Experience the chaos of Fawlty Towers

By Shreeya Vaja

Fawlty Towers fans of Leicester are in for a treat as The family friendly ‘Faulty’ Towers experience is coming to Hotel Brooklyn on Welford Road in December.

This interactive, immersive theatre experience includes a three-course meal that is comedically served in the chaotic style of Fawlty Towers, with actors playing the role of Sybil, Basil and Manuel.

The experience is two hours of mainly improvised comedy and includes the audience within the performance, to give them the authentic experience of dining at Fawlty Towers.

Tickets for this experience are on sale now for December 12 and 13 from Simpletix or Skiddle.

The Smyths celebrate 20 years as tribute band

By Shreeya Vaja

The Smyths are coming to O2 Academy, Leicester, once again to play homage to the iconic sound of the indie band, and to celebrate 20 years together.

The group are one of the most respected tributes to The Smiths and aim to keep the band’s music alive through playing tours throughout the UK.

The Smyths are playing the O2 academy Leicester on Saturday, October 21, with doors set to open at 7pm.

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.

Exhibition explores UK and Leicester Punk scene through art

By Shreeya Vaja

Throughout the summer, Soft Touch Arts on New Walk is curating a Punk: Rage and Revolution exhibition to explore the UK punk scene in the 1970s.

Leicester Museum and Arts Gallery and Soft Touch Arts are presenting the punk exhibition to show the 1970s movement through original Vivienne Westwood clothing, artwork by Jamie Reid (the art behind the Sex Pistols album covers) and explanations on punk ideology and origin.

The exhibition also explores the Leicester punk scene in 1970 through punk pubs, clubs and people from Leicester who influenced the growth of punk on a national level.

This exhibition is running until Sunday, September 3.

Preparation underway for Leicester Curry Awards 2023

By Shreeya Vaja

Leicester curry awards season is upon us once again as Indian restaurants, takeaways and cafés ask their customers to nominate them to win a variety of categories.

On Monday, September 25, the 6th annual Leicester curry awards are taking place at Athena, in Queen Street.

This red-carpet event will start at 6pm and run until 11pm, serving a three-course meal, a reception of drinks and live entertainment during this time. 

The public are urged to vote through the Leicester Curry Awards website for the best restaurant, takeaway, street-food, etc.

Voting closes on July 24 and you can grab your ticket for £150 from their website. 

Shamanic healer takes crystal healing holistic alternative to western medicine out and about in Leicestershire

By Shreeya Vaja

From a 9 to 5 employee to a self-employed crystal healer, Kam Sundal has found her calling as a shamanic healer and has started her own business Crystal Healing Works UK.

Working from her home in Birstall, Kam said she combines her crystal healing, crystal surgery, shamanic work and reiki to give her customers the best healing experience as possible.

After being made redundant from her job at British Gas, Kam explained she got a calling through powerful meditation to go to America and learn crystal surgery, after which she started her business three years ago and specialised in crystal surgery.

Kam said after this spiritual realisation “everything changed in my life.”

Kam Sundal: filtering the sun’s energy through a crystal point.

Crystal surgery aims to repair chakras and restore emotional balance which inspired Kam. She said: “I want to help people raise their vibration.”

She believes pharmaceuticals are not as effective with healing the full body including “the mind, body and spirit” of a person.

Kam said she aims to introduce the western society to the rare practice of crystal surgery.

Twice a month she gives back to the community through going to charities, schools, care homes, etc to educate and provide crystal surgery and healing workshops.

On Saturday, May 27, and Sunday 28, Kam will be making an appearance at Nanpantan Hall, Loughborough, at a health and wellbeing retreat.

There, she plans to host an introductory workshop on crystal surgery and allow people to book an hour session with her, with a highly discounted price of £45.

As well as performing crystal surgery, Kam said she has found a calling to teach others how to become shamanic healers.

She believes it’s her “path to help others” and to “allow them a safe space” where they can explore spirituality.

Kam hopes to expand Crystal Healing Works UK into a centre of healing where people can learn to heal and be healed by these holistic methods.