What's On Across Harborough

Your Guide To Events in Market Harborough, South Leicestershire & North Northamptonshire. If you're a charity or non-profit organisation, get your event listed by emailing the details to events@harboroughfm.co.uk

 

 

 

JANUARY 2018

 

Thursday 18th January

The Lutterworth Railway Society hold their next meeting at The UInited Reformed Church, Goerge Street, Lutterworth. The meeting starts at 7.30pm and the illustrated talk will be by Alan Green and he will be talking about "My railway life in the East Midlands." There is an annual membership fee of £20. Entrance fee to talks is £1 members and £3 visitors. Visitors are welcome to all meetings except their AGM. For further Information contact David Hanger on 01455 203 307 or visit www.lutterworthrailwaysociety.co.uk

 

Thursday 18th January

The next cafe by Dementia Harborough takes place at The Jubilee Hall, Market Harborough. Julie Hodder from 'Fit as a Fiddle' will be back to help attendees exercise and overcome the excesses of Christmas and New Year. Contact 07961 538671 for more information about the event that runs from 2pm to 4pm.

 

Thursday 18th January

The Songbirds Ladies Choir resume their rehearsals at 7.30pm at The Methodist Church Hall, Northampton Road. New recruits would be made very welcome so why not go along to see if it's for you. A friendly non auditioning choir. They have a very inspirational, fun  Musical Director  Faye Deane  very ably accompanied by Jane Holyland. A selection of some of our songs  to start the year..... Les Miserables melody,  May it be, Like a singing bird  .The group also raise funds for local registered charities.

 

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If you're a charity or non-profit organisation, get your event listed here by emailing the details to events@harboroughfm.co.uk

 

Saturday 20th January

A Burn's NIght Supper is being held at The Catholic Octagonal Hall in Market Harborough. The event will have a piper, caller, music and dancing. Tickets cost £15 (inc supper). Doors open at 7pm with the meal being served at 7.45pm. Money raised will go to The Bower House and tickets are available from their base, 32 Coventry Road, or from 01858 469257

 

Saturday 27th January to Saturday 3rd February

Tickets are on sale for The Youth Theatre's production of the family pantomime "Dick Whittington". The show is being performed at The Welland Park Academy Theatre. Their box office is Synergy Dancewear on St. Mary's Road (open Tues to Sat 10-5). Tickets are also available online from www.ticketsource.co.uk/theyouththeatre. For more information give them a call on 07887895982.

Saturday 27th January

Harborough Theatre are holding an open morning.They’ll be the opportunity to see behind the scenes including the wardrobe, dressing rooms, sound and lighting box as well as going on the stage!Theatre members will be on hand as well to answer any questions about getting involved in the theatre either on-stage or behind the scenes.Complimentary refreshments will also be available during the event, that runs between 9.30am and 12.30.For more information click harborough theatre dot com

 

Saturday 27th January

MHO, Market Harborough’s very own orchestra, is giving its 15th concert under the baton of Stephen Bell at the Methodist Church, Northampton Rd, Market Harborough called‘A Romantic New Year’. They are playing, amongst other things, Brahms’s inspiring 2nd Symphony, a major orchestral work loved by many for its joyful mood. They'll begin the concert with Mozart’s lovely overture to the magic flute.  Do come along and listen, our aim as always is to provide the opportunity to hear great orchestral music live in our home town.  If you would like any further details you can email them at marketharboroughorchestra@gmail.com  or look up our website at http://market-harborough-orchestra.co.uk .  They would like to hear from individuals and businesses who are interested in sponsoring us for some of the costs involved in putting on a concert. Tickets for the concert are priced at £8 in advance from MH Music, St Mary’s Rd, and Quinns Bookshop, Three Crowns Yard from 10th Jan.   Accompanied children are free but must have a child ticket. We strongly advise buying tickets in advance as our last three concerts have sold out.

 

FEBRUARY 2018

 

Thursday 1st February

The Lutterworth Railway Society hold their next meeting at The UInited Reformed Church, Goerge Street, Lutterworth. The meeting starts at 7.30pm and the illustrated talk will be by Rob Finney and he will be talking about " Model lighting Effects (for Model buses and model railways)." There is an annual membership fee of £20. Entrance fee to talks is £1 members and £3 visitors. Visitors are welcome to all meetings except their AGM. For further Information contact David Hanger on 01455 203 307 or visit www.lutterworthrailwaysociety.co.uk

 

Saturday 3rd February

An evening of live music featuring Harborough band the Riff Raff Element is taking place at the Conservative Club.The event, that gets underway at 8pm, will feature a big raffle too, with all proceeds going to the town’s Christmas Fayre fund.Tickets are priced four pounds and can be bought from the club on Fairfield Road or MH Music on St Mary’s Road.

