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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

  • The ICC Women's World Cup 2017


    The ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 gets under way on Saturday 24 June, with 28 matches taking place over 21 days, culminating...

  • Canteen street food night


    Enjoy the best, tasty food from the UK's top street food traders in our courtyard, with music to suit the mood, and bars...

  • The Handlebards Present: As You Like It


    Join the HandleBards’ all-female troupe in the beautiful grounds of the Abbey Pumping Station for a bicycle-powered production...

  • Simon Says... Weekend 2017


    Simon Says... let's do it all again in 2017!

    Simon Says... returns to De Montfort Hall and...

  • Peter Barraclough: Beloved Melodies


    A solo piano performance featuring film music and works by Brahms, Chopin, Paganini, Khachaturian and Satie to name but a...

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