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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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Rugby world cup 2015

Rugby world cup 2015

The King Power stadium will host 3 matches in the Rugby World Cup. It’s too big to miss…

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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
Theatres in Leicester

Culture in Leicester

From touring West End to local talent, enjoy stage and screen in the city…

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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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Festivals and celebrations

Festivals & Celebrations

Celebrate the city’s diversity with cultural and community celebrations, comedy, music, history and more…

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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

  • Sky Ride


    The streets of Leicester will be closed to traffic on Sunday 30 August, as thousands of people descend on the city in celebration...

  • City Festival: Flavours of rugby


    Enjoy the excitement of a multi format mega fest event. Raising the profile of rugby at all levels and ages and showcasing...

  • City Festival: Journeys Festival


    Orton Square will come alive with arts and culture from across the globe as ArtReach takes its Journeys Festival celebration...

  • City Festival: Summer Art Trail


    Summer Art Trail is a journey between places around Leicester. As part of the City Festival stroll between exhibitions...

  • Leicester horticultural show


    featuring exhibits of flowers, fruit, vegetables, handicrafts, cookery and flower arrangements, with trade and horticultural...

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