Searching for Blackbeard’s Treasure!

I am back writing!!! It’s been a while, huh!? Lockdown gave me the attention span of a goldfish and the capacity to only watch arty/craft programmes (Big Flower Fight, Home is where art is and Grayon Perry’s art club are my top recommendations)…not necessarily anything any wants to read about. But I am slowly making…

Welsh National Opera: The Marriage of Figaro

“[The Marriage of Figaro] demands to be seen in the theatre. Its plot is complicated, but this is something to be relished not feared; its complexity is part of the work’s raison d’etre. Life is messy, and Figaro reflects that.” Aidan Lang, General Director of Welsh National Opera The closest I have previously come to…

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

An upbeat, feel good evening full of songs you will be singing all the way home! Beautiful: The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring story of Carole King, from an ambitious 16 year old girl pitching her first song, to one of the most successful solo acts and songwriters in popular music.  It provides a…

The Book of Mormon comes to Bristol!

The Book of Mormon has come to Bristol Hippodrome and it deserves all the hype surrounding it! “The best musical of this century” – THE NEW YORK TIMES “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time” – ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY It’s not really like any musical I have seen before. When I first went to see…

FAME – THE MUSICAL! at Bristol Hippodrome

A miserable Monday night was made better by an invite to Bristol Hippodrome’s opening night of Fame – The Musical 30th Anniversary Tour. The absolute perfect excuse to treat my theatrical friend the day before her birthday (what excellent timing!) and bring back nostalgic memories of her time in Performing Arts school. “…It has the…

St George’s – Classical Mixtape Live

It is difficult to find the words to describe the magical experience of Classical Mixtape Live. Lying on a cosy blanket on the floor of the gorgeous and atmospheric surroundings of St. George’s hall – listening to the entrancing sounds of the various classical musicians and beautiful voices of the Exultate Singers moving around the…

Valentine’s Day: embracing or avoiding the romance in Bristol

Whether you’re a lover or a fighter of the evening that celebrates St. Valentine’s, there are lots of exciting and quirky events happening around Bristol to keep you entertained. Grab your friends/family/new love/old flame (probably not all together) and take a gander at these opportunities to celebrate the ones you love… (or grab a bottle…

Felson’s Cocktail Lounge and Stick Bar – getting sporty(ish)

I was met with a lot of confused looks when the story of my bank holiday weekend included playing pool. I tend to avoid anything remotely related to sport – and have been mostly successful in avoiding since childhood. Alcohol does however seem to bring out some secret skills – Beer pong in particular brings…

Fantale Fans & Monki – Summer Essentials

WHEN IN DOUBT, OVERDRESS! My motto in most scenarios – but I have taken it up a notch this Summer. As this spectacular heatwave continues, there are a few things that are helping me through these hot and hazy days. Fantale Fans – made with luxurious printed double silk and super strong jet-black bamboo bones,…

Hell in a Cell – Saw meets Crystal Maze

The face in the photo is genuinely petrified (whilst my fellow escapees look remarkably casual and happy!?!?). I had willingly signed myself up to trying out the escape room with a difference – Hell in a Cell. Described as a combination of Crystal Maze mixed with a bit of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, this is obviously…