Attendance at British cinemas in 2020 was 75 per cent down on the 176m admissions in 2019. Among those unable to attend due to the pandemic were film critics. Four of the UK’s leading film critics reveal to XCityPlus the home cinema set-up that’s got them through lockdown and what they miss about the silver screen.
For decades, London has enticed thousands of budding young journalists eager to make their mark in the one of the world’s most established and prestigious media hubs. While Fleet Street’s heyday as London’s journalism epicentre may be over, London still houses just over 50 per cent of the UK’s journalists.
The COVID-19 vaccination programme is a light at the end of the tunnel for those whose lives have ground to a halt due to the pandemic. But the success of that programme is being impeded by myths being spread online. XCityPlus spoke to Laura Garcia about how misinformation and disinformation is spread and the causes behind vaccine hesitancy.