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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...

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...

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...

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...

Exclusive discounts and offers for students at Highcross this week

The ever popular Student Sessions is back at the Highcross shopping centre, and for one day only, students can bag some real bargains. The event gives students the opportunity to get some great deals, with exclusive shopping discounts and entertainment on offer. Highcross will be transformed for students from 8:30pm-12am, on Tuesday 10 October, with over...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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