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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Join Us

Are you interested in becoming a member of Leicester Arts Festivals? We’re always keen to hear from…

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Latest News

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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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14/48 launch Nexus Travel Bursary and deliver first Arts Awards
July 9, 2016 | No Comments

Young playwrights gain Arts Awards
14/48 Leicester are delighted to announce the delivery of their first ever Arts Award certification as part of 14/48 Takeover…

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An Indian Summer is back for 2016
July 9, 2016 | No Comments

An Indian Summer launches on Sunday 31st July with a four month line-up of exciting events, bringing the Magic of India to the Heart…

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Calling all artists
July 7, 2016 | No Comments

Summer Art Trail invites artwork to be submitted to our 2016 arts festival.

With over 7,000 visitors at last year’s Summer Art Trail…

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Contract award for Big Difference Company
July 4, 2016 | No Comments

Leicester based Big Difference Company, who are based at LCB Depot in the Cultural Quarter, has been awarded the contract for Procession of Light…

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Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2016 Round Up
June 2, 2016 | No Comments

Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2016 was a great success, 10 days filled with thought provoking dialogues, networking and innovative dance. This year’s festival was…

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