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Rutland Poppy Project, Market Place/Oakham Castle until 24 Nov

Witness the display of community made poppies on the grounds of Oakham Caslte. This community art work is to commemorate the centenary of the end of The Great War. The Poppies will be available to buy from the Castle, Museum and Library from 24th Nov 2018 for a suggested donation of £2 per poppy. Proceeds will go to The Royal British Legion.

Oakham Castle, Castle Grounds, Market Pl, Oakham LE15 6DR

The Twits, Century Theatre, Coalville, Sat 10 Nov

Roald Dahl created some truly revolting characters in his time but surely few can compare with Mr and Mrs Twit. This adaptation by David Wood is a marvellous mix of singing, music, slapstick, audience participation, shouting and beards. Five Star Theatre and the Century Theatre are bringing the truly ghastly, infamous book characters to life in this fun and interactive production.

Century Theatre, Snibston, Ashby Rd, Coalville LE67 3LN

NT Recorded Live – Allelujah!, by Alan Bennett, Sat 10 Nov

Alan Bennett’s sharp and hilarious new play is just what the doctor ordered.  Filmed live at London’s Bridge Theatre during its limited run, don’t miss this rousing chorus line for the NHS. The story goes something like this; The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving  a town on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an efficiency drive.  A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old people’s choir. Start time 7.00 pm (2hr.50 min.) Tickets on sale from Quinns Bookshop, Three Crowns Yard, Market Harborough.

Harborough Theatre, Church Square, Market Harborough LE16 7NB

Remembrance Sunday Tea Dance, Loughborough Town Hall, Sun 11 Nov

Come along and dance the afternoon away at the popular Tea Dance. Enjoy a variety of live swing music from the 1920’s – 1940’s. With musical guests The Ashby Tea Dance Band and a guest vocalist, tickets include a full afternoon tea consisting of finger sandwiches, scones and cakes alongside fresh tea and coffee. This is part of Charnwood Borough Council’s programme of activities which will mark 100 years since the end of World War One. From 2.30pm. Tickets £12.50.

Loughborough Town Hall, Market Pl, Loughborough LE11 3EB

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