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2nd July

Paint a Space Plate

10:00am to 11:30am at The Pottery Shed, Hansom Court.

Suitable for children age six and up, you will be shown how to paint a space-themed plate using layers of colours and a scratching technique to etch in your design. The cost is £12 per person, which includes a drink and a biscuit. Booking is essential.

3rd July

Printing Class Course

10:00am to 12:00pm at Art Studio, Upper Castle Street.

Budding artists can learn the art of printing in this six-week course at the popular venue. Cost is £40, which includes all materials. Other courses this month include Drawing With the Pen and Still Life in Acrylics. For more information, visit www.ten2gallery.co.uk

4th July

Workshop: Baby Bundle

6:30pm to 9:30pm at The Sewing Cafe, Upper Castle Street.

Learn how to make a baby hat, bib and bunny ear teether at this workshop. It is aimed for those at skill level two - anyone confident in using a sewing machine. Cost is £39 and includes everything you need. Other Sewing Cafe workshops this month include a mini quilting class, an introduction class, an introduction to patchwork, sewing for beginners and create an oilcloth wash bag. Visit www.thesewingcafe.co.uk for more information

4th July

Use a Wheel to Paint a Plate

7:30pm to 9:30pm at The Pottery Shed, Hansom Court.

Enjoy this fun way to paint a plate! You will be shown how to use a wheel to apply paint in bands of colour. The cost of the workshop is £14 per person. Booking is essential.

5th July

Live Concert

7:00pm to 9:00pm at I Due Vulcani, The Crescent.

Enjoy another live music event with Gary Priestly. The artist will delight audiences with several covers, from jazz, pop, rock and soul music.

6th July

Art in the Park

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

Come along and enjoy a spot of art in the award-winning surroundings of Hollycroft Park. This is a summer event organised by Friends of Hollycroft Park.

6th July

Music in the Mead

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

Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council’s popular daytime concerts in the Mead continue with a performance by All or Nothing. Pack a picnic, grab a blanket and dance along!

7th July

Alan Sanders Quartet (Jazz)

3:00pm to 4:00pm at Hollycroft Park, Shakespeare Drive.

Music performance in Hollycroft Park.


This event is organised by Friends of Hollycroft Park as part of their summer Events in the Park programme.

11th July

Then, Now & Forever Partnership With Leicester

10:30am to 12:30pm at Concordia Theatre, Stockwell Head.

Football fans can take a trip down memory lane, hear stories of sporting legends and view a range of memorabilia as the Concordia Theatre hosts Leicester City Football Club’s Community Trust with a morning of nostalgia. Leicester City staff will be at the theatre with their community-based workshop, which aims to promote Wellbeing Through Reminiscence.There is no charge for the event and refreshments will be provided. Call Ian Cray on 07970 911958 to book a place.

12th July

Variety Night Live: Stanley Opera and New Theatre Players

7:00pm to 9:00pm at Hollycroft Park, Shakespeare Drive.

Enjoy this rousing performance in the Green Flag winning park. Organised as part of the summer events programme by Friends of Hollycroft Park.

13th July

Celebration of Smiles Family Fun Day

10:00am to 3:00pm at Argents Mead.

This free family fun day is being held to celebrate the life of Isla Smiler, as well as raising awareness of childhood cancer and funds for the Isler Smiler researcher post. There will be singing, dancing, entertainment and lots of special guests. Anyone attending is also being asked to bring along a painted stone to support the charity’s attempt to break a Guinness World Record.

15th July

Atkins Gallery Annual Open Exhibition

8:30am to 5:30pm at Atkins Gallery, Lower Bond Street.

The popular Atkins Gallery Open Exhibition returns this summer, this time celebrating the Hansom Can and Hinckley’s contribution to the transport industry. Opening hours are between 8.30am and 5.30pm and the cost to visit is free.

This event takes place on the 15th July, 16th July, 17th July, 18th July, 19th July, 20th July, 21st July, 22nd July, 23rd July, 24th July, 25th July, 26th July, 27th July, 28th July, 29th July, 30th July, 31st July, 1st August, 2nd August, 3rd August, 4th August, 5th August, 6th August, 7th August, 8th August, 9th August, 10th August, 11th August, 12th August, 13th August, 14th August, 15th August, 16th August.

