Food Glorious Food at Leicester Comedy Festival


Leicester Businesses come together to put on ‘Food Glorious Food' for local charity, Soft Touch Arts ‘Food Glorious Food’ is the sequel to The Miller Partnership’s ‘Fine and Funny Dining’ last year. Showing their continued support to Soft Touch Arts, Pete and Tracey Miller have put a slightly different ‘twist’ on this year’s event, with 1968's 5 times Oscar winning musical ‘Oliver!’ the inspiration for this dining and entertainment extravaganza. The event will take place at Soft Touch Arts on Tuesday 21st February as part of the Leicester Comedy Festival. Leicester’s Soul, Funk and R&B bar, Jukebox, are sponsoring headline comedian George Egg and his 'Anarchist Cook Show'. He will be performing alongside the Stand Up Challenge Class of 2015's 'Triple Pack Sandwich' - Chris Greenwell, Chris Rees and Pete Miller and a smattering of surprise special guests. The style of the evening, after the political upheaval of 2016 and Leicester Comedy Festival's 'Vote Comedy' campaign, supports those who are ‘Just About Managing’, by 'Just About Munching’! Guests will be invited to sit in Victorian style classroom rows whilst Soft Touch Arts’ pop-up café and Shrood Food will be delivering a sumptuous feast of 'Gorgeous Gruel'. Tracey Miller, who is responsible for organising the event says: “The Miller Partnership loves sponsoring Leicester Comedy Festival. Pete and I want to say a huge 'thank you' to everyone who, helps, attends, sponsors and donates their time, their energy and their enthusiasm to make these events so special and so much fun! As you can see below, this is always a team effort and the results are always worth celebrating!” Other entertainment includes a ‘Jukebox Joke Slam’ where guests can write down their favourite foods or food-related joke to inspire the comedians, and a ‘Pop Tarts' music quiz on food-related groups and songs. You can indulge your inner artist, get collage-creative and 'Play With Your Food', and there's plenty of gastro-prizes up for grabs, donated by local food heroes: Chutney Ivy, The Boot Room, Lilu, Boboli, The Lighthouse Kibworth, Maiyango, Gelato Village, 33 Cank St, Bru and Steamin’ Billy! Christina Wigmore, Business Strategic Director at Soft Touch Arts is thrilled with the support. “It’s fantastic to get the support of local businesses to help us organise and raise funds through special events like Food Glorious Food. Our valued ambassadors Tracey & Pete Miller of the Miller Partnership in conjunction with Jukebox, have pulled out all the stops to help us put on an action packed comedy dining event, aiming to raise £3000 to continue our Start project which supports young people with mental health issues through a weekly creative arts and music session.” Tickets for the event on Tuesday 21st February at 6:30pm are just £25. Contact chris@soft-touch.org.uk for tickets and any other enquiries.


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