Created in 2014, Carpe Diem Emmie is a Midlands based Lifestyle, Theatre and Travel blog. Ran by Emmie, a 28 year old woman based in rural Leicestershire.

In the day Emmie works in a primary school where she is passionate about inclusion and mental health. In the evening she escapes to the cultural world.

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Things I'd Tell My Younger Self


So today I turn 24, bear with me a second whilst I allow that to settle in.. I am 24 years old. It doesn't feel like all those years have passed and I definitely wish I was turning 18 all over again. Whilst we can sit and mourn the loss of my childhood, I kept seeing these posts and I felt inspired to write my own for my 24th birthday so here's things I would tell my younger self...

UDance2015, Plymouth

Last week I took the 4-5 hour train journey from Leicester down to Plymouth to join over 300 people for UDance2015.

The Royal Academy of Dance's Dance Gazette

I was thrilled when I was provided with a copy of Royal Academy of Dance's Dance Gazette to review for this blog. Dance Gazette is their highly-respected dance publication which is received internationally, enabling to be part of their mission to promote the knowledge, understanding and practice of dance. The publication itself is published three times a year (crikey!) and distributed to around 14,000 members that RAD has as well as being available to non-members as either a single issue or subscription. For me it is particularly interesting as a young person how organisations approach their younger audience into features that discuss the specific things that need to about the dance sector that they're probably developing a professional career within.

East Midlands Bloggers Meet (again!)

So last weekend after the success of our first I held the second #eastmidsmeetup in Leicester on Saturday 4th July. It's so nice to be a part of a growing small community within my hometown and have the opportunity to come together to socialise out of the internet world for a few hours. I didn't have much planned ahead of our meet, I was very clear in that we would be going to the Western Park Festival that was taking part in the Western Park in Leicester. The rest of it was a lot of winging and making quick decisions with what we would be doing for a few hours! It was so lovely to see Sam from Cocobutterblog and Ellie from EllieKathleens from our last meet up back in May, but also to be treated to not 1, not 2, but THREE new bloggers. I will introduce you to them and their blogs later, first of all, let's talk about our meet up and what we got up to shall we?

People Dancing's Participate Magazine

Participate is a new newspaper publication launched by People Dancing back in December 2014. It focuses on a range of individuals and communities that Dance in participatory settings, showing the width of the sector that Dance is! I receive this as part of my professional membership with People Dancing and I do prefer the paper copy but there is an opportunity to download and read it online.

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