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MON 26 – FRI 30 JUNE

Kibworth Bookfest, Kibworth Book Shop, Tues 27 June

The bestselling Faber author of ‘The Girl in the Red Coat’ Kate Hamer will be talking about her new book from 7.30pm, followed by Q&A’s and a book-signing. £5 tickets are redeemable against the book (£12.99) and include wine/juice.

Kibworth Book Shop, 52 High Street, Kibworth, Leicester, LE8 0HQ

Gangsta Granny, De Montfort Hall, Leicester, Wed 28 June – 2 July

It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing staying with Granny! There will be cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake and Ben knows one thing for sure it’s going to be sooooooooo boring! But what Ben doesn’t know is that Granny has a secret and Friday nights are about to get more exciting than he could ever imagine, as he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime with his very own Gangsta Granny.

De Montfort Hall, Granville Rd, Leicester LE1 7RU

Leicester’s Bier Fest, Jubilee Square, 29 June – 2 July 

Grab your Lederhosen and head to the city’s biggest German Bierfest. Enjoy a choice of three types of beers including Weißbier, which has been specially brewed in a 200-year-old brewery in Bavaria. There’s lots to keep the kids busy too including a large activity area and lots of food and drink including bratwurst, Hugo and Aperol. As evening falls, head into the 300-seater bier tent with table service and an exciting DJ show.

BierFest, Victoria Park, Leicester LE1 7RY

Rutland Open Studios

This annual event sees local artists open up their studios (and in some case their homes) to view their work and where they work. Each weekend in June the public can can talk to the artists and find out about their techniques and passions. Expect a variety of artwork including paintings, printmaking, pottery, ceramics, textiles, photography, decoupage, glass and jewellery. Check website for more details.

Rutland Open Studios

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