What is Leicester known for?

music record

a trance music producer (record producer) since 1994 and is also a member of Lost Tribe. He is perhaps best known for his work in the ''Euphoria (Euphoria (compilations))'' trance series and for 'Gamemaster' (as Lost Tribe) and his remixes of Agnelli & Nelson's "El Niño". In 2005, his first major U.S. albums, an EP, ''Point Zero'' (featuring the Li Kwan song of the same name), and a double album, ''Upfront Trance'', were released.

musical version

1G1-74501417.html The House That Dave Built , '' Coventry Telegraph'', May 14, 2001 and as Jean Valjean in the 10th anniversary production of ''Les Misérables'' in Sydney, Australia. He created the role of Heathcliff in the studio recording of Bernard J. Taylor's musical version of ''Wuthering Heights''. '''Anstey''' is a large semi-industrialised village in Leicestershire, England, located north west of Leicester in the borough of Charnwood (borough

research based

University year 2008 accessdate 2008-03-30 , which created the NHS Specialist Library for Ethnicity and Health, a web-based collection of research-based evidence and good practice information relating to the health needs of minority ethnic groups, and other resources relevant to multi-cultural health care. There is another Mary Seacole Research Centre, this one at De Montfort University in Leicester,

national teaching

url http: rae.ac.uk results qualityProfile.aspx?id 57&type uoa title RAE 2008: Quality Profiles publisher Research Assessment Exercise The university has the second highest number of National Teaching Fellows (National Teaching Fellowship) of all UK universities.

family line

of the church. Henry's concern about having an heir to secure his family line and increase his security while alive would have prompted him to ask for a divorce sooner or later, whether Anne had precipitated it or not. Only Wolsey's sudden death at Leicester

commercial recording

and eventually become a major regional centre in its own right. Planning control was taken from elected local authorities (Local government) and delegated to the Milton Keynes Development Corporation (MKDC). Recordings The first commercial recording of Havergal Brian's music was made by the Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra in 1972, when Symphonies Nos. 10 and 21, conducted by James Loughran and Eric Pinkett respectively, were recorded at the De Montfort Hall

and Germany later in the year. The LSSO made the first commercial recording of ''Sinfonietta'' for the Pye Golden Guinea (Pye Golden Guinea Records) label in July 1967 under the direction of the composer (see external links below). Early career Basil Mott was born in Leicester on 16 September 1859. He was educated at the International School, Switzerland and at the Royal School of Mines where he won the Murchison medal (Roderick Impey Murchison) in 1879. He was first

running fast

in November 2007 giving Leicester railway station almost direct links to the continent, this growth is expected to continue. East Midlands Trains are the InterCity operator running 'fast' and 'semi-fast' services to and from London to northern England, and provide local services throughout the East Midlands, regional services to the West Midlands (West Midlands (region)) and East Anglia are provided by CrossCountry. Rail routes run north–south through Leicester along

family band

, and they opened up the opportunity to dance all night. A local beat band called The Foresights were signed to EMI. They were notable for all members wearing glasses. Also emerging during this period was the band Family (Family (band)), fronted by Leicester man Roger Chapman. 1970s The seventies saw the emergence of the well known cabaret band Showaddywaddy from the city with lead singer Dave Bartram and their 1950s-themed songs. The De Montfort Hall held the first of its

''', is an English (England) rock (Rock music) vocalist (singing). Roger Chapman at Allmusic He is best known as a member of the Progressive rock band Family (Family (band)), which he joined along with Charlie Whitney, in 1966 and also the rock (rock (music)), R&B band Streetwalkers formed in 1974. His idiosyncratic (Idiosyncrasy) brand of showmanship when performing and vocal vibrato

producing high

book last1 William first1 David title UK Cities: A Look at Life and Major Cities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland date 13 October 2010 publisher New Africa Press isbn 9987160212 page 127 and it became an attractive destination for refugees fleeing persecution and political turmoil in continental Europe. Firms such as Corah and Liberty Shoes (Liberty Shoes (Leicester, England)) used their reputation for producing high-quality products to expand their businesses

football friendly

friendly defeat to Ghana (Ghana national football team) at the Walkers Stadium, Leicester. That year he also played in a 0–6 friendly defeat to England (England national football team). - 1. 1 June 2006 Walkers Stadium, Leicester, England

came on as a 71st minute substitute in a 1–1 draw with the United States (United States men's national soccer team), a result which meant Jamaica were knocked out of the competition. On 1 June 2006 he scored in a 1–4 Exhibition game#Association football


