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Issue 37

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November 2011

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Live Music WOW gig guide

Panto

Festive fun! Lots of events

What’s on near you.

Poppy Day Give it some Welly!

Funky footwear for Autumn. WOW looks at wellies!

Remember our heroes

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Concert and Panto tickets See inside!

THEATRE • CINEMA • COMEDY • MUSIC • FASHION • SHOPPING • ART • EVENTS • MOTORING

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F70C{B>= THE GHOSTS OF RUDDIGORE Weds 9- Thurs 10 Nov An Opera Della Luna Production Opera della Luna revisit Ruddigore in their own unique style. Ghosts and apparitions take to the stage in this haunting tale of rural romance. A cleverly re-imagined production featuring many well-loved songs. This is Gilbert & Sullivan as you have never seen or heard it before!. Following the company’s innovative productions of HMS Pinafore and The Parson’s Pirates the company turns its hand to this popular classic. www.curveonline.co.uk ---THE SILvER ScREEN A winter concert with mince pies and mulled wine A clive conway Production Robert Powell with Gabrielle Drake Sunday November 0th, 7.30pm A romp through 100 years of cinema. Meet charlie chaplin, Mae West, Mickey Mouse, Humphrey Bogart, clark Gable, Groucho Marx, Marilyn Munroe, Jack Lemmon and many, many others. The journey is sweetened with musical interludes from



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Oh brother! 5IFTUVOOJOH#MPPE#SPUIFST JTCBDLJOUIF.JEMBOET Following sell out seasons in the US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Japan, the international smash hit musical Blood Brothers continues to tour the UK, coming to Northampton for one week only. Hailed as one of the best musicals of all time, Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers has triumphed across the globe, scooping up no less than four awards for best musical in London and seven Tony Award nominations on Broadway. This epic tale of Liverpool life has been running in London’s West End, since July 1988 and touring the UK since 1995. Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving story of twin boys separated at birth, only to be reunited, by a twist of fate and a mother’s haunting secret. The memorable score includes A Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True. When Mrs Johnstone, a young mother, is deserted by her husband and left to her own devices to provide for seven hungry children she takes a job as a housekeeper in order to make ends meet. It is not long before her brittle

world crashes around her when she discovers herself to be pregnant yet again – this time with twins! In a moment of weakness and desperation, she enters a secret pact with her employer which leads inexorably to the show’s shattering climax. A sensational cast, incredible show stopping music, remarkable staging and five star performances make Blood Brothers an enthralling night of entertainment. Willy Russell is undeniably one

of this country’s leading contemporary dramatists, whose countless credits include Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine.

Mon 7 - Sat 12 Nov. RoyAL & DERNgATE. Call 01604 624811 or visit www.royalandderngate.co.uk Mon 14 - Sat 19 Nov. CURVE. Call 0116 242 3595 or visit www.curveonline.co.uk


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The Go-Between n5IFQBTUJTBGPSFJHODPVOUSZ UIFZ EPUIJOHTEJGGFSFOUMZUIFSFo WEDS 2 - SAT 19 NOVEMBER A brand new musical adaptation of LP Hartley’s romantic novel The Go-Between comes to Northampton. A co-production between Royal & Derngate, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Derby LIVE, the play opened to rave reviews in Leeds in September. An elderly man, Leo Colston, stumbles across a trunk filled with the memories of his past, memories long buried and best forgotten. But he cannot forget the events of the oppressively hot summer of 1900, and the memories of his days spent in Norfolk come flooding back. Spending the holidays with the family of his school friend Marcus, the young Leo is un-

wittingly enlisted into an adult affair of deceit and forbidden passion. Acting as the go-between for the beautiful, upperclass Marian and tenant-farmer Ted, Leo becomes embroiled in a doomed love affair which will shape his life forever. This beautifully evocative new musical features young local talents in the roles of Leo and Marcus, found from open auditions. In Northampton William Miles from Long Buckby and Guy Amos from Hempton, Oxfordshire will be sharing the role of young Leo and Marcus is played by Adam Bradbury and Richard Linnell, both from Buckinghamshire. They join a cast of nine professional actors that includes Sophie Bould (A

Christmas Carol, Birmingham Rep) playing Marion, Stuart Ward (Dreamboats and Petticoats, West End) as Ted and James Staddon (The Crucible, RSC) as the grown-up Leo.

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Scott Joplin, George Gershwin through to John Barryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s James Bond Theme. Clive Conway flute and Christine Croshaw piano. TICKETS: ÂŁ16.00 (No concessions) This is a fundraising event. The Little Theatre, Dover Street, Leicester, LE1 6PW Box Office: 01162551302 admin@lds-mail.net ---CraNfOrD aT ChrISTmaS Thursday 1st December Deep in the frosty English countryside, chestnuts are roasting and carols are being sung as the folk of Cranford busily prepare for Christmas, bedecking each and every household with wreaths of holly and mistletoe. But beyond this cosy hubbub of festivity, snow continues to fall and when disaster strikes, the community must unite to keep the spirit of Christmas alive. Chapterhouse proudly presents this heart-warming tale of charity and goodwill to all women and men to celebrate this most magical time of year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;this confident company should be commended for their enthusiastic productionâ&#x20AC;? The Stage www.lighthousetheatre.co.uk ----

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CountryBoyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Struggle "TFBSDIGPSCFMPOHJOH WEDNESDay 23 NOvEmBEr Written and performed by Maxwell Golden, CountryBoyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Struggle is a unique solo show, which comes to The Core at Corby Cube on Wednesday 23 November. The show uses a hip hop style to tell a very honest story of one manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s search for a sense of belonging in a foreign environment. Inspired by Maxwellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own time spent growing up in the coastal community of Bude in Cornwall, CountryBoyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Struggle integrates music, poetry and MC-ing with physical comedy to reflect both rural and urban environments. The one-man show perfectly captures how it feels to grow up with a sense of isolation â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;fish out of waterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; story which is full of humanity, pathos and warm wit.

Writer and performer Maxwell Golden says: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about what itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like living in a rural area and wanting to make urban music, then moving to the city and finding itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not what you expect â&#x20AC;&#x201C; especially when your heart and soul is on the beaches and with the community you grew up in. Although it is performed predominantly through the aesthetic of modern UK Hip Hop theatre, the real emotion underlying the story is always of upmost importanceâ&#x20AC;? The performance is complemented with a workshop and engagement activity, which aims to provide a platform for young artists from both rural and urban environments. Contactâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Artistic Director Baba Israel comments: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m

really excited about directing Maxwell Goldenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CountryBoyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Struggle. Maxwell is a fantastic artist with a background in hip hop and spoken word but also in clown and physical theatre and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to bring together those skills to tell a really important story about a young man and his journey. I think this is going to be a new kind of show that is going to create a bridge between two worlds â&#x20AC;&#x201C; between the world of rural and the world of urban, and it will engage young people from those areas to start creating their own expression.â&#x20AC;? CountryBoyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Struggle comes to The Core on Wednesday 23 November. To book, call the Ticket Line on 01536 470 470 or visit www.thecorecorby.com.

2nd Street 5PFUBQQJOH GPPUTUPNQJOHNVTJDBM TQFDUBDVMBSGPS$ISJTUNBT 2 DEC 2011 - 1 JaN 2012 A touch of Broadway is coming to Leicester this Christmas! 42nd Street is the inspiring story of smalltown girl Peggy Sawyer and her meteoric rise from chorus line hoofer to Broadway star. Packed with show-stopping numbers including Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in the Money, Keep Young and Beautiful, Lullaby of Broadway and of course the spectacular title number, 42nd Street, this show is a celebration of toe-tapping, foot-stomping, deliciously uplifting razzmatazz not to be missed! This show promises to be every bit as spectacular as The King and I!

2ND STrEET is at The Curve, Leicester from 2 DEC 2011 - 14 JAN 2012 . For tickets call the box office on 0116 242 3595 or visit www.curveonline.co.uk


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$FMFCSBUJOH#MBDL)JTUPSZ4FBTPO SATURDAY 19 NOVEMBER Liming is a Caribbean-style event offering a mix of poetry, music and dancing all under one roof. This “carnival and going with the flow” culture from Trinidad mixes with the cosmopolitan style of England to create Tilt’s popular party atmosphere. Featuring an intoxicating mix of national and local talent, with legendary poet and performer Michael Horovitz (Poetry Olympics), Deborah Stevenson, Melanie Abrahams and James Ingham, plus Leicester’s very own Lydia

Towsey and Michael Brome aka Sureshot. Plus reggae, calypso, Brazilian and hip-hop music by Psykhomantus (2009 DMC Supremacy Champion). Caribbean food and drink on sale from 5pm to get you in the party mood.

Embrace Arts Richard Attenborough centre Lancaster Road Leics. LE1 7HA T: 0116 252 2455 E: arts-centre@le.ac.uk W: www.le.ac.uk/embracearts

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WEDNESDAY 16 NOVEMBER War is over and the thoughts of homecoming soldiers turn to love. However, as conflict on the home front ends, Britain’s women are rolling up their sleeves to face a fresh battle – the assertion of their new role in a previously male dominated society. One woman in particular is about to embark on her own merry war… Shakespeare’s popular comedy tells of two pairs of lovers. Headstrong Beatrice and proud Benedick live in staunch denial of their true feelings for each other, whilst lovesick Claudio and sweet, naive Hero are head over heels with devotion. But the path of true love never runs smooth, and with foul play and mischief afoot at the hands of

devious villain Don John, this classic play promises plenty of scope for Mappa Mundi’s unmistakable style. Over the past two decades cult Welsh theatre company Mappa Mundi have built a reputation for gloriously irreverent, populist and accessible adaptations of classic theatrical and literary works. With a well deserved reputation for quality, originality and an engaging irreverence that continues to charm audiences and win fans UK wide.

