10 things to do this weekend in Leicester and Leicestershire - (November 9, 10 11)
If you're still looking for things to do this weekend then here are 10 suggestions that may help you out. We will, of course, be remembering the war dead on Sunday and have included a link to a list of parades planned around the county. After that it's a very mixed selection of ideas but we hope something strikes a chord (yes there's quite a lot of musical options). Just for the record here's the latest weather forecast for the weekend.
1. EVENT: Remembrance Sunday Parades at various locations in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Thousands of people in towns and villages throughout the county will be gathering to honour the war dead at services and parades on Sunday. We have created a list and map of some of the events taking place across the county, click here to see the list and locations.
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2. EVENT: Acoustic Avalon 2012 at Leicester Racecourse Conference Centre.
This one is for guitar-lovers but we're confident there's enough on offer to keep a wide audience entertained. Acoustic Avalon is an annual event run by Sheehan's of Leicester and is a chance for enthusiasts to see, play and buy a huge selection of the world's best acoustic guitars. There are regular demonstrations throughout the day, plus workshops, cafe / bar and evening concert. The show attracts visitors from all corners of the UK and beyond so pluck up your courage and give it a go - even if you wouldn't class yourself as an enthusiast. When: Saturday & Sunday, 10am to 5:30pm
See the website www.sheehans.com/acoustic-avalon for more details.
3. COMEDY: Tom Wrigglesworth at The Y, East Street, Leicester.
An evening of comedy from Bottle Rocket sees Yorkshireman Tom Wrigglesworth head the line-up. "An articulate and natural raconteur who's taken the UK circuit by storm". He's joined by Canadian stand up Pete Johansson (Chortle Best Breakthrough Act 2010), Daniel Simonsen (Edinburgh Best Newcomer Winner 2012) and host Danny Ward.
See the website www.leicesterymca.co.uk for more details.
4. MUSIC: Motorhead + Anthrax at De Montfort Hall, Leicester.
A chance to see two legendary bands in Leicester. Motorhead have been thrilling their fans for 37 years and produced more than 20 studio records without ever changing their style. Lemmy Kilmister, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee will take to the De Mont stage after support from thrash metal supremos Anthrax have warmed up the audience. When: Sunday: 7:30pm.
See the website www.demontforthall.co.uk/ for more details.
5. THEATRE: Sing along a Rocky Horror Picture Show at Curve, Orton Square, Leicester.
From the producers of the smash hit Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music The campest cult classic of all time returns to Curve. Fancy dress is not obligatory but highly recommended! *This is a screening of the original movie, with the song lyrics and actions projected on the screen. The movie carries a BBFC certificate of 12. When: Friday, 7.30pm. Tickets £15
See the website www.curveonline.co.uk for more details.
6. MUSIC: Little Night Terrors at The Crumblin' Cookie, High Street, Leicester.
Popular Leicester venue The Crumblin' Cookie welcomes local band Little Night Terrors who are: brothers Andy and James Stone, and "mad man" Dan Holyoak. They're influences are too numerous to list here but they promise "an arsenal of irresistible tunes" and good pop music, new & old. When: Friday: 7pm to 11pm .
See the website www.thecrumblincookie.co.uk for more details.
7. SHOPPING: Continental Market at Gallowtree Gate, Leicester.
City centre shoppers are treated to another great selection of continental foods, treats and gastronomic goodies. When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
8. CHILDREN: Tiger Jack Remembers at Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens, Leicester.
Meet Tiger Jack a soldier from the 6th (Service) Battalion from the First World War and listen to his tales from the war. Follow the remembrance Poppy Trail around the museum or take part in Poppy themed children's craft activities. When: Saturday, 11am to 3pm. £2.50 for activities
9. FILM/HISTORY: Richard III + Introduction at Phoenix Square, Leicester.
Phoenix Square has a special screening of Richard III introduced by Professor Lin Foxhall and Archaeologist Richard Buckley of the University of Leicester, who have been leading the excavation of the suspected remains of Richard III in Greyfriars. They may even bring along some artefacts for all to see! Laurence Olivier's 1955 film is the definitive version with an all British cast including Sir John Gielgud bringing Shakespeare's powerful tale of corruption and tragedy to life. When: Sunday, 2pm. Tickets: £7.25 / £5.60 Concessions.
See the website www.phoenix.org.uk for more details.
10. SPORT: Leicester City v Nottingham Forest at The King Power Stadium, Leicester City Football Club
The East Midlands derby match not to be missed. When: Saturday. Kick-Off 12.45pm. It's on Sky too.
See the website www.lcfc.com for more details.
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