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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

  • The Spark Children's Arts Festival


    The Spark is the largest children's festival in England, presenting the best theatre, dance, music, visual arts and digital...

  • Secret Egypt Unravelling Truth from Myth


    Secret Egypt challenges some of the enduring myths about ancient Egypt that are perpetuated through films, books and other...

  • Metropolis LIVE


    Metropolis is a 1927 film by Fritz Lang regarded as a masterpiece. Set in a futuristic urban dystopia, it is among the most...

  • Ancient Egypt Week


    A week of fun activities that explore the life and afterlife of this ancient civilisation. Take part in the pyramid build...

  • Pretty Pencils Children’s Day


    Decorate a pencil and pencil holder with a little help from us, or create your own design. Then follow the themed trail around...

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