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October 2011

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F70C{B>= Navratri tues 8 Sep - thurs 6 Oct Leicester Hindu Festival Council celebrates Navratri Festival, accompanied by top singers and musicians. Navratri is one of the major festivals in the Hindu calendar and celebrates the triumph of good over evil. Professional singers and musicians from Gujarat, india, will perform on each evening continuously. the choice of prestigious venue and the high quality and calibre of artists has made Leicester Hindu Festival Council’s Navratri celebrations the most popular in the UK. the celebrations are open to people of all faiths and all ages. www.demontforthall.co.uk HOUSEBOUND tue 11th Oct Jim is sixty-eight, stressed and ready to snap. at what? anything; noisy neighbours, speeding cars, kids hanging about on the street corners… you name it, he’ll moan about it; it’s the one thing he’s good at. He makes victor Meldrew look like an amateur. and doesn’t his wife Lucy know it? Stuck at home with him rabbiting on every day, and nowhere to escape to… she’s housebound. and every day is starting to blend into every other… until one



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MON 31 OCt - Sat 5 NOv After phenomenal success at Royal & Derngate last autumn, the brilliant and inspiring Calendar Girls returns for a second and final time with a six-day run on the Derngate stage from Monday 31 October to Saturday 5 November. The show features a starstudded cast including Lynda Bellingham, Debbie Chazen, Jennifer Ellison, Camilla Dallerup, Jan Harvey, Rula Lenska, June Watson and Ruth Madoc, with Bruno Langley as Lawrence the photographer and Joe McGann as John. The play follows the story of a group of ordinary women who spark global interest by

persuading one another to pose for a charity calendar with a difference. As interest snowballs, the Calendar Girls find themselves revealing more than they’d ever planned! Based on a true story, Calendar Girls is a quirky, poignant and hilarious evening’s entertainment. Original star of Calendar Girls, Lynda Bellingham is joined on stage by Jennifer Ellison, whose recent credits include the award-winning revival of Boeing Boeing in the West End, Jan Harvey who played Jan Howard in the BBC’s long running Howard’s Way and Rula Lenska who has joined the cast directly from Coronation Street. Also in the

cast are Debbie Chazen who recently appeared as Annie in the BBC comedy The Smoking Room, television star June Watson, Strictly Come Dancing professional Camilla Dallerup and Ruth Madoc, best known as Gladys Pugh in Hi-De-Hi. First seen as a smash hit film in 2003, Calendar Girls was adapted for the stage by Tim Firth, who wrote the original screenplay. Calendar Girls at Royal & Derngate from Monday 31 October to Saturday 5 November. Tickets are priced at £29.50 to £11 and are available by calling 01604 624811 or online at www.royalandderngate.co.uk


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Friends to the end? 4IBLFTQFBSFBODPNFEZHJWFO BQPQDVMUVSFUXJTU Fri 0 Sept - Sat 22 Oct Following on from the success of Hamlet! The Musical and Eden End, Royal & Derngate’s Made in Northampton season continues with The Two Gentlemen of Verona, which takes to the Royal stage from Friday 30 September to Saturday 22 October. Shakespeare’s story of love, friendship and infidelity is transported to a pop-culture world of music, fashion and paparazzi in this fresh and vibrant new production directed by Matthew Dunster, whose past successes have included Troilus and Cressida and The Frontline at Shakespeare’s Globe. The Two Gentlemen of Verona follows close friends, Valentine and Proteus, as they compete for the

love of the beautiful Silvia, daughter to the Duke of Milan. When Valentine is banished from the city, their friendship is tested to its limits and only through a maze of disguise and deception are they reconciled. Featuring the extraordinary talent of exciting young physical theatre company RashDash Productions, Shakespeare’s first comedy is brought into the 21st century with a strikingly stylish swagger. the tWO Gentlemen OF VerOna can be seen at Royal & Derngate from Friday 30 September to Saturday 22 October, with tickets priced from £12 to £27. Call the Box Office on 01604 624811 or visit www.royalandderngate.co.uk

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Halloween, when a rash act changes everything. Maybe this time Lucy sees an opportunity to alter things for good… Maybe this time Jim really does have something to be fed up about… And maybe the moaning coming from the cellar has nothing to do with the rising damp… www.thecastle.org.uk Puccini MAdAMA ButterfLy thu 13 Oct One of the world’s most popular operas, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly tells the heart-breaking story of the beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant – with dramatic results. Highlights include the melodic Humming chorus, the moving aria One fine day and the unforgettable Love duet. www.demontforthall.co.uk PePPA Pig’s treAsure Hunt tue 25th Oct Ahoy there me Hearties! Peppa Pig and her friends are going on a treasure hunt and need your help! Peppa, george and danny dog are up to fun and games on a day out on grandad dog’s boat. Help them, with Pedro Pony, Polly Parrot and Zoe Zebra to follow the clues and find their treasure as they all enjoy a day of adventure. following the incredible sell-out success of Peppa Pig’s Party, Peppa is back with a brand new show featuring true to life puppets, perfect singalong songs and a new story that will charm and delight all her fans. full sail! Ahoy! Arrrrr! www.thecastle.org.uk



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charlie and Lola $IJMESFOoT57GBWPVSJUFTCSPVHIUUPMJGFPOTUBHF tHur 27 - sAt 29 OctOBer There’s a wonderful chance to take little ones to a theatre show designed especially for them, when everyone’s favourite brother and sister, Charlie and Lola, in their extremely ever so wonderful stage show, come to Northampton’s Royal & Derngate from Thursday 27 to Saturday 29 October! Charlie and Lola’s Best Bestest Play is an ideal treat for half-term week. Charlie is 7 and Lola is 4. She adores her older brother and has an imaginary friend, Soren Lorenson. Find out if Lola will ever tidy her room or if Charlie will get Lola to sleep, even though she is not sleepy and will not go to bed. The Tigers want their bedtime milk, the Dancing Dogs have

borrowed Lola’s pyjamas – not to mention the Ogre in the wardrobe! Who’d have known there were so many problems to overcome? Charlie and Lola’s Best Bestest Play is presented by four puppeteers, with specially made puppets and the voices from the TV series. Charlie and Lola appear as cut-out cartoon characters in the same magical world they inhabit in the books and TV series. From music to magic tricks, from pink milk to party rings, everything you expect is there! There’s also an activity pack designed for teachers and parents, available to download, free of charge – just follow the links from www. watershedtheatre.com.

