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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


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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

  • Inside out


    Inside out celebrates extraordinary artistic talent from across the East Midlands. Expect a vibrant mix of new theatre,...

  • Lets dance international festival


    An innovative programme of dance from around the world. The conference and programme will reflect upon the challenges that...

  • Open 27 - Final week


    The city's annual showcase of artistic talent - from young artists to established names and featuring a range of media. Explore...

  • Emergency vehicles railway day


    Vintage police cars, fire engines and more.

  • Victorian Lavender hearts and wands


    With Annie Kinchington. The Victorians used the sweet perfume of lavender to scent themselves and linens. In this session...

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