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MON 19 – FRI 23 JUNE

Market Bosworth Festival, until 25 June

Now in its 15th year, the festival incorporates a host of great events including photography competitions, art exhibitions, poetry, craft fairs and an open air production of The Secret Garden on June 22. For full details and listings head to the website.

Market Bosworth Festival

Muddy Stiletto Awards Winner’s Drinks, Swithland, Thur 22 June

Whoop Whoop! The Winner’s Drinks are here to toast the Muddy Awards winners in style. Taking place at the stunning Old Stables, the venue is the perfect place to enjoy some fizz, mingle and soak up the glory.

The Old Stables, 174 Main St, Swithland, Leicester LE12 8TJ

Leicester Skyline Zip Wire Challenge, Wed 21 June

Get a unique view of the city before you jump from a crane that is seven double decker buses high and plummet along the 200m zip wire reaching speeds of up to 40 miles per hour. Organised by the Y Leicester to raise funds to stop young people facing homelessness so your adventure will not only test your limited but help a young person leave homelessness behind for good. This event takes place at Victoria Park and runs from 9.30am – 5pm. Contact or 0116 255 6507 for more information. £30 registration fee plus £100 minimum sponsorship to support this campaign.

The Y Leicester
Victoria Park, Leicester LE1 7RY

Concordia Theatre, Hinckley, Tues 20 – Sat 24 June  

Enjoy the spectacular classic musical Les Miserables, as the talented Youth Theatre bring it to life and Hinckley stages. Watch a talented young cast perform  ‘At the End of the Day’, ‘I Dreamed a Dream’, ‘Bring Him Home’ and ‘One Day More’. Evening performances 7.30pm and matinees on Saturday at 2.30pm. Tickets start from £12 (£13 on Saturday).

Concordia Theatre, Stockwell Head, Hinckley LE10 1RE

Clarendon Park Arts Festival, Leicester, until Sun 25 June

Running now for four years, this fun festival covers everything from science and philosophy and this year will include a variety of music, film, comedy, dance, literature, workshops, a treasure hunt and even a Baking competition and most events are free. I like the sound of the Salsa Workshop, Open Mic night and Qi Gong in the Garden. Head to the website for a full details.

Clarendon Park 

Trainspotting, Curve, Leicester, Tues 20  – Sat 24 June

This punchy production recaptures the passion and controversy of the famous novel and globally successful film, and repackages it into an immersive production – the audience are literally part of the show, including the notorious toilet scene. For this 21st anniversary production, In Your Face Theatre’s Scottish cast have created a snappy and vibrant affirmation of the power and humour of the piece. This is a no-holds-barred immersive, in-yer-face theatre production: this is your ticket to a ride you won’t soon forget. Choose life.

Curve, Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Rutland Open Air Theatre, Tolethorpe Hall, until 29 July

A story of chaos, disorder, magic, love and marriage ensues as four runaways spend the night in an enchanted forest. Meanwhile, a group of tradesmen are rehearsing a play in celebration of the Duke’s wedding in the same forest. While a feuding fairy king and queen are at war, their paths are crossed by Bottom, Quince and their friends presenting a play within a play. Chief mischief-maker Puck is on-hand to ensure that the course of true love is anything but smooth so what can possibly go wrong? Tickets from £11.

Rutland Open Air Theatre, Tolethorpe Hall, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 4BH

A Different Perspective, Loughborough, Sock Gallery, Thur 15 June – Sat 29 July

A piece of work by Lyn as seen on her Twitter account

In this exhibition, local artist Lyn Armitage shows us her understanding of mixed media and acrylic. In playing with form and design Lyn creates her own highly individualised interpretation of her world. She is instinctively drawn to watercolour as a medium, and loves its fluid and anarchistic tendencies which challenge artistic sensibility, and bring a tension to her work. Meet the artist on Saturday 17th June between 10.30am – 12.30pm where you will have an opportunity to talk to her about her inspiration, methods and techniques.

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