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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 2016 edition

Main sections:  Contents | What’s on? | About us  | Latest newsWhat’s new on Arts in Leicester?

We look back over the shows of 2015.

Arts in Leicester is edited by Trevor Locke.  Read more about the arts in his blog.

5th September 2016

This magazine to close

Arts in Leicester magazine – the website you are now reading – is to close.

Editor, Trevor Locke, announced today that the magazine will close in December of this year.

He said “it is time for me to move on to other things. In particular, I want to focus my time on publishing the books that I am writing.

“Working with the arts has been immensely rewarding and Leicester is a wonderful place to be an arts journalist – there is always so much going on.

“But others must now take over to bring news and features about culture, history and the creative arts in a wider audience.”

Articles currently on this website are to be re-published elsewhere. The whole website will be stored in an archive for historical reference.

See also:

Find out about the history of Arts in leicester magazine.

 

1st September 2016

New arts magazine

Culture, arts and entertainment are the focus of a new magazine for the city of Leicester.

Great Central magazine – click to go there.

27th August 2016

City of Festivals

Dancers in the High Street, City festival, 2016
Dancers in the High Street, City festival, 2016

Leicester’s streets were once again filled with dancers and singers.

City Festival, main stage in Jubilee Square, singing group, 2016.
City Festival, main stage in Jubilee Square, singing group Code Ninety, 2016.

Read about the Cosmopolitan carnival

6th August 2016

Lesta Festa

Leicester Caribbean Carnival 2016
Leicester Caribbean Carnival 2016

We report on Leicester’s Caribbean Carnival.

Our Day Out

Our Day Out, Curve, 28th April 2016. Photo: Redpix.
Our Day Out, Curve, 28th April 2016.
Photo: Redpix.

We joined the audience at Curve for the co-production of Willy Russell’s musical Our Day Out, performed by students from De Montfort University.

Alexandra Burke

The Bodyguard with Alexandra Burke, 2016
The Bodyguard with Alexandra Burke, 2016

Melissa reviews The Bodyguard at the DeMontfort Hall.

Music education

Loughborough Endowed Schools

Musician from LES Music School. Used with permission. Photo: Jake Hilder.
Musician from LES Music School.
Used with permission.
Photo: Jake Hilder.

Arts in was given a rare glimpse behind the scenes of one of the county’s prestigious music schools

Painters

Goths by Michael Barker
Goths by Michael Barker

See the work of  Leicester artist Michael Barker

See our article on Leicester’s painters and graphic artists

See also: our sister magazine Music in Leicester