Social Events in Leicester, UK This Week

Let’s explore social events in Leicester, UK happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Social events are great and offer a world of possibilities. You can make new friends, learn new skills, see things from different perspectives and it’s fantastic for your mental health. And never before has companionship and being able to spend time with others been as important as it is today.

You probably remember being a kid and going up to another person your age and saying, “Do you want to be friends?” and that was pretty much that. Friend made. Alas, it’s not quite as simple now that we’re grown up, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult or as awkward as we think. There are thousands of people out there who would love to meet up with others, finding them just takes a bit of help and that’s what we’re here for.

On this page, we hope you’ll find some interesting events in Leicester where you can make some new friends.

Local Groups’ Events in Leicester

Hollywood 1950s Murder Mystery Dinner Party

Hollywood 1950s Murder Mystery Dinner Party

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Curve Theatre

Step into the glitz and glamour of 1950s Hollywood at our thrilling Murder Mystery Dinner Party! Join us for an evening of intrigue, deception, and suspense as we unravel a sinister crime.

**Date:** May 18th
**Time:** 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
**Location:** Near the Curve Theatre (Exact location will be provided later)

Prepare to immerse yourself in the role of a character straight out of a classic whod(…)

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Food for a Future Fundraiser

Food for a Future Fundraiser

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: Udupi Shivalli

Join us at Shivalli for a set meal fundraiser for Food for a Future! Proceeds will help this team of volunteers spend a week doing vegan outreach and cookery demos at Glastonbury Festival this June.

Starters: papadom, chilli idli, vada, somosa with sweet mango pickles, lemon pickles , mint and dates sauce with coconut chutney.

Main course:
Channa masala
Aubergine curry
Mix vegetable kurma
Rice ((…)

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“The Magician’s Nephew” by C.S.Lewis

“The Magician’s Nephew” by C.S.Lewis

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: The Needle & Pin

Come and join us to discuss “The Magician’s Nephew” by C.S.Lewis.

The vibe is very relaxed and informal – no swotting needed. I’ll bring some questions along for us as conversation prompts to get us going, but we will see where our chat takes us!

Meeting at the Needle and Pin in Loughborough at 7.30pm on Wednesday 15 May. (Please note this is a cashless pub).

About the book:

On a daring quest (…)

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Sound Meditation Thursday @ Belgrave Centre 7.45pm (1hr) FREE .Donation welcome

 Sound Meditation Thursday @ Belgrave Centre 7.45pm (1hr) FREE .Donation welcome

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre

This is a sound / gong bath meditation. Instruments such as the gong, singing bowls, drums, wind chimes and stringed instruments will be played. You don’t have to do anything but just sit or lie down and listen to the relaxing sounds. Just by listening you can enter into deep states of relaxation and meditation.

The Event dates are Thursday 7.45pm;

16th May
20th June

The event will start at 7.5(…)

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Lets go to Water World and crazy golf in Stoke on Trent !

Lets go to Water World and crazy golf in Stoke on Trent !

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: undefined

Water World has a wide range of water slides, wave pool,jacuzzi and outdoor swimming pool.
Meet at Costa in Leicester station at 8.30am and wait for the 9.15am train into Stoke on Trent and then get a bus to get to Water World
Book the 11.30 am slot online with crazy golf.
Its a 3 hour time slot and then we will do crazy golf.
At around 5pm we will have something to eat at pizza hut
then at at 7pm(…)

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Loughborough Town Hall – Nurse Georgie Caroll

Loughborough Town Hall  - Nurse Georgie Caroll

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Loughborough Town Hall

Georgie has seen it all and is bringing her hilarious award-winning stand-up back to the UK for an encore season. You’ll laugh, you’ll gasp, you’ll cry, it might even hurt, but it will make you better. Make sure you’re there to hear it all in this very special encore. She should have been a midwife as she always delivers!

Tickets are £23(…)

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Great Glen and Burton Overy – evening walk

Great Glen and Burton Overy - evening walk

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Great Glen

Walk from Great Glen to Burton Overy returning via a different route. Possible drink in the Italian Greyhound post walk. 5.2 miles maximum and could shorten it slightly if daylight is fading and/or the weather unfavourable.(…)

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Board Gaming at Wygston’s House

Board Gaming at Wygston's House

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Wygston’s House

We’re a Leicester-based board gaming social group, that meets every Wednesday night in the Function Room above Wygston’s House pub, from from 6pm until 10pm.

We have a good mix of games for each event, some from our group’s boardgame library, along with games from gamers personal collections. These will have varying playtimes, from quick party style games, through to longer euro-style games and w(…)

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Leake to Leake WAMMble – 6 miles

Leake to Leake WAMMble - 6 miles

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Gotham Road

Meet at the Gotham Road Car Park in East Leake (there are two on opposite sides of the road, so use the one near the park), the pin on the map is accurate. We’ll take a wander across the fields across to West Leake and back again.

