Quite some time ago now, I used this blog to ask if anyone knew the name of a Central African band I`d seen performing at the annual Summer in the Square series of live shows in Beeston.
No-one actually came forward as a result of my question, but I believe the band in question to be Les Elus, a band who hail from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) but are currently resident in Derby.
Sadly I`ve missed their most recent appearance at Summer in the Square (4 August 2012), but on the plus side I do still have the chance to catch the remainder of the season.
The bands who are yet to appear are Carmina (who I`ve seen before and who are excellent) , 60s R Us and MuHa). For more details use this link ;
One thing I`ve noticed about Beeston, is that while the main shopping area (basically one street) appears to be bustling, explore further and even within the town centre there are quite a few empty shops. In an effort to address this issue, it is being promoted as a place to visit. Here`s a link ;