What's On in the Ashby de la Zouch area this weekend

By Graham Hill

13th Jun 2024 | Local News

The Lyric Rooms in Ashby has comedy night on Friday. Photo: Supplied
The Lyric Rooms in Ashby has comedy night on Friday. Photo: Supplied


This weekend's Ashby events cover a wide range of entertainment and activities hopefully there is something for everyone.

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The Lyric Rooms has a night of comedy tomorrow (Friday).

Funhouse Comedy is back in Ashby for another great night of laughter - with Comedy and Curry Night Bonus Show.

Topping the bill is writer, actor and comedian Justin Moorhouse who has appeared on TV in Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, Live at the Apollo, Coronation Street and Phoenix Nights.

With his easy-going and charming persona he entertains his audiences, relating his tales and clever observations and has them hanging on to his every word.

Opening the night will be the intelligent, controversially witty, hip and silly Markus Birdman, who got to semis of last year's 'Britain's Got Talent'. Regarded by many in the know as one of the best circuit acts in the country, he has toured internationally and had highly acclaimed shows at the Edinburgh Festival. His dandyish onstage confidence, versatility and infectious nature result in a truly absorbing performance. 

Also appearing will be comedian and script writer Sean Percival. His brand of comedy steers clear of the surreal and confronts realism in an explosively funny way. His down to earth act is unforgettable with its upfront attitude, no long stories, just gags galore.

Compere for the night will be amiable and animated Spiky Mike.

More details are HERE.

The Lyric Rooms in Ashby de la Zouch. Photo: Ashby Nub News

The Colliers Field Reserve open day will be held in Donisthorpe on Saturday.

Donisthorpe CIC and the Little Acorns Forest School are promoting a community project which started just over two years ago.

There will be a willow weaving course, treasure hunt, tombola, raffle, guided tours of the land, focusing on a vision for the future, tea, coffee, cakes, hotdogs and burgers and ice cream.

More details are HERE.

Bushwell Farm at Newbold is hosting live music with the Rye Sisters on Sunday.

Sue Pomeroy and Ishani Siriwardena are a duo from Lincolnshire who write and perform Americana and folk-country songs in close harmony to guitar and fiddle.

The farm organisers say it will be a chilled and relaxing evening of uplifting and heartfelt music. There will also be a licensed bar and BBQ.

More details are HERE.

At the Venture Theatre in Ashby, Ladies Unleashed continues its run until Saturday.

The herring girls from Hull venture out in this third play in the series by Amanda Whittington. After winning it big on the horses (Ladies Day) and finding love and adventure in Australia (Ladies Down Under) Pearl, Jan and Linda reunite again.

This time for a weekend prior to a wedding in Lindisfarne, a place where the echoes of the past merge with the present. But a lot has changed since they were last together, and will Shelley return?

Trouble is never far away and as they get cut off from the mainland, tensions rise with the tide. As the girls look back on the changes in their lives and changes over the last century, the importance of love and friendship remain.

More details are HERE.

Back at Bushwell Farm at Newbold, near Lount, Friday sees 'Where There's Brass'.

Author and musician Tom Kitching launches his new book and album, 'Where There's Brass', with a special storytelling and music concert tour.

Documenting six months living in the London waterways community, making the long journey across England from Manchester on a traditional narrowboat built in 1937, 'Where There's Brass' tells the story of the contemporary London waterways; a floating slum at worst, a bohemian, alternative, vibrant community at best.

It is a love letter to the waterways, and a rallying cry for what they can be in the future.

Stories old and new interwoven with a specially composed suite of music, underpinned by Tom's long term accompanist, the brilliant Nordic mandola player Marit Fält.

More details are HERE.

Brew have two weekend events, starting on Saturday with a pop-food guest in the shape of Chilli Guys.

This week's Lazy Sunday Afternoon Session features Mollie Ralph.


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