Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Western Pub and Theatre, Leicester, a Steamin Billy Pub


The Western opened in 1895 at the same time or thereabouts that the Great Central Railway was starting up. The pub was originally called The Western Hotel and became popular with railway users and workers alike.

It's still going strong today and is currently being run by the Steamin Billy Brewery and formerly, for many years, by Everards.

The pub also has a theatre, Leicester's only pub theatre, called Upstairs at The Western.

On match days, wether that be rugby (Leicester Tigers) or football (Leicester City), the pub is a buzz of sports talk.

A really warm and welcoming traditional British pub it currently offers a range of real ales including guest beers and ciders as well as good food.

The Western Pub
70 Western Road

Paul Conneally

January 2014

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Three Jars of Coal Dust Jelly

Three Jars of Coal Dust Jelly - Paul Conneally 2012

Three Jars of Coal Dust Jelly is now part of the permanent collection at Snibston Discovery Museum, Coalville, Leicestershire, UK.

Edinburgh Waverley

travelling first class
missing the second class

Paul Conneally

Photograph: Edinburgh Waverley Train Staion - Paul Conneally 2013

Friday, January 17, 2014

Air Quality Monitoring Station

Air Quality Monitoring Station Leicester UK Paul Conneally 2014

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Walking to the Match

walking to the match
the Statue of Liberty 
signs 'Uthe Foxes!'

Paul Conneally

Yes, Leicester has it's own Statue of Liberty. Football fans pass her every match day as they make their way to watch Leicester City play at the King Power Stadium. She used to be on top of a clothing manufacturing factory until it was demolished. The people of Leicester demanded that she be saved and erected as a piece of public art. And here she is and most certainly a Foxes supporter.

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Smile with Jean-Paul Sartre

“I'm going to smile, and my smile will sink down into your pupils, and heaven knows what it will become.” 

Jean-Paul Sartre
No Exit

Image adapted from a 1950s advert for skin cream and placed with this text as part of the 'Quota' series by Paul Conneally

Monday, January 06, 2014

Nos baisers d'adieu

our parting kiss

a mixture of salt

and sweet peppers

nos baisers d'adieu

un mélange de sel

et de piments doux

Paul Conneally

United Kingdom

French version:

Serge Tomé