cHArLie And LOLA’s Best Bestest PLAy is ideal for ages 3 and upwards. Tickets are £13 each, and family tickets are available at £44 for four people (maximum two adults). To book, call Box Office on 01604 624811 or visit www.royalandderngate.co.uk.

the circus of Horrors 5IFTIPXUIBU3PDLFE#SJUBJOoT(PU5BMFOU MOndAy OctOBer 31 Set in Berlin in 1921, this was the roaring twenties, a decedent decade and the birth of the cabaret. One particular venue was struggling to make ends meet, new blood was needed and it was found when Dr Haze rolled into town with his Vampire Vaudeville show, featuring hair hanging beauties, twisted contortionists, flying aerialists, demon dwarfs, gyrating jugglers, voodoo warriors, pickled people, sword swallowers and its latest and greatest new found star - The Ventriloquist. Inspired by the evil ventriloquist movies Devil Doll and The Dead of Night the story twists and turns, sending a shiver down your spine as the demonic dummy seems to take

on a life of its own With a brilliant cast The Circus of Horrors features some of the greatest, most bizarre and beautiful circus acts on earth.

tHe circus Of HOrrOrs De Montfort Hall Granville Road Leicester LE1 7RU. Box office enquiries 0116 233 3111. www.demontforthall.co.uk


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of the divas, Minimaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s version of Mozartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Impresario directed by Artistic Director Gillian Leftwich. The double bill will be directed from the piano by Music Director Nicholas Bosworth

28, 29, 30 October TRIAL BY JURY and THE IMPRESARIO Oakham Castle Tel: 01536 770298 Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Costumes sponsored by Midlands Co-operative Society

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The Century Theatre -FJDFTUFSTIJSFoTIJEEFOHFN The Century Theatre, based at Snibston in Coalville, is a former travelling theatre which has seen performances from some of Britain’s top theatrical talent, Built in Hinckley between 1948 and 1952, its 200 seater auditorium and full-size stage was once packed away into four articulated lorries to tour the country, providing high quality theatre and entertainment to people in destinations without a theatre. It ceased its travels in 1974 and remained in Keswick, the Lake District, as a town theatre before returning to Leicestershire in 1997 to join



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the museum collections of Leicestershire County Council at Snibston For autumn/winter 2011, the Century Theatre is once again providing a range of exciting shows and lively entertainment with something for everyone to enjoy. Here are some of the highlights but visit www. snibston.com/centurytheatre for a full brochure, or call 01530 278444 for further information: Joe BrougHTon & KevIn DempSey Sat 24th Sept, 7.30pm Tickets £6 advance, and £8 door merCury – A Queen TrIBuTe Saturday 29th october, 7.30pm. Tickets £15 advance and £17 door pAuL LeegAn AnD THe LegenDS Saturday 26th november, 8pm. Tickets: £10 advance

and £12 door you’re noT LIKe THe oTHer gIrLS CHrISSy Friday 14th october, 7.30pm Tickets: £6 advance and £8 door JACK AnD THe BeAnSTALK Saturday 8th october, 2pm – 2.45pm. Tickets: £5 or £17 Family of four gLee CLuB Friday 25th november, 7.30pm Tickets: £12 SLeepIng BeAuTy Wednesday 7th – Friday 9th December, 10am, 1pm and 6.30pm. Tickets from £6 A vICTorIAn CHrISTmAS Sunday 18 December, 3pm

Tickets £6 and £8 door With something for families, adults, music lovers and those in search of some festive fun, this season at the historic Century Theatre is guaranteed to be a good one. SnibSTOn DiSCOvery MuSeuM, Ashby road, Coalville, Leicestershire, Le67 3Ln Tel: 01530 278444 email: snibston@leics.gov.uk www.snibston.com


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As the just-pretend comedy genius puts it himself: “Its lee nelson here from off ur tele + i’m coming to a crap town near u with my well new tour!” You either love him or hate him, the ultimate Marmite comedian. Perhaps best stay at home if you fall into the latter camp; meanwhile bling up, pull on your surely ironic backwards baseball cap, snort a Stella or six and don’t be a mug if Nelson and Omelette press your comedy buttons. “The funniest act I’ve seen in years,” reckons Harry Hill!

F70C{B>= If you only go to 20 comedy gigs this month… with DJ Fontana Sat 1 PUPPETRY OF THE PENIS IN 3D! Royal & Derngate 2FUNNY: SLIM, ANNETTE FAGON, HYDE PANESAR, MIKE BELGRAVE Curve Leicester Sun 2 MAGNERS FUNHOUSE COMEDY CLUB Kayal Restaurant Leicester Wed 5 THE ZANNISKINHEADS AND THE QUEST FOR THE HOLY BALLS Uppingham Theatre

Sat 1 LEE NELSON... LIVE! Core Theatre Corby Tue 18 Royal & Derngate Northampton Fri 21st De Montfort Hall Leicester

Ed-utainment    sXIPEPXFDPNJDBMMZBQQSFDJBUF SUNDAY 16 OCTOBER He’s a busy boy, Ed Byrne, but he’s found time to troll around the country grumbling about being forced to appear on the likes of Live At The Apollo, Mock the Week, Have I Got News for You, Celebrity Mastermind, Celebrity Pointless, plus BBC Radios 2 and 4 and 6 Music. After the massive success of his last show, Different Class (it was about class)

the master of observational comedy is back with his new show Crowd Pleaser. It’s about the subjects and situations the nouveau Grumpy Old Man finds frustratingly maddening. Cats. Cake. Religion. Brandnew dadhood.

