• How to support small businesses and freelancers
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    How To Support Small Businesses and Freelancers

    Today I thought I would put together a list of ways you can support small businesses and freelancers from your home during this difficult time. I’m sure it hasn’t escaped your notice that we are nearing a full lock down, and this time looks uncertain for businesses. Unfortunately, for lots of small businesses and freelancers it will be very difficult to survive financially in the current climate. However there are things you can do to support independents to keep their business ticking over. Buy a Gift Voucher from a Small Business This situation is really taking it’s toll on the leisure and hospitality industries and it will be difficult for…

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    Reasons To Stay Alive Play Review |AD

    *Please note the subjects discussed in this blog post/ book and play may be triggering for some audiences* The Book That Started It All Matt Haig’s Reasons to Stay Alive is one of my favourite books I’ve read this year. So last week when I was invited down to The Crucible by Sheffield Theatres to see the stage adaptation, I jumped at the chance.* For those of you that don’t know, Matt Haig is a successful author who has written many novels and also self help/ guide books. Reasons To Stay Alive falls into the latter category. When Matt was 24 he suffered a breakdown in Ibiza during the 90’s…

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    Feminists Don’t Wear Pink Review | AD

    Feminists Don’t Wear Pink. How many times have you heard ridiculous statements like these? Even in 2019 there are still sweeping statements thrown about which suggests feminism is just about burning your bra and hating men. However it’s about much more than that. We’re over a 100 years on from women getting the vote and we may not have suffragettes anymore, but feminism is no less important, as there is still inequality in various forms throughout society. Luckily for us, women like Scarlett Curtis are here to pave the way for every modern day feminist. The Book That Started It All Feminists Don’t Wear Pink And Other Lies is the…

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    Standing At The Sky’s Edge

    Well, it’s the musical performance that everybody in Sheffield has been talking about. Standing at the Sky’s Edge, I have to talk about it, because it was absolutely phenomenal. For those of you who aren’t from the area, or those Sheffielders who have been living under a rock, Standing at the Sky’s Edge is a new musical, with music written by Pulp’s Richard Hawley, focussing on Park Hill flats. Park Hill, is a concrete giant which has overlooked the city centre since the late 1950’s and is steeped in local history. Originally built to solve Sheffield’s social housing problem, Park Hill was a community in the sky, a chance for…

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    The Full Monty Review | AD

    Earlier this week I headed across to Manchester with my Mum to see the touring production of The Full Monty at the Manchester Opera House. SPOILER ALERT- They did not leave their hats on! We were kindly gifted the tickets for the opening night in Manchester and were thoroughly impressed with the show. Thanks to WeBlogNorth for organising! As it’s a touring production it’s going to be visiting plenty of venues across the UK, so you can keep an eye out for tickets! Sheffield Born and Bred The story as you may, or may not know, is set in Sheffield at the height of de-industrialisation, when the Steel works had…