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Don't forget that you can also find events in Loughborough and Charnwood throughout the year via the Love Loughborough event guide.

Upcoming events

Tue 25th February, 2020, 12:45pm to 1:45pm

Lunchtime Concert at Loughborough Baptist Church

Loughborough Baptist Church will be presenting a Lunchtime Concert given by pupils of the Endowed Schools on Tuesday, February 25th February at !2. 45pm. The schools have previously brought some very musically talented pupils, who are a delight to..

Tue 25th February, 2020, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Army Reserve Open Evening

Loughborough Army Reserve centre are holding an Open evening on 25 February 20, from 1930 to 2100. Vehicle demonstrations, kit, equipment, weapons and field cooking displays. See how your local Reserve unit train and what opportunities there are for..

Tue 25th February, 2020, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Army Reserve Open Evening

Loughborough Army Reserve centre are holding an Open evening on 25 February 20, from 1930 to 2100. Vehicle demonstrations, kit, equipment, weapons and field cooking displays. See how your local Reserve unit train and what opportunities there are for..

Sun 1st March, 2020, 2pm to 3pm

Mountsorrel Village Pancake Races

The Mountsorrel Community Team (the team who bring you The REVIVAL) are once again organising the village pancake races, Come and join us at the Mountsorrel Memorial Centre for some traditional community fun. There are races for all ages, young and..

Thu 5th March, 2020, 10am to 12pm

Story Sharing!

Come to Charnwood Museum and share some stories for World Book Day! 10am - 12pm FREE

Sat 7th March, 2020, 10am to 11am

Family Open Day at RNIB College Loughborough

RNIB College Loughborough will be holding a Family Open Day on Saturday 7 March 2020, 10am - 2pm. RNIB College Loughborough is a small specialist college based in the heart of the East Midlands, offering daytime and residential services to young..

Sat 7th March, 2020, 10:30am to 11:30am

The Laurels Nursery School Childcare Open Day

Whether you’re a first-time parent welcoming a new bundle of joy to your family or looking for socialisation for your inquisitive toddler – choosing the right childcare always raises questions. So, why not come along to our open day from..

Fri 13th March, 2020, 12:30am to 1:30am

Forest School

Wild Willows Forest School. Our Spring term starts on 13th March 2020. We run our outdoor sessions each Friday at Booth Wood, Loughborough. All ages welcome, sibling discount available. Natural crafting, mud kitchen, campfire, lots of free play..

Fri 13th March, 2020, 7:45pm to 8:45pm

RSPB Talk - There's a Tapir at The Door! The Biking Birder's Green Birding Adventures by Gary Prescott

This talk will take us on a journey which Gary has embraced in his pursuit of birds through green means. "Chris Boardman, Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny, Chris Froome, Laura Trott, Bradley Wiggins .... in 2016 one Gary Prescott attempted to add his name to..

Mon 16th March, 2020, 6pm to 8pm

Leicester City in the Community - Weight Loss League

Leicester City in the Community (LCitC) are launching a NEW weight loss league for men and women at Soar Valley Leisure Centre, Mountsorrel, LE12 7FG. LCitC’s Weight Loss League is open to anyone 30+ with a BMI of 28 or above who wants to get..

Mon 16th March, 2020, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

True Life Stories: Animals

Real stories by real people, told live in front of the audience. You will laugh, you will cry, you will be surprised and moved by stories. Open mic and special guest tellers. The stories should be 7 minutes long, no notes, no script, just simple good..

Wed 18th March, 2020, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Anglo Saxon Cunning Women

Douglas Clinton joins the Friends of Charnwood Museum to discuss the role of women within Anglo Saxon society. 7.30pm start Members £2.00, Non-members £4.00 Booking Essential

Thu 19th March, 2020, 12:45pm to 1:45pm

Emmanuel Church Lunchtime Concert

This concert will be given by the Loughborough University Music Scholarship Winners. The 2020 LU Arts Scholarship winners will share their talents as part of their overall contribution to the creative life of the university, helping to raise the..

Sat 21st March, 2020, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Charnwood Orchestra Spring Concert

Charnwood Orchestra Concert; Beethoven - Pverture Fidelio Elgar - Cello Concert Soloist Danushka Edirisinghe Schubert - Symphony no.9 "the great" in c major Venue: Emmanuel Church, Forest Road, Loughborough, LE11 3NW

Tue 24th March, 2020, 10:30am to 12pm

Tiny Tuesday Special: March Madness

Come along to the Museum and try out our March themed box of sensory activities FREE 10.30am -12.00pm

Wed 25th March, 2020, 11am to 2pm

Inclusive Wellbeing Work and Play Event

Mencap - the voice of learning disability - are running an inclusive wellbeing event to give people the chance to try out new activities and workshops designed to explore work and keep you active. Where is it happening? Loughborough Leisure..

