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Stories to Inspire

The Stories to Inspire strand offers challenging and thought-provoking performances, as well as inspiration from renowned writers and artists explaining their craft. Events include talks by best-selling authors, innovative theatre performances, exceptional storytelling and glimpses of the past through fascinating heritage presentations. It’s your chance to be stimulated, enthralled and uplifted.

TO BOOK AN EVENT

Click on the event you are interested in the listings below. This will take you to the event page with more details of the event and in most cases will include a ‘book now’ link to an Eventbrite page where you can register your registration for the event. (In some cases  you will need to book at the venue instead or with the event provider).

NB. if you decide that you can’t attend please let us know so we can allocate the tickets to someone else.

Upcoming events

Date
Title
Description
Time
Audience
Venue
Date: Tuesday 10th August 2021
This talk looks at the life in Britain in the final 125 years of Roman rule and shows how the Empire had adapted to a changing world. There is increasing...
Time: 6:30 pm
Audience: Adults
Venue: Market Harborough Library
Date: Wednesday 11th August 2021
Come and listen to a variety of sound recordings and music to trigger memories and have some fun. We would love to hear your food stories! The session will be...
Time: 2:00 pm
Audience: Older people including those living with dementia and their carers
Venue: Markfield Community Centre
Date: Thursday 12th August 2021
A dusty box of cassette tapes has been in a cupboard at Mantle Arts in Coalville for about thirty years. The tapes contain interviews with local people talking about their...
Time: 2:30 pm
Audience: Adults
Venue: Coalville Library
Date: Friday 13th August 2021
One day, a magpie comes into a little girl’s house by mistake. It decides it likes her. She spends the next twenty-five years trying to get away from it. ‘Stop...
Time: 6:30 pm
Audience: 14+ (some swearing/adult content)
Venue: Hinckley Library
Date: Saturday 14th August 2021
Join us for an inspiring afternoon featuring local authors Laura Besley, Rebecca Burns and Jamie Mollart. They’ll share their experiences of writing through the pandemic, read from their latest work...
Time: 2:30 pm
Audience: Adults
Venue: Oadby Library
Date: Monday 16th August 2021
Prepare to welcome the Warts and All Theatre detective to Leicestershire in search of the ‘Story Stealer’ who has stolen well known elements of popular books! Students will decipher evidence...
Time: 10:00 am
Audience: Ages 4-10
Venue: Online
Date: Tuesday 17th August 2021
Not to be missed! Join illustrator extraordinaire, Korky Paul as he welcomes you to the wonderful world of Winnie the Witch. During his online sessions, Korky will read from selected...
Time: 11:00 am
Audience: 4-11
Venue: Online
Date: Tuesday 17th August 2021
Join Jane Clarke in a fun and interactive online session based on her Lottie Loves Nature series. Discover more about the creatures that visit your garden and how to help...
Time: 2:00 pm
Audience: Ages 6-9
Venue: Online
Date: Wednesday 18th August 2021
Come and listen to a variety of sound recordings and music to trigger memories and have some fun. We would love to hear your food stories! The session will be...
Time: 2:00 pm
Audience: Older people including those living with dementia and their carers
Venue: Quorn Library
Date: Wednesday 18th August 2021
What does a Storyteller do? Well, what does a storyteller do? Most people’s answer is ‘read stories to children’, but, as you will find out at this eye-opening and joyous...
Time: 2:00 pm
Audience: Adults
Venue: Mountsorrel Library
Date: Wednesday 18th August 2021
Join Tom the Tale Teller for stories from his story stick and many more. Tom is a master of words but has a memory like a sieve. To help him remember...
Time: 11:00 am
Audience: Children
Venue: Shepshed Library
Date: Thursday 19th August 2021
Alison Weir will deliver an extensive talk on her latest historical novel Katharine Parr: The Sixth Wife, the sixth in her Six Tudor Queens series. The book recounts the extraordinary...
Time: 6:30 pm
Audience: Adults
Venue: Oadby Library
Date: Thursday 19th August 2021
 Join Jane Clarke in a fun and interactive online science session based on her Al’s Awesome Science series. Participants will have a chance to see some silly but scientific experiments....
Time: 10:00 am
Audience: Ages 6-9
Venue: Online
Date: Friday 20th August 2021
Will Jackson has accidentally stolen 300-second class stamps from the post office. But he’s making them count. He’s going to write letters. From reconnecting with old friends and ex-boyfriends to...
Time: 6:30 pm
Audience: 14+ (some swearing)
Venue: Wigston Library
Date: Monday 23rd August 2021
Bali Rai will deliver Diversity and British History – Missing Voices and Lost Heroes, a talk which explains why British historical fiction needs to be more diverse, and highlights two...
Time: 2:00 pm
Audience: Adults
Venue: Online