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Miners’ Morning Talks - 15th May, 19th June, 17th July and 21st August

Miners’ Morning Talks - 15th May, 19th June, 17th July and 21st August

Thursday 15th May - Thursday 21st August

15th May - Blood, Guts and Paperclips; Presented by John Unwin.
The fascinating personal memoirs of an NCB First Aider who worked at Snibston Colliery.

19th June – Designing Palitoy; Presented by Bob Brechin.
How did Palitoy’s design department come up with some of the most iconic toys of yesteryear, told by the man who was in the thick of the action and gave one of his body parts to Action Man!.

17th July - Battledress! Presented by Philip Warren.
Charting the impact of the First World War on women's fashion, as well as looking at the role of fashion in wartime and reflecting on some of the messages that fashion was used to convey around the war.

21st August - Landscape Evidence in and around Coleorton Coalfield; Presented by Denis Baker.
Going back as far as the medieval period and showing how mining techniques have developed through the centuries.

For further information and a full list of dates/times please contact us directly on 01530 278444 or snibston@leics.gov.uk

Battledress

Battledress

Tuesday 1st July - Saturday 1st November

Commemorating the Centenary of the First World War, Battledress explores the impact of the 1914-18 War on Women’s fashion. Drawn from the Museum’s historic fashion collection the exhibition will contrast the elaborate and restricting fashions of the Edwardian period with the more practical styles that were created as a result of the War and the revolution in fashion that followed during the 1920s.

Exhibitions – Included in the admission price located within the museum (during normal opening hours)

Summer School Holiday Activities- Colliery Tours

Summer School Holiday Activities- Colliery Tours

Saturday 12th July - Sunday 31st August

Colliery Tours – throughout the day.

Daily from Saturday 12th to 31st August

Adults £2.30, Children £1.50

Amazing Plants Exhibition

Amazing Plants Exhibition

Saturday 12th July - Sunday 5th October

Exploring the powerful relationship between people and plants and how plants affect every aspect of our daily lives. From clothes, fragrances and medicines to building materials and food. This is an object rich exhibition drawn from the Leicestershire Museums collections.

Opens 12th July, Exhibition Gallery, free as part of Museum admission.

For further information, please contact us on 01530 278444 or snibston@leics.gov.uk

Summer School Holiday - Trains running

Summer School Holiday - Trains running

Wednesday 16th July - Thursday 28th August

Trains running – throughout the day

July 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 30th , 31st
August 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th , 20th , 21st , 25 th , 27th & 28th

Adults £1.70, Children £1.10, family (max 2 adults) £4.50

What’s in Your Shed?

What’s in Your Shed?

Saturday 26th July - Friday 26th September

Sheds are special to us as places where we can make and create, store and hide, meet and relax and plot and scheme. They come in all shapes and sizes - from ramshackle huts to pristine home-from-homes.
Inspired by the work of East Midlands Artists, join us over the summer for a fascinating programme of events and displays celebrating the common shed.
From exhibitions, installations and activities in sheds, to artist-made sheds and poetry about sheds, come and share your shed stories with us.

Exhibitions – Included in the admission price located within the museum (during normal opening hours)

Duty Designation and Design – The Cap Badges of the British Army

Duty Designation and Design – The Cap Badges of the British Army

Wednesday 30th July - Wednesday 10th September

This exhibition, charts the history of the British armed forces from the Victorian period through to the 1950s, through a large and impressive collection of cap badges, which covers a wide range of regiments corps and services. See how the badges were made, designed and what they were worn on and by whom.

FREE!

Dragon Stew Summer Reading Challenge event

Dragon Stew Summer Reading Challenge event

Wednesday 30th July 10:30 am.

Enjoy a dragon stew of stories and crafts with Sue Bagshaw.

30th July, 10.30am-11.30, 4 -12 years. Tickets: £2

For further information, please contact us on 01530 278444

Dangerous Science of Mining Show

Dangerous Science of Mining Show

Wednesday 30th July 2:00 pm.

