Upcoming Events

 

‘’AND ALL THAT JAZZ‘’   

all that jazz

Featuring the Foot Warmers Jazz Band

Saturday 7th October 2017
Tickets £6.00
Civic Centre, Kingsway, Braunstone Town

The Civic Centre may not be the Marquee Club, but there are parallels. The famous Jazz Club started in the Marquee Ballroom, located beneath London’s’ Academy Cinema. OK so the centre is not a ballroom, but it’s hosted many a dance over the years. A striped canopy replicated a marquee effect when open in 1958. John Dankworth, Chris Barber and Alexis Korner were early performers in residence. In the early 60’s the club relocated and became synonymous names like Manfred Mann and Led Zeppelin. Dankworth and Barber went on to become household names alongside Terry Lightfoot, Kenny Ball and Tubby Hayes and many others. The Foot Warmers will recapture those heady days when jazz in the UK was at its’ height, not forgetting its’ Dixieland roots either. So come and join us for ‘One Night Only’ at the RAFA Jazz Club, and get those feet tapping.  Net proceeds to be donated to the Braunstone Royal Air Force Association. 

 

diwali

DIWALI CELEBRATION                               

Friday 27th October 2017, 7.30pm
Tickets £6.00
Civic Centre, Kingsway, Braunstone Town

Braunstone Town Mayor invites all residents to attend the annual Diwali Celebration so come along and join us for a lovely meal and entertainment. The evening includes a hot meal, music and raffle. 

 

HISTORY EXHIBITION & FILM SHOW OF BRAUNSTONE TOWN

history exhibition

Braunstone Heritage Archive Group

Saturday 21st October 2017, 11.00am – 4.00pm
Free Admission but donations welcome
Civic Centre, Kingsway, Braunstone Town

There will be Braunstone history displays and artefacts plus a film showing of a 1967 “Focus on Braunstone” containing Braunstone Carnival procession, Braunstone Hall and County Show and many other events taking place in Braunstone in the early 1960’s.  The film made by Braunstone Photographic Society is one hour long with repeat showings at 11.30am, 13.00pm and 14.30pm.  Net proceeds to be donated to Braunstone Heritage Archive Group. 

 

halloween discoHALLOWEEN FAMILY DISCO

Saturday 28th October 2017, 5pm – 7pm
Tickets £2.00 Adults and Children
Thorpe Astley Community Centre, off Lakin Drive

Come along for a spooky Halloween Family Disco. Children’s Halloween disco with games and activities themed around Halloween during the evening. Refreshments available. Net proceeds to be donated to the 82nd Scouts Group Leicester.

 

 

flower demonstration"INSPIRED FOR CHRISTMAS" Flower Demonstration

Friday 10th November 2017, 7.30pm
Tickets £9.00
Civic Centre, Kingsway, Braunstone Town

Nigel Whyles from Telford will be demonstrating flower arrangements suitable for your home at Christmas, hopefully inspiring you to have a go. Come along and be amazed at the fantastic displays created before your eyes!  There will a raffle of the displays created, tombola and refreshments available. Net proceeds from the event to be donated to the Kingsway Flower Club & Braunstone Town Mayor’s chosen charity, Rainbows

 

christmas fairCHRISTMAS GIFTS & CRAFT FAIR

Saturday 25th November 2017, 11am - 3pm
Civic Centre, Kingsway, Braunstone Town

The very popular Christmas Gifts and Crafts Fair will again be held at the Civic Centre including two rooms of stalls with a wide variety of gifts and crafts to start your Christmas shopping.  There will also be the tea room and refreshments.  Net proceeds from the event will be donated to the Town Mayor‘s Charity, Rainbows

 

 

christmas quizCHRISTMAS QUIZ & GAMES NIGHT

Friday 1st December 2017, 7.30pm
Tickets £5.00
Civic Centre, Kingsway, Braunstone Town

Like a challenge?  Then join us for a Quiz and Games Night!  A night of fun and games, to relax and enjoy but be prepared to use your grey matter!  Bring along your friends to give you a hand. It will be entertaining and all in a good cause - the Braunstone Town Community Minibus Project.

 

CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA

christmas extravaganza

Featuring the Ratby Co-operative Mid Band

Friday 15th December 2017, 7.30pm
Tickets £6.50 Under 16 FREE 
Civic Centre, Kingsway, Braunstone Town

Ratby Mid Band are once again performing their annual Christmas Extravaganza.  Come listen and join in with traditional and more modern Christmas music.  Get in the Christmas spirit and relax to a great evening of fun.  The Ratby Mid band will have their usual raffle and there will be mince pies and drinks for a small donation. We look forward to seeing you and don’t forget to bring a friend. Net proceeds to be donated to the Ratby Co-operative Mid Band.

 

carol serviceHARVEST COMMUNITY CHURCH BRASS BAND CAROL SERVICE

Sunday 17th December 2017, 6.30pm – 7.45pm
Tickets FREE
Civic Centre, Kingsway, Braunstone Town

Harvest Church are pleased to bring you their annual Carol Service with Traditional Carols and music by the Odd Fellows Brass Band. Light refreshments will be provided during the event. 

