Blackeyed Theatre’s Jane Eyre at Malvern Theatres: Review

From Charlotte Brontë’s decision to publish the book under a male pseudonym to the strong, female lead character, Jane Eyre is a feminist masterpiece. In contrast to many novels at the time, Brontë’s heroine fought for her own rights and freedoms. The pen name Currer Bell allowed readers to judge the book on its merits, rather than dismissing it due to its female author. This week, Blackeyed Theatre company brings an exciting adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre to the stage at Malvern Theatres. The show is running until Saturday, 28th September. About Jane Eyre Jane Eyre is a likeable character…

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Kimi Dog Wholesale children’s clothing [AD]

Choosing children’s clothing is a minefield. Balancing what they love with the things that are fashionable. There’s the additional complication of choosing something age appropriate. I always avoid clothes designed to make little children look like teenagers. The girls received some children’s clothes from wholesale children’s clothing company-Kimi Dog. It made their day to come home from school to find these unusual outfits waiting for them. Tweed, checks and tartan I’ve always loved the look and feel of tweed. There’s something comforting about the thick, good quality fabric. It reminds me of autumnal days, conkers and kicking through the leaves. It…

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Thursday photo #280

Is there some unwritten rule of the space-time continuum stating that time always speeds up at the start of a school term? It seems like ages ago that the children went back. Now, their after school clubs are fully underway. I’ve finally got some time to myself again and my thoughts have already turned to half term. September sunshine I’m sure that September surprises me for the same reason every year. As autumn approaches, I always expect it to be cold. And it never is. Leaves are turning red, the nights are drawing in. I see shiny brown conkers on…

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Best October half term and Halloween events West Midlands

Creepy crawlies, ghouls and ghosts are making their way around the West Midlands this Autumn. Halloween and half term combine to bring you a plethora of family days out in the region. Many events are suitable for children of all ages but there are a few aimed at adults too. For more things to do in the area, from family or dog friendly attractions to ideas for a rainy day, head to my comprehensive days out guide. Herefordshire Shropshire Staffordshire Warwickshire West Midlands (County) Worcestershire Things to do in Herefordshire October half term and Halloween Berrington Hall National Trust Discover the…

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Why haven’t you taught me swear words?

The question caught me off guard. “Mum, why haven’t you taught me any swear words?” My first thought was self-congratulatory. I’m not adverse to the odd swear word here and there, so raising a child to seven years old without teaching her a single one is somewhat noteworthy. My next thought was why on earth did she think I should be teaching her swear words. So I asked her, “Why would I?” Her answer was so logical that it made me wonder if I’ve been getting it all wrong. “I know swear words are bad, so how do I avoid…

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