Visitors invited to enjoy charity health, wellbeing, food and music event

By Darnell James

The Sue Young Cancer Support charity will be celebrating its 40th anniversary partnering with ‘Leicester’s Big Weekend’ this summer. 

Leicester Big weekend event arriving this summer

From the moment a cancer diagnosis is made, the Leicestershire-based charity delivers logistical and emotional cancer support to local cancer patients.

Family members and carers are also affected by the disease, which is why the charity supplies support in all programs to family members and carers, including a lifeline through a time of mental and physical upheaval for everyone that has been affected by such a diagnosis. 

On its website, the charity states: “Our mission is to empower people to help themselves, by actively promoting self-help, mutual support and equal access to all cancer and care service in our locality Leicestershire and Rutland. 

“We offer impartial and confidential guidance, practical and emotional support to anyone affected by cancer; to those diagnosed, their family members and carers.

“We also provide an opportunity to have views and concerns heard about cancer services in our area and will consider how else we can better our services to cater for those service users who require them.” 

The event will be on the 14th-15th August 2021, at the Harborough Showground in Gallow Field Road (LE16 7QB). 

There will be live music from a choice of huge names such as Roman Kemp, Ultimate Coldplay, Tiny Pigeons, Little Fix and many more, as well as children’s entertainment and over 200 food stalls, plus Billy Bates Fun Fair. 

A wellbeing area is also being offered, where visitors will be able to take part in interactive and informative talks, indulge in complimentary therapies as well as join fitness taster sessions.

The Wellness tent will supply space to relax in the designated quiet zone for people to experience the benefits from group meditation and mindfulness, which is sponsored by Spectrum Health.  

Susan, a student at the University of Leicester, who did not want to be fully named, said: “Can’t wait to go to this show, it’s the first time we have been to one of these.” 

Ticket sales from this event will be donated to Sue Young Cancer Support charity. 

To book tickets or for enquiries please visit http://www.leicestersonebigweekend.com/ 

I’ll make you an offer you can’t refuse!

By Darnell James

Some of the actors behind infamous characters from Mafia hit series The Sopranos will be coming to Leicester next month to chat to a public audience. 

Anyone interested in getting the genuine story behind what critics viewed as a masterpiece series is invited to book a seat to In Conversation with The Sopranos, which will be held at De Montfort Hall on Wednesday, June 9.

Without precedent for the United Kingdom, Steven Schirripa (Bobby ‘Bacala’), Michael Imperioli (Christopher Moltisanti), and Vincent Pastore (‘Big Pussy’ Bonpensiero) will take guests behind the scenes of the incredible show – the accounts, the dramatizations, the snickers – as well as the incalculable speculations about the show’s disputable finale.  

A family on-set and off, they will take a profound look into the connections framed during the show’s eight-year run, and the effect that their on-screen capo, James Gandolfini, had on their vocations and lives.  

Hold onto your opportunity to ask anything you’ve for a long while been itching to think about the show, with a crowd of people Q and A.  

We addressed various of students in Leicester that these acclaimed characters are facilitating an occasion who are energised and anxious to join in. 

Reanne Richardson, who studies drama at De Montfort University, said: “Me and my friends are interested in going. I haven’t escaped my yard in a very long time due to this lockdown, I liked the movie and I’m an actor so I have questions on what showbusiness is like and how I can step my foot in it.”  

If you are a fan of the show, or you’re interested in getting behind the scenes info, do not miss In Conversation with The Sopranos, which has been rescheduled from May 23 last year. 

All tickets, including pre-booked venue parking, will remain valid for the new date. If you need to contact us to discuss your booking, please email. dmh-office@leicester.gov.uk