Leicestershire PR Won for ArtBeat Festival 2016

Leicestershire PROur Leicestershire PR campaign for Clarendon Park’s ArtBeat Festival 2016 has won more good quality coverage in today’s Leicester Mercury newspaper. The news story is a quirky piece about Councillor Patrick Kitterick’s return to his roots as a stand-up comedian, as he agrees to host or compere the Festival’s comedy open mic night.

We’ve won this Leicestershire PR as part of a wider Leicestershire PR campaign we’re currently undertaking for ArtBeat Festival. This is a free 10-day arts festival celebrating Leicester’s vibrant Clarendon Park and Queens Road area. ArtBeat Festival was launched in 2013 and is now in it’s third year.

You can read this Leicestershire PR news story on the Leicester Mercury website and will see it featured in some form on the ArtBeat Festival social media channels. In the meantime we’ve included some snippets for you below:

A Leicester city councillor is revisiting his comedy roots as a stand-up comedian as part of this year’s ArtBeat Festival.

Councillor Patrick Kitterick, who won the Leicester Mercury’s Comedian of the Year award in 1999, will be acting as compere at this year’s ArtBeat Festival Comedy Open Mic night.

Being held over 10 days, from tomorrow until Monday June 27, ArtBeat features an array of free workshops covering music, dance, art, literature, poetry and more.

The festival takes place in Clarendon Park, Leicester. All events are free to attend, and organisers say there is something for all ages, from children to senior citizens.

Mr Kitterick will be compering an event at 8.30pm on Monday, June 20, Cultura Bar on Queens Road.

His award-winning set was the culmination of four years of hard-bitten comedy gigs, including stints sharing the bill with well-known comedians Johnny Vegas and Peter Kaye.

He said his position as a councillor gave him occasional opportunities to use his comedic talents in the council chambers.

Mr Kitterick said: “A laugh in the chambers is worth 20 in real life.”

As former journalists, we know the fine art of telling a story that wins media coverage and makes your event or festival look inspirational. We don’t even need to be in Leicester to win Leicester PR, but our results show that our story has made an impact in the Leicester media.

If you’d like to speak to us about winning Leicestershire PR, or you’d like us to run any East Midlands or national PR campaign for you, just get in touch.

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