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Special outdoor performance for Story of Parks play

Published on Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A PLAY inspired by the work of Sir Edwin Lutyens is set to be performed at the Leicester Arch of Remembrance that he designed.

Commissioned as an original piece for the Story of Park project and now in its second year, ‘The Finest Ruin’ explores how the renowned architect’s memorials helped to shape the lives of two women from very different backgrounds.

A special open air performance of the play will take place at the Lutyens war memorial on Victoria Park on Sunday 19 November from 3pm.

Tickets are free to book and members of the audience will be invited to pay what they like on exit. Reservations can be made online at

Deputy City Mayor Cllr Piara Singh Clair, who leads on culture and leisure, said: “The Story of Parks is helping local people reconnect with the important role that parks have played in our lives for many generations.

“The Finest Hour was commissioned as part of this project and was very well received when it played at The Y. This new performance at the magnificent Arch of Remembrance – the monument that provided the inspiration for the play – promises to be very special indeed.”

The Story of Parks is a two-year community project that is helping to record and celebrate the history of Leicester’s parks through the stories and memories of local people that use them. The project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and run through Leicester City Council.

To find out more about events and volunteering opportunities on offer, contact the project team on 0116 454 4935 or email