What's on in Rutland: July 2018

6 July 2018
Summer is here and the sun is shining in Rutland. It's a busy month in our county with many family friendly events happening all over, so get your diary out and make a note of all these amazing events.

There's village fetes, open mic nights, antique valuations, charity nights and even a pirate party!

Please Note! More information regarding promotions and events will be added as we hear about them!

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Saturday 7th July
Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm
About: Pop along to Caldecott Village fete on 7th July for a fun-filled afternoon of games, food and a tug of war with Rockingham Village! We will have Gretton Silver Band playing, a BBQ sizzling, teas & cakes galore, a well stocked bar and not forgetting ice creams for the kids. There will also be some traditional fete treats like splat the rat, snail racing, float the coin, Granny's attic, stalls, a raffle, tombola and much more!

Saturday 7th July
Time: 2:00pm to 4:30pm
About: Lots of fun for all the family. Children's games and events. Craft stalls. Tug of War. BBQ. Tea & Cakes. Bouncy Castle and much more. Raising money for St Peters church and Empingham C of E Primary School field fund. Kindly sponsored by Humberts Estate Agents.

Sunday 8th July
Time: 11:00am to 4:00pm
About: We will be attending this summer fete held by Rutland Farm Park! There will also be face painting, bouncy castle, stalls and tombola. With free entry to the fete, car parking and tearoom open. Charges apply to go into the farm park.

Sunday 8th July
At: Cottesmore Village
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
About: Come on down to a fun day hosted by Oakham All Saints Scouts to raise funds for their roof and heating system. Fete day with bouncy castle, circus skills, welly wanging, coconut shy, nerf gun alley, penalty shoot out, BBQ, cake stall, tombola, face painting and much more!

Sunday 8th July
At: Rocks by Rail, LE15 78X
Price: from £5.00
About: The ever popular 'Driver For A Fiver' returns to Rocks By Rail. This is your chance to drive a twenty ton Rolls Royce powered diesel shunter for just £5 (normal admission applies). 

Take to the controls of a historic diesel locomotive under the expert guidance of one of our friendly volunteers and take the loco for a trip along our former minerals branch line.Visitors can also view our fleet of historic ironstone locomotives in the recently opened Simon Layfield Exhibition Centre which now houses the greater part of the museums collection. The Woolsthorpe Workshopis also open for visitors to see progress of ongoing locomotive 

restorations.Driver For A Fiver is offered on a first come, first served basis. Participants must be able to enter the cab of the locomotive from the platform unaided. Age restrictions may apply.

Tuesday 10th July
At: Langham Village Hall
Price: FREE
About: A new meet up for young mums and the young at heart to find the scope for a morning meeting of Langham & Barleythorpe WI. If you have babies or young tots then bring them along and let's see what interest there is in a morning meeting. All welcome, no charge, refreshments served.

Saturday 14th July
At: Ryhall Church, PE9 4HR
Time: 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Saturday 14th July
At: Corby Town FC
Time: 12:00pm to 21:00pm
Price: £14.00 (Buy Tickets here)
About: A festival of Prosecco by Vino Van Events.

Saturday 14th July
At: Greetham Village, LE15 7NG
Time: 12:00pm to 4:00pm
About: Greetham will be holding its annual village church fete on Saturday 14th July. It will be a great family day out with performances by Cottesmore Military Wives Choir and a static Bird of Prey display, as well as stands by Leicestershire Fire Service and handlers and dogs from 1st Military Working Dog Regiment. There will be traditional fete games including a dog show, a bouncy castle and a wide variety of cake, craft, book, bric-a-brac and plant stands. There will also be a raffle with prizes totalling well over £500. The fete will start from 12pm with BBQ food, light lunches, ice cream and cakes available throughout the day. An on-site bar and kitchen will ensure that there is also plenty of refreshments available. There is free parking on-site and free entry for all. The fete will run from 12-4pm at the Community centre in Greetham.

Sunday 15th July
At: Gretton Recreation Ground, NN17 3DB
Time: 12:00pm to 5:00pm
About: A community event with sporty and non sporty events for all the family to enjoy arranged by The Friends Of Gretton Recreation Ground. Join the fun and enter your team now. Based on a school sports day the games will feature: sack race ,egg and spoon ,skipping ,standing long jump ,welly-wanging and netball shoot. Entrants can decide on the day which events they take part in.Points will be awarded for each race and the Gretton Games winner will be crowned. Please complete and return your team entry form to Gretton Sports and Social Club by Wednesday 11th July at the latest. The Fun Day located around the Multi-Use Ganes Area will see a range of stalls,bouncy castle,face painting, barbecue, ice cream, refreshments and much more. All enquires to The Friends Of Gretton Recreation Ground telephone 01536 770653.

