Pasha Kovalev and Anya Garnis The Magic of Hollywood review

Another year, another Pasha Kovalev tour, another year of jaw-dropping talent, smiles and laughter. In fact, I swear each year Pasha and Anya’s tour reminds me just how dirty my laugh can be but hey laughter is always appreciated. The Magic of Hollywood is a magical journey of dance through the eras, from old Hollywood to modern day. Following our leading man, Pasha and our … Continue reading Pasha Kovalev and Anya Garnis The Magic of Hollywood review

The Kite Runner: a review of Nottingham Playhouse and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse’s co-production

The Kite Runner is one of those books that has been on my to be read pile for a long while (along with other Khaled Hosseini’s novels) having heard that they’re must-reads but for whatever reason, I’ve never got round to actually reading them. When I saw that this adaptation by Matthew Spangler was touring to my local theatre (Theatr Clwyd) I first thought that … Continue reading The Kite Runner: a review of Nottingham Playhouse and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse’s co-production

Can immersive theatre be accessible? My review of Theatr Clwyd and Guild of Misrule’s co-production of The Great Gatsby

When I heard that my local theatre (Theatr Clwyd) was doing a production of The Great Gatsby I got really excited but then as I read more and found out that this Alexander Wright adaptation was going to be an immersive version staged in promenade (where the action takes place from space to space and the audience move with it) as well as that it … Continue reading Can immersive theatre be accessible? My review of Theatr Clwyd and Guild of Misrule’s co-production of The Great Gatsby

Let’s talk about: loneliness

Loneliness is a funny old entity. One which we commonly associate with a lack of social contact or no social contact whatsoever. Of being Alone. And yet the reality is there are times when loneliness can strike when you are not alone but surrounded by people. It’s a horrible feeling to have to feel all alone in a sea of people. To feel so disconnected from … Continue reading Let’s talk about: loneliness

Some practical tips for getting through #NaNoWriMo

  A little bit of a different post today but as it’s over the halfway point of NaNoWriMo now and I’m mostly to be found squirrelled away with my laptop I thought that I’d share some practical tips about how to help you through NaNoWriMo if you’re attempting it too. Similarly, if you frequently write a lot, be it for work or school or for … Continue reading Some practical tips for getting through #NaNoWriMo

30 from 30 (Thirty things I’ve learnt from turning thirty)

On my final day of being 30, I thought it would be a fun idea to reflect on some of the things I’ve learnt thus far or the things that have really been reaffirmed in this past year. Age is just a freaking number! Being in your thirties is nothing to freak out about. Heck, it can even be enjoyable. You still won’t feel like … Continue reading 30 from 30 (Thirty things I’ve learnt from turning thirty)

I’m an introvert and that’s okay (lessons in self-love: you do you)

One of the biggest things to learn on your journey of self-love (yes, I know corny as heck, or what?) and one of the best places to start is identifying who it is that you are. Because if you don’t know who you are, how can you love who you are? Know what makes you, you? Now, of course, this is not set in stone … Continue reading I’m an introvert and that’s okay (lessons in self-love: you do you)

Lessons in self-love: Take charge of your own happiness

  For this next instalment of my lessons in self-love mini-series, I wanted to talk about the importance of taking charge of your own happiness. Sounds simple. right? But it’s surprising how many of us place our balls of happiness in other peoples courts. For example, are we truly happy within ourselves or are we happy because we’re relying on other people to make us happy? And … Continue reading Lessons in self-love: Take charge of your own happiness

Lessons in self love: Practicing gratitude

Love, it’s sort of a big deal, isn’t it? Whether that be romantic love or the love we have for our friends and family. Even a love for life. But one kind of love that often gets neglected is self-love. Perhaps because it’s not seen as important as other kinds of love or we somehow get the wrong idea and think it’s arrogant. However, we … Continue reading Lessons in self love: Practicing gratitude