Literary Leicester

Literary Leicester 2022-23 events

100% free and open to all, we look forward to welcoming you to Literary Leicester 2023, taking place 22-25 March! We're thrilled to be hosting events with some of the UK's most exciting writers and thinkers, including Kit de Waal, Mick Herron, Nina Stibbe and many more. Stay tuned for our full 2023 schedule, to be released very soon. Why not follow us on EventBrite and be among the first to know when tickets are released?

In addition to our annual festival, Literary Leicester hosts a variety of events throughout the year. Find out more below. You can also catch up on events that you've missed through 'Arts Podcasts at Leicester' on SoundCloud.

Forthcoming events

Tuesday 16 November

Arthur Conan Doyle and the Mystery of the Parsee Lawyer

  • Tuesday 16 November 2022, 5.15pm
  • Attenborough Lecture Theatre 1

When George Edalji, a young Parsee lawyer, is convicted of mutilating horses in a Staffordshire mining village in 1903, he appeals to Arthur Conan Doyle to clear his name. The creator of Sherlock Holmes accepts the request and proceeds to investigate the case. Based on letters, police records and home office files, best-selling author and journalist Shrabani Basu goes on the trail of Arthur Conan Doyle as he wears the hat of Sherlock Holmes and uncovers the dark secrets lying in the English countryside. It is the only case that Conan Doyle investigated personally.

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COVID-19 guidance

As of Friday 1 April, Government messaging does not distinguish COVID-19 from other respiratory infections. If you feel unwell, or have the symptoms of a respiratory tract infection, which now include headache, runny nose, sneezing, or sore throat please do not come to campus.

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