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September 2014 Events

Coope, Boyes & Simpson - In Flanders Fields

Coope, Boyes & Simpson - In Flanders Fields at The Guildhall

 

Admission is free to Leicester museums and galleries exhibitions and events unless otherwise stated. For bookings and enquiries please contact the host site.

Also see details of our free museum tours.

 

Coope Boyes & Simpson

Tuesday 16 September
Doors 7.15pm (music from 8pm)
The Guildhall
Since their first appearance in 1993, Coope Boyes and Simpson’s powerful and distinctive unaccompanied singing and songwriting have taken English roots into radical new directions. Described as “quite simply the best purveyors of acappella song on these islands”, the trio’s first record, “Funny Old World”, was Q magazine’s Roots Album of the Year. Subsequent solo and joint releases have led to awards and outstanding reviews – the BBC Folk Website simply listed all their albums as recommended listening.

Coope Boyes & Simpson have appeared on the main stages of festivals from Cambridge to Bruges, Sidmouth to Skågen and at Celtic Connections in Glasgow. They’ve broadcast live in the middle of a thunderstorm at the opening of the David Hockney Gallery at Salts Mill, given concerts in York Minster, Yprès Cathedral and the twelfth century Abbey Ar Releg in Brittany and sung to an audience of twenty thousand at the Dranouter Festival in Flanders.

To book, please call 0116 253 2569. Tickets £14

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www.coopeboyesandsimpson.co.uk


New community exhibitions planned to commemorate World War I - workshop
Wednesday 17 September
1pm - 3pm
St. Barnabas Library, French Road, Leicester LE5 4AH
Did your relatives serve during World War I? Do you still have letters, photos, medals or memorabilia from the war? Have you got stories which have been passed down through the family?

If so we would love to see you at our World War I workshop sessions, we will listen to your family memories, look at your objects and possibly record your stories for our exhibitions.

We have exhibition displays in three libraries: New Parks, Highfields and St. Barnabas which we hope to showcase objects loaned by members of the public to tell the stories of how the war affected the people of Leicester.

For more information on the project and workshops, please contact Linda Harding on 0116 454 3533 or email: linda.harding@leicester.gov.uk


WEA Course: Leicester and World War I
Wednesday 17 September
1.30pm – 4.30pm
Belgrave Hall & Gardens

A talk looking at Leicester during the Great War exploring a range of themes including Belgian refugees, conscientious objectors and war work in the Belgrave area. Free event, to book call 0116 251 9740 or email amiles@wea.org.uk


Leicester International Music Festival
Wednesday 17 – Saturday 20 September
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery

Celebrating the glorious music of Dvořák and the Bohemians performed by an ensemble of the finest European musicians. For more details on this years programme, visit the Leicester International Music Festival website or download the brochure at the bottom of this page.


New community exhibitions planned to commemorate World War I - workshop
Thursday 18 September
2pm - 4pm
St. Barnabas Library, French Road, Leicester LE5 4AH
Did your relatives serve during World War I? Do you still have letters, photos, medals or memorabilia from the war? Have you got stories which have been passed down through the family?

If so we would love to see you at our World War I workshop sessions, we will listen to your family memories, look at your objects and possibly record your stories for our exhibitions.

We have exhibition displays in three libraries: New Parks, Highfields and St. Barnabas which we hope to showcase objects loaned by members of the public to tell the stories of how the war affected the people of Leicester.

This workshop includes a free one-man performance of ‘Jack’, a moving drama based on the experience of a shell shocked WWI soldier in the trenches, performed by actor Steve Wale. “ I have written and performed a one man show about my late Uncle Jack, who fought with The Tigers in WWI. 

During his service in France he became shell shocked and then spent decades in institutions, including The Towers Hospital, due to one particular incident.”

For more information on the project and workshops, please contact Linda Harding on 0116 454 3533 or email: linda.harding@leicester.gov.uk


A Night with The Junipers
Friday 19 September
8.30pm (8pm doors)
The Guildhall
Home-grown psychedelic harmony pop The Junipers host a night of playing and singing to celebrate their new EP, The Junipers’ Euphonious Trolley. To book, please call 0116 253 2569. Tickets: £7 / £5


The Leicester Sketch Club Art Exhibition 2014
20 – 27 September
The Guildhall

An exhibition of new, original drawings and paintings for sale by Leicester Sketch Club members. The Leicester Sketch Club has for over 100 years encouraged and inspired local artists through a series of professional demonstrations, workshops and members meetings. Find out more about the exhibition...

