What's on in Countesthorpe

Village events are detailed below. If you are organising an event that takes place in Countesthorpe, consider adding it to our listing which is also displayed on the village hall noticeboard.
 
September   2017  top

29th September 2017 [Friday]
Active Arts "YOUR BARD"
7.30 - Countesthorpe Cricket Club

In the first part of the show, we meet a fuddy duddy professor who appears to be giving a ‘talk’ at his Local. He’s absolutely convinced that William Shakespeare didn’t write the plays, but….wait for it, Will was turning in his grave at the thought of his reputation being ruined and here he comes!

Tickets at £10 and £8 conc
From www.activearts.info
AA Hotline 07531440365
 
October   2017  top

7th October 2017 [Saturday]
Active Arts The Storyteller
7.30 - Countesthorpe Leysland College

It will be an evening of storytelling and character drawing through music verse and song.
Performed from material written by local singer song writer Simon Stokes
and accompanied by his greatly talented musical friends.


8th October 2017 [Sunday]
Harvest Festival
9am and 11am - St Andrew's Church

Annual Harvest Thanksgiving


14th October 2017 [Saturday]
Abba Tribute Evening
8pm - Countesthorpe Village Hall

Fun evening with Abba Tribute Act.
Music before and after Act.
Fancy Dress Encouraged (80's).
Pre order tickets or pay on the door £10.
Tickets from Dogfish Productions
Suzziy 07775630898


14th October 2017 [Saturday]
Active Arts "Family Arts Day"
10am-2pm - Countesthorpe Leysland College

Look out for Smudgy the face painting lady, the Dance lady from Blaby District, Skipping Henry, Sandra Jenkins, Sam Payne, Danielle Vaughan, paper tearing artist, the Master gardeners, Blaby Methodist church, the Foodbank, and the Surestart Centre.
That's just for starters!


21st October 2017 [Saturday]
Messy Church
4.00-6.00pm - St Andrew's Church

Worship and Activities for all the family


31st October 2017 [Tuesday]
Just Treats
6.30-8.00pm - St Andrew's Church

FREE fun for all the family

 
November   2017  top

4th November 2017 [Saturday]
Active Arts "The Craft Market"
10am-4pm - Countesthorpe Leysland College

We claim it to be the biggest and best in the county and I’m pleased to say the stallholders agree, and judging by the crowds we get, so do the customers.
2018 will be the 40th annual market, a record no other can claim!
Over seventy stalls of exciting crafts for you to admire and buy from, just in time for Christmas.
£1.50 Admission


16th November 2017 [Saturday]
Messy Church
4.00-6.00pm - St Andrew's Church

Worship and Activities for all the family


25th November 2017 [Saturday]
Nativity Festival
11.00am-3.00pm - St Andrew's Church

Nativity scenes and other attractions


26th November 2017 [Sunday]
Nativity Festival
2.00-4.00pm - St Andrew's Church

Nativity scenes and other attractions

 
December   2017  top

3rd December 2017 [Sunday]
SERVICE OF LIGHT
4.30pm - St Andrew's Church

Remembering lost loved ones
Tree of Light


18th December 2017 [Saturday]
Active Arts "Sing Christmas"
7pm - Countesthorpe Village Hall

SING CHRISTMAS is an interactive sing-along carol concert organised by BBC Radio Leicester, Leicestershire Churches and the Diocese of Leicester, and broadcast live in our Village Hall. Come and join us for a real Countesthorpe Community Christmas.
Free but there will be a collection.

 
February   2018  top

10th February 2018 [Saturday]
Active Arts "Helix Ensemble"
7.30 - St Andrews Church

The award winning Helix Ensemble is a flexible group of experienced musicians from the East Midlands who aim to explore rarely performed chamber or small orchestral works combined with more traditional classical music. We are delighted to see them return to Countesthorpe

 
March   2018  top

10th March 2018 [Saturday]
Active Arts "The Art Exhibition"
10.30-5pm - Countesthorpe Leysland College

Watercolours, oils, photography, ceramics, sculpture and more.
All on display and most for sale, in what has become one of the most important art exhibitions in the County, now in its 27thyear.
We expect more than 300 works of art from both professional and amateur artists.
Open Saturday 10th March 10.30-5pm & Sunday 11th March 10:30 - 4pm.
Admission £2 includes coffee and biscuits.


11th March 2018 [Sunday]
Active Arts "The Art Exhibition"
10.30-4pm - Countesthorpe Leysland College

Watercolours, oils, photography, ceramics, sculpture and more.
All on display and most for sale, in what has become one of the most important art exhibitions in the County, now in its 27thyear.
We expect more than 300 works of art from both professional and amateur artists.
Open Saturday 10th March 10.30-5pm & Sunday 11th March 10:30 - 4pm.
Admission £2 includes coffee and biscuits.


16th March 2018 [Friday]
Active Arts "Big Band Night"
7.30 - Countesthorpe Leysland College

Once again the Music Hub will provide a BIG Band to blow your socks off.
Come and enjoy the amazing talent on show from our up and coming stars of the music world

 
May   2018  top

18th May 2018 [Friday]
Active Arts "Little Love Cabaret"
7.30 - Countesthorpe Village Hall

Somewhere between a sketch and a cabaret show with warm, gentle audience participation where you’re usually asked to don the odd feather boa, daft hat or fake moustache and join in with some community singing.

This year they have collected stories about love from people aged 2-92, stories about your favourite toy, heartthrob pop stars, love at first sight, awkward crushes and full on chocolate addiction.


25th May 2018 [Friday]
Active Arts "Greenfield School Concert"
7pm - Greenfield Primary School

Come and see where the talent of Countesthorpe starts to blossom.
Forget squeaky recorders and out of tune pianos, think brass bands, Djembe drums,Samba bands, wonderful choirs and all that youthful enthusiasm.
You will be amazed
Tickets £5 each with all profits going to Greenfield Music Funds



 
June   2018  top

13th June 2018 [Wednesday]
Active Arts "Yorkshire Sculpture Park"
9am - Yorkshire

Coach trip to Yorkshire Sculpture Park
And as a bonus, The Hepworth Wakefield Museum
Tickets at £17.50 each must be booked beforehand via Active Arts hotline
0753 1440365 or E-mail active.arts2010@gmail.com
YSP is acknowledged as one of the best places in the world to see sculpture. www.ysp.co.uk/exhibitions
Hepworth Wakefield, Museum of the year winner 2017.
www.hepworthwakefield.org

Coach will leave Countesthorpe Village Hall at 9.15am


15th June 2018 [Friday]
Active Arts "M.P.Wright"
7.30 - Countesthorpe Library

Leicestershire author Mike P Wright will give the first of the New Countesthorpe Library Talks.
"Holy Bones Blues' is due to be published in February 2018 and Mike will give us his thoughts on his most recent novel.
"The next ‘big’ project will be The Holy Bones Blues, which brings my writing back to a Leicester location. As a Leicester lad, that will be an exciting venture for me."

Tickets £5 each from The Library or email or call the Active Arts Hotline, includes a glass of wine and some nibbles. Any profits will be given to the Library.

 
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