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Iron Maiden arriving in style ahead of Download Festival

Iron Maiden's plane Credit: PA

It's been reported that Heavy metal band Iron Maiden will be arriving in style ahead of the Download Festival at Donington Park in Leicestershire this weekend.

According to the Nottingham Post, they will be landing at East Midlands Airport tomorrow afternoon in their very own branded Boeing plane.

The band will be headlining the festival on Sunday night.

Iron Maiden's plane Credit: PA

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Weekend Picks: Fearless Foxes Exhibition

Fearless Foxes Exhibition: Sat 4 June - Ongoing (New Walk Museum, Leicester)

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri (centre) during the open top bus parade through Leicester City Centre. Credit: PA

This weekend join the unveiling of a new exhibition and relive the remarkable rise of Leicester City Football Club from relegation favourites in March 2015 to Premier League champions in May 2016.

The special display uses images and sound to recreate what has been a truly unforgettable year in the world of football.

As well as retracing the football journey month by month, the exhibition will also explore how the success of the team has not only helped bring Leicester together, but also brought the world to Leicester.

Visitors are being invited to come and share their own thoughts and stories and celebrate a remarkable moment in the city’s history in the city’s flagship museum.

For opening times and more information visit: http://www.visitleicester.info/fearlessfoxes/

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Weekend Picks: Coventry Motofest

Coventry Motofest 2016: Sat 4th - Sun 5th June (Coventry)

There’ll be a grand procession at the end of the day to showcase every car taking part in MotoFest Credit: Coventry Motofest

The famous festival returns to take over the city centre streets with a whole host of events taking place for all the family.

Anything transport-related will feature across the two day event including truck racing on the ring road.

There’s short track oval with Stock cars, Legends and Rebels as well as a long track with dedicated viewing areas, race cars and motorcycles on closed sections of the iconic ring road.

There’ll also be a grand procession at the end of the day to showcase every car taking part in MotoFest this year.

For opening times and more information visit: Coventrymotofest.com

“We are incredibly excited to have the Aston Martin Vulcan taking part in this year’s Coventry Motofest.

“It will be a fantastic occasion as the Vulcan runs on a public road circuit for the first time in the UK, offering the crowds at Coventry Motofest the chance to get a unique close up look at this amazing car.

“It’s exciting times for Coventry Motofest and we look forward staging another fantastic event to showcase the city’s incredible motoring heritage.”

– James Noble, Coventry Motofest Festival Director

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Weekend Picks: Derby Book Festival

Derby Book Festival: Fri 3rd - Sat 11th June (Derby)

There’ll be more than 70 events over the festival Credit: Bonbon Photography

The second Derby Book Festival is now open until Sat 11th June. There’ll be more than 70 events for all ages and interests over nine days.

Highlights of this year’s Festival include the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy on the opening Friday night in Derby Cathedral.

Over the weekend there’ll be a day of children and family activities in Derby’s Market Place with the Bringing Books to Life event featuring storytelling, street theatre, mural painting and pavement art.

“This year’s festival has an amazing array of writing talent and covers a wide range of topics, from beer to birds and railways to romance.

We are delighted that ticket sales are stronger than last year’s, showing that local people have a real appetite for books and reading…”

– Liz Fothergill, Chair of Derby Book Festival

For prices, and full details of the festival programme visit: http://www.derbybookfestival.co.uk/whats-on/

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Weekend Picks: Foodies Festival

Foodies Festival: Fri 3rd - Sun 5th June (Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham)

There'll be a feast of flavours from around the world on Street Food Avenue Credit: Foodies Festival

Foodies Festival, the UK's biggest celebration of food & drink stops off at Birmingham this weekend as part of its nationwide tour.

The event at will see Bake Off winner Nadiya and Birmingham's Michelin-starred and top chefs cooking in the Chefs Theatre.

There’ll also be a feast of flavours from around the world on the Street Food Avenue, champagne, wine and craft beer masterclasses a new bug eating competition and the festival’s famous chilli eating challenge.

“We are thrilled to be back in Birmingham this weekend for our second festival at Cannon Hill Park.

Our festivals are a really great day out for families and anyone who enjoys good food, and this year we are very excited to be joined by Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya and Birmingham's Michelin-star and top chefs.”

– Sue Hitchen, Festival Director

For prices, opening times and more information visit: http://www.foodiesfestival.com/

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Weekend Picks: Autokarna

Autokarna: Sun 5th June (Wollaton Park, Nottingham)

A view of Autokarna at Wollaton park in 2009 Credit: Geoff kirby / Press Association Images

This Sunday is the annual Autokarna and Nottingham Motor Show.

The event has been held at Wollaton Park for over forty years and this weekend will see vintage, veteran and classic vehicles including cars, motorbikes, buses and commercial vehicles on display.

The show features displays of the latest models from a range of Marques and Motor manufacturers. There’ll also be a small fun fair, children's entertainment and an afternoon band concert providing entertainment to visitors.

For prices, opening times and more information visit: http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/autokarna

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Weekend Picks: National Metro & Mini Show

National Metro & Mini Show: Sun 5th June (British Motor Museum, Gaydon, Warwickshire)

The show aims to bring both iconic cars together this weekend Credit: British Motor Museum

This weekend the British Motor Museum is hosting a new show Mini, Metro and MINI (BMW) enthusiasts.

Highlights of the show will include a Car Gymkhana where entrants have to match a pre-set time around a course as closely as possible, a Metro and MINI Concourse.

“We’re really excited about staging a brand new show for those that love Mini’s and Metro’s no matter what their age or condition.

The show aims to bring both iconic cars together in a fun way especially with our non-course classes and will offer something a bit different for car enthusiasts”

– Tom Caren, Show Manager at the British Motor Museum

For opening times and more information visit: https://www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/

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