Be part of Snibston's new interactive science show. The show draws out the role science has to play in the mining industry through live experiments and demonstrations with a bit of a 'wow' factor.

The show aims to be engaging and informative, adding to understanding of Snibston's coal mining history and complimenting the existing colliery tours. Experiments illustrate important inventions and how they work, for example - the Davy lamp; and the various dangers found down the pit, for example - gases. Each member of the audience has an individual 'snap tin', and is encouraged to join in with experiments, and a few volunteers are invited on stage to help the scientist.

Suggested age range: 7 years+

This show also contains flashes, loud bangs & smoke.

Image courtesy of Leicester Mercury. This event is part of Snibston's event programme linked to National Science & Engineering Week 2014.

Family Cinema presents; Muppets Most Wanted (U)

Family Cinema presents; Muppets Most Wanted (U)

Friday 1st August 2:00 pm.

Muppets Most Wanted (U)

The Muppets are back! And this time they are taking on the world in an exciting and hilarious new spy thriller that will take you on a whirlwind adventure of mistaken identity, dastardly sidekicks and double dealing doppelgangers.

Featuring star turns from Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey and Ty Burrell, and packed with celebrity cameos, MUPPETS MOST WANTED takes the entire gang on a global tour including stops in Berlin, Madrid, Dublin and London. But mayhem follows them overseas as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine, the World's Number One Criminal, and dead-ringer for Kermit.

Tickets: £3 Adult, £2 Child (14 years and younger)

Fabulous Flying Machines

Fabulous Flying Machines

Monday 4th August 1:00 pm. - 3:00 pm.

Let your imagination run wild and design the transport of the future…rockets….planes…hovercraft…where will your imagination take you?

Included in admission price.

Lego Day Workshops...Must See

Lego Day Workshops...Must See

Tuesday 5th August 10:15 am. - 3:00 pm.

If you’re really mad about LEGO you can attend a 45 minute Workshop where you’ll be able to learn the “tricks of the trade” from a professional LEGO builder and receive a FREE LEGO gift. Numbers for the workshops are limited, so BOOKING IS ADVISABLE.

10.15am, 11.15am, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm

Adult £15.45 Child £13.00

Rio 2 (U)

Rio 2 (U)

Friday 8th August 2:00 pm.

It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they're hurtled from Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets his father-in-law.

Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway and Jemaine Clement.

Tickets: £3 Adult, £2 Child ( Age 14 years and under)

Godzilla (12A)...at the Century Theatre

Godzilla (12A)...at the Century Theatre

Friday 8th August 7:30 pm.

Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Anna Karenina/Nowhere Boy), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Elizabeth Olsen, Sally Hawkins (Made in Dagenham) and the celebrated French actress Juliette Binoche.

Reputedy made on an estimated budget of $160,000,000 which it soon recouped in the USA alone. A huge worldwide success for young British director Gareth Edwards.

Fabulous Flying Machines

Fabulous Flying Machines

Monday 11th August 1:00 pm. - 3:00 pm.

Let your imagination run wild and design the transport of the future…rockets….planes…hovercraft…where will your imagination take you?

Included in admission price.

The Croods (U)

The Croods (U)

Friday 15th August 2:00 pm.

The Croods is a prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the worlds first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures and find their outlook is changed forever

Starring Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds & Emma Stone.

Tickets: £3 Adult, £2 Child (Ages 14 years and under)

Landscape Evidence in and around Coleorton Coalfield; Presented by Denis Baker

Landscape Evidence in and around Coleorton Coalfield; Presented by Denis Baker

Thursday 21st August 10:30 am.

Going back as far as the medieval period and showing how mining technics have developed through the centuries.

For more information about forthcoming events visit www.snibston.com or call 01530 278444 Join us every month for a special talk at 10.30am

Just £4.00 including Tea, Coffee and Biscuits

Epic (U)

Epic (U)

Friday 22nd August 2:00 pm.

