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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.

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Sponsors

Official Supporters

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

Rocket Sponsors

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