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Situated on the River Soar, Leicester is a city in the East Midlands. With a population of over 330,000, it is the tenth largest city in England and has an historic association with the production of textiles, clothing and shoes. The city is close to the M1 making it easy to reach by road. You can also fly in to East Midlands airport or arrive by train. This modern city is diverse in culture and religion, with a history stretching back to the Iron Age and Roman settlement.

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Upcoming Events

20 Sep 2016 - 29 Sep 2016THE INFILTRATOR at Phoenix

Based on a true story, Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Trumbo) plays U.S Custom’s agent Robert “Bob” Mazur, who in the 1980s went undercover as a slick businessman helping drug gangs launder their dirty money. 
Drawn deeper into the drug trade and the vicious world of Pablo Escobar’s lieutenant Robert Alcaino (Benjamin Bratt) where the slightest slip-up could cost him, Bob plots to take the cartel and hopefully get out alive.  
An intelligent and gripping espionage thriller for grownups. 
Dir: Brad Furman 
Cast: Bryan Cranston , Benjamin Bratt 
UK 2016, 130mins

29 Sep 2016Literature at Lunchtime - De Montfort Hall

With Dr Jane Mackay 
John Steinbeck - Of Mice and Men  
This short novel by Steinbeck draws on his own personal experience of working on the land in his native California. In this little masterpiece he remembers the ‘hobos’, the travelling workers, who picked up any jobs they could get and were often badly treated on the farms where they took temporary work. Out of his first hand observation comes a classic novel of human loneliness and the necessity for kindness in the worst conditions.

30 Sep 2016 - 6 Oct 2016BRIDGET JONES'S BABY at Phoenix

Bridget’s back, and this time with baby bump in tow! The third film in the ongoing tribulations of Ms Jones finds our heroine in her forties and separated from Mark Darcy.  
Determined to focus on her career as a news producer, the appearance of new dashing American love interest Jack Qwant somewhat derails her good intentions; especially when she finds out she’s pregnant and either Mr Darcy or Mr Qwant could be the father!  
Another hilarious adventure with another winning performance from Zellweger as beautiful Bridget.  
Dir: Sharon Maguire 
Cast: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth 
UK/USA/Ireland/France 2016, 123mins

1 Oct 2016Fun Palaces Workshop

Leicester Print Workshop, St. George’s Street 
Join the fun at the third annual Fun Palaces workshop with Leicester Print Workshop. This year they’ll be using both venues, starting at LPW to make a print in special conductive ink before going over to Phoenix to create a piece of digital art. 
This is a free drop-in event, no booking required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Suitable for ages 3-10. 
Leicester Print Workshop‘s new building is on St George’s St, a short two minute walk from Phoenix. Please note there may be a waiting time to join in at busy times.
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