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John Helps

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Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Great Central, John has been actively involved in Leicester's creative community for over a decade - promoting shows and releasing records under the name Robot Needs Home. He is a director of Handmade Festival, and ex member of the band Maybeshewill.

Scenes: Leicester Hardcore Punk

“From my personal account - DIY punk / hardcore punk / powerviolence shows started happening in Leicester in 2005 when bands like...

Preview: Goat Girl

The disaffected London Four-piece are names in reference to Bill Hick’s alter-ego Goat Boy and have just as incisive a view on the world....

Canteen to Move Locations

Leicester’s monthly street food social, Canteen, has today announced that the event will be moving to a new location following this Friday’s event.  The event...

Jess Green Wins BBC Poetry Slam

Having placed ahead of Saili Katebe, Jasmine Gardosi, Louise Fazackerley, Casey Bailey and Nafeesa Hamid at this year's final, Jess Green has been crowned BBC...

Preview: Rice and Peas

Something of a Leicester supergroup, Reggae collective Rice and Peas have been getting the party started with summer vibes across the city, with a...

Plukd and the Pop Up Smokehouse Announce Bank Holiday Collaboration

Two of the city’s hottest street food brands are joining forces to give you a Bank Holiday Sunday to remember with their...

Preview: Homage a Trois: Jagged Little Pill

Leicester’s unique celebration of classic albums returns this summer with musicians giving their own individual takes on the tracks from this classic album. The...

Journeys Festival International Announces Full Programme of Shows & Exhibitions

Journeys Festival International Leicester have announced an incredible line-up for the 6thyear running. From 17-26 August, Journeys Festival International Leicester, explores refugee experiences through great art,...

Radio 2Funky Awarded FM License

Radio2Funky has been awarded an FM License from Ofcom, as one of only two not-for-profit community radio stations across the country to receive licenses...

Competition: Win a Pair of Tickets To Acoustic Gardens

Belgrave Hall is hosting the fourth Acoustic Gardens Festival this August and we've got a pair of tickets to the limited capacity boutique festival,...