BBC Radio Leicester


BBC Radio Leicester

Type of work

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.

The A-word
FROM 01:06:30

16 April 2019

Join Rick Armstrong, Neil’s son, for one giant leap into the unknown at the National Space Centre. A Q&A with Rick is followed by a screening of First Man, the biopic of Neil’s life. Another biopic being released this year is Creation Stories, based on the autobiography of Alan McGee. Alan is most famous for discovering and signing Oasis. He’ll be talking about his life and career at The Shed in August. In other news, English Touring Opera are coming to Curve.

The A-word
FROM 1:07:00

9 April 2019

Rembrandt is coming to Phoenix in the form of an Exhibition on Screen event. See some of the master’s most famous artworks and find out more about how they were created. Need to entertain the sprogs over Easter? There are some particularly fun events with a heraldic theme taking place at the King Richard III Visitor’s Centre. Little historians can get dressed up as knights and design their own shield. And there’s a giant Lego version of RIII’s coat of arms to contribute to.

The A-word
FROM 01:07:30

2 April 2019

Ethne and Becca from Stanley Opera join me and Andy to talk about this year’s Hinckley Opera Festival. A fascinating exhibition has just opened at Newarke Houses Museum and Gardens that has sprung from a collaboration between artists and astronomers. It’s called Creativity and Curiosity and it’s running until June. Meanwhile, at The Y, my twin passions of puppetry and all things nautical are combined in A Heart at Sea. Also, Andy unveils my new jingle.