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Cultural Ambition Leicester

  • International, Original, Together

    International, Original, Together

  • International, Original, Together

    International, Original, Together

  • International, Original, Together

    International, Original, Together

  • International, Original, Together

    International, Original, Together

The Cultural Ambition for Leicester

International, Original, Together

Leicester's Cultural Ambition is to build on our international connections, magnify our originality and bring people together. It will create a thriving global city where people flourish, where opportunities are created, where 'We Are Leicester'.

Leicester is a city brimful with creative talent and home to world-class heritage, art and festivals. From the Golden Mile to the Comedy Festival, from the world premiere of DESH to the Jewry Wall, from Sue Townsend to Joe Orton: what happens, and who lives and works here make Leicester a city to celebrate. There are many stories from across the city where culture has shaped lives, created opportunity and increased Leicester's profile on a UK and World stage. But we can achieve more; culture is a force for economic regeneration, social cohesion, well-being and civic identity.

Members of the public can be engaged as creators, consumers, volunteers for projects and act as ambassadors for our city. Businesses can provide space for cultural activity, advocate for culture to clients and colleagues, demonstrate the link between culture and a city fit for business. Service providers across the city – not just culture, but education, welfare, health – can start to explore how cultural engagement can change lives positively. Cultural organisations and individualscan operate in a new environment of collaboration, ambition, facilitation and delivery.