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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INTERVIEW | Liam Francis, Rambert Dance Company

Curve Theatre has a fantastic array of Dance productions heading on its stage in 2019 and one of those comes from one of the world's leading independent dance companies, Rambert. Rambert is a British national treasure with loyal local audiences and an incredible reach to regional theatres throu…

REVIEW | American Idiot UK Tour

American Idiot UK Tour
Leicester Haymarket Theatre ★★★★★
Photo Credit: Mark Dawson Photography.

Storming onto the stage of the newly refurbished Leicester Haymarket Theatre was the Green Day's American Idiot musical and it was an unforgetful night for the theatre's history books after 13 years …

The Essential Camping Checklist

Camping is one of the best ways for us to experience the British countryside and it's something I look forward to planning every year. But we all know whether it's your first time or your 100th it can be difficult to know what you really should (and shouldn't) bring along with you. To …

REVIEW | Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Snarestone Village Pantomime Society.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Snarestone Village Pantomime Society ★★★★★
Pantomimes are traditionally a Christmas affair, but for Snarestone, a rural village in Leicestershire their traditional pantomime is bound to put a spring in your step. The Snarestone Village Pantomime Society is a community of…

0-6/50 Books of 2019 Reading Challenge.

One of my 2019 Goals is to read 50 books and it seems to be the thing because I've seen a lot of my internet friends announce that they'd like to read more in 2019. I have my Goodreads Challenge set to 50 and already I've managed to read 7 books in two months, hooray! I really enjoy re…

24 Hours in Birmingham,England.

At the beginning of 2019, I wrote a post entitled 14 Places To Visit in the UK in 2019 with some travel inspiration for the year ahead. I've already booked our trip to the Cotswolds for the Easter and Bath, London and hopefully Liverpool in the summer. The first trip on the list for 2019, howe…

INTERVIEW | Sam Lavery discusses the Intense, Powerful and Captivating 10th Anniversary Tour of American Idiot.

The groundbreaking Tony Award-winning musical American Idiot is back for a special 10th-anniversary tour across the UK. Joining the cat is XFactor 2016 finalist Sam Lavery.
American Idiot is the story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9/11 world. The original show prem…

REVIEW | Avenue Q UK Tour.

Avenue Q UK Tour
The Alexandra, Birmingham ★★★★★

Avenue Q is a musical with a comeback after it's last UK tour in 2014, and boy hasn't it made its presence known in the theatre! Nothing can prepare you for a night with the off-the-wall characters who reside in a run-down dilapidated and slight…

INTERVIEW | Rachael Canning and Hannah Mulder discuss Kite.

Kite is a play without words. Inspired by the world of indoor-kite flying and well-known stories such as The Snowman and The Red Balloon comes a story about a recently orphaned girl who will be taken on a wild adventure all down to a kite discovered in her Grandma's obsessively tidy flat. Littl…

REVIEW | Noughts and Crosses.

Noughts and Crosses
Derby Theatre, Derby   ★★★★★

This year Malorie Blackman's best-selling dystopian novel has been adapted for the stage in a play from Sabrina Mahfouz. The novel tells us about a world where the power rests in the hands of the black population. The plot takes on the task of addr…

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