Market Bosworth

Clubs and Societies

A real Community effort

Market Bosworth has many volunteer led community clubs, groups and societies. All groups share a common goal, which is ensure that Market Bosworth is a great place to live, work and visit. This is achieved in all sorts or ways.

Groups offer many varied opportunities from many different sport and leisure activities, educational learning opportunities, support and help to those in need at certain times and enhancing the quality of life in Market Bosworth through a plethora of enrichment activities. 

Many of these are membership groups open to residents of Market Bosworth and neighbouring villages, but often  Market Bosworth attract members from much further afield because of the 'social nature' that is associated with these groups. The residents calendar displays local and member events as well as events open to everyone.   

Clubs & Societies

  • Bosworth in Bloom
  • Brownies
  • Guides
  • Cubs
  • Scouts
  • Aspect
  • Market Bosworth & District Natural History Society
  • Market Bosworth RBL
  • Market Bosworth Rugby Football Club
  • Market Bosworth Tennis Club
  • Market Bosworth Women's Institute

rotary-club-mb.jpgRotary Club of Market Bosworth

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Rotary Club of Market Bosworth is a small, friendly, club with members from Bosworth and surrounding areas. Our club meets on Tuesdays, usually at lunchtime, but once a month in the evening.

We are proud to be part of the community, offering our services whenever our help is needed, whether that be watering flower troughs for Bosworth in Bloom or marshalling the Guides' Fun Run.

Fundraising is an important part club activity, much of it to benefit local causes such as First Responders, Air Ambulance and Rainbows.

We also enjoy regular social events throughout the year, including a splendid summer garden party, race nights and skittle challenges with other Rotary Clubs (every club seems to claim that they really don't want to win through to the next round - so why are they so pleased when they do?).

For further information email

Bridge-declarer2.jpgMarket Bosworth & District Bridge Club

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Club Night: Wednesdays, Parish Hall, Park Street, Market Bosworth, CV13 0LL, 7 - 10pm, for experienced players (see website for directions).

Bridge For All: Tuesdays, Parish Hall, Park Street, 1:30 - 4:15pm, starts 25th September for 12 weeks

‘Beginning Bridge’ and ‘Continuing Bridge’ Training: Thursdays, Market Bosworth Community Library (MBCL), 45-54 Station Road, Market Bosworth, CV13 0JT, 2:15 - 3:45pm, starts 27th September for 12 weeks – all proceeds go to MBCL.




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Christmas Festivities Group 

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Market Bosworth Christmas Festivities Group

Sunday Dec 1st 2019 2pm - 8.00pm plus other activities in the morning

This is a group of volunteers made up of individuals who wish to ensure that Market Bosworth is truly festive over the Christmas period. The town is bedecked with lights and a majestic lit tree commands the Market Place. The group works with local businesses, the Parish Council and Hinckley and Bosworth Council to organise a 'lights switch on event' and 'carols around the tree' event.

Representatives from local businesses, the Parish Council and Hinckley and Bosworth Council together with willing volunteers to plan what has now become a local tradition. As with all volunteer groups, we are always looking for help and support. If you can spare a couple of hours each month January to October plus a few more in November and December then please contact Claire or Tracey on 01455 290691.



MBS-logo.jpgbosworth-links-new-logo.pngMarket Bosworth Society

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The Market Bosworth Society can trace its origins back to the early 1970s and possibly even before. Even then as the Bosworth History Club it was a valuable part of village life and ever since has been active within the community, taking part in many events and supporting other local groups and businesses.

The stated aims of the Society are to "Promote and stimulate interest in the Parish of Market Bosworth and the local area and its environs: also, to preserve the heritage of the area in the public interest", and in this role the MBS has been instrumental in the introduction Local Government legislation:

  • The creation of the Conservation Area in 1974 and subsequent extension in March 2014, being adopted by Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council on the 27th May, 2014
  • The recognition of the MBS as a Statutory Consultee by the Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • The compilation, between 2013 and 2104, of the Market Bosworth Local Heritage List

Community Involvement

The Society has published several books on the history of the village, including "Memories Forged in Bosworth" (an oral history book with attendant CD).
Also, the Town Trail Guide, which sells around 150 copies a month and is currently being revised and updated making it 21st Century proof.

In 2017 hundreds of residents and visitors took part in Bosworth Links. A community led archaeological project, based on the work of Professor Carenza Lewis (noted for her appearances on Time Team), to illuminate the period 410 to 1088, and over 80kgs. of finds were unearthed.
Recently, the Society has supports The Tommies –a group of adults with learning difficulties studying the Great War.

