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.

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Robert Bakewell Exhibition (Thursday 7 March to Tuesday 30 April 2019)

Easter Bunny Trail, Loughhborough (Monday 15 to Friday 26 April 2019)

Into the Outwoods Sculpture Trail, (Workshops Sat 27/Sun 28 April + Trail to 9 June 2019)

Mayday Mayday, Loughborough University (Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 May 2019)

Loughborough Bike & Trike Show (Sunday 19 May 2019)

Optimising Sport Performance, Public Lecture, (Wednesday 22 May 2019)

On the Water Weekend, Pillings Lock (Saturday 25 - Monday 27 May 2019)

 Robert Bakewell Exhibition, Loughborough Library, Thursday 7 March to Tuesday 30 April 2019

Robert Bakewell was one of the great agricultural pioneers. He was born in 1725 and lived in Dishley. He devised new methods of breeding sheep and cows which lead to a breed of sheep known as the New Leicester Sheep.

He also introduced new methods of farm management which lead to greater yields not only of meat but better crop rotation. Why not find out more at this free exhibition.

Opening hours: normal library opening times

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Into the Outwoods Sculpture Trail, Free Workshops Saturday 27 April and Sunday 28 April 2019. The trail will be open until Sunday 9 June 2019.

Join drop-in workshops on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 April. which will include working with wicker, felt, natural found materials and mono-printing. There is no need to book and all workshops are free.

The Sculpture Trail is 1.2 miles long and takes you through the Outwoods and includes willow, natural materials and ceramics.  Meet the keepers of the woods, giant bluebells, an owl, a leaping horse and many more.

Further details and a map from this link

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 Mayday Mayday, Loughborough University, Wednesday 1 May and Thursday 2 May 2019

Loughborough University will be hosting a wide range of events to celebrate their 'Fruit Routes'. You can visit the bees, enjoy a walk around the fruit trail, learn how to make a pamphlet, how to draw trees, plants and wildlife under tuition from lecturers from the School of Arts. (No experience is required.)

Events will take place near the Pilkington Library. All events are free and most are 'drop-in' events. More details click here.

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The event will cover Modern, Classic, Vintage, Scooters, Mopeds, Auto-cycles and 3-wheelers.

Loughborough Bike & Trike Show, Loughborough Town Centre, 10:00am to 4:00pm, Sunday 19 May 2019

A free event that is open to all.

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Easter Bunny Trail, Loughborough Town Centre, 10:00am to 4:00pm, Monday 15 to Friday 26 April 2019

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Love Loughborough has arranged for 40 Easter Bunnies to be hidden in the Town Centre and you have to find 12 Bunnies. There are prizes provided by the participating shops.

Entry forms are free and can be downloaded by clicking this link.

 Optimising Sport Performance, Public Lecture, Loughborough University, Wednesday 22 May 2019

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Dr Mark King, Reader in Sports Biometrics, will discuss optimum sports performance using examples from a range of sports, including bowling at over 90 miles per hour and performing a triple layout somersault in gymnastics. 

For Further Details including time and venue click here.

 'On the Water' Open Weekend, Pillings Lock, Quorn, Saturday 25 May to Monday 27 May 2019

Visit the annual Open Weekend at Pillings Lock. There are free boat rides, BBQs, Bouncy Castle, Boat Sales, Market Stalls and Live Bands.

The Live Bands include Ska-Amanga (playing Sunday 26th from 4pm) followed by The Catalogues from 8pm. There will be another live band on Monday from 6pm.

The event opens at 10.00 am on Saturday 25 May and closes at 10:00 pm on Monday 27 May.

Pillings Lock Marina, Flesh Hovel Lane, Quorn, LE12 8FE

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