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

12 Jul 2015Festival of Archaeology: Romans and barbarians

11.30am – 3.30pm 
Jewry Wall Museum  
To launch the 2015 Festival of Archaeology, the Friends of Jewry Wall Museum proudly present Romans and Barbarians. 
Review the Roman Army on parade, see demonstrations of Roman arms and armour, watch Roman army training and strike your very own Roman coin. Examine a display on prehistoric food, enjoy a talk on the Corieltauvi Iron Age tribe, get creative with craft activities and, as an exciting climax, a barbarian warrior queen will arrive on her war chariot and defy the might of Rome! 
Fun and games for all the family. A Friends of Jewry Wall Museum event. Free admission and activities. T: 0116 225 4971

25 Jul 2015 - 26 Jul 2015Simon Says... Weekend

Simon Says... be part of the fun!  
Join us for a weekend of Leicester’s finest musical talent and more. Held in De Montfort Hall’s historic auditorium and beautiful gardens and showcasing some of the best music our city has to offer, this is a weekend not to be missed. Buy tickets in advance and save.

1 Aug 2015Leicester Caribbean Carnival

Leicester Caribbean Carnival celebrates 30 years of carnival on Saturday 1st August 2015. This year’s event is being celebrated with the theme “The Americas”. 
Come on out and soak up the excitement of this year’s event. Carnival Village at Victoria Park will open at 11am with three music stages and a main stage. A variety of vendor units will be selling food from the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and other countries. Art and craft and promotional stalls will also provide a good mix of cultural products, toys, educational and other information along with promotions.

8 Aug 2015Magna Carta streets – guided walk

10.30am - Leicester Castle to Leicester Market Place 
Rediscover the Leicester of 800 years ago. Free, advanced booking Tel: 0116 299 4444

5 Sep 2015Leicester Pride Festival

Leicester Pride is Leicester’s annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) festival, held at the beginning of September But! There’s much more to Leicester Pride than the one day event and, the festival will span a full nine days with a series of art, culture, sport, music and film events celebrating the great diversity of the LGBT community. 
Sam Bailey will be featured as the headlining act in Victoria Park.
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