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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31st October

Halloween Night

7:00pm to 11:30pm at I Due Vulcani, The Crescent.

Join the popular Italian restaurant for some spooky live music with Gary Priestley. Don’t forget to put on your scariest outfit!

I Due Vulcani
2nd November

Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche

at Concordia Theatre.

This NTP Studio production is described as emotional and hysterically funny. Tickets cost £7 each. Find out more about this production and what else is coming up at the Concordia by visiting www.concordiatheatre.co.uk

5th November — 16th November


at Concordia Theatre.

Production by AOS of the famous musical about Eva Peron, who went from a life of poverty to the First Lady of Argentina. With a chart-topping score, including Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, You Must Love Me and more, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical is a classic. Tickets cost £15 (concessions £13). Contact Mandy Harvey on 07855 746520 for more information.

6th November

Community Cafe in the Park

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

Pop along to the award-winning park and enjoy a coffee and a chat in the beautiful surroundings. Held in the Pavilion.

7th November

Open Mic Night

8:00pm to 11:00pm at The Elbow Room, 26 Station Road.

All welcome to come and play, sing or just to listen!

Elbow Room Ale and Cider House
8th November

Free Live Music

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

Enjoy another night at I Due Vulcani with free, live music from Nathan Scott. Let him entertain you with hits from the 50s up until the present day.

9th November


10:00am to 2:00pm at Mary Forryan Centre, St Peter's, Leicester Road.

Come and browse the stalls of 22 local and international charities to choose practical gifts which can be sent in the names of your loved ones to people in need, both home and abroad. Refreshments and a Fair Trade stall will be available.

9th November

Festival of Learning

11:00am to 3:00pm at Hinckley Campus, Lower Bond Street.

North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College (previously North Warwickshire & Hinckley College) invite you to join them for their Festival of Learning.

A fun-filled open day to fall in love with lifelong learning! Just pop-in. No booking necessary.

North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College (NWSLC)
9th November

Creative: Lino Cut Christmas Cards

1:00pm to 4:30pm at Ten2 Gallery, 102 Castle Street.

Students will be shown how to create their own single colour lino cut to be made into Christmas cards. The class will be themed around Christmas with templates and ideas provided by Sarah. You will begin by designing an A6 design to fit in the centre of the cards. You will then be taught how to cut into the lino plate. Finally, print a small run of greetings cards and take your lino home so you can create more!

All materials included.

Price: £45

Sarah Holden

Art Studio and Ten2 Gallery
10th November

Remembrance Service

10:30am to 11:30am at Argents Mead and Hinckley town centre.

The annual Remembrance Sunday parade and service in honour and respect of those that have fought for their country in conflict. A service will take place at Hinckley War Memorial, Argents Mead.

15th November

New Look Lock-In Party

5:30pm to 7:30pm at Britannia Centre.

New Look are excited to announce they are having a LOCK-IN PARTY on Friday 15th November.

Join them from 5.30pm and receive a little treat - 25% off party wear AND Prosecco whilst you shop!

New Look
15th November

Live Music

9:00pm to 12:30am at I Due Vulcani, The Crescent.

Upbeat, five-piece band ACSIA will be entertaining guests at I Due Vulcani. Entry is free.

I Due Vulcani
17th November

Hellcats Tattoo Parlour Charity Event

11:00am to 9:00pm at Hellcats Tattoo Parlour.

Hellcats have joined forces with Kwikfit in Hinckley and Children with Cancer UK to help raise money for a good cause. The money raised is going towards building a family accommodation wing at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. Helping to keep families together while children undergo treatment.

They will be offering 3 custom made designs to show peoples support for the fight against cancer. Please see the poster for the designs and prices. You can choose the ribbons colours or go for black and grey. Hellcats will be taking appointments and keeping space for walk ins on the day. Or if you would like to give to the cause but wouldn't like a ribbon tattoo all of the designs on the walls in the shop will be available at standard prices but all proceeds will still be donated to the charity!

They will also be holding a raffle for the following prizes 1st Place : £140 Tattoo Voucher + £40 Piercing Voucher 2nd Place: £70 Tattoo Voucher + £20 Piercing Voucher 3rd Place: £40 Tattoo Voucher + £10 Piercing Voucher 4th Place 1 free go on the Get What you Get Machine (worth £70) Raffle tickets are on sale from today at Hellcats for £5 each All of these proceeds will go to the charity!

