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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)

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

Horsing Around Exhibition

Horsing Around Exhibition

Wednesday 27th May 10:00 am. - 5:00 pm.

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

Battledress Exhibition

Battledress Exhibition

Wednesday 27th May 10:00 am. - 5:00 pm.

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.

Community Gallery: The Tesserae Group

Community Gallery: The Tesserae Group

Wednesday 27th May 10:00 am. - 5:00 pm.

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.

FREE

The Incredible Science of Mining (Stenson Room)

The Incredible Science of Mining (Stenson Room)

Wednesday 27th May 1:30 pm. - 3:30 pm.

Free, drop in, family science activities – learn about the dangers faced by miners underground through fun science experiments.

11.00 am to 1.00 pm & 1.30 to 3.30 pm

Battledress Exhibition

Battledress Exhibition

Thursday 28th May 10:00 am. - 5:00 pm.

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.

The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Thursday 28th May 10:00 am. - 5:00 pm.

'Don't be late for this very important date!'

Two sessions: 10.30am-2.15pm and 12.30pm - 4.15pm

Booking is essential (Limited spaces) £11.95 per person.

Price includes:

Entrance into the museum
Alice and the Rabbit wonder trail
Mad Hatter's tea party
Train ride
Pets corner
Craft activities
Best dressed character & prize for the best costumes!

Community Gallery: The Tesserae Group

Community Gallery: The Tesserae Group

Thursday 28th May 10:00 am. - 5:00 pm.

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.

FREE

Horsing Around Exhibition

Horsing Around Exhibition

Thursday 28th May 10:00 am. - 5:00 pm.

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

Trains Running

Trains Running

Thursday 28th May 11:15 am. - 3:45 pm.

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

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

Horsing Around Exhibition

Horsing Around Exhibition

Friday 29th May 10:00 am. - 5:00 pm.

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

Community Gallery: The Tesserae Group

Community Gallery: The Tesserae Group

Friday 29th May 10:00 am. - 5:00 pm.

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.

FREE

Battledress Exhibition

Battledress Exhibition

Friday 29th May 10:00 am. - 5:00 pm.

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.

Family Cinema: Big Hero 6 (PG) – 29/05/2015

Family Cinema: Big Hero 6 (PG) – 29/05/2015

Friday 29th May 2:00 pm.

From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind “Frozen” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” comes Big Hero 6, an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax, a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada.

When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie GoGo Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.”

Starring Freddie Highmore, Samuel L. Jackson & Josh Hutcherson.

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

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.

Colliery Tours

Colliery Tours

Saturday 30th May 12:00 am.

11.15 am, 12.45 pm & 2.30 pm

Join ex-miners for a guided tour of these nationally important colliery buildings and hear stories about working underground

Adults £2.30, Child £1.70

Colliery Tours

Colliery Tours

Saturday 30th May 12:00 am.

11.15 am, 12.45 pm & 2.30 pm

Join ex-miners for a guided tour of these nationally important colliery buildings and hear stories about working underground

Adults £2.30, Child £1.70

Community Gallery: The Tesserae Group

Community Gallery: The Tesserae Group

Saturday 30th May 10:00 am.

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.

FREE

Battledress Exhibition

Battledress Exhibition

Saturday 30th May 10:00 am. - 5:00 pm.

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.

Horsing Around Exhibition

Horsing Around Exhibition

Saturday 30th May 10:00 am. - 5:00 pm.

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

Colliery Tours

Colliery Tours

Sunday 31st May 12:00 am.

11.15 am, 12.45 pm & 2.30 pm

Join ex-miners for a guided tour of these nationally important colliery buildings and hear stories about working underground

Adults £2.30, Child £1.70

Community Gallery: The Tesserae Group

Community Gallery: The Tesserae Group

Sunday 31st May 10:00 am. - 5:00 pm.

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.

FREE

Battledress Exhibition

Battledress Exhibition

Sunday 31st May 10:00 am. - 5:00 pm.

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.

Horsing Around Exhibition

Horsing Around Exhibition

Sunday 31st May 10:00 am. - 5:00 pm.

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

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

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

Friday 5th June 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 5th June 2015 - 7:30 PM - PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE: THIS DATE HAS BEEN MOVED FROM MAY 2015.

Tickets: £3.50

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

Retro Gaming...Must See

Retro Gaming...Must See

Saturday 20th June - Sunday 21st June

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)

Century Cinema: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG)

Century Cinema: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG)

Friday 3rd July 7:30 pm.

Now that The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is full up with its long-term residents, co-managers Muriel Donnelly and Sonny Kapoor have a dream of expansion, and they’ve found just the place: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

With plans underway, Evelyn and Douglas venture into the Jaipur workforce, wondering where their regular breakfast dates will lead. Meanwhile, Norman and Carol navigate the swirling waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge juggles two very eligible suitors, and recent arrival Guy Chambers finds a muse in Sonny’s mother, Mrs Kapoor for his next novel.

As his marriage to Sunaina, the love of his life, quickly approaches, Sonny finds his plans for the new hotel making more claims on his time than he has available. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is Muriel, the keeper of everyone’s secrets. As the big day nears, family and guests alike find themselves swept up in the irresistible intoxication of an Indian wedding.

Starring Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Dev Patel, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie & Richard Gere.

Tickets: £3.50

Tickets are available on the door

Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the film

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

A Colour Experience by Mike Guerrieria

A Colour Experience by Mike Guerrieria

Wednesday 29th July 12:00 am.

A Colour Experience by Mike Guerrieria
Snibston Community Gallery
26th June - 29th July FREE entry

Mike Guerrierua 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.