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ANNUAL HERITAGE FESTIVAL RETURNS TO NORTH WEST LEICESTERSHIRE

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A fortnight of free events to celebrate North West Leicestershire’s heritage and culture is set to return next month.

North West Leicestershire’s (NWLDC) Hello Heritage festival is back in September with free guided walks, open days and exhibitions from Saturday 3 to Sunday September 18.

From discovering the ruins of Grace Dieu Priory, to an immersive performance from characters of Breedon’s past, there are lots of unusual and interesting tales to learn about.

Leicester Time: ANNUAL HERITAGE FESTIVAL RETURNS TO NORTH WEST LEICESTERSHIRE
Picture: Friends of Grace Dieu Priory

The festival will also feature a heritage trail, boat rides and the launch of a new audio tour at Moira Furnace as well as free entry to the 1620s House and Garden at Donington le Heath.

Informative heritage boards will be displayed around numerous towns and villages to help residents and visitors uncover nearby places to visit.

Heritage groups and organisations from across the district have played a pivotal role in supporting the council in pulling together the events and information for the displays.

Councillor Tony Gillard, Portfolio Holder for Business at NWLDC, said: “We’re really lucky to have lots of interesting heritage and culture in North West Leicestershire and our Hello Heritage festival is a great way to appreciate its fascinating history.

“There will be more than 30 free events including exhibitions, open days and trails to tell the stories of people who once lived in the area and give context to the district’s oldest buildings.

“Many of the attractions will be right on your doorstep, so come along and learn something new about your surroundings.”

Event details can be found at www.nwleics.gov.uk/helloheritage

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