Victoria Park Leicester - War Memorial

The Finest Ruin, an original theatrical production about the history of the Arch of Remembrance will be performed within the Arch itself on Victoria Park on Sunday 19th November 2017 from 3pm to 4pm. Free entry, seated tickets available.

For Remembrance Sunday

To celebrate this year’s Remembrance Sunday, come along to witness an original theatrical production celebrating the history of Leicester and the Arch of Remembrance in Victoria Park. The play will be performed under the Arch itself, the week after the Memorial Celebrations. This is truly a one-off, unique experience and a fantastic way to experience the Arch!

From the 1920s

1920. World-renowned architect Edwin Lutyens is approached by the mayor of Leicester to design a memorial to the victims of the Great War. As he goes through the motions, Lutyens wrestles with the meaning of art and its greater spiritual significance.

To the 1950s

1953. In Victoria Park, under the shadow of the Arch of Remembrance, feisty young nurse Betty meets Asha, a shy artist who has just arrived from New Delhi. As their friendship develops, the two women realise the Arch connects them in ways neither of them could possibly have imagined.

Seating will be provided and the event is free, with pay-what-you-feel on exit.

The story of a Leicester landmark and what it’s come to represent. Written as part of Leicester City Council’s Story of Parks project.

Play on the Park