Bosworth Past and Present

Some of the more noticeable features of Market Bosworth's long history, whose development the Society record are:

  • The Ashby Canal and The Battlefield Line, both legacies of 19C industry now 21C leisure facilities.
  • The Persimmon Estate on the site of an old timber treatment plant, and the associated workers' timber-framed houses.
  • Churchill Ltd. Engineering –from WW2 Spitfire manufacture to classified MOD work.

The Future

Whist recording the past (the Society has over 10,00 items in its soon-to-be digitised Archive), the Society recognises the importance of capturing and passing on the living history of our village.

  • A wide ranging lecture programme
  • Local history evenings - important social events to share and pass on memories and information to all generations of residents of Market Bosworth.
  • A printed monthly Newsletter, available on the Web and Facebook

The Market Bosworth Society is fortunate to exist in a town with such a vibrant and positive community.

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sparkarts.png                 The Arts Society Sparkenhoe

Connecting you with the Arts through illustrated talks by entertaining professional speakers.

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The Arts Society Sparkenhoe 

Connecting you with the Arts through illustrated talks by entertaining professional speakers.

7.30 pm Evening Lectures @ The Dixie Grammar School 

Market Bosworth, CV13 0LE., every first Monday in the month except January and August. 

Guests £5 on the door.

Full-time students free.  

Check our website for membership detail*

or call 07590 496150; 01455 291052; 01455 290300 

*Local society membership gives you membership to The Arts Society. See

2019 -20 Programme


10 JUNE 2019

Did the Ancient Greeks know about the Golden Rectangle?

With a Golden Rectangle, if you lop off a square, you're left with another Golden Rectangle. The ratio is about 1.618 : 1. This is the Golden Ratio. A mathematician will get excited at this point about the Fibonacci sequence & irrationality. But most of us aren't mathematicians.

John SherlockAn engineer by training, he now runs his own business advising the owners of historic houses and landscapes, counting the National Trust & the Crown Estate among his clients.



1 JULY 2019

Monet: 'the Joy and the Torment'

The driving force of Impressionism, ambitious & stubborn, he was gifted with an astonishing technical ability & precise observation. A founding artist of the Impressionists, fame & success came finally at Giverny.

Douglas Skeggs is a writer, artist and TV Presenter. He lectures to many London art courses, is Director of the New Academy of Arts, & is a novelist. 



2 SEPT 2019


'Debo' - Mitford, Cavendish, Devonshire Duchess, Housewife, 1920-2014

Marriage took 'Debo', youngest of the Mitford sisters & wife of the 11th Duke of Devonshire, to Chatsworth. With Lismore Castle & Bolton Abbey too, no wonder she stated her job as 'housewife'. Her charm was in her stoic Mitfordian perspective, curiosity, stylish beauty, quick wit & delight in life.

Simon Seligman is an art & architectural historian. From 1991-2010 he worked at Chatsworth & lectures widely about it. He gave numerous public presentations & interviews with the late Duchess.





Turbulent Times: Russian History as depicted by its 19thC Realist Painters

Russia from 1850s was a cultural powerhouse, the novelists (Tolstoy, Dostoevsky...) & composers (Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky...) well known. The painters are not, but the period saw a new realist school of art, the "Itinerants"; the talk explores its interactions with the vast, unruly Russia that it both loved & detested.

Sir Tony Brenton is a distinguished British diplomat & commentator on public affairs, having been British Ambassador to Russia through a particularly tense time in UK/Russia relations. His book Historically Inevitable? on the Russian revolution was published in 2016. 





Canal History and Heritage

Only the Church of England & the National Trust have more listed buildings than our canals. Everything on the waterways was built with a purpose though a well-known architectural historian once described this remarkable working heritage as a 'poor man's sculpture'!

Roger Butler is a landscape architect, writer, photographer & lecturer with a keen interest in the heritage of our canal network. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. 





That Pretty German Toy - Musings on the Christmas Tree

It is arguably the icon of our midwinter celebrations, yet how much do we actually know about its origins? The talk delves as far back as the Book of Genesis to tell the story of this 'German toy', as Dickens described it. The talk is illustrated throughout with music.

Peter Medhurst is a musician & scholar, giving recitals & illustrated lectures on music & the arts. He studied singing & early keyboard instruments at the Royal College of Music & at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. He makes a welcome return visit to our Society. 





The Subtle Science and Exact Art of Colour in Garden Design

Gertrude Jekyll wrote: "remember that in a garden we are painting a picture". As an accomplished watercolourist, she was familiar with the principles of using colours. This talk looks at how to apply these principles in designing a border; but a border is different from a painting. 

