February 4th, 2018A statue of one of Leicester's pioneering suffragettes has been unveiled today to commemorate her work towards equal rights for women, as 2018 marks 100 years since women were given the right to vote in this country.
Alice Hawkins was a working-class woman from Leicester who worked in a shoe factory, where she soon realised she wasn't...By February 4th, 20180 comments
August 25th, 2017The sculptor commissioned to create a statue of the Leicester suffragette Alice Hawkins has revealed how the larger-than-life size sculpture will look.
Sean Hedges-Quinn’s scale-model of the statue shows Alice as she might have looked at the height of the suffragette movement in 1912, when she would have regularly addressed the...By August 25th, 20170 comments
March 16th, 2015A statue of Mahatma Gandhi has been unveiled in Parliament Square in central London to mark 100 years since he returned to India from South Africa to begin his struggle for independence.
The statue was unveiled at an inauguration ceremony on Saturday, by Prime Minister, David Cameron and India’s Finance...By March 16th, 20150 comments
June 5th, 2014Leicester's new cathedral gardens is one step closer to completion with the planting of 50 new trees over the next few weeks, as work on the ambitious £2million project enters its final stages.
With a lot of the hard landscaping and paving nearly complete, and work to lay the new lawns now well under way, the...By June 5th, 20140 comments
May 20th, 2014Leicester’s statue of King Richard III was supposed to begin its journey on Monday to its new home in the heart of the city’s Cathedral Quarter, but it proved to difficult for restorers to remove the statue which is currently located at Castle Gardens. After trying for many hours to remove the monument even armed with a mini...By May 20th, 20140 comments
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