Nativity roadshow

A ROVING version of the nativity – stopping off at various points in Great Easton – takes place tomorrow (Thursday).

For the second year running, the village is acting out the Christmas story with residents' gardens, the pub and Bringhurst Primary School pupils all playing a part in the play.

It starts with a carol service at St Andrew's Church in the village before the congregation is led snaking around the village, visiting angels, a shepherds' encampment complete with real sheep, majestic kings and the Sun Inn – where there is, of course, no room.

Last year's inaugural event saw about 230 people attend and it was such a success that this year's version will be attended by the Bishop of Leicester.

Lorraine Morley, a co-producer of the event along with Stephen Bishop, said: "Last year saw the congregation on the move becoming a snaking line of glowsticks, torches and excitement, led around the village in search of the baby Jesus. The village comes together for the night. It really is a special event."

It starts at 7pm at St Andrew's in Church Bank.

There is no entrance fee but people are asked to make a donation.

Everyone is welcome.