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Is at The Castle Theatre, Castle Way, Wellingborough, NN8 1XA. For tickets call the box office on 01933 270 007 or online at www.thecastle.org.uk.

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Toad in the hole! 5IF8JOE*O5IF8JMMPXTDPNFTUP,JCXPSUI Thur 24 - saT 2 NOv The award winning Kibworth Theatre Companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Autumn production will be The Wind In The Willows. A timeless and exciting tale of adventure and cunning, camaraderie, fun and friendship. Kenneth Grahameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s classic book has been sensitively adapted for the stage by our own Martyn Wyburn and has been a great

opportunity for our younger members to demonstrate their talents in many of the animal roles. Toad and his friends Rat, Mole and Badger are taken on many exciting journeys, encountering danger in the Wild Wood with the scary weasels, ferrets and stoats and even ending up in prison. Needless to say all ends happily...or does it? Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to wait and see!

All performances take place at Kibworth Grammar School Hall from 24th to 26th November at 7.30 pm with a matinee also on 26th at 2.30 pm. Tickets, priced at ÂŁ6 go on sale from Tuesday 1st November from Kibworth DIY, Fleckney Road, Kibworth or via our Box Office on 07982 060543. Seats are numbered and this is sure to be a popular family show with several seasonal elements so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Peter Pan "DMBTTJDUBMFPGDIJMESFO QJSBUFT GBJSJFT BOEUIFKPZBOEIFBSUCSFBLPGHSPXJOHVQ Tue 29 NOv - saT 3 Dec This festive bow of Masqueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 80th year celebrations intends to surprise and delight. Chloe McKoy breathes life into the boastful yet careless Peter Pan. The bumbling Lost Boys follow him, along with Verity Johnson as Wendy, Adam Monk as John and Ethan Monk as Michael, rounding off the Darling trio. The honourable Indians protect the children against the raggedly rambunctious crew of pirates; led by Fraser Haines as the camp tyrant, Captain Jas Hook and Barry Dougall as the loveable Smee, as they run roughshod over Neverland. Richard Jordan is directing our cast of 30 players, comprised of the young and the



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young at heart, in his first foray into direction. Denise Swann assists him in the unenviable role of stage manager. This is the most relaxed I have been so far in a rehearsal period. It is probably because up until now, I have felt minimal pressure. However, I have been observing and I am impressed with the verve and vigour in which the cast are going about their business. Everyone is focused and enjoying themselves. The professionalism from the young is matched by the young at heart and these players are bringing out their characters already. Peter Pan is a story of youth and adulthood, love and loss,

and more importantly, makebelieve. This fantastic fiction is set in the majestic round of the Holy Sepulchre Church

from Tuesday 29th November to Saturday 3rd December at 7:30pm, including a matinee performance on the Saturday at 2:30pm. This is a show for the entire family and we promise you a fun journey through Neverland; all you have to do is remember the address, Second star to the right, then straight on â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;til morning. A Masque Theatre and Masque Youth Theatre coproduction. Tue 29 November Sat 3 December 2011 at 7.30pm Matinee: Sat 3 December at 2.30pm. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Sheep Street, Northampton Call 01604 47 20 20 or email tickets@masquetheatre.co.uk


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Gruntled 4UBSPG##$oT.PDL5IF8FFLBOE-JWF"U5IF"QPMMP FrIDAY 11 NOvEMBEr This is his third tour of the country – and has some shades of light and dark with several trademark passionate tirades and a little peek behind the show business curtain. Coalition, cuts, comedy and discovering a pair of underpants in a jar of mayonnaise. Star of BBC’s Mock The Week and Live At The Apollo. Book early to avoid disappointment! Show may contain strong language/adult humour.

If you only go to 20 comedy gigs this month… with DJ Fontana Thur 3rD NOv. Puppetry Of The Penis: 3D. Derby Assembly rooms and Guildhall. Andrew Bird, Markus Birdman, rob rouse. Nottingham Glee James Sherwood, Shazia Mirza, Spiky Mike, Stephen Grant Ashby-de-la-Zouch Funhouse Comedy

CurvE ThEATrE, Cultural Quarter Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1SB 0116 242 3595

Jo Caulfield 1MFBTF4UBOE6Q SAT 12 NOvEMBEr The minute Jo Caulfield hits the stage at Kettering Arts Centre you know you’re in for a good time. Nominated as ‘Funniest Woman 2010’ (LAFTA Awards) and ‘Best Female Stand-Up’ (Chortle Awards), Jo Caulfield is one of the most successful female StandUp comedians in the country. She is star of Radio 4’s critically acclaimed It’s That Jo Caulfield Again

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FrI 4Th NOv. recommended Jason Byrne: Cirque Du Byrne. Leicester De Montfort hall. Jason Manford: Off On Tour We Go Derby Assembly rooms and Guildhall Joe WIlkinson: My Mum’s Called Stella And My Dad’s Called Brian. rutland uppingham Theatre The Boy With Tape On his Face. Leicester The Y Theatre Adrian Poynton, Gavin Webster, Matthew Osborn, Sam Avery. Loughborough Town hall SAT 5Th NOv. Steve-O - Nottingham rock City. Iain Stirling, John ryan, richard Morton, Sam Avery. Leicester highlight.

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Andy White, Christian Reilly, tom Deacon. Nottingham Jongleurs SuNDAY 6tH NOv tom Stade: What Year Was that?. Derby Assembly Rooms and Guildhall Spiky Mike. leicester Kayal Gina Yashere. Nottingham Just the tonic MONDAY 7tH NOv. Recommended Stephen Merchant: Hello ladies... . Nottingham Royal Centre tHuRSDAY 10tH NOv. James Sherwood: One Man And His Piano. leicester Crumblinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cookie SAt 12tH NOv. Paul Ricketts. lutterworth Piano Room MON 14tH NOv. Stephen Merchant: Hello ladies... leicester De Montfort Hall tuES 15tH NOv Daniel Sloss: the Joker. leicester the Y theatre Andy Hamiltonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hat Of Doom. Nottingham Playhouse WED 16tH NOv lee Nelsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Well New tour. Nottingham Playhouse Reginald D Hunter: Sometimes Even the Devil tells the truth. leicester De Montfort Hall fRi 1tH NOv Puppetry Of the Penis: 3D. leicester De Montfort Hall SAt 19tH NOv Omid Djalili: tour Of Duty. leicester De Montfort Hall



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MONDAY 2 NOvEMBER Comic and musician Bill Bailey is to bringing his live show Dandelion Mind to De Montfort Hall as an extra date on his national UK tour. Featuring Billâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trademark musical interludes, observations and stories of the road, Dandelion Mind will be based loosely on the theme of doubt (or will it?), as we follow Bill from his real-life saga of being trapped by the ash cloud to his barely contained rants about celebrity, TV, creationism and Michael Winner. He demonstrates new instruments, both ancient and modern, he sings an internet love song, a lament about punk heroes, Iranian hip-hop and plays a mean folk-bouzouki. Thomas the Doubter gets a new

look, and Darwinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s curious obsessions and the myth of intelligent design are all worked over in Billâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own surreal style. He revisits the music of his youth with a brand-new French Disco re-working of Gary Numanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hit â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Carsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, played in his own inimitable way, and maybe some Wur-

Cirque Du Byrne +BTPO#ZSOF$PNFEZ(PE fRiDAY 4 NOvEMBER Roll up, roll up as Edinburghâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top selling comedian Jason Byrne takes to the road to hotwire your comedy funny bones with his brand new show, Cirque du Byrne! Brought to you by the ringmaster of tom-foolery himself, this promises to be an anarchy packed show of acrobatic proportions. Encounter deviously constructed comic spectacle, be tamed by on-stage farce and audience interaction, and gasp in awe at daring comic stunts as the definitive clown of comedy pushes his riotous show to the edge. DE MONtfORt HAll, Granville Rd, LeicesterLE1 7RU. Box Office: 0116 233 3111. www.demontforthall.co.uk

zels-based remixes of classic German techno. Just your normal Bill Bailey gig then. Mov 28 Nov DE MONtfORt HAll, Granville Rd, Leicester LE1 7RU. Box Office: 0116 233 3111 www.demontforthall.co.uk


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leicester's leading entertainment venue

4PNFUJNFT&WFO5IF%FWJM 5FMMT5IF5SVUI Weds 16 & Fri 25 NOv In just over a decade since he began performing, Reginald D Hunter has become one of the UK comedy industryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bestknown and most distinctive performers. His work is often brutally honest, frequently controversial but always meticulously measured and thought out. He is one of the few performers to have been nominated for the highly coveted main Perrier Award in three consecutive years and has become a wellknown face on primetime television shows such as Live At The Apollo and QI and is a frequent guest on Have I Got News For You.

