• 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…

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    Being a Dementia Friend: Still Alice Review

    Today I want to talk about being a Dementia Friend. I recently went to the theatre to watch Still Alice* and become a Dementia Friend, so today I’m going to tell you all about it. If you follow me on instagram you might have seen my stories talking about the event, but if not let me enlighten you. Still Alice is a story about a woman who gets diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s in her 50’s. The show has moved on from Sheffield now but if you get chance to see it elsewhere you should. The production follows Alice and her family from experiencing the tell-tale signs before her diagnosis…

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    Frost/Nixon: A Night At The Theatre

    So last night myself and Danielle headed to the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield to go and see their latest production, Frost/Nixon! The lovely Ellie who works there invited me and my plus one over for a blogger event with some other local Sheffield Bloggers. We began the night with a Frosty Nixon cocktail or two made by the guys over at Crucible Corner¬†¬†before the show. I couldn’t believe how much I liked a cocktail that contained gin, vodka, tequila AND rum (I usually hate 3/4 of those spirits)! When we arrived we found they’d thrown us an entire 70’s party, disco ball and everything! They had the best playlist I’ve…