I was kindly invited by Thespis Project Theatre Company to attend their performance of The Wrong Side of Prohibition with a few other bloggers from Plymouth. This was the first performance by Thespis that I have watched and it didn’t fail to amaze me. The performance explores the lives of gangsters in 1920s America.
An era that I’ve always wanted to know more about, as after watching Vampire Diaries I fell in love with it. Anastasios Chalas portrayed the club owner Tony, who showed good interactions with the other characters, despite acting like a strong character there were those moments where you sympathized for him. He had an amazing bond with all the actors and their characters.
When I was in primary school, I could remember all the national days, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Easter, them all, only because school reminded me when they were around the corner. One day that I used to always love was World Book Day because it was packed with fun activities and of course we were allowed to dress up as our favourite book character!
I thought I would take a little trip down memory lane and speak all about this celebration of authors, books, illustrators and of course reading! Tomorrow, Thursday 2 March marks the twentieth celebration of this day. I actually thought it was older than this, I never realised it was something that I had grown up with as I’m twenty-two this year.
Happy Christmas Eve Eve! I adore Christmas and pretty much everything about it, I thought I would share with you today my favourite things about this festive holiday. You might be able to guess some things on this list if you have been following my Blogmas.
Christmas is bar far my favourite time of the year, along with it getting colder, it’s a time all about family. I just love everything that comes along with Christmas, the food and drinks, decorating and of course, just being with friends and family. December marks a big month for Bloggers as they take part in the madness that is Blogmas.
Plymouth is a great city for cafes and restaurants, there’s always a little gem to be found within the city. Not only do we have big names like Wetherspoons, Nandos and Frankie and Benny’s. We’ve also have local favourites like RumpusCosy, Boston Tea Party and Rockets and Rascals.
I have got some very exciting news!
A little while ago, I applied for a Bloggers Scheme in Plymouth with our local Theatre. I am very pleased to say I am a part of this amazing opportunity, along with nine other content makers from the city. On Tuesday, we were invited down to Theatre Royal Plymouth for the launch evening.
The Real Ideas Organisation have been shortlisted in two categories in the UK Social Enterprise Awards.
The Awards, organised by Social Enterprise UK, the national body for social enterprise, recognise excellence and outstanding achievements by social enterprises along with those who lead them. Around the United Kingdom there are over 70,000 social enterprises, who contribute £24 billion to the economy each year. RIO are based in the South West with offices in Plymouth, Liskeard and Bristol.
The Real Ideas Organisation will host a special event later this month at Devonport Guildhall to debate the future of Plymouth and the South West after Britain voted to leave the European Union.
On Thursday 23 June, people across the United Kingdom, visited their local polling station to vote leave or remain in the EU Referendum. A day later it was confirmed that the UK would leave the EU after 52% of the population voted leave.
‘Nexit – what now for Plymouth and the South West?’ is aiming to voice the opinions of people right across the city in solutions for the future, including young people. Featuring guest speakers Molly Scott-Cato MEP and John Harris, political and culture writer for The Guardian. Everyone who attends the event will have their say with interactive sessions throughout the evening.
Lindsey Hall, Chief Executive of RIO said: “Politics is in crisis and the repercussions from the result of the referendum are being felt socially, politically and economically. For many people, it feels like the country is being torn apart. If we want a politics and economy that puts all of us first, it’s time to come together and start building alliances. We need a democracy that listens and responds and that puts the people in control.
“We will not get there by shutting people out and perpetuating divisions, but by building bridges, alliances and common cause. This event will explore ways to create more progressive partnerships at a local and regional level and how we as people, neighbours, business and organisations can be proactive, focus on pressing issues and flip the debate to one that builds a more equal, sustainable and democratic society.”
Taking place at 6pm on Wednesday 2o July at Devonport Guildhall, entrance is free to the public. With people wishing to attend must register their interest via Eventbrite.
Starting from Saturday, a new monthly food and craft market is pitching up in Devonport Guildhall in the city. This market has been set up by the South West-based events company Leap Events to bring exhibitors together from across the South West to share local food produce and craft inspirations.
Devonport Guildhall hopes the market will attract visitors to the ‘unique craft inspiration and fresh food ideas’ that will be available. Louise Evans, Venue Manager says, “We’re really excited to be welcoming these new Food and Craft Markets to Devonport Guildhall. There will be plenty on offer for everyone.”
Entry to the market is free of charge and will be open from 10am to 4pm. Upcoming dates for the rest of the year and next year will be available to view on their website, www.devonportguildhall.org.