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  • Stamford Sings!

    21st November 2022

    Dynamic, inspirational and with an enviable confidence that belies her youth, Brooke Peverell runs Stamford Sings, a weekly choir for women who come together to learn a wide range of music in a driven but supportive environment. Under Brooke’s passionate leadership, the weekly sessions enable members of the choir to develop vocally and musically, and to enjoy the many benefits that belonging to a music group such as this provides – from precious ‘me’ time and improved posture to the buzz of working as a harmonious team

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  • Belvoir at Christmas

    21st November 2022

    This Christmas, the beautiful Regency castle has been transformed into an immersive experience bringing the rags-to-riches fable of Cinderella to life. Created by award-winning interior designer Charlotte Lloyd-Webber of CLW Event Design, the extravaganza includes a winding walk lit by twinkling lights up to the hilltop fairytale castle, a showstopping presentation featuring bespoke figurines dressed in handmade ballgowns, a life-size gold carriage and a white wedding. For young visitors to the extravaganza, there’s also the opportunity to book tickets to see Santa in his Grotto

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  • Musical theatre and TV legend Paul Nicholas leads a stellar cast in a brand new production of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, opening at Curve, Leicester, on November 22. Amander Meade spoke to Paul about his role in this joyous comedy, which tells the story of a group of British retirees as they embark on a new life in India

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  • We take a look at Market Harborough artist Mikki Longley’s beautiful new painting of Aldeburgh Beach in Suffolk. You can visit Mikki at work as part of Northants Open Studios this September – read on for more details

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  • Sing for Life 2022

    27th June 2022

    Launching in September, Sing for Life will sign up 40-plus local women to take part in a 10-week pop-up singing project, working towards a live performance at The Cresset this November, supporting charity partner Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice. Participants will learn to sing, meet new people, perform live on stage and raise money for this much-loved local charity – what’s not to like?

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  • We take a look at the Oundle Festival of Literature. Live events are being reinstated, which is fantastic news. Here’s a look at what’s on over the next few weeks…

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  • The third major show of Christopher P. Wood’s paintings is being held at Goldmark gallery in Uppingham from 19 February until 19 March 2022

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  • Dianne Pilkington

    24th January 2022

    Aren’t we due a bit of magic in our lives? Dianne Pilkington thinks so. She is starring in a brand-new production of ‘Bedknobs and Broomsticks’ at Curve, Leicester, this month and tells Amander Meade about the production

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