Sun 29th March, 2020, 9am to 10am

Loughborough Half Marathon

Living Without Abuse is delighted to once again hold the Loughborough Half Marathon! Taking place on the 29th March 2020, it's open to individuals and teams, and for the first time ever we also have a children's fun run at the same time. A great..

Fri 3rd April, 2020, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

RSPB Talk - Target: 200 Tweets + AGM

Bruce White, Chairman of the Great Bowden Local Group of LRWT, will give an illustrated talk on his exploits in attempting to record 200 different species of bird in a year. Bruce is founder member of South Leicestershire U3A in 2000 when he and his..

Sat 4th April to Sun 26th April, 2020

Chicken or Egg?

It’s Easter time here at Charnwood Museum and chicks have hatched all over! Can you find them and pair them up? FREE Usual opening times

Sat 4th April, 2020, 1pm to 2pm

Wet felt works of art

Join us to learn the basics of wet felting, one of the oldest fibre arts. 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 felt work of art using processed British..

Tue 7th April, 2020

Tiny Tuesday Special: Hop Stop!

FREE gallery game for under-fives Usual opening times

Wed 8th April, 2020, 10am to 12pm

Wednesday Wotsits!

Come and make a wotsit with us! Will it be a badge or a keyring? 10am-12.00pm Drop in activity £1.00 per child/item made

Thu 9th April, 2020, 10am to 12pm

Make It!

Join us on gallery for some art and craft activities – Make It! Small charge for activities 10.00am - 12.00pm

Sat 11th April, 2020, 10am to 11am

Drop spindle basics

Start out on your spinning journey with the ancient technique of drop spinning. Great for beginners who are keen to learn how to convert fibre into yarn. In this 2 hour course you will be introduced to the art of drop spinning using a simple top..

Sat 11th April, 2020, 1pm to 2pm

Spring needle felting

We are running our popular needle felting course with a Spring theme. We will be making Spring themed items, although you are, of course, welcome to use the technique to make any items you fancy. Expect to see sheep, flowers and easter eggs. In this..

Wed 15th April, 2020, 10am to 12pm

Wednesday Wotsits!

Come and make a wotsit with us! Will it be a badge or a keyring? 10am-12.00pm Drop in activity £1.00 per child/item made

Thu 16th April, 2020, 11am to 12pm

Illuminate

Inspired by our current exhibition, join us at this art and craft workshop to make your own illuminated letter. 11.00am – 12.00pm £3.00 per child. Suitable for children aged 3 and above, booking essential.

Thu 16th April, 2020, 12:45pm to 1:45pm

Emmanuel Church Lunchtime Concert - Tala Tarang - Rhythm Waves

Eleanor Turner - Harp, Mendi Singh - Tabla Tarang. Tala Tarang employ a special chemistry, through a subtle yin-yang of two halves creating a whole. Their repertoire includes original music, folk tunes, classic pop, Bollywood, Western Classical and..

Thu 16th April, 2020, 12:45pm to 1:45pm

Emmanuel Church Lunchtime Concert - Tala Tarang - Rhythm Waves

Eleanor Turner - Harp, Mendi Singh - Tabla Tarang. Tala Tarang employ a special chemistry, through a subtle yin-yang of two halves creating a whole. Their repertoire includes original music, folk tunes, classic pop, Bollywood, Western Classical and..

Fri 17th April, 2020, 11am to 4pm

Games Day

Join the Friends of Charnwood Museum for another amazing games day. Try your hand at some traditional games from throughout the ages and around the world! 11am – 4pm FREE

Sat 18th April, 2020, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

The Role of the Barber Surgeon in the Wars of the Roses

Battlefield guide Eddie Smallwood brings his entertaining talk about the Barber Surgeon through some of the key battles within the Wars of the Roses, not to be missed! 7.30pm start Members £2.00, Non-members £4.00 Booking Essential

Mon 20th April, 2020, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

True Life Stories: Food

Real stories by real people, told live in front of the audience. You will laugh, you will cry, you will be surprised and moved by stories. Open mic and special guest tellers. The stories should be 7 minutes long, no notes, no script, just simple good..

Thu 23rd April, 2020, 11am to 12pm

Blooming Bonnets

Have a go at make your own spring inspired bonnet in this art and craft workshop. 11.00am – 12.00pm £3.00 per child. Suitable for children aged 3 and above, booking essential.

Sat 2nd May, 2020, 1pm to 2pm

Meet the bees

A half day experience for the bee fan who would like to know more. We start off with a talk on some of the basic aspects of bee keeping; including the bees in the hive, the jobs they do and an introduction to the equipment used. An opportunity to..

