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We have a lovely problem – our gatherings are very popular, so we now have two gatherings a month, one with transport provided and one that encourages people to travel independently.  You can only attend one gathering in a month and the number who can attend the one with transport will be limited.

In November we return to Buttercups Tea Room at Tilton on Tuesday 5th November 2.00-3.15pm. with transport available if booked one week before.  The maximum number for this event is 30.

On Wednesday 23rd October those who can make their own way there are welcome to join us at the Insomnia Cafe in Adam and Eve Street, MH from 10.30-11.45pm and on 13th November we will be meeting at Sweet Peas, Adam and Eve Street, MH 2.30-3.45.

Please let us know that you are attending events even if you don’t need transport so that we can make sure that we reserve enough space for us all.

The Gatherings are for members of the project, they are not open to the public.

 Groups run by other organisations

We try to keep this information up to date, but you should always contact the group before making a journey.

You can search for groups and activities on the VAL website, you can filter the results by location and the type of activity that you are interested in.

HarboroughFM has an events page, the majority of the events are around Market Harborough but it does cover one off events across the area.

Broughton Astley Best Life

For adults of all ages with a diagnosis of a long term health condition, a drop in session with free complementary therapies and a chance to relax and unwind.


Broughton Astley 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month, 10.00am-12.30pm,

Lutterworth 4th Tuesday of the month 10.00am-12.30pm

Contact Details: Audrey Larkins email or phone 07582 143622 website

Address  contact organiser for details

Broughton Astley Tai Chi Qigong Classes

Gentle exercise, often described as ‘moving meditation’,  the class is led by Tai Chi with Jane which offers ‘ A helping hand with long-term health conditions’.

Timings 2pm Monday mornings. Contact organiser for time.

Contact Details: Jane email

Address: The Cottage, Broughton Astley Village Hall.

Fleckney Library Knit, crotchet, stitch together

About Every Thursday at 2.15-3.45pm, bring your own materials and enjoy refreshments for a donation to the library funds.  All welcome, All ages and abilities

Address: 8 School St, Fleckney, Leicester LE8 8AS

Details: Fleckney Community Library check their facebook page for other activities

Great Glen Wild Spaces

An opportunity to support the Community Wildspaces in Great Glen.  A chance to be active and help wildlife, find out more here

Timings WEDNESDAYS 9.30 – 11.30 am

Contact Details: To confirm venue:  ceemartin1@aol.com   0116 259 3563

Address Meet at the end of The Nook for Burton Brook WildSpace

Kibworth Community Library

There are lots of activities at all of the Community Libraries, on the first Wednesday of the month Kibworth is hosting Coffee, cake and conversation – refreshments will be free of charge (or a donation can be made if you’d like to). If you know somebody else who would benefit from some company, then please pass this information on to them, they will be very welcome.

This is on the First Wednesday of each month, but do check either online or by ringing 0116 3053612or emailing info@kibworthcommunitylibrary.org.uk before you set off.

Address: 13 High St, Kibworth, Kibworth Beauchamp, Leicester LE8 0HS

Details: Kibworth library

Kibworth Cream Teas

At 2pm on the first Monday of each month The Well hosts a cream tea for Senior Citizens, transport is available, see their website for more information about the whole range of activities they offer.

Address 45 High St, Kibworth Beauchamp, Leicester LE8 0HS

Details  Click The Well

IMG_6222Lubenham Cafe Onyx

It is run entirely by village volunteers and there is lovely cake, tea/coffee and local produce available.

Each month they raise money for a different charity so if you need to chat someone, and want to help a community cause it’s a good place to consider. Everyone was really friendly.

10-12 noon 2nd Wednesday of the month,in the village hall.

Details can be found on Hfm events page.

Lutterworth Age Concern’s events for older people

About: Age Concern Lutterworth & District is a small independent local charity and has been helping older people in the area for the last 53 years.

Weblink: http://www.ageconcernlutterworth.org.uk/

Address: 7 High Street, Lutterworth, LE17 4AT

Lutterworth Library

Activities include Scrabble at 1pm on Tuesdays (free), and Knit One, Craft One every Friday 10.30am to 12.30pm (free to join in, just bring your own materials).

Address: George St, Lutterworth LE17 4ED

Contact: 01455 556 468 or email lutterworthlibrary@leics.gov.uk

Market Harborough Tea@Three

Address St Dionysius Parish Hall on Coventry Road

About Last Sunday of the month, tea, talk and company from 3.00pm.  Transport can be provided, please ring David Palmer on 07505 968767 or email.  There is no charge  but donations welcome.  Organised by the Anglican Parishes in Harborough.

Market Harborough Community Church Over 50’s Group

About: The Church organises events for over 50s from 2.30 and 4.30pm on the second Wednesday each month and information about these will go up on their website

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Address: Harborough Community Church, 121 Bath Street, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 9JL

Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club

About: The Breakfast Club is for all current service men/women and veterans who want to meet in a safe, soical and informal group.

Contact rivingtonglass@yahoo.com for more information.

Where and when: The Royalist Pub Western Avenue MH at 9.30am on the third Saturday of the month.

Market Harborough Methodist Church Afternoon Out

Details 1st Wednesday of the month, sit and chat or play board games, dominoes, snooker etc or take part in crafts such as Cross stitch.

Address MH Methodist Church Youth Wing, Northampton Road MH

Details MH Methodist Church

Market Harborough Library

Make friends with a book every Tuesday 2pm to 3.30pm.  A place to relax, a chance to make new friends, and a new way to enjoy sharing reading. There is no pressure to read or talk, you can simply drop in, sit down and relax as you listen to a good story or poem. There is no homework.

Games Together every Wednesday afternoon. Join others in a friendly game of Scrabble, Ludo, Chess and more. Drop in anytime between 1pm and 3pm!

Digital Support first Wednesday of the month, VASL digital volunteers are running a session from 10.30am to help people over 60 who live alone to get online or to improve their skills.  We don’t fix machines but we can help you to use them.  Contact champions@vasl.org.uk or ring 01858 439262 to book an appointment or find out more.


The Autumn Club meets on the third Wednesday of the month in homes around the village.  Contact: Penny Polito by email, or telephone 01858 565889 for details

Senior Citizens’ Lunches are held at the Sports Club on the last Thursday of every month for people from the village. The cost is £5 per person to include a lunch a sweet and tea or coffee. Anyone who wants to join the Lunch Club (no joining fee) can contact Mike Rickman (565377) with their details and to book a place.

Events across the whole District

Harborough Sports

Harborough Council run various activities across the District for the over 50’s  eg; New Age Kurling (Scraptoft), Walking Football, Walking Groups and Physical Activity Sessions.There are locations in villages as well as the bigger towns.  See their details here:

Contact Details: The Active Together Team on 01858 82 82 82

Address: Harborough District Council Chamber, The Symington Building

We would recommend that you contact the groups beforehand to ensure that they are still going ahead. We are not responsible for any of these groups or their activities

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