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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...

Britain’s Got Talent comes to Leicester

Britain’s got Talent will be visiting Leicester this week on its search to find talented acts for its brand-new series. The team will be coming to Leicester Haymarket Theatre on Wednesday 21st November from 3pm-7pm. If you think you’ve got a talent which can impress and entertain, now is the time to show them what...

Road closures around Leicester city centre for annual sikh procession

Motorists are being advised of possible traffic disruption caused by a religious procession in Leicester today. The annual Nagar Kirtan procession, which every year attracts about 10,000 Sikhs, will be making its way through the city on Sunday 4th November. Nagar Kirtan is a major event in Leicester’s religious and cultural calendar, which celebrates the birth...

Leicester’s biggest firework display this weekend

Leicester's biggest bonfire and fireworks display will take place in Abbey Park on Saturday 3rd November. Watch the skies light up at this annual family event, with a programme of live entertainment, funfair and plenty of warming food stalls. The lighting of the bonfire and main display is always a spectacular sight – with a quieter...

Leicester’s iconic Diwali celebrations take place this weekend

This weekend sees the start of Leicester’s Diwali celebrations, one of the biggest outside India. Up to 40,000 people are expected to join in the festivities over the Diwali period. More than 6,000 sparkling lights have been installed along the city’s Golden Mile, along with a 110-foot Wheel Of Light ferris wheel. An illuminated archway welcoming visitors...

Leicester Caribbean Carnival 2018: Schedule and road closures

The Leicester Caribbean Carnival 2018 will take place today, with thousands of people expected to join the vibrant parade through the city. This years carnival theme is “Latino Fiesta”, which focuses on the cultural traditions of Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries. Floats will be flying the flag for South and Central American and Caribbean countries such...

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