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LOROS Hospice Leicester

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Trail

From 19th July – 26th September, 40 spectacular giant Rocket sculptures will weave a trail of discovery across the city like never before. 

Will you find them all? 

Events

Join the mission to have the best summer ever!

Get involved in our space-tastic programme of events and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

App

Download the Rocket Round Leicester app to begin your quest in unlocking all the sculptures for exciting rewards! You can also pick up a Trail Map from our Trail Hub shop in Highcross.

Updates

Keep up to date with the latest Rocket Round Leicester news.

Access exclusive content from our talented artists, celebrate fundraising achievements and explore the latest updates. 

ROCKET ROUND LEICESTER HAS LANDED 

LOROS Hospice’s flagship fundraising event, Rocket Round Leicester, is here! A stellar fleet of 40 giant Rocket sculptures have formed an epic art trail across the city’s streets and open spaces from 19th July – 26th September. It’s going to be OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD!

Standing at almost 8ft in height, these spectacularly-decorated sculptures steer a voyage of discovery like never before. Each sculpture has been designed by an incredible artist and sponsored by a local business, will you find them all?

Be sure to check out our Junior Jet sculptures on their very own special trail across the city’s cultural and community hubs. These miniature Rockets have been designed by local schools and community groups and they really have blown us away!

The adventure doesn’t stop there as throughout the trail, we have an exciting programme of events for you to complete your mission of having the best summer ever. Check out our Events page for more details.

Don’t forget to pick up a trail map from our Trail Hub shop in Highcross or download the Rocket Round Leicester app for £1.99 and begin your quest in unlocking the sculptures for exciting rewards. A percentage of the proceeds goes towards patient care at LOROS.

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

Latest News

1st August 2021

From Monday 2nd July - Sunday 8th July, it's SPACE WEEK here at Rocket Round Leicester. We’re sure you’ll agree that rockets are pretty epic! However, their space-tastic appeal isn't the only reason we chose them... ....
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22nd July 2021

Alongside the epic Rocket Round Leicester art trail, there are 10 different themed weeks and a tankful of events and activities for the whole family to enjoy. From 26th - 31st July, it's Creative Week! Art is at....
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19th July 2021

The city will come alive this summer with the arrival of 40 individually designed, hand-painted giant Rocket sculptures as part of the Rocket Round Leicester art trail. Organised by local charity LOROS Hospice, together ....
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14th July 2021

To celebrate LOROS Hospice’s 2021 flagship fundraising event Rocket Round Leicester, a Loughborough brewery has launched an incredible ‘It’s Not Rocket Science’ golden ale. A percentage of the proceeds will be do....
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14th July 2021

We’re over-the-moon to announce our opening of the Rocket Round Leicester Trail Hub shop! Located in the upper-mall of Highcross Shopping Centre (near to Jo Malone London), the Trail Hub shop will be open from Thursday....
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12th July 2021

Monday 12th July sees the launch of our Junior Jet art trail, a series of miniature versions of our giant Rocket sculptures, designed and decorated by local school children. Our Junior Jets were SO excited for Leicest....
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9th July 2021

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WOW!! Last night’s Rocket Round Leicester VIP event was unbelievable. A huge thank you to those who joined us and supported the night. After months of being kept top-secret, it was incredible to showcase all 40 GIAN....
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7th July 2021

Incite Video's Creative Director, Adam King, has been helping LOROS Hospice capture the Rocket Round Leicester trail come to life. Adam has a particular reason for supporting LOROS as his Mum was cared for at the Hospi....
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22nd June 2021

Rocket Round Leicester is EPIC in scale and this is where we need your help! The trail is a unique opportunity for the city, bringing a chance to restore colour and conversation like never before. Can YOU volunteer and b....
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19th June 2021

This morning, LOROS Hospice has announced a summer of fun as part of their Rocket Round Leicester art trail. Rocket Round Leicester is LOROS Hospice’s flagship fundraising event of the year and will see the city’s bi....
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15th June 2021

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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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Sponsors

Presenting Partners

Leicester City Council
BID Leicester

Official Supporters

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

Rocket Sponsors

Uptonsteel
University of Leicester
Oadby Plastics
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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