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New market supporting local producers launched in Leicester

Leicestershire folk are being encouraged to ‘think, act and support local’ with the launch of The Makers’ Market. The new initiative will promote the finest food, drink, art and craft producers across the county, showcasing their talent in Leicester City Centre. The New Market Square in Leicester – the new public space behind the existing market...

Rain fails to ruin the party as the Leicester Caribbean Carnival hits the streets

Leicester's Caribbean Carnival welcomed visitors from around the world this afternoon. Despite the rain, the conditions failed to dampen spirits as the procession of colourful costumes, dancers and booming music hit the streets. Tens of thousands of people are thought to have attended the event, which set off from Victoria Park, moving into the city...

The Outdoor Cinema comes to Leicester this weekend

Leicester will host its first ever summer outdoor cinema this weekend. The event will take place tomorrow (5 August) at the Leicester Racecourse ground in Oadby, in association with The Event Planning Company. For one day only, three movies will be screened on an outdoor LED screen. The first movie which will be aired is...

Dazzling treasures of India on display in new exhibition

Some of the finest Indian treasures from the Royal Collection will go on display at the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery from today. The Splendours of the Subcontinent exhibition tells the story of the grand tour made by the Prince of Wales across India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Nepal as part of efforts to...

Little Mix concert this weekend

Little Mix are performing at Donington Park on Saturday evening supported by Ella Eyre and Sheppard. The Little Mix 'Summer Shout Out' concert will begin at 5.30pm and finish at 9.30pm on Saturday 1 July. The event promises unsullied pop-concert fun, with chart-topping music, slick dance routines, coordinated costumes and all the beam lights and wind...

Vigil to be held in Leicester for victims of Grenfell Tower fire

A vigil will be held on Monday in Leicester City Centre to grieve for the victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster. The vigil has been organised by the Leicester Council of Faiths and will take place at the Clock Tower at 6pm. As part of the event, white balloons will be released in memory of...

Open air ice rink planned for Leicester City Centre

An open air ice risk is planned to be a key focal point for this year's Christmas fair in Leicester City Centre. The rink will be set up in the newly created £1.6m public square, the space that used to be occupied by the indoor market. The ice rink could either be temporary – using the...

Celebrate St George’s Day in Leicester with family friendly free activities

St George's Festival returns to Leicester on Saturday 22nd April, with a day of family-friendly free activities. Activities and entertainment include a dragon trail, maypole dancing, Morris Men, and a Knights and Princesses parade. The events will take place in Orton Square and venues around the Cultural Quarter, St George's area and Leicester Market from midday...

Global superstar Drake set to visit Leicester in February

Rapping superstar Drake is set to visit Leicester during his UK tour. The Canadian singer and songwriter will be hosting his Official Concert After Party at Club Republic in Leicester. The Club has said this is the only place to see Drake after his sell out Midlands shows! The star will be playing at the Barclaycard...

Leicester Comedy Festival is back

The Leicester Comedy Festival kicks off today, featuring over 800 shows over 19 days. This year’s festival runs from 8 to 26 February, with something for every comedy fan. The performances will feature at various venues across the city including De Montfort Hall, Town Hall, Hansom Hall and The Guildhall. Among the high-profile names lined up...

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