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Battledress

Battledress

Thursday 5th February - Friday 5th June

5th February - 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)

Transitions Exhibition - Community Gallery

Transitions Exhibition - Community Gallery

Thursday 2nd April - Wednesday 29th April

Derbyshire based photographer, Tony Fisher, recipient of the prestigious Bill Pringle award for his images, will be showcasing his work in an exhibition entitled ‘Transitions’, in the community gallery.

The ‘Transitions’ exhibition draws from Tony's archives of the past 45 years to the here and now. The still images transcend into new meanings, exploring the links between spaces like a Mobius strip of time, rearranged into the movie of your choice; references gazing through windows and palettes of colour that you, the viewer, can mix in your mind; moments in time frozen and movement in the stillness.

Entry to the Community Gallery is FREE of charge.

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

A talk about the work of the Leicester Transport Heritage Trust and our Stoneygate Tram Depot Presented by Mike Greenwood

A talk about the work of the Leicester Transport Heritage Trust and our Stoneygate Tram Depot Presented by Mike Greenwood

Thursday 23rd April 10:30 am.

N.B This talk is in the Education room.

A talk about the work of the Leicestershire Transport Heritage Trust and Stoneygate Tram Dept. Plus a section of an illustrated history of Midland Red’s Coalville garage and the local Midland Red bus workings.

23rd April special talk at 10.30am

Just £4.00 including Tea, Coffee and Biscuits

(Pre-booking required)

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

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

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

Busy Fingers Craft Group

Busy Fingers Craft Group

Wednesday 6th May 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 6th May

All handmade (No Machines)

FREE

Call: 01530278444

Community Gallery: Tesserae Textile Group

Community Gallery: Tesserae Textile Group

Thursday 7th May - Thursday 28th May

Visit our Community Gallery during normal Museum opening times to see this exhibition of original textile and textile-related work, reflecting a range of individual interests, influences and enthusiasms – supported by sketchbooks and design work

7th to 28th May

Ginger Wildheart - Songs & Words...at the Century Theatre

Ginger Wildheart - Songs & Words...at the Century Theatre

Friday 8th May 7:30 pm.

"I'm really excited to put 20 years of being a professional rock n roll songwriter into spoken word and live performance. From the first Wildhearts album to the award winning 555%. It's not a pretty story, but there is plenty of drama and it has a happy ending. You'll laugh, you'll cry and through it all... you'll sing” GINGER

Catch the leader of British Rock legends The Wildhearts live at an intimate gig at the Century Theatre.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS AN ACOUSTIC / SPOKEN WORD PERFORMANCE.

Friday 8th May 2015 - 8:00 PM

Tickets: £20

Age guidance: 14+ & under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

http://www.gingerwildheart.net/

Snibston Beam Engines

Snibston Beam Engines

Saturday 9th May 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

Saturday 9th May

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

Gary Delaney - Purist...at the Century Theatre... Must See

Gary Delaney - Purist...at the Century Theatre... Must See

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

The Theory Of Everything (12A)...at the Century Theatre

The Theory Of Everything (12A)...at the Century Theatre

Friday 15th May 7:30 pm.

The Theory of Everything is the story of the most brilliant and celebrated physicist of our time, Stephen Hawking, and Jane Wilde, the arts student he fell in love with whilst studying at Cambridge in the 1960s.

Friday 15th May 2015 - 7:30 PM

Tickets: £3.50

Starring Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones and Emily Watson.

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.

Meet some great war soldiers of the Leicestershire Regiment - Presented By Jonathan Capewell

Meet some great war soldiers of the Leicestershire Regiment - Presented By Jonathan Capewell

Thursday 21st May 10:30 am.

N.B This talk is in the Education room

With the aid of recent discoveries of original artifacts, photographs and diaries, you will see and hear the stories of local men who served in the Leicestershire Regiment. View and handle the soldier’s equipment and artifacts from the war to end all wars.

21st May special talk at 10.30am

Just £4.00 including Tea, Coffee and Biscuits

(Pre-booking required)

Testament Of Youth (12A)...at the Century Theatre

Testament Of Youth (12A)...at the Century Theatre

Friday 22nd May 7:30 pm.

Big screen adaptation of Vera Brittain's WWl memoir vividly conveys the utter futility of war. Vera puts her dream of an Oxford education on hold and enlists as a nurse to be near her loved ones at the front...but the horrors that await change her life forever.

Staring Alicia Vikander, Kit Warrington, Dominic West & Emily Watson.

Friday 22nd May 2015 - 7:30 PM

Tickets: £3.50

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.

Busy Fingers Craft Group

Busy Fingers Craft Group

Wednesday 10th June 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 10th June

All handmade (No Machines)

FREE

Call: 01530278444

Welcome to the Witch's Garden. Presented by Lynne Tann-Watson

Welcome to the Witch's Garden. Presented by Lynne Tann-Watson

Thursday 25th June 10:30 am.

N.B This talk is in the Education room.

Lynne has been growing and using herbs for over 40 years. She talks about the history and folklore of herbs, about herbal preparations, and about some of the individual herbs and their medicinal, culinary and other uses. A selection of herb and vegetable plants and Lynne's books will be available to buy after the talk.

25th June special talk at 10.30am

Just £4.00 including Tea, Coffee and Biscuits

(Pre-booking required)

Summer Holiday

Summer Holiday

Sunday 5th 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 5th August

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

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

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