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



Friday 13th October - Thursday 19th October

Market Harborough Photographic Society will be holding it’s Annual Exhibition at St Dionysius Church, Market Harborough, from the 13th to the 19th of October. The Church will be open from 10am to 4pm daily.Entry is free, but please be aware that other events may be occurring in the church during this period. For information please visit www.marketharboroughphotographicsociety.co.uk.


Saturday 14th October

The Harborough Twenty Twelve Lions club are hosting their annual fun Pig Racing night at the Catholic Church hall. The first race is scheduled for 7pm and the ticket includes a fish and chip supper. For more information about the event search Harborough Twenty Twelve Lions on Facebook.


Saturday 14th October

Fleckney Village Hall is hosting a quiz night as part of its 60th anniversary celebrations.
Tickets are £8 each (4 to a team) which includes a fish and chip supper.
There is a cash rize for the winning team
Tickets can be purchased online at www.fleckneyvillagehall.org.uk or by calling the box office on 0116 298 2327


Saturday 14th October

Come Stargazing at The Bolierhouse, Foxton Locks - this FREE event, run by local astronomers, is open to anyone who would like to see and learn about the wonders of the night sky. If the sky is clear, come at 7 pm to the Top Car Park (Long Stay) at Foxton Locks. Of you want to check if the event is on, call 07834 658993 that evening.


Thursday 19th October

Market Harborough Food Fair. Visit the Market Harborough Food Fair on the Square on the 3rdThursday of every month.With a mix of local producers and street food, there is something for all food lovers to enjoy from gourmet toasties, fresh bread and South African street food to cakes and Caribbean food.Additional events on 16th November and 21st December.

Friday 20th October

The Leicestershire Wildlife Hospital is hosting a Barn Dance at Countesthorpe Village Hall.It’s on from 7.30 til 11pm with live music from popular band Govannen.Tickets cost £11 each, to be paid in advance, which include a ploughman's supper. There will also be a raffle on the night, with all proceeds going to the Wildlife Hospital in Kibworth.


Saturday 21st October

An evening of Classical-Folk and Broadway Music is taking place in Market Harborough.It’s on at the Methodist Church on Northampton Road from 7:30pm and will feature local musicians and performers.Tickets are priced £12 including refreshments and are available from The Baptist Church Cafe, Manor Walk on Tuesday and Friday between 9:30am-12:30pm or from The Bower House on Coventry Road.All proceeds will go to The Bower House, which is Market Harborough’s voluntary counselling service.

Saturday 21st October

The Harborough TWENTY 12 Lions club are holding a coffee morning at the Harborough Theatre Lounge. They’ll be coffee and tea, cakes, a tombola and more. It’s on from 9am til 12 noon and all proceeds will be donated to the local branch of Diabetes UK.


Saturday 21st October

A Northern Soul & Motown Evening is being held at Lubenham Village Hall, Lubenham
from 8pm til late. Tickets available from The Coach & Horses, Lubenham or on the door
Licensed bar, food available by 'Taste' & raffle. All proceeds to The Squires Effect - local charity supporting those less fortunate on the community


Tuesday 24th October

A chairty curry night is being held at Royal Bengal, St Marys Roadstarting at 7.30pm.It is £15 per person and Includes 2 courses. There will also be a Raffle on night

Tickets are to be obtained prior to event at The Paint Pottle, St Mary’s Rd, above the Doll & Bear. The event is being held

In aid of CATE WHITMORE, a local

resident who had a fall and has spine injuries


Tuesday 24th October

Gretton Womens Hour next fortnightly meeting will be held at Gretton Baptist Church Hall when Lynne Mold from Fairtrade will be attending with gifts for sale including scarfs,purses,bags,etc.We shall also include hymns,prayers and readings ending with light refreshments.Gretton residents and Women from the local area are all warmly welcome to join Gretton Womens Hour.Please call 01536 770601 for further details.

Saturday 28th October

The Diabetes UK Market Harborough & District Group are holding their annual Autumn Fayre at the St. Dionysius Church….It’s on from 9 am till 1 pm and will see lots of stalls selling new toys and books at bargain prices plus Christmas gifts and cards.They’ll also be refreshments and a big raffle!


Saturday 28th October

Put your best foot forward to support Cancer Research UK Relay for Life Leicester Committee are organising a Moonlight Walk to raise money for Cancer Research UK. This Moonlight Walk is taking place on Saturday 28th October from 7pm at Welland Park, Market Harborough.The walk will take you through the wonderful Welland Park so you can experience the beauty of nature at night. There will be a fun warm up to get everyone ready.Refreshments will be available, and glow sticks, wigs, leg warmers as well as fancy dress are all encouraged.Entry costs just £10 with all the money going to Cancer Research UK. You can choose to walk 5km or 10K. To register click cancer research uk dot org and search for ‘Market Harborough Moonlight Walk 2017.

