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Road closures in place near city centre for Leicester’s Riverside Festival

Visitors to the city centre are being advised of several road closures, as Leicester's Riverside Festival gets underway this weekend. The festival is a lively weekend of activities for the whole family and is spread across Bede Park, Mile Straight, Western Boulevard and Castle Gardens. As Leicester's biggest free festival, it features an array of activities...

The X Factor is coming to Leicester

Do you think you’ve got the X Factor? Well the iconic show will be visiting Leicester this month as part of the talent show’s open auditions stage. Hopefuls over the age of 14 are being invited to take part in the auditions, either as solo singers or part of a group, with the chance to...

Vaisakhi procession to take place in Leicester

Thousands of people are due to take part in a major annual Sikh parade through Leicester this weekend. The Vaisakhi procession, which takes place on Sunday 22 April, will see up to 10,000 people walking in a route through the centre, along with thousands of spectators lining the route, which runs from the Guru...

Princess Anne to visit Leicester

Princess Anne will be visiting Leicester tomorrow to officially open the new Accident and Emergency Department at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. The chief executive of Leicester’s hospitals, John Adler, said: “The University Hospitals of Leicester is pleased to confirm that HRH The Princess Royal, Patron of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, will formally open...

Leicester’s Haymarket Theatre to reopen

Leicester's Haymarket Theatre will reopen next week, more than 10 years after it closed its doors. The Haymarket shut after ongoing funding problems in 2007 and was replaced by the £61m Curve arts centre, which opened in November 2008. Over £3m has been spent on the disused Haymarket Theatre, transforming it into a 863-seat music, arts...

Statue of Alice Hawkins to be unveiled in Leicester city centre

A statue of the shoe factory machinist who fought for women’s right to vote is to be unveiled in Leicester’s new market square. The 7ft-tall statue of Alice Hawkins – who led the women’s suffrage movement in Leicester in the early 1900s – will be unveiled on Sunday 4 February at 2pm. Created by...

Last chance to get your skates on in Leicester

Time is running out for those who still want a spin on the ice, with Leicester’s Christmas ice rink scheduled to close at 8pm on Monday 8 January. The real ice rink has proved popular with both local people and visitors, with around 22,000 tickets snapped up since the attraction in Jubilee Square opened...

The spectacular new ice rink in Leicester takes shape

Leicester’s spectacular Christmas ice rink is rapidly taking shape in the city’s Jubilee Square, ready for the first skaters to glide onto the ice this weekend. Contractors are busy putting the finishing touches to the 30m x 15m real ice rink, hanging up the snowflake decorations and arranging the Christmas trees that will help create...

Leicester set to sparkle with the Christmas market and lights switch-on

With just over thirty days left for Christmas, Leicester is gearing up for its seasonal lights switch-on ceremony this week. This year’s festive lights switch-on will be on Thursday 23 November, and will be accompanied by Leicester’s first ever Christmas market. The evening will begin at 5pm, on the Humberstone Gate stage, where Radio Leicester’s Jo...

Thousands expected for Nagar Kirtan Sikh procession in Leicester

The annual Nagar Kirtan procession, which last year attracted about 10,000 Sikhs, will be making its way through the city on Sunday 19th November. Motorists coming into the city are advised of possible traffic disruption. The event celebrates the birth of Sikhism’s first Guru and founder, Nanak Dev Ji. The colourful procession will...

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