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Thousands celebrate Eid across Leicester

Thousands of Muslims across Leicester are celebrating Eid today, which marks the end of the month of Ramadan. This morning saw Leicester’s Muslim communities come together to join in prayer, hailing one of the most important days in the Muslim calendar. The day is then spent with families and enjoying festivities. One of the biggest events...

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...

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...

Leicester Caribbean Carnival 2018: Schedule and road closures

The Leicester Caribbean Carnival 2018 will take place today, with thousands of people expected to join the vibrant parade through the city. This years carnival theme is “Latino Fiesta”, which focuses on the cultural traditions of Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries. Floats will be flying the flag for South and Central American and Caribbean countries such...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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