Sun 16 CROWD PLEASER: ED BYRNE The Castle Wellingborough

Thu 6 LAUGHING BOY COMEDY CLUB: STEVE HALL, ABANDOMAV Core Theatre Corby Fri -Sat 8 OFF ON TOUR WE GO: JASON MANFORD Royal Centre Nottingham Sun 9 MANSCAPING: RUSSELL KANE Warwick Arts Centre Tue 11 HAIR TODAY, GONE TOMORROW: PAUL DANIELS Tamworth Assembly Rooms Tue 11 STILL LIFE: PAUL FOOT CURVE Leicester Wed 12 CRAIG CAMPBELL The Stables Milton Keynes Thu 13 RORY BREMNER & FRIENDS: RORY BREMNER, HATTIE HAYRIDGE, IAN SHAW The Castle Wellingborough

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He started out as a car-crash comic and car-crash TV, but Lordie knows Northampton’s favourite son – and hottest japester since Des O’Connor – is now close to becoming a national treasure. Alan Carr officially rocks. No longer just a stand-up but also a best-selling author and chat-show supremo, the lovable Chatty Man and sometime Tooth Fairy now returns to bound

Warwick Arts Centre Coventry

Fri 14 SCREAMING BLUE MURDER COMEDY CLUB: BENNETT ARRON + JEN BRISTER + Royal & Derngate MURRAY LACHLAN YOUNG The Stables Milton Keynes

Tue 25 COMEDY CLUB: REQUEST STOPS: MARK WATSON Royal & Derngate Northampton

Thu 20 JAMES MULLINGER The Fishmarket Northampton Cirque Du Byrne: Jason Byrne The Stables Milton Keynes Sat 22 DIVA DELIGHT!: CERI DUPREE Shearsby Bath Lutterworth Sun 23 LOVELY!: JIMEOIN

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Sat 1-Sun 2 SPEXY BEAST LIVE TOUR: ALAN CARR NIA Birmingham Tue 4-Wed 5 The Capital FM Arena Nottingham

IT’S COMEDY!: SCOTT CAPURRO Momo Northampton BARREL OF FUN EXTRA: AL MURRAY Royal & Derngate

Sat 15 JEREMY HARDY Kettering Arts Centre, St Andrews Church Kettering



around the boards before packed stadia full of admirers. Alan’s unique warm hospitality and infectious personality have won audiences’ hearts. It is indeed a funny old world.

Mon 24 ANDI OSHO Highlight Comedy Leicester

Thu 27 MAN V WOMAN 2011 TOUR: LEE HURST The Stables Milton Keynes Fri 2 AN EVENING WITH THE OF BOB NEWHART AND TOM LEHRER: PETER GILL & ANDREW MELLER Royal Spa Centre Leamington Spa Sat 29 ARTHUR SMITH - EXPOSED! Core Theatre LAST LAUGH: KAT, MR FRAZER, Toju ++ Athena Theatre Leicester


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FRI 21 - SUN 23 OCTOBER The sixth annual Arnold Festival Weekend, taking place at Royal & Derngate from Friday 21 to Sunday 23 October, marks what would have been the 90th birthday of the prolific and illustrious Northampton-born composer Sir Malcolm Arnold. To celebrate the occasion the festival offers the once in a lifetime opportunity to hear all Arnold’s nine symphonies performed in one weekend. In addition to the symphonies played by orchestras from across the country, the weekend will be punctuated by many short talks and performances of Sir Malcolm’s shorter and smaller scale works, as well as

other works by Walton, Britten, Vaughan Williams and others. The festival will be launched on the Friday night by the wellknown actor Robert Hardy, and other guest speakers during the weekend include the Jon Lord, founder of the legendary rock band Deep Purple. On the Sunday afternoon BBC Radio Northampton’s John Griff will be talking to residents of the town about their memories of events which took place in the years that each of the symphonies was written. The weekend culminates in a special celebratory Gala Concert on Sunday evening with the Malcolm Arnold Festival Orchestra and exquisite violinist

Nicola Benedetti, featuring Sir Malcolm’s emotionally-charged Ninth Symphony, an epic masterwork that was five years in the making. Completing the programme will be Tchaikovsky’s evocative Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture and Brahms’ passionate Double Concerto for Violin and Cello. Weekend tickets, covering all events except the Gala Concert, are just £12. Tickets for the Gala Concert on Sunday 23 October range from £14 to £31, with concessions, groups and schools discounts available. To book, call Royal & Derngate Box Office on 01604 624811 or visit www.royalandderngate.co.uk.

Thu 6 ROCK MONSTERS: HI-ON MAIDEN + SACK SABBATH The Assembly Leamington Spa Fri 7 NO MORE IDOLS TOUR: CHASE & STATUS De Montfort Hall Leicester Sat 8 PETE MOLINARI The Fishmarket Northampton NELSON RIDDLE ORCHESTRA Royal & Derngate Northampton Mon 10 SPIRITUALIZED The

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Assembly Leamington Tue 11 BOB DYLAN + MARK KNOPFLER Capital FM Arena Nottingham SCOTT MATTHEWS O2 Academy Leicester Wed 12 THE HOLLIES Royal & Derngate Northampton Thu 13 SARAH ELLEN HUGHES The Castle Wellingborough Fri 14 THE KABEEDIES The Firebug Leicester NEW MODEL ARMY Roadmender Northampton JOHNNY MATHIS LG Arena Birmingham

Erasure will be making their first appearance on a 16-date UK tour here in Leicester, following the release of their new album, Tomorrow’s World. Produced by dance-scene giant Frankmusik (Lady Gaga, Pet Shop Boys, Ellie Goulding) it will doubtless turn up yet more

Sat 15 THE MYSTIC CREW The Picturedrome Northampton Sun 16 THE DRIFTERS Royal & Derngate Northampton Tue 18 HAWKLORDS O2 Academy Leicester Wed 19 CZECH NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Warwick Arts Centre Coventry Thu 20 CARA DILLON Core Theatre Corby Fri 21-Sun 23 THE 6TH MALCOLM ARNOLD FESTIVAL Royal & Derngate Northampton

The Friends of St Dionysius Church in Market Harborough host an evening concert with the ever-popular

Harborough band Saturday 22nd October @ 7.30pm. Tickets £6/£8. Available from the church office and ABC Music.

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Wednesday 5 October 8pm CHRIS FARLOWE & THE NORMAN BEAKER BAND Tickets £18.50 Tuesday 11 October 8pm KATHRYN TICKELL Tickets £18 Friday 14 October 8pm THE JAMES TAYLOR QUARTET Tickets £16.50 Sunday 16 October 8pm RODDY WOOMBLE Tickets £16.50 Wednesday 19 October 8pm THE LAWSON PIANO TRIO Tickets £12.50, £17.50, students £5 Friday 21 October 8pm ANDREW ROACHFORD Tickets £17.50 Monday 24 October 8pm IT BITES & MOSTLY AUTUMN Tickets £20 in advance, £22.50 on the door Wednesday 26 October 8pm BEVERLEY CRAVEN Tickets £25 Box Office 01908 280800 www.stables.org Booking Fee of £2.60 per transaction applies to all telephone sales

beauts for the astonishingly stuffed Vince & Andy Classics Songbook. Elecrotastically, it’s like the 90s and the noughties never even happened. Talk of the devil, here’s 60s/70s icon Bill Wyman going all 40s/50s with his virtuoso R&B big band.

