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Leicester

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

26 Nov 2016 - 21 Jan 2017Grease, The Musical - at Curve

Grease is the word this Christmas as Nikolai Foster directs Curve’s brand new production of the electrifying, smash hit musical. 
 
After a whirlwind summer romance, leather-clad greaser Danny and girl-next-door Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High for senior year. But can they survive the trials and tribulations of teenage life, and find true love once more? 
 
A favourite on Broadway, the West End and the silver screen, Grease topped Channel 4’s poll to find the 100 Greatest Musicals of all time. Featuring a phenomenal score including Summer Nights, Greased Lightnin’, Hopelessly Devoted to You and You’re the One That I Want, this is set to be the musical event of the year, celebrating the birth of American cool and the incredible pop explosion of the 1950s. 
 
So round-up your Burger Palace Boys, pick up your Pink Ladies and get ready to burn up the quarter mile this Christmas!
 

10 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017Jack and the Beanstalk - DMH

Singing sensation Sam Bailey will be taking centre stage as the star of this year’s pantomime. The 2013 X Factor winner will star as Queen of the Flower Fairies, where she will be joined by funnyman Jon Clegg (Britain's Got Talent impressionist) as Simple Simon and Leicester's favourite dame Martin Ballard (BBC Radio Leicester) as Dame Trot. 
 
Join them for a traditional family show full of music, laughter, silliness, a dancing cow and plenty of audience participation.
 

14 Dec 2016DMU Christmas Carol Service

De Montfort University will be kicking off the festive season by holding its annual Christmas Carol Service on Wednesday 14 December. 
 
The celebrations will begin at 3pm in Magazine Square, where there will be the opportunity to mingle and chat and hear a welcome speech by Vice-Chancellor Professor Dominic Shellard. We will then be processing as a group to Leicester Cathedral for the carol service to enjoy the voices of all three of DMU’s choirs: The Student, Chamber and Gospel Choirs. Although the route will only take 20 minutes to walk, please do wrap up warm and we advise to wear suitable sturdy footwear where possible. Should you prefer not to process, please meet at the cathedral ready for the service to start at 3.45pm. 
 
The service itself will start at 3.45pm at the Cathedral and is scheduled to conclude by 4.45pm. Following the service, guests will be invited back to 1 Richmond Street on DMU Campus for some seasonal refreshments.
 

17 Dec 2016By The Rivers - O2 Academy

By The Rivers has firmly put themselves on the radar with their pop, soul and reggae fusion sound with an afrobeat twist and are known for their electrifying live shows. 
 
The six-piece band from Leicester expertly avoid the constraint of one genre, whilst bringing to the table a distinctive sound wave of clean cut rhythms and hypnotic horns.
 

6 Jan 2017Leicester Comedy Festival Gala Preview Show

Join us as we launch the 24th Leicester Comedy Festival with an incredible line up of comedians, all kept under control by host Jason Byrne (“the outright king of live comedy.” The Times).  
 
This is a taste of the main festival which will run from 8-26 February.
 
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