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Caribbean Carnival comes to Leicester’s streets this weekend

Leicester’s streets will come alive with the sights and sounds of the tropics this weekend for the city’s annual Caribbean Carnival. The festivities are among the city’s biggest and most popular events, with thousands of spectators both watching the parade through the city and joining in the celebrations on...

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...

World-class festival set to light up Leicester

Leicester city centre will be lit up with amazing illuminated artworks in March as part of a brand new international festival

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...

Road closures around Leicester city centre for annual sikh procession

Motorists are being advised of possible traffic disruption caused by a religious procession in Leicester today. The annual Nagar Kirtan procession, which every year attracts about 10,000 Sikhs, will be making its way through the city on Sunday 4th November. Nagar Kirtan is a major event in Leicester’s religious and cultural calendar, which celebrates the birth...

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...

Open air ice rink coming to Leicester city centre

Leicester’s ice rink will be back for this Christmas – and this year there’ll be a brand new feature for skaters to enjoy. The city council plans to give the popular attraction an extra dimension this year by adding an outdoor section that will give people the chance to...

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 gets ready to welcome Charles, Camilla, William and Kate

Palace officials have revealed key figures of the royal family are due to visit Leicester and Leicestershire

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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