Hello and welcome to Mind the Blog.
Here you’ll find reviews and features on theatre, concerts, albums, and anything else that’s even tenuously related. When I first started this blog I had intended on it being somewhere for me to have extended rants on the irritating things people did across London, but once I wrote my first piece (of who knows how many) about Sunny Afternoon it became apparent that there would be many more theatre posts to come…
Each year I keep track of the shows I see, as well as introduce a new page for a particular focus for the year – so far this includes Shakespeare and puppets, and Emma Rice. 2019 is the year of Arthur Miller!
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UK Blog Awards 2019
Mind the Blog was nominated in two categories at the UK Blog Awards 2019: Arts & Culture and Social Influencer! Sadly, on this occasion, we didn’t make it through to the next stage. Thank you to everyone who voted for getting us this far!
2020: A few of my favourite things
I’m not going to have a go at anyone who has posted a list of their favourite things from 2020, or what they consider to be the best; we’re all dealing with the current situation in our own way, and for some people it’s easiest to carry on with as many ‘normal’ things as possible – I can certainly understand that, even if I don’t quite have the energy to follow that route myself. I just wish that others could see that too… It’s not an attack (it certainly doesn’t warrant the “be kind” response, FFS), it’s just part of what critics/reviewers/bloggers/whoever do for a living (if they’re lucky) or as their passion. Read more…