The Rites of Spring Ceilidh’s

This is by far one of the best nights out in Leicester. And it's a ceilidh, a traditional dance where a band plays folk music and they guide you through various organised traditional folksy dance...

The National Gas Museum

Definitely up there amongst the peculiarities of 'National' museums, The National Gas Museum is easy to pass by on Aylestone Road since it mostly fades into the periphery of the British Gas complex...

Cafe La Blanche

So after a sort of hiatus for several months where barely anything has been written, we crawl out of the festival season with fresh vigour to head into the colder of the temperate seasons. New places,...

The Charlotte

One of the most hilarious gigs I ever attended was at The Charlotte, the main act was OK Go and they had just got famous on YouTube because of their video with the amazingly choreographed dancing in...

Premier League Football

Being the excitable fan boy that I am, Leicester City FC being written up again. Because we are champions. And because we are now in the Premier League. And that is nothing short of fucking brilliant!...

St. Martin’s Tea & Coffee Bar

So, the vintage, twee and hipster style coffee house thing is done a lot. And some places have done it really horribly badly, specifically The Parcel Yard next to the train station; the insides of...

Sugarloaf Restaurant

This place describes itself on its website as Leicester's most happening restaurant. I disagree, since as I went it was empty but for my table. HOWEVER, it should definitely be more happening than it...

Hotel Maiyango

Inspired by the munificent, magnificent and moronic Leicester Council, directly in front of Hotel Maiyango there are currently some road works in progress. I have NEVER EVER seen a man/woman/machine...

Regent Social Club

Spectacularly comfortable pub seating perhaps isn't the biggest factor for most people's choice of boozer, but sometimes it should be. I now entirely associate comfy chairs and drinking with the...

Skandals

Skandals comes in as a brave entry for a pub because of the slightly side of Joe Public groups of punters. And it's also an entry partly there through association with what's looking like a link up...

The Western

These folks are probably going to have two reviews soon by virtue of the Upstairs at the Western pub theatre. But to begin with, let's give a shout to The Western with the same level of decibels as a...

Saffron Acres Project

Writing this post is going to bring me a lot of joy! Saffron Acres Project is one the city's best and my absolute favourite community initiative. They started as a small funded project in 2006 to try...

The Old Horse

I risk the wrath of readers by claiming that I don't at all understand the deal with Doctor Who. This is in spite of the fact that I thoroughly enjoy a bit of British humour and kitschy television -...

Phoenix Square

This has been slow to appear on leicesteritsnotshit, but that's partly because it's an obvious place to go and check out. It's a much better cinema and venue than it was 3 years back; it's gone from...