Welcome to Leicester

Leicester is a city in the East Midlands that is situated on the River Soar. With a population of over 330,000, the county town of Leicestershire is the 10th largest city in England and holds a historic association with the production of textiles, clothing and shoes. The city is close to the M1 making it easy to get to by road. You can also fly into East Midlands airport or arrive by train. This modern city is diverse in culture and religion, with a history stetching back to the Iron Age and Roman settlement.

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Upcoming Events

2 Aug 2014Leicester Caribbean Carnival

With the theme ‘A Celebration of Nelson Mandela’, this year's event celebrates and reflects upon what carnival means to those living in a multi-cultural city like Leicester. Expect to witness brightly coloured creative costumes and floats parading through Victoria Park and the City Centre.
 

16 Aug 2014 - 17 Aug 2014Night of Festivals Touring - Leicester

Night of Festivals Touring is a spectacular two day event that takes over city centre locations. It makes its final stop in Leicester this August 16th (11am - 10pm) & 17th (11am - 5pm), bringing with it a vibrant programme of free family fun including street performance, live music, spoken word poetry, dance, film and storytelling. 
 
Head to the Night of Festivals website for all the information from the jam-packed programme; www.nightoffestivals.com
 

16 Aug 2014 - 17 Aug 2014The Battle of Bosworth Anniversary Weekend

Experience the spectacular annual event which brings medieval England and the Wars of the Roses to life. Witness the battle that changed the course of history as the armies of Henry Tudor take the crown and life of Richard Plantagenet, King of England. This event features an authentic war camp, a medieval market, an ale tent, a jousting show and falconry displays. Book before 15th August for a 15 percent discount.
 

23 Aug 2014Cosmopolitan Carnival

Kaleidoscope Arts are hosting the Cosmopolitan Carnival, a free event to bring the city centre alive with every imaginable art form, showcasing Leicester’s vibrant cultural mix, breaking down racial barriers and promoting cultural understanding. The Cosmopolitan Carnival promises to be a fun and fantastic day out for all the family, showcasing the best of Leicester’s local talent!
 

25 Aug 2014Eighteenth Annual Leicester Horticultural Show

The Eighteenth Annual Leicester Horticultural Show is being held this year at Aylestone Leisure Centre, Saffron Lane. The show will be opened officially by the Lord Mayor at 11am and will be host to various horticultural displays including exhibits of flowers, fruit and vegetables. There will also be a tombola, raffle and a selection of refreshments.
 

30 Aug 2014Leicester Pride Festival

Leicester is promoting equality and diversity with their annual LGBT festival. Spanning across nine days with a series of art, culture, sport, music and film events, the main parade takes place on 30th August 2014 from The Curve Theatre to Victoria Park.
 
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