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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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The Books I Read in May 2020.

"Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them." - Lemony Snicket 
I feel like May has been the quickest month of the year, who would have thought being in lockdown meant the days just went by rapidly? This month the weather for the large majority has been glorious meaning it'…

Thespie - A New Home For Theatre.

On Thursday 21 May an article by Sonia Friedman made it to the Telegraph, 'Theatre stands on the brink of ruin' that genuinely brought me to tears. This article served as a stark reminder that these are frightening and uncertain times for the future of British Theatre. For the last couple o…

Vivi Bayliss' Ten Most Memorable Shows.

Midlands-based Vivi Bayliss has put together a list of 10 of the most memorable shows for her. As a theatre maker, Vivi has a huge variety of interests, but a lot of her directing work up to this point has been in an opera. A genre of theatre she kind of fell into when she was 18 and has steadily f…

My Mental Health Journey with Anxiety.

"Mental Health isn't a battle to be won. It is a journey to continue walking"
It's been 6 years since I shared my mental health diagnosis in my blog post 'Having a Mental Health Disorder' and I've been on a journey ever since that day. The perception of myself, my thoug…

𝘼𝘿 | Creating Your Own Festival in Lockdown.

𝘼𝘿 in collaboration with Go Outdoors

We've been in lockdown for over 50 days now so it probably seems as though your ideas for staying entertained or motivated are running low, right? I mean besides the fact personally, I am becoming quite used to the lockdown life, I know some people are prob…

𝘼𝘿 | How To Spread Joy To Others Right Now..

We all know that we're still living in uncertain times, being in isolation is tough for everyone. We're all experiencing the highs and lows that it brings on a regular basis and trying to process what that feels for us. Spending a lot of time at home is mentally and physically demanding, al…

Theatre at Home in March and April.

The theatres are opening up their archives with a fantastic range of productions during the pandemic lockdown in the UK and it's the perfect time to engage with the industry. I have been using the time to watch productions I had missed during their run or opening my mind to new productions, it…

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