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Arts in Leicester magazine

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

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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.

Today’s events:

10.50am Coffin emerges from the Fielding Johnson Building, University of Leicester. This is the first time the coffin will be seen by the public.

16.30 Bow Bridge. City Mayor, Lord Mayor and Gild of Freemen welcome the remains at the medieval city boundary. Schools art project – create pennants. Brief ceremony wrapping a garland of roses around the bridge post.

16.50 Walking procession to St Nicholas Church . Brief 10 minute service. Coffin transferred to horse-drawn hearse for procession through Leicester city centre. It will leave St Nicholas at approximately 17.15 to travel through the city centre via High Street, the Clock Tower, Gallowtree Gate, Halford Street, Rutland Street, Pocklingtons Walk and Grey Friars.

17.45 Arrival at Leicester Cathedral – Responsibility for the remains of Richard III will be transferred from the University to the Church outside the Cathedral. The coffin will then be received into Leicester Cathedral

The full programme is on the Richard III website

16th March

The world is turning its eyes to Leicester

Inside Leicester Cathedral Courtesey of King Richard III website
Inside Leicester Cathedral
courtesy of King Richard III website

As the city prepares to bury a King of England, we bring you the latest news and details of the week-long programme of events.  This page also gives information for people planning to visit Leicester to see the events.

See our news page for latest announcements

7th March

Adrian Mole

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.

Find out more about Adrian Mole the musical.

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

4th February

Jiggle my jolly

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’tis the season to be jolly… and with the Comedy Festival starting today, that’s not going to be too difficult.

Go to our landing page for Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival coverage and bookmark it.

Find out shows which shows we will be going to.

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.

22nd January 2015

News about the arts, culture and heritage in 2015

Philip Franks as Hector
Philip Franks as Hector

The History Boys (review of a play at Curve in 2011) in our archives project

Musicians from the Orpheus Project performing in Leicester's Guildhall
Musicians from the Orpheus Project performing in Leicester’s Guildhall

Music in 2014 (our review of the musical highlights of 2014)

For a full list of articles see our contents page

 

 

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