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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.

Books, writing, authors

The Martian by Andy Weir, book cover from World Book Night 2015
The Martian by Andy Weir, book cover from World Book Night 2015

Our page brings you the latest news on the world of literature.

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.

Dudes.  This is awesome.

American Idiot. Amelia Lily as Whatsername. From the 2015 London Production. Photo: Darren Bell.
American Idiot. Amelia Lily as Whatsername. From the 2015 London Production. Photo: Darren Bell.

We loved American Idiot at Curve.

Music and theatre for Easter

An actor playing Christ on the cross
An actor playing Christ on the cross

The crucifixion story is portrayed on stage in Humberstone Gate on Good Friday.

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.

History

Leicester's medieval Guild Hall
Leicester’s medieval Guild Hall

Researchers speculate that William Shakespeare might have visited Leicester.

See our list of articles about Leicester’s history and heritage.

Theatre

Pixi – a lot

Pixie Lott in rehearsals for Breakfast at Tiffanys. Photo: Sean Ebsworth-Barnes.
Pixie Lott in rehearsals for Breakfast at Tiffanys.
Photo: Sean Ebsworth-Barnes.

Reviewer Keith Jobey gives Pixi a lot of praise for her part in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Drama

An Inspector Calls

An Inspector Calls Tour 2015. Photo by Mark Douet.
An Inspector Calls Tour 2015. Photo by Mark Douet.

We were at Curve to see J B Priestley’s classic thriller.

Read our review of An Inspector Calls.

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