Welcome to 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 into 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

27 Nov 2015 - 16 Jan 2016OLIVER! at Curve

After escaping the workhouse, young orphan boy Oliver quickly find himself alone on the bleak streets of London. When he befriends the mischievous Artful Dodger, Oliver is introduced to the art of pickpocketing, but could his new lifestyle lead him to discovering his mysterious past? 
Based on Charles Dickens' classic novel, Oliver! is one of the most successful musicals of all time and has a sensational score that includes such classics as Food, Glorious Food, You've Got to Pick-a-Pocket or Two, Where Is Love? and I'd Do Anything.  
In Curve's brand new production of Lionel Bart's multi-award winning musical, Director Paul Kerryson will be joined by Choreographer Andrew Wright, Musical Director Ben Atkinson and Set Designer Matthew Kinley, to bring you another must-see family favourite.

28 Nov 2015 - 29 Nov 2015Steampunks in Space

The invasion is planned and the dirigibles have taken to the sky for a weekend dedicated to rockets, steam, tea, cake and to celebrate the end of Movember; the moustache! 
The National Space Centre is hosting a weekend for the UK Steampunk community and the "steam curious". Come along and meet the best makers, creators, artists, authors and traders. 
A cake and jam competition, tea duelling, a huge market and lots to see and do throughout the day for those of you who are interested in the latest cultural phenomena in the UK.

1 Dec 2015Harry Enfield & Paul Whitehouse - Live

Due to overwhelming public demand, comedy duo Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse have added 12 shows to their Legends! UK tour.  
Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse have been working together for 25 years. Now, for the first time ever, they will all appear live in a UK tour that promises to revive and revitalise a quarter of a century of classic comedy characters... Loadsamoney, the Old Gits, Smashie and Nicey, Kevin the Teenager, Julio Geordio, The Scousers, The Writer and the Landlady, The Surgeons, to name but a few.

12 Dec 2015 - 4 Jan 2016Snow White at De Montfort Hall

Panto is back at De Montfort Hall for Christmas 2015... 
This year's pantomime will be the wickedly funny Snow White, starring Benidorm and Loose Women’s Sherrie Hewson.  
Sherrie currently appears in the ITV1 comedy Benidorm as Joyce Temple-Savage and has been a panelist on Loose Women for over 10 years; but soap fans will also recognise her from previous roles in Coronation Street and Emmerdale. 
The cast will also include Britain’s Got Talent finalist Jon Clegg as the Jester and BBC Radio Leicester’s Martin Ballard as Dame.
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