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Sun 30th April, 2017, 3pm

Alfresco Charity Festival

The Orange Tree are holding an all day charity festival to raise money for Loros. There is live music and DJ's for the whole day, charity tombola, BBQ, rum bar and cocktails. Enjoy the day and night, while raising money for an excellent cause!

Tue 2nd May, 2017, 7pm

Burton on the Wolds, Cotes & Prestwold Annual Parish Meeting

The Annual Parish Meeting will be held at Burton on the Wolds Village Hall, commencing at 7pm. All residents are invited to attend.

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Sat 6th May, 2017, 10am to 11am

Wet Felt Works of Art

Join us to learn the basics of wet felting, one of the oldest fibre arts, on our organic farm just outside Loughborough. In this half day (3 hours) course you will be introduced to the art of wet felting and have the opportunity to create your own..

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Sat 6th May, 2017, 10am to 11am

Wet felt works of art

Join us to learn the basics of wet felting, one of the oldest fibre arts, on our organic farm just outside Loughborough. In this half-day (3 hours) course you will be introduced to the art of wet felting and have the opportunity to create your own..

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Sat 6th May, 2017, 1pm

Go Tri Triathlon

Following the success of last year, Loughborough University and British Triathlon are hosting their 'Go Tri Triathlon' on campus, and everyone is welcome to take part! Go Tri is a fun and inclusive way for everyone to access Triathlon for the first..

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Sat 6th May, 2017, 7pm

The Loughborough Legend

Venue: Cope Auditorium, Loughborough University Tickets: £5.00 A story of Empire, Education, Elitism and the Church of England. The Loughborough Legend tells the enthralling true story of a young boy who dared to dream…and James Arthur Harley..

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Tue 9th May, 2017, 7:30pm

Nanpantan Festival - the Ad Lib Quintet

The festival starts in fine classical style as renowned concert pianist Jeremy Kimber is joined by Ronald Willoughby and Clare Lee (violins), Liz Paling (viola) and John Bean (cello). The highlightof the evening will be Dvorak's virtuoso Piano..

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Wed 10th May, 2017, 7:30pm

Nanpantan Festival - Magic at Nanpantan Hall

Star of London's acclaimed Magic Hour show Tony Middleton, aka Sonic, brings the parlour magic of the Victorian masters to Nanpantan Hall. Unforgetable illusion in the intimate surroundings of a Victorian country house. Mentalist..

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Thu 11th May, 2017, 7:30pm

Nanpantan Festival - Loughborough Concert Band

With over 30 musicians this band makes a big, joyful sound. their repertoire includes music of all types from classical to pop and songs from the shows. This is music that everyone will enjoy. Holywell Primary School. Berkeley Road,..

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Fri 12th May, 2017, 7:30pm

Nanpantan Festival - 'We Were There' by Grain

Grain Theatre Company present their acclaimed production marking the centenary of the Great War. Consisting of authentic words and music of the time and accompanied by over 200 projected photographs, this show will make you both laugh and cry. We..

RSPB Talk - the Nene Washes RSPB Reserve by Charlie Kitchin

Fri 12th May, 2017, 7:45pm

RSPB Talk - The Nene Washes RSPB Reserve by Charlie Kitchin

The talk will give some background to the development of this 2000 acre RSPB reserve, and how it is managed for the benefit of its key birds and other wildlife. Charlie has worked for the RSPB since 1985 and been site manager here since 1991. 7.45pm..

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Sat 13th May, 2017, 10am to 5pm

Nanpantan Festival - Open Day at St Mary's

Join us for morning coffee or afternoon tea, visit the art exhibition, see the historic little church and have a walk in the woods. There's a free bouncy castle for the kids too! The Upper Room of St Mary's Chapter House will house an art..

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Sat 13th May, 2017, 7:30pm

Nanpantan Festival - Les Chamber Music Ensembles

Young musicians from Loughborough Endowed Schools led by Head of Keyboard and Chamber Music, Melanie Reinhard will present a programme of varied classical music for small ensembles. Come and hear the classical music stars of the future. St Mary's..

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Sun 14th May, 2017, 10am to 11am

Ceramics in Charnwood

Come and see over 60 of the finest Potters and Ceramic Artists from the East midlands and beyond, selling their work in Loughborough Market Place. As well as an amazing variety of ceramics, this popular event will have sessions on the potters wheel..

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Sun 14th May, 2017, 6pm

Nanpantan Festival - Cantamus

Led by choirmaster David Morris, Cantamus from Loughborough Endowed Schools, who will sing traditional Choral Evensong at St Mary's. Other regular St Mary's services are at 9.30am and 11am. Voluntary collection. Tickets not required. St Mary's..

Mon 15th May, 2017, 10am to 11am

RSPB Weekday Wildlife Walk at Watermead Wildlife Park

Loughborough RSPB Group invite you to join them at 10am on a wildlife observing morning walk at Watermead Wildlife Park. For full information please look at the group’s website.

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Tue 16th May, 2017, 7:30pm

Nanpantan Festival - the Tea Dance Band

Ashby Big Band were sensational at our last festival so we had to have them back. This time they're bringing their fantastic six-piece Tea Dance Band and it'll be vintage swing all the way. St Mary's Church, Nanpantan Rd, Nanpantan, Loughborough,..

Wed 17th May, 2017, 1pm

Nanpantan Festival - Katherine Hetzel

Local author Katherine Hetzel talks about writing for both children and adults. All budding authors are welcome. St Mary's Church, Nanpantan Rd, Nanpantan, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3YF This event is free and tickets are not required The..

