FRI 18 AUG – SUN 20 AUG
Two, The Oat Hill Theatre Gardens, Market Harborough, until Fri 18 Aug
Set in the stunning and spacious gardens of The Oat Hill the play Two takes place over the course of one evening in a typical Northern pub, Jim Cartwright’s ‘Two’ famously features fourteen diverse characters played by just two actors, as various members of the local community pull up a stool and let us into their lives. Enjoy outstanding theatre and a 3 course meal in our covered marquee Tickets are £40 per person and are available from The Oat Hill on 01858 462324.
The Oat Hill, 31 Kettering Road, Market Harborough, LE16 8AN
Outdoor Cinema, Leicester, Fri 18 Aug
Running alongside the colourful An Indian Summer festival, the city’s biggest free Outdoor Cinema is back, this time with an old school Bollywood classic. Experience India’s longest running cinematic film of all time, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. Bring your picnic blankets, head to Jubilee Square and enjoy the tasty treats from the food and drinks from Bamboo Street Food who will be serving serve delicious, healthy and wholesome Vegan street food. Film kicks off at 8.45pm.
Dead Festivals, Fri 18 Aug – Sat 19 Aug
Join superb storytellers as they guide you through medieval streets; hear true stories and legends of foul beasts and dastardly deeds, of lost souls, unearthly maidens and fallen kings. Set amongst the stunning splendour of the Guildhall, our two daring storytellers drag you giggling and screaming on a roller-coaster ride through two thousand years of Leicester’s history. Packed full of live music, eerie sounds, extraordinary hats and preposterous facial hair! 4pm. Tickets cost £10 for adults and £7 concessions. To book please call +44 (0)116 253 2569 or purchase directly from the Guildhall.
The Guildhall, 11-15 Guildhall Lane, Leicester LE1 5FQ
Bradgate Proms, Bradagte Park, Sat 19 Aug
Another spectacular Proms concert with the Bardi Wind Orchestra performed within the Bradgate House ruins. The usual classics will be performed along with support acts and a stunning finale. Performed in the ruins of Bradgate House, the concert will begin at 7pm and will include a light show and wildlife-friendly pyrotechnics. Tickets cost £25. Doors open at 5.30pm and performance starts at 7pm.
Moira Furnace Folk Festival, Fri 18 Aug – Sun 20 Aug
The annual festival in the heart of the National Forest takes place at Moira Furnace located on the Leicestershire / Derbyshire border, one of the most picturesque settings in the midlands. Featuring some well known and talented acts, plus localand national, up and coming artists. A programme of workshops has been arranged and will be detailed on the website together with details of which days artists are performing, in advance of the Festival
Local camping is available and free car parking close at hand. There is fun entertainment and activities for children as well as food stalls and a Real Ale bar.
Moira Furnace, Furnace Lane, Moira, Swadlincote, Leicestershire DE12 6AT
Bosworth Medievel Festival, Market Bosworth, Sat 19 Aug – Sun 20 Aug
Relive the dramatic events of 22nd August 1485 with the mudlets in tow. Enjoy a great full day family event, with not just the battle re-enactment, but jousting, a medieval market, archery, a medieval lunch, author talks & book signings, entry to the award-winning exhibition and more. A 10% discount will be available on all advanced tickets purchased up to midnight on Friday 18th August.
Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre & Country Park, Leicestershire, UK, Sutton Cheney, CV13 0AD
Ibstock Country Fair, Ibstock,
The 22nd Country Fair will include a Marching Band, musical acts, helicopter rides, the Welsh Axemen have confirmed they will be displaying their skills with axe, power saw and bow saw – not to missed in the main arena during the afternoon. There will also be a falconry display, a gun dog display as well as a parade of steam engines and vintage tractors and a range of market stalls and more.
Ibstock Country Fair, Ibstock Showground, Pretoria Road, Ibstock, Leicestershire, LE67 6LN