Welcome to the What's On Page

The What's On page is designed to highlight forthcoming events in the Charnwood area. These will include festivals, music, dance, talks, fun runs and anything else that will, hopefully, be of interest to members.

If you have any suggestions for material that can be placed in this area please do not hesitate to contact the Webmaster.


2019 

Click on the event for more details.

  Letters to Santa, Monday 11th November to Friday 6th December 2019

  Emmanuel Church Lunchtime Concerts, Thursday 21 November 2019

  Charnwood Orchestra, Saturday 23rd November 2019

  Elf on the Shelf, Sunday 24th November to Friday 20 December 2019

  Emmanuel Church Lunchtime Concerts, Thursday 21 November 2019

  Christmas Tree Festival - Wednesday 27 Nov to Sunday 1st December 2019

  Santa Fun Run, Sunday 1 December 2019

  Singing for Fun Concert, Sunday 1 December 2019

  Uganda:
A look at the country ... the people and the wildlife: Friday 13 December 2019

  Christmas Concert, Charnwood Voices (Saturday 21 December 2019)

  Christmas Carols at the Carillon on Christmas Eve (Tuesday 24 December 2019)





Letters to Santa, Monday 11th November - Friday 6th December 2019

Post your letters to Santa so he'll know what you'd like for Christmas! 

Letters from Grandchildren are also welcome.

The location of this year's postbox will be in Tyler's Cafe and Department Store (situated in Carillon Court).

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Emmanuel Church Lunchtime Concert,  Thursday 21st November 2019

The 2nd concert of the 2019-20 seasons at Emmanuel Church welcomes Verity Morris (Clarinet) and Elizabeth Jones (piano). They are both graduates of the Royal College of Music and will play works by Milhaud and Bernstein.

Admission is free but donations are welcome.

The concert starts at 12:45 but a soup and roll lunch is served from 12:00.

Click here for more information.

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  Charnwood Orchestra,  7:30pm, Saturday 23rd November 2019

Emmanuel Church, Forest Road, Loughborough

Conducted by Nic Followfield, The Charnwood Orchestra welcomes solo violinist, Simon Smith who will be performing the ever popular Bruch Violin Concerto No 1.

Other works being performed will include Dvorak Capriccioso and Prokofiev Symphony no. 7.

The concert starts at 7:30pm and is expected to end at 8:30pm

Click here for more information and how to book tickets which cost 13 for adults.

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  Elf on the Shelf,  Sunday 24th November to Friday 20 December 2019

Loughborough Town Centre Shops

Every week up from 24th November until 20th December, you are invited to find 12 elves hidden in Loughborough town centre shop windows. You need to match the name of the elves with their locations.

The winning entries will be given 50 Love Loughborough vouchers to be spent in participating shops.

More information will appear in the near future.

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Christmas Tree Festival, Loughborough Parish Church, Steeple Row, LE11 1UX

Wednesday 27th November to Sunday 1st December 2019

All Saints with Holy Trinity, Loughborough Parish Church, will be the home for this year's Christmas Tree Festival.

Come and admire this wonderful display of Christmas trees created by a very large number of local groups including Charnwood U3A!

Entry between 10:00am and 6:00pm (last entry) on Wednesday and Thursday, between 11:00am and 7:00pm (last entry) on Friday includes family evening between 10:00am and 6:00pm (last entry) on Saturday

between 12 noon and 5:00pm (last entry) on Sunday 

The price of entry is 2:50 for adults and free for accompanied children

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Santa Fun Run, Market Place, Loughborough, LE11 1UX

 11:00 am, Sunday 1st December 2019


Join 1500 Santas for the Loughborough Rotary Club's Santa Fun Run. You can run, walk or stroll this 5k event and help raise money for a wide range of charities.


There will also be a pre-event best dressed dog competition.


For more details, including how to enter and the charities that will be supported by this event, please click here.


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Singing for Fun Concert, Hodson Hall Loughborough, LE11 1UX

 7:00pm to 9:00pm, Sunday 1st December 2019


Beacon Rotary's Charity concert will be held at Hodson Hall, Loughborough.


This time Caroline Sharpe's Singing for Fun Choir is joined by the Loughborough Concert Band.


For more details, including the charities that will be supported by this event, please click here.


The price of entry is 9:00 for adults and 20:00 for family (2 adults + 3 Children)

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  Uganda, A look at the Country, Habitats, the People and the Wildlife, RSPB Talk

Loughborough University, 7:45pm, Friday 13th December

Nigel Slater made the trip to Uganda in 2008 when he turned 50. He went to Africa to hide from everyone.  He contacted an independent provider in Uganda who would drive him round his own itinerary that he'd researched so that he could see the real Africa. This is the story of his trip including his search for gorillas and shoebills.

The talk is held in a tiered lecture theatre, U020, in the Brockington Building within the Loughborough University campus.  There is ample free parking outside the building.

The cost is 4:00 for non-members and 3:50 for group members. Further details can be found by clicking here.

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Shoebill

Emmanuel Church Lunchtime Concert,  Thursday 19th December 2019

The8 return with their inimitable mix of sacred and humorous, thoughtful and entertaining, Christmas music.

Admission is free but donations are welcome.

The concert starts at 12:45 but a soup and roll lunch is served from 12:00.

Click here for more information.

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  Christmas Concert, Charnwood Voices, Saturday 21st December 2019

United Reform Church, 7:30 pm

Charnwood Voices, previously known as Shepshed Singers, will be performing a Christmas Concert at the United Reform Church, Loughborough.

As an aside Charwood Voices are seeking new members and are holding a Taster Evening on Wednesday 23 October. You can join them at a rehearsal which will take place at Belton Village Hall.

Ticket cost to be announced - for more information click here.

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  Christmas Carols at the Carillon on Christmas Eve, Tuesday 24th December 2019

Queens Park, Loughborough, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Why not join in with singing carols around the Carillon in Queens Park on Christmas Eve.

It could be a welcome break from last minute Christmas shopping.


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