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More details - Bring Back The 80s
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!
Manhattan 34 34 Rutland Street The Cultural Quarter Leicester
Thu 21 Feb 19

More details - Train to Teach Leicester
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
Thu 14 Mar 19

More details - Zippos Cirque Berserk!
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.
The Curve, Rutland St., LEICESTER
Wed 13 Mar 19 to Sun 17 Mar

More details - Medieval Playtime
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
Today to Sun 24 Feb

More details - VR Playground
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
Tue 19 Feb 19 to Thu 21 Feb

More details - Foxdog Studios: Robot Chef at Leicester Comedy Festival
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 Criterion, 44 Millstone Lane, Leicester
Fri 22 Feb 19

More details - Miscast: The Musical Cabaret
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
Fri 15 Mar 19 and Sat 16 Mar

More details - Pop-up Cafe + Creative Marketplace
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.
Soft Touch Arts, 50 New Walk
Thu 21 Feb, Thu 28 Feb, Thu 7 Mar, Thu 14 Mar

More details - Free Saturday art clubs for children
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
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More details - DMU Forensics: CSI experience
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
Fri 1 Mar 19

More details - Ceramics Table Centrepiece Workshop
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
Sun 3 Mar 19

More details - You CAN Speak Mandarin with Ease and Peace
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
Mon 4 Mar 19

More details - Leisure Reading For All: Discover the Gems of Kimberlin
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
Tue 5 Mar 19

More details - The Real Shakespeare: His Life, his Career, his Plays
Several new discoveries about Shakespeare have been made in the past few years. This talk will consider how they affect the image that we have of the man.
Campus Centre, 2.17 studio, De Montfort University
Wed 6 Mar 19

More details - Pause. Play. Reflect: Lego Serious Play for Wellbeing
This informal, drop-in workshop offers you an opportunity to pause and take time to reflect through playful, ‘Thinking with the hands’ exercises including a meditative Lego Serious Play activity.
4th floor POD, Vijay Patel Building, De Montfort University, Leicester
Wed 6 Mar 19

More details - #A Masterclass in tweeting: the dos and don’ts of using Twitter
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.
Lounge, Innovation Centre, DeMontfort University
Thu 7 Mar 19

More details - Spray Painting Demonstration
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
Thu 7 Mar 19

More details - Low Impact Living
Over 828 million people live in slums today with inadequate housing and limited resources to improve their living conditions.
Civil Court, Leicester Castle Business School, De Montfort University
Fri 8 Mar 19

More details - Should we turn back the boats? The law’s response to people crossing t
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.
Trinity House Chapel, De Montfort University
Fri 8 Mar 19

More details - Whitney Houston Tribute Night
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.
2 FunkyMusic Cafe, 23A New Park Street
Fri 1 Mar 19

More details - Speaking HER Mind
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.
23A New Park Street
Thu 7 Mar 19

More details - I Love The 90's Presents: 90's vs 00's
DJ’s: ?? LADY ENVY ?? DARREN B Taking You Back To The Good Ol 90s Playing All The Rnb Classics And Taking You Into Today’s Hits From The Following Artists... TLC . Drake . Salt N Pepa . Aaliyah . Mary J Blige . Usher . 2 Pac . Shola Ama . Missy Elliott . Diddy . Toni Braxton . Lauryn Hill .
23A New Park Street
Sat 9 Mar 19

More details - UK Garage Anthems 100%
DJ’s: ?? LADY ENVY ?? GLAMOUR ?? RACHEL RODRIGUEZ ?? TOTAL For Half A Decade UK Garage Ruled The Clubs, Pirate Radio And Charts. This Night Will Take You Back Down Memory Lane To Them Dayz With Tracks Like... ??
23A New Park Street
Sat 9 Mar 19

More details - Flash - A Tribute to Queen
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.
2Funkyarts Music Cafe, 23A New Park Street
Fri 15 Mar 19

More details - Drum, Dub & Bass
DJ’s: Coda / 2-Clean / Richie Swift / Swift / Raze / Owen T MC’s: Weeji / Burger / Gully / Sharpes / Vandal Room 2 The Echo Lounge: Castle 12v Dub Sound System
2Funkyarts Music Cafe, 23A New Park Street
Fri 15 Mar 19

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