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MON 24 FEB – FRI 28 FEB 2020

MON 24 FEB - FRI 28 FEB 2020

COMEDY: Funhouse Comedy Club, Grain Store, Oakham, 27 Feb

KIDS: Paw Patrol, Great Central Railway, Loughborough, 18 – 30 Feb
The heroic pups will be making personal appearances at Loughborough. The event promises lots of fun for all the family with steam train trips, fun fair rides and face painting and lots of opportunities for pics with the pups. Cost is £38 for family of five (2a+3c) Other ticket options are available.

GC Railway

OUTDOORS: Snowdrop season, Barnsdale Gardens, Oakham, 11-28 Feb

The perfect time to come and admire a beautiful range of snowdrops planted throughout the gardens. Lots of common snowdrop as well as many rare and unusual varieties to see, all mixed in with so much other winter buds 10am -4pm. On 5 Feb enjoy a Guided Snowdrop Walk and breakfast and guided walk from 9.30am.

Barnsdale Gardens

OUTDOORS: Snowdrop, Dimminsdale, Rutland Nature Reserve, 27 Feb

They’re all peeping out now and it’s a gorgeous view over at the nature reserve. Walk around the reserve to discover the amazing industrial heritage and beautiful snowdrops. From 1am you can learn about the industrial history of the reserve and see the snowdrop display.  Booking is essential as places are limited, £5 per person. Book here or via the office on 0116 262 9968.


FILM: Japanese cinema festival, Phoenix, Leics, 25 Feb

The Japan Foundation’s Touring Programme is back at Phoenix, with a total of 10 films screening across February and March. From anime and wrestling, to bento and video-gaming, they’ll be lots to enjoy. Director Masaya Ozaki will also be joining Phoenix for a live Q&A event following a screening of her film Her Sketchbook. On 25 Feb catch The Actor a film about a 37 year old man who reaches a crossroads in his life when he meets a female bar owner Azumi while on a film shoot.


DRINK: Leicester Beer Festival, 26 – 30 Feb 

Expect over 200 real ales and 40 real ciders and perries at this 4 day event. Local breweries and producers will be showcased, alongside the best of the rest from around the UK. Gin lovers will be pleased to see the return of the Travelling Juniperberries and their mobile gin and prosecco bar plus there will be food and entertainment too.

Beer Festival

THEATRE: Phantom of the Opera, Curve, 22 Feb – 21 March

The Brilliant Original production of Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s The Phantom of the Opera is opening at Leicester’s Curve. The romantic, haunting tale tells the story of a disfigured musical genius known only as ‘The Phantom’ who haunts the depths of the Paris Opera House. Mesmerised by the talents and beauty of a young soprano, Christine, the Phantom lures her as his protégé and falls fiercely in love with her. Unaware of Christine’s love for Raoul, the Phantom’s obsession sets the scene for a dramatic turn of events where jealousy, madness and passions collide.


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