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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INTERVIEW | Dreda Blow talks Northern Ballet's The Little Mermaid.

Northern Ballet is no stranger to touring across the UK with their productions. The Little Mermaid completes its final stop on the 2018 tour at the Curve Theatre, Leicester between 1-5 May 2018. I caught up Northern Ballet Leading Soloist, Dreda Blow about the production which has been highly accl…

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers Heading to Belgrade Theatre, Coventry.

For one night only on Thursday 10 May, Europe's premier touring Taiko ensemble bring an explosive live show to Coventry's Belgrade Theatre. The Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers will bring an incredible combination of thundering rhythms, masked choreography and post-apocalyptic marital imagery that …

Selkirk Distillers Gin.

If you saw my previous post, Flavourly's Craft Gin Club then you would see I am intrigued in sampling Gin's from all over the country. Particularly as Summer approaches nearer, I am dreaming of the days out in the garden sipping on a delicious G&T. I'm obviously thinking prematurel…

My Problems with Blogging Right Now.

Every Tom, Dick, and Harry are discussing blogging as a whole at the moment. Whether it's the discussion of whether Blogging is "Dying"? (Hannah Gale discussed her thoughts on The Slow Demise of Blogging) or about the shift within the community as a whole. Vix wrote a great post enti…

INTERVIEW | Pawlet Brookes, Let's Dance International Frontiers (LDIF) 2018.

Between 29 April - 12 May the Let's Dance International Frontiers (LDIF) 2018 will celebrate eight years of collating innovative dance from around the world to the city of Leicester. The 2018 festival focuses on Ancestral Voices: Dance Dialogues. The programme involves discussion, performances,…

Flavourly's Craft Gin Club.

I am a huge lover of Gin and I want to discover some fantastic brands from across the UK this year and feature them for reviews on my blog. First up in this series is Flavourly's Craft Gin Club. Flavourly is a fantastic company who offer people the chance to discover new drinks from the comfor…

2018 Reads #2

If you read in my last 2018 reads blog post, I decided to switch up the way I presented my latest reads. Instead of feeling the pressure of reading and writing on a monthly basis I decided to read 3/4 books then chat about them, giving you a short review of what I thought about them. I enjoy readi…

REVIEW | WICKED, 2018 UK & Ireland Tour.

WICKED, UK & Ireland 2018 Tour
Birmingham Hippodrome ★★★★★

WICKED has become a household name in musical theatre history and a firm favourite with audiences worldwide, it has been seen by over 55 million people after all. With 12 years already in London's west end, as well as numerous tours…

INTERVIEW | Kacey Ainsworth, Holes at Nottingham Playhouse.

Louis Sachar's novel Holes is a story I know well from my days at school having studied as part of my English GCSE. The novel went on to being a big screen smash-hit in 2003 starring Shia LaBeouf. Now 15 years later the story is now a new theatrical version being performed at Nottingham Playho…

INTERVIEW | Marc Galvez, BalletBoyz.

I'm a huge fan of BalletBoyz work and have been since I saw their work whilst I was studying dance at university. On 14 May they'll be making their debut at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre following on from the world premiere of their new show FOURTEEN DAYS recently. This new piece of work has…

REVIEW | The Little Mermaid, Metta Theatre.

Metta Theatre's Little Mermaid: The Circus Sensation
Derby Theatre ★★★

This production combines circus, song, and storytelling to create a new adaptation of a classic story. The award-winning company, Metta Theatre have created a show for the whole family to enjoy, with some fantastic acrobatic…

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