6 fantastic events to look forward to in Leicester this September...
Grease the Musical, live at Curve theatre Leicester
September 3rd - September 14th
Grease is coming to Leicester, starring Peter Andre appearing as Teen Angel in selected performances (Sept 10-14). After a whirlwind summer romance, leather-clad greaser Danny and girl-next-door Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High for senior year. But can they survive the trials and tribulations of teenage life and find true love once more?
Cirque du Y, The Y Theatre, Leicester
A charity fundraiser with a Twist. The ringmaster is ready to welcome you to a melange of circus, magic and burlesque mixed up with some of Leicester's freshest live bands. There will be a well-stocked bar and buffet, not to mention popcorn and candy floss.
Heritage Open Days, Leicester
September 13th - September 22nd
Here's your once a year opportunity to discover Leicester's hidden heritage.
Leicester’s heritage buildings, parks, universities, businesses, creative venues and faith buildings will once again stage events to reveal their stories and unseen heritage to visitors. Sites ranging from secret wartime military installations to disused tunnels under the city to the towers inside Leicester Cathedral will be available to explore.
There will even be a chance to glimpse backstage at De Montfort Hall.
Belgrave Food and Garden Festival, Belgrave Hall, Leicester
September 14th - September 15th
This popular event showcases products from local suppliers in the beautiful setting of Belgrave Hall and Gardens. Enjoy a variety of sweet and savoury treats, including vegan and gluten-free options, plus hot and cold drinks and alcoholic beverages. Demonstrations, talks and children's activities will be available on the day. The event will run from 11am until 4pm.
Leicester International Music Festival, New Walk Museum
September 19th - September 22nd
Here's your chance to enjoy live music, played by some of the world’s best musicians in the beautiful Victorian Gallery. The festival's artistic director is Nicholas Daniel, winner of BBC Young Musician of the Year in 1980 and now acknowledged globally as one of the greatest oboe players. Every year, he assembles a team of friends and colleagues from around the world to work in Leicester for a week in order to create a unique series of concerts. There are evening concerts (7.30pm) on all three days and lunchtime concerts (1- 2pm) on Thursday and Friday, as well as a free
Family Fun Event on Saturday from 12 -1pm.
Dine in the Dark, National Space Centre, Leicester
Leicester foodies are being invited to take part in an eating out event with a difference. 'Dine in the Dark', hosted by the National Space Centre in conjunction with sight loss charity RNIB, will be a journey through the senses - except one.
Diners will be served a five-course tasting menu while wearing glasses provided by RNIB. Some will simulate blindness and some will simulate visual impairments, meaning guests will not be able to properly see - or see at all - what they are eating.