What's On

Battledress

Battledress

Tuesday 28th October - Saturday 28th February

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)

Ornamentum contemporary craft makers

Ornamentum contemporary craft makers

Monday 1st December - Tuesday 31st March

Ornamentum is a group of eight professional designer-makers from Leicestershire working in a wide range of craft disciplines. We work together to support our creative and business development and exhibit together. They will be displaying a variety of works until the end of the year.

Entry to the Community Gallery is FREE during opening times Monday to Friday 10.00 am to 3.00 pm and Saturday & Sunday 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

www.ornamentum.org.uk

http://ornamentum.org.uk/exhibitions/on-repeat/

Eating In Exhibition

Eating In Exhibition

Wednesday 3rd December - Tuesday 31st March

Eating In Exhibition 28/10/14 to 31/3/15

The story of cooking and eating at home from prehistory to the present day, including a wide range of food packaging, recipes, kitchen gadgets and tableware from the museum collections.

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

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

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

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.

White Christmas (U)...at the Century Theatre

White Christmas (U)...at the Century Theatre

Thursday 18th December 2:00 pm.

Introducing the Century Theatre’s throwback to the bygone era of Cinema! Come along to see classic Hollywood blockbusters and musicals as we re-create the vintage feel of cinema.

Enjoy a festive journey with our dementia-friendly showing which is suitable for the whole family and join us for our pre-show social where you can indulge in a FREE tea or coffee with fun and reminiscence!

With supporting pathe Newsreels, usherettes and maybe even the national anthem, we take a Christmas theme with our screening of Paramount Studio's White Christmas, starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney & Vera-Ellen.

After leaving the Army after W.W.II, Bob Wallace and Phil Davis team up to become a top song-and-dance act. Davis plays matchmaker and introduces Wallace to a pair of beautiful sisters (Betty and Judy) who also have a song-and-dance act. When Betty and Judy travel to a Vermont lodge to perform a Christmas show, Wallace and Davis follow, only to find their former commander, General Waverly, is the lodge owner. A series of romantic mix-ups ensue as the performers try to help the General.

18th December 2014 - 2:00 PM

Tickets: £5 Adult, £4 Groups (10+), £3.50 Child (14 years and below)

2pm - Pre-show Social

3pm - Film Start time

NOTE: Carers come free to this event.

Pride (15)...at the Century Theatre

Pride (15)...at the Century Theatre

Friday 9th January 7:30 pm.

Set in the summer of 1984 – Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. But there is a problem. The Union seems embarrassed to receive their support.

But the activists are not deterred. They decide to ignore the Union and go direct to the miners. They identify a mining village in deepest Wales and set off in a mini bus to make their donation in person. And so begins the extraordinary story of two seemingly alien communities who form a surprising and ultimately triumphant partnership.

9th January 2015 - 7.30pm

Tickets: £3.50

Tickets are available on the door

Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the film

Paul Jones & Dave Kelly at the Century Theatre...Must See

Paul Jones & Dave Kelly at the Century Theatre...Must See

Friday 16th January 7:30 pm.

These long standing co-vocalists with The Blues Band get a big buzz out of taking things down a level, simplifying the music a little, and plying their trade as a duo, thus inspiring their very own personal and individual approaches to a dynamic, rootsy and exhilarating set of Country Blues. Venues large and small have been hushed and then enraptured by the sense of ‘old times’ in the Mississippi Delta.

Friday 16th January 2015 - 7.30pm

Tickets: £19
Advanced: £18

Mary Poppins (U)...at the Century Theatre

Mary Poppins (U)...at the Century Theatre

Sunday 18th January 2:00 pm.

Introducing the Century Theatre’s throwback to the bygone era of Cinema! Come along to see classic Hollywood blockbusters and musicals as we re-create the vintage feel of cinema.

Enjoy our dementia-friendly showing which is suitable for the whole family and join us for our pre-show social where you can indulge in a FREE tea or coffee with fun and reminiscence!

With supporting pathe Newsreels, usherettes and maybe even the national anthem, we take a head back to ol' London Town with our screening of Walt Disney's Mary Poppins, starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke.

The Oscar-nominated, family musical Mary Poppins follows a magical British nanny who arrives with the change of wind to change the lives and enter the hearts of cold banker Mr Banks and his unhappy family. The film combines live-action and animation as Mary Poppins, chimney sweep Bert and the Bank's children travel around London in this family favorite.

18th January 2015 - 2:00 PM

Tickets: £5 Adult, £4 Groups (10+), £3.50 Child (14 years and below)

2pm - Pre-show Social

3pm - Film Start time

NOTE: Carers come free to this event.

