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Louise Dearman to lead cast in Water Babies
Singer Louise Dearman is to head the cast in the world premier of a new musical - Water Babies - opening at Curve in April.
Details of the new show were released today at a taster event at Curve and we were there to find out more.
8th February 2014
The arts in 2013
We look back through the pages of Arts in Leicester and present our pick of the events, artists, musicians, painters and shows made that it an outstanding year, in
Leicester's arts in 2013
Chicago at Curve
Curve's Christmas production of Chicago is running now, find out more in our guide to What's On in Leicester.
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.
Read the full story
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.