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.
 
October   2017  top

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


9th December 2017 [Saturday]
Welcome Yule
Concert begins 7.30pm - St Andrew's Church

Welcome Yule.....Christmas concert by Kingfisher Chorale. Carols drawn from 400 years of music, including popular, new,funny, poignant, sacred and secular carols and songs--something for everyone.
Tickets on the door Adult £12, Student £5
Tickets in advance £10 from www.kingfisherchorale.org


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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