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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

  • Plant Culture


    Bringing together different artistic representations of plant life in modern and contemporary art, Plant Culture will explore...

  • Teddy Bears Picnic


    Bring your favourite teddy down to the Belgrave Hall Teddy Bears Picnic. Take your picture with our giant bear and join in...

  • Gareth Richards: The Halo Effect


    Join Gareth Richards, Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee 2010, for a new show of songs and comedy. With...

  • Princess and Knights fun day


    Come along and make a shield and sword, create your own bouncing jester and medieval jewellery. Come along in your best knight...

  • The Finest Ruin


    The Finest Ruin tells two stories: the conception of the Arch of Remembrance in Leicester’s Victoria Park, and the friendship...

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