Pukaar News – Leicester

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“O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?” The most famous lines from one of the world’s best known plays ‘Romeo and Juliet’ which is playing at the Curve Theatre in Leicester.   ‘Romeo and Juliet’ comes from the...
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The Kneehigh Theatre Company presents a stage adaption of ‘The Umbrellas of Cherbourg’, their latest show following on from the highly acclaimed, ‘Brief Encounter’. This latest show stars Joanna Riding as Madame Emery and cabaret artist Meow...
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Idi Amin – Lion of Africa by Manzoor Moghal is an insight into the politics and character of a man who is notorious to this day for his nine-year rule over Uganda.   This book stands out from the many published about Idi Amin because it...
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The King and I, is the latest production of an old theatre classic, to come out of the Curve Theatre in Leicester. The show has been running since the 3rd of December, with a full house every night, which shows that the cold weather and snow is not...
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The Reluctant Mullah by Sagheer Afzal is an enchanting book not purely about finding love but about finding the life you want to live. It is aimed at younger people and touches on many of the subjects which affect young Muslims growing up in...
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'Dishonoured' is a moving story about a young woman's fight for freedom.   Sofia Hayat's autobiography offers hope to anyone growing up in oppression. It shows how it is possible for someone to fight for their dreams. This storyline...
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Hot stuff is a Seventies-set glam rock musical currently running at the Curve theatre in Leicester. The storyline is based around a disco dancer named Joe Soap, who wants to be a famous rock star with money and power. In order to get this he...
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Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen comes to Leicester to promote diabetes awareness   Hundreds of fans flocked to the streets to catch a glimpse of Bollywood beauty Sushmita Sen, who made a flying visit to Leicester, to lend her...
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Leicester’s Curve theatre has won a prestigious tourism prize from the national awards body VisitEngland. The theatre collected the Gold Award in the 2012 Access for All Tourism category at a special ceremony held at the Athena on May 22nd....
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Bollywood comedian Johny Lever will be entertaining audiences in the city of Leicester over this bank holiday weekend. Returning to the UK after a gap of seven years, he will be performing on stage alongside supporting acts Gaurav Sharma and D...
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Crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers highlights its determination to continue its work in tackling metal thieves in Leicestershire and the East Midlands. Metal theft costs the UK economy £770 million every year. ...
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  Hundreds gathered in Leicester on Sunday 22 April for the annual Vaisakhi parade through the city to celebrate the Sikh festival of Vaisakhi, which commemorates the establishment of the Khalsa. ...
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Roads were closed in Leicester City on Saturday 21 April due to a large factory fire. Police closed off the roads in Leicester city centre whilst fire officers tackled the blaze at the Corah's building on St. John Street. ...
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On Wednesday 18 April a special celebration to mark 100 days to the London 2012 Olympic Games took place at Humberstone Gate. Over 100 children from three local primary schools braved the rain and cold to take part in a number of sporting...
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