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DONINGTON CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE FESTIVAL

When 4th August - 6th August, 0730 - 1800

The Donington Classic Motorcycle Festival will return on 4-6 August 2017, with New Zealander Simon Crafar already confirmed as a star guest for the festival’s fifth running. Crafar was the winner of the 1998 500cc British Grand Prix at Donington, and was also a podium finisher in British and World Superbikes. He began racing in 1981, and moved up to the world stage in 1989 in World Superbikes, before making his Grand Prix debut in 1993. He scored 10 podium finishes in World Superbikes, and took three podiums and a victory from 32 starts in Grand Prix motorcycle racing. The...

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Open Morning

When 7th October, 10am - 12pm

St Helen’s Community Heritage Centre, which will tell the story of the church, its people and its place in Ashby, will be open for visits by members of the community on the morning of Saturday October 7th, and then every Wednesday 10am - 4pm, Saturday morning 10am - 12pm and Sunday afternoon 2pm - 4pm

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Holiday Camps - SportScouts

When 10th July - 28th July, 8am until 5pm

There are so many sports out there and just not enough time to play them all! Well with SportScouts, now you can! We offer multi-sport coaching sessions where children aged 5-14 years can play and learn a whole range of different sports. Our fully trained staff are excellent role models who are all passionate about sport and want to share this with your children. No matter what the ability, each child will learn something and have a great time doing so! Send your child to a SportScouts Holiday Camp and they will learn lots of new skills, both physical and...

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Califat Coal Mine Open Excavation

When 16th July - 30th July, 2-5pm Sundays

Come and see a real, live archaeological excavation in action. See the boiler house, engine house and winding drum pit, plus the miners' cottages. Talk to the diggers and see their finds. Leicestershire Industrial History Society have been digging on this Swannington Heritage Trust site since 2006.

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Funhouse Comedy Club

When 27th July, 7.30pm doors. 8.15pm start

English Comedian of the Year Competition at The Lyric Rooms in Ashby–de–la-Zouch   Following the previous semi-final of the prestigious national ‘English Comedian of the Year’ competition in June, Funhouse Comedy returns to The Lyric Rooms, Ashby-de-la-Zouch on Thursday July 27th to present a second semi-final.   Open to all English comedians who have been performing regularly for more than a year, the heat will have 10 comedians, the top two on the night decided by an audience vote, will go forward to the next round.   The final, will take place in London in July, where the winner will receive £1000 and a trip to perform for...

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Teddy Bear's Picnic

When 27th July, 12.00 pm to 3.30 pm

Bring your teddy and a picnic along to enjoy an afternoon of fun, stories, action rhymes, crafts and a teddy bear hunt in the garden. Included in normal admission Teddies and under 3s free. (Accompanying adults must pay normal admission)

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Costumed Guided Walk

When 28th July, 11.30 AM AND 2.00 PM

Children and adults alike can enjoy the magic and mystery behind the history of the Battle of Bosworth on 22nd August 1485 on this walk led by a costumed Guide in full character. TripAdvisor Review: “Do the tour” 29 October 2016 We booked for a guided tour, with Eddie as our guide. Absolutely brilliant. I learned so much about barber-surgeons, weapons and local history, to mention but a few. It’s a lovely walk around the site, with informative stopping points along the route, but our guide was funny and clearly loves his job and the period. It was great to...

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Century Cinema Presents: Another Mother's Son (12)

When 28th July, 7.30 pm

In WW2, on Nazi-occupied Jersey, Louisa Gold hides an escaped Russian POW for the duration of the war as the island community-spirit begins to fray under pressures of hunger, occupation and divided loyalty. Based on a true story, stars Jenny Seagrove, John Hannah & Ronan Keating.

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Peter Pan

When 29th July, 6.30 pm to 9.00 pm

Peter Pan: Written by J M Barrie Chapterhouse Theatre Company are delighted to present an all new production of Peter Pan. Join Wendy, Michael and John Darling on their adventures with Peter, far away on the magical island of Neverland. There they encounter the enchanting mermaids, magical fairies and the cruellest pirate of them all, Captain Hook. Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French and in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, J.M.Barrie’s timeless classic is brought to life in a brand new adaptation by award winning writer Laura Turner, with beautifully designed costumes, music and songs. Join...

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Wildlife Gardening

When 29th July, 10 - 3

Wildlife is under pressure all over the world. Learn how your own garden can play a part to increase biodiversity in your area. This course will include practical and theoretical elements.

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Walk the Swannington Incline

When 29th July, 2pm

200 years ago Coalville did not exist. In 1825 William Stenson sunk his coal mine at Long Lane, Whitwick. In 1833 Robert Stephenson's Leicester and Swannington Railway reached Long Lane, Snibston and Swannington. These two events led to the expansion of coal mining (and the villages) in North West Leicestershire, the creation of Coalville and the development of the Leicester hosiery industry (fuelled by cheap coal). Walk the Swannington Incline, one of the places where it all began. Booking essential

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Churches in Ashby Tennis & Picnic Afternoon

When 30th July, 2pm onwards

All are welcome to this fun afternoon on Ashby Castle Tennis Courts on Sunday 30th July.  No charge - just bring a picnic and enjoy the lovely surroundings and facilites of this club from 2pm onwards. We can provide raquests and balls and encourage thsoe who haven't played for a while or not al all.  Added attraction - come and witness the Reverand Jacky's canonball serve and shots outside the text book.   

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