Leicester Open Streets

Leicester Open Streets is back this year! 

On the last Sunday of each month from June 27 to October 2021, we will be opening the streets up for people to enjoy! Join us at the Green Dragon Square from 1 – 4pm for lots of fun activities.

This year we will have guided walks, talks, tours, bike rides, games, crafts, bike try-outs, bike fix, arts, entertainment and much more. Activitites/entertainment on the day for the June event are as follows:

DMU Art Gallery – Create your own art piece

Ebike Tryoutshttps://www.go-ride.co.uk/ 

British Cycling – Go Ride Coaching

Blacksmith –  Have a go at being a blacksmith for the day – OandCoBlacksmiths.com

Sustrans – Spin art bike

Sambando – Processions around the event sites – https://sambando.co.uk/

Soar Valley Cycles – Free Bike Checks – https://www.b-buddies.com/bike-maintenance

Focus Charity – Bringing the seaside to Leicester! Running small activities like; Guess the sweets, Hook a duck, Lucky dip sandpit, A fishy mascot will be handing out sanitizer – https://www.focus-charity.co.uk/

Ride Leicester Led Ride – Sporting Heritage Ride

Town Hall Bike Park – Free bike parking 

Greyfriars Townscape Heritage Initiative 

The £1.6million Greyfriars Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI), funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Leicester City Council has successfully reached completion. This five-year project focused on buildings in the Greyfriars area and offered grants to property owners and businesses to help restore and regenerate the architectural heritage of Leicester’s Old Town.

The wider Greyfriars THI project also included a range of events, including talks and walking tours, that attracted over 3,000 people. Read the full press release here.

The area’s historical importance as Leicester’s legal quarter was a key element of the project and a range of new resources can be found on the legacy website

Check out this video highlighting the successes of the Greyfriars Townscape Heritage Initiative.

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