tue 22Nd NOv dave gormanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Powerpoint Presentation. leicester de Montfort Hall

tHu 24tH NOv tony law: go Mr tony go! leicester Crumblinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cookie Craig Campbell. leicester the y theatre Bill Bailey: dandelion Mind. Nottingham arena sat 26tH NOv Marlon davis, yianni agisilaou. leicester Highlight tues 2tH NOv Mitch Benn. Nottingham lakeside arts Centre

last night Of the autumn PrOms fri 11 nov tickets ÂŁ17.50 - ÂŁ29.50 buy 10 get 20% off top two prices

reginald d hunter wed 16 nov tickets ÂŁ20 Concs ÂŁ18 + ÂŁ1 bkg fee Wed 16 Nov de MONtFOrt Hall, Granville Rd, Leicester LE1 7RU. Box Office: 0116 233 3111

Oysterband with June tabOr thu 17 nov tickets ÂŁ17.50

www.demontforthall.co.uk Fri 25 Nov rOyal &derNgate, Guildhall Road, Northampton NN1 1DP 01604 624811 www.royalandderngate.co.uk

Omid dJalili sat 19 nov tickets ÂŁ19 + ÂŁ1.50 bkg

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abba the shOw mon 21 nov tickets ÂŁ27.50 buy four tickets for ÂŁ90

an evening Of burlesque sun 20 nov tickets ÂŁ18.50 ÂŁ20.50 Concs ÂŁ17.50 ÂŁ19.50

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on the ground-breaking BBC3 show Dancing on Wheels, pairing disabled and ablebodied contestants. He has been principal dancer in the two US tours of Dancing With The Stars, as well as appearing in The Aviator with Leonardo Di Caprio. Joining Brian and Bobby on

stage will be the well-loved actor Jeffrey Holland in the role of Widow Twankey, in his 40th season of pantomime. As well as his numerous stage appearances, Jeffrey is well known from classic hit TV series Hi de Hi, You Rang M’Lord and Oh Dr Beeching. Aladdin also stars television favourite

and the world’s most famous fox, Basil Brush, in the role of Chief Inspector Basil - Boom, Boom! AlADDiN runs at Royal & Derngate from Buy Tickets Fri 09 Dec - Sun 08 Jan Tickets can be booked on 01604 624811 or www.royalandderngate.co.uk.


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WeD 30 NOv - SuN 08 JaN Join Alice on a fantastical adventure down the rabbit hole this Christmas to a topsy-turvy world of tea parties, talking animals and one very badtempered Queen. Following on from the success of last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s critically acclaimed The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, we bring another well loved childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s classic to the stage in this magical production of Lewis Carrollâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from the White Rabbit to the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter and the Queen

Fri 16 Dec - Sat 7 JaN Come with us into pantoland with Dick and his clever cat. Go with them to London. Are the streets paved with gold? Will our hero make his fortune and win the hand of the fair daughter of Alderman FitzWarren? Boo and hiss as the Evil King Rat tricks our hero and has him banished from the city. Sail with them to exotic islands where our hero and his cat triumph over evil and return to England where Dick becomes Lord Mayor.

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the little theatre, Dover Street, leicester, le1 6PW Box Office: 01162551302 adults: ÂŁ13.00 children and registered disabled: ÂŁ11.00

cinderella %POoUCFMBUFGPSUIFCBMMCPPLVQ OPXGPSUIJTZFBSoTGBOUBTUJDQBOUPBU 5IF-JHIUIPVTF tueS 13th â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sat 31St Dec Producer James Hill brings all the magic of the ball to Ketteringâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lighthouse Theatre with a spectacular production of CINDERELLA. Building on last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s amazing Aladdin, the Lighthouse invites you to grab your tickets for Prince Charmingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Royal Ball before itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s too late - you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be needing a Fairy Godmother to afford to take the whole family to the greatest pantomime of them all...! Get ready for Ketteringâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest ever Christmas pantomime and enter the enchanted and magical world of Cinderella. This timeless classic will be brought to life by a fantastic all-star cast including Dancing on Ice and Coronation Street DANNY YOUNG as Prince Charming, the British Battleaxe CHRISTINE HAMILTON as the Fairy Godmother, NEIL HAMIL-

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Along the way, enjoy the antics of Sarah the cook and her idle son and the comical sailors. With wonderful scenery and beautiful costumes, songs and dance and plenty of audience participation, this is a family pantomime for all to enjoy.

TON as Baron Hardup, Eurovision starlet NICKI FRENCH as Dandini and he hilarious TONY HOWES as Buttons fabulous sets and breathtaking costumes alongside incredible live music! Will the beautiful Cinders meet her dashing Prince Charming? Or will the Ugly Sisters thwart her path to the ball? With the knock-about laughter of the wonderfully cheery Buttons, not to mention the magical deeds of Cinderellaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fairy Godmother, this will be the perfect way to spend your family Christmas. ciNDerella is at the The Lighthouse Theatre Kettering Conference Centre Thurston Drive, Kettering NN15 6PB. For tickets, call the Box Office: 01536 414141 or Email: enquiries@ lighthousetheatre.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 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, sidesplittingly 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.

For more information on times and ticket prices, or to book, call the Ticket Office on 01536 470 470 or visit www.thecorecorby.com.

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thurSDay 24 NOveMBer One of the world’s greatest sitar players and daughter of the unsurpassed Ravi Shankar, Anoushka Shankar performs at Northampton’s Royal & Derngate, as part of her Traveller tour. Having collaborated with the likes of Peter Gabriel, Herbie Hancock, Madonna, Nina Simone, Sting and James Taylor, internationally acclaimed sitarist, composer, and conductor Anoushka Shankar has flourished as ‘crossover’ act. Yet, as daughter of Ravi Shankar, one of the greatest musicians of modern times, Anoushka is deeply rooted in the Indian classical tradition. She has released five highly acclaimed

albums, performed a leading role at a Royal Albert Hall Prom, and is the youngest ever artist to receive a ‘Best World Music Album’ Grammy. Her new recording, Traveller (released 17th October), brings together the passionate and diverse music of Spain with the vibrant, ancient forms of the Indian classical tradition. Tracing the Gypsies’ journey from their homeland in Rajasthan and finally settling in Spain, Traveller explores the evolutionary bridge between flamenco and Indian music. In a beautiful, ground breaking musical collaboration, Anoushka Shankar brings Traveller to life in a concert featuring a group of all-star Indian

and flamenco musicians, to reforge the link separated by a thousand years, between Spanish and Indian music. Anoushka and her band fuse the rhythmic and tonal differences of these genres combining two highly evolved musical forms with refreshing innovation, presenting a unique crossover portrait exploring the full history of flamenco and Indian music from their origins to the modern day, transporting the listener on a magical journey. Thursday 24 November at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at £22 and £19 and can be booked by calling Box Office on 01604 624811 or online at www.royalandderngate.co.uk.


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1MVTTVQQPSUGSPN'PPMT(PME SaT 19 - SuN 20 NOv The Red Hot Chili Peppers are finally coming back to the UK for their first tour here since 2006! The huge arena tour will see Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer Chad Smith and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer hit the LG Arena for two nights on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November 2011. The band’s LG Arena date in Birmingham will follow the August 29th release of their eagerly anticipated new album ‘I’m With You’, recorded at East West In Los Angeles and Shangri-la in Malibu, CA. ‘I’m With You’ was produced by Rick Rubin, who has produced the band’s previous five albums, 2006’s Stadium Arcadium, 2002’s By The Way, 1999’s Californication, 1995’s One Hot

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Minute and 1991’s Blood Sugar Sex Magik. The album’s tracklisting is: Monarchy of Roses, Factory of Faith, Brendan’s Death Song, Ethiopia, Annie Wants A Baby, Look Around, The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie, Did I Let You Know, Goodbye Hooray, Happiness Loves Company, Police Station, Even You Brutus?, Meet Me at the Corner and Dance, Dance, Dance.

The Chili Peppers will be supported by fellow Los Angeles band Fool’s Gold on all dates, with the Birmingham shows set to be the culmination of the UK tour as they finish their dates here in the city.

LG Arena 0844 338 8000 Tickets :£49.50 & £45.00 www.lgarena.co.uk

Lucinda Belle +B[[)BSQJTUCSFBLJOHTUFSFPUZQFTBUUIF4UBCMFT TueSday 15 NOveMBer So, which Lucinda Belle would you like to meet first? There are lots to choose from, as one of the most notable up-and-comers on the UK music scene prepares to take 2011 by the horns She honed her skills playing harp in hotels, but soon ditched that to become a Jazz Harpist in none other than Nashville. Returning home with harp in the back of a black cab, a new era began where she earned a reputation as a songwriter and session player in the good company of Rufus Wainwright, The Petshop boys, Jamaroquai and Robbie Williams, with whom she caught her break, spotted at the Electric Proms with him. Lucinda is pioneering the way forward for the harp. Effortlessly breaking down stereotypes, she

gracefully transports you into her world proving with her original acoustics covers such as Gaga’s ‘Telelphone Song’ and Paolo Nutini’s ‘Candy’, that she and just her harp are enough to fill any stage. Lucinda will be promoting and releasing her ‘Covers’ EP due for release in May 2011. Drawing comparisons don’t do justice to her well-developed ear for a pop melody, captivating voice and an undeniable gypsy spirit that permeates everything the Belle does. ‘I really do believe in my songs and that there’s something for everyone in my music,’ she says. ‘I did a full circle and became who I was meant to be in life.’ the Lucinda Belle Orchestra Tues 15 Nov. The Stables. www.stables.org