Talon - The Acoustic Collection 2015...at the Century Theatre

Talon - The Acoustic Collection 2015...at the Century Theatre

Friday 23rd January 7:30 pm.

On the back of the incredible success of their award winning ‘Talon – The Best of Eagles’ show; Jonny Miller, Chris Lloyd, Peter Anderson and Keith Buck began a labour of love. ‘Talon - The Acoustic Collection’, has to their amazement, taken on a life of its own and 2014 saw the release of their critically acclaimed acoustic album.

In 2015 the show will be touring the UK from January – March followed on July 3rd by a week long cruise on board Fred Olsen’s flagship ‘Balmoral’. If you have not seen ‘The Acoustic Collection’ before then you are in for a real treat. Sat on bar stools and armed with no more than their trademark four part vocal harmony, acoustic instruments and laid back banter, Talon will simply leave you spellbound. Come and experience the other side of Talon as they perform a selection of their favourite contemporary acoustic classics from such artists as James Taylor, Simon & Garfunkel, CS&N, The Everly Bothers, Michael Jackson, The Eagles and many more…

Dracula...at the Century Theatre

Dracula...at the Century Theatre

Sunday 25th January 7:30 pm.

The team that brought you the award-winning ‘Great Expectations’ have got their teeth into Bram Stoker’s classic tale of the vampire.

Writer Andrew McPherson, director Simon Harvey and outrageously versatile performer David Mynne bring you DRACULA.

Be warned: this monstrous, disturbing (and completely batty) tale of dark deeds and the UnDead, will thrill and seduce you.

"Listen to them... the children of the night. What music they make!"

25th January 2015 - 7:30 PM

Tickets: £10
Advanced: £8

Doors open 45 minutes before the start of the show

Colin Fry - Inspired By Spirit...at the Century Theatre

Colin Fry - Inspired By Spirit...at the Century Theatre

Saturday 31st January 12:00 am.

Being one of the World’s most recognised Spiritualist Mediums and Healers, Colin’s TV series “ 6ixth Sense” has now been broadcast worldwide for 10 years making his public performances an International demand.

This year’s tour will once again see Colin Fry bring his own unique form of comfort and upliftment to ordinary people living ordinary lives, proving once
again he IS very much the Peoples Medium.

Evenings of Mediumship are not scientifically proven and are presented for education and entertainment purposes.

www.colinfry.co.uk

Saturday 31st January 2015 - 2:30pm and 7:30pm

What We Did On Our Holiday (12A)...at the Century Theatre

What We Did On Our Holiday (12A)...at the Century Theatre

Friday 6th February 7:30 pm.

Doug and Abi and their three children travel to the Scottish Highlands for Doug's father Gordie's birthday party. It's soon clear that when it comes to keeping a secret under wraps from the rest of the family, their children are their biggest liability...

Starring an all-star British cast including David Tennant, Billy Connolly, Celia Imrie, Ben Miller and Rosamund Pike.

6th February 2015 - 7:30 PM

Tickets: £3.50

Tickets are available on the door

Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the film

Pillow Talk (PG)...at the Century Theatre

Pillow Talk (PG)...at the Century Theatre

Sunday 15th February 2:00 pm.

Introducing the Century Theatre’s throwback to the bygone era of Cinema! Come along to see classic Hollywood blockbusters and musicals as we re-create the vintage feel of cinema.

Enjoy a romantic journey with our dementia-friendly showing which is suitable for the whole family and join us for our pre-show social where you can indulge in a FREE tea or coffee with fun and reminiscence!

With supporting pathe Newsreels, usherettes and maybe even the national anthem, we take a Valentines theme with our screening of Universal Studio's Pillow Talk, starring Doris Day & Rock Hudson.

A man and woman who share a telephone line and despise each other, suddenly meet in an unexpected fashion. From then on, he has fun by romancing her with his voice cleverely disguised.

15th February 2015 - 2:00 PM

Tickets: £5 Adult, £4 Groups (10+), £3.50 Child (14 years and below)

2pm - Pre-show Social

3pm - Film Start time

NOTE: Carers come free to this event.

Mr. Turner (12A)...at the Century Theatre

Mr. Turner (12A)...at the Century Theatre

Friday 27th February 7:30 pm.

MR. TURNER explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851).

Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies.

Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty.

Directed by Mike Leigh and starring Timothy Spall & Dorothy Atkinson.

27th February 2015 - 7:30 PM

Tickets: £3.50

Tickets are available on the door

Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the film

An Evening with Henry VIII...at the Century Theatre

An Evening with Henry VIII...at the Century Theatre

Saturday 28th February 7:30 pm.