Please contact Hellcats if you would like to book in!

Hellcats Tattoo Parlour
20th November — 24th November

Shiny Brewing & Furnace Brewpub Tap Takeover

at The Elbow Room, 26 Station Road.

Come and enjoy our 4th Year Anniversary celebrations with 10 - 12 different Cask Ales & 4 Craft Beers to choose from at this Tap Takeover!

Opening times:
Mon 5pm to 10pm
Tue/Wed/Thurs 2pm to 11pm
Fri/Sat 12 noon to 11.30pm
Sun 12 noon to 9pm

Elbow Room Ale and Cider House
20th November

Armed Forces Coffee Morning

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

Led by Age UK Leicestershire and Rutland and supported by the Borough Council, this is an opportunity for veterans and their spouses, carers, widows and widowers to meet for coffee and cake. Come along to The Green Rooms, St Mary's Road, Hinckley where you will be greeted with a warm welcome. Contact Michaela on 0116 2614606 or Joiningforces@ageukleics.org.uk for more information.

21st November

Live Music Night with Hopsons Kaffe Lite

8:00pm to 11:00pm at The Elbow Room, 26 Station Road.

Part of our 4th Year Anniversary celebrations!

Come and join us for a lovely evening of live music and enjoy Hopsons Kaffe Lite's subtle approach to Uptown and Downtown Rhythm & Blues, Rockabilly and Country Blues.

Elbow Room Ale and Cider House
22nd November

Ten2 Art Cafe - Light Switch on Event

9:00am to 9:00pm at The Art Cafe, 102 Castle Street.

Here at The Art Cafe we will be serving a warming glass of mulled wine, Frank Parker's turkey in a cob with cranberry sauce and stuffing, and to finish, a mince pie with cream.

What a wonderful way to start the winter festivities!

We will be open all day (9.00am - 9.00pm). Arrive early to get your (warm) seat to watch the fireworks and the lights switch on at 6.30pm

Art Studio and Ten2 Gallery
22nd November

Christmas Lights Switch-On and Tin Hat Fair

at Hinckley town centre and Argents Mead.

The annual Christmas lights switch on, followed by a spectacular fireworks display over St Mary's Church. The festive season starts in Hinckley with the Christmas lights switch on and Tin hat fair. There will be lots of entertainment and attractions for all the family throughout the evening.

The lights will be switched on at 6:30pm by Isla Tansey’s family and the switch-on will be followed by a fantastic fireworks display over St Mary's church at 7pm. There will be Santa's grotto, live entertainment, market stalls and late night shopping. The Tin hat fair will be in Regent Street on Friday and Saturday Night.

There will be free children's activities in the United Reformed Church from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

22nd November

Light Switch-On Celebrations

4:00pm to 11:30pm at The Elbow Room, 26 Station Road.

Part of our 4th Year Anniversary celebrations!

Come and enjoy some delicious hot mulled wine and cider, all served up with free mince pies during the Christmas Light Switch-On!

Elbow Room Ale and Cider House
22nd November

Hinckley Library Celebrates Christmas

5:30pm to 7:30pm at Hinckley Library, Lancaster Road.

Come in out of the cold and join Hinckley Library on Friday 22nd November as we open our doors from 5.30-7.30pm and celebrate the town’s festivities.

We’ll have loads on offer for all ages, including face painting, badge making, a tombola and gingerbread men to decorate. We’ll also be joined by a local craft stall, Cornstalk Crafts, who will have lots of handmade goodies on offer from toys to preserves. Come and sample our hot chocolate and mince pies too – we’ll be selling both on the night!

We’re very excited to also be hosting Steve Tye, Family Portrait Photographer, who will be with us from 5.30-7pm to take your family or individual portraits. These come in a range of prices starting from just £8 and make the perfect Christmas gift (payment to be taken in full on the night). There is no need to book, simply drop in during the evening. Your portraits will then be ready for collection from the library the following week.

Don’t miss out, come and join us. We hope to see you there

Hinckley Library
22nd November

Hinckley Library Celebrates the Lights Switch-On

5:30pm to 7:30pm at Hinckley Library, Lancaster Road.

Hinckley Library will be open to celebrate the lights switch on. Come in out of the cold, have a hot chocolate and enjoy festive fun for all the family! Make your own badge, have a go at tombola, decorate some gingerbread and browse our crafts and children’s books for sale. There will also be face painting and a Christmas family photoshoot, perfect for a Christmas gift! Refreshments will be available - only £1 for a hot drink and snack.