Wed 12 TOMORROW’S WORLD TOUR 2011: ERASURE De Montfort Hall Leicester Wed 19 The Royal Centre Nottingham Wed 19 BILL WYMAN’S RHYTHM KINGS De Montfort Hall Leicester


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smoky sub-Cave gloomsters had become, even outstripping Nottinghamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other two all-time pop giants, Darts and Paper Lace. For 15 years, the atmosdripping noirheads have been chipping in scores for worldrenowned French filmmaker Claire Denis, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be whipping out tonight under pictures of light as high as a building. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an inspired and fruitful collaboration, pushing the boundaries of their fields to produce art of profound and charmed beauty.

TUES 20 OCTOBER Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a real winner, is our Cara Dillon, the Irish folk singer who picked up â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Album Of The Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, as well as last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Spiral Award for Best Female Singer and Best Traditional Song (â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Jimmy MĂł Mhile StĂłrâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;). The simplicity and clarity of arrangement of Caraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s music brings to mind Nick Drakeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Island LPs. The voice is beautiful and poignant. Sweet but never sickly, in the same emotional range as Sandy Denny, somehow recalling Kate Bush. Cara sings about blood and soul, whether in her own compositions or native

traditional songs such as the haunting â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Black Is The Colourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Lost love. Her own baby twins, in-between the lines. Emigration. Hellos and goodbyes. Thu 20 CARA DILLON Core Theatre Corby

Tue 25 Tindersticks Royal & Derngate Northampton

The Eagles have landed 5BLFJUFBTZ XJUIUIFGBVY TUSVNNJOo SPDLFST Secondhand Eagles go beak to beak on the high Midland Plain this month, with the Illegal brand promising superior live guitar sounds, real musicians and classic songs delivered in full Eagles sound and vision. Hotel California, New York Minute, Life In The Fast Lane, Tequila Sunrise, One Of Those Nights, Lyinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Eyes... we could go on. Likewise Talon, five men slouched on big chairs faithfully recreating those giant sounds of California FM radio. True fans

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will need to see both flocks of egrets. Sun 2 THE ILLEGAL EAGLES Royal & Derngate Northampton Sun 9-Mon 10 TALON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; THE BEST OF THE EAGLES The Stables Milton Keynes Tue 11 Belgrade Theatre Coventry

James Taylor, legendary UK funkmeister and swirly organ guru, leans into his whopping Hammond and rips the roof off with rare groove, jazz funk and 60s-70s soul instros. Class act. And the very following week in MK, packing twice the dudepower, Southside Johnnyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Noo Jersey eight-piece roll out the classic old-school revue sound of rockinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; rhythm & blues.

The E Street Band are an easy reference, but here are yet more overtones of Stax, Memphis and the Phil Spector sound. Fri 14 JAMES TAYLOR QUARTET The Stables Milton Keynes Tue 18 SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY AND THE ASBURY JUKES The Stables Milton Keynes Wed 19 The Assembly Leamington Spa

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Sat 22 STIFF LITTLE FINGERS Roadmender Northampton Sun 23 JOHN BARROWMAN + JODIE PRENGER De Montfort Hall Leicester LEGENDS OF LAS VEGAS: FISHER STEVENS The Little Theatre Leicester ROACHFORD The Musician Leicester Mon 24 GOOD TIMES â&#x20AC;&#x201C; THE FINAL FAREWELL: GLEN CAMPBELL Royal & Derngate Northampton Tue 25 FOCUS The Stables Milton Keynes

Opera nights &MMFO,FOU1SPEVDUJPOTCSJOHUXPPGUIFCFTUMPWFE PQFSBTUP/PSUIBNQUPO THUR 27 - FRI 28 OCTOBER Back by overwhelming public demand, the award winning opera and ballet producer Ellen Kent has joined forces with Derek Block Concert Promotions to bring Pucciniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Madama Butterfly and Verdiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s La Traviata to Royal & Derngate as part of a major national tour. La Traviata takes to the Derngate stage on Thursdsay 27 October, followed by Madama Butterfly on Friday 28 October, both featuring the Ukrainian National Opera of Kharkiv. Ellen quoted: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I am delighted to be returning with two of my favourite productions La

Traviata and Madama Butterfly and even more so in light of many letters I have received asking me why I no longer tour my shows in the UK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it is also very exciting to be working with a promoter Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always admired since he brought the Bolshoi Ballet to the Royal Albert Hall in 1992/1993â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Madama Butterfly, Pucciniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s popular tale, was used as the basis for the popular West End musical Miss Saigon. Based on a real-life incident, this heart breaking story tells of a beautiful Japanese girl, who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant, resulting in heart wrenching drama. La

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Live at The Nags Head. High Street, Market Harborough. Covering hits from The Cure to The Charlatans, Killing Joke to Kings of Leon. Entrance Free

Fri 28 ARCTIC MONKEYS + THE VACCINES Capital FM Arena Nottingham Sat 29 THE SPECIALS Ricoh Arena Coventry Sun 30 FEMME FATALE TOUR: BRITNEY SPEARS LG Arena Birmingham

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Traviata is the operatic version of La Dame aux Camelias, the romantic true story about the love and life of the passionate courtesan Violetta. These magnificent brand new productions, directed by Ellen Kent, boast beautiful sets and costumes, and live musical accompaniment by the esteemed Kharkiv theatre orchestra, conducted and lead by Vitalii Kutsenko. The cast includes International Soloists such as the beautiful Korean soprano Elena Dee* and the American-Korean soprano Rosa Lee Thomas who will be singing the roles of Cio Cio San and Violetta. Playing Pinkerton and Alfredo will be Andriy Perfilov, who is a ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; favourite for both his voice and looks.

Both productions will be sung in Italian with English surtitles. Tickets are priced from ÂŁ35 to ÂŁ19, with concessions and group discounts available. To book for La Traviata, Thursday 27 October 7.30pm and Madama Butterfly, Friday 28 October 7.30pm, call Royal & Derngate Box Office on 01604 624811 or visit www.royalandderngate.co.uk.


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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;2 Atoms in a Moleculeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to string together the beautiful harmonies, the elements of folk and bluegrass and recognise that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been swallowed whole by a thousand

ton musical beast. Having just completed a tour following the release of their third album, Last Night On Earth, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re back on the road again for a full UK tour... because live is what they do, dig? Also highly recommended to an audience who need no second bidding: the mighty, heavy-duty, mind-pounding mystic time wizards once of Hawkwind.

