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Diwali set to light up Leicester

Leicester’s Diwali celebrations return to light up our streets this October. Diwali has been celebrated in Leicester for many years and it is one of the most significant cultural events in the Hindu, Sikh and Jain calendars. The celebrations in Leicester are one of the biggest Diwali events outside of India. The festival kicks off with...

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...

Dazzling light shows planned for Diwali celebrations

A number of dazzling light shows will form the centrepiece of this years Diwali celebrations. The Ocean of Light display will feature thousands of suspended lights in space. Another dazzling spectacle will use LED umbrellas to create moving rangolis. The displays will take place during the Diwali light switch-on event at Cossington Street Recreation Ground...

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...

Continental market returns to city centre

European treats and delicacies are on offer next week as the continental market returns to Leicester. The market will be in Gallowtree Gate and Humberstone Gate from Wednesday 27 September until Sunday 1 October. Over 50 different traders from all over the world will put up their stalls offering a range of continental flavours and unique...

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...

Dazzling firework display planned for Bonfire Night celebrations

Leicester’s biggest bonfire and firework display will take place tonight in Abbey Park as part of the city’s official bonfire night celebrations. The display will feature a fantastic family event with live entertainment and a spectacular fire show. The event will begin at 5pm, when the funfair and food stalls will open. A children's firework...

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...

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...

Leicester’s biggest firework display this weekend

Leicester's biggest bonfire and fireworks display will take place in Abbey Park on Saturday 4th November. The famous display offers a great night out and this year's event includes a live stage show, fire jugglers and games for the whole family. This year, the event will start at 5pm, with last entry to Abbey Park at...

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