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Indian Cooking Demonstration, Oakham, Wed 4 Jul

It’s no secret that us Brits love a good curry, but there’s far more to traditional Indian cuisine than a Tikka Masala or a Balti, which are, in fact, examples of Anglo-Indian cooking. In recent years though, street food has taken off, down to the vibrant colours and tastes sold from the likes of Mumbai’s market stalls. In this demonstration from the Rutland Cookery School, you’ll have a chance to really understand the techniques involved in these dishes.

Rutland County Museum, Catmose Street, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HW

Sweet Pea Week, nr Grantham, Sun 1 – Sun 8 Jul

Gardeners out there, what better use of the summer than admiring the beautiful sweet peas at Easton Walled Gardens on the border of Rutland. Enjoy the colourful and fragrant display, as well as the wildflower meadows and roses, followed by an afternoon tea in the café.

Easton Walled Gardens, Planting Lane, Easton, Grantham, NG33 5AP

Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain, Leicester, Mon 2 – Sat 7 Jul

If you fancy yourself as a bit of a detective, then head over to the Curve this week and catch one of the performances of Sherlock Holmes. Sink your teeth into the world of retired, bee-keeping Sherlock as he comes back for another mystery in this gripping new tale.

Curve, Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1SB

Awful Auntie, Leicester, Thurs 5 – Sun 8 Jul

Being called the modern-day Roald Dahl, David Walliams’ children’s books have delighted millions of young readers. There have been some brilliant adaptations of the books, and the most recent will not disappoint. For a fun family experience, take the kids to see Awful Auntie, and get lost in the magic of great storytelling.

De Montfort Hall, Granville Rd, Leicester, LE1 7RU

Timber Festival, Moira, Fri 6 until Sun 8 Jul

There’s a brand-new festival in Leicestershire and it’s all to do with the National Forest. Hailed as the only international forest festival in the UK, this is not one to miss. With music, art, philosophy, and sustainability, not only is there a fun time to be had, but also the chance to raise awareness for the environment in this unique experience.

Feanedock, Rawdon Road, Moira, Swadlincote, Leicestershire, DE12 6DQ

Words Megan Harrison

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