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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

  • A Traditional Christmas


    Enjoy a traditional Christmas at Belgrave Hall. Listen to music from Oadby & Wigston Scout and Guide band and sing along...

  • Action Homeless Donation Screening


    A Street Cat Named Bob. A charity donation screening in support of the Action Homeless Winter Appeal. Simply bring...

  • Sublime Symmetry


    The Mathematics behind De Morgan’s Ceramic Designs. Sublime Symmetry exhibition showcases the work of William De Morgan,...

  • Alice in Wonderland


    Presented by Herrick Theatre. Follow the White Rabbit to a charmed land of tea parties, grinning felines and royal decrees....

  • The Wheel of Light


    Enjoy a spectacular view of the Christmas lights and Leicester landmarks as the big wheel returns to the city centre.

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