Leicester UK City of Culture 2017

Closed 20 Sep 2013

Opened 11 Jul 2013

Feedback updated 4 Feb 2014

We asked

As part of our public engagement and consultation process we invited Leicester residents to complete the UK City of Culture 2017 questionnaire providing their views on the city, their local community, the venues they use, their favourite things in the city and their thoughts, ideas and aspirations for Leicester’s UK City of Culture 2017 bid.

You said

The online questionnaire was available from 11 July – 20 September, with hard copies distributed through community centres, libraries, museums, sports centres, the Visit Leicester centre and at consultation events that were held for stakeholders, community groups and the general public. Copies were also made available at the numerous festivals and community events attended by the ‘back the bid’ team during the summer months. In total there was 371 respondents to the questionnaire from across all age groups, postcodes and communities in the city.

We did

The responses to the consultation were provided to the bid writing team as part of the process of compiling Leicester’s UK City of Culture 2017 bid. The consultation statistics were used in the bid to provide baseline targets for the 2017 year. The suggested events and ideas were compiled and informed the development of the cultural programme for Leicester’s bid. A summary of Leicester’s UK City of Culture 2017 bid is available to download on Leicester’s UK City of Culture 2017 website: www.leicestercityofculture2017.co.uk/ourbid



Leicester is bidding to be the UK City of Culture 2017. Winning would be fantastic, bringing many more visitors to our region, creating jobs and providing you, our city and county community, the chance to take part in a whole range of cultural events and activities – from arts and crafts to museums and heritage, cinema, theatre, food, literature, dance and music. 

Why we are consulting

We need your help to make the bid as strong as possible, by telling us what you think about the city, county and your local area.

What do you like? What activities do you take part in and what events would you like to see included in the City of Culture programme for 2017?

Please let us have your views by completing this questionnaire, we will use your feedback to help draw up Leicester’s bid to be the next UK City of Culture.

What happens next

Please let us have your views by completing this questionnaire, we’ll use your feedback to help draw up Leicester’s bid to be the next UK City of Culture.


  • Abbey
  • Aylestone
  • Beaumont Leys
  • Belgrave
  • Braunstone Park & Rowley Fields
  • Castle
  • Evington
  • Eyres Monsell
  • Fosse
  • Humberstone & Hamilton
  • Knighton
  • Rushey Mead
  • Saffron
  • Spinney Hills
  • Stoneygate
  • Thurncourt
  • Westcotes


  • Children and young people
  • Working-age people
  • Older people
  • Carers
  • Full-time and part-time workers
  • Disabled people
  • Older households (65+)
  • Single people
  • Families with children, including lone parents
  • Couples
  • All households
  • Faith groups
  • Sports clubs
  • Youth clubs
  • Carers' network
  • Trade unions
  • Voluntary organisations
  • Community organisations
  • Self-help groups
  • User groups
  • Third sector infrastructure groups
  • All Voluntary and Community Organisations
  • Advocacy organisation
  • Police
  • NHS
  • FE colleges
  • Universities
  • Schools
  • Businesses
  • All Public and Private Organisations
  • Directors
  • Heads of service
  • Managers, team leaders and supervisors
  • Professionals
  • Service users
  • Care home residents and their next of kin


  • Services for young people
  • Services for younger children and families
  • Neighbourhood services
  • Arts and museums
  • Public participation
  • Sports
  • City development and neighbourhoods
  • City centre
  • Business and enterprise
  • Tourism