October 31st, 2014India's Institute of Directors visited Leicester today to hear from the cities business community about links with India. The University of Leicester played host to the (IOD) Global Convention which took place in London from 28 – 30 October and finishing in Leicester on Friday 31.
As part of the convention...By October 31st, 20140 comments
October 24th, 2014Thousands of people from across the country attended Leicester's Diwali celebrations on Thursday night. The festivities took place on the famous Golden mile and Cossington Street Recreation Ground.
Diwali, known as the festival of light, is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains throughout the world. The...By October 24th, 20140 comments
October 13th, 2014Thousands gathered on Sunday to witness the Diwali lights switch on ceremony on Leicester's Golden Mile. The event drew all members of the community together to enjoy the celebrations, which consisted of live cultural entertainment on stage and a huge firework display on Cossington Park. The vibrant colours and festive music certainly...By October 13th, 20140 comments
September 25th, 2014Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service, Leicester City Council, Leicestershire Police and Crimestoppers have joined hands to launch the ‘Celebrate Safely Campaign’ that includes tips to keep safe over the festivities taking place from 24 September and 5 November.
With events such as Diwali, Eid, Navratri, Halloween and even...By September 25th, 20140 comments
August 4th, 2014Leicester was awash with music, dance and chanting today, as the Hare Krishna movement held their annual Festival of Chariots procession.
Thousands of festival-goers from all over the country pulled a massive 90ft chariot carrying the Deities of Lord Jagannatha (Krishna), his sister Subhadra, and Lord Balarama...By August 4th, 20140 comments
June 23rd, 2014The 4th Annual Highfields Festival took place this Saturday at Leicester's Highfields Centre.
Crowds gathered to find community fairs, food stalls, live music and much more! The festival had everything for all ages and with the whole community getting involved it was proved a success. The performances by Shola Ama, Red...By June 23rd, 20140 comments
April 15th, 2014
This weekend saw Leicester play host to a humanitarian cricket tournament which aim was to bring all of the UK cultures together.
The event now in its third year was organised by volunteers from the Sant Nirankari Mission. Seven teams from across the country competed in the 1 day tournament with a London side taking...By April 15th, 20140 comments
March 17th, 2014
Spinney Hill park in the city was yesterday full of colour as thousands of people came out to celebrate the Hindu Festival of Holi.
Holi is a spring festival celebrated by Hindus throughout the world, in Leicester the celebrations have been taking place in Spinney Hill park since 1985.
The origins...By March 17th, 20140 comments
March 12th, 2014This weekend, on Sunday 16th March, the annual Holi Festival will be celebrated in Leicester’s Spinney Hill Park. The event is the Festival of Colours in the Hindu religious calendar, and it signifies new beginnings, leaving behind Winter and welcoming in Spring.
The Festival is celebrated worldwide, and is a...By March 12th, 20140 comments
November 18th, 2013
This weekend saw the town centre packed for a feast of festive fun with the traditional Christmas lights switch on moving to Humberstone Gate for the first time.
The switch-on of the city centre’s 20,000 lights this Sunday was moved from the Town Hall to better accommodate the thousands of people who...By November 18th, 20130 comments
November 4th, 2013
Thousands of people came out to attend Leicester's Diwali celebrations on Sunday, which took place on the famous Golden mile and Cossington Street recreation Ground. Hindus, Sikhs and Jains celebrate Diwali which is a celebration of light over darkness.
The annual Leicester event culminates in a large...By November 4th, 20130 comments
September 18th, 2013
With only two years to go before the 2015 Rugby World Cup, in which Leicester has been chosen as one of eleven host cities, a new scheme has been put into place to celebrate the countdown.
Posts in the Park is an initiative brought to the city by the Rugby Football Union’s (RFU) ‘Lead up and Legacy’...By September 18th, 20130 comments
August 5th, 2013
The annual Hare Krishna festival, Rathayatra took place in the city this weekend encouraging thousands of followers to take part and join in the celebrations.
Now in its 16th year in Leicester, the parade started at the city centre before heading towards the Belgrave area with what started as a procession of a...By August 5th, 20130 comments
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