 
World War I: Family History Surgery
Tuesday 23 September
1.30pm – 3.30pm
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery
If you are looking for advice on how to start research into your World War I ancestors come along and speak to one of our guides. Free event. T: 0116 225 4900

 

Macmillan Cancer Support: Café Jewry Wall
Friday 26 September
8.30am – 2.30pm
Jewry Wall Museum
To raise awareness and donations for Macmillan Cancer Support, Jewry Wall Museum hosts a Macmillan Cancer Support Coffee Morning. Attendees are encouraged to show off their skills by bringing in homemade cakes and pastries. Refreshments provided. Free admission / all donations going to Macmillan Cancer Support. To find out more, call Jewry Wall Museum on 0116 225 4971.

 

The rites of autumn ceilidh
Friday 26 September
Doors 7pm
The Guildhall
Celebrate the equinox with the Rites of Autumn Ceilidh! An evening of energetic music and traditional English dancing! Great fun for all the family and a unique opportunity to dosey doe the night away in the Guildhall’s beautiful grand old Great Hall. Music provided by The Night Before and the caller is Jake Wood. All ages and experience welcome. Adults £8 door / £7 advance, NUS £6 door / £ 5 advance. All under 18’s free. To book, please call The Guildhall on 0116 253 2569


The Belgrave Hall Good Food Fair
Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 September
11am – 4pm
Belgrave Hall & Gardens

Join us for the 9th year of this popular food fair. Part of British Food Fortnight, the event offers organic food, drinks, preserves, bakery and a range of tasty treats. Enjoy eating on-site or take home. Meet some of our local producers and take part in our talks. Adults £2.50

Event Stallholders: 
Applications are open for stakeholders at this years Belgrave Hall Good Food Fair. If you are interested in hosting a stall at the event, please contact Belgrave Hall on 0116 229 8181 / belgravehallgoodfoodfair@leicester.gov.uk  or download the stallholder information and application form.

 

Everybody’s Reading Festival: Under Milk Wood (1972)
Saturday 27 September
Film starts 7.15pm (running time 88 minutes)
The Guildhall
This is a delightful if peculiar story of a day in the life of a small, Welsh fishing village called 'Llareggub'. We meet a host of curious characters (and ghosts) through the 'eyes' of Blind Captain cat. This is a true classic of modern British writing with a wonderful, mischievous use of language. To book, please call The Guildhall on 0116 253 2569. £5

 

Following the film from 9pm- 10pm: Live Jazz at the Guildhall, A Tribute to Stan Tracey - Extracts from the Under Milk Wood Suite. Free event. 

 

Heritage Sundays: Tours & Open Days
Sunday 28 September
11am - 3pm
The Magazine, Wygston's House
On the last Sunday of the month the Magazine and Wygston's House are open to the public, with visitors invited to explore the buildings on their own or book onto a guided tour with one of our expert Blue Badge guides.

Heritage Sundays provide a wonderful opportunity to discover some of Leicester's historical treasures right in the heart of the City that would normally be closed to the public.

The buildings are open from 11am - 3pm on the last Sunday of the month free of charge to visitors.

Guided Tours:

Guided tours are also available for a small charge with trained Blue Badge guides who can share their detailed knowledge of the history of these fascinating buildings, point out and explain features of architectural interest and take you to into areas with restricted public access. Booking essential. Tours last one hour. £2.50 per building.

Tour Times:

The Magazine, Oxford Street, Leicester: 11am
Wygston House, 12 Applegate, Leicester LE1 5LD:1pm

Tours not suitable for small children and suitable footwear must be worn. General admission to the sites is free. Pre-booking of tours essential, contact the Visit Leicester centre, Gallowtree Gate on 0116 299 4444 or online via www.goleicestershire.com

 

The Vikings and the battle of Stamford Bridge
Sunday 28 September
11.30am – 3.30pm
Jewry Wall Museum
To commemorate the ‘other’ famous battle of 1066 meet Viking warriors, witness combat displays and discover the importance of this epic clash. Handle Viking weapons and try on their armour. No booking necessary. Light refreshments available. Adults £2.00 / children free.  T: 0116 225 4971

 

Leicester at War: Curator talk
Sunday 28 September
2pm
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery
Find out more about the personal stories featured in the Leicester at War 1914 - 1915 exhibition. Talk by exhibition curator Philip French. The exhibition is the first of a series of exhibitions profiling the home and battle fronts of the First World War. Free event, pre-booking recommended, to book please call 0116 225 4900.

 

Everybody's Reading Festival: Sharon Krauss
Sunday 28 September
7.30pm
The Guildhall
Folk songs inspired by Welsh legend and folklore. To book, please call The Guildhall on 0116 253 2569. £8 / £7