The last Open Streets event of the year is taking place on Sunday 27 October, when the roads will be opened up for pedestrians and cyclists to enjoy traffic-free walks, talks, tours and bike rides throughout the day.

If you’ve been to an Open Streets event before, you’ll know to expect all of the usual favourites such as live graffiti from Graffwerk, Leicester Lettering Bicycle Workshop, rickshaw rides with Ride Leicester, free bike parking, craft activities at the King Richard III Visitor Centre, and Focus Charity with their exhibition and activities.

Other special additions for this month include a multimedia Victorian display, live on street blacksmith where you can have a go at forging your own key ring, and Sambando Leicestershire who will be playing their Brazilian rhythms around the town. Kids can also enjoy constructing their own Victorian house with a special model making activity from the local society of architects and play with word art derived from designs in the local area with an artist from DMU.

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Sustrans East Midlands will be on hand to get the little ones balancing on two wheels with Balanceability on Greyfriars, and there’ll even be a special choral service featuring Victorian music at Leicester Cathedral.

Open Streets happens on the last Sunday of every month from 1pm – 4pm. The full programme for this month’s event can be found below.

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