Timothy Walker is a highly experienced public lecturer, former director of the Oxford University Botanic Garden, & latterly tutor at Somerville College Oxford






Raphael: A master in the making.  2020 marks the 500th anniversary of Raphael's death - one of the 3 giants of High Renaissance Italy, alongside Michelangelo & Leonardo da Vinci. From humble beginnings in Urbino, he achieved extraordinary status. The talk explores early works & influences, to the masterpieces he created in Rome.

Siân Walters lectures at the National Gallery & The Wallace Collection & taught at Surrey University, specialising in C15th & C16th Italian painting. 






A Life in Fashion: The Wardrobe of Cecil Beaton. When Cecil Beaton died in 1980, one of his tailors was telephoned with the news before Buckingham Palace, despite his close links with the Royal Family. From his youth Beaton expressed a flamboyant sartorial nonchalance. 

Benjamin Wild, FRHistS, specialises in the history of dress. He convenes courses for the V & A, was guest lecturer at the Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design, & is consultant lecturer at the Sotheby's Institute of Art. 



11 MAY



Insiders/Outsiders: Refugees from Nazi Europe and their contribution to British Visual Culture

Despite the trauma of dislocation & the obstacles encountered on arrival in the UK, those who fled here from Nazi-dominated Europe in the 1930s & '40s made a pervasive, long-lasting contribution to British culture. Focussing on the visual arts, this lecture examines the nature of this contribution. 

Monica Bohm-Duchen is a London-based freelance lecturer, writer & exhibition organizer. She has lectured for Tate, the National Gallery, the Royal Academy of Arts, the Open University, Sotheby's Institute of Art & the Courtauld Institute of Art, & is creative director of the Insiders/Outsiders Festival (





Gardening logo.jpgMarket Bosworth Gardening Club

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Market Gardening Gardening Club meets once a month from September to June for talks and demonstrations on a wide range of gardening and horticultural topics, followed by homemade cake and a cup of tea. There is usually a plant sale too. Every Summer we have a day out by coach.

We are a small, and like to think, friendly group who welcome new members. You don't have to own a garden to join our Club!

The annual subscription of £20 includes refreshments at the meetings.  Details of each meeting will be given on the Residents Calendar page of this website.

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Market Bosworth Sports Club

A Community Amateur Sports Club - CASC registration number CH04661

Market Bosworth Sports Club is an entirely voluntary non-profit organisation that aims to promote and provide facilities for sport, recreation and leisure-time activities for the communal benefit of children through to adults living in and around the Market Bosworth area.  

Thanks to the support of local people, businesses and grant funding from Sport England and the Football Foundation, Market Bosworth Sports Club now has a purpose built Club House with superb facilities for sports and leisure as well as off road parking.  It hosts several sports clubs and community groups and is the home of:

For further information check out our Website and calendar page

Or visit us at: Wellsborough Road, Market Bosworth CV13 6PD

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Market Bosworth Festival: Celebrating the Arts.

including: Arts & Crafts - Music - Drama - Lectures & Presentations - Comedy - Film - Family Events 

Market Bosworth Festival is a registered charity run by a dedicated group of local people who love the Arts. We put on a series of events every year in and around Market Bosworth,  Leicestershire to support and celebrate the Arts in a variety of forms - music of all genres, film, theatre, literature, lectures, the visual arts and crafts, and anything else that we think might be of interest! 

We aim to promote art, music and drama in and around the picturesque town of Market Bosworth, Leicestershire.

We involve the local community by bringing the Arts into the town.

We organise many events including:

  • Music, drama, film, comedy, lectures and entertainment of all kinds
  • Art and craft exhibitions
  • Workshops and competitions in schools, and entertainment for children
  • We offer young performers the opportunity to be seen and heard.

 Please see the website for more details.


logoMarket Bosworth Community Interest Company

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Working to provide a valued community for all. Our aims are to promote better life chances for all through a community which demonstrates active participation from members of the community to tackle problems.

Market Bosworth CIC is a not for profit, volunteer led and managed group. The group initially formed to ensure Market Bosworth did not lose its Post Office service entirely. This Enjoy! Market Bosworth website was developed by the CIC. The groups aims to find solutions to address the needs of the community as they arise.

If you are interested in helping the group in any way please contact 

Please contact if you would like your organisation to appear on this page.

Gardening logo.jpgMarket Bosworth Bowling Club

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Market Bosworth Bowling Club 

The Club is a friendly and welcoming club that plays competitively in various leagues but also offers a number of friendly games against other clubs. There are also internal club competitions and 'roll up' sessions. The season for playing bowls is generally between April and the end of September.

New members are welcome whether experienced players only those wishing to learn. Whatever your age, gender or experience this a sport that you can participate. The club is based in Rectory Lane, Market Bosworth. Non bowlers can join as social members and participate in the many other events hosted by the club throughout the year.

Please see the club website for more details.