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Seminars and Events

This page will contain further details of the speakers and other special events arranged for the season. Where possible we will give Web sites and links to the work already published by the speaker so you arrive primed and ready to get the most out of the evening.

Loughborough Fair

The annual Loughborough Street Fair has been held in the town for over 750 years.  The fair runs from the second Thursday in November to 11pm the following Saturday.  The opening ceremony takes place on Thursday when the Mayor of Charnwood officially reads out the declaration from a copy of the Ancient Charter granted by King Henry III from the balcony of Loughborough Town Hall at 12 noon.

Approximately 100 showmen attend the Fair each year with some 20 large rides, numerous children’s roundabouts, game and novelty stalls, amusement arcades and the ever renowned refreshment stands.

Whether it’s the Crazy Shake, Meteorite, Miami, Top Spin, Super Bowl, Sea Storm, or the more traditional Galloping Horses, Waltzers, Dodgems or Cyclone that you fancy the Fair caters for the whole family.  There are always one or two unexpected surprises. 


Mallory Park’s traditional ‘Plum Pudding’ race meeting on Boxing Day, will give both motorcycle and car racing enthusiasts a chance of seeing some of their favourite sport over the Christmas break.

  This is the country’s only circuit racing event over the holiday season, with races for both solo and sidecar motorcycles, together with sports and single seater racing cars – as well as the competitor’s fancy dress competition!

  Now firmly established as one of the Leicestershire circuit’s most popular events, spectators will have the chance to get out into the fresh air after indulging in too much ‘telly and turkey’ the previous day!

  There will be around 18 races for a variety of motorbikes, with 125, 250, 400, 600, 1300 and singles, together with the ‘Plum Pudding Handicap’ open to any solo bike from 125 to 1300cc. If the handicappers get their sums right, all the competitors should cross the line together – it hasn’t happened yet, but it’s been pretty close!

 Four wheel fans can see two races for Caterham sports cars and two for Monoposto single seaters - both classes are renowned for providing action packed racing.

 First race of the day on Boxing Day will start at 11.00am , with practice from 9.30am . Adult admission is £10, with no charge for accompanied children (under 16). Mallory Park is off the A47, between Leicester and Hinckley . Further details from 01455 842931.

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