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Report: Mosaic portrait of Richard III unveiled

It's a year since King Richard III's remains were reburied inside Leicester Cathedral after being dug up from a council car park a stone's throw away.

As part of a number of events this weekend to mark the occasion, a special portrait of the King was unveiled.

Stacey Foster reports.


A year on: King Richard III's boost to tourism

Tomorrow marks the day Richard III was reburied at Leicester Cathedral a year ago.

The discovery of the King's remains and the reinterment attracted millions of tourists and millions of pounds in revenue.

Rajiv Popat explains why it's helped to boost visitor numbers and worshippers at Leicester Cathedral.

A year on: King Richard III's impact on the region

This Saturday marks a year since a King of England was reburied after the incredible discovery of his remains in Leicester. At the time, the region welcomed tourists from the around the world.

A year on, are visitors still captivated by the King in the car park?

Rajiv Popat has been finding what impact Richard III has had on the city and county.


Video: Ceremony for King Richard III reburial anniversary

A special candlelight service was held in Leicester last night to mark almost a year since the reinterment of King Richard III.

The village of Sutton Cheney came out to commemorate the special event, in the church where the monarch is believed to have had his final communion before the battle of Bosworth.

Richard III sand sculptures created in Leicester

The sculptures required 80 tonnes of sand Credit: Nicola Wood/KRIII Visitor Centre

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.”

– Nicola Wood, project organiser and sculptor
Visitors can see the completed sculptures this weekend Credit: Nicola Wood/KRIII Visitor Centre

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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