Hinckley BID Events

Hinckley BID organises a whole range of exciting events in Hinckley Town Centre, and thanks to your support they continue to grow in popularity every year! Please visit often to see the very latest information about our events. We look forward to seeing you!

What else is on this month?

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1st September

Take It From the Top (Big Band Sounds)

3:00pm to 5:00pm at Hollycroft Park, Shakespeare Drive.

Enjoy a spectacular concert for free in the scenic (and award-winning) grounds of Hollycroft Park. This is another event organised by Friends of Hollycroft Park as part of their summer Events in the Park programme. As usual they will play from 3 - 5pm with a short break in the middle when tea, coffee and squash will be available.

4th September

Community Cafe

10:30am to 1:00pm at Hollycroft Park, Shakespeare Drive.

Drop in for tea and cake in the beautiful surroundings of Hollycroft Park. Hosted in the Green Flag award-winning park's Pavilion.

6th September

England vs Australia U18 International Football

7:00pm to 9:00pm at LRFC - Leicester Road Stadium.

LRFC is proud to host this fantastic U18 International football match. For full details, see the story on our 'NEWS' at www.hinckleybid.co.uk/news

Leicester Road Football Club
7th September

Art in the Park

11:00am to 1:00pm at Hollycroft Park, Shakespeare Drive.

A fun, informal event for anyone feeling creative! Everyone is welcome, so if you haven't tried drawing yet bring some pencils and paper and give it a go. There will be tuition to help you get started.

12th September

Then, Now & Forever: A Partnership with Leicester City Football Club

10:30am to 11:30am at Concordia Theatre Coffee Lounge, Stockwell Head.

The Concordia is proud to host the second of its functions with Leicester City’s Community Trust. As part of this event, LCFC staff will be at the theatre when a WWII singalong will be presented by theatre members. The event takes place in the coffee lounge. Come and join in the fun - there is no charge and a vintage morning tea will be provided! To book, call Judy Peatfield on Hinckley 847676 or email judy.peatfield@ntlworld.com

12th September

Pottery Painting Night

7:00pm to 10:00pm at The Pottery Shed, Hansom Court.

Enjoy this vibrant, fun Spanish-themed pottery painting event at The Pottery Shed. For more information, visit the shop or call Hinckley 324512.

13th September — 15th September

Heritage Open Day

10:00am to 5:00pm at Hinckley & District Museum, Lower Bond Street.

An event taking place as part of Heritage open days 2019. As well as taking part in the Atkins Heritage Tour, Hinckley & District Museum will be open during Heritage Open Days with their usual admission fee waived. Opening hours are 10am to 4pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 2pm to 5pm on Sundays.

There will be a chance to see the framework knitter's room setting with c.1740 stocking frame and displays including ‘Extraordinary Women’, plus a full‐size model of a Roman chariot and locally-found artefacts. There is also a ‘secret’ cottage garden and Fairtrade tearoom, children’s quiz and old fashioned toys to play with and dressing up area.

13th September

Church Tower Tour

10:00am to 5:00pm at St Mary's Church.

An event taking place as part of Heritage open days 2019. Visitors aged 16 and up have the chance to climb the church tower and see the clock and carillon. You must be able to climb 50 steep steps. Places are strictly limited and pre‐booking is essential. To apply for a slot contact Geoff Fuller on 07890 327286

13th September

Zoe Snow Live

7:00pm to 10:00pm at I Due Vulcani, The Crescent.

Relax and enjoy Zoe and her performance of Motown, soul and 60s, 70s and 80s rock n roll. Limited spaces are available, call Hinckley 324861 to book.

14th September

Music in the Mead

1:00pm to 3:00pm at Argents Mead.

Enjoy the summer performances while they’re still here - pack a picnic and a blanket to enjoy the sounds of Impact Steel Band. Free performance.

15th September

Hinckley BID's 9th Annual Motorshow

10:00am to 4:30pm at Castle Street.

SORRY, PRE-REGISTRATION FOR THE SHOW HAS NOW CLOSED.

Due to the high number of entries received to date, we have closed pre-registration to the show. If you would like to enter your vehicle on the day, please arrive between 9.30am-10.00am (via Station Road, LE10 1AW) and our marshalls will do their best to find space for qualifying classic vehicles and vehicles of special interest.

If you are unable to gain entry to exhibit your vehicle, we hope you will join us as a spectator for what promises to be a fabulous day in glorious sunshine. With free entertainment for children in Argents Mead and many shops and restaurants open for your enjoyment, you won't be disappointed!

Hinckley BID's 9th Annual Motorshow on Sunday, 15th September 2019 • 10.00am to 4.30pm in Hinckley Town Centre. FREE to exhibit and attend.

Growing in popularity every year and probably the biggest town centre motorshow in the country.

We welcome classic vehicles and vehicles of special interest.

More than 800 vehicle owners from all over the Midlands and beyond filled Hinckley Town Centre in 2018 to show off their beautiful and carefully restored machines to a crowd of several thousand people.

This is a FREE EVENT brought to you by Hinckley BID, compliments of town centre businesses.

For full details and to register for this event, please visit our website.

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15th September

Hinckley Music Club Presents

2:30pm to 3:30pm at Holy Trinity Church.

Varinia Oyola-Rebaza will be performing on her viola, alongside Mihály Berecz on piano. Tickets are available on the door and cost £12 for adults, £5 for students and children can go free.

