December 1st, 2017Christmas arrives at two Leicester City Council museums this weekend, with special events taking place at both the Guildhall and the Abbey Pumping Station.
Saturday (2 December) sees the return of the popular Christmas Craft Fair to the city’s medieval Guildhall.
Taking place in the beautiful surroundings of the 600-year-old...By December 1st, 20170 comments
August 18th, 2017A programme of family-friendly events inspired by New Walk Museum’s new major summer exhibition continues this weekend.
Tomorrow (Saturday 19 August), there’s a chance to find out more about the South Indian tradition of shadow theatre while making your very own shadow puppet. The shadow puppet workshop runs...By August 18th, 20170 comments
April 23rd, 2015Leicester’s celebrations for St George's Day commence this weekend in the Cultural Quarter.
The St George’s Day Festival, which is run by the city council, will host a series of events for all ages beginning at 12 noon and going on until late in the afternoon this Saturday.
The festival...By April 23rd, 20150 comments
March 20th, 2014Green Light Festival, an annual one-day event that encourages sustainable living in Leicester, is returning to the city for its 4th year. The festival which takes place this Saturday 22 March at De Montfort Universities, Queens building, has been running since 2011. It was set up by members of Transition Leicester and Groundwork...By March 20th, 20140 comments
February 2nd, 2014
Leicester has been chosen to play a significant part in the 2014 Commonwealth Games by hosting the Queen’s Baton on its route through to Glasgow, where the Games begin on 23 July. The baton will come to the city on 10 June, during its two-week journey around England, before heading up to Scotland for its final...By February 2nd, 20140 comments
June 27th, 2013
An Indian Summer has arrived for the third year running, the cultural festival marking the heart of India made its stamp on Leicester yesterday.
The festival returned to the cultural quarter and well known faces around Leicester were in attendance such as Miss India Worldwide 2013 Nehal Bhogaita and Councillor...By June 27th, 20130 comments
May 28th, 2013
Pawlet Brookes, Director of Serendipity talks to Pukaar News about the recent Let's Dance International Festival which took place in Leicester.
Music Credit: www.thinkmediamusic.com...By May 28th, 20130 comments
April 18th, 2013
Local groups and organisations were invited to Curve on Tuesday 16 April to hear the progress of the Leicester City of Culture bid 2017, which is to be submitted by 30 April. The event was an opportunity for local groups and organisations to hear from the bid team to find out what the bidding process involves and get...By April 18th, 20130 comments
February 26th, 2013
Leicester is launching a bid to become the UK's second City of Culture in 2017.
The city is hoping to succeed Londonderry, the current UK city of culture, but to do this it will have to fight off stiff competition from Aberdeen and Plymouth....By February 26th, 20130 comments
October 24th, 2011
A debate was held at the European Parliament in Brussels, called Murder in the Name of God. The debate looked at some of the root causes of extremism, where it started and what measures the European Parliament could take to tackle it. Three hundred and fifty people from nine countries attended the conference....By October 24th, 20110 comments
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