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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

  • Handmade festival


    A totally independent music and arts festival that takes place on May bank holiday in the city of Leicester. Our aim is...

  • Shalamar live In Leicester


    2Funky Arts & Sonic Attractions presents Shalamar LIVE "A Night to Remember", "I Can Make You Feel Good", "There It Is",...

  • The Unknown Soldier


    Jack stayed on when the guns fell silent, to search the battlefields for those that could not go home. A story of comradeship,...

  • Arts Lecture


    Leicester Decorative and Fine Arts Society presents an illustrated talk. The title is Living People who breath and feel...

  • Travel Talks Leicester


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

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