Sundays are like marmite, some people love them, some people hate them. I personally love them. They can be used to get stuff done, or to just do absolutely nothing. They can be used for a day of life admin, or a day of completing Netflix. Having lived in Leicester for 4 years now, my friends and I have managed to do most of the things that Leicester has to offer, so when it comes to finding things to do on a Sunday, it can sometimes be a bit of a struggle to find something new. Until now! I’ve found my new favourite thing to do on a Sunday afternoon: an afternoon of live jazz music in my favourite bar in Leicester. And the best things about it? It’s free and can involve a glass of wine if you fancy it!
The event is called ‘Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon’ and takes place at The Bottle Garden, a bar located in St. Martin’s square in town. It is the most photogenic bar, covered in every type of fairy light and foliage you could imagine! It makes you feel like you’re in a truly magical place. Put a four-piece jazz band in there on a Sunday afternoon and what do you get? The dreamiest, most relaxing Sunday afternoon you can imagine. I’ve never really listened to jazz before, but I fell in love! The soothing tones made me feel very content, and it has been said that listening to jazz music can actually relieve stress.
‘Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon’ happens at The Bottle Garden every last Sunday of the month. The jazz band is called The Fourmasons and every month they have a special guest. Entry to the event is free, but I would definitely recommend booking a table to guarantee that you get a table! The bar has both a really nice atmosphere and extremely friendly staff. They offer lots of different drinks, which are probably at the upper end of a student budget, but it’s worth it as a treat every once in a while. There are also have a variety of nibbles on offer, including a cheese board and baked Camembert (my two favourite things!).
So, whether you listen to jazz on a regular or are keen to give it a listen for the first time, I would highly recommend attending the next ‘Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon’ at the end of this month. You won’t regret it, and I guarantee it will put you in a great mindset to start your week!
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Follow the link below to find the Facebook event for March: