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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


From state–of–the–art to old and treasured, enjoy an eclectic theatre programme…

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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

  • Handmade festival


    We’re Handmade, a totally independent music and arts festival and we live in the city of Leicester in the UK. For one weekend...

  • Open 26 - Final week


    This year's Leicester and East Midlands Open exhibition is being organised in partnership with De Montfort University. For...

  • Inside out festival


    Inside Out Festival celebrates extraordinary artistic talent from across the East Midlands. In an exhilarating two-week programme...

  • Rigoletto


    The masterpiece they tried to ban. Starring Vladimir Dragos as Rigoletto. Featuring a magnificent golden eagle and two regal...

  • A Lifetime in showbusiness - Final week


    A tribute to Sir Norman Wisdom OBE presented by the Big Difference company. An exhibition celebrating the life of festival...

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