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Always and always facing toward the Light

Always and always facing toward the Light


Always and always facing toward the Light

We're delighted to bring renowned video mapping specialists Shared Space & Light to Leicester for the first time to produce a spectacular FREE show in New Market Square.

Alice Hawkins' remarkable and inspiring story will be brought to life with live performance, a spectacular local choir and an incredible video projection on the historic Corn Exchange. This major event - celebrating Alice's story and closely linked to International Women's Day on March 8th – is not to be missed!

Leicester is one of seven cities in the Centenary Cities project marking 100 years of Votes for Women funded by the Government Equalities Office with a range of exhibitions, events and the launch of the Alice Hawkins statue in New Market Square. See the activities taking place in Leicester on this supporting leaflet.

Show times are 6.30pm, 7.45pm and 9pm. 

Your FREE event wristband can be picked up from Visit Leicester on Gallowtree Gate, the Highcross Customer Service Desk, LCB Depot, and New Walk Museum. 

There will be wristbands available from Visit Leicester up until 9pm on Sunday, but we'd advise picking one up beforehand to make sure! 

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions


Anyone with a wristband can also take advantage of some great linked offers in Leicester city centre:

​​On Sunday, there’s 20% off full-price shoes, boots and bags at Clark’s, savings on drinks and a special Hawkins’ High Tea (booking required) at 33 Cank Street, 15% off drinks at Bruxelles on High Street, and discounts on a range of suffragette-themed food and drink at Firebug on Millstone Lane, with a meal and a drink available for just £6.

​​​​​There’s also free admission to the award-winning King Richard III Visitor Centre after 2pm on Sunday for those showing their wristband.

From Saturday (2 March) until Monday (4 March), diners at Bill’s on Shires Lane can enjoy a free Bill’s beer or glass of wine with any main meal, when they show their wristband.

And although Femi Health & Beauty on Highcross Street is closed on Sundays, anyone with an event wristband can claim 20% off their next treatment, or choose a free £5 salon voucher.

For further details of the offers. click here.

Additional Information

For those travelling by car, you can park at Newarke Street Car Park for just £1 on Sunday! The car park will also be open until 10pm, with last entry at 9pm. 

Anyone wishing to attend by cycle can take advantage of FREE secure bike parking at the Town Hall Bike Park from 16:00 to 22:00. Find more information on the Bike Park by clicking here.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of her descendants, volunteers and community groups. A grant from the Government's Centenary Fund to support the performance and a generous donation from local businessman Jamie Lewis for the Alice Hawkins statue. Event produced by Leicester City Council in partnership with Big Difference Company.


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Leicester Market, 2 - 4 Market Place South, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 5HB

Tel: +44 (0) 1162994444


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