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

16 Aug 2014 - 25 Aug 2014City Festival

This year Leicester City Festival is taking place over ten fun-packed days across the city centre. Events will be hosted at Leicester Market, Humberstone & Gallowtree Gate, the Clock Tower, Orton Square, Town Hall Square, Leicester Cathedral and BBC Radio Leicester. There will be an assortment of activities including sports, culture, music, art and heritage. The event will also make the most of areas being created as part of the Connecting Leicester Project, such as Jubilee Square.

16 Aug 2014 - 17 Aug 2014Night of Festivals Touring - Leicester

Night of Festivals Touring is a spectacular two day event that takes over city centre locations. It makes its final stop in Leicester this August 16th (11am - 10pm) & 17th (11am - 5pm), bringing with it a vibrant programme of free family fun including street performance, live music, spoken word poetry, dance, film and storytelling. 
Head to the Night of Festivals website for all the information from the jam-packed programme; www.nightoffestivals.com

16 Aug 2014 - 17 Aug 2014The Battle of Bosworth Anniversary Weekend

Experience the spectacular annual event which brings medieval England and the Wars of the Roses to life. Witness the battle that changed the course of history as the armies of Henry Tudor take the crown and life of Richard Plantagenet, King of England. This event features an authentic war camp, a medieval market, an ale tent, a jousting show and falconry displays. Book before 15th August for a 15 percent discount.

23 Aug 2014Cosmopolitan Carnival

Kaleidoscope Arts are hosting the Cosmopolitan Carnival, a free event to bring the city centre alive with every imaginable art form, showcasing Leicester’s vibrant cultural mix, breaking down racial barriers and promoting cultural understanding. The Cosmopolitan Carnival promises to be a fun and fantastic day out for all the family, showcasing the best of Leicester’s local talent!

24 Aug 2014 - 25 Aug 2014Journeys Festival

After a successful first year Journeys Festival returns as part of the Mayor’s City Festival to Town Hall Square, 24th & 25th August, with a vibrant multi-art form programme of Refugee & Asylum Seeker Artists.  
To find out more head to Journeys Festivals website: www.journeysfestival.com

24 Aug 2014Our Leicester Day

Our Leicester Day encourages all the communities of Leicester to meet, mix and find out what is going on in the neighbourhood. It is a chance for clubs, societies, associations, charities and community groups to showcase their work, their services, and their needs. It is a chance for visitors to the Market to get involved with a local group, become a volunteer, join a club, discover new activities, and perhaps find a new hobby. Above all it is a fun day for Leicester people to celebrate the community they live in. 
A fantastic opportunity to make a difference! A one day chance for any club, society or not-for-profit organisation to show what they do to the people of Leicester. With 20,000 expected in town on the day, promote your organisation during the 2014 City festival. 

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