We believe that all cultural activity is fundamentally linked to people’s wellbeing, identity, confidence, self-esteem, joy and pleasure. It contributes to learning effectively, staying healthy and improving mental wellbeing. Cultural activity helps communities to grow together, understand each other and discover shared experiences. It helps local areas to develop a sense of belonging. The vitality which comes from having people from different heritages and cultures living and working together is expressed every day in Leicester through a wide range of activities – such as art, libraries, music, architecture, heritage, commerce, fashion, retail, festivals and food.