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






Wednesday 25th April

Harborough Theatre are presenting a talk by Dr. John Sutton on the origin and creation of the world’s first Tomb of the Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey. Following the talk there will be an opportunity to meet with Dr. Sutton over refreshments. The talk will cover The origin of the notion of an Unknown Warrior to represent all other unknown soldiers, The selection of the body, and the journey from France to London in 1920, The arrangements for the internment in Westminster Abbey.(There is film footage of the journey home), The unveiling of the Cenotaph on the same day, The traditions of Armistice Day & Remembrance Sunday (e.g. the two-minute silent and the introduction of poppies) and A brief review of how other countries commemorate their own Unknown Soldier. Come along and learn why it is the Unknown Warrior and not Soldier. Tickets, priced £3 each, are available at the Harborough Theatre Box Office or on the door (subject to availability).

Friday 27th April

The Old Union Canals Society are holding an open meeting at Gt Bowden Village Hall at 7.30pm.  It is a quiz night and social; there will be general knowledge, and a few canal questions.  Entry is free, but a £2 donation is requested. Visitors welcome. For more Inform,ation contact Mary Matts 0116 2792188, or visit the Old Union Canals Society website www.old-union-canals.org.


Saturday 28th April

The Harborough Theatre are holding a fundraising coffee morning called "Crafts and Coffee". It will be held at the theatre between 9.30 and 12.00. Its free admission and the event will include demonstrations of slate painting, fresh flower arranging and Morsbag making. Some of these items will be on sale. Tea, coffee, cakes and toasted teacakes will be available and a raffle is also being held.


Saturday 28th April

The Harborough Band present "Music from The Sage and Screen" at Wilbarston Village Hall. Thevent starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 on the door (£8 in advance) and are available from Wilbarston Village Shop, MH Music on St Mary's Road (01858463144) or from Harborough Band members (07881372325)


Sunday 29th April

Leicestershire wildlife hospital are holding a hedgehog awarness day. Starting at 2pm, the talk will cover everything you need to know about hedgehogs and will include meeting a hedgehog. Refreshments and a slice of cake included in the price ticket price £5 for members/friends  £8 to non members/friends. To book email us on lwhtalksandvisits@gmail.com


Sunday 29th April

A car boot sale is being held at Welland Park Academy on Welland Park Road. Doors open at 8.30am to the public. There will be many stalls including a tombola for a local Rainbows group.




Wednesday 2nd May

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.


Monday 7th May

A COFFEE MORNING is being held in aid of RAINBOWS CHILDREN’S HOSPICE at ST NICHOLAS CHURCH HALL, Rectory Lane, LITTLE BOWDEN, MARKET HARBOROUGH between 10.00am - 12.00noon. Eileen and Robin Bangerter and friends look forward to welcoming you to their Coffee Morning to raise funds for Rainbows Children’s Hospice. There will be Coffee/Tea and homemade cake.  We shall have the very popular Craft Sales Table, Raffles and a Puzzle Table. ALL Proceeds to RAINBOWS CHILDREN’S HOSPICE

Saturday 12th May

Leicestershire wildlife hospital are holding a coffee morning and table top sale from 10am until 12.30pm at Kibworth village hall, Station Rd, Kibworth . Admission is free 


Saturday 12th May

There will be a clutter sale at Turney’s Barn, North Lane, Foxton from 9.30am – 12pm. Items wanted include Bric a Bracs, Jewellery, books, children’s toys, bicycles, garden tools, sports equipment, garden furniture, labelled plants and household items and electrical items, clothes and large furniture are not wanted. There will be coffee’s, cakes and bacon butties at the clutter sale and your clutter must be brought to the barn on Wednesday 9th May and Thursday 10th May from 6pm-8pm. For any more information please contact Toni on 01858 545694 or Bridget on 01858 545273.  In aid of St Andrew’s Church.


