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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

  • The ICC Women's World Cup 2017


    The ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 gets under way on Saturday 24 June, with 28 matches taking place over 21 days, culminating...

  • Leicester's Vintage Festival


    The return of our popular event featuring steam traction engines, road rollers, vintage vehicles, live music and the craft...

  • Heritage Sundays


    Heritage Sundays: Tours and Open Days 2017. Clustered around The Newarke and De Montfort University campus, just minutes...

  • Return of the Garrison


    This is the ultimate family and fan weekend, set in the perfect venue for this science fiction classic. Come along to...

  • Bardi Symphony Orchestra


    The Bardi’s 30th Anniversary season closes with a Midsummer Eve concert of popular music from the concert hall, opera...

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