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What's on: March 2017

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


Big Fun Monthly Quiz

At: 8:00pm at Grainstore Brewery, Oakham, LE15 6RA

Price: £5 per team of 4 or more

About: Snacks and refreshments included and of course, it’s a bit of a laugh!

Pop down with your teams of 2-6 and join us!

Grand snowball round to finish the night off!


Lyddington Manor History Society Talk

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

Price: Non Members £2, Members £1, Children FREE

About: Dr Alan Crosby on The Lowthers at Barleythorpe: a Victorian aristocratic family in the hunting shires.


The Good and New Clothes Sale 2017

At: 5:00pm at Barnsdale Lodge Hotel, Oakham, LE15 8AH

Price: £15 Ticket + Canapés and Glass of Champagne

About: Good quality new and nearly new clothes and accessories for all the Family, raising funds for the For Rutland Specialist Advisers at Citizens Advice Rutland, giving free non medical advice for those with long term illnesses of all ages.

Running from 3rd to 4th March 2017

Tickets from 01572 724400



At: 8:00pm at The Northwick Arms, Ketton, PE9 3TA

Price: FREE Entry

About: An evening of music and tales from Sweden. Find out about the tradition of the Easter Witches, what happens if you pick seven different wild flowers and put them under your pillow at Midsummer, the real meaning of the midsummer majstång and participate in some traditional drinking songs in celebration of the crayfish. A visual treat for the eyes and the ears be transported to the land of the midnight sun and enjoy some "nordic noir tales" and fall in love with the heroes and heroines.


Real Monsters Rock Out!

At: 8:30pm at Grainstore Brewery, Oakham, LE15 6RA

Price: FREE Entry

About: The band features 4 talented musicians in the form of Adam Ross on vocals, Jon Wilson on guitar (who also plays for top band Funk Soul Brother), Jay Goldmark on bass, and Doug Jenkinson on drums. The stage experience these guys have is almost immeasurable, their wealth of knowledge, technical ability and stage craft will shine through in every performance – ensuring you’re gonna love every second… of every song.


Pembroke Tenneson and Band

At: 9:00pm at Bills Bar Oakham, Melton Road, LE15 6AX

Price: Unknown

About: Pembroke Tenneson and his band come to entertain and entertain they will. Warming up for our Noughty Nineties night it's sure to be a packed one.

Come down and support live music in Oakham.


The King Lear Performance

At: 7:30pm at Braunston and Brook Village Hall, Wood Lane, Braunston, LE15 8QZ

Price: Adults £10/Under 16's £7

About: Professional Theatre company Shifting Sands will be performing a version of Shakespeare's classic tragedy set in a pub. The landlord Mr Lear imitates his famous namesake and on announcing his retirement he demands to know which of his daughters loves him the most. 

Expect a funny entertaining interpretation of this classic tragedy as comedic moments are drawn from the darkest of situations. Suitable for older children (10+).

Tickets from The Blue Ball, ring Cheryl 07956308808 or on the door. 


Music Evening by Irene Rae

At: 7:00pm at Don Paddy's, Uppingham Market Place

Price: FREE Entry

About: Music by Irene Rae, 'a bright light in the acoustic music scene'.


Secret Cinema Night

At: 6:45/8:00pm at Don Paddy's, Uppingham Market Place

Price: £20 - Film and 2 Courses Included (Booking essential)

About: A secret film night at Don Paddy's presents French Film 'The Visitors' and supper.


BBC TV Antiques Roadshow Expert visit to Uppingham

At: 9.30am at Rutland Antiques Centre, Crown Passage, Uppingham, LE15

Price: FREE

About: BBC TV Antiques Roadshow expert Marc Allum is offering a free antiques valuation day. Bring any antique items along for a free valuation and meet Marc Allum.

All welcome.


Ladies Rugby Fitness with a Twist! (FREE Taster Session)

At: 7:00pm at Oakham Rugby Club, LE15 7TW

Price: FREE

About: 1 hour of rugby fitness with a twist. Ladies and girls only (+11 Years). Limited spaces are available so please book a space by contacting Laura.

Contact: 07986127869



Wildlife Book Club

At: 11:00am at Rutland Volunteer Training Centre, Oakham, LE15 8BP

Price: FREE

About: If you love reading and wildlife, Rutland Water Nature Reserve’s Wildlife Book Club is looking for you! If you think Rutland Water Nature Reserve’s Wildlife Book Club is for you, please get in touch with Becky,  our Community Engagement Officer, by emailing or call the Volunteer Training Centre on 01572 720049 for more details.


