Arts in Leicester magazine
an on-line magazine concerned with the arts, culture, heritage
and architecture of Leicester.
Welcome to our 2015 edition
Thursday 26th March
Richard III is laid to rest
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 .
The King in Leicester
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 world is turning its eyes to Leicester
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.
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.
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
Jiggle my jolly
’tis the season to be jolly… and with the Comedy Festival starting today, that’s not going to be too difficult.
29th January 2015
What’s on in Leicester?
The Woman in Black, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole. Find out more on our page What’s on in Leicester.
22nd January 2015