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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 Story of Diwali in Leicester


    6,000 Lights: The Story of Diwali in Leicester Exhibition. Leicester today has what is regarded as one of the largest Diwali...

  • Little rockets: Fantastic fireworks


    Come and explore all the colour the Festival of Light has to offer, with some fireworks themed fun! Join us for crafts, story...

  • Little rockets: Colour splash


    Join in the Diwali celebrations at New Walk Museum and bring your little ones for some messy colour play! There will be...

  • Coope, Boyes & Simpson


    Premier English acapella folk trio Barry Cope, Jim Boyes & Lester Simpson return to Leicester to raise the roof with their...

  • Festival Of Remembrance


    Leicestershire and Rutland Royal British Legion presents its annual Festival of Remembrance. Entertainment will be supplied...

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