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Richard III Events in Leicester

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Enjoy a family day out and find out more about Richard III by attending one of many special events in Leicester. Listings are in date order and will be updated regularly so keep checking back to stay up to date with the latest events.

April | May


 April


Richard III (A Guided Walk in Leicester)
Thursday 17 April
2.00pm
Meet outside Town Hall
This walk, devised and led by Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby, is a rarity in that it tells the story of the rise and fall of this tragic and much-maligned king chronologically, while visiting the many sites in Leicester's Old Town with which he is associated.
£4 in advance or £5 on the day.
T: 0116 261 1576
www.crosbyheritage.co.uk/

Trial of Richard lll
Saturday 19 April
7.45pm (Doors at 7pm)
The Guildhall
A dramatization of Richard III held in the dock for his alleged crimes. Witnesses are called and cross-examined by Counsel. The final verdict? You decide! Refreshments available, advanced booking recommended to book call The Guildhall on 0116 253 2569. £6.50

Let's celebrate Richard III: Conflict 1485 Bosworth present the 15th century campaigner
Sunday 27 April
11am – 3pm
The Guildhall
Come down to the Guildhall and celebrate Richard lll. Help us create some beautiful bunting, celebratory flags and Richard III badges. Prepare for battle at Leicester’s Guildhall and meet the soldiers of King Richard lll 1485! Come and see the amazing arms and armour the soldiers wore as they marched to fight the usurper Henry Tudor on Bosworth Battlefield.  This was the decisive battle of the War of the Roses known to some as the Fields of Treason. Event includes face painting, quizzes and trails.
Drop-in event, £2.50 for activities.
T: 0116 253 2569


 

May

Finding Richard
Sunday 25 May
11.30am - 3.30pm
The Guildhall
Finding Richard short film follows a young boy, Gull, who on hearing that the bones of Richard lll have been found begins his own archaeological quest. Helping him on this journey is his Grandad, himself a dreamer who see something of himself in Gull. But what Gull finds isn't quite what he - or his Grandad - expected. Finding Richard stars Colin Baker and local actor David Knight, 12. The film is co-written and directed by Rhys Davies of Hive Films whose feature film ‘How To Make A Movie For 43 Pounds’ recently premiered at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival.  Doug Cubin of Sawscale Films co-writes and produces. This short 10 minute film will be played continuously throughout  the day, no need to book.
Free event.