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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

  • Christmas Craft Fair


    It’s nearly Christmas so why not treat yourself to an alternative shopping experience in the beautiful surroundings of the...

  • Make a Million Pounds


    Hundreds of local children have been drawing their own £100 notes, and thousands of these delightful designs will be piled...

  • India’s Gateway


    India’s Gateway: Gujarat, Mumbai & Britain. India’s Gateway traces the history of Gujarat and Mumbai as age-old centres of...

  • The Waterboys


    “People should expect the unexpected from The Waterboys,” says Mike Scott. It’s a mission statement which has inspired three...

  • Roaring For Münter


    A new play written and performed by TV and theatre actress, Mary Jo Randle, is debuting in the German Expressionist gallery....

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