Thousands turned out to see the Diwali lights being switched on in Leicester last night. Here are some of the best photos from last nighT.Read the full story ›
Thousands of people have turned out to see the Diwali lights switch-on at Belgrave Road in Leicester.Read the full story ›
Bonfire & Fireworks: 1st November (Derby)
This Sunday Markeaton Park will be holding its free Bonfire and Fireworks display.
There will be a funfair open from 2pm with the Bonfire being lit at 5.45pm, followed by the fireworks display, set to James Bond themed music at 6pm.
There will also be music from musicians and bands including Kezia Gill, a local singer/songwriter from Derby who’s been performing professionally for over 10 years.
“The annual Bonfire and Fireworks display at Markeaton Park is one of the highlights of the calendar, bringing people together from across the city to enjoy a fantastic and spectacular night.”
Chatsworth Fire Garden & Fireworks: 31 Oct 2015 - 1 Nov 2015 (Bakewell)
Chatsworth House is open this weekend for two days of fire garden spectacle.
Visitors can expect to see garden displays come alive with fire sculptures, fire dancing on the South lawn, on stage music entertainment, circus artistry including seeing a human kaleidoscope and watch the grand finale musical fireworks display.
“The new fire garden event is something very special. Featuring fire sculptures, live entertainment and a grand finale fireworks display, it really will be an evening to remember!”
Moseley Road Baths Open Day: 31st October (Birmingham)
Moseley Road Baths will open their doors celebrating their 108th birthday on Saturday.
The Open Day will give visitors a chance to learn about the history of the Grade II listed building, access to areas that are normally closed off including the gala pool, private washing baths, laundry room and cold-water storage tank.
There’ll be Edwardian-period music entertainment, tea and cakes for visitors to enjoy in the tea rooms.
Oktoberfest 2015: : 28th Oct - 1st Nov (Nottingham)
The fun spirit of the traditional German festival can be enjoyed in Nottingham this weekend as Oktoberfest comes to the Forest Recreation Ground.
A party tent will be set up for visitors to get a taste of true German hospitality and atmosphere with a range of German beer, hearty food and live music for all to enjoy.
Children are welcome to attend the Sunday event.
Autumn Market: 31st October (Birmingham)
This Saturday Seasonal markets returns to The Bond in Digbeth to host the Autumn Market.
The event is a one day urban festival with the best of Birmingham’s food, drink and artists.
There’ll be street food available in the courtyard, real ale and a cocktail bar, live DJ’s and an indoor market hall showcasing artisan food producers, local artists and designers.
See more: www.seasonalmarkets.co.uk
Halloween Festival and Ghost Hunt: 31st October (Leicestershire)
It’s been named one of Leicestershire’s most haunted buildings and this weekend Belgrave Hall is opening it’s doors for a very special Halloween ghost hunt.
Visitors will get the chance to wander around the Queen Anne-style beautiful 18th century building and take part in various experiments which include table tipping and glass divination.
The Birmingham Beer and Cider Festival: 28th October - 31st October
There’s over 300 real ales and over 100 ciders and perries to sample and taste at the four-day Beer and Cider festival which finishes on Saturday this week.
Whether you’re a regular real ale drinker, occasional sampler or you have never tried real ale, organisers say the four-day event promises to be a great day out for all.
The Birmingham Beer and Cider Festival has been going for more the 25 years.
“As well as great beer & cider, we have a great selection of food vendors as well as a superb entertainment line up on the main stage. To top it all off, we've also been joined by 7 breweries, two of them bringing their own double decker bus bars!”
Diwali Lights Switch On: 1st November (Leicester)
Up to 40,000 people are expected to join in with Diwali festivities this Sunday along Belgrave Road, Leicester ‘Golden Mile’.
Visitors will be able to watch the lights switch-on, followed by vibrant music and dance performances on the Belgrave Road stage.
For the first time you’ll be able to look at the Diwali lights from above as Belgrave Road has its own special big wheel.
Fireworks have always been a traditional part of Diwali celebrations in India, so to mark the occasion there’ll be a spectacular firework display to wrap up the evening events.
Organisers say celebrations promise to be as spectacular and dazzling as ever.
“Diwali is always a fantastic time in Leicester, but this year it will be bigger and brighter than ever. For anyone who’s never experienced Diwali before, I hope that you will join us in Leicester to take part in our celebrations and enjoy the festival of light.”