Undoubtedly our country’s most colourful monarch, the King aged in his early 50s, appears in the most splendid bejewelled and golden costume; a near replica of the famous Holbein portrait.

This portrayal of the King in the later years of his life is based upon the most detailed research. He recounts his life, telling of his wives, children, and the events of his long reign in a most forceful fashion. He is ill and is greatly pained by his badly infected leg and, although recently married to his sixth wife, he appears an angry and vengeful man. This is a highly acclaimed and powerful presentation that is offered in the form of an ‘audience’ with the King, during the course of which, the public may question and petition their Monarch.

Performed by John White, the holder of an Honours Degree (History and War Studies), a Masters Degree (Heritage Management), a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, a Fellow of the International Napoleonic Society and Fulbright Fellow at the University of South Carolina. He is a ‘Performance Historian’, serving clients across the UK and overseas at venues such as the V&A, the National Army Museum, Birmingham University and the British Army.

John specialises in the military and social history of the late Georgian and Regency period. He was Honorary Secretary of ‘The Waterloo Committee’ and was appointed a Vice President by The Duke of Wellington. He is also an established book reviewer for various publishing houses. Engagements as a technical consultant has lead to involvement and often appearances in a wide variety of Film, TV, and Radio productions and regularly at Tutbury Castle.

The Counterfeit Sixties...at the Century Theatre

The Counterfeit Sixties...at the Century Theatre

Saturday 7th March 7:30 pm.

Re-live the sounds of the swinging sixties, as Britain’s No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties, with their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era. The show encompasses everything from that period, from the clothes that were worn, to flashbacks from television history, including: TV programmes, adverts and even clips from the
original bands.

The Counterfeit Sixties presents a showcase of the great bands of this unforgettable time. The fantastic music of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Dave Clark Five, The Kinks and The Monkees - to name but a few - all recreated in this stunning show.

The band members have performed their unique tribute shows all over the UK and abroad, and have a wide range of experience in that field. The members of the band have individually worked with notable sixties’ artists such as The Searchers, The Ivy League, The Fortunes, The Tremeloes and many more.

Join us for a night of sixties nostalgia!

7th March 2015 - 7:30 PM

Tickets: £16
Advanced: £14

Doors open 45 minutes before the start of the show

www.counterfeitsixties.com

The King & I (U)...at the Century Theatre

The King & I (U)...at the Century Theatre

Sunday 15th March 2:00 pm.

Introducing the Century Theatre’s throwback to the bygone era of Cinema! Come along to see classic Hollywood blockbusters and musicals as we re-create the vintage feel of cinema.

Enjoy our dementia-friendly showing which is suitable for the whole family and join us for our pre-show social where you can indulge in a FREE tea or coffee with fun and reminiscence!

With supporting pathe Newsreels, usherettes and maybe even the national anthem, we take a Royalty theme with our screening of 20th Century Fox's The King & I starring Deborah Kerr & Academy Award winner Yul Brynner.

After the death of her husband, Anna Owens moves from England to Siam with her son Louis to become a teacher for the children of the king of Siam. She finds Siamese customs to be quite different from English ones, which brings her often in conflict with the king. However, after some time they find themselves getting along much better.

15th March 2015 - 2:00 PM

Tickets: £5 Adult, £4 Groups (10+), £3.50 Child (14 years and below)

2pm - Pre-show Social

3pm - Film Start time

NOTE: Carers come free to this event

Easter Parade (U)...at the Century Theatre

Easter Parade (U)...at the Century Theatre

Sunday 19th April 2:00 pm.

Introducing the Century Theatre’s throwback to the bygone era of Cinema! Come along to see classic Hollywood blockbusters and musicals as we re-create the vintage feel of cinema.

Enjoy an Easter journey with our dementia-friendly showing which is suitable for the whole family and join us for our pre-show social where you can indulge in a FREE tea or coffee with fun and reminiscence!

With supporting pathe Newsreels, usherettes and maybe even the national anthem, we take an Easter theme with our screening of MGM's Easter Parade starring Judy Garland & Fred Astaire.

19th April 2015 - 2:00 PM

Tickets: £5 Adult, £4 Groups (10+), £3.50 Child (14 years and below)

2pm - Pre-show Social

3pm - Film Start time

NOTE: Carers come free to this event.

Susan Calman - Lady Like...at the Century Theatre

Susan Calman - Lady Like...at the Century Theatre

Friday 24th April 8:00 pm.

Her first UK tour - Autumn 2014/Spring 2015

Award-winning comedian Susan Calman is embarking on her first ever UK tour.

