding building. Live music kicks off at 8:30pm – 11:30pm, Free entry

The Pumping Station

RUNNING: Belvoir Castle Tough Mudder, Sat 18 May – Sun 19 May

The Tough Mudder is back and if you haven’t heard of it, where have you been hiding?  Test your limits and join in on the fun. You can start with a 5k and 13 obstacles or do the CLASSIC 8-10 moles with 25 obstacles; or if you’re a pro then you can take part in the competitive rate! If you don’t fancy joining in but want to watch all the fun then you can get tickets to spectate hereBe sure to wear your rain coats, the forecast says you’re in for a wet one! You’ll be getting extra Muddy in true Muddy style!

Belvoir Castle, Grantham, NG32 1PE

KIDS: The Lodge Trust Fun Day, Sat 18 May

A wonderful day out for family and friends, helping raise money for such a loving and wonderful place! Join the residents of The Lodge Trust, in enjoying a day full of exciting activities including vintage fair games, a visit from the police force and fire brigade. An option to get pampered with organic, vegan friendly products,  a BBQ, an under 5’s zone and much much more!

Lodge Trust, Main Street, Market Overton, Rutland LE15 7PL

FOOD: Veggie Street Food and Craft Fair, Sun 19 May

Don’t let the rainy weather forecast put you off going out this weekend! Head to Leicester Guildhall to try out some fantastic Veggie street food, and check out some locally crafts. There will also be free face painting, cookery demos and talks on animal compassion and protecting the environment

Leicester Guild Hall, Guildhall Lane, LE1 5FQ

OUTDOORS: Walking Sports Festival, Fri 17 May

As part ofNational Walking Month, join in with Leicester’s first ever Walking Sports Festival from 10:30am. More of a sporty person? Then try out walking football, walking basketball and even walking cricket! Wahhhhh? Designed for all ages and any level of fitness; it is something to get you up and about this Friday and get you one step closer to that summer body we’re all craving! 

The Morningside Arena, Leicester, LE1 3UD

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