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De Montfort Hall with the conducting being shared by Laszlo Heltay and Eric Pinkett. This CBS release included the 22nd Symphony, Brian’s setting of the 23rd Psalm (which clearly belongs to the mainstream British choral tradition of Vaughan Williams and Parry) and the English Suite ''Rustic Scenes'' which contains some highly original music. Work as record producer Robert Simpson was also the producer for the first commercially available recordings of Havergal Brian’s music

(which clearly belongs to the mainstream British choral tradition of Vaughan Williams and Parry) and the English Suite ''Rustic Scenes'' which contains some highly original music. '''Joseph Carey Merrick''' (5 August 1862 – 11 April 1890), sometimes incorrectly referred to as '''John Merrick''', was an English man with severe deformities who was exhibited as a human curiosity (Freak show) named the '''Elephant Man'''. He became well known in London society after he went to live

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Football League , having joined from the Leicestershire Senior League Premier Division at the end of the 2007-08 season. '''Thurmaston Town F.C.''' is a football club based in Thurmaston, near Leicester, Leicestershire, England. In 1980, they changed their name from '''Thurmaston Progressive Working Mens Club F.C.''' to their present name. For the 2011-12 season, they are members of the Leicestershire Senior League Premier Division

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North Sea. Fairfield is a strong academic school with a vast majority of pupils going on to attend Secondary Public Schools (Public school (UK)) or high performing Independent Day Schools. It serves primarily as the preparatory feeder school for Loughborough Grammar School for boys and Loughborough High School for girls, however many also go on to attend the surrounding Public Schools (Public school (UK)) such as Ratcliffe College, Trent College, Oakham School

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of usury. Various local honours were dedicated to his memory, and he has become eponymous several times over. De Montfort University in Leicester is named after him, as is the nearby De Montfort Hall, a concert venue. A statue of de Montfort is one of four to adorn the Haymarket Memorial Clock Tower in Leicester. A relief of de Montfort adorns the wall of the United States Capitol#House Chamber Chamber

crest.html Various local honours were dedicated to his memory, and he has become eponymous several times over. De Montfort University in Leicester is named after him, as is the nearby De Montfort Hall, a concert venue. A statue of de Montfort is one of four to adorn the Haymarket Memorial Clock Tower in Leicester. A relief of de Montfort adorns the wall of the Chamber (United States Capitol#House Chamber) of the United States House of Representatives. De Montfort's

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-flats-plan-replace-Charlotte-music-venue-Leicester story-12030324-detail story.html website http: www.leicestermercury.co.uk publisher Leicester Mercury accessdate 10 January 2015 1960s Leicester's main small venue for pop and rock was the Il Rondo on Silver Street. The roll call of bands who played at the Il Rondo runs like a who's Who of early–mid sixties pop and rock. The Yardbirds and The Animals played there before passing into rock history along with less well remembered groups like the Graham Bond Organisation. It also played host to many visiting American blues musicians including Howlin' Wolf, Freddie King, Lowell Fulson, Otis Spann and John Lee Hooker. The Beatles also came to De Montfort Hall. Colin Hyde (East Midlands Oral History Archive) carried out a range of interviews about growing up in Leicester in the 1950s and 1960s and began to map where all of the venues of the day were. talking history:the newsletter of the East Midlands Oral History Archive. Number 7: May 2003. He identified a number of clubs, pubs, and coffee bars like the Chameleon, run by Pete Joseph, the El Casa, or the El Paso – cafes which stayed open after the pubs closed. Among others, people also remembered the Blue Beat club on Conduit Street, run by Alex Barrows who later started the House of Happiness on Campbell Street. Night clubs such as the Burlesque or the Nite Owl became more popular as the 1960s progressed, 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 annual One-World festivals, with the aim of celebrating the cultural diversity of the city and breaking down the barriers of hostility and suspicion that had a potential to foment racial conflict. Adult and children's groups performed traditional dances and music from the many communities settled here – British, Irish, East European, Asian, African and Caribbean. These festivals continued until the 1980s. 1980s The early 1980s saw Leicester punk band Rabid (Rabid (band)) have two minor indie hits, and there were greater successes later in the decade for Yeah Yeah Noh. The mid-1980s saw the emergence of bands such as Gaye Bykers on Acid, Crazyhead, The Bomb Party, and The Hunters Club, who were all associated with the Grebo (Grebo (music)) scene. The Deep Freeze Mice had formed in 1979 and went on to release ten albums in total. Diesel Park West had their first top 75 hits in the late 1980s. Other notable Leicester bands from this decade included Po!, Blab Happy and Chrome Molly. 1990s The band Prolapse (Prolapse (band)), was formed by a group of Leicester University and Polytechnic students in 1992. The band rose in popularity, and quickly gained a record deal with Cherry Red Records, recorded a number of John Peel sessions for Radio 1, and toured with Sonic Youth, Stereolab and Pulp. 1992 also saw the formation in Leicester of Cornershop, an Anglo-Asian agit pop band, who became most famous for the 1998 Number 1 single "Brimful of Asha". Perfume (Perfume (UK band)) and Delicatessen (Delicatessen (band)) both also rose to critical acclaim. Leicester is home of the influential Rave – Drum & Bass Formation Records label and associated 5HQ Record Shop, which was reopened in 2012 as an active recording studio. Post-2000 Since 2000 the city has once more seen a notable upsurge in the success of the local music scene. Several Leicester musicians and or acts have received considerable media attention in their fields since 2003–2004. Kasabian, followed by Pacific Ocean Fire, The Displacements,

