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LOROS Hospice Leicester

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Trail

Blasting its way across the city for 10 weeks in summer 2021, Leicester will be brought to life by an out of this world trail.

Sponsors

Opportunities to sponsor an event like Rocket Round Leicester happen once in a blue moon!

Artists

We’re looking for local, regional and national artists, designers and illustrators to help our Rockets soar.

Education

Schools, colleges and community groups will also join in the fun, adopting and designing their own smaller Rocket sculptures.

One small step for man, one giant leap for Leicester!

A spectacular public art event that will blast its way across the city for 10 weeks in summer 2021. It will be the biggest that Leicester has as ever seen! Leicester will be brought to life by an out of this world trail of giant and spectacular Rocket sculptures that will form a stunning, free art trail through the city’s streets and open spaces, bringing together the community for an unforgettable event.

Each sculpture will be sponsored by a business and individually designed by an artist – either well-known or just starting out, from the local area or further afield. The trail launches on Monday 19th July – before blasting off on Sunday 26th September 2021.

After this, there will be the chance to say a final ‘goodbye’ at a Farewell Event, before each Rocket is auctioned to raise funds for LOROS Hospice to enable them to continue to care for over 2,500 terminally ill local people. This unique event is brought to you and the city of Leicester by Wild in Art and LOROS Hospice and we want you to take the leap with us and help us reach the stars!

There’s a way to go before the trail begins, but we hope you’ll join us is Rocketing Round Leicester throughout summer 2021. Share in the excitement – and keep up-to-date with the latest news – on our social media channels using #RocketRoundLeicester

Latest News

13th January 2021

Raising funds for LOROS Hospice, Rocket Round Leicester blasts off this summer – and we’ve put together a selection of space inspired fundraising ideas for schools and colleges! Rocket Round Leicester is a Wild in A....
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7th January 2021

Schools and colleges can blast off the New Year by sponsoring their own mini version of our incredible Rocket sculptures – the Junior Jet! Students will be able to design, decorate and launch the Junior Jet sculptures....
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15th December 2020

Leicester City Council have joined BID Leicester and Mattioli Woods as Official Supporters, alongside Trucklink EU as Official Logistics Partner. Recognising the incredible opportunity to put Leicester on the map, this s....
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2nd December 2020

Pupils at Mowmacre Hill Primary School got an early Christmas present this week when they took delivery of a gift wrapped rocket! The rocket, or Junior Jet, is a mini version of the full size rockets which make up Rocke....
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30th September 2020

Rocket Round Leicester is a free fun, family-friendly art trail which brings the people of Leicester together to share in the biggest art event the city has ever seen. Now schools, colleges and community groups are bein....
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1st September 2020

Now everyone is talking about Rocket Round Leicester, the next stage is to is to transform the Rocket sculptures into dazzling works of art! We’re looking for local, regional and national artists, designers and illust....
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12th August 2020

We are over the moon to announce BID Leicester as an Official Supporter of Rocket Round Leicester. BID were quick to come onboard with the project, recognising the many ways that Rocket Round Leicester would positively ....
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6th August 2020

Something out of this world is coming to Leicester! Rocket Round Leicester is a free, fun, family-friendly art trail which will bring the people of Leicester together to share in the biggest art event the city has ever ....
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31st July 2020

An out of this world opportunity! As we soar towards our Rocket Round Leicester trail in July 2021, there is a galaxy full of opportunities for you to discover. We invite your business, employees, customers and visitors....
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30th July 2020

LOROS Hospice is a local charity and every year we care for over 2,500 people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. We deliver free, high-quality, compassionate care and support to terminally ill patients, their ....
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Rocket Round Leicester promo image of rocket sculpture in Leicester

29th July 2020

Rocket Round Leicester and the Rocket sculpture has been specially commissioned and created just for Leicester. It is inspired by Leicester’s incredible scientific and space heritage. THE ROCKET IS SYMBOLIC OF LEICEST....
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Sponsors

Official Supporters

Leicester City Council
Mattioli Woods Plc
Trucklink EU – Official Logistics Partner
BID Leicester

Rocket Sponsors

Harlow Bros Ltd
Spectrum Health
Dunelm Soft Furnishings Ltd
Cambridge & Counties Bank
North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College
Marcol Ltd
NEXT
Emerson Automation Solutions
Dead Happy
Dead Happy
Fleet Auction Group
Spire Leicester Hospital
Morningside Pharmaceuticals
Welcomm Communications
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