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MON 30 OCT – FRI 3 NOV

The Fancy Flower Shop Pumpkin Workshop, Quorn,  27 and 31 Oct

Taking place above the cosy flower shop, the ladies at The Fancy Flower Shop will talk you through how to make the best looking pumpkins in town. This intimate class shaw space for around 8 people so book early to avoid disappointment. Brings your friends or take the kids. Clases run from 1.30-3pm and cost £35 which includes the equipment and pumpkins.

The Fancy Flower Shop, 2a Station Rd, Quorn, Loughborough LE12 8BS 

Lost Legends – 30 years of Black History Month, until Tues 31 Oct

Pic credit: http://www.serendipity-uk.com/

This year marks the 30th Anniversary of Black History Month (BHM) nationally in the UK. Lost Legends is an exhibition that celebrates the contributions of Leicester’s African and African Caribbean community to the cultural heritage of the UK over the last three decades. The exhibition focuses on the main social, cultural and political issues that had an impact on the Black community from first Black MPs to local cultural icons such as Laurel Aitken, Wolde Selassie and Louise Katere.

Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens, The Newarke, Leicester, LE2 7BY, (0)116 2254980
 
Photography workshop at The Bradgate Park, Mon 30 Oct 

Capture images of the deer rut that takes place in October at Bradgate Park. Local photographer Danny Green will take participants to the best areas in search of deer, which will range from females with calves and large dominant stags fighting for their attention. The workshop is a full day starting at 6am to capture the beauty of the Park and deer and will last until dusk. The cost of the course includes car parking and a late breakfast is provided at the Conservatory Tearooms. Only six space on this course so avid photographers should book now.Places must be booked by contacting the Bradgate Park Trust Estate Office for a booking form on 0116 2362713. 6am – 4.30pm

Bradgate Park, Newtown Linford, Leicestershire, LE6 0HE

Ghost Walk, Bradgate Park, Tues 31 Oct

Join the Haunted Heritage Team and Ranger on a ghost walk covering a distance of approximately 2 miles.
It is the ghost of Lady Jane Grey which is perhaps the most well-known at the park. Legend has it that on New Years Eve a ghostly coach leaves the ruins and travels to nearby All Saints Church. As Lady Grey climbs out of the coach, she and the coach vanish. Others report ghostly disembodied voices, sounds of military drums and other eerie unexplained sounds. Apparitions have been witnessed and photographed on many occasions. Guests must be aged 16 years and over

Bradgate Park, Newtown Linford, Leicestershire, LE6 0HE

Ghost Search, Tamworth Castle, Tues 31 Oct

Join us for a night with a difference on our ghost walk around the Medieval Castle, with vigils conducted in reputedly haunted rooms. Cameras or camcorders can be used,and we advise warm clothing and rugs or cushions for use during the vigils as rooms can be chilly!

Tamworth Castle, Holloway, Ladybank, Tamworth B79 7NA, 01827 709618

Family Halloween Nights at Conkers, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, until Tues 31 Oct

All your worst nightmares are set to become reality this Halloween. Are you prepared to come along and follow their footsteps into the haunted woods? With all the ghostly ghouls, witches and trolls…will you make it out alive? You can take a trip on the runaway train too.  All are welcome to the ‘Ugly Bugs Disco’ and we will be holding a fancy dress competition with creepy prizes for the winners (kids and adults).
Lucy Worsley, Jane Austen at Home, Loughborough, Thur 2 Nov, 

Passionate about making history engaging, Lucy’s new biography about Jane Austen takes a look at Jane Austen’s life from the perspective of her bi-centenary. It considers what home meant to Jane,  and tell the story through the rooms, spaces, possessions and places which mattered to her.  Dispelling the myth of the cynical, lonely spinster, Lucy instead offers us a witty and passionate woman of her time, who refused to settle for anything less than Mr Darcy. 7.30pm.

Loughborough Town Hall, Market Place, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3EB

Bonfire Night, GC Railway, Woodhouse Eaves, Fri 3 Nov

Expect a huge firework display, refreshments and children’s rides at one of the biggest and best shows in Leicestershire.  You can arrive at the gate – or even better, travel in heritage style by train from Loughborough, Rothley or Leicester North stations. Combine the magic of a train ride at night with a sensational fire work display – see you there! On the gate (no train ride) – cash only, adults £8, child £5, family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £20, under 2s go free!

Great Central Railway PLC, Great Central Road, Loughborough, LE11 1RW 

The Eyebrook Gallery, Uppingham, Rutland, Wed 4 Oct – Wed 1 Nov

Last chance to catch Francesca Simpson displaying her first solo free exhibition of her new original work at the Eyebrook Gallery. Visitors and art lovers will be able to purchase limited and open edition prints of Francesca’s work. The self taught artist focuses on wildlife and landscape artist and her detailed biro and pencil drawings as well as her acrylic paintings celebrate the beauty of animals and the natural world. Francesca was a finalist in the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Wildlife Artist of the Year Award in 2016 as well as being a finalist this year at The Biscuit Factory’s Open Contemporary Young Artist Award.

The Eyebrook Gallery, Uppingham, Rutland, LE15 9PZ

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