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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...

New Star Wars exhibition brings the force to Leicester

This weekend, from a galaxy far, far away comes an absolute treat for fans of Star Wars and the silver screen. One of the UK's finest collections of vintage Star Wars toys and original cinema posters is on display in a stunning new exhibition at New Walk Museum in Leicester. The Museum is showcasing the private...

Thousands celebrate Eid across Leicester

Thousands of Muslims across Leicester are celebrating Eid today, which marks the end of the month of Ramadan. This morning saw Leicester’s Muslim communities come together to join in prayer, hailing one of the most important days in the Muslim calendar. The day is then spent with families and enjoying festivities. One of the biggest events...

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...

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