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Arts in Leicester magazine

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

Theatre

Blood Brothers

Mrs Jonhston (Maureen Nolan) with her son Mickey (Sean Jones) Blood Bothers the Musical
Mrs Jonhston (Maureen Nolan) with her son Mickey (Sean Jones)
Blood Bothers the Musical

Blood Brothers, the musical opened at the De Montfort Hall tonight.

Read our review of Blood Brothers.

Music criticism

10 Essays on Bands and Singers is the title of a new publication, written by Trevor Locke, editor of Music in Leicester. The publication presents ten pieces about popular music.

Find out more about 10 Essays on Bands and Singers.

Drama

‘as spell-binding as it was funny; it was as acerbic as it was pathetic (in the sense of pathos.) Joyously well acted, engagingly designed and spell-bindingly delivered, this is a play that drama-lovers will not want to miss.’

Emily Head, Natalie Thomas and Jackie Morrison Photo by Pamela Raith Photography
Emily Head, Natalie Thomas and Jackie Morrison
Photo by Pamela Raith Photography

We joined the first night audience at Curve for Mike Leigh’s Abigail’s Party.

Heritage

22nd October

What did the Romans ever cook for us?

Recreation of a Roman kitchen at the Jewry Wall Museum, Leicester
Recreation of a Roman kitchen
at the Jewry Wall Museum, Leicester

We look at food and cooking in the period when Leicester was under the control of the Roman army. Read our introductory article Food, Cooking and Farming in Roman occupied Britain

and then move on to our main article on Food in Roman times.

The Romans in Leicester

In part 2 of our series on the history of Leicester, we look at the Roman period, from 43 AD to their departure in the fourth century.  We look at how Leicester was founded in the Iron age and the impact that the Romans had on the development of the town.

The Romans in Leicester

Re-Internment of Richard III

Details released of King’s last journey

the rose-laying ceremony at the Battlefield Heritage Centre on August 22nd 2014, commemorating the Battle of Bosworth
the rose-laying ceremony at the Battlefield Heritage Centre on August 22nd 2014, commemorating the Battle of Bosworth

Details of the route and timings for the re-internment of the last of the Plantagenet kings has been announced.

King Richard to be laid to rest in 2015

28th September 2014

Arts in visits Leicester Castle

Remains of the early castle seen in the walls of the later building
Remains of the early castle seen in the walls of the later building

Leicester Castle dates back, at least, to Norman times but very few people know much about it. We reveal some of its secrets.

21st August 2014

History

Great Lady – call for recognition

Æthelflæd, the Lady of the Mercians. Statue in the Guildhall courtyard.
Æthelflæd, the Lady of the Mercians.
Statue in the Guildhall courtyard.

Why has a petition been launched to honour a woman who did something rather wonderful for Leicester? Find out more.

7th August 2014

History

Date set of re-burial of Richard III

Portrait of King Richard III
Portrait of King Richard III

The remains of King Richard III are to be re-interred at Leicester Cathedral on 26th March next year.

Read more about this and about the announcement of a royal patron.

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  1. Hola! I’ve been reading your website for some time now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Kingwood Tx!
    Just wanted to say keep up the excellent job!

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