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

23 May 2016 - 4 Jun 2016The Spark Festival

The Spark Festival is the largest children's arts festival in England & Wales, taking place every May & June in Leicester. The festival presents the very best theatre, dance, music, visual arts and digital media events for young people aged 0 - 13 years. 
Throughout the festival a series of free creative learning workshops are held at venues across the city as part of the City Play-ground. 
The Festival is run by the The Spark Arts for Children, a registered charity.

28 May 2016 - 31 May 2016The Jungle Book

Raised by a family of wolves since birth, Mowgli (Neel Sethi) must leave the only home he's ever known when the fearsome tiger Shere Khan (Idris Elba) threatens his life. 
Guided by a no-nonsense panther (Ben Kingsley) and a free-spirited bear (Bill Murray), the young boy meets an array of jungle animals, including a slithery python and a smooth-talking ape. 
Along the way, Mowgli learns valuable life lessons as his epic journey of self-discovery leads to fun and adventure.

1 Jun 2016Urban Art Workshop Graffiti

11am - 1pm at Pedestrian, Rutland Street, Leicester 
Cost £15.99 
Explore how to draw Graffiti Art Lettering using professional paint pens and materials. 
Participants will design and create their own canvas to take away.

4 Jun 2016 - 5 Jun 2016Leicester Riverside Festival

Bede Park, Mile Straight, Western Boulevard & Castle Gardens  
Leicester Riverside Festival is a lively weekend of activities for the whole family spread across Bede Park, Mile Straight, Western Boulevard and Castle Gardens. 
Sponsored by local housing provider Riverside, this popular festival offers boat trips, live music, a variety of food stalls from around the world, displays and an exciting choice of activities for all ages, making it a fun packed weekend!

8 Jun 2016Return of the Grumpy Old Women

Fifty Shades of Beige 
Returning after a critically-acclaimed, total sell-out, 2015 tour, the Grumpies are back to knock some sense into the nation. Perrier Award-winning comedian, writer and original star of Grumpy Old Women, Jenny Eclair, will be joined by fellow recruits Susie Blake (Mrs Brown's Boys, Coronation Street) and actress and singer Kate Robbins (Where The Heart Is, Casualty).  
This jam-packed show includes... learning the art of "Grumpy Grooming", the joy of large pants, a free nagging masterclass (how to get your own way without him even noticing), beards for women (which style will suit you?).  
Complementary Anger Management workshop, middle-aged drinking: the rules, navigating the smorgasbord of worry, voluntary euthanasia vs. retirement, how to customise an unwanted pole dancing kit and a mercifully brief Zumba demonstration ...All this and more!  
Bask in an orgy of fury and big laughs in this glorious live version of the hit TV show.

23 Jun 2016COMMENTARY at Phoenix

Following a successful turn-out as part of Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival 2016, Phoenix welcomes back the team from Commentary for their fourth original show on June 23rd. A line-up of comedians, musicians, poets, dancers and more will use their talents to interact with cinematic content and create one-off performances. 
Join your host, Daniel Nicholas, and a roster of familiar faces alongside new contributors as the boundaries between digital art and live performance are tested; with short films being re-scripted, new films being created for performer's existing routines, and a live band accompanying the whole event.
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