Leicester

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

4 Jul 2015Ladies Day at Leicester Racecourse

Get your shoes, pick your dress and put on your hats because 4th July is the date for a fantastic day at the races. 
 
With shopping, best dressed lady contest, live music and of course racing, it’s a full day of fun and excitement. Ladies day is not just for the ladies; husbands, partners, boyfriends and men in general are allowed in to join in the fun as well! 
 
Music this year will be performed by Kid Creole and the Coconuts. 
 
This is the biggest race day of the year, and Ladies Day promises to be bigger and better than ever before.
 

5 Jul 2015Market Bosworth Country Show

The Market Bosworth Show is entering its 126th year and with a wide variety of local businesses supporting the event, it looks to be another huge success. It is set to return on Sunday 5th July and will be a fun filled day for all the family. 
 
The Market Bosworth Show is one of the largest outdoor events in the county and for many is one of the highlights of summer, but it is also run to raise awareness and money for charity. This year’s chosen charity is Rainbows Children's Charity.
 

5 Jul 2015International 1 day Antique and Vintage Fair

Superb Antique Fair with a vast range of traders, indoor and outdoor stalls, tea room and free parking. 
 
1000's of unique items for your personal collection and home including militaria, gold, silver, furniture, collectibles, vintage, glass, ceramics and much more. 
 
£2.50 entry. 
Starts at 9am. Fullhurst Community College, LE3 1AH 

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.
 

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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