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Open Streets Greyfriars 2019


Open Streets Greyfriars 2019

Each month is themed, with the July event celebrating Leicester’s Georgian history.

It will include a guided ride around Leicester to discover more about the city in the 18th century; a walking tour led by a local historian of key Georgian buildings and stories; a guided walk to explore the history and recent regeneration of the Greyfriars Townscape Heritage area.

At New Market Square, there will be a special display by a blacksmith and a keyring making activity, as well as an information stall, a free bike-fixing service, live graffiti art, bicycle hire and free rickshaw rides. Two groups of historical re-enactors will be displaying military drills and domestic crafts from the Georgian era, while there will be three history talks to enjoy. Young ones can have a go at architectural model making, the Leicester lettering activity, bike art, sensory play and calligraphy.

There will also be displays and exhibitions and the chance to try a game of street cricket – and all activities are free!

Future themes for the Greyfriars Open Streets events will include Victorian Leicester, King Richard III and wartime Leicester.

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

Opening Times

July: (28 July 2019)
Sunday13:00 - 16:00
August: (25 Aug 2019)
Sunday13:00 - 16:00
September: (29 Sept 2019)
Sunday13:00 - 16:00
October: (27 Oct 2019)
Sunday13:00 - 16:00


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