Arts & Screen

Massive crowds gathered in Melton for the Victorian Christmas Fayre

Melton was undoubtedly the place to be this weekend as thousands of people descended on the town for its annual Victorian Christmas Fayre.

The lights and fireworks delighted the big crowd PHOTO: Tim Williams

Melton stops to marvel at Christmas lights switch-on event

Melton came to a standstill on Friday night as thousands of people flooded into town to see the Christmas lights switch-on event.

Frisby School pupils Thomas Pearson, Ruby Lauton, Georgina Bailey and Alice Williams take a close look at one of the festive creations PHOTO: Tim Williams

Record 1,378 Christmas trees seen at Melton festival

Melton’s (tree)mendous Christmas Tree Festival has again broken its own record for the number of trees on display.

Melton Mowbray Round Table's Santa float PHOTO: Supplied

Santa float to stop off at Asfordby, East Goscote and Whissendine

The Melton Mowbray Round Table will be pounding the streets in partnership with the Belvoir Rotary Club this week to raise much needed funds for local based charities.

Away they go through the Belvoir Castle grounds PHOTO: Tim Williams

More than 400 take part in Santa fun run around Belvoir Castle for Dove Cottage Day Hospice

Belvoir Castle was transformed into a sea of seasonal red on Sunday, as hundreds of people turned into Santa Claus for the day - all for a good cause.

Organiser Margaret Phillips shows 95-year-old Nancy Bramall around the crib festival PHOTO: Tim Williams

Melton Festival of Cribs was “another amazing spectacle”

Another successful Melton Festival of Cribs was attended by visitors from all over the country.

Eliza Hill who was crowned champion PHOTO: Supplied

Eliza is crowned the 2016 winner of The Vale of Belvoir Rotary Club’s Vale’s Got Talent contest

The judges had a very tough time deciding who the winner of this year’s Vale’s Got Talent competition should be.

Actors Sarah Raine and Fran Tither as elves Coco and Biscuit PHOTO: Supplied

Christmas comedy play at Upper Broughton is a barrel of laughs

A family production that is a magical mix of theatre, songs, clowning, puppetry, music and animation is coming to Upper Broughton Village Hall on Sunday.

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Dogs Trust Christmas Fair at Wymeswold raises thousands

Thanks to the dog loving public, Dogs Trust Loughborough’s homeless hounds are celebrating after their Christmas Fair held at the rehoming centre in Wymeswold raised a record amount.

Participants take part in the Melton Santa fun run PHOTO: Supplied

Melton Santa fun run gathers momentum

Santas of all shapes and sizes are busy limbering up for next Sunday’s (December 11) fundraising Melton Santa fun run.

Belvoir Castle PHOTO: Supplied

Make a date for Belvoir Castle’s Christmas Extravaganza

The Duke and Duchess of Rutland are opening the doors to their magnificent home - Belvoir Castle – this month for two magical festive evenings.

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Regal Cinema Melton: Film guide December 1 to 8 - Melton Times

Inferno (12A) Today at 6pm.

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Santa's Sleigh sets off around the streets of Melton PHOTO: Tim Williams

Melton’s Santa’s Sleigh route 2016

Members of the Rotary Club of Melton Mowbray Belvoir, Inner Wheel, Guides and Round Table will again escort Santa’s Sleigh on the annual street collection.

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The Vale of Belvoir provides a scenic setting for the Dove Cottage Santa fun run and walk PHOTO: Tim Williams

Last opportunity to register for hospice’s Belvoir Castle Santa fun run and walk

This year’s Dove Cottage Day Hospice Santa fun run and walk takes place in the picturesque grounds of Belvoir Castle on Sunday. With online registration closing tomorrow at 4pm - there’s not much time left to register!

The scene at Melton Victorian Christmas Fayre PHOTO: Tim Williams

What’s on at Melton Victorian Christmas Fayre

Large crowds of shoppers are expected to descend on Melton this weekend for the Victorian Christmas Fayre.

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Another awe-inspiring firework display has been lined up at this year's Christmas lights switch-on event PHOTO: Tim Williams

Melton’s Christmas Big Weekend 2016

Christmas kicks off to a flying start in Melton with the biggest weekend of fun-packed entertainment the town has ever seen.

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Sam Pick in his award-winning Superman costume meets Sarah Douglas, an actor from the early movies about the superhero EMN-161129-112814001

Superhero brothers win award

Melton brothers Joe and Sam Pick were overjoyed to win an award for their costumes when they dressed as Superman characters at the Exeter Film and Comic Con event.

Villagers and church members gather at the opening ceremony for the renovated St Mary Magdalene Church at Waltham EMN-161129-093848001

New era for village church

Villagers have been celebrating the re-launch of their church after a £120,000 makeover to make it more user-friendly for services and community groups.

11-year-old Aisling Giltinan calls in for a read at the new Stathern phone box library in the village EMN-161128-125934001

Villagers get a new library - in a phone box

Villagers have got access to one of the nation’s smallest libraries - inside a redundant phone box.

Margaret Phillips and Jen Hanson admire the Macmillan nativity scene PHOTO: Tim Williams EMN-160811-162450001

Celebrate Advent at Melton Festival of Cribs

Melton’s Festival of Cribs will take place next weekend at Sage Cross Methodist Church and Community Centre, Sage Cross Street (rear of Morrisons superstore).

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