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employed as a mining engineer with the Neston Colliery Co. in Cheshire but in 1886 was invited by J H Greathead (James Henry Greathead) to join the staff of the City & South London Railway (C&SLR), for which Greathead was Engineer. His work on the C&SLR gave him a taste for underground construction works that influenced the remaining 40 years of his professional life. - 29 Leicester 4,180 Unitary authority (Unitary authorities of England), City (1919

year he headed south for London and a professional life as a singer-songwriter, playing in wine bars and restaurants. ''Christopher Bruce'' is a choreographer and performer born in Leicester on 3 October 1945. He was Artistic Director of the Rambert Dance Company until 2002.

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Band - Family history The Farinas originally consisted of John "Charlie" Whitney, Tim Kirchin, Harry Ovenall and Jim King (Jim King (saxophonist)), forming at Leicester Art College in 1962. Ric Grech replaced Kirchin on bass in 1965 and Roger Chapman joined the following year on vocals. The American record producer Kim Fowley suggested they call themselves "The Family" as they regularly wore double-breasted suits in performances, giving themselves a mafia appearance, a look they soon abandoned in favour a more casual dress code. They played the famous Marquee Club in April 1967. Family's debut single, "Scene Through The Eye Of A Lens Gypsy Woman", produced by Jimmy Miller and released by Liberty Records in October 1967, was not a success. Around this time, drummer Harry Ovenall was asked to leave the band and was replaced by Rob Townsend. * '''EGBE''' (CVT) – Coventry Airport – Coventry, England * '''EGBG''' – Leicester Airport – Leicester, England * '''EGBJ''' (GLO) – Gloucestershire Airport – Staverton (Staverton, Gloucestershire), England thumb upright 0.67 One of two Anglo-Saxon windows inside the church (File:St_Nicholas_Leicester_Saxon_window_2.jpg) '''St Nicholas' Church''' is an Anglican (Church of England) parish church, and the oldest place of worship, in Leicester, England. 1935 saw the rural district decreased by the annexing of Humberstone, most of Evington, and some of Thurnby civil parishes to Leicester (with some small parts going to Oadby in 1936). It was further reduced in 1966 by the annexation of part of Scraptoft, Stoughton and Thurnby parishes In 1974 it became part of the Harborough non-metropolitan district, along with the Market Harborough Rural District, Lutterworth Rural District and Market Harborough urban district. It is in the Harborough district around nine miles due south of Leicester and north east of Lutterworth. '''(William) Ewart Astill''' (1 March 1888, Ratby, Leicestershire, England – 10 February 1948, Stoneygate, Leicester, England) was, along with George Geary, the mainstay of the Leicestershire (Leicestershire County Cricket Club) team from 1922 to about 1935. He played in nine Test matches (Test cricket) but was never picked for a home Test (Test cricket) or for the Ashes tour (Ashes series). However, for the best part of three decades he was a vital member of a generally struggling Leicestershire team. With no amateur able to play frequently for the county, Astill became the first officially appointed professional captain of any county for over fifty years in 1935. The county enjoyed a useful season, but at forty-seven years of age, Astill was only a stop gap before an amateur of the required standard and availability could be found. Gentlemen v Players Vol.II M.Marshall He was a nephew of Leicestershire fast bowler Thomas Jayes. On leaving school at the age of fifteen, he became apprenticed to a family joinery firm where he perfected the skills necessary to continue a life-long love of working with wood, later (from the age of twenty) becoming a teacher of this subject

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band The Farinas. They played rhythm and blues and featured Jim King (Jim King (saxophonist)) on saxophone and vocals, bassist Tim Kirchin and drummer Harry Overnall, performing songs by Chuck Berry and The Coasters. The Farinas released a single "You'd Better Stop", in August 1964. Later Ric Grech replaced Tim Kirchin and Roger Chapman joined as the principal lead singer, giving a heavier blues sound before re-naming the band as The Roaring Sixties. birth_date

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Discography Hint's debut release, ''The Beau Selectah'' EP was released on the Deep Water Recordings label, based in Leicester. Subsequent EPs and his debut album ''Portakabin Fever'' were released by Bristol-based independent record label Hombré Recordings, in association with Ninja Tune. After a break from releasing records, he returned with ''The Tremmuh'' and ''At The Dance'' EPs, on Tru Thoughts. The album ''Driven From

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; Fly be and serves charter holidays like Thomson Holidays. This makes Leicester easily accessible from other parts of the world providing regular services to many principal European destinations. This includes Amsterdam, Berlin & Paris. Also there are internal flights to Belfast, Edinburgh & Glasgow and limited services to transcontinental destinations such as Barbados, Mexico & Orlando (Orlando, Florida). Also Birmingham International Airport (United Kingdom


'''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

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