Come and join award winning comedian James Alderson as he takes a hilarious trip down memory lane, in one double cassette, double A-sided show that he can’t wait to share before he gets much older and forgets what actually happened in the 80’s!
34 Rutland Street
The Cultural Quarter
People in Leicester are being encouraged to help shape the lives of the next generation by choosing a career in teaching, ahead of a recruitment event at Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel, on Thursday 14 March.
Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel, Granby Street, Leicester
They’re back! Direct from a string of sold-out seasons in London’s Hyde Park Winter Wonderland and the West End, plus a packed-out season at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Britain’s favourite contemporary thrill circus is on tour to amaze and entertain the nation.
February Half Term is all about how children played during the time of King Richard III. Come and have a go at medieval board games such as Fox and Geese and Nine Men’s Morris; play with a cup and bool and hoop, beat the family at Richard III Top Trumps and make a knight or princess stick doll.
King Richard III Visitor Centre,
4a St Martins, Leicester
VR Playground is commissioned by Horizon Digital Economy Research, Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Greenwich + Docklands International Festival, and Without Walls. It is supported by Arts Council England and produced by Thrill Laboratory, Horizon Digital Economy Research, and Norfolk & Norwich Festival.
Phoenix Cinema & Art Centre 4 Midland Street Leicetser
Following a sold-out Edinburgh Fringe run, Foxdog Studios bring their critically-acclaimed Robot Chef to Leicester Comedy Festival for the very first time. Expect more baffling technology, music, and, of course, an augmented reality, audience-controlled robot chef.
The brand new Leicester theatre company, JWilliams Theatre Productions are set to go on stage this March at the Sue Townsend theatre with their show, Miscast the Musical Cabaret. The show is a delightful evening of fun, music and song castings in a way that you have never seen before.
Sue Townsend Theatre, Upper Brown Street, Leicester
Do something different with your lunch break at the SMASHing Pop-up Cafe and Creative Marketplace. Feast on healthy, homemade, hot/cold, veggie/vegan dishes such as curries, sandwiches, soups and cakes. Plus range of hot and cold beverages. Guests are welcome to eat in or take away.
Children can come and get creative in free sessions led by artists and students at four different locations around the city.
Every Saturday morning, artists and students will devise a different art project for children to try and make in a fun two-hour art club for all the family.
• StudionAME, 2 Brougham Street, Leicester, LE12BA
• Thurnby Lodge Community Centre, Thurncourt Road, Leicester LE5 2NG
• Fosse Neighbourhood Centre, Mantle Road, Leicester LE3 5HG
E2 Training Centre, 2-4 Home Farm Square, LE4 0RU
This is an interactive session where we will take you from a mock crime scene straight to the forensic science laboratory where you will examine trace evidence, fingerprints, shoe marks and documents. What will you find? How can you assist the investigators?
Portland Building 2.15, De Montfort University, Leicester
Using the hand forming techniques of slab and coil building you will be shown how to make your own clay table centre piece, be it a larger shallow dish or serving platter. You will have the opportunity to decorate your piece so feel free to come along with your own ideas.
Vijay Patel Building 0.82, De Montfort University, Leicester
Learning to speak Mandarin is not as difficult as you might think. In this interactive session you will be introduced to Mandarin and learn how the language is similar to English in terms of pronunciation and grammar. Through practical exercises you will learn some basic phrases.
Confucius Institute 1.13, Vijay Patel Building, De Montfort University, Leicester
Join us to explore the wealth of reading material available through Kimberlin Library and discover books and journals from different genres. Enjoy a drink and a piece of cake while sharing your thoughts about reading and your favourite books.
Kimberlin Library 0.07b, De Montfort University, Leicester
DMU’s Twitter has been rated best in Higher Education (HE) by Edurank for the last two years. Join Paul Hindle, DMU’s Social Media Manager, to pick up some top Twitter tips and discuss the next steps for DMU’s account.
Drop-in and watch airbrush painting in action. Technical Instructor Andy Shore will be creating masterpieces before your eyes using laser cut stencils and five different colours. Remarkably from start to finish these pictures only take approximately 10 minutes to create.
Spray Room, 0.77c Vijay Patel Building, De Montfort University
On 28 December 2018, the Home Secretary Sajid Javid declared the arrival of asylum seekers by boat a “major incident.” In September 2018, the United Nations Refugee Agency reported that more than 1,600 people died or went missing while attempting to reach Europe so far in that year.
Nya is the UK’s No1 tribute to Whitney Houston.
DJ: Black Vinyl Magic
Support: Lindsey Wells
Capturing the voice, style, moves and incredible energy of the late great Whitney Houston, Nya’s show pays homage to a truly talented diva.
This is an event to celebrate with ‘Women’s International Day’, to bring women together in Leicester expressing stories through poetry.
A place where us women can listen, relate and feel less alone with the everyday experiences women encounter.
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Taking You Back To The Good Ol 90s Playing All The Rnb Classics And Taking You Into Today’s Hits From The Following Artists...
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A Tribute to Queen
4-piece Queen tribute band
DJ: Paul Collins
Flash have been performing at concerts, venues, events and parties all over Europe and in the Far East for the past 15 years. Flash have been lucky enough during this time to perform at some of the world’s most prestigious venues and events.