Thu 7th May, 2020, 8:15pm to 9:15pm

Wildwood Jack at Loughborough Acoustic Club

Loughborough Acoustic Club meets every Thursday from 8:30pm in the Lounge Bar at the Fennel Street Club, Fennel Street, Loughborough LE11 1UQ. Admission is £3 on a guest night. All welcome. This week the guests are the unique duo Wildwood..

Tue 12th May, 2020, 10:30am to 12pm

Tiny Tuesday Special: Story Sharing

FREE story sharing resources on gallery 10.30am-12.00pm

Fri 15th May, 2020, 7:45pm to 8:45pm

RSPB Talk - Costa Rica and Borneo by Dave Robinson

This talk will focus on the Natural History of several areas in the Tropics, with particular emphasis on the birdlife of Costa Rica and Borneo. Some mammals, insects and plants will also feature - particularly those with interesting or unusual..

Mon 18th May, 2020, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

True Life Stories: 9 to 5

Real stories by real people, told live in front of the audience. You will laugh, you will cry, you will be surprised and moved by stories. Open mic and special guest tellers. The stories should be 7 minutes long, no notes, no script, just simple good..

Thu 21st May, 2020, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

The Alexandra Bedspread, a Hidden Gem

Join the Friends of Charnwood Museum as Deborah Moxom tells the story the of the Alexandra bedspread, its place in fundraising for the building of the Carillon Tower and stories behind some of the signatures on it. 7.30pm start Members £2.00,..

Sat 23rd May to Sun 7th June, 2020

All a Flutter!

Birds are everywhere in the museum! Can you find them all and complete the quiz? FREE Usual opening times

Sat 23rd May, 2020, 1pm to 2pm

Meet the bees

A half day experience for the bee fan who would like to know more. We start off with a talk on some of the basic aspects of bee keeping; including the bees in the hive, the jobs they do and an introduction to the equipment used. An opportunity to..

Wed 27th May, 2020, 10am to 12pm

Wednesday Wotsits!

Come and make a wotsit with us! Will it be a badge or a keyring? 10am-12.00pm Drop in activity £1.00 per child/item made

Thu 28th May, 2020, 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Egg Carton Flowers

Make your own everlasting flowers from egg boxes in our recycling art and craft workshop. 1.30pm – 2.30pm £3.00 per child. Suitable for children aged 3 and above, booking essential.

Mon 15th June, 2020, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

True Life Stories: Travelling

Real stories by real people, told live in front of the audience. You will laugh, you will cry, you will be surprised and moved by stories. Open mic and special guest tellers. The stories should be 7 minutes long, no notes, no script, just simple good..

Tue 16th June, 2020, 10:30am to 12pm

Tiny Tuesday Special: Football Fever

Have a go at our free football game, just for under-fives! FREE 10.30am -12.00pm

Sat 20th June, 2020, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Loughborough Orchestra Summer Concert

Gregory Drott is the guest soloist with the Loughborough Orchestra. Together, they will perform Handel's Organ Concerto, popularly known as "The Cuckoo and the Nightingale" and Fantasie Dialoguée for Organ and Orchestra by Boëllman Also included in..

Sat 11th July to Sun 2nd August, 2020

Astounding Anglo-Saxons!

Have a go at our archaeology themed gallery game – it’s all Anglo-Saxon to us! FREE Usual Opening Times

Tue 14th July, 2020, 10:30am to 11:30am

Tiny Tuesday Special: Amazing Archaeology!

Come and get up close to some amazing archaeology! Handle some ancient artefacts and take part in some fun activities! 10.30-11.30am £2.50 per child, under-fives only – suitable from 12months upwards Booking essential

Wed 15th July, 2020, 10am to 12pm

Wednesday Wotsits!

Come and make a wotsit with us! Will it be a badge or a keyring? 10am-12.00pm Drop in activity £1.00 per child/item made

Sat 18th July, 2020, 1pm to 2pm

Beekeeping for beginners

A full day experience for those who are considering bee keeping or would like to know more about the fascinating world of honey bees. The day will begin in the classroom where you will be introduced to the background of bee keeping, types of bee and..

Wed 22nd July, 2020, 10am to 12pm

Wednesday Wotsits!

Come and make a wotsit with us! Will it be a badge or a keyring? 10am-12.00pm Drop in activity £1.00 per child/item made

Thu 23rd July, 2020, 10am to 12pm

Make It!

Join us on gallery for some art and craft activities – Make It! Small charge for activities 10.00am-12.00pm

Wed 29th July, 2020, 10am to 12pm

Wednesday Wotsits!

