Digital Businesses in the Hathern Area

Are you looking to get more of a grasp on technology?

The Digital Age is well and truly here – are you in need of one of these digital businesses?

The world is increasingly moving into online realms and those who choose to separate themselves from it risk missing out on being a part of a community which now spans the entire globe. Despite being just a small village in Leicestershire, Hathern has tackled the Digital Age head on by creating a number of websites that present the village as the vibrant, active community it is. is a great example of how the village community has been brought together by a simple website. Through this portal residents can get useful notifications on the village as well gain access to information on the village’s many social groups.

Although there are a number of useful businesses that you can make use of in the Hathern area, you might have to travel further out to get direction or support in regards to digital ventures. Listed below are a number of tools that you can use to launch your own online adventures, whatever they might be:

WH Photography

William Hardy is an experienced wedding and school photographer, having photographed over 50 weddings and 40 commercial jobs. He’s the only professional photographer currently residing in Hathern and has successfully made a living there for over five years now. His wedding photography aims to capture the natural emotions and intimate moments that might otherwise go unnoticed on the big day, whilst his catalogue of other professional work is available on request.

Affixxius Films

If you’re looking to get your new business or project off the ground then you might consider getting a high-quality video commissioned. The experienced folks at Affixxius Films have created dozens of projects for big commercial clients including local sports teams like the Leicester Tigers and Nottingham’s Trent Bridge Cricket Club. Head over to their site to check out the range of work they’ve produced so far.

GoLearn! – Adult Learning Courses

The world of computing can often be an intimidating one, but unfortunately without knowledge in this field it can be difficult to progress in life. By enrolling in an adult learning course through Leicestershire County Council you can open doors to many more potential careers in the digital realm. Learning how to build and market a website could lead to you working as an SEO in Liverpool or even a designer in London!


Graphic design can be a tricky beast to get your head round. If you’ve just started your own business and are struggling to produce quality visual designs to promote yourself with then you might want to consider enlisting the help of a dedicated designer. Mooli operates out of Mountsfields House in Loughborough and have a selection of their portfolio on their website,should you wish to view their work for yourself.

Creative and Print Services @ Uni of Loughborough

Sometimes it can be easier to get all your creative or digital work tackled by a single team, rather than approaching several different companies. The University of Loughborough offer just that, their dedicated Creative and Print team have been operating for over 30 years, offering a wide variety of services that cater to all budgets. Whether you want photography work, web design or physical prints – the team at the Uni can help you out.

Upcoming 2018 Events in Hathern

There’s plenty to see and do in the Hathern area…

If you’re considering planning a trip then why not plan for it to coincide with one of these great cultural events taking place this year in Hathern and the surrounding areas.

We’re lucky enough to have a dedicated team of people who work tirelessly to pull together some truly memorable events every year. These range from traditional cultural events like the ever popular Bonfire night to more niche music nights, like the first one on our list:

Fred V & Grafix at DBE, Loughborough

If you had asked Devon-born Drum’n’Bass producers Fred Vahrman and Josh Jackson five years ago if they had thought they’d be playing stellar venues such as the DBE at the mere age of 26, they’d probably probably not know what to say.

Promoting their 2017 record, Cinematic Party Music, they’ll be playing a rare Loughborough date before heading to London for another packed out gig at Scala.

3rd Feb 2018/£15 + fees/2200-0400



Funhouse Comedy Club at Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough

Local compere Spiky Mike will be introducing the acts to the stage at the Swan in the Rushes for this night of comedy that you won’t want to miss! In addition to headlining comedian Simon Lomas, runner up in 2017’s ‘English Comedian of the Year‘, there’ll be support from Harry Sanders and American comedian Spring Day. It’s advisable to book your tickets well ahead of schedule as we can almost guarantee that this event will sell out: don’t miss out!

11th Feb 2018/£5.50/Starts 1930

Loughborough Rocks Mini Festival at Loughborough Town Hall

One of two major live music events in the Hathern calendar, Loughborough Rocks brings together dozens of local bands and acts in a Battle of the Bands competition.

The prize?

A supporting slot at Wicked Hathern Fest ‘18 in the Summer. Bands from across the area will be uploading their tracks for judging, but only five will be chosen to compete at Loughborough Town Hall – you’ll also have the chance to see last year’s winners, Rawkus Redz, performing again!

24th March 2018/£8/Starts 1900

Wicked Hathern Fest ‘18 at Dishley Grange Farm

One of the biggest dates in the Hathern calendar, this two-day festival brings together a heady mix of local bands, awesome tribute acts and chart-topping sell outs. Headliners at previous festivals have included Toploader and The Hoosiers; this year it’s the turn of Scouting for Girls. Keep an eye out on the festival site to see who else will be playing this year and head to Loughborough Rocks to see which local band will be supporting the headliners!

10th-11th August 2018/From £20

Wicked Hathern Fireworks & Bonfire at Dishley Grange Farm

Bonfire night at Dishley Grange Farm is a tradition that has been a fixture in locals’ calendars for a long time. Come and join in the fun this November and you’ll see that it’s a lot more than just a fire in a field. There’ll be live music acts, great food and even a ‘Silent Fireworks’ show for the young ones.

Book tickets in advance to avoid disappointment and make sure you arrive early if you’re hoping to get an up close look at the fireworks!

4th November 2018/From £6/From 1730