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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

  • The Story of Diwali in Leicester


    6,000 Lights: The Story of Diwali in Leicester Exhibition. Leicester today has what is regarded as one of the largest Diwali...

  • Patricia Cornwell in Conversation


    Join us for a very special book event with Patricia Cornwell, the queen of forensic crime writing. In partnership with...

  • At The Front


    At The Front is part of the nationwide commemoration of the start of the Battle of the Somme. The exhibition and supporting...

  • The Dinosaur Gallery


    Currently on display is the 200 million year old fossil of an ichthyosaur – an extinct marine reptile alive at the same time...

  • Expressionism: The Total Artwork


    New Walk Museum & Art Gallery are proud to host the largest collection of German Expressionist artwork in the UK, and with...

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