15th July

Roman Day

11:00am to 3:00pm at Hinckley & District Museum, Lower Bond Street.

Children are invited to come along and learn all about the Romans and Roman Hinckley in this fun event. There will be dressing up, jewellery making and other fun activities for children aged from five. Cost is £2 per person, which includes museum entry.

17th July

Community Cafe in the Park

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

Come along to Hollycroft Park to enjoy a coffee and a chat. Here's a chance to meet new people whilst enjoying the beautiful surroundings of this award winning park. Free entry. Organised by the Friends of Hollycroft Park.

19th July

Listen While You Lunch

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

Come along to a monthly series of talks at Hinckley Library. This month sees Philip Lindley talk about ‘Bygone Hinckley’. Tickets cost £3 for library members and £4.50 for non-members and must be pre-booked, A hot drink is included in the price.

19th July

Ella May Live

7:00pm to 9:00pm at I Due Vulcani, The Crescent.

Back by popular demand, Ella May will be performing her pop and rock covers. The show will start at 7pm and run until late.

20th July

Butterfly Count

11:00am to 12:00pm at Hollycroft Park, Shakespeare Drive.

This fun, family-friendly summer wildlife event is being held in the popular town centre park, as organised by Friends of Hollycroft Park.

21st July

The Misterones

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

Grab your friends and have a dance to this performance of 60s and 70s classics in Hollycroft Park. This event is part of the summer programme organised by Friends of Hollycroft Park.

22nd July

Tudor Family Day

11:00am to 3:00pm at Hinckley & District Museum, Lower Bond Street.

Children are invited to learn everything there is to know about the Tudors at this family event. There will be dressing up, writing, mosaics and much, much more. Cost is £2 per person, which includes museum entry.

25th July

Quiz Night

8:00pm to 10:00pm at I Due Vulcani, The Crescent.

Get together with your family and friends and join in the Italian restaurant’s quiz night. Wonderful prizes will be given out to winner.

27th July

Acrylic Workshop

10:00am to 4:00pm at The Art Studio, Upper Castle Street.

Take part in this day-long workshop, which invites students to look at their environment in a new way - finding beauty in overlooked spaces, and using these ideas to produce acrylic images. Ideal for those with experience in using acrylics. Tickets cost £65, which includes the cost of a canvas, paints and drinks and a buffet lunch.

27th July

Music in the Mead

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

Ella-May will be returning to the Mead and delighting audiences with her performance of contemporary pop covers. Pack a picnic and come along and enjoy!

27th July

Cut Away Tote Bag Workshop

2:00pm to 5:00pm at The Sewing Cafe, Upper Castle Street.

This roomy tote bag with stylish cutaway detail is the perfect project for sewing beginners or improvers wanting to expand their skills. Finished with a choice of colourful handles, this workshop will show you how to fully line and apply fusible fleece to enhance the bag’s structure. Cost is £35pp and booking is essential.

28th July

Heritage Bus Trip

2:30pm to 5:30pm at Hinckley & District Museum, Lower Bond Street.

Keen historians are invited to the Museum’s heritage bus tour, which will explore loves heritage, folklore and mysterious legends in the company of knowledgable guides. There will also be a tea break at a local attraction. Tickets cost £16 and are available from the front desk of the Museum.

29th July

Victorian Wash Day

11:00am to 3:00pm at Hinckley & District Museum, Lower Bond Street.

Come and experience old-fashioned wash days using dolly tubs and scrubbing boards. Dress up and learn about washing your clothes before the days of the washing machine.

31st July

Fairy and Princess Day

10:00am to 5:00pm at The Pottery Shed, Hansom Court.

The Pottery Shed will be especially decorated for a fairy and princess-themed day. For every child painting a fairy or princess, they will receive a free flower headband and a fairy cake. Costs start at £13 per person. Booking is essential.