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Horsing Around – A 2000 Year Old Love Affair: Exhibition... Must See

Horsing Around – A 2000 Year Old Love Affair: Exhibition... Must See

Friday 3rd April - Friday 31st July

3rd April to 31st July 2015

Leicestershire without the horse – unthinkable and just to prove a point an exhibition is opening at Snibston to celebrate the long history that the area has with the horse.

All aspects of the horse will be looked at, the role of the horse through the ages, the horse in the twenty-first century, the role that the horse has to play in sport. When you think of the horse in an historical context you often think of a frosty morning, horses at the plough with the ploughman guiding their way. This romantic view was not always the case; often both horses and men worked long hours, the heavy work taking its toll on their health.

Throughout history the horse has played a vital role in the economy of Britain and a county such as Leicestershire is no exception. Today the horse still plays an important part in the economy of the area that should not be underestimated.

Entry to the exhibition is included in the admission price to the Museum

Battledress

Battledress

Tuesday 28th April - Friday 31st July

28th April - 31st July 2015

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)

A Colour Experience by Mike Guerrieria

A Colour Experience by Mike Guerrieria

Saturday 27th June - Tuesday 28th July

A Colour Experience by Mike Guerrieria
Snibston Community Gallery
27th June - 29th July FREE entry

Mike Guerrieria says his paintings are in the main all about the relationship between the colours of the spectrum and how they are perceived by the individual.

Mike's work has been described as conceptual, abstract, geometric and generic, he is happy with that description as long as it keeps the eyes and the mind busy.

Mikes aim is to draw his audiences attention, whilst being creative and appealing; on both a subliminal and conscious level.

Busy Fingers Craft Group

Busy Fingers Craft Group

Tuesday 7th July 10:00 am. - 12:00 pm.

Would you like to learn new crafts skills, or share any crafts skills you already have?

If so, then come along 10am-12pm every first Wednesday of every month at Snibston Discovery Museum

Wednesday 7th July

All handmade (No Machines)

FREE

Call: 01530278444

Trains Running

Trains Running

Thursday 16th July 12:00 am.

Created by Robert Stephenson, the railway once joined the Swannington to Leicester line, one of the earliest railways in the world. Ride along the line on our Hunslet Diesel locomotive.

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

Snibston Beam Engines

Snibston Beam Engines

Wednesday 22nd July 12:00 am.

Summer Holiday

Summer Holiday

Wednesday 22nd July 12:00 am.

Visit our Engineering and Extractive Industries Galleries, where you’ll find a celebration of the Midlands’ rich industrial past and you can take close-up look at some of the key technologies that have shaped our lives. Don’t forget to see our steam powered beam engines in action at the following times

Wednesday 22nd July

Gimson horizontal engine: 11:15-12:00 and 14:00-14:30

Gimson Beam Engine: 12:20-12-50 and 14:45-15:30

Bellis & Morcom compound engine: 12:50-13:00 and 15:30-15:50

Trains Running

Trains Running

Thursday 23rd July 12:00 am.

Created by Robert Stephenson, the railway once joined the Swannington to Leicester line, one of the earliest railways in the world. Ride along the line on our Hunslet Diesel locomotive.

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

William Stenson and George Stephenson - The grandfathers of the town of Coalville.

William Stenson and George Stephenson - The grandfathers of the town of Coalville.

Thursday 23rd July 10:30 am.

William Stenson and George Stephenson - The grandfathers of the town of Coalville.
Presented by Jeffrey Knight

The existence of the town of Coalville owes much to William Stenson and George Stephenson who both sank
collieries in Whitwick Parish between 1828 and 1832.

This talk will focus on Stenson and Stephenson and the developments they brought about which led to the formation of the embryonic town of Coalville. In particular it will focus on the partnerships which both men found necessary to raise the capital for their endeavors and the consequences this had on the development of the town throughout the first half of the 19th century.

Join us every month for a special talk at 10:30 am
Ont the door entry. Price: £4.00 including tea, coffee and biscuits.

Shaun The Sheep: The Movie (U)... at the Century Theatre... Must See!

Shaun The Sheep: The Movie (U)... at the Century Theatre... Must See!

Friday 24th July 2:00 pm.

From Aardman, the creators of Wallace & Gromit and Chicken Run, comes the highly anticipated big screen debut of Shaun the Sheep.

When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he baa-rgained for! Shaun’s mischief accidentally causes the Farmer to be taken away from the farm, so it’s up to Shaun and the flock to travel to the Big City to rescue him. Will Shaun find the Farmer in the strange and unfamiliar world of the City before he’s lost forever? Join Shaun and the flock on their hilarious, action-packed adventure in Shaun the Sheep the Movie!

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

Trains Running

Trains Running

Tuesday 28th July 12:00 am.

Created by Robert Stephenson, the railway once joined the Swannington to Leicester line, one of the earliest railways in the world. Ride along the line on our Hunslet Diesel locomotive.

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

Snibston Beam Engines

Snibston Beam Engines

Wednesday 29th July 12:00 am.

Trains Running

Trains Running

Thursday 30th July 12:00 am.

Created by Robert Stephenson, the railway once joined the Swannington to Leicester line, one of the earliest railways in the world. Ride along the line on our Hunslet Diesel locomotive.

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

Cinderella (U)... at the Century Theatre... Must See!

Cinderella (U)... at the Century Theatre... Must See!

Friday 31st July 2:00 pm.

The story of Cinderella follows the fortunes of young Ella whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella into the family home. But, when Ella’s father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family.

Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother’s dying words and to “have courage and be kind.” She will not give in to despair nor despise those who mistreat her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an apprentice at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul.

It appears her fortunes may be about to change when the Palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball, raising Ella’s hopes of once again encountering the charming Kit. Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand, and a kindly beggar womansteps forward and – armed with a pumpkin and a few mice – changes Cinderella’s life forever..

Starring Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Richard Madden, Holliday Grainger & Stellan Skarsgård.

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