Come and make a wotsit with us! Will it be a badge or a keyring? 10am-12.00pm Drop in activity £1.00 per child/item made

Thu 30th July, 2020, 11am to 12pm

Mask Making

Join us for this art and craft workshop to create your own mask and transform yourself into whatever you like! 11.00am – 12.00pm £3.00 per child. Suitable for children aged 3 and above, booking essential.

Tue 4th August to Sun 6th September, 2020

People at Work

Inspired by our current exhibition on the ‘People at Work’ series of Ladybird Books, this gallery game needs you to hunt down the characters around the museum and match them to their ideal job! FREE Usual Opening Times

Tue 4th August, 2020, 10:30am to 12pm

Tiny Tuesday Special: Sensory Summertime

Come along to the Museum and try out our summer themed box of sensory activities FREE 10.30am-12.00pm

Wed 5th August, 2020, 10am to 12pm

Wednesday Wotsits!

Come and make a wotsit with us! Will it be a badge or a keyring? 10am-12.00pm Drop in activity £1.00 per child/item made

Thu 6th August, 2020, 11am to 12pm

Clay Creatures

Everyone’s favourite clay workshop is back! What will you make? 11.00am – 12.00pm £3.00 per child. Suitable for children aged 3 and above, booking essential.

Wed 12th August, 2020, 10am to 12pm

Wednesday Wotsits!

Come and make a wotsit with us! Will it be a badge or a keyring? 10am-12.00pm Drop in activity £1.00 per child/item made

Thu 13th August, 2020, 10am to 12pm

Make It!

Join us on gallery for some art and craft activities – Make It! Small charge for activities 10.00am-12.00pm

Fri 14th August, 2020, 11am to 4pm

Games Day

Join us on gallery for some art and craft activities – Make It! Small charge for activities 10.00am-12.00pm

Wed 19th August, 2020, 10am to 12pm

Wednesday Wotsits!

Come and make a wotsit with us! Will it be a badge or a keyring? 10am-12.00pm Drop in activity £1.00 per child/item made

Thu 20th August, 2020, 11am to 12pm

Dinosaur Junk Modelling

Create your very own dinosaur from a variety of different materials in this recycling art and craft workshop 11.00am – 12.00pm £3.00 per child. Suitable for children aged 3 and above, booking essential.

Tue 15th September, 2020, 10:30am to 12pm

Tiny Tuesday Special: Story Sharing

Free story sharing resources on gallery 10.30am-12.00pm

Tue 6th October, 2020, 10:30am to 12pm

Tiny Tuesday Special: Awesome Autumn!

Come along to the Museum and try out our autumn themed box of sensory activities FREE 10.30am -12.00pm

Sat 17th October to Sat 31st October, 2020

Puzzling Pumpkins

All hallows eve is nearly here….and something strange is happening in the Pumpkin Patch. Can you find the clues to solve our spooky themed gallery game? FREE Usual Opening Times

Wed 21st October, 2020, 10am to 12pm

Wednesday Wotsits!

Come and make a wotsit with us! Will it be a badge or a keyring? 10am-12.00pm Drop in activity £1.00 per child/item made

Thu 22nd October, 2020, 11am to 12pm

The Imagination Station!

Join us for an illustration themed workshop! 11.00am – 12.00pm £3.00 per child. Suitable for children aged 3 and above, booking essential.

Fri 23rd October, 2020, 11am to 3pm

Games Day

Join us on gallery for some art and craft activities – Make It! Small charge for activities 10.00am-12.00pm

Wed 28th October, 2020, 10am to 12pm

Wednesday Wotsits!

Come and make a wotsit with us! Will it be a badge or a keyring? 10am-12.00pm Drop in activity £1.00 per child/item made

Thu 29th October, 2020, 11am to 12pm

Magic and Mayhem!

Halloween is nearly here and is the inspiration for this art and craft workshop…it might be mayhem! 11.00am – 12.00pm £3.00 per child. Suitable for children aged 3 and above, booking essential.

Tue 17th November, 2020, 10:30am to 11:30am

Tiny Tuesday Special: Starry Starry Night

The night sky is the inspiration for this painting workshop just for under-fives. Make sure you bring some spare clothes just in case! 10.30-11.30am £2.50 per child, under-fives only – suitable from 12 months upwards Booking essential

Tue 1st December, 2020, 10:30am to 12pm

Tiny Tuesday Special: Winter Wonderland

Come along to the Museum and try out our winter themed box of sensory activities FREE 10.30am -12.00pm

Tue 8th December to Thu 24th December, 2020

Yule Like It!

Get in the festive mood by hunting for our Yule clues! Come and have a go at our Christmas themed gallery game FREE Usual Opening Times

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