Welcome to Leicester

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Premier League Champions 2016

5,000:1 outsiders beat the odds to claim title!


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

5 Jun 2016 - 11 Sep 2016Fearless Foxes

Occasionally the success of a football team inspires a whole community. Even more rarely it captures the imagination of the world. This is that time. 
This special display uses images and sound to recreate what has been a truly unforgettable year in the world of football. As well as retracing the football journey month by month, the exhibition will also explore how the success of our football team has not only helped bring Leicester together, but also brought the world to Leicester. Why have people reacted so strongly to this story of sporting success? 
Share your own thoughts and stories and celebrate a remarkable moment in the city’s history in the city’s flagship museum. 
Accompanying the exhibition throughout the summer is a programme of themed football events for all the family. 
Fearless Foxes is a partnership between BBC Radio Leicester, the Leicester Mercury, Leicester City Football Club and Leicester City Council.

22 Jul 2016 - 4 Aug 2016THE BFG at Phoenix

After the success of Bridge of Spies, Steven Spielberg again teams up with Oscar Winner Mark Rylance for this magical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic novel.  
When young Sophie encounters the 24-foot-tall BFG (Rylance) she is whisked away to an unfamiliar and dangerous land populated by evil giants where her presence puts everyone in danger.  
Travelling back to London, Sophie and the BFG must team up with Queen Victoria to stop the man-eating giants for good.

29 Jul 2016 - 31 Jul 2016An Indian Summer - various venues

An Indian Summer will transform the city in a mecca for South Asian arts & culture with an outstanding line up of live experiences with something for everyone. 
Experience an enthralling mixture of film, food, theatre, music, dance, talks, workshops & exciting art.

6 Aug 2016Leicester Caribbean Carnival

On 6th August 2016, Leicester will celebrate 31 years of Caribbean Carnival in the City with the theme “Carnival – Mas, Music & Myths”. 
The Street Carnival starts from Carnival Village at Victoria Park and makes its way to the City Centre then back to the park for final performances. 
Carnival Village itself will be buzzing from 11am until 8pm with entertainment from two stages and music zones featuring the best in Soca, Reggae and Urban Contemporary Music. The ever popular Aba Shanti-I will also be there to entertain its large fan base. 
There will be activities and entertainment for the family including the Fun Fair and a children’s play area. 
Carnival Day would not be complete without the ever popular Caribbean food and drinks and an opportunity to sample other goodies from other countries. There will be art and Craft stalls with a good mix of cultural products, jewelry, toys and other products.

7 Aug 2016PetFest 2016

Woodside Animal Centre is holding its popular annual family Gala Day on Sunday 7th August 11am – 4 pm. 
They will have games, craft stalls, bouncy castles, tearoom, BBQ, companion dog show, have-a-go dog agility and much, much more!! All proceeds go straight towards helping animals in need in Leicester.

20 Aug 2016 - 29 Aug 2016City Festival 2016 - various venues

The City Festival celebrates Leicester in the heart of the city. For ten fun–packed days, the city will be buzzing with activity for all the family as streets and venues are filled with entertainment, street arts, sports, culture, music, heritage and more.  
Now in its 4th year, the City Festival has grown to be one of the major events in our festival calendar. New additions for 2016 include Trolleys, a magical street theatre from Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie which will mysteriously appear in the city; Light House Keeping a unique show incorporating music and projection and a major international drum and firework show, Clash of Drums.
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