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What's on in Rutland: May

Updated: Feb 25, 2019

Found out 'What's On' in Rutland this month.

Friday 5th May

Watch 'Starfish' (15)

At: 7:30pm at Lyddington Village HallMain Street, Lyddington, LE15 9LR

Price: £5.00

Info: See a different movie in Lyddington Village Hall on the first Friday of each month.

Films start at 7:30 pm and admission is £5. Soft drinks and snacks available. Bring your own wine. This film tells the story of an inspiring and remarkable man from Oakham who fell ill with sepsis. Filmed on location in and around Rutland and directed by Bill Clarke from Seaton.

Saturday 6th May

Oakham Craft & Gift Fair

At: 10:00am at Victoria Hall, Oakham

Price: FREE Entry

Info:Join us for our Oakham Craft & Gift Fair! Victoria Hall, Oakham, Rutland. Lots of lovely Handmade, Art, Craft and Giftware.

Refreshments Available / Dogs Welcome.

Saturday 6th May

Fundraising Stall for Charity Walk

At: 1pm in Uppingham Market Place

Info: A cake / home made sausage roll / raffle in Uppingham Market Square on Saturday 6th may from 11 for Bob Champions Cancer Trust. All to top up the funds alongside the 100km challenge for BCCT from London to Brighton on 27th may. Cake sale 100% to go to the trust.

Sunday 7th May

Car Boots Sale

At: 9:00am at Cutts Close Park, Staiton Road, Oakham

Info: By kind permission of Oakham Town Council. In aid of the Air Ambulance & E.M.I.C.S 

Cars booked £5 on the day £6 

Vans booked £6 on the day £7 

Please call 01572 724697

Price: Cars booked £5 on the day £6 Vans booked £6 on the

Monday 8th May

Creative Writing

At: 1:00pm at Volunteer Action Rutland, Lands End Way, Oakham

Price: £38.50

Info: Do you love words and have a good imagination? Then you would enjoy doing some creative writing in a supportive workshop environment. With an emphasis on sharing ideas and shaping them into texts, this course will help you think about ways to use language to bring your writing to life and create impact for your reader. A chance to experience a range of writing activities.

Monday 8th May

FREE I.T Training - One to One Tuition

At: 1:30pm at Ketton Parish Council, Stocks Hill Lane, Ketton

Price: FREE

Info: Every Mondat afternoon for Laptops, tablets, iPads, phones etc. This session is supported by a friendly trained volunteer. The sessions are open to all and no subject is too small. Bring your own IT devices or some items will be available for loan at the sessions.

Sessions must be booked in advance. Please ring the Parish Office 01780 722451 or e-mail

Monday 8th May

Flower Arranging Demonstration

At: 7:15pm at Stamford Methodist Church, Barn Hill, Stamford

Price: £6.00

Info: Enjoy National Demonstrator Lorena Dyer sharing tips and anecdotes whilst creating 5 floral arrangements on the theme-A Moment in Time. 

Large screen video to enhance detail. Arrangements raffled. Tea/Coffee 

A warm welcome awaits. None members most welcome.

Wednesday 10th May

Charity Fashion Show

At: 7:00pm at Market Overton Village Hall

Price: £5.00 includes (glass of wine or soft drink)

Info: SOS Charity Fashion Shows will be presenting a selection of High Street Fashions at up to 75% off. M&S, White Stuff, Wallis, Next, Hobbs, Monsoon, Topshop etc. Sizes 6 - 30.

Tickets from the Village Shop. Tel: 01572 767948 

There will be a full bar & raffle. 

Bring your friends for a great girls night out!

Thursday 11th May

RLHRS & Friends of the Museum Lecture

At: 7:30pm at Rutland County Museum, Catmos Street, Oakham

Price: FREE

Info: AGM for Rutland Local History and Record Society followed by a talk by Mathew Morris on Revleaing Grey Friars: the search for Leicester's lost Franciscan Friary.

Thursday 11th May

Cheese & Wine Evening

At: 7pm at The Crown Hotel, Uppingham

Price: FREE

Info: In appreciation of the work that Uppingham in Bloom do to keep Uppingham beautiful.

Tickets are available from The Crown Hotel, Uppingham.

Saturday 13th May

Lyddington Village Fete

At: 2:30pm at Lyddington Village Green

Info:  All usual fete attractions plus vintage cars and bikes and a fly past from the British Memorial Flight. English Heritage is offering free entry to the Bede House on the afternoon and the Fun dog show will be held on their grounds. Proceeds to our Church and village projects.

Sunday 14th May

Stamford Garden & Food Fair

At: 10:00am at Stamford Meadows, Bath Row, Stamford

Price: FREE

Info: Garden and plant stalls, local artisan food producers. Refreshments and children's rides

Run by rotary club of Stamford St Martins.

Sunday 14th May

Summer Planting - Oakham in Bloom

At: 9:30am at Lands End Way, Oakham

Price: FREE - Volunteer

Info: Meet us at the bypass end of Lands End Way to weed and tidy the wildflower bed outside M&S/BP garage. Please bring gloves, hand tools and refuse sacks if you have them. 

