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Steptoe and Son, Century Theatre, Snibston, Fri 2 Feb

Time to relive some of their finest misadventures through this brand new production. Marking fifty-five years since the show’s first ever broadcast, Hambledon Productions will breathe life back into the Steptoe household with this faithful, fresh and hilarious adaptation of original episodes from the long-running smash hit BBC sitcom.


Sylvia, Guildhall Museum, Leicester, Sat 3 Feb

This one woman show about suffragette and artist Sylvia Pankhurst who painted the portrait of Alice Hawkins in the Newarke Houses Museum. Her paintings are included in the 250 historical slides which form a background to a play described as ‘Fabulous – a perfect combination of words and pictures.’ Tickets £9 / £7 concessions, event starts from 11am – 4.30pm. To book please contact The Guildhall on 0116 253 2569.

Guildhall Museum, Guildhall Lane, Leicester, United Kingdom, LE1 5FQ
Drip Cake Workshops, Burbage, Sat 3 Feb – Sun 4 Feb

Come along and enjoy the chance to learn how to do a cake top coat with vanilla buttercream. Learn how to make ganache and how to drip and cover, then decorate with choc bars and sprinkles.  Every thing will be provided for you so come along and have some fun whilst learning. £30pp. £10 deposit is required to secure your place
Saturday 3rd February 3.30pm – 6pm. Sunday 4th February 10.30am -1pm. Deposit required to secure your place. Book via Facebook or in the shop

Cakes and Smiles, 2b Strutt Road, LE10 2EB

Crochet Club, Purple Pumpkin Patch, Loughborough 

Pic credit: from Purple Pumpkin Patch Facebook page

A great place to learn this traditional skill and create a range of items and meet new people along the way. Whatever your level you will get expert coaching to move you on. Basic tools and materials supplied to use in class. From 2pm – 6.30pm. £10 per person.

Purple Pumpkin Patch, 102 Ashby Road, LE11 3AF, Loughborough

Steam Toys in Action, Abbey Pumping Station Sun 4 Feb

The 28th year of Steam Toys in Action – the biggest gathering of steam toys in Europe. 100’s of toy steam engines, boats and trains will be on display. See the museum’s collection of heritage vehicles on show and one of the massive beam engines working.  Leicester’s only narrow gauge railway will be giving rides. Enjoy a hot cuppa and a cake in the LMTA café, a perfect end to a perfect day. Admission: Adults £3 accompanied children free (plus small charge for train rides.
Parking available on the National Space Centre Car park next door to the museum.

Abbey Pumping Station, Corporation Rd, Leicester LE4 5PX

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