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Rich Gunn Is On The Run Again - click for more

Rich Gunn is on the run with The Birch for his annual 90 minute run around Leicester City FC football pitch before the home match against Everton Saturday 7th May. To sponsor Rich Donations can be made at: www.justgiving.com/RichGunn55 Or Text: RGUN55 with the amount i.e. £5 to 70070  The LCFC Foxes Foundation five chosen charities are: Leicester Hospitals Charity Children’s Appeal Warning Zone Once, We Were Soldiers Royal Voluntary Service The Lord Mayor of Leicester’s Appeal Charity Registration No. 1144791 ...

English Couture Open Day - click for more

English Couture Window             English Couture are holding an Open Day on Saturday 7th May it will be open from 10.00am – 1.00pm. Tea coffee and homemade cakes will be available to help make fabric choices. If you are free we would be delighted to see you. We have had lots of beautiful fabric in the shop recently. There is a link below which will take you to Michelle’s blog where you can read the story of the window. The window shows a cardigan made for Michelle by her mother in the 1970’s, with all the names of the players in the team at the time and the bra and pants set she has made this year for her sister. http://englishcouture.co.uk/following-in-my-mums-footsteps/ ...

The Secret Gardens of Cossington - click for more

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East Goscote Scout Fete - click for more

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LOCAL CANINE TALENT SOUGHT - click for more

The Touring Consortium Theatre Company and Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s new tour of John Steinbeck’s classic OF MICE AND MEN, running at Curve from 23 to 28 May are looking for a senior dog to appear briefly on stage as ‘Candy’s Dog’. Due to Badger passing away from old age before rehearsals began, the producers are seeking an elderly dog in each city on the tour. Most breeds and sizes will be considered, but he or she should ideally look relatively elderly and have the appearance of a ‘working’ dog, and must have a calm temperament. The dog will be on stage for around 5 minutes in total, alongside Dudley Sutton, playing ‘Candy’ and on a lead at all times. No previous acting experience needed. The successful dog and owner will be required 6.00-9.00pm TUESDAY, 7.00-9.00pm WEDNESDAY – SATURDAY of the run, and 2.00- 3.30pm for the Wednesday and Saturday matinees. Interested parties should apply immediately to Janice Taylor Via email: [email protected] or telephone 0844 5880 848. About OF MICE AND MEN Two migrant farm workers held together by a mutual dependence, a deep affection and an undying loyalty go in search of new beginning in the hope of attaining their shared dream: of putting together enough money to buy a small piece of land and building a home. No strangers to trouble, George and Lennie soon find themselves reeling from the fallout of an innocent misunderstanding which spirals out of control and leaves the two men, bound together byfriendship, facing an earth-shattering climax. A story, raw in speech and action, full of heart and unflinching realism, itremains one of the most poignant statements of being human our contemporary theatre has produced. OF MICE AND MEN will be directed by Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s Artistic Director Roxana Silbert, with designbyLiz Ascroft, lighting by Simon Bond, sound design and original composition by Nick Powell, and with Nick Pitt as Associate Director and Lucy Cullingfordas Movement Director. The cast will include Dave Fishleyas ‘Crooks’, Nicholas Goode as ‘Whit’, Saoirse-Monica Jackson as ‘Curley’s Wife’ Neil McKinvenas ‘Carlson / Boss’, Kristian Phillips as ‘Lennie’, Jonah Russell as ‘Slim’, and William Rodellas ‘George’, Ben Stott as ‘Curley’ and featuring Dudley Sutton as ‘Candy’. Dudley Sutton is best known for his role in the BBC classic Lovejoy but is also a renowned stage actor who began his career starring in some of the most iconic plays of the sixties, including Jo Orton’s Entertaining Mr Sloane and Tom Murphy’s A Whistle In The Dark. Over the course of his career he has worked with legendary directors including Federico Fellini, Derek Jarman, Sally Potter and Ken Russell.   ...

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