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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

  • Leicester Curry Awards 20117


    The Leicester Curry Awards A prestigious annual gala dinner celebrating our city’s vibrant Asian culture and the culinary...

  • Baithak: Indian classical music


    Enjoy a relaxed and intimate evening of Indian classical music featuring talented and renowned musicians. From Sitar Music...

  • Night in the Museum


    Ryan Gander curates Arts Council Collection. Attenborough Arts Centre brings a major new touring exhibition to Leicester...

  • Travel Talks Leicester


    The longstanding and popular Travel Talks programme takes place on Friday mornings from end September to end May. It is...

  • Anglo Sikh Wars


    Anglo Sikh Wars: Battles, Treaties and Relics 1845-1849. For the first time ever, a hidden era of British and Sikh history...

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