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Open Streets Greyfriars 2019


Open Streets Greyfriars 2019

Each month is themed, with the final October event focusing on Victorian Leicester.

It will include a guided ride and walk around Leicester to discover more about the city during the 19th century, as well as a walking tour of key buildings and stories.

Construct your own Victorian house with a special model making activity from the local society of architects and play with word art derived from designs in the local area with an artist from DMU. There will be arts and craft activities from Focus charity and the King Richard III Visitor Centre. A real highlight is the live blacksmith show and the chance to make your own keyring to take home. Balanceability will be stationed on Greyfriars to help children learn to ride bikes and there will be live graffiti art from Graffwerks on New Market Square. The Choral Evensong at Leicester Cathedral will feature Victorian music, with the Sambando samba band out on the streets and more live music in St Martin’s Square. There will be a range of audio-visual  and more traditional exhibitions from the Victorian Society, the University of Leicester and the Documentary Media Centre. Local historian Jo Vigor-Mungovin will give a talk on the true story of local legend Joseph Carey Merrick.   

A wide range of activities, both indoors and out on the streets, and all activities are free!

Open Streets is supported by Ride Leicester, British Cycling, Sustrans, Choose How You Move, B-Buddies, Graffwerks HQ, Greyfriars Townscape Heritage Initiative, National Lottery Heritage Fund, King Richard III Visitor Centre, Leicester Cathedral and Leicester Market.

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New Market Square and Old Town, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 5HQ

Tel: +44 (0) 1163050002


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