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Sam Bailey to get civic reception tonight
X Factor finalist, singer Sam Bailey, will be receiving a red-carpet reception tonight when she arrives in Leicester to sing for the people who have supported her appearances on the TV show.
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Kasabian to play on Summer Solstice
Kasabian (a band originating from Leicester) have announced that they will play at a 'home coming' gig to take place on Victoria Park in 2014.
Read our page of news about Kasabian.
The arts in Leicester is too expensive!
Having heard it said that the arts and culture in Leicester costs too much money, we present our new page
What to do in Leicester that costs nothing.
Leicester looses out to Hull
UK City of Culture 2017 goes to Hull.
Leicester looses its bid but we look back at at the bid and what Leicester did to apply for it.
Leicester get's switched on
No need to light the touch paper and stand back - get up close to digital fireworks in Leicester's first Light the Night festival!
On Sunday 17th November - between 3.30 pm and late - the city centre was thronged with people celebrating the switching on of the Christmas Lights in the city centre.
Following Leicester's Christmas lights switch-on at 4.30pm, artists lit up streets of the Cultural Quarter with a spectacular free festival - including a huge digital fireworks display, stunning animations projected onto the sides of buildings, children's theatre, musicians and street performers.
See the pictures, read the report of Leicester's Light up the Night festival
40 years of Black music in Leicester
A film that reviews and documents the contribution to music made by Leicester's black African and Caribbean artists premiered at Phoenix at the weekend.
Read more about this.
Arts Council chief in Leicester
Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chair of the Arts Council England, was in Leicester today, looking at the work that has been funded by public bodies, and how this has contributed to the arts and culture in the city.
Arts in Leicester asked him for his reactions to his visit.