Gone is the whizz bang pop events page of past for a slimmer version which ‘pecifically lists things that are genuinely in our diary and we are excited about. We’re not listing every half event in Leicester, there are other websites for that – it’s picked and curated, like the blog. If there are clashes on a day, you’ll always be able to do both with the actual timings. We will periodically update this as we hear about new things happening we like.

June 2016

4th – Riverside Festival, Bede Park area
7th – Dance Festival, Curve
10th – The Art of Crass: The Cobblestones of Love, LCB
11-13th – Art House, Clarendon Park/Stoneygate
13th – Cellar Sessions, Manhattan34
14th – Wayne McGregor’s Atomos, Curve
15th/24th – Folk Session, Duffy’s
17-23rd – Art and Design Degree Show, DMU
18th – DIY: The Art of Crass, LCB
23rd – Commentary, Phoenix

Past months:

May 2016
1-8th – Open 27, New Walk Museum
2nd – The Rites of Spring Ceilidh, Guildhall
3-15th – Inside Out Festival, Curve
6-7th – 14/48, The Y Theatre
7th – Oxjam Leicester Launch Party, Duffy’s
16th – Leicester City Parade, City Centre
18th – Folk session, Duffy’s
20-26th – Art and Design Foundation Show, DMU
25th – Gein’s Family Giftshop, The Little Theatre
26th – Goose: Kablamo, The Little Theatre
28th – Folk session, Duffy’s
29th – Kasabian, King Power Stadium
29th – Summer Food and Drink Festival, Leicester Market

April 2016
5th – The Popular Crowd, LCB Depot
7th – Foil, Arms & Hog, The Cookie
9th – House of Verse, The Y Theatre
11th-16th – Philadelphia Story, The Little Theatre
14th – Maybeshewill, The Y
15th – Adham Fisher Extreme Commuter, Guildhall
16th – Record Store Day, Rockaboom
20th – Wayne’s World – Firebug Film Club, Firebug
22nd – Anerki, The Font
23rd – St. Georges Day Festival, Cultural Quarter
24th – Leicester Regatta, Grand Union Canal
24th – Leicester World Book Night, Donkey
28th-5th, Points of Departure, Queen of Bradgate
29th-1st – Handmade Festival 2016, O2 Academy

March 2016
2nd – Taqueria, Crafty
4th – Fill in the _____, Attenborough Arts
6th – Jewry Wall Museum Birthday
9th-12th – Leicester Beer Festival, Samaj Hall
12th – States of Independence, Clephan Building DMU
12th – House of Verse, The Music Cafe
13th – Tricot/Ash Mammal/Broken Oat Duet, Firebug
17th – Exchange Comedy Club, The Exchange
18th – Rockaoke, Pi Bar
26th – For The People, The Cookie
28th – This is The Kit, The Musician

February 2016
5th – Electric Swing Circus, Jukebox
11th-13th – A Girl is a Half Formed Thing, Curve
28th – British Sea Power, O2 Academy
29th – Paris Lees, Clephan DMU

Comedy Festival Picks (February 3rd-21st)
4th – John Cooper Clake & Guests
5th/6th – Amir Khoshsokhan – Milk & Hedgehogs
6th – Comedy in a Car: Leicester
6th – John Robertson’s in The Dark Room
7th – Sara Pascoe and the Museum of Robot Pussycats
7th – Sophie Hagen – Bubblewrap
8th – The UK Pun Championships 2016
9th – Adham Fisher: Extreme Commuter
9th – Simon Munnery: And Nothing But
9th – Ivo Graham: Work in Progress
10th – Tom Little: My Nose was Running
11th – David O’Doherty: We are all in the gutter…
12th – Devvo: ‘Yorkshire til I Die’
13th – Adam Hess Time
13th – Jarred Christmas and the Hobbit: Beat my Box
14th – ComedyOpoly: Board Games with Comedians
15th – Mark Watson: I’m Not Here 2016 Tour Preview
17th – 14/48 For Laughs
18th – David Morgan – BLAMMO!
18th – Paul Foot’s Game of Dangers
19th – Archie Maddox – Work in Progress
19th – Daphne Do Edinburgh in Leicester
21st – The Herbert in Proper Job – Spencer Jones
>January 2016
9th – Letterpress Workshop, Leicester Botanic Gardens
11th – Pizza Party, Sumo
12th/22nd – Olivia Rose Deane, Pi Bar/Soundhouse
13th – Meet and Eat (Supper Club), The Orange Tree
15th – Courtney Askey/Ash Mammal, The Cookie
16th – House of Verse, The Music Cafe
19th – Canvas of Resonance Launch, Phoenix
21st – Lambert, Bishop Street Church
23rd – Burn’s Night Ceilidh, Guildhall
26th – Emily Saunders/Leicester Jazz House, Embrace Arts
28th – Free For All (play), Hansom Hall
30th – Weirds/Ash Mammal, The Cookie

December 2015
1st – Comedy and Cocktails, Manhattan 34
6th – Retro Computer Gaming Christmas, Retro Computer Museum
12th – Bottle Rocket Comedy, The Y
13th – Leicester Record Fair, Aylestone Leisure Centre
15th – A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Bishop Street Church
17th – Winter Soltice Ceilidh, Guildhall
19th – Rockaoke, Pi Bar
20th – Benefit’s Culture Christmas Show, Duffy’s Bar
26th – Aba Shanti, The Music Cafe

November 2015
1st – Diwali Lights, Belgrave Road
11th – Diwali, Belgrave Road
14th – Beardyman, Curve
20th – 14/48, The Y
21st (daytime) – The Leicester Vegan Fair, DMU Queen’s Building21st (PM) – House of Verse, The Music Cafe
22nd – Winter Food Festival, Leicester Market
22nd – Light the Night 2015, Orton Square and City Centre

October 2015
1st – Gaming Night, Pi Bar
2nd-4th – Night of Festivals, City Centre
8th – Paul Foot, The Cookie
10th – Hip Hop Karaoke, Firebug
11th – Comic Con 2015, Athena
17th – By The Rivers, O2 Academy
31st – Leicester Oxjam Takeover, Cultural Quarter

September 2015
10th – Oxjam Art Auction, Natterjacks
22nd – LCFC vs. West Ham, King Power Stadium
24th – Bane, Upstairs at the Western
25th – Olivia Rose Deane, The Soundhouse

August 2015
9th – Pride and Prejudice, Bradgate Park
15th – House of Verse, St. Martin’s Square
19th – Oktoberfest, Abbey Park
22nd-30th – Summer Art Trail, Various City Centre
22nd – The Riles of Summer Ceilidh, Guildhall
30th – Tapestry/Ash Mammal/Strangler Figs, The Musician
31st – Mela, City Centre