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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...

Diwali celebrations: road closures and safety advice

This weekend sees the start of Leicestershire’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. The event kicks off with the famous lights switch-on today (Sunday 8 October) and culminates with a glorious fireworks display and entertainment on Diwali Day on...

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...

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...

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...

Leicester Pride: Thousands march through the city with pride

Leicester Pride, the City's annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) festival is underway today. The event is free to attend and celebrates equality and diversity in our community. The family event has entertainment and attractions suitable for all ages and starts at 12 noon with a parade through the city centre leading to the...

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...

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...

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...

Spectacular Ferris Wheel to return to Leicester for Diwali

This year’s Diwali celebrations will feature a huge range of events for all the family to enjoy. The centrepiece will see the return of the spectacular 110-foot Ferris Wheel on the Golden Mile. The celebrations will run from Friday 14 October to Sunday 6 November. It is one of the biggest events outside of...

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