The World Cup Final on The BIG Screen
Sunday 15th July
At: Oakham Castle
Time: from 12:00pm (The Greatest Showman) - from 3:00pm (The World Cup Final)
Price: £5.00
About: Tickets on sale from Bills Bar, Impact and Kavanagh's Tea Room. The Greatest showman showing from 12pm. Followed by all The World C Final up build-up from 3pm. Please be aware we are restricted on numbers so don't take the risk of waiting! Under 18s will be limited to one free per paying adult. Any extra under 18s will be £5.  There will be two bars, one by Bills bar with gin, lager and fruit cider, and one from wheatsheaf Langham with everything else.
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An Evening Supporting Anna's Hope
Wednesday 18th July
At: The Falcon Hotel, Uppingham
Price: £20.00
About: We would like to invite you to an evening at The Falcon Hotel supporting Anna's Hope charity. An elegant evening including a glass of prosecco, canapés and a speech from the lovely Marc Allum. Tickets can be purchased at Reception for £20.00 per person. For more information please feel free to call us on 01572 823535 or email us at info@falcon-hotel.co.uk
We hope to welcome you in support of Anna's Hope!

Thursday 19th July
At: The Falcon Hotel, Uppingham
Price: £1.00
About: Have your antiques valued by Antiques Roadshow Expert Mark Allum.

Thursday 19th July
At: Exeter Arms Barrowden, Rutland, LE15 8EQ
Time: from 7:30pm
Price: FREE Entry
About: Talented local musicians play LIVE music at Exeter Arms Barrowden. On the third Thursday of the Month from 8:00pm. Come along to the family friendly and dog friendly pub in the beautiful village of Barrowden for a night of music and singing! Join in or just sit back with a pint a listen to the talented singers, songwriters and musicians of all ages!

The Rutland Horticultural Society Annual Flower and Produce Show
Saturday 21st July
At: Oakham C of E Primary School, Burley Road
Time: 2:00pm - 4.30pm
About: Display of vegetables, flowers, handicrafts, home produce and children’s section. Tombola, refreshments, raffle and plant stall.
Presentation of trophies at 4:00pm

First Birthday Pirate Party
Sunday 22nd July
At: The Bull & Swan at Burghley
Time: 12:00pm tot 6:00pm
About: To celebrate our Kitchen Garden's First Birthday we're hosting a Pirate Party between 12 noon and 6pm on Sunday 22nd July at The Bull & Swan at Burghley. It promises to be a day of family fun, with a face painter, music, Pirates of the Carribean movie at 1pm, food & drink. Our Pizza Potting Shed will be serving handmade pizzas from 12 noon & for the little one's Kitchen Garden Pots & ice cream. Entry is free on a first come first served basis. Come join the celebrations!

Friday 27th July
At: Bills Bar, Oakham
Time: from 7:00pm
About: A truly spectacular occasion. It's the early 1900s ,Tommy and the gang have planned a pre race day trip to little old Rutland for a hideout in their favourite boozer "The Garrison". The elicit gang have asked to keep this under wraps so their favourite pastimes of copious amounts of Gin, Whisky and Rum can be consumed without the hassle of inspector Campbell. We've even heard from our sources the blackjack and roulette wheel will be out for a dabble. One things for certain to avoid any high suspicion we all must dress accordingly, our top distraction is going to be the noise and dancing created by our swing band! 1900s dress is compulsory! Includes gambling currency(prizes will be available for who ever makes the most on the night). Bar will be stocked with Sadlers Brewery Black IPA, Craft Lager and Pale Ale. Plus Peaky Blinders Gin, Rum and Whisky! All ticket enquiries to billsbaroakham@gmail.com

Sunday 29th July
At: Eyebrook Resevoir
Time: from 10:00am
About: The Eyebrook Walk is a sponsored charity walk round the beautiful Eyebrook Reservoir on the border of Leicestershire and Rutland in aid of LOROS and other charities sponsored by the Rotary Club of Rutland. The walk will start between 1000 and 1200 and should complete by 1430. The walk will start from the layby alongside the reservoir below Stoke Dry (post code LE15 9JG) - there is adequate parking in the layby and along the roadside in the immediate vicinity. The walk will proceed in a clockwise direction round the reservoir through the SSSI nature reserve of the Eyebrook Fishery estate before emerging after about 2 and a half miles onto the quiet local roads to complete the 4.6 mile circuit. Very many thanks to Ifor Jones and Eyebrook Trout Fishery. This is probably the only day this year that the Eyebrook estate will be open to for public access.