Saturday 28th October

MHO, Market Harborough’s very own orchestra, is giving its 14th concert under the baton of Stephen Bell at 7.30pm at the Methodist Church, Northampton Rd, Market Harborough. At the concert ‘Once Upon A Time’ they are playing music inspired by myths, legends and fairy tales.  They are also playing a couple of very beautiful pieces from Tchaikowsky’s Sleeping Beauty. Do come along and listen, our aim is always to provide the opportunity to listen to great orchestral music in our home town.  If you would like any further details you can email them at marketharboroughorchestra@gmail.com  or look up their website at http://market-harborough-orchestra.co.uk .  They'd 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 17th Oct.   Accompanied children are free but must have a child ticket. We strongly advise buying tickets in advance as their last two concerts have sold out.


Saturday 28th - Sunday 29th October

Market Harborough Art Club are holding their Annual Exhibition at Market Harborough Theatre.
The Exhibition opens: Saturday 28th October 9.30am –
4.30pm Sunday 29th October 10.00am – 3.30pm. At this year’s annual exhibition we are also exhibiting a composite picture. Our members brought along their paints to our September meeting to create an exhibition piece based on a painting by Cesare Vecellio. The evening was led by David Coleman, who had divided a large photo of Cesare’s famous painting “Portrait of a Large Family” into postcard sized pieces. Each member’s task was to reproduce one of these pieces using their preferred medium on an A4 sized piece of paper or card, and to complete the work in less than two hours. What a challenge! We have assembled these individual interpretations into the whole. Come and marvel at the end result and compare it with the grand master’s original. “If Cesare were alive today, I’m sure he would have howled with laughter at our meagre attempts at realism art! “ writes Frank Bingley in his blog.


Sunday 29th October

There will be a Canal Museum Ghost Walk around Foxton Locks organised by The Boilerhouse at The Locks starting at 2pm.. Hear the ghostly stories of brutal murder, terrible accidents and sad ends. Adults £3, accompanied children free.



Wednesday 1st November

HFM’s next monthly quiz night takes place!! Dave Irving from the Breakfast Show will be hosting the fun night at the Angel Hotel….Teams of up to SIX maximum can take part and the cost is just two pounds per person…There are prizes up for grabs too…It’ll get underway at 8pm, but you can turn up from 7.30…This will be the last HFM quiz of 2017 – the following one will be on Wednesday 3rd January 2018! Quizzes normallytake place at the same time on the first Wednesday of every month at the Angel on the High Street, with all proceeds to HFM’s on-going fundraising drive…

Friday 3rd - Saturday 4th November

The Market People are holding are holding an event called "Market Harborough Market and friends". The town centre will once again enjoy the sight of French market traders, the sound of French accents (as well as some from Spain Italy, Morocco and other exotic locations), and the aromas of freshly prepared French foods as a popular and colourful array of continental market traders descend on Market Harborough for two lively days.T he purpose is to create aninternational atmosphere so people can enjoy exotic flavours and unusual aromas and delight in products they might not otherwise see or buy everyday.Beyond the stalls that tempt the taste buds, the market has traders who showcase the beauty of international craft traditions. They include bowls and ornaments carved from Moroccan marble; Baltic amber set into handcrafted jewellery; finely woven Italian clothing; and rugs and throws from Morocco and Turkey. One stall sells an astonishing 60 varieties of beauty bars and natural soaps derived from olive and argan oil.

Saturday 11th November

A charity Christmas Shopping Day is being held at Great Easton Village Hall. The event runs between 10am and 3pm and is raising money for Macmillan, Air Ambulance and Together for Rhys. There will be lots of stalls including Phoenix Cards, Craftymates and cakes and preserves. Local author Jane Clarke will also be in attendace signing her books.A raffle, tombola and refreshments will also be available. Entry to the event is just £1.


Thursday 16th November

Market Harborough Food Fair. Visit the Market Harborough Food Fair on the Square on the 3rdThursday of every month.With a mix of local producers and street food, there is something for all food lovers to enjoy from gourmet toasties, fresh bread and South African street food to cakes and Caribbean food.Additional events on 21st December.



Thursday 21st December

Market Harborough Food Fair. Visit the Market Harborough Food Fair on the Square on the 3rdThursday of every month.With a mix of local producers and street food, there is something for all food lovers to enjoy from gourmet toasties, fresh bread and South African street food to cakes and Caribbean food.



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 onj 07887895982.



Great Bowden Village Pantomime needs a man to play the dame, Winnie Widebottom in next February's production 'Robin Hood, A Middle-Aged Crisis'. (Oh no they don't, oh yes they do!!!)

Ideally they will have been on stage before, are confident and cheeky, comfortable in a dress and makeup and have an excellent sense of comic.....................timing!

Show week is the February half term (12 -17th) and rehearsals are every Thursday evening in Great Bowden, starting in October

Anyone interested please contact the director, Lisa Hilton via the Great Bowden Events Facebook page.


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