Monday 14th Nov TuriN BrakeS, JerSey Budd O2 academy Leicester Tues 15th Nov Merry ChriSTMaS MuSiC haLL royal and derngate BeverLey kNighT The assembly The daMNed rock City Weds 16th Nov PigeON deTeCTiveS roadmender Thursday 17th Nov ONe NighT Of eLviS royal and derngate friday, 18th Nov LONdON COMMuNiTy gOSPeL ChOir The Stables kMfdM The assembly Sat 19th Nov SuBrOCkerz feaT Jaguar SkiLLS & frieNdS roadmender SCaLey fuegO The donkey The SMiThS iNdeed O2 academy Leicester Mon 21st Nov LaCuNa COiL roadmender Tues 22nd Nov The darkNeSS rock City

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SATURDAY 12 NOVEMBER In a career spanning more than 35 years Adam Ant has had ten top 10 singles with his band Adam and the Ants and also as a solo artist with 3 reaching the number 1 position in the UK. With hundreds of shows performed in the UK since 1977, Adam has also toured extensively throughout the United States, mainland Europe, Australia and Japan. Throughout the 80s and 90s Adam took up acting on the stage (Entertaining Mr Sloane & Greek), TV (The Equalizer, Tales from the Crypt& Northern Exposure) and also film (Love Bites, Slam Dance & Nomads) whilst

still writing and producing music. With 8 albums behind him Adam has just completed two successful UK tours

The Assembly, Leamington Spa Warwickshire CV31 3NF Box Office - 01926 311 311 Ticket Line - 0844 854 1358

FRIDAY 18 NOVEMBER Legendary singer, songwriter and former front man of Ace, Squeeze and Mike & The Mechanics returns following the success of his 2010 album A Different Hat, which features the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. With a back catalogue of hits including How Long and The Living Years, Paul’s marvelously soulful voice is known to millions around the world.

Royal &Derngate, Guildhall Road Northampton 01604 624811 www.royalandderngate.co.uk

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SUNDAY 27 NOVEMBER Julian Lloyd Webber is widely regarded as one of the most creative musicians of his generation. He is a fine exponent of the Elgar Cello Concerto; so much so that his recording of the work was hailed by BBC Music Magazine as the finest ever version and he has been

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elected President of the Elgar Society in recognition of his devotion to the composer’s work. This exquisitely romantic concerto is paired with two other English masterpieces. Delius’ The Walk to the Paradise Garden is an evocative and sultry orchestral portrait, while Vaughan Williams’ Fifth Symphony marked a return to the composer’s traditional pastoral style, finding its spiritual heart in the lovely slow and emotional movement. Royal &Derngate Guildhall Road Northampton NN1 1DP 01604 624811 www.royalandderngate.co.uk

SUNDAY 27 NOVEMBER Clare’s unique performance is held together by the concept of the great “British” song … Although rooted in the jazz traditions of the 1930’s and 40’s, the show covers a hugh spectrum of sounds and genres but focuses on Clare’s interpretations of these well-written songs which have stood (and are standing) the test of time – from Noel Coward to Annie Lennox, the show wends its way through 100 years of great songwriting. The two songs that started the whole project were Try A Little Tenderness and A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square “I had always assumed these to be American songs and was fascinated to learn that both were written by Americans and Brits

working together”. Add to the mix an uplifting New Orleans take on Ray Noble’s Love Is The Sweetest Thing, a blistering samba arrangement of Moloko’s Sing It Back with Latin percussion. It is to Clare’s credit that all these songs from such wide-ranging eras sit alongside each other so comfortably. The evening promises to be as varied as it is entertaining, with Clare’s inimitable humour and banter mixed perfectly with uplifting ballads and up-tempo classics, old and new. The Lighthouse Theatre Kettering Conference Centre Thurston Drive Kettering, NN15 6PB 01536 414141 www.lighthousetheatre.co.uk


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young voices 5IFMBSHFTUDIJMESFOoTDIPJSDPODFSUJOUIFXPSME 29 NOv 1 dec Young Voices is celebrating its 15th Musical year in 2011 with this year’s concert series at the LG Arena, Birmingham. For over 15 years now Young Voices has been introducing children to a wide variety of music and perform-

ance opportunities by encouraging everyone to learn, enjoy and share music and singing. This year over 6,000 children will be singing at each of their 3 concerts at the LG Arena, Birmingham. This year they will be joined by some amazing artists, includ-

ing Connie Talbot (Connie became an overnight star after she appeared on Britain’s Got Talent in 2007), The High Kings (Ireland’s platinum Folk Band Of The Year) will be showcasing their incredible versatility and skills as multi-instrumentalists, playing 13 instruments between them, also Randolph Matthews, whose brand of soul, jazz and world beat box has taken him around the globe over the last 10 years. Get ready for some live, fun, vocal expression for all the family! LG Arena National Exhibition Centre Birmingham B40 1NT 0 121 780 4141 www.lgarena.co.uk

let’s hang On 5IFTPOHTPG'SBOLJF7BMMJ suN 4 - mON 5 decemBeR Let’s Hang On take you on a musical journey through the prolific career of one of the most successful bands of all time” Frankie Valli & The FourSeasons” You will hear the story of these blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks who wrote there own songs invented there own sound and took the world by storm all before the age of 30… At one point he stage is transformed into a street corner in New Jersey, four guys sitting on some steps under a street lamp singing doo wop had industry critics writing “PERFECTION” “AN AUTHENTIC MASTERPIECE” and “MIND





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Sunday 4th & Monday 5th of December 2011 Octagonal Hall Theatre, Welland Park Road, Mkt Harboro’ Doors open 7pm, starts 7:30pm, Tickets £16.50. To book call 07957 577 402 or 07545 338388 Also available from Sheeda’s Beauty Clinic, Abbey St. Mkt Harboro’

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Wednesday 23rd November Rhythms Of the WORld the Picturedrome, Northampton thurs 24th Nov sacRed mOtheR tONgue Roadmender liaNe caRROll the Black Bottom club, Northampton friday 25th November caROl leemiNg & the RaNdOm acts Of seNseless Beauty BaNd the donkey dR.feelgOOd /NiNe BelOW ZeRO the assembly sat 26th Nov sPaRtaN eveNts - tROjaN PROject Roadmender daNfest: all-day PROg ROck extRavagaNZa the musician sunday 27th November PuRPle ciRcles the donkey tues 29th Nov alaBama 3 Roadmender fri 2 dec kasaBiaN capital fm arena Nottingham sat 3 dec 11 the uNdeRtONes the assembly

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Vampires Rock #JUFNF MONDAY 21 NOVEMBER The ever-popular Vampires Rock will be swooping back into Royal & Derngate for one night only, and it is a rock spectacular not to be missed! This musical comedy is set in the year 2030 in New York, where the un-dead are among us and livelier than ever. Steve Steinman, with his unique tongue-in-cheek humour, plays the charismatic and supremely evil Baron Von Rockula, owner of the Live and Let Die Club. In search of a new bride, the Baron must convince his chosen one to agree to eternal immortality, to be his queen and live forever; that is, to lose her soul to rock and roll! Surrounded by an amazing stage set and stunning

Derngate auditorium, on Monday 21 November at 7.30pm. Tickets, priced ÂŁ23, are available from the Box Office on 01604 624811 or online at www.royalandderngate.co.uk.

pyrotechnics, a full cast of superb singers and dancers and a formidable band blast their way through some of the greatest ever rock anthems, including We Will Rock You, Bat Out of Hell, Highway to Hell, Since Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve Been Gone, Total Eclipse of the Heart, Devil Gate Drive, I Love Rock â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Roll, Poison and Sweet Child of Mine. Winning praise from some of rockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s royalty including Brian May (Queen), Paul Crook (Meat Loaf) and Eddie Ojeda (Twisted Sister), Vampires Rock is a show like no other. It combines rock, comedy and musical theatre with a truly unique result, guaranteeing the audience will be on their feet with the cast, and rocking into the night.

Engelbert Humperdinck The Laine Dankworth Centre

Monday 7 November, 8pm AN EVENING WITH ROGER MCGUINN Tickets ÂŁ29.50 Tuesday 8 November, 8pm TASHI LHUNPO MONKS Tickets ÂŁ14 Friday 11 November, 8pm HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN Tickets ÂŁ17 Tuesday 15 November, 8pm THE LUCINDA BELLE ORCHESTRA Tickets ÂŁ14.50 Thursday 17 November, 8pm PHIL BANCROFT'S HOME, SMALL AS THE WORLD Tickets ÂŁ10, ÂŁ12.50 Friday 18 November, 8pm LONDON COMMUNITY GOSPEL CHOIR Tickets ÂŁ21 Monday 21 November, 8pm EMILY BARKER & THE RED CLAY HALO Tickets ÂŁ12.50 Wednesday 23 November, 8pm ENSEMBLE 360 & TIMOTHY WEST Tickets ÂŁ12.50, ÂŁ17.50, students ÂŁ5 Box Office 01908 280800 www.stables.org Booking Fee of ÂŁ2.60 per transaction applies to all telephone sales

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international music industry for the last 40-plus years, with more than 150 million

records sold, 64 gold and 24 platinum records and two Grammy award nominations. Romance serves as the core of his music and lasting success. He knows how to pick songs with eternal themes of love and longing, and lovers always want to hear them sung. Engelbert has just finished a brand new studio album, Released, with award-winning record producer Paul Wiltshire and will be returning to home for two very special evenings of unmissable music

