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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...

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...

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