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Huge dome for over 400 people being built in Leicester city centre

A large transparent dome is being built in Jubilee Square in the city centre as part of the 2019 City Festival. The festival will take place over seven fun-packed days in August and this year’s theme is ‘Out of this World’, celebrating all things outer space. The...

Caribbean Carnival comes to Leicester’s streets this weekend

Leicester’s streets will come alive with the sights and sounds of the tropics this weekend for the city’s annual Caribbean Carnival. The festivities are among the city’s biggest and most popular events, with thousands of spectators both watching the parade through the city and joining in the celebrations on...

Big names in music and comedy announced for Leicester’s City Festival

The first artists have been announced for a major programme of music, comedy and entertainment at Leicester’s City Festival. The 2019 City Festival takes place over seven fun-packed days from August 19 to 25, including a street art programme. The centrepiece of the festival will be a...

Free family activities in Leicester this summer

There’s lots going on in Leicester this summer to keep kids of all ages busy – and the good news for local families is that many activities are completely free of charge. From free tennis coaching to story-telling, bike rides to an outdoor showing of a Star Wars favourite, there’s...

Riverside Festival returns to Leicester

The Leicester Riverside Festival, now in it’s 22nd year, returns on the first weekend in June. This free two-day festival features fun on and off the water and is split in four areas. Bede Park will  feature family activities including a fun fair, food stalls,...

Portrait of Khun Vichai unveiled at Leicester museum

A portrait of Khun Vichai has been unveiled at a museum in Leicester, in tribute to the late Leicester City owner. The painting was created by Leicester artist Paul Wright as part of a project about father and son relationships. It was painted before Khun...

Free visit to Santa’s Grotto in Leicester city centre

The finishing touches to Santa’s Grotto in New Market Square is now complete and Santa is ready to meet all those excited little ones. Set around a 5-metre christmas tree, with a tree lined route leading to a snow-topped grotto, there really is an enchanting festive scene in the air. Children will be able to meet...

Spectacular new christmas ice rink opens in Leicester this week

The highly popular Christmas ice rink is set to open its doors to the public this week. It has taken over three days and 65,000 litres of water to create the thick layers of ice needed for the ice rink. The city centre attraction opens at 11am on Thursday 6 December and will give skaters an...

William and Kate to visit Leicester to pay tribute to helicopter crash victims

Leicester City Football Club have announced that William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are to visit the King Power stadium next week. The royal couple will visit the stadium on 28 November to pay tribute to those tragically killed in the helicopter accident last month. Amongst those killed was Leicester City Chairman Vichai...

Leicester set to sparkle with Christmas light switch-on tonight

The countdown to Christmas begins this week with the switch-on of Leicester’s glittering Christmas lights. The event begins at 5pm tonight (Thursday 22 November). A packed programme of live entertainment will get underway on the Humberstone Gate stage, with sing-along songs, foot-tapping tunes and a special visit from Santa. Then ITV News Central presenter Matt Teale...

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