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Children’s Chess Club, Kibworth Community Library, Mon 16 Apr

Join the chess expert every Monday in April here for a workshop which will be perfect for children of school age (four, five and six). Learn to play chess or pick up some tips and improve your game The cost is £1 per child. 4:45pm until 5:45pm. Future dates include 23 and 30 April.

Kibworth Community Library, High St, Kibworth, Kibworth Beauchamp, Leicester LE8 0HS

The Circus of Horrors, Haymarket Theatre, Mon 16th April

After touring all over the world, the phenomenon returns with its brand-new incarnation “Voodoo”. The spectacular show features an amalgamation of bizarre and fantastic circus acts woven into a sensational shock horror story with the darkest of magic. The show is driven by an original idea and performed with a tongue in cheek manner. Prices from £19 and show starts at 7pm.

Haymarket Theatre, 1 Garrick Walk, Leicester LE1 3AF

Grumpy Old Women To The Rescue, De Montfort Hall, Leicester, Tue 17 Apr

Give your abs a good workout with this rib-tickling performance from the Grumpy Old Women on stage. They’ve embraced the force of gravity, conquered the fear of ageing and have comfortably retired, so what can possibly tempt them out of retirement to unleash their superpowers?

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

Watercolour Painting Day: Bluebells, Oakham, Thu 19 Apr

Believe it or not we are in Spring; the perfect season to capture the pretty landscape in bloom. Whether you’re a beginner or the next Picasso, why not try your hand at creating a masterpiece in this relaxed yet informative watercolour painting workshop by local artist Sandra Peck. Pre-booking essential.

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

An Officer and a Gentleman – Theatre Day, Curve Theatre, Leicester, Thu 19 Apr

Get up, close and personal with the cast of the musical (not Richard Gere unfortunately). Here’s your chance to meet the stars of the show, the creative team behind the fantastic production and go behind the scenes on a tour of the set. The final performance is on Sat 21 April but you’ll need to check availability with the ticket office.

Curve Theatre, Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1SB

The Market Harborough Food Fair, Market Harborough, Thu 19 Apr

Looking for something delicious for lunch? Fancy a treat to take home for the family? Want to support local traders? Market Place are delighted to bring the ‘Market Harborough Food Fair’ to the Square with a great mix of hot food and ambient foods to take home and enjoy. We have South African street food, German Street food, homemade cakes, fresh bread, veggie and vegan food, sausages, coffee beans and much more on offer so come along and bring your appetite.

Harborough Market , Northampton Road, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 9HB 

Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, Uppingham Theatre, Fri 20 Apr

Explore the struggles of this classic novel by Charlotte Brontë. This performance, told through Jane’s eyes, will take you on a journey of not only romance, but jealousy, secrets and conflict of class and duty.

Uppingham Theatre, 32 Stockerston Road, Uppingham, Rutland, LE15 9UD

Cinderella, Concordia Theatre, until Sat 21 April

Stanley Opera bring the most romantic story premiere of Rossini’s gorgeous ‘La Cenerentola’, otherwise known as Cinderella to the stage here in Hinckley. Tickets: £12. This Opera is sung in English.

Concordia Theatre, Stockwell Head, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 1RE

Words: Wing Chi Chan

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