Sunday 6 and Monday 7 Nov De Montfort Hall, Granville Rd, Leicester LE1 7RU. Box Office: 0116 233 3111 www.demontforthall.co.uk


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The Left Field in Motion Thursday 24 November O2 Academy Leicester, University Road, LE1 7RH Further Info: www.o2academyleicester.co.uk Tel Bookings: 0844 477 2000 Online: www.ticketweb.co.uk

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THURSDAY 24 NOVEMBER The undisputed King of boogiewoogie, Jools Holland, is back, impressing audiences old and new with his trademark party experience and stunning musical performances that his tour has become renowned for. We are delighted to have as our special guest, the best selling artist Herbert Gronemeyer. He follows in the footsteps

of celebrated UK singers such as Lulu, Marc Almond, Dave Edmunds and Alison Moyet, who have all shared the stage with Jools Holland over the last few years. He will also be joined by long time guest vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall, along with the inimitable musicianship of the Rhythm & Blues Orchestra to play tracks spanning Jools’ entire solo career, as well as songs from his latest album, Rockinghorse. De Montfort Hall Granville Rd, Leicester LE1 7RU. Box Office: 0116 233 3111 www.demontforthall.co.uk

Joules Yard - Events November 2011

Thu 03 + Fri 04 Nov - Vegetarian & Vegan Dining Courtesy of The Greenhouse team - Orders taken 6.00 – 8.30pm Sat 05 Nov - Acoustic Gold with Paul Liddell Sensational premier league folk-pop singer/songwriter – not to be missed! Sun 06 Nov - Sidewinder Excellent electric Blues band – songs by Trower, Moore, Bonnamassa, SRV etc. & guests Thu 10 + Fri 11 Nov - Vegetarian & Vegan Dining Courtesy of The Greenhouse team - Orders taken 6.00 – 8.30pm Sat 12 Nov - Our New All British Evening Menu Traditional Bill of Fare plus one free bottle of wine per couple Sun 13 Nov - Red Kite Rising - Rousing multi-instrumental folk band Thu 17 Nov - Harborough Acoustic Sessions - Now in their 12th year! Fri 18 + Sat 19 Nov - Our New All British Evening Menu Traditional Bill of Fare plus one free bottle of wine per couple Sun 20 Nov - The Dave Clemo Band Acoustic folk/blues/country/pop/rock & 21st century skiffle. 6 & 12 string finger-style acoustic guitarist Fri 25 + Sat 26 Nov - Our New All British Evening Menu Traditional Bill of Fare plus one free bottle of wine per couple Sun 27 Nov - Jacksboro Highway - Classy acoustic blues & covers band Live Acoustic Gold Night Tickets £6 / Doors 7pm - Food available Sunday Lunch Acoustic Sessions Free entry - Music 12 – 3 pm - Food available from 9.30am 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 - £18 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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thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an art to giving! The festive season is upon us once more. Here at Croft Wingates Fine Art, the gallery is brimming with an exciting and varied collection of art, from traditional landscapes to abstract contemporary. Our extensive catalogue of artists includes Paul Horton, Rolf Harris, Ronnie Wood, Andrew Grant Kurtis, Edward Hersey and Shirley Hughes, to name but a few. You are sure to find something to suit your taste during the coming weeks. Or you may find the ideal Christmas

gift for a loved one. Every work of art in the gallery is chosen by Croft Wingates, and featured in the gallery to illustrate the raw talent and originality of each of the artists. A piece of art is much more than an investment or a Christmas present, it is a lifetime of pleasure and aesthetic joy. Pop into the gallery, where a coffee and a warm welcome awaits, and browse the extensive collection of originals, sculpture, limited editions and up-cycled furniture, plus lots more.

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Northampton town & county Art Society 1SPVEUPIPMEUIFJSUI"OOVBM &YIJCJUJPOPGBSU 29 Oc t 10 Dec 98th Annual Exhibition of art by The Northampton Town & County Art Society The Society will be presenting its 98th Annual Exhibition at Northampton Museum and Art Gallery in October, including paintings, prints, sculpture and drawings. Established in 1913, the Society has held an annual exhibition of its membersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; most recent work every year since then. As well as established artists such as Peter Newcombe, Catherine Staveley and Olive Wootton, this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exhibition will include work by young and newly qualified artists hoping

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the NOrthAmptON tOWN & cOuNty Art SOcIety NOrthAmptON muSeum & Art gALLery. Opening times: tuesday to saturday 10am to 5pm, sundays 2pm to 5pm. For more info call 01604 838111 or email museums@ northampton.gov.uk

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2 Dec 2011 - 12 Feb 2012 A very special exhibition will take place at Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum from 2 December 2011 until 12 February 2012, titled James Edward Duggins (1881 - 1968): A Warwickshire Impressionist. This exhibition provides a unique opportunity to see a wide range of works by the

popular, but now often forgotten, local artist and photographer James Edward Duggins. LeAmINgtON SpA Art gALLery & muSeum, Royal Pump Rooms, The Parade, Leamington Spa, CV32 4AA www.warwickdc.gov.uk/ royalpumprooms

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RELEASE DATE: 11.11.11 Visionary director Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall) and producers Gianni Nunnari (300), Mark Canton (300) and Ryan Kavanaugh (The Fighter) unleash an epic tale of treachery, vengeance and destiny in Immortals, a stylish and spectacular mythological adventure. As a power-mad king razes ancient Greece in

search of a legendary weapon, a heroic young villager rises up against him in a thrilling quest as timeless as it is powerful. The brutal and bloodthirsty King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) and his murderous Heraklion army are rampaging across Greece in search of the long lost Bow of Epirus. With the invincible Bow, the king will be able to overthrow the Gods

of Olympus and become the undisputed master of his world. With ruthless efficiency, Hyperion and his legions destroy everything in there is to destroy, and it seems nothing will stop the evil king’s mission. As village after village is obliterated, a stonemason named Theseus (Henry Cavill) vows to avenge the death of his mother in one of Hyperion’s raids. When Theseus meets the Sybelline Oracle, Phaedra (Freida Pinto), her disturbing visions of the young man’s future convince her that he is the key to stopping the destruction. With her help, Theseus assembles a small band of followers and embraces his destiny in a final desperate battle for the future of humanity. They fight, for Immortality. DIRECTOR: Tarsem Singh CAST: Henry Cavill, Stephen Dorff, Isabel Lucas GENRE: Mythological Action Adventure CERTIFICATE: TBC RELEASE DATE: 11.11.11 RuN TIME: TBC


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dergoes an astonishing transformation and finds an unexpected calling as the savior of hundreds of kidnapped and orphaned children. Gerard Butler (300) delivers a searing performance as Childers, the impassioned founder of the

Angels of East Africa rescue organization in Golden Globenominated director Marc Forster’s (Monster’s Ball, Finding Neverland) moving story of violence and redemption. When ex-biker-gang member Sam Childers (Butler) makes the life-changing decision to go to East Africa to help repair homes destroyed by civil war, he is outraged by the unspeakable horrors faced by the region’s vulnerable populace, especially the children. Ignoring the warnings of more experienced aide workers, Sam breaks ground for an orphanage where it’s most needed - in the middle of territory controlled by the brutal Lord’s Resistance Army.

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Christmas countdown!

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.

0OUIFäSTUEBZPG$ISJTUNBT So here we are, only weeks away from Christmas and all the festive fun it brings. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at this time of year that we look back fondly at everything we have accomplished and look forward with excitement for all that 2012 will bring. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our guests for their continued support and wish all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year. So whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on our minds right now? Well firstly, have

you booked your hair appointment? We are already very highly booked with only limited appointments left for our senior stylists. Never fear if you have not booked yet, there is still time, also in December we will have two brand new stylists on our floor in Chloe and Ashley who will be taking on new guests and helping to cater for the demand at that time. Both have great customer care skills and will deliver amazing â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;red carpet hairâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; you will be proud to show

Natural extensions guaranteed to last. Winter can play havoc with your hair and this winter has been particularly cruel. But finally the weatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s improving and the days are getting longer, so why not join the seasonal bandwagon and get yourself a hot, fresh, longer look? Our new, revolutionary micro loop extensions are the perfect way to celebrate the passing of winter... 100% natural hair extensions in a huge range of colours to match your own hair, are affordable and easy to manage. They attach to your hair using lightweight links that grow down with your hair. No glue, no chemicals, no heat and more importantly no damage to your hair or scalp. Prices start at ÂŁ150 and include our 3 month guarantee*, providing you with that extra peace of mind. These extensions are proving to be very popular so call us now to arrange a consultation and get yourself a completely new look, guranteed to last.

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off to your loved ones. Why not call us and get your Christmas appointment planned, one less stress. Next up is gifts and goodies. Top of the tree will be the amazing Scarlet GHD range, limited for Christmas 2011 they certainly are a hot one (excuse the pun), two setâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to choose from, we like to Boutique box that comes with a mini GHD travel hair dryer all for just ÂŁ149, that special someone will love you forever. We also have a great range of special gift boxes that are great tasters for our ranges of both Paul Mitchell and Macadamia. To add to these we have lovely scented candles, diaries and vanity cases as free gifts when purchasing certain quantities of products. Another great present thought are gift vouchers, we offer these as either a set amount or to cover a certain service, up to you which is best. And what about for you? Well why not treat yourself to a lovely conditioning treatment on your next visit, we offer from

our on the spot ÂŁ5 treatments that will condition your hair from the inside out to our fabulous â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Keratriplexâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; service that really will put some TLC back into your hair after a long year and all this shopping. Just ask the team when your next in the salon. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget we still offer our highly demanded blow dry bar and dry styling services. Just ÂŁ10 for a blow dry when book within 24hours (stylists allocated on the day) and an amazing ÂŁ6 for dry styling, perfect for all the Christmas doâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and parties coming up. So there you go plenty to consider and enjoy, so hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to a great hair Christmas. Joe March X

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would be a great opportunity to give ladies and men their time to relax and enjoy the benefits from the various treatments they have to offer. The Sanctuary of Beauty is a genuine haven where you can relax, unwind and escape the stresses of the day in the tranquility of the therapy rooms.

