Welcome to Leicester

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Premier League Champions 2016

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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

5 Jun 2016 - 11 Sep 2016Fearless Foxes

Occasionally the success of a football team inspires a whole community. Even more rarely it captures the imagination of the world. This is that time. 
This special display uses images and sound to recreate what has been a truly unforgettable year in the world of football. As well as retracing the football journey month by month, the exhibition will also explore how the success of our football team has not only helped bring Leicester together, but also brought the world to Leicester. Why have people reacted so strongly to this story of sporting success? 
Share your own thoughts and stories and celebrate a remarkable moment in the city’s history in the city’s flagship museum. 
Accompanying the exhibition throughout the summer is a programme of themed football events for all the family. 
Fearless Foxes is a partnership between BBC Radio Leicester, the Leicester Mercury, Leicester City Football Club and Leicester City Council.

20 Aug 2016 - 29 Aug 2016City Festival 2016 - various venues

The City Festival celebrates Leicester in the heart of the city. For ten fun–packed days, the city will be buzzing with activity for all the family as streets and venues are filled with entertainment, street arts, sports, culture, music, heritage and more.  
Now in its 4th year, the City Festival has grown to be one of the major events in our festival calendar. New additions for 2016 include Trolleys, a magical street theatre from Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie which will mysteriously appear in the city; Light House Keeping a unique show incorporating music and projection and a major international drum and firework show, Clash of Drums.

29 Aug 2016Shakespeare’s Hamlet at Jewry Wall Museum

Commemorating the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, The Festival Players Theatre Company is proud to present the Bard’s most famous play, Hamlet. 
Presented in full costume, an all-male company will bring you the excitement of this great thriller; intrigue, ghostly visitations, passion, a play-within-a play, a gripping duel, and humour, in a crystal-clear and fast-paced two hour production. 
Performed within the atmospheric surroundings of the second century Roman bath house. 
Grounds open for picnics at 6.30pm. Advanced booking recommended.

29 Aug 2016 - 3 Sep 2016Footloose The Musical, at Curve

Based on the popular movie, which starred Kevin Bacon, this musical tells the story of city boy Ren who moves to small town America where dancing is banned. 
The show is packed full of electrifying dancing and classic 80s hits including: Out For A Hero, Almost Paradise, Let's Hear It For The Boy and the title track Footloose. 
Pulsating with energy, this fast paced musical gets audiences on their feet.

3 Sep 2016Leicester Pride

Leicester Pride is Leicester’s annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) festival, held at the beginning of September each year. 
The event is free to attend and celebrates equality and diversity in the community. Leicester Pride is a family event with entertainment and attractions suitable for all ages. The event starts at 12 noon with a parade through the city centre leading to the festival site on Victoria Park. 
The main stage features live singers, dance acts and cabaret from across the country whilst the DJ tent features the best local DJs. 
There is a variety of food and drink available and plenty to see and buy in the market stalls area. A selection of fair ground rides and games are also provided by Billy Bates & Sons fun fair.

4 Sep 2016Seaside Special Steam Day

Abbey Pumping Station 
Enjoy the sun, sea and sand. Relax in a deck chair while the children build sandcastles on the beach and the magnificent engines will be in steam.
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