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Nina, Curve, Leicester Fri 9 Feb – Sat 10 Feb

With a brilliant band, Olivier Award-nominated actress Josette Bushell-Mingo OBE channels both Nina Simone’s musicianship and anger at racism, in this provocative and important production, which touches upon the 1960’s civil rights movement and draws into parallel the struggles of the civil rights movement of today.

Curve, Rutland Stree, Leicester, LE1 1SB

HAHA Harborough Comedy, Market Harborough Theatre, Sat 10 Feb

Headliner Chris Washington, nominated for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017, he is fast becoming one of the most sought after acts on the circuit.  With a cheeky Northern charm and hilarious tales, its clear to see why Chris is flying. Supported by Rob Coleman with his hilarious one-liners and darker comedy. Show starts at 8.30pm and door open from 7.45pm. Tickets available from Alan Seaman at or text 07804 563371

Visit Conkers, half term fun, Sat 10 Feb – Sun 25 Feb

Head to Conkers this weekend or beyond and let the mudlets enjoy a daily craft activities including a variety of ranger activities including bush craft, construction derby and orienteering. There will also be some live shows to enjoy such as a Punch & Judy Puppet Show, a clown show and watching amazing acrobats. Don’t forget there’s a 120 acres to explore along with the 4D Cinema, indoor play and 450 metre bare foot walk and CONKERCHOO train.

Visit Conkers Rawdon Road (B586), Moira, Nr Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, DE12 6GA.

From Land to Sea, Sock Gallery, Loughborough until 16 June 

Pic Credit: Carolyn Kay artist

Carolyn Kay’s love of discovering and exploring new places is reflected throughout this exhibition, as her surroundings have inspired paintings that capture scenes of locations both abroad and in the UK. Her artwork displays a combination of seascapes, landscapes and townscapes.  Her favourite location is the coast and has been since her days childhood growing up in Northern Ireland.

Sock Gallery, Market Place, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3EB

Wedding Fayre, Oakham, Rutland, Sun 11 Feb

Recently engaged? A big congrats. If you’re looking for wedding inspo then look no further than this local wedding fayre. Come and see fantastic suppliers to help get ideas and plan your special day including
venue dressers, bridal dresses, florists, entertainment, wedding Cakes, photographers and many many more..PLUS it’s free admission – bonus! 11am-3pm.

The Rutland Showground, Showground Way, Barleythorpe, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 7TW. 01572 755882

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