Mon 17 NOAH & THE WHALE Tue 18 HAWKLORDS O2 Academy Leicester Sun 23 The Assembly Leamington Spa

Crown Joules 'SFFFOUSZBDPVTUJDTFTTJPOTsBOE TUBSUVSOTUPP Saturday, 1 October sees the final session in Joules Yardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s landmark Acoustic Gold season, which has seen some of the UKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest up-andcoming acts playing live in the unique, intimate and totally tasty environs of Joules Yard. The soul-bursting Sunderland rocker Paul Liddell â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x153;the best live acoustic act in UKâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; was a catch so vital we flagged up the good and early, last issue; but if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not too late, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss out! Then weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re set for more of Joulesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ever-popular Acoustic Sessions every Sunday between 12 and 3 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re free, with food available â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the perfect, atmospheric way to spend a chilled-out Sunday afternoon. And another great

tradition, now in its 12th year, is the open-mic Harborough Acoustic Session on the third Thursday of every month throughout the year. And what a great musical year itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been at Joulesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Yard. Sat 1 ACOUSTIC GOLD â&#x20AC;&#x201C; PAUL LIDDELL (ÂŁ6) Thu 6 STORYTELLING FOR ADULTS (ÂŁ6) Thu 20 HARBOROUGH ACOUSTIC SESSION Joules Yard Market Harborough

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Sat 01 Oct - Acoustic Gold with Paul Liddell Sensational premier league folk-pop singer/songwriter â&#x20AC;&#x201C; not to be missed! Sun 02 Oct - Brian Jeffels & Friends Popular & versatile Northants folk singer & guests Thu 06 Oct - A Yard of Tales Performance storytelling club for Grown-Ups - Hosted by local teller Tom Phillips Thu 06 + Fri 07 Oct - Vegetarian & Vegan Dining Courtesy of The Greenhouse team - 6.00 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8.30pm Sun 09 Oct - Jonny Martin & Kevin Buxton - Exceptional virtuoso acoustic guitarist & folk-blues singer-song writer / harmonica player Thu 13 + Fri 14 Oct - Vegetarian & Vegan Dining Courtesy of The Greenhouse team - 6.00 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8.30pm Sun 16 Oct - Martin Nelson Hugely talented virtuoso multi-genre acoustic guitarist folk blues band Thu 20 Oct - Harborough Acoustic Sessions - Now in their 12th year! Sun 23 Oct - Jacksboro Highway + Nigel Beck - Classy acoustic blues & covers band + 6 & 12 - string finger-style acoustic guitarist Sun 30 Oct - The Ely Plains & Friends A fabulous 6-piece multi harmony & multi-instrumental Americana band Live Acoustic Gold Night Tickets ÂŁ6 / Doors 7pm - Food available Sunday Lunch Acoustic Sessions Free entry - Music 12 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3 pm - Food available from 9.30am Storytelling For Grown-Ups Tickets ÂŁ6 on the door - Doors 7pm / Food available Harborough Acoustic Sessions Free entry / Music from 8pm - Doors 7pm / Food available Plus Every Friday - Bob Renwick - acoustic singer/song writer 5.30-7.30 pm / Free entry / Bar & food available / Dogs welcome Every Wednesday- Fish Night - (subject to numbers) 4-course menu served at 7.30pm - ÂŁ18 p.p. incl. one bottle wine per couple

Joules Yard & Eating House

Rear of 53-55 High Street, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7AF

Email: info@joulesyard.co.uk

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Enjoy a family Christmas at The Core 5IJT$ISJTUNBT5IF$PSFBU$PSCZ$VCFQSFTFOUTUXP HSFBUGBNJMZTIPXTUPIFSBMEJOUIFGFTUJWFTFBTPO TUE 29 NOV - SUN 11 DEC A wonderfully heart-warning winterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story for younger audiences to enjoy, One Snowy Night, from the Tales from Percyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Park series by popular childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s author Nick Butterworth, can be seen from Tuesday 29 November

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to Sunday 4 December. This snuggly story unfolds with songs to sing along to and furry friends to meet. With its endearing puppets and enchanting music, it is the perfect Christmas treat for three to six year olds and their families. Then from Wednesday 7 to

Sunday 11 December, The Core welcomes CBBCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dan and Jeff with their most extravagant show yet, Potted Panto, squeezing seven classic and much-loved pantomimes into one incredible, side-splittingly funny show, ideal for ages five and above. This dastardly double act have taken the biggest stories and best-loved

characters of the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favourite festive shows and gift-wrapped them into one hilarious madcap ride.

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and The Wardrobe, we bring another well loved children’s classic to the stage in this magical production of Lewis Carroll’s Alice In Wonderland. Adapted by Phil Porter (Starseeker, Hansel and Gretel), this hilarious new version of the timeless tale features all of your favourite characters from Wonderland – from the White Rabbit to the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts. With live music and giggles galore, this is the perfect festive treat for all the family. Alice in WOnderlAnd runs at Royal & Derngate from Buy Tickets Wed 30 Nov - Sun 08 Jan Tickets can be booked on 01604 624811 or www.royalandderngate.co.uk.

5IFQBOUPTQFDUBDVMBS Fri 09 dec - Sun 08 JAn Royal & Derngate’s spectacular Christmas show stars one of the UK’s funniest and best-known celebrity comedians Bobby Davro as Wishee Washee and children’s television icon, Basil Brush as Chief Inspector Basil - Boom, Boom! They are joined by Strictly Come Dancing star, the multitalented dancer, choreographer and performer Brian Fortuna as Aladdin, and veteran performer Jeffrey Holland (Hi-de-Hi) as the hilarious dame Widow Twankey. Aladdin is packed with all of the traditional pantomime ingredients including laughs a plenty, a fabulous flying carpet, a magic lamp, a wicked uncle, an incredible genie and, of course, a beautiful princess.

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Night run for fun! 4JHOVQGPSUIF6,oTäSTUOJHIUSVO CFJOHTUBHFEJO/PSUIBNQUPO On Saturday 29 October, the UK’s first dedicated night running event takes place in Northampton as part of this year’s Igniting Ambition Festival in the lead up to London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The family-friendly Night Run Northampton is suitable for all ages and abilities. Participants will run or walk a 3km town centre circuit that takes in Northampton’s key cultural landmarks at night.

