OPINION: Mass hysteria over coronavirus does more harm than good

OPINION COLUMN: What a year – 2020 began as a year of certainty in the UK over the fate of Brexit and curious uncertainty over the destiny of the country, but by mid-March the coronavirus situation worldwide has taken over the news and it is one none could have predicted.

Diary of a house party: ‘10.45pm. There’s a man at the door. We definitely didn’t invite him. He has a Leicester City Council logo on his outfit. Ah. We’ve fudged up.’

By James Cannell House parties. We have all been there, whether it be invited to one, next door to one or hosting one. I usually find myself being the latter. However, for the first time in my partying career, I have found myself facing my toughest challenge yet: a noise complaint. Here’s how it happened. […]

Hunt Showdown review: Zombies, hellhounds and guts galore

By James Cannell Hunt Showdown creates an atmosphere that Pennywise himself would shy away from. From the terrifying enemies to the panicked encounters with other players, the only thing scarier than the gameplay is the waiting times. The game focuses on bounty hunters who hunt down monsters, kill them, banish them and then successfully escape. […]

Leicester Comedy Festival review: Eric Rushton at Manhattan 34

Review by Sofia Luis-Hobbs The name of Eric Rushton’s show had me feeling like I’d guessed what was coming even before I’d even set foot in the venue. After all, you’d expect a routine called Convict to be brimful of jokes about jail and inmates, right? Wrong. As Rushton stood before us in an orange […]

Leicester Comedy Festival review: BBC Radio Leicester Presents… at the Cosy Club

Review by Olivia Maclaughlin In a line-up that boasted of Leicester Comedy Festival’s international reach and recognition, the Cosy Club hosted the final of three shows put on by BBC Radio Leicester. For the past two Tuesdays, The A Show has offered a mixed bill of handpicked comedians but in this week’s show, the comedians […]