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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

  • The ICC Women's World Cup 2017

    25/06/2017

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

  • Alice in Wonderland Craft Day

    30/05/2017

    Don’t be late for our Alice in Wonderland craft day at Abbey Pumping Station! Have a go at making giant flower masks,...

  • Anglo Sikh Wars

    11/03/2017

    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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