 

Wednesday 7th February

HFMs next quiz night takes place. Dave Irving, from The Breakfast Show, hosts the fun  night at The Angel Hotel. Teams of up to SIX maximum can take part and the cost is just £2 per person. There are prizes up for grabs too. It gets underway at 8pm but you can turn up from 7.30pm. All proceeds go toward HFMs ongoing fundraising drive and quizzes take place on the first Wednesday of each month.

 

Saturday 10th - Sunday 11th February

The 2nd Desborough URC Scouts are holding a Lego Build & Show At The Desborough United Reformed Church Hall. It will be on from 10am-4pm on the Saturday and 12pm-4pm on the Sunday. Entry £2 per day. All children must be accompanied by an adult Buggies shall need to be left outside + Lego Displays + Lego Building & Competitions + + Refreshments + Tombola + Come along and build one of the 800+ kits we have available, or design your own model in the free build section

 

Thursday 15th February

The Lutterworth Railway Society hold their next meeting at The UInited Reformed Church, Goerge Street, Lutterworth. The meeting starts at 7.30pm and the talk will be an open session entitled " Bring A Thing & Talk about it" ( Your opportunityto talk for 5 minutes of railway related fame) There is an annual membership fee of £20. Entrance fee to talks is £1 members and £3 visitors. Visitors are welcome to all meetings except their AGM. For further Information contact David Hanger on 01455 203 307 or visit www.lutterworthrailwaysociety.co.uk

 

APPEALS

 

Bereavement is a life changing experience. No one can really prepare you for a significant loss and life in the aftermath can be lonely, painful and disorientating.We have found at the Bower House (a local well established counselling service) that coming together with others who are on a journey through grief can be of great help and comfort. We provide a safe space, with caring experienced facilitators from The Bower House team where people can come to meet with others and find a way to share their own stories, hear how others are coping and generally feel supported and nurtured as they find their own way forward.Past groups have led to new friendships being formed and to a greater sense of  wellbeing. Often a real camaraderie has developed that has enabled participants to build their confidence to try new things. People have experienced a shared understanding of what it’s like to live through grief and have found their own ways of doing life without the person they have lost. Many ask the question,”How is it possible to survive, will the pain ever go away? “ We don’t provide trite answers but give the care and support to live through the questions.The next Bereavement Support Group will run at the Bower House, (32 Coventry Rd. Market Harborough LE16 9BZ) on Monday evenings from 6.30 to 8.30 for seven weeks .The Group will commence on Feb 5th and we hope that all who wish to join will be able to meet with one of the facilitators in the last two weeks of January prior to joining the group.Places will be limited so,if you are interested, please contact The Bower House on 01858 469257 and speak with one of our Support workers.

 

We’re being urged to give blood locally..About 7,000 donations are needed each day to maintain healthy stocks across the UK and its hoped more people will start giving here in South Leicestershire and North Northamptonshire for 2018!Regular donor sessions are held in Market Harborough as well as some surrounding villages..To find your nearest or for more information call 0845 7 711 711 or click blood dot co dot uk…

 

Market Harborough hockey club’s men's section are looking for new players! Training for the new season is now underway and anyone aged 13 upwards is welcome. The club’s looking for new and experienced players looking to get back into the game.If you’re interested go along to the Welland Park Academy between 8 and 9.30pm on Wednesdays, when training takes place, or click www.mhhockey.co.uk…

The Rothborough Table Tennis Club based at Montsaye Sports Centre in Rothwell is looking for players to join the club for the new season beginning in August.  It doesn't matter what standard you are – the club can fit you into a team which is appropriate to your level of play! For more details call Kelvin on 01536 507735

Alzheimer’s Society in Leics/Rutland seeks volunteers for 'Side by Side' service.

Alzheimer’s Society in Leicestershire and Rutland is looking for volunteers to support people with dementia keep doing the things they love. The charity has launched a recruitment drive for ‘Side By Side volunteers’ to work across both counties. The service involves people with dementia and volunteers doing things such as visiting the gym, walking or visiting places of interest together.There are 12000 people living with dementia in Leicestershire and 600 people with dementia in Rutland, and that number is expected to rise.Volunteers are given training and are reimbursed for expenses.Anyone interested in finding out more about volunteering for Alzheimer’s Society’s in Leicestershire and Rutland should contact Suna Tilley, Side By Side Coordinator on 0116 2311113

Market Harborough’s Jubilee Foodbank is appealing for donations as it copes with increasing demand for help. The service, run by Churches Together in Harborough, is particularly short of instant mashed potato, vegetables in tins, jars of marmalade and jam and cream crackers. Donations can be dropped off at collection points in the foyer of Sainsbury’s, the Co-Op in the Commons Car Park and the Nationwide Building Society, or at any of the town’s Churches. 

For a full list of food items needed, click www.jubileefoodbank.info