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Alice hawkins leicester

There’s a special free event happening in the city centre this weekend as Leicester celebrates the life of suffragette Alice Hawkins on Sunday 3 March.

Renowned video mapping specialists, Shared Space & Light, will be heading to Leicester for the first time to produce a spectacular FREE show in New Market Square, which looks set to be something very special indeed.

Alice Hawkins’ remarkable and inspiring story will be brought to life with live performance, a spectacular local choir and an incredible video light projection on the historic Corn Exchange.

This major event, which celebrates Alice’s story is also closely linked to International Women’s Day on March 8th. It’s totally free to attend and should see a large number of people head to Leicester Market to enjoy the show on Sunday.

Leicester is one of seven cities taking part in the Centenary Cities project, which marks 100 years of Votes for Women and is funded by the Government Equalities Office with a range of exhibitions, events and the launch of the Alice Hawkins statue in New Market Square. 

Show times on Sunday 3 March are 6.30pm, 7.45pm and 9pm. You will need a wristband to attend the evening and these are free to collect from Visit Leicester on Gallowtree Gate, Highcross Customer Service Desk and New Walk Museum.

The event is produced by Leicester City Council in partnership with Big Difference Company.