LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

What's on When


24 OCT: JEWRY WALL MUSEUM

Leicester's Jewry Wall Museum houses archaeological collections dating from prehistoric times to the end of the Middle Ages. The Jewry Wall itself sits in the museum's grounds and is the second-largest piece of surviving Roman building in the UK.

Start date                      1 February 2016

End date                       31 October 2016

Hours                            11am-4.30pm

Cost                               Free

Address                         Jewry Wall Museum Leicester St Nicholas Circle
                                      LE1 4LB

Telephone                     +44 (0) 116 225 4971

Email                             museums@leicester.gov.uk

Directions                      Situated on St Nicholas Circle, opposite the Holiday Inn


24 OCT: BURGHLEY HOUSE

Burghley House was built between 1565 and 1587 by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I. Eighteen state rooms are opened to the public, full of national treasures including fine paintings, porcelain and furniture.

Start date                                17 March 2016

End date                                  28 October 2016

Hours                                      Sat-Thu 11am-5pm (last entry 4.30pm)

Cost                                        Combined house and garden tickets (incl. gift aid) £13.80; concessions                                                           £12; children £7; family £36.50

Address                                   Burghley House Stamford PE9 3JY

Telephone                                +44 (0) 1780 752451

Email                                       burghley@burghley.co.uk

Directions                                 By Rail: to Stamford (1.5 miles away).

The house is the largest surviving Elizabethan house in England and remains a family home for Cecil's descendants. Visitors can also enjoy the Capability Brown landscaped gardens and a sculpture garden, while the Orangery serves tea and cakes.

The house is full of treasures, including paintings by Gentileschi and fine art acquired on Grand Tours in the 17th century. The Verrio Heaven and Hell rooms are particularly spectacular, with walls and ceilings painted with celestial scenes of gods in the Heaven Room and a terrifying vision of Hell over the main staircase of the house.

Large in scale and immense in its intricacies, guided tours are available to illuminate the history of this fascinating residence.

24 OCT: THE GUILDHALL

Leicester's 14th-century Guildhall is one of the oldest buildings in the city still in use and one of the best-preserved timber-framed halls in England. Today it serves as a performance venue and a distinctive local landmark.

Start date                                  1 February 2016

End date                                   1 December 2016

Hours                                        Sat & Mon-Wed 11am-4.30pm; Sun 1pm-4.30pm

Cost                                          Free

Address                                    The Guildhall Leicester Guildhall Lane LE1 5FQ

Telephone                                +44 (0) 116 253 2569

Email                                         museums@leicester.gov.uk 

Directions                                 Located next to Leicester Cathedral.

The Guildhall's 600-year history has seen it used as a meeting place, a library, a courtroom and a police station. Visitors can view the original timber beams, stained glass, murals and a medieval fireplace.

05 NOV: CREAM & JUMP FM

UK superclub Cream bring their award-winning formula to Leicester University's Students' Union for a monthly residency on the first Saturday of every month.

Start date                              5 November 2016

End date                               5 November 2016

Hours                                   10pm-4am

Cost                                      £10 + booking fee

Address                                Leicester University Leicester University Road LE1 7RH.

Telephone                            +44 (0) 116 252 2522

Directions                             The campus is about one mile south of Leicester city centre. The                                                                    Students' Union is on University Rd.

The Liverpool club will be joined by the ill-behaved Twist collective, who host room two, playing a variety of US and chunky tech house. Watch out for esteemed guests such as Boy George and Paul Kane (Desert), and local talent in the form of James Young, Steve O'Donnell and John Collington.

Cream has also teamed up with Absolute Radio-UK to bring a new radio station, called 106.6 JUMP FM, to the East Midlands. If the partnership wins the current FM licence, JUMP FM will provide a fresh mix of new music not currently heard on commercial radio, primarily for 16-29 year-olds. The music content will cover all modern genres, with Cream providing the dance music. Stay tuned...