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Leicester Art Week, until Sun 12 Nov

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Enjoy a programme of free exhibitions and events delivered by Leicester Visual Arts, a collaboration between contemporary visual arts venues in Leicester. Members include, Leicester Arts and Museums, De Montfort University, Attenborough Arts, Studio Name, Two Queens, Soft Touch Arts and Khush Kali amongst others. There will be 8 exhibitions, 12 events across 7 venues and include performances, open studios, guided tours, poster print and family workshop and more.

Leicester Art Week

Festive Shop, The Studio, Kirby Muxloe, from 9 Nov until Christmas

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Join this creative art, print and ceramic studio and enjoy a series of workshops that are running here until Christmas. The open evening is on the 9 Nov and includes cheese and wine (tempting) and opening day is 11 Nov. You’ll come across a variety of local artists and designers and have the chance to buy some gorgeous gifties just in time for the festive season. Head to the Facebook page to find out more info.

The Studio, 9 Main Street, Kirby Muxloe, 07814 464093

Gin Festival, Athena, Fri 10 Nov – Sat 11 Nov

Sample your way through more than 100 gins, including exclusive gins available nowhere else. You’ll also get the chance to meet gin brands in person, attend masterclasses from industry experts and try some gin cocktails. On arrival you will be handed your very own Gin Festival Copa Balloon Glass and tokens are £5 each with one token paying for a single measure of gin, garnish and a Fever-Tree mixer.

Athena, Queen St, Leicester LE1 1QD. Gin Festival website.

Milton Jones, De Montfort Hall, Thur 9 Nov 

In his brand new show he’ll be putting his foot down and lifting the lid on the pedal bin of lies of the media. He will also be scaling the heights of fashion at the risk of falling into a terrible cravat. The comedian will be talking about his life so far – the ups, the downs and why buying his own see-saw was the best decision he ever made oh and now he wants to be Prime Minister too.

De Montfort Hall, Granville Rd, Leicester LE1 7RU

Pruning Fruit Trees, Barnsdale Lodge, Oakham, Tues 7 Nov

If you’ve got fruit trees in need of a haircut but no idea how to begin, then we have just the course for you! Nick Hamilton’s easy-to-follow tutorial accompanied by practical demonstrations will give you the basic knowledge and confidence you need to train and prune a wide range of fruiting trees, whether they be the usual apples, pears, plums and cherries, or even peaches, apricots, nectarines and figs. Price £34, including tea/coffee and entry to the Gardens.Pre-booking essential. 10am- 12.30.

Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 8AH

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