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!


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


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

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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27th January 2021

Good things certainly have happened when two stars aligned for Rocket Round Leicester. Leicestershire businesses, Welcomm Communications and Trucklink EU have developed a strong relationship over many years of working ....
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25th January 2021

Looking forward to the Rocket Round Leicester art trail blasting off this summer? Of course you are! This fun, free, family-friendly journey of discovery has art at its heart and is all about embracing creativity. So, w....
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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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Official Supporters

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

Rocket Sponsors

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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