RLHRS & Friends of the Museum and Castle Lecture

At: 7:30pm at Rutland Museum, Oakham, LE15 6HW

Price: FREE

About: AGM, Friends of Rutland County Museuma nd Oakham Castle, followed by a talk on The Uppingham Typhoid Epidemic, 1875-7 by Dr Nigel Richardson.


Music by Tone Deaf and the Doors are Locked

At: 7:00pm at Don Paddy's, Uppingham Market Place

Price: FREE Entry

About: A 'plunge' rock band performance in the heart of Uppingham at Don Paddy's.


The Reason - Music Evening

At: 8:30pm at Grainstore Brewery, Oakham, LE15 6RA

Price: FREE Entry

About: The Reason are a powerful & edgy five-piece band formally known as ‘Locked Out’ – blending classic indie, pop & rock tunes covering artists such as U2, Cold Play, Bryan Adams, Radiohead, Eric Clapton, Oasis, Crowded House, Queen & many more…


Two and Fro LIVE

At: 9:00pm at Bills Bar Oakham, Melton Road, LE15 6AX

Price: Unknown

About: Local lads two and fro takeover the Bills bar dancefloor.

Great eclectic song choice and so much energy.  Join Jordon, Marcus and sam for an awesome night of live music.


Rutland Sinfonia 40th Anniversary Celebration

At: 7:30pm at Oakham School Chapel

Price: Adults £13/Concessions £11 on the door.

Adults £11/Concessions £9 if booked in advance.

About: 40th anniversary of the Rutland Sinfonia.

Buy tickets from Oakham Wines or Oundle Box Office.


Wild Walk for all the Family

At: 2:30pm at Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, LE15 8BT

Price: Adult £5, Children £3

About: Come and explore Rutland Water Nature Reserve on one of our wild walks, a relaxed introduction to some of our very special wildlife – suitable for the whole family*.

We’ll begin our adventure at the Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, where you’ll meet your guide for the afternoon, Becky – a member of the Rutland Water Nature Reserve staff team. Becky will take you on a journey of nature discovery, on which if you’re lucky you might catch a glimpse of the enigmatic water vole, watch on in amazement as an osprey catches a fish, listen to birds singing in the trees or observe orchids in the meadow. What wildlife we see will depend on the weather and time of year, but we can guarantee a lovely walk in a beautiful location.

Come prepared for a couple of hours in the British countryside – suitable sturdy walking shoes/boots or wellingtons and appropriate clothing are essential. Binoculars can be hired on arrival at the Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and be on their best behaviour.


An Afternoon of Music with Chiho Sunamoto & Jon Smith

At: 2.30pm at Market Overton Village Hall, LE15 7PL

Price: £6.00

About: An afternoon of music for all tastes event is a monthly afternoon on 2nd Sunday of every month at Market Overton Village Hall. Come along and enjoy 2 hours of show tunes, film themes, big band, classical, ballads etc played by professional musicians on keyboards and eletronic organs.

For more information contact Carol on 01572 755724 or visit or on Facebook at


Ketton History Group

At: 7:00pm at Carver Court, off Empingham Road

Price: £1

About: The topic for the March meeting is Village Events in our Lifetimes (1940s/50s onwards). Members of the group are invited to share memories and to look out photos etc of events, and record oral histories at the meeting. A token fee of £1 is charged to cover the cost of hiring the room.


WI Afternoon

At: 2:00pm at All Saint's Church Hall, Oakham, LE16 6AA

Price: FREE

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

"Magic Man" speaker Dave Kellas.


CPR & Defibrillator Training

At: 2:30pm at Ketton Library

Price: FREE

About: Ketton First Responders are organising two sessions of CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and Defibrillator training in March. Come along and see how you could save a life – you never know when you might be needed!


Mother's Day Crafts

At: 10:30am at Ketton Library

Price: FREE

About: Sshh... It's a surprise! We're making special Mother's Day cards at Ketton Library on Saturday, 18th March. Drop by anytime between 10.30am and 12.30pm. Suitable for children aged between 4 and 10 years. No need to book - just drop in!