EPIC is an action-adventure comedy that reveals a hidden world unlike any other. From the creators of ICE AGE, EPIC tells the story of an ongoing battle deep in the forest between the forces of good who keep the natural world alive and the forces of evil who wish to destroy it. When a teen age girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she must band together with a rag-tag team of fun and whimsical characters in order to save their world...and ours.

Starring Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried, Christoph Waltz, Pitbull, Jason Sudeikis, Steven Tyler, Aziz Ansari, Chris O'Dowd and Beyonce Knowles.

Tickets: £3 Adult, £2 Child (Ages 14 years and below)

The Love Punch (12A)...at the Century Theatre

The Love Punch (12A)...at the Century Theatre

Friday 22nd August 7:30 pm.

Spanning locations in Paris, London and the French Riviera, THE LOVE PUNCH brings together ex-husband and wife Richard and Kate, whose biting banter suggests that the flames of their former relationship have not been fully extinguished.

Unfortunately the same cannot be said for their retirement nest egg which is wiped out when Richard's investment firm is defrauded and the pension fund is siphoned away.

Learning that the unscrupulous French financier behind the scheme has just purchased a $10million diamond for his bride to be, the divorced duo grudgingly agree to set aside their differences, and hatch a plot to gate-crash the wedding and steal the rock.

Roped in to assist in the heist are the couples former neighbours who are also rooting for their reconciliation. The foursome form an unlikely band of lawbreakers in this classic comedy caper set against the sun drenched backdrop of the Cote dâ Azur.

Starring Pierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson, Timothy Spall & Celia Imrie

‘Snibston & Stephenson’ guided family bike ride

‘Snibston & Stephenson’ guided family bike ride

Sunday 31st August 11:00 am.

A 5 mile guided bike ride starting and finishing at the Discovery Museum suitable for all the family. This ride takes in Coalville’s new cycle routes with clues to the industrial heritage of the town along the way. This easygoing ride is a great way for all ages to build confidence on the bike on a relaxed and mostly traffic-free ride. After the ride, we encourage you to visit the Museum to have more fun and discover more about the local history.

•Booking required. Book online and find out further information at www.goskyride.com/leicestershire

Snibston Miners' Gala Family Fun Filled Day...Must See

Snibston Miners' Gala Family Fun Filled Day...Must See

Saturday 13th September 10:00 am. - 5:00 pm.

Snibston Discovery Museum will open its doors to visitors with free admission and free car parking, a great fun filled day for the whole family to enjoy. The Gala is a great opportunity to remember and celebrate all things mining and to educate the younger generation on what life was like for the mining communities.

This year there is a fantastic line up including a horticultural show, Miners’ first aid display, colliery tours, Snibston co-op brass band, a miners’ wives dolly tub demonstration, mining memorabilia, local history groups and displays, delicious food and drink stalls and much more.

There will be plenty for children to enjoy as they can ride a Pony, pets corner including, Newfoundland dogs, goats. Also children's face painter, Filbert the Fox and LCFC, children's fun fair rides and much more…!

There will be music and dance from Leicestershire Snibston Co-Op brass band, Creation Steel Band, Ibstock Scout Marching Band and Expressions Dance Display.

Avid gardeners can test their green fingered skills at the Horticultural Show. with a range of prizes to reward the entrants' finest home-grown fruit, vegetables and flowers. Categories for cakes and flower arrangements and a section for children are also available at the Horticultural Show.

A new exciting exhibition titled “What’s in your shed?” A varied collection of sheds from g8artists, Ruth Singer to an Event shed…

*Charges apply for some activities

If you are interested in attending as a stall holder, there are still spaces available inside or out, please contact Ann-Marie Bird.

Railways that came to Coalville;Presented by Jeffrey Kinight

Railways that came to Coalville;Presented by Jeffrey Kinight

Thursday 18th September 10:30 am.

Find out about the railways that came to Coalville & those that didn’t make it, as well as plans for a canal to be built in Coalville, which were never realized.

For more information about forthcoming events visit www.snibston.com or call 01530 278444 Join us every month for a special talk at 10.30am

Just £4.00 including Tea, Coffee and Biscuits

Smile! Smile! Smile!...at the Century Theatre

Smile! Smile! Smile!...at the Century Theatre

Thursday 18th September 7:45 pm.

