The cultural quarter: One for the culture vultures
Boston is trying to develop what it calls a "Cultural Quarter"
Located on the left hand side of the river (coming from the centre of town) you will find the Sam Newson music centre and Blackfrairs are centre.
The Sam Newsom is mainly used as a teaching space by Boston college, but there are regular concerts by local groups, some of which are of a very high standard.
Blackfriars arts centre puts on a range of exhibitions, plays and films throughout the year.
These can range from quite ropey am-dram productions to professional touring productions. Most of the films they put on tend to be about 3-6 months after they have finished showing on the main commercial circuit.
For info on what's on try : www.boston.gov.uk and follow the links.
Also coming soon will the the re-opened Museum, and an Art gallery !
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Havana Club: Full of little P***Ks
Cactus jacks had gained quite a following, especially on the weekends.
It seems quite a well managed place with the kiddies and complete riff-raff (i.e those who can only aspire to 'chav' status) being kept out.
The bar section at the front follows, as the name of the place suggests, a Mexican theme. It is heavily into selling cocktails, but normal drinks are reasonably priced as well.
The larger room and dancefloor tend to play a wide selection of 80 / 90's / new music, so most of the punters tend to be in the 25-35 category witha fluttering of younger things wearing little but a pussy pelmet, and 40 somethings wearing, yes you've guessed it : the same.
Usually free entry
Probably due to my joke doing the rounds of Bodton, the club has been re-named as 'Havana Club'. A title which I thought would have been copyrighted already. Whatever, it's still full of the same crowd desperately seeking some uncomplicated leg-over.
Dress Code: Usual nigtclub rules - but fairly relaxed
The Eagle: Best beer in Boston
Forget the eating bit (lunchtimes only), this place is a great old-fashioned, no-nonsense pub with good beer.
There is always Lanlord bitter on together with some good German / Belgian Lagers.
Nothing pretencious, good company, no idiots.
Good Quiz night on Thursdays too, but I've yet to win it despite years of trying.
Dress Code: none
Wetherspoons: My Dad says I'm a babe-magnet
My Dad says my arrival is not going to stand in the way of his Thursday night curry.
So I get carted along to Wetherspoons for Lamb Rogan Josh and a beer for four quid. (well OK, I stuck to milk)
The family eating area is non-smoking, but you have to order your food by 6pm and be out by 7pm. if I accompany them. And they call that child-friendly!
It's ME who does the friendly bit, my Dad gets to talk to all these attractive women who come over and admire me !
After Dark and Havanna: Nightlife in Boston
This nightclub is generally for the younger clubbers most of them being underage! its the perfect place for 16 years olds to party the night away if they LOOK old enough... iv been going since i was 15/16 sometimes the bouncers can be strict but not very often!
good shots. theyr £2 each and have exotic names such as titty twisters,dogs bollox,sicillian kiss...etc! music is ok but tends to be the same each week! never the new breakthrough tunes or off the track stuff it tends to b very mainstream...however wednesday nights are fun!! ha if u bring all ur mates! we went in on a wednesday and there was hardly anyone in there and we basically had the club to ourselves!which surpisingly was quite fun as wednesday music is cheesy old skool stuff u can mess about to and the drinks and enty fees are dirt cheap. thursday nights in summer a beach partys. there are foam partys every few months and in halloween u get in half price if ur in fancy dress so its fun!
oh yes and theyv just got a lapdancing license...
Havanna is more sophiscated and tends to cater for the 20-40 age groups more. It is
more classy and is alot harder for 16 year olds to squeeze past the bouncers!however it is possible...
good drinks and a more mature chilled out atmosphere rather than the hardcore dance scene of afterdark. music varies last time i went in the music was quite old stuff that i didnt really like...but then again i am young!!probably wasnt born...
theres no entry fees which is good. all in all this club is better especially if u actually are legally able to drink as you dont feel like an oldie in a youth club like after dark!!and if u are underage u feel a sense of satisfaction and maturity...ha
Dress Code: Afterdark - doesnt matter. iv seen people in jeans tshirts and sneakers...
Havanna- slightly classyier jeans and sneakers probably wouldnt be appropriate.u might get in but u wouldnt fit in...
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