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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


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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

  • International Small Print


    In partnership with Leicester Print Workshop, a quadrennial open exhibition by international print makers. Preview Friday...

  • Spark Festival


    The Spark Festival is the largest children's arts festival in England & Wales, taking place every May & June in Leicester....

  • Close up on Kubrick


    Pop-up exhibition featuring props from Kubrick masterpieces. The infamous “all work and no play” typewritten page from...

  • Destination Space: Grossology


    As Tim Peake prepares to come back to Earth with a bump, join the National Space Centre to discover the science of all the...

  • RAW Photography Exhibition


    This is a showcase of the final works of students from the HNC Photography programme at Leicester College. Each set of photographic...

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