15th September

Johnnie & The Rockers

3:00pm to 5:00pm at Hollycroft Park, Shakespeare Drive.

This will be the final concert for this season, so bring a chair and enjoy a good afternoon of classic rock and roll!

18th September

Armed Forces Coffee Morning

10:00am to 12:00pm at The Green Rooms, St Mary's Road.

Older veterans and their spouses, carers, widows and widowers are welcome. Led by Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland and supported by the council. Time: 10am to 12pm. Contact Michaela on 0116 2614606 or email Joiningforces@ageukleics.org.uk

18th September

Community Cafe

10:30am to 1:00pm at Hollycroft Park, Shakespeare Drive.

Drop in for tea and cake in the beautiful surroundings of Hollycroft Park. Hosted in the Green Flag award-winning park's Pavilion.

19th September

People Power Exhibition

9:00am to 4:30am at The Atkins Building, Lower Bond Street.

The 2019 theme for Heritage Open Days is ‘People Power’. As part of this, the Atkins Gallery will feature stories, images and objects from Atkins Building's industrial past, including the 1975 Hosiery strike!


As well as taking part in the Atkins Heritage Tour, the newly-restored Hansom Cab takes pride of place in the Atkins Gallery in the Atkins Building. The historic cab was returned by Adrian Lander, who spent eight months restoring the cab to its original condition. The Hansom Cab, dubbed the ‘gondola of London’ by Victorian Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, was developed, tested and patented in Hinckley by Joseph Hansom in 1834. It went on to become one of the most popular forms of transport during the 1800s.

19th September

Museum Talk - Brian Johnson (Made in Leicester - Part 2)

7:30pm to 8:30pm at Great Meeting Chapel, Baines Lane.

Brian Johnson will be presenting the second part of his talk into items made in Leicester.

The talk costs £3 for non museum members and can be purchased on the door.

Hinckley and District Museum
20th September — 22nd September

Heritage Open Days

10:00am to 5:00pm at Hinckley Town Centre.

Many events will be taking place throughout the town centre, at St Mary's Church, The Atkins Building, Hinckley & District Museum and on Castle Street.

You'll also be able to complete a BID child-friendly Hinckley History Trail with prizes to be won, so just pick up a copy from any of the venues.

20th September

Church Tower Tour

10:00am to 5:00pm at St Mary's Church.

An event taking place as part of Heritage open days 2019. Visitors aged 16 and up have the chance to climb the church tower and see the clock and carillon. You must be able to climb 50 steep steps. Places are strictly limited and pre‐booking is essential. To apply for a slot contact Geoff Fuller on 07890 327286

20th September

Listen While You Lunch

12:00pm to 1:00pm at Hinckley Library, Lancaster Road.

Lunchtime Talk - 'Admiral Nelson and Lady Hamilton' with Richard Smith

Why not pop along to one of Hinckley Library’s monthly lunchtime talks: ‘Listen While You Lunch’. The talks fall every third Friday of the month from 12 noon until 1pm and tickets very often sell out fast. You are welcome to bring along your lunch for the session and a tea/coffee is included in the price of £3 (for library members) and £4.50 (for non-members).

Booking is essential, so please pre-book your ticket from the Help Point at Hinckley library before the talk or by calling us on the telephone number below. The next session is:

Don’t delay – get your ticket now! For further information please contact the library on: 0116 3052500.

Hinckley Library
20th September

Peaky Blinders Night

7:00pm to 12:00am at I Due Vulcani, The Crescent.

Ready to dress up? I Due Vulcani’s popular Peaky Blinders themed night is back! Rachel Ball will also be on-hand to entertain guests with her post-modern jukebox, while there will also be a five-course set menu to whet the appetite. Booking is essential and a £20 deposit per person is needed on booking. Call Hinckley 324861 for more information.

26th September

Quiz Night

8:00pm to 9:30pm at I Due Vulcani, The Crescent.

Grab your brainiest friends and join the popular Italian restaurant for their Quiz Night. Wonderful prizes are waiting for you.

27th September

Macmillan Coffee Morning

10:00am to 12:00pm at Hollycroft Park, Shakespeare Drive.

As part of the national Macmillan Coffee Morning, pop along and enjoy a coffee in the Pavilion in the park. Please drop in and support this good cause.

27th September

Macmillan Coffee Morning

10:30am to 1:00pm at Hinckley Library, Lancaster Road.

The staff at Hinckley Library will be hosting a coffee morning raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Please do come along for hot drinks and homemade cakes and goodies. There will be lots to choose from so why not bring a friend or a relative? It’s a fantastic cause.

For more information ring the library on: 0116 3052500

Or email: hinckleylibrary@leics.gov.uk

Hinckley Library
28th September

Harry Potter Family Quiz

2:30pm to 4:00pm at Hinckley Library, Lancaster Road.

Crazy about Crookshanks? Dotty about Dobby? Test your knowledge at this magical Harry Potter family quiz! Families welcome, witches and wizards must be seven years and over. Teams must have a minimum of two people and a maximum of six. Entry is £1 per person with a cash prize for the winning team. Dressing up is encouraged and there will be a prize for the best outfit. Booking is essential: please contact hinckleylibrary@leics.gov.uk or 0116 305 2500 (owls not accepted).