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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.

Preview: Independent Venue Week

The annual 7 day celebration of the lifeblood of the UK music scene, Independent Venue Week, comes around again at the end of January...

Preview: UK Pun Championships

Billed as a "celebration of the great British pun in all it's whit and whimsy" the UK Pun Championship is now a staple, and...

Steve Lamacq to broadcast from The Cookie for Independent Venue Week

Legendary DJ Steve Lamacq will be broadcasting his BBC 6 Music show from The Cookie during Independent Venue Week later this month. Having championed new...

Preview: Changing Places at Phoenix

Film and Video Umbrella’s touring exhibition Changing Places arrives at Phoenix, Leicester on 18 January. Presented within the Cube Gallery, three artworks by Imran...

In Conversation: Priya Mistry

How would you describe your practice? Everything,  Live Art, Colours, Shapes, Play not about Boundaries. Attempting to establish a heartfelt connection with people What do you...

By The Rivers Announce They’re Calling It A Day

Leicester's By The Rivers have stood astride the Leicester music scene for as long as we can remember. Loved by fans and the scene...

Interview: Coffee Ethic

A new addition to Queens Road’s plethora of cafés and bars is Coffee Ethic. “My professional background was in training, but I have always...

Leicester’s ArtReach Leading European Collaboration Exploring and Celebrating Freedom Through Art

UK cultural development agency ArtReach (artreach.biz), is leading an ambitious partnership of European organisations to deliver the EU Creative Europe funded Voices of Solidarity...

£7 million expansion plans for Leicester’s Phoenix cinema

Phoenix cinema and art centre in Leicester has announced ambitious plans to expand its current venue and become a four screen independent cinema by...

Competition: Win Tickets to Bottle Rocket’s Christmas Show With Seann Walsh

Bottle Rocket's Christmas Comedy Special returns to Leicester for the tenth year. On 16th December the Y Theatre will throw it's doors open to...