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1st May

Back to Basics Cookery Course

9:30am to 12:00pm at Gwendoline Community House.

This free, fun and informal five-week course aims to teach residents how to cook healthy meals from scratch. It will also show ways to include more fruit and veg in the diet, as well as tips on reducing food waste and using up leftovers. For more information, call 0116 305 0820.

1st May

Community Cafe in the Park

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

Relax, unwind and enjoy coffee and a cake in this award-winning park. The community cafe will be open on two days this month - Wednesday May 1 and Wednesday May 15.

This event takes place on the 1st May, 15th May, 29th May, 12th June, 26th June, 10th July, 24th July, 7th August, 21st August, 4th September, 18th September, 2nd October, 16th October, 30th October.

1st May

Drawing and Painting Course (10 weeks)

1:30pm to 3:30pm at Ten2 Gallery and Art Cafe, 102 Castle Street.

Develop and improve your skills and techniques in a variety of mediums during this ten-week course. Suitable for beginners and those with some experience. Cost is £100 for the entire course. There will also be classes starting in May for life drawing, mixed media, botanical painting and watercolours. For more information or to book, pop into the The Art Studio or call Hinckley 636339.

Art Studio and Ten2 Gallery
2nd May

Social Sewing

6:30pm to 7:30pm at The Sewing Cafe, 116 Castle Street.

Crafters and passionate stitchers can enjoy this sociable, monthly get together at The Sewing Cafe. Sew and chat and make the most of the space and sewing machines - you can bring along a current project, or start a new one. Tickets cost £3 per person, with tea and coffee provided. There is also a daytime Social Sewing event held on Friday May 3 at 10.30am.

The Sewing Cafe
5th May

Sunday Concert

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

The summer season is coming to Hollycroft Park and will see the return of Sunday concerts. The first will see the Ratby Mid Band perform, while swing band Junction 21 will perform on May 19. Please bring your own chair and sunshade, if needed. During the concerts, tea, coffee and biscuits will be served.

This event takes place on the 5th May, 19th May.

6th May

Barefoot Yoga: Parents and Child Class

4:30pm to 5:00pm at Hinckley Leisure Centre, Argents Mead.

Enjoy calming, soothing yoga at this class for parents and children. The class at 4.30pm-5pm is for those with children aged 3-5, while the class at 5pm is for those with children aged 5-11. For more information, visit Barefoot Yoga on Facebook.

9th May

Sew-a-Wiggle-thon at The Sewing Cafe

10:00am to 9:00pm at The Sewing Cafe, 116 Castle Street.

Drop in anytime between 10am and 9pm to help The Sewing Cafe team stitch as many Wiggly Bags as possible.

A Wiggly Bag is often worn by little ones who have a central line put in during treatment for cancer, so when Ward 27 at Leicester Royal Infirmary asked if The Sewing Cafe could help provide some extra Wiggly Bags, they thought they'd ask you lovely lot might like to get involved too and get sewing!

Find out more at www.thesewingcafe.co.uk/sew-a-wiggle-thon or call 01455 698034

The Sewing Cafe
10th May

Game of Thrones Quiz

6:00pm to 7:00pm at Hinckley Library, Lancaster Road.

Think you know all there is to know about the greatest TV show and books this side of Westeros? You know nothing! Battle it out in Hinckley Library's Game of Thrones quiz. Assemble your army with a minimum of two players and a maximum of six. A cash prize is up for grabs for the winning army! Game of Thrones costume is not essential, but booking is. Tickets cost £1 per person. Please call 0116 305 2500 (ravens not accepted).

Hinckley Library
10th May

German Night at The Cafe

7:00pm to 10:00pm at The Cafe, 89 Castle Street (top end).

This lovely cafe on 'upper' Castle Street transforms to a German themed eatery on Friday nights, bringing cuisine to tantalise taste buds in Hinckley. Guests can pick from dishes including peppered mackerel mousse, German salami, Bratwurst, goulash and black forest gateaux.

BYOB (you are also welcome to bring your own beer or wine along to accompany your meal).

Two Courses: £18 / Three Courses £23

To book, call Vicky on 01455 890238 or message The Cafe on Facebook.

This event takes place on the 10th May, 17th May, 24th May, 31st May.

The Café
10th May

Chateaubriand Evening

7:30pm to 10:30pm at Petite Chouette Cafe Bar, 7a Regent Street.

Enjoy a lovely, relaxed evening in this fairy-lit cafe bar. You will be served a Chateaubriand fillet steak with béarnaise sauce, potatoes and a watercress salad. The cost for two is £50. Please message Petite Chouette on Facebook or visit the cafe to book.

