What's on in Rutland: May 2018

3 May 2018
It's kind of scary how fast we've got her in 2018, but believe it or not, it is May!
The month where the weather picks up (hopefully), the sun shines, the days are bright and there are plenty of events and occasions happening in and around Rutland.

Please Note! More information regarding promotions and events will be added as we hear about them!
Find out what's on in and around the county for May, with fun for all the family.
Note: Events will be added to this page as we hear about them
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Thursday 3rd May & Saturday 5th May
At: Welland Vale Garden Centre, Uppingham, LE15 9EU
Time: 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Price: FREE
About: A family fun evening event at Welland Vale Garden Inspirations in Uppingham. Food & Drink is available from The Orchard Cafe. If you have a classic car please feel free to bring it along!

Thursday 3rd May
At: Rutland County Museum, LE15 6HW
Time: 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Price: Tickets are £5 – available in advance from Oakham Wines or WeGotTickets.com
About: Cinema showings take place on the first Thursday of the month at the Rutland County Museum. Doors open at 7pm for a 7:30pm.
Tickets can usually, but not always, be purchased on the door as demand has been high on occasion. 
Wine and refreshments are available before the film showing. 
Thursday 3rd May 2018 – ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ (2017) (Crime, Drama, Mystery) 
[12A] 1 hour 54 minutes. When a murder occurs on the train he’s travelling on, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case. Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz and Willem Dafoe.

Friday 4th May
At: Tilton Village Hall, LE7 9DB
Time: from 12:00pm
About: Produce will include broad beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, runner beans, flower cuttings, herbs, cakes and preserves.The Tombola is raising money for Matt Hampson Foundation.

Saturday 5th May
At: Northfield FarmWhissendine LaneCold OvertonNr OakhamRutlandLE15 7QF
Time: 11:00am to 3:00pm
About: We are delighted to be hosting a poppy making session at the farm on Saturday 5th May 11-3pm. Join us to learn more about the project, and have a go at making your own poppy to be part of the display. Refreshments will be available for purchase- Tea/coffee, soft drinks and bacon or sausage cobs. 
We would like to invite the local community to get involved with The Rutland Poppy Project. This is a community artwork event to commemorate the centenary of the end of The Great War. The Project will bring together members of all sections of the Rutland community over the coming months.
Together we aim to create a magnificent largescale sculpture formed of up to 10,000 handcrafted poppies, based on the original work by Paul Cummins at the Tower of London. The installation will be in the grounds of Oakham Castle where it will remain on display for a month in October-November 2018.

Sunday 6th May
At: Whitwell Car Park North Shore (off The A606), Rutland Water, LE15 8BL
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
About: With all routes beginning and finishing in Whitwell Car Park on the North shore we have a variety available for you to choose from and, as always, parking, food, entertainment and information will all be on offer to bring the community spirit to life. 
There is a short walk to the bluebells and back (2 miles = 3km) or a longer walk along the lake shore and back (3 miles = 5km), or for those who want to go even further, a walk to the sunken church and back (6 miles = 10km). But don't worry about the distance because you can stop and turn around at any time. 
For the more energetic, you can cycle all the way around Rutland Water (17 miles = 27km) or visit the Hambleton peninsula on the way as well (25 miles = 40km in total). 
And of course at anytime you are free to wander and enjoy the lakeside setting. The aim is just to have a fun day out and raise funds for Crohn's and Colitis UK! 
Register now online to take part or telephone us on 07434731970. For further information please see our FAQs or feel free to give us a call. If you would like to register as a volunteer for this event then please send your application frorm to volunteering@crohnsandcolitis.org.uk. Please also complete and return the roles and preferences form with your application.

Monday 7th May
At: Churchyard, Braunstone in Rutland
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Price: FREE
About: Bank Holiday Monday will see Braunston holds its 29th May Fayre. It is a fantastic day out for all the family. There is a huge range of attractions with craft fairs and market stalls. Can your dog win a coverted rosette in the Dog Show? Duck racing taking place all day in the village stream. There will be Games on the Green where you can deomonstate your skills. This year will see the Rutland Morris Men performing as well as the tradional Maypole dancing and crowning of the May Queen.

Monday 7th May
At: Gerard's Court Community Room Johnson Road, Uppingham, LE15 9SW
Time: 1:15pm to 3:00pm
About: A new Drop In session for Cared for and Caring individuals is starting up on the first Monday of the month in Uppingham. 
Therefore the first one is next Monday 5 March from 1.15-3pm at Gerards Court community room, Johnson Road, Uppingham. People are welcome to come along for a drink or a chat or to take part in an activity. Organised by Age UK Uppingham.