6th November, 10am-4pm, Antiques, Crafts & Collectibles, Market Hall, Market Harborough 12th & 13th November, 10am-4pm Christmas Craft Festival, Cromwell Suite, The Three Swans Hotel, Market Harborough 19th November, 12pm-5pm, Christmas Fair, Wilbarston Village Hall 3rd December, 10am-3pm, Luluâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Vintage & Handmade Fair, Kibworth Grammar School 4 th December, 10am-4pm, Antiques, Crafts & Collectibles, Market Hall, Market Harborough

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Treatments provided include a wide range from Manicures & Pedicures to Massages, Facials, Hair Removal, Eyebrow tints and more. Book your appointment today to have a festive pamper prior to Christmas from only ÂŁ35, or why not ask about their gift vouchers and give someone special a treat!

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Christmas Markets (FUJOUIF$ISJTUNBTTQJSJUXJUI808oTHVJEFUP 'FTUJWF'BJSTUISPVHIPVU/PWFNCFS Canons Ashby, Daventry Northamptonshire NN11 3SD SuN 13 Nov 2011 .BXTMFZ(JGU'BJS Good quality Gift Fair with stalls selling a variety of interesting and in many cases unusual things you can’t find in the high street. The Centre at Mawsley, 9 The Green, Mawsley

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SAT 19 Nov 2011 $ISJTUNBT'PPEBOE8JOF A National Trust Event: You’ve bought the presents and cards, now it’s time to organise the menu. Sample food and wine and buy your Christmas treats.. Please go to visitor Reception to get your entry tickets.. Assistance Dogs only are welcome Contact:Canons Ashby visitor Information Line 01327 860044 Canons Ashby, Canons Ashby House, Canons Ashby, Daventry Northamptonshire NN11 3SD "SUT$SBGUT'BJS Looking for that unique Gift? Lots of stalls including:- * Paintings by the Milton Malsor Art Group * Farmers Market * Wood Turning * Wide range of Jewellery * hand Made Cards * Wall panels/Photo Frames .... and much more... Milton Malsor Village Hall Northamptonshire NN7 3AS SAT 19 Nov - MoN 21 Nov 2011

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WED 23 Nov 2011 $SBGU%FTJHO4IPX A high quality craft fair with over 70 craft workers exhibiting, many demonstrations. Pennine Fairs prides itself on only having bonefide craft work, all being vetted. Bought in goods are not allowed. A genuine quality craft event.This is fast becoming Northamptonshires largest genuine craft fair. Well supported by crafts people and visitors alike now in our 6th year. Enquiries 0796 998 3092 Hangar One, Sywell Aerodrome, Sywell, Northamptonshire NN6 OBN Thu 24 Nov 2011 7JDUPSJBO$ISJTUNBT%FDPSBUJPOT A National Trust Event: See how the victorians decorated their homes for Christmas, spend the day making Kissing Balls, Ivy ribbon and decoupage crackers.. Please meet at The Garden Tea Rooms. All equipment and materials will be provided. Contact:Canons Ashby visitor Information Line 01327 860044 Canons Ashby, Canons Ashby House, Canons Ashby, Daventry Northamptonshire NN11 3SD FRI 25 Nov - SuN 27 Nov 2011 $ISJTUNBT5SFF'FTUJWBM A Christmas Tree Festival will take place over three days with a special competition for the local schoolchildren and a variety of stalls. 25, 26, 27 November 2011. Refreshments available on the Saturday with light lunches between 12 and 2 pm. The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Burton Latimer

Northamptonshire SAT 26 Nov 2011 4U.BSZoT"EWFOU'BZSF For the second year running we are holding our Advent Fayre in the Church. The Fayre offers an opportunity to buy some unique gifts for Christmas from visiting retailers, including to date, handmade jewellery, chocolates, preserves, Jamie oliver at home, Forever Living. There will also be fun for the children with children’s crafts, the all important cake stall, the tombola and the Advent Raffle. Festive refreshments will be available throughout the morning. St Mary’s Church, Church Street, Ringstead, Kettering Northamptonshire NN14 4DH 5IPNBT)BSEZBOE8FTU(BMMFSZ A concert of West Gallery music in costume with period instruments. Thomas hardy’s

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$ISJTUNBT$PPLFSZ%FNPOTUSBUJPO A National Trust Event: Be inspired to cook some wonderful seasonal dishes by our expert cook.. Please meet at The Garden Tea Rooms. Assistance Dogs only are welcome Contact:Canons Ashby visitor Information Line 01327 860044 Canons Ashby, Canons Ashby House, Canons Ashby, Daventry Northamptonshire NN11 3SD


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Northampton Northamptonshire NN1 3NL SaT 26 NOv - SuN 27 NOv 2011 "7JDUPSJBO$ISJTUNBT a National Trust Event: victorians loved Christmas celebrations. Meet the family as they make their preparations for Christmas. Help prepare the Christmas feast and the newly invented Christmas tree.. assistance Dogs only are welcome Contact:Canons ashby visitor Information Line 01327 860044 Canons Ashby, Canons Ashby House, Canons Ashby, Daventry Northamptonshire NN11 3SD SuN 27 NOv 2011 $ISJTUNBT 'BZSF BU $BTUMF "TICZ 3VSBM4IPQQJOH:BSE On Sunday 27th November 2011, 11am to 5pm Why not come and join us for our Christmas Festive Fayre at The Rural Shopping Yard, where not only will you have the Yard’s Famous array of exciting Shops to choose from, but up to 13 additional StallHolders offering Gifts and Crafts. You can enjoy a sumptuous ’Hog Roast’ with a little ’Mulled Wine’ to warm the cockles and

Santa will be there on Hand to keep the kids amused. all proceeds will be in aid of ’The Rotary Club’ and ’The Northants air ambulance’ it should be a great day for all. Don’t forget though! to pop in and see us at The Cullen Gallery & Curio Shop, as a lot of you already know, the Gallery undergoes a ’Magical Transformation’ at Christmas and as always we will be offering the ’unique’ the ’Rare’ and the ’unusual’ Christmas Gift Ideas for you to choose from. The Rural Shopping Yard, Castle Ashby Northamptonshire NN7 1LF %FMBQSF"CCFZ$ISJTUNBT$SBGU'BSF an ’almost Christmas’ Craft Fair Only genuine homespun crafts and home made produce..so each stall will be individual. 10 - 4pm ...Free entry Delapre Abbey Stable Block Northamptonshire NN4 8AW 'FTUJWF'BZSF Sunday 27th November Escape the crowds and start your Christmas shopping early at Brampton Heath’s first “Festive Fayre”. Our indoor festive fayre will be full of extra special gifts. Food, drinks, handmade treasures and unique gifts all from local crafts people and local producers. Easy to find and lots of free parking. Why not book a festive lunch in our friendly bar for after your shopping experience. Sandy Lane, Church Brampton, Northampton Northamptonshire NN6 8AX 8IJUUMFCVSZ1BSL$ISJTUNBT'BJS Free entry into the fair which is open from 10am to 4pm. Santa will be in his grotto with presents for all the children who visit him. Winnie the Pooh & Donald Duck will be walking around & greeting everyone they meet! There will be a vast array of stalls from jewellery to Christmas decorations, books, cakes & toys. Why not finish your day with a delicious Sunday carvery? (booking advisable). It is a great day not to be missed... We look forward to seeing you all there. The Atrium, Whittlebury Park Golf & Country Club Northamptonshire NN12 8XW

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Top Gear Live! 1FUSPM)FBE)FBWFO FRi 11 - SuN 13 NOvEMBER Enjoy all the fuel injected shenanigans of the TV show rolled into one event and catch the famous presenting trio of Clarkson, Hammond and May previously only seen in the TopGearLive theatre show as they break out into the rest of the event.

"MMOFXGPS The Indoor Track configured by Lotus Motorsport For the first time in the UK, the Top Gear team are building an indoor track with a little help from those clever people at Lotus Motorsport, creators of the Top Gear Track from the TV

show. Look out for Stig Power Laps and A Star in a Reasonably Priced Car live, every day! This will be the home of the very best action at the event including a full programme of drifting, head-to-head challenges, supercar parades and a whole heap more...

"MMOFXGFBUVSFT Get Under The Skin Of Top Gear Put yourself in Clarksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seat - literally! Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a replica of the Top Gear TV Studio, you can vote on the interactive Cool Wall, get up close and personal with a selection of the very best Top Gear Challenge cars... and this is just for starters!

The Stig gave television and radio presenter, Chris Evans, a truly memorable ride when he took to the wheel of a Black Cab for a quick tour of ExCeL London.

