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



Until 20th September

An exhibition has opened at The Boiler House Museum at Foxton Locks.  ‘Women of the Cut’ tells the everyday story of the hard working women of our canals during the commercial years. It includes a new film called, ‘Rosie’s Choice’ based on the reality of years leading up to WWII and the girls who learnt how to do the men’s jobs on the boats. Admission is three pounds for adults – children get in free.

Monday 14th August - Friday 18th August

‘Holiday at Home’ is taking place in Market Harborough. Aimed at the over 60s – there’ll be activities on each day at the Methodist Church on Northampton Road and on Thursday a trip to the King Richard the Third visitor centre in Leicester.People are welcome to go along to all the days - that run from 10am til 1pm – or just one or two – at a cost of £6 per session.For more details and to book places call Sue on 01858 465034.

Saturday 19th August and Sunday 20th August

The Bexley Phoenix Choir are performing two Church concerts as part of a tour...

The first is taking place on Saturday at the Holy Trinity Church in Rothwell at 7.30pm.  The second is on at All Saints in Dingley on Sunday from 3.30pm. The choir will be singing a variety of musical styles from Early Music and Classical, through to Gospel and Popular contemporary songs. It’s free admission to both....

Monday 21st August

A coffee morning is taking place in aid of Breast Cancer Care. It is to be held at The Angel Hotel on the HIgh Street. The coffee morning is on from 11.00am until 1pm. Entry is £7 and that includes teac/coffe and a cake as well as a £3 donation to the cause. There will also be a raffle to win a Tropic goody bag for pampering yourself.

Wednesday 23rd August

A Summer Fete is taking place at the Roman Way Community Centre in Market Harborough .It’s on from 11am til 2pm..There will be lots going on including stalls selling, Plants & Hanging baskets, Home-made Preserves & Chutneys and Cakes & Coffees plus a BBQ, Raffle, Tombola and lots more.All proceeds will go towards events at the centre.

Friday 25th August - Sunday 27th Augustt

Hallatonfest 2017 takes placefeaturing talented tribute bands and local performers...It’s on through the weekend and promises something for the whole family.They’ll also be children’s workshops, magic shows and an inflatable zone.Music will feature The Singing Club, which is a string group of Leicestershire students, aiming for music grades and a job in the industry.Tickets are priced £16 for the entire weekend, and £8 for children between 13 and 17.Under 12s go free, but must be accompanied by an adult. All proceeds from the event in Hallaton will go to the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance.Click hallatonfest.co.uk for more information and to book tickets!

Saturday 26th August

Plant Fair – The Square 9am to 3pm. Visit the Market Harborough Plant Fair on the Square and support a multitude of nurseries and growers. Perfect for gardeners and plant enthusiasts to visit and pick up tips from knowledgeable traders.An additional events also being held on 23rd September.

Sunday 27th August

The Market Harborough Youth Theatre invites members, old and new, to join them for their next production - the family pantomime "Dick Whittington". All abilities are welcome and there are parts for everyone. The first workshop takes place on Sunday 27th August at Woodcock Theatre Arts School (opp Leisure Centre). Under 11s should attend between 2pm and 3pm. Over 11s (up to 24 years) should come between 2pm and 5pm.Auditions take place the following week, Sunday 3rd September at the same venue - under 11s from 2-2.30pm and over 11s from 2pm to 6pm. For more information give The Youth Theatre a call on 07990546396


Saturday 2nd September

The Market Harborough Gardening Club are holding their annual show and the schedule of classes in now available!There are around 100 classes comprising of flowers, fruit, vegetables, handicrafts, home baking and photography.Schedules are available by calling Kath on 01858 468153.

Sunday 3rd September 

Celebrate the late summer season with spectacular colours when The Dahlia Festival returns to the Northamptonshire country house this year. In recognition of the impressive collection of dahlias at Kelmarsh Hall, a programme of specially-themed activities will take place on Sunday 3rd September and Sunday 17th September. The historic walled kitchen garden is home to a wonderful, varied display of dahlias and new American-bred varieties have been added to the collection. Varieties that can be found at Kelmarsh Hall include Crazy Legs, Sassafras, Lucky Ducky and Junkyard Dog.For those wishing to find out more about Dahlias there will be special dahlia clinic so that you too can enjoy a vibrant display in your own garden. There will also be garden tours led by our Garden consultant and volunteers, flower arranging demonstrations and a chutney tasting to enjoy the produce from our vegetable garden! With all these events and more, make sure Dahlia Festival is in your diary this September!The opening times are 11am to 5pm and there will be a single entry fee to the hall, gardens and all the events during the Dahlia Festival: £8.60 for adults, £4.50 for children aged 5-14, free entry for under-fives. Other membership cards cannot be used, including the Kelmarsh garden season ticket, and those planning on visiting the tea room only will be required to pay the full admission fee. For more details visit www.kelmarsh.com or call 01604 686543. Kelmarsh Hall is located on the Northamptonshire/Leicestershire border, just off Junction 2 of the A14.

From Monday 4th September

The Market Harborough Leisure Dancing club re-commence their weekly Sequence and Ballroom sessions on Monday September 4th.The sessions will continue to run at the Welland Park Assembly Rooms between 2.30pm and 4.30pm each Monday afternoon. New members are welcome – with your first session free.There is free tea and coffee – but please bring your own cups for this…..

Wednesday 6th September

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….Quizzes take 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…

Thursday 7th September

There is a Jumble Sale taking place at the Clipston Village Hall.There will be Jumble, Bric Brac, Shoes, Books, Tea’s, Cakes and a raffle.There will also be a Bring and Buy – but no electrical goods please….Doors open at 7pm.For more information call Grace on MH 525327

Saturday 9th - Sunday 10th September

The Lubenham Scarecrow Festival returns over this weekend. Scarecrows will take over the village with dozens on display thanks to the imagination of residents and groups...The event’s on between 11 and 6 on both days and they’ll also be live music and stalls on The Green, tractor ride tours of the village and cream teas in the church.For more details just search ‘Lubenham Scarecrow Weekend’ on Facebook

Thursday 21st September

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 19th October, 16th November and 21st December.

Saturday 23rd September

Plant Fair – The Square 9am to 3pm. Visit the Market Harborough Plant Fair on the Square and support a multitude of nurseries and growers. Perfect for gardeners and plant enthusiasts to visit and pick up tips from knowledgeable traders..


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