Leicester Urban Observatory

Open Streets: Georgian Leicester Sunday 28th July, 1pm-4pm, New Market Square and surrounding areas

Open Streets’ is a new programme of family friendly events on the last Sunday afternoon of the month. For this month’s event the focus is the Georgian era of history.


The event will see some of the roads in the city’s historic Old Town area closed to traffic so that they can be opened up for people to enjoy. Come along for:

• six separate arts + craft sessions for children – including an architectural model making session;

• baby sensory zone;

• three free talks – Virginia Wright on ‘What the Georgians did for us’; Prof Rosemary Sweet on the ‘Georgian Era Gin Craze’; and Sarah Murden & Joanne Major on ‘Crime and Punishment in the 18th Century’;

• guided walk on Georgian history, guided walk on the history of the Greyfriars area and a guided cycle ride;

• two groups of historic re-enactors attending  http://www.manneredmob.com/ and http://www.redsandrevs.co.uk/;

• rickshaw rides around the city centre;

• live art being created on site;

• Leicestershire County Cricket Club will be providing a ‘street cricket’ session on Grey Friars;

• food and drink stalls, bike park, repairs and more.

All activities are FREE 

For further information, visit: http://www.choosehowyoumove.co.uk/openstreets/

Images of last event: https://twitter.com/LGeorgians/status/1145421102266691585