If you’ve seen her before, ‘Lady Like’ will be a reassuring couple of hours spent with the woman her neighbours call “the mad cat lady”. If you don’t know who she is, ‘Lady Like’ will, at the very least, make you feel better about your own life. A show about being older, wiser and liking yourself whatever anyone might say.

Comedy from Calman, as seen and heard on The News Quiz, Calman is Convicted (Best Radio Comedy 2013 – Writers Guild Award), QI, HIGNFY, Fresh Meat and Would I Lie To You.

“Confident, compact…cracking.” EVENING STANDARD ★★★★

24th April 2015 - 8:00 PM

Tickets: £14
Concessions: £12

Doors open 45 minutes before the start of the show

Gary Delaney - Purist...at the Century Theatre

Gary Delaney - Purist...at the Century Theatre

Wednesday 13th May 8:00 pm.

Following popular demand, ‘Purist’ returns to Leicestershire!

Gary thinks that most shows don't contain enough jokes, and is trying single handedly to redress the balance.

Expect: Jokes.
Don't Expect: Narrative, themes or a voyage of self-discovery Not suitable for bairns or sensitive souls

From Mock the Week, BBC3’s Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live and BBC Radio 5 Live’s 7 Day Saturday. He was also Dave TV’s ‘Top 10 Joke of the Fringe’ 2013. Double Sony Award winner and Chortle Award nominee.

‘I laughed and I laughed and I laughed… A master craftsman’ The Times
‘Gary Delaney has more quality jokes in this hour than many comics have in their entire careers…Quite Brilliant’ Scotsman.
'Razor sharp one-liners' Daily Telegraph
‘Picasso of Puns’ Chortle

www.garydelaney.com

@garydelaney

16+

13th May 2015 - 8:00 PM

Tickets: £14
Advanced: £13

Doors open 45 minutes before the start of the show

On The Town (U)...at the Century Theatre

On The Town (U)...at the Century Theatre

Sunday 17th May 2:00 pm.

Introducing the Century Theatre’s throwback to the bygone era of Cinema! Come along to see classic Hollywood blockbusters and musicals as we re-create the vintage feel of cinema.

Enjoy a Stars & Stripes journey with our dementia-friendly showing which is suitable for the whole family and join us for our pre-show social where you can indulge in a FREE tea or coffee with fun and reminiscence!

With supporting pathe Newsreels, usherettes and maybe even the national anthem, we take on an American theme with our screening of MGM's On The Town, starring Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Vera Ellen.

Three sailors - Gabey, Chip and Ozzie - let loose on a 24-hour pass in New York and the Big Apple will never be the same! Gabey falls head over heels for "Miss Turnstiles of the Month" (he thinks she's a high society deb when she's really a 'cooch dancer at Coney Island); innocent Chip gets highjacked (literally) by a lady cab driver; and Ozzie becomes the object of interest of a gorgeous anthropologist who thinks he's the perfect example of a "prehistoric man". Wonderful music and terrific shots of New York at its best.

17th May 2015 - 2:00 PM

Tickets: £5 Adult, £4 Groups (10+), £3.50 Child (14 years and below)

2pm - Pre-show Social

3pm - Film Start time

NOTE: Carers come free to this event.

An Evening of Mediumship with Tony Stockwell...at the Century Theatre

An Evening of Mediumship with Tony Stockwell...at the Century Theatre

Thursday 28th May 7:30 pm.

The popular star of TV’s Street Psychic, Psychic Private Eyes and Psychic Academy, Tony Stockwell demonstrates his belief that those who have passed can communicate with their loved ones, all delivered with emotion, sensitivity and empathy. Remarkably compelling, amazingly detailed and always humorous. We hope that nobody can fail to come away untouched by the experience.

At its best, Mediumship has the potential to change someone’s life and to instil in them a sense of peace, comfort and purpose. Psychic Medium Tony Stockwell is not a new kid on the block and during his 20 years working as a medium he has constantly worked to improve his game and push the boundaries of his communication. In that time he has had umpteen television programmes, taught at some of the most respected schools for mediumistic development as well as setting up his own training school for developing mediums.

Tony Stockwell: Sensitive and inspirational, his messages are amazingly detailed and always humorous

28th May 2015 - 7:30 PM

Tickets: £18.50

Doors open 45 minutes before the start of the show

Mary Queen of Scots...at the Century Theatre

Mary Queen of Scots...at the Century Theatre

Friday 29th May 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.

29 May 2015, 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.

Mary Queen of Scots...at the Century Theatre

Mary Queen of Scots...at the Century Theatre

Friday 29th May 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.

29th May 2015 - 7:30 PM

Tickets: £9
Advanced: £7.50

Doors open 45 minutes before the start of the show