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Demon Media celebrates International Women’s Day by holding special movie quiz

By Zoe Graham

Having Fun: (L to R) Lou Hunt, Zoe Graham, Maddie Forster, Abi Willock and Ria Chauhan

Students at De Montfort University celebrated International Women’s Day by taking part in an all-women’s inspired movie quiz on Demon FM.

Featuring host Maddie Forster and co-host Abi Willock, the show on Tuesday last week (MARCH8) was a series of different rounds, with questions relating to all things female – and the winning contestant gets to feature on next week’s quiz show against fellow winners.

Demon Media Society member Abi described the experience as “I thought it was a lot of fun for the contestants and hosts alike.

“The thing I love about Demon is that there’s no pressure to be perfect, as long as everyone’s having fun and we work together to put on a great show to our audiences, and I laughed too, until it hurt.”

Listener and DMU student, Emily Hyde, said: “It was a really entertaining show and very empowering to listen to as a woman.

“They played different quizzes and games based strongly on females in the industry. I would love to listen to the show again.”

The Demon Movie Championship (DMC) happens every Tuesday from 7 to 9pm so tune in to see who next week’s winner is on

De Montfort University holds Wellbeing Wednesdays to help students take a break

Image from DSU website

By Zoe Graham

De Montfort University’s student advice and wellbeing team held a Wellbeing Wednesday session at the Students’ Union’s ‘pod’ for students to take part in relaxing activities.  

After developing the idea of bunting, to help students relax away from the stresses of moving to a new city, it allowed several students to take part in something fun.  

Hannah Underhill, part of the advice and wellbeing team at the DSU, said: “It is an initiative which originated as we wanted to provide a space for students to escape the busy campus lifestyle and check in on their wellbeing. 

“This activity was inspired by our Freshers’ theme of ‘Make yourself at home’. We wanted to provide a space for those students unfamiliar with campus, Leicester and university to create a special memory that students could take home to hang within their safe space.”  

Happening every Wednesday in The Pod, at the DSU campus centre building, organisers now have a more regular schedule after in recent years having issues with when they could host their sessions due to Covid-19.  

Their next workshop from 11am to 2pm today (WED, Oct12) will be supporting Black History Month with the theme of ‘Colour and Chat’, and students are invited to turn up at the campus centre to get their relaxing fix. 

RELAX: All set for a session to create colourful bunting.

Demon FM to launch Jaz Hour

By Abigail Willock

Demon FM, De Montfort University’s student radio, is set to launch new show Jaz Hour at the end of the month centered around student advice and wellbeing.

It is being launched especially to help first years navigate their way around university life.

Co-hosts Joseph McCarthy, a film and media productions student, and journalists Zoe Graham and Abi Willock first met when they joined Demon FM.

Having gained the skills to present their own show through Demon workshops, they decided they wanted to launch their own show that would be beneficial to other students, as well as building on their personal skillsets.

Joseph said: “Demon FM has always welcomed me and made me feel part of something.

“I really want to get into a career in media production and having my own show is going to give me invaluable experience in that field.”

Zoe explained that the main aim of the show is to talk about student wellbeing and give advice to first years, with the help of student special guests.

She said: “Jaz hour will be an hour of student news, views and advice, integrated with pop culture and some good music.”

Joseph added: “The show will basically be a standard breakfast talk show, but specifically aimed at students as they get used to life at university.”

Some topics the show will cover include the wellbeing services available at the university, the various societies available and news from the DSU such as student elections, as well as lighter topics such as film, music and pop culture.

Demon FM is available online and listeners can tune in to the premier of Jaz Hour at 10am on Friday, October 28.

Theatres in Leicester: where to go this Christmas?

By Zoe Graham

Pantomimes are some of the best forms of entertainment for all ages when Christmas time approaches, and several theatres in Leicester are indulging in a fair share of them to keep us entertained over the festive period.  

The smaller, independent Y Theatre is getting involved, hosting Honalee Media who are putting on a production of Santa Saves Christmas, a show involving several musical interactive activities.  

Featuring Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella and an abundance of different magical creatures on stage, every child will also receive a gift from Santa – spreading the festive cheer from December 10 to 11.  

The Y Theatre worker Molly Lambert said: “Santa Saves Christmas is a sweet, fun, entertaining show that’s been running at the Y for several years now, it has received lovely feedback from kids and parents alike.”  

Tickets range from £9 to £11, the theatre is located in East Street, less than a five-minute walk from the train station, and more details are available on its website  

Running a longer production, The Little Theatre, is hosting the Leicester Drama Society performing Aladdin – a classic tale made famous to many as a Disney film but now turned into a play filled with laughter, song and the entanglements between good and evil.  

With ticket prices being £17 for standard tickets and £15 for children, and it being located in Dover Street, only a six-minute walk from the train station, it promises a night that cannot be forgotten – more information can be found on its website 

Leicester’s most popular theatre, Curve, is also running its own production of The Wizard of Oz, a popular classic film from 1939. 

 It will be a night you cannot beat as they sprinkle a dash of Christmas into a film favorite. 

Tickets range from £10 to £24 due to the large range of seating in the iconic theatre. It will be directed by Nikolai Foster who is famously known for directing productions such as Billy Elliot the Musical and West Side Story.  

For more information, its website features all you need at