Leicester, it's not shit!

Handmade Festival

In very 21st century fashion, we are live (drunk) blogging from the festival. Here are the top five hipster phrases to make sure you get overheard saying when watching bands at Handmade Festival: "I...


Prettiez

Being the dirty feckers we are, we have dedicated this entire post to innuendo and Prettiez. The shop down an alley way on Queens Road; It being down an alley way is our tenuous link for the childish...


Rebellion Film Festival

There's a run of great festivals taking place in Leicester and we are going to try and cover them in advance of them happening. Watch this space. Rebellion Film Festival which is run by Film Studies...


Saray Mangal

In previous Leicester it's not shit installments, I've disclosed that my dad hasn't liked the place being reviewed (see Chennai Dosa). In large news flash and sensationalist journalist style,...


Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival Picks

Here are 5 shows we've picked out to go see (in no particular order) Sexy, weird and too bloody tall musical comedy (2000, Thursday 19th Embrace Arts) Hosted by Leicester Cultural giant, David Parkin,...


Aylestone Meadows

I freakin' love this place! It's probably the most varied park in the city with all the random bits it has. Plus I love that it has Pebble Beach actually on the council installed maps in the park -...


Brik-a-Brak

Maybe this is a sign that my youth is definitely over. This is a blog entry about Brik a Brak framing shop, I found myself talking about them the other day. I mentioned to a friend who is now...


Actually shit places: updated

It's a new year, so we thought it would be good to update the list of actually shit places on the website. There are new places we think are shit and to have a massive long list on the site would...


The Music Cafe

Jerk Chicken or Curried Goat should not be a dilemma. Curried goat every time. That's the argument had with a random fella at The Music Cafe last Friday on account of their food options served...


The Incunable Print Shop @ LCB

Conversation with man at the print shop the other week... Me: How's this work then? Man with fashionable jumper: Basically, you draw something and then you can get it scanned and printed... on a 3D...


Crafty Burger: guest review

One of our lovely twitter followers (@liedra) offered to review Crafty Burger at St Martins for us. Which is really lovely of her. And shows that we engage with our audiences, which makes us bloody...


Guildhall

This is possibly an obvious one, but it's been short of visitors in recent years so I thought I'd post it up. Plus I've been twice recently. I stumbled (and danced) around the place when drunk during...


Retro Computer Museum

Everyone loves the warm fuzzy feeling of children of the 80s nostalgia. The Retro Computer Museum have got bloody oodles of fuzzy graphics and nostalgic warmth exuding from the 50+ games consoles you...


The O Bar: Craft Ales

So a few weeks back I stumbled in drunk to an establishment in the rough Braunstone Gate area and tried to chat up a bar lady who I really fancied. Completely ballsed it up with all manner of drunken...


The Ka Centre

Umm, yep, this is a weird one. One half of the LINS team drives a Ford Ka, so this is sort of relevant to the team, but actually I'm putting this up as an homage to the sheer absurdity of having a...


Oxjam Festival

This is a post which will need to be a bit rushed, because Oxjam festival is this weekend and we want to get this out there before the festival on Saturday. The gist of it is that every October a crap...


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...