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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.

Review: Goldwater – Warpath

Goldwater return with a monolithic slab of their trademark psychedelic rock. Renowned for their electric live shows there's always a fear that the same...

Preview: Daft Punk Tribute

We generally steer clear of tribute bands here at Great Central, but this one really caught our eye. Complete with a full DJ set,...

Preview: Seann Mcloughlin & Finn Taylor

Make the most of this years Edinburgh Fringe Previews and discover a host of new comedians at The Cookie, including this incredible double bill. Sean...

Preview: Jacob Hawley & Jack Barry

Fancy discovering some new comedy gems? Edinburgh Fringe Preview season is the ideal time to do it. The Cookie have got some incredible double...

Preview: Joanne McNally & Ivo Graham

Introduction Joanne McNally is an Irish stand up comedian, writer, and actor. She is a native of Killiney, County Dublin. She was the co-host of...

House of Verse becomes House Boat of Verse for Riverside Festival

Leicester arts collective House of Verse will perform their 50th show as Houseboat of Verse at the Riverside Festival onboard a canal boat. The show...

Preview: Lauren Pattison & Brennan Reece

Continuing their packed season of Edinburgh Fringe Previews, The Cookie brings another pair of new comedy talents to the venue this month. The North East's Lauren...

Preview: James Bay

James Bay is set to release his much anticipated second album, Electric Light in May, following up on his internationally acclaimed, multi-million selling, BRIT...

St Martins Square Announce Gin Trail

This June we're St Martin's Square are celebrating World Gin Day with the St Martin's Square Gin Trail. Five of their bars are taking...

Preview: Hayley Ellis & Rob Auton

Hayley Ellis and Rob Auton come to Leicester as part of The Cookie's series of Edinburgh Fringe Previews. Hayley is a Comedian, Actress and Human...