• Reasons to stay alive bank of bad days
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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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    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…

  • The Worst Witch February Favourites
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    February Favourites 2019 | AD

    I haven’t been doing a favourites post every month for a while now, I did a 2018 overall favourites but I’m not tying myself to doing them religiously. However this past month I’ve had a few February favourites so I thought it might be nice to share them with you. The Worst Witch (AD- Gifted) At the start of the month myself and my friend Sally headed to the Sheffield Lyceum to catch a performance of The Worst Witch. I loved these books when I was a kid, Mildred Hubble is the worst witch that has ever attended Miss Cackles Academy for Witches. The show, particularly the staging, was so…

  • The Full Monty dole office
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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…

  • long weekend in Dublin wanderingmeg
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    A Long Weekend in Dublin

    Ireland, the Emerald Isle. I’ve wanted to visit for absolutely years and when I was given a surprise trip for Christmas from Josh I was so excited. We headed across the Irish sea for a long weekend in Dublin last week and we loved it! Today I thought I’d give you an idea of what we managed to see and what my recommendations are if you’re heading over soon, especially considering St Patricks day isn’t that far away. Travel In terms of getting there I’d recommend flying unless of course you live over towards the ferry ports. We flew from Manchester airport and just about got there okay considering the…