Sunday 14th May

Charity Music Concert

At: 2:30pm at Market Overton Village Hall

Price: £3.00 plus £1 for refreshments and raffle ticket

Info: Support for Melton Mencap and Parents Solutions Circle.

Wednesday 17th May

Summer Planting - Oakham in Bloom

At: 1:30pm at The Bandstand, Cutts Close, Oakham

Price: FREE - Volunteer

Info: Join us to tidy and maintain the flowerbeds around the bandstand in the main park - please bring gloves, hand tools and refuse bags if you have them.

Wednesday 17th May

'What a Picture' Sketching & Photography Workshop

At: 10:30am on board The Rutland Belle, Rutland Water, Whitwell

Price: £25.00 (£5 Discount for Members)

Info: All aboard the Rutland Belle for a cruise on Rutland Water, Britain’s largest manmade reservoir. This unique site is a wildlife haven and we will have experts on hand to give advice on taking photographs, painting and sketching the stunning landscapes and the creatures who call it home. Tim Mackrill is “Mr Osprey” and he will be giving a talk on the successful nesting sites and where best to spot them. Awarding winning wildlife photographer, Nigel Spencer, is also coming along to give us hints and tips on how best to photograph wildlife and moving landscapes. And for budding artists we are joined by Andrew Geeson, who has painted the landscapes and Ospreys at Rutland over his period there as artist-in-residence, who will give us a demonstration of his signature loose watercolour style and give tips about drawing and sketching birds.

The Rutland Belle will be departing from Whitwell Northshore at 11am prompt so please make sure you arrive for 10.30am to register. An email will go out to everyone attending the week before to confirm where registration will take place (as this will be dependant on numbers). Refreshments will be served on the Rutland Belle and are included in the price.

Please don’t worry if you don’t want to learn to draw or take photos, you can just come along for the ride and the usual informal, friendly networking. Though why not pick up a pencil – you may discover your inner-Picasso!

For more information Email: or

Thursday 18th May

Oakham Afternoon WI

At: 2:00pm at All Saint's Church Hall, Oakham

Price: FREE

Info: Meetings take place 3rd Thursday in the month.

Friday 19th May

Cheese & Wine Evening

At: 7:00pm at St John The Baptist Church, Harringworth

Price: £10.00 (Book ticket info below)

Info: Harringworth Appeals fund presents a Cheese and Wine Evening with a talk by Julian O'Neill, 'The Smile' a revolution in western art and organ played by Richard Lambert.

Tickets available from Philippa Gasson 01572 747700 or

Saturday 20th May

Uppingham Come Dancing

At: 8:00pm at Uppingham Town Hall

Price: £7.50

Info: Ballroom, Sequence, Latin and Old-Time….something for everyone.

Bring your own refreshments. Prizes for raffle would be greatly appreciated. 

Sunday 21st May

Summer Planting - Oakham in Bloom

At: 9:30am at Oakham Library

Price: FREE - Volunteer

Info: Starting at the library, we will clearing the flowerbeds and planters in preparation for the summer planting on 4 June. Please bring gloves, hand tools and refuse sacks if you have them.

Saturday 27th May

Aqua Park Rutland Opens for 2017

At: Rutland Water, Whitwell, Oakham

Price: Book Tickets £20 (includes wetsuit hire)

Info: Aqua Park Rutland - twice as big for 2017!

Monday 29th May

Quarry Railway Day & Take a Trip on the Rutlander Train

At: 10:30am at Rocks by Rail, Ashwell Road, Cottesmore

Price: Adult £8, Senior Citizen £7, Child (3-14) £5

Info: This is your chance to see the action of an authentic ironstone quarry recreated by museum volunteers and our fleet of locomotives. Quarry machines will be in operation simulating the loading of waggons. The waggons will be shunted to form a train, and then the 'full' waggons will be exchanged for a new train of 'empties'. And of course, there will be the ever-popular 'runs up the bank' with trains of hopper or tippler waggons being hauled up the 1/60 gradient - see our locos working at their hardest and best!

Also in operation will be The Rutlander Train, providing passenger brake van rides - Pay once and ride all day! 

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 museum's collection. The Woolsthorpe Workshop is also open for visitors to see the progress of ongoing locomotive restoration. 

The Sundew Cafe will be open to provide visitors with hot and cold beverages and snacks.

Wednesday 31st May

Annie The Musical

At: 7:00pm at Stamford Corn Exchange Theatre

Price: Adult £13.50, Consessions £12.50, Children £9

Info: Following their sensational 2016 production of 'Sister Act', Stamford Amateur Musical Society are proud to present 'Annie'. Unlike other children at Miss Hannigan's orphanage, feisty Annie believes her parents are still alive. Aided by billionaire businessman Oliver Warbucks, Annie escapes her Hard Knock Life and the wicked Miss Hannigan, and finds that in this heart warming family show, the sun really will come out Tomorrow.


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