The latest show by acclaimed historical musicians Blast from the Past has been especially created to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. Blast from the Past use music and song to tell the story of ‘The War to End All Wars’.

Smile! Smile! Smile! is a scintillating mixture of soldiers’ songs, music hall numbers, war poems set to new music and original compositions. The show does not flinch from conveying the full horror of the first global conflict but also celebrates the courage and humour of the tommies under fire and the folks at home.

Featuring a host of singalong wartime standards such as ‘Pack Up Your Troubles’, ‘Tipperary’ and ‘Goodbye-ee’ as well as a host of other great songs – ‘Smile! Smile! Smile!‘ is the perfect way of remembering the sacrifice of our forebears while enjoying a great evening out!

18th September, 7:45 PM. Tickets: £10 advanced: £8

For further information, please contact us on 01530 278444 or visit our website - http://www.centurytheatre.co.uk/diary/show/smile-smile-smile

Derek Acorah: Enlightenment Tour...at the Century Theatre

Derek Acorah: Enlightenment Tour...at the Century Theatre

Saturday 20th September 7:30 pm.

Voted Britain’s Favourite Male Medium by the prestigious Soul & Spirit Magazine

With countless hours of spirit contact, Derek’s friendly and sincere delivery, down to earth charm and obvious dedication to his work has endeared him to tens of thousands of people, many of whom regularly attend these amazing live events.

20th September, 7:30 PM, £18

For further information and booking, please contact us directly on 01530 278444 or 01530 278444

http://www.centurytheatre.co.uk/diary/show/derek-acorah---enlightenment

The Top Ten Beatles...at the Century Theatre

The Top Ten Beatles...at the Century Theatre

Friday 26th September 7:30 pm.

Introducing you to one of the country's premier Beatles tribute bands, recreating the sound of the "FabFour" for the young and old alike. The TopTen Beatles are committed to creating that iconic sound which will leave audiences amazed.

The TopTen Beatles work tirelessly toward producing an authentic sound with undoubtedly the best Paul and John harmonies in the business and a George with a long history within the music industry and who was Cat Stevens guitarist during the late 60's.

The band's attention to detail has extended to their insistence in only using vintage instruments and equipment. This includes the vintage Vox backline amplifiers, Hofner 500/1 base, Gresch Country Gentlemen, Rickenbacker 325 guitars and a Ringo who uses the Ludwig grey pearl gold badge kit. The band's attention has not stopped at creating "that" original sound, the look details costume changes including A Hard Days Night suits, the Black Chesterfield suits and the military style jackets worn at the famous Shea Stadium concerts.

The band has toured the length and breadth of the country, enthralling large and small audiences alike at venues ranging from theatres, restaurant, corporate events, pubs and private functions. The TopTen Beatles are available for functions of any size.

Our aim is to take you by the hand and lead you on a magical tour down memory lane, bringing back memories and introducing new audiences to the four lads from Liverpool who shook the world.

Seann Walsh: 28...at the Century Theatre

Seann Walsh: 28...at the Century Theatre

Saturday 11th October 8:00 pm.

The Lie-In King is back!

Seann Walsh has managed to search deep inside himself to find the inner strength to get out of bed and all the way into his support act's car, parked just outside his flat JUST FOR YOU. Before you commend him too much for this act of heroism, be aware he will sleep in the car.

In his last show ’The Lie-In King’, 2013 Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, Seann was living alone and trying to sort himself out.
At 28 years of age he returns with his aptly named new show ’28’ where he is now living with his girlfriend, and she is trying to sort him out.

Star of Channel 4’s ‘Stand Up For The Week’, BBC1’s ‘Live At The Apollo’ and ‘Michael McIntryre’s Comedy Roadshow’, and Dave’s ‘Argumental’, Seann is a charming and charismatic natural born observational storyteller, and one of the most frighteningly precocious talents to emerge from the UK comedy circuit in years.

