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 into 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

11 Jul 2015 - 6 Sep 2015LEGO® CITY Space Summer

This summer, the National Space Centre is celebrating a BrickTastic Summer with LEGO®! 
They have joined forces with LEGO® CITY to take visitors on a mission to make movies, build space tools, Tweet to win, and discover the wonders of living in space.  
* Take a seat in the LEGO® CITY Zone and build something spacey. Choose to make a spacecraft, a special space tool, or a friend for the astronaut to take with him into space. 
* Make your own LEGO® mini movie space adventure using stop-motion animation stations. 
* Take a tour round the galleries and discover the keep-and-collect limited edition LEGO® postcards. 
* Sit back and discover all about life in space.

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.

11 Sep 2015Jimmy Carr at De Montfort Hall

Funny Business: 
Live comedy is what Jimmy Carr does best. His stand-up achievements to date include a British Comedy Award for 'Best Live Stand-Up Tour' and a Perrier Award nomination. On stage, he's even funnier and even more outrageous and Funny Business is his brand new stand-up show. See him Live at De Montfort Hall.
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