'''Leicester''' ( ) is a city (city status in the United Kingdom) and unitary authority area (Unitary authorities of England) in the East Midlands of England, and the county town of Leicestershire. The city lies on the River Soar and at the edge of the National Forest (National Forest, England).

In the 2011 census, the population of the Leicester unitary authority was 330,000, making it the largest unitary authority in the East Midlands region, whilst 509,000 people lived in the wider Leicester Urban Area, making Leicester the tenth largest city in the United Kingdom (List of largest United Kingdom settlements by population) and England's eleventh largest urban area (List of urban areas in the United Kingdom). It is the largest city and has the second largest urban area in the East Midlands region. Eurostat's Larger Urban Zone listed the population of Leicester LUZ at 836,484 (2011). According to the 2011 census Leicester had the largest proportion of people aged 19-and-under in the East Midlands with 27 per cent.

"Unlike almost every other city in the UK, Leicester has retained a remarkable record of its past in buildings that still stand today". Ancient Roman (Roman Britain) pavements and baths remain in Leicester from its early settlement as Ratae (Ratae Corieltauvorum), a Roman military outpost in a region inhabited by the Celtic Corieltauvi tribe. Following the Roman withdrawal from Britain, the early medieval Ratae is shrouded in obscurity, but when the settlement was captured by the Danes (Viking) it became one of five fortified towns important to the Danelaw and it appeared in the Domesday Book as "Ledecestre". Leicester continued to grow throughout the Early Modern period (Early Modern Britain) as a market town, although it was the Industrial Revolution that facilitated a process of rapid unplanned urbanisation in the area.

A newly constructed rail and canal network routed through the area stimulated industrial growth in the 19th century, and Leicester became a major economic centre with a variety of manufacturers engaged in engineering, shoemaking and hosiery production. The economic success of these industries, and businesses ancillary to them, resulted in significant urban expansion into the surrounding countryside. Leicester is one of the oldest cities in England, it was the centre of the bishopric from around 670, endowing it with city status (City status in the United Kingdom). However, it lost city status in the 11th century during a time of struggle between the church and the aristocracy. The boundaries of Leicester were extended several times in the 19th and 20th centuries; it became a county borough in 1889, and was re-granted city status in 1919.

Today, Leicester is located at the intersection of the north south Midland Main Line and east west Birmingham Leicester Cambridge CrossCountry railway lines and at the confluence of the M1 (M1 motorway) M69 motorways and the A46 (A46 road) A6 (A6 road) trunk routes. The city and metropolitan area is culturally diverse, with well established South Asian and Afro-Caribbean communities, in addition to more recent influxes from European Community countries, amongst others. Leicester is a major centre of learning: the University of Leicester is famous for the quality of its teaching and research; De Montfort University is very well regarded in many of its specialist fields. The city region also hosts many other notable institutions of higher and further education.

On 20 June 2013, Leicester was announced as one of four shortlisted cities for the second UK City of Culture award.

On 13 November 2014 Leicester City Council passed a motion resolving to "..boycott any produce originating from illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank until such time as it complies with international law and withdraws from Palestinian Occupied territories." http: www.leicester.gov.uk your-council-services council-and-democracy council-news our-news-service- full-council-motion-13th-november-2014

Search by keywords:

Copyright (C) 2015-2017 PlacesKnownFor.com
Last modified: Tue Oct 10 05:56:30 EDT 2017