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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

  • India's Gateway: Festival of events


    A festival of films, workshops and talks exploring Indian art and culture. The events, which will take place at New Walk...

  • Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival


    The festival has grown massively in recent years and in February have over 780 events in more than 60 venues across Leicester,...

  • Philharmonia Orchestra


    MAHLER Symphony No 3. A six-movement epic requiring gargantuan orchestral forces, the Philharmonia bring Mahler’s glorious...

  • Dial M for Murder


    Hitchcock made a film of this great play. Ratae Cooperative Players will be performing 'Dial M for Murder' at Leicester College...

  • Mnozil Brass


    2015 sees a brand new show from Mnozil Brass, Yes! Yes! Yes! This septet from Vienna is probably the strangest brass ensemble...

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