BBC Radio Leicester


BBC Radio Leicester

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On Tuesday evenings, you can usually hear me on BBC Radio Leicester’s The A-word. This show celebrates art and culture across Leicester and Leicestershire. As the programme’s resident What’s On Guru, I present a run-down of the city’s best art, music and theatre events. I sometimes join Rupal Rajani on her Saturday mid-morning show too, reviewing the week’s more lighthearted news stories.

The last three shows I’ve contributed to are below. You can listen to shows from the last 30 days on the BBC website.

Saturday Show
FROM 00:00

15 June 2019

Guinness World Record Breaking dogs top the bill on this week’s show. How many times can your pooch spin round in 30 seconds? Little Joe managed 32 at this year’s DogFest and got his paws on a World Record to boot. There’s more snore chat too with Rupal and Femi after the release of a new music track that aims to help you get to sleep – with the sound of snoring. And do you like talking to strangers on the train, or do you avoid it like the plague? Either way you’re in good company.

The A-word
FROM 00:00

11 June 2019

Fancy combining your love of theatre with cookery demonstrations? Head over to Curve this weekend for The Chef Show – two actors team up with a chef from local Indian restaurant Chutney Ivy to take us behind the scenes at a busy restaurant. If classical music is more up your street, join pianist Pavel Kolesnikov as he plays Brahms, Beethoven and more at New Walk Museum on Saturday. Meanwhile, Coalville residents can look forward to their very own music festival.

The A-word
FROM 35:30

4 June 2019

Kid’s will love Howl at Curve, a quirky take on a traditional fairy tale where the big bad wolf isn’t as big and bad as everyone makes out. Geeks are in for a treat too – Comic Con is coming to Leicester. Get your cosplay on and head to Athena for a dip into a nerdy wonderland. On a different note, Leicester Symphony Orchestra is performing at De Montfort Hall. Don’t miss the Dvorak, or the afternoon tea. Also, Andy surprises me with an unplanned interview.