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

22 Oct 2015 - 26 Oct 2015Loogabarooga Festival, Loughborough

The Loogabarooga Festival will feature ‘incredible illustrations and brilliant books’, and will showcase new and existing illustrated children’s literature. The fun-filled programme will include workshops, events, readings and activities with appearances from some of the nation’s favourite children’s authors and illustrators. 
Loughborough is where the very first Ladybird book was produced 100 years ago and the Festival progamme will include centenary celebrations for young and old - including events, illustration and digital media workshops, vintage book fairs and exhibitions. 
The Festival will take place at venues throughout the town.

31 Oct 2015Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance

De Montfort Hall 
Adults £15 : 16 and under £5 : Family of four £30 
The Royal British Legion commemorates and remembers the 70 years since the end of World War II, as well as the 100th anniversary of many of the battles of World War I.  
Pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice serving their country in these conflicts.  
Featuring the Hathern Band supported by the Thurmaston Scout and Guide Band, the Army Cadets Corps of Drums, the Military Wives Choir from Cottesmore and including a Drumhead Service.
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