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The route will be animated with a spooky mix of digital lighting installations, giant LED screen, exhibitions, Market Square illuminations as well as live music, street theatre and performance. There is no registration fee to enter the fun run which sets off from Abington Street at 6.30pm,. Participants are being encouraged to raise as much sponsorship as possible in aid of the British

Heart Foundation . Councillor David Mackintosh said: “Night Run Northampton promises to be a fun night out for friends, families and work colleagues. Participants will benefit from a bit of exercise whist taking in some of the town’s fantastic heritage, being entertained and raising money for a great cause all at the same time. This is the very first night run in the UK, which makes it even more exciting.

“And if running isn’t for you, then come along on the night anyway to watch the entertainment and cheer on family and friends; it will be a great evening out.”

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the ultimate traditional Christmas! 3PDLJOHIBN$BTUMFSFUVSOTUP$ISJTUNBT&WF  21st – 25th NOv 2011 Sitting atop its hillside like something out of a fairy tale, there’s nowhere quite like Rockingham Castle to get into the mood for a magical Christmas – especially as this November the 900-yearold royal castle (a family home these past 450 years!) is staging a wonderfully nostalgic return to Christmas Eve, 1949. It was in the Victorian era that so many of our great Christmas traditions were first instigated. The Christmas tree was first decorated by Prince Albert and the Royal Family, while Charles Dickens revived many a dying tradition to create a template for snowy carollers outdoors and cosy family excess indoors. Now Rockingham Castle is to be transformed, taken back in time to the classic era of great, flickering fires, the Great Hall table straining under the weight of seasonal fayre being ferried up from below stairs. Best of all, it will be possible for visitors to walk right back into this world via a fully costumed recreation, and watch the likes of the Butler, Governess, Footman and Housekeeper make their final Christmas preparations. With dramatic seasonal illuminations and period decora-

tions, traditional restaurant meals and snacks and gift ideas galore, there’s no better way to set the stage for the start of the Christmas season, and warm the festive cockles of your heart. Mon 21-Fri 25 November vICtORIAN ChRIstMAs At ROCKINGhAM CAstLE Costumed castle tours 11am7.30pm, departing every 15 minutes: Adults £6.00, Children £2.50 (5-16yrs). Under 5s free. Car parking £2.00. Tel: 01536 770240 for more information, or visit www.rockinghamcastle.com

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Sat 29 - Sun 31 OctOber Canons Ashby has been the family home of the Drydens since Elizabethan times and that family atmosphere remains today. The story of Canons Ashby, which has been little altered since the 19th century, is presented as if it were being seen through the eyes of Sir Henry Dryden, an eminent Victorian. The house is atmospheric and welcoming, while the delightful garden is being returned to its colourful Victorian style. A stroll in the wider parkland offers a glimpse of the earlier medieval history, while the church explores the story of the canons of Canons Ashby.. Celebrate Halloween (Ex-

Sulgrave Manor is far more than just the home of George Washington’s ancestors – this month the wonderful old estate is hosting its traditional, everpopular Apple Day and rural fayre, celebrating the English apple and orchards. See and taste many varieties of English apples. Talk with the rural craft workers. Join in the ‘hands-on workshops’. Watch the apple pressing and buy the fresh juice, apples and cider and local produce. Buy unusual crafts and Christmas gifts. Watch the cookery demonstrations, hear talks on life-enhancing herbs, and much more. Come and hug the Husky dogs, meet the owls and enjoy the ferret racing.

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clusively for those who dare!) on Saturday 29, Sundat 30 and Monday 31st. Explore the house after dark with Sir Henry and his family and staff. Listen to stories of the past and tales of local folklore. Join in the fun of Halloween games and enjoy a delicious supper. For more information: Canons Ashby Visitor Information Line, 01327 860044, canonsashby@nationaltrust. org.uk

Canons Ashby, Daventry, Northamptonshire NN11 3SD Telephone: 01327 860044 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ main/w-canonsashbyhouse

There’ll be lots of children’s activities, music and fun from the minstrels and players, and refreshments available all day. In all, a traditional, fun day out for all at this ever-popular event.

Sat 8-Sun 9 aPPLe DaY & ruraL FaYre Sulgrave Manor, banbury, OX17 2SD tel: 01295 760205 www.sulgravemanor.org.uk


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Big Day, Big Style. -FBSOBCPVUZPVSXFEEJOHFTTFOUJBMT SUNDAY 6TH NOVEMBER The Essential Weddings Magazine Show makes a grand return to Burghley House in Stamford on Sunday 6th November. One of the largest and most

prestigious boutique wedding shows in the UK, the event is open from 10.00am until 4.30pm. Featuring more than 70 of the regions finest handpicked wedding suppliers showcasing their services throughout the splendour of Burghley House. Alongside an exceptional choice of designer bridal fashion there will be companies offering exquisite stationery, beautiful millinery, stylish menswear and divine bridesmaids fashion; bridal shoes, designer jewellery, beautiful accessories, stunning fashion for the mother of the bride and wedding guest,

bespoke honeymoons, new and vintage wedding cars, horse and carriage, photography, scrumptious cakes, fabulous venues and heavenly flowers. Every one of our brides will undoubtedly find the luxury, style, inspiration and passion they require to organise their beautiful wedding day As well as a stunning professional catwalk show featuring some of the UK’s top designers, we offer goody bags for the first 300 pre-registered brides and the show will also include a fabulous prize draw featuring amazing prizes.

For more information and to book tickets please visit www. essentialmediaevents.co.uk, then click on the ‘ESSENTIAL WEDDINGS’ button.

Planning your Day *OTQJSBUJPOTBOEEFNPOTUSBUJPOTBU UIF5ISFF4XBOT8FEEJOH'BJS SUNDAY 23RD OCTOBER You can never do too much planning for your Big Day. If it seems like there are hundreds of details to arrange, think harder – there are thousands! But help is at hand at the Three Swans in Market Harborough this month, when top wedding specialists will be gathered together to help out with allimportant advice, ideas and inspirations. During the day, some wedding specialists will be holding short presentations on their products and services – hair and beauty demonstrations

always popular, and great fun. To pre-register send your name, address and phone number to sm@threeswans. co.uk Sunday October 23 GRAND WEDDING FAIR 11am– 3pm BEST WESTERN Three Swans Hotel. High Street, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 7NJ www.bw-threeswanshotel. co.uk Further details from the Sales Office on 01858 438305. If you are a wedding supplier, it’s not too late to book a stand.

