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!
Promising Young Woman
Emerald Fennell’s debut feature film, Promising Young Woman, has finally been released in the UK – and it could not have come at a more apt time. It’s been roughly six weeks since the news broke of the tragic death of Sarah Everard, a moment which led to women sharing their many & varied experiences of misogyny, as well as the precautions they feel compelled to take when walking home at night; it’s still not enough for some, however. It didn’t take long for the “not all men!” comments to come rolling in, or the suggestion that women need to be protected rather than men educated – and (depressingly but unsurprisingly) these weren’t just from men. Read more…