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Statue of Alice Hawkins to be unveiled in Leicester city centre

A statue of the shoe factory machinist who fought for women’s right to vote is to be unveiled in Leicester’s new market square. The 7ft-tall statue of Alice Hawkins – who led the women’s suffrage movement in Leicester in the early 1900s – will be unveiled on Sunday 4 February at 2pm. Created by...

Last chance to get your skates on in Leicester

Time is running out for those who still want a spin on the ice, with Leicester’s Christmas ice rink scheduled to close at 8pm on Monday 8 January. The real ice rink has proved popular with both local people and visitors, with around 22,000 tickets snapped up since the attraction in Jubilee Square opened...

The spectacular new ice rink in Leicester takes shape

Leicester’s spectacular Christmas ice rink is rapidly taking shape in the city’s Jubilee Square, ready for the first skaters to glide onto the ice this weekend. Contractors are busy putting the finishing touches to the 30m x 15m real ice rink, hanging up the snowflake decorations and arranging the Christmas trees that will help create...

Leicester set to sparkle with the Christmas market and lights switch-on

With just over thirty days left for Christmas, Leicester is gearing up for its seasonal lights switch-on ceremony this week. This year’s festive lights switch-on will be on Thursday 23 November, and will be accompanied by Leicester’s first ever Christmas market. The evening will begin at 5pm, on the Humberstone Gate stage, where Radio Leicester’s Jo...

Thousands expected for Nagar Kirtan Sikh procession in Leicester

The annual Nagar Kirtan procession, which last year attracted about 10,000 Sikhs, will be making its way through the city on Sunday 19th November. Motorists coming into the city are advised of possible traffic disruption. The event celebrates the birth of Sikhism’s first Guru and founder, Nanak Dev Ji. The colourful procession will...

Hundreds of jobs on offer at Leicester Jobs Fair

Looking for a new job or career change? Well hundreds of jobs are on offer at The Job Show in Leicester this week. The event takes place on Thursday 16 November at the King Power Stadium and the organisers are promising something for everybody. The event will provide jobseekers and career changers the opportunity to...

Tickets now on sale for Leicester’s spectacular new ice rink

Tickets for Leicester’s spectacular festive ice rink are now on sale, as the countdown to Christmas gets under way. Featuring real ice, the attraction will be a key part of the city's Christmas celebrations and will sit at the heart of a winter wonderland in Jubilee Square. The spectacular ice rink will open to the public...

Leicester salon offering Halloween makeovers

A newly opened hair salon on London Road is offering a unique experience this Halloween to have a horror makeover. The makeover includes hair raising updos and gruesome make-up looks to get people Halloween party ready. The event is taking place at Leicester salon, London Rd Hair, on Tuesday 31st October, with appointments available to book...

Ricky Gervais to perform new gig in Leicester

Ricky Gervais is returning to stage with his first stand-up tour in seven years. The tour dates have been released and the show will be coming to Leicester in November. The creator and star of The Office, Extras and Derek, Ricky Gervais will be bringing his Humanity tour to De Montfort Hall on Wednesday 29...

Gary Barlow to play in Leicester as part of new 2018 UK tour

Gary Barlow has announced he will embark on a solo tour next year, playing at 24 venues over 34 days, including dates in Leicester and Nottingham. Gary will be taking to relatively intimate venues for these very special shows, with demand expected to be high for tickets. Tickets go on sale from 10am on Friday 20th...

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