Things to do this weekend in Leicester, Leicestershire - (October 26, 27, 28)
If you're still after ideas for what to do this weekend in Leicester here are just a few that may help. Remember it's clocks back this weekend so an extra hour's sleep on Sunday to look forward to, but then it's long dark evenings from then on. If the weather is likely to affect your fun then do check the latest five-day weather forecast here.
1. HALLOWEEN: Zombie Walk at Twycross Zoo, Burton Road, Atherstone
Join the zombie tour guide - if you dare - who will take you on a half hour spooky trail around Twycross to look at the resident pets on a Halloween-themed tour. When Saturday, 1pm to 4pm.
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See the website www.twycrosszoo.org for more details.
2. MORE HALLOWEEN: Dracula Walks the Night! at The Guildhall, Leicester.
An evening of classic chills in the perfect setting of the Guildhall. This interactive show pits the Vampire Count against Van Helsing and Sherlock Holmes in Victorian London. Eerie graveyard vigils, near-death misses and fiendish plots are promised to keep the audiences entertained. When: Friday, 6pm & 9pm. Cost £10 & £8. Call 0116 253 2569 for details.
3. FAMILY: (Even more spooky shenanigans) Halloween in the Haunted Hall at Belgrave Hall & Gardens, Leicester.
An afternoon of scary fun and creativity! If you're coming along then you're urged to dress up in your scariest, spookiest Halloween costume. The afternoon includes lots of scary stories, Halloween crafts activities, house and garden trail. When: Sunday, 1pm to 4.30pm. £2.50 for activities
4. MUSIC: Conor Maynard at O2 Academy Leicester.
Here's here at last! Teenage popstar Conor Maynard is in Leicester as part of his UK headline tour. His debut album Contrast made it to the top of the album charts and Conor is here to celebrate with his adoring fans. When: Friday, doors open 6.30pm. Cost £17.50.
See the website www.o2academyleicester.co.uk for more details.
5. CHILDREN: Spark Children's Puppet Company at Embrace Arts, University of Leicester, Lancaster Road, Leicester.
Just so you know, this one starts this weekend but runs for another six sessions - but we thought it sounded like fun and a creative way to spend a couple of hours on a Saturday. Working with expert puppeteers youngsters can learn new skills and make their own puppets. For 8 - 12 year olds, for all children of all abilities. When: Saturdays, 9.30am - 11.30am. £30 for 6 sessions
See the website www.embracearts.co.uk for more details.
6. COMEDY: Chris Ramsey: Feeling Lucky at The Y Theatre, East Street, Leicester.
The Y and Bottle Rocket Comedy Club present Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Chris Ramsey who has a CV that's too long to list here but includes appearances on Celebrity Juice (ITV2), Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC Two), 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4) and is currently appearing in the lead role in brand new six-part BBC Two sitcom Hebburn. When: Saturday, 8pm to 9:30pm. Tickets £10.
See the website www.leicesterymca.co.uk for more details.
7. MUSIC: Gospel meets Motown at Curve Theatre, Leicester.
Featuring some of the UK's top Motown tribute acts and Gospel choirs the evening promises to be "an explosion of traditional and contemporary Gospel music complemented with the golden sounds of yesteryear Motown". This is part of Leicester's Black History Season. When: Saturday 7.45pm. Cost £10
See the website www.curveonline.co.uk for more details.
8. FILM: Otello at Cinema De Lux, Highcross, Leicester.
The seventh season of the Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series The Met: Live in HD continues at Cinema De Lux. Verdi's Shakespearean masterpiece returns to the Met with Johan Botha sings the title role opposite the acclaimed Desdemona of star soprano Rene Fleming. When: Saturday: 5:55pm to 9:25pm. Tickets £12.50. Insiders £10.00.
See the website www.showcasecinemas.co.uk for more details.
9. EVENT: The International Living History Fair at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground, Lutterworth.
Here's something a bit different that's on over the whole weekend and gives visitors a chance to see for themselves what a "multi-period market place for re-enactors, historical interpreters and historical enthusiasts across Europe" is really about. The fair provides a market place, a meeting place for visitors and re-enactors alike, to meet and discuss all periods of our historical past. When: Friday to Sunday.
See the website www.livinghistoryfairs.co.uk for more details.
10. SPORT: Leicester City v Crystal Palace at The King Power Stadium, Leicester City Football Club.
Support City as they strive to stay top of the Championship and keep the momentum going - this could be the season they go up - here's hoping! If you want to show your support then head down to the King Power Stadium on Saturday, kick off 3pm.
See the website www.lcfc.com for more details.
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