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made from different hallucinogenic herbs one such plant was Belladonna and it is said that, when combined with Wolfsbane, the hallucinogenic properties convinced witches that they could fly. These herbs have often been associated with magic, and were made reference to in the fictional tales of Harry Potter. In England and Germany, it was once believed that a witch could not step over a broom laid inside the threshold of a house!

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Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going on a Spider Hunt! +PJOUIF)BMMPXFFOGVOBU.BSLFU8BML SAT 29 & SUN 30 OCTOBER If you love shopping, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll love Market Walk, where the high street meets the catwalk in the heart of Northamptonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s busy shopping area. Market Walk offers a fantastic blend of contemporary fashion, cafĂŠ and high street stores â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with something for all the family at Halloweâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;en time, when the stylish shopping centre is launching its â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Scary Spiderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; hunt for kids. Starting on Saturday 22nd October, each store in the centre will have a spider hidden somewhere inside. Kids will get

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the opportunity to pit their detective skills against each other and, in true Van Helsing style, discover the hidden spiders. Write down their names on an entry form, and your kids will have a chance to win an iPod Touch.

Then, on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October, a scary witch will be handing out chocolates outâ&#x20AC;Śwhile stocks last â&#x20AC;&#x201C; so get there fast or there will be only cobwebs in the cupboard! For more information on the Market Walk Halloweâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;en extravaganza, visit the website! MARkET WAlk SHOppiNg CENTRE Situated off Market Square or Abington Street, Northampton NN1 2DP Tel: 01604 233034. www.marketwalk.co.uk


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TJ Thornton has developed a reputation for fine quality jewellery with service to match, since opening its doors in Coventry Road Market Harborough in 2007. On meeting the owner of the business, Tim Thornton, it is immediately clear that he has a passion for his profession, with a genuine interest in assisting his customers, a rare commodity in these times. No small part of this is due to 20 yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; experience in the trade as a fourth-generation jeweller. Tim is also an exauctioneer and valuer which even led him to being on BBC1 some years ago... a Roadshow expert in the making. It is a delight to find yourself in the warmth of the atmosphere

Nowhere else in Leicestershire or Northamptonshire will you find fresher seasonal vegetables, from home-grown Halloweâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;en pumpkins to magnificent sprouts on the stalk, perfect for Christmas! At Farndon Fields Farm, seasonal vegetables ready for harvest in October include squashes, leeks, cauliflowers, beetroot, carrots and main crop potatoes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to name but a few â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all growing in the autumn sunshine only an hour before you pick them off the enticingly stocked shelves. Now thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what we call farm fresh... Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more, you can drop by the Farndon Fields cafĂŠ for morning coffee and taste this seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s produce straight out of

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that radiates from this busy little shop where youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find not only the best selection of modern jewellery, but also the quirky and unusual amongst the antique selection on offer. Where else in the area could you expect to find an American Art Deco diamond pendant alongside a fabulous Australian black opal ready to be made into a piece of jewellery of your own choice? It is this reputation for diversity that firmly sets this business apart from its rivals, and its reputation is well-deserved. TJ ThOrnTOn LTd., 3 Coventry Road, Market Harborough LE16 9BX www.tjthornton.com Tel: 01858 468858

the oven, in a delicious tart, salad or sandwich â&#x20AC;&#x201C; seasonal soups, snacks and meals, as ever, a speciality! And while youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re getting in the mood for Christmas, remember to order from the farmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mouthwatering range of seasonal meats, including free-range turkeys, geese and cockerels. Lots of gift ideas, too! Just the same promise of farm freshness applies to every one of the 40 vegetables and fruits grown and harvested in season at Farndon Fields Farm. FArndOn FieLds FArm, Farndon Road, Market Harborough, Leics. LE16 9NP Tel: 01858 464 838 www.farndonfieldsfarmshop. co.uk


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If you have any hair styling questions you would like to ask our expert, please write to: Joe @ March Hair, C/O WOW, 50 St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Road, Market Harborough, LE16 7DU.

BOEKVTUJOUJNF Put away the cases and fold up the beach towels as autumn is here and so is our 50% colour sale, so, now is the best time to change your colour from the summer look you have been parading to a winter shade to match your changing complexion as the sun fades and autumn rises. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been loving a blonde hue for the past few months and yearn for something different why not try a pastel colour, ranging

from soft blue lilac, pink shades and peachy tones to really help bring about some colour to your life during this seasonal transition. Panels, Teasylights or a full head of colour, the options are there for you to make your colour as personal as you wish. So why not book in? A perfect chance to visit us for the first time or for our regulars a great opportunity to make the most of our offer and have that special colour,

but do hurry, spaces will now be limited with Laura, Charlotte and Helen who are offering the discount. Call now on 01858 469656 to speak to one of our reservation team. Thinking ahead, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a good time to consider any special requirements you may have for the Halloween period, going to a ball? Want to make a special effort for a party then why not book yourself in for some dry styling and let our professionals give you the red carpet look you want without all the stress and hassle. Our Dry styling costs from ÂŁ6 and we work on pre washed and dried hair giving you that salon finished look at

a great value cost. In Novemberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s issue I will be talking about... You guessed it the Christmas period. Christmas presents, booking early, and all things festive, so until then hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to your great hair day Joe xx

MARCH HAIR is at 9 Church Square, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 7NB. To book an appointment telephone 01858 469 656 www.march-hair.co.uk

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Skin friendly 2VBMJUZIBOENBEFTLJODBSF  GSPN)FBSUBOE'MPXFST As the colder days approach, the time has come to switch to richer bodycare products to combat the drying winter weather. A local newly launched business can help â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Heart and Flowers is based in Desborough, Northants and

specialises in making quality handmade naturally moisturising skincare. Products are blended from gentle skin friendly oils and unrefined organic fair-trade butters plus fragrant pure essential oils. The benefits of es-

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sential oils are twofold â&#x20AC;&#x201C; their actions on the skin itself and their mood-enhancing properties. Best selling products are the exfoliating and moisturising body and foot sugar scrubs rich in cold pressed virgin coconut oil. These can be used all over the body and are extremely effective on dry areas, leaving skin softened and smelling delicious. Recommended are the Sweet Orange for a refreshing pick-me-up in the morning or Lavender & Geranium before bedtime. For an even deeper moisturising effect, follow with some extremely rich body butter containing 35% fair-trade organic cocoa butter. The cocoa butter makes them smell

good enough to eat although it is not recommended! All products are available from www.heartandflowers. com (with free postage!) and leading up to Christmas there are plenty of opportunities to come and test out Heart and Flowers products in person at several venues throughout the county (for the full list please see the online calendar). Christmas Gift Sets will also be coming soon Fri 14 October Craft Market, Uppingham Sat 12-Sun 13 November Christmas Craft Fair, Three Swans Hotel, Market Harborough www.heartandflowers.com