22nd November

Live Music

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

Talented female singer Georgie Mason will be performing live at the popular Italian restaurant. Entry is free.

I Due Vulcani
23rd November

Christmas Gift Fair

10:00am to 4:00pm at Atkins Building, Lower Bond Street.

The Christmas gift fair returns to the Atkins Gallery with Christmas gift ideas and other festive treats.

With a huge range of stalls from local artists, crafters and businesses it will be a great opportunity to tick some items off your Christmas shopping list! Free to enter.

23rd November

Live Music Evening with Steve Faulkner

3:00pm to 6:00pm at The Elbow Room, 26 Station Road.

Part of our 4th Year Anniversary celebrations!

Local Musician Steve Faulkner Live - Playing songs by Erasure, AHA, Oasis, The Who, Beck, Led Zeppelin, Soundgarden, Green Day, Wheatus, Elbow and many more.

Elbow Room Ale and Cider House
24th November

Live Music with Bodgers Mate

3:00pm to 6:00pm at The Elbow Room, 26 Station Road.

Part of our 4th Year Anniversary celebrations!

Local Musicians Bodgers Mate Live! Fusing traditional music with rock, jazz and latin music. Bodgers Mate are one of the most sought after ceilidh bands in the UK.

Elbow Room Ale and Cider House
26th November

Late Night Shopping

6:00pm to 8:30pm at Hubbard's Toy Cupboard, Regent Street.

Come and have a browse and stock up on Christmas gifts for the kids. As you browse, you can enjoy a cup of tea or glass of Prosecco.

28th November

Marmalade Meringue Shine Bright Christmas Night

5:00pm to 8:00pm at Marmalade Meringue, 82 Castle Street.

The second Shine Bright Christmas Shopping Event is coming up, so bring your pals, grab your purses and pop in for a Prosecco! Marmalade Meringue have so many stunning new gifts to show you, from cosy winter accessories to cute stocking fillers; it’s the perfect way to start your Christmas shopping! As if that wasn’t exciting enough, their illuminated Christmas display will be twinkling away, so you can choose your favourite decorations from this year’s hand-picked range. We are especially loving the white berry wreaths, stunning ceramic Santa’s and beautiful beaded baubles! So come join them for a wonderful Christmassy evening!

Marmalade Meringue
28th November

St Mary's Church - Christmas Tree Festival (Preview Evening)

6:30pm to 8:30pm at St Mary's Church, Church Walk.

Preview evening - All welcome. Tree Lights will be switched on at 7pm by The Mayor. Background music will be provided by St Mary’s music groups. Refreshments available to purchase. Licensed bar. Raffle.

Exclusively sponsored by Roundabout Hinckley

29th November — 2nd December

St Mary's Church - Tree Festival & Children's Trail

at St Mary's Church, Church Walk.

Open Church to view the trees:
Friday, 29th November 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Saturday, 30th November 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Sunday, 1st December 12 noon - 4.00 pm
Monday, 2nd December 10.00 am - 1.00pm

A Tree listing programme will be provided and an opportunity to vote for your favourite tree. (£2 pp donation suggested)

Children’s Trail available.

Coffee Bar serving hot and cold refreshments, Traidcraft and books will be for sale as usual along with Cards for Good Causes.

29th November

St Mary's Church - Wine Soiree (ticketed event)

7:30pm to 9:30pm at St Mary's Church, Church Walk.

A wine tasting evening accompanied by complimentary nibbles whilst listening to live performances from musical theatre students. Tickets: Pre booking only and limited tickets available.

Adults only, £15pp Raffle on the night. Dress Code – glad rags!

All tickets sold through St Mary’s Church coffee bar.

30th November

Christmas Open (Art) Exhibition 2019

11:00am to 12:00pm at 102 Castle Street.

Painting brushes at the ready!

Sending in days:
Monday 18th - Saturday 23rd November 9.00am – 5.00pm

You can enter paintings of robins, and pine cones etc. etc., but you don't have to... There is no theme: so if you want to put a painting in of a gorgeous beach with the sun beating down, that's fine too!

Exhibition Dates – Saturday 30th November - Saturday 1st February 2020 (closed on Sundays)

Contact Tel: 01455 636339

Email: roseallinson102@gmail.com

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Art Studio and Ten2 Gallery