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Two Great American Potters, Uppingham, until Mon 23 Jul

If you haven’t been already, a trip to the Goldmark Gallery in Uppingham is a must. There’s a rare opportunity to view the work of Warren Mackenzie and Randy Johnston. Who are these two men, is what you are probably wondering? Well, they’re two renowned ceramic artists known across the world for their work. If have a penchant for pottery, then you won’t want to miss this!

Goldmark Gallery, 14 Orange St, Uppingham, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 9SQ

Atkins Gallery Open Exhibition, Hinckley, Mon 9 – Fri 27 Jul

If you’re in need of some creative inspiration this summer, then why not check out the Atkins Gallery Open Exhibition in Hinckley? This year’s theme is portraits, with various artists interpreting the subject. Whether it’s people or animals, there’s plenty of ways that portraits can differ.

Atkins Gallery, Atkins Building, Lower Bond Street, Hinckley, Leicestershire LE10 1QU

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Market Harborough, Tues 10 – Sat 14 Jul

We’re right in the heart of summer, so how fitting it would be to see A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The much-loved Shakespeare classic, full of comedy, romance, and fairies, is coming to the Harborough Theatre stage. Get lost in the tale of Theseus and Hippolyta, and the turbulent journey on the way to their wedding.

Harborough Theatre, Church Square, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7NB

Picnic in the Park, Loughborough, Wed 11 Jul

For a chance to relax and unwind, a picnic is being held by the Loughborough Wellbeing Café Project, a local community venture set up to support adults with mental health issues, and offer various activities aimed at improving mental health. On Wednesday, grab a deck chair and head down to Queens Park, and take part in a variety of sports, arts and crafts, and even a game of giant dominoes.

Queens Park, 54 Frederick St, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3BJ

Kevin and Karen Dance, Leicester, Fri 13 Jul

Calling all Strictly fans, you won’t want to miss this. Kevin and Karen are bringing their successful tour to Leicester. You’ll be wanting to get your dancing shows on after watching a sensational performance featuring the likes of Salsa and Tango. There’s only a few seats left though, so act quickly if you haven’t already got tickets.

De Montfort Hall, Granville Rd, Leicester LE1 7RU

Words Megan Harrison 

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