Category Archives: Odd Blogs

West End, Best End

This article first appeared in the programme for Upstairs at the Western’s Autumn season, 2013.  Upstairs at the Western’s next season begins 8th February 2014 – hopefully see you there! Leicester oozes history and events of the past twelve months … Continue reading

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Have you seen the MacGuffin Man?

A woman travelling alone checks in to a motel room. She writes in a notebook, sighs, gets up and walks to the bathroom, shutting the door behind her. Shedding her silk robe she steps under the shower, lathers her body … Continue reading

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The king and the car seat

Big news this week: a woman gave birth to a baby boy. However, in the style of M&S this baby isn’t just any baby, this is another significant stalk on the family tree of the Kings and Queens of England … Continue reading

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Dark Forces at Belgrave Hall

A sign at the foot of some stairs near the entrance to Belgrave Hall in Leicester warned that this early 18th century building is one of Britain’s most haunted houses. Another sign nearby stated ‘No Admittance’ – who, I wonder? Notwithstanding, I … Continue reading

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When in Nottingham, go to prison

It’s not enough I got shouted at by a Victorian prison warden. Apparently I was slouching and looked like I was mooching round the shops rather than marching round an exercise yard.  Um, he must have spotted the giveaway sign: … Continue reading

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Question – is Romeo & Juliet about binge drinking?

Written after attending a lecture by Michael Billington at Cultural Exchange event at De Montfort University, Leicester http://demoncrewreview.blogspot.com/2011/03/question-is-romeo-and-juliet-about.html

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Drooling Over Words

 Written after attending Sean Bonney and Maggie O’Sullivan poetry reading at Cultural Exchanges event, De Montfort University, Leicester http://demoncrewreview.blogspot.com/2011/03/drooling-over-words.html

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