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Northern Ballet: The Little Mermaid, Curve Theatre, Tue 1 May
See this childhood classic in an alternative performance where Northern Ballet will take you deep into the mystical underwater world and re-tell the fairytale of a mermaid fascinated by life beyond the ocean and will go against all odds to live a human life. Showing from Tue 1 – Sat 5 May.
Curve Theatre, Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1SB
HFM Monthly Quiz Night, Market Harborough, Wed 2 May
Harborough FM are holding their monthly quiz night on the first Wednesday of every month. It will be hosted by HFM’s very own Dave Irving at Harborough’s High Street in The Angel Hotel. Team up with friends and family for a fun evening and test your general knowledge with great prizes up for grabs. Max of 6 people per team, £2 per person with proceeds going to HFM’s fundraising drive.
The Angel Hotel, 37 High Street, Market Harborough, LE16 8NB
Thomas Bowes Plays Bach, Peckleton, Thu 3 May
You may not know the name but you’re sure to have heard him play in the music behind blockbuster films such as The Mission, The Da Vinci Code, Skyfall, The King’s Speech, Mamma Mia!, The Hunger Games trilogy, Beauty and the Beast and Victoria and Abdul. Now, Thomas Bowes is performing a series of concerts across the UK and will be in Leicester this week to showcase his love of Bach’s powerful and deeply personal sonatas and partitas for solo violin, which forms part of his Bach Pilgrimage. With the added acoustics of the wonderful Grade 1 listed Peckleton Church, it will be a profound evening.
Peckleton Church, Church Road, Kirkby Mallory, Peckleton, Leicester, LE9 7RA
May The Fourth, National Space Centre, Fri 4 May
Calling all Star Wars’ fans! The fourth is coming! Join The Dark Side of the Force at The National Space Centre to mark this iconic day with an “adult only” evening. Take on the Stormtroopers in a laser challenge or join a Jedi Lightsaber Masterclass. You’ll also find Star Wars inspired fashion and body art, science fiction facts, music by Blue Harvest and food from Humble Pie. May the fourth be with you!
National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS

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