It’s officially time to start getting excited about the festive season and as well as doing all your gift shopping on Black Friday and working out how many pigs in blankets one person can manage to consume in a month, you also need to think about your Christmas party! Whether it’s a big office party [Read more…]

Long gone are the days when people were satisfied with marking the 24 day lead-up to Christmas with a small square of cheap chocolate, hidden behind a cardboard door. Nowadays, the possibilities are endless with new and inventive products being hidden behind calendar doors every single year. Here are our picks of the very best [Read more…]

5 Spooktacular Events in the East Midlands

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Everyone loves a piece of the Halloween action right? Well this year, you needn’t lift a finger or throw an extravagant party because there are plenty of exciting things happening near you. Whether you want to be scared half to death or just a little spooked out, there’s events for kids and adults alike in [Read more…]

Drive-In movies haven’t really been a roaring success in the UK, what with our changing weather conditions from cold to rain to wind every so often, but, after some careful planning and plenty of anticipation, following from one of our best summers in recorded British history, the East Midlands has now welcomed and set up a huge outdoor [Read more…]

Ahhh, my inner child screams when I see that Goose Fair is only a few weeks away. When I was a child, being brought up in Nottingham meant that Goose Fair has always been the highly anticipated ‘thing’ to do in October. As the autumn leaves are falling, and as the winter coats are being [Read more…]

Ilkeston is a small, friendly, miners town in the South of Derbyshire, but what really brings the people together every year, is their wonderful Charter Fair. The Ilkeston Charter Fair has been a running celebration of the town for over 700 years! During the stretch of a week, the Town Centre is filled with screams of [Read more…]

Now that we’ve all gone into food-related hibernation for the winter (ain’t nobody going to be seeing those summer bodies now), it’s time to stock up on the comfort foods and big tins of chocolates that get passed around all Christmas. But no matter which brand of chocolates it is, there’s always the sad, left [Read more…]

Leicester Beer Week – What’s On & Where!

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I hope you’re all as excited as I am about the upcoming Leicester Beer Week. Don’t fret, it’s only another few days to wait, and wow, are there some exciting events planned for it. So make sure you are in Leicester from 20th to 30th September, with cash in your pockets and wearing your drinking [Read more…]

Discover Leicesters History with Heritage Sundays

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On the last Sunday of every month, you can discover the in-depth and wonderful History of Leicester with Heritage Sundays. The exhibitions and tours feature a wide range of works from current and past students, including details of the medieval times in the East Midlands. The next running event is on 24th August and you [Read more…]

The New Walk Museum and Art Gallery are hosting their first Star Wars Exhibition with some of the UK’s finest collections of original Star Wars toys and posters, and it’s out of this galaxy! The Star Wars series was, and still is, a cultural phenomenon. It first appeared back in 1977 and captured millions of [Read more…]