Four internationally renowned sand sculptors have been creating sculptures this week in Leicester in honour of the legacy of King Richard III - and the Bank Holiday Weekend will be the last chance to catch a glimpse of them.
The creations, which required 80 tonnes of sand, include a depiction of the investiture of King Richard III’s son Edward, a scene from the Battle of Bosworth and a giant facial reconstruction of King Richard III.
Creating an exhibition in Leicester is something I have always wanted to do. I’m so excited that we have almost finished. The reaction has been fantastic.”
The final sculpture will be completed on Saturday, to coincide with the open workshops at Wygston’s House in Leicester city centre.
The trail begins a the entrance to the King Richard III Visitor Centre. There is a second sculpture in the Courtyard, which can be viewed by those visiting the Centre. The trail then moves on to Wygston’s House and ends at the BBC courtyard.
Three artists will be hosting a free sand sculpture workshop at Wygston’s House over the Bank Holiday weekend from 10am until 5pm - everyone is welcome.
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Police are appealing for witnesses after an Asian man was assaulted and racially abused outside a Leicester bus station.
The incident happened at around 6pm on Sunday 16 August in Gravel Street when the 39-year old victim was waiting for a bus with his wife and two children.
A man sat down near the family and then began shouting racist abuse at the victim. As the victim got up from his seat, the man approached the victim before punching him several times in the chest.
The victim left the scene and later attended hospital for treatment for a fractured rib.
The victim’s family were left extremely upset at witnessing this attack on their husband and father and we are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the assault or the moments leading up to it to please contact us."
The suspect is described as white, aged between 20 and 30-years-old, between 5ft 9in and 5ft 11in tall and of large build. He had short fair hair and facial stubble.
Anyone with information should get in touch with police.
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A week long family festival is being held to celebrate the rich history of Leicester's Old Town, as part of this year's City Festival.
Jubilee Square and Cathedral Gardens has been transformed into a medieval village with weapon demonstrations, traditional arts and crafts, puppet shows and circus skills.
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City Festival: 22nd - 31 Aug (Leicester)
From this weekend to the end of August, the City Festival, will see the Leicester’s rich history being celebrated. Now in it’s third year, the city centre events will be filled with entertainment, sports, culture, music, art and heritage. The ten day festival will kick off this Saturday with a medieval themed family event in Jubilee Square to celebrate the 530th anniversary of the Battle of Bosworth.
Some of the things to look forward to over the event include the Leicester Belgrave Mela, Ride Leicester Festival, Journeys Festival, Sports Fest, City Music Festival, Old Town Festival and Cosmopolitan Carnival.