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The Great Bowden Music Fest, Market Harborough Mon 1 Jan

Shake off the cobwebs after the festive season and head to this concert performed by a chamber orchestra specially assembled for the occasion and led by the festival’s Musical Director, Christopher White.

Music Festival

Sock Gallery’s Winter Open Exhibition, Loughborough, until 6 Jan

In its first year and is designed to provide an opportunity for artists, whether local or national, professional or amateur, to exhibit their work. The exhibition also offers the people of Charnwood and the surrounding areas a chance to see work by many different artists, all at the same time. Pop in to see some amazing works of art on now.

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


Ice Skating, Jubilee  Square, until 8 Jan 2018

Get your skates on and head down to Jubilee Square for some festive fun on real ice. Whether you’re an amateur or fancy yourself as a Torville and Dean, it’s the perfect time to give skating a whirl and don’t worry about the weather as the ice rink sits under a clear roof. Skate hire and a 45-minute session is £8 for adults and £6.50 for children/concessions at off-peak times (11am-4pm Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays). Tickets for all other times will cost £9 for adults and £7.50 for children/concessions. Scroll down to see opening times. Special theme nights are also running.

Visit Leicester, Leicester, LE1 5LD.

Colour in a Monochrome World, Atkins Building, Hinckley, until 2 Jan

This exhibition explores diversity; in the combination of art materials not normally worked together and differences within society. Penny Andrews, a textile artist, uses her psychotherapy background as a starting point for creative work. In her work for this exhibition she explores childhood issues. Colin Ward, fine artist, has been practising art from an early age. He has always used a wide variety of materials in his work. Colin’s work is inspired by people and nature. Free exhibition running daily from 10am – 2pm.

Atkins Building, Lower Bond Street, LE10 1QU

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