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I have to say I’m not sure how we have got to October so fast, where has this year gone? Now the nights are drawing longer and the lights are on more, our poor little skins will start to suffer ahead of winter, especially if we are to have a bad winter again (definitely will need Nutri Divine by Decleor). With the successful launch of Decleor’s latest range LIFE RADIANCE. Two products make up this skin care programme; DOuble Radiance Cream and Double Radiance Scrub. A radiant complexion is the sign of a beautiful face, all women , whatever their age, want to reveal their natural radiance reflecting the health and balance their skin. The Double Radiance Cream is made of 2 unique formulas; Immediate Radiance will stimulate the skins micro-circulation and reveals the light with soft focus pigments and Lasting Radiance will boosts the skin natural defenses with Plant Prebiotic and Omega

3,6 & 9 and protects from harmful effects of pollution. The Double Action Formula of the cream, over 2 weeks usage 97% of women could see more radiant complexion. Samples available from your therapists, but a must have product for winter. I am very pleased with the opening of the new Stamford salon on 1st September, located in Red Lion Square above Browns Hairdressing. Hd Brows are proving to be Septembers most popular treatment in both salons, don’t forget you require a patch test 48 hours prior to your treatment. Happy Autumn Kara x Beauty ManOR is above Browns Hairdressing, Manor House, High Street, Market Harborough, LE16 7NL. To book an appointment telephone 0844 999 4365 www.thebeautymanor.co.uk

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country, and from trips all over the world. His many varied paintings glow with colour. A love of painting came at an early age to Timmy when he studied History of Art as part of his degree at Warwick University. In recent years he has enjoyed a keen artistic friendship and interaction with Rolf Harris. Rolf says,” He is an enthusiastic and exciting artist.... ‘I’m knocked out by his work’. Timmy has many famous collectors of his work including Chris Evans pictured here beside the latest addition to his ‘Mallett collection’. John Snape of Croft Wingates said “...We are so pleased to have Timmy in the gallery

again this Autumn. His last exhibition here was a sell out and his original work is now regarded as an investment for the future” If you are interested in Timmy’s paintings and would like to see this fantastic new collection of originals and signed limited editions please contact us on 01858 465455 for your invitation to meet Timmy on Sunday 30th October in the gallery. CrOft Wingates fine art, Wingates Walk 44a St Mary’s Road Market Harborough, Leics. LE16 7DU. Tel: 01858 465455 email: shop@croftwingates.co.uk www.croftwingates.co.uk


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Footloose and Fancy Free #Z$POUFNQPSBSZ&YQSFTTJPOT 24 sept – 20 nOV Contemporary Expressions was formed in 2006 to bring together local textile designer-makers under one umbrella. This was to progress individuals’ work, and also to work as a group to provide challenges and to exhibit their work more widely. Supporting each other helps to progress the work beyond the boundaries of traditional patchwork and quilting. Members of the group come from a variety of textile backgrounds, with some having City & Guilds, in either embroidery or quilting. This is the group’s second exhibition in this exciting museum. This time they

looked at the shoes from the 1920’s and 1930’s and used the photos taken as design sources. The shoes will be on show in the exhibition and each quilt or 3-D object will be able to be referenced back to its origin. The collection of work is titled ‘Footloose and Fancy Free’

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Great Bowden Visual arts Group "OOVBM0QFO"SU&YIJCJUJPO sat 8 – sun 9 Oct Great Bowden sees the return of its highly popular annual open art exhibition during the weekend of October 8th and 9th. Now in its sixth year, the impetus for holding an annual exhibition came originally from local artist Alec Riddett, who sadly passed away a few years ago. He had organised the event for the Great Bowden Festival in 2004 to showcase the villagers’ artistic talent, and when asked why he didn’t organise one every year he replied, “You do it!” Thus was born the Great Bowden Visual Arts Group. The exhibition reflects the extraordinary talent in the local community. Professional art-

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ists include Michelle McKinney, whose delicate woven metal artworks sell internationally, Jan Nelson who last month hosted her first solo show at Croft Wingates, Mary Rodgers who is a local fine artist known for her exquisite watercolours, and architect Ben Cowd whose exciting work has been shown at the Royal Academy, London. Visitors can expect a warm welcome and a chance to enjoy a stimulating artistic experience in a stunning setting. Admission is free

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Harbour CafĂŠ Bar continues to serve up quality coffee and snacks to cyclists, nature lovers and stone skimmers. Meanwhile, the new upstairs restaurant offers an atmosphere thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just as relaxed, with high-quality, locally sourced food at the right price â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a real source of pride for chef and joint-owner David Clipsham, together with his team of Angie, Jo and Tony. Along with the restaurantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beautiful views over the water, enjoy a plump Rutland Trout or watch a fine sirloin of beef cooked to perfection right in front of you, on the grill. Try the recommended

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Roasted Vegetable Wellington served in a Tomato & Basil Sauce All served with a selection of seasonal vegetables & potatoes DESSERTS Traditional Christmas pudding with Brandy Sauce Dark Chocolate Truffle Torte Meringue Nest filled with cream and port-soaked cherries Tea/Coffee & Mince Pie. Thu 8 Dec. Fri 9 Dec. Sat 10 Dec. Thu 15 Dec. Fri 16 Dec. Sat 17 Dec.. 7.30pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Midnight ÂŁ29.50 per person Call the Box Office on 01933 270 007 to book your party!

Irrisistiball Parties Irrisistiball Promotions have been in operation for 19 years. The Company is run by Sam Berry who first started organizing Balls for teenagers from schools across the Country, who travelled to the Balls by coaches chartered by Sam. After many requests from parents, then went onto progress to Black tie Balls to include all ages! The theme for this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christmas season is a Candle Lit Christmas, having a Victorian feel. On entering â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Big Barnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; you will find it totally transformed into a magical candlelit Winter Wonderland. Trees filled with lights enhance the inside perimeter of the venue, also housing numerous Christmas trees including one being a towering 30ft!! It is wooden floored and totally heated throughout. The entertainment for the evening starts immediately on en-

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during the winter months, maybe thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why they are so popular with Golf Societies, with many playing at some point during the winter and then returning to play again in summer, when the course is almost unrecognisable. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We welcome societies and offer a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Golf Society

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