 

pantomime

“DICK WITTINGTON" FAMILY PANTOMIME

Saturday 6th January 2018, 2.00pm
Tickets Adults £7.00, Children £6.00  Family Ticket £24 (2 adults, 2 children)
Civic Centre, Kingsway, Braunstone Town

The ever popular family pantomime returns this year with “Dick Wittington".  It will be providing fun, laughter and a great story for all the family.  Net proceeds to be donated to the Town Mayor‘s Charity – Rainbows 

 

“MYTHS & LEGENDS”

Performed by Bowjangles

bowjangles

Sunday 21st January 2018, 7.30pm
Tickets £7.00
Thorpe Astley Community Centre, off Lakin Drive

Bowjangles are four tremendously talented and charismatic musicians (cello, viola and two violins) who combine a virtuosic string quartet performance with classy vocals, hilarious comedy and energetic dance moves. Their slick routines positively shimmer with showbiz style and are suitable for an audience of all ages.  Imagine an entire Royal Variety Performance all in one package. New for this year is their most magical show so far- the mystical, mythical world of fairytales, folklore and legends. You can expect tales of monsters, ancient gods, historical figures and characters of pure fantasy in this action packed full length show. It’s an infectiously fun and witty performance which will leave you wondering how such talented musicians manage to run, dance, dash through quick fire costume changes and handle silly props as the same time as playing their instruments at a jaw droppingly high level.  Net proceeds from the show to be donated to the Town Mayor’s Charity - Rainbows

 

mysteryMURDER MYSTERY EVENT

Featuring the Whetstone Drama Group

Saturday 10th February 2018, 7.30pm
Tickets £7.00
Civic Centre, Kingsway, Braunstone Town

Come and join Braunstone Town Mayor for a Murder, Mystery Evening with the Whetstone Drama Group.  It will be down to you to figure out who committed the crime so get together with friends and family and use your detective skills.  Includes a hot supper.  Net proceeds to be donated to the Town Mayor’s chosen charity, Rainbows.

 

fashion showFASHION SHOW

Friday 23rd February 2018
Tickets £5.00
Thorpe Astley Community Centre, off Lakin Drive

If you enjoy clothes and want to grab a bargain then come along to our Sale & Fashion Show with the net proceeds going to the Town Mayor’s chosen charity – Rainbows.  This fun evening includes a fashion show and a chance for you to get some real bargains from the major high street stores. There will be clothes for the Young & Trendy and the Mature & Elegant with sizes 8 – 26. Net proceeds to be donated to the Town Mayor’s chosen charity, Rainbows.

 

community quizCOMMUNITY QUIZ NIGHT

Friday 23rd March 2018, 7.30pm
Tickets £6.50 Includes light refreshments
Civic Centre, Kingsway, Braunstone Town

Come along and join us for the very popular quiz for the community. A friendly evening out, come and share a table with your family and make new friends, enjoy the questions, share your thoughts and enjoy good company and  light refreshments.  There will also be a Tombola run during the evening. Net proceeds to be donated to St Crispin’s Church.

 

“A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES”

night at the movies

Featuring Ratby Co-operative Senior Band

Saturday 14th April 2018, 7.30pm
Tickets £8 adults, £6 Concessions, Under 16 FREE
Civic Centre, Kingsway, Braunstone Town

A fantastic night of music featuring some of your favourite movie tunes and much more. Net proceeds to be donated to the Ratby Co-operative Senior Band. 

 

 

spring craft fairSPRING CRAFT FAIR

Saturday 19th May 2018, 11.00am – 2.00pm
Thorpe Astley Community Centre, off Lakin Drive

 Following on from last year’s successful Spring Craft Fair, we are organising another one.  Come along and enjoy a wide variety of crafts and gifts from many our local crafters.  Net proceeds to be donated to the Town Mayor’s chosen charity.

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Braunstone Civic Centre
Kingsway,
Braunstone Town,
Leicester, LE3 2PP
Tel: 0116-2890045
Fax: 0116 2824785
 
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Kingsway, Braunstone Town, Leicester, LE3 2PP.
Tel: 0116-2890045. 
   
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Off Lakin Drive, Thorpe Astley, 
Leicester, LE3 3RU. 
Tel: 0116-2890704

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Customer Service Shop
Mon-Fri: 9am to 5pm   (Closed on Public Holidays) 
Council Tax Payment 
Mon-Thu: 9.00am to 5.00pm  (Closed on Public Holidays)  
Fri: 9.00am to 4.30pm (Closed on Public Holidays)  
Braunstone Town Council Offices
Mon-Fri: 9am to 5pm (Closed on Public Holidays) 
Braunstone Civic Centre
Available for Hirings
Mon-Sat: 9am to 11pm
Sun: 9am to 10:30pm 
Thorpe Astley Community Centre
Available for Hirings 
Mon-Thu: 8am to 11pm 
Fri-Sat: 8am to 12 midnight
Sun: 9am to 10:30pm