Tuesday 8th May
At: Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 8AH
Time: 10:00am to 12:30pm
Price: £34 - Incldues tea/coffee and entry to the gardens
About: Nick Hamilton shows you how to get the most from a productive greenhouse or tunnel in this easy-to-follow course. There are different types of structure suited to every pocket, so come and find out what you can grow, how to propagate your plants, what to do about pests and diseases, all about maintenance and, finally, how to achieve a bumper harvest!

Wednesday 9th May
At: Oakham Library, Catmos Street
Time: 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Price: £2 - Includes tea and biscuits
About: Bestselling writer Cathy Mansell will talk about her popular family sagas with a gritty edge, such as ‘Where the Shamrocks Grow’ and ‘Dublin’s Fair City’. Having lived her childhood years in Ireland, all of her work has that touch of authenticity, faithfully depicting the lifestyle and hardship of Irish families in past days, together with the passions and emotions of her characters when they become wound up in intricate criminal plots. Cathy now lives in rural Leicestershire. Tickets from Oakham Library. Telephone: 01572 722918.

Style Show
Wednesday 9th May
At: Manton Village Hall
Time: 3:00pm to 4:30pm & 7:30pm to 9:00pm
About: An exciting preview of an exclusive collection of French designer clothing for the Spring/Summer from Captain Tortue with Katie Crowe from ‘Colour by Katie’ and Jane Sumner Manager with Captain Tortue.The Captain Tortue range is celebrating 25 years and offers collections in sizes 8 - 22 including a petite range, with prices from £30 to £105. We will give you plenty of inspiration for capsule wardrobe ideas, as well as fashion advice for staying current.
Numbers are limited to 15 per preview so please reserve your seat quickly to ensure your place. Why not come with a friend? Tea, coffee and prosecco will be provided. There will be an opportunity to book in for some exclusive shopping events on the day so bring your diaries! If you can’t make this date then why not book a date just for you and a group of friends and we’ll bring the preview to you!
To reserve your place call or text Katie on 07831 394449 or email info@colourbykatie.co.uk.
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Poppy Workshop: Rutland Poppy Project

Wednesday 9th May
At: Bisbrooke Hall, LE15 9BS
Time: 2:00pm
About: The Rutland Poppy project was the result of a Schools Engagement meeting in early October 2017. As the Chairman of the World War 1 as appointed by Sir Laurence Howard in 2013 the idea came following the disappointing news that Rutland was not successful in its bid to secure the Weeping Window which had started its life in 2014. I simply said; Well, in that case we will do it for ourselves!" and the project was born and taken up by Vicki Goddard, Judith Gilboy and a team of very enthusiastic helpers. I went with two members of the committee to see the early stages of poppy making at Catmos College and can only say how fantastic we felt about the project. I am thrilled with the success to date which I am very pleased to lend continued support but also to make a poppy which I will dedicate to Lieutenant Colonel Percy Evans Freke Leicestershire Yeomanry and all who fell with him on 13 May 1915 at the Battle of Frezenberg Ridge outside Ypres when the Leicestershire Yeomanry went into the line the previous day to come out the following day a broken regiment due to the very high casualties. The Leicestershire Yeomanry held the line on the day which prevented the Germans getting to the town of Ypres and also any chance of the English Channel. We are delighted to host a workshop here at my home which is where Lieutenant Colonel Evans Freke lived and from where he left in 1914 never to return.

Sarah & Duck's Big Top Birthday
Thursday 10th May
At: Uppingham Theatre, 32 Stockerston Road, Uppingham, Rutland, LE15 9UD
Time: 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Price: FREE
About: The enchanting world of Sarah and Duck is brought to life in a brand-new stage show, featuring the wonderful characters from the BAFTA award-winning CBeebies show. Join Sarah and Duck and a host of your favourite friends including The Ribbon Sisters, The Shallots, Flamingo & John and Umbrella, as they plan a birthday party for Scarf Lady in their garden. Told through a fantastic blend of puppetry, storytelling and music, Sarah and Duck's Big Top Birthday will take you and your children on a magical adventure. This production is sponsored by the Windmill House Trust.

