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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...

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...

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...

What’s on this festive season in Leicester

Planning your Christmas entertainment? There's loads to do in Leicester this festive season. We've picked some of the festive highlights for you. Santa's Log Cabin Experience on now until 24 December Highcross Journey through the winter garden into Santa's log cabin to meet the big man himself! Jack and the Beanstalk on now until 3 January De Montfort Hall A family...

The X Factor is coming to Leicester

Do you think you’ve got the X Factor? Well the iconic show will be visiting Leicester this month as part of the talent show’s open auditions stage. Hopefuls over the age of 14 are being invited to take part in the auditions, either as solo singers or part of a group, with the chance to...

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...

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...

The Coca-Cola truck is coming to Leicester this week

The Coca-Cola truck will be in Leicester this week as part of its national tour, offering a new Christmas experience and drinks to the public. The truck will be in Leicester on Tuesday 13 December in the car park of Tesco Hamilton between 1pm to 9pm. The visit to the Highcross Centre last year saw hundreds...

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...

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...

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