There are only two months left for Leicester to finalise its bid to become UK city of culture in 2017. It's one of a shortlist of four, competing for the title, which would boost the local economy by millions of pounds.
Andy Bevan has been to see how the bid team is getting on - and examines what the city has to offer, that could make it a winner.
Actor and director Richard Attenborough has said he is "delighted" that Leicester is in the running to be named UK City of Culture in 2017.
The city is one of four which has been shortlisted and will find out in November if it has won.
In a message to City Mayor Peter Soulsby, Lord Attenborough said: “I am utterly delighted that Leicester has been short listed.
“I remain passionately convinced as to the outstanding merits of the city’s bid and of their ability to deliver a uniquely dazzling year, commensurate with the thrilling opportunities that such an honour would confer.”