Friday 11th May
At: Oakham Rugby Club, The New Showground, Oakham, LE15 7TW
Time: from 7:30pm
Price: £10.00
About: Come and join us for a fantastic fundraising night all in aid of Archies Angels 
There will be a disco, bar and a fabulous raffle Tickets £10 each. Dig out your fancy dress costumes and have fun whilst helping a great cause! Fantastic raffle prizes: Regal cinema Melton-two tickets, Catmose sports- 3 months free, Hannah Coxhead hair studio-Cut and blow dry, My dentist- Colgate package, Hicks Clicks- 45 minute shoot + 10 High res photos on usb, Hair at no 3- 1x cut and blow dry -1x blow dry, Costa coffee- coffee and cake voucher.
Other businesses who are kindly donating are:
Beebee beauty, Rebecca couture, Coleman’s, Crochet creations now, Arbonne ( Carlan Carpenter), Fords of Oakham, Rutland sports 
We also have raffle prizes from Sarah Radford, Angela Berridge and Kirsty Moss. Thank you to all of those donating. Don’t miss out and grab your tickets for a great night. Tickets are £10 each: See Archie's Angels on Facebook for ticket info.

Stamford Garden & Food Fair
Sunday 13th May
At: Stamford Meadows
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
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Rutland Big Band at The Catmose Club
Monday 14th May
At: The Catmose Club, LE15 6HQ
Time: 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Price: £5.00
About: The Rutland Big Band continue their residency at The Catmose Club on South Street!If you haven't heard the band before, this is a great way to discover them and the music they play which ranges from Glenn Miller and jazz standards through to modern jazz and pop songs. They are constantly surprising and always great fun.

Tuesday 15th May
At: Fish Tank Sushi, Oakham, LE15 6AA
Price: £2.00
About: A colourful sensory craft session based around the natural beauty of flowers. Flower crown making, creating, decorating, designing and all things floral brought to life by the wonderful local florist, Don't Settle Petal. £2 entry. Booking essential: 01572 720077

Thursday 17th May
At: Exeter Arms, Barrowden, LE15 8EQ
Time: 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Price: FREE
About: Visit Barrowden's quintessentially English village pub for their popular Open Mic Night - Every third Thursday of the month! Come along and listen or join in!

Friday 18th to Sunday 20th May
At: Rockingham Castle
About: The sixth year of Rockingham International Horse Trials will feature dressage, cross country and show-jumping at BE100, Novice, Intermediate. CIC* and CIC** level as well as other top level equestrian disciplines. There is something for everyone, whether it’s shopping in the trade stands, family entertainment or enjoying the equestrian competition, it’s sure to be a full day out!

Saturday 19th May
At: Cottesmore Sports & Social Club Main Street, Cottesmore, LE15 7DJ
Time: 11:00am to 6:00pm
About: Free entertainment, please take a plate of food to share at the 'wedding breakfast' from 1pm Fancy dress competition - best Prince and Princess. Children's entertainer. Face painting. Bouncy Castle. Refreshments, including licenced bar from 11am. Free souvenirs for the first 100 children. Hook a duck. Penalty shootout. Processo and wedding cake. Rutland Rocks. BBQ. Large screen to watch the Royal Wedding and the World Cup later.

Royal Wedding Party with Fish & Chips
Saturday 19th May
At: Exeter Arms, Barrowden, LE15 8EQ
Time: from 12:00pm
About: We're celebrating the Royal Wedding of Harry and Meghan with an Exeter Arms Party showing the Royal Wedding LIVE! In true English style, we'll be serving our countries favourite, Fish & Chips from 12:00pm to 2:00pm.We look forward to seeing you and your family on this wonderful day of celebrations!
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Royal Weddng Afternoon Tea Party
Saturday 19th May
At: FIKA, 10d Mill Street, Oakham, LE15 6EA
Time: 11:00am
About: You are cordially invited to join us to enjoy a Royal Wedding inspired afternoon tea with Prosecco if you fancy, to watch Harry & Meghan’s big event on our large screen! We are taking table bookings and there’s been masses of interest so far so on 01572 337337.

Uppingham Come Dancing
Saturday 19th May
At: Uppingham Town Hall High Street East, Uppingham, Rutland, LE15 9PY
Time: 8:00pm to 11:00pm
Price: £7.50
About: Bring your own refreshments. Prizes for raffle would be greatly appreciated. For more information visit: www.uppinghamcomedancing.co.uk or call 01572 821560 or 01780 411187.

Friday 25th to Monday 28th May
At: Grainstore Brewery, Station Approach, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6RA
About: Featuring 40 real ciders straight from the barrel and locally crafted sausages including their own Pork & Ale, this is another lively festival full of great music.
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Burghley Game & Country Fair
Sunday 27th and Monday 28th May
At: Burghley House, Stamford, PE9 3JY
About: With three main arenas, supported by a host of smaller country sports arenas and workshops, and the very best in countryside activities and entertainment, we can offer you an unbeatable family day out in the stunning grounds of Burghley House.
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