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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Alice Hawkins and Votes for Women (Sun 28 Oct 2018 to Sun 24 Feb 2019)

Discover Leicestershire's Railton Buildings (Mon 7 Jan to Thurs 28 February 2019)

Overcoming Adversity, Health and Wellbeing Day (Friday 8 February 2019)

Matthew Biggs, Newton Linford Gardening Club Celebrity Speaker (Tuesday 26 Febuary, 2019)

Brain, Behaviour and Beyond, Leicester (Wednesday 13 March 2019)

Leicestershire and Rutland 3rd Inter-U3A Quiz, (Tuesday 26 March 2019)

Alice Hawkins and Votes for Women, New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester, (Sunday 28 October 2018 to 24 February 2019)

Leicester is one of seven cities in the Centenary Cities project marking 100 years of votes for women. 

The activities include an exhibition at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery which looks at the stories of people who fought for women's suffrage including Alice Hawkins, Emmeline Pankhurst and Sophia Duleep Singh.

There will also be 'light' performances in New Market Square on Sunday 3 March 2019. Each performance lasts 30 minutes and uses incredible light projections onto the Corn Exchange building with music to tell Alice's story.

Further details of the exhibition and a link to the leaflet that gives details of the light show can be found by clicking this link.

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Discover Leicestershire's Railton Buildings, Loughborough Library (Monday 7th January 2019 to Thursday 28 February, 2019)

This exhibition at Loughborough library by Tony Jarram and Lynee Dyer will allow you to discover the buildings in Leicestershire that were designed by William Railton, the architect who is best known for designing Nelson's Column. 

Opening times: normal Library opening times.

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Overcoming Adversity, Health and Wellbeing Day, 10:00am to 6:30pm, Loughborough Students' Union, Friday 8 February, 2019

Learn more about mental health and how you can help yourself and others. 

MILITARY MINDSET alongside Enactus social enterprise sports clothing company, JCADE, will present their first Health and Wellbeing Day on Friday 8th February.  There will be talks by motivational speakers and special guests based on the theme of overcoming adversity.

There will be lots of stalls and friendly faces to come and speak with.  Details of speakers can be found by clicking here.

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Matthew Biggs, Celebrity Speaker at Newtown Linford's Gardening Club,  7:30pm, Village Hall, Newtown Linford, Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Newtown Linford's Gardening club offer visitors the chance to come and listen to Matthew Biggs who is a regular panelist on Gardeners' Question Time. You will need to book.

Tickets cost 12 and may be obtained from David Couling Tel: 01530 242 452 or by email 32couling@gmail.com

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Brain, Behaviour and Beyond. 5:30pm to 8:00pm, Wednesday 13 March 2019

A free event which will allow you to know more about how the brain works and to learn more about research in neuroscience, biology, genetics, health sciences, medicine and psychology. 

In addition to talks there will be demonstrations on many aspects of neuroscience research, including vision, taste, attention and movement.

Talks include:

Professor Elizabeta Mukaetova-Ladinska on "Food for the Brain to Prevent Dementia".

Dr Mervyn Thomas on "Wobbly Eyes: Past, Present and Future".

Doors open at 5:30pm with the first talk at 6:00pm. More information by clicking here.

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Leicestershire and Rutland, 3rd Inter U3A Quiz, Market Harborough 7:30pm, Tuesday 26 March 2019

Would you like to form a Quiz team to represent Charnwood U3A and take on Quizzers from other U3As in Leicestershire and Rutland.

It is an evening where the emphasis is very much on having fun with tea, coffee and homemade cake being provided in the interval. 

Further details by clicking on this link.