Black History MonthEverybody's Reading FestivalLeicester Belgrave MelaLet's Dance International FrontiersLeicester Comedy Festival

Black History Month

October 2016

Everybody's Reading Festival

16-19 November 2016

Leicester Belgrave Mela

Sunday 21 August 2016

Let's Dance International Frontiers

Launches 29 April 2017

Leicester Comedy Festival

8-26 February 2017

Upcoming Projects

More than just a support network, Leicester Arts Festivals members also work collaboratively to put on a…

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Training & Development

Part of the support network of Leicester Arts Festivals is to inform members of training and development…

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What do you think?

Leicester Arts Festivals have teamed with De Montfort University’s Arts Management degree course to undertake a festival…

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Latest News


Leicester Arts Festivals volunteer call out
November 7, 2016 | No Comments

Leicester Arts Festivals (LAF) is a network of cultural Festivals that take place throughout the year within the city of Leicester. With members like…

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Leicester Comedy Festival 2017 brochure & programme launch
November 7, 2016 | No Comments

“One of best comedy festivals in the world” The Guardian

Leicester Comedy Festival (8th – 26th February) today launches its 2017 festival line-up…

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Leicester Comedy Festival awarded National Lottery funding
September 22, 2016 | No Comments

Leicester Comedy Festival has received £37,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project which will celebrate the history of comedy and…

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Journeys Festival

Success for ArtReach across Night of Festivals and Journeys Festival
September 16, 2016 | No Comments

ArtReach enjoyed a spectacular success with its delivery of Night of Festivals on London’s Southbank for the opening of the Rio Olympics weekend. Over…

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New lunchtime series from Leicester International Music Festival
September 14, 2016 | No Comments

Leicester International Music Festival are delighted to announce the new series of lunchtime concerts beginning on Thursday 6 October through until Thursday 23 March…

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Serendipity awarded Elevate funding from Arts Council England
August 12, 2016 | No Comments

Leicester based arts charity has been awarded £125,500 after a successful application for Elevate funding, supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.


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Lost Legends: An exciting new project to celebrate 30 years of Black History Month.
August 12, 2016 | No Comments

Leicester based arts charity has been awarded £64,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project to document and commemorate the 30th…

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Soweto Kinch to Launch Black History Month 2016
August 12, 2016 | No Comments

To celebrate the launch of BHM 2016 and his new album Nonagram, award winning alto-saxophonist and MC Soweto Kinch takes to the stage. A journey through the…

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Sarah Millican & special guests support Leicester Comedy Festival
August 11, 2016 | No Comments

Leicester Comedy Festival have announced a special benefit show to take place at the Edinburgh Fringe this August.  The show, which will help raise…

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Success for Festival2Funky 2016
August 8, 2016 | No Comments

Festival2Funky 2016 was a fantastic celebration of Black music and arts, running from 23-29 May 2016, managed by 2Funky Arts. This year, the festival…

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