-JWFBDUJPOBSFOB Perch on the edge of your seat and witness ground breaking stunts as the Top Gear Stunt Team show just what can be done with four wheels, some serious stunts and an awful

lot of practise. All under the watchful eye of their master, The Stig. TOp GEAR LivE LG Arena www.topgearlive.co.uk

Motorcycle Live 3BNQJOHJUVQ SAT 19 - SuN 29 NOvEMBER This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Motorcycle Live is once again set to attract all the major bike manufacturers. The line up of new models, off road machines, classic favourites, custom and touring bikes, along with the latest in scooters and mopeds makes this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Show the best possible place to see the best the UK motorcycle industry has to offer. With popular favourites such as the Escape Zone

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â&#x20AC;&#x201C; sponsored by Yamaha Super TĂŠnĂŠrĂŠ, the BSH and Streetfighters Custom Xtreme Zone, Yamaha Off Road Experience, ACU Try Trials Arena, My First Honda Licence, and our very own Get On Zone Motorcycle Live 2011, will once again offer visitors from the age of 5 the chance to ride a motorcycle. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be the very best in products and accessories to cater for all types of rider, along with the latest innovations in protective clothing,

bike accessories and parts, with experts on hand to advise on the most suitable products and accessories for you and your bike. Motorcycle Live is the one stop shop for all your biking needs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; so be sure to book your ticket in advance to save 15% on the on the door price. /&8GPS Included in your ticket price this year is complimentary access to the amazing Rampâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d

Up Freestyle Arena Show (ÂŁ5 in 2010). Making its debut in 2010, Rampâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d Up featured top-class European Motocross riders presenting high flying freestyle motocross action including jaw-dropping back flips, aerial stunts and high flying - near miss action guaranteed to get the heart racing! Motorcycle Live Halls 1, 2, 3, 3A and 4 Birmingham NEC www.motorcyclelive.co.uk


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time Remembrance Day. At 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month in 2011 - 11-1111-11 - we will be remembering those who were willing to lay down their lives for their country. Many people associate Remembrance Day with heroes of D-Day or the Battle of Britainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Spitfire pilots. Some people think of the deeds of the SAS during the Falklands conflict or, of course, Flan-

ders Fields from World War I, carpeted in poppies growing where so many men lost their lives. But in the last few years itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also been about the nation showing its support for the soldiers returning injured and traumatised from current conflicts. Last year the Poppy Appeal raised a record total of just over ÂŁ36 million. In 2011, the 90th year of the Royal

British Legion, the hope is to collect ÂŁ40 million to help the Afghanistan generation of the Armed Forces and their families - today and for the rest of their lives.. You can help in a number of ways, from simply wearing a poppy to organising your own fundraising event. for more details of how you can help go online to: www.britishlegion.org. uk/support-us

remembrance day Services and Parades /PSUIBNQUPO"MM4BJOUTo$IVSDI.FNPSJBM(BSEFOT SuNday 13 NOvember The Mayor of Northampton will lead a procession of councillors from the Guildhall to All Saintsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Church as part of this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Remembrance Day parade and service on Sunday 13 November. The main parade will form in two parts on the Market Square. The Northampton Pipe Band will lead the first part of the march at 9.30am and will be followed

by the second part led by the Air Training Corps Band at 9.35am. The parade will join with the Mayorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s procession at All Saintsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Church for the Divine Service which starts at 10am. After the Divine Service the parade will assemble outside the memorial gardens in George Row. They will be joined by clergy, the choir of All Saintsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Church and the Salvation Army Band. The tra-

ditional two minutes silence will begin at 11am at the first stroke of All Saintsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; clock. The laying of wreaths and the Remembrance Service will then follow. After the service the parade headed by the Northampton Pipe Band will make its way to the Guildhall to make the salute before progressing up St Giles Street, into Fish Street and then reaching its final destination in

Abington Street. The Mayor of Northampton Councillor Jamie Lane said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope very much that the people of Northampton will join us as we pay our respects to those who have sacrificed their lives in serving our country. Many brave men and women are serving our country today and this day is also an opportunity for us to think of them.â&#x20AC;?

-FJDFTUFS8BS.FNPSJBMJO7JDUPSJB1BSL BUBN SuNday 13 NOvember The event is expected to attract around 3,500 people, including members of the public, civic dignitaries and veterans. The parade will leave De Montfort Hall at about 10.20pm to make its way to the war

memorial. Leicester Lord Mayor Councillor Robert Wann will lead the procession of local dignitaries to their seats and the Lord Bishop of Leicester, the Right Reverend Tim Stevens, will present the service from 10.55am.

Colonel F A H Swallow OBE will give the exhortation just before the Last Post is played, prior to the two-minute silence. Wreaths will be laid, and prayers said by various faith leaders.

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:PVXJMMOFFE 5 medium sweet potatoes 5 medium potatoes 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp salt 'PSUIFäFSZCFBOäMMJOH 6 cocktail sausages 1 tsp sweet chilli sauce 415g can baked beans 290g can chilli beans (either red kidney or baked) 1 red chilli, finely sliced 1 Tbsp sour cream 'PSUIFNFBUCBMMäMMJOH 410g can meatballs in tomato sauce 1 tsp soy sauce 1 Tbsp plum sauce 1 Tbsp chopped coriander 'PSUIFTQBHIFUUJäMMJOH 1 red pepper, finely chopped

2 x 400g cans spaghetti in tomato sauce 4 spring onions, shredded 1 small leek, sliced 1 tsp oil 8IBUUPEP Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6. Prick the potatoes and brush with oil. Sprinkle half with paprika and some with salt. Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 1 hour or until tender. Split the potatoes diagonally and fill with the filling of your choice. 'PSUIFäFSZCFBOäMMJOH 1. Cook the cocktail sausages under a preheated grill for 7-9 minutes or until thoroughly cooked and golden brown. Brush with a little of the sweet chilli sauce and place under the grill just to get sticky. 2. Pour the beans into a pan and heat gently for 3-4 minutes or until simmering. Add the chilli and simmer for a minute until the chilli has softened. 3. Cut the sausages in half and add to the beans. When ready to serve, spoon into the potatoes and top with a dollop of sour cream. 'PSUIFNFBUCBMMäMMJOH 1. Empty the meatballs into a pan and add the soy sauce and plum sauce. Cook for 7-9 minutes or until the meatballs are heated through. 2. When ready to serve spoon into the potatoes and top with chopped coriander. 'PSUIFTQBHIFUUJäMMJOH 1. Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the red pepper and leek and cook until soft but not coloured. Add the spaghetti and cook for 4-5 minutes or until heated through.

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:PVXJMMOFFE 385g can apple slices, drained, roughly chop half of the apple 397g can caramel (found at the supermarket in the canned milk section) 150g butter, softened 150g caster sugar 3 medium eggs, beaten 175g self-raising flour, sieved Crème fraĂŽche to serve 8IBUUPEP . Preheat oven to fan 160°C, conventional 180°C, gas 4. 2. Grease and line the base of a 22-23cm cake tin with baking parchment. 3. Using an electric whisk, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. 4. Gradually add the beaten eggs, with a little of the flour after each addition. 5. Gently fold in the remaining flour until all the ingredients are combined. 6. Add chopped apple and gently swirl in ž can caramel â&#x20AC;&#x201C; do not over-mix. 7. Pour the mixture into the tin; arrange the remaining apple slices over the top of the cake, cutting any thick slices lengthways. 8. Spoon the remaining caramel over the top of the cake, then bake for 1 hour 15 minutes or until firm and golden brown. For more, visit www.cannedfood.co.uk

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Indian Zest 8IFSFGPPEBOEBSUJTUJDBUUFOUJPOUPEFUBJMDPNCJOFUPEFMJWFS UIFQFSGFDUåBWPVSTPG*OEJBBOE/FQBM Ram Chandra Banjade, Indian Zest’s Executive Chef is a true artist, mixing flavour and colour on the plate in such a way you could easily forget you were sitting in a restaurant on Saint

Mary’s Road, along Market Harborough’s very own Curry Mile. Indian Zest offers a contemporary feel without losing any of its traditional values. Refined Indian & Nepalese cuisine from a very modern and diverse menu includes dishes from many different regions and is presented with flair and style. Ram Chandra Banjade learned his craft at the luxury hotel group Taj and Oberoi which has five star hotels in many locations across India & Nepal. He has also been chef in some of London’s top Indian restaurants. Ram has designed a menu based on modern Indian & Nepalese dishes with an emphasis on innovative cuisine. However, if there is a dish you would prefer that is not found on the extensive menu, then all you need to do is ask Robin or one of his team of waiting staff

and they will do their best to provide it for you. Indian Zest have a special party menu. Special events (birthdays, weddings, business lunches) can also be catered for, as well as the romantic dinner for two! Indian Zest can provide outside catering for special occasions. There are special offers on Sundays and before 7.30 Monday to Thursday, you can treat yourself to an exquisite three course meal for under a tenner! With all this to offer and a take away service as well, it’s no wonder Indian Zest is WOW’s Restaurant Of The Month! INdIaN Zest. 131 St. Marys Road, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7DT. Tel: 01858 462 752 www.indianzest.com

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The Fox Inn, situated in the historical village of Hallaton, 2 minutes drive from the A47 and only 15 minutes from Market Harborough. Set in large grounds overlooking the village duck pond, perfect for those long summer days. Children very welcome. Serving traditional home cooked food every day from 12 till 2:30pm and from 6pm till 9pm Monday to Saturday, meals start from ÂŁ5.95. Sunday Lunch is served from 12 until 4pm. Every Thursday night is 2-4-1 steak night. There is ample parking and dogs are welcome. Booking is highly recommended.

Hallatonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fox Inn 5SBEJUJPOBMDIBSNXJUIBXIPMFOFX BUNPTQIFSFBOEGPPEJFBUUSBDUJPOT This is a consummate country boozer, the garden by the picturesque village pond my favourite summer bolt-hole with the kids. The transformation that has taken place is clever and subtle. Where once the cosy bar was full of atmosphere and the dining room rather cut off, the removal of a chimney breast now allows warmth and laughter to flow through the whole pub. Entirely traditional in feel, the pub now works better for everyone in the busy bar sampling the Woodfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wherry Norfolk Ale and the procession of great guest beers that have recently led to a Cask Marque Award. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more, the newly popular restaurant is also a pleasure to visit and take full advantage of

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Aaronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other great step forward: top-notch main courses starting at just ÂŁ5.95. Steak pie, home-made soups, great slabs of meat, hearty and wholesome. Sunday dinner is perhaps the ultimate test of any eaterie and The Fox passed with flying colours â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a choice of one to four meats with all the trimmings for ÂŁ8.95. And the kids are mighty chuffed, too, to hear Aaronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plans to restore the popular play area out by the pond!

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ProCon Leicestershire "SDIJUFDUVSFBXBSETTIPX DPOTUSVDUJPOJTNPWJOHGPSXBSE THURSDAY 10 NOvembeR ProCon is an organisation based in Leicestershire set up to provide information and advice to anyone involved in property and construction in the Leicestershire and Rutland area. Recently ProCon has been focused on the regeneration of Leicester City centre, specifically the development at Highcross, the Curve and the revitalised Cultural Quarter. Each year ProCon holds at least four members’ events and also the highly successful annual ProCon Leicestershire Awards. Now in its ninth year, the ProCon Leicestershire Awards 2011 (sponsored this year by RSM Tenon and Westleigh) continues to celebrate the excellence and dynamism of the property and construction industries in Leicestershire. The Awards Dinner, which will be held on 10th November 2011 at the Walkers Stadium, will recognise and celebrate the

achievements of individuals and teams in these fiercely competitive markets. Tickets are priced at £95 plus VAT per person. Tickets can be purchased individually or by table. Tables seat either 10 or 12. Please note that there are a limited number of tables that seat 12. Tickets are restricted to a maximum of one table per company.

For further information about the awards or to find out how to join, contact Allyson Jeffrey‚ ProCon Leicestershire Awards 2011‚ c/o HeadStorm Marketing‚ 8 Princess Road West‚ Leicester LE1 6TP Tel: 0870 170 9697 Fax: 0870 199 1464‚ Email: info@proconleicestershire.co.uk

0]ScWT]^\X]TTbPaT There are five categories for the awards, including: LARgE SCHEME oF THE YEAR AWARD 2011 (sponsored by Marrons Solicitors) • Catmose College Campus (Ellis Miller LLP) • Freemen’s Meadow, Leicester (Barratts North Midlands) • The Uppingham School Sports Centre (oRMS) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– SMALL SCHEME oF THE YEAR AWARD 2011 (sponsored by The Leicester Mercury) • Hicks Lodge, The National Forest Cycle Centre (Pick Everard) • Kimcote Hall (Michael Lavender Architect) •The garden Room at Nelson Cottage (rg+p) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– REgENERATioN PRoJECT oF THE YEAR AWARD 2011 (sponsored by Howes Percival Solicitors) •Edinburgh House, Market Harborough (Hazelton Commercial Ltd.) •Leicester YMCA (rg+p) • St Martins House, Diocese of Leicester (Pick Everards and JH Hallam (Contracts) Ltd) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– SUSTAiNABLE DEVELoPMENT oF THE YEAR AWARD 2011 (sponsored by De Montfort University Leicester) • 146 New Council Houses, Leicester (Leicester City Council) • oakham C of E Primary School (Willmott Dixon Construction Ltd) • The Percy gee Building, University of Leicester (Shepheard Epstein Hunter) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– BUiLDiNg oF THE YEAR AWARD 2011 (sponsored by gately) •Hinckley Club for Young People (Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council) • South Kilworth House (Michael Lavender Architect) • The Percy gee Building, University of Leicester (Shepheard Epstein Hunter)

To promote your business or event in the Midlands’ fastest-growing guide to what’s going on and where to be seen, email sales.wow@live.co.uk or call 01858 439 999

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(L-R). Robert Wills â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2010 award winner, Andrew Bridgen MP â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who presented the award and spoke at the lunch and Geoffrey Pointon â&#x20AC;&#x201C; biz club President. In the background are a sample of the paintings by the local artist Debbie Boon who was chosen to commission the artwork for Robertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prize. Friday 11 NOvember The biz club was formed to bring politicians and small business owners together although we also have a number of members who are retired or just generally interested in business and politics. We hold regular gatherings throughout the year with a wide variety of interests represented (the businesses range from self employed artists to law firms employing 50+). These informal events are good fun, challenging and can give politicians something to think about! The website www.thebizclub.co.uk has more information about past events in â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;the blogâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and includes some of our past speakers such as Rt Hon John Redwood, Nigel Farage and Vince Cable. At noon on Friday 11 November 2011 at The Falcon Hotel, Uppingham we will be holding the annual Biz Club Award Luncheon. The biz club award was launched in

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2009 and recognises local businesses or an individual which have made important economic contributions to our community. From the short list of four candidates the award committee have cast their votes and the winner will be announced at this luncheon. The winner will receive a trophy along with a unique and original piece of artwork designed by a local artist. Presenting the award and speaking at the lunch will be Louise Mensch (formally Bagshawe) who is the Member of Parliament for the Corby and East Northants and a novelist who has sold about two million books. . A three course lunch with wine is included in the ÂŁ40 ticket price. The luncheon starts with networking at noon at The Falcon Hotel, Uppingham. To secure your place please contact info@thebizclub.co.uk or call 01572 822 877.


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Boiling Over %POoUHFUDBVHIUPVUCZUIFCJHGSFF[F With the winter months approaching most people are thinking of nights out, bonfire parties or planning what to do at Christmas. Each year many people are left in the cold when they suffer from a boiler breakdown during the holiday period and are unable to find a plumber prepared to come out to fix it, or are forced to pay extremely high prices to get their boiler working again. Preventing a breakdown and ensuring that your boiler is kept in good condition can be achieved through regular servicing. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s therefore best to get your boiler serviced every year. As well as saving a lot of money in the long term, there are other benefits as well. A faulty boiler can be extremely dangerous, increasing the risk

of carbon monoxide poisoning. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best to arrange your service for the summer months, before the traditionally busy autumn season, when people start putting the heating on and there are more breakdowns. Even so, if you have left it a bit late, and even if your boiler appears to be working fine, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t delay, call W.W. Brown & Sons on 01858 465 463 now for an appointment to make sure you keep safe and warm throughout the cold months ahead!. WW Brown & Sons Quakers Yard, 10a Adam & Eve Street, Market Harborough, LE16 7LT. T: 01858 465353 E: wwbrownandson@talk21.com W: www.wwbrownandsons.com

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more appealing than the saloon. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not all about appearance because the VW is also a practical, refined, comfortable and economical car to drive. Indeed, the Passat is established as a firm favourite with UK buyers, with over 600,000 examples having found homes here since it arrived on the scene in 1973. The seventh generation Passat

is the most advanced iteration yet with every model fitted with special sound insulating windscreen glass and new sound deadening materials to make it one of the quietest cars in its class. As well as an elegant new look on the inside and out the Passat can be specified with Automatic Distance Control (ADC) that can instinctively

slow the car to a halt should it encounter traffic. In addition, the VW can be fitted with a fatigue detection system that monitors the driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inputs and automatically emits an audible and visual warning to recommend a break if required. Of course, improving safety in cars is vital, but developing cleaner, greener engines is


.0503*/( equally important to motor manufacturers - and VW is no exception. That’s why the German company’s diesel engines are now badged as BlueMotion products (why not GreenMotion?) and they are equipped with battery regeneration and Stop/Start systems as standard. The result is that the Passat, on test here in SE 2.0 TDI 140 PS DSG guise, is capable of 54.3 mpg and emits only 135 g/km CO2. That’s pretty good going when you consider the car is fitted with a six-speed auto gearbox (with very handy flappy paddles behind the wheel). Alright, the 2.0 litre 140 PS (138 bhp) engine isn’t the quickest, but the Passat I had felt solid, well-built and fast enough for purpose. I couldn’t stop praising it when I lifted the tailgate. The load area is vast and it swallowed up everything I needed to chuck in – and more. It’s an ideal car for a family – and as a dad of two young

children I felt this might well be a motor I’d choose to buy – if I didn’t already have a perfectly decent Audi A4 Avant. Actually, the Audi I own is a 2003 model and the boot is nowhere near the size of the latest Passat’s! The VW is perfect for longdistance commutes or short school runs. I never felt tired behind the wheel, despite driving up and down the M6 several times over the week I had the car. And on the short trips to school and nursery the decent turning circle on the Passat came in handy when chucking U-turns in narrow streets. I can’t believe I’ve been so enthusiastic about an estate car. I must be getting old. But, believe me, if you have a family and you’re in the market for a substantial, comfortable, well screwedtogether, economical, loadswallower then the new VW Passat Estate is a car to add to your list of test drives.

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