Festivals Season 2022

2 February 2022

Leicester Comedy Festival, Spark Festival, BETA X, UKNA Leicester Takeover, Chinese New Year, Cultural eXchanges Festival, Light Up Leicester

Celebrations at LCB Depot and across in the city in Feb & March

Our regular exhibitions programme takes a break in February … but there’s still lots going on via numerous events at the festivals listed below … follow the links to find out more!

Leicester Comedy Festival
2-20 February
over 560 shows, over 800 performances and 64 venues

Comedy at Grays at LCB – part of Leicester Comedy Festival
4-20 February
42 gigs (mostly FREE or Pay What You Want) over 3 weekends 

Spark Arts Festival
7-13 February
The best children’s arts festival in the world!

Family Day at LCB Depot
Saturday 12 February 11am-4pm
Kids comedy club, and more – an LCB/ Leicester Comedy Festival/Spark/CQ Earlies event…plus, more creative activities on the day at other Cultural Quarter venues from CQ Earlies

Chinese New Year
1-6 February
Welcoming in the year of the water tiger, with a range of exciting free events across the city

lanterns display in the cafe-bar at LCB Depot

pop-up arts programme – exhibitions, workshops, events
7 February to end March
at 72 Churchgate, Leicester LE1 3AN

UK New Artists Leicester Takeover
25-27 February
Over 75 artists visit Leicester to present work and share ideas, celebrating some of the very best of contemporary arts being made in the UK today

artists and workshops at LCB Depot

Cultural eXchanges Festival
28 February – 4 March
An annual DMU student-run festival of ideas, insight and inspiration … and, new in 2022, Cultural eXchanges Fringe – the new sister festival of #ceX22 that focuses on local and emerging creatives

Light Up Leicester
3-6 March
Over four days, Light Up Leicester will illuminate the city centre with a trail of nine stunning and playful immersive artworks.

Top image : Pulse by This Is Loop, Light Up Leicester festival