This walk is mostly on walking paths, so bring suitable footwear in case of British weather. It’s not a route we’ve done before, but with Google the chance of getting l(…)

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Movie night – Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

Movie night - Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Cineworld

I’ll post the show time for this next week. Let’s go to the early show and go on to try the Corner House (formerly Browns Lane ) which has now become a cocktail /coffee bar .(…)

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Free Meditation Yoga Leicester

Free Meditation Yoga Leicester

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Eastgate Therapies Centre

Please note building entrance is on Ann Street LE1 1SR

We’d like to welcome you to our FREE community based weekly Sahaja Yoga Meditation meetings hosted by Ilan and Nigel which take place every Thursday 7:30-9:00 pm at;

Eastgate Therapies Centre

19-23 Humberstone Road (entrance is on Ann Street)

Leicester LE1 1SR

Tel: Nigel on: 07870 550885

Free parking at front and side of building. We are(…)

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GoodGym Leicester // Group Session // Do Good & Get Fit

GoodGym Leicester // Group Session // Do Good & Get Fit

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: Aylestone Library

**PLEASE VISIT THE WEBSITE TO CONFIRM SESSION DETAILS AND LET US KNOW YOU PLAN TO ATTEND. THIS IS MANDATORY.**

**Want to do something useful with your exercise? GoodGym is no ordinary gym. We’re a group of people who get fit by doing good – helping out local charities and community groups with physical jobs like shifting compost and planting trees.**

**📍 We meet at** **Aylestone leisure centre,(…)

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West Bridgford night out

West Bridgford night out

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: O’connor Irish Bar

We had such a lovely evening at our last West Bridgford event so have decided to do it again.

A new Irish Bar has opened on Central Avenue, so we thought we would start there and go for a quick drink before moving onto the Parlour around 8.00 where they have a DJ on Friday nights and then finishing the evening at the Botanist. All the bars have good outside space if the weather is good, although (…)

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Let’s meet for our first event!

Let's meet for our first event!

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Spice Cay Restaurant & Bar

Let’s make our first connection. It would be great to meet up in person and get to know each other. And what better way to do that than over good food/drinks! Join us for lunch at the Spice Cay Restaurant and Bar in the Lace Market, and let’s discuss what kind of events we’d all like to enjoy.

The Venue: Spice Cay Restaurant and Bar

Time and Date: Saturday May 18th, 12:30pm

Dress Code: Casual

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Nottingham Men’s Dinner club

Nottingham Men's Dinner club

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Bill’s Nottingham Restaurant

Join me and other men for dinner, conversation, connection and support.

**To reserve your seat at the dinner club, £10 deposit is required in advance .**

We meet around a table to eat and talk together. We focus on fostering a supportive environment, promoting men’s mental health and well-being through open discussions and engaging activities.

Join us to build meaningful friendships, improve me(…)

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The State of Education:
Why are so many parents opting out?

The State of Education: 
Why are so many parents opting out?

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: The Hop Merchant

The STATE of Education. Why are so many parents opting out?

Dr Val Fraser Education Adviser, and Former Teacher, Teacher Educator and OFSTED Inspector for HMG.

In the last four years home education rates have increased and are estimated to be 100,000 across England. That is more than one in 100 children with many (25%) parents citing lifestyle or “philosophical reasons” for abandoning traditiona(…)

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NCCS Fiction Book Group – ‘Mother Night’ by Kurt Vonnegut

NCCS Fiction Book Group - 'Mother Night' by Kurt Vonnegut

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Vat and Fiddle

**This Months Book Discussion**
Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut
Nominated by Mary

*Mother Night* is a daring challenge to our moral sense. American Howard W. Campbell, Jr., a spy during World War II, is now on trial in Israel as a Nazi war criminal. But is he really guilty? In this brilliant book rife with true gallows humour, Vonnegut turns black and white into a chilling shade of grey with a verd(…)

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Taming the AWS Lambda Deployment Jungle of Packaging Patterns

Taming the AWS Lambda Deployment Jungle of Packaging Patterns

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: BJSS

**May**’s early morning dose of **Notts Techfast** has an extra ‘roar’. This month’s instalment of **Nottingham’s** *’before work’* shot of technology-focussed talks and chat we’re on safari.

This will be a ‘**hybrid event**’ – both in-person at **BJSS Nottingham**’s office, and available to join online too. Those who mark themselves as attending will be sent a link to join the webinar closer to (…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

One of the best ways to meet new people at social events in Leicester is by choosing a common theme or interest. If you like movies, why not go see a screening with people who also like movies! Then you already have something to talk about. Or if you’re into coffee or beer, a Coffee and Beer Garden Meet and Greet could be perfect for you. And keep in mind that smaller group settings can be less intimidating and easier to start conversations in.

Another thing that might worry you is introductions. Some people aren’t as keen on introducing themselves and others worry or get nervous about it. Why not level the playing field and go to an event where everyone is expected to introduce themselves and talk? It could be a networking event, an acting class, a singles event, or a book club. Not only are people looking to introduce themselves at these events but they’re also there to make friends.

Our final tip is on the age of the people you are going to meet. If you have your heart set on meeting people close to your own age, then research events so that you can find your chosen demographic. At the same time, we want to encourage you not to limit yourself. An age gap doesn’t necessarily mean a disconnect and the great thing about different age groups is that they can learn from each other!

You can find even more events in Leicester on Skiddle.com, Leicester.gov.uk, or Highcrossleicester.com.

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