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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

Shopping

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

  • Expressionism: The Total Artwork

    16/03/2016

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

  • Heritage Sundays: tours and open days

    26/06/2016

    On the last Sunday of the month the Magazine Gateway and Wygston’s House are open to the public, with visitors invited to...

  • Shelf Life

    20/06/2016

    A Leicester LoFi photographic exhibition celebrating small quirky shops.

  • Framed Expanse

    10/06/2016

    Phoenix has commissioned artists Luci Eldridge and Meg Rahaim to make new work exploring the relationship between digital...

  • The Dinosaur Gallery

    21/06/2016

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

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