Welcome to Leicester


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

29 Apr 2017 - 1 May 2017Moonlight

The second feature from Barry Jenkins is a universal story of self-discovery that beautifully explores the joy and sorrow of life and love. 
Split into three chapters, Moonlight follows the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami, through childhood, adolescence and adulthood; as he grapples with his sexuality and struggles to find his own place in the world. 
The sort of truly special film that cinema lovers dream of, Moonlight won the Oscar for Best Picture in February.

12 May 2017Ravi Shankar's Sukanya at Curve

A mythical love story told through music & dance 
After a terrible mistake leaves the ancient sage Chyavana blinded, the beautiful princess Sukanya finds herself marrying for the sake of her kingdom. As a pair of swaggering, meddling gods watch this unlikely union blossom, will love grow in the strangest of circumstances? 
Taken from the legendary Sanskrit texts of the Mahābhārata, the story of Sukanya has been brought to life in this innovative production with music by Indian music legend Ravi Shankar and combines traditional Indian instruments with Western orchestra and singers. 
This performance is directed by Curve Associate Director Suba Das and unites dance choreographed by the Aakash Odedra Company, production by the Royal Opera and the musicians of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. 
Come and experience Ravi Shankar’s Sukanya. This special event combining myth, music and dance brings Ravi Shankar’s opera to life for the very first time. 
This opera is sung in English. Age guidance 12+

21 May 2017Henning Wehn

Join German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn for an evening of Teutonic jolliness at its best. 
After his last show tackled those well-known staples of light entertainment that are the British obsession with home ownership and the self-serving nature of most fundraising efforts, this time Henning’s having an unbiased look at immigration. He also wonders, if, generally speaking, people are competent. 
Luckily in his case this doesn’t matter as either he’s funny or he lives up to a national stereotype. It’s a win-win situation!

10 Jun 2017World Gin Day at The Space Centre

World Gin Day is a celebration of all things gin, giving us a legitimate excuse (not that we need one) to mix up a cocktail and learn about all of the exceptional gins from around the world and from right on our doorstep. 
There are hundreds of gin events happening in the midst of this gin revolution, but this night is unique. Your ticket gets you entry to explore the galleries of the National Space Centre, but also a whole new world of gin. 
We have filled the building with the best gin producers, fantastic live entertainment, specialist science talks, hosted gin tastings, food court, bars and even a walk through gin experience. 
This really is an evening like no other. Come and join us for a Taste of Science with a hint of juniper.

3 Oct 2017Russell Brand Re:Birth

Following a series of sold-out preview shows in November and December 2016, Russell Brand announces a new stand-up tour of UK and Ireland. 
What is real? Who are we? Where did this baby come from? 
In Re:Birth, Russell Brand wrestles with these questions while unravelling the matrix of modern media, politics, sex, fatherhood and death. Join one of comedy’s fiercest talents as he tries to make sense of life having just made a new one.
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