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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8 Places To Visit In The UK in 2018.

2018 will be the year I travel more of the UK, I am pretty sure of it. I love exploring the UK and using my time planning some great escapes. I have a couple of things already planned for the year until around July but there's still time to squeeze in more! 
Back in February, I headed to Londo…

REVIEW | Flashdance UK Tour.

Flashdance, UK Tour De Montfort Hall, Leicester ★★★★
Like Footloose back in 2016, Selladoor productions are taking another 80's classic onto the stage. Having read up on some reviews before the production and having seen the 2010 musical, directed by Kenny Leon, I was wondering what I would expec…

11 Million Reasons To Dance: Challenging Dance Stereotypes Through Images.

Does a dancer have to look a specific way to be respected and represented in the sector? What does a 'dancer' actually look like? 11 Million Reasons to Dance is challenging these ideas with their photographic exhibition.
Our perceptions stem from what is already present in Dance; a balleri…

What is Theatre 'Etiquette'?

If you've been living under the rock you may have missed that I made local news recently under the headline 'Pongy prawns distract War Horse theatre goers' after my recent visit to the Theatre Royal in Nottingham. 
The short story is that I headed to the theatre last week for the openi…

REVIEW | Matilda, UK & Ireland Tour.

Photo Credit: Manuel Harlan
Matilda UK & Ireland Tour
Curve Theatre, Leicester

Probably one of the most exciting UK & Ireland Tour's has begun and it got off to a flying start at Leicester's Curve Theatre. 7 years ago RSC's Matilda gave its first preview in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Since then it has been transferred to the West End, won many awards, opening on Broadway as well as many other countries across the globe. So far, over 8 million people have seen the iconic story from the beloved Roald Dahl.

Matilda is no doubt one of my favourite books from Roald Dahl, it's actually the book I am most excited to read to my children someday.

REVIEW | War Horse UK Tour.

War Horse UK Tour.
Theatre Royal, Nottingham ★★★★★
It’s not often that a production makes me speechless but the National Theatre’s acclaimed play War Horse did just that. The story of Joey is undoubtedly heartbreaking, but it’s also uplifting too.

The production has had 8 record-breaking years in Lo…

Interview | Jonathan Sayer talks The Play That Goes Wrong.

*The interview is pre-written content provided by Belgrade Theatre.
The Olivier Award-winning comedy sensation The Play That Goes Wrong is something I know of pretty well. I've seen the production twice, you can read one of my reviews here. It's been such a hit it is being sent back to Cove…

Interview | David Pond, CEO of Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby.

This year Leicester will play host to a tournament like no other when it stages the Wheelchair Rugby Quad Nations. Taking place across 3 days, 9th-11th March 2018 at the Leicester Arena. The four teams; USA, Australia, Japan and our Great Britain team. These teams are four of the World's best …

REVIEW | Cinderella, Matthew Bourne.

Theatre Royal, Nottingham ★★★★★

Matthew Bourne's choreography and directing have made him nationally recognised for his exceptional work. Nobody ever walks out after watching one of his New Adventures shows not blown away and Cinderella is an exceptional example of dance artistry from M…

PREVIEW | Phoenix Dance Theatre's Windrush.

The internationally-acclaimed, Leeds-based Phoenix Dance Theatre are presenting the first ever contemporary dance to commemorate Windrush at the Curve Theatre in March. Windrush: Movement of the People is a major new dance piece that marks the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the SS Empire Windr…

2018 Reads #1

Writing book reviews on a monthly basis is far too challenging for my liking. I don't think I've done one since September/October time and I think they add a hidden pressure to try and read more very quickly. Taking some advice from Sarah(if you love reading book reviews Sarah is your gal!…

Leicester reopens its Haymarket Theatre!

There's some great news for the community and future of the culture scene in Leicester with the return of the Haymarket Theatre. It's back and from a sneak peak, it has a lot of exciting stuff to offer! I'm pretty damn excited about it!
Following on from a 3.6 million revamp, the theatr…

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