Petite Chouette Cafe Bar
11th May

Music in the Mead

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

Pack a picnic and bring along the whole family for the first Music in the Mead of the year. This session features an acoustic performance in the bandstand by Steven Faulkner. Steven, with Dan Gerrey on percussion, will perform a range of popular covers from artists such as Simon & Garfunkel, David Bowie, Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Queens of The Stone Age, using loop pedals and percussion along with guitars and vocals.

12th May

Burbage Common Open Day

10:30am to 4:30pm at Burbage Common, Leicester Road.

The ever-popular annual countryside open day returns for its 25th year. The day makes the most of the natural environment with workshops, demonstrations, Morris dancers, maypole dancing, crafts, outdoor activities and animals. A fun - and free - day for all the family. Regular events also include alpacas, falconry, pond dipping, den building, farmers market and refreshments.

12th May

Heritage Bus Trip

at Hinckley Museum, Thatched Cottages.

With the Museum now open and in full swing for its new season, enjoy this heritage bus trip for £16 (leaving the Museum at 2.30pm). Book at the Museum during opening times: Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 2pm-4pm, Monday 11am-3pm.

13th May — 24th May

Artspiration and Pride Landscape

at The Atkins Building, Lower Bond Street.

An exhibition of art by artists looking to dispel the stigma of mental health. This exhibition is free to enter and enjoy and is organised as part of Mental Health Awareness Week - May 13 to May 19.

At the same time, there will also be a LGBT exhibition featuring six artwork trees. Each tree is designed to represent the colours and meanings from the Pride flag: healing, sunlight, nature, harmony and spirit.

17th May

Psychic Night (6 tables of 6 guests with 6 psychics)

at 102 Castle Street.

Following on from the sell out night held in March, the Ten2's team of psychics are back on May 17th for another exceptional evening.
Tickets are £25.00 and include a drink, fish and chips, desserts and psychic readings. Get your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Tel: 01455 636339 for full details and availability.

17th May

Bistro Night at Petite Chouette Cafe Bar

7:30pm to 10:30pm at Petite Chouette Cafe Bar, 7 Regent Street.

Join Petite Chouette for a laid-back, friendly evening in their intimate cafe bar. The bistro night features a three-course set menu for £25 per person, with all ingredients locally supplied wherever possible. Please message Petite Chouette on Facebook or visit the cafe to book.

Petite Chouette Cafe Bar
18th May

Love Your Local Market

10:00am to 3:00pm at Castle Street, Hinckley Market.

Celebrate national Love Your Local Market fortnight at Hinckley market, with children’s activities and entertainment throughout the day. A full day of activities is planned to showcase the market, which has been at the heart of Hinckley town centre for over 700 years. Visitors will receive a free cotton ‘Love Hinckley Market’ bag with any purchase over £3 from one of the market stalls (subject to availability).

23rd May

Ballet Theatre present 'Margot Fonteyn - a Centenary Celebration'

at Concordia Theatre, Stockwell Head.

Celebrate the life and works of one of the world’s greatest ballerinas of all time, Margot Fonteyn. Considered by the industry as a guiding light and a shining example for generations of dancers, she set the standards of classical glamour both on and off the stage.

This production celebrates her life and achievements as we follow her career with highlights from her most iconic performances including Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and Giselle, along with new work inspired by the icon herself. Featuring the internationally renowned dancers of Ballet Theatre UK. Tickets cost £10. For more information, call the Concordia Theatre box office on 01455 615005.

Concordia Theatre
24th May

Cheese & Wine Evening

7:30pm to 10:30pm at Petite Chouette Cafe Bar, 7 Regent Street.

Sample some delicious French cheeses from La Fromagerie, alongside crackers, French bread, cornichon and homemade chutney - all soaked up with two classes of selected French wine. £22 per person. Please message Petite Chouette on Facebook or visit the cafe to book.

This event takes place on the 24th May, 31st May.

Petite Chouette Cafe Bar
25th May

Music in the Mead

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

Dance, sing and enjoy the latest Music in the Mead, which features a performance by Out of Gas. The band will perform a range of popular covers from the sixties to the present.

28th May

Animal Antics at Hinckley Library

10:30am to 11:30am at Hinckley Library, Lancaster Road.

Calling all animal lovers! Lion Learners are back by popular demand and coming to Hinckley Library for the May school holidays. This popular event gives children the chance to meet and handle lots of animals such as guinea pigs, snakes and lizards!

This event is for children aged 4-11 years and must be pre-booked. Tickets cost £3 per child.
Book your ticket now to avoid disapointment!

You can call Hinckley Library on: 0116 3052500 or email: hinckleylibrary@leics.gov.uk

Hinckley Library