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Richard III Leicester

Find out more about King Richard III in Leicester, including the King Richard III Visitor Centre and the re-interment…

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Festivals and celebrations

Festivals & Celebrations

Celebrate the city’s diversity with cultural and community celebrations, comedy, music, history and more…

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Arts & Museums

Arts and Museums

Explore exhibition spaces ranging from modern and old masters to independent artist–led spaces…

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Theatres in Leicester

Culture in Leicester

From touring West End to local talent, enjoy stage and screen in the city…

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WWI centenary

World War I Centenary

A commemoration of ordinary people and their extraordinary stories during the First World War…

Leicester remembers World War I
Shopping in Leicester


Explore boutiques, markets, specialist stores and high street names in the city...…

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Connecting Leicester

Connecting Leicester

Improving the built environment and making the city an exciting and accessible visitor destination…

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What’s On

  • Adrian Mole's 50 Birthday Bash


    2 April 2017 marks Leicester hero Adrian Mole’s 50th Birthday. To celebrate, the University of Leicester, with Penguin Books,...

  • Space Lates


    An evening of astronomy, with special guests, talks, workshops and live stargazing. We are joined by special guests to...

  • Canteen - street food night at LCB Depot


    Canteen is Leicester's NEW street food event, on the last Friday of the month. Our third Canteen will be on Friday 31 March...

  • Vaughan College and Co-operative Education


    Vaughan College was established in 1862 as a Working Men’s College and Institute by Rev David Vaughan. This talk, by Cynthia...

  • Anglo Sikh Wars


    Anglo Sikh Wars: Battles, Treaties and Relics 1845-1849. For the first time ever, a hidden era of British and Sikh history...

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