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.

 
  Victorian Loughborough Exhibition (Thursday 5 September to Monday 28 October)
 

  Canal Boat Rides, Monday 14th to Friday 18th October 2019

   Emmanuel Church Lunchtime Concerts, Thursday 17 October 2019

  
Loogaborooga Festival, Town Centre, Thursday 17 to Tuesday 22 October 2019

  Charwood Voices Taster Evening, Wednesday 23 October 2019

   Fruit Routes, Loughborough University, Friday 18 and Saturday 19 October 2019

   Who Cares? Loughborough University, Wednesday 30 October 2019

  Is Health an Asset? Loughborough University, Wednesday 6 November, 2019


   Remembrance Sunday, Loughborough, Sunday 10th November 2019

   Letters to Santa, Monday 11th November to Friday 6th December 2019
  
   Loughborough Fair, Town Centre, Wednesday 13th - Saturday 16th November 2019

   Days of Interest, Day Out to York Christmas Festival - Saturday 16th November 2019

   Emmanuel Church Lunchtime Concerts, Thursday 21 November 2019

  Christmas Concert, Charnwood Voices (Saturday 21 December 2019)



  Victorian Loughborough.

Loughborough Library, Thursday 5 September to Monday 28 October 2019

Loughborough Library Local Studies Volunteers have created an exhibition about Loughborugh's Victorian legacy.

The exhibition is free to enter and you can visit during normal library opening hours.

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Loughborough Diwali, Sunday 13th October 2019

6:30 pm to 10:00 pm

The Diwali lights will be switched on at Loughborough Town Hall at 7 pm. This will see the start of an evening celebrating culture, music and dance.

For more information contact shreeramkrishna@btconnect.com

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All Aboard this Autumn, Canal Boat Rides with Peter Le Marchant Trust,

 Monday 13th to Friday 18th October 2019:  Boats depart 10 am and 1 pm

Peter Le Marchant Trust are offering 2.5 hour canal boat rides to raise money for their charity.

There will be a couple of stops and you can learn how locks work, free parking available, pushchairs welcome, competitions and refreshments.

Pre-booking is essential. Tickets for adults and children cost 8.

Click here for more information.

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Emmanuel Church Lunchtime Concert,  Thursday 17th October 2019

The start of the 2019-2020 season of concerts at Emmanuel Church begins with Matthew Clemmet and Reuben Lee, two young pianists from the Nottingham area. They will play works by Chopin, Scarletti, Rachmaninov, Beethoven and Liszt.

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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  Loogaborooga Festival, Thursday 17th October to Tuesday 22 October 2019

The Loogaborooga Festival brings together authors, storytellers and illustrators across a wide range of activities in Loughborough town Centre.

Hopefully more information will be available soon

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  Fruit Routes, Loughborough University

Friday 18th and Saturday 19 October 2019

Come and celebrate the Autumn harvest with two days of events at Fruit Routes, Loughborough University's award-winning project. Make apple juice and cider, jams and jellies, campus bake off, enjoy walks and talks, take part in a wide range of creative activities and much more.

Please click here for more information about the programme for each day and the location of each day's events.

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  Taster Evening, Charnwood Voices, Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Belton Village Hall, 7:30 pm

Charnwood Voices, previously known as Shepshed Singers, 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.

For more information click here.

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Who Cares, Loughborough University, Wednesday 30th October 2019

10 am to 5:30 pm

A day of film and discussion exploring the ethics and politics of care as it is and might be. The day's programme features artists, academics and activists from Loughborough and beyond.

For a detailed programme and how to book a place please click on the following link.

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Public Lecture,  Is Health an Asset? Does it enhance family, social and economic life?

Loughborough University, 6pm, Wednesday 6th November

Professor Paul Downward will present research funded by the Health Foundation which is focused on the role of health as an asset.

This has been identified as important to health policy and lies at the centre of a strategy of seeking integrated care systems within the NHS Long-Term Plan.

For further details and booking instructions please click here.

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Remembrance Sunday, Sunday 10th November

A full programme events on the day will begin with the Annual Remembrance Parade from the Market Place to the Carillion.

The ringing of the Bells at All Saints Church will be at 7pm.

Precise details to be given later so check the Charnwood Borough website for exact times.


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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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Loughborough Fair, Wednesday 13 - Saturday 16 November 2019

Dating from 1221, Loughborough's fair, surely one of the largest street fairs in Europe, will once again take over the centre of Loughborough.  Old favourites, including the galloping horses, the waltzers and the dodgems, will return. There will be around 20 large rides including spectacular rides such as Freak Out and the Extreme Ride!

Opening Times Wed 6 - 11pm,

Thur 12 noon - 11pm,

Fri and Sat 11am to 11pm

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  Charnwood U3A Days of Interest, Saturday 16th November 2019

Trip to York Christmas Festival

Charnwood U3A, Days of Interest Group has spaces on their day trip to York Christmas Festival. 

Price per person 17.00 for U3A members only.

Further details and how to book can be found by clicking this link.

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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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  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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