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.


Morris's and Messenger's Industrial Loughborough (4 July to 28 August 2019)

Urban Gardeners, Fearon Hall, every Thursday until 29 August 2019

Unlocking the Collection, Art Exhibition, Loughborough University, Mon 12 - Thu 22 Aug 2019

Loughborough by the Sea, Town Centre, Sunday 18 - Wednesday 21 August 2019

Canal Boat Trips, The Peter Le Marchant Trust, Mon 19 to Wed 21 August 2019

Heritage Open Days, Friday 13 September to Sunday 22 September 2019

Loughborough Dog Show, Sunday 15 September 2019

Rainbows Hospice Open Day, Saturday 21 September 2019

Shepshed Watermill Open Day, Shepshed, Sunday 22 September 2019

Exercise & Health in Cardiovascular Health in S Asian v European Populations, Wed 24 Sep 2019   

Inter-U3A Quiz Night, Hinckley, Thursday 3 October 2019

A Day for Bridge, Market Harborough, Saturday 23 November 2019

Urban Gardeners at Fearon Hall, Loughborough

 1:30pm to 3:30pm every Thursday until 29 August 2019

Come along and find out how to grow food in small spaces with a new community garden at Fearon Hall. Help create a public garden filled with herbs, vegetables and edible flowers.  We will also be creating a compact garden and giving you ideas and tools to do the same in your own homes.

All are welcome - this is run by the Crop Club

Please see their facebook page for all the details


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Morris's and Messenger's Industrial Loughborough.

Loughborough Library, Thursday 4 July to Wednesday 28 August 2019

Loughborough Library Local Studies Volunteers have created an exhibition about two of Loughborough's most famous industries

Herbert Morris Ltd and Messenger & Company. The exhibition is free to enter and you can visit during normal library opening hours.

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Unlocking the Collection

2:00pm to 4:00pm, Mon 12 , Wed 14, Fri 16, Mon 19, Tues 20 and Thurs 22 August 2019

Loughborough University has a very large collection of arts and crafts that are hidden away in department buildings and across the campus. This exhibition combines painting, print, public sculpture and furniture created by notable artists as well as staff and former students. It encompasses a huge range of styles dating from the 1950s to the present day.

The event is free to attend and is located in the Martin Hall exhibition space.

As you can see this exhibition is NOT open every day and so please check the LU Arts website for more details or click here.

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Loughborough by the Sea

Sunday 18th to Wednesday 21st August 2019

Once again Loughborough Town Centre will be transformed for 4 days of seaside fun.

The free event is packed with fun family entertainment. There will be sand castle competitions, Punch and Judy Shows, Donkey Rides and Fairground Rides.

There will also be a seaside trail and an arts and craft tent for any budding artist.

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Canal Boat Trips with The Peter Le Marchant Trust

Canalside Moorings, Beeches Road, Loughborough 

2 sailings 10:00am and 1:00pm, Mon 19th, Tue 20 and Wed 21 August 2019

The Peter Le Marchant Trust are offering 2.5 hour pirate themed canal boat trips. Includes activities, crafts, puzzles and quizzes, nature fact sheets, refreshments and more. Come dressed as a pirate!

8 per person - adult or child.  All proceeds to supporting the work of the Peter Le Marchant Trust.

Pre-booking is essential and free car parking is available.

Wheelchair friendly and pushchairs welcome.

Tel: 01509 265590 or email info@peterlemarchanttrust.co.uk

More details by clicking here.

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Heritage Open Days

Friday 13th September to Sunday 22 September 2019

Each September thousands of volunteers invite you to experience local history, architecture and culture across not only Leicestershire but the country as a whole.

There are 133 places to visit within 25 miles of Loughborough and many more if you're interested in travelling further.  There should be something to suit everyone.

The good news is that all events are free.

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Loughborough Dog Show

Loughborough Town Centre

10:00am to 4:00pm, Sunday 15th September 2019

Loughborough Market Place plays host to an annual Dog Show.

There will be a multitude of classes including: best rescue, best pedigree, best mixed breed and best costume.

Good fun for all of the family.

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Rainbows Open Day

10:30am to 3:00pm Saturday 21 September 2019

Help the Rainbows Hospice Celebrate 25 years by attending their popular Community Open Day.

There will be tours of the hospice, a chance to meet staff and listen to talks by staff and families. There will be stalls and a BBQ plus a chance to eat cake!

The event is free to attend. For more information click here.

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Shepshed Watermill Open Day

Mill Farm, Hathern Road, Shepshed, LE12 9RP,

11:30am to 4:30pm, Sunday 22 September 2019

Visit one of Leicestershire's working watermills. There will be various attractions, a working blacksmith, tea rooms and a BBQ.

Entry is 2 for adults and 1 for children.

Further details can be found by clicking here.

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Exercise and Health in Cardiovascular Health in South Asian and European Populations

6:00pm, Tuesday 24 September 2019

Matthew Roberts, PhD student will present a public lecture which will begin with an overview of ethnic differences in cardiovascular health followed by a more detailed examination of Matthew's research into the influence of exercise on cardiovascular health in South Asian and European women and centrally obese South Asian and European men.

The event is free to attend. For more information including details of the venue click here.

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Inter U3A Quiz Night, Hinckley, Thursday 3 October 2019

Charnwood U3A is invited to enter up to 2 teams for the U3A Network inter-U3A quiz. Great fun (emphasis on the fun), a chance to meet people from other U3As and even a fish and chip supper!

The deadline for entries is 5 September 2019. If you are interested in entering a team, full details of the entry fee and venue can be found by clicking this link.

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A Day for Bridge, Market Harborough, Saturday 23 November 2019

Fully Booked

Due to unexpectedly large demand, this event is fully booked BUT the good news is that it is hoped to arrange a repeat date in the very near future.

Leicestershire and Rutland Network of U3As presents A Workshop entitled "A Day for Bridge".  There will be expert tuition, discussions and an opportunity for playing. Spaces are limited and so early booking is advised.

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