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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...

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...

New market supporting local producers launched in Leicester

Leicestershire folk are being encouraged to ‘think, act and support local’ with the launch of The Makers’ Market. The new initiative will promote the finest food, drink, art and craft producers across the county, showcasing their talent in Leicester City Centre. The New Market Square in Leicester – the new public space behind the existing market...

Hundreds of jobs on offer at Leicester Jobs Fair

Looking for a new job or career change? Well hundreds of jobs are on offer at The Job Show in Leicester this week. The event takes place on Thursday 16 November at the King Power Stadium and the organisers are promising something for everybody. The event will provide jobseekers and career changers the opportunity to...

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...

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...

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...

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 salon offering Halloween makeovers

A newly opened hair salon on London Road is offering a unique experience this Halloween to have a horror makeover. The makeover includes hair raising updos and gruesome make-up looks to get people Halloween party ready. The event is taking place at Leicester salon, London Rd Hair, on Tuesday 31st October, with appointments available to book...

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...

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