Wedding Open Day at Rutland Water

At: 11:00am - 3:00pm at Normanton Church, Edith Weston, LE15 8HD

Price: FREE Entry

About: Our Wedding Team will be at the Church, along with some of our on site and local suppliers, to answer any questions if you might like to enquire about holding your special day at Rutland's most iconic building.  Book a midweek wedding on the day and save 10%.


Oakham & Rutland Treasure Hunt

At: 10:00am starting at The Grainstore on Station Road, Oakham

Price: £10 per car

About: Oakham and Rutland's Treasure Hunt!

Great fun.


Mother & Daughter Shopping Event

At: 5:00pm at Ford of Oakham, Church Street, Oakham

Price: £5.00

About: Fords is hosting a relaxed shopping evening for ladies. On the evening our expert bra fitters will be available to check your wearing the right bra with 20% off any full price purchase. We have fizz and canapés to enjoy. A nail technician will be in store to give your nails a shape and polish. Plus much more.

All proceeds will go to breast cancer awareness.


Activity Group for People with Dementia

At: 10:30am at Voluntary Action Rutland, Lands End Way, Oakham, LE15 6RB

Price: FREE

About: Selection of activities for people with dementia. Join us for free refreshments, activities, support and information. Welcome with or without carer.


CPR & Defibrillator Training

At: 2:30pm at Ketton Library

Price: FREE

About: Ketton First Responders are organising two sessions of CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and Defibrillator training in March. Come along and see how you could save a life – you never know when you might be needed!


Visual Arts Group of Rutland Three Arts Society

At: 7:30pm at All Saint's Church Hall, Oakham, LE16 6AA

Price: FREE to Members/Visitors £3.00

About: Featuring 'The Artistry of Gardening'


Greetham Comedy Evening

At: 7:00pm at Greetham Community Centre, LE15 7NG

Price: £10.00

About: Greetham’s funniest night of the year is back following on from the huge success of its launch last year! This year’s side-splitting event, held at Greetham Community Centre, will take place on Saturday 25th March, where we have a fresh line-up of comedians booked to entertain us for the evening. Come along and support live comedy. The bar will be open, food will be available, the welcome will be warm and the laughter hearty!

Over 16’s only. Doors open at 7pm. Come along and support live comedy. The bar will be open, food will be available, the welcome will be warm and the laughter hearty!

Over 16’s only. Doors open at 7pm.

Ticket Available from The Plough, The Wheatsheaf and Greetham Village shop.

Email: or call Stephen Calnan on: 01572 813943 for more information! Profits will be invested into Greetham's Community Centre & Playground Fund


Marvellous Mother's Day Crafts

At: 1:30pm at Rutland County Museum

Price: £1 per child (4-10 Years)

About: Make a special greeting card, colour-in flower bouquets and wreaths for your Mum for Mother's Day.


March Funhouse Comedy Club

At: 6:15pm at Grainstore Brewery, Oakham, LE15 6RA

Price: £10.00

About: Our March Comedy Night features an incredible line up of talent.

Headlined by the Zoe Lyons and Keith Farnan. Zoe took her first steps down the comedy path in 2003 after training as an actress at the Poor School in London. She went on to win the Funny Women Competition in 2004 and her debut Edinburgh show was nominated for the if.comedy newcomer award. In 2008 she won the Dave, Funniest Joke of The Fringe Award. She has appeared in many TV shows including Mock the Week, The Wright Stuff, Michael McIntyre Roadshow and many more.


Geoff Achison and The Souldiggers

At: 8:30pm at Grainstore Brewery, Oakham, LE15 6RA

Price: FREE Entry

About: Geoff Achison is an award winning blues-roots artist from Australia known for his energetic live performances and unique guitar mastery. Geoff began his apprenticeship with legendary Australian blues stylist ‘Dutch’ Tilders establishing himself as a fine lead guitarist before striking out with his own. He was an independent music pioneer releasing music on his own record label in the early 90s and touring throughout the USA, UK & Europe. Geoff’s music has been compared favourably to Eric Clapton and the Allman Brothers Band having a solid foundation in the blues whilst embracing a variety of electric & acoustic styles. His songwriting is original and thoughtful with a wry sense of humour reminiscent at times of Randy Newman, JJ Cale or Mose Allison. He has won awards for his guitar playing, songwriting and live performances and was honoured in 2011 as official Patron Of the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society.


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