LEICESTER has been named as next year’s UK anti-arts city.
The aim of the designation is to promote scepticism, ridicule and hatred of any from of art that is not obviously popular.
The initiative, which began in 2012, sees Leicester follow in the footsteps of Leeds, Gillingham and Burnley.
Curator Norman Steele said: “Events will include ‘Proper Painting’, featuring pictures of old churches and that sort of thing.
“We’ll also have an exhibition of finger paintings by toddlers entitled ‘Still Better Than That Rothko Bollocks’.”
Stage events include Shakespeare in Codpieces, featuring actors performing famous scenes in clothes that were probably worn in the 16th century, rather than suits and ties ‘and stuff like that’.
Meanwhile Leicester city hall will host a series of readings entitled ‘Books People Actually Buy’, featuring excerpts from the latest Top Gear Annual and Sharon Osbourne’s autobiography.