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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

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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

  • Everybody's Reading

    01/10/2016

    Everybody’s Reading is a festival of all things reading, taking place across Leicester city in schools, libraries and venues,...

  • Soweto Kinch

    29/09/2016

    To celebrate the launch of BHM 2016 and his new album Nonagram, award winning alto-saxophonist and MC Soweto Kinch takes...

  • Richard III

    29/09/2016

    Pushing the boundaries of Shakespearean performance, Brite Theater have re-imagined Richard III as a one- woman show. The...

  • Café Jewry Wall

    30/09/2016

    To raise awareness and donations for Macmillan Cancer Support, Jewry Wall Museum is hosting a variation on the ‘Macmillan...

  • The Battle of the Somme (1916) at Leicester Cathedral

    01/10/2016

    Silent film with live music by Laura Rossi, performed by Leicester Symphony Orchestra. Presented by DMU Local in association...

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