Back in June, I took a walk around Leicester’s cultural quarter to admire some of the new street art that was created during the ‘Bring the Paint’ festival of the previous month.
It’s been a while on this blog, but time for some more ecclesiastical modernism, this time in the form of Sir Basil Spence’s (yep, THAT Basil Spence) 1959 design in New Parks. Continue reading
Last month, I met up with the good people of Leicester Lo-Fi Photography to celebrate the birthdays of the group and one of their main protagonists. Leicester Lo-Fi was two years old. Steve was… older.
During week 36 of my 52 rolls project, I was directed to this article (sorry to lead you to the awful Leicester Mercury website) that tells of plans to ‘develop’ Leicester’s Faircharm trading estate, home to several creative spaces and small businesses. It’s not a part of the city that I’m particularly familiar with, but a little time spent on GoogleEarth showed me that the area is in fact a group of large, red-brick Victorian factory buildings. Continue reading
We’re in the middle of Leicester’s annual City Festival week (and a bit) and there are all sorts of things going on around the city including beer festivals, art exhibitions, Oktoberfest, outdoor cinema, the Mela and the city’s SkyRide. Another was the lantern parade up New Walk, and ancient thoroughfare from the city centre to Victoria park. Continue reading
Originally posted on 52Rolls.net
Recently, Leicester (Les-tah) has become known for its overachieving football team. At odds of several thousand to one, the club won the English Premier League last season, causing consternation across the footballing world. It’s also led to the city becoming known to many people who had never heard of it previously, despite being the 10th largest in Britain. For the next few months or so, telling people outside of the UK that you come from Leicester won’t be met with the blank expression that it usually is. Continue reading
It was June 17th last time I posted on the 52 Rolls Project, but I’ve still been shooting just about enough to claim a roll for each of the intervening weeks. Those films will be off to
the a lab (once I decide which) tomorrow. For week 29 though, I’ve shot, processed, scanned and blogged the pictures today, so roll 42 definitely counts. Continue reading