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FREE Christmas Young YOGA Sessions - click for more

Practising yoga, mindfulness and meditation on a regular base will help children in gaining self-confidence and self-respect, developing concentration and focus, releasing tension and stress, becoming stronger and more flexible, increasing stamina, developing emotional intelligence and resilience and using tools to self regulate and feeling more calm, happy and grounded. On Saturday 10th December Lyndsey Burton (young yoga and mindfulness teacher), is holding a free Christmas themed taster session at Evolve Yoga Studio in Queniborough. For booking times and more information please call 0116 319 4820. ...

Barbara Taylor Harris - click for more

Art Exhibition Victoria Hall Gallery High Street, Oakham 25th November until 3rd December Barbara Taylor-Harris is an innovative, creative mixed-media Rutland and Rutland artist returns to Victoria Hall Gallery, High Street Oakham on 25th November until 3rd December. The gallery is open 10.00am to 5.00pm daily. Barbara is a sculptor and a painter and her new exhibition these come together. 2D paintings become 3D sculptures and will be available or sale as a matched pair. In the exhibition will be some of her new bronze and copper filament creations.  Complete the trail of matching paintings to sculpture and enter a draw to win a small painting and matching sculpture. ...

Syston’s Christmas Event Saturday 3rd December - click for more

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Loughborough Christmas lights switch on kicks off festive fun - click for more

The festive season will begin with fun for all the family at Loughborough’s Christmas lights switch-on. The town’s spectacular Christmas illuminations will be officially switched on, on Sunday 27th November at 5.00pm, in Loughborough Market Place. The day’s entertainment will start at 1.00pm on the main stage in the Market Place with a host of entertainment led by the team from Gem 106 and mascot, Sammy the Hamster. Once again the fun will be shown on a giant screen so everyone can enjoy the festive atmosphere. They will joined by a host of musical entertainment including Loughborough Endowed Schools BIG band, St Botolph’s School Choir, Rawlins Academy’s The Mistletones, Loughborough Student Union’s Sing and young local performer Alyshia Dhaak. The cast of Cinderella, who are appearing at Loughborough Town Hall, will also be performing at the event and there will be a Glice skating rink, street markets, entertainers and Santa’s Grotto in Carillon Court. Festivities have been organised by Charnwood Borough Council, in partnership with Love Loughborough. Councillor Hilary Fryer, the Council’s lead member for Leisure and Culture, said: “Once again the magic of Christmas will arrive in Loughborough with entertainment and festivities for the whole family. There will also be a French market and a charity market at the event so people can pick up bargain gifts and we’ve got free parking on the day and every Sunday afterwards until Christmas.”   David Pagett-Wright, Chair of Love Loughborough BID said: “The Christmas lights switch on is always a great event and this year promises to be no exception. We hope that over the coming weeks, people choose to support Loughborough town centre by shopping for presents in our wonderful independent shops and national stores, enjoying our thriving health and beauty sector and sampling the festive food and drink in our extensive range of bars and restaurants.” The Christmas lights switch-on will be followed by a host of festive events during the month.  Events Rotary’s Santa Fun Run and Walk, Sunday 4th December –  Event starts at 11.00am in Loughborough marketplace Christmas Cracker Market, Wednesday 14th December – Sunday18th December A series of markets including a farmers market, weekly retail markets and a specialist arts, craft and food market. All markets will have entertainment and music. Christmas Fun Day, Sunday 11th December Festive music, street entertainment and a car boot sale. Free parking will be available every Sunday from November 27th until Christmas at Council owned car parks in Loughborough, excluding Brown’s Lane. For full details of the 2016 Christmas programme visit www.loveloughborough.co.uk/christmas ...

Referendum on Charnwood’s first Neighbourhood Plan - click for more

A referendum is being held in Thurcaston and Cropston about whether to adopt a Neighbourhood Plan. Neighbourhood Plans give communities direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of their local area. They are able to choose where they want new homes, shops and offices to be built, have their say on what those new buildings should look like and what infrastructure should be provided. The vote on the Thurcaston and Cropston Neighbourhood Plan will take place on Thursday 24th November and follows the parish council’s formal submission of the plan to Charnwood Borough Council. An independent examination of the plan proposed some modifications which the borough and parish council have accepted so the referendum can now take place. Anyone who is a resident of Thurcaston and Cropston and on the electoral register can vote. The polling stations are at the Harrison Room, All Saints Church in Thurcaston and the School Rooms in Cropston Chapel and everyone eligible to vote will get a poll card telling them which station to use. They are open between 7.00am and 10.00pm on Thursday 24th November. To succeed, the plan needs the support of more than half of those voting. ...

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