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Arts in Leicester magazine

an on-line magazine concerned with the arts, culture, heritage
and architecture of Leicester.

Welcome to our 2015 edition

Main sections:  Contents | What’s on? | About us | Latest articles | News 2015

26th May

A tale of teenage sexual awakening

Beautiful Thing - Thomas Law, Sam Jackson Phot0: Anton Belmonte
Beautiful Thing – Thomas Law, Sam Jackson
Phot0: Anton Belmonte

We were at Curve to night to see Beautiful Thing.

15th May

Ballet, opera, dance, drama, poetry…

Claire Barrett as Odette for English National Ballet School's My First Swan Lake at Markova House, Jay Mews, London on January 29, 2015. Photo: Arnaud Stephenson
Claire Barrett as Odette for English National Ballet School’s My First Swan Lake at Markova House, Jay Mews, London on January 29, 2015. Photo: Arnaud Stephenson

There is a lot going on in Leicester; find out what’s on

12th May

How about a dance Bro?

Bromance, Curve, 2015
Bromance, Curve, 2015

Read our review of Bromance at Curve

3rd May

Us And Them

We were at The Attenborough Arts centre to see Tetrad’s show Us And Them.

24th April

A play new at curve delights audiences

Emily Lloyd-Saini as Shiv and Andrew Joshi as Bapu Pamela Raith Photography
Emily Lloyd-Saini as Shiv and Andrew Joshi as Bapu
Pamela Raith Photography

A story about growing up in different cultures had it world premiere last night at Curve

22nd April

Housing:  a matter of bricks and mortar?

House bricks Photo Alamy
House bricks
Photo Alamy

In the final part of a four-part series, the future of housing looks at how house-building might change.

See our introductory article about Bricks and mortar.

14th April

Politics and the arts

logo election 2015

In the run-up to 7th May we launch our coverage of what the parties have to say about the arts in Leicester.

See our lead article on the elections.

Get the latest election news for Leicester and the arts.

31st March

King’s book goes on display

The Book of Hours
The Book of Hours

A booked that was owned and used by King Richard III has gone on display at Leicester’s New Walk Museum.

Read about this and other news about the arts.

Thursday 26th March

Richard III is laid to rest

The Archbishop of Canterbury at the grave Photo Diocese of Leicester
The Archbishop of Canterbury at the grave
Photo Diocese of Leicester

After lying in repose at Leicester Cathedral, the mediaeval king was placed in his grave at a service this morning attended by members of the royal family and the Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Rev Justin Welby .

We watched the service and here is our report.

22nd March

The King in Leicester

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We report on the arrival of the remains of Richard III at Leicester Cathedral.

22nd March

A red rose on Bow Bridge
A red rose on Bow Bridge

See our detailed breakdown of the significance of various places along the processional route.

7th March

Adrian Mole – The Musical

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole. Photo: Pamela Raith Photography.
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole.
Photo: Pamela Raith Photography.

Leicester is famous throughout the world for many things, but two things stand out:  a medieval monarch and Adrian Mole.  We have things for you to read about both of these.

Read our review.

22nd February

Built-environment news

The Council offices in New Walk – Leicester’s faulty towers – vanished in a puff of smoke today

With in the hour of the controlled explosion, videos of the big blow-down were on the  Internet

Watch our editor’s video of the demolition as it happened

Leicester City Council posted photos on Facebook

See it on the BBC website.

19th February

Drama review

Malcolm James and Matt Connor. Photo Tristram Kenton.
Malcolm James and Matt Connor.
Photo Tristram Kenton.

We went to Curve to see The Woman In Black

29th January 2015

What’s on in Leicester?

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole. Photo Pamela Raith Photography
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole.
Photo Pamela Raith Photography

The Woman in Black, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole. Find out more on our page What’s on in Leicester.

For a full list of articles see our contents page