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Charles Wheeler is a writer, performance poet and shameless cultural hanger-on. In his spare time, he can be found refereeing pro wrestling and looking after his pet rats. He is ambivalent about Marmite.

Preview: Stephen K Amos

These days, any stand-up show that drops the word “snowflakes” in its press release had better be doing a bloody good job of nuance....

Review: A Self-Help Guide to Being in Love with Jeremy Corbyn

“Jeremy Corbyn will raise income tax, but only for my ex-boyfriends,” quips Jess Green in her closing poem in Leicester's Curve Studio. It's a...

Interview: Tony Law

“Everything is great”, says Tony Law. “I’ve never had any issues ever.” The Alberta, Canada-born but London-grown surrealist storyteller is fresh off a short...

Feature: Doughnotts

If you’ve been anywhere near Silver Arcade lately - or indeed, checked out our esteemed editor’s Instagram story - chances are you already know...

Review: The Crucible

Arthur Miller’s tale of the Salem witch trials, a subtle yet forceful allegory for the McCarthyism that persecuted him in the 1950s, is an...

Review: Kermes – We Choose Pretty Names

Leicester “trashgaze/screampop” four-piece Kermes’ first LP is a textbook example of what any fan of a cult local act wants when their faves transition...

Review: Dayflower – Daisy Age

Leicester’s newly upbeat dreampop-shoegazers take another step into the sunshine with Daisy Age, their last one-shot release before they begin work on their first...

Feature: Tiff Stevenson

Even when February’s over, the critically-acclaimed comedy acts just keep on rolling into Leicester. Tiff Stevenson, of The Office and BAFTA-nominated People Just Do...

Preview: Museum of the Moon

Leicester Cathedral’s doing alright for itself lately. Already home to the final resting place of a king, from 9th-18th March it’ll also host an...

Interview: Jason Manford

“Somebody said to me on my Facebook fan page, “it’s been ages since you’ve toured”, Jason Manford tells us. “I thought “no way, it...