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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Cinderella | Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Photo Credit: Robert Day

Belgrade Theatre
Belgrade Theatre's production of the year has once arrived at the stage of the Coventry based theatre and packing with it as much laughter, fun and pantomime traditions as a pantomime should have. This year they've taken on the challenge of Cinderella, not necessarily a show that appeals to a lot of audiences but does Belgrade alter that perception with their production of this well known story? With a lot of other local theatre's opting for the same story this Christmas, which one will take the crown of having the best production this year?

Scrooge The Musical | Curve Theatre, Leicester.

Scrooge The Musical 
Curve Theatre, Leicester. ★★★★1/2
A Christmas Carol is without a doubt one of the most iconic stories written by Charles Dickens. There have been many adaptions of the story over the years, all of which have contributed to a much loved story and equally one of my favourite stories…

The TV Box Sets To Binge Watch This Winter.

Do it. Whether it's after you've read this post, one day next weekend or at the weekend, I am sure you'll be having a TV Show binge watch at some point this Winter. Get the kettle on, grab some snacks (my preference for Winter is a tub of Celebrations, it is nearly Christmas after all), and get yourself under the cosiest blanket you can find to watch a good old box set on the sofa or in bed. 

I love TV box sets, probably more so than I let off. Throughout the year I've got through some cracking ones as well as rediscovering some absolute favourites from years gone by. I'm quite a nostalgic person so I really enjoy programmes from when I was growing up. My taste in box sets is all over the place kind of as well, it all depends on what I need at that moment. Sometimes I need a good laugh or other times I just want something to really grab my attention. But for Winter I definitely recommend the more light-hearted, comedy ones. I suffer quite badly from anxiety during this time of year and sometimes all I need is this kind of box set.

Burleighs Gin Distillery Tour, Leicestershire.

It's not every day you are invited along to have a tour of a Gin distillery. I'm a huge fan of Gin and Tonic, I'm always ready to try out the best of the best out there and add it to my growing collection in our kitchen. I would also like to think that over the years I've managed to…

El Capo, Nottingham.

My preference for dinner always aligns with Mexican cuisine, it's my favourite. Myself and Jordan are always discovering new and exciting Mexican restaurants for us to get our taste buds involved in. Nottingham's new Mexican venue, El Capo invited us along to sample some of their food and w…

Autumn in Books.

Autumn has been one of the best seasons for reading, there's nothing like spending the darker evenings snuggled up with a book rather than being out. I become quite the hermit in the colder months. I can't believe that we're already in the midst of November, with a New Year just around …

National Pet Show, NEC Birmingham

Pet lovers from across the country have flocked to Birmingham's NEC for the National Pet Show once again in November. This two-day event is the place where animal lovers can come for some inspiration, to see some incredible breeds of animals as well as having lots of fun in there too. I was inv…

Our House The Musical UK Tour | Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Our House The Musical UK Tour. 
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

There's nothing like a musical that brings you to your feet and is a feel-good night out at the theatre. Combining the music of well-known English Ska Band, Madness with the storyline of a young, working-class lad trying to find his way. This new UK Touring production comes with a great cast, some faces you will recognise but also recognises exciting talent emerging with professional theatre debuts.

Interview | Stephen Mear, Scrooge The Musical.

A Christmas Carol is no doubt one of the most iconic stories through which Christmas time is set within. There have been many various re-productions and film adaptations created over the years, making it a popular favourite for people. From 18 Nov through to the 7 Jan, Leicester's Curve Theatre…

Nativity! The Musical | Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

Nativity! The Musical 
Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Christmas isn't far away, Starbucks and Costa have released their Christmas range, we'll soon hear the familiar hum of 'Holidays are Coming' and in Birmingham, its arrived in the style of a joyous new musical you can't miss. Nativity! The Musical is a fun and brilliant new adaptation of the 2009 British film brought to us by the Writer and Director Debbie Isitt. The adaptation is wonderful and I knew from the moment the curtain raised that this would be a memorable show. 

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