Leicester, it's not shit!

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

Realising that the new coveted and heavily marketed city centre generic building is a mix of  glass, retail, steel, office and creative space with a vintage chic fucking cafe on the ground floor is...


Studio NL

The style of Studio NL is the sort of thing you'd find walking the design conscious and perfectly poised 9 Straatjes of Amsterdam. But it's here in Leicestershire and it's like nothing else perhaps in...


The UOL Paternoster

We've got a paternoster, you haven't*. So there. * Sheffield. We know you have one, but also our curries are better than yours. So the famous 'pakoras on the paternoster' scenario is better in...


Bishop Street Church

Friend: "Want to go Crafty on Thursday?" LINS (with a look of Lord/Lady Muck all over the face): "Uh, no thanks. Going to see Lambert. You know, the masked German neo-classical pianist? He's playing...


Shit List: 2016 Edition

The moment everyone's been waiting for, the annual updating of the Shit List. Our previous lists are still online too, here for your reminiscent amusement. Traffic Lights Abundant. More red lights...


Cleeve Press: Letterpress Workshops

We all love art darlings, don't we. Better than liking art is to make your own art. Maybe by making some letterpress prints by attending a workshop? And then you can live like a modern day conceptual...


Cherry Tree

The character of the Cherry Tree pub is best personified by its selection of draught. Worthingtons Creamflow: for men with rugged throats Stella: vests accepted M&B Mild: you can be eclectic, but...


Kuru Kuru Sushi

In Year 9 I did a project on Japan in Geography and I got a level 7. On the front cover I drew a map of Japan I traced from a book in the library and labelled all the best city names: Fukuchiyama is...


96 degrees

So, we were thinking last night, where would famous footballers hang out in Leicester? This somehow led to the idea that Richie De Laet would go to 96 degrees. Not on account of their excellent cakes...


Fresh Naan

And of the 8th day, God said, let the people eat bread. And let it be a flat-ish bread what is fresh made by hands and in ovens which are formed from what I made man from. That which be clay. And in...


Giant F**king Trees

Trees! Ha! We aren't clutching at straws, seriously. Some shit is just fucking impressive and Giant American Redwood trees are damn fucking impressive. Plus, it's nice for us to post stuff about...


National Poetry Day

Here is our terrible, terrible entry for National Poetry Day  


The Ruth Keene Herb Garden

Until recently, we thought the herb garden near Castle View was something which had to be around because of an old land law requiring the occupants of the 3 cottages on the opposite corner to Newark...


Chaiiwala

This ain't no place for slimming conscious yuppies who want a skinny, sugar free, specially decaffeinated, latte, mocha something whatevs. Chaiiwala sell Indian tea - full of full fat milk and sugar!...


Bombay Bites

Assonance. Def. The repetition of similar or identical vowel sounds. Internal rhyming. Bombay Bites is the bomb yo! Don't let no bomb-paclaat tell you anything otherwise. They are most well known for...


Mod for It

Regular readers will know that we love a pun. In fact, we've previously written up a place on account of a good pun in the title of the shop. This post is about Mod for It on Loseby Lane and because...


DMU Degree Show

We Leicester folk are weirdly too proud of being able to boast residence to one of the countries historically fattest people, Daniel Lambert. There's an homage to him at Newark Houses Museum, a pub on...


Simon Says Festival

In an audacious bid to actually write up events before they happen - we are going to shout about Simon Says Festival. It's summer, we're on a festival writing roll and when checking gig listings for...


The Leicester Regatta

Hello good sirs, how d'you do?! What what. Rather. Oh marvellous. What is this, a lunch wine, eugh! That was splendiferous. Jolly good weather. How's that for a wicket? Darling, could one have a...


Story City Festival

Actual quote from someone, "Oh my gawwddd, wasn't Glastonbury so super sick, yah?!". Eugh, who would want to go Glasto, when you can go Story City? Absolute plebs, that's who (admittedly, another of...