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

13 Jul 2014 - 27 Jul 2014Festival of Archaeology 2014

The Festival of archaeology is one of the biggest archaeological events in the world. Leicester is taking part in its annual celebration of local and national archaeology this July. Hosted by the Jewry Wall Museum, this year's event includes talks, tours, displays, re-enactments and crafts activities. Learn about the Romans, Vikings and Anglo-Saxons and their place in the history of Leicester.

25 Jul 2014 - 26 Jul 2014Leicester Music Festival

Welcoming the biggest and best current music artists, Leicester Music Festival promises to deliver amazing acts this summer. Tinie Tempah, Labrinth, Katy B, Professor Green and Sam Bailey, as well as performances by dance group Diversity, are set to headline the stages over this two day event.

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!
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