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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

  • Leicester Comedy Festival

    08/02/2017

    The 2017 Festival will take place from 8-26 February and the full line up can be found on the website. There are over 800...

  • Semiconductor - Where Shapes Come From

    10/02/2017

    Where Shapes Comes From is a moving image work co-commissioned by Phoenix and the EDP Foundation which considers how science...

  • At The Front - last few days

    16/02/2017

    At The Front is part of the nationwide commemoration of the start of the Battle of the Somme. The exhibition and supporting...

  • Coughs, Colds and Cures

    19/02/2017

    Medicine Through the Ages. Discover how people coped with everything from winter sniffles to battle injuries in Roman...

  • Tales from Wales

    20/02/2017

    Two rising stars of the Welsh comedy scene bring their debut hour to Leicester Comedy Festival at The Guildhall. Observational...

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