What's on this weekend in Leicestershire - Piaf, Argo, Richard III, Tigers v Sale
Here's our choice of 10 things to do this weekend in Leicester and Leicestershire (March 1, 2 and 3). You can see the latest weather forecast here.
1. FILM: Argo at Phoenix Square, Midland Street, Leicester.
The Oscar-winning Argo (15) is on at the Phoenix this weekend - perfect timing then if you want to see for yourself whether it's a worthy winner.
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Tehran 1979: during the Iranian revolution a group of six American diplomats take shelter in the Canadian ambassador's house after the US embassy is taken over. With time running out, it's up to expert CIA "exfiltrator" Tony Mendez to devise a bizarre rescue plan involving Hollywood producers and the filming of a fake sci-fi movie. When: Friday 8.45pm; Saturday, 6.15pm; Sunday, 12:30 and 8pm.
2. EVENT: Richard III Guided Walks at Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre
Richard III and Bosworth Battlefield - you've seen the films, read the books, now walk in their footsteps! A one-and-a-quarter-mile (2km) walk with one of Bosworth's guides, bringing the events of the Battle of Bosworth to life. Adults £4.50, Child £3.25, Concs £3.75 also family tickets available' When: Saturday at 2pm; Sunday at 11am and 2pm.
THEATRE: Piaf at Curve, Rutland Street, Leicester.
Known to all as "Piaf", the sparrow that rose from the streets of Paris to the international stage, Edith Gassion's life and career is as unique as her extraordinary singing voice. Over one hundred thousand people brought Paris to a standstill on the occasion of her untimely death 50 years ago in 1963. Directed by Curve Artistic Director, Paul Kerryson, this new Studio production features some of Piaf’s greatest songs, such as La Vie en Rose, Hymne à l’amour and Non Je Ne Regrette Rien. When: Friday, 7.45pm; Saturday, 2.30pm, 7.45pm
4. MUSIC: Wow a Celebration of Kate Bush at De Montfort Hall, Granville Road, Leicester.
Wow introduces Maaike Breijman performing in the role of Kate Bush, with whom she shares a birthday, an uncanny resemblance in appearance, performance and vocal style. Maaike sings Kate’s greatest songs, performs numerous dance routines live on stage with a full troupe of musicians, dancers and state of the art light and video show. When: Saturday, 7:45am.
5. COMEDY: Just The Tonic Comedy Club at 30-32 Granby Street, Leicester.
Offbeat, conversational humour and surreal observations of everyday life from 2007 Chortle Best Newcomer Award winner Carl Donnelly. Also featuring Angela Barnes, Michael Fabbri and Ian Smith. When: Friday and Saturday, 8pm, doors 6.45pm.
6. THEATRE: New Jersey Nights at Curve Theatre, Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1SB
Musical show paying tribute to Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons, complete with vocal harmonies, stylised costumes, a live band and dancers. When: Friday, 7.30pm; Saturday, 2.15pm and 7.30pm.
7. MUSIC: Charlie Landsborough at De Montfort Hall, Granville Road, Leicester, LE1 7RU
The singer-songwriter, guitarist and raconteur from Birkenhead and his backing band performs spiritual country and folk in support of his album Destination. When: Friday at , 7.30pm.
8. THEATRE: The Winslow Boy at The Little Theatre, Dover Street, Leicester, LE1 6PW
A production of the famous play based on a real-life legal case in which a 13-year-old naval cadet was accused of theft and expelled from The Royal Naval College. When: Friday at 7.30pm; Saturday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.
9. CHILDREN: Kids Run Free at Braunstone Park, Leicester
Kids Run Free is Back is a charity race event aimed to get kids off the couch and into the great outdoors and this weekend's run will be kicked off by Leicester City’s Assistant Mayor, Councillor Vi Dempster. The free event is open to children aged up to 16 who can run distances vary according to age groups, with race volunteers on hand to ensure children warm up sufficiently, as well as to answer any questions that parents might have. To register a child, visit www.kidsrunfree.co.uk When: Saturday, at 9am.
10. SPORT: Tigers v Sale at Welford Road, Leicester
Leicester Tigers need to bounce back after two consecutive Aviva Premiership defeats. They welcome bottom of the table team Sale and are hoping to get back to winning ways. When: 3pm
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