Carpe Diem Emmie

A Lifestyle, Theatre and Travel Blogger focusing on the Midlands and beyond.

Hi I'm Emmie!

I'm a 28 year old Lifestyle, Theatre + Travel Blogger showcasing the best of the Midlands and Beyond. You’ll find me talking about theatre companies, reviewing shows, showcasing the best of food in the Midlands + discussing books, mental health + other things I enjoy too.

If you're looking for your next theatre trip, somewhere to eat or just want to get some tips then Carpe Diem Emmie is the place for you.

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East is East | Nottingham Playhouse

Nottingham Playhouse is taking on Ayub Khan Din's well loved comedy production of East is East in it's 20th anniversary year. This new comedy production is directed by Curve's Associate Director Suba Das and what results in being a production that will leave your sides splitting from la…

5 Books You Should Read This Summer.


Summer is here and so that means for most people that they'll be heading off on their holiday, probably taking some time out away from social media and most importantly will need a holiday read for those days by the pool. As someone who loves reading I've looked through my bookshelf and decided on the 5 Books You Must Read This Summer. I've gone for 'variety' too so hopefully there's something for everyone to enjoy but I will be specific to who I recommend the books too. I'll be sharing with you the books I want to read over Summer over the next couple of weeks, once I've made the tough decision. I'm hoping to challenge myself in reading 10 books so fingers crossed. 

I've also really struggled to read more than 2 books in the last month so I thought I would do something different and catch you up on my latest reviews at the end of June instead.

Super Sunday, Race Horse Company | Derby Theatre.

Six male performers, dressed in Hawaiian shirts and shorts present a thrilling, ambitious, fun production in their fusion of dance and circus in Super Sunday. Race Horse Company completely transformed Derby Theatre's stage from a vacant fairground to a place of fun and creativity in a 65 minute…

Thorntons Desserts.

What's dinner without the finale of a good dessert? I probably won't enjoy a dinner if there isn't a dessert there to indulge in afterwards and we all know there's always room for dessert, always. When I was kindly sent over some desserts from Thorntons latest range of chilled desse…

Breakin' Convention 2017, Curve Theatre.

In it's 13th year, Breakin' Convention continues to represent the origins and evolution of hip hop culture. The celebration of talent not only comes across the globe but from the streets of the UK and even just locally, giving the opportunity to celebrate an iconic dance style and energy li…

The Broadway 2017 Wishlist.

Whilst New York is definitely regarded as somewhere I'd like to visit someday, it's not for the same reasons like most others want to. I'd love to visit the city, embrace the sights and sounds as much as the food but above everything else is I'd like to experience New York's ans…

#IbisLates on Tour, Birmingham City Centre.

It's not often that your invited along to an event when it brings together live music and a hotel, so being invited to get an experience of the ibis Lates on tour whilst it was in Birmingham was the perfect opportunity. Despite the weather being miserable outside the night hosted by Ibis Hotels was an absolute blast. As I arrived a bit later than I expected I didn't have time to take photos of the bedroom before rushing downstairs in time for the evening's entertainment to begin. Fortunately for me the goodie bag left on my hotel bed was a dream; it contained a t-shirt with the event logo on it, a sleep mask, some Betron headphones and some Butterkist popcorn thrown in for a good snack choice. 

The idea of 'ibis Lates' is to facilitate exclusive gigs in partnership with The Roundhouse which supports the Teenager Cancer Trust. It provides a series of secret gigs held in ibis hotel lobbies across the UK to raise money as well as awareness for the charity trust. The gigs bring along with them great regional up and coming artists and DJ's including for us Birmingham-based Ekkah who are easily my kind of music vibe. It was a night that has definitely left a mark on my experiences as a blogger. 

*4 Ways To Refresh Your Life.

This post is a collaboration with VQ, All ideas and opinions are my own. Free product was provided and follow links are in this post if you so wish to check out the product on the website. 
How have we already arrived at nearly halfway through 2017? Soon enough July will arrive and I'll be inchi…

La Cage Aux Folles | Birmingham Hippodrome

La Cage Aux Folles (UK Tour)
Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham ★★★★★
La Cage Aux Folles is recognised as one of the world's finest modern musicals of our time, celebrating the greatness of the human spirit with a brilliant combination of love, laughter, sparkle and even a happy ending that will se…

The Red Shoes, Matthew Bourne | Curve Theatre.

Matthew Bourne is without a doubt one of the best choreographers out there. With his contemporary, modernistic feel on some much loved stories continues to inspire and grab the attention of it's audiences. His newest production, The Red Shoes challenges Bourne and his team to bring to life the …

Saint Pauls House, Birmingham

Nestled in the heart of The Jewellery Quarter is the gorgeous St Pauls House, a Boutique and Restaurant is as classy as it is beautiful. Opening in 2016, the hotel combines the owners love for design and hospitality along with a passion for the city of Birmingham too. Their is a real atmosphere for…

Philadanco #LDIF2017, Leicester

It's not everyday you are able to see an international dance company transform the space into movement which is captivating and preserves the African American traditions in dance. Philadanco is a company which was founded back in 1970, creating an innovation in merging dance styles including cl…

STOMP | Ambassadors Theatre, London

When your job results in a impromptu trip to London to see a show I'd be stupid to not say no. Last week I headed to London to see old timer STOMP at the Ambassadors Theatre, with 25 years of experience in it's bag I was intrigued to what I would indeed experience as I took my seat for the …

Intu Derby's Paradise Island Adventure Golf.

Intu Derby has recently developed it's shopping centre by adding two additions under it's roof, a Hollywood Bowl (which I need to give a test drive immediately!) and the Paradise Island Adventure Golf. I was kindly invited to give the adventure golf a test drive so with my competitive boyfr…

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