Our pick of the arts events for 2013

From Arts in Leicester magazine, 2013

We look back through the pages of Artsin and pick out some of the arts, heritage and cultural events that stood out for us in 2013.

2013: Leicester year for the arts at a glance


Nilima Devi is Awarded MBE

Snow hits live music

Remains confirmed as King Richard III

Live Music in January

Singers appear in the music showcase

February The exhibition opens around King Richard’s remains

Curve hosts clinical depression show

Comedian Kirsty Munro at Cookie show

Ceri Dupree at Curve show

Live Music in February

The Ladykillers at Curve

The youth of Loughborough launched

March Leicester’s bid for 2017 confirmed

BalletBoyz in The Talent at Curve

Live music in March

We look at the New Walk Museum

The opening of Makers Yard craft centre

April City art collection goes worldwide

Pagan burials found in the city

New look for Silver Street

Free give-away at World Book Night

Live music in April

Crowds gather for St. George’s day festivities

Architecture and art celebrated

New show highlights music artists

Funeral For A Friend play in Leicester

May By The Rivers band launch album at O2 show

Success for singers in a national competition

US author visits Leicester

Live Music in May

Music celebrated by a photo exhibition

Urban music festival

Music podcast launched

Students win an award for cinema design

Los Angeles band OPM play at Soundhouse

Leaving Party wins OBS at Grand Final

Singer Siobhan Mazzie launches an album

June Indian Summer Festival success

Music in Leicester web site launched

Event highlights cultural quarter

July Photographer Harjinder Ohbi dies

Coffin unearthed in Greyfriars dig

Sweeny Todd opens at Curve

Work on the new art gallery


Thousands celebrate Gay Pride

Judge reviews Richard III bones claim

Huge crowds at Mela festival

The city holds the first festival

Alice Hawkins honoured by a statue

History of music project launched

September Kasabian back 2017 bid

Twelfth Night show at Curve

Food and drink section updated

October Diwali lights up the city

Rocky Horror show at Curve

November Arts Council chief comes to Leicester

Chicago opens at Curve

Premier of Black Music History film

Kasabian to play in Leicester festival

Leicester loses 2017 bid to Hull

We urge the world to Come To Leicester

December The landmark for the redevelopment of the city market

Singer Sam Bailey wins X-factor

Live music reviewed for 2013 in MIL

Painter Greg Harris featured

Phoenix hosts a charity screening

See a facsimile copy of the original page (requires a PDF reader), Review of the arts in Leicester for 2013.

This post was published on 22/2/19

Author: Writer Trevor

Trevor Locke is a novelist and journalist and former editor of Arts in Leicester magazine