Saturday 19th May

Lutterworth Railway Society presents its annual Model Railway Exhibition at the Wycliffe Rooms, George St, Lutterworth. LE17 4ED.. Doors open 10.00am to 4.30 pm. Admission Adult £4, Child £2, Family £8. Layouts various types, traders and light refreshments available. The society will have its information and sales table open. The venue has disabled access and is all on one floor. There is some free parking close by. For further information contact Exhibition Manager 01788 310354 www.lutterworthrailwaysociety.co.uk<http://www.lutterworthrailwaysociety.co.uk>

Saturday 19th May - Saturday 26th May

Tickets are now available for The Youth Theatre's next production, the Broadway musical "Hairspray". The show, to take place at The Welland Park Academy Theatre, runs between 19th and 26th May. Their box office, Synergy Dancewear on St Marys Road, is open from Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm. They are also available online from www.ticketsource.co.uk/theyouththeatre. For more information give them a call on 07887895982


Saturday 26th May

A TABLE TOP SALE is being held between 11 am – 3 pm at PITSFORD VILLAGE HALL. TABLES are £6 if you'd like to book one Refreshments Available For more information or to Book a Table  Tel: 07903511572 / 01858 880630 The event is Fundraising For Pitsford Village Hall.




Wednesday 6th June

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 9th June

The Burton Overy 3 Peaks Challenge takes place This is a fundraising walk over the beautiful Charnwood Peaks of Old John, Beacon Hill and Bardon Hill and you can challenge yourself to a section or all 15 miles.Afterwards, enjoy supper in the village hall at Burton Overy.The challenge has been set up to raise the money needed to repair the village hall floor – and to have fun!If you’d like to take part, contact Robert Brown on 0116 259 3184 for an information pack.




Harborough Town Football Club are inviting the local community for a behind the scenes look at the club’s facilities and future plans through a series of open evenings.People with an interest in the game are invited to meet the chairman and other senior officials, who will be on hand to talk about the exciting plans for club’s development, following the announcement earlier this year that they had secured £800,000 of funding.The opening evenings will take place between 7 and 9pm on Monday, April 23rd, Wednesday, April 25th  and Thursday, April 26th.People are also invited to drop-in on Sunday, April 29 between 10am and 2pm.


The Dolly Mixtures Ladies' Choir are looking for new members of any voice type! They are especially keen to hear from ladies with low voices as the choir would love to enhance their depth of sound! Join them on Mondays from 7.30pm-9pm upstairs at Harborough Baptist Church on Coventry Road. No singing experience necessary and the first session is FREE for new members!


The Third Market Harborough Scouts are in desperate need of new leaders for Scouts, Beavers, and Cubs. All groups are at capacity and there is an urgent need to recruit new volunteers, who’ll be given full training.So if you’d like to make a difference in the community, make contact with Paul Allenby on 07977 145779.


The Foxton Inclined Plane Trust - based at Foxton Locks – is looking for new people to join and become Trustees.Volunteers can get involved in many areas related to the running of a busy Charitable Trust, while getting the reward of enjoying spending time at one of Leicestershire’s premier tourist locations! For more details click www.fipt.org.uk


Leicestershire Wildlife Hospital in Kibworth is appealing for donations of loaf-type cat and dog food to help feed the large amount of hedgehogs they are caring for.They charity is currently having to by about 500 cans a week for the prickly patients.If you can help, drop off donations at the hospital base off Fleckney Road or call 07951 285 366.The food can also be bought from Welland Valley Feeds in Market Harborough and left for them to deliver to the wildlife hospital.


New Touch Rugby session are on every Tuesday from 8 til 9pm at Market Harborough Rugby Club.

Touch Rugby is a game for all, as no hard physical contact is required, just one handed touch.  

Anyone over 14 can play, male or female, large or small, fast or slow, experienced players and people who have never picked up a rugby ball.  It is great for fun, fitness, and socialising. You just need some boots and suitable clothing. For more details check out the Market Harborough Touch Rugby Facebook page.


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