Be wowed by a fantastic new installation at Leicester Cathedral this half term, as Where There Is Light comes to the city.

Brought to you in partnership with BID Leicester and Leicester Cathedral, Where There is Light by Squidsoup is an audio-visual installation that brings people together to share a sense of connection and hope. Illuminated globes surround the audience in moving patterns and colours, while a sound track – created by members of sanctuary-seeking communities – shifts around the installation with mesmerising sights and sounds. This incredible installation can be experienced at Leicester Cathedral from 15-24 October.

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Journeys Festival International 2021, the UK’s first festival of Sanctuary, will bring thousands of people together to explore cultures from around the globe in Leicester from 15 to 24 October. Over 20 creative organisations from all over the UK and 21 venues are working together to deliver the festival with the aim of improving community cohesion and inspiring hope and understanding through a series of events, exhibitions, film viewings and performances.

The festival will bring together, 20 artists ranging from as far as Syria, Iran and Zimbabwe are teaming up with UK and European artists to celebrate this creative and cultural exploration of global cultures, so visitors and locals can enjoy food and cultural activities from around the world.

As well as Where There Is Light, the festival features films, food, exhibitions in- and outdoors, large scale projections, virtual reality experiences alongside performances and cultural experiences – giving us opportunities to explore and share together.

In addition to Journeys Festival International 2021, this half-term families who are visiting the city can also take advantage of Leicester Restaurant Week, from 18 – 24 October. Shining a spotlight on some of the best eateries in Leicester, the week-long event will give locals and visitors alike the opportunity to try somewhere new or an excuse to head back to their favourite dining spot!

Where There Is Light is open on a pay what you can basis, book via Eventbrite. To find out this and more at Journeys Festival visit or pick up a handy brochure from around the Cultural Quarter.


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