MON 10 FEB – FRI 14 FEB 2020
MON 10 FEB FRI 14 FEB 2020
FOOD: Giggling Squid opens, St Martin’s Sq, Leics
As a self-confessed Thai food snob, I am so excited to say that new Thai restaurant, Giggling Squid has finally opened its doors. Serving modern Thai ‘tapas’ you can expect some creative dishes from lemon and lime tuna ‘petals’ to royal fishing boat curry. I can’t wait to get my Thai fix. Bring it on!
KIDS: The Spark Festival, across Leics, 10 -16 Feb
Falling perfectly into the half term week, the largest independent children’s festival in England and Wales, The Spark Festival returns with the very best theatre, dance, music and visual arts for young people 0-13 years. Tonnes of events going on many of which are free inc workshops, theatre, music events and more.
COMEDY: Comedy Festival, Leics, 5-23 Feb
Are you ready for a whole month of laughter? We’re talking more than 800 shows in more than 50 venues across Leicestershire. Headline acts for 2020 include Jo Brand, Stewart Lee, Milton Jones, Shappi Khorsandi, Fascinating Aida, Paul Sinha, Josie Long, Jason Byrne, Milton Jones, Jo Brand (more below), Reg D Hunter and more more more! Plus, this year they’ve got tonnes of events for kids too. Take a look at our highlights here.
ART: Van Gogh, The Immersive Experience, from 7 Feb
Thanks to cutting edge virtual projection the audience can now become a part of the spectacular, incomparable universe of Vincent Van Gogh. This unique and immersive experience will let you discover the life of the artist in a new way: his time at the convent and in Arles, the secrets from the letters he wrote to his brother and much mores in a 360 degree experience. You will participate in a unique sound and light show that will immerse you in the familiar images of this great artist.
COMEDY: The Harborough Big Weekend, 13- 17 Feb
Enjoy a calendar full of comedy ranging from family fun shows and stand up events, to wine tastings, quiz nights and much more! Featuring acts including Arthur Smith, Jared Christmas and Paul Sinha from ITV’s The Chase.
ART: Tim Fowler Exhibition, The Hub Leics, 8-29 Feb
One of my fave local artists, Tim Fowler is opening his solo exhibition, Impact on at The Hub, Leicester (open daily from 11am – 5pm). Tim’s uses gorgeous vivid colour and explores tone and texture through portraiture and architectural paintings. You’ll probably already be familiar with his work without even knowing it. Private view 15 Feb 6-9pm.