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Wed 17th May, 2017, 7:30pm

Nanpantan Festival - the Broadcasters

Vocalist Carla Burchell is joined by guitarist Alistair Campbell and percussionist Stuart Wood of an informal accoustic mixture of blues, folk and cajun. St Mary's Church, Nanpantan Rd, Nanpantan, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3YF. Tickets..

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Thu 18th May, 2017, 1pm

Nanpantan Festival - Chris Taylor

Loughborough University Chaplain, Revd Chris Taylor lets his hair down and just for fun performs jazz and rock n'roll on the piano. St Mary's Church, Nanpantan Rd, Nanpantan, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3YF This event is free and tickets are..

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Thu 18th May, 2017, 7:30pm

Nanpantan Festival - Charles Hanson

Antiques expert and star of BBC's Bargain Hunt and Antiques Road Trip will be talking about his life in the world of antiques. Charles is well known for his infectious enthusiasm for the subject, so this promises to be a fun evening. St Mary's..

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Fri 19th May, 2017, 7:30pm

Nanpantan Festival - Roth Guitar Duo

Sam Rodwell and Emma Smith perform a varied programme of classical guitar music. Both studied at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and Sam was a finalist in Sky TV's Guitar Star. St Mary's Church, Nanpantan Rd, Nanpantan,..

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Sat 20th May, 2017, 10am to 11am

Needle Felting Course

In this half day (3 hour) course you will be introduced to the art of needle felting and have the opportunity to create your own needle felted works of art using processed British Shetland wool in a range of colours. During the..

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Sat 20th May, 2017, 2pm

Fabric Flower Making Workshop

Date: Saturday May 20, 2017 Time: 2pm – 3.30pm Venue: Ashby Road Community Centre, Loughborough Price: £12 per person (spaces are limited) All materials plus tea and coffee, Indian snacks and cake  are included. To book your place go to..

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Sat 20th May, 2017, 7:30pm

Nanpantan Festival - QM Quartet and Storm

The festival ends with a feast of close harmony singing as not one but two award winning barbershop quartets treat us to the best in a capella harmony. St Mary's Church, Nanpantan Rd, Nanpantan, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3YF Tickets priced..

RSPB Birdwatching Coach Trip to Potteric Carr Ywt - Doncaster

Sun 21st May, 2017, 8:30am

RSPB Birdwatching Coach Trip to Potteric Carr YWT - Doncaster

The Loughborough RSPB Group invite you to join them on their coach trip to the Potteric Carr Nature Reserve - Doncaster - Cambridgeshire.The reserve's principal habitats comprise areas of open water, Phragmites reed fen and swamp, slow flowing drains..

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Fri 26th May, 2017, 11am

For and Against: Art, Politics and the Pamphlet

May 26, 11am - 5pm Venue: Fearon Hall For and against: art, politics and the pamphlet is a two-day research and public ‘festival’ event responding to research into the political pamphlet and exploring the relevance of the pamphlet for..

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Fri 26th May, 2017, 1pm

Thy Kingdom Come

What are we doing? From Friday  May 26 to Saturday June 3, Churches Together in Birstall & Wanlip will be gathering to pray asking for God’s blessing upon our community. We will gather from 1pm to 1.30pm daily at St Theresa’s Roman..

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Sat 27th May, 2017, 11am

Pamphlet Day - for & Against: Art, Politics and the Pamphlet

Sat May 27, 11am - 3pm Venue: Various locations in Loughborough FREE For and Against: Art, Politics and the Pamphlet is a two-day research and public ‘festival’ event responding to research into the political pamphlet and exploring the relevance..

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Sat 10th June, 2017, 12pm to 1pm

Picnic in the Park

Loughborough's long-standing annual event, Picnic in the Park returns this year for an afternoon of dance, music, theatre and street entertainment as well as arts and crafts activities for all the family! The event has been organised by Charnwood..

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Tue 13th June, 2017, 10am to 11am

RSPB Weekday Wildlife Walk at Rutland Water.

Loughborough RSPB Group invite you to join them at 10am on a wildlife observing morning walk at Rutland Water. For full information please look at the group’s website.

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Sun 18th June, 2017, 10:16am

Car Show

The annual Car Show is returning to Loughborough Town Centre again on Sunday June 18. Celebrate Father’s Day in style perusing Hot-Rods, custom and classic vehicles, including cars, choppers, scooters and buses. Live entertainment and refreshments..

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Sat 24th June, 2017, 10am to 11am

Wet Felted Vessels

Take your wet felting into three dimensions! In this half day (3 hour) course you will be introduced to the art of wet felting and have the opportunity to create your own wet felted vessel using processed British Shetland wool in a range of..

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Sat 24th June, 2017, 10am to 11am

Wet felted vessels

Take your wet felting into three dimensions! In this half day (3 hours) course you will be introduced to the art of wet felting and have the opportunity to create your own wet felted vessel using processed British Shetland wool in a range of..

Wed 28th June, 2017, 6pm to 7pm

Robots at the Movies

Automata, robots and androids have been a creation and fascination for humans over centuries. From Maria (Metropolis, 1927), R2D2 and C3PO (Star Wars, 1977), WALL-E (2008), The Terminators (1984, 1991, 2003) to Transformers (2007), they have been..

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Sat 8th July, 2017, 10am to 11am

The Great Rempstone Steam & Country Show

Rempstone Steam & Country Show is a well established and well attended fund raising event which has everything for a wonderful family day out, whilst also raising money for local and national charities. This year's event will host..

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