Leicester St Georges
The St Georges area of Leicester was once a hive of industry, dominated by factories, workshops and warehouses. In the 1960s local industry began to decline and by the late 1990s much of the area had fallen in to disrepair.
In the 2000s this decline was reversed as St Georges began a transformation in to Leicester's new Cultural Quarter and now it is home to exciting cultural venues, creative businesses, restaurants and bars and city centre apartments.
The St Georges App
The Leicester St Georges App for iPhone and Android will help you explore the St Georges area's rich history through pictures, audio and video. Our collection of interactive guides are free to download and will put the past - and present - of Leicester's Cultural Quarter in the palm of your hand.
Changing Industries in Leicester's Cultural Quarter
The Changing Industries in Leicester's Cultural Quarter Trail is the result of a six month heritage project that explored the rise, fall and reinvention of industry in the St Georges area of Leicester from the 1960's to the present day.
This comprehensive guide contains over 100 photographs, plus audio interviews and information about 25 locations around the Cultural Quarter.
The Changing Industries in Leicester's Cultural Quarter Trail was produced by Leicester University, Cuttlefish and Phoenix, in collaboration and Nottingham and Nottingham Trent Universities. Funding was from the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
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