rocket around leicester

An out of this world opportunity


LOROS Hospice Leicester



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.


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


Take an exclusive first look of the designs coming to life before they hit the streets on 19th July!


Schools, colleges and community groups have also joined the fun designing their own smaller Rocket sculptures and fundraising for LOROS Hospice.

Launching into the best summer ever!

LOROS Hospice are over the moon to bring our flagship fundraising event, Rocket Round Leicester, to the city this summer. A fleet of 40 giant Rocket sculptures will create Leicester’s biggest ever public art event from 19th July – 26th September. 

Forming an unforgettable 10-week trail across the city’s streets and open spaces, these spectacularly-decorated sculptures will steer a voyage of discovery like never before. Each sculpture has been designed by an incredible artist and sponsored by a local business, and we can’t wait for you to join the fun!

The adventure doesn’t stop there as throughout the trail, there will be different weekly themes to explore with a tank-full of fundraising activities to experience – keep an eye on our Events page for details. After this, there will be the chance to say a final ‘goodbye’ at our Farewell Weekend on 9th – 10th October before each Rocket is auctioned to raise funds for LOROS Hospice.

Once the trail is live, you can download the Rocket Round Leicester app and begin your quest in unlocking all the sculptures! Until then, follow us @RocketRoundLeicester or join the conversation at #RocketRoundLeicester.

This unique event is brought to you and the city of Leicester by LOROS Hospice and Wild in Art.

Latest News

15th June 2021

We are over-the-moon to introduce a series of Rocket Round Leicester comic book strips from local artist, Katy Dynes. These explore Katy's sculpture design and painting experience, along with a closer look at her Sponsor....
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8th June 2021

LOROS Hospice is pleased to announce that their Twilight Walk is returning this summer and with an ‘out of this world’ theme, the charity hopes that the launch of their event will see participant numbers rocket. Par....
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20th May 2021

Young people across the city and county are joining LOROS Hospice in presenting their 2021 flagship fundraising event, Rocket Round Leicester. LOROS have partnered with leading producer of public art events Wild in Art ....
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28th April 2021

Rocket Round Leicester are over the moon to announce Gem Radio as the trail’s Official Media Partner! With less than 3 months until LOROS Hospice’s flagship fundraising event, Gem will be keeping you updated with the....
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15th April 2021

This summer, LOROS Hospice is working with leading art event producers Wild in Art to bring Rocket Round Leicester to the city. A fleet of 40 giant Rocket sculptures, created by local and national artists, will guide peo....
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6th April 2021

It’s been all systems go in preparation for LOROS Hospice’s flagship fundraising event, Rocket Round Leicester. Talented artists from Leicestershire and beyond have been busy transforming giant Rocket sculptures into....
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23rd March 2021

From everybody at Rocket Round Leicester, thank you to everybody who entered their perfect pooches into our #RocketRoundLeicester Facebook competition. We were blown away with the amount of utterly adorable entries we....
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10th March 2021

LOROS Hospice is bringing Rocket Round Leicester, to the city this summer. A fleet of 40 stellar Rocket sculptures will line Leicester's streets and outdoor spaces for a spectacular 10-week trail. Transformed by both lo....
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1st March 2021

It’s been all systems go in preparation for Rocket Round Leicester over the past couple of weeks! Not only did 40 giant Rocket sculptures land at our painting space in Leicester, but almost half were then transported i....
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24th February 2021

LOROS Hospice is bringing Rocket Round Leicester, a family-friendly art trail blasting across Leicester’s streets and outdoor spaces, to the city this summer. Showcasing 40 stunning giant Rocket sculptures transformed....
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15th February 2021

Today, 40 giant Rocket sculptures have landed in Leicester ready to be transformed for Rocket Round Leicester; the city’s biggest art event to date. LOROS Hospice is working with leading art event producers Wild in Ar....
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2nd February 2021

Cambridge & Counties Bank, Spectrum Health, Measom and Dunelm are the latest Leicester-based organisations to jump on-board the Rocket Round Leicester art trail as Rocket Sponsors and a Premium Rocket Sponsor respect....
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Presenting Partners

Leicester City Council
BID Leicester

Official Supporters

GEM Radio
Highcross Leicester
Mattioli Woods Plc
Trucklink EU – Official Logistics Partner

Rocket Sponsors

Oadby Plastics
Incite video
Parkers “The Parts People”
Mather Jamie Limited
De Montfort University
Novotel & Adagio Leicester Hotel & NineB Restaurant
OEM Automatic Ltd
Harlow Bros Ltd
Spectrum Health
Dunelm Soft Furnishings Ltd
Cambridge & Counties Bank
North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College
Marcol Ltd
Emerson Automation Solutions
Fleet Auction Group
Spire Leicester Hospital
Morningside Pharmaceuticals
Welcomm Communications
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