Seann’s other recent TV appearances include: Channel 4’s Comedy Gala Live At The 02 2012 and 2013, Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC2), Celebrity Juice (ITV2), Mock The Week (BBC2), 8 Out Of 10 Cats (Channel 4) and Alan Carr: Chatty Man (Channel 4)

Within two years of his first comedy performance, Seann was the winner of the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year. Shortly after other accolades included; Chortle Best Breakthrough Act Nominee 2010 and Chortle Best Compere Nominee 2011.

Seann Walsh has also starred in his own series ‘Seann Walsh World’ (Comedy Central) and is quickly becoming a well-respected comedy actor performing in ‘Big Bad World’ (Comedy Central) and BBC1’s new series ‘Monks’.

“one of comedy’s hottest properties………very funny, very energetic..."– Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard

“comedy at its sharpest” – The Independent

The Daily Bread - The No Hall Too Small Tour...at the Century Theatre

The Daily Bread - The No Hall Too Small Tour...at the Century Theatre

Thursday 16th October 7:30 pm.

PREMIERE An original comedy-drama by Kate Bramley, starring Colin Scott-Moncrieff

August de Ville is a master baker and his tiny village bakery is the talk of the town, as the WI ladies flock for miles to sample his sumptuous sponge and beautiful buns.

‘Couldn’t meet a nicer feller’, the village proclaim. But does the cheery facade hide a dark secret? That he shares the same name as the hated newspaper magnate- responsible for hiding the truth of the Bottledale bank crash- is, August claims, just a sad coincidence.
Expect a riotous night of clowning, comedy, Machiavellian subterfuge and live baking!

This is Theatre On Your Doorstep at its best with a brand new one-man show, as part of our No Hall Too Small Tour, starring the irrepressible Scottish actor, clown and raconteur Colin Scott-Moncrieff, as the shameless August de Ville.

This production is shown as part of the Centre Stage Rural Touring Scheme.

Sponsored by: Centre Stage Rural Touring Scheme

Mercury...at the Century Theatre

Mercury...at the Century Theatre

Friday 17th October 7:30 pm.

After a decade on tour, Mercury Queen Tribute have firmly established themselves as one of the world’s most authentic tributes to the legend that is Freddie Mercury and Queen.

Over the last ten years, Mercury have performed to sell out audiences at prestigious venues across the world, playing to in excess of a million people-from Holland to Hungary and from Majorca to the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

Other prestigious shows include headlining a New Years Eve festival in Dubai, which was broadcast live to millions via MTV Asia as well as an exclusive concert for Queen’s own Roger Taylor.

With the extraordinary vocal range and outstanding delivery of Joseph Lee Jackson as Freddie Mercury and the intricate guitar work of Glenn Scrimshaw as Brian May backed by superbly crafted harmonies and a driving rhythm section, this 10th anniversary tour will of course include fantastic performances of the most popular Queen hits from the height of their reign as well as some additional tracks from the band’s vast back catalogue – never previously performed live by Mercury.

17th October, 7:30 PM, tickets: £17 (advanced: £15)

For further information, please contact us on 01530 278444 or snibston@leics.gov.uk

You can also visit the following:

http://www.centurytheatre.co.uk/diary/show/mercury1
www.mercuryqueentribute.co.uk

Mercury...at the Century Theatre

Mercury...at the Century Theatre

Saturday 18th October 7:30 pm.

After a decade on tour, Mercury Queen Tribute have firmly established themselves as one of the world’s most authentic tributes to the legend that is Freddie Mercury and Queen.

Over the last ten years, Mercury have performed to sell out audiences at prestigious venues across the world, playing to in excess of a million people-from Holland to Hungary and from Majorca to the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

Other prestigious shows include headlining a New Years Eve festival in Dubai, which was broadcast live to millions via MTV Asia as well as an exclusive concert for Queen’s own Roger Taylor.

With the extraordinary vocal range and outstanding delivery of Joseph Lee Jackson as Freddie Mercury and the intricate guitar work of Glenn Scrimshaw as Brian May backed by superbly crafted harmonies and a driving rhythm section, this 10th anniversary tour will of course include fantastic performances of the most popular Queen hits from the height of their reign as well as some additional tracks from the band’s vast back catalogue – never previously performed live by Mercury.

18th October, 7:30 PM, tickets: £18 (advanced: £16)

For further information, please contact us on 01530 278444 or snibston@leics.gov.uk

You can also visit the following:

http://www.centurytheatre.co.uk/diary/show/mercury1
www.mercuryqueentribute.co.uk

Around the World in 80 Days...at the Century Theatre

Around the World in 80 Days...at the Century Theatre

Thursday 6th November 7:30 pm.

A joyfully frenetic whirlwind of a show, full of daft Victorian invention, daring deeds and downright silliness. Three actors portray a cast of thousands in this madcap adaptation of Jules Verne’s globetrotting classic, bringing to life sea storms, police chases and even elephant rides!

This brand new production brings the sounds, the smells and even the tastes of a monumental circumnavigation to a theatre near you. The sheer spirit of theatrical imagination combines with the great age of industrial invention to produce a piece of theatre that will have you crying with laughter as you travel the world.

With a production style that incorporates elements of The 39 Steps, classic farces, theatrical storytelling, Heath-Robinson inventiveness and the madcap silliness of The Reduced Shakespeare Company, the joy is watching three extraordinary performers deliver a huge cast of characters that span the globe. A quirky, ingenious set channels the spirit of Victorian invention to deliver the sounds, sights and even smells of world travel.

Perfect for adults, families and children over 7 years

Jeremy Hardy - 2014 Tour...at the Century Theatre

Jeremy Hardy - 2014 Tour...at the Century Theatre

Saturday 8th November 8:00 pm.

Jeremy is best known for his work on BBC Radio 4, notably on News Quiz, I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue and Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation. In 2010, he published a book, My Family and Other Strangers, chronicling his desperate search for interesting ancestors.

“In an ideal world, Jeremy Hardy would be extremely famous, but an ideal world would leave him without most of his best material.” The Guardian.

“A comic genius.” Sandi Toksvig

Tickets: £14 Standard, £5 Concessions (NUS/Student, In receipt of Jobseekers Allowance or Incapacity Benefit)

NOTE: Proof of Concession status may be required at point of booking or on collection of tickets by a member of staff.

Mary Queen of Scots...at the Century Theatre

Mary Queen of Scots...at the Century Theatre

Saturday 15th November 7:30 pm.

Presented by Lesley Smith (Curator of Tutbury Castle and Elizabethan Historian).

Mary Queen of Scots was held prisoner at Tutbury Castle on four occasions and it was her first English prison. She left Tutbury for the last time in 1585 when she was moved to Chartley. From there she was sent to Fotheringhay Castle in Northamptonshire where she was executed in 1586.

Here is a chance to meet Mary Queen of Scots in full authentic costume during her imprisonment at Tutbury where she spent a lot of time reading, writing letters and doing embroidery.

Learn about Mary's three marriages and about life in general in Tudor times in this fascinating and emotive presentation and Q&A.

15th November, 7:30 pm. Tickets: £9 Advanced: £7.50

For further information, please visit - http://www.centurytheatre.co.uk/diary/show/mary-queen-of-scots or call us on 01530 278444.

World War 1 Local Heroes of Coalville&District; Presented by Michael Kendrick

World War 1 Local Heroes of Coalville&District; Presented by Michael Kendrick

Thursday 20th November 10:30 am.

The author Michael Kendrick having written two books on the 1st World War will be talking about the impact the local men and women had on fighting this war.

For more information about forthcoming events visit www.snibston.com or call 01530 278444 Join us every month for a special talk at 10.30am

Just £4.00 including Tea, Coffee and Biscuits

Cinderella - (4th - 7th December)...At the Century Theatre

Cinderella - (4th - 7th December)...At the Century Theatre

Thursday 4th December - Sunday 7th December

The Panto Company’s 2014 pantomime production of Cinderella is filled with lively characters, up to date chart songs and slapstick humour, with something to please everyone, romance and of course – a daring adventure.

Showing times:

Thursday 4th December 2014
10:00 AM, 12:30 PM

Friday 5th December 2014
10:00 AM, 12:30 PM

Saturday 6th December 2014
2:00 PM, 6:30 PM

Sunday 7th December 2014
2:00 PM

£8.50 Standard, £7.50 Groups of 10+, Schools £6.25

For further information and booking, please contact us directly on 01530 278444 or snibston@leics.gov.uk

http://www.centurytheatre.co.uk/diary/show/cinderella1

Romesh Ranagnthan/Suzi Ruffell - Comedy Double Bill...at the Century Theatre

Romesh Ranagnthan/Suzi Ruffell - Comedy Double Bill...at the Century Theatre

Friday 12th December 8:00 pm.

Off The Kerb Productions presents a hilarious double bill of stand up comedy talent from two of its brightest stars in Romesh Ranganathan and Suzi Ruffell!

Romesh Ranganathan - Rom Wasn’t Built In A Day

Join Romesh Ranganathan as he hits the road with his eagerly anticipated brand new show ‘Rom Wasn’t Built In A Day’. The last eighteen months have been incredible for Ranganathan with him winning the prestigious ‘Leicester Mercury New Act Award 2013’ and his critically acclaimed Edinburgh Festival debut being nominated for the coveted ‘Best Newcomer Award 2013’. Culminating in his debut appearance on BBC2’s ‘Mock The Week’, BBC1’s ‘Live At The Apollo’, BBC3’s ‘Russell Howard’s Good News’, ‘Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live 2013’, a regular slot on Channel 4’s weekly topical show ‘Stand Up For The Week’, hosting BBC Radio 4 Extra’s ‘Newsjack’ and an appearance Radio 4’s long-running and beloved ‘The Now Show’.

★★★★ Sunday Times

From playing comedy clubs all over the country Ranganathan’s profile has grown as has the respect from his peers which resulted in him writing for numerous shows and supporting the likes of Seann Walsh, Bill Burr, Paul Chowdhry and one of his comedy heroes Ricky Gervais.

“… his ability to produce bitingly fresh gags marks him out from the crowd.” The Guardian

“Ranganathan's punchlines are sharper and funnier than many of his peers.” The Guardian


Suzi Ruffell - Social Chameleon

Fresh from supporting some of the UK’s top comedians on their sold out tours including Channel 4’s Chatty Man, Alan Carr, star of The Last Leg, Josh Widdicombe and Scotland’s finest, Kevin Bridges, Suzi Ruffell, hits the road with her hotly anticipated second show ‘Social Chameleon’. In it the 'stand-up gem' (The Guardian) questions why she spent 27 years trying to make anyone and everyone like her. Turns outs it takes a fat bully from Swansea, a too-honest mother and searching a Parisian graveyard for someone she has never heard of to give up trying and just be herself and yes we are all hoping she hasn't turned out to be a dickhead. **This show may contain traces of rapping.

In the short time she has been performing she has notched up several radio and TV credits including; Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live (BBC3), Live at the Comedy Store (Comedy Central), LOLz Lounge (Radio 1), as well as numerous appearances on Radio 4. Suzi has also made it to the finals of Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year nominee and Latitude New Act of the Year finalist.

Tipped as ‘one to watch’ by Time Out it can only be a matter of time before this enchanting young performer begins to make a huge impact on the comedy world.

“A stand up gem” – The Guardian
“This is what talent look like before it hits big” – London Is Funny

“completely won over, thoroughly enjoyable” - British Comedy Guide
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The Dirty Thirty documentary film followed by Christmas lunch; Presented by Brian Langtry & Len Holden.

The Dirty Thirty documentary film followed by Christmas lunch; Presented by Brian Langtry & Len Holden.

Thursday 18th December 12:00 am.

This acclaimed documentary film relates to the stories and experiences of the 30 Leicestershire who choose to remain on strike for the whole of the 1984 mining dispute. Pre - Booking essential only £11.95 per person.