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

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NOVEMBER

Friday 24th November

The next Old Union Canals Society meeting isbeing held. The Harborough Movie Makers will be showing a selection of canal films.It is at Gt Bowden Village Hall 7.30, and visitors are welcome.  £2 donation requested.

Friday 24th November - Sunday 26th November

The St Giles Christmas Tree Festival is being held at St Giles Church in Desborough. A vast array of trees, decorated by community groups and local firms will be on display – they’ll be lots of refreshments too.The festival is on from 3 til 9pm on Friday, 10 til 6 on Saturday and 11.30 til 5.30pm on Sunday.Admission is £2.50 – accompanied children under 16 get in for free. 

 

Saturday 25th November

Our Lady of Victories Church is holding it’s annual Christmas Bazaar between 9am and 2pm in the Assembly Rooms at Welland Park Academy. They are honoured to be able to feature a performance from the amazing Harborough Training Band which will really get us in the Christmas Sprirt, Father Christmas will also be taking a break from festive preparations to drop in and give the children time to visit.  The Bazaar will also feature St Josephs School singers, Scrummy home made cakes, a BBQ and tasty lunches, Bric-a-Brac, toys, books, plants, home made crafts, Jewellery, games, tombolas, face painting, and of course the great raffle with a £500 top prize! It’s a fantastic opportunity to kick off the festive season with a bit of shopping and socialising, and we will also be serving our famous Gaelic Coffees to help you get into the ’spirit’. Entrance is 50p, and we look forward to welcoming everyone.  All proceeds so towards to the upkeep of the church and to community projects.

Saturday 25th November

There’s a Christmas Fair at Lubenham Primary School.It’s on from 11 til 4pm and will include Christmas craft stalls, fun and games, tea’s coffee’s and mulled wine, mince pies and cakes, plus a choir performance at 1pm. Santa will be there too – in his Grotto between 12 and 3pm!Entry is free!

 

Saturday 25th November

The Wilbarston Christmas Fayre is being held. The event takes place at The Village Hall between 12 and 3pm and entry is free. On offer will be refreshments and mulled wine, cakes and Christmas puddings, a santa's grotto , games and gift stalls

Saturday 25th November

Rothwell Library are holding a Christmas Market from 11am to 1pm. There will be children's activities, lucky dip, tombola and a hamper draw. There will also be hand made Crafts for sale and refreshments. Everybody welcome and free admission. Looking forward to meeting our visitors.

Saturday 25th November

A fundraising reunion night is taking place for former customers and staff of the old Bell pub in Market Harborough.It’s taking place at the Market Harborough rugby club.There will be a disco, karaoke, raffles, competitions and a carvery buffet.Anyone who used the Bell, or were part of the many sporting teams based there is welcome.Tickets are priced £5 and can be bought from B & D barbers on Coventry Road or on the door.Proceeds from the night will go to the mental health charity Mind and other local charities.For more details search ‘The Bell reunion 2017’ on Facebook.

 

Sunday 26th November

A free afternoon of creative crafts for families is happening on Sunday in the Baptist Church halls in Manor Walk, Market Harborough.It’s on from 3 til 5pm, with children able to create an advent paper chain, tree decoration, Christmas card, marshmallow snowman and finger paint a stable! Younger children can also enjoy small world play, and there's a safe baby corner.Families are also invited to bring an item for the local Jubilee Foodbank to this Messy Church event, to help people in need during Christmas.

 

Sunday 26th November

A bicycle and accessory jumble sale is taking place at Naseby Village Hall. They’ll be new and old cycle parts, accessories, clothing, memorabilia, magazines and other cycling related products on sale between 9am and 12.30pm plus refreshments.It’s being organised by 12 year old Alexander – a student at the Robert Smyth Academy – to raise money for a trip to Borneo next year.

 

Sunday 26th November

A Remembrance Concert of easy listening music performed by The Harborough Band is taking place in Market Harborough.It’s being organised by the town’s branch of the Royal British Legion and will be held in the Assembly Rooms at the Welland Park Academy from 2.30pm.Tickets are priced £8 and can be bought in advance from M H Music on St Mary’s Road, or on the door.All proceeds from the event will go to this year’s Poppy Appeal.

 

DECEMBER 2017

 

Saturday 2nd December

Meadowdale Primary School are holding their Christmas Fayre between 11am and 2pm. There is a raffle including great prizes of a Sekonda watch, Royal Ascot tickets,family photography vouchers and £50 cash. We've got great stalls selling cakes and gifts. There are lots of fun game stalls and a lucky dip.  There will also be refreshments to buy and eat. All money raised will go towards the schools new adventure play trail.

Saturday 9th December

The T.S. Fernie Sea Cadets are holding a Rowing Challenge and Coffee Morning at Harborough Theatre.Teams formed by local businesses or groups of friends are being encouraged to take part in the rowing challenge to see who can row the furthest distance in fifteen minutes with an indoor carting voucher up for grabs for the winning team. Proceeds from the rowing challenge, coffee morning and stalls will provide equipment and opportunities for the T.S. Fernie Sea Cadets.To enter your team call Jo Hill on 07503 071815

 

Saturday 9th December

A SKA night is being held at welland park assembly rooms including a ska band called Social Ignition who are a brilliant up and coming band and we also have a very special guest confirmed for the night, ho was in a very well known ska band (who will be announced on 16th November) We will be raising funds on the night for cancer research charity with donation buckets! Tickets for this event Will be £12 or £15 on the night. Doors will open around 7pm bar also open to 11pm

Sunday 10th December

Harborough’s annual Santa Fun Run is returning for 2017 - Organisers are once again hoping to turn Welland Park into a sea of red suits, with people encouraged to enter either the 2 or 5k routes.It’s the third year of the fun event… which raises cash for local charities.Click race harborough dot co dot uk to enter.

 

Tuesday 12th December

Kibworth Ladies Choir and The Burton Overy Spectaculars present "A Musical Christmas" atSt NIcholas Hall, Leicester Grammar School in Great Glen. Doors open at 6.45pm for refreshments before the main event starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 (£5 for under 5s) and are available ferom Linda on 07714522300 or from Ireland and Company in Kibworth. The event is being sponsored by Tarratt and all proceeds will go to Rainbows

 

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.

JANUARY 2018

 

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.

APPEALS

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