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Joanna Lumley, De Montfort Hall, Tues 6 Nov

The legendary Joanna Lumley will take audiences through her hilarious and interesting adventures from her incredible career spanning more than four decades. She will also be joined on stage by friend and producer Clive Tulloh, who will put to Joanna questions from the audience that they’ve always wanted to ask, making the show a unique and hilarious night to remember. Tickets from £31.

De Montfort Hall, Granville Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RU

Loughborough Fair, Weds 7 Nov – Sat 10 Nov

The historic fair is back in the Market Place with old favourites and new rides for all the thrill seekers. Whether you are coming for the ride of your life or simply to walk round and take in the atmosphere, make sure the date is put in your diary. This year expect including old favourites such as Waltzers, Dodgems, Galloping Horses, together with the Kiddies’ Corner and the extreme ride and perhaps one or two surprise attractions.

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Bonfire Night, Great Central Railway, Quorn and Woodhouse Eaves, Mon 5 Nov

Expect a fantastic fire, a huge firework display, refreshments and children’s rides. 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 firework display – see you there. Choo Choo! Cost on the gate (no train ride) cash only, adults £9, kids £6, family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £22 and under 2s go free.

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

Pie Night, Beaumanor Hall, 9, 16 and 23 Nov

Lovely pastry, tasty fillings, lashings of buttery mash and gravy – what could be better? Book your table for our next Pie Night by calling us on 01509 890 119 – please advise us of any dietary requirements on booking. £11.95 per person

Beaumanor Hall, Woodhouse, Leicestershire, LE12 8TX

Leicester Diwali Celebrations, Wed 7 Nov

Can you believe it’s that time of year again? The celebration of lights brings the Golden Mile alive with light and colour; enjoy this street party and experience the buzzing street atmosphere, be dazzled by colourful fashion and gold jewellery shops and indulge in the mouth-watering food on offer from some of the country’s finest Indian restaurants. The Diwali Village caters for young and old of all communities, welcoming everyone to celebrate the Festival of Light in Leicester. Don’t miss The Museum of the Moon,  an art installation featuring a 7 metre